326 Japanese Girl Names With Meanings

As with many other cultures, Japanese girl names have lovely meanings that reflect the positive traits, flowers, and beauty. In the past two decades, names with suffixes, -mi (beautiful), -ka (fragrance) and -ko (child) have taken the top lists. For example, a name like Haru means spring, and adding a ‘ko’ will make it Haruko, which means the child of spring.

Two-syllable names that were popular before the 1980s are in trend again. There are also short names such as Mei, Rei, Aoi and Rio that are popular but have no meaning. Parents could assign any meaning they like by adding suffixes to the names. These are considered modern names free from any association with people of the past. Currently, there is a trend of blending old japanese names with fashionable suffixes.

Below is our unique collection of the most charming names, both popular from previous times, and recent years, with meanings.

Akari (あかり)Light; BrightnessGirl
Aoi (あおい)Holly flowerUnisex
Emica (エミカ)this name means charming or blessed and beautiful.Girl
HanaArabic for "happiness," and Japanese for "flower," Korean for "One, First, Consistency," and Hawaiian for "workGirl
Kana (仮名)Kana means The One who Has the Power, PowerfulGirl
Kei (けい)Kei name means Square Jewel, Blessing, WiseUnisex
Koharu (こはる)Koharu means Late SummerGirl
Kokoro (ココロ)Heart, Mind, Emotions, FeelingsGirl
Mio (ミオ)A beautiful cherry blossom, or a beautiful threadGirl
Nozomi (のぞみ)Reliable, dependable, trust worthy.Girl
Ren (レン)The love of the lotusUnisex
SanaBrilliance; exceptional talent or intelligence towards thingsUnisex
Sora (そら)She is like the skyGirl
Tsumugi (つむぎ)Pongee a soft cloth made from threads of silk, Spinning, Request, BeseechGirl
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
Akane (あかね)Madder; red dyeGirl
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
Akira (アキラ)Bright, Clear and intelligent beingGirl
Akito (アキト)Bright person; who is like autumn seasonUnisex
AmayaThe beautiful night rainGirl
AnekoAn older sister who is versatile and spontaneousGirl
AnzuAn Apricot; a sweet childGirl
AokiAn evergreen blue treeUnisex
Asami (あさみ)Morning beautyGirl
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
Chiaki ( 千秋)Sparkling lightGirl
Chiharu (千春)Springs and clear skiesUnisex
Chihiro (ちひろ)Thousand springsGirl
Chika (チカ)Filled with wisdom and intellectGirl
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
Danuja (ダヌジャ)Knight; a rulerUnisex
Doi (土井)It means mountain or earthUnisex
EijiCheerful and one second; eternityGirl
Emi ( エミ)this means smile that is beautiful and picturesque.Girl
Emiko (エミコ)this name means a prosperous and beautiful child.Girl
Enasomeone who is passionate and graceful.Girl
Etsudo (えつど)a Japanese name meaning joy and child.Girl
Fuji (富士)Refers to prosperous objective or flourishing opinion.Girl
Fumiko (ふみこ)Academic or intellectual.Girl
GenThe lady of the congregation.Girl
GinaGina comes from a Greek word and means Well Born.Girl
Hachi (ハチ)Eight; Also means a bee or flowerpotUnisex
Haia (ハイア)Japanese - Nimble; QuickGirl
Hana (はな)flower, blossomGirl
Hanae ( はなえ)Japanese - Blossom; Flower; Blessing; FavourGirl
Hanako (はなこ)Flower, BlossomGirl
Hanami (花見)Flower Viewing, Flowery, BeautyGirl
Harue (春江)Spring Bough; SunshineUnisex
HaruhiJapanese name meaning Spring Day; Blooming and FloweringGirl
HarumiJapanese - Spring; Beauty; Clear WeatherGirl
HatsukoJapanese - First Born ChildGirl
HatsumomoJapanese - First Born peachGirl
Hayadecency, shyness, shameGirl
HikariLight; Shining BrillianceGirl
HikaruShining brilliance; Flashing BrillianceUnisex
HinaHenna. MyrtleGirl
HiroJapanese - Abundant; Generous; Tolerant; ProsperousGirl
HirokoJapanese - Rich Child; Magnanimous, Generous ChildGirl
HisaJapanese - Long Lasting; Everlasting; From a long storyGirl
HisanoJapanese - Long Lasting; Everlasting; From a long story; Open Plain; A variant of HisaGirl
HitomuWisdom; Intellect; BeautifulUnisex
HoshikoJapanese - starGirl
HotaruJapanese - FireflyGirl
IwaYew or eveGirl
JapanaOne who has energetic, drive oriented and ambitionUnisex
Jonait means the God is gracious and Dove bird. Such people are most adored and admirable in the society or among family.Unisex
Julieannepeople with this name are loyal, honest and kind. They are noble and have urge to live long life with peace.Girl
JunkoJapanese - Sincere Child; Obedient, Genuine, PureGirl
KaedeKaede means Mapleunisex
KagamiKagami means MirrorGirl
KagomeKagome means LostGirl
KaidaKaida means Little DragonGirl
KairiKairi means Ocean VillageUnisex
KairyKairy means SeaGirl
KaiyaKaiya name means ForgivnessGirl
KaoriKaori means The Rope of the Bird SnaresGirl
KaoruKaoru means Fragantunisex
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