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Finding your Kanji name - a Japanese name conversion list

Every foreign tourist is asked to write their name in their entry card when entering Japan. When thinking about names, you might be interested in having your original Japanese name while are experiencing this country. 

Japanese consists of three types of characters, which are hiragana, katakana and Kanji. Kanji can be especially difficult as there are such a high volume of Kanji characters, and one character can have multiple pronunciations depending on its use. The complication of Japanese language makes it difficult for non-Japanese speakers to search their names in Japanese by themselves.

As a solution to this problem, we have prepared a list of correlations between English letters and Japanese characters. Since there can be various kanji characters interpretations, the kanji listed are selected based on the popularity of Japanese babies' names to make your corresponding name more fashionable.

How to understand the list 

Firstly, find your name in the English letter column which is in alphabetical order. The corresponding hiragana, katakana, and Kanji characters can be found in the same line. The meaning of kanji characters are also listed behind for your convenience. For instance, for a person named Sara, can find her Japanese writing name separately by searching sa and ra, as the corresponding results combined to be  「さら」「サラ」「桜 羅」, which means Sakura and Silk.

Why not try to find your Japanese name?

Japanese name transformation list

ローマ字ひらがなカタカナ漢字漢字の意味
aLove
baBlade
bi(by)Beauty
buBrave
beSoldier
boMother
caExellent
ci(cy)Wish
cuCrimson
ceWish
coTiger
chWisdom
chaちゃチャTea
chuちゅチュ知 結Wisdom Connection
cheちぇチェ知 縁Wisdom Fate
choちょチョCord
ckCrimson
daBig
di(dy)Land
duCrane
deLittle brother
doRoad
eFate
faふぁファ富 愛Wealth Love
fi(fy)ふぃフィ富 威Wealth Power
fuWealth
feふぇフェ富 縁Wealth Fate
foふぉフォ富 恩Wealth Favor
gaMe
gi(gy)Justice
guRainbow
geSummer
goProtection
haSupremacy
hi(hy)Fly
huWealth
heHistory
hoSail
i(y)Power
jaじゃジャSparrow
ji(jy)Samurai
juじゅジュTree
jeじぇジェ侍 縁Samurai Fate
joじょジョRelation
kaExcellent
ki(ky)Bright
kuDrive
keFlower
koTiger
laSilk
li(ly)Logic
luStyle
lePrettiness
loTrack
maDevil
mi(my)Attractive
muDream
meSprout
moBest
nNothing
naAchieve
ni(ny)New
nuAnger
neSound
noTalent
oFavour
paWave
pi(py)Secret
puAx
peNorth
poTreasure
qaExcellent
qi(qy)Bright
quDrive
qeFlower
qoTiger
raSilk
ri(ry)Logic
ruStyle
rePrettiness
roTrack
saSakura
si(sy)Wish
suLike
seStar
soMind
taLoyalty
ti(ty)Wisdom
tuCapital
teHeaven
toUniverse
thLike
uLuck
vaBlade
vi(vy)Beauty
vuBrave
veSoldier
voMother
waPeace
xaしゃシャGratitude
xi(xy)Wish
xuしゅシュAlcohol
xeしぇシェ志 縁Wish Fate
xoしょショBook
yaNight
yuConnecting
yoWorld
zaSand
zi(zy)Samurai
zuHead
zeMovement
zoRevive

Have you found your name?         

If you have the chance to write your name in Japanese, such as during a calligraphy workshop, please have a try at writing your Japanese name. We will digitalize the list to a data base and launch a name transformation tool, allowing automatic transformation of English names to Japanese names.

Stay tuned and don’t miss it!