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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)
Mabel meiberu Cute (kawaii)
Mabel maberu    
Mabel meiburu    
Mabelle meiberu Cute (kawaii)
Mable meiberu Cute (kawaii)
Mabo mabo    
Mabrouk maburuku    
Mac makku Son (musuko)
Macaulay mako-re-    
Macdonald makudonarudo    
Macha ma-sha    
Machelle masheru Divine (shinsei)
Maciej machei    
MacIntyre makkintaia    
Mack makku Son (musuko)
MacKenna makkenna   Ascend
Mackenzie makkenji-   Fire-born
MacKinlay makkinre-    
Mackintosh makkintosshu    
Maclean makuri-n    
Macon meikon    
Macy meishi-    
Madame madamu    
Madchen mecchen    
Maddie madi God's Gift (shinzou)
Maddison madison Tower (tou)
Maddox madokkusu   Generous
Maddy madi    
Madelaine maderi-n Tower (tou)
Madeleine maderi-n Tower (tou)
Madeleine maderin    
Madeleine madore-nu    
Madelene maderi-n Tower (tou)
Madeline maderi-n Tower (tou)
Madeline maderin Tower (tou)
Madeline maderain Tower (tou)
Madelyn maderin Tower (tou)
Madelynn maderin Tower (tou)
Madge majji    
Madhav ma-davu    
Madhur madoha-ru Sweet (kanbi)
Madhur maduru Sweet (kanbi)
Madhuri maduri Sweet (kanbi)
Madiba madiba    
Madie madi God's Gift (shinzou)
Madison madison Tower (tou)
Madlyn maderin Tower (tou)
Madolyn madorin    
Madonna madonna    
Mads maddzu God's Gift (shinzou)
Mads mattsu    
Maduka madu-ka    
Mady meidi    
Madysen madisen Tower (tou)
Mae mei May (gogatsu)
Maeda maeda    
Maegan megan Pearl (shinju)
Maeghan mi-gan    
Maelie meiri-    
Maeve me-vu   Intoxicating
Magali magari    
Magda maguda Tower (tou)
Magdalen magudaren Tower (tou)
Magdalena magudarena Tower (tou)
Magdalene magudaren Tower (tou)
Magen megan Pearl (shinju)
Maggie magi- Pearl (shinju)
Magic majikku Magic (mahou)
Magnolia magunoria Magnolia (mokuren)
Magnus magunasu Great (idai)
Maharaja maharaja    
Mahendra mahendora   Great Indra
Maher maheru    
Maher ma-    
Maher maha-    
Maher meiha-    
Maher maeru    
Mahesh mahe-shu    
Mahesh maheshu    
Mahima mahima- Great (idai)
Mai mai    
Maia maia    
Maia maya    
Maida maida Maiden (shoujo)
Maidel meideru    
Maidie meidi Maiden (shoujo)
Maike maike Wished-For (nozomi)
Maikel maikeru Divine (shinsei)
Maikel mihaeru Divine (shinsei)
Maikel mikaeru Divine (shinsei)
Maimouna maimuna    
Maine me-nu    
Mairi mairi Wished-For (nozomi)
Mairi meari- Wished-For (nozomi)
Maisie meiji-    
Maisy meishi-    
Maisy meiji-    
Maite maite    
Maja maya Great (idai)
Maja maiya Great (idai)
Majandra mahandora    
Major meija- Great (idai)
Majumder majanda-    
Mak maku    
Makahla makara    
Makayla makeira Divine (shinsei)
Makena makena Happiness (koufuku)
Makenzie makkenji-   Fire-born
Makini makini Serenity (seion)
Makinley makkinri-    
Mako mako    
Makram makuramu   Generous
Maksim makushimu Charming (miwaku)
Maksim makushimu   Greatest
Maksima makushima Charming (miwaku)
Makyla makaira Divine (shinsei)
Mala ma-ra    
Mala mara    
Malachi maraki Angel (tenshi)
Malachi marakai Angel (tenshi)
Malachy maraki Angel (tenshi)
Malachy maraki- Angel (tenshi)
Malaika marai-ka Angel (tenshi)
Malcolm marukomu    
Malcom marukomu    
Malena mare-na    
Malene marene Tower (tou)
Malene maren Tower (tou)
Malgorzata maugoja-ta Pearl (shinju)
Malick marikku    
Maliha mariha Pleasant (yukai)
Malik mariku    
Malika marika Queen (joou)
Malin mari-n Tower (tou)
Malin marin    
Malinda marinda Gentle (onwa)
Malisa marissa Bee (hachi)
Malissa marissa Bee (hachi)
Malka maruka Queen (oujo)
Malki maruki Queen (oujo)
Malkia marukia Queen (joou)
Malkit marukitto Queen (oujo)
Mallika marika    
Mallikarjun marikarujun    
Mallory marori- Unlucky (fuun)
Malouf maru-fu    
Malya marya    
Mamie mami- Pearl (shinju)
Mamie meimi-    
Mammie mami- Pearl (shinju)
Mamta mamuta-    
Man man   God is with us
Mana mana    
Mander manda-    
Mandi mandi Lovable (kawaii)
Mandie mandi Lovable (kawaii)
Mandino mandi-no    
Mandisa mandi-sa Sweet (kanbi)
Mandy mandi Lovable (kawaii)
Manel maneru    
Mani mani Jewel (houseki)
Manish mani-shu    
Manisha mani-sha    
Manmohan manmohan    
Manning maningu    
Manny mani-    
Mano mano    
Manoel manoeru    
Manoj mano-ji    
Manoj manoji    
Manolo manoro    
Manon manon    
Mansi manshi    
Mansoor mansu-ru    
Mansur mansuru Victory (shouri)
Manu manu-    
Manuel manyueru   God is with us
Manuel manueru   God is with us
Manuela manyuera    
Manus manasu Great (idai)
Maor mao- Light (hikari)
Mar ma-ru Sea (umi)
Mara ma-ra    
Maranda maranda Wonder (kiseki)
Marayat marayatto    
Marc ma-ku Warrior (senshi)
Marc maruku    
Marcel maruseru    
Marcel ma-seru    
Marcela marusera    
Marceline ma-serin    
Marcelino maruseri-no    
Marcella maruchera Warrior (senshi)
Marcella ma-sera    
Marcelle maruseru    
Marcelle ma-seru    
Marcello maruchero Warrior (senshi)
Marcello marusero    
Marci ma-shi- Warrior (senshi)
Marcia ma-sha Warrior (senshi)
Marcia marushia    
Marcia ma-shia    
Marcie ma-shi- Warrior (senshi)
Marciel marushieru    
Marcilene marushiri-n    
Marcilon marushiron    
Marcio marushio Warrior (senshi)
Marcione marushione    
Marco maruko Warrior (senshi)
Marcus ma-kasu Warrior (senshi)
Marcus marukusu Warrior (senshi)
Marcy ma-shi- Warrior (senshi)
Mardee ma-di-    
Mare mea    
Marek mareku    
Maren maren    
Marg ma-gu    
Marga ma-ga    
Margaret ma-garetto Pearl (shinju)
Margarete ma-garetto Pearl (shinju)
Margareth marugare-to    
Margaretha marugare-ta    
Margarett ma-garetto Pearl (shinju)
Margarette ma-garetto Pearl (shinju)
Margarita marugari-ta Pearl (shinju)
Margaux ma-go Pearl (shinju)
Marge ma-ji Tower (tou)
Margery ma-jeri-    
Margherita marugeri-ta Pearl (shinju)
Margi ma-ji Pearl (shinju)
Margie ma-ji Pearl (shinju)
Margie ma-gi-    
Margit marugitto    
Margo ma-go Pearl (shinju)
Margorie ma-jori- Pearl (shinju)
Margot ma-go Pearl (shinju)
Margot ma-gotto    
Margret ma-garetto Pearl (shinju)
Margret ma-guretto Pearl (shinju)
Margreth maruguretto    
Marguerita marugari-ta Pearl (shinju)
Marguerite ma-garetto    
Marguerite ma-gari-to    
Marguerite maruguritto    
Margy ma-ji Pearl (shinju)
Mari mari Wished-For (nozomi)
Mari mari-    
Maria maria Wished-For (nozomi)
Mariah maraia Wished-For (nozomi)
Mariam mariamu Wished For (nozomi)
Mariam miriamu Wished For (nozomi)
Marian marian Wished-For (nozomi)
Mariana mariana Wished-For (nozomi)
Mariane marian Wished-For (nozomi)
Marianela marianera    
Marianella marianera    
Mariangela marianjera    
Mariann marian Wished-For (nozomi)
Marianna mariana Wished-For (nozomi)
Marianna marianna    
Marianne marian Wished-For (nozomi)
Marianne marianne    
Marianne mariannu    
Mariano maria-no    
Maribel mariberu Wished-For (nozomi)
Maricar marika- Wished-For (nozomi)
Maricarmen marikarumen Wished-For (nozomi)
Maricela marisera Warrior (senshi)
Mariclare marikurea    
Marie mari- Wished-For (nozomi)
Marie marie    
Mariebelle mari-bere    
Marieh mari-e-    
Marieke marike Wished-For (nozomi)
Mariel marieru    
Mariela mariera    
Marietta marietta    
Mariette marietto    
Marietto marietto    
Marika marika Wished-For (nozomi)
Mariken mariken    
Mariko mariko    
Marilou mariru Wished-For (nozomi)
Marilou mariru-    
Marilu mariru Wished-For (nozomi)
Mariluna mariruna    
Marilyn maririn   [Mary + Lyn]
Marilyne mariri-nu    
Marilynn maririn   [Mary + Lyn]
Marin marin Wished-For (nozomi)
Marina marina Sea (umi)
Marina mari-na    
Marine mari-n Maritime (kaijou)
Marine mari-nu    
Marini marini Charming (miwaku)
Marinna marina Sea (umi)
Marino marino Sea (umi)
Marino mari-no    
Mario mario Courageous (yuusou)
Mariola mariora    

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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.


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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