Scripts 撫子(Japanese Kanji) なでし子(Kanji/Hiragana) なでしこ(Japanese Hiragana) ナデシコ(Japanese Katakana)
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Meaning & History
From 撫子 (nadeshiko), generally referring to any flower belonging to the Dianthus genus but can also refer to a lovable, caressable child. It is derived from 撫で (nade), the continuative form of classical verb 撫づ (nadzu) meaning "to stroke, caress," combined with a continuative suffix shi and 子 (ko) meaning "child."Fictional examples include Nadeshiko Kinomoto (木之本 撫子) from 'Cardcaptor Sakura' and Nadeshiko Fujisaki (藤咲 なでしこ) from 'Shugo Chara!'.This name is rarely used.