Gender: Female Meaning of Katana: "honorable or sword" Origin of Katana: Persian or Japanese

Katana Origin and Meaning

The name Katana is a girl's name of Japanese, Persian origin meaning "honorable or sword".

Katana is a male name in Old Persian and a well-used word in Japanese, but as a girls' name is these days found more often as Kitana, the name of a princess in the video game Mortal Kombat II.

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MonikerWanderer Says:


Naming a child after a murder weapon is...interesting.

"Here are my children, Katana and Rifle!"

lizway Says:


This is badass, but I feel like the name would end up being a total mistake. :(

alyssum Says:


I can't see this as a name anymore, but I used to like the sound of it- honestly, it's still got a good sound to it. Kit would be another good nickname, especially if you're using the Mortal Kombat spelling.

I have no life Says:


Cool name. I like it.

vintageisfave Says:


It's like that

MelancholyMusic Says:


I happened to come across this and I actually really like it! Kat and Ana (AH-na) are two possible nn's

Scootamew Says:


This is actually my middle name! And no, by the way, it wasn't influenced by Mortal Kombat~

Zelliew Says:


I've heard worse

BeccaBaker Says:


Not as bad as some of the names out there.

Sankofa Says:


Mortal Kombat!