How to Write Your Name in Hiragana! 10 Samples!

How to Write Your Name in Hiragana! 10 Samples!

There are three characters used in Japanese. Kanji, Hiragana and Katakana. Kanji is the Chinese characters that are used in the modern Japanese writing. In studying Japanese writing, one studies Hiragana first before proceeding to the Katakana (used for borrowed words) and the Kanji. In this article we are going to learn how to express non-Japanese names in the Hiragana character.



 

How to Write Your Name in Hiragana! 10 Samples!

 

1. Aron – あろん

The name “Aron” is a masculine name meaning teaching and singing. It is originally a Hebrew name. In Japanese, the name Aron would be written using 3 characters in Hiragana namely あ-A , ろ-ro, and ん-n.

 

2. Mark- Anthony – まーく あんそにー 

Tha name Mark Anthony is used as a masculine name which is a combination of two names Mark and Anthony. Mark came from the name Marcus which is originally Latin and denotes a “very big hammer.” Anthony is a Greek name meaning “priceless.”

 

3. Russell – らっせる

The name Russel is used as a masculine name meaning red. It is originally an English name and is sometimes spelled with a single “l”, Russel. In Japanese, the name Russell, regardless if it has a single or a double “l” is written in 3 hiragana characters. The small “tsu っ” depicts that the next sound after it would be accented or the alphabet letter would be doubled.

 

4. Stuart – すちゅあーと

The name Stuart is used as a masculine name meaning steward of the estate or a castle. It is originally a Scottish name. In Japanese, it would require 5 characters. すsu ちゅchu あa ー(this bar connotes that the “あa” should be sustained) and とto.

 

5. Patrick – ぱとりっく

The name Patrick is used as a masculine name meaning noble. In Japanese, it would require 5 hiragana characters. ぱpa (without the small circle or degree sign, this would be read as “ha”) -とto-りri-っ(small tsu which makes the sound of the next character accented)-くku.

 

6. Adele – あでる

The name Adele is used as a female name meaning noble and kind. It is originally a German name and became famous because of the British singer. In Japanese it would be written in 3 hiragana characters. あa-でde (this would be read as “te” without the upper double apostropheて)- るru.

 

7. Johanna – じょあな

The name Johanna is used as a female name meaning “God is gracious.” In Japanese, Johanna would need 4 Hiragana characters namely じょJo (the small ょyo mixed with じji making up the sound “jo”) -あa-なna.

 

8. Lana – らな 

The name Lana is used as a female name meaning light. Some say that it is the short version of the name Alana and the female version of the name male name Alan. In Japanese, it would be expressed in 2 Hiragana characters らra-なna.

 

9. Patricia – ぱとりしあ

The name Patricia is a female name meaning noble. It is the female version of the male name Patrick or Patricio. It would be written in Japanese in 5 Hiragana charactersぱpa (without the small circle or degree sign, this would be read as “ha”) -とto-りri-しshi-あa-んn.

 

10. Isabel – いさべる

Isabel is a female name which means “God is my Oath.” It is originally a Spanish name and is sometimes spelled as Isobel, Isabell, Izabelle. It would be written in Japanese using 4 Hiragana characters namely いi-さsa-べbe-るru.

 

Conclusion

So there goes the 5 female and 5 male foreign names and how they would be expressed in Hiragana characters. Hiragana is first learned even by Japanese and the both the Hiragana and the Katakana has the same set of sounds and so once you know how to express them in Hiragana, expressing them in Katakana would not be much of a problem.

 

How to Write Your Name in Hiragana! 10 Samples!

1. Aron – あろん
2. Mark- Anthony – まーく あんそにー
3. Russell – らっせる
4. Stuart – すちゅあーと
5. Patrick – ぱとりっく
6. Adele – あでる
7. Johanna – じょあな
8. Lana – らな
9. Patricia – ぱとりしあ
10. Isabel – いさべる