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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.

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Hand-Lettered Japanese Kanji for Art, Tattoos and Professional Design
by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase

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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)
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 yakobu    
Jacob jeikobu Successor (koukei)
Jacqualine jakuri-n Successor (koukei)
Jacque jakku God's Grace (shinkei)
Jacquelin jakuri-n Successor (koukei)
Jacqueline jakuri-nu    
Jacqueline jakuri-n Successor (koukei)
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)
Jade jeido Jade (hisui)
Jaden jeiden Jade (hisui)
Jadie jeidi- Jade (hisui)
Jae jei Successor (koukei)
Jael jeieru   Mountain Goat
Jagdish jogudisshu    
Jagjit jagujitto    
Jai jei    
Jaiden jeiden Jade (hisui)
Jaime haime    
Jaime jeimi- Successor (koukei)
Jaimee jeimi- Successor (koukei)
Jaimie jeimi- Successor (koukei)
Jaimz je-muzu    
Jake jeiku Successor (koukei)
Jakob yakobu    
Jamal jeimaru    
Jamal jama-ru Beautiful (bi)
Jamal jamaru    
Jame jeimi- Successor (koukei)
Jamee jeimi- Successor (koukei)
Jamel jameru    
James jeimuzu Successor (koukei)
James je-musu Successor (koukei)
James je-muzu Successor (koukei)
Jamey jeimi- Successor (koukei)
Jami jami-    
Jami jeimi- Successor (koukei)
Jamia jamaiya    
Jamie jami-    
Jamie jemi-    
Jamie jeimi- Successor (koukei)
Jamila jamira Beautiful (bi)
Jan yan God's Grace (shinkei)
Jan ya-n    
Jan jan God's Grace (shinkei)
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 yanusu    
Janusz yanushu    
Jany jani-    
Janyce janisu God's Grace (shinkei)
Jaqueline jakuri-n Successor (koukei)
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)
Jarvis ja-visu   Conqueror
Jarynn jarin    
Jascha ja-sha    
Jasen jeisun    
Jasi je-shi-   J.C.
Jasmila yasumira    
Jasmin yasumin    
Jasmin jasumin Jasmine (matsurika)
Jasmina jasumina Jasmine (matsurika)
Jasmina jazumina 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 jeivudo Eternal (eien)
Javed jawe-do Eternal (eien)
Javier havieru New House (shinke)
Javon javon    
Jay jei Successor (koukei)
Jaya jaya    
Jaycie jeishi-   blue, crested bird
Jayd jeido Jade (hisui)
Jayde jeido Jade (hisui)
Jayden jeiden Jade (hisui)
Jaye jei Successor (koukei)
Jayma jeima    
Jayme jeimi- Successor (koukei)
Jaymes je-muzu    
Jaymie jeimi- Successor (koukei)
Jayna jeina God's Grace (shinkei)
Jayne je-n    
Jayne jein God's Grace (shinkei)
Jayson jeison Healer (iyasu)
Jazel jazeru    
Jaziel hajieru    
Jazlyn jazurin   [Jaz]+[Lyn]
Jazmin jasumin Jasmine (matsurika)
JC je-shi-   J.C.
Jean ji-n God's Grace (shinkei)
Jean jan God's Grace (shinkei)
Jeana ji-na God's Grace (shinkei)
Jean-Charles jansharuru   [Jean]+[Charles]
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 jannu    
Jeanne ji-n God's Grace (shinkei)
Jeannetta janetta    
Jeannette jenetto God's Grace (shinkei)
Jeannette janetto    
Jeannie ji-ni- God's Grace (shinkei)
Jeannie jini-    
Jeannine jini-n    
Jeannine jani-n God's Grace (shinkei)
Jeannot yanotto    
Jeb jebu    
Jed jedo   Beloved of God
Jeep ji-pu    
Jeetendra ji-tendora    
Jeetu jitu    
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    
Jenae jeni-    
Jenee jeni- Pure (junsui)
Jenell jeneru Pure (junsui)
Jenelle jeneru Pure (junsui)
Jenette jenitto    
Jeni jeni- Pure (junsui)
Jeni jeni    
Jenicka jenika    
Jenifer jenifa- Pure (junsui)
Jeniffer jenifa- Pure (junsui)
Jenna jena Paradise (rakuen)
Jennefer jenefa- Pure (junsui)
Jennell jeneru Pure (junsui)
Jenni jeni- Pure (junsui)
Jennie jeni- Pure (junsui)
Jennifer jenifa- Pure (junsui)
Jenniffer jenifa- Pure (junsui)
Jenny jeni- Pure (junsui)
Jenny jeni    
Jensen jansen    
Jensen yensen   Son of John
Jensen jensen   Son of John
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 jereddo Descent (kakou)
Jerrod jeroddo Descent (kakou)
Jerrold jerorudo    
Jerry jeri- Spearman (yarimochi)
Jersey ja-ji-    
Jerzy ieji    
Jerzy yeji-    
Jesica jeshika God's Grace (shinkei)
Jess jesu Wealthy (fugou)
Jessalyn jesarin    
Jesse jeshi- Wealthy (fugou)
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    
Jesus hesusu God Saves (shinkyuu)
Jesus ji-zasu    
Jet jetto    
Jetsun jetsun    
Jett jetto    
Jevetta jevetta    
Jevon jevon    
Jewel jueru Jewel (houseki)
Jewell jueru Jewel (houseki)
Jez jezu    
Jianna jianna God's Grace (shinkei)
Jihmi jimi-    
Jill jiru Youthful (wakai)
Jillian jirian Youthful (wakai)
Jim jimu Successor (koukei)
Jimenez himenesu    
Jimenez himenezu    
Jimi jimi- Successor (koukei)
Jimi jimi    
Jimmi jimi- Successor (koukei)
Jimmie jimi- Successor (koukei)
Jimmy jimi- Successor (koukei)
Jino jino    
Jinvipa jinwipa-    
Jinx jinkusu   Jinx
Jip ipu    
Jiri iji-    
Jo jo- God's Addition (shinka)
Joab joabu   God is father
Joab yoabu   God is father
Joachim yoakimu    
Joachim yoahimu    
Joan joan    
Joan jo-n God's Grace (shinkei)
Joan hoan    
Joana joana God's Grace (shinkei)
Joane joan God's Grace (shinkei)
Joanie jo-ni-    
Joanie joni- God's Grace (shinkei)
Joann joan God's Grace (shinkei)
Joanna joanna God's Grace (shinkei)
Joanne jo-n    
Joanne joannu    
Joanne joan God's Grace (shinkei)
Joannie joni- God's Grace (shinkei)
Joao joan God's Grace (shinkei)
Joaquim hoakin    
Joaquin hoakin   Raised by God
Jobeth jobesu    
Jobyna jobina    
Jocelyn josurin    
Jocelyn josuran    
Jocelynn josurin    
Jock jokku    
Jodee jodi Praise God (sanshu)
Jodelle joderu    
Jodi jodi Praise God (sanshu)
Jodie jodi Praise God (sanshu)
Jody jodi Praise God (sanshu)
Joe jo- God's Addition (shinka)
Joeann joan God's Grace (shinkei)
Joel hoeru    
Joel joeru   Yahweh is God
Joelle joeru   Yahweh is God
Joely joeri-    
Joerg jo-gu    
Joey jo-i God's Addition (shinka)
Jofre hofure    
Johan yohan God's Grace (shinkei)
Johana yohanna God's Grace (shinkei)
Johann yohan    
Johanna yohanna God's Grace (shinkei)
Johanna joanna    
Johannes yohanesu    
John jon God's Grace (shinkei)
Johnathan jonasan God's Gift (shinzou)
Johnathon jonasan God's Gift (shinzou)
Johnelle joneru   [Johnna + Elle]
Johnie joni- God's Grace (shinkei)
Johnnie joni- God's Grace (shinkei)
Johnny joni- God's Grace (shinkei)
Johns jo-nzu    
Johnson jonson God's Grace (shinkei)
Johny joni-    
Joi joi Joy (yorokobi)
Joie jo-i-    
Joie joi Joy (yorokobi)
Jojo jojo    
Jolanta yoranta    
Jole yo-re    
Joleen jori-n    
Jolene jori-n    
Jolie jori- Pleasant (yukai)
Joline jori-n    
Jolyn jorin    
Jolynn jorin    
Jon jon God's Grace (shinkei)
Jona jona   Dove
Jonah jona   Dove
Jonah jona-    
Jonas jonasu   Dove
Jonas yonasu    
Jonathan jonasan God's Gift (shinzou)
Jonathon jonasan God's Gift (shinzou)
Jonathon jonason    
Jonell joneru   [Johnna + Elle]
Jonelle joneru   [Johnna + Elle]
Jones jo-nzu God's Grace (shinkei)
Joni joni God's Grace (shinkei)
Jonie joni God's Grace (shinkei)
Jonille joniru God's Gift (shinzou)
Jonna jonna God's Grace (shinkei)
Jonnie joni God's Grace (shinkei)
Jonny joni- God's Grace (shinkei)
Jonty jonti God's Grace (shinkei)
Joonas yo-nasu    
Joop yo-pu    
Jordan yorudan    
Jordan jo-dan Flow Down (karyuu)
Jordana jo-dana    
Jorden jo-den Flow Down (karyuu)
Jordin jo-din    
Jordyn jo-din Flow Down (karyuu)
Jorge horuhe Farm (noujou)
Jorge jo-ji    
Jorgen yoan    
Jorja jo-ja   Farmer
Jorma yo-ma    
Jose joze    
Jose hose God's Addition (shinka)
Josee joze God's Addition (shinka)
Josef yo-zefu    
Josef yozefu    
Josef josefu God's Addition (shinka)
Josefina josefi-na God's Addition (shinka)
Josefine josefin God's Addition (shinka)
Josefine yozefi-ne    
Joselin josurin    
Joselyn josurin    
Josep josepu    
Joseph josefu God's Addition (shinka)
Joseph jozefu God's Addition (shinka)
Joseph yo-zefu    
Josephina josefi-na God's Addition (shinka)
Josephine jozefi-n    
Josephine jozefin    
Josephine jozefi-nu    
Josephine josefin God's Addition (shinka)
Josey joji- God's Addition (shinka)
Josh joshu God Saves (shinkyuu)
Joshua joshua God Saves (shinkyuu)
Josiah josaia   God Helps
Josiane jojia-nu    
Josie joji- God's Addition (shinka)
Josie joshi-    
Josif yoshifu    
Joss josu    
Jovana jovana God's Grace (shinkei)
Jovanna jovanna God's Grace (shinkei)
Joventino joventino    
Joy joi Joy (yorokobi)
Joyce joisu Lord (joutei)
Joycee joishi-    
Joye joi Joy (yorokobi)
Jozef yozefu    
Jozsef jozefu    
Jsu ju-    
Juan fuan God's Grace (shinkei)
Juana wa-na God's Grace (shinkei)
Juanin juanin    
Juanita wanita God's Grace (shinkei)
Juanita juani-ta    
Juanjo fuanho    
Juano fuano    
Jud jado    
Judah juda    
Judd jado    
Jude ju-do Praise God (sanshu)
Judge jajji    
Judi judi Praise God (sanshu)
Judie judi Praise God (sanshu)
Judith judisu Praise God (sanshu)
Judith juditto    
Judson jadoson Praise God (sanshu)
Judy judi Praise God (sanshu)
Juhani yuhani    
Juhi juhi-    
Julanne juran    
Jule juri- Youthful (wakai)
Julee juri- Youthful (wakai)
Julene juri-n Descent (kakou)
Jules ju-ruzu Youthful (wakai)
Jules ju-rusu    
Juli furi    
Juli yuri Youthful (wakai)
Julia juria Youthful (wakai)
Julia yuria    
Julia yu-ria    
Julian jurian Youthful (wakai)
Juliana juriana Youthful (wakai)
Juliane yuria-ne    
Juliane jurian Youthful (wakai)
Juliann jurian Youthful (wakai)
Julianna juriana Youthful (wakai)
Julianne jurian Youthful (wakai)
Julianne juriannu    
Julie juri- Youthful (wakai)
Julieann jurian Youthful (wakai)
Julien jurian Youthful (wakai)
Julienne yuriennu    
Julienne juriennu    
Julienne jurien Youthful (wakai)
Juliet jurietto Youthful (wakai)
Julieta jurietta Youthful (wakai)
Julietta jurietta Youthful (wakai)
Juliette jurietto Youthful (wakai)
Julika yurika    
Julio furio Youthful (wakai)
Julissa jurissa Youthful (wakai)
Julius juriasu Youthful (wakai)
Jullan yuran    
June ju-n June (rokugatsu)
Juni yu-ni    
Juni juni June (rokugatsu)
Junior junia   Junior
Junko junko   [Japanese]
Juno juno-    
Jurgen yurugen    
Jurij yu-rii    
Jurio furio    
Jurnee ja-ni-    
Jury yu-ri    
Just jusuto    
Justice jasutisu Justice (seigi)
Justin jasutin Just (seitou)
Justina jasuti-na Just (seitou)
Justine jasuti-n Just (seitou)
Justine jasutin    
Justus yusutusu    
Jutta yutta Praise God (sanshu)
Jye jai    
Jyoti joti Light (hikari)

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.

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.

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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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