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Names in Japanese - I

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

Thousands of Designs / Ordering is Safe and Easy / Downloads Available Immediately

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:
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Name Romaji Katakana Kanji Meaning (Reading)
Iain ian God's Grace (shinkei)
Ian aian    
Ian ian God's Grace (shinkei)
Ianka ianka    
Ib ibu    
Iben i-ben    
Ibrahim iburaimu    
Ibrahim iburahimu    
Ice aisu    
Ida ida    
Ida aida Industrious (kinben)
Ida i-da Industrious (kinben)
Idalia idaria Industrious (kinben)
Idalis idarisu Happy (yukai)
Idel aideru Industrious (kinben)
Idell ideru Industrious (kinben)
Idell aideru Industrious (kinben)
Idella aidera Industrious (kinben)
Idelle aideru Industrious (kinben)
Iden aiden    
Idil idiru    
Idina idina    
Ido ido-    
Idris aidorisu    
Idwig idovigu    
Ieda aii-da Industrious (kinben)
Ieroklis ierokurisu    
Iggie igi-    
Iggy igi-    
Ignacia igunashia    
Ignacio igunashio Flame (honoo)
Ignacy igunatsi Fire (hi)
Ignat iguna-to    
Ignatius igunashiasu Fire (hi)
Ignatius iguneishiasu Fire (hi)
Ignatius igunatiusu Fire (hi)
Ignatius iguneishasu Fire (hi)
Ignazio igunachio    
Igor igo-ru    
Igor igoru    
Igor igo-    
Ike aiku Laughter (shousei)
Ila aira Earth (chikyuu)
Ilan iran    
Ilan i-ran    
Ilana irana   Tree
Ilaria iraria Cheerful (kaikatsu)
Ilda iruda   Battle
Ildebrando irudeburando    
Ildiko irudiko    
Ileana ire-na    
Ileana iriana   God Answers
Ileen airi-n Sunshine (nikkou)
Ilene airi-n Sunshine (nikkou)
Ilia iria    
Iliana iriana   God Answers
Ilja iriya    
Ilka iruka    
Ilke iruke    
Ilkka irukka    
Illeana ire-na    
Ilo iro    
Ilona irona Sunshine (nikkou)
Ilse iruze God's Oath (shinsei)
Im imu    
Ima aima Mother (haha)
Imaad ima-do    
Iman iman    
Imelda imeruda   Universal Battle
Imogen imojen    
Imogene imojin Maiden (shoujo)
Imran imuran    
Imrat imuratto    
Ina i-na Mother (haha)
Ina aina    
Ina ina    
Indhira indira    
India india India (indo)
Indigo indigo   Indigo
Indira indira Beautiful (bi)
Indra indora    
Indus indasu    
Ines inesu Holy (shinjin)
Inez inesu Holy (shinjin)
Inga inga Beautiful (bi)
Inge inge Beautiful (bi)
Ingeborg ingeborugu Beautiful (bi)
Ingeborge ingebo-ga    
Ingela ingera    
Inger inga- Beautiful (bi)
Ingmar inguma-ru    
Ingrid inguri-to    
Ingrid inguriddo Beautiful (bi)
Ingvar inguva-ru    
Inigo ini-go    
Inna i-na Mother (haha)
Innochentij inokenti    
Innokenti inokenti    
Inocencia inosenshia   Innocent
Ioan yoan    
Ioanna ioanna    
Ioannis ioanisu God's Grace (shinkei)
Iola io-ra Violet (sumire)
Iona iona    
Iona aiona Violet (sumire)
Ione aioni- Violet (sumire)
Iphigenie ifijeni-    
Ira aira Watchful (keikai)
Irena irena Peace (heiwa)
Irena airi-na    
Irene irene    
Irene ire-nu    
Irene ire-ne    
Irene airi-n Peace (heiwa)
Irina irina    
Irina iri-na Peace (heiwa)
Iris i-risu    
Iris airisu Iris (ayame)
Irish airisshu Ireland (airurando)
Irka iruka    
Irm irumu    
Irma a-ma Whole (kanzen)
Irma iruma Whole (kanzen)
Irmgard irumuga-do Whole (kanzen)
Irmina irumina Whole (kanzen)
Irrfan irufa-n    
Irshad irushaddo    
Irvin a-vin Fresh Water (kiyomizu)
Irvine a-vin Fresh Water (kiyomizu)
Irvine a-vain    
Irving a-vingu Fresh Water (kiyomizu)
Irwin a-win   Boar Friend
Isa iza    
Isa isa    
Isa aisa    
Isa aiza God's Oath (shinsei)
Isaac aizakku Laughter (shousei)
Isaac iza-ku    
Isaach iza-ku    
Isabel izaberu God's Oath (shinsei)
Isabell izaberu God's Oath (shinsei)
Isabella izabera God's Oath (shinsei)
Isabelle izaberu God's Oath (shinsei)
Isacco izakko    
Isadora izadora God's Gift (shinzou)
Isaiah aizea God Saves (shinkyuu)
Isaura izaura   From Isauria
Isela isera    
Isha isha-    
Ishani ishani   Goddess Durga
Ishmael ishumaeru   God Hears
Ishq ishuku    
Isiah aizaia God Saves (shinkyuu)
Isidra izadora    
Isidro ishidoro   Gift from Isis
Isis aishisu   Goddess of Fertility
Iska isuka    
Isla isura   Island of Islay
Isla aira    
Ismael isumaeru   God Hears
Ismail isumairu    
Isobel isoberu God's Oath (shinsei)
Israel izuraeru   Struggles with God
Issac aizakku Laughter (shousei)
Istvan ishutovan    
Italia itaria    
Itzhak itsa-ku    
Iva i-va God's Grace (shinkei)
Ivalou ivaru-    
Ivan ivan    
Ivan aivan God's Grace (shinkei)
Ivan iwan    
Ivana ivana God's Grace (shinkei)
Ivana iwana    
Ivano iva-no    
Ivaylo iwairo Wolf (ookami)
Ivelisse aivarisu Ivy (tsuta)
Iveta ivetta Yew (ichii)
Ivette ivetto Yew (ichii)
Ivey aivi- Ivy (tsuta)
Ivo ivo-    
Ivonne ivonnu Yew (ichii)
Ivor aivo-    
Ivory aivori- Ivory (zouge)
Ivy aivi- Ivy (tsuta)
Izabella izabera God's Oath (shinsei)

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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. Combined with our Japanese Calligraphy Sets you will have all you need to begin your study of Japanese Calligraphy.

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

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.


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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