南 / Japanese Kanji Meanings & Readings

What does 南 mean?

South. The name of a direction. To go to the south. To teach the arts or martial arts. A person who rules a country. A person who governs a country.

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How to read 南?

Kunyomi... みなみ/minami

Onyomi... ナン/nan,ナ/na,ダン/dan

jinmeikun... ake, nami, mina, 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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南 / related names

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Name:
minato
Katakana:
ミナト

Kanji:
南翔
Meaning:
  • South. The name of a direction. To go to the south. To teach the arts or martial arts. A person who rules a country. A person who governs a country.
  • Fly. Spread your wings and fly. To fly high in the sky.
Name:
natsuki
Katakana:
ナツキ

Kanji:
南月
Meaning:
  • South. The name of a direction. To go to the south. To teach the arts or martial arts. A person who rules a country. A person who governs a country.
  • Moon. A satellite of the Earth. One of the celestial bodies visible in the sky. One month. A Monday.
Name:
anna
Katakana:
アンナ

Kanji:
杏南
Meaning:
  • Apricot. Name of fruit tree. A small deciduous tree of the rose family. The language of this flower is "timid love", "doubt" and "distrust".
  • South. The name of a direction. To go to the south. To teach the arts or martial arts. A person who rules a country. A person who governs a country.
Name:
hina
Katakana:
ヒナ

Kanji:
日南
Meaning:
  • The sun. Sunlight. A day from sunrise to sunset. One day and night. Day. Every day. Weather. Sky patterns. Things in Japan.
  • South. The name of a direction. To go to the south. To teach the arts or martial arts. A person who rules a country. A person who governs a country.
Name:
minami
Katakana:
ミナミ

Kanji:
南波
Meaning:
  • South. The name of a direction. To go to the south. To teach the arts or martial arts. A person who rules a country. A person who governs a country.
  • Waves. The motion of the surface of water. Something that moves like a wave. Something that is transmitted like a wave.
Name:
mana
Katakana:
マナ

Kanji:
茉南
Meaning:
  • Jasmine. A small evergreen shrub of the Moraceae family.
  • South. The name of a direction. To go to the south. To teach the arts or martial arts. A person who rules a country. A person who governs a country.
Name:
minami
Katakana:
ミナミ

Kanji:
Meaning:
  • South. The name of a direction. To go to the south. To teach the arts or martial arts. A person who rules a country. A person who governs a country.
Name:
minami
Katakana:
ミナミ

Kanji:
美南
Meaning:
  • Beautiful. Excellent. Splendid. Delicious.
  • South. The name of a direction. To go to the south. To teach the arts or martial arts. A person who rules a country. A person who governs a country.
Name:
hinako
Katakana:
ヒナコ

Kanji:
陽南子
Meaning:
  • Sun. Sunlight. The side where the sun shines. Warm. Bright. Whenever. Active and proactive. The positive pole of electricity and magnetism.
  • South. The name of a direction. To go to the south. To teach the arts or martial arts. A person who rules a country. A person who governs a country.
  • Children
Name:
hana
Katakana:
ハナ

Kanji:
葉南
Meaning:
  • Leaf. Something thin and flat, like a leaf. Something shaped like a leaf. a sheet of paper. A unit to count the number of sheets of paper, etc. A unit for counting leaves. A division of time. A unit of counting leaves. The end.
  • South. The name of a direction. To go to the south. To teach the arts or martial arts. A person who rules a country. A person who governs a country.
Name:
runa
Katakana:
ルナ

Kanji:
瑠南
Meaning:
  • Lapis lazuli.
  • South. The name of a direction. To go to the south. To teach the arts or martial arts. A person who rules a country. A person who governs a country.
Name:
kanato
Katakana:
カナト

Kanji:
海南人
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.
  • South. The name of a direction. To go to the south. To teach the arts or martial arts. A person who rules a country. A person who governs a country.
  • People. Human beings. Humanity. Every single person. People. Grown-ups. Adults. Personality. Character. A word used to count people.
Name:
sanami
Katakana:
サナミ

Kanji:
咲南
Meaning:
  • Blooming. Flower buds open. It smiles.
  • South. The name of a direction. To go to the south. To teach the arts or martial arts. A person who rules a country. A person who governs a country.
Name:
hinata
Katakana:
ヒナタ

Kanji:
陽南大
Meaning:
  • Sun. Sunlight. The side where the sun shines. Warm. Bright. Whenever. Active and proactive. The positive pole of electricity and magnetism.
  • South. The name of a direction. To go to the south. To teach the arts or martial arts. A person who rules a country. A person who governs a country.
  • Big. Large. Large in number or quantity. Greatly. Valuable. Important. Excellent. Splendid. Very much. Much. (Power or force) strong. long time. To be high in rank or position.
Name:
hinano
Katakana:
ヒナノ

Kanji:
姫南乃
Meaning:
  • Princess. Daughter of a heavenly child. Daughter of a person of high rank. An honorific title for a woman of high rank. A beautiful woman. A beautiful name for a woman. A word for something small or lovely.
  • South. The name of a direction. To go to the south. To teach the arts or martial arts. A person who rules a country. A person who governs a country.
  • In other words. For that reason. So. A long time ago. In the past. You. A second-person pronoun for a person of equal or inferior status. The word for "no" is used in particles.
Name:
rena
Katakana:
レナ

Kanji:
蓮南
Meaning:
  • Lotus (a kind of flower). A perennial aquatic plant of the water lily family. It is believed to be a flower that blooms in the paradise. A metaphor for something pure and beautiful. The language of this flower is "estranged love" and "eloquence".
  • South. The name of a direction. To go to the south. To teach the arts or martial arts. A person who rules a country. A person who governs a country.
Name:
sana
Katakana:
サナ

Kanji:
沙南
Meaning:
  • Sand. Sandy beach. Waterfront. Desert. The place where the sand meets the water. To wash with water and select the good ones.
  • South. The name of a direction. To go to the south. To teach the arts or martial arts. A person who rules a country. A person who governs a country.
Name:
kanna
Katakana:
カンナ

Kanji:
柑南
Meaning:
  • Mandarin Orange
  • South. The name of a direction. To go to the south. To teach the arts or martial arts. A person who rules a country. A person who governs a country.
Name:
sanan
Katakana:
サナン

Kanji:
沙南
Meaning:
  • Sand. Sandy beach. Waterfront. Desert. The place where the sand meets the water. To wash with water and select the good ones.
  • South. The name of a direction. To go to the south. To teach the arts or martial arts. A person who rules a country. A person who governs a country.
Name:
nana
Katakana:
ナナ

Kanji:
南奈
Meaning:
  • South. The name of a direction. To go to the south. To teach the arts or martial arts. A person who rules a country. A person who governs a country.
  • Red apple. The name of a fruit tree called "kara-nashi. A word expressing a question or antonym.

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