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Kaede leaves
Pronunciation Ká-é-dé
Word/name Japanese
Meaning maple
Region of origin Japanese
Other names
Related names Momiji

Kaede (?) is a Japanese word meaning maple. It is also a Japanese given name.


  • Kaede Ariyama, murder victim of Kaoru Kobayashi
  • Kaede Matsushima, adult video (AV) star
  • Kaede Ito, birth name of teenage Japanese model and singer.

Fictional characters[edit]

  • Kaede, a Patriot from Marie Lu's Legend Trilogy.
  • Lady Kaede, the villain from Akira Kurosawa's Ran (1985 movie).
  • Kaede, a Blade Brandier from the .hack//G.U. series.
  • Kaede (InuYasha), an InuYasha character.
  • Kaede, the main character in The Last Blade series of games.
  • Kaede Sakura, a character from the Japanese novel series Kampfer
  • Kaede, the female protagonist of Elfen Lied, more commonly known as Lucy
  • Kaede, a kunoichi (female ninja) from the video game Onimusha
  • Kaede, a female "shadow" or ninja in the video game Shadow of the Ninja.
  • Kaede from Ninin Ga Shinobuden
  • Kaede Agano, a Neon Genesis Evangelion character
  • Kaede Fuyou, a character in the H game and anime Shuffle!.
  • Kaede Minami, the Japanese name of Katie, a character from Mirmo! (Selfish Fairy Mirumo de Pon in Japanese)
  • Kaede Misumi of the Onegai series.
  • Kaede Murenai, a character in the anime Betterman.
  • Kaede Mizuno, a character from the manga/anime Nyan Koi!.
  • Kaede Nagase, a Negima!: Magister Negi Magi character.
  • Kaede Rukawa, a Slam Dunk character.
  • Kaede Saitou, an Angelic Layer character.
  • Kaede Shirakawa, the female protagonist of Lian Hearn's popular Tales of the Otori trilogy.
  • Kaede Smith, a playable character in the video game, "Killer7".
  • Kaede Kaburagi, the daughter of Kotetsu T. Kaburagi in Tiger and Bunny.
  • Kaede, the Huntress and protagonist of Malinda Lo's Huntress
  • Kaede Higa, the Red Rose-Rhode Knight from the manga Barajou no Kiss.
  • Ichinose Kaede, the last appeared Idol in anime Aikatsu!
  • Kaede, the female companion of Chifusa Manyuu from the Hentai anime Manyuu Hikencho
  • Kaede, a character from the anime Honoo no Haramase Tenkousei
  • Kaede Ikeno, the tomboyish prankster secondary main character from the manga/anime Sakura Trick.

Other uses[edit]

  • Kaede was the code-name of an orbital beam platform in the game Armored Core for the PlayStation.
  • Kaede ~If Trans...~, a VHS released by Japanese rock band Dir en grey
  • Kaede (protein), a photoactivated fluorescent protein found in Trachyphyllia geoffroyi
  • Kaede (ship), several Japanese ships


  1. ^ Kaede - Meaning and origin of the name Kaede

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