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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.

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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.

Select the first letter of the name:

Name Romaji Katakana Kanji Meaning (Reading)
Dabbs dabusu    
Dablio daburio    
Dabney dabuni-    
Daddy dadi    
Dagen dagen    
Dagmara daguma-ra    
Dagney daguni-    
Dagny daguni    
Dahlia daria   Dahlia
Dahlia da-ria    
Dahn da-n    
Dai dai Beloved (saiai)
Daisey deiji- Daisy (hinagiku)
Daisy deiji- Daisy (hinagiku)
Dajka deika    
Dakin deikin    
Dakota dakota Friend (tomo)
Daktari dakutari    
Dalchand daruchando    
Dale deiru Dale (tanima)
Daler dareru    
Dalia daria   Dahlia
Dalila darira    
Dalip darippu    
Dallas darasu Valley Home (taniya)
Dalton daruton   Valley settlement
Dama dama Lady (shukujo)
Damaine damein    
Damaris damarisu   Calf
Dame damu Lady (shukujo)
Dame deimu Lady (shukujo)
Damia damia    
Damian damian Tamer (choukyoushi)
Damiano damia-no    
Damien damian Tamer (choukyoushi)
Damion damion Tamer (choukyoushi)
Damon deimon Tamer (choukyoushi)
Damonde damonde    
Dan dan   God Judges (shinsai)
Dana deina Denmark (denma-ku)
Dana dana Denmark (denma-ku)
Danae danae   Thirsty
D'Andre deandore Courageous (yuusou)
D'Andre diandore Courageous (yuusou)
Dandy dandi    
Dane dein Denmark (denma-ku)
Danelle daneru   God Judges (shinsai)
Danette danetto   God Judges (shinsai)
Dani dani-   God Judges (shinsai)
Dani dani    
Dania dania    
Danial danieru   God Judges (shinsai)
Danica danika   Morning Star
Daniel danieru   God Judges (shinsai)
Daniela daniera   God Judges (shinsai)
Daniele danieru   God Judges (shinsai)
Daniele daniere    
Daniell danieru   God Judges (shinsai)
Daniella daniera    
Danielle danieru   God Judges (shinsai)
Danika danika   Morning Star
Danis danisu    
Dann dan   God Judges (shinsai)
Dannie dani-   God Judges (shinsai)
Dannielle danieru   God Judges (shinsai)
Danny dani-   God Judges (shinsai)
Danso danso    
Dante dante Eternal (eien)
Danton danton    
Dany dani-   God Judges (shinsai)
Danyel danieru   God Judges (shinsai)
Danyell danieru   God Judges (shinsai)
Danyelle danieru   God Judges (shinsai)
Daoud dau-do    
Daphna dafuna Laurel (gekkeiju)
Daphne dafuni Laurel (gekkeiju)
Daphne dafune    
Dara dara Wisdom (chie)
Darcey da-shi-    
Darci da-shi-    
Darcie da-shi-    
Darcy da-shi- Dark (koi)
Darell dareru   [Place Name]
Daren da-ren    
Daren daren Great (idai)
Daria daria Wealth (fugou)
Darian darian    
Dariane darian    
Darin da-rin Great (idai)
Dario dario    
Darius dariusu King (ou)
Dariusz daryushu    
Darla da-ra Dear (shin'ai)
Darlan daruran    
Darlanne da-ran    
Darleen da-ri-n Dear (shin'ai)
Darlene da-ri-n Dear (shin'ai)
Darline da-ri-n Dear (shin'ai)
Darling da-rin    
Darnell da-neru   Hidden Place
Darrel dareru Dear (shin'ai)
Darrell dareru Dear (shin'ai)
Darren da-ren    
Darren daren Great (idai)
Darrin darin    
Darrin da-rin Great (idai)
Darris darisu    
Darry dari-    
Darryl dariru Dear (shin'ai)
Darshan darushan    
Dartanyan da-tanian    
Darunee da-runi-    
Darwin da-win Best Friend (shin'yuu)
Dary dari- Dear (shin'ai)
Daryl dariru Dear (shin'ai)
Dash dasshu    
Dashiell dashi-ru    
Dato dato    
Dato da-to    
Dave deivu Beloved (saiai)
Daveigh deivi    
Davenia davenia    
Davetta davetta    
David da-fitto    
David daviddo    
David da-vitto    
David deviddo    
David davi    
David davido    
David deividdo Beloved (saiai)
Davide davide    
Davis deivisu Beloved (saiai)
Davor davoru    
Davy deivi    
Dawn do-n Dawn (akebono)
Dawne do-n Dawn (akebono)
Dawnn do-n Dawn (akebono)
Dax dakkusu    
Daya daya    
Dayna deina Denmark (denma-ku)
Dayo daio    
Daysi deiji- Daisy (hinagiku)
Dayton deiton    
Daz dazu    
Deacon di-kon   Deacon
Dean di-n Valley (tani)
Deana diana Goddess (megami)
Deandre diandore Courageous (yuusou)
Deandre deandore Courageous (yuusou)
Deann dian Goddess (megami)
Deanna diana Goddess (megami)
Deanne dian Goddess (megami)
Dearing da-rin    
Deb debu Bee (hachi)
Debapriya debapuriya    
Debashish debashishi    
Debasish debashishu    
Debbi debi    
Debbi debi- Bee (hachi)
Debbie debi- Bee (hachi)
Debbon debon    
Debbra debura Bee (hachi)
Debby debi- Bee (hachi)
Debi debi    
Debi debi- Bee (hachi)
Debopriya debopuriya    
Debora debora Bee (hachi)
Deborah debora Beloved (saiai)
Debra debura Bees (hachi)
Debrah debura Bee (hachi)
Debralee deburari-    
Debu devu    
Dechen dekan    
Declan dekuran   [Unknown]
Dedee didi    
Dee di    
Dee di- Valley (tani)
Deeann dian Goddess (megami)
Deena di-na Goddess (megami)
Deep di-pu    
Deepa di-pa    
Deepak di-paku    
Deepika di-pika-    
DeForest deforesuto    
Deidra deidora Maiden (shoujo)
Deidre di-dora    
Deidre deidora Maiden (shoujo)
Dein dein    
Deirdre diadora Sorrowful (urei)
Deirdre diadori-    
Deirdre diaduri    
Dejan deyan    
DeJuan defan    
Del deru Leader (sousui)
Delaney dereini-    
Delano derano Night (yoru)
Delbert deruba-to   Bright Day
Delia deria   From Delos
Delila diraira Night Beauty (yabi)
Delilah diraira Night Beauty (yabi)
Dell deru Leader (sousui)
Della dera Noble (kouki)
Delle deru    
Delma deruma Noble (kouki)
Delmer deruma-    
Delores deroresu Sorrowful (urei)
Deloris deroresu Sorrowful (urei)
Delphi derufai    
Delphine derufin Dolphin (iruka)
Delphine derufi-nu    
Delroy deruroi    
Delta deruta   Door
DeMane demein    
DeMario demario    
Demetrius dimitoriasu   Lover of the Earth
Demi demi   Follower of Demeter
Demian demian    
Dena di-na Judgment (hantei)
Denarius denariusu    
Dendrie dendori-    
Denholm denhorumu    
Denice deni-su God of Wine (shushin)
Denice denisu God of Wine (shushin)
Denis denisu God of Wine (shushin)
Denis doni    
Denis duni    
Denise doni-zu    
Denise deni-su God of Wine (shushin)
Denise denisu    
Denisse deni-su God of Wine (shushin)
Dennie deni-    
Dennis denisu God of Wine (shushin)
Dennise deni-su God of Wine (shushin)
Denny deni- God of Wine (shushin)
Denver denva-    
Denys doni    
Denys duni    
Denyse deni-su God of Wine (shushin)
Denzel denzeru    
Deobia deobia    
Deobrat deoburato    
Deon deon God of Wine (shushin)
Deon dion    
Dequina dekuina    
Deran deran    
DeRay derei    
Derek dereku Famous (yuumei)
Derick derikku Leader (sousui)
Derk da-ku    
Dermot da-motto    
Derna da-na    
Derren deren    
Derrick derikku Leader (sousui)
Dervis da-visu    
Dervla devura    
Deryck derikku Leader (sousui)
Des desu    
Des dezu    
Desi deji Desired (ganbou)
Desiderio dejiderio   Desore
Desirae dejire- Desired (ganbou)
Desire dejire- Desired (ganbou)
Desiree dejire- Desired (ganbou)
Desmond dezumondo    
Despo desupo    
Desreta desureta    
Dessie deji-    
Destiny desutini- Destiny (unmei)
Dev de-vu    
Dev devu    
DeVaughn devo-n    
DeVeren devaren    
Devi devi Goddess (megami)
Devid de-vito    
Devika devika    
Devin devin Poet (shijin)
Devina devi-na Beloved (saiai)
Devon divon Poet (shijin)
Devon devon Poet (shijin)
Devora devora Bee (hachi)
Devorah devora Bee (hachi)
Dewaylon deweiron Road Land (michino)
Dewayne dowein Dark (koi)
Dewey dyu-i    
Dewey du-i    
Dewey dyu-wi Beloved (saiai)
DeWitt dewitto    
Dexter dekusuta- Good Fortune (kouun)
Dey dei    
Dharma daruma    
Dharmesh darume-shu    
Dhia di-a    
Diabolo diaboro    
Diahann daian    
Diahnn daian Goddess (megami)
Diahnne daian Goddess (megami)
Diamond daiamondo   Diamond
Dian daian Goddess (megami)
Dian dian    
Dian di-an    
Diana diana    
Diana dia-na    
Diana daiana Goddess (megami)
Diane daian Goddess (megami)
Diane dia-nu    
Diann daian Goddess (megami)
Dianna daiana Goddess (megami)
Dianne daian Goddess (megami)
Dick dikku Brave Strength (yuukyou)
Dicken diken    
Didi didi    
Didier didie    
Diedre deidora Maiden (shoujo)
Diedrich di-dorikku    
Diego diego Successor (koukei)
Dierdre da-dori-    
Dieter di-ta-    
Dietmar di-toma-    
Dietrich di-torihhi    
Diki diki    
Dilip dari-pu    
Dilip dirippu    
Dillen diren    
Dillon diran Sea (umi)
Dillon diron Sea (umi)
Dima dima    
Dimitra dimitora    
Dimitri dimitori    
Dimitrios dimitoriosu   Follower of Demeter
Dimitris dimitorisu    
Dimos dimosu    
Dimple dinpuru    
Dina daina Judgment (hantei)
Dina dina Judgment (hantei)
Dinah daina Judgment (hantei)
Dinara dina-ra    
Dinis dinisu God of Wine (shushin)
Dino dino    
Diogo diogo    
Dion dion God of Wine (shushin)
Dionne dion God of Wine (shushin)
Dionys dionisu    
Diora diora    
Dirk da-ku    
Dita dita    
Ditte ditte    
Diva di-va    
Divina divina Divine (shinsei)
Divya diviya   Divine
Dixie dikushi-    
Diya diya    
DJ di-jei   D. J.
Djimon ji-mon    
Dmitri domitori-    
Dmitry domitori-    
Doan doan    
Doan do-n    
Dobson dobuson    
Doc doku Wise (kenmei)
Dodie dodi- God's Gift (shinzou)
Dodie dodi    
Dodo dodo    
Dody dodi    
Doe do- Deer (shika)
Doghmi dogumi    
Dolf dorufu    
Dollie dori- God's Gift (shinzou)
Dolly dori- God's Gift (shinzou)
Dolores dororesu Sorrowful (urei)
Doloris dororesu Sorrowful (urei)
Dolph dorufu    
Dom domu    
Domenica domenika Lord (joutei)
Domenick domeniku    
Domenico domeniko    
Dominga dominga Lord (joutei)
Domingo domingo Lord (joutei)
Dominic dominiku Lord (joutei)
Dominica dominika Lord (joutei)
Dominick dominiku Lord (joutei)
Dominik dominiku Lord (joutei)
Dominique dominiku Lord (joutei)
Domiziana domitsia-na    
Domminique dominiku    
Don don   World Rule
Dona dona Lady (shukujo)
Donal donaru    
Donald donarudo   Proud Ruler
Donatas donatasu    
Donatella donaterra    
Donato donato Gift (zoutou)
Dondre dondore    
Donelle doneru Lady (shukujo)
Donia donia Lady (shukujo)
Donn don Noble (kouki)
Donna dona Lady (kifujin)
Donnell doneru   Proud Ruler
Donnelly doneri-    
Donnie doni-   Proud Ruler
Donny doni-   Proud Ruler
Donovan donovan   Dark Hair
Donte donte Eternal (eien)
Donte dante Eternal (eien)
Donya donia Lady (shukujo)
Doodles du-dorusu    
Dooley du-ri-    
Dora do-ra    
Dora dora God's Gift (shinzou)
Dorcas do-kasu Deer (shika)
Doreen dori-n God's Gift (shinzou)
Dorene dori-n God's Gift (shinzou)
Dori dori God's Gift (shinzou)
Dorian dorian    
Dorie dori God's Gift (shinzou)
Dorien dorien    
Dorine dori-n God's Gift (shinzou)
Doris do-risu    
Doris dorisu God's Gift (shinzou)
Dorka doruka    
Doro doro    
Dorota dorota God's Gift (shinzou)
Dorothea dorotea God's Gift (shinzou)
Dorothee dorote    
Dorothy doroshi- God's Gift (shinzou)
Dorris dorisu God's Gift (shinzou)
Dorsey do-shi-    
Dortha do-sa God's Gift (shinzou)
Dorthee do-shi- God's Gift (shinzou)
Dorthy do-shi- God's Gift (shinzou)
Dot dotto God's Gift (shinzou)
Dottie dotti God's Gift (shinzou)
Dotty dotti God's Gift (shinzou)
Doug dagu Dark River (kurokawa)
Douglas dogurasu    
Douglas dagurasu Dark River (kurokawa)
Douglass dagurasu Dark River (kurokawa)
Dougray dagurei    
Douta duta    
Dov davu    
Dov dovu Bear (kuma)
Dovima dovima    
Doyle doiru    
Dragan doragan    
Dragon doragon    
Drake doreiku    
Drazen dorajen Precious (kichou)
Drea dorei    
Drea dorea    
Drena dorena    
Dreux doryu-    
Drew doryu- Courageous (yuusou)
Driss dorisu    
Drucie doroshi-    
Drucilla durushira    
Duane duein Dark (koi)
Duane dyuein    
Duane dyuan    
Duarte duarute    
Dub dabu    
Duba duba Bear (kuma)
Dubi dubi Bear (kuma)
Dublin daburin    
Duccio docchio    
Dudley dadori-    
Duilio durio    
Duke du-ku    
Dule du-re    
Duma du-ma Silence (chinmoku)
Dumisani dumisani    
Duncan dankan   Brown Warrior
Duran duran    
Durand duran Eternal (eikyuu)
Durand durando Eternal (eikyuu)
Durga duruga    
Duryea durie Eternal (eikyuu)
Dusti dasuti   Thor's Stone
Dustin dasutin   Thor's Stone
Dusty dasuti   Thor's Stone
Dutch dacchi    
Dwain dowein Dark (koi)
Dwaram dowaran    
Dwayne dowein Dark (koi)
Dwight dyuitto    
Dwight dowaito White (shiro)
Dyan daian Goddess (megami)
Dylan diran Sea (umi)

Select the first letter of the name:

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.

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Japanese Kanji & Kana Revised Edition: A Guide to the Japanese Writing System (Tuttle Language Library) by Wolfgang Hadamitzky and Mark Spahn

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.


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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