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Free word searches are available in Japanese (hiragana, katakana, and kanji) and English alphabet.
Please note that searches using special characters, non-English characters, and English words are not possible.
If multiple character strings are entered with single-byte spaces, an AND search will be performed.
If you check the “Exact Match” box, the search will be performed as an exact match.
The initial letters L, Q, V, and X are not familiar with Japanese names. You may find the name by replacing them as follows.
L → R
Q → K
V → B
X → K
On this site, Long vowels are registered as they are. Many Japanese names use the “u” and “o” long sounds. In the Japanese sense of the language, “Ichiro” and “Ichirou” are distinctly different words.
If the name has a Long vowel, you may get better results if you convert it as follows.
a → aa
i → ii
u → uu
e → ee, ei
o → oo, ou
Shohei → Shouhei
Yoko → Youko
This site endorses Glomaji(Global Romaji), which is faithful to the Japanese pronunciation.
Glomaji is a concept developed by Hiragana Times. Glomaji is the form of romaji used when inputting Japanese into a PC with the English alphabet.
You may get results by changing the last letter of the name as follows.
y → i
w → u
h → none
e.g. Emy → Emi, Show → shou, Sarah → Sara
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Sort by Most Kanji Variations
This is the order of names with many variations of kanji.
Basically, names with more variations are more common and familiar to the Japanese.
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The names are sorted by the number of times they have been viewed on this site. This ranking is based on the behavior of users around the world, including Japan, so it does not mean that the names are commonly viewed by Japanese people only.
Please note that just because a name has been viewed more times does not mean it is a famous name in Japan.
What is Hiragana?
Hiragana is a syllabary used in written Japanese, which originated from the cursive style of Kanji.
What is Katakana?
Katakana 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.
The names are sorted by the number of Japanese households where the surname is used.
The more households there are, the more famous and common the surname is.
About this site's data of last names