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Shirai
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  • Hiraganatip:しらい
  • Katakanatip:シライ
  • Householdstip:aprx. 20,000
  • English transcriptiontip:Shirai

Names and Meanings by Kanji - 7 variations

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.
Even surnames with the same reading have different meanings depending on how the kanji characters are applied.
For Shirai, kanji choices are listed below, sorted by the households number in Japan.

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白井- Shirai -

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means "white."

  • White - A color that is light and bright.

  • To whiten - To make something lighter or brighter in color.

  • To clarify - To make something clear or obvious.

  • To express - To say or state something.

  • Empty - Having nothing or no one.

  • A line of dialogue in a play.

  • Abbreviation of the country name “Belgium(白耳義)”.

means "well, water hole, pit."

  • Well, Wellhead - A well or wellhead is a structure built to contain and provide access to a natural underground water source.

  • Street - A street is a public thoroughfare in a built environment, typically paved and marked by buildings on either side.

  • Householdstip: aprx. 20,000

白居- Shirai -

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means "white."

  • White - A color that is light and bright.

  • To whiten - To make something lighter or brighter in color.

  • To clarify - To make something clear or obvious.

  • To express - To say or state something.

  • Empty - Having nothing or no one.

  • A line of dialogue in a play.

  • Abbreviation of the country name “Belgium(白耳義)”.

means "to be present, to reside, to stay."

  • To Be, Exist, Stay, Reside, Dwell, Live - To be in a certain place, to put oneself in a certain place, to live in a certain place, to be allowed to live in a certain place, to store/accumulate something.

  • To express a question or call (auxiliary character) - Used to express a question or call.

  • Householdstip: aprx. 40

白飯- Shirai -

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means "white."

  • White - A color that is light and bright.

  • To whiten - To make something lighter or brighter in color.

  • To clarify - To make something clear or obvious.

  • To express - To say or state something.

  • Empty - Having nothing or no one.

  • A line of dialogue in a play.

  • Abbreviation of the country name “Belgium(白耳義)”.

means "rice, meal, food."

  • Eating - To consume food, usually referring to a meal.

  • Meal - A prepared dish or dishes served together, typically with rice as the main component.

  • Feeding - To provide food for someone or something.

  • Householdstip: aprx. 20

白猪- Shirai -

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means "white."

  • White - A color that is light and bright.

  • To whiten - To make something lighter or brighter in color.

  • To clarify - To make something clear or obvious.

  • To express - To say or state something.

  • Empty - Having nothing or no one.

  • A line of dialogue in a play.

  • Abbreviation of the country name “Belgium(白耳義)”.

means "boar."

  • Boar - A wild pig with tusks, typically found in forests.

  • Pig - A domesticated animal with a stout body, short legs, and a snout for rooting in the soil to find food.

  • Householdstip: under 10

志良以- Shirai -

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means "aspiration, ambition, goal."

  • Aspiration - To direct one's heart towards a certain goal or objective.

  • Resolution - A goal or objective determined in one's heart.

  • Record - To remember or recall.

  • Document - To record or document.

  • Writings - A record written down. A book.

  • Shima - An abbreviation of Shima.

means "good, excellent, fine."

means "by means of, with, because of, in view of, according to."

  • Householdstip: under 10

白伊- Shirai -

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means "white."

  • White - A color that is light and bright.

  • To whiten - To make something lighter or brighter in color.

  • To clarify - To make something clear or obvious.

  • To express - To say or state something.

  • Empty - Having nothing or no one.

  • A line of dialogue in a play.

  • Abbreviation of the country name “Belgium(白耳義)”.

means "italy, that one."

  • He, She, It - Third person pronoun.

  • This, That - Demonstrative pronoun.

  • Just - Particle used to adjust the tone of a sentence.

  • Abbreviation of the country name "Italy(伊太利)".

  • Householdstip: under 10

市来- Shirai -

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means "city, market, fair."

  • Marketplace - A place where many people gather to buy and sell goods.

  • Trade - To buy and sell.

  • Town - A lively place where many people gather.

  • City - One of the administrative divisions.

means "come, arrive."

  • To come - To arrive or come to a place.

  • To bring - To bring something or someone to a place.

  • To allow - To permit or allow someone to do something.

  • This person - Someone who has been present from a certain point in time until now.

  • In the future - Something that has not yet come.

  • Particle - A particle placed in the middle or end of a sentence to give it a certain tone. It is usually not read in the kunyomi reading.

  • To encourage - To encourage or motivate someone.

  • Householdstip: under 10

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