English translation: Suguru, Masaru, Takashi, Masari, Satoshi, etc...

03:08 Jun 22, 2006
Japanese to English translations [PRO]
Names (personal, company)
Japanese term or phrase:
This appears as a given name. I think there are various readings for this, but because it is only one character, it is hard to get relevant and specific searches on Google.

If this is used alone as a name, what would it most likely be? Shun? Toshi? Taka? Masa... I have seen all of these.

Please advise.

Thanks.
conejo
United States
Local time: 08:51
English translation:Suguru, Masaru, Takashi, Masari, Satoshi, etc...
Explanation:
(Also Shun, Toshi~, Yoshi~)...

according to P.G. O'Neill's "Japanese Names" (Weatherhill, Inc. 1995)

I guess you're in a situation where you're unable to verify this with the client??
Do you also have this person's family name? If so, you could try googling the family-given name combination together with some of the above names in hiragana. Hopefully, that would turn something up. Apart from that, names, localities, etc. could all influence which reading would be more common for that individual...

Good luck, conejo-san!!
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KathyT
Australia
Local time: 01:51
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Wow, this one had a lot of possible readings... I hate having to put disclaimers about the names, but I put a note to the client about this one. Thanks!
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Suguru, Masaru, Takashi, Masari, Satoshi, etc...


Explanation:
(Also Shun, Toshi~, Yoshi~)...

according to P.G. O'Neill's "Japanese Names" (Weatherhill, Inc. 1995)

I guess you're in a situation where you're unable to verify this with the client??
Do you also have this person's family name? If so, you could try googling the family-given name combination together with some of the above names in hiragana. Hopefully, that would turn something up. Apart from that, names, localities, etc. could all influence which reading would be more common for that individual...

Good luck, conejo-san!!

KathyT
Australia
Local time: 01:51
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 55
Grading comment
Wow, this one had a lot of possible readings... I hate having to put disclaimers about the names, but I put a note to the client about this one. Thanks!
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