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Kanji Information Sheet for 名  ( PDF version of this Kanji PDF version )

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Bushu (Radical) Info:
口 (くち) – mouth
夕 (ゆうべ) – evening
Henshall Mnemonic: mouth calls name at night
Levels: JLPT N5 | JLPT 4 (old) | Grade 1
Frequency: #177 of the 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Common Words and/or Phrases Using this Kanji:

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JLPT N5 Words

JLPT N3 Words

JLPT N2 Words

  •   [あてな]
    (n) address; direction   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かな]
    (n) (uk) Japanese syllabary (alphabets); kana   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  • い   [かなづかい]
    (n) kana orthography; syllabary spelling   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しめい]
    (n) full name; identity   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ふりがな]
    furigana (hiragana over kanji); pronunciation key   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [おくりがな]
    kana written after a kanji to complete the full (usually kun) reading of the word (may inflect)   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [だいめいし]
    (n) pronoun   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [だいめい]
    (n) title   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちめい]
    (n) place name   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [めいさく]
    (n) masterpiece   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [めいし]
    (n) business card   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [めいし]
    (n) noun   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [みょうじ]
    (n) surname; family name   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [めいしょ]
    (n) famous place   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [めいぶつ]
    (n) famous product; special product; speciality; specialty   [K] [D] [Jisho]

JLPT N1 Words

  •   [せいめい]
    (n) full name   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちょめい]
    (adj-na,n) well-known; noted; celebrated   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ほんみょう]
    (n) real name   [K] [D] [Jisho]

Other Popular Words Not Classified by JLPT

  •   [いみょう]
    (n) another name; nickname; alias   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [おめい]
    (n) stigma; dishonour; infamy   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かめい]
    (n) alias; pseudonym; pen name; nom de plume   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [かいめい]
    (n,vs) name change   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [げいめい]
    (n) stage name   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [よびな]
    (n) given name; popular name   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうみょう]
    (n) great achievement   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こうめい]
    (adj-na,n) fame; renown   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [こくめい]
    (n) country name   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しめい]
    (n,vs) name; nominate; designate   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しめいてはい]
    (n) search for a named suspect   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じつめい]
    (n) real name   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゃめい]
    (n) name of company   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しゅうめい]
    (n) succession to another's professional name   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [しょめい]
    (n) book title   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じょめい]
    (n,vs) expulsion; excommunication   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [じんめい]
    (n) person's name   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [たいぎめいぶん]
    (n) a just cause   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [だいみょう]
    (n) Japanese feudal lord   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ちめい]
    (adj-na,n) well-known   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [どうみょう]
    (n) same name   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [とくめい]
    (n) anonymity; pseudonym   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ひつめい]
    (n) alias; pseudonym; pen name; nom de plume   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [びょうめい]
    (n) name of a disease   [K] [D] [Jisho]
  •   [ひんめい]
    (n) name of product   [K] [D] [Jisho]
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The sofware used to generate this kanji information uses the EDICT and KANJIDIC files. These files are the property of the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group at Monash University and are used in conformance with the Group's license.

NOTE: I converted the sources just mentioned years ago and have never really updated so there may be some missing or incorrect information that has been addressed in the original sources but not here.

The first Stroke Order image used on this page is courtesy of Ulrich Apel's excellent open source KanjiVG project. The second image is from the folks at the excellent Jisho Japanese-English dictionary site and it too is based on KanjiVG.

Classifying the kanji and popular vocabulary by the new JLPT levels was done by consulting Jonathan Waller‘s JLPT Resources page, renshuu, Wictionary, and Nihongo Ichiban.

The Henshall Mnemonics are the copyright of Tuttle Publishing and are the result of the hard work by Professor Henshall. See the list I used here.

If you are curious about the lexicography shown in the word definitions, visit the WWWJDIC abbreviations and codes guide and the JMdict/Edict Lexicographical details page.