Scroll down to see more original designs of Lilly in Japanese The name Lilly when pronounced li-lEE in Japanese is リリー with the romaji riri-.
Lilly as a non-Japanese name is properly rendered in Japanese using katakana. We also offer Lilly in hiragana which generally is considered to be more feminine. Lilly in hiragana is りりい and has the romaji ririi. Notice that the hiragana rendering differs from the katakana due to the fact that katakana has fairly recently evolved to better render non-Japanese sounds into Japanese.
Note that both katakana and hiragana only render syllable sounds. Either may be used and you don't have to worry about any bad or unintended meanings because they don't have any - they are like English letters and simply sound out the name in Japanese characters.
Translations You Can Trust The popular Japanese site Movie Walker has at least one celebrity named Lilly that uses this translation to Japanese.
Lilly Japanese Tattoo and Kanji Art
by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase
Names often have meanings which translate nicely to kanji. The name Lilly originally meant "Lily" which in kanji is yuri written 百合
If you are only interested in the meaning of the name Lilly then click on the kanji on the left for all the available options. Though remember that Lily is a meaning of Lilly and not the name itself.
We also offer designs below that have both the pronunciation of Lilly kana and the meaning in kanji. These beautiful designs translate both aspects of the name to Japanese.
The meaning of the name Lilly is from the Latin word lilium. Lily means "flower" and is a symbol of "purity". Learn more about the etymology of Lilly at Babynamer and BehindTheName. Lilly's meaning can also be confirmed on page 17 in A Dictionary of First Names (Oxford Paperback Reference) by Hanks, Hardcastle, and Hodges.
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For Tattoos: You immediately get your design when your order is placed. There is no waiting!And we provide you with everything you need for the perfect Japanese tattoo including the line art (also called a stencil) that your tattoo artist will need to correctly ink the design. Just print the design and take it to your favorite tattoo artist. Getting the perfect Japanese Tattoo is now safe and easy!
You may also order your favorite design as an original work of art. These art pieces are individually created originals personally brushed and signed by Master Takase.
We have several options for art including unframed and framed. These options are on handmade Japanese paper which we purchase directly from papermakers in Kochi Japan. This unique paper is perfect for Western-style framing and truly brings out the beauty of the brush strokes.
While the download designs are available immediately, these beautiful works of art normally require two business days to be completed and mailed from Takase Studios in the beautiful state of Washington.
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