八 / Japanese Kanji Meanings & Readings

What does 八 mean?

Eight. Eighth. Kanji character for the number 8 (eight). A number one more than seven. A large number of people. It is said to be a lucky number because of its shape.

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How to read 八?

Kunyomi... や/ya,やつ/yatsu,やっつ/yattsu,よう/yo

Onyomi... ハチ/hachi

jinmeikun... ha, yatsu, wa, wakatsu, kazu,

* 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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type common-use kanji
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八 / related names

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Name:
yae
Katakana:
ヤエ

Kanji:
八重
Meaning:
  • Eight. Eighth. Kanji character for the number 8 (eight). A number one more than seven. A large number of people. It is said to be a lucky number because of its shape.
  • Heavy. Extremely heavy. Cherish. Respect. Dignified. They overlap. To repeat.
Name:
hana
Katakana:
ハナ

Kanji:
八菜
Meaning:
  • Eight. Eighth. Kanji character for the number 8 (eight). A number one more than seven. A large number of people. It is said to be a lucky number because of its shape.
  • Vegetable. A general term for vegetables whose leaves, stems, roots, and other parts are eaten. Side dish.
Name:
hazuki
Katakana:
ハヅキ

Kanji:
八月
Meaning:
  • Eight. Eighth. Kanji character for the number 8 (eight). A number one more than seven. A large number of people. It is said to be a lucky number because of its shape.
  • Moon. A satellite of the Earth. One of the celestial bodies visible in the sky. One month. A Monday.
Name:
shinya
Katakana:
シンヤ

Kanji:
新八
Meaning:
  • New. New things. To make new.
  • Eight. Eighth. Kanji character for the number 8 (eight). A number one more than seven. A large number of people. It is said to be a lucky number because of its shape.
Name:
yaeka
Katakana:
ヤエカ

Kanji:
八重花
Meaning:
  • Eight. Eighth. Kanji character for the number 8 (eight). A number one more than seven. A large number of people. It is said to be a lucky number because of its shape.
  • Heavy. Extremely heavy. Cherish. Respect. Dignified. They overlap. To repeat.
  • Flowers. Something shaped like a flower. A metaphor for something as beautiful or gorgeous as a flower. Honor. To be excellent.
Name:
yae
Katakana:
ヤエ

Kanji:
八恵
Meaning:
  • Eight. Eighth. Kanji character for the number 8 (eight). A number one more than seven. A large number of people. It is said to be a lucky number because of its shape.
  • Grace. Caring. Compassion. To feel sorry for someone. To pity and be kind. God and Buddha give happiness. To give things. Wise. Witty. Straightforward. Obedient. Beautiful. Give.
Name:
yaya
Katakana:
ヤヤ

Kanji:
八弥
Meaning:
  • Eight. Eighth. Kanji character for the number 8 (eight). A number one more than seven. A large number of people. It is said to be a lucky number because of its shape.
  • 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:
kimiya
Katakana:
キミヤ

Kanji:
王八
Meaning:
  • King. A person who rules a country. Monarch. The emperor. The best of his kind. The first person. One of the pieces in chess. A relative of the royal family.
  • Eight. Eighth. Kanji character for the number 8 (eight). A number one more than seven. A large number of people. It is said to be a lucky number because of its shape.
Name:
yakumo
Katakana:
ヤクモ

Kanji:
八雲
Meaning:
  • Eight. Eighth. Kanji character for the number 8 (eight). A number one more than seven. A large number of people. It is said to be a lucky number because of its shape.
  • Clouds. A cloud-like appearance. A metaphor for something high and distant.
Name:
yanosuke
Katakana:
ヤノスケ

Kanji:
八之助
Meaning:
  • Eight. Eighth. Kanji character for the number 8 (eight). A number one more than seven. A large number of people. It is said to be a lucky number because of its shape.
  • 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:
ehachi
Katakana:
エハチ

Kanji:
恵八
Meaning:
  • Grace. Caring. Compassion. To feel sorry for someone. To pity and be kind. God and Buddha give happiness. To give things. Wise. Witty. Straightforward. Obedient. Beautiful. Give.
  • Eight. Eighth. Kanji character for the number 8 (eight). A number one more than seven. A large number of people. It is said to be a lucky number because of its shape.
Name:
hachimitsu
Katakana:
ハチミツ

Kanji:
八光
Meaning:
  • Eight. Eighth. Kanji character for the number 8 (eight). A number one more than seven. A large number of people. It is said to be a lucky number because of its shape.
  • Light. Glow. Glitter. Honor. Fame. Brilliance. Scenery. The way it is. Big. Wide. Blessings. Words used to honor the actions of others.
Name:
koihachi
Katakana:
コイハチ

Kanji:
鯉八
Meaning:
  • Sea bream
  • Eight. Eighth. Kanji character for the number 8 (eight). A number one more than seven. A large number of people. It is said to be a lucky number because of its shape.
Name:
akaya
Katakana:
アカヤ

Kanji:
赤八
Meaning:
  • Red color. Nothing. Bare. Sincerity. The equator. Communism.
  • Eight. Eighth. Kanji character for the number 8 (eight). A number one more than seven. A large number of people. It is said to be a lucky number because of its shape.
Name:
kampachi
Katakana:
カンパチ

Kanji:
寛八
Meaning:
  • Loose. Relaxed and spacious. To relax. To rest the body. A spacious mind. Forgive. Spaciousness.
  • Eight. Eighth. Kanji character for the number 8 (eight). A number one more than seven. A large number of people. It is said to be a lucky number because of its shape.
Name:
kihachi
Katakana:
キハチ

Kanji:
暉八
Meaning:
  • Shine. To glitter. To emit light. Sunlight. Obvious. Admirable enough to be noticed. To be excellent.
  • Eight. Eighth. Kanji character for the number 8 (eight). A number one more than seven. A large number of people. It is said to be a lucky number because of its shape.
Name:
kihachi
Katakana:
キハチ

Kanji:
気八
Meaning:
  • Air. Breath. Natural phenomena that occur between heaven and earth. The energy that is said to underlie the universe and human beings. The vitality of life. The workings of the mind and emotions. A state of being. A period of time that divides the year into 24 parts.
  • Eight. Eighth. Kanji character for the number 8 (eight). A number one more than seven. A large number of people. It is said to be a lucky number because of its shape.
Name:
gihachi
Katakana:
ギハチ

Kanji:
儀八
Meaning:
  • Rituals. Wedding ceremony. Things. Regarding.
  • Eight. Eighth. Kanji character for the number 8 (eight). A number one more than seven. A large number of people. It is said to be a lucky number because of its shape.
Name:
gihachiro
Katakana:
ギハチロウ

Kanji:
儀八郎
Meaning:
  • Rituals. Wedding ceremony. Things. Regarding.
  • Eight. Eighth. Kanji character for the number 8 (eight). A number one more than seven. A large number of people. It is said to be a lucky number because of its shape.
  • Male. Men. Young men. A word that refers broadly to boys. A retainer.
Name:
gihachiro
Katakana:
ギハチロウ

Kanji:
義八郎
Meaning:
  • Righteousness. The path that one should take as a human being. Meaning. Main idea. A kinship relationship formed by persons who are not related by blood. Instead of the real thing.
  • Eight. Eighth. Kanji character for the number 8 (eight). A number one more than seven. A large number of people. It is said to be a lucky number because of its shape.
  • Male. Men. Young men. A word that refers broadly to boys. A retainer.

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