Gender Feminine
Scripts 伊邪那美(Japanese Kanji) いざなみ(Japanese Hiragana) イザナミ(Japanese Katakana)
Pronounced Pron. EE-ZA-NA-MEE(Japanese)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Probably means "female who invites" in Japanese, from (izana) meaning "invite, lure, attract". In Japanese mythology she was a creator goddess, the wife of Izanagi. She died giving birth to Kagutsuchi, the god of fire.

Related Names

Masculine FormIzanagi


Entry updated December 7, 2022