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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 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.

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.

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Name Romaji Katakana Kanji Meaning (Reading)
Gabby gyabi-    
Gabe geibu    
Gabin gyaban    
Gabino gabino    
Gabor gabo-ru   Hero of God
Gabriel geiburieru   Hero of God
Gabriel gaburieru   Hero of God
Gabriela gaburiera   Hero of God
Gabriele gaburieru   Hero of God
Gabriele gaburiere   Hero of God
Gabriele gaburie-re   Hero of God
Gabriella gaburiera   Hero of God
Gabriella gaburierra   Hero of God
Gabrielle gaburieru   Hero of God
Gaby gyabi-    
Gael gaeru    
Gaelan geran    
Gaetano gaetano    
Gage geiji   Measure
Gaige geiji   Measure
Gail geiru Exalted Father (kifu)
Gailard geira-do    
Gaines geinzu    
Gala ga-ra Enjoyment (yukai)
Gale geiru Gale (boufuu)
Galen geiren Tranquil (heion)
Galina gari-na Tranquil (heion)
Galina garina    
Galliano garria-no    
Galyn gyarin    
Gamal gamaru    
Gamil gamiru    
Gan gan    
Gangubai gangubai    
Gani gani Garden (niwa)
Gano gyano    
Gao gao    
Garance gyaransu    
Garcelle garuseru    
Garcia garushia    
Garden ga-den Garden (niwa)
Gareth gyaresu    
Garette gyaretto    
Garey geiri- Spear (yari)
Garfield ga-fi-rudo   Triangular field
Garikayi garikai    
Garland ga-rando Garland (eikan)
Garnet ga-netto   Garnet
Garnett ga-netto   Garnet
Garret gyaretto Guard (keibi)
Garrett gyaretto Guard (keibi)
Garrison gyarison    
Garry geiri- Spear (yari)
Garry ge-ri- Spear (yari)
Garry gyari- Spear (yari)
Garry garuri Spear (yari)
Garson ga-son    
Garson gyaruson    
Garth ga-su Gentle (onwa)
Garvin ga-vin    
Garwin ga-win    
Gary geiri- Spear (yari)
Gary ge-ri-    
Gary gurei    
Gaspard gasupa-ru    
Gaspare gasupa-re    
Gaston gasuton Guest (raikyaku)
Gastone gasuton Guest (raikyaku)
Gastone gasuto-ne    
Gates geitsu    
Gauri gauri White (shiro)
Gaurika gaurika    
Gautam gautamu    
Gauvain gavein Hawk (taka)
Gavan gyavan    
Gaven gaven    
Gavin gyavin Hawk (taka)
Gavinder gavinda-    
Gay gei Happy (yukai)
Gaye gei Lively (kappatsu)
Gayla geira    
Gayle geiru Exalted Father (kifu)
Gaylen geiran    
Gaylene geiri-n Lively (kappatsu)
Gaylord geiro-do Spirited (kiei)
Gaynell geineru Lively (kappatsu)
Gaynelle geineru Lively (kappatsu)
Gearldine jerarudin Spearman (yarimochi)
Gedde gedi    
Gedeon gedeon    
Geena ji-na Garden (niwa)
Geeta gi-ta    
Geeta gi-ta-    
Geetashree gi-tashuri-    
Geli heri    
Gema jema Jewel (houseki)
Gemini jemini    
Gemma jema Jewel (houseki)
Gemmenne jemennu    
Gena ji-na Garden (niwa)
Genaro jena-ro January (ichigatsu)
Genaya genaya    
Gene ji-n Aristocrat (kizoku)
Genesis jeneshisu Birth (tanjou)
Geneva jeni-va River's Mouth (kawaguchi)
Geneva june-vu    
Genevie jenevi-   Woman of the People
Genevieve jenevi-vu   Woman of the People
Genevieve junuvie-vu   Woman of the People
Genevive jenevi-vu   Woman of the People
Genia genia Aristocrat (kizoku)
Genie ji-ni- Aristocrat (kizoku)
Genna jena   Pure and Yielding
Gennie ji-ni- Aristocrat (kizoku)
Gennie jeni-    
Genny ji-ni- Aristocrat (kizoku)
Geno jino    
Geno ji-no    
Genoveva jenove-va   Woman of the People
Genoveva henove-va   Woman of the People
Genoveze jenove-ze    
Geoff jefu God of Peace (shinwa)
Geoffrey jefuri- God of Peace (shinwa)
Geoffrey jofure-    
Geoffrey jofuri-    
Geona jiona Scholar (gakusha)
Geonna jiona Scholar (gakusha)
Georg jo-ji Farm (noujou)
Georg georugu    
Georg georuku    
Georg yo-rui    
Georgann jo-jian Farm (noujou)
Georgann jo-gan    
George jo-ji Farm (noujou)
George georugu Farm (noujou)
George giorugi Farm (noujou)
Georgeann jo-jian Farm (noujou)
Georgeanna jo-jiana Farm (noujou)
Georgene jo-ji-n Farm (noujou)
Georges joruju Farm (noujou)
Georgetta jo-jetta Farm (noujou)
Georgette jorujetto Farm (noujou)
Georgia jo-jia   Farmer, Earthworker
Georgiana jo-jiana Farm (noujou)
Georgiann jo-jian Farm (noujou)
Georgianna jo-jiana Farm (noujou)
Georgianne jo-jian Farm (noujou)
Georgie jo-ji- Farm (noujou)
Georgina jo-jina Farm (noujou)
Georgina jo-ji-na    
Georgine jo-ji-n Farm (noujou)
Georgine jo-jin    
Ger ja-    
Geraint jereinto    
Gerald jerarudo Spearman (yarimochi)
Gerald geraruto    
Geraldine jerarudin Spearman (yarimochi)
Geraldo herarudo Spearman (yarimochi)
Geralyn jerarin Spearman (yarimochi)
Gerard jera-do Spear (yari)
Gerard jera-ru    
Gerard jerarudo    
Gerardo herarudo Spear (yari)
Gerda geruda   Protected
Gerda geada    
Geri jeri- Spearman (yarimochi)
Gerik gerikku    
Gerlinde gerurinde    
Germaine ja-mein Brother (kyoudai)
Germaine jerume-nu    
German ja-man Brother (kyoudai)
Germano jerumano    
Germano jeruma-no    
Geronimo jeronimo   Sacred Name
Gerri jeri- Spearman (yarimochi)
Gerrie jeri-    
Gerrie heri-    
Gerrie geri-    
Gerrit jeritto    
Gerritzen geritsen    
Gerry jeri- Spearman (yarimochi)
Gert geruto    
Gert heruto    
Gertie ga-ti-   Strong Spear
Gertrud ga-toru-do   Strong Spear
Gertrude ga-toru-do   Strong Spear
Gertrudis ga-torudisu   Strong Spear
Getterman getta-man    
Geza geza    
Ghaith geisu Rain (ame)
Ghalia ga-ria    
Ghassan hassan    
Ghayth geisu Rain (ame)
Ghazal gazaru Beautiful (bi)
Gheorghe jo-ji    
Ghislaine jisure-nu   Pledge
Ghislaine jisure-n Pledge (seiyaku)
Ghizala gizara    
Ghulam guramu    
Ghyslain giran    
Gia jia   Hyacinth
Giampiero janpiero    
Gian jan    
Giana jiana God's Grace (shinkei)
Giancarlo jankaruro    
Gianfranco janfuranko    
Giani janni    
Gianin janin    
Gianluigi janruiji    
Gianmaria janmaria    
Gianna jianna God's Grace (shinkei)
Gianni janni    
Giannino janni-no God's Grace (shinkei)
Gib jibu    
Gibb gibu    
Gibson gibuson    
Gideon gideon    
Gig gigu    
Gigi jiji    
Gigliola jiriora    
Gil giru   Bright Promise
Gil jiru    
Gila gira    
Gila gi-ra    
Gilbert giruba-to   Bright Promise
Gilbert jirube-ru    
Gilberte jiruberuto   Bright Promise
Gilberto jiruberuto   Bright Promise
Gilchrist girukurisuto    
Gilda giruda   Sacrifice
Gilda hiruda    
Giles jairuzu   Young Goat
Giles girusu   Young Goat
Gill giru Girl (shoujo)
Gilles jiru    
Gilles girisu    
Gillian jirian Youthful (wakai)
Gillingham giringuhamu    
Gillingham jiringamu    
Gillo jirro    
Gilya jiria    
Gimma jima    
Gina ji-na Garden (niwa)
Gina gi-na    
Gina jina    
Ginelli jineri    
Gines hinesu    
Ginette jinetto    
Ginger jinja-   Ginger
Ginnifer jinifa-    
Ginny jini- Maiden (shoujo)
Ginny jeni-    
Gino jino    
Gino ji-no    
Ginuwine jenyuwain    
Gio gio    
Giorgi giorugi    
Giorgio jorujo Farm (noujou)
Giorgos yorugosu    
Giovanna jovanna God's Grace (shinkei)
Giovanna jiovanna God's Grace (shinkei)
Giovanni jovanni God's Grace (shinkei)
Girija girija    
Gisela jizera Pledge (seiyaku)
Gisele jizeru Pledge (seiyaku)
Gisele jize-re    
Giselle jizeru Pledge (seiyaku)
Gisli gisuri    
Gita jita Song (uta)
Gitt gitto    
Gitte gitte Noble (kouki)
Gitte jitte Noble (kouki)
Giulia juria Youthful (wakai)
Giuliano juria-no    
Giulietta jurietta    
Giulio jurio    
Giuseppe juzeppe God's Addition (shinka)
Giustino jusuti-no    
Gizelle jizeru Pledge (seiyaku)
Gladis guradisu   Country
Gladys guradisu   Country
Glauber gurauberu    
Glauco gurauko   bluish grey
Glayds guradisu   Country
Glen guren Glen (kyoukoku)
Glenda gurenda   Pure and Good
Glenn guren Glen (kyoukoku)
Glenna gurenna Glen (kyoukoku)
Glenne guren Glen (kyoukoku)
Gloria guroria Glory (eikou)
Gloria guro-ria Glory (eikou)
Gloriana guroriana Glory (eikou)
Glory guro-ri- Glory (eikou)
Glyn gurin    
Glynis gurinisu    
Glynn gurin Valley (tani)
Godfrey goddofuri-   God of Peace
Goffredo goffuredo   God of Peace
Golbibi gorubibi    
Golda goruda Gold (kin)

Name not in the Catalog? No problem, use Special Order Name In Japanese and you can order any single name in either katakana and hiragana.

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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.

Or order directly from us and save at Shodokai - Learn Japanese Calligraphy with the first CD at $15.95!

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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