Given Name WU

GENDER: Masculine & Feminine
USAGE: Chinese
OTHER SCRIPTS: 武, 务, etc. (Chinese)
PRONOUNCED: OO  [details]

Meaning & History

From Chinese () meaning "military, martial" (which is generally only masculine) or () meaning "affairs, business", as well as other characters which are pronounced similarly. This was the name of several Chinese rulers, including the 2nd-century BC emperor Wu of Han (name spelled ) who expanded the empire and made Confucianism the state philosophy.
OTHER READINGS: Takeshi (Japanese)


Entry updated May 31, 2018