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English translation: Yes, usually a woman's name.

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04:34 Mar 6, 2007
Japanese to English translations [PRO]
Names (personal, company)
Japanese term or phrase: Tomoe
Hello... In general, would "Tomoe" be a girl's or a guy's name? I don't have any kanji, just a name in an e-mail. I am inclined to think it is a woman, but not sure.

Thanks.
conejo
United States
Local time: 18:37
English translation:Yes, usually a woman's name.
Explanation:
Hi.
I've known a number of females
named Tomoe. Haven't known any
males named Tomoe, though one can't
rule that out. I've known a male "Junko"
and a famous fighter named "Sanae".

But you should be safe assuming Tomoe
is a female.

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Note added at 9 mins (2007-03-06 04:44:09 GMT)
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Didn't mean to slight any female fighters
out there--the "Sanae" I referred to is a male:

http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/菊田早苗
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Joe L
United States
Local time: 17:37
Grading comment
Thanks.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 +4Yes, usually a woman's name.
Joe L


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7 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +4
Yes, usually a woman's name.


Explanation:
Hi.
I've known a number of females
named Tomoe. Haven't known any
males named Tomoe, though one can't
rule that out. I've known a male "Junko"
and a famous fighter named "Sanae".

But you should be safe assuming Tomoe
is a female.

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 9 mins (2007-03-06 04:44:09 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

Didn't mean to slight any female fighters
out there--the "Sanae" I referred to is a male:

http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/菊田早苗

Joe L
United States
Local time: 17:37
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thanks.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  KathyT: Yep. You're right, although most likely female, there's a chance this name is male - anything's possible.
8 mins
  -> Thanks, Kathy. Looks like our original posts crossed paths up in the ethernet.

agree  Tokyo_Moscow: Definetily female. Haven't met any of Tomoe guys for 15 years living in Japan
1 hr
  -> Thank you!

agree  Mark Kellner: I agree that it's most likely a woman's name.
8 hrs
  -> Thank you, Mark.

agree  Will Matter: The vast majority of names for women (historically, anyhow) are two syllables plus -ko or -e. For example, Sachiko, Fumiko, Sachie, Fumie, Tomiko, Tomoe, Naoko, Yuriko, ad infinitum.
15 hrs
  -> Thanks, Will.
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