里 / Japanese Kanji Meanings & Readings

What does 里 mean?

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.

How to read 里?

Kunyomi... さと/sato

Onyomi... リ/ri

jinmeikun... satoshi, satoru, nori,

* 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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里 / related names

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Name:
akari
Katakana:
アカリ

Kanji:
朱里
Meaning:
  • Red. Red with yellowish tinge. Red pigment. Red ink.
  • 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:
rio
Katakana:
リオ

Kanji:
里緒
Meaning:
  • 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.
  • The beginning of things. Connection. A thought caused by a thing.
Name:
rio
Katakana:
リオ

Kanji:
里桜
Meaning:
  • 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.
  • Cherry blossom. A small deciduous tree of the rose family. The language of this flower is "spiritual beauty" and "a good education".
Name:
riho
Katakana:
リホ

Kanji:
里帆
Meaning:
  • 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.
  • A sail of a ship. A cloth that catches the wind and makes the ship run.
Name:
shiori
Katakana:
シオリ

Kanji:
汐里
Meaning:
  • Evening tide. The ebb and flow of the tide. The periodic rise and fall of seawater due to the gravitational pull of the moon and sun. The right time for things to happen.
  • 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:
riho
Katakana:
リホ

Kanji:
里歩
Meaning:
  • 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.
  • Walk. I move forward. Months and days flow by. Things are progressing. Progress. degree. Stage.
Name:
rina
Katakana:
リナ

Kanji:
里奈
Meaning:
  • 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.
  • Red apple. The name of a fruit tree called "kara-nashi. A word expressing a question or antonym.
Name:
shiori
Katakana:
シオリ

Kanji:
栞里
Meaning:
  • A bookmark. A sign to be inserted in a book that is about to be read. A guide book. A handbook. A signpost made by breaking off a tree branch on a mountain path.
  • 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:
hikari
Katakana:
ヒカリ

Kanji:
光里
Meaning:
  • Light. Glow. Glitter. Honor. Fame. Brilliance. Scenery. The way it is. Big. Wide. Blessings. Words used to honor the actions of others.
  • 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:
himari
Katakana:
ヒマリ

Kanji:
妃茉里
Meaning:
  • Princess. Wife of the Crown Prince. Also, the wife of an imperial or royal family member. The honorific title of a goddess.
  • Jasmine. A small evergreen shrub of the Moraceae family.
  • 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:
riku
Katakana:
リク

Kanji:
里來
Meaning:
  • 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.
  • Come. From now on. Until now.
Name:
kaori
Katakana:
カオリ

Kanji:
香里
Meaning:
  • 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:
yuri
Katakana:
ユウリ

Kanji:
友里
Meaning:
  • Friend
  • 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:
himari
Katakana:
ヒマリ

Kanji:
陽葵里
Meaning:
  • Sun. Sunlight. The side where the sun shines. Warm. Bright. Whenever. Active and proactive. The positive pole of electricity and magnetism.
  • hollyhock(a kind of flower). A general term for plants of the mallow family. The language of this flower is "ambition" and "fruitfulness".
  • 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:
yuri
Katakana:
ユリ

Kanji:
友里
Meaning:
  • Friend
  • 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:
juri
Katakana:
ジュリ

Kanji:
樹里
Meaning:
  • Trees. General term for plants. To plant a tree. To set up. To stand firmly.
  • 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:
airi
Katakana:
アイリ

Kanji:
彩里
Meaning:
  • To color. Add color. A combination of various colors. To make up. Pattern. Luster. Brilliance. Appearance. Figure.
  • 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:
shuri
Katakana:
シュリ

Kanji:
柊里
Meaning:
  • Holly (a kind of tree). Small evergreen tree of the Moraceae family.
  • 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.

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