Scroll down to see more original designs of David in Japanese The name David when pronounced day-viD in Japanese is デイヴィッド with the romaji deividdo.
David as a non-Japanese name is properly rendered in Japanese using katakana. We also offer David in hiragana which generally is considered to be more feminine. David in hiragana is でいびっど and has the romaji deibiddo. 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 Look up David in Jeffrey's J/E Dictionary at David. The popular Japanese site Movie Walker has at least one celebrity named David that uses this translation to Japanese.
Alternate Translations: David (dah-veeD, daviddo), David (dAH-fiT, da-fitto), David (dah-vee, davi), David (dah-vee-do, davido), David (dAH-viT, da-vitto), David (de-viD, deviddo)
David Japanese Tattoo and Kanji Art
by Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase
Names often have meanings which translate nicely to kanji. The name David originally meant "Beloved" which in kanji is saiai written 最愛
If you are only interested in the meaning of the name David then click on the kanji on the left for all the available options. Though remember that Beloved is a meaning of David and not the name itself.
We also offer designs below that have both the pronunciation of David kana and the meaning in kanji. These beautiful designs translate both aspects of the name to Japanese.
The name David is from the Hebrew. Learn more about the etymology of David at Babynamer and BehindTheName. David's meaning can also be confirmed on page 98 in The Comprehensive Dictionary of English & Hebrew First Names by Alfred J. Kolatch. David's meaning can also be confirmed on page 71 in A Dictionary of First Names (Oxford Paperback Reference) by Hanks, Hardcastle, and Hodges.
Order as a Tattoo Design, Graphic Art or Art
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.
And, along with the art on handmade Japanese paper, we also offer David in Japanese as a Japanese Scroll. These beautiful scrolls which we import ourselves from the scroll makers in Nara, Japan have silk borders and come ready to display. Japanese scrolls are also affordable and will be a gift that lasts a lifetime.
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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