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Create Your Kanji Name

Create Your Kanji Name



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Create Your Kanji Name!

App Details

Last updated
April 19, 2017
Release date
March 23, 2012
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App Store Description

Create Your Kanji Name!

This landmark app enables you to enter your name in the alphabet(or Hiragana/Katakana) and convert it into an original kanji name. You can play again and again until you find your favorite spelling. And you can also combine your new kanji name with beautiful traditional Japanese designs to be printed on original merchandise.

The Definitive Kanji Name App!
1.Impress your friends with your very own kanji name!
2.Simple to use–just enter your name!
3.Select from a number of kanji types and background images.


1.Impress your friends with your very own kanji name!
Complex, but beautiful and expressive, kanji have fascinated people around the world. Why not use MeiMei right now to jump into an exotic world of kanji designed just for you?

With MeiMei: Create Your Kanji Name, you can convert your name into the kanji characters used in Japan. If you’re interested in Japan and Japanese, or in art, you should definitely take a look at this app. Make a kanji name for yourself that you can use everyday.

2.Simple to use–just enter your name!
Creating your name in kanji is as easy as typing your name into the application and choosing the Japanese reading that sounds closest to how your name is pronounced.

Originally from China, kanji are used throughout Asia today, particularly in China, Japan, and Taiwan. Although more than 70,000 kanji have been computerized, this app uses about 7,000: the kanji that have been designated for everyday use in Japan plus additional kanji that have been approved in Japan for use in names. (The conversion will not use characters not used in Japan.)

It’s easy to experience the exotic written culture of Japan by creating your own original kanji name. The MeiMei database includes roughly 25,000 names that can be converted into kanji, far more than other apps that include only 100 or so popular names.

3.Select from a number of kanji types and background images.
Ken, for example, is a common man’s name in Japan that can be written using different kanji that have different meanings, like 健 (healthy, wholesome), 賢 (smart, clever), or 堅 (steady, reliable). Japanese parents pay careful attention to the meaning of the kanji when they name their children. This app enables you to create different versions of your name using different combinations of kanji.

With just a tap you can change your name in a number of different ways, using kanji that have positive (or not-so-positive) meanings, feminine or masculine kanji, or kanji that are often used for names in Japan.

The use of multiple kanji to represent the same sound is one of the characteristics of the Japanese language. Each individual kanji also has its own meaning, making it possible to create a number of different variations of your name (say, Michel). Your name will be displayed with an image of an ukiyo-e print or some other traditional design that fits the type of kanji you have chosen to use.


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