Sailor Moon :: Name
Name: Tsukino Usagi 月野うさぎ (つきのうさぎ)
Usagi is Sailormoon's given name. Tsukino is her family name. In Japan, a person's name is written family name then given name. So it is correctly written Tsukino Usagi.
月 Tsuki: moon
野 No: field, civilian life [similar to "の" - possesive word "of"]
うさぎ Usagi: rabbit
Sailormoon's name has two meanings. This is because of the Kanji character, 野. This character written in Romaji or Roman Characters (like the ones used in English) is no. This Kanji character sounds like the Hirigana character that is also pronounced as no, but is written like this: の. The Hirigana の (no) means "of" in English. However, in Sailormoon's last name, Tsukino, no is written in Kanji. This Kanji character, 野, means "civilian life" or "field." So when Tsukino Usagi is translated by the way it is written, it means: "Moon Civilian Life Rabbit" or "Civilian Moon Rabbit." This makes Usagi's name a pun, beacause, when Tsukino Usagi is translated by the way it is said, it means: "Moon's Rabbit" or "Rabbit of the Moon." This is a pun on the Japanese myth that there is a rabbit pounding Mochi (sticky rice cakes) on the moon. This is similar to the western story of a "man in the moon."
Therefore these are the two meanings of Tsukino Usagi:
Literal Maning: "Civilian Moon Rabbit"
Pun Meaning: "Rabbit of the Moon"
Tsukino Usagi is pronounced as follows:
Many Japanese Kanji characters can be read differently to have other meanings (almost like bat and bat in English). The Kanji 月, is read as Tsuki in Sailormoon's family name; however, it can also be read as getsu. The word getsuyoubi (月曜日) means "Monday." It is made up of the Kanji characters for getsu which means "moon," you which means "weekday," and bi which means "day."
Name//First Senshi Form:
Japanese Name: セーラームーン
Name Romanization: Seeraamuun
English Name: Sailormoon
Name//Second Senshi Form:
Japanese Name: スーパーセーラームーン
Name Romanization: Suupaa Seeraamuun
English Name: Super Sailormoon
Name//Third Senshi Form:
Japanese Name: エターナルセーラームーン
Name Romanization: Etaanaru Seeraamuun
English Name: Eternal Sailormoon
In Japanese Script, Sailormoon is written in Katakana Characters ( セーラームーン ). It is generally accepted to write her Senshi name as both Sailormoon and Sailor Moon. "Sailormoon" is often used to show that you're talking about the Japanese version and "Sailor Moon" is usually used when talking about the dub version. It is acceptable to use both in either way and it is based upon user preference.
Name Meaning & Connections//Senshi:
The "Sailor" part of Sailormoon comes from the outfit she is wearing which has a sailor collar. The "Moon" part comes from the Moon which Usagi represents.
Other Names//First Royal Form:
Japanese Name: プリンセス・セレニティ
Name Romanization: Purinsesu Sereniti
English Name: Princess Serenity
Other Names//Second Royal Form:
Japanese Name: ネオ・クイーン・セレニティ
Name Romanization: Neo Kuiin Sereniti
English Name: Neo Queen Serenity
Odango Atama (Dumpling Head), Usagi-chan, Usako, Usa
Meatball Head, Serena the Hyena
Meatball Head, Muffin Head, Bunny, Buns, Bun
Name: Serena Tsukino
The name Serena comes from the Latin "Serenus" meaning "serene" or "tranquil".
Sailor Moon's English name is Serena Tsukino. In the Tokyopop Manga, she is called "Bunny" in reference to the Japanese name "Usagi" (Rabbit)