What does Naruto mean? It means a fish cake with a spiral whirlpool-like pattern, often seen floating on Japanese ramen. This is the favorite dish of Naruto in the manga series that is why he was named so. 

Naruto is a popular fictional character. It is a popular Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto. It shows the story of a personality Naruto Uzumaki, a young ninja who has a dream of becoming the Hokage, the leader of his village.

The word Uzumaki is made of “uzu”, which means swirl, and maki means roll. Shueisha’s magazine, Weekly Shōnen Jump, also serialized it from 1999 to 2014 and released it in tankōbon (book) form in 72 volumes.

The manga was altered into an anime television series, which was produced by Pierrot and Aniplex.  It broadcasted 220 episodes in Japan from 2002 to 2007.


What does Naruto mean in Japanese? Naruto has a number of different meanings. Naruto in Japanese is written as 鳴門. It is a city located in the eastern end of the island of Shikoku (in Tokushima prefecture) in Japan. It is also the name of a bridge in Japan.

The origin of the “Naruto” word is likely to be “Naru seto”, a strait with a roaring tidal ebb and flow, which is also the name of a place famous for frequent whirlpools near Osaka. It is also a Japanese male name, which means “Maelstrom” (a whirlpool).

Naruto is also a kind of fish cake/ sausage with a spiral whirlpool-like pattern. Naruto Uzumaki is a Japanese fictional character. As for anime, we can consider both meanings of Naruto (food and Uzumaki – whirlpool). Both meanings are implied, but only the author knows which meaning inspires him first.

The English dubbed version of the series aired on Cartoon Network and YTV from 2005 to 2009. It is the fourth best-selling manga series in history, selling 250 million copies worldwide in 46 countries, of which Japan alone sells 153 million copies and the remaining 97 million copies elsewhere.


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Following are the main characters (other than Naruto Uzumaki) of this manga series:


Hinata Hyuga (in Japanese: [日向 ヒナタ]) is a kunoichi (female ninja) and the former heiress of the Hyūga clan from the fictional village of Konohagakure. Hinata is also a member of Team 8.

Hinata is the wife of Naruto Uzumaki. She was most notably observed in “The Last: Naruto the Movie (2014)”, which revolves around her relationship with Naruto. Hinata was a ninja and a modern girl at the same time. Nana Mizuki gave her voice to Hinata.


Boruto Uzumaki (in Japanese: [うずまき ボルト]) first appeared in the finale of the manga series Naruto as the son of the Naruto Uzumaki and Hinata Uzumaki. He later appears as the main protagonist in the anime film “Boruto: Naruto the Movie (2015)” where he is training as a ninja to surpass his father.

He also plays the main protagonist in the manga and anime series “Boruto: Naruto Next Generations”. Sasuke Uchiha, his father’s best friend, mentored Boruto.


Sasuke Uchiha (in Japanese: [うちは サスケ]) belongs to one of the most powerful clans “Uchiha clan”. Noriaki Sugiyama voiced Sasuke in Japanese media and Yuri Lowenthal in English.

His first appearance was in Naruto chapter 3: Enter Sasuke! (1999). Masashi Kishimoto, the series writer, found Sasuke his most challenging character to design and draw and he designed him as the “cool genius”.


Sakura Haruno (in Japanese: [春野 サクラ]) is portrayed as a kunoichi (female ninja) affiliated with Konohagakure (Hidden Leaf Village) and a part of Team 7. She has become the series’ female lead.

She received mixed responses from publications. Numerous publications have praised and criticized her character. She is the wife of Sasuke Uchiha.

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Sasuke Uchiha


Kakashi Hatake (in Japanese: [はたけ カカシ]) is the teacher of Team 7. He has appeared in several pieces of this anime Naruto media, the featured films, in the series, the original video animations, and the video games.

Kishimoto wanted to make him a harsh teacher but the author decided to avoid that. Rather, he made him more generous towards his students. In the Japanese version, Kazuhiko Inoue gave his voice to this character, while Dave Wittenberg put his part in the English dub.



What does Naruto mean in English? This Japanese word is translated in English as “a fish cake that is on ramen” and Uzumaki means “swirl” or “spiral”. The exact English translation of Naruto Uzumaki is “fish cake whirlpool”. In English, it means “steamed fish-paste cake whirlpool”.


Naruto Uzumaki’s name in English is also the same. It is Naruto Uzumaki only.


What does the name Naruto mean? Naruto is primarily a Japanese male name, which means “Maelstrom”, “vortex” o “swirl”. Maelstrom means a powerful whirlpool in the sea or a river. A whirlpool is rotating water produced by opposing currents. Other meanings of the name Naruto are:

  •       Some people from the United States and Canada say the name Naruto is of Fiction origin and it means “the nine-tailed fox”.
  •       According to California, and the United States, this name means “Powerful”.
  •       Florida people say it means “long ago”.
  •       According to Rhode Island, the name Naruto is of Japanese origin, which means “a fish cake named Narutomaki”.
  •       The Georgia community says this name means “The power that is within you is great”.
  •       Singapore agrees the name Naruto means “Mythical fox”.
  •       Georgia says the name Naruto means “When it comes”.


Naruto or Narutomaki is a kind of kamaboko – a cured fish surimi produced in Japan – usually cylindrical or cloud-shaped white in color, with a spiral pattern (often pink or red in color), which resembles the whirlpools in the Naruto Strait between Awaji Island and Shikoku in Japan. Naruto floats on the noodles or ramen.

It is sliced and used to decorate soup. Narutomaki can also be used as a starter for Japanese food. Naruto is made from fish. Naruto is also considered as a cooking pattern in which ingredients are cut in a spiral shape.

SUMMARY: Naruto is a Japanese anime, which has numerous meanings. Naruto is the name of a city in Japan. It is also a fish cake with a pink whirlpool pattern on it, often seen floating on ramen.


In different languages, the Japanese word Naruto has various meanings. We can write it in Chinese characters (Kanji) as [鳴門], which refers to the city of Naruto. If you write in hiragana [なると], you are referring to the fish cake.

However, you can write Naruto in katakana as [ナルト], this refers to manga or anime.


In Japan, people use suffixes at the end of a name that explains a status. Kun, in Japanese written as “くん”, is used generally by the people to show honor or respect. People of senior status use Kun to address or refer to those of junior status.

It can use for either gender, male or female, but can more often use for men (male children, male teenagers, or among male friends).

What does Naruto-Kun mean? Therefore, here Naruto is the name of a boy (a fictional anime character), and –Kun is a suffix, used respectfully to a boy that you are familiar with, friend, or younger than you are.


What does Naruto mean when he says dattebayo? In the English dubbing of Naruto, they sometimes translated the dattebayo as “Believe!”. While, in Portuguese dub, they translated it as “Connect!” or “I am right!”.

There is no perfect translation of this word; dattebayo is nothing more than a slogan, which Naruto uses to make his phrases more original and unique.

Dattebayo [だってばよ] is a Japanese word, much heard by anime Naruto fans. If you watch the manga series with subtitles, you will notice that there is no correct translation for that word. Naruto not only just speaks dattebayo but also ttebayo or simply bayo.

Ttebayo is not a Japanese word, but it gives a feeling of extreme determination, motivation, and childishness. Teba gives the impression of boredom and emotional closeness to someone as if Naruto had been restless all the time.


There are some more meanings of the word “Naruto”. It is also the name for some symbols. Naruto Headband Symbols are the emblems or logos of several different Shinobi Villages of the Ninja world; each one represents a logo that symbolizes an element specific to their region. Following is a list of all the Headbands symbols and meanings of their names:

SYMBOL NAME                      SYMBOL MEANING

Konohagakure                                        Hidden leaf village

Iwagakure                                                 Hidden Rocks Village

Takigakure                                             Hidden Waterfall Village

Yukigakure                                               Village Hidden in the Snow

Sunagakure                                              Hidden Sand Village

Hoshigakure                                            Village Hidden in the Stars

Kusagakure                                              Hidden Grass Village

Otogakure                                               Hidden Sound Village

Kumogakure                                            Hidden Cloud Village

Kemugakure                                          Hidden Smoke Village

Yugagakure                                               Village Hidden in the Hot Springs

Amegakure                                               Hidden Rain Village

Kirigakure                                                Hidden Mist Village

Getsugakure                                          Hidden Moon Village

Naruto is an ancient symbol from the Stone Age. Historians think it was to keep off the evil spirits (demons). People used it frequently on clothing, pottery, and drawings.

ABSTRACT: Naruto in different languages has different meanings. It is also a kind of symbol, which refers to a characteristic related to their region or the history of that region.


KCM stands for Kyuubi Chakra Mode Naruto. It is a kind of 9-Tails’ Chakra mixed with Naruto’s own chakra. It is also known as Nine-Tails Chakra Mode, Tailed Beast Chakra Mode, Bijuu Chakra Mode, and Kurama Chakra Mode. There are three forms of KCM:

  1. Naruto KCM 1 (Yang Nine-Tails Chakra Mode)
  2. Naruto KCM 2 (Yang Kurama Mode)
  3. Naruto KCM 3 (Complete Kurama Mode)

These forms of KCM are his main fighting assets, which evolve as he gets stronger.


What does Naruto mean in Chinese? You can write Naruto in Chinese as [火影忍者]. You can say it in Chinese as “huǒ yǐng rěn zhě”. While Naruto Uzumaki meaning in Chinese is “Wō juǎn míng rén” and write it as [渦卷鳴人].


This anime series has several unique names. Each character’s name has an interesting meaning. Many people are unaware of the meanings behind each character’s name. Therefore, here is the list of all the names of the characters in Naruto along with their meanings.

  •       Sakura Haruno: Sakura = cherry blossom, Haru = spring.
  •       Ino Yamanaka: Ino, inoshishi = boar, yamanaka = in the mountain.
  •       Kakashi Hatake: Kakashi = scarecrow, Hatake = farm.
  •       Hiruzen Sarutobi: Sarutobi = jumping monkey
  •       Kiba Inuzuka: Kiba = canine, Inuzuka = dog hill
  •       Choji Akimichi: Akimichi = autumn road.
  •       Iruka Umino: Iruka = dolphin, Umi = ocean
  •       Shikamaru Nara: Shika = deer, Nara = a prefecture that is known for a temple with deer.


Frequently asked questions regarding what does originally Naruto means, which usually arises in people’s minds are as follows:

1. What is Naruto made of?

Naruto is primarily made by wrapping frozen fish surimi (white fish paste) that has been colored with mostly pink or red food dye around undyed fish paste. You can prepare it by slicing and steaming.

2. Why is Naruto (the character) called Naruto?

Jiraiya, the teacher of his father, gave the name to Naruto when he was eating ramen. One of the toppings of ramen is called “narutomaki”, and that is where Jiraiya got that character’s name.

3. What is the pink swirl thing in ramen?

This Japanese fish cake features a pink spiral pattern in the center, which resembles the naturally occurring Naruto whirlpools located in the Naruto Strait between Shikoku and Awaji Island in Japan.

4. What does Narutomaki taste like?

Narutomaki has a very light fishy taste and a chewy or rubbery texture. Add it into your ramen for decoration purposes. It is not important for flavor.

5. What type of ramen does Naruto mostly eat?

Naruto’s favorite ramen is miso-based with extra chasu, or pork. Ramen broth is served in one of three ways, miso, salt, or soy sauce-based.

6. How long does Kamaboko last?

In winters, Kamaboko can last about half a day without putting it in the refrigerator. During summers, it is very important to keep Kamaboko stored with an ice pack or in a cool box. Once you open it, you can keep it in your fridge for over three weeks.

7. Why is fish cake pink?

The shape of whirlpools inspires the fish cake. The spiral design of pink and white within the center of the fish cake represents the power and beauty of the water in the Naruto Straits.

8. How do you eat Kamaboko?

Slice it, and add it to soups, noodles, ramen, and salad. You can also eat kamaboko on its own or with soy sauce or other sauces.

9. Is Naruto rolling Keto?

You can use any low-carb or keto ingredients to make your favorite Naruto roll.

10. What does chan mean in Japanese?

Chan is a suffix, which people use respectfully for younger ones. More often used for younger girls, babies, close friends, or even for animals.

11. Who is Naruto’s best friend?

Shikamaru is Naruto’s best friend. Their friendship grew slowly and remained unnoticed by many viewers. Whenever Naruto needed support, Shikamaru was always there, and vice versa.


What does Naruto mean?  Naruto refers to the fish cake having the pink or red whirlpool pattern on it, mostly present on noodles or Japanese ramen, which is the favorite food of the character Naruto in manga series that is why Jiraiya named him Naruto. Naruto has some other meanings too. It is a city located on the island of Shikoku.

Naruto is also a symbol, which represents the history or characteristics of the specific region.



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