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Pronunciation shin-íchí
Gender Male
Word/name Japanese
Meaning It can have many different meanings depending on the kanji used
Region of origin Japanese
Other names
Related names Shin

Shin'ichi or Shinichi is a very common masculine Japanese given name. Shin and ichi are separated and it is pronounced [ɕiɴitɕi].

Possible writings[edit]

Different kanji that are pronounced "shin" (しん) are combined with the kanji for "one" (, ichi, いち)" to give different names:

  • 真一, "true, one"
  • 信一, "belief, one"
  • 伸一, "extend, one"
  • 進一, "progress, one"
  • 新一, "new, one"
  • 慎一, "humility, one"
  • 晋一, "advance, one"
  • 紳一, "gentleman, one"
  • 鎮一, "tranquilize, one"
  • 愼一, "care, one"

The names share the same furigana: しんいち.



with the given name Shin'ichi


  • Shin'ichi Yamamoto, One of the main protagonists in the serialized, biographical novels written by Soka Gakkai International president Daisaku Ikeda. Yamamoto is Ikeda's pen name. Series include "The Human Revolution" and "The New Human Revolution."
  • Shinichi Kudō (新一) in the US Version is his name : Jimmy Kudo, the main protagonist of the anime and manga series Detective Conan /Case Closed(At the US Version)
  • Shin'ichi Akiyama, the male protagonist of the manga Liar game
  • Shin'ichi Chiaki, the male protagonist of the manga Nodame Cantabile
  • Shinichi Izumi, the protagonist of the anime and manga series Parasyte
  • Shinichi Nagata, a recurring character in Sword Art Online.
  • Shinichi, kitsune antagonist in the trilogy of books The Vampire Diaries: The Return
  • Shinichi Namura is a character in Marmalade Boy. He is Meiko's teacher and secret lover in the manga and anime series.