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Nao (なお)

Nao (なお) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Female, can be male as well Pronunciation: nah-o [ná.ò̞] Archaic writing: なを (Nawo), なほ (Naho) Etymology and/or ways to write: This name is usually derived from 直 (nao) meaning "ordinary, common; straight." It can also be written as 尚 or 猶, from the adverb meaning "furthermore; still" or as two-kanji…
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Chiaki (ちあき)

Chiaki (ちあき) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Generally unisex Pronunciation: chee-ah-kʸee [tɕí.à.kʲì] Etymology and/or ways to write: One of the widely used kanji combinations for this name is 千秋, individually made of 千 (chi) meaning "thousand" and 秋 (aki) meaning "autumn." When read in its Sino-Japanese form senshū, it acquires the meaning of "thousand years" (a synonym…
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Yutaka (ゆたか)

Yutaka (ゆたか) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Male Pronunciation: yuu-tah-kah [jɯ̟́ᵝ.tà.kà] Etymology and/or ways to write: This name is derived from the adjective 豊か (yutaka) meaning "abundant, wealthy, plentiful, rich" with kanji that have similar meanings including 裕 and 穣, the latter taken from 豊穣 (hōjō), referring to an abundant grain crop. Other kanji that have meanings…
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Wilmer Valderrama Reveals The Name Of His Daughter

Wilmer Valderrama Reveals The Name Of His Daughter | Name News | Scoop.it
Wilmer and Amanda shared the name exclusively with People Magazine: Nakano Oceana Valderrama.

Wilmer told People that Nakano’s name was inspired by a trip he and Amanda took to Japan.
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Welcome, Nakano!

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Takahiro (たかひろ)

Takahiro (たかひろ) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Male Pronunciation: tah-kah-khee-ro [tà.ká.çì.ɾò̞] Etymology and/or ways to write: This name, to put it briefly, is a combination of the stem of adjectives 高い (takai) meaning "high, tall" and 広(廣)/弘/宏い (hiroi) meaning "spacious, vast, wide," the latter also written as 浩, 博, 裕, 紘, 絋, 拡 when using it for a…
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Junnosuke (じゅんのすけ)

Junnosuke (じゅんのすけ) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Male Pronunciation: juun-no-ske [dʑɨ̃̀ᵝń.nó̞.sɨ̥́ᵝ.ké̞] Etymology and/or ways to write: The second part of this name is made of the genitive particle の (no), written as 之 but can also be written phonetically or as 乃 or 野/埜, and 助 (suke) meaning “help,” also written in many other kanji as 介, 輔,…
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Yūhi (ゆうひ)

Yūhi (ゆうひ) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Male, can be female as well Pronunciation: yuu:-khee [jɯ̟́ᵝɯ̟̀ᵝ.çì] Variant transcriptions: Yuhi, Yuuhi Etymology and/or ways to write: Some of the kanji used for this name can be seen in the table below (blue and pink colours indicate a kanji for this name is more prominently used for males/females): yū…
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Honami (ほなみ)

Honami (ほなみ) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Female Pronunciation: ho-nah-mʸee [hò̞.ná.mʲí] Etymology and/or ways to write: Most of the kanji used for this name can be seen in the table below: ho (ほ) nami (なみ) 穂 "ear/head (of plant); point, tip" 波/浪 "wave"* 保 "protection; preservation" 南 "south"* 帆 "sail" 奈 phonetic kanji 美 "beauty" 歩 "step"…
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Kaho (かほ)

Kaho (かほ) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Female Pronunciation: kah-ho [ká.hò̞] Etymology and/or ways to write: Most of the kanji used for this name can be seen in the table below: ka (か) ho (ほ) 花/華 "flower" 穂/穗 "ear/head (of plant); point, tip" 果 "fruit" 帆 "sail" 佳 "beautiful, good" 歩 "step" 香 "fragrance" 保 "protection; preservation" 夏…
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Shirabe (しらべ)

Shirabe (しらべ) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Generally unisex Pronunciation: shee-rah-be [ɕì.ɾá.bé̞] Etymology and/or ways to write: This name is derived from the noun 調べ (shirabe) meaning "investigation, inspection; tune, note, melody." Popularity: Overall usage for this name is very, perhaps extremely, rare, though gender usage is, applying a margin of error, somewhat even. Telephone book data has…
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Tenma (てんま)

Tenma (てんま) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Male Pronunciation: tem-mah [tẽ̞́m̀.mà] Variant transcription: Temma Etymology and/or ways to write: For the first element, any kanji with the reading ten can be used, like 天 meaning "sky," 典 meaning "rule, law," 槙, referring to the yew plum tree, or 辿 meaning "following, pursuing." As for the second element, the…
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500 Popular Japanese Girl Names With Meanings

500 Popular Japanese Girl Names With Meanings | Name News | Scoop.it
If you are fortunate to have any Japanese heritage then why not embrace it by giving your baby girl a beautiful Japanese name. We have put together 500 of our favorite Japanese girl names along with their meanings.
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Tatsuko (たつこ)

Tatsuko (たつこ) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Female Pronunciation: tah-tsko [tá.tsɨ̥̀ᵝ.kò̞] Etymology and/or ways to write: The second element of this name is usually written as 子 (ko) meaning "child." As for the first element, any kanji with the reading tatsu can be used, such as: 達 meaning "reach, arrive, attain" 辰, referring to the sign of…
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Chie (ちえ)

Chie (ちえ) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Female Pronunciation: chee-e [tɕí.è̞] Archaic writing: ちゑ (Chiwe), ちへ (Chihe) Etymology and/or ways to write: Two commonly used kanji combinations for this name are 千恵 and 智恵. As a word, the latter refers to wisdom, intelligence or sense and can also be written as 知恵 or 智慧 (individually, 智/知 and…
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Sorato (そらと)

Sorato (そらと) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Male Pronunciation: so-rah-to [só̞.ɾà.tò̞] Etymology and/or ways to write: This name is made up of Sora (in this case, usually written as 空 meaning "sky") and a to kanji, some of which include: 翔/飛 meaning "fly, soar" 斗, referring to the Chinese constellation known as the Dipper 燈 meaning "light,…
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Sayuki (さゆき)

Sayuki (さゆき) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Female Pronunciation: sah-yuu-kʸee [sá.jɯ̟̀ᵝ.kʲì] Etymology and/or ways to write: Here are most of the kanji used for this name: sa (さ) yuki (ゆき) 紗 "gauze" 雪 "snow" 沙/砂 "sand" 幸/倖 "good luck, happiness" 咲 "blossom" 由 "reason, cause" 希/稀 "rare" 早 "early" 優 "gentle, elegant; excellence, superiority" 紀 "account, chronicle"…
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Rie (りえ)

Rie (りえ) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Female Pronunciation: rʸee-e [ɾʲí.è̞] Etymology and/or ways to write: Most kanji used for this name can be seen in the table below: ri (り) e (え) 理 "reason, logic" 恵/慧 "wisdom" 里 "village" 絵 "picture, drawing" 利 "advantage, benefit" 江 "inlet, bay" 梨 "pear" 枝 "branch, bough" 莉 part of 茉莉…
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Mizuho (みずほ)

Mizuho (みずほ) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Female, can be male as well Pronunciation: mʸee-zuu-ho [mʲí.zɨ̀ᵝ.hò̞] Alternative writing: みづほ Etymology and/or ways to write: This name is derived from the noun 瑞穂/水穂 (mizuho), referring to fresh, lush ears of rice. The noun is used as part of the name 瑞穂国 (Mizuho-no-kuni), one of the classical names for…
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Suzune (すずね)

Suzune (すずね) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Female Pronunciation: suu-zuu-ne [sɨ̀ᵝ.zɨ́ᵝ.né̞] Etymology and/or ways to write: The name is made up of Suzu (mainly used as 鈴 meaning "bell") with the suffixation of a ne kanji, most commonly written as 音 meaning "sound," but also used as 寧 meaning "tranquillity," 峰 meaning "peak, summit" or 響 meaning…
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Seishirō (せいしろう)

Seishirō (せいしろう) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Male Pronunciation: se:-shee-ro: [sè̞é̞.ɕí.ɾó̞ː] Variant transcriptions: Seishiro, Seishirou Etymology and/or ways to write: The second element of this name is usually written as 四郎 (shirō), a birth order suffix indicating a fourth son, though they can be replaced with other shi kanji, like 志 meaning "will, aim, goal," 士, referring,…
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Kanau (かなう)

Kanau (かなう) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Generally unisex Pronunciation: kah-nah-uu [kà.ná.ɯ̟́ᵝ] Etymology and/or ways to write: This name is derived from the verb 叶う (kanau) meaning "to come true (of a wish, prayer, dream, etc.), be fulfilled, be realised" (this specific writing is sometimes encountered, particularly towards females). This single kanji, alongside 奏, from the stem…
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Ringo (りんご)

Ringo (りんご) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Generally unisex Pronunciation: rʸeeng-go [ɾʲĩ́ŋ̀.ɡò̞] Etymology and/or ways to write: For the most part, usage of this name by gender depends on how its written. As a feminine name, it is usually written as either 林檎, referring to an apple (tree), or phonetically. As for how its written as a masculine…
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Ken’yū (けんゆう)

Ken’yū (けんゆう) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Male Pronunciation: kew̃-yuu: [kẽ̞́ɰ̃̀.jɯ̟̀ᵝː] Variant transcriptions: Ken’yu, Ken’yuu Etymology and/or ways to write: Most of the kanji in use for this name can be seen in the table below: ken (けん) yū (ゆう) 健 "health" 悠 "quiet, calm" 賢 "intelligence" 勇 "bravery, courage" 剣 "sword, sabre, blade" 優 "gentle, elegant"…
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Niina (にいな)

Niina (にいな) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Female Pronunciation: nʸee:-nah [ɲ̟íì.nà] Etymology and/or ways to write: This name looks to be borrowed from the pan-European name Nina. The table below shows most of the kanji that are used for this name: nii (にい)* na (な) 新 "new" 菜 "greens" 仁 "benevolence, compassion, humanity" 奈 phonetic kanji 虹…
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Hikari (ひかり)

Hikari (ひかり) | Name News | Scoop.it
Sources Pronunciation guide (Main) gender: Female, can be male as well Pronunciation: khkah-rʸee [çì̥.ká.ɾʲí] Etymology and/or ways to write: This name is derived from 光 (hikari) meaning "light; ray, beam, glow" (as a feminine name, it is most commonly used phonetically). Other kanji used in relation or expanded from the noun include 輝 meaning "brightness,…
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