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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)
Vaagenso vagensoe    
Vadim vadimu    
Vadim wajimu    
Vagelis vagerisu    
Vaggelis vagerisu    
Val varu Strength (kyouryoku)
Valarie varari- Strength (kyouryoku)
Valentin varentin Strength (kyouryoku)
Valentina varentina Strength (kyouryoku)
Valentine varentain Strength (kyouryoku)
Valentine varanti-nu    
Valentino varentino    
Valeo vareo    
Valeri vareri- Strength (kyouryoku)
Valeri wareri-    
Valeria vareria Strength (kyouryoku)
Valerie vareri- Strength (kyouryoku)
Valerio varerio    
Valery wareri-    
Valery vareri- Strength (kyouryoku)
Valor varo-ru Valor (yuu)
Valor varo- Valor (yuu)
Valora varo-ra    
Valorie varori- Strength (kyouryoku)
Valri varuri    
Van van Humility (kenkyo)
Vance vansu Marsh (shoutaku)
Vanda vanda    
Vandana vandana   Worship
Vanden vanden    
Vando bando    
Vanesa vanessa Butterfly (chou)
Vanessa vanessa Butterfly (chou)
Vania vania    
Vanilla vanira    
Vanity vaniti    
Vanna vana    
Vanna vanna    
Vannesa vanessa Butterfly (chou)
Vannessa vanessa Butterfly (chou)
Vanraj vanraji    
Varda varuda Rose (bara)
Vardia varudia Rose (bara)
Vardiah varudia Rose (bara)
Vas vasu    
Vasan wasan    
Vasili vashi-ri-    
Vasiliki vashiriki    
Vasko vasuko    
Vaughn vo-n Humility (kenkyo)
Veanne viennu    
Veda veda   Knowledge
Veena vi-na    
Veeru vi-ru    
Veit faito    
Velda veruda   [Unknown]
Velibor veribo-ru    
Velizar veriza-ru    
Velma veruma Resolute Protector (yuubou)
Venantino venantino    
Venessa venessa Butterfly (chou)
Venessia venesshia    
Venetia venetia    
Venetta venetta    
Venida venida    
Venn ven    
Venus vi-nasu Love (ai)
Vera vera Faith (shinkou)
Veradis veradisu    
Verdi verudi   Green
Verdie verudi Faith (shinkou)
Vered vereddo Rose (bara)
Vern va-n Alder (hannoki)
Verna va-na   [Spring Green]
Verne va-n Alder (hannoki)
Vernon va-non Alder (hannoki)
Veronica veronika Victory (shouri)
Veronika veronika Victory (shouri)
Veronique veroniku    
Vesa vesa    
Vesna vesuna    
Vianne vian    
Vic viku    
Vicellous viserasu    
Vicente visente Conquer (seifuku)
Vickey vikki- Victory (shouri)
Vicki vikki- Victory (shouri)
Vickie vikki- Victory (shouri)
Vicky vikki- Victory (shouri)
Victoire vikutowa-ru    
Victor vikutoru    
Victor vikuto-ru    
Victor vikuta- Victory (shouri)
Victoria vikutoria Victory (shouri)
Victorien vikutorian    
Victorina vikutorina Victory (shouri)
Victorya vikutoria Victory (shouri)
Vida vi-da Life (inochi)
Vidal vidaru    
Vidal bidaru    
Vidhu vidu    
Vidur vida-    
Vidvaan vidovan    
Vidwan vidowan    
Vidya vidiya    
Viet vieto   Ruin
Viggo vigo War (sensou)
Vijay vijei    
Vijay vijai    
Vik viku    
Viki vikki- Victory (shouri)
Vikki vikki- Victory (shouri)
Vikram vikuramu    
Viktor vikutoru    
Viktor vikuta- Victory (shouri)
Viktor vikuto-ru    
Viktoriya vikutoria    
Vilayat virayatto    
Ville virre    
Vilma firuma    
Vilma viruma Resolute Protector (yuubou)
Vin vin    
Vina vi-na   Lute
Vinay vinai    
Vince vinsu Conquer (seifuku)
Vincent vansan Conquer (seifuku)
Vincent vinsento Conquer (seifuku)
Vincente vinchente    
Vincente vinsento    
Vincenzo vinchentso    
Vincenzo vinchenzo    
Vineeta vinetta    
Vinessa vinessa    
Vinette vinetto    
Ving vingu    
Vinicius vinishiusu    
Vinnie vini- Conquer (seifuku)
Vinny vini- Conquer (seifuku)
Vinod vino-do    
Vinod vinoddo Joy (yorokobi)
Viola viora Violet (sumire)
Viola vaiora Violet (sumire)
Violaine viore-nu    
Violet vaioretto Violet (sumire)
Violette vaioretto Violet (sumire)
Violette vioretto    
Viraj viraji    
Virendra virendora    
Virgie va-ji Maiden (shoujo)
Virgil va-jiru   [Unknown]
Virgil virujiru    
Virgilio virujirio    
Virgilio viruji-rio   [Unknown]
Virginia va-jinia Maiden (shoujo)
Virginie virujini-    
Virna viruna    
Vishal visharu    
Vishwa vishuwa    
Vita vita Life (inochi)
Vitalba vitaruba    
Vitas vitasu Life (inochi)
Vitina viti-na    
Vito vito-    
Vito bi-to Life (inochi)
Vito vi-to Life (inochi)
Vitor vito-ru    
Vittoria vittoria Victory (shouri)
Vittorio vittorio Victory (shouri)
Viv vivu    
Viva viva Life (inochi)
Viveca viveka    
Vivek vivekku    
Vivian vivian Lively (kappatsu)
Viviana viviana Lively (kappatsu)
Viviane viviannu    
Vivica vivika    
Vivien vivian Lively (kappatsu)
Vivienne vivian Lively (kappatsu)
Vlad vurado    
Vladek uradeku    
Vladica vuradika    
Vladimir vuradimi-ru    
Vladimir vuraji-miru    
Vladimir urajimi-ru    
Vladimir uraji-miru    
Vladimir vurajimi-ru    
Vladislav uradisurafu    
Vlado ura-do    
Vlasta vurasuta    
Volker foruka-    
Von von    
Vonda vonda   [Unknown]
Vondie vondi    
Vonetta vonetta    
Vonte vonte    
Vsevolod fusevorodo    
Vuk vuku    
Vyacheslav vachesurafu    
Vytautas vitautasu    
Vyto vito-    

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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