四 / Japanese Kanji Meanings & Readings

What does 四 mean?

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.

How to read 四?

Kunyomi... よ/yo,よつ/yotsu,よっつ/yottsu,よん/yon

Onyomi... シ/shi

jinmeikun... hiro, mochi,

* 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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四 / related names

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Name:
yotsuba
Katakana:
ヨツバ

Kanji:
四葉
Meaning:
  • 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.
  • 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.
Name:
shiro
Katakana:
シロウ

Kanji:
四郎
Meaning:
  • 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:
kishio
Katakana:
キシオ

Kanji:
喜四雄
Meaning:
  • Joy. Happy feeling. Desirable. Good. To celebrate. Feeling of celebration. Congratulations. Happiness. To like. To enjoy.
  • 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. The male of an animal. Brave. An excellent person. Large in scale.
Name:
kishio
Katakana:
キシオ

Kanji:
貴四男
Meaning:
  • Precious. High in status or value. High in price. A word expressing respect for others.
  • 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. Adult male. Son.
Name:
yotsuba
Katakana:
ヨツバ

Kanji:
四椿
Meaning:
  • 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.
  • 椿Camellia (a kind of flower). An evergreen shrub or tall tree of the camellia family. A horticultural variety for which camellia oil is used. The name of a large tree in legend, a metaphor for longevity. The language of this flower is "admiration" and "perfection".
Name:
yotsuba
Katakana:
ヨツバ

Kanji:
四津芭
Meaning:
  • 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.
  • Port
  • Characters used for the perennial plant "Basho".
Name:
shiki
Katakana:
シキ

Kanji:
四季
Meaning:
  • 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.
  • 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.
Name:
kashio
Katakana:
カシオ

Kanji:
嘉四夫
Meaning:
  • Splendid. Excellent. Beautiful. Congratulations. Happy. Rejoice. Enjoy. Praise.
  • 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.
  • Husband. A man who is married. An adult male. A full-fledged man. A respectable man. A man engaged in labor.
Name:
shikira
Katakana:
シキラ

Kanji:
四季螺
Meaning:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • conch
Name:
enshiro
Katakana:
エンシロウ

Kanji:
円四郎
Meaning:
  • A round shape. No corners or chips. Smooth. A metaphor for something that is full. Japanese monetary currency.
  • 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:
gaishi
Katakana:
ガイシ

Kanji:
外四
Meaning:
  • Outside
  • 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.
Name:
katsushiro
Katakana:
カツシロウ

Kanji:
勝四郎
Meaning:
  • Win. To defeat an opponent. Be superior to others. To endure. Good scenery or landscape. Excellent. All. No residue.
  • 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:
kunishiro
Katakana:
クニシロウ

Kanji:
国四郎
Meaning:
  • A country. A region controlled by a single government. Region. To govern a country. Hometown. The earth against the sky.
  • 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:
gunshiro
Katakana:
グンシロウ

Kanji:
軍四郎
Meaning:
  • Army
  • 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:
kenshi
Katakana:
ケンシ

Kanji:
兼四
Meaning:
  • To combine. To combine two or more things. in advance. Not possible. It is difficult to do. Before. Once.
  • 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.
Name:
kenshiro
Katakana:
ケンシロウ

Kanji:
兼四郎
Meaning:
  • To combine. To combine two or more things. in advance. Not possible. It is difficult to do. Before. Once.
  • 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:
genshiro
Katakana:
ゲンシロウ

Kanji:
源四郎
Meaning:
  • Source. The source from which the water of a river flows. The beginning of something happening.
  • 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:
koshiro
Katakana:
コウシロウ

Kanji:
康四郎
Meaning:
  • Peaceful. Gentle. Sturdy. Health. A peaceful state of mind with no worries. Peace of mind. To be at ease. Enjoyment. Fun.
  • 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:
koshiro
Katakana:
コウシロウ

Kanji:
恒四郎
Meaning:
  • Always. Always the same, constant. Unchanging. Continuously. Long time. Permanently.
  • 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:
goshiro
Katakana:
ゴウシロウ

Kanji:
剛四郎
Meaning:
  • Strong, hard, durable. Strong in temperament and will. Just. Just now. Exactly. To cut off.
  • 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.

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