|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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