明 / Japanese Kanji Meanings & Readings

What does 明 mean?

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.

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How to read 明?

Kunyomi... あかり/akari,あかるい/akarui,あかるむ/akarumu,あからむ/akaramu,あきらか/akiraka,あける/akeru,あく/aku,あくる/akuru

Onyomi... メイ/mei,ミョウ/myo,ミン/min

jinmeikun... aka, akaru, aki, akira, ake, kiyoshi, kuni, sayaka, teru, toru, toshi, nori, haru, hiro, mitsu, 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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明 / related names

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Name:
akari
Katakana:
アカリ

Kanji:
明莉
Meaning:
  • 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.
  • Jasmine (a kind of flower). A character used for jasmine.
Name:
haruki
Katakana:
ハルキ

Kanji:
明生
Meaning:
  • 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.
  • Live. To be born. Born. To grow. Life. A living thing. Pure. Unadulterated. Fresh. Unprocessed. Unripe. A person who is learning or practicing.
Name:
mei
Katakana:
メイ

Kanji:
明依
Meaning:
  • 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.
  • To rely on. To lean on. To use as a basis. To follow. As is. As it was. As it was before. Unclear. Hazy. To take care of the weak. Help.
Name:
akari
Katakana:
アカリ

Kanji:
明凛
Meaning:
  • 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.
  • dignified. Having a dignified attitude. Solemn. Crisp and tightly cold.
Name:
akari
Katakana:
アカリ

Kanji:
明里
Meaning:
  • 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.
  • Village. Countryside. Hometown. The family home of a wife or son-in-law. A pathway that runs vertically and horizontally. Paths. A unit of distance.
Name:
akari
Katakana:
アカリ

Kanji:
明花莉
Meaning:
  • 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.
  • Flowers. Something shaped like a flower. A metaphor for something as beautiful or gorgeous as a flower. Honor. To be excellent.
  • Jasmine (a kind of flower). A character used for jasmine.
Name:
akari
Katakana:
アカリ

Kanji:
明香里
Meaning:
  • 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.
  • Scent. Good smell, fragrant. Aromatic. A scented object that produces a fragrance.
  • Village. Countryside. Hometown. The family home of a wife or son-in-law. A pathway that runs vertically and horizontally. Paths. A unit of distance.
Name:
akari
Katakana:
アカリ

Kanji:
明星
Meaning:
  • 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.
  • A star. A star shining in the night sky. Celestial bodies. The flow of years, months, and days. An important person. A landmark. Signs. Aims.
Name:
chiaki
Katakana:
チアキ

Kanji:
千明
Meaning:
  • Thousand. Kanji character for the number 1000 (thousand).A unit of number. A large number. Many. Various appearances.
  • 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:
shumei
Katakana:
シュウメイ

Kanji:
秀明
Meaning:
  • To excel. To excel. To grow.
  • 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:
akiho
Katakana:
アキホ

Kanji:
明穂
Meaning:
  • 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.
  • An ear of grain. The part of a grain stalk at the end of which flowers and fruits are produced.
Name:
mei
Katakana:
メイ

Kanji:
Meaning:
  • 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:
akari
Katakana:
アカリ

Kanji:
Meaning:
  • 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:
haruki
Katakana:
ハルキ

Kanji:
明希
Meaning:
  • 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.
  • Rare. To be few in number, precious. To desire. To seek. To wish for. Faint. Sparse. thin.
Name:
meisa
Katakana:
メイサ

Kanji:
明咲
Meaning:
  • 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.
  • Blooming. Flower buds open. It smiles.
Name:
akari
Katakana:
アカリ

Kanji:
明花梨
Meaning:
  • 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.
  • Flowers. Something shaped like a flower. A metaphor for something as beautiful or gorgeous as a flower. Honor. To be excellent.
  • Pear. A deciduous tree of the rose family.
Name:
chihiro
Katakana:
チヒロ

Kanji:
千明
Meaning:
  • Thousand. Kanji character for the number 1000 (thousand).A unit of number. A large number. Many. Various appearances.
  • 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:
asaka
Katakana:
アサカ

Kanji:
明咲花
Meaning:
  • 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.
  • Blooming. Flower buds open. It smiles.
  • Flowers. Something shaped like a flower. A metaphor for something as beautiful or gorgeous as a flower. Honor. To be excellent.
Name:
akane
Katakana:
アカネ

Kanji:
明音
Meaning:
  • 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.
  • Sound. Tone. Voice. News.
Name:
akari
Katakana:
アカリ

Kanji:
明花璃
Meaning:
  • 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.
  • Flowers. Something shaped like a flower. A metaphor for something as beautiful or gorgeous as a flower. Honor. To be excellent.
  • A character used for the gemstones "crystal" and "lapis lazuli".

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