This is a Japanese name; it means "cherry blossom." Isn't that a wonderful image to attach to a name? I love so many Japanese names (no, I'm not Japanese, but I'm studying the language) but this is one of my favorites because of the picture of the pink blossoms that it brings to mind.

As a girls' name, Sakura is Japanese and means "cherry blossom." As a man's name, Sakura was the sixth mansa of the Mali Nation of Africa.

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