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Gender Masculine
Usage Japanese
Scripts 佳津明, 嘉津明, 活秋, 活彰, 活明, 活璃, 健晋, 賢明, 克顕, 克秋, 克昌, 克明, 克陽, 克亮, 勝晃, 勝商, 勝昭, 勝章, 勝明, 勝朗, 捷昭, 晶, 松, 礁, 祥, 雄秋, 雄章, 剋秋, 剋彰, 剋章, 剋璃, 勝彬, etc.(Japanese Kanji)
Pronounced Pron. KAH-TSUU-AH-KEE  [key]

Meaning & History

From Japanese 佳 (ka) meaning "excellent, beautiful, good, pleasing, skilled", 嘉 (ka) meaning "applaud, praise, esteem, happy, auspicious", 活 (katsu) meaning "lively, resuscitation, being helped, living", 健 (katsu) meaning "healthy, strong", 賢 (katsu) meaning "intelligent, wise, wisdom, cleverness", 克 (katsu) meaning "overcome, kindly, skillfully", 勝 (katsu) meaning "victory, win, prevail, excel", 捷 (katsu) meaning "victory, fast", 晶 (katsuaki) meaning "sparkle, clear, crystal", 松 (katsuaki) meaning "pine tree", 礁 (katsuaki) meaning "reef, sunken rock", 雄 (katsu) meaning "hero, manly" or 剋 (katsu) meaning "victory", 津 (tsu) meaning "haven, port, harbor, ferry" combined with 明 (aki) meaning "bright, light", 秋 (aki) meaning "autumn", 彰 (aki) meaning "patent, clear", 璃 (aki) meaning "glassy, lapis lazuli", 晋 (aki) meaning "advance", 顕 (aki) meaning "appear, existing", 昌 (aki) meaning "prosperous, bright, clear", 陽 (aki) meaning "light, sun, male", 亮 (aki) meaning "clear, help", 晃 (aki) meaning "clear", 商 (aki) meaning "make a deal, selling, dealing in, merchant", 昭 (aki) meaning "shining, bright", 章 (aki) meaning "badge, chapter, composition, poem, design", 朗 (aki) meaning "bright, clear" or 彬 (aki) meaning "refined, gentle". Other kanji or kanji combinations can form this name as well.

Famous bearers are Katsuaki Asai, a Japanese aikidoka, Katsuaki Kitanofuji (born as Takezawa Katsuaki), a former sumo wrestler, Katsuaki Matsumoto, a Japanese former professional racing cyclist, Katsuaki Satō, the founder and director of Satojuku Karate, also known as Odo (The Champion's Way) karate, Katsuaki Susa, a Japanese boxer who competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the flyweight division (– 52 kg), Katsuaki Tashiro, a Japanese modern pentathlete and Katsuaki Watanabe, a senior advisor at Toyota Motor Corporation.
Added 12/30/2016 by cutenose
Edited 3/4/2020 by Mike C and cutenose