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baby names

Japanese Names

Popular Japanese names for boys and girls

Top Japanese Baby Names

Japanese names have beautiful and simple meanings, so choosing a Japanese can name can be a straightforward process. Interestingly Japanese names often are said to have a timeless quality to them, so when your baby grows up they will have a name to remain proud of. When choosing a name for any baby, take into consideration how it sits and sounds with the surname and any middle names.

Traditional Japanese baby names often have a number of distinctly special meanings. Unlike most Western names, Japanese names are commonly made up of a mixture of separate characters (similar to syllables), each one representing a word or a concept.

Japanese names are usually made up of one, two or three of these characters and it is this combination of characters which is responsible for the overall meaning of the name.

For baby names originating from a similar concept, check out our top Chinese baby names.

There is a Japanese name to describe almost any trait, feeling or concept, but below are our favourites. Be sure to click the Japanese baby names below to uncover the meanings.


Rank

Name

Gender

1

Mari

Female

2

Akira

Male

3

Amaya

Female

4

Asa

Male

5

Aya

Female

6

Ayah

Female

7

Isha

Female

8

Kenzo

Male

9

Kimi

Female

10

Mai

Female

Names by origin