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Gender Feminine & Masculine
Usage Japanese
Scripts 和, 長閑, 和花, 和華, 和香, 和佳, 温花, 温華, 温香, 温佳, 悠花, 悠華, 悠香, 悠佳, 望花, 望華, 望香, 望佳(Japanese Kanji) のどか(Japanese Hiragana) ノドカ(Japanese Katakana)
Pronounced Pron. /no̞.do̞.kä/  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

This name can be used as 和 (wa, o, ka, yawa.ragu/eru,, nago.yaka, a.eru, nodoka) meaning "harmony, peace" or 長閑 (nodoka) meaning "tranquil, quiet, calm, peaceful," made up of 長 (chou, naga.i, osa) meaning "long" and 閑 (kan) meaning "leasure." The word is probably a result of a shift from earlier nodoke (和気).

It can also be used to combine 和, 温 (on, atata.ka(i),, nuku, nodo) meaning "warm," 悠 (yuu, nodo) meaning "permanence, leisure" or 望 (bou, mou,, mochi, nodo) meaning "ambition, hope, desire" with 花 or 華 (ka, ke, hana), both meaning "flower," 香 (kou, kyou, ka, kao.ri/u) meaning "incense, smell, perfume" or 佳 (ka) meaning "beautiful, good, excellent​."

Fictional (female) bearers of this name include Nodoka Saotome (早乙女 のどか) from 'Ranma ½' and Nodoka Manabe (真鍋 和) from 'K-On!'.
Added 4/25/2017 by lilolaf
Edited 3/8/2020 by Mike C and m4yb3_daijirou