兄 / Japanese Kanji Meanings & Readings

What does 兄 mean?

Older brother. elder brother. The older of the siblings. A word used to compliment a close friend. The yang of the Chinese zodiac.

How to read 兄?

Kunyomi... あに/ani,え/e

Onyomi... ケイ/kei,キョウ/kyo

jinmeikun... eda, kore, saki, shige, tada, ne, yoshi,

* 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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兄 / related names

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Name:
shigetomo
Katakana:
シゲトモ

Kanji:
兄朝
Meaning:
  • Older brother. elder brother. The older of the siblings. A word used to compliment a close friend. The yang of the Chinese zodiac.
  • Morning. The place where the Son of Heaven conducts politics. A country ruled by the Son of Heaven. A period of time during which a single son of heaven ruled. To meet with the Son of Heaven. Abbreviation for Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
Name:
yukei
Katakana:
ユウケイ

Kanji:
有兄
Meaning:
  • To exist. To have. To keep. To hold on to. Also. In addition to. Wealth. Property.
  • Older brother. elder brother. The older of the siblings. A word used to compliment a close friend. The yang of the Chinese zodiac.
Name:
keichiro
Katakana:
ケイイチロウ

Kanji:
兄一郎
Meaning:
  • Older brother. elder brother. The older of the siblings. A word used to compliment a close friend. The yang of the Chinese zodiac.
  • One. The first. Kanji for the number 1 (one). To be the most superior. To begin, to put things together.
  • Male. Men. Young men. A word that refers broadly to boys. A retainer.
Name:
keiji
Katakana:
ケイジ

Kanji:
兄慈
Meaning:
  • Older brother. elder brother. The older of the siblings. A word used to compliment a close friend. The yang of the Chinese zodiac.
  • Compassion. To love deeply. A deep feeling of respect mixed with affection. Unconditional love.
Name:
keisuke
Katakana:
ケイスケ

Kanji:
兄佑
Meaning:
  • Older brother. elder brother. The older of the siblings. A word used to compliment a close friend. The yang of the Chinese zodiac.
  • Help. To cover up.
Name:
keitaro
Katakana:
ケイタロウ

Kanji:
兄太朗
Meaning:
  • Older brother. elder brother. The older of the siblings. A word used to compliment a close friend. The yang of the Chinese zodiac.
  • Abundantly large. Large in circumference. Thick. Flabby. Very. A word used to refer to a person of high rank or status.
  • Cheerful. Explicit. A bright, cheerful personality. A beautiful, unclouded appearance. Honest. Clear-hearted. A clear voice.
Name:
keito
Katakana:
ケイト

Kanji:
兄翔
Meaning:
  • Older brother. elder brother. The older of the siblings. A word used to compliment a close friend. The yang of the Chinese zodiac.
  • Fly. Spread your wings and fly. To fly high in the sky.
Name:
keito
Katakana:
ケイト

Kanji:
兄都
Meaning:
  • Older brother. elder brother. The older of the siblings. A word used to compliment a close friend. The yang of the Chinese zodiac.
  • Capital. Metropolis. A large city where people gather. Tokyo. To control. To unite. Gorgeous. Beautiful. The city's style and elegance.
Name:
keinosuke
Katakana:
ケイノスケ

Kanji:
兄之助
Meaning:
  • Older brother. elder brother. The older of the siblings. A word used to compliment a close friend. The yang of the Chinese zodiac.
  • Go. A word that refers to a person, thing, or thing. A word denoting a subject or modification.
  • Help. To lend help. To get out of a dangerous situation. To save.
Name:
keima
Katakana:
ケイマ

Kanji:
兄真
Meaning:
  • Older brother. elder brother. The older of the siblings. A word used to compliment a close friend. The yang of the Chinese zodiac.
  • True. Truth, not falsehood. Nature as it is. True form. Innate.
Name:
keiya
Katakana:
ケイヤ

Kanji:
兄也
Meaning:
  • Older brother. elder brother. The older of the siblings. A word used to compliment a close friend. The yang of the Chinese zodiac.
  • Affirmation. Words for exclamations, questions, and antonyms.
Name:
keiya
Katakana:
ケイヤ

Kanji:
兄弥
Meaning:
  • Older brother. elder brother. The older of the siblings. A word used to compliment a close friend. The yang of the Chinese zodiac.
  • 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.
Name:
kyokichi
Katakana:
キョウキチ

Kanji:
兄吉
Meaning:
  • Older brother. elder brother. The older of the siblings. A word used to compliment a close friend. The yang of the Chinese zodiac.
  • Good. Good luck. Congratulations. Good fortune. Excellent. Wise, honorable. Morally correct. The first day of the month.
Name:
ryukei
Katakana:
リュウケイ

Kanji:
竜兄
Meaning:
  • Dragon. An imaginary animal. An outstanding person. A hero. A parable of the Son of Heaven. A word used for things related to the Son of Heaven. Dinosaurs.
  • Older brother. elder brother. The older of the siblings. A word used to compliment a close friend. The yang of the Chinese zodiac.
Name:
ryukei
Katakana:
リュウケイ

Kanji:
龍兄
Meaning:
  • Dragon. An imaginary animal. An outstanding person. A hero. A parable of the Son of Heaven. A word used for things related to the Son of Heaven. Dinosaurs.
  • Older brother. elder brother. The older of the siblings. A word used to compliment a close friend. The yang of the Chinese zodiac.
Name:
ryokei
Katakana:
リョウケイ

Kanji:
涼兄
Meaning:
  • Cool. Coolness. A cool, pleasant coolness. Clean and beautiful. Clean. The heart is beautiful. Sadness. Sorrowful.
  • Older brother. elder brother. The older of the siblings. A word used to compliment a close friend. The yang of the Chinese zodiac.
Name:
masae
Katakana:
マサエ

Kanji:
正兄
Meaning:
  • Correct. To be reasonable. to fix. exactly. To be in just the right state. New Year. The beginning of things. The original. The real.
  • Older brother. elder brother. The older of the siblings. A word used to compliment a close friend. The yang of the Chinese zodiac.
Name:
keichi
Katakana:
ケイイチ

Kanji:
兄一
Meaning:
  • Older brother. elder brother. The older of the siblings. A word used to compliment a close friend. The yang of the Chinese zodiac.
  • One. The first. Kanji for the number 1 (one). To be the most superior. To begin, to put things together.
Name:
keichi
Katakana:
ケイイチ

Kanji:
兄壱
Meaning:
  • Older brother. elder brother. The older of the siblings. A word used to compliment a close friend. The yang of the Chinese zodiac.
  • One. The first of the natural numbers. First. The most excellent. Only that. Make it one.
Name:
keichi
Katakana:
ケイイチ

Kanji:
兄市
Meaning:
  • Older brother. elder brother. The older of the siblings. A word used to compliment a close friend. The yang of the Chinese zodiac.
  • City. A town. A place where things are bought and sold. A bustling place where people gather. One of the administrative divisions.

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