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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)
Habib abibu    
Hachemi hashemi    
Hadassah hadasa-   Myrtle Tree
Hadda hadda    
Hadi hadi    
Hahn ha-n    
Hailee heiri-   Hay Meadow
Hailey heiri-   Hay Meadow
Hailie heiri-   Hay Meadow
Hakan ho-kan    
Hakay hakei    
Hakeem haki-mu    
Hal haru Head of House (shujin)
Halee hari- Heroine (joketsu)
Halee heiri- Heroine (joketsu)
Halen heiren    
Halen haren    
Haley heiri- Heroine (joketsu)
Halie heiri- Heroine (joketsu)
Halina harina Sunshine (nikkou)
Hall ho-ru    
Halle hari- Heroine (joketsu)
Halle haru    
Halle hare    
Halley heiri- Heroine (joketsu)
Halley ha-rei    
Hallie hari- Heroine (joketsu)
Halliwell hariweru    
Hallvar haruva-    
Hally hari- Heroine (joketsu)
Halvar haruvaru    
Halvor haruvo-ru    
Ham hamu    
Hamani hamani    
Hamdou hamudau    
Hamed hamedo Praise (shousan)
Hamid amiddo    
Hamilton hamiruton   Flat Hill
Hamish hamisshu    
Hampton hanputon    
Hana hanna Grace (megumi)
Hana hana    
Hand hando   Hand (te)
Hani hani God's Grace (shinkei)
Hank hanku Head of House (shujin)
Hanna hanna Grace (megumi)
Hannah hanna Grace (megumi)
Hannah hanna- Grace (megumi)
Hannelore hannero-re Grace (megumi)
Hannes hannesu    
Hanno hanno    
Hanns hansu God's Grace (shinkei)
Hannu hannu    
Hans hansu God's Grace (shinkei)
Hanspeter hansupe-ta-    
Harald hararudo    
Harald hararuto    
Haram haramu   God's Person
Harcourt ha-ko-to    
Hard ha-do    
Hardy ha-di    
Hari hari-    
Hariprasad haripurasado    
Harith harisu    
Hark haruku    
Harlan ha-ran Warrior (senshi)
Harland ha-rando   Gray Land
Harley ha-ri- Hare Meadow (nousagi)
Harlow ha-rou   Army Leader
Harlym ha-rimu    
Harman haruman    
Harmesh harumeshu    
Harmony ha-moni- Harmony (chouwa)
Harold harorudo Commander (bushou)
Harp ha-pu    
Harper ha-pa-    
Harpo ha-po    
Harri harri Head of House (shujin)
Harriet harietto Lady (kifujin)
Harriett harietto Lady (kifujin)
Harriette harietto Lady (kifujin)
Harriiet harietto    
Harris harisu Head of House (shujin)
Harrison harison Head of House (shujin)
Harry hari- Head of House (shujin)
Harsh harushu    
Harsh ha-shu    
Harshdeep harushudi-pu    
Harshita harushita    
Hart ha-to    
Harta ha-ta    
Hartley ha-tori-    
Harve ha-vu    
Harvey ha-vi   Battle Worthy
Hassan hassan Good (ryou)
Hasse hasse    
Hattie hati Lady (kifujin)
Hattie hatti-    
Hatty hati Lady (kifujin)
Havana havana    
Haven heven    
Haviland havirando    
Havis heivisu    
Hawthorne ho-so-n    
Haya haiya    
Haydee heidi- Exalted (kouki)
Haydee aide    
Hayden heiden   Pasture
Hayes heizu    
Hayley heiri-   Hay Meadow
Hayley heirei    
Haymon haimon    
Hayri heiri-   Good Man
Haywood heiuddo   Game Preserve
Hazel heizeru   Hazel
Hazell heizeru   Hazel
Hazelle heizeru    
Heath hi-su Heath (gen'ya)
Heathcote hi-suko-to    
Heather heza- Heather (erika)
Heavy hevi    
Hector hekuta- Support (shien)
Hector hekutoru Support (shien)
Hector ekutoru Support (shien)
Hedda hedda    
Hedwig hedowigu   Strife
Hedwig he-tovihhi    
Hedy hedi   Strife
Heema hema    
Heeren heron    
Heeren hi-ren    
Heeren he-ren    
Heide haidi Exalted (kouki)
Heidi haidi Exalted (kouki)
Heidi haiji    
Heidy haidi Exalted (kouki)
Heike haike   Home Ruler
Heikki heiki    
Hein hain    
Heiner haina-    
Heino haino    
Heinrich hainrikku Head of House (shujin)
Heinrich hainrihhi    
Heinz hainzu Head of House (shujin)
Heinz haintsu    
Heio heio    
Helen heren Sunshine (nikkou)
Helena herena Sunshine (nikkou)
Helene heren Sunshine (nikkou)
Helene ere-nu Sunshine (nikkou)
Helene eren Sunshine (nikkou)
Helga heruga Blessed (onkei)
Helge heruge    
Hella era    
Helle here    
Hellen heren Sunshine (nikkou)
Helmut herumu-to   Courageous Protector
Hema hema    
Hemal hemeru    
Hemant hemanto   One of the six seasons
Hemanta hemanta Winter (fuyu)
Hend hendo    
Henderson henda-son    
Hendrik hendoriku    
Henia enia    
Henning heningu    
Henri anri Head of House (shujin)
Henrietta henrietta Lady (kifujin)
Henriette anrietto Lady (kifujin)
Henrik henriku Head of House (shujin)
Henry henri- Head of House (shujin)
Herb ha-bu Famous Warrior (meisenshi)
Herbert ha-ba-to Famous Warrior (meisenshi)
Herbert heruberuto    
Herbie ha-bi- Famous Warrior (meisenshi)
Heribert heriberuto    
Herlinda ha-rinda   Soft Power
Herman ha-man Warrior (senshi)
Hermina herumi-na Messenger (shisha)
Hermine erumin Messenger (shisha)
Herminia eruminia Messenger (shisha)
Hermione ha-maiani    
Hernandez herunandezu    
Hernandez herunandesu    
Hero hi-ro-    
Herschel ha-sheru Deer (shika)
Hersh ha-shu Deer (shika)
Hershel ha-sheru Deer (shika)
Herta heruta Earth (chikyuu)
Hertha heruta Earth (chikyuu)
Herve eruve    
Hesam hesamu   Sharp Sword
Hesh hesshu Deer (shika)
Hester hesuta- Star (hoshi)
Hettie heti- Lady (kifujin)
Hettienne etiennu    
Heydon heidon    
Heywood heiuddo    
Hiam hiamu    
Hichem ishemu    
Hidemi hidemi    
Hiedi haidi Exalted (kouki)
Hilaria hiraria Cheerful (kaikatsu)
Hilaria iraria Cheerful (kaikatsu)
Hilarie hirari- Cheerful (kaikatsu)
Hilario hirario Cheerful (kaikatsu)
Hilary hirari- Cheerful (kaikatsu)
Hilda hiruda Fortress (yousai)
Hilde hirude Warrior (senshi)
Hildegard hirudega-do Warrior (senshi)
Hildegard hirudegarudo    
Hildegarde hirudega-do Warrior (senshi)
Hildegarde hirudegarudo    
Hildred hirudoreddo   War Counselor
Hildy hirudi    
Hill hiru    
Hillary hirari- Cheerful (kaikatsu)
Hillary Rowney hirari- rauni-    
Hilly hiri-    
Hilma hiruma Resolute Protector (yuubou)
Hilton hiruton   Hill Town
Hinda hinda    
Hinton hinton    
Hipolito iporito   Free horses
Hippolyte iporitto    
Hiram hairamu   Exalted Brother
Hiro hiro    
Hiroki hiroki    
Hiroko hiroko    
Hisako hisako    
Hitomi hitomi    
Hiyori hiyori    
Hoagy ho-gi-    
Hoang hoan    
Hoasa washa    
Hobart hoba-to   Bright Mind
Holden ho-ruden   Deep Valley
Holger horuga-    
Holland horando    
Holley hori- Holly (hiiragi)
Holli hori- Holly (hiiragi)
Hollie hori- Holly (hiiragi)
Hollis ho-risu Hero (eiyuu)
Holliston horisuton    
Holly hori- Holly (hiiragi)
Hollye hori-    
Holmes ho-muzu    
Holt horuto    
Holter horuta-    
Homayoun homayun   Royal
Homer ho-ma- Pledge (seiyaku)
Homi homi    
Hon hon Wealthy (fugou)
Honey hani- Honey (hachimitsu)
Honor ona- Honor (meiyo)
Hope ho-pu Hope (kibou)
Horace horesu   Behold
Horacio horeisho-    
Horatio horeisho-    
Hori hori    
Horne ho-n    
Horst horusuto    
Hortencia ho-tenshia Garden (niwa)
Hortense ho-tensu Garden (niwa)
Hortense horutenze    
Hortensia ho-tenshia Garden (niwa)
Hosea hozea Salvation (kyuusei)
Hoshiko hoshiko    
Hossack hosakku    
House hausu    
Houston hyu-suton   Hugh's Town
Howard hawa-do   Exalted Protector
Howie hawi-    
Howland haurando    
Hoyt hoito   Stick
Hrishitaa rishita-    
Hristo horisuto    
Hristo kurisuto    
Hrithik ritikku    
Hubert hyu-ba-to   Bright Mind
Hubert yube-ru   Bright Mind
Hubert fu-beruto    
Hubertus fuberutusu    
Hudson hadoson    
Huey hyu-i Heart (kokoro)
Hugh hyu- Heart (kokoro)
Hugo hyu-go Heart (kokoro)
Hugo hyu-ho    
Hugo u-go    
Hugues yu-gu    
Huguette yugetto    
Hulda furuda Lovable (kawaii)
Humbert anbe-ru    
Humberto unberuto Famous Warrior (meisenshi)
Hume hyu-mu    
Humphrey hanfuri-    
Hunter hanta- Hunter (kariudo)
Huntley hantori-    
Huntz hantsu    
Hurd ha-do    

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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.


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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