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Gender Masculine
Scripts 猛, 武瑠, 武流, 武琉, 武留, 丈瑠, 丈流, 丈琉, 丈留, 尊瑠, 尊流, 尊琉, 尊留, 武尊, 建(Japanese Kanji) たける(Japanese Hiragana) タケル(Japanese Katakana)
Pronounced Pron. TAH-KE-ṘUU(Japanese)
tah-ke-ṙuu(Japanese Mythology)
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Meaning & History

This name can be used as 猛 (mou, takeru) meaning "fierce, rave, rush, become furious, wildness, strength" or it can be used to combine 武 (bu, mu, take.shi) meaning "arms, chivalry, military, warrior", 丈 (jou, take, dake) meaning "length, jō (unit of length - equal to 3.03 metres), measure, Mr., Ms., height, stature, all (one has), only, that's all, merely" or 尊 (son, ta'to.i, touto.i, ta'to.bu, touto.bu, take) meaning "revered, valuable, precious, noble, exalted" with 瑠 (ryuu, ru) meaning "lapis lazuli", 流 (ryuu, ru, naga.su, -naga.su, naga.re, naga.reru) meaning "a sink, current, flow, forfeit", 琉 (ryuu, ru) meaning "gem, lapis lazuli, precious stone" or 留 (ryuu, ru, to.meru, to.maru, todo.meru, todo.maru, ruuburu) meaning "detain, fasten, halt, stop."

One bearer of this name is Takeru (武瑠), a singer from the Japanese visual kei rock band SuG.

One bearer of this name from Japanese folklore was Yamato Takeru (ヤマト タケル), originally known as Prince Ōsu (小碓尊/命 - Ōsu-no-mikoto), who was a legendary prince of the Yamato dynasty (traditionally counted as the 12th Emperor of Japan). The way his name is written differs from each chronicle. Examples include 日本武尊 (Yamato Takeru) from Nihon Shoki and Kujiki, 倭建命 (Yamato-takeru-no-mikoto) (建 {ken, kon, ta.tsu, ta.te, ta.teru, -da.te} meaning "build") from Kojiki and 日本武命 (Yamato-takeru-no-mikoto) from Kogoshūi.
Both 武尊 and 建 are still being given to boys today.
Added 3/30/2010 by shotgun_wedding
Edited 3/8/2020 by Mike C, m4yb3_daijirou, Sofia and more