Kanji name meaning
A name is an important part of a
person that will be carried with them always.
While names may seem to be just names, most names
have an interesting lineage or meaning associated
with them. There are a variety of books and resources
that explain the roots and origins of names
In Asian cultures like China and
Japan, the meanings of names are more obvious
as the names are not only phonetic, but also represented
by characters with easily recognizable meanings
(if you know Chinese or Japanese that is). Dating
back to 1200 BC, Chinese characters spread to
Korea, Vietnam and Japan. They are still used
in China and Japan and their meaning as well as
sound is an important factor when choosing a name.
While most Westerners wouldn't choose
a Chinese or Japanese name for their child, it
is fun to see what type of symbolic names can
be made from a Western name. For example, the
name Amy can be represented by the characters
Flourishing and Beautiful, conjuring up the image
of a dashing beauty.