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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 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)
Ra ra    
Rabbi rabi    
Rabboni raboni    
Racer re-sa-    
Rachael reicheru Ewe (hitsuji)
Racheal reicheru Ewe (hitsuji)
Rachel reicheru Ewe (hitsuji)
Rachel rasheru    
Rachele rasheru Ewe (hitsuji)
Rachell reicheru Ewe (hitsuji)
Rachelle rasheru Ewe (hitsuji)
Rachelle reicheru    
Rachid rashiddo    
Rachida rashida    
Rachit rachitto    
Racquel rakueru Ewe (hitsuji)
Rada ra-da    
Rade reido    
Radha rada    
Radha ra-da    
Radha ra-da-    
Radko radoko Happy (yukai)
Radost radosuto    
Radu radyu    
Rae rei    
Raeann reian Ewe (hitsuji)
Raelene reiri-n    
Raf rafu    
Rafael rafaeru   God has healed
Rafael rafeeru    
Rafaela rafaera   Healing God
Rafaelillo rafaerirro    
Rafal rafaru    
Rafe reifu Wolf Counsel (roukan)
Rafer reifa-    
Raffaela rafaera    
Raffaele rafae-re    
Raffaella rafaera    
Rafferty rafati    
Rafi rafi    
Raghunath raguna-to    
Rags ragusu    
Rah ra-    
Rahesh rahe-shu    
Rahul rafu-ru    
Rahul rafuru    
Rahul rau-ru    
Raima raima    
Raimondo raimondo    
Rain rein    
Rainer raina-    
Rainey reini-    
Rainie reini-    
Rainn rein    
Raino raino    
Rainoldo reinorudo    
Rais raisu    
Raisa raisa Rose (bara)
Raisa rai-sa   Carefree
Raj raji    
Raj ra-ji    
Raja raja    
Rajan rajan    
Rajat rajatto    
Rajendra rajendora    
Rajesh rajeshu   Lord of Kings
Raji raji    
Rajinikanth rajinika-nto    
Rajkumar rajikuma-ru    
Rajni rajini Queen (oujo)
Rajpal ra-jipa-ru    
Rajshekhar rajeshuka-ru    
Raju raju    
Rakesh ra-ke-shu    
Rakesh rake-shu    
Rakie reiki-    
Raleigh rari-    
Ralf rarufu Wolf Counsel (roukan)
Ralph rarufu Wolf Counsel (roukan)
Ralph reifu Wolf Counsel (roukan)
Ram ra-mu Exalted (kouki)
Ram ramu    
Rambo ranbo-    
Ramdas ramudasu    
Ramesh rameshu    
Rami rami    
Rami reimi    
Ramil rami-ru    
Ramiro ramiro   Famous Counselor
Ramkumar ramukuma-ru    
Ramon ramon   Protecting Hands
Ramona ramona   Protecting Hands
Ramsey ramuji-   wild-garlic island
Ramsey ramuzei   wild-garlic island
Ramzy ramuji-    
Rana rana   Eye-Catching
Rance ransu    
Rand rando    
Randa randa    
Randal randoru   Wolf Shield
Randal randaru    
Randall randoru   Wolf Shield
Randall rando-ru    
Randee randi Wolf Shield (roujun)
Randell randeru   Wold Shield
Randhir randi-ru   Brave in Battle
Randhir randiru    
Randi randi Wolf Shield (roujun)
Randisa randisa    
Randle randoru    
Randolph randorufu   Wolf Shield
Randolyn randorin    
Randy randi Wolf Shield (roujun)
Rani rani    
Rani ra-ni- Queen (oujo)
Ranit ranitto Joy (yorokobi)
Ranita rani-ta Joy (yorokobi)
Ranjit ranjitto    
Ranvir ranvi-ru    
Raoul rauru   Crafty Counselor
Raoul rao-ru    
Raoul rau-ru    
Raphael rafaeru   God has healed
Rapulana rapurana    
Raquel rakueru Ewe (hitsuji)
Raquel rakeru Ewe (hitsuji)
Rashel reisheru    
Rashid rashiddo    
Rasmane rasumane    
Rasmus rasumusu Beloved (saiai)
Rasmussen rasumussen    
Rate ra-te    
Rati rati    
Ratna ratona Jewel (houseki)
Rattan rattan    
Rattanaporn rattanapo-n    
Raul rauru   Crafty Counselor
Raveena ravi-na    
Raven reivun Raven (karasu)
Ravi ravi    
Ravil raviru    
Ravindra ravindora    
Raviv ravivu Rain (ame)
Rawan rawan    
Rawiri rawiri    
Rawle ro-ru    
Rawson ro-son    
Ray rei    
Rayce re-su   Counselor
Raye rei    
Rayleen reiri-n Ewe (hitsuji)
Raylene reiri-n Ewe (hitsuji)
Raymond reimondo Wise Guard (kengo)
Raymond reimon Wise Guard (kengo)
Raymundo reimundo Wise Guard (kengo)
Rayne rein Queen (joou)
Raynor reina-    
Raz razu    
Razaaq raza-ku    
Razhe raji-    
Razzak razza-ku    
Reagan re-gan   [Unknown]
Reagan ri-gan   [Unknown]
Reathel re-seru    
Reb rebu    
Reba ri-ba Bind (kizuna)
Rebbeca rebekka Bind (kizuna)
Rebbecca rebekka Bind (kizuna)
Rebeca rebekka Bind (kizuna)
Rebecca rebekka Bind (kizuna)
Rebecka rebekka Bind (kizuna)
Rebekah rebekka Bind (kizuna)
Rebekka rebekka Bind (kizuna)
Rebel reberu    
Red reddo Red (aka)
Reda reda    
Redd reddo Red (aka)
Redmond redomondo    
Reece ri-su Enthusiasm (nesshin)
Reed ri-do Red (aka)
Rees ri-su Enthusiasm (nesshin)
Reese ri-su Enthusiasm (nesshin)
Refaat refa-to    
Reg regu    
Regan re-gan   [Unknown]
Regena reji-na Queen (joou)
Reggie reji- King's Advisor (oukan)
Regina reji-na Queen (joou)
Regina regi-na Queen (joou)
Reginald rejinarudo King's Advisor (oukan)
Regis rejisu   Royal
Regis rijisu   Royal
Regis reji   Royal
Regis ri-jisu    
Regula regura    
Reid ri-do Red (aka)
Reiko reiko    
Rein rain   Counsel
Rein rein   Counsel
Reinaldo reinarudo King's Advisor (oukan)
Reine rein Queen (joou)
Reine ri-ne Queen (oujo)
Reiner raina-    
Reinhard rainharuto    
Reinol reinoru    
Reinyl reiniru    
Rekha reka    
Rekha reka-    
Remak remaku    
Remi remi    
Remo remo    
Remy remi    
Remy remi-    
Rena rena Peace (heiwa)
Rena rune    
Renae rene- Reborn (saisei)
Renata rena-ta Rebirth (saisei)
Renato rena-to    
Renaud runo-    
Renay rene- Reborn (saisei)
Rene rene    
Rene rune    
Renea rene- Reborn (saisei)
Renee rene- Reborn (saisei)
Renee reni-    
Renee rene    
Renee rune    
Renee rine-    
Renen renen Song (uta)
Renetta renetta Rebirth (saisei)
Reni reni    
Renia renia    
Renny reni-    
Reno reno    
Reno rino    
Renoly renari-    
Renzo renzo    
Reon reon    
Restu resutu    
Reta rita    
Reto reto   From Rhaetia
Rettig rettigu    
Reuben ru-ben Son (musuko)
Reuven ru-ven Son (musuko)
Reva reva Bind (kizuna)
Reva ri-va Bind (kizuna)
Rex rekkusu King (ou)
Rey rei    
Reynald reina-ru    
Reynaldo reinarudo King's Advisor (oukan)
Rhea ria    
Rheanna riana   Great Queen
Rhett retto    
Rhian rian Maiden (shoujo)
Rhiana riana Maiden (shoujo)
Rhianna riana   Great Queen
Rhiannon rianon   Great Queen
Rhoda ro-da Rose (bara)
Rhoden ro-den    
Rhom ro-mu    
Rhona rona Joy (yorokobi)
Rhona ro-na    
Rhonda ronda Good Spear (ryousou)
Rhondda ronda Good Spear (ryousou)
Rhyn rain    
Rhys ri-su Enthusiasm (nesshin)
Rhys risu    
Ria ria    
Rian rian Maiden (shoujo)
Rian raian    
Ric rikku    
Ricaldo rikarudo    
Ricardo rikarudo Brave Strength (yuukyou)
Ricardo rika-do    
Riccardo rikkarudo    
Ricci ricchi    
Ricco rikko    
Rich ricchi Brave Strength (yuukyou)
Richa richa   Hymn
Richard richa-do Brave Strength (yuukyou)
Richard risha-ru    
Richard rihyaruto    
Richard rikarudo    
Richardson richa-doson    
Richie ricchi- Brave Strength (yuukyou)
Richmond ricchimondo    
Richy rihhi-    
Rick rikku Brave Strength (yuukyou)
Rickey rikki- Brave Strength (yuukyou)
Ricki rikki- Brave Strength (yuukyou)
Rickie rikki- Brave Strength (yuukyou)
Ricky rikki- Brave Strength (yuukyou)
Rico riko    
Rico riko    
Rider raida-    
Ridge rijji    
Ridley ridori-    
Rie rie    
Rif rifu    
Riikka ri-kka    

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.


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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