This article is a list of translations of names. Currently, it only includes a few names rendered in Japanese, because I really like Japanese. Maybe in the future I will include other languages.
At some point in time I asked myself a seemingly simple question - what would my name be if translated into Japanese? After some digging, I disappointingly only found transliterations. Then I decided to do it myself, but stumbled upon a problem: how?
The answer I arrived at would be to see the meaning behind my name, find an equivalent meaning in Japanese, and then simply say ‘that’s my name right there!'
After a while, I started to wonder what other names would be like, so here we are. My name has a fairly complicated meaning, so I haven’t figured it out yet.
The difference between these two is fairly simple to explain. Translation is the act of converting something from one language to another. So the word ‘sky’ would be ‘空’ in Japanese. Transliteration is simply rewriting a word phonetically in another language/script.