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Gender Feminine
Scripts (Japanese Kanji) むらさき(Japanese Hiragana) ムラサキ(Japanese Katakana)
Pronounced Pron. MOO-RA-SA-KYEE

Meaning & History

This name is used as 紫 (shi, murasaki), originally (and still is) referring to the type of plant known as lithospermum erythrorhizon, but developed to refer to a purple or violet colour, since the dye produced from the plant has that type of colour.
The word is derived from a combination of 叢/群 (mura) meaning "group, cluster" and 咲 (saki) meaning "bloom," from the multiple flowers of the plant.

One bearer of this name was Heian period (794–1185) novelist, poet and lady-in-waiting at the Imperial court Murasaki Shikibu (紫 式部) (c. 973-8 - 1014-31), best known as the author of The Tale of Genji.

This name is rarely given to girls, if given at all.
Added 7/7/2008 by nikiya2789
Edited 3/8/2020 by Mike C, m4yb3_daijirou, SeaHorse15 and more