由 / Japanese Kanji Meanings & Readings

What does 由 mean?

Source. Origin. to be based on. Reason.

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How to read 由?

Kunyomi... よし/yoshi,よる/yoru, なお…ごとし/nao…gotoshi

Onyomi... ユ/yu,ユウ/yu,ユイ/yui

jinmeikun... tada, yuki, yori,

* 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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由 / related names

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Name:
mayu
Katakana:
マユ

Kanji:
麻由
Meaning:
  • Hemp. An annual herbaceous plant of the mulberry family. General term for plants resembling hemp. Numb.
  • Source. Origin. to be based on. Reason.
Name:
mayu
Katakana:
マユ

Kanji:
真由
Meaning:
  • True. Truth, not falsehood. Nature as it is. True form. Innate.
  • Source. Origin. to be based on. Reason.
Name:
yuzuru
Katakana:
ユヅル

Kanji:
由弦
Meaning:
  • Source. Origin. to be based on. Reason.
  • String. The vine of a bow. A metal string attached to a stringed instrument. Abbreviation for stringed instrument.
Name:
yui
Katakana:
ユイ

Kanji:
由依
Meaning:
  • Source. Origin. to be based on. Reason.
  • 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:
mayu
Katakana:
マユ

Kanji:
茉由
Meaning:
  • Jasmine. A small evergreen shrub of the Moraceae family.
  • Source. Origin. to be based on. Reason.
Name:
yui
Katakana:
ユイ

Kanji:
由衣
Meaning:
  • Source. Origin. to be based on. Reason.
  • A garment. Something to wear. A jacket. Something to cover the outside.
Name:
yuina
Katakana:
ユイナ

Kanji:
由菜
Meaning:
  • Source. Origin. to be based on. Reason.
  • Vegetable. A general term for vegetables whose leaves, stems, roots, and other parts are eaten. Side dish.
Name:
mayu
Katakana:
マユ

Kanji:
万由
Meaning:
  • 10000. Kanji character for the number 10000 (ten thousand). A unit of number. A large number or quantity. Sufficient. Enough. All. Various. All. Anything. Never. Always. Never. No matter what happens.
  • Source. Origin. to be based on. Reason.
Name:
mayu
Katakana:
マユ

Kanji:
舞由
Meaning:
  • Dance. To inspire. Encourage. To toy with. Do as you wish.
  • Source. Origin. to be based on. Reason.
Name:
mayu
Katakana:
マユ

Kanji:
眞由
Meaning:
  • True. Truth, not falsehood. Nature as it is. True form. Innate.
  • Source. Origin. to be based on. Reason.
Name:
yuri
Katakana:
ユリ

Kanji:
由梨
Meaning:
  • Source. Origin. to be based on. Reason.
  • Pear. A deciduous tree of the rose family.
Name:
yuno
Katakana:
ユノ

Kanji:
由乃
Meaning:
  • Source. Origin. to be based on. Reason.
  • 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:
yuna
Katakana:
ユナ

Kanji:
由奈
Meaning:
  • Source. Origin. to be based on. Reason.
  • Red apple. The name of a fruit tree called "kara-nashi. A word expressing a question or antonym.
Name:
yuka
Katakana:
ユカ

Kanji:
由佳
Meaning:
  • Source. Origin. to be based on. Reason.
  • Beautiful. Good in shape. Excellent. Splendid. The time is just right. Congratulations.
Name:
yuka
Katakana:
ユカ

Kanji:
由香
Meaning:
  • Source. Origin. to be based on. Reason.
  • Scent. Good smell, fragrant. Aromatic. A scented object that produces a fragrance.
Name:
yuya
Katakana:
ユウヤ

Kanji:
由弥
Meaning:
  • Source. Origin. to be based on. Reason.
  • 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:
yuka
Katakana:
ユカ

Kanji:
由夏
Meaning:
  • Source. Origin. to be based on. Reason.
  • Summer. It is one of the four seasons. Big. Prosperous. The name of a dynasty or country in China. China's own name.
Name:
miyu
Katakana:
ミユ

Kanji:
実由
Meaning:
  • Fruit of plants and trees. Seeds of plants and trees. The production of fruits and seeds. Fruitfulness. To be full. To flourish. To have enough. Abundant. Wealth. Truthfulness. True. Truthfulness.
  • Source. Origin. to be based on. Reason.
Name:
yoshino
Katakana:
ヨシノ

Kanji:
由乃
Meaning:
  • Source. Origin. to be based on. Reason.
  • 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:
yuka
Katakana:
ユカ

Kanji:
由華
Meaning:
  • Source. Origin. to be based on. Reason.
  • Flower. Gorgeous. Beautiful. Eye-catching. Excellent and beautiful. White powder. Chinese self-designation.

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