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

The name Katana is a girl's name of Japanese, Persian origin meaning "honorable or sword". Katana and is often added to lists like Names with Inspirational Meanings and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

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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!