Japanese baby names

Japan is one of the most developed nations in Asia. It does not have only a long and enchanting history, but it also has a collection of unique and beautiful names.

In modern times, Japanese baby names usually consist of a family name i.e. surname, followed by a given name. Japanese baby names are generally written in kanji (characters usually Chinese in origin but Japanese in pronunciation). Japanese surnames are extremely varied but the three most common used surnames or family names in Japan are Satō, Suzuki, and Takahashi. Some of the Japanese baby names also reflect the birth order, for example Taro which mean 'the first-born male'. The meaning of the Japanese name is quite complex because one Japanese name can have several meanings. Another important factor to note is that, in Japan a baby is assigned an informal name after six days of his birth. The baby is given formal name when he/she turns 16 by arranging a proper naming ceremony.

Below is the list of popular Japanese baby names.

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NameMeaning
 AakiraGA Natural, Dawn, Light, Intelligent
 AiGBeloved Love, Affection
 AikoGLove Child, Sword Tip
 AimiGEmi
 AiriGBeloved Jasmine, Messenger, Herald
 AkaneGSomeone You cannot Stop Loving, Red Dye
 AkeiGBright, Autumn, Pure Milk, Fall In Births
 AkemiGDawn, Bright And Beautiful
 AkeriGBright, Clear, Intelligent, Graceful Strength
 AkikoGSurrounded By Bright Light
 AkioBShining Man, Bright Man
 AkiraUDawn, Light, Clear, Graceful Strength
 AkiroBDawn, Light, Clear, Graceful Strength
 AkirrahGGraceful Strength, Clear, Light, Anchor
 AkyGAutumn, Fall In Births, Short Form of Joakim, Pure Milk
 AkyoBBright Man, Shining Man
 AmayaGNot Cunning, Night Rain, Tender, Beloved Daughter
 AnnaUElder Brother, Mercy, Name of a King, Eagle
 AoiUHollyhock, Blue-Green Colors
 ArataBNew
 AsukaGSmell of Tomorrow
 AtsukoGChild of Profound Emotions
 AtsusheeBCompassionate Warrior
 AyaGPhrase from the Holy Quran, Aya
 AyakaGColorful Fragrance, Colorful Flower
 AyakoGColorful Ornamental Fabric
 AyameGIris
 AyamiGIris
 AyaneGColorful Sound Or Design
 AyannGColorful Sound Or Design
 AyanoGFrom Love
 AyumuBWalk
 BenikoG
 ChihiroGQuestions, Thous
 ChikaGNear, Nahe
 ChikakoGNahe, Near
 ChinatsuGSummers, Thous
 ChiyoGEternal, 1000 Generations
 ChiyokoGChild of Forever, Child of 1000 Generations
 ChoButterfly, Born At Dawn Butterfly
 ChoeGBorn At Dawn Butterfly, Butterfly
 ChouUButterfly
 ChoukoGButterfly Child
 DaichiBFirst Son, Vast Land, Earth, Gr
 DaikiBBig Tree
 DaisukeBBig Help, Great Help
 EitaBThick Crystal
 EmiGEager, Excel, Emulus, Rivaling
 ErykoGSole Ruler, Child Blessed with Logic
 EtsukoGChild of Rejoicing
 FumikoGChild of Beautiful Wealth
 GoroBFifth Son, Fifth
 GorouB
 GouBStrong, Tough
 HachiroBThe Eighth-Born Son
 HachirouB
 HachyroBThe Eighth-Born Son
 HamahGShower, Truly, Rain, Banks
 HanaGUnexpected Fortune, Blossom, Favourite, A Type of Flower
 HanaeGGraceful
 HanakoGFelicity, Merciful, Favourite, Felicitous
 HarokuBMan, Army, Bright, Shiny
 HaruUSunshine, Spring
 HarukaGFaraway, Far Away
 HarukiBSpring Wood
 HarukieBSpring Wood
 HarukoGBorn-In-Spring Child Tranquil, Spring
 HarukyBSpring Wood
 HarumaBOne who is Elevated
 HarunaGSpringtime Vegetables
 HarutoBCleared One
 HayateBSudden
 HayatoBQuick Man
 HibikiBEcho
 HideakeaBExcellent, Bright
 HideakeeBExcellent, Bright
 HideakiBExcellent, Bright
 HidekiBSuperb Tree
 HideyoUExcellent Male Child
 HideyoshiB
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