Fine Japanese Calligraphy by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase


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by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase

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Names in Japanese make beautiful works of art. Whether you are searching for art suitable for your home or office - or more personally as a Japanese tattoo design - we have thousands of original designs by Master Takase each meticulously translated and documented and beautifully brushed. We give you all the information you need to easily verify the translations for yourself as we want you to 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.

When possible 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 information along with other important details about the translation.

Name not in our list? Special order any first or last name at Special Order Name in Japanese

Japanese Calligraphy 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.  We also offer each design as original hand-brushed art.

Michael is My Life Amanda is My Love Charles is My Soul Mate

Thousands of Original Designs / Ordering is Safe and Easy / Tattoos Immediately Available

Select the first letter of the name:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Name Romaji Katakana Kanji Meaning (Reading)
Uchenna uchenna   God's Will
Uday udai    
Udit uditto    
Udo udo Good Fortune (kouun)
Ugo u-go Soul (tamashii)
Ujana ujana   Youth
Ujjal ujjaru    
Ulhas uruhasu    
Uli u-ri-    
Ulises urisesu    
Ulla u-ra    
Ulli uri    
Ullrich ururihhi    
Ulric ururikku   Exalted Ruler
Ulrica ururika   Exalted Ruler
Ulrich ururihhi    
Ulrick ururikku   Exalted Ruler
Ulrika ururika   Exalted Ruler
Ulrike ururike   Exalted Ruler
Ultra urutora    
Ulu u-ru    
Ulysses yurishi-zu Wrathful (doki)
Um omu    
Uma uma   Flax
Umberto unberuto Famous Warrior (meisenshi)
Umur umuru   Dignified
Una una   One
Una yuna    
Unax unakusu    
Upen upe-n    
Upton aputon    
Upton apputon    
Uran uran    
Urbain uruban    
Urbano urubano    
Urho uruho Brave (yuuki)
Uri yuri Flame (honoo)
Urjindorj urujindoruji    
Urko uruko    
Urmila urumira    
Uros urosu    
Urs urusu    
Ursaline a-sarin    
Ursela a-sera Bear (kuma)
Ursella a-sera Bear (kuma)
Ursula urusura Bear (kuma)
Ursula uruzura    
Ursule urusura    
Urszula urusura    
Usher assha-    
Usko usuko Faith (shinkou)
Uta yuta Good Fortune (kouun)
Ute u-te    
Utpal utaparu    
Uwe u-ve    
Uxia ushia    
Uyen uyen    
Uzziel ujieru God's Power (shinryoku)

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. To learn more about these lessons visit Learn Japanese Calligraphy with Eri Takase.
 

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:

United States Census - 1990 - The top 2400 male and female names from this US government publication are covered in our list.

The Etymology of First Names - An excellent site for 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 good online dictionary that does not require Japanese fonts. This dictionary can be 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 online English/Japanese dictionary. Japanese fonts are required.



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