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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)
Waclaw vatsuwafu    
Wade weido Advance (shinkou)
Wagner va-guna-    
Wagner waguna-    
Waheeda wahi-da-    
Waigwa waigwa    
Wakefield weikufi-rudo    
Waldemar varudemaru    
Waldetar warudeta-ru    
Waldo worudo Rule (touchi)
Waleska varesuka Victory (shouri)
Wali wari    
Walid wari-do    
Walker wo-ka-   Fuller of Cloth
Wallace woresu   Welsh
Wallace wo-resu   Welsh
Wally wori-    
Walt woruto General (shougun)
Walter woruta- General (shougun)
Walter varuta-    
Walter varuteru    
Walter waruta-    
Walter waruteru    
Walton woruton River Town (kawamura)
Waltraut varutorauto    
Wanda wanda Traveler (tabibito)
Wanda vanda    
Wang wan    
Wangari wangari    
Wanita wanita God's Grace (shinkei)
Ward wa-do Guard (keibi)
Ward wo-do Guard (keibi)
Waris warisu Successor (koukei)
Warner wa-na- Army Guard (eihei)
Warren woren Protect (hogo)
Warren wo-ren    
Warwick wa-wikku    
Wassim wasshimu    
Watanabe watanabe    
Waylon weiron Road Land (michino)
Wayne wein Wagon (nibasha)
Wegener wegena-   Cartwright
Wegener ve-gena-   Cartwright
Weir wia-    
Weld werudo Unite (yuugou)
Weldon werudon Unite (yuugou)
Welker weruka-    
Wells weruzu Brook (ogawa)
Welsh werushu    
Wen wen    
Wende wendi Friend (tomo)
Wende wende Friend (tomo)
Wendelin vendorin    
Wendell wenderu Traveler (tabibito)
Wendey wendi Friend (tomo)
Wendi wendi Friend (tomo)
Wendie wendi Friend (tomo)
Wendolyn wendorin   Blessed Ring
Wendy wendi Friend (tomo)
Wenona winona First Born (choujo)
Wentworth wentowa-su    
Wentzle wentsuru    
Werner weruna- Army Guard (gunshu)
Werner veruna- Army Guard (gunshu)
Wes wesu West Meadow (nishino)
Wesam wesamu    
Wesley wesuri- West Meadow (nishino)
Wesley wezuri-    
West wesuto West (nishi)
Weston wesuton West Town (nishimura)
Whip wippu    
Whit witto    
Whit hoitto    
Whitney wittoni- White Island (shiroshima)
Whitney hoittoni-    
Whittni hoittoni    
Whoopi u-pi-    
Wienczyslaw venichisuwafu    
Wies wi-su    
Wieslaw viesuwafu    
Wig wigu    
Wigg wigu    
Wigor vigoru    
Wijiya wijiya    
Wil wiru Resolute Protector (yuubou)
Wilber wiruba- Resolute Protector (yuubou)
Wilbert wiruba-to Will Bright (iki)
Wilbur wiruba- Resolute Protector (yuubou)
Wilburn wiruba-n Resolute Protector (yuubou)
Wilda wiruda   Wild
Wilda viruda   Wild
Wiley wairi- Temple Field (terahara)
Wiley wiri-    
Wilfong wirufongu    
Wilford wirufo-do Willow Ford (yanagise)
Wilfred wirufureddo Desire Peace (kiwa)
Wilfredo wirufureddo Desire Peace (kiwa)
Wilfreid wirufuraido    
Wilfrid wirufuriddo Desire Peace (kiwa)
Wilfried virufuri-to    
Wilhelm wiruherumu    
Wilhelm viruherumu    
Wilhelmenia wiruherumenia    
Wilhelmina viruherumina Resolute Protector (yuubou)
Wilhelmina viruherumi-na Resolute Protector (yuubou)
Wilhelmina wiruherumina Resolute Protector (yuubou)
Wilhelmina wiruherumi-na Resolute Protector (yuubou)
Will wiru Resolute Protector (yuubou)
Willa wira Warrior (senshi)
Willard wira-do Will-Power (iryoku)
Willeke vireke    
Willem wiremu    
Willi viri-    
William wiriamu Resolute Protector (yuubou)
William viriamu Resolute Protector (yuubou)
Williams wiriamusu Resolute Protector (yuubou)
Willian wirian Resolute Protector (yuubou)
Willie wiri- Resolute Protector (yuubou)
Willis wirisu Determined (danko)
Willow wiro- Willow (yanagi)
Willow wirou Willow (yanagi)
Willy wiri- Resolute Protector (yuubou)
Willy viri-    
Wilma wiruma Resolute Protector (yuubou)
Wilmer wiruma- Will-Power (iryoku)
Wilson wiruson Resolute Protector (yuubou)
Wilt wiruto    
Wilton wiruton Well Town (imura)
Wim vimu    
Winford winfo-do Field Ford (nose)
Winfred winfureddo Friend Peace (tomokazu)
Wings wingusu   Wing (tsubasa)
Winifred winifureddo Joy Peace (kiwa)
Winnie wini- Joy Peace (kiwa)
Winnifred winifureddo Joy Peace (kiwa)
Winona winona First Born (choujo)
Winston winsuton Joy Stone (kanseki)
Winter winta- Winter (fuyu)
Wisit wishitto    
Witold vitoruto    
Wladimir uradimi-ru    
Wladimir urajimi-ru    
Wladyslaw vuwadisuwafu    
Wladystaw vadisuwafu    
Wojciech voichefu    
Wojtek voiteku    
Wolf urufu Wolf (ookami)
Wolf vorufu    
Wolfe urufu Wolf (ookami)
Wolfgang worufugangu   Wolf Path
Wolfgang vorufugangu    
Wolfman urufuman    
Won won    
Wood uddo    
Woodcroft uddokurofuto    
Woodford uddofo-do    
Woodie uddi- Forest Home (moriya)
Woodrow uddoro- Forest Home (moriya)
Woody udi    
Worth wa-su    
Wotan vo-tan    
Wouter wouta- General (shougun)
Wouter vouta- General (shougun)
Wright raito    
Wyatt waiatto War Brave (sen'yuu)
Wych wicchi    
Wyclef waikurifu    
Wylie wairi-    
Wyndham windamu    
Wynn win    
Wynne win Pure (junsui)
Wynona winona First Born (choujo)

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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