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Japanese Names

Posted: Jul 07, 2006 11:06am
by AmayaChan
Hi!
I know that some Japanese names have a meaning, like Sakura (I couldn't remember a better name :heh: ).
Well, if it's true, does Kurogane, Nozomi and Yuuko means something? And what about my "name" Amaya?
I'm curious!

Re: Japanese Names

Posted: Jul 07, 2006 1:23pm
by Ryukon
The names you're inquiring about can sometimes have several meanings, but this might be different:

Kurogane = iron(鉄/黒金)
Nozomi = wish;hope(望み), nozomi(臨み)
Yuuko = yuuko(悠子) it's just a name from what I could look up so far.
Amaya = amaya(海士や) same thing with "Yuuko", sorry.

There probably is a meaning somewhere though. I just don't have the proper knowledge or other resources at the moment.

Re: Japanese Names

Posted: Jul 08, 2006 4:56am
by geishaboy
When I saw Yuuko I instantly thought of 夕子 wich means "Evening child"

My friend is getting married to a girl called "yuu" 夕 so I instantly thought of that

Even though it is probably way off the mark

Re: Japanese Names

Posted: Jul 08, 2006 7:45am
by AmayaChan
Thanks a lot, guys!
Arigatou! :mrgreen:

Re: Japanese Names

Posted: Jul 08, 2006 10:34am
by Silver Sailor Orion
what do Himeko and Himeno mean?
and Awayuki?

more:
Sosuke
sogura
Chidori
Ginji
Amino
Ban
Mido


:heh: would you mind telling me what those mean please?

Re: Japanese Names

Posted: Jul 08, 2006 2:09pm
by Ryukon
芸者男の子 wrote:When I saw Yuuko I instantly thought of 夕子 wich means "Evening child"

My friend is getting married to a girl called "yuu" 夕 so I instantly thought of that

Even though it is probably way off the mark


I didn't really take the names apart kanji by kanji. I translated them as a whole. But I believe you're right. It sounds nicer than that way too than just a name :lol:

AmayaChan: you're welcome.

Orion-san:

Himeko = 姫子 = Himeko, or princess child if you take it apart
Himeno = 姫の/姫野 = Himeno/Himeno, or princess field
Awayuki = 淡雪 = light snowfall

You're not letting me off the hook, are ya?

Sosuke/Sousuke = 曽助/宗助 = Sosuke/Sousuke, or sectional rescue
Chidori = 千鳥 = plover or literally 1,000 birds
Ginji = 銀二 = Ginji, or silver twos
Amino = 網野 = Amino, or network field
Ban = 晩 = evening
Mido = 未度 = Mido in different parts. This one was a bit hard for me to find (too much kanjis). Literally means "unoccurences" or "not yet counter for occurences". Confusing? Maybe I'll come back to this one later when I get some food in me. I haven't ate yet.

Re: Japanese Names

Posted: Aug 14, 2006 11:04am
by Dreams
For names, there's a handy feature at this online dictionary:

dict.regex.info/cgi-bin/j-e/dict

Just uncheck "words" and check "names" instead. (Then make sure it's on "word matching pattern".)

Needless to say, it'll usually come up with a ton of answers for you, and there's a little guide as to what the letters mean next to them (surname, given name, so on). But it also means there are many different meanings for each name, like Ryu said.

Sifting through them might take time, but it also lets you pick which meaning is the coolest to you. Of course, if we're talking names already established by anime or something, it'd be better to hunt down the kanji on a Google Japanese search instead.

Re: Japanese Names

Posted: Aug 14, 2006 9:56pm
by Ryukon
*steals link*

Re: Japanese Names

Posted: Aug 24, 2006 1:09am
by Mixmint
Lieutenant Colonel Ryukon wrote:*steals link*
Just curios i am, i was wondering wat the name Asuka means. i heard in a series call Khite Hunters{Weifs Kreuz}. :-k . i wanna use it in a book i am writing called the Cornil. :-$ . So can some1 tell me wat it means. [-o< pls! :)
These names r realy confusing.

Re: Japanese Names

Posted: Aug 24, 2006 2:14pm
by Dreams
There are over 100 matches for "Asuka", so there are too many kanji combinations for me to translate. I don't watch Weiß Kreuz, so I tried looking through the characters on the main Japanese site, but I didn't find Asuka from there.

Re: Japanese Names

Posted: Aug 25, 2006 1:54am
by Mixmint
thanku dream 4 trying. :) . any1 else wanna try finding the meaning o Asuka, feel free.2 try. =D> =D> :D

Re: Japanese Names

Posted: Sep 01, 2006 10:51pm
by psycoanimeluvr93
AmayaChan wrote:Hi!
I know that some Japanese names have a meaning, like Sakura (I couldn't remember a better name :heh: ).
Well, if it's true, does Kurogane, Nozomi and Yuuko means something? And what about my "name" Amaya?
I'm curious!


the name amaya means "night rain"

Re: Japanese Names

Posted: Sep 02, 2006 12:02pm
by Dreams
There's another reading of Amaya as a first name ( 阿麻弥 ) but it's nowhere near as pretty as the other one.

阿: flatter; corner
麻: flax
弥: increasingly

Re: Japanese Names

Posted: Sep 15, 2006 3:27pm
by Yuki~
Dreams wrote:There are over 100 matches for "Asuka", so there are too many kanji combinations for me to translate. I don't watch Weiß Kreuz, so I tried looking through the characters on the main Japanese site, but I didn't find Asuka from there.


Asuka isn't veeeery important..... I think Sakura is more important... well, my friend told me that Asuka was something like ''flower of the morning'' (i don't know if is that right... if it isn't, my friend told me wrong.... XP And don't mind my grammar mistakes!!! XD)

Re: Japanese Names

Posted: Feb 07, 2007 7:53pm
by Tsuchi
Amaya = night rain
Kurogane = black steel
Nozomi = Hope
Yuko = help/assist

Hope this helps you

my name Yumiko means "arrow child", which makes no sense because I suck at archery.

Re: Japanese Names

Posted: Feb 08, 2007 1:36am
by Kippei-oniichan
Does anyone Know what Resengan means?