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Gender Masculine
Usage Japanese
Scripts 直剛, 尚威, 尚丈, 尚猛, 直丈, 直赳, 直竹, etc.(Japanese Kanji)
Pronounced Pron. NAH-O-TAH-KE

Meaning & History

From Japanese 直 (nao) meaning "straight" combined with 剛 (take) meaning "sturdy". Other kanji combinations are possible.

A famous bearer is Naotake Hanyu, a Japanese football (soccer) player. He currently plays for JEF United Chiba. He is a midfielder known for his tireless workload.
Added 2/22/2017 by cutenose