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Your Name In Japanese - N

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 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.

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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Name Romaji Katakana Kanji Meaning (Reading)
Na'vi navi    
Naada na-da    
Nabil nabi-ru    
Nacho na-cho    
Nada nada    
Nade na-do    
Nadeem nadi-mu Friend (tomo)
Nadereh nadere-    
Nadeshda nadeshuda    
Nadia nadia Hope (kibou)
Nadim nadimu Friend (tomo)
Nadine neidi-n Hope (kibou)
Nadine nadi-n    
Nadine nadi-nu    
Nadiuska nadyu-suka    
Nadja nadia Hope (kibou)
Nageshwara nageshuwara    
Nahor nahoru Light (hikari)
Naim nai-mu Pleasant (yukai)
Naim naimu Tranquil (seion)
Naima naima    
Nairne nerun   river with alder trees
Nairne nea-n   river with alder trees
Naiya naiya    
Najarra najara    
Najwa naiwa   Whisper
Nakesha naki-sha    
Nakisha naki-sha    
Nakul nakuru    
Nalim narimu Lotus (hasu)
Nam namu    
Namagiripettai namagiripettai    
Nambitha nanbisa    
Namer nameru Tiger (tora)
Namir nami-ru Tiger (tora)
Namrata namurata-    
Nan nan    
Nana nana    
Nana nana    
Nana na-na-    
Nancee nanshi- God's Grace (shinkei)
Nancey nanshi- God's Grace (shinkei)
Nanci nanshi- God's Grace (shinkei)
Nancie nanshi- God's Grace (shinkei)
Nancy nanshi- God's Grace (shinkei)
Nand nando    
Nanda nanda    
Nandana nandana    
Nandita nandita   Happy
Nando nando    
Nane na-nu    
Nanette nanetto    
Nanj nanje    
Nanni nanni    
Nannie nani- Grace (megumi)
Nanod nanodo Wanderer (tabibito)
Nansal nansaru    
Nantawat nantawatto    
Naomi naomi Pleasant (yukai)
Naomie naomi Pleasant (yukai)
Naor no-ru Light (hikari)
Naor naoa Light (hikari)
Narayanan narayanan    
Narciso narushiso    
Narciso naruchi-so    
Narciso narushiso    
Narda naruda    
Nardo narudo    
Narvaez naruvaezu    
Nas nasu    
Nashom nashomu    
Nasi nasi Prince (ouji)
Nasrin nasurin Rose (bara)
Nassim nasshimu    
Nastassja nasuta-sha    
Nat natto    
Natacha nata-sha Christmas (seitansai)
Natacha natasha    
Natalia nataria Christmas (seitansai)
Natalie natari- Christmas (seitansai)
Natalija nataria    
Natalya nataria Christmas (seitansai)
Natalya nata-rya    
Natalya nata-riya    
Natalyia nataria Christmas (seitansai)
Nataniel natanieru God Bestows (shuyo)
Natarsha nata-sha    
Natasa natasa Christmas (seitansai)
Natasa nata-sha Christmas (seitansai)
Natascha nata-sha    
Natasha nata-sha Christmas (seitansai)
Natashia nata-sha Christmas (seitansai)
Natasja nata-sha    
Natassia nata-sha Christmas (seitansai)
Nate neito    
Nathalie natari- Christmas (seitansai)
Nathan neisan God Bestows (shuyo)
Nathan nata-n    
Nathan natan God Bestows (shuyo)
Nathan na-tan God Bestows (shuyo)
Nathanael nasanieru God Bestows (shuyo)
Nathanael nasanaeru    
Nathanel nasaneru    
Nathanial nasanieru God Bestows (shuyo)
Nathaniel nasanieru God Bestows (shuyo)
Natina natina    
Nativ nativu Path (michi)
Natividad natividaddo    
Natsuki natsuki    
Natsuko natsuko    
Natya na-sha    
Naunton no-nton    
Naura no-ra    
Navah nava    
Naveen navi-n    
Naveh nave- Beautiful (bi)
Navi navi Prophet (yogensha)
Navon navon Wise (kenmei)
Nawab nawabu    
Naya naya   New
Nayan nayan    
Nayo na-yo Joy (yorokobi)
Nazim najimu    
Nazli nasuri Delicate (yuubi)
Nazli nazuri Delicate (yuubi)
Nea nea    
Neal ni-ru Champion (yuushou)
Ned neddo   Blessed Guard
Neel ni-ru    
Neeladri ni-radori    
Nefeli neferi    
Neha neha   Loving
Nehemiah niamaia   Comforter
Nehme ne-mu    
Neiko niko    
Neil ni-ru Champion (yuushou)
Neilen nairen    
Neimus neimasu    
Nelda neruda    
Nelito nerito    
Nell neru Compassion (jihi)
Nella nera    
Nelle neru Compassion (jihi)
Nellie neri- Compassion (jihi)
Nello nerro    
Nelly neri- Compassion (jihi)
Nelo nero    
Nelson neruson Compassion (jihi)
Nemesio nemeshio    
Neo neo New (shin)
Neo ni-o New (shin)
Neran ni-ran    
Neriah neria    
Nerio nerio    
Nesbitt nesubitto    
Nesha nesha    
Nesher nessha- Eagle (washi)
Nesher nesheru Eagle (washi)
Nestor nesuta-    
Nettie netti- God's Grace (shinkei)
Neva neva    
Neva ni-va    
Nevaeh navea Heaven (tengoku)
Nevaeh nevae Heaven (tengoku)
Neve ne-vu    
Neville neviru    
Nevin nevin    
Newton nyu-ton   New Town
Neyle neiru    
Neymar neima-ru    
Neytiri neitiri    
Ngo go-    
Ngoc gokku Jade (hisui)
Nguyen guen    
Nia nia    
Niall naio-ru    
Niall ni-ru    
Niamh ni-amu    
Niamh ni-vu Bright (ki)
Nichelle nisheru    
Nichol niko-ru Victory (shouri)
Nichola nikora Victory (shouri)
Nicholas nikorasu Victory (shouri)
Nicholas nikora Victory (shouri)
Nichole niko-ru Victory (shouri)
Nicholette nikorette Victory (shouri)
Nicholle niko-ru Victory (shouri)
Nick nikku Victory (shouri)
Nicki nikki- Victory (shouri)
Nicki nikki    
Nickie nikki- Victory (shouri)
Nickolas nikorasu Victory (shouri)
Nickole niko-ru Victory (shouri)
Nicky nikki- Victory (shouri)
Nico niko Victory (shouri)
Nicol niko-ru Victory (shouri)
Nicol nikoru    
Nicola nikora Victory (shouri)
Nicolaj nikorai    
Nicolas nikorasu Victory (shouri)
Nicolas nikora Victory (shouri)
Nicolasa nikorasa Victory (shouri)
Nicole niko-ru Victory (shouri)
Nicole nikoru Victory (shouri)
Nicoletta nikoretta Victory (shouri)
Nicolette nikorette Victory (shouri)
Nicolle niko-ru Victory (shouri)
Nicollette nikoretto    
Nicolo nikoro Victory (shouri)
Nicoye nikoi    
Nidhi nidohi Wealth (fugou)
Nidhi nidi Wealth (fugou)
Niecy ni-shi-    
Niederhauser ni-da-hauza-    
Niel ni-ru    
Niels ni-ruzu    
Niels ni-rusu    
Niels nieru    
Niels nirusu    
Nielsen ni-rusen    
Nieves nievesu Snow (yuki)
Nigel naijeru Black (kuro)
Nigel naigeru Black (kuro)
Nijayah nijaya    
Nike niku    
Nike naiki    
Nikeisha niki-sha    
Nikhil nikiru   Whole
Niki nikki- Victory (shouri)
Niki niki    
Nikita nikita    
Nikita niki-ta    
Nikki nikki- Victory (shouri)
Nikki nikki    
Niklas nikurasu    
Nikol niko-ru Victory (shouri)
Nikola nikora    
Nikolai nikorai    
Nikolaj nikorai    
Nikolaos nikoraosu Victory (shouri)
Nikolas nikorasu Victory (shouri)
Nikolaus nikorausu    
Nikolay nikorai    
Nikole niko-ru Victory (shouri)
Nikolina nikori-na    
Nikos nikosu    
Nil niru    
Nile nairu    
Nils nirusu    
Nils ni-rusu    
Nimrod nimuraddo   Rebel
Nina ni-na Girl (shoujo)
Nina nina    
Nineli nineri    
Ninetto ninetto    
Ningali ningari    
Nini nini    
Nino ni-no    
Nino nino    
Niria niria    
Nirmalya nirumaruya    
Nirvana niruva-na Nirvana (nehan)
Nisha nisha Night (yoru)
Nishank nishanku    
Nishat nishatto Night (yoru)
Nishinaka nishinaka    
Nita ni-ta   Little Anna
Nita nita    
Nitin nitin   Moral
Nitza nittsa Blossom (kaika)
Nitzana nittsana Blossom (kaika)
Nizamuddin nizamuddin    
Noa noa Wanderer (tabibito)
Noah noa Tranquil (heion)
Noam no-mu   Pleasant
Noble no-buru    
Nobu nobu    
Noel noeru Christmas (seitansai)
Noelle noeru Christmas (seitansai)
Noemi noemi Pleasant (yukai)
Noemie noemi    
Nola no-ra Famous (yuumei)
Nolan no-ran Champion (yuushou)
Nona no-na   Ninth
Noni noni- Compassion (jihi)
Nonna nonna   Ninth
Nonso nonso-    
Nora no-ra Honor (meiyo)
Nora nora    
Norah no-ra Honor (meiyo)
Norah nora    
Norbert no-ba-to   North Bright
Norberto noruberuto    
Noreen nori-n Honor (meiyo)
Norene nori-n Honor (meiyo)
Nori nori Honor (meiyo)
Norina norina Honor (meiyo)
Norina nori-na Honor (meiyo)
Norine nori-n Honor (meiyo)
Noriyuki noriyuki    

Name not in the Catalog? No problem, use Special Order Name In Japanese and you can order any single name in either katakana and hiragana.

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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.

Or order directly from us and save at Shodokai - Learn Japanese Calligraphy with the first CD at $15.95!
 

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.


References:

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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