Fuji

Gender: Feminine

Origin: Japanese
Meaning: “wisteria.”
(FOO-tjee)
Known as the name of a mountain in Japan, some sources believe that the mountain got its name from an Ancient Ainu fire goddess named Fuchi (fire). On July 1, she is honored (under various names) with prayers and burnt offerings so that the Mount Fuji climbers will have safe journeys. July 1st also marks the beginning of climbing season. Fuji is used as a feminine first name in Japan, due to its other associations with the wisteria flower.Off shoots of this name include Fujiko “wisteria child” and Fujiye meaning “wisteria branch.”
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