|sci.lang.japan FAQ / 9. Names|
Here are a few Japanese / non-Japanese name coincidences. A good source of Japanese names is Jim Breen's free electronic dictionary enamdict. Most of these name coincidences are between Japanese and English, but coincidences for other languages are also noted here.
|Japanese name||non-Japanese name||Language or country of origin of non-Japanese name|
|Hana, Hanae||Hannah||English, Eastern Europe|
|Naomi||Naomi||The spelling is the same, although the pronunciation is different. See 5.1. How do I write an English word in Japanese?.|
|Teru||Tel (short form of Terrance)|
Thanks to Juho Viitasalo for some suggestions.
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