[ 3 syll. ta-na-ka, tan-aka ] The baby girl name Tanaka is also used as a boy name. It is pronounced Taa-NAA-Ker- †. Tanaka has its origins in the Japanese language. The name Tanaka means 'dweller in or near a rice swamp'.
See also the related category japanese.
Tanaka is not often used as a baby girl name. It is not in the top 1000 names.
† English pronunciation for Tanaka: T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; K as in "key (K.IY)" ; ER as in "hurt (HH.ER.T)"