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 (元; born 1953), Japanese politician
Hajime Hana (肇; 1930–1993), Japanese musician, actor and comedian
Hajime Iijima (肇), Japanese voice actor
Hajime Isayama, Japanese manga artist; creator of manga Attack on Titan
Hajime Ishii (一; born 1934), Japanese politician
Hajime Ishii (footballer) (, Japanese footballer and manager 石井 肇, born 1959)
Hajime Hirota (一; born 1968), Japanese politician
Hajime Hosogai (萌; born 1986), Japanese football player
Hajime Hosokawa (一; 1901–1970), first doctor to discover the Minamata disease
Hajime Kanzaka (一; born 1964), Japanese novelist and manga story writer
Hajime Katoki (ハジメ; born 1963), Japanese mecha (fictional walking robots) designer
Hajime Kawakami (肇; 1879–1946), Japanese Marxist economist
Hajime Kazumi (肇; born 1971), Japanese karateka
Hajime Matsumoto (哉; born 1974), Japanese activist, and a recycle shop owner
Hajime Meshiai (肇; born 1954), Japanese golfer
Hajime Mizoguchi (肇; born 1960), Japanese cellist and composer
Hajime Moriyasu (一; born 1968), Japanese football player
Hajime Nakamura (元; 1911–1999), Japanese academic of Vedic, Hindu and Buddhist scriptures
Hajime Okayasu (肇; born 1936), Japanese anime and film editor and director
Hajime Satomi (治; born 1942), founder of Sammy Corporation
Hajime Seki (一; 1873–1935), Japanese politician
Hajime Sawatari (朔; born 1940), Japanese photographer
Hajime Sorayama (基; born 1947), Japanese illustrator
Hajime Sugiyama (元; 1880–1945), minister of war in the Imperial Japanese Army
Hajime Taguchi (, Japanese writer 田口 一, born 1975)
Hajime Takano (孟; born 1944), Japanese journalist
Hajime Tanabe (元; 1889–1962), Japanese philosopher
Hajime Taniguchi (はじめ; born 1985), Japanese professional fighting game player
Hajime Tomii (, Japanese alpine skier 富井 一, born 1940)
Hajime Ueda (ハジメ), Japanese manga artist
Hajime Watanabe (animator) (はじめ; born 1957), Japanese animator and character designer
Hajime Yasunaga (一; 1901–1994), Japanese amateur Go player
Hidenokuni Hajime (一; born 1971), Japanese sumo wrestler
Saitō Hajime (一, 1844–1915), samurai who served in the Shinsengumi
Watanabe Hajime (samurai), Japanese samurai of the Sengoku period 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