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For the Buddhist term, see Satori.
Gender Male
Word/name Japanese
Meaning It can have many different meanings depending on the kanji used.
Other names
Related names Satoshi

Satoru (さとる, サトル?) is a Japanese verb meaning "to know" or "understand". It is a common masculine Japanese given name. Satoru is the root of the Zen Buddhist word Satori (悟り enlightenment?).

Possible writings[edit]

Satoru can be written using different kanji characters and can mean:

  • 悟る, "be spiritually awakened" or "attain higher perception"
as a given name
  • 悟, "enlightenment"
  • 聡, "smart"
  • 智, "wisdom"
  • 知, "knowledge"
  • 了, "understanding"
  • 哲, "philosophy"
  • 聖, "virtuous"
  • 暁, "daybreak"

The name can also be written in hiragana or katakana.



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