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RSAHinataSpringbokF1
01-21-2010, 06:26 PM
Shikamaru means deer and Orochimaru means Big Snake. I don't get the maru suffix when I recognized those characters with their names. Could anybody help me with the maru suffix, and what it means? Please.

KarinxInoFan
01-21-2010, 07:21 PM
It's basically just a common ending for a boy's name in Japanese.

ANIMELVR4EVR
01-21-2010, 07:22 PM
its a common boy suffix. so shikamaru's name would be deer boy

RSAHinataSpringbokF1
01-21-2010, 07:25 PM
It's basically just a common ending for a boy's name in Japanese.
Oh, wow. Thanks for the maru information. Shikamaru means deer boy.

Hidden Ninja45
01-21-2010, 08:25 PM
-maru is just a common suffix to Japanese boy names. There are a lot of guys in anime that's name end in -maru.