I always wondered about the meaning of this name in Japanese, but couldn't find much on Google. Can someone tell me what it means?

UPDATE: 茶々{ちゃちゃ} was a concubine to Toyotomi Hideyoshi in the Sengoku Period. I found the info on Wikipedia.

Additionally, I found that a fictional character form the Japanese manga series Maken-Ki is named Akaza Chacha (藜 チャチャ). Info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maken-ki

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    Forgive me if I'm mistaken, but it doesn't really look like a Japanese name. Is it the name of a fictional character?
    – user1478
    Apr 24, 2014 at 19:57
  • So it seems. Although, according to history, the name of Yodo-dono, cocubine of Toyotomi Hideyoshi in her youth was Cha-cha. So it may be a true name, just unusual though
    – Xanathos
    Apr 24, 2014 at 21:03
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    @Xanathos Can you please update the question with all that additional information? All the important context information should be in the question itself, not in comments.
    – Szymon
    Apr 24, 2014 at 21:39
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    You also have to tell us where you found the name in order to guess at its meaning, whether it's part of historical fiction, a video game, a contemporary novel, ...
    – Earthliŋ
    Apr 24, 2014 at 21:41
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    This may not be what you're looking for since you mention it's a name, but when you say 茶々を入れる, it means to tease, to make fun of.
    – NigoroJr
    Apr 25, 2014 at 4:20

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Chacha was lady Yodo's childhood name, eldest daughter of Oichi, Oda Nobunaga's sister. Trying to find the meaning myself.. That first kanji looks like it's from Ocha, which is tea... But that's only the reach of my amateur "otaku Japanese"... I can read hiragana and katakana, but I only know a few dozen kanji, probably less than 100, which is not a lot. >_<

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