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鳶尾花 is the title for the iris flower in Chinese and Japanese.
If your name happens to be Iris, this is a beautiful way to express your name by meaning in both of these languages (it will mean your name but not sound like your name).
Can also mean wall iris, roof iris, or Iris tectorum.
Note: There are other titles for specific iris varieties - contact us if you need something special.
菖蒲 is the title for the iris flower in Japanese.
If your name happens to be Iris, this is a nice way to express your name by meaning in Japanese (it will mean your name but not sound like your name).
Can also mean Siberian iris (Iris sanguinea) or sweet flag (Acorus calamus / Acorus gramineus) varieties.
Note: This will also be recognized in Chinese, though it is generally written with the addition of a character meaning "stone" in front of this title in Chinese.
The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...
|Title||Characters||Romaji(Romanized Japanese)||Various forms of Romanized Chinese|
|ài ruì sī|
ai4 rui4 si1
ai rui si
|ai jui ssu
|Iris||埃里斯||āi lǐ sī|
ai1 li3 si1
ai li si
|ai li ssu
|ichi hatsu hana|
|yuān wěi huā|
yuan1 wei3 hua1
yuan wei hua
|yüan wei hua
|Iris Flower||菖蒲||ayame / shoubu|
ayame / shobu
|chāng pú / chang1 pu2 / chang pu / changpu||ch`ang p`u / changpu / chang pu|
|In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.|
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.