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Gender Masculine & Feminine
Usage Japanese
Scripts テツヱ(Japanese Katakana) てつ江(Kanji/Hiragana) 哲恵, 哲枝, 哲得, 鉄衛, 鉄恵, 鉄江, etc.(Japanese Kanji)
Pronounced Pron. TE-TSUU-E  [key]

Meaning & History

From Japanese 哲 (tetsu) meaning "philosophy, clear" or 鉄 (tetsu) meaning "iron" combined with 恵 (e) meaning "favor, blessing, grace, kindness", 枝 (e) meaning "bough, branch, twig, limb", 得 (e) meaning "gain, get, find, earn, acquire, can, may, able to, profit, advantage, benefit", 衛 (e) meaning "defense, protection" or 江 (e) meaning "creek, inlet, bay". Other kanji combinations are possible.

A famous male bearer was Tetsue Uchida, the founder of Uchida Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Added 6/15/2017 by cutenose
Edited 3/8/2020 by m4yb3_daijirou and cutenose