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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

Thousands of Designs / Ordering is Safe and Easy / Downloads Available Immediately

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)
Oana wa-na    
Obama obama    
Obba obba    
Octavia okutavia Eighth (daihachi)
Octavio okutavio Eighth (daihachi)
Oda oda Song (uta)
Odah oda Song (uta)
Oded odeddo    
Odele oderu Song (uta)
Odell oderu Song (uta)
Odessa odessa Wrathful (doki)
Odete odette    
Odette odetto    
Odgerel odogereru    
Odilon odiron    
Odoardo odoarudo    
Odysseas odesseasu Hate (zouo)
Odysseas odesseusu Hate (zouo)
Odysseas odisseasu Hate (zouo)
Ofelia ofi-ria Assistance (hosa)
Ofelia oferia    
Ofentse ofentse    
Ofira ofira Golden (ougon)
Oja oya    
Oksana okusana    
Okura okura    
Ol oru    
Ola o-ra Ancestor (sosen)
Olaf orafu    
Olalla oraya    
Olan o-ran    
Olatz oratsu    
Oldrich orudorihhi    
Ole o-re    
Oleg oregu Blessed (onkei)
Olek orekku    
Olesya orishia    
Olga oruga Blessed (onkei)
Olimpia orinpia   Mt Olympus
Olin orin    
Olive ori-vu   Olive
Oliver oriva-   Olive Tree
Olivia orivia   Olive
Olivier orivie   Olive Tree
Olli ori    
Olli orri   Ancestor's Descendent
Ollie ori-   Olive Tree
Olof orofu    
Olwen oruwen    
Olympia orinpia   Mt Olympus
Om aun Om (aun)
Om o-mu    
Omar oma-ru    
Omar oma- Prosperous (han'ei)
Omara oma-ra    
Omari omari King (ou)
Omarion omarion    
Omega omega   The End
Omero omero    
Omid omiddo Hope (kibou)
Omisha omisha   Goddess of Life and Death
Ona ona    
Ondrej ondojei    
Ono ono    
Oona u-na   One
Opal opa-ru Opal (tanpakuseki)
Ophelia ofiria   Help
Ophelia ofi-ria Assistance (hosa)
Ophira ofira Golden (ougon)
Oprah opura    
Ora ora Light (hikari)
Ora o-ra    
Orazio oratsio    
Orazio orajio    
Oren o-ren   Pine Tree
Orestes oresutesu Moutain (yama)
Orev orevu Raven (karasu)
Orfeo orufeo    
Ori ori Light (hikari)
Oriol orioru    
Orla o-ra    
Orlando o-rando   Famed Land
Ornella orunera   Flowering Ash Tree
Ornette o-netto    
Oron oron Light (hikari)
Orso oruso    
Orson o-son    
Ortiz oruti-zu    
Orville o-viru Golden City (kanemura)
Orvin o-vin Warrior (senshi)
Osa osa    
Oscar osukaru    
Oscar osuka-ru    
Oscar osuka- Divine Spear (kamiyari)
Oskar osuka- Divine Spear (kamiyari)
Ossie oshi-    
Osvaldo osubarudo God's Power (shinryoku)
Oswald ozuwarudo God's Power (shinryoku)
Oswaldo osuwarudo God's Power (shinryoku)
Oszkarne osukarune-    
Otar ota-ru    
Otello oterro    
Othello otero    
Othello osero    
Othon oton    
Otis o-tisu Wealthy (fugou)
Ottavia ottavia    
Otto otto- Wealthy (fugou)
Otto otto    
Ousmane usuman    
Outi outi    
Ov ovu    
Ove o-ve   Blade
Ovidiu ovidyu-    
Ovidiu ovidyu    
Owen o-en Youthful (wakai)
Owen o-wen    
Oxide okisaido    
Oyanka oyanka    
Oz ozu    
Ozie oji- God's Power (shinryoku)
Ozzie oji- God's Power (shinryoku)
Ozzy oji- God's Power (shinryoku)

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.

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.


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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