The origin and meaning of Yuuri Katsuki’s name
So, I just had the most interesting YOI conversation with my cousin, a Japanese student. Here’s what I learned about Yuuri Katsuki’s name:
1. His last name
In kanji, ‘Katsuki’ is written as ‘勝生’; the first character, 勝, means ‘victory’ or ‘to win’ but can also mean ‘winner’ (shall I say ‘victor’) if you add the right suffix. Now the second character, 生, means ‘student’. so Yuuri’s last name literally means ‘student of a winner’ or ‘student of a victor’. I think this speaks for itself and I could just end this post here, but there’s more.
2. His first name
Yuuri, ‘勇利’ in kanji; ‘勇’ means ‘bravery’ or ‘courage’ and ‘利’ means ‘benefit’, so his first name means ‘one, who benefits from courage/bravery’.
succeeds through courage?
tl;dr - Katsuki Yuuri means ‘student of a victor who benefits from courage’ and I think that is beautiful.
(special thanks to @did-you-say-food for telling me about this, you’re the best)
(I’m sure someone already analysed Yuuri’s name but I was so excited I just wanted to make a post about this with the information I got)