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Gender Masculine & Feminine
Scripts 照, 輝, 瑛, 耀, 晴 etc., てる (katakana), テル (katakana)
Pronounced Pron. te-ṙuu [te̞.ɾɯ̟ᵝ] (Standard)
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Contributor Contrib.anonymous on 9/27/2009
From the verb 照る (teru) meaning "to shine." Other kanji related to the verb include 輝, 瑛, 耀 and 晴, the last one referring to clear or fine weather.Although currently used as a mainly masculine name, it was more commonly used on females until around the mid-20th century.