Gender Masculine & Feminine
Usage Japanese (Rare)
Scripts 寿(Japanese Kanji) ことぶき(Japanese Hiragana) コトブキ(Japanese Katakana)
Meaning & History
From 寿 (kotobuki) meaning "congratulations; longevity," derived, via a sound shift, from a combination of 言 (koto) meaning "word" and continuative/stem form of obsolete verb 祝く (hoku) meaning "to pray for a good outcome" (compare KOTOHOGI). It originally referred to saying something in prayer for a good outcome, then to saying something favourable in hope for a felicitous or auspicious occasion, shifting to its present meaning.One bearer of this name is manga artist and actor, Kotobuki Shiriagari (しりあがり 寿) (1958-), born Toshiki Mochidzuki (望月 寿城).This name is very rarely used and is more commonly used as a surname.