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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 also give you all the information to verify the translations for yourself: 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.

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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)
Valand varando    
Valarie varari- Strength (kyouryoku)
Valdemar varudemaru   Famous Ruler
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 vareri- Strength (kyouryoku)
Valery wareri-    
Valor varo- Valor (yuu)
Valor varo-ru 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    
Veld verudo    
Velda veruda   [Unknown]
Velibor veribo-ru    
Velizar veriza-ru    
Velma veruma Resolute Protector (yuubou)
Venantino venantino    
Venese veni-su    
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)
Vernessa vanessa    
Vernon va-non Alder (hannoki)
Veronica veronika Victory (shouri)
Veronika veronika Victory (shouri)
Veronique veroniku    
Vershinin verushi-nin    
Vertis va-tisu    
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 vikuta- Victory (shouri)
Victor vikutoru    
Victor vikuto-ru    
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    
Vijesh vijeshu    
Vik viku    
Vika vi-ka Victory (shouri)
Vika vika Victory (shouri)
Viki vikki- Victory (shouri)
Vikki vikki- Victory (shouri)
Vikram vikuramu    
Viktor vikuta- Victory (shouri)
Viktor vikuto-ru    
Viktor vikutoru    
Viktoriya vikutoria    
Vilayat virayatto    
Vilja viruya Determination (kesshin)
Ville virre    
Vilma viruma Resolute Protector (yuubou)
Vilma firuma    
Vin vin    
Vina vi-na   Lute
Vinay vinai    
Vince vinsu Conquer (seifuku)
Vincent vinsento Conquer (seifuku)
Vincent vansan Conquer (seifuku)
Vincente vinchente    
Vincente vinsento    
Vincenzo vinchenzo    
Vincenzo vinchentso    
Vineeta vinetta    
Vinessa vinessa    
Vinette vinetto    
Ving vingu    
Vinicius vinishiusu    
Vinnie vini- Conquer (seifuku)
Vinny vini- Conquer (seifuku)
Vinod vinoddo Joy (yorokobi)
Vinod vino-do    
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 viruji-rio   [Unknown]
Virgilio virujirio    
Virginia va-jinia Maiden (shoujo)
Virginie virujini-    
Viridian viridian   Green
Virna viruna    
Vish visshu    
Vishal visharu    
Vishnu vishunu Protector (hogo)
Vishvanath visshuvanasu    
Vishwa vishuwa    
Vita vita Life (inochi)
Vitalba vitaruba    
Vitas vitasu Life (inochi)
Vitina viti-na    
Vito vi-to Life (inochi)
Vito bi-to Life (inochi)
Vito vito-    
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)
Vixen vikusen    
Vixy vikushi-    
Vlad vurado    
Vladek uradeku    
Vladica vuradika    
Vladimir vuradimi-ru    
Vladimir uraji-miru    
Vladimir urajimi-ru    
Vladimir vuraji-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-    

Name not on list? See StockKanji - Names in Japanese for a list of all the names in the catalog

Or special order any first or last name at Special Order Name in Japanese

And we also offer Full Names in Japanese suitable for use on certificates or rank belts

Recommended Books/CD:

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.

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.


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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