Sumire

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Sumire
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PronunciationSu-mi-ré
GenderFemale
Language(s)Japanese
Origin
MeaningIt can have many different meanings depending on the kanji used.
Region of originJapanese
Other names
Related namesAkane
Tsubaki
Sakura

Sumire (菫, すみれ, スミレ) is a feminine Japanese given name.

Possible writings[edit]

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

as a name
  • 紫花, "purple, flower"
  • 純麗, "purity, lovely"
  • 澄玲, "lucidity, sound of jewels"
  • 澄麗, "lucidity, lovely"

The name can also be written in hiragana or katakana.

People with the name[edit]

  • Sumire (model) (純恋, 1987–2009), Japanese fashion model
  • Sumire Haruno (春野 寿美礼, born 1972), Japanese actress
  • Sumire Kikuchi (菊池 純礼, born 1996), Japanese speed skater
  • Sumire Kita (喜田 純鈴, born 2001), Japanese rhythmic gymnast
  • Sumire Matsubara (松原 すみれ, born 1990), better known as Sumire, Japanese fashion model and actress
  • Sumire Morohoshi (諸星 すみれ, born 1999), Japanese voice actress
  • Sumire Nakamura (仲邑 菫, born 2009), Japanese Go player
  • Natsu Sumire (夏 すみれ, born 1992), Japanese professional wrestler
  • Sumire Satō (佐藤 すみれ, born 1993), Japanese idol
  • Sumire Suto (須藤 澄玲, born 1997), Japanese pair skater
  • Sumire Uesaka (上坂 すみれ, born 1991), Japanese voice actress
  • Sumire Yoshida (吉田 菫, born 1992), Japanese musician

Fictional characters[edit]

  • Sumire (スミレ), a character in the anime film Garakowa: Restore the World
  • Sumire, protagonist of the novel Sputnik Sweetheart
  • Sumire Hanano (花野 菫), a character in the manga series Chihayafuru
  • Sumire Hikami (氷上 スミレ), a character in the anime series Aikatsu!
  • Sumire Hirose (弘世 菫), a character in the manga series Saki
  • Sumire Hoshino (星野 スミレ), a character in the manga series Perman
  • Sumire Iwaya (巌谷 澄麗), protagonist of the manga series Tramps Like Us
  • Sumire Kakei (筧 スミレ), a character in the manga series Boruto
  • Sumire Kano (狩野 すみれ), a character in the light novel series Toradora!
  • Sumire Kanzaki (神崎 すみれ), a character in the media franchise Sakura Wars
  • Sumire Kasugano (春日野 すみれ), a character in the anime series Sally the Witch
  • Sumire Ryuzaki (竜崎 スミレ), a character in the manga series The Prince of Tennis
  • Sumire Saitō (斉藤 菫), a character in the manga series K-On!
  • Sumire Shinohara (篠原 スミレ), a character in the anime series Super Doll Licca-chan
  • Sumire Shouda (正田 スミレ), a character in the manga series Gakuen Alice
  • Sumire Takahana (鷹花 スミレ), protagonist of the manga series Venus Versus Virus
  • Sumire Uemoto (上本 スミレ), a character in the manga series The World God Only Knows
  • Sumire Yoshizawa (芳澤 すみれ), a character in the video game Persona 5 Royal