Place Name NIPPON

TYPE: Country
USAGE: Japanese
OTHER SCRIPTS: 日本 (Japanese Kanji)
PRONOUNCED: NYEEP-PON  [details]

Meaning & History

Means "origin of the sun, sunrise", from Sino-Japanese (nichi) meaning "sun" and (hon) meaning "root, origin". This is the Japanese name for Japan.
VARIANT: Nihon
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Riben (Chinese), Japan (Croatian), Japan (Danish), Japan (Dutch), Japan (English), Japon (French), Japan (German), Giappone (Italian), Japan (Norwegian), Japão (Portuguese), Japan (Serbian), Japón (Spanish), Japan (Swedish)
Entry updated August 16, 2017