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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.

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Name Romaji Katakana Kanji Meaning (Reading)
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    
Najarra najara    
Najwa naiwa   Whisper
Nakesha naki-sha    
Nakisha naki-sha    
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   [Japanese]
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    
Nanod nanodo Wanderer (tabibito)
Nansal nansaru    
Nantawat nantawatto    
Naomi naomi Pleasant (yukai)
Naomie naomi Pleasant (yukai)
Naor naoa Light (hikari)
Naor no-ru Light (hikari)
Narayanan narayanan    
Narciso narushiso    
Narciso naruchi-so    
Narciso narushiso    
Narda naruda    
Nardo narudo    
Nas nasu    
Nashom nashomu    
Nasi nasi Prince (ouji)
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 nata-riya    
Natalya nata-rya    
Natalya nataria Christmas (seitansai)
Nataniel natanieru God Bestows (shuyo)
Natarsha nata-sha    
Natasa nata-sha Christmas (seitansai)
Natasa natasa 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 nata-n    
Nathan neisan 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    
Natsuko natsuko   [Japanese]
Natya na-sha    
Naunton no-nton    
Naura no-ra    
Navah nava    
Naveen navi-n    
Naveh nave- Beautiful (bi)
Navi navi Prophet (yogensha)
Na'vi navi    
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
Neil ni-ru Champion (yuushou)
Neilen nairen    
Neimus neimasu    
Nelda neruda    
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    
Neran ni-ran    
Nerio nerio    
Nesbitt nesubitto    
Nesha nesha    
Nesher nesheru Eagle (washi)
Nesher nessha- Eagle (washi)
Nestor nesuta-    
Nettie netti- God's Grace (shinkei)
Neva ni-va    
Neva neva    
Nevaeh navea Heaven (tengoku)
Neve ne-vu    
Neville neviru    
Nevin nevin    
Newton nyu-ton   New Town
Neyle neiru    
Neytiri neitiri    
Ngo go-    
Ngoc gokku Jade (hisui)
Nguyen guen    
Nia nia    
Niall naio-ru    
Niall ni-ru    
Niamh ni-vu   Bright
Niamh ni-amu    
Nichelle nisheru    
Nichol niko-ru Victory (shouri)
Nichola nikora Victory (shouri)
Nicholas nikorasu Victory (shouri)
Nichole niko-ru Victory (shouri)
Nicholle niko-ru Victory (shouri)
Nick nikku Victory (shouri)
Nicki nikki    
Nicki nikki- Victory (shouri)
Nickie nikki- Victory (shouri)
Nickolas nikorasu Victory (shouri)
Nickole niko-ru Victory (shouri)
Nicky nikki- Victory (shouri)
Nico niko Victory (shouri)
Nicol nikoru    
Nicol niko-ru Victory (shouri)
Nicola nikora Victory (shouri)
Nicolaj nikorai    
Nicolas nikora Victory (shouri)
Nicolas nikorasu Victory (shouri)
Nicolasa nikorasa Victory (shouri)
Nicole niko-ru Victory (shouri)
Nicole nikoru    
Nicoletta nikoretta    
Nicolette nikorette    
Nicolle niko-ru Victory (shouri)
Nicollette nikoretto    
Nicolo nikoro Victory (shouri)
Nicoye nikoi    
Niecy ni-shi-    
Niel ni-ru    
Niels nieru    
Niels nirusu    
Niels ni-rusu    
Niels ni-ruzu    
Nieves nievesu Snow (yuki)
Nigel naigeru Black (kuro)
Nigel naijeru Black (kuro)
Nike niku    
Nike naiki    
Nikhil nikiru   Whole
Niki niki    
Niki nikki- Victory (shouri)
Nikita niki-ta    
Nikita nikita    
Nikki nikki    
Nikki nikki- Victory (shouri)
Niklas nikurasu    
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    
Nile nairu    
Nils nirusu    
Nimrod nimuraddo   Rebel
Nina nina    
Nina ni-na Girl (shoujo)
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)
Nishat nishatto Night (yoru)
Nishinaka nishinaka   [Japanese]
Nita nita    
Nita ni-ta   Little Anna
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   [Japanese]
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    
Noni noni-   Compassion
Nonso nonso-    
Nora nora    
Nora no-ra Honor (meiyo)
Norah nora    
Norah no-ra Honor (meiyo)
Norbert no-ba-to   North Bright
Norberto noruberuto    
Noreen nori-n Honor (meiyo)
Norene nori-n Honor (meiyo)
Nori nori Honor (meiyo)
Norina nori-na Honor (meiyo)
Norina norina Honor (meiyo)
Norine nori-n Honor (meiyo)
Noriyuki noriyuki    
Norizzela norittsera    
Norm no-mu    
Norma no-ma Northerner (kitao)
Norma noruma    
Norman no-man Northerner (kitao)
Norodom norodomu    
North no-su North (kita)
Noufou nufu-    
Noureen no-ri-n    
Nourhan no-han    
Nova nova New (shin)
Novela novera New (shin)
Novella novera New (shin)
Noya noya Beautiful (bi)
Nuala nu-ra    
Nuala nyuara    
Nuala nuara    
Nunnally nanari-    
Nuno nu-no   Ninth
Nura nu-ra Light (hikari)
Nuria nu-ria    
Nuria nuria    
Nusrat nusuratto    
Nutsa nassa    
Nuvia nuvia    
Nyasha nya-sha Grace (megumi)
Nydia naidia    
Nydia nidia    
Nye nai Islander (toumin)
Nyree niri-    
Nyree nairi-    

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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. Combined with our Japanese Calligraphy Sets you will have all you need to begin your study of Japanese Calligraphy.

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

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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