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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 also give you all the information to verify the translations for yourself: 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)
Jace jeisu    
Jacek jasekku    
Jaci jaki    
Jacinda jashinda   Hyacinth
Jacinta hashinta   Hyacinth
Jacinto hashinto   Hyacinth
Jack jakku God's Grace (shinkei)
Jackeline jakuri-n Successor (koukei)
Jackelyn jakkuri-n Successor (koukei)
Jacki jakki- God's Grace (shinkei)
Jackie jakki- God's Grace (shinkei)
Jacklyn jakurin Successor (koukei)
Jackqueline jakuri-n Successor (koukei)
Jackson jakuson God's Grace (shinkei)
Jacky jakki- God's Grace (shinkei)
Jaclyn jakurin Successor (koukei)
Jacob jeikobu Successor (koukei)
Jacob yakobu Successor (koukei)
Jacoby jakobi- Successor (koukei)
Jacqi jakki- God's Grace (shinkei)
Jacqualine jakuri-n Successor (koukei)
Jacque jakku God's Grace (shinkei)
Jacquelin jakuri-n Successor (koukei)
Jacqueline jakuri-n Successor (koukei)
Jacqueline jakuri-nu    
Jacquelyn jakkuri-n Successor (koukei)
Jacquelyne jakkuri-n Successor (koukei)
Jacquelynn jakkuri-n Successor (koukei)
Jacques jakku God's Grace (shinkei)
Jacqui jakki- God's Grace (shinkei)
Jacquie jakki- God's Grace (shinkei)
Jacquiline jakuri-n Successor (koukei)
Jacquline jakuri-n Successor (koukei)
Jacqulyn jakuri-n Successor (koukei)
Jada jeida Jade (hisui)
Jada jada Jade (hisui)
Jade jeido Jade (hisui)
Jaden jeiden Jade (hisui)
Jadie jeidi- Jade (hisui)
Jae jei Successor (koukei)
Jael jeieru   Mountain Goat
Jaelyn jeirin    
Jagdish jogudisshu    
Jagjit jagujitto    
Jai jei    
Jaiden jeiden Jade (hisui)
Jaime jeimi- Successor (koukei)
Jaime haime    
Jaimee jeimi- Successor (koukei)
Jaimie jeimi- Successor (koukei)
Jaimz je-muzu    
Jaiya jaiya Victory (shouri)
Jake jeiku Successor (koukei)
Jakob yakobu Successor (koukei)
Jakob jeikobu Successor (koukei)
Jalen jeiren    
Jalen jeirin    
Jamal jama-ru Beautiful (bi)
Jamal jamaru    
Jamal jeimaru    
Jame jeimi- Successor (koukei)
Jamee jeimi- Successor (koukei)
Jamel jameru    
James je-muzu Successor (koukei)
James je-musu Successor (koukei)
James jeimuzu Successor (koukei)
Jamey jeimi- Successor (koukei)
Jami jeimi- Successor (koukei)
Jami jami-    
Jamia jamaiya    
Jamie jeimi- Successor (koukei)
Jamie jami-    
Jamie jemi-    
Jamila jamira Beautiful (bi)
Jan jan God's Grace (shinkei)
Jan yan God's Grace (shinkei)
Jan ya-n    
Jana yana God's Grace (shinkei)
Jana jana    
Janaina janaina    
Janchiv janchifu    
Jane jein God's Grace (shinkei)
Jane je-n    
Janean jani-n God's Grace (shinkei)
Janeane jani-n God's Grace (shinkei)
Janee jeni- God's Grace (shinkei)
Janeen jani-n God's Grace (shinkei)
Janel janeru God's Grace (shinkei)
Janell janeru God's Grace (shinkei)
Janelle janeru God's Grace (shinkei)
Janene jani-n God's Grace (shinkei)
Janet janetto God's Grace (shinkei)
Janete janetto God's Grace (shinkei)
Janett janetto God's Grace (shinkei)
Janette janetto God's Grace (shinkei)
Janette janetto    
Janey jeini- God's Grace (shinkei)
Janey jeni- God's Grace (shinkei)
Jani jeni- God's Grace (shinkei)
Janice janisu God's Grace (shinkei)
Janie jeni- God's Grace (shinkei)
Janiece janisu God's Grace (shinkei)
Janine jani-n God's Grace (shinkei)
Janine janin    
Janine jani-nu    
Janis janisu God's Grace (shinkei)
Janise janisu God's Grace (shinkei)
Jann jan God's Grace (shinkei)
Janna janna God's Grace (shinkei)
Janne yanne    
Jannet janetto God's Grace (shinkei)
Jannette janetto God's Grace (shinkei)
Jannie jeni- God's Grace (shinkei)
Jannis yanisu    
Janri janri    
January janyuari-    
Janus janasu    
Janusz yanushu    
Janusz yanusu    
Jany jani-    
Janyce janisu God's Grace (shinkei)
Jaqueline jakuri-n Successor (koukei)
Jardine ja-din Garden (niwa)
Jardine ja-di-n Garden (niwa)
Jared jareddo Descent (kakou)
Jarell jareru    
Jari yari    
Jarl ya-ru    
Jarod jaroddo Descent (kakou)
Jaroslav yarosurafu    
Jarrah jara    
Jarred jareddo Descent (kakou)
Jarreth yareto    
Jarrett jaretto   Strong Spear
Jarrod jaroddo Descent (kakou)
Jarrod jeroddo    
Jarvis ja-visu   Conqueror
Jarynn jarin    
Jascha ja-sha    
Jasen jeisun    
Jasi je-shi-   J.C.
Jasmila yasumira    
Jasmin jasumin Jasmine (matsurika)
Jasmin yasumin Jasmine (matsurika)
Jasmina jazumina Jasmine (matsurika)
Jasmina jasumina Jasmine (matsurika)
Jasmine jasumin Jasmine (matsurika)
Jasmine jazumin Jasmine (matsurika)
Jasna yasuna    
Jason jeison Healer (iyasu)
Jasper jasupa- Jasper (hekigyoku)
Jatin jatin    
Jaume haume    
Jaunita wanita God's Grace (shinkei)
Javed jawe-do Eternal (eien)
Javed jeivudo Eternal (eien)
Javier havieru New House (shinke)
Javon javon    
Jaxon jakuson    
Jaxson jakuson God's Grace (shinkei)
Jay jei Successor (koukei)
Jaya jaya    
Jayant jayanto Victory (shouri)
Jayanti jayanti Victory (shouri)
Jaycee jeishi-   blue, crested bird
Jaycie jeishi-   blue, crested bird
Jayd jeido Jade (hisui)
Jayde jeido Jade (hisui)
Jayden jeiden Jade (hisui)
Jaye jei Successor (koukei)
Jayla jeira    
Jaylee jeiri-   Jay + Lee
Jayma jeima    
Jayme jeimi- Successor (koukei)
Jaymes je-muzu    
Jaymie jeimi- Successor (koukei)
Jayna jeina God's Grace (shinkei)
Jayne jein God's Grace (shinkei)
Jayne je-n    
Jayson jeison Healer (iyasu)
Jazel jazeru    
Jaziel hajieru    
Jazlyn jazurin   [Jaz]+[Lyn]
Jazmin jasumin Jasmine (matsurika)
Jazmyn jazumin Jasmine (matsurika)
JC je-shi-   J.C.
Jean ji-n God's Grace (shinkei)
Jean jan God's Grace (shinkei)
Jean-Charles jansharuru   [Jean]+[Charles]
Jean-Marc janmaruku   [Jean]+[Marc]
Jeana ji-na God's Grace (shinkei)
Jeane ji-n God's Grace (shinkei)
Jeanetta janetta    
Jeanette jenetto God's Grace (shinkei)
Jeanette janetto    
Jeanie ji-ni- God's Grace (shinkei)
Jeanine jani-n God's Grace (shinkei)
Jeanne ji-n God's Grace (shinkei)
Jeanne jannu    
Jeannetta janetta    
Jeannette jenetto God's Grace (shinkei)
Jeannette janetto    
Jeannie ji-ni- God's Grace (shinkei)
Jeannie jini-    
Jeannine jani-n God's Grace (shinkei)
Jeannine jini-n    
Jeannot yanotto    
Jeb jebu    
Jed jedo   Beloved of God
Jeep ji-pu    
Jeetendra ji-tendora    
Jeetu jitu    
Jeeven ji-ven    
Jeff jefu God of Peace (shinwa)
Jefferey jefuri- God of Peace (shinwa)
Jefferson jefa-son God of Peace (shinwa)
Jeffery jefuri- God of Peace (shinwa)
Jeffrey jefuri- God of Peace (shinwa)
Jeffry jefuri- God of Peace (shinwa)
Jemima jemima    
Jemma jema    
Jen jen Pure (junsui)
Jena jena    
Jena ji-na    
Jenae jeni-    
Jenaro henaro January (ichigatsu)
Jenee jeni- Pure (junsui)
Jenell jeneru Pure (junsui)
Jenelle jeneru Pure (junsui)
Jenette jenitto    
Jeni jeni- Pure (junsui)
Jeni jeni    
Jenica jenika God's Grace (shinkei)
Jenicka jenika    
Jenifer jenifa- Pure (junsui)
Jeniffer jenifa- Pure (junsui)
Jenn jen Pure (junsui)
Jenna jena Paradise (rakuen)
Jenna jenna Paradise (rakuen)
Jennefer jenefa- Pure (junsui)
Jennell jeneru Pure (junsui)
Jenni jeni- Pure (junsui)
Jennie jeni- Pure (junsui)
Jennielyn jeni-rin   Jennie + Lynn
Jennifer jenifa- Pure (junsui)
Jenniffer jenifa- Pure (junsui)
Jenny jeni- Pure (junsui)
Jenny jeni    
Jensen jensen   Son of John
Jensen yensen   Son of John
Jensen jansen    
Jenson jenson    
Jerald jerarudo Spearman (yarimochi)
Jeraldine jerarudin Spearman (yarimochi)
Jeramy jeremi-   Exalted by God
Jere jere    
Jeremiah jeremaia   Exalted by God
Jeremie jeremi-    
Jeremy jeremi-   Exalted by God
Jeri jeri- Spearman (yarimochi)
Jerili jeri-ri    
Jerilyn jeririn    
Jeris jerisu    
Jermaine ja-mein Brother (kyoudai)
Jernard ja-na-do    
Jerod jero-do    
Jeroen jero-n    
Jerome jero-mu Holy (shinjin)
Jeromy jeremi-   Exalted by God
Jerri jeri- Spearman (yarimochi)
Jerrie jeri- Spearman (yarimochi)
Jerrod jeroddo Descent (kakou)
Jerrod jereddo Descent (kakou)
Jerrold jerorudo    
Jerry jeri- Spearman (yarimochi)
Jersey ja-ji-    
Jerzy yeji-    
Jerzy ieji    
Jesica jeshika God's Grace (shinkei)
Jess jesu Wealthy (fugou)
Jessalyn jesarin    
Jesse jeshi- Wealthy (fugou)
Jessey jeshi-    
Jessi jeshi- Wealthy (fugou)
Jessia jeshia God Sees (shinken)
Jessica jeshika God's Grace (shinkei)
Jessie jeshi- Wealthy (fugou)
Jessika jeshika God's Grace (shinkei)
Jesslyn jesurin    
Jessy jeshi- Wealthy (fugou)
Jesus hesusu God Saves (shinkyuu)
Jesus ji-zasu God Saves (shinkyuu)
Jet jetto    
Jetsun jetsun    
Jett jetto    
Jevetta jevetta    
Jevon jevon    
Jewel jueru Jewel (houseki)
Jewell jueru Jewel (houseki)
Jewels jueruzu Jewel (houseki)

Name not on list? See StockKanji - Names in Japanese for a list of all the names in the catalog

Or special order any first or last name at Special Order Name in Japanese

And we also offer Full Names in Japanese suitable for use on certificates or rank belts

Recommended Books/CD:

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.

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.


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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