185 Japanese girl and boy names for your baby (and their meaning)

If you are looking for a name for your baby, in addition to taking inspiration from places such as literature or nature, you could consider choosing one in another language to give it a unique and special touch.

Japanese names have very particular sounds and although they are in another language very different, they are easy to pronounce. We share 185 Japanese girl and boy names for your baby.

Japanese girl names

  • Aiko: means “beloved girl”.
  • Akiko: means “bright light”.
  • Akina: means “spring flower”.
  • Akira: unisex name, means “brilliant”.
  • Ame: means “rain”.
  • Aneko: means “older sister”.
  • Aoi: means “bluish”.
  • Azami: means “thistle flower”.
  • Asa: unisex name, means “born in the morning”.
  • Chihiro: means “a thousand questions”.
  • Chiyo: means “a thousand generations”.
  • Dai: means “to shine”.
  • Fuyu / Fuyuka: means “winter”.
  • Gen: means “spring”.
  • Hanae: means “to flourish”.
  • Hanako: means “flower girl”.
  • Haruko: means “born in spring”.
  • Hiroko: means “generous, fair”.
  • Hoshi: means “star”.
  • Ima: means “present, now”.
  • Ino: means “wild boar”.
  • Ishi: means “stone”.
  • Jin: means “tenderness, kindness”.
  • Kaede: means “maple tree”.
  • Kai: unisex name, means “sea”.
  • Kairi: unisex name, means “people of the ocean.”
  • Kaori: means “aroma, fragrance”.
  • Kasumi: means “fog”.
  • Katana: means “sword”.
  • Kazumi: means “beautiful peace”.
  • Keiko: means “happy child”.
  • Kiki: means “double happiness”.
  • Kimi: means “fair”.
  • Kyoko: means “mirror”.
  • Kyomi: means “pure and beautiful”.
  • Machiko: means “lucky child”.
  • Mai: means “coyote”.
  • Megumi: means “blessing”.
  • Michiko: means “the right path”.
  • Midori: means “green”.
  • Mieko: means “prosperous”.
  • Mika: means “beautiful fragrance”.
  • Miki: means “flower stem”.
  • Naoko: means “obedient girl”.
  • Nara: means “happy”.
  • Narumi: means ‘blooming beauty’.
  • Natsuki: means ‘hope’.
  • Nomi: means “beautiful”.
  • Nori: means ‘law, order’.
  • Nozomi: means ‘hope’.
  • Ohara: means “small field”.
  • Oishi: means “delicious”.
  • Oshin: means “love”.
  • Oyuki: means “snow queen”.
  • Rai: means “next child”.
  • Reiko: means “pretty girl”.
  • Rikku: means “land, continent”.
  • Riko: means “white jasmine”.
  • Rio: means “place of the cherry blossoms”.
  • Rumi: means “beauty”.
  • Sakura: means “cherry blossom”.
  • Saiko: means “serene girl”.
  • Saori: means “to flourish”.
  • Saya: means “fast arrow”.
  • Sayumi: means “my little princess”.
  • Sayuri: means “little lily flower”.
  • Shoko: means “auspicious girl”.
  • Suki: means “beloved”.
  • Sumi: means “elegant, refined”.
  • Suyen: means “willow”.
  • Tara: means “young”.
  • Tazu: means “stork of the rice field”.
  • Tetsu: means “strong as iron”.
  • Ukara: means “morning dew”.
  • Ume: means “the plum blossom”.
  • Umeko: means “patience”.
  • Umiko: means “girl of the sea”.
  • Urara: means “serene, beauty”.
  • Usagi: means “rabbit”.
  • Uta: means “poem”.
  • Wakana: means “plant”
  • Yasu: means “calm”.
  • Yei: means “to flourish”.
  • Yoi: means “born in the afternoon.”
  • Yoki: means “blue bird”.
  • Yoko: means “good, positive”.
  • Yoriko: means “trustworthy”.
  • Yoshi: unisex name, means “good luck, good”.
  • Yoshiko: means “good girl”.
  • Yoshino: means “dense beauty”.
  • Yua: means “empathy, union, love, affection”.
  • Yuji: means “great being, brave, friend of her friends.”
  • Yukiko: means “snow girl”.
  • Yuko / Yuuko: means “girl with grace”.
  • Yumei: means “dream”.
  • Yumeko: means “girl of my dreams”.
  • Yumi: means “bow, beauty”.
  • Yuna / Yune: means “power”.
  • Yuriko: means “little lily or girl of lilies”.

Japanese names for boy

  • Aki: means “born in the fall”.
  • Akira: unisex name, means “brilliant”.
  • Akiro: means “bright boy”.
  • Asa: unisex name, means “born in the morning”.
  • Botan: means “peony”.
  • Dai: means “revered”.
  • Fuji: means “inhabitant near the river where the wisteria grows”
  • Haruka: means “quiet”.
  • Haruki: means “child of spring”.
  • Hideki: means “bright tree”.
  • Hikaru: means “light, radiance”.
  • Hiro: means “broad, generalized”.
  • Hiroshi: means “generous”.
  • Hiroto: means “great flight”.
  • Ichiro: means “firstborn son”.
  • Ikki: means “the only one who shines”.
  • Iku: means “that nourishes”.
  • Isamu: means “courage, courage”.
  • Isao: means “honor, merit”.
  • Issey: means “firstborn”.
  • Jiro: means “second son”.
  • Jomei: means “constant light”.
  • Kagome: means “bamboo weave”.
  • Kai: unisex name, means “sea”.
  • Kairi: means “people of the ocean”.
  • Kaito: means “towards the sea”.
  • Kano: means “male power, ability.”
  • Kaori: means “to add strength to a man.”
  • Katsumoto: means “victorious child”.
  • Kazuma: means “true harmony”.
  • Kazuya: means “one who is peaceful.”
  • Keitaro: means “blessed”.
  • Kenji: means “intelligent, strong and vigorous second son”.
  • Kenjiro: means “second son who sees with insight.”
  • Kenshin: means “modest, right”.
  • Kenta: means “health, strong, great.”
  • Kento: means “healthy, that lifts the spirits”.
  • Kenzo: means “strong and healthy”.
  • Kibou: means “hope”.
  • Kichiro: means “lucky child”.
  • Kini: means “God is kind or merciful.”
  • Kousei / Kosei: means “Navigation and life”.
  • Kuta: means “great peace”.
  • Mako: means “sincerity”.
  • Manzo: means “third son”
  • Masaki: means “tree that blooms”.
  • Mori: means “forest”.
  • Nagisa: means “tall, long”.
  • Nana: means “apple”.
  • Ohara: means “small field”.
  • Ozuru: means “big stork”.
  • Raiden: is the mythological god of thunder.
  • Raiko: means “the next son”.
  • Renzo: means “third link or third son”.
  • Riku: means “earth and seesaw of love”.
  • Ronin: refers to the “samurai who has no master.”
  • Ryo: means “excellent”.
  • Ryu: means “dragon”.
  • Tadashi: means “true, lucky”.
  • Takeo: means “strong like a bamboo”.
  • Taki: means “waterfall”.
  • Taro: means “the eldest son”.
  • Tetsuo: means “wise man”.
  • Tetsuya: means “philosophy”.
  • Tomeo: means “cautious man”.
  • Uchiha: means “made of paper”.
  • Umi: means “sea”.
  • Washi: means “eagle”. It is also the name of a native tree.
  • Wataru: means “navigation”.
  • Yamato: means “great peace, calm”
  • Yasahiro: means “calm, quiet”.
  • Yasu: means “peace”.
  • Yasuhiro: means “honesty, peace”.
  • Yemon: means “guardian”.
  • Yoichi: means “first son”.
  • Yori: means “trust”.
  • Yoshi: unisex name, means “good luck, good”.
  • Yoshio: means “courage”.
  • Yoshinobu: means “splendid faith”.
  • Yoshito: means “straight man”.
  • Yuki: it can have two meanings: “happiness” or snow “.
  • Yukio: means “happiness, good fortune”.
  • Yumiko: means “friendly”.
  • Yutaka: means “abundant, prosperous”.
  • Yuu: means “superior”.
  • Yuudai: means “great hero”.

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