HiraganaHiragana is a syllabary used in written Japanese,
which originated from the cursive style of Kanji.:しま
KatakanaKatakana is also a Japanese syllabary.
Basically, the characters don't have any meaning by themselves,
they only represent the sounds.
Japanese try to express the words came from foreign languages
with the most similar sounds in Japanese using Katakana.:シマ
In Japanese, there is a culture of Kanji which is a set of characters that originated from Chinese characters, and the meaning of the name changes according to the choice of Kanji characters.
The more numerous variations of kanji, the more common name is in Japan. On the other hand, a name with very few variations in kanji is unique and unfamiliar to the Japanese.
For Shima, Kanji choices are listed below, sorted by the total number of Good!