Gender Feminine & Masculine
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)
This name can be used as 和 (wa, o, ka, yawa.ragu/eru, nago.mu, 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), atata.ma/eru, nuku, nodo) meaning "warm," 悠 (yuu, nodo) meaning "permanence, leisure" or 望 (bou, mou, nozo.mu, 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!'.