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.

NAMESMEANINGGENDER
KenzouMeans Strong and HealthyBoy
KeolaKanzou means Wise and ThreeBoy
KeomiKeola means The LifeSelect Gender
KeonKeomi means Pure BeautyGirl
KerriannKerria means Yellow Japanese RoseGirl
KiariaKiaria means a Lot of fortuneGirl
KikiDouble happinessGirl
KikuKiku means chrysanthemumGirl
KimiKimi means Beautiful StoryGirl
KimikaKimika means NobleGirl
KimikoMeans Valuable ChildGirl
KimmiKimmi means RighteousGirl
KinKin means Goldenunisex
KiokaKioka means MirrorGirl
KiokoThe name means Who Shares The Happiness With the WorldGirl
KioshiThe name means SilentBoy
KirikaMeans Natural BeautyGirl
KishiKishi means Hardness, His GravityBoy
KitaKita means NorthGirl
KitiaraThe name means Blade from the NorthGirl
KiwaKiwa means She is Born on the BorderlineGirl
KiyokoKiyoko means A Pure and Clean ChildGirl
KiyoshiThe name means He is PureBoy
KoTo plagh, or to cultivateBoy
KogeKoge means Scented FlowerGirl
KohakuKohaku means Amberunisex
KohanaKohana means SwiftBoy
Koharu (こはる)Koharu means Late SummerGirl
KoichiKoichi means Happines and OneBoy
KojiKoji means To Light the WayBoy
KojiiKojii means Abundance and TwoBoy
KokoKoko means Night, Black FootGirl
Kokoro (ココロ)Heart, Mind, Emotions, FeelingsGirl
KosukeKosuke means The Rising SunUnisex
KotaKota means River BankBoy
KotoKoto means PureBoy
KouichiThe name means Happiness, OneBoy
KoukiKouki means LightBoy
KousukeKousuke means Clear and InletBoy
KoyaA clever and quick witted leaderBoy
KozueKozue means Chinesee Black Pine, a TreeGirl
KumaKuma means Bearunisex
KumiKumi means Forever BeautifulGirl
KumikoKumiko means Companion ChildGirl
KunikoThe Child from the Country is the meaning of the nameBoy
KuraThe name means Treasure HouseGirl
KuraimThe meaning of the name is Dark nad GloomyBoy
KurapatiKurapati means A House of TreasuresBoy
KuriKuri means ChestnutGirl
KuroThe name means The Ninth SonBoy
KyoKyo means Village or UniteUnisex
KyokoKyoko means MirrorGirl
KyosukeThe name means With RespectBoy
KyouKyou means Capital CityUnisex
LawlietName of the character in the Japanese series Death Note. A made up nameBoy
MachikoA fortunate childGirl
MaekoThe child of truthGirl
MaemiA truthful smileGirl
MahoOne who always tells the truth, an honest personGirl
MaiA person who dances with great graceGirl
MaikoA child that has a love for dancingGirl
MaiyaJapanese name meaning rice valleyGirl
MakairaOne who brings HappinessGirl
MakiFinnish meaning is Hill, while in Japanese Maki means TrueUnisex
MakikoA child of the one who is trueGirl
MakoA woman who is grateful ant truthfulGirl
MakotoA sincere personUnisex
MamehaName of the GeaishaGirl
MamikoShe who is a daughter of the seaGirl
ManaOne who is full of spiritUnisex
MaoA real and genuine girlGirl
MareoHe who is rareBoy
MariHebrew - Wished for child; Sea of bitterness; To Swell; A variant form of Maria; As Mary;Girl
MarikoA genuine personGirl
MariseOne who is infinite, endlessBoy
MaroA japanese name meaning myselfBoy
MarriA ball, an elegant dance partyGirl
MaruSomething Precious; Used to suffix in Japanese names;Boy
MasaJapanese name meaning true sandBoy
MasaeOne who is blessed with eleganceGirl
MasakazuFirst son of MasaBoy
MasakoA truthful, honest childGirl
MasamiOne who will become beautifulGirl
MasaoA saintBoy
MasaruJapanese word for victoryBoy
MasatoJapanese name for justiceBoy
MasumiA woman of true purity and beautyGirl
MatsuA pine treeBoy
MayukoA child of MayuGirl
MayumiA girl of true beautyGirl
MeiA beautiful girl, the gracious one. Also refers to a tiny and sweet fruit "The Plum"Girl
Michithe upright path.Unisex
Michiakiroad, path, way, lane, street.Boy
Michikothe child with fantastic knowledge.Girl
Midorione of the colors , Green.Girl
Miethree way division.Girl
Miekothe brightness of the light.Girl
MihoCroatian form of Michael, meaning who is like God.Boy
Mihokochild of shielded loveliness.Girl
MikaIn Hebrew, it means a gift from the Almighty. In Japanese, it means the beautiful fragrance.Girl
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