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Type Surname
Usage Japanese
Scripts 巽, 田積, 立己, 立巳, 立見, 立身, 竜己, 竜巳, 竜見, 辰己, 辰巳, 辰見, 辰身(Japanese Kanji) たつみ(Japanese Hiragana) タツミ(Japanese Katakana)
Pronounced Pron. TAH-TSUU-MEE  [key]

Meaning & History

This surname is used as the combinations shown above + others that aren't on this entry.
The kanji used include 巽 (son, tatsumi) which means "southeast", 田 (den, ta) meaning "rice field, rice paddy", 積 (seki,, tsu.moru, -dzu.mi) meaning "acreage, amass, contents, load, pile up, stack, volume", 立 (rittoru, ritsu, ryuu, ta.tsu, ta.teru) meaning "erect, rise, set up, stand up", 竜 (ryuu, ryou, rou, ise, tatsu) meaning "dragon, imperial", 辰 (shin, jin, tatsu) meaning "sign of the dragon (5th sign of Chinese zodiac)", 己 (ki, ko, onore, tsuchinoto, na, mi) meaning "self, serpent, snake", 巳 (shi, mi) meaning "sign of the snake/serpent (6th sign of Chinese zodiac)", 見 (ken, mi.eru, mi.seru, meaning "chances, hopes, idea, look at, opinion, see, visible" and 身 (shin, mi) meaning "one's station in life, person, somebody."

Tatsumi (立己, 竜己, 竜巳 & 辰己) is also used as a masculine given name with the one used as 辰巳 being a unisex given name.
Added 1/29/2015 by m4yb3_daijirou
Edited 3/9/2020 by Mike C and m4yb3_daijirou