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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)
Ra ra    
Rabbi rabi    
Racer re-sa-    
Rachael reicheru Ewe (hitsuji)
Racheal reicheru Ewe (hitsuji)
Rachel rasheru    
Rachel reicheru Ewe (hitsuji)
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 ra-da    
Radha rada    
Radha ra-da-    
Radko radoko Happy (yukai)
Radost radosuto    
Radu radyu    
Rae rei    
Raeann reian Ewe (hitsuji)
Raf rafu    
Rafael rafeeru    
Rafael rafaeru   God has healed
Rafaela rafaera   Healing God
Rafaelillo rafaerirro    
Rafal rafaru    
Rafe reifu    
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-    
Rainn rein    
Rainoldo reinorudo    
Rais raisu    
Raisa rai-sa   Carefree
Raisa raisa Rose (bara)
Raj ra-ji    
Raj raji    
Raja raja    
Rajan rajan    
Rajat rajatto    
Rajendra rajendora    
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 reifu    
Ralph rarufu Wolf Counsel (roukan)
Ram ra-mu Exalted (kouki)
Ram ramu    
Rambo ranbo-    
Ramdas ramudasu    
Ramesh rameshu    
Rami rami    
Ramil rami-ru    
Ramiro romiro   Famous Counselor
Ramkumar ramukuma-ru    
Ramon ramon   Protecting Hands
Ramona ramona   Protecting Hands
Ramsey ramuzei   wild-garlic island
Ramsey ramuji-   wild-garlic island
Ramzy ramuji-    
Rana rana   Eye-Catching
Rance ransu    
Rand rando    
Randa randa    
Randal randaru    
Randal randoru   Wolf Shield
Randall randoru   Wolf Shield
Randall rando-ru    
Randee randi Wolf Shield (roujun)
Randell randeru   Wold Shield
Randhir randiru    
Randhir randi-ru   Brave in Battle
Randi randi Wolf Shield (roujun)
Randisa randisa    
Randle randoru    
Randolph randorufu   Wolf Shield
Randy randi Wolf Shield (roujun)
Rani ra-ni- Queen (oujo)
Rani rani    
Ranit ranitto Joy (yorokobi)
Ranita rani-ta Joy (yorokobi)
Ranjit ranjitto    
Ranvir ranvi-ru    
Raoul rau-ru    
Raoul rauru   Crafty Counselor
Raoul rao-ru    
Raphael rafaeru   God has healed
Rapulana rapurana    
Raquel rakeru Ewe (hitsuji)
Raquel rakueru Ewe (hitsuji)
Rashel reisheru    
Rashid rashiddo    
Rasmane rasumane    
Rasmus rasumusu Beloved (saiai)
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)
Rawiri rawiri    
Rawle ro-ru    
Rawson ro-son    
Ray rei    
Raye rei    
Rayleen reiri-n Ewe (hitsuji)
Raylene reiri-n Ewe (hitsuji)
Raymond reimon Wise Guard (kengo)
Raymond reimondo Wise Guard (kengo)
Raymundo reimundo Wise Guard (kengo)
Rayne rein Queen (joou)
Raynor reina-    
Raz razu    
Razaaq raza-ku    
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)
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)
Reg regu    
Regan re-gan   [Unknown]
Regena reji-na Queen (joou)
Reggie reji- King's Advisor (oukan)
Regina regi-na Queen (joou)
Regina reji-na Queen (joou)
Reginald rejinarudo King's Advisor (oukan)
Regis reji   Royal
Regis rejisu   Royal
Regis rijisu   Royal
Regis ri-jisu    
Regula regura    
Reid ri-do Red (aka)
Reiko reiko   [Japanese]
Rein rain   Counsel
Reinaldo reinarudo King's Advisor (oukan)
Reine ri-ne Queen (oujo)
Reine rein Queen (joou)
Reiner raina-    
Reinhard rainharuto    
Reinol reinoru    
Rekha reka    
Rekha reka-    
Remak remaku    
Remi remi    
Remo remo    
Remy remi    
Remy remi-    
Rena rune    
Rena rena Peace (heiwa)
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    
Renee reni-    
Renee rine-    
Renee rene- Reborn (saisei)
Renee rune    
Renen renen Song (uta)
Renetta renetta Rebirth (saisei)
Reni reni    
Renia renia    
Renny reni-    
Renoly renari-    
Renzo renzo    
Reon reon    
Reta rita    
Reto reto   From Rhaetia
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
Rhian rian Maiden (shoujo)
Rhiana riana Maiden (shoujo)
Rhianna riana   Great Queen
Rhiannon rianon   Great Queen
Rhoda ro-da Rose (bara)
Rhom ro-mu    
Rhona rona Joy (yorokobi)
Rhona ro-na    
Rhonda ronda Good Spear (ryousou)
Rhondda ronda Good Spear (ryousou)
Rhys ri-su Enthusiasm (nesshin)
Rhys risu    
Rian raian    
Rian rian Maiden (shoujo)
Ric rikku    
Ricaldo rikarudo    
Ricardo rika-do    
Ricardo rikarudo Brave Strength (yuukyou)
Riccardo rikkarudo    
Ricci ricchi    
Ricco rikko    
Rich ricchi Brave Strength (yuukyou)
Richard risha-ru    
Richard rihyaruto    
Richard rikarudo    
Richard richa-do Brave Strength (yuukyou)
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   [Japanese]
Rif rifu    
Rik rikku    
Rik riku    
Rika rika    
Rikard rika-do    
Riki riki    
Riki rikki- Brave Strength (yuukyou)
Rikki rikki- Brave Strength (yuukyou)
Riley rire- Courageous (yuusou)
Riley rairi- Courageous (yuusou)
Rimi rimi    
Rimma rima    
Rina ri-na Joy (yorokobi)
Rina rina Joy (yorokobi)
Rinat rinato Joy (yorokobi)
Ringo ringo    
Rini rini    
Rip rippu    
Risa risa Black Hair (kurokami)
Rise ri-ze    
Rishi rishi    
Risteard risuta-do    
Rita rita    
Ritchie ricchi-    
Ritesh rite-shu    
Riton riton    
Rituparno rituparuno    
River riva- River (kawa)
Riya riya- Singer (kashu)
Riza ruza   Consent
Riza riza   Consent
Rizwan rizuwan    
Roan ro-n Redhead (akage)
Roan roan Redhead (akage)
Rob robu Bright Fame (kimei)
Robb robu Bright Fame (kimei)
Robbi robi- Bright Fame (kimei)
Robbie robi- Bright Fame (kimei)
Robbin robin Robin (komadori)
Robby robi- Bright Fame (kimei)
Robbyn robin Robin (komadori)
Robert roberuto    
Robert roba-to Bright Fame (kimei)
Robert ro-beruto    
Robert robe-ru Bright Fame (kimei)
Roberta roberuta    
Roberta roba-ta Bright Fame (kimei)
Roberto roberuto Bright Fame (kimei)
Roberts roba-tsu    
Robianny robiani-    
Robin robin Robin (komadori)
Robin roban    
Robinne robin    
Robinson robinson   Robin's Son
Robson hobuson    
Robson robuson    
Robyn robin Robin (komadori)
Rocco rokko    
Rochelle rosheru   Little rock
Rocio roshio Dew (tsuyu)
Rock rokku Rock (iwa)
Rockmond rokkumondo    
Rockne rokkuni- Rock (iwa)
Rocky rokki- Rock (iwa)
Rod roddo   Famous Power
Rodd roddo    
Roddy rodi    
Roderic roderikku    
Roderick roderikku   Famous Power
Rodger roja- Famous Spear (meisou)
Rodman roddoman    
Rodney rodoni-    
Rodolfo rodorufo   Famed Wolf
Rodrigo rodorigo   Famous Power
Rodrigo hodorigo    
Rody rodi    
Rogelio roherio   Famous Spear
Roger roje Famous Spear (meisou)
Roger roja- Famous Spear (meisou)
Roger ro-geru    
Rogerio rojerio    
Rohan ro-han    
Rohini rohini    
Rohn ro-n Rose (bara)
Rojas rojasu Red (aka)
Rojas rohasu Red (aka)
Rojas roja-su Red (aka)
Roland ro-ranto    
Roland ro-rando   Renowned Land
Roland roran    
Roland ro-ran    
Rolando ro-rando    
Rolando rorando   Renowned Land
Rolf rorufu    
Rolfe rorufu    
Roma roma   Rome
Roma ro-ma   Rome
Romain roman   Roman
Romaine romein   Roman
Roman roman   Roman
Roman roma-n   Roman
Romane roma-nu    
Romany romani-    
Rome ro-mu Rome (roma)
Romeo romio   Roman
Romero romero    
Rommel ronmeru    
Rommel romeru    
Romola romora    
Romolo romoro    
Romy romi-    
Ron ron Song (uta)
Rona rona Joy (yorokobi)
Rona ro-na    
Ronald ronarudo King's Advisor (oukan)
Ronan ronan   Little Seal
Ronda ronda Good Spear (ryousou)
Ronee roni-    
Roni roni-    
Roni roni- Joy (yorokobi)
Roni roni Joy (yorokobi)
Ronit roni    
Ronit ronitto Joy (yorokobi)
Ronn ron Song (uta)
Ronna rona Joy (yorokobi)
Ronni roni-    
Ronnie roni-    
Ronny roni-    
Ronu ronu    
Roop ru-pu    
Roopak ru-paku    
Roopkumar ru-pukuma-ru    
Roosevelt ru-zuveruto   Rose Field
Rory rori-   Red King
Rory ro-ri-    
Ros rosu    
Rosa ro-sa Rose (bara)
Rosa ro-za Rose (bara)
Rosa rosa    
Rosalba rosaruba   White Rose
Rosalee rozari- Rose (bara)
Rosaleen rozari-n    
Rosalie rozari- Rose (bara)
Rosalind rozarindo   Gentle Horse
Rosalinda rozarinda   Gentle Horse
Rosalyn rozarin   Gentle Horse
Rosamund rozamundo    
Rosana roza-na    
Rosana rozanna Rose (bara)
Rosann rozan Rose (bara)
Rosanna rozanna Rose (bara)
Rosanne rozan Rose (bara)
Rosaria rozaria   Rosery
Rosario rozario   Rosary
Rosario rosario   Rosery
Roschdy roshudi    
Roscoe rosuko-   Deer Wood
Rose ro-zu Rose (bara)
Rose roze    
Roseann rozan Rose (bara)
Roseanna rozanna Rose (bara)
Roseanne rozannu    
Roseanne rozan Rose (bara)
Rosel ro-zeru    
Roselyn rozerin Rose (bara)
Rosemarie ro-zumari-   [Rose+Mary]
Rosemarie ro-semari-    
Rosemarie ro-zemari-    
Rosemary ro-zumari-   [Rose+Mary]
Rosenda rosenda    
Rosendo rosendo    
Rosetta rozetta Rose (bara)
Rosette rozetto Rose (bara)
Roshan roshan    
Roshan ro-shan Light (hikari)
Rosi roshi    
Rosie ro-ji- Rose (bara)
Rosita roshi-ta Rose (bara)
Roslyn rozurin Rose (bara)
Rosolino rosori-no    
Ross rosu   Cape
Rossana rossana    
Rossanna rozanna    
Rossano rossano    
Rossie rosshi- Rose (bara)
Rossif roshifu    
Rossy rosshi    
Rosy ro-ji- Rose (bara)
Roti roti    
Roussoudan rusudan    
Rowan ro-wan Redhead (akage)
Rowdy ro-di    
Rowena rowi-na   Fame and happiness
Rowena rowena    
Rowena roina    
Rowetta rowetta    
Rowland ro-rando   Renowned Land
Roxan rokusan    
Roxana rokusa-na    
Roxanna rokusanna Dawn (akebono)
Roxanne rokusa-n Dawn (akebono)
Roxie rokishi-    
Roxy rokishi-    
Roy roi King (ou)
Royal roiyaru King (ou)
Royale roiyaru   Royal
Royce roisu King (ou)
Roye roi King (ou)
Roz rozu Rose (bara)
Rozalie rozari- Rose (bara)
Rozenne rozennu    
Rozsika rojika    
Ruaidhri ru-ari-   Red King
Rube ru-bu Son (musuko)
Ruben ru-ben Son (musuko)
Rubi ru-bi    
Rubiana rubi-na    
Rubin ru-bin Son (musuko)
Rubin ru-ben Son (musuko)
Ruby rubi- Ruby (kougyoku)
Rudolf rudorufu   Famed Wolf
Rudolph rudorufu   Famed Wolf
Rudy rudi   Famed Wolf
Rue ru-    
Rueben ru-ben Son (musuko)
Rufus ryufasu   Red-hair
Rufus ru-fasu Red Hair (akage)
Ruggero rujjero    
Rula ru-ra    
Ruluked rurukedo    
Rumer ru-ma-    
Rumi ru-mi-    
Rupert rupa-to Bright Fame (kimei)
Rurik ru-riku    
Russ rasu Red (aka)
Russel rasseru Redhead (akage)
Russell rasseru Redhead (akage)
Rusty rasuti    
Ruta ruta    
Rutanya rutania    
Rutger rutoga-    
Ruth ru-to Friendship (yuujou)
Ruth ru-su Friendship (yuujou)
Ruthe ru-su Friendship (yuujou)
Ruthie ru-shi- Friendship (yuujou)
Ry rai    
Rya ria    
Ryan raian Little King (shouou)
Ryann raian Little King (shouou)
Ryanne raian Little King (shouou)
Rylan rairan King (ou)
Ryne rain    
Ryszard risharuto    
Ryu ryu    

Select the first letter of the name:
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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.

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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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