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OTHER SCRIPTS: 富士, ふじ (hiragana), フジ (katakana)
Meaning & History
This is the name of a mountain, located on the boundaries of Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures in central Japan, that has been a symbol for the Japanese for centuries. The kanji that make up Fuji are 富 (fu, fuu, tomi, to.mu) meaning "abundant, enrich, wealth" and 士 (shi) meaning "gentleman, samurai."
It is unclear how it got its name but there are several possible origins. From a text of Tale of the Bamboo Cutter (a 10th century folktale), it says that the name came from 不死 (fushi) meaning "immortality, undead" and from the image of abundant soldiers (富士) ascending the mountain's slopes. One folk etymology claims that Fuji comes from 不二 (fuji) meaning "pearless, unparalleled."
Mount Fuji is known in Japanese as Fuji-san/Fujiyama (富士山).
This name is also used as a surname and a feminine name.