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Japanese names

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Japanese NameHiraganaPhonetics
Aiあい[ai]
Aiichirōあいいちろう[aiːtɕiɽoː]
Aijiあいじ[aidʑi]
Aijirōあいじろう[aidʑiɽoː]
Aikaあいか[aika]
Aikoあいこ[aiko]
Aimiあいみ[aimi]
Aimuあいむ[aimɯ]
Ainaあいな[aina]
Aineあいね[aine]
Ainoあいの[aino]
Airaあいら[aiɽa]
Airiあいり[aiɽi]
Aisaあいさ[aisa]
Akahikoあかひこ[akaçiko]
Akainuあかいぬ[akainɯ]
Akamaruあかまる[akamaɽɯ]
Akameあかめ[akame]
Akaneあかね[akane]
Akariあかり[akaɽi]
Akashaあかしゃ[akaɕa]
Akashiあかし[akaɕi]
Akekoあけこ[akeko]
Akemiあけみ[akemi]
Akeruあける[akeɽɯ]
Akiあき[aki]
Akieあきえ[akie]
Akifumiあきふみ[akiɸɯmi]
Akihaあきは[akiha]
Akiharuあきはる[akihaɽɯ]
Akihideあきひで[akiçide]
Akihikoあきひこ[akiçiko]
Akihiroあきひろ[akiçiɽo]
Akihisaあきひさ[akiçisa]
Akihitoあきひと[akiçito]
Akihoあきほ[akiho]
Akijiあきじ[akidʑi]
Akikaあきか[akika]
Akikazuあきかず[akikazɯ]
Akikoあきこ[akiko]
Akimasaあきまさ[akimasa]
Akimiあきみ[akimi]
Akimitsuあきみつ[akimitsɯ]
Akimuneあきむね[akimɯne]
Akinaあきな[akina]
Akinariあきなり[akinaɽi]
Akinoあきの[akino]
Akinobuあきのぶ[akinobɯ]
Akinoriあきのり[akinoɽi]
Akioあきお[akio]
Akiraあきら[akiɽa]
Akirōあきろう[akiɽoː]
Akisaあきさ[akisa]
Akiseあきせ[akise]
Akitakaあきたか[akitaka]
Akitakeあきたけ[akitake]
Akitoあきと[akito]
Akiyaあきや[akija]
Akiyoあきよ[akijo]
Akiyoshiあきよし[akijoɕi]
Akiyukiあきゆき[akijɯki]
Akoあこ[ako]
Amakoあまこ[amako]
Amaneあまね[amane]
Amasaあまさ[amasa]
Amaterasuあまてらす[amateɽasɯ]
Amayaあまや[amaja]
Amayumiあまゆみ[amajɯmi]
Ameあめ[ame]
Ameriあめり[ameɽi]
Amiあみ[ami]
Amikaあみか[amika]
Amikoあみこ[amiko]
Amiriあみり[amiɽi]
Amuあむ[amɯ]
Anあん[aɴ]
Anekoあねこ[aneko]
Anikaあにか[anika]
Anjuあんじゅ[aɴdʑɯ]
Ankoあんこ[aŋko]
Annaあんな[anna]
Annuあんぬ[annɯ]
Anonあのん[anoɴ]
Anriあんり[aɴɽi]
Anzuあんず[aɴzɯ]
Aohaあおは[aoha]
Aoiあおい[aoi]
Aokaあおか[aoka]
Aokiあおき[aoki]
Aokijiあおきじ[aokidʑi]
Aokoあおこ[aoko]
Aomitsuあおみつ[aomitsɯ]
Aonaあおな[aona]
Aonoあおの[aono]
Arameあらめ[aɽame]
Arataあらた[aɽata]
Ariあり[aɽi]
Ariaありあ[aɽia]
Ariakeありあけ[aɽiake]
Arieありえ[aɽie]
Arihiroありひろ[aɽiçiɽo]
Arihitoありひと[aɽiçito]
Arikaありか[aɽika]
Arimiありみ[aɽimi]
Arinaありな[aɽina]
Arisaありさ[aɽisa]
Arisuありす[aɽisɯ]
Aritsuneありつね[aɽitsɯne]
Aruある[aɽɯ]
Asaあさ[asa]
Asaeあさえ[asae]
Asafumiあさふみ[asaɸɯmi]
Asagorōあさごろう[asagoɽoː]
Asahiあさひ[asaçi]
Asajirōあさじろう[asadʑiɽoː]
Asakaあさか[asaka]
Asakiあさき[asaki]
Asakoあさこ[asako]
Asamiあさみ[asami]
Asatarōあさたろう[asataɽoː]
Asatoあさと[asato]
Asayoあさよ[asajo]
Asayoshiあさよし[asajoɕi]
Ashiheiあしへい[aɕihei]
Assuあっす[assɯ]
Asukaあすか[asɯka]
Asumaあすま[asɯma]
Asumiあすみ[asɯmi]
Asunaあすな[asɯna]
Atariあたり[ataɽi]
Atsuあつ[atsɯ]
Atsueあつえ[atsɯe]
Atsuhikoあつひこ[atsɯçiko]
Atsuhitoあつひと[atsɯçito]
Atsujiあつじ[atsɯdʑi]
Atsukoあつこ[atsɯko]
Atsumiあつみ[atsɯmi]
Atsuoあつお[atsɯo]
Atsushiあつし[atsɯɕi]
Atsutoshiあつとし[atsɯtoɕi]
Atsuyoあつよ[atsɯjo]
Ayaあや[aja]
Ayaeあやえ[ajae]
Ayahaあやは[ajaha]
Ayakaあやか[ajaka]
Ayakiあやき[ajaki]
Ayakoあやこ[ajako]
Ayameあやめ[ajame]
Ayamiあやみ[ajami]
Ayanaあやな[ajana]
Ayaneあやね[ajane]
Ayanoあやの[ajano]
Ayariあやり[ajaɽi]
Ayasaあやさ[ajasa]
Ayaseあやせ[ajase]
Ayatoあやと[ajato]
Ayuあゆ[ajɯ]
Ayuhaあゆは[ajɯha]
Ayukaあゆか[ajɯka]
Ayukiあゆき[ajɯki]
Ayukoあゆこ[ajɯko]
Ayumiあゆみ[ajɯmi]
Ayumuあゆむ[ajɯmɯ]
Ayunaあゆな[ajɯna]
Ayuriあゆり[ajɯɽi]
Azamiあざみ[azami]
Azuあず[azɯ]
Azukiあずき[azɯki]
Azukoあずこ[azɯko]
Azumiあずみ[azɯmi]
Azunaあずな[azɯna]
Azusaあずさ[azɯsa]

How to read this section

This section gives you a list of Japanese first names with their pronunciations.

The first names are presented here in letters and in hiragana, but not in kanji, because it would be too long to give a full list of all possible and imaginable kanji to write each name. Indeed, Japanese people sometimes deploy a lot of imagination and creativity to find original kanji for the first name of their children. The point of this list is the phonetics only.

Most of the Japanese names use the Hepburn transcription when they are written in letters. The problem is that the Hepburn transcription is not appropriately read in all languages. Foreigners who discover a Japanese name from the Hepburn transcription may have a natural tendency to distort the name because they read it as in their own language.

For example, "Miri" should be pronounced something like "mili" because the typical English "r" is not used at all in Japanese.

This distortion is sometime so strong that some Japanese people give up on being called by their name and choose a nickname, which is a pity because the Japanese phonetics is accessible to most of the people, due to the rather small number of Japanese phonemes.

The pronunciation, expressed in International Phonetic Alphabet, may help you understand how to pronounce the name if you are familiar enough with this system.

Japanese people who write their name in letters may take some liberties from the strict transcription methods, for more simplicity. Here are some examples.

First nameAlternative spellingComment
TarōTaro, Tarô, Taroh, TarooThe sound extension may be omitted or tranascribed some other ways.
Raito, ReijiLaito, LeijiThe R is replaced by an L, because English (or French) "r" are very different from the Japanese R.
KobeKobéIn a francophone environment, it is possible to find a "é".

Even if there's no such rule, it is common that only extensions for the sounds O and U are noted with a Ō and a Ū. Extensions for sounds A, E and I are more commonly noted AA, EE and II. We have choosen this convetion as well.

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