22 Uncommon Japanese Baby Names
The word â€œtsuruâ€ is Japanese for crane, or sometimes stork. As a name, Tsuru is most commonly given to girls, and while it is far more common as a surname–history is sprinkled with a handful of well-known Japanese individuals bearing it as a surname–itâ€™s certainly not unheard of as a given name. Generally, Tsuru is considered to be a girlâ€™s name, and itâ€™s of Buddhist origin. Aside from its bird meanings, Tsuru also can mean â€œgreetingâ€ or, more specifically, â€œstork greeting.â€ But while Tsuru is generally considered feminine, itâ€™s recognized to be unisex, and has been given to baby boys as well.