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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 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
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
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
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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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 be ordered as original hand-brushed art
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and you can order any single name in either katakana and hiragana.
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