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Gender Masculine & Feminine
Usage Japanese
Scripts 辰巳, 龍美, 巽, 龍実, 龍己, 龍巳, 龍海, 辰己, 辰美, 辰実, 立己, 竜己, 竜巳, 竜美, 達己, 達巳, 達海, 達見(Japanese Kanji) たつみ(Japanese Hiragana) タツミ(Japanese Katakana)
Pronounced Pron. TAH-TSUU-MEE  [key]

Meaning & History

As a unisex name, it can be used as either 辰巳 or 龍美 with 辰 (shin, jin, tatsu) meaning "sign of the dragon (5th sign of Chinese zodiac)", 巳 (shi, mi) meaning "sign of the snake/serpent (6th sign of Chinese zodiac)", 龍 (ryuu, ryou, rou, tatsu) meaning "dragon, imperial" and 美 (bi, mi, utsuku.shii) meaning "beauty, beautiful."

As a masculine name, it can be used as 巽 (son, tatsumi) which means "southeast." It can also be used with combinations shown after 巽. The kanji used include 立 (rittoru, ritsu, ryuu, ta.tsu, ta.teru) meaning "erect, rise, set up, stand up", 竜 (ryuu, ryou, rou, ise, tatsu) meaning "dragon, imperial", 達 (tatsu, da, -tachi) meaning "accomplished, arrive, attain, reach", 実 (shitsu, jitsu, makotoni, mi,, mino, meaning "reality, truth", 己 (ki, ko, onore, tsuchinoto, na, mi) meaning "self, serpent, snake", 海 (kai, umi, mi) meaning "ocean, sea" and 見 (ken, mi.eru, mi.seru, meaning "chances, hopes, idea, look at, opinion, see, visible."

Bearers of this name include Japanese choreographer Tatsumi Hijikata (土方 巽) (1928-1986) and film director Tatsumi Kumashiro (神代 辰巳) (1927-1995).

Tatsumi is also used as a surname.
Added 1/29/2015 by m4yb3_daijirou
Edited 3/8/2020 by Mike C and m4yb3_daijirou