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Names in Japanese make beautiful works of art. Whether you are searching for art suitable for your home or office - or more personally as a Japanese tattoo design - we have thousands of original designs by Master Takase each meticulously translated and documented and beautifully brushed. We give you all the information you need to easily verify the translations for yourself as we want you to be as happy with the translation as you are with the beautiful art.

This is a list of over eleven 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.

When possible 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 information along with other important details about the translation.

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Name Romaji Katakana Kanji Meaning (Reading)
Cab kyabu    
Cacey keishi-    
Cade keido    
Caden keiden Balance (kinkou)
Cadence keidensu   Cadence
Cady keidi    
Caelan keiran   Slender
Caelin keirin Pure (junsui)
Caesar shi-za-   Long Hair
Caetano kaeta-no    
Cage keiji    
Caiden keiden Balance (kinkou)
Caillou keiru-    
Cainan keinan    
Caitlin keitorin Pure (junsui)
Caitlyn keitorin Pure (junsui)
Cajsa kaisa Pure (junsui)
Cal karu    
Cal kyaru    
Calan karan    
Calandra karandora Beautiful One (bijin)
Calder karuda-    
Caleb keirebu Faithful (chuujitsu)
Caleb karebu Faithful (chuujitsu)
Calendula karendyura    
Calev karebu Faithful (chuujitsu)
Cali kari    
Calista kyarisuta Most Beautiful (saikoubi)
Calla kara- Beautiful (bi)
Calleigh kari-    
Callie kari- Beautiful (bi)
Callie ka-ri-    
Callie kyari-    
Callista kyarisuta Most Beautiful (saikoubi)
Callisto karisuto Most Beautiful (saikoubi)
Callum karamu   Dove
Calum karamu   Dove
Calvin karuvin   Bald
Cam kyamu    
Camalee kamari    
Camden kamuden   Bald
Camelia kameria   Priest Assistant
Camellia kameria   Priest Assistant
Cameron kyameron    
Cami kami-   Priest Assistant
Camie kami-   Priest Assistant
Camila kamira   Priest Assistant
Camila kami-ra   Priest Assistant
Camilia kamiria   Priest Assistant
Camilla kamira   Priest Assistant
Camilla kami-ra   Priest Assistant
Camilla kamirra   Priest Assistant
Camille kami-ru   Priest Assistant
Camille kami-yu   Priest Assistant
Camillo kamirro   Priest Assistant
Camilo kamiro   Priest Assistant
Cammie kami-    
Cammie kyami-    
Cammy kami-    
Campbell kyanberu    
Camren kyamuren   Crooked Stream
Camryn kamurin   Crooked Nose
Camryn kyamurin    
Canada kanada    
Candace kyandasu   Clarity
Candace kyandisu    
Candance kyandansu   Clarity
Cande kande Candle (rousoku)
Candela kandera    
Candelaria kyanderaria Candle (rousoku)
Candelario kanderario Candle (rousoku)
Candelas kanderasu Candle (rousoku)
Candi kyandi Sweet (kanbi)
Candice kyandisu   Clarity
Candida kyandida White (shiro)
Candie kyandi Sweet (kanbi)
Candis kyandisu   Clarity
Candra chandora    
Candy kyandi Sweet (kanbi)
Candyce kyandisu   Clarity
Candyse kyandisu   Clarity
Cantinflas kantinfurasu    
Caprice kyapurisu   Caprice
Caprice kapurisu    
Capucine kyapushi-nu   Nasturium
Cara ka-ra Beloved (saiai)
Cardew ka-du-    
Cardina karudina    
Carel kareru    
Caren karen Pure (junsui)
Carey kyari- Love (ai)
Carey keari-    
Carey keri-    
Cari kyari- Love (ai)
Carice karisu    
Caridad karida-do Charity (jizen)
Carie kyari- Love (ai)
Carin karin Pure (junsui)
Carina karina Pure (junsui)
Carine kari-nu Beloved (saiai)
Carine kari-ne Beloved (saiai)
Carisa karissa Kindness (shinsetsu)
Carissa karissa Kindness (shinsetsu)
Carita karita Charity (jizen)
Carl ka-ru Freedom (jiyuu)
Carl-Heinz ka-ruhaintsu    
Carla ka-ra Freedom (jiyuu)
Carla karura    
Carlee ka-ri- Freedom (jiyuu)
Carleen ka-ri-n Freedom (jiyuu)
Carlena ka-rina Freedom (jiyuu)
Carlene ka-ri-n Freedom (jiyuu)
Carles karuresu    
Carleton ka-ruton   Free Town
Carletta ka-retta Freedom (jiyuu)
Carley ka-ri- Freedom (jiyuu)
Carli ka-ri- Freedom (jiyuu)
Carlie ka-ri- Freedom (jiyuu)
Carlin ka-rin    
Carline ka-rain Freedom (jiyuu)
Carlita ka-ri-ta Freedom (jiyuu)
Carlito karurito Freedom (jiyuu)
Carlitos karuritosu Freedom (jiyuu)
Carlo karuro Freedom (jiyuu)
Carlos karurosu Freedom (jiyuu)
Carlota ka-rotta Freedom (jiyuu)
Carlota karuro-ta    
Carlotta ka-rotta Freedom (jiyuu)
Carlton ka-ruton   Free Town
Carly ka-ri- Freedom (jiyuu)
Carlyn kyarorin Freedom (jiyuu)
Carma ka-ma Garden (niwa)
Carman ka-man Song (uta)
Carmel ka-meru Orchard (kajuen)
Carmela karumera Garden (niwa)
Carmelia karumeria Orchard (kajuen)
Carmelina karumeri-na Orchard (kajuen)
Carmelita ka-merita Orchard (kajuen)
Carmella karumera Garden (niwa)
Carmelo ka-mero Orchard (kajuen)
Carmelo karumero    
Carmen karumen Song (uta)
Carmen ka-men Song (uta)
Carmencita karumenshita Song (uta)
Carmina karumina Song (uta)
Carmine karumain Song (uta)
Carmine ka-main    
Carmon ka-mon Song (uta)
Carol kyaroru Song (uta)
Carola karo-ra Song (uta)
Carolann kyaroruan Freedom (jiyuu)
Carole karoru    
Carole kyaro-re    
Carole kyaroru    
Carolee kyarori- Freedom (jiyuu)
Carolin kyarorin Freedom (jiyuu)
Carolina karoraina Freedom (jiyuu)
Carolina karori-na    
Caroline kyarorain Strong (kyouryoku)
Caroline karori-ne    
Caroline karori-nu    
Caroline kyarori-nu    
Caroll kyaroru Freedom (jiyuu)
Carolyn kyarorin Freedom (jiyuu)
Carolyn karorin    
Carolyne kyarorin Freedom (jiyuu)
Carolynn kyarorin Freedom (jiyuu)
Caron karon Love (ai)
Caroyln kyarorin Freedom (jiyuu)
Carre kyari-    
Carri kyari- Love (ai)
Carrie kyari- Love (ai)
Carrigan karigan   Little Spear
Carrol kyaroru Freedom (jiyuu)
Carroll kyaroru Freedom (jiyuu)
Carry kyari- Love (ai)
Carsen ka-sun    
Carson ka-son    
Carsten ka-suten Christ (kirisuto)
Carta karuta    
Carter ka-ta-    
Cary kyari- Love (ai)
Cary keiri-    
Caryl kyaroru Freedom (jiyuu)
Carylon kariron Freedom (jiyuu)
Caryn karin Pure (junsui)
Carys karisu Love (ai)
Cas kyasu    
Casandra kasandora Prophetess (yogensha)
Caseiro kaseiro    
Casey keishi- Vigilant (keikai)
Cash kyasshu    
Casia kashia    
Casie keishi- Vigilant (keikai)
Casilda kashiruda    
Casimir kajimi-ru   Great Destroyer
Casimir kashimi-ru   Great Destroyer
Casimira kashimira    
Casimiro kashimiro    
Casimiro kajimi-ro    
Caspar kasuparu   Treasure Holder
Caspar kasupa-   Treasure Holder
Casper kyasupa-    
Cass kyasu    
Cassady kyasadi Clever (keimyou)
Cassandra kasandora Prophetess (yogensha)
Cassandre kassandoru Kassandra (yogensha)
Cassaundra kasondora Prophetess (yogensha)
Cassey keishi- Vigilant (keikai)
Cassi kashi- Prophetess (yogensha)
Cassia kashia    
Cassidy kyashidi Clever (keimyou)
Cassie kashi- Prophetess (yogensha)
Cassie kyashi-    
Cassius kashiasu    
Cassius kyashiasu    
Cassius kasshiusu    
Cassondra kasondora Prophetess (yogensha)
Cassy kashi- Prophetess (yogensha)
Castel kasuteru    
Castellozzi kasuterottsi    
Castulo kasuturo    
Cat kyatto Pure (junsui)
Catalina katarina Pure (junsui)
Catalina katari-na    
Catarina katari-na Pure (junsui)
Cate keito Pure (junsui)
Catelin katorin    
Catelyn keitorin Pure (junsui)
Caterina kateri-na Pure (junsui)
Catharine kyasarin Pure (junsui)
Catherin kyasarin Pure (junsui)
Catherina kateri-na Pure (junsui)
Catherine kyasarin Pure (junsui)
Catherine katori-nu    
Catherine kyasuri-n    
Cathern kyaserin Pure (junsui)
Catheryn kyasarin Pure (junsui)
Cathey kyashi- Pure (junsui)
Cathi kyashi- Pure (junsui)
Cathia katia    
Cathie kyashi- Pure (junsui)
Cathleen kyasuri-n Pure (junsui)
Cathrine kyasarin Pure (junsui)
Cathryn kyasurin Pure (junsui)
Cathy kyashi- Pure (junsui)
Cathy kati    
Catina katina Pure (junsui)
Catinca katinka    
Catrice katorisu Pure (junsui)
Catrina katori-na Pure (junsui)
Cavada kyavada    
Caville kaviru    
Cay kai    
Cayden keiden    
Cayetano kajetano   From Gaeta
Cayla keira Lovely (suteki)
Cayo kajo    
Cayo kayo    
Ceanna shiana    
Cec seku    
Cece shishi    
Cece shi-shi-    
Cecelia seshiria   Blind
Cecil seshiru   Sixth
Cecila seshira   Blind
Cecile seshiru    
Cecilia seshiria   Blind
Cecilio seshirio   Sixth Child
Cecilio chechirio   Sixth Child
Cecille seshiru    
Cecillia seshiria   Blind
Cecily seshiri-   Blind
Cedar shi-da-    
Cedric sedorikku Kind (shinsetsu)
Cedrick sedorikku Kind (shinsetsu)
Ceferino seferino    
Celedonio seredonio    
Celena serena Moon (tsuki)
Celene seri-n    
Celesta seresuta Heaven (tengoku)
Celeste seresuto Heaven (tengoku)
Celeste seresute Heaven (tengoku)
Celestia seresutia Heaven (tengoku)
Celestina seresuti-na Heaven (tengoku)
Celestine seresutin Heaven (tengoku)
Celestino seresutino Heaven (tengoku)
Celestino seresuti-no Heaven (tengoku)
Celestino cheresuti-no Heaven (tengoku)
Celia shiria Heaven (tengoku)
Celia seria    
Celia tseria    
Celina seraina    
Celina serina    
Celinda serinda Moon (tsuki)
Celine seri-nu Heaven (tengoku)
Celine seri-n Heaven (tengoku)
Celino serino Warrior (senshi)
Celino cherino Warrior (senshi)
Celio serio Heaven (tengoku)

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Recommended Books/CD:

Learn Japanese Calligraphy Lessons 1 - 6 by Eri Takase

Learn Japanese Calligraphy by Eri Takase is a unique Japanese Calligraphy course on CD-ROM. With these CD's you can learn Japanese Calligraphy by actually seeing the characters being brushed by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase. Japanese Calligraphy is all about movement and you simply cannot learn the proper movement from a book. These CD lessons actually shows videos of Master Takase brushing the characters - and you can learn proper technique by seeing it over and over again. We also show videos of common student errors and how to correct them. Along with the videos are samples with stroke order that can be printed as well as detailed step by step instructions. Learn Japanese Calligraphy is a great learning tool by itself or to complement your current studies.

The first CD includes topics on tool selection, posture, how to hold the brush as well as the basic strokes of the block font. Each lesson covers the stroke order with examples that can be printed. To learn more about these lessons visit Learn Japanese Calligraphy with Eri Takase.
 

This is an excellent reference and is perfect for learning the stroke order of kana and kanji.

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

For more advanced needs this is the best English Language Japanese-English kanji dictionary you can buy.


References:

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

The Etymology of First Names - An excellent site for 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 good online dictionary that does not require Japanese fonts. This dictionary can be 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 online English/Japanese dictionary. Japanese fonts are required.



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