Gender Masculine
Scripts 伊邪那岐(Japanese Kanji) いざなぎ(Japanese Hiragana) イザナギ(Japanese Katakana)
Pronounced Pron. EE-ZA-NA-GYEE(Japanese)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Probably means "male who invites" in Japanese, from (izana) meaning "invite, lure, attract". In Japanese mythology the god Izanagi was the husband of Izanami. When she died he unsuccessfully journeyed to the underworld to retrieve her. In the purifying rites that followed his return, the gods of the sun, moon and wind were created.

Related Names

Feminine FormIzanami


Entry updated December 7, 2022