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Names in Japanese - B

Names in Japanese make beautiful works of art. Whether art suitable for framing for your home or office - or more personally artwork on your body  - we have thousands of original designs by Master Takase each meticulously translated and documented. We give you all the information so you can easily verify the translations for yourself so you can be as happy with the translation as you are with the beautiful art.

This is a list of over ten thousand names and their meanings meticulously translated to Japanese. The name translations are a phonetic translation to katakana which is the correct way names are translated to Japanese and is the way non-Japanese names appear in dictionaries, newspapers, and encyclopedias.

We also include literal translation to kanji which translates the original meaning of the name. The literal translation works especially well for names like Faith and Joy where the name has a clear meaning. For more information on how names can be translated to Japanese read Eri Takase's article How to Write Names in Japanese which first appeared in her monthly column in Martial Arts Insiders Magazine.

Note that a name can have several pronunciation and may even have different meanings depending on the derivation. A common example is the name "Jan" which can be pronounced JAN or YAHN. Because of space limitations we do not show the pronunciation in this list, however, if you click on the name you can find this along with other important details about the translation.

Is your name not in our list? Special order any first or last name at Special Order Name in Japanese

Japanese Tattoo Designs
Hand-Lettered Japanese Kanji for Art, Tattoos and Professional Design
by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase

For each name we have designs specifically suited for tattoos.
Each design may also be special ordered as hand-lettered art unframed or framed.

Michael is My Life Amanda is My Love Charles is My Soul Mate

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Note - We have recently updated the StockKanji website so many names were taken down. If the name you are looking for is missing please contact us and we will add the name to the list. We apologize for the inconvenience while the new site is being update.

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Name Romaji Katakana Kanji Meaning (Reading)
Baard bo-do    
Baayork baiyo-ku    
Babby bobi-    
Babe beibu    
Babu babu    
Baby bebi-    
Badja baja    
Bahar baha-ru    
Baharon baharon    
Bahman ba-man Good Mind (ryoushin)
Bahni ba-ni    
Bailee beiri-    
Bailey beiri-    
Baines beinzu    
Bairbre ba-bara    
Baird bea-do    
Bajram bairamu    
Balazs baraju    
Balkrishna barukurishuna    
Balthazar barusaza-ru    
Bambi banbi Girl (shoujo)
Banco banko    
Bandit banditto   Bandit
Bao bao    
Bappi bapi    
Baptiste batisuto    
Barack baraku Blessed (onkei)
Barak baraku Blessed (onkei)
Barb ba-bu   Foreign
Barbara ba-bara   Foreign
Barbara barubara    
Barbel ba-baru    
Barbet ba-betto    
Barbie ba-bi-   Foreign
Barbra ba-bura    
Barclay ba-kure-    
Barnaby ba-nabi-    
Barnard ba-na-do    
Barney ba-ni-    
Baron baron    
Barret baretto    
Barrett baretto   Cap
Barrie bari- Spear (yari)
Barrie beri- Spear (yari)
Barry bari- Spear (yari)
Barry beri- Spear (yari)
Bart ba-to   Son of Talmai
Barta baruta    
Bartek barutekku    
Bartholomew ba-soromyu-    
Bartlett ba-toretto    
Barton ba-ton    
Baruch baruku Blessed (onkei)
Barukh baruku Blessed (onkei)
Basak basaku    
Basarat basaratto    
Basil bajiru King (ou)
Basil beijiru King (ou)
Basile bajiru    
Bassam basa-mu    
Basti basuti   From Sabasta
Baz bazu    
Bea bea    
Bea bi- Traveler (tabibito)
Beach bi-chi    
Beah bia    
Beata beata    
Beata bea-ta Blessed (onkei)
Beatrice biatorisu Traveler (tabibito)
Beatrice beatorisu    
Beatris biatorisu Traveler (tabibito)
Beatrix beatorikkusu    
Beatrix beatorisu Traveler (tabibito)
Beatrix beatorikusu Traveler (tabibito)
Beatrix biatorikusu Traveler (tabibito)
Beatriz beatorisu Traveler (tabibito)
Beau bo- Handsome (otokomae)
Beaulah byu-ra Bride (hanayome)
Bebe bebe Traveler (tabibito)
Bebe bibi Traveler (tabibito)
Beca beka Bind (kizuna)
Becca bekka Bind (kizuna)
Beccie bekki- Bind (kizuna)
Beck bekku   stream
Becki bekki- Bind (kizuna)
Beckie bekki- Bind (kizuna)
Becky bekki- Bind (kizuna)
Bee bi- Traveler (tabibito)
Beeban bi-ban    
Beege bi-ji    
Beeson bi-son    
Begum begumu    
Behira behira Light (hikari)
Behnaz behena-zu    
Beka beka Bind (kizuna)
Bekim bekimu    
Bela bera God's Oath (shinsei)
Belen beren   Bethlehem
Belinda berinda Beautiful (bi)
Belita beri-ta    
Belita berita God's Oath (shinsei)
Belkacem berukasemu    
Bella bera Beautiful (bi)
Belle beru Beautiful (bi)
Bellone bero-ni Beautiful (bi)
Belloni bero-ni Beautiful (bi)
Belva beruva   Lovely Vista
Ben ben Son (musuko)
Bendt bento    
Benedict benedikuto Blessed (onkei)
Benedicta benedikuta Blessed (onkei)
Benek beneku Blessed (onkei)
Benicio benichio    
Benigna beni-nya    
Benita beni-ta Blessed (onkei)
Benito beni-to Blessed (onkei)
Benjamin benyamin    
Benjamin banjaman    
Benjamin benjamin Son (musuko)
Bennet benetto    
Bennet bennetto Blessed (onkei)
Bennett bennetto Blessed (onkei)
Bennett benetto    
Bennie beni- Son (musuko)
Benno beno    
Benno benno    
Benny beni- Son (musuko)
Benoit bunowa Blessed (onkei)
Benoit benowa Blessed (onkei)
Benson benson    
Bent bento    
Bentley bentori-    
Benton benton    
Benu benu    
Beppe beppe    
Beracha beracha Blessed (onkei)
Berangere beranje-ru    
Bercelio beruserio    
Berenice berenisu    
Berlinda ba-rinda    
Bern ba-n Bear (kuma)
Berna ba-na Bear (kuma)
Bernadette berunadetto    
Bernadette ba-nadetto Bear Strong (yuukyou)
Bernadine ba-nadin Bear Strong (yuukyou)
Bernald beruna-ru    
Bernard beruna-ru Bear Strong (yuukyou)
Bernard ba-na-do Bear Strong (yuukyou)
Bernard berunarudo    
Bernardine ba-nadin Bear Strong (yuukyou)
Bernardo berunarudo Bear Strong (yuukyou)
Bernd berunto    
Berneice ba-nisu Victory (shouri)
Bernhard berunharuto Bear Strong (yuukyou)
Bernice ba-nisu Victory (shouri)
Bernie ba-ni- Bear Strong (yuukyou)
Berniece ba-nisu Victory (shouri)
Bernita ba-ni-ta Victory (shouri)
Berry beri- Spear (yari)
Bert beruto Bright (ki)
Bert ba-to Bright (ki)
Berta ba-ta Bright (ki)
Berta beruta Bright (ki)
Bertha beruta Bright (ki)
Bertha ba-sa Bright (ki)
Bertie beruti Bright (ki)
Bertie ba-ti Bright (ki)
Bertila ba-tira    
Bertille beruti-yu    
Berto beruto Bright (ki)
Berton ba-ton    
Bertram ba-toramu Bright Raven (ken'u)
Bertrand ba-torando   Bright Raven
Bertrand berutoran    
Berucha berucha Blessed (onkei)
Berura berura Pure (junsui)
Berwick ba-wikku    
Beryl beriru Beryl (ryokuchuuseki)
Bess besu God's Oath (shinsei)
Bessie besshi- God's Oath (shinsei)
Beth besu God's Oath (shinsei)
Bethanie besani-   Fig House
Bethany besani-   Fig House
Bethel beseru   House of God
Betsey bettsi God's Oath (shinsei)
Betsy bettsi God's Oath (shinsei)
Bette betto God's Oath (shinsei)
Bette beti God's Oath (shinsei)
Bettie beti God's Oath (shinsei)
Bettina betina    
Bettina betti-na God's Oath (shinsei)
Betty beti God's Oath (shinsei)
Bettye beti God's Oath (shinsei)
Betula betura Maiden (shoujo)
Betulah betura Maiden (shoujo)
Beula byu-ra Bride (hanayome)
Beulah beura    
Beulah byu-ra Bride (hanayome)
Beverlee bevari-   Beaver Stream
Beverlee bivari-    
Beverley bivari-    
Beverley bevari-   Beaver Stream
Beverly bivari-    
Beverly bevari-   Beaver Stream
Beyonce biyonse    
Bhajan bajan    
Bhang bangu    
Bhaskar basuka-ru    
Bhavani ba-vani    
Bhimsen bi-musen    
Biana biana    
Bianca bianka White (shiro)
Bibi bibi Lady (shukujo)
Bibiana bibiana    
Bice bi-che    
Biel bieru    
Biff bifu    
Bigas bigasu    
Bijou biju- Jewel (houseki)
Bikram bikuramu    
Bilal biraru    
Biliana biriana    
Bill biru Protect (hogo)
Bille biri- Protect (hogo)
Bille bire    
Billi biri- Protect (hogo)
Billie biri- Protect (hogo)
Billy biri- Protect (hogo)
Billye biri- Protect (hogo)
Bimal bimaru    
Bina bina Wisdom (chie)
Bing bingu    
Bipasha bipasha    
Bipul bipuru    
Bird ba-do Bird (tori)
Birdie ba-di Bird (tori)
Birgit birugi-to    
Birgit birugitto    
Birgitta birugitta    
Birgitte biagitte    
Birju biruju    
Birte birute   Noble One
Birthe birute    
Bismillah bisumirra-    
Bitty biti    
Bix bikkusu    
Bjorn byorun    
Blaine burein    
Blair burea    
Blaithnaid buraizuneido    
Blake bureiku Black (kuro)
Blanca buranka White (shiro)
Blanch buranchi White (shiro)
Blanchard burancha-do    
Blanche buranchi White (shiro)
Blanche buranshu    
Blanchette buranshetto    
Blane burein    
Blas burasu    
Blasia bureijia    
Blondell buronderu   Caressing
Blossom burossamu Blossom (kaika)
Blu buru    
Blythe buraisu Cheerful (kaikatsu)
Bo bo-    
Boaz boazu    
Bob bobu   Bright Fame
Bobbi bobi-   Bright Fame
Bobbie bobi-   Bright Fame
Bobby bobi-   Bright Fame
Bobbye bobi-   Bright Fame
Bobcat bobukyatto    
Bobo bobo    
Bodhi bodi    
Bodhi bojji    
Bodil bodiru    
Bogdan bogudan    
Bogumil bogumiru    
Boguslaw bogusuwafu    
Bohdan bofudan    
Bojana bofana   Battle
Bokeem boki-mu    
Bolek boreku    
Boleslaw boresuwafu    
Bolo boro    
Boman bo-man    
Bongkod bonkotto    
Bonita boni-ta Beautiful (bi)
Bonnie boni- Beautiful (bi)
Bonny boni- Beautiful (bi)
Booker bukka-   Book Maker
Boone bu-n   Good
Boris borisu   Battle Glory
Bosco bosuko-    
Boubker bubukeru    
Bouli bu-ri    
Boy bo-i    
Boyce boisu Forest (shinrin)
Boyd boido Blond (kinpatsu)
Bozena bojena   Divine
Bozidar bojida-ru   Divine Gift
Bracha buracha Blessed (onkei)
Brad buraddo   Broad
Braden bureiden   Salmon
Bradford buraddofo-do   Broad Ford
Bradley buraddori-   Broad Meadow
Bradly buraddori-   Broad Meadow
Brady bureidi   Brawny Chest
Brahim burahimu    
Brain buraian Noble (kouki)
Bram buramu   Father of a Nation
Bran buran Raven (karasu)
Branda buranda Sword (ken)
Brande burandi   Brandy
Brande burando    
Brandee burandi   Brandy
Branden buranden   Gorse Hill
Brandenburg burandenba-gu    
Brandi burandi   Brandy
Brandie burandi   Brandy
Brandon burandon   Gorse Hill
Brandy burandi   Brandy
Branford buranfo-do    
Branislav buranisurafu    
Branka buranka    
Branko buranko    
Brant buranto Sword (ken)
Brawley buro-ri-    
Braxton burakusuton   Brock's town
Brayden bureiden   Salmon
Braydon bureidon   Salmon
Brea burea    
Breana buriana Noble (kouki)
Breanna buriana Noble (kouki)
Breanne burian Noble (kouki)
Breck burekku    
Breckin burekkin    
Bree buri-    
Brenda burenda Sword (ken)
Brendan burendan Prince (ouji)
Brenden burenden Prince (ouji)
Brendon burendon Prince (ouji)
Brenna burenna   Drop of water
Brenner burena-    
Breno bureno    
Brent burento Hilltop (kyuujou)
Brenton burenton Hilltop (kyuujou)
Breona buriona    
Bret buretto   Britain or Brittany
Brett buretto   Britain or Brittany
Brian buraian Noble (kouki)
Briana buriana Noble (kouki)
Briann burian Noble (kouki)
Brianna buriana Noble (kouki)
Brianne burian Noble (kouki)
Briant buraianto    
Brice burisu    
Brice buraisu    
Bridge burijji Bridge (hashi)
Bridger burijja- Bridge (hashi)
Bridges burijjisu Bridge (hashi)
Bridget burijitto Noble (kouki)
Bridgett burijitto Noble (kouki)
Bridgette burijitto Noble (kouki)
Bridgit burijitto Noble (kouki)
Brie buri-    
Briem buriemu    
Brigette burijitto Noble (kouki)
Brighton buraiton    
Brigid burijiddo    
Brigitte burigitte    
Brigitte burijitto Noble (kouki)
Brigitte burijite Noble (kouki)
Brij buriji    
Brilee burairi-    
Brileigh burairi-    
Briley burairi-    
Brion buraion    
Briony buraioni-    
Britany buritani-   Britain or Brittany
Britney buritoni-   Britain or Brittany
Britni buritoni-   Britain or Brittany
Britt buritto   Britain or Brittany
Britta buritta    
Britta burita   Britain or Brittany
Brittaney buritani-   Britain or Brittany
Brittani buritani-   Britain or Brittany
Brittanie buritani-   Britain or Brittany
Brittany buritani-   Britain or Brittany
Britteny buritani-   Britain or Brittany
Brittney buritoni-   Britain or Brittany
Brittni buritoni-   Britain or Brittany
Brittny buritoni-   Britain or Brittany
Brixton burikusuton    
Broc burokku   Badger
Brock burokku   Badger
Broderick buroderikku   Famous Power
Brodie burodi   Muddy Place
Brody burodi    
Bronagh burona-    
Bronson buronson    
Bronwen buronwen    
Bronwin buronwin    
Bronwyn buronwin    
Bronzell buronzuru    
Brook burukku Brook (ogawa)
Brooke burukku Brook (ogawa)
Brooklyn burukkurin    
Brooklynn burukkurin    
Brooks burukkusu Brook (ogawa)
Brownie burauni-    
Bruce buru-su Forest (shinrin)
Brucha burucha Blessed (onkei)
Bruklin burukkurin    
Bruna buru-na   Brown Hair
Brunaugh burona-    
Brunella burunera    
Brunetto burunetto    
Bruno buryuno    
Bruno buru-no Brown (kasshoku)
Bryan buraian Noble (kouki)
Bryanna buriana Noble (kouki)
Bryant buraianto Noble (kouki)
Bryce buraisu    
Brycen buraisen   Dotted
Brye burai    
Brylee burairi-    
Bryleigh burairi-    
Brylie burairi-    
Bryn burin    
Brynn burin   Hill
Bryon buraion Noble (kouki)
Bryson buraison   Speckled
Brytton buraiton    
Bub babu Friend (tomo)
Bubba baba    
Buck bakku Buck (ojika)
Bud bado Friend (tomo)
Budd baddo    
Buddy badi Friend (tomo)
Budhaditya budaditoya    
Buffy bafi- God's Oath (shinsei)
Buford byufo-do    
Bug bagu    
Bulah byu-ra Bride (hanayome)
Bulle byuru    
Bunny bani- Victory (shouri)
Bunty banti-    
Burgandy ba-gandi   Burgundy
Burgess ba-jesu    
Burgundy ba-gandi   Burgundy
Burke ba-ku    
Burl ba-ru   Burl
Burn ba-n    
Burnard ba-na-do    
Burr ba-    
Burt ba-to Bright (ki)
Burton ba-ton Fort (yousai)
Burtt ba-to Bright (ki)
Busby basubi-    
Busta basuta    
Buster basuta-   Fellow
Busy biji-    
Butterfly batafurai    
Buyandulam bayandoramu    
Buzz bazu    
Byambasuren byanbasuren    
Byrne ba-n    
Byron bairon Bear (kuma)

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Learn Japanese Calligraphy Lessons 1 - 6 by Eri Takase

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This book shows all modern kanji along with the stroke order and direction. This is the perfect companion for the serious student.

The New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary by John H. Haig, Andrew N. Nelson

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References:

カタカナから引く外国人名綴り方字典 (Guide to Spellings of Foreigner's Names in Kana Orders) - Find the original non-Japanese name given the Japanese translation.

United States Census - 1990 - The top 2400 male and female names from this US government publication are covered in our list.

BabyNamer - Produced by Oxygen Media this is a good source for the meaning of names.

The Etymology of First Names - This site is our second choice when researching the meaning and pronunciations of given names.

StockKanji - Names in Japanese Calligraphy Over 9000 names translated to Japanese. This is a searchable site giving much more information about each name than we show here. Many names also have original, hand-lettered designs for personal use like a tattoo and for professional use such as for wedding invitations or as part of a logo design.

Jeffrey's Japanese<->English Dictionary Server - An on-line dictionary that does not require Japanese fonts. This dictionary is terse so it is easy to misinterpret. Its value for name translations is limited as it does not give the pronunciation.

Goo Jiten - A good on-line English/Japanese dictionary. Japanese fonts are required.



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