Hajime Pronunciation Ha-ji-mé Gender Unisex Origin Word/name Japanese Meaning It can have many different meanings depending on the kanji used, but generally centered around the beginning of start, or first.
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Hajime ( is the Japanese word meaning "beginning" はじめ) (. In the Japanese traditional martial arts such as 初め, 始め) karate, judo, aikido, Kūdō and kendo, it is a verbal command to "begin". Hajime is also a common Japanese given name for males, although it is occasionally used as a surname.
Possible writings [ edit ]
Hajime can be written using different
kanji characters and can mean:
始め, "beginning" or "start"
初め, "beginning" or "first"
as a given name
元, "beginning" or "origin"
始, "beginning" or "start"
孟, "beginning" or "chief"
朔, "first day of month"
甫, "beginning" or "great"
The name can also be written in
hiragana as はじめ and katakana as ハジメ
Given name [ edit ]
Hajime Funada (, Japanese politician 船田 元, born 1953)
Hajime Hana (, Japanese musician, actor and comedian ハナ 肇, 1930–1993)
Hidenokuni Hajime (, Japanese sumo wrestler 英ノ国 一, born 1971)
Hajime Hirota (, Japanese politician 広田 一, born 1968)
Hajime Hosogai (, Japanese football player 細貝 萌, born 1986)
Hajime Hosokawa (, first doctor to discover the Minamata disease 細川 一, 1901–1970)
Hajime Iijima (, Japanese voice actor 飯島 肇, born 1976)
Hajime Isayama (, Japanese manga artist; creator of manga 諫山 創, born 1986) Attack on Titan
Hajime Ishii (, Japanese politician 石井 一, born 1934)
Hajime Ishii (footballer) (, Japanese footballer and manager 石井 肇, born 1959)
Hajime Ishikawa (, Japanese rower 石川 元, born 1941)
Hajime Kanzaka (, Japanese novelist and manga story writer 神坂 一, born 1964)
Hajime Katoki (, Japanese mecha (fictional walking robots) designer カトキ ハジメ, born 1963)
Hajime Kawakami (, Japanese Marxist economist 河上 肇, 1879–1946)
Hajime Kazumi (, Japanese karateka 数見 肇, born 1971)
Hajime Matsumoto (, Japanese activist, and a recycle shop owner 松本 哉, born 1974)
Hajime Meshiai (, Japanese golfer 飯合 肇, born 1954)
Hajime Mizoguchi (, Japanese cellist and composer 溝口 肇, born 1960)
Hajime Moriyasu (, Japanese football player 森保 一, born 1968)
Hajime Nakamura (, Japanese academic of Vedic, Hindu and Buddhist scriptures 中村 元, 1911–1999)
Hajime Okayasu (, Japanese anime and film editor and director 岡安 肇, born 1936)
Saitō Hajime (, samurai who served in the 斎藤 一, 1844–1915) Shinsengumi
Hajime Satomi (, founder of Sammy Corporation 里見 治, born 1942)
Hajime Sawatari (, Japanese photographer 沢渡 朔, born 1940)
Hajime Seki (, Japanese politician 關 一, 1873–1935)
Hajime Sorayama (, Japanese illustrator 空山 基, born 1947)
Hajime Sugiyama (, minister of war in the Imperial Japanese Army 杉山 元, 1880–1945)
Hajime Taguchi (, Japanese writer 田口 一, born 1975)
Hajime Takano (, Japanese journalist 高野 孟, born 1944)
Hajime Tanabe (, Japanese philosopher 田辺 元, 1889–1962)
Hajime Taniguchi (, Japanese professional fighting game player 谷口 一, born 1985)
Hajime Tomii (, Japanese alpine skier 富井 一, born 1940)
Hajime Ueda (, Japanese manga artist ウエダ ハジメ)
Hajime Watanabe (animator) (, Japanese animator and character designer 渡辺 はじめ, born 1957)
Watanabe Hajime (samurai) , Japanese samurai of the Sengoku period
Hajime Watanuki (, Japanese sport shooter 綿貫 甫, born 1939)
Hajime Yasunaga (, Japanese amateur Go player 安永 一, 1901–1994) Hajime Yoshikawa (, Japanese politician 吉川 元, born 1967)
Surname [ edit ]
Characters [ edit ]
Hajime Aikawa (始), a character from the Japanese live-action television series Kamen Rider Blade
Hajime Aoyama (ハジメ), a character from the anime series Ghost Stories
Hajime Kunihiro (一), a female character from the anime/manga series Saki
Hajime Saitō (一), a character from the anime/manga series Rurouni Kenshin
Hajime Hinata (創), the protagonist of the visual novel Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
Hajime Ichinose (はじめ), the protagonist of Gatchaman Crowds
Hajime Yagi (はじめ), a character from the anime/manga series The World of Narue
Hajime Kindaichi (一), a character from the anime/manga series Kindaichi Case Files
Hajime Mutsuki (始), a character from the anime series Tsukiuta. The Animation and also a charismatic idol from Tsukino Production. Leader of the group "Six Gravity" consisting of six members including himself.
Hajime Tenga (一), one of the main characters from the anime series Kiznaiver
Hajime Iwaizumi (一), a character from the anime series Haikyuu!!
Hajime Owari (ハジメ), a character from the anime series Dagashi Kashi
Hajime Tsukishima (基), a character from the anime/manga series Golden Kamuy Hajime Katsura (はじめ), a character from the anime/manga series Digimon Universe: App Monsters
Other uses [ edit ]
Hajime Yatate (肇), a pseudonym for the collective contributions of the Sunrise animation staff Hajime (malware) A malware which targets the internet of things.
See also [ edit ]
, the Japanese title of the manga series Hajime no Ippo Fighting Spirit