代 / Japanese Kanji Meanings & Readings

What does 代 mean?

To replace. To substitute. Take turns. To take the place of. One who replaces. Age. A person's life. Continuing from generation to generation. A long time. Money paid for goods or labor.

How to read 代?

Kunyomi... かわる/kawaru,かえる/kaeru,よ/yo,しろ/shiro

Onyomi... ダイ/dai,タイ/tai

jinmeikun... toshi, nori, yori,

* There are two typical ways of reading kanji, kun-yomi and on-yomi. In addition, there is a reading system called "jinmei kun" which is used only for names.

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代 / related names

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Name:
sayo
Katakana:
サヨ

Kanji:
紗代
Meaning:
  • Thin silk. A thin, coarse silk fabric. A veil-like fabric.
  • To replace. To substitute. Take turns. To take the place of. One who replaces. Age. A person's life. Continuing from generation to generation. A long time. Money paid for goods or labor.
Name:
akiyo
Katakana:
アキヨ

Kanji:
明代
Meaning:
  • Bright. The state of being illuminated by light and seeing clearly. A hopeful and positive attitude. A detailed understanding of things. To be clear. To distinguish. Smart. Wise. Light. To light up.
  • To replace. To substitute. Take turns. To take the place of. One who replaces. Age. A person's life. Continuing from generation to generation. A long time. Money paid for goods or labor.
Name:
miyori
Katakana:
ミヨリ

Kanji:
美代利
Meaning:
  • Beautiful. Excellent. Splendid. Delicious.
  • To replace. To substitute. Take turns. To take the place of. One who replaces. Age. A person's life. Continuing from generation to generation. A long time. Money paid for goods or labor.
  • Sharp. Smart. Wise. Good at work. Good. Useful. Convenient. (blade) sharp. To be sharp. To make a profit. To say things.
Name:
yukimi
Katakana:
ユキミ

Kanji:
雪代
Meaning:
  • Snow. A metaphor for something as white as snow. To cleanse.
  • To replace. To substitute. Take turns. To take the place of. One who replaces. Age. A person's life. Continuing from generation to generation. A long time. Money paid for goods or labor.
Name:
michiyo
Katakana:
ミチヨ

Kanji:
美千代
Meaning:
  • Beautiful. Excellent. Splendid. Delicious.
  • Thousand. Kanji character for the number 1000 (thousand).A unit of number. A large number. Many. Various appearances.
  • To replace. To substitute. Take turns. To take the place of. One who replaces. Age. A person's life. Continuing from generation to generation. A long time. Money paid for goods or labor.
Name:
daiki
Katakana:
ダイキ

Kanji:
代樹
Meaning:
  • To replace. To substitute. Take turns. To take the place of. One who replaces. Age. A person's life. Continuing from generation to generation. A long time. Money paid for goods or labor.
  • Trees. General term for plants. To plant a tree. To set up. To stand firmly.
Name:
kiyoichi
Katakana:
キヨイチ

Kanji:
喜代一
Meaning:
  • Joy. Happy feeling. Desirable. Good. To celebrate. Feeling of celebration. Congratulations. Happiness. To like. To enjoy.
  • To replace. To substitute. Take turns. To take the place of. One who replaces. Age. A person's life. Continuing from generation to generation. A long time. Money paid for goods or labor.
  • One. The first. Kanji for the number 1 (one). To be the most superior. To begin, to put things together.
Name:
nobuyo
Katakana:
ノブヨ

Kanji:
亘代
Meaning:
  • Go around. A series.
  • To replace. To substitute. Take turns. To take the place of. One who replaces. Age. A person's life. Continuing from generation to generation. A long time. Money paid for goods or labor.
Name:
hiroyo
Katakana:
ヒロヨ

Kanji:
寛代
Meaning:
  • Loose. Relaxed and spacious. To relax. To rest the body. A spacious mind. Forgive. Spaciousness.
  • To replace. To substitute. Take turns. To take the place of. One who replaces. Age. A person's life. Continuing from generation to generation. A long time. Money paid for goods or labor.
Name:
mitsuyo
Katakana:
ミツヨ

Kanji:
弥代
Meaning:
  • It's been a long time. Distant. Extensive, pervasive. Passing time. Big. To mend. To sew. To put away. To stop. To finish. Finally. More and more. Further.
  • To replace. To substitute. Take turns. To take the place of. One who replaces. Age. A person's life. Continuing from generation to generation. A long time. Money paid for goods or labor.
Name:
miyori
Katakana:
ミヨリ

Kanji:
美代里
Meaning:
  • Beautiful. Excellent. Splendid. Delicious.
  • To replace. To substitute. Take turns. To take the place of. One who replaces. Age. A person's life. Continuing from generation to generation. A long time. Money paid for goods or labor.
  • Village. Countryside. Hometown. The family home of a wife or son-in-law. A pathway that runs vertically and horizontally. Paths. A unit of distance.
Name:
tomoyo
Katakana:
トモヨ

Kanji:
朋代
Meaning:
  • Friends. Fellow. A friend who has the same goal. Pair.
  • To replace. To substitute. Take turns. To take the place of. One who replaces. Age. A person's life. Continuing from generation to generation. A long time. Money paid for goods or labor.
Name:
kazuyo
Katakana:
カズヨ

Kanji:
一代
Meaning:
  • One. The first. Kanji for the number 1 (one). To be the most superior. To begin, to put things together.
  • To replace. To substitute. Take turns. To take the place of. One who replaces. Age. A person's life. Continuing from generation to generation. A long time. Money paid for goods or labor.
Name:
chiyo
Katakana:
チヨ

Kanji:
智代
Meaning:
  • Smart. Wisdom. To understand things.
  • To replace. To substitute. Take turns. To take the place of. One who replaces. Age. A person's life. Continuing from generation to generation. A long time. Money paid for goods or labor.
Name:
chiyo
Katakana:
チヨ

Kanji:
千代
Meaning:
  • Thousand. Kanji character for the number 1000 (thousand).A unit of number. A large number. Many. Various appearances.
  • To replace. To substitute. Take turns. To take the place of. One who replaces. Age. A person's life. Continuing from generation to generation. A long time. Money paid for goods or labor.
Name:
akiyo
Katakana:
アキヨ

Kanji:
尭代
Meaning:
  • High. Legendary Chinese holy king. He is regarded as an ideal emperor. It is a metaphor for humanity and excellence, derived from the fact that he was an emperor of great character.
  • To replace. To substitute. Take turns. To take the place of. One who replaces. Age. A person's life. Continuing from generation to generation. A long time. Money paid for goods or labor.
Name:
akiyo
Katakana:
アキヨ

Kanji:
壮代
Meaning:
  • Brave. Prosperous. big. Fine. A young man. A young, energetic man. A man of about thirty years of age.
  • To replace. To substitute. Take turns. To take the place of. One who replaces. Age. A person's life. Continuing from generation to generation. A long time. Money paid for goods or labor.
Name:
akiyo
Katakana:
アキヨ

Kanji:
憲代
Meaning:
  • Basic rules. A rule. Norms. Laws. System. To follow. To make an example of. To enforce. To show widely. Officials. Senior officials.
  • To replace. To substitute. Take turns. To take the place of. One who replaces. Age. A person's life. Continuing from generation to generation. A long time. Money paid for goods or labor.
Name:
miyoko
Katakana:
ミヨコ

Kanji:
海代子
Meaning:
  • Sea. Wide and large. A place where many people and things gather. A large lake or pond. A large lake or pond. A frontier. The end of the earth.
  • To replace. To substitute. Take turns. To take the place of. One who replaces. Age. A person's life. Continuing from generation to generation. A long time. Money paid for goods or labor.
  • Children
Name:
yukiyo
Katakana:
ユキヨ

Kanji:
悠季代
Meaning:
  • Distant in time or space. Far away. Eternal. To go on forever. Relaxed, leisurely. Tranquil. Long-hearted. Not in a hurry.
  • A time period. A certain period of time. The time of each of the four seasons. The end of a season. The end of an era. The youngest of the brothers. The youngest child. Young.
  • To replace. To substitute. Take turns. To take the place of. One who replaces. Age. A person's life. Continuing from generation to generation. A long time. Money paid for goods or labor.

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