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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.

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

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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)
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
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    
Lalo raro    
Lambert ranberuto   Land Bright
Lambert ranbe-ru   Land Bright
Lamberto ranberuto   Land Bright
Lamont ramonto Lawman (hoankan)
Lana rana Precious (kichou)
Lanai ranei    
Lance ransu Land (rikujou)
Landon randon Long Hill (nagaoka)
Landry randori-    
Lane re-n Path (michi)
Lane rein 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-    
Lara ra-ra    
Lara rara    
Laraine rarein    
Larenz rarentsu    
Lari rari    
Larisa rari-sa    
Larisa rarisa    
Larissa rarissa Cheerful (kaikatsu)
Larry rari- Laurel (gekkeiju)
Lars ra-su    
Lars rarusu    
Laryssa rarissa   Cheerful
Lasse rasse    
Laszlo razuro    
Lata rata   Vine
Latanya rata-nya    
Lateef ratifu    
Latham reisamu    
Laticia ratisha Joy (yorokobi)
Latisha ratisha Joy (yorokobi)
Latoya ratoya    
Lau rau    
Laura ro-ra Laurel (gekkeiju)
Laura raura Laurel (gekkeiju)
Laure ro-ru    
Laurel 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    
Lauri ro-ri- Laurel (gekkeiju)
Laurie ro-ri- Laurel (gekkeiju)
Laurinda ro-rinda    
Lauryn ro-rin    
Lavi ravi Lion (shishi)
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 ri-    
Lea rea Delicate (yuubi)
Leah ri-    
Leah ri-a    
Leah rea    
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]
Leeanna ri-ana    
Leeanna rianna    
Leeanne rian   [Lee+Anne]
Leelee ri-ri-    
Leena ri-na   Dutiful
Leesa risa God's Oath (shinsei)
Leia rea Delicate (yuubi)
Leib ri-bu Lion (shishi)
Leica raika    
Leica reika    
Leif ri-fu Heir (shishi)
Leigh ri-    
Leigha rea Delicate (yuubi)
Leighann rian   [Lee+Anne]
Leighton reiton    
Leila ri-ra Night (yoru)
Leila reira Night (yoru)
Leilani reirani   Heavenly Flowers
Leith ri-su    
Lela rera Night (yoru)
Lela reira 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 re-na    
Lena rina Light (hikari)
Lena raina Light (hikari)
Lena reina Light (hikari)
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)
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 reonaruto    
Leonard reonarudo    
Leonarda reonaruda Lion Brave (shiyuu)
Leonardo reonarudo Lion Brave (shiyuu)
Leonia reonia Lion (shishi)
Leonid reoni-do    
Leonide reoni-do    
Leonide reoni-de    
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)
Leslee resuri- Holly (hiiragi)
Lesleh resuri-    
Lesley rezuri-    
Lesley resuri- Holly (hiiragi)
Lesli resuri- Holly (hiiragi)
Leslie resuri- Holly (hiiragi)
Lester resuta-    
Leticia retisha Joy (yorokobi)
Leticia retishia    
Letisha retisha Joy (yorokobi)
Letitia retitia Joy (yorokobi)
Lettie reti- Joy (yorokobi)
Letty reti- Joy (yorokobi)
Leung reon    
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-    
Leyla reira Night Beauty (yabi)
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)
Liesel ri-zeru    
Liesel ri-seru    
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    
Lili riri- Lily (yuri)
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    
Lillie riri- Lily (yuri)
Lillita ririta    
Lillith ririsu    
Lillo riro    
Lilly riri- Lily (yuri)
Lilo riro    
Lily riri- Lily (yuri)
Lim rimu    
Lin rin Pretty (karen)
Lina rina Palm Tree (yashi)
Lincoln rinka-n Lakeside (kohan)
Linda rinda Pretty (karen)
Linden rinden    
Lindley rindorei    
Lindley rindori-    
Lindsay rinji- Wetlands (shitsugen)
Lindsay rinzei    
Lindsey rinze-    
Lindsey rinji- Wetlands (shitsugen)
Lindsy rinji- Wetlands (shitsugen)
Lindy rindi Pretty (karen)
Lindze rinji-    
Line ri-nu    
Linh rin    
Linn rin Lake (mizuumi)
Linnea rinea    
Linnea rinia    
Lino rino    
Linus rainasu   Flax
Linwood rin'uddo   Lake wood
Lio rio    
Lionel rioneru    
Lionel raioneru Lion (shishi)
Lisa risa God's Oath (shinsei)
Lisa riza God's Oath (shinsei)
Lisa ri-za    
Lisabeth rizabesu    
Lisanne rizannu    
Lisbeth ri-subeto    
Lisbeth risubetto    
Lise ri-zu    
Lise ri-su    
Lise ri-se    
Liselotte rizerotte    
Lisette risetto    
Lisette rizetto God's Oath (shinsei)
Lissa risa Bee (hachi)
Lissette risetto God's Oath (shinsei)
Lissette rizetto God's Oath (shinsei)
Lita rita    
Lito rito    
Little ritoru    
Liu ryuu    
Liu riu    
Liv rivu Life (inochi)
Livio rivio    
Livya rivia Crown (oukan)
Liz rizu God's Oath (shinsei)
Liza raiza God's Oath (shinsei)
Liza riza    
Lizabeth rizabesu    
Lizan rizan    
Lizbeth rizabesu    
Lizette rizetto    
Lizza riza God's Oath (shinsei)
Lizzie riji- God's Oath (shinsei)
Lizzy riji-    
Ljubomir ryubomi-ru    
Llewellyn ruwerin    
Lloyd roido Grey-hair (hakuhatsu)
Llyr riru Sea (umi)
Lobo robo    
Lochlyn rokurin    
Lock rokku    
Logan ro-gan Hollow (otani)
Loic roikku    
Lois roisu Superior (joui)
Loise rui-zu Famous Warrior (meisenshi)
Lokman rokkuman    
Lola ro-ra Sorrowful (urei)
Loles roresu    
Loli rori    
Lolita rori-ta Sorrowful (urei)
Loma ro-ma   Little Hill
Lombardo ronbarudo    
Lon ron   Battle Ready
Lona rona Lion (shishi)
London rondon   London
Lone rone    
Lonette ronetto    
Loni roni-   Battle Ready
Lonnie roni-   Battle Ready
Lonny roni-   Battle Ready
Lora ro-ra Laurel (gekkeiju)
Loraine rorein    
Loredana roreda-na    
Loredana roredana    
Loreen rori-n Laurel (gekkeiju)
Lorela rorera    
Lorelei ro-rerai Melody (senritsu)
Lorella rorerra    
Lorella rore-ra    
Lorelle ro-reru Laurel (gekkeiju)
Loren ro-ren Laurel (gekkeiju)
Lorena rorena Laurel (gekkeiju)
Lorene rori-n Laurel (gekkeiju)
Lorenzo rorenzo Laurel (gekkeiju)
Lorenzo rorentso    
Loreta roretta Laurel (gekkeiju)
Loretta roretta Laurel (gekkeiju)
Lori ro-ri- Laurel (gekkeiju)
Lori rori Laurel (gekkeiju)
Lorie rori-    
Lorina rori-na Laurel (gekkeiju)
Loring ro-ringu    
Loris rorisu Laurel (gekkeiju)
Lorna ro-na    
Lorne ro-n    
Lorraine rore-nu    
Lorraine rorein    
Lorriane rorein    
Lory rori-    
Los rosu    
Lothaire rote-ru    
Lothar rota-ru Famous Warrior (meisenshi)
Lotte rotte    
Lou ru- Famous Warrior (meisenshi)
Louann ru-an   [Lou + Ann]
Louanne ru-an   [Lou + Ann]
Loudon raudon    
Louella ruera Famous Warrior (meisenshi)
Louie rui Famous Warrior (meisenshi)
Louis ru-i    
Louis ruisu Famous Warrior (meisenshi)
Louis rui Famous Warrior (meisenshi)
Louisa rui-za Famous Warrior (meisenshi)
Louisa ruiza    
Louise rui-zu Famous Warrior (meisenshi)
Louisette ruizetto    
Louiza rui-za Famous Warrior (meisenshi)
Loumi rumu    
Lourdes ru-rudesu    
Love ravu Love (ai)
Lovisa rovi-sa Famous Warrior (meisenshi)
Lovisa ruvisa Famous Warrior (meisenshi)
Lowell ro-weru   Wolf Cub
Loyal roiyaru Loyal (chuujitsu)
Loyd roido Grey-hair (hakuhatsu)
Luana ruana    
Luana ruanna   Enjoyment
Luann ru-an   [Lou + Ann]
Luanna ruanna   Enjoyment
Luanne ru-an   [Lou + Ann]
Lubna rubuna    
Luc ryukku    
Luca ruka    
Lucas ru-kasu Light (hikari)
Lucas ruka Light (hikari)
Lucas ryuka    
Luce ru-che    
Lucetta ruchetta    
Lucette rusetto    
Luchino rukino    
Luci ru-shi- Light (hikari)
Luci ryushi-    
Lucia rushia    
Lucia ruchia Light (hikari)
Lucian rushian Light (hikari)
Luciana ruchiana    
Luciano ruchia-no Light (hikari)
Luciano rushia-no    
Lucie ru-shi- Light (hikari)
Lucie ruchi-    
Lucie ryushi-    
Lucien ryushian    
Lucien rushian    
Lucienne ryushiennu    
Lucila rushira    
Lucile rushi-ru Light (hikari)
Lucille rushi-ru Light (hikari)
Lucille rushiru    
Lucinda rushinda Light (hikari)
Lucio rushio    
Lucio ruchio    
Luck rakku Good Luck (kouun)
Luckett raketto    
Lucky rakki-    
Lucy ru-shi- Light (hikari)
Lucyna ruchi-na Light (hikari)
Ludacris ryudakurisu    
Ludger rudoga-    
Ludger rutoga-    
Ludivine ryudivi-nu    
Ludmila ryudomira    
Ludmilla ryudomira    
Ludovic ryudoviku    
Ludwig ru-tovihi    
Luella ruera Famous Warrior (meisenshi)
Luigi rui-ji Famous Warrior (meisenshi)
Luigi ruiji Famous Warrior (meisenshi)
Luis ruisu Famous Warrior (meisenshi)
Luisa ruiza    
Luisa ruisa Famous Warrior (meisenshi)
Luisa rui-za    
Luise rui-ze    
Luka ruka Light (hikari)
Lukas ru-kasu Light (hikari)
Luke ru-ku Light (hikari)
Lula ru-ra Famous Warrior (meisenshi)
Lulu ruru    
Lumi rumi Snow (yuki)
Lumsden ramuzuden    
Luna runa Moon (tsuki)
Lunetta runetta Moon (tsuki)
Lunette runetto Moon (tsuki)
Luo ruo    
Lupe ru-pe Wolf (ookami)
Lupita rupi-ta Wolf (ookami)
Lurene ruri-n    
Lusia rushia Light (hikari)
Luther ru-sa-   People's Soldier
Lutz ru-tsu    
Luz ru-su Light (hikari)
Lyanne rian   [Lee+Anne]
Lydia ridia   From Lydia
Lyle rairu Islander (toumin)
Lyman raiman    
Lymari raimari    
Lyn rin Lake (mizuumi)
Lynda rinda Pretty (karen)
Lyndee rindi    
Lyndon rindon    
Lyndsay rinji- Wetlands (shitsugen)
Lyndsey rinji- Wetlands (shitsugen)
Lynett rinei Lake (mizuumi)
Lynett rinetto Lake (mizuumi)
Lynette rinetto Nymph (sennyo)
Lynley rinri-    
Lynn rin Lake (mizuumi)
Lynne rin Lake (mizuumi)
Lynnette rinetto Nymph (sennyo)
Lynsey rinji-    
Lynwood rin'uddo   Lake wood
Lyriq ririkku    
Lysette risetto    
Lysette rizetto    
Lyubov ryu-bofu Love (ai)
Lyudmila ryudomira    

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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