As I see many people not understanding how the girls are named in their alter egos, I will do my best to explain. Hope it will help some and if you have better suggestions, don’t hesitate to contact me ~
Futari wa Pretty Cure Max Heart
Cure Black and Cure White - based on Yin and Yang, bright and dark, sun and moon. Shiny Luminous - She is the light, reincarnation of the Queen of the Garden of Light. (has also relations to Yin and Yang, but I can’t explain, sorry v.v)
Futari wa Pretty Cure Splash Star
Cure Bloom - Based on Flowers and Plants Cure Egret - Based on Birds Cure Bright - Based on the Moon Cure Windy - Based on the Wind All in all, Splash Star is based on the Japanese idiom “Flower, Bird, Moon, Wind”,
which leads to the beauty of nature.
Yes! Pretty Cure 5 GoGo!
Yes! 5 is based on powers and feelings, but the names of the characters are more based on their own powers, unlike it used to be in the previous seasons: Cure Dream - Based on her help to make Coco’s dream come true, which is to restore the Palmier Kingdom. Also, dreams are always connected with hope, which is her power. Cure Rouge - Lit. means red. Her theme color is red. Cure Lemonade - Not just a yellow juice, but also fizzy/bubbling, while her power is effervesce. Cure Mint - Mint is green, like her theme color. Might also have something with her calm powers to do as they are plant-related. Cure Aqua - Refers to both, her theme color and her power, as Aqua means “water” in latin. Milky Rose - Milky Rose is born from the blue rose. And her actual name is Milk. Milky Rose… maybe you could also say “If you change the order of Miruku (Milk), you get Mikuru, which is related with Mirakuru (Miracle) and the blue Rose is rose of Miracles.”
Fresh Pretty Cure!
Their names are based on fruits. What else? Also theme color related. And yes, peaches are considered to be pink in Japan!
Heartcatch Pretty Cure!
Based on how nature works:
Cure Blossom - Blooming flowers that help life to go on Cure Marine -Water that every living creature and plan needs to live. Cure Sunshine - No flower can bloom without sunlight. Cure Moonlight - Water is related to the moon, somehow (I never understood that, but it is true)
Suite Pretty Cure♪
Aspects of music:
Cure Melody - the wild tune, fast, loud songs Cure Rhythm - the gentle tune, calm but beautiful songs Cure Beat - the soul of music, no music can survive without a soul/heart Cure Muse - the goddess of music.
Smile Pretty Cure!
Things that make happy/Related to fairytales somehow
Cure Happy - you can’t be happy without being… happy? Also, Happy Ends. Cure Sunny - who doesn’t like it being sunny outside? Cure Peace - peace is always something to be happy about Cure March - March is the start of spring, spring is considered better (by some) than winter. Could also come from “Märchen”, which means fairytale in German. Cure Beauty - does make beauty happy? Probably, but could also relate to the beauty of fairytale characters, like the sleeping beauty.
Doki Doki! Pretty Cure
based on international card suits:
Cure Heart - ♥ heart symbol. Cure Diamond - ♦ diamond symbol. Cure Rosetta - ♣ another name for the club symbol Cure Sword - ♠ another name for the spade symbol Cure Ace - The A (ace) card of a deck The legendary Pretty Cures are based on the white Tarot.
Happiness Charge Pretty Cure!
Like Yes! 5, they have their own themes:
Cure Lovely - has power of love ♥ Cure Princess - she is a princess Cure Honey - she loves food, I guess… Cure Fortune - the star of fortune, also wants to save her sister Cure Tender - ??? She is nice? Cure Sunset & Cure Wave - Hawaii ~ @toei
Go! Princess Pretty Cure
Based on their powers:
Cure Flora - Princess of flowers Cure Mermaid - Princess of the sea Cure Twinkle - Princess of stars Cure Scarlet - (shade of red), Princess of flames
Mahou Tsukai Pretty Cure!
They are witches, cute lovely witches:
Cure Miracle - The miraculous aspect of witches. Cure Magical - The magical aspect of witches. Cure Felice - she has her own theme I guess, but I have yet to figure it out… (Cure Mofurun - it is her/his name xD)
Pretty Cure All Stars
Cure Echo - named after her trying go get to Fu-chan to let him know about her true feelings, but could also refer to the audience, to echo their feelings. Showing that everyone can become a Pretty Cure, if they just believe enough.