北 / Japanese Kanji Meanings & Readings

What does 北 mean?

North. Name of a direction. To go to the north. To turn away from an enemy. To flee.

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How to read 北?

Kunyomi... きた/kita,にげる/nigeru, そむく/somuku

Onyomi... ホク/hoku

jinmeikun... ta,

* 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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北 / related names

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Name:
hokuto
Katakana:
ホクト

Kanji:
北斗
Meaning:
  • North. Name of a direction. To go to the north. To turn away from an enemy. To flee.
  • Ladle. A tool with a handle for scooping water or alcohol. A square for measuring the amount of grain, liquid, etc. A unit of capacity, 1斗 is about 18 liters. The name of a constellation, such as the Big Dipper or the South Star. Small. The name of a constellation. Suddenly.
Name:
zenta
Katakana:
ゼンタ

Kanji:
善北
Meaning:
  • Good. A good thing. Good deeds. Good people. Excellent. Splendid. Favorable. Congratulations. To approve. Cherish. To take good care of. To deal with things well. Get along well.
  • North. Name of a direction. To go to the north. To turn away from an enemy. To flee.
Name:
hokuto
Katakana:
ホクト

Kanji:
北透
Meaning:
  • North. Name of a direction. To go to the north. To turn away from an enemy. To flee.
  • Show through
Name:
hokuto
Katakana:
ホクト

Kanji:
北斗
Meaning:
  • North. Name of a direction. To go to the north. To turn away from an enemy. To flee.
  • Ladle. A tool with a handle for scooping water or alcohol. A square for measuring the amount of grain, liquid, etc. A unit of capacity, 1斗 is about 18 liters. The name of a constellation, such as the Big Dipper or the South Star. Small. The name of a constellation. Suddenly.
Name:
hoku
Katakana:
ホク

Kanji:
Meaning:
  • North. Name of a direction. To go to the north. To turn away from an enemy. To flee.
Name:
hokusai
Katakana:
ホクサイ

Kanji:
北齊
Meaning:
  • North. Name of a direction. To go to the north. To turn away from an enemy. To flee.
  • Simultaneous
Name:
hokuto
Katakana:
ホクト

Kanji:
北人
Meaning:
  • North. Name of a direction. To go to the north. To turn away from an enemy. To flee.
  • People. Human beings. Humanity. Every single person. People. Grown-ups. Adults. Personality. Character. A word used to count people.
Name:
hokuto
Katakana:
ホクト

Kanji:
北兎
Meaning:
  • North. Name of a direction. To go to the north. To turn away from an enemy. To flee.
  • Rabbit. A general term for mammals of the order Rabbits. It has long ears and is fast on its feet. The moon itself, from the legend that there is a rabbit in the moon.
Name:
hokuto
Katakana:
ホクト

Kanji:
北十
Meaning:
  • North. Name of a direction. To go to the north. To turn away from an enemy. To flee.
  • Ten. Kanji character for the number 10 (ten). The next number after nine. A large number. A number of things. A shape in which lines intersect vertically and horizontally.
Name:
hokuto
Katakana:
ホクト

Kanji:
北土
Meaning:
  • North. Name of a direction. To go to the north. To turn away from an enemy. To flee.
  • Soil
Name:
hokuto
Katakana:
ホクト

Kanji:
北登
Meaning:
  • North. Name of a direction. To go to the north. To turn away from an enemy. To flee.
  • To climb. To go up to a high place. To get on top of something. To reach a high place. To put on a document or ledger. To go to a public place.
Name:
hokuto
Katakana:
ホクト

Kanji:
北翔
Meaning:
  • North. Name of a direction. To go to the north. To turn away from an enemy. To flee.
  • Fly. Spread your wings and fly. To fly high in the sky.
Name:
hokuto
Katakana:
ホクト

Kanji:
北説
Meaning:
  • North. Name of a direction. To go to the north. To turn away from an enemy. To flee.
  • Preach
Name:
hokuhito
Katakana:
ホクヒト

Kanji:
北日十
Meaning:
  • North. Name of a direction. To go to the north. To turn away from an enemy. To flee.
  • The sun. Sunlight. A day from sunrise to sunset. One day and night. Day. Every day. Weather. Sky patterns. Things in Japan.
  • Ten. Kanji character for the number 10 (ten). The next number after nine. A large number. A number of things. A shape in which lines intersect vertically and horizontally.
Name:
hokumei
Katakana:
ホクメイ

Kanji:
北明
Meaning:
  • North. Name of a direction. To go to the north. To turn away from an enemy. To flee.
  • 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.
Name:
kitao
Katakana:
キタオ

Kanji:
北夫
Meaning:
  • North. Name of a direction. To go to the north. To turn away from an enemy. To flee.
  • Husband. A man who is married. An adult male. A full-fledged man. A respectable man. A man engaged in labor.
Name:
kitashiro
Katakana:
キタシロウ

Kanji:
北四郎
Meaning:
  • North. Name of a direction. To go to the north. To turn away from an enemy. To flee.
  • Four. The fourth. Kanji character for the number 4 (four). The next number after three. The pronunciation of "shi" is associated with the word "death," so it is often changed to "yo" or "yon.
  • Male. Men. Young men. A word that refers broadly to boys. A retainer.
Name:
kitashiro
Katakana:
キタシロ

Kanji:
北代
Meaning:
  • North. Name of a direction. To go to the north. To turn away from an enemy. To flee.
  • 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:
kitaji
Katakana:
キタジ

Kanji:
北侍
Meaning:
  • North. Name of a direction. To go to the north. To turn away from an enemy. To flee.
  • Samurai. A person who wears a sword and serves his lord with martial arts. A person of considerable ability. A man of spirit. Abbreviation of "samurai office" and "subordinate samurai. A person who is attached to a person of rank and performs miscellaneous duties.
Name:
makita
Katakana:
マキタ

Kanji:
眞北
Meaning:
  • True. Truth, not falsehood. Nature as it is. True form. Innate.
  • North. Name of a direction. To go to the north. To turn away from an enemy. To flee.

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