Gender: Feminine

Origin: Japanese

Meaning: “Whirling.”

Pronunciation: (oo-ZOO-mey)

Nicknames: Zume, Zumi, Uma, Uzu

Detail: A goddess of laughter & merriment.

Uzume is the name of a Japanese Shinto goddess and means “whirling”. The story of Uzume tells of her strange dance that lured the sun goddess, Amaterasu, out of the cave where she had hidden herself.