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BHUTAN
BHUTANESE NAMES
Only a few so far

NAMES OF MONARCHY AND ROYAL FAMILY OF BHUTAN
A list of names from 1698 to current

BURMA (Myanmar)
BURMESE NAMES
How about a great name for your Burmese Cat, Bantam or Python? Our own list of terrific Burmese Names!

BURMESE NAMES
Burmese only have a given name without an inherited surname

KINGS OF BURMA
A huge list of interesting names, including dates.

BURMESE NAMES
Names of towns, people etc.  Some great ones.

BURMA (MYANMAR) - USEFUL WORDS
A few useful Burmese words and phrases for the first time visitor to Myanmar

NAMES OF MONKS & NUNS IN MYANMAR (BURMA)
Lots of wonderful names

CAMBODIA (Kampuchea)
CAMBODIAN NAMES
Often taken from the Buddhist religion to which 90% of Cambodians belong. Nature, morality and good behaviour are also popular themes. Male & female names, surnames, rulers

KHMER NAMES 
The names listed here are used in Cambodia

CAMBODIAN BABY NAMES
Small list of lovely names with meanings

CAMBODIAN NAMES
List of first and last names, and pronunciation

CAMBODIAN NAMES
Male and female names, with meanings

CHINA

CHINESE NAMES
Our own on-line list of male and female names, with meanings

CHINESE NAMES
Male and Female, with meanings.

CHINESE NAMES
Yep! More names for your Chinese breed!

CHINESE NAMES
Chinese names with translations of the English name

CHINESE BABY NAMES
Detailed meanings, famous namesakes, alternatives, and more...

CHINESE NAMES
Get a Chinese name based on an English name - also find out the Zodiac sign!

CHINESE EMPEROR NAMES
Strong names with meaning.

NAMES OF CHINESE MONARCHS
An extensive list from the Shang dynasty to the Qin

CHINESE NAMES
Translated from Western first names

MANDARIN NAMES FOR GAMERS
All sorts of names with meanings

CHINESE TEA NAMES
Some super names here with meanings

THE HUNDRED CHINESE FAMILIES SURNAMES
A guide to the hundred most common Chinese surnames

ORIGIN OF CHINESE FAMILY NAMES 
Family Tree of Chinese Last Names dating back to 5,000 years!

CHINESE MONARCHS
A huge list of names of sovereigns of Bohai, Nanzhao, Dali, Huns or Xiongnu, Tibet or Tubo

CHINESE GODS
The Chinese section of a comprehensive chart of Asian deities and their portfolios.

CHINESE NAME GENERATOR
Write your name in Chinese!

CHINESE NAME GENERATOR
Get your own Chinese name based on your English name and find out your sign in the Chinese Zodiac! 

CHINESE RESTAURANT NAME GENERATOR
I had fun here!

LIST OF POPULAR CHINESE FAMILY NAMES
Twenty names with English spelling & variants

ALPHABETICAL INDEX OF CHINESE SURNAMES
Chinese place their surname first and given name last, some people go by a last name that was originally their own or an ancestor's given name

TOP 100 CHINESE NAMES
And their symbols/characters, including their rank and population

DELTA TAU CHI NAMES
A Cat site with some simply wonderful names!

HONG KONG MONIKERS
I found this a lot of fun! Some great names for those Chinese breeds!

CANTONESE NAMES
Chinese names and their Cantonese pronunciation

MANDARIN NAMES
Chinese names and their Mandarin dialect

MANDARIN SURNAMES
Mandarin (and Chinese) surnames always go first. Chinese surnames, like English ones, have meaning, but few people pay attention to them or even truly understand what the meaning has to do with the actual name. 

MANDARIN CHINESE NAMES
Chinese names often sound ridiculous when translated into English, but these ones are pretty!

NAMES FOR CHINESE SHIPS
Star Wars beware! Some of these names are great!

FENG SHUI NAMES
250 characters names that mix English and Chinese elements, sometimes with tongue firmly in cheek

CHINESE GODS & GODDESSES 
Only a few, but excellent!

NAMES OF CHINESE GODDESSES
All the names with descriptions

GODDESSES OF CHINA 
Large list of names with full descriptions & meanings!

THE GODS AND GODDESSES OF CHINA 
This list is complete with descriptions

CHINESE PAGAN GODS & GODDESSES
A small list of names

THE GODS OF CHINESE MYTHOLOGY
A huge list of Gods and Goddesses from Chinese Mythology

CHINESE DEITIES
Names of the god or goddess, or the variations thereof, and details about their abilities and/or attributes

ANCIENT CHINESE NAMES
A list of super names to choose from

NAMES OF FAMOUS PEOPLE
A list of names of some famous people as they are written in Chinese

NAMES OF FAMOUS CHINESE PEOPLE
A huge list of names of famous Chinese or Chinese speaking/writing people

NAMES FOR CHINESE SHIPS
Star Wars beware! Some of these names are great!

CHINESE FAMILY NAMES
Great list, with meanings

CHINESE NAMES
Thousands of names of any origins written in Chinese characters. Once you've got your Chinese name, you can print it on a Chinese traditional painting. Everything is free!

INDONESIA
INDONESIAN NAMES  
Male & Female First names, last names, and their pronunciation

INDONESIAN BABY NAMES
A wonderful list of names, male & female, with meanings

INDONESIAN NAMES
Collection of male and female names, Gods etc.

JAPAN

JAPANESE NAMES
Our own on-line list of Japanese male, female & family names plus a whole lot of links to thousands more names!

JAPANESE PLACE NAMES
Our on-line great list of names of Cities and Districts in Japan. These make wonderful names for kennels or catteries with Japanese breeds!

JAPANESE NAMES
Even more exciting Japanese names.

JAPANESE NAMES
Male and female names, with meanings.

TOP 100 JAPANESE NAMES
Symbols/kanji characters, including their rank and population

JAPANESE NAMES & CALLIGRAPHY
This is a beautiful site. Lots of ideas too for logo's! English names in Romaji, Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji languages, with meanings

JAPANESE BABY NAMES
Traditional and modern names, male and female.

SUPER JAPANESE NAMES
Great list of words!

JAPANESE EMPEROR NAMES
Legendary and Yamato Periods.

LIST OF EMPERORS OF JAPAN
A huge list of Legendary Emperors

JAPANESE SURNAMES
Surnames, Surname elements, Noble families

NAMES FOR JAPANESE 
Huge list of names and ideas for names

JAPANESE WARSHIP NAMES
Battleships, Aircraft Carriers, Destroyers...and their meanings!

KANJI NAMES PROJECT
Brief but thorough

POPULAR KANJI NAMES
List of some popular names

JAPANESE PET NAMES
Unusual.

NAMES OF FAMOUS JAPANESE
Musicians, Politicians, Sports Figures, TV & Movie Personalities, Cultural Leaders, Writers, Others

LIST OF POPULAR JAPANESE FAMILY NAMES
Twenty names with English spelling & variants

JAPANESE NAMES
Male & Female First names, last names, and their pronunciation

EMPERORS, SHOGUNS, & REGENTS OF JAPAN
A complete detailed list of excellent names

JAPANESE NAMES FOR CONSTELLATIONS
Some of these are really pretty

NAMES OF JAPANESE GODS
List of ancient and actual deities in the different religions, cultures and mythologies

JAPANESE FORMAL MASCULINE GIVEN NAMES
List of fabulous names from Medieval Japan

JAPANESE BOYS NAMES
No fancy web design - just 58 names!

JAPANESE GIRLS NAMES
No fancy web design - just 43 names!

KARA-TUR CREATURES
Names of some animals/critters/races that appear in Japanese Legends

JAPANESE GODS AND GODDESSES
Small list with strong names

NAMES OF GODDESSES OF JAPAN
Four names, with descriptions

JAPANESE GODS NAMES
List of ancient and actual deities in the different religions, cultures and mythologies

THE GODS AND GODDESSES OF JAPAN 
Shinto (the Way of the Gods) was the original religion in Japan and had no written literature before the arrival of the Buddhists. All true Japanese mythology comes from this religion.

JAPANESE GODS & THEIR ASSOCIATES
The Japanese section of a comprehensive chart of Asian deities and their portfolios.

GODS OF JAPAN
Extensive list of detailed names

JAPANESE PAGAN GODS & GODDESSES
A small list of names

JAPANESE DOLL GLOSSARY OF TERMS
For example "Obina" means the 'male' Hina doll.

JAPANESE DEITIES
Names of the god or goddess, or the variations thereof, and details about their abilities and/or attributes

JAPANESE FEMALE NAMES
Simple List of female names

JAPANESE MALE NAMES
Simple List of male names

JAPANESE BABY NAMES
List of lovely names with meanings

JAPANESE FAMILY NAMES
Good list of names

JAPANESE NAMES FROM SAILORMOON
The list shows the names in English & Japanese of the characters that appear in the movies

JAPANESE PLACE NAMES
Extensive list, with meanings

JAPANESE/ENGLISH GLOSSARY
Words, phrases and grammar points that are commonly used in anime and manga

COMMON JAPANESE TERMS IN ANIME
The 100 most essential words in anime

JAPANESE WORDS
List of words in the Japanese language, rendered in romaji. These are supposedly anime/manga-related words

GLOSSARY OF JAPANESE NAMES, BASIC TERMS OF SHINTO, AND TITLES
Searchable database. Good selection here!

JAPANESE POKEMON NAMES
Explanation of pronunciation as well. Terrific!

DIGIMON CHARACTER NAMES
Japanese & character names, with descriptions

NINJA NAME GENERATOR
My own name became Kiyoshi Ogata -san. Fun!

KIKUNO MONSTER NAMES
Many of the names are taken from the "One Hundred Stories of Demons and Spirits", some are direct edits from old woodcuts.

NAMES FROM JAPANESE MYTHOLOGY
List of names of Gods with detailed descriptions

NAMES OF JAPANESE FICTIONAL HERO/HEROINES
Index of hero/ines from mythology & fiction

NAMES OF JAPANESE HISTORICAL HERO/HEROINES
Index of hero/ines from Ancient times-Heian period

NAMES OF JAPANESE HISTORICAL HERO/HEROINES
Index of hero/ines from Kamakura era - Age of Wars

NAMES OF CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE HERO/HEROINES
Index of names of Contemporary Hero/Heroines - sports, celebrities etc

NAMES OF CITIES IN JAPAN
Most large cities in Japan, excepting Tokyo are cities designated by government ordinance. Great choice for names!

THE 100 MOST ESSENTIAL WORDS IN ANIME
Fabulous names for dogs!

JAPANESE NAMES
Good selection, with meanings

COMMON SURNAMES IN JAPAN
The most common family names in each prefecture

KOREA

Bae
Bon-hwa
Chin
Chin-Hwa
Chin-Mae
Cho
Chul
Chul-moo
Chung-Hee
Chung-Ho
Dae
Dak-Ho
Dong
Dong-sun
Dong-yul
Duck-hwan
Duck-young
Hea
Hei
Hye
Hyun-Ki
Hyun-Shik
Jung
Min
Seung
Shin
Soo
Sook
Sun
Sun
Yon

F
M
M
M
M
F
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
M
F
F
F
M
M
F
F
M
F
F
F
F
M
M

Inspiration
Glorious
Precious
The most wealthy
Truth
Beautiful
Firm
Iron weapon
Righteous
Righteous
Greatness 
Deep lake
East
Eastern integrity
Eastern passion
Integrity returns
Integrity lasts
Grace
Grace
Graceful
Wise
Clever
Righteous
Clever
Successor, winning
Belief
Excellence
Pure
Obedient
Goodness
Lotus Blossom

KOREAN NAMES 
Family names are given first. Personal names usually have two characters but a few have one, and a few have more

LIST OF POPULAR KOREAN FAMILY NAMES
Twenty names with English spelling & variants

RULERS OF KOREA
Names of rulers and leaders of the major Korean dynasties and states from the beginning of the Common Era to the present day

NAMES OF FAMOUS KOREANS
A list of famous Koreans or famous people of Korean descent

KOREAN NAMES
The names listed here are used in Korea

GODDESSES OF KOREA
List of names with full descriptions & meanings

NAMES OF CITIES IN SOUTH KOREA
A list of towns or cities in South Korea 

NAMES OF CITIES IN NORTH KOREA
A list of towns or cities in North Korea

KOREAN NAMES
First and last names, complete with pronunciation!

LAOS 
LAOTIAN NAMES
Only a handful so far.

NAMES OF ETHNIC GROUPS IN LAOS
Laos is home to 47 officially recognized ethnic groups

NAMES OF CITIES IN LAOS
A list of towns or cities in Laos

MALAYSIA
MALAY WORDS
Long list of words, no meanings

MALAY DICTIONARY
Online alphabetical list of words with English meanings

NAMES OF CITIES IN MALAYSIA
A list of cities and state capitals in Malaysia

MONGOLIA
MONGOLIAN NAMES
Only about 40 names. Some personal names are of Tibetan origin or have come from Sanskrit via Lamaism

MONGOLIAN NAMES
Huge list here, relating to special events, character traits, animals, colour, and foreign

NEPAL
NEPALESE NAMES 
The people of Nepal are predominately Tibeto-Mongolian but they speak Khas, a dialect of a northern Indic language. A handful of names so far

NEPALI SONG TITLES
A few names of Nepali Bands, Singers & song titles

NEPALI NAMES
Huge lists of super names, with meanings, male & female

USEFUL NEPALI WORDS AND PHRASES
Extensive list of words with meanings that would make great names

NAMES OF CITIES IN NEPAL
A list of cities in Nepal

PHILIPPINES

FILIPINO NAMES
Our own extensive list of those hard-to-find names - male, female, Gods, Goddesses etc!

CATALOG OF FILIPINO NAMES
An extensive list of truly Filipino names that remained in use even after the Clavera edict

FILIPINO NAMES
First names, last names & pronunciation

GODDESSES OF THE PHILIPPINES
A handful of wonderful names with full descriptions

FILIPINO GODS & GODDESSES
List of names of deities taken from various mythological sources

NAMES OF TREES IN THE PHILIPPINES
Some lovely names here

ENGLISH-KAPAMPANGAN-PILIPINO DICTIONARY
Extensive alphabetical list

KAPAMPANGAN FLOWER NAMES OF THE PHILIPPINES
Some lovely names to choose from here

NAMES OF CITIES IN THE PHILIPPINES
A list of cities in the Philippines

THAILAND/MUANG THAI (SIAM)
THAI NAMES
Extensive list of first names, surnames & rulers & tribes

THAI NAMES
The names listed here are used in Thailand

THAI FEMALE NAMES
Simple List of female names

THAI MALE NAMES
Simple List of male names

THAI BABY NAMES
Small list of lovely names with meanings

NAMES OF PROVINCES OF THAILAND
Thailand is divided into 76 provinces, which are grouped into 5 groups of provinces. The name of a province is derived from its capital city

THAI NAMES
First and last names, complete with pronunciation!

TIBET 

TIBETAN NAMES
Our own on-line page of Tibetan names plus links to other Tibetan Names sites

VIETNAM

NAMES OF VIETNAMESE
Male & Female first names, middle names, surnames and Rulers

VIETNAMESE NAMES
As used in Vietnam

VIETNAMESE BABY NAMES
Small list of lovely names with meanings

NAMES OF ETHNIC GROUPS IN VIETNAM
Vietnam is a multi-ethnic country with over fifty distinct groups

VIETNAMESE NAMES
Male and female names, with meanings

VIETNAMESE NAMES
Vietnamese is a tonal language. The six tones used will change the pronunciation and consequently the meaning of words. List of first and last names, and pronunciation

ORIENT RELATED

SHERPA NAMES
Not a great number here, but some good ones.

GLOSSARY OF PALI & BUDDHIST TERMS
With descriptions& meanings

GLOSSARY OF BUDDHIST TERMS
In the Theravada (Hinayana), Mahayana, and Vajrayana Traditions

ZEN BUDDHIST NAMES
Some of the Zen names and their bearers.

ZEN TERMS & GLOSSARY
Some brilliant names for Kennel Prefixes!

GLOSSARY OF ZEN NAMES
Zen names and terms as used in the Kwan Um School.

ASIAN DICTIONARY
Huge alphabetical list of oriental words and meanings

ORIENTAL NAMES THAT WORK
Here is a list of oriental names that you can really relate to! LOL!

GLOSSARY OF ORIENTAL NAMES AND TERMS
Oriental terms and important names of persons and places

ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF THE ORIENT
There is a wonderful endless resource here!

SIKH NAMES & THEIR MEANINGS
Just what it says.

NAMES OF MARTIAL ARTS
A list of martial arts, broken down by region and style

SOUTH EAST ASIAN GODS & THEIR ASSOCIATES
A comprehensive chart of Asian deities and their portfolios.

CENTRAL WEST ASIAN GODS & THEIR ASSOCIATES
A comprehensive chart of Asian deities and their portfolios.

NAMES OF CITIES IN TURKMENISTAN
List of the major cities in Turkmenistan

ASIAN VILLAIN NAMES

An (dark, dim) 
Ang (dirty, filthy) 
Ao (arrogant, proud) 
Ba (overlord, scar) 
Bei (mean)
Bi (mean and vulgar) 
Bian (whip) 
Chan (greedy) 
Chou (foul, hatred)
Cui (destroy, smash) 
Cuo (subdue) 
Dai (vicious, evil) 
Duo (take by force)
(wicked, evil)
Feng (mad)
Gu (bone, skeleton) 
Guai (demon, monster) 
Hei (wicked, evilhearted, sinister)
Hen (cruel, ruthless) 
Heng (brutal, violent)
Huai (evil, bad) 
Huan (eunuch) 
Jian (wicked, evil, traitor)
Jiao (arrogant, proud) 
Jie (plunder, rob)
Kao (torture, beat) 
Ke (conquer) 
Kou (bandit, invader)
Kuang (deceive, crazy, wild) 
Lang (wolf) 
Lue (plunder) 
Man (fierce, savage) 
Mei (evil spirit, demon) 
Meng (fierce, violent) 
Mo (evil spirit, monster)
Nu (furious, raging) 
Nue (cruel) 
Pang (huge) 
Pi (ruffian) 
Pian (swindle) 
Pu (attack) 
Qian (shallow) 
Sha (kill, slaughter)
Shi (corpse) 
Shou (beast, brutality) 
Shu- (the best-) 
Shua (to play with, trickery) 
Si (die, fight) 
Tu (slaughter, butcher) 
Tui (decadent) 
Wan (ten thousand) 
Wei (dangerous) 
Wu (witch)
Xian (immortal) 
Xie (scorpion, evil)
Xiong (ominious, fierce, terrible, mighty)
Xiu (rotten, decay) 
Xuan (dark, unreliable)
Xue (blood) 
Yao (evil spirit, monster) 
Yi (a hundred million)
Yong (forever)
Zha (explode, bomb) 
Zhan (divine) 
Zhao (claw) 

FULL NAMES:
Ba-hu (bully) 
Bao-jun (tyrant, despot) 
Can-bao (cruel o ferocious)
Can-hu (cruel, brutal) 
Dai-tu (scoundrel, evildoer)
-du (sinister)
-mo (devil) 
Jing-di (formidable opponent) 
Mo-wang (prince of the devils)
Shuo-shi (Master) 
Si-hui (tear up to pieces) 
Si-di (deadly enemy)
Si-shou (defend to death)
Tian-cai (genius) 
Tian-zai (natural disaster) 
Ti-tun (kick butt :-) ) 
Wan-mei (perfect) 
Wan-e (extremely vicious, evil)
Wan-neng (all -powerful) 
Wu-shi (wizard, witch) 
Xuan-li (magnificent) 
Yan-wang (extremely vicious and nasty) 
Yong-sheng (superior) 
 

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English: dog; Australian Aboriginal: buruma; Afrikaans: hond; 
Ancient Egyptian: iwiw; Cheyenne: oekeso; Dutch: de hond;
Finnish: koira; French: chien; Frisian: dogge/hn; German: hund;
Hawaiian: ka `lio; Hungarian: kutya; Icelandic: hundur;
Inuit: kringmerk; Italian: cane; Latin: canis; Malay: anjing;
Maori: poke; Norwegian: hund; Oji-Cree: ani-mosh; Polish: pies;
Portuguese: co; Romanian: cine; Scottish Gaelic: c; Spanish: perro;
Sranan: dagu; Swahili: mbwa; Swedish: hund; Tagalog: so; Turkish: kpek;
Yucatec: pek'; Zulu: inja


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