Viola mandshurica (Fuji Dawn)
|Meaning||It can have many different meanings depending on the kanji used.|
|Region of origin||Japanese|
Sumire (菫, すみれ, スミレ?) is the Japanese word for the flower violet, or in a more limited sense, it refers to Viola mandshurica (aka Fuji Dawn) which is one of the species of violet. It is also a feminine Japanese given name.
Sumire can be written using different kanji characters and can mean:
- 菫, "violet"
- as a name
- 紫花, "purple, flower"
- 純麗, "purity, lovely"
- 澄玲, "lucidity, sound of jewels"
- 澄麗, "lucidity, lovely"
- Sumire (1987–2009), Japanese fashion model
- Sumire Haruno (寿美礼, born 1972), Japanese Takarasienne
- Sumire Satō (born 1993), Japanese idol
- María Sumire, Peruvian politician and member of Union for Peru party
- Sumire Matsuda (born 1999)
- Sumire Morohoshi (born 1999), Japanese voice actress
- Sumire, the main heroine of the 1999 novel Sputnik Sweetheart by Haruki Murakami
- Sumire Hoshino (スミレ), a character in the manga and anime series Pāman
- Sumire Iwaya (澄麗), the main character of the manga and TV drama series Tramps Like Us
- Sumire Kanou (すみれ), a character in the manga and anime series Toradora!
- Sumire Kanzaki (すみれ), a character in the Japanese media franchise Sakura Wars
- Sumire Kasugano (すみれ), a character in the anime series Sally the Witch
- Sumire Ryuzaki (スミレ), a character in the manga and anime series The Prince of Tennis
- Sumire Shōda (スミレ), a character in the manga and anime series Gakuen Alice
- Sumire Takahana (スミレ), the main heroine of the manga series Venus Versus Virus
- Sumire, the main character from Midnight Children by Shinjo Mayu
- Sumire Uemoto, a character from The World God Only Knows
- Sumire, the baby character of the manga Ore no Ko desu ka? by Kurita Riku
- Sumire September love, a 1982 hit song by Japanese band Ippu-Do, covered by Shazna in 1997 and Megamasso in 2011
- Sumire, a 2003 song on the Japanese band Yuzu
- Sumire, a song on The Gazette's 2004 album Madara
- Sumire 16 sai!!, a Japanese manga and TV drama series
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