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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)
Labina rabina    
Lacey reishi-    
Lachlan rakuran   land of lakes
Laci reishi-    
Lacie reishi-    
Lacy reishi-    
Ladawn radon Dawn (akebono)
Ladislao radisurao    
Ladislav rajisurafu    
Ladonna radonna Lady (shukujo)
Lady reidi Lady (shukujo)
Ladya radia    
Laetitia retishia Joy (yorokobi)
Laetizia retitsia Joy (yorokobi)
Lahmard rama-do    
Laila reira Night Beauty (yabi)
Laila raira    
Lain rein    
Laine rein Sunshine (nikkou)
Lainey reini- Light (hikari)
Lainie reini-    
Laird rea-do Lord (joutei)
Lajos rayoshu    
Lake reiku Lake (mizuumi)
Lakeesha raki-sha Lively (kappatsu)
Lakeisha raki-sha Lively (kappatsu)
Lakesha raki-sha Lively (kappatsu)
Lakeshia raki-sha Lively (kappatsu)
Lakiesha raki-sha Lively (kappatsu)
Lakisha raki-sha Lively (kappatsu)
Lakshmi rakushumi-    
Lala rara    
Lalaine rarein    
Lalena rarena    
Lali rari    
Lalita rarita Charming (miwaku)
Lalo raro    
Lambert ranbe-ru   Land Bright
Lambert ranberuto   Land Bright
Lamberto ranberuto   Land Bright
Lamond ramondo    
Lamont ramonto Lawman (hoankan)
Lana rana Precious (kichou)
Lanai ranei    
Lance ransu Land (rikujou)
Landen randen   Ridge
Landon randon Long Hill (nagaoka)
Landry randori-    
Lane rein Path (michi)
Lane re-n Path (michi)
Lanell raneru    
Lanelle raneru    
Lanesha rani-sha    
Lanette ranetto Pretty (karen)
Laney reini- Sunshine (nikkou)
Lanfranco ranfuranko    
Langley rangurei    
Langston rangusuton   Long Stone
Lanisha rani-sha    
Lanny rani-    
Laoise ri-sha    
Lara rara    
Lara ra-ra    
Laraine rarein    
Larenz rarentsu    
Lari rari    
Larisa rari-sa    
Larisa rarisa    
Larissa rarissa Cheerful (kaikatsu)
Larry rari- Laurel (gekkeiju)
Lars rarusu Laurel (gekkeiju)
Lars ra-su Laurel (gekkeiju)
Lars ra-shu Laurel (gekkeiju)
Lars ra-zu Laurel (gekkeiju)
Laryssa rarissa   Cheerful
LaShay rashei    
Lasse rasse    
Laszlo razuro    
Lata rata   Vine
Latanya rata-nya    
Latasha rata-sha Joy (yorokobi)
Lateef ratifu    
Latham reisamu    
Laticia ratisha Joy (yorokobi)
Latief rati-fu    
Latisha ratisha Joy (yorokobi)
Latonya rato-nya Praise (shousan)
Latoya ratoya    
Lau rau    
Laura ro-ra Laurel (gekkeiju)
Laura raura Laurel (gekkeiju)
Laure ro-ru    
Laurel ro-reru Laurel (gekkeiju)
Laurelle ro-reru Laurel (gekkeiju)
Lauren ro-ren Laurel (gekkeiju)
Laurence ro-rensu Laurel (gekkeiju)
Laurence roransu    
Laurene ro-ri-n    
Laurent ro-ran    
Laurent roran    
Lauri ro-ri- Laurel (gekkeiju)
Lauri ro-ri    
Lauri rauri Laurel (gekkeiju)
Laurie ro-ri- Laurel (gekkeiju)
Laurinda ro-rinda    
Lauryn ro-rin    
Lavanya ravanya   Grace and Beauty
Lavanya rawan'ya    
Laverne rava-n    
Lavi ravi Lion (shishi)
Lavina ravi-na    
Lavis reivisu    
Lawanda rawanda    
Lawrason ro-rason    
Lawrence ro-rensu Laurel (gekkeiju)
Layla reira Night Beauty (yabi)
Laylan reiran    
Laz razu    
Lazar ra-zari    
Lazar raza-    
Lazar raza-ru    
Lea rea Delicate (yuubi)
Lea ri-    
Leah ri-a    
Leah rea    
Leah ri-    
Leahlynn rearin    
Leana riana    
Leandra riandora   Lion Man
Leandro reandoro    
Leann rian   [Lee+Anne]
Leanna rianna    
Leanne rian   [Lee+Anne]
Leanne riannu    
Leanora reno-ra Compassion (jihi)
Lech refu    
Lech rehi    
Leda reda    
Lee ri- Healer (iyasu)
Leeann rian   [Lee+Anne]
Leeann ri-an   [Lee+Ann]
Leeanna rianna    
Leeanna ri-ana    
Leeanne rian   [Lee+Anne]
Leeds ri-zu    
LeeKeenan riki-nan    
Leelee ri-ri-    
Leena ri-na   Dutiful
Leesa risa God's Oath (shinsei)
Legend rejendo    
Leia rea Delicate (yuubi)
Leianna reianna    
Leianna ri-ana    
Leib ri-bu Lion (shishi)
Leica reika    
Leica raika    
Leif ri-fu Heir (shishi)
Leigh ri-    
Leigha rea Delicate (yuubi)
Leighann rian   [Lee+Anne]
Leighton reiton    
Leila reira Night (yoru)
Leila ri-ra Night (yoru)
Leilani reirani   Heavenly Flowers
Leileen reiri-n    
Leisel ri-zeru God's Oath (shinsei)
Leith ri-su    
Leith ra-su    
Lela reira Night (yoru)
Lela rera Night (yoru)
Lela ri-ra Night (yoru)
Lelah reira Night (yoru)
Lelah rera Night (yoru)
Leland ri-rando   Fallow Land
Leleti rereti    
Lelia reria    
Lello rerro    
Lemon remon    
Lemuel remyueru   Belongs to God
Len ren Lion Brave (shiyuu)
Lena rena Light (hikari)
Lena rina Light (hikari)
Lena raina Light (hikari)
Lena reina Light (hikari)
Lena re-na    
Lenalee rinari-    
Lenard rena-do Lion Brave (shiyuu)
Leni reni    
Lenn ren    
Lenna rena    
Lennard rena-do Lion Brave (shiyuu)
Lennart renaruto    
Lenneke reneki    
Lennie reni- Lion (shishi)
Lennox renokkusu    
Lenny reni- Lion (shishi)
Lenora reno-ra Compassion (jihi)
Lenore renoa Compassion (jihi)
Lenusia ranusha    
Lenzie renji- Wetlands (shitsugen)
Leo reo Lion (shishi)
Leola reora Lion (shishi)
Leon reon Lion (shishi)
Leona reona Lion (shishi)
Leonard rena-do Lion Brave (shiyuu)
Leonard reonarudo    
Leonard reonaruto    
Leonarda reonaruda Lion Brave (shiyuu)
Leonardo reonarudo Lion Brave (shiyuu)
Leone reo-ne Lion (shishi)
Leonia reonia Lion (shishi)
Leonid reoni-do    
Leonide reoni-de    
Leonide reoni-do    
Leonie reoni-    
Leonor reono-ru    
Leopoldine reoporudi-nu    
Leopoldo reoporudo   Brave People
Leora reora    
Leos reosu    
Leroy riroi King (ou)
Les resu    
Lesa resa Holly (hiiragi)
Leshem reshemu Jewel (houseki)
Leshya ri-sha    
Leslee resuri- Holly (hiiragi)
Lesleh resuri-    
Lesley resuri- Holly (hiiragi)
Lesley rezuri-    
Lesli resuri- Holly (hiiragi)
Leslie resuri- Holly (hiiragi)
Lester resuta-    
Letha ri-sa Joy (yorokobi)
Leticia retisha Joy (yorokobi)
Leticia retishia    
Letisha retisha Joy (yorokobi)
Letitia retitia Joy (yorokobi)
Lettie reti- Joy (yorokobi)
Letty reti- Joy (yorokobi)
Leung reon    
Levan revan    
Levani revani    
Levar reva-    
Levi ri-vai Connected (enko)
Levin revin   Connected
Levon rivon    
Lew ru- Famous Warrior (meisenshi)
Lewis ruisu Famous Warrior (meisenshi)
Lex rekkusu Protect (hogo)
Lexa rekusa    
Lexi rekushi-    
Lexie rekushi-    
Leyla reira Night Beauty (yabi)
Leyton reiton   Leek Garden
Lezlie rezuri- Holly (hiiragi)
Lhakpa rakupa    
Li ri- Healer (iyasu)
Lia ria    
Liam ri-amu Resolute Protector (yuubou)
Liam riamu    
Liana riana   Descendant of Jove
Lianella riane-ra    
Lianna rianna    
Liba riba Beloved (saiai)
Libbie ribi- God's Oath (shinsei)
Libby ribi- God's Oath (shinsei)
Libida ribi-da Love (ai)
Libuse ribushe Love (ai)
Licia ri-cha    
Licino rishino    
Lidia ridia   From Lydia
Lidiya ridiya    
Lieb ri-bu Beloved (saiai)
Lieber ri-ba- Beloved (saiai)
Lieke ri-ka    
Lieren ri-ren    
Liesel ri-seru    
Liesel ri-zeru    
Liev ri-vu    
Lieven ri-fen    
Liisa ri-sa    
Lil riru    
Lila raira   Lilac
Lila rira   Play
Lilac rairakku   Lilac
Lilah raira Night Beauty (yabi)
Lili riri- Lily (yuri)
Lili riri    
Lilia riria Lily (yuri)
Lilian ririan Lily (yuri)
Liliana ririana Lily (yuri)
Liliane ririan Lily (yuri)
Lill riru    
Lilla rira Lily (yuri)
Lillete riretto    
Lilli riri- Lily (yuri)
Lilli riri    
Lillia riria Lily (yuri)
Lillian ririan Lily (yuri)
Lillias ririasu    

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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.


References:

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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