Scroll down to see more original designs of David in Japanese The name David when pronounced day-viD in Japanese is 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 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 lease 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
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 Original Art, Graphic Art or as a Tattoo
For Tattoos: Immediately get your tattoo design - As soon as you order you will be given a link to get the design. 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!
We are also pleased to offer David in Japanese as an original work of art personally created by Master Takase when your order is placed. This beautiful work of art will be completed in about two days and shipped from Takase Studios from the beautiful state of Washington.
We have several options for unframed art and one framed option. Each is on handmade Japanese paper which we purchase directly from papermakers in Kochi Japan. This unique paper is perfect for Western-style framing and really 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 have silk borders and come ready to display. Truly a wonderful gift.
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