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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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Name Romaji Katakana Kanji Meaning (Reading)
D'Andre deandore Courageous (yuusou)
D'Andre diandore Courageous (yuusou)
Daavid da-vido Beloved (saiai)
Dabbs dabusu    
Dablio daburio    
Dabney dabuni-    
Dacia da-cha    
Daddy dadi    
Dafne dafune Laurel (gekkeiju)
Dag dagu   Day
Daga daga    
Dagen dagen    
Dagmar daguma-   Day Maiden
Dagmar dagumaru   Day Maiden
Dagmara daguma-ra   Daylight
Dagney daguni-    
Dagny daguni    
Dahlia daria   Dahlia
Dahlia da-ria    
Dahn da-n    
Dai dai Beloved (saiai)
Daina daina God Judges (shinsai)
Daira daira    
Daisey deiji- Daisy (hinagiku)
Daisy deiji- Daisy (hinagiku)
Dajka deika    
Dakin deikin    
Dakota dakota Friend (tomo)
Daktari dakutari    
Dalchand daruchando    
Dale deiru Dale (tanima)
Dalene dari-n Valley (tani)
Daler dareru    
Dalia daria   Dahlia
Dalila darira    
Dalip darippu    
Dallas darasu Valley Home (taniya)
Dalton daruton   Valley settlement
Dama dama Lady (shukujo)
Damaine damein    
Damaris damarisu   Calf
Dame deimu Lady (shukujo)
Dame damu Lady (shukujo)
Damia damia    
Damian damian Tamer (choukyoushi)
Damiano damia-no    
Damien damian Tamer (choukyoushi)
Damion damion Tamer (choukyoushi)
Damon deimon Tamer (choukyoushi)
Damonde damonde    
Dan dan God Judges (shinsai)
Dana deina Denmark (denma-ku)
Dana dana Denmark (denma-ku)
Danae danae   Thirsty
Dandy dandi    
Dane dein Denmark (denma-ku)
Danelle daneru God Judges (shinsai)
Danette danetto God Judges (shinsai)
Dani dani- God Judges (shinsai)
Dani dani    
Dania dania    
Danial danieru God Judges (shinsai)
Danica danika   Morning Star
Daniel danieru God Judges (shinsai)
Daniela daniera God Judges (shinsai)
Daniele danieru God Judges (shinsai)
Daniele daniere God Judges (shinsai)
Daniell danieru God Judges (shinsai)
Daniella daniera God Judges (shinsai)
Danielle danieru God Judges (shinsai)
Danielo daniero God Judges (shinsai)
Daniil dani-ru God Judges (shinsai)
Daniil daniiru God Judges (shinsai)
Danika danika   Morning Star
Danis danisu    
Dann dan God Judges (shinsai)
Dannie dani- God Judges (shinsai)
Dannielle danieru God Judges (shinsai)
Danny dani- God Judges (shinsai)
Danso danso    
Dante dante Eternal (eien)
Danton danton    
Dany dani- God Judges (shinsai)
Danyel danieru God Judges (shinsai)
Danyell danieru God Judges (shinsai)
Danyelle danieru God Judges (shinsai)
Daoud dau-do    
Daphna dafuna Laurel (gekkeiju)
Daphne dafuni Laurel (gekkeiju)
Daphne dafune Laurel (gekkeiju)
Dara dara Wisdom (chie)
Darby da-bi-   Deer Town
Darcey da-shi-    
Darci da-shi-    
Darcie da-shi-    
Darcy da-shi- Dark (koi)
Darell dareru   [Place Name]
Daren daren Great (idai)
Daren da-ren    
Daria daria Wealth (fugou)
Darian darian Wealth (fugou)
Dariane darian    
Darigo darigo    
Darin da-rin Great (idai)
Dario dario    
Darius dariusu Wealth (fugou)
Dariusz daryushu    
Dariyus dariyusu Wealth (fugou)
Darla da-ra Dear (shin'ai)
Darlan daruran    
Darlanne da-ran    
Darleen da-ri-n Dear (shin'ai)
Darlene da-ri-n Dear (shin'ai)
Darlinda da-rinda    
Darline da-ri-n Dear (shin'ai)
Darling da-rin    
Darnell da-neru   Hidden Place
Darrel dareru Dear (shin'ai)
Darrell dareru Dear (shin'ai)
Darren daren Great (idai)
Darren da-ren    
Darrin da-rin Great (idai)
Darrin darin    
Darris darisu    
Darry dari-    
Darryl dariru Dear (shin'ai)
Darshan darushan    
Dartanyan da-tanian    
Darunee da-runi-    
Darwin da-win Best Friend (shin'yuu)
Dary dari- Dear (shin'ai)
Darya da-riya Wealth (fugou)
Daryl dariru Dear (shin'ai)
Dash dasshu    
Dashiell dashi-ru    
Dato dato    
Dato da-to    
Datus de-tasu    
Dave deivu Beloved (saiai)
Daveigh deivi    
Davenia davenia    
Davetta davetta    
David deividdo Beloved (saiai)
David daviddo Beloved (saiai)
David da-fitto Beloved (saiai)
David davi Beloved (saiai)
David davido Beloved (saiai)
David da-vitto Beloved (saiai)
David deviddo Beloved (saiai)
Davida davi-da Beloved (saiai)
Davidde davidde Beloved (saiai)
Davide davide Beloved (saiai)
Davina davi-na Beloved (saiai)
Davis deivisu Beloved (saiai)
Davor davoru    
Davy deivi    
Dawn do-n Dawn (akebono)
Dawna do-na Dawn (akebono)
Dawne do-n Dawn (akebono)
Dawnn do-n Dawn (akebono)
Dawson do-son   Son of David
Dax dakkusu    
Day dei    
Daya daya    
Dayle deiru Valley (tani)
Dayna deina Denmark (denma-ku)
Dayo daio    
Daysi deiji- Daisy (hinagiku)
Dayton deiton    
Daz dazu    
Deacon di-kon   Deacon
Dean di-n Valley (tani)
Deana diana Goddess (megami)
Deandra deandora    
Deandre deandore Courageous (yuusou)
Deandre diandore Courageous (yuusou)
Deandrea deandoria    
Deane di-n Valley (tani)
Deangelo dianjero Angel (tenshi)
Deann dian Goddess (megami)
Deanna diana Goddess (megami)
Deanne dian Goddess (megami)
Dearing da-rin    
Deb debu Bee (hachi)
Debapriya debapuriya    
Debashish debashishi    
Debasish debashishu    
Debbi debi- Bee (hachi)
Debbi debi    
Debbie debi- Bee (hachi)
Debbon debon    
Debbra debura Bee (hachi)
Debby debi- Bee (hachi)
Debera debera Bee (hachi)
Debi debi- Bee (hachi)
Debi debi    
Debopriya debopuriya    
Debora debora Bee (hachi)
Deborah debora Beloved (saiai)
Debra debura Bees (hachi)
Debrah debura Bee (hachi)
Debralee deburari-    
Debs debusu    
Debs debuzu    
Debu devu    
Dechen dekan    
Declan dekuran   [Unknown]
Dede dede    
Dedee didi    
Dedra dedora Sorrowful (urei)
Dee di- Valley (tani)
Dee di    
Deeann dian Goddess (megami)
Deedee di-di- Goddess (megami)
Deena di-na Goddess (megami)
Deep di-pu    
Deepa di-pa    
Deepak di-paku    
Deepak di-pakku    
Deepika di-pika-    
Deetta dietta   Blessed Fight
Deflotte defurotto    
DeForest deforesuto    
Deidra deidora Maiden (shoujo)
Deidre deidora Maiden (shoujo)
Deidre di-dora    
Deifilia deifiria    
Dein dein    
Deirdre diadora Sorrowful (urei)
Deirdre diadori-    
Deirdre diaduri    
Deja deja   Already
Dejan deyan    
DeJuan defan    
Del deru Leader (sousui)
Delaine derain    
Delaney dereini-    
Delano derano Night (yoru)
Delbert deruba-to   Bright Day
Delfina derufi-na Dolphin (iruka)
Delfina derufina Dolphin (iruka)
Delia deria   From Delos
Delia diria    
Delia di-ria    
Delicia derisha   Delight
Delila diraira Night Beauty (yabi)
Delilah diraira Night Beauty (yabi)
Delinda derinda Pretty (karen)
Delisa derisa God's Oath (shinsei)
Dell deru Leader (sousui)
Della dera Noble (kouki)
Delle deru    
Delma deruma Noble (kouki)
Delmar deruma- Sea (umi)
Delmer deruma-    
Delora dero-ra Sorrowful (urei)
Deloras dero-rasu Sorrowful (urei)
Delores deroresu Sorrowful (urei)
Deloris deroresu Sorrowful (urei)
Delphi derufai    
Delphia derufia Dophin (iruka)
Delphine derufin Dolphin (iruka)
Delphine derufi-nu    
Delroy deruroi    
Delta deruta   Door
DeMane demein    
Demarcus dema-kasu Warrior (senshi)
DeMario demario    
Demetra dimi-tora   Follower of Demeter
Demetra dimitora   Follower of Demeter
Demetra demetora   Follower of Demeter
Demetria demitoria   Follower of Demeter
Demetria demetoria   Follower of Demeter
Demetrio demetorio   Follower of Demeter
Demetrius dimitoriasu   Follower of Demeter
Demi demi   Follower of Demeter
Demian demian    
Dena di-na Judgment (hantei)
Denarius denariusu    
Dendrie dendori-    
Deneen deni-n    
Denholm denhorumu    
Deni deni- God of Wine (shushin)
Denice deni-su God of Wine (shushin)
Denice denisu God of Wine (shushin)
Denis denisu God of Wine (shushin)
Denis doni    
Denis duni    
Denisa denisa God of Wine (shushin)
Denise deni-su God of Wine (shushin)
Denise doni-zu    
Denise denisu    
Denisse deni-su God of Wine (shushin)
Dennehy denehi-    
Dennie deni-    
Dennis denisu God of Wine (shushin)
Dennise deni-su God of Wine (shushin)
Denny deni- God of Wine (shushin)
Denver denva-    
Denys doni    

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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