Gender Masculine Usage Japanese Scripts 徳仁, etc.(Japanese Kanji) なるひと(Japanese Hiragana) Pronounced Pron. NA-ROO-KHEE-TO Meaning & History From Japanese 徳 (naru) meaning "virtue" and 仁 (hito) meaning "compassionate". Naruhito (1960-) is the current emperor of Japan. Other combinations of kanji characters can also form this name.