565 Japanese Baby Names With Meanings

Japan, one of the most developed countries in Asia, does not just have a long and enchanting history. It also has a slew of adorable names to boot.

Japanese names do not just embody ancient Japanese beliefs, but also echo their artistic forms like gardening haiku poetry, architecture, and the noble lifestyles such as the Samurai Bushido Code. Some names also reflect the birth order. Taro, for instance, means ‘the first-born male’. But whether you select a traditional Japanese name or a modern one, its meaning in Japanese is a lot likely to be complex. That’s because one Japanese name can have a plethora of meanings.

Another important thing to note is that in Japan, a baby is given an informal name six days after the birth. When the child turns 16, he’s given a formal name, carried out in a proper naming ceremony.

Below, is MomJunction's list of hundreds of Japanese baby names along with their meanings. Browse the tool to shortlist your most favorite names and create your baby name list.

Ahmya (アーミア)In Japanese it means black rain. In Spanish it means higher groundGirl
Ailove, affectionGirl
Aia (ああ)One who is famous, ruler of the houseGirl
Aika (あいか)love songGirl
Aiko (愛子)love, affectionGirl
AinaBeautiful Eyed WomanGirl
Ainu (アイヌ)Goddess of Fertility; Human like;Girl
Aito (アイト)sea, ocean combined with æ - - (to) that refers to a Chinesee constellation, or ç¿" (to) meaning "soar, fly"Boy
Akane (あかね)Madder; red dyeGirl
Akari (あかり)Light; BrightnessGirl
Aki (あき)Japanese - Sparkle; Autumn; Bright; Clear; Morning Sun; Smart; A Short Form of name AkiraGirl
Akiara (アキアラ)A bright personUnisex
Akiko (アキコ)Clear, crystal or bright; sparkling and beautiful autumn seasonGirl
Akio (秋尾)Bright Man, Manly, HeroBoy
Akira (アキラ)Bright, Clear and intelligent beingGirl
Akito (アキト)Bright person; who is like autumn seasonUnisex
AmayaThe beautiful night rainGirl
AmiHebrew - Lord of my people; It is a variant of name AmielBoy
AnekoAn older sister who is versatile and spontaneousGirl
AnzuAn Apricot; a sweet childGirl
Aoi (あおい)Holly flowerUnisex
AokiAn evergreen blue treeUnisex
Arata (あらた)A fresh and new individualBoy
AsaPhysician and a healer; like a doctorBoy
Asahi (朝日)Morning SunBoy
Asami (あさみ)Morning beautyGirl
Asas (と同じように)Physician and a healer; a beautiful morningBoy
Asuga (あすが)Swift like a windGirl
Asuka (あすか)Perfume or the fragrance of tomorrowGirl
Ayadesign, colorful or beautiful. It also means 'bees' in Old German.Girl
Ayaka ( 絢香)A coloured flower; scentedGirl
Ayame (あやめ)Iris; the one who can see perfectlyGirl
Ayane (あやね)A colorful sound; they are wonderfulGirl
Ayeka ( アイカ)They have quick and analytical mindGirl
AyumiA who walks their own pathGirl
AyumuOne who has a dream and a visionGirl
BashiraJoyful; Predictor of Good NewsGirl
Benjiro (ベンジロ)Enjoys PeaceBoy
Chiaki ( 千秋)Sparkling lightGirl
Chibi (ちび)Japanese - Short Person or Small ChildBoy
Chiharu (千春)Springs and clear skiesUnisex
Chihiro (ちひろ)Thousand springsGirl
Chika (チカ)Filled with wisdom and intellectGirl
Chikafusa (ちかふさ)The close oneBoy
Chikao (ちかお)A clever and wise individualBoy
Chiko (ちこ)A pledgeBoy
Chimon (チモン)Gate of wisdomBoy
Chizue (ちずえ)Long life or endurance or durabilityGirl
Cho (まち)Butterfly; a flying insect that feasts on nectarGirl
Chouko (ちょこ)Butterfly; an insect that feeds on nectar of flowersGirl
Chuya (ちゅや)Something that is pure and clear like waterGirl
DaiA shining individualBoy
Daichi (だいち)From the earthBoy
Daido ( 大同)The greatest way possibleBoy
Daiki (だいき)The noble one; filled with radiance and lightBoy
Daisuke (大輔)The large oneBoy
Danno (ダンノ)Gathering; to put togetherBoy
Danuja (ダヌジャ)Knight; a rulerUnisex
Denji (電士)One who has electromagnetic powersBoy
Doi (土井)It means mountain or earthUnisex
EijiCheerful and one second; eternityGirl
Eito (えいと)A very prosperous person; they are kind heartedBoy
Emi ( エミ)this means smile that is beautiful and picturesque.Girl
Emica (エミカ)this name means charming or blessed and beautiful.Girl
Emiko (エミコ)this name means a prosperous and beautiful child.Girl
Enasomeone who is passionate and graceful.Girl
Enmei (えめい)bright circle or life sustaining.Boy
Etsudo (えつど)a Japanese name meaning joy and child.Girl
Fuji (富士)Refers to prosperous objective or flourishing opinion.Girl
Fumihiro (ふみひろ)Refers extensive condemnation.Boy
Fumiko (ふみこ)Academic or intellectual.Girl
GenThe lady of the congregation.Girl
Genkei (元気)The one who deserves honour and integrity.Boy
Giichi (ぎち)Giichi is a male Japanese name. The name means One Rule, The Righteous One.Boy
Gin (ジン)The meaning of th name Gin is Silver.Boy
GinaGina comes from a Greek word and means Well Born.Girl
Ginjiro (銀次郎)Ginjiro is a Japanese name and means Good Silver.Boy
GokuAware of emptinessBoy
GoroEnlightened Son, Goro is especially enthusiastic and amiable, outgoing and to a great degree informative.Boy
Gou (ゴウ)Gou is a japanese name which means a person who is stron and powerful just like a mountain.Boy
Habiki (はびき)Echo, soundBoy
Hachi (ハチ)Eight; Also means a bee or flowerpotUnisex
Hachirou (八郎郎)Eighth Son; A variant transcription is HachiroBoy
Haia (ハイア)Japanese - Nimble; QuickGirl
Hakaku (はくく)White CraneBoy
Haku (はく)White, Older brother (Japanese) lord, overseer in HawaiBoy
Hana (はな)flower, blossomGirl
HanaArabic for "happiness," and Japanese for "flower," Korean for "One, First, Consistency," and Hawaiian for "workGirl
Hanae ( はなえ)Japanese - Blossom; Flower; Blessing; FavourGirl
Hanako (はなこ)Flower, BlossomGirl
Hanami (花見)Flower Viewing, Flowery, BeautyGirl
Hansuke (はんすけ)A very helpful friendBoy
Haru (春)Born In The Spring; Clear Up; Sun; SunlightBoy
Harue (春江)Spring Bough; SunshineUnisex
HaruhiJapanese name meaning Spring Day; Blooming and FloweringGirl
Haruki (春樹)Spring Wood; Clear Up Radiance; Sunshine;Boy
HarukoSpring Child; Sunshine; Clear Up Radiance; First Born ChildBoy
HarumiJapanese - Spring; Beauty; Clear WeatherGirl
Haruto (ハルト)Spring; Sunny; Clear Up Radiance; Sunshine; SunlightBoy
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