Names of Naruto Characters with Meaning

Curious to know the name of Naruto characters? In this article we will share a list with the names of all the characters in Naruto and Boruto with their meanings in Japanese.

You will notice that the names of the characters in Naruto refer to the powers or characteristics of the person in question. Sometimes hair color, clothing or history and origin.

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What does Naruto Uzumaki mean?

The name of the protagonist of the anime has a very interesting meaning. The name Naruto is actually a kind of kani or kamaboko used in traditional japanese ramen. There is also a city in Japan called Naruto.

Uzumaki [渦巻き] means spiral, whirlpool, whirlpool or vortex and lives up to the Naruto ingredient that also has a spiral shape as we can see in the image below.

Name of naruto characters with meaning - narutomaki

The name Naruto, in addition to referring to the ingredient, also conveys the idea of a whirlpool and spiral. It can even refer to a cooking technique that spirals food.

Naruto's name also refers to his mother who belonged to the Uzumaki clan in the Land of Whirlpools.

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Sakura's name meaning

The name Sakura Haruto refers to her pink hair and personality. The name Sakura [さくら] means cherry blossom, but it can also mean excellent blossoming.

The surname Haruno refers to spring. The character's clothes are totally related to the rose and also to the season where flowers are appreciated.

Name of naruto characters with meaning - sakura haruno. jpg

Hinata Hyuga name meaning

The name Hinata means 'a sunny place' and the surname 'Hyuga' means 'towards the Sun, returning to the Sun'. 

Most members of this clan have in their name some allusion to light or sun. It is ironic since the internal conflicts of the family is something very dark, creating a paradox.

naruto characters name with meaning - hinata hyuuga

Kakashi name meaning

The name Kakashi literally means scarecrow, while Hatake means dry field.

Kishimoto makes scarecrows appear in scenes in which Kakashi participates, and Naruto used a scarecrow from sensei during training for the second phase of the Chuunin Shiken.

Japanese phrases of naruto

Meaning of the name Ino Yamanaka

The reason why Sakura keeps calling Ino a pig is in her name. The name Ino can mean both pig and celebrity. Is this good or bad?

His surname yamanaka literally means in the middle of the mountain, where naka [中] means middle and yama [山] means mountain.

Name of naruto characters with meaning - ino 2

Characters inspired by the Tale of Jiraiya

Some characters from the anime Naruto is inspired by a traditional Japanese tale called "The Tale of the Galante Jiraya". We have a great character named Jiraya, where his name means “Young Thunder”.

We have the name Orochimaru where Orochi means ''Great Serpent Snake'', an eight-headed snake that is also a character in the Tale of Jiraya. The three Legendary Sannin pay homage to "Jiraiya Gouketsu Monogatari".

The Tale of Jiraiya the Gallant was published in Japan from 1839 to 1868 and comprises 43 novels. This traditional story has inspired many works over the years, including much of the Naruto anime is inspired by the traditional work, including an arc of the same name.

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Other Naruto Character Names with Meanings

Below we will see some more names of Naruto characters with brief meaning.

  • Might Guy, means ''powerful guy'';
  • Gaara means "I adore death";
  • Shikamaru Nara means Servant of Nara;
  • Kurenai means autumn flower;
  • Tsunade means mooring rope;
  • Shino means bamboo leaves;

Boruto name meanings

Despite the resemblance to Naruto, the name "Boruto" is the Japanese pronunciation of the word derived from the English screw (bolt). It is worth remembering that Neji also means screw.

The name Himawari means "sunflower", which curiously, when its characters are inverted, becomes Hyuga. The name Sarada is the Japanese pronunciation of Salada.

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List of 100 Naruto Characters

The list below shows the 100 most popular characters in Naruto, with the first being the most famous:

  1. Naruto Uzumaki
  2. Madara Uchiha
  3. gamakichi
  4. pain
  5. Obito Uchiha
  6. Rock Lee
  7. Sakura Haruno
  8. Neji Hyuga
  9. Deidara
  10. Orochimaru
  11. Sasori
  12. Guy Might
  13. Itachi Uchiha
  14. Tsunade
  15. Tobi
  16. Shisui Uchiha
  17. Hidan
  18. Boruto Uzumaki
  19. Temari
  20. Sarada Uchiha
  21. Kiba Inuzuka
  22. Kushina Uzumaki
  23. Konan
  24. Kakashi Hatake
  25. Leaves
  26. Zabuza Momochi
  27. Mitsuki
  28. Haku
  29. Kisame Hoshigaki
  30. Kurama
  31. Hashirama Senju
  32. Killer Bee
  33. Tobirama Senju
  34. try
  35. Sasuke Uchiha
  36. Ino Yamanaka
  37. Shino Aburame
  38. Kimimaro
  39. Kawaki
  40. Suigetsu Hoozuki
  41. Kakuzu
  42. Kabuto Yakushi
  43. Asuma Sarutobi
  44. Himawari Uzumaki
  45. Yamato
  46. Shikamaru Nara
  47. Iruka Umino
  48. Konohamaru Sarutobi
  49. Kankurou
  50. akamaru
  51. Anko Mitarashi
  52. Rin Nohara
  53. Chouji Akimichi
  54. Yahiko
  55. Karin
  56. Mei Terumi
  57. Gaara
  58. Hanabi Hyuuga
  59. Teuchi
  60. tayuya
  61. Kaguya Ootsutsuki
  62. zetsu
  63. Hiruzen Sarutobi
  64. Mikoto Uchiha
  65. Darui
  66. Kurenai Yuuhi
  67. Danzou Shimura
  68. Hinata Hyuuga
  69. utakata
  70. pakkun
  71. Izuna Uchiha
  72. Shikadai Nara
  73. Sumire Kakei
  74. Guren
  75. Gamabunta
  76. Omoi
  77. Genma Shiranui
  78. Hayate Gekkou
  79. Jiraiya
  80. Shikaku Nara
  81. Hagoromo Ootsutsuki
  82. A (Yondaime Raikage)
  83. Gamatatsu
  84. Fuu
  85. tonton
  86. Shizune
  87. girl
  88. Chiyo
  89. Yagura
  90. Minato Namikaze
  91. Dai Might
  92. Genzou
  93. Indra Ootsutsuki
  94. Son Gokuu
  95. Chochou Akimichi
  96. Yugito Nii
  97. Toneri Ootsutsuki
  98. Dosu Kinuta
  99. Inojin Yamanaka
  100. yoke

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