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Cute Baby Names October 28, 2019

Comprehensive List of Beautiful Japanese Names

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Japanese Names For Babies

Japanese Americans constitute the sixth largest Asian American group in the USA. It is, therefore, no surprise that so many new parents are looking for Japanese names.

Japan is an island-nation known for its traditional arts, tea ceremonies, calligraphy, technology, anime, distinctive gardens, sculptures, sushi, flower arranging… the list goes on. It is truly rich in history and culture. Babies can, therefore, wear their Japanese names with pride.

For your convenience, this post is sorted in alphabetical order. You will be able to find the most comprehensive list of Japanese names, their meanings, and pronunciations, in the following categories:

Japanese Boy Names

Aito

Aito means “affectionate” or “second love” and pronounced as a-EE-toh.

Akio

Akio means “bright man” or “smart” and pronounced as A-KEE-O

Akiro

Akiro means “bright boy” and pronounced as a-kee-ro. Akiro is well used in Japan, the first name of famed director Kurosawa.

Arata

Arata means “fresh, new” and pronounced as A-RA-TA

Asahi

Asahi means “morning sun” or “morning light” and pronounced as a-sah-hee

Ayumu

Ayumu means “walk; dream; vision” and pronounced as A-YOO-MOO

Benjiro

Benjiro means “enjoys peace” and pronounced as ben-jee-ro.

Chibita

Chibita means “thousand; beauty; thick” and pronounced as chee-bee-tah.

Chikao

Chikao means “humble man” or “clever and wise individual”. 

Daichi

Daichi means “grand first son” or “great land” and pronounced as DAI-CHEE.

Daido

Daido means “greatest way possible” and pronounced as dai-DO

Daiki

Daiki means “big tree” or “greatly valuable” and pronounced as dai-KEE

Daisuke

Daisuke means “great help” and pronounced as DAIS-keh.

Danno

Danno means “to put together” or “field gathering” and pronounced as DAN-no.

Denji

Denji means “electrical power” or “electrical road” and pronounced as DEHN-jee

Eito

Eito means “prosperous person” or “crystal heart” and pronounced as EY-toh

Enmei

Enmei means “bright circle” or “long life”. 

Fumihiro

Fumihiro means “wide sentence” or “wide history” and pronounced as fuu-mee-hee-ṙo

Genkei

Genkei means “to be honored” or “integrity”. 

Giichi

Giichi means “one rule” or “the righteous one” and pronounced as gee-chee

Gin

Gin means “silver” or “hum” and pronounced as GIN

Ginjiro

Ginjiro means “good silver” or “silver; cheerfulness; samurai” and pronounced as GIN-jee-ro

Goku

Goku means “from the sky” or “aware of emptiness” and pronounced as Go-ku. Goku is the name of the protagonist of the popular “Dragon Ball” manga and anime series. 

Goro

Goro means “fifth son” and pronounced as GO-RO. Goro was traditionally a name given to the fifth son.

Gou

Gou means “strong” or “tremendous” and pronounced as GOH

Habiki

Habiki means “echo” or “sound” and pronounced as HA-BEE-KEE

Hachiro

Hachiro is an alternative transcription of Hachirou which means “eight born son”. Pronounced as HA-CHEE-RO.

Hachirou

Hachirou means “eight born son” and pronounced as HA-CHEE-RO. Hachirou was traditionally a name given to the eighth son.

Hakaku

Hakaku means “white crane” or “detection” and pronounced as HA-KA-KU

Hansuke

Hansuke means “helpful friend” or “to sail with the help of God” and pronounced as HAHN-soo-keh

Haruki

Haruki means “bright sunlight” or “spring child” and pronounced as HA-ROO-KEE. Haruki is the name of a Japanese writer who is well known in the U. S., Haruki Murakami. 

Haruto

Haruto means “cleared one” or “light; sun; male” and pronounced as HA-ROO-TO

Hayate

Hayate means “sudden” or “sound of the wind” and pronounced as HA-YA-TEH

Hayato

Hayato means “quick man” or “falcon person” and pronounced as HA-YA-TO

Hideaki

Hideaki means “excellent and bright” and pronounced as HEE-DEH-A-KEE

Hideki

Hideki means “bright tree” or “excellent tree” and pronounced as HEE-DEH-KEE

Hideo

Hideo means “excellent male child” or “superior man” and pronounced as HEE-DEH-YO.

Hideyoshi

Hideyoshi means “outstanding good luck” or “excellent virtuous” and pronounced as HEE-DEH-YO-SHEE. Hideyoshi was the name of a 16th-century daimyo who unified Japan and attempted to conquer Korea. 

Hiraku

Hiraku means “expand; open; support” and pronounced as HEE-RA-KOO.

Hiroaki

Hiroaki means “spreading brightness” or “wide and clear” and pronounced as HEE-RO-A-KEE

Hirohito

Hirohito means “abundant benevolence” or “wide human” and pronounced as HEE-ro-hee-to.

Hiroki

Hiroki means “joy of wealth” or “great tree” and pronounced as HEE-ro-kee

Hiromichi

Hiromichi means “wide street” or “rich road” and pronounced as hee-ro-mee-chee

Hiromitsu

Hiromitsu means “extensive radiance” or “wide light” and pronounced as hee-ro-mee-tsoo

Hironori

Hironori means “tolerant ruler” or “wide and rectangular” and pronounced as hee-roh-noh-ree

Hiroshi

Hiroshi means “tolerant, generous” or “prosperous”  and pronounced as HEE-RO-SHEE

Hiroto

Hiroto means “great flying” and pronounced as HEE-RO-TO. Hiroto is a very popular Japanese boys’ name whose characters refer to the constellation Ursa Major.

Hiroyuki

Hiroyuki means “broad happiness” or “rich fortune” and pronounced as hee-ro-yoo-kee

Hisahito

Hisahito means “virtuous” or “precious one” and pronounced as hee-sa-hee-to

Hisao

Hisao means “life story” or “precious man”. 

Hisashi

Hisashi means “a long time intention” or “celebrates joy” and pronounced as hee-sah-shee

Hisato

Hisato means “one with a long life” or “skillful and smart” and pronounced as hee-sah-to

Hisoki

Hisoki means “secretive” or “reserved” and pronounced as hee-so-kee

Hitoshi

Hitoshi means “equal” or “benevolence” and pronounced as hee-to-shee

Hyousuke

Hyousuke means “helpful soldier” or “panther; assistance” and pronounced approximately as HYOU-SKEH

Ichiro

Ichiro is an alternative transcription of Ichirou which means “firstborn son”. Pronounced as EE-CHEE-RO.

Ichirou

Ichirou means “firstborn son” and pronounced as ee-chee-ro. Ichirou was traditionally a name given to the first son.

Isamu

Isamu means “bravery” or “gallant” and pronounced as ee-sah-moo

Issey

Issey means “first star” or “firstborn” and pronounced approximately as ee-SEH

Itsuki

Itsuki means “timber trees” and pronounced as EE-TSOO-KEE or EETS-KEE.

Jiro

Jiro means “second son” and pronounced as JEE-RO. Jiro was traditionally a name given to the second son.

Joben

Joben means “one who enjoys cleanliness” and pronounced as JO-BEHN. 

Jomei

Jomei means “spreads light”. 

Junichi

Junichi means “first son” or “the obedient one” and pronounced as joo-nee-chee.

Junichiro

Junichiro means “pure and cheerful one” and pronounced as joo-nee-chee-ro

Junpei

Junpei means “pure” or “considerate” and pronounced as JOON-pei

Juro

Juro is an alternative transcription of Juurou which means “the tenth son”. Pronounced as JOO-RO.

Jurou

Jurou is an alternative transcription of Juurou which means “the tenth son”. (Similar to Juro.) Pronounced as JOO-RO.

Juurou

Juurou means “the tenth son” and pronounced as JOO-RO. Juurou was traditionally a name given to the tenth son. 

Kaemon

Kaemon means “joyful” or “right-handed” and pronounced as kah-e-mon. Kaemon is an old samurai name. 

Kage

Kage means “shadow” and pronounced as KA-geh.

Kaito

Kaito means “to span the ocean” and pronounced as KAI-toh.

Kano

Kano means “one’s masculine power” or “capability” and pronounced as KAH-no.

Katashi

Katashi means “firm” or “to aspire many” and pronounced as KA-TA-SHEE.

Katsu

Katsu means “victory” and pronounced as KA-TSOO. 

Katsuo

Katsuo means “victorious man” and pronounced as KA-TSOO-O

Katsuro

Katsuro is an alternative transcription of Katsurou which means “victorious son”. Pronounced as KA-TSOO-RO.

Katsurou

Katsurou means “victorious son” and pronounced as KA-TSOO-RO.

Kazuki

Kazuki means “one tree” or “bright and peaceful” and pronounced as KA-ZOO-KEE.

Kazuo

Kazuo means “firstborn” or “harmonious man” and pronounced as KA-ZOO-O

Kazuya

Kazuya means “peaceful one” or “one call” and pronounced as KAH-zoo-yah

Keiji

Keiji means “respect and two” or “road opening” and pronounced as KEI-jee

Keitaro

Keitaro means “respectful plump son” or “blessed and thick man” and pronounced as KEI-tah-ro

Ken’ichi

Ken’ichi means “the healthy and strong one” or “study; sharpen; one” and pronounced as KEI-EE-CHEE

Kenji

Kenji means “second son” or “strong and vigorous” and pronounced as KEHN-JEE

Kenshin

Kenshin means “true sword” or “humble and trustworthy” and pronounced as KEHN-sheen. 

Kenta

Kenta means “healthy and plump” or “big fist” and pronounced as KEHN-TA

Kentaro

Kentaro means “big man” or “healthy and thick man” and pronounced as KEHN-TA-RO

Kenzo

Kenzo means “wise and three” or “strong and healthy” and pronounced as KEHN-ZO. Kenzo is a common Japanese name with several creative bearers: the single-named fashion designer, prizewinning architect Kenzo Takada, and painter Kenzo Okada.

Kenzou

Kenzou is an alternative transcription of Kenzo which means “strong and healthy” or “wise and three”. Pronounced as KEHN-ZO.

Kichiro

Kichiro is an alternative transcription of Kichirou which means “lucky son”. Pronounced as KEE-CHEE-RO.

Kichirou

Kichirou means “lucky son” and pronounced as KEE-CHEE-RO

Kioshi

Kioshi means “silent” and pronounced as KEE-O-SHEE

Kiyoshi

Kiyoshi means “pure” or “sacred” and pronounced as KEE-YO-SHEE

Koda

Koda means “last born” or “the ally” and pronounced as KOH-dah

Koichi

Koichi means “happiness one” or “one tiger” and pronounced as KOH-ee-chee

Koji

Koji means “little one” or “abundance and two” and pronounced as KOH-JEE

Kouichi

Kouichi means “happiness and one” or “wide city” and pronounced as KOU-ee-chee

Kouki

Kouki means “vast and strong” or “happy and bright” and pronounced as KO-KEE

Kousuke

Kousuke means “inlet and clear” or “skillful friend” and pronounced as KOHS-KEH

Koya

Koya means “clever and quick witted leader” and pronounced as KOH-yah

Kurou

Kurou means “expert” or “the ninth son” and pronounced as KOO-RO. Kurou was traditionally a name given to the ninth son.

Kyosuke

Kyosuke means “respectful” or “sound and dance” and pronounced as KYOHS-KEH

Manzo

Manzo means “third son” or “as strong as 10” and pronounced as MAHN-zo.

Mareo

Mareo means “uncommon” and pronounced as mah-RE-o

Maro

Maro means “myself” and pronounced as MAH-ro

Masa

Masa means “true sand” or “refinement” and pronounced as MAH-sa

Masakazu

Masakazu means “superior and calm” or “benevolence and one” and pronounced as mah-sah-kah-zoo

Masao

Masao means “proper man” or “refined male” and pronounced as MAH-sahw

Masaru

Masaru means “victory” or “excellence” and pronounced as MA-SA-ROO

Masato

Masato means “justice” or “brave human” and pronounced as mah-sah-to

Michiaki

Michiaki means “autumn road” or “sensible road” and pronounced as mee-chee-ah-kee.

Naoyuki

Naoyuki means “honesty and happiness” or “straightforward and modest” and pronounced as nah-o-yuu-kee. 

Naozumi

Naozumi means “honesty and innocence” or “precious and pure” and pronounced as Nah-oh-zoo-mee

Natsuo

Natsuo means “summer life” or “born in summer” and pronounced as nah-tsuu-o

Noboru

Noboru means “climber” or “to go back” and pronounced as NO-BO-ROO

Nobu

Nobu means “trust” or “sincere” and pronounced as NO-BOO

Noburu

Noburu means “extend; stretch” and pronounced as NO-BOO-ROO.

Nobuyuki

Nobuyuki means “confident of good fortune” or “trustworthy and helpful” and pronounced as NO-BOO-YOO-KEE

Noritaka

Noritaka means “law and filial piety” or “high virtue” and pronounced as NO-REE-TAH-KA

Osamu

Osamu means “discipline, study” or “ruler” and pronounced as O-SA-MOO

Ozuru

Ozuru means “big stork” and pronounced as O-ZOO-ROO

Raden

Raden is a variation of Raiden which means “thunder and lightning”. Pronounced as RA-dehn.

Raiden

Raiden means “thunder and lightning” and pronounced as RAI-dehn. Raiden is a regional epithet of the Japanese god, Raijin.

Raijin

Raijin means “spirit of thunder” or “rely and benevolence” and pronounced as RAI-JEEN. Raijin is the Japanese god of thunder.

Reiji

Reiji means “courteous child” or “clever history” and pronounced as REI-jee

Renzo

Renzo means “third son” or “third link” and pronounced as REHN-zo

Riki

Riki means “power and strength” or “rare gallant” and pronounced as REE-kee

Ringo

Ringo means “apple” or “five rings” and pronounced as RIN-go

Rokuro

Rokuro is an alternative transcription of Rokurou which means “the sixth son”. Pronounced as RO-KOO-RO.

Rokurou

Rokurou means “the sixth son” and pronounced as RO-KOO-RO. Rokurou was traditionally a name given to the sixth son.

Ryoichi

Ryoichi is an alternative transcription of Ryouichi which means “clear one” or “one dragon”. Pronounced as RYO-EE-CHEE.

Ryota

Ryota is an alternative transcription of Ryouta which means “splendidly stout” or “good and big”. Pronounced as RYO-TA.

Ryoto

Ryoto means “like a dragon” or “refreshing person” and pronounced as RYO-TO

Ryouichi

Ryouichi means “clear one” or “one dragon” and pronounced as RYO-EE-CHEE

Ryouta

Ryouta means “splendidly stout” or “good and big” and pronounced as RYO-TA

Ryu

Ryu is an alternative transcription of Ryuu which means “dragon” or “vigor”. Pronounced as RYOO.

Ryuu

Ryuu means “dragon” or “vigor” and pronounced as RYOO

Ryuunosuke

Ryuunosuke means “dragon shell” or “vigor; dictates; help someone” and pronounced as RYOO-NO-SKEH

Ryuusei

Ryuusei means “blue dragon” or “vigor and prosper” and pronounced as RYOO-SEI

Saburo

Saburo is an alternative transcription of Saburou which means “third born son” or “three towers”. Pronounced as SA-BOO-RO.

Saburou

Saburou means “third born son” or “three towers” and pronounced as SA-BOO-RO. Saburou was traditionally a name given to the third son. 

Sachihiro

Sachihiro means “broad happiness” and pronounced as SA-CHEE-HE-RO.

Samaru

Samaru is an alternative transcription of Samuel which means “God has heard”. Pronounced as SA-MA-ROO.

Samuru

Samuru means “He whose name is God” and pronounced as SA-MOO-ROO

Sanjiro

Sanjiro means “admired; praised” and pronounced as SAHN-JEE-RO.

Sasuke

Sasuke means “helper” or “smart assistant” and pronounced as SAHS-KEH. Sasuke, is most familiar in a Japanese context from Sasuke Uchiha, a character in the Naruto anime.

Seiichi

Seiichi means “sincere one” or “one star” and pronounced as sei-ee-chee

Seiji

Seiji means “lawful and just” and pronounced as SEI-jee. 

Seto

Seto means “shallow human” or “white” and pronounced as SEH-toh

Shichiro

Shichiro is an alternative transcription of Shichirou which means “the seventh son”. Pronounced as SHEE-CHEE-RO.

Shichirou

Shichirou means “the seventh son” and pronounced as SHEE-CHEE-RO. Shichirou was traditionally a name given to the seventh son. 

Shin’ichi

Shin’ichi means “a genuine one” or “new city” and pronounced as SHEE-EE-CHEE

Shinjiro

Shinjiro means “pure and true person” or “true samurai” and pronounced as SHEEN-JEE-RO.

Shinta

Shinta means “a person who develops things” or “gently move on” and pronounced as SHEEN-tah.

Shiro

Shiro is an alternative transcription of Shirou which means “fourth-born son”. Pronounced as SHEE-RO.

Shirou

Shirou means “fourth-born son” and pronounced as SHEE-RO. Shirou was traditionally a name given to the fourth son.

Sho

Sho is an alternative transcription of Shou which means “thriving” or “soar, glide”. Pronounced as SHO.

Shota

Shota is an alternative transcription of Shouta which means “heavy flight”. Pronounced as SHO-TA.

Shou

Shou means “thriving” or “soar, glide” and pronounced as SHO.

Shouhei

Shouhei means “soaring peacefully” and pronounced as SHO-HEH

Shouta

Shouta means “heavy flight” and pronounced as SHO-TA

Shunsuke

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Shusuke

Shusuke means “to learn meditation” and pronounced as SHOOS-KEH.

Sota

Sota is an alternative transcription of Souta which means “quick and thick” or “sound of the wind; big”. Pronounced as SO-TA.

Souji

Souji means “general director” or “rule all” and pronounced as SOU-JEE

Souma

Souma means “genuine sound of the wind” or “moonlight” and pronounced as SO-MA

Souta

Souta means “quick and thick” or “sound of the wind; big” and pronounced as SO-TA.

Suguru

Suguru means “eminent” or “outstanding” and pronounced as SOO-GOO-ṘOO

Susumu

Susumu means “make progress” or “to move towards a dream” and pronounced as SOO-SOO-MOO.

Tadaaki

Tadaaki means “faithful light” or “sincere and disciplined” and pronounced as tah-dah-kee

Tadashi

Tadashi means “faithful servant” or “love of peace” and pronounced as tah-dah-shee

Taemon

Taemon means “well-behaved person” or “one with good morals”. 

Taichi

Taichi means “big one” or “resistance towards knowledge” and pronounced as TAI-CHEE. 

Taiki

Taiki means “big tree” or “big and bright” and pronounced as TAI-KEE

Taji

Taji means “silver and yellow color” and pronounced as TA-JEE

Takahiro

Takahiro means “widespread nobility” or “greatly valuable” and pronounced as TA-KA-HEE-RO

Takai

Takai means “next world” and pronounced as TAH-KAI.

Takashi

Takashi means “noble aspiration” or “precious samurai” and pronounced as TA-KA-SHEE.

Takato

Takato means “precious measure of exaltation” or “high benevolence” and pronounced as TAH-KA-TO

Takaya

Takaya means “respectful one” or “strong start” and pronounced as TAH-KA-YA

Takehiko

Takehiko means “a brave and respectable man” or “bamboo prince” and pronounced as TA-KEH-HEE-KO

Takeo

Takeo means “strong as bamboo” or “brave warrior” and pronounced as TAH-KE-O. 

Takeshi

Takeshi means “strong as bamboo” or “a strong and healthy martial” and pronounced as TA-KEH-SHEE.

Taku

Taku means “skillful” or “young” and pronounced as TA-KOO

Takuma

Takuma means “open truth” or “true skill” and pronounced as TA-KOO-MA

Takumi

Takumi means “artisan” or “open sea” and pronounced as TA-KOO-MEE

Takuya

Takuya means “eminent one” or “beak of a bird; progress” and pronounced as TA-KOO-YA

Tamaki

Tamaki means “a boy who is a true gem” or “rare ball” and pronounced as TA-MA-KEE

Taro

Taro is an alternative transcription of Tarou which means “big son” or “thick spine”. Pronounced as TA-RO.

Tarou

Tarou means “big son” or “thick spine” and pronounced as TA-RO

Tatsuya

Tatsuya means “sign of the dragon” or “accomplished one” and pronounced as TAH-TSOO-YAH

Teijo

Teijo means “one who is righteous”. 

Tetsuya

Tetsuya means “arrow of philosophy” or “thorough progress” and pronounced as TEH-TSOO-YAH

Tohru

Tohru means “a transparent person” and pronounced as TOH-ROO.

Tomiichi

Tomiichi means “one who is wealthy” or “wealthy city” and pronounced as TOH-MEE-CHEE

Tomohiro

Tomohiro means “broad wisdom” or “smart and big” and pronounced as TOH-MO-HEE-RO

Tomoya

Tomoya means “wise one” or “arrow of knowledge” and pronounced as TOH-MO-YAH

Toshiro

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Tsukiya

Tsukiya means “white moon” or “palm of the moon” and pronounced as TSOO-KEE-YAH

Yamato

Yamato means “great harmony” or “ancient Japan” and pronounced as YA-MA-TO. Yamato can also refer to the Yamato period in Japanese history, which lasted into the 8th century.

Yoshiro

Yoshiro is an alternative transcription of Yoshirou which means “righteous son” or “happy individual”. Pronounced as YO-SHEE-RO.

Yoshirou

Yoshirou means “righteous son” or “happy individual” and pronounced as YO-SHEE-RO

Youta

Youta means “thick sunshine” or “gentle sun” and pronounced as YO-TA

Yukio

Yukio means “snow boy” and pronounced as YOO-kee-o. Yukio, in Japanese culture, is a name that suggests a sense of independence and is one of the popular names for December babies.

Yuudai

Yuudai means “great hero” or “a gentle man” and pronounced as YOO-DAI

Yuuma

Yuuma means “genuine excellence” or “permanent truth” and pronounced as YOO-MA.

Yuuta

Yuuta means “calm and thick” or “evening song” and pronounced as YOO-ta.

Yuuto

Yuuto means “courageous and smart” or “tender” and pronounced as YOO-TO

Japanese Girl Names

Ahmya

Ahmya means “black rain” and pronounced as AHM-YAH.

Ai

Ai means “loved” or “indigo” and pronounced as AI. 

Aia

Aia means “woven silk” or “indigo love” and pronounced as AI-AH

Aika

Aika means “love song” or “calm incense” and pronounced as AI-KAH

Aiko

Aiko means “beloved child” or “little love” and pronounced as AI-KOH.

Aimi

Aimi means “beautiful love” or “sincere love” and pronounced as AI-MEE

Aina

Aina means “calm beauty” or “beautiful summer” and pronounced as AI-NAH

Airi

Airi means “beloved jasmine” or “lovely smile” and pronounced as AI-REE

Akane

Akane means “red dye” or “vivid light” and pronounced as A-KA-NEH

Akari

Akari means “brightness” or “red village” and pronounced as A-KA-REE

Akemi

Akemi means “beautifully bright” or “bright heart” and pronounced as A-KEH-MEE

Amaya

Amaya means “night rain” and pronounced as A-MAH-YAH

Ame

Ame means “rain” and pronounced as AH-MEH.

Ami

Ami means “beautiful Asia” or “beautiful hope” and pronounced as A-MEE

Aneko

Aneko means “older sister” and pronounced as AH-NEH-KO

Asami

Asami means “morning beauty” or “beautiful linen” and pronounced as AH-SAH-MEE

Asuga

Asuga means “swift like a wind” and pronounced as AH-SOO-GAH

Atsuko

Atsuko means “child of profound emotions” or “sincere child” and pronounced as A-TSOO-KO

Aya

Aya means “color” or “woven silk” and pronounced as A-YA

Ayaka

Ayaka means “colorful fragrance” or “colorful flower” and pronounced as A-YA-KA

Ayako

Ayako means “colorful child” or “thankful child” and pronounced as A-YA-KO

Ayame

Ayame means “iris” or “lovely princess” and pronounced as A-YA-MEH

Ayane

Ayane means “colorful sound” or “blessed flower” and pronounced as A-YA-NEH

Ayano

Ayano means “from love” or “colorful field” and pronounced as A-YA-NO

Ayeka

Ayeka means “quick and analytical mind” or “delicate” and pronounced as A-YEH-KA

Azami

Azami means “thistle flower” or “heart” and pronounced as ah-zah-mee.

Chiaki

Chiaki means “thousand autumns” or “thousand sun” and pronounced as chee-ah-kee

Chihiro

Chihiro means “thousand questions” and pronounced as CHEE-HEE-RO. Chihiro is a popular Japanese name used for the young heroine of the international famous animated film, “Spirited Away”.

Chika

Chika means “near” or “wise and beautiful” and pronounced as CHEE-KA

Chikako

Chikako means “delightful child” or “near; child” and pronounced as CHEE-KA-KO

Chinatsu

Chinatsu means “thousand summers” or “thousand; beautiful; capital” and pronounced as CHEE-NA-TSOO

Chiyo

Chiyo means “thousand generations” or “eternal” and pronounced as CHEE-YO

Chiyoko

Chiyoko means “child of forever” or “a thousand generations’ child” and pronounced as CHEE-YO-KO

Chizue

Chizue means “endurance” or “blessed long life” and pronounced as CHEE-ZOO-EH

Cho

Cho is an alternative transcription of Chou which means “born at dawn” or “butterfly”. Pronounced as CHO.

Chou

Chou means “born at dawn” or “butterfly” and pronounced as CHO.

Chouko

Chouko means “butterfly child” or “the length; child” and pronounced as CHO-KO

Chuya

Chuya means “pure and clear like water” and pronounced as CHUU-YA

Dai

Dai means “to shine” or “great one” and pronounced as DAI.

Emi

Emi means “beautiful painting” or “laughter” and pronounced as EH-MEE.

Emiko

Emiko means “prosperous and beautiful child” or “blessed and sacred child” and pronounced as EH-MEE-KO

Etsuko

Etsuko means “joyful child” or “blessed moon child” and pronounced as EH-TSOO-KO

Fumiko

Fumiko means “child of beautiful wealth” or “academic” and pronounced as FOO-MEE-KO.

Fuyuko

Fuyuko means “winter child” or “wealthy child” and pronounced as FOO-YOO-KO

Gen

Gen means “spring” or “the origin; source” and pronounced as GEHN

Haia

Haia means “nimble; quick” and pronounced approximately as HAH-YAH

Hana

Hana means “flower; blossom” and pronounced as HA-NA

Hanae

Hanae means “flower; picture” or “leaf, fruit trees; picture” and pronounced as HA-NA-EH

Hanako

Hanako means “flower child” or “maple child” and pronounced as HA-NA-KO. Hanako, in Japanese urban legend, is the name of the ghost of a little girl who haunts school bathrooms, who sometimes answers if you call her name.

Hanami

Hanami means “beautiful flower” or “attractive flower” and pronounced as HA-NAH-MEE

Haruhi

Haruhi means “spring day” or “sunlight” and pronounced as HA-ROO-HEE

Haruko

Haruko means “born in spring” or “sunshine” and pronounced as HA-ROO-KO. Haruko is a name possibly for a Japanese or Japanese-American child born in April or May.

Harumi

Harumi means “springtime beauty” or “warm heart” and pronounced as HAH-ROO-MEE

Haruna

Haruna means “springtime vegetables” or “beautiful sun” and pronounced as HA-ROO-NA

Hatsuko

Hatsuko means “first born child” or “wave; harbor; child” and pronounced as HAH-TSOO-KO

Hatsumomo

Hatsumomo means “first born peach” and pronounced as HA-TSOO-MO-MO

Hina

Hina means “sun; day; greens; vegetables” or “beautiful summer” and pronounced as HEE-NAH

Hiroko

Hiroko means “generous child” or “prosperous child” and pronounced as HEE-RO-KO

Hisa

Hisa means “long lasting” or “vivid light” and pronounced as HEE-SAH

Hisano

Hisano means “from a long story” or “precious field” and pronounced as HEE-SAH-NO

Hitomi

Hitomi means “pupil of the eye” or “beautiful history” and pronounced as HEE-TO-MEE

Honoka

Honoka means “harmonious flower” or “faint” and pronounced as HO-NO-KA

Hoshiko

Hoshiko means “star child” or “greedy child” and pronounced as HO-SHEE-KO

Hotaru

Hotaru means “firefly” or “bright flow” and pronounced as HO-TA-ROO

Ima

Ima means “now” and pronounced as EE-mah.

Ino

Ino means “wild boar” or “plum one” and pronounced as EE-no. Ino is most familiar in a Japanese context from Ino Yamanaka, a character in the Naruto anime.

Ishi

Ishi means “stone” and pronounced as EE-SHEE.

Jin

Jin means “tenderness, gentleness” or “ultimate excellence” and pronounced as JEEN

Junko

Junko means “sincere child” or “pure child” and pronounced as JOON-KO.

Kasumi

Kasumi means “mist” or “serene summer” and pronounced as KA-SOO-MEE

Kana

Kana means “powerful” or “beautiful fruit” and pronounced as KAH-na

Kanon

Kanon means “flower; sound” or “warm heart” and pronounced as KA-NON

Kaori

Kaori means “smells like a beautiful flower” or “weaving” and pronounced as KAHW-REE.

Karen

Karen means “flower; lotus; water lily” or “deep red flame” and pronounced as KA-REHN

Kasumi

Kasumi means “from the mist” or “calm, serene, beauty” and pronounced as KA-SOO-MEE

Kaya

Kaya means “yew” or “thatched” and pronounced as KA-YAH

Kayo

Kayo means “beautiful generation” or “the world’s song” and pronounced as KAH-YO. 

Kazane

Kazane means “the sound the wind makes” or “incense of the heart” and pronounced as KA-ZAH-NEH

Kazuko

Kazuko means “obedient child” or “a child with long life” and pronounced as KA-ZOO-KO

Keiko

Keiko means “blessed child” or “happy child” and pronounced as KEI-KOHW.

Keina

Keina means “beautiful fire fly” or “blessed name” and pronounced as KEI-NAH

Kiaria

Kiaria means “fortunate” or “beautiful”. 

Kiku

Kiku means “chrysanthemum” or “deep red tree” and pronounced as KEE-KOO

Kimi

Kimi means “righteous” or “she who is without equal” and pronounced as KI-MEE.

Kimika

Kimika means “beautiful emperor of Japan” or “benevolent flower” and pronounced as KI-MEE-KA

Kimiko

Kimiko means “happy and beautiful child” or “noble child” and pronounced as KEE-ME-KO

Kioka

Kioka means “happy child” or “precious; cord; incense” and pronounced as KEE-O-KAH.

Kioko

Kioko means “joyful and lucky cherry blossoms” or “a child that’s hopeful in the inside” and pronounced as KEE-O-KOH

Kirika

Kirika means “natural beauty” or “precious and interesting flower” and pronounced as KEE-REE-KAH

Kiyoko

Kiyoko means “pristine child” or “sacred child” and pronounced as KEE-YO-KO

Koharu

Koharu means “small flower” or “heart; spring” and pronounced as KO-HA-ROO

Kokoro

Kokoro means “heart, mind, soul” or “sound of the heart” and pronounced as KO-KO-RO

Kotone

Kotone means “sound of the koto” or “koto; child” and pronounced as KO-TO-NEH. Koto refers to a type of a traditional Japanese musical instrument similar to a harp.

Kozue

Kozue means “treetop” or “target” and pronounced as KO-ZOO-EH

Kumi

Kumi means “forever beautiful” or “beautiful sky” and pronounced as KOO-mee

Kumiko

Kumiko means “perpetually beautiful child” or “long time; progress; child” and pronounced as KOO-MEE-KO

Kuniko

Kuniko means “child born in the country” or “aromatic child” and pronounced as KOO-NEE-KO

Kyoko

Kyoko means “mirror” or “Kyoto child” and pronounced as KYOU-KO

Kyomi

Kyomi means “pure and beautiful” and pronounced as KYOU-MEE.

Kyoto

Kyoto is a Japanese place-name and pronounced as KYOU-TOH

Machiko

Machiko means “fortunate child” or “town child” and pronounced as MAH-CHEE-KO

Maeko

Maeko means “truthful child” or “true blessed child” and pronounced as mah-e-ko

Maemi

Maemi means “smile of truth” or “ten thousand; branch; kindness” and pronounced as ma-eh-mee

Maho

Maho means “real sail” or “true friend” and pronounced as mah-ho

Mai

Mai means “dance” or “genuine love” and pronounced as MAI

Maiko

Maiko means “a child that loves to dance” or “a child who loves strawberries” and pronounced as MAI-KO

Maiya

Maiya means “dance progress” or “rice valley” and pronounced as MAI-YAH

Makiko

Makiko means “true and joyful child” or “a joyful dancing child” and pronounced as mah-kee-ko

Mako

Mako means “truthful child” or “dancing tiger” and pronounced as MAH-ko

Mameha

Mameha means “dance; sprout; leaf” and pronounced as MA-ME-HA.

Mami

Mami means “polished pearl” or “genuinely beautiful” and pronounced as MA-MEE

Mamiko

Mamiko means “daughter of the sea” or “genuinely beautiful child” and pronounced as MA-MEE-KO

Manami

Manami means “beautiful love” or “mature love” and pronounced as MA-NA-MEE

Mao

Mao means “cherry blossom dance” or “true and calm” and pronounced as MAHW.

Mari

Mari means “ball” or “genuine reason” and pronounced as MA-REE

Mariko

Mariko means “round child” or “ball; incense” and pronounced as MA-REE-KO

Masae

Masae means “blessed with elegance” or “elegant love” and pronounced as MA-SA-EH

Masako

Masako means “elegant child” or “truthful child” and pronounced as mah-sah-koh

Masumi

Masumi means “true beauty” or “clarifies the truth” and pronounced as mah-soo-mee

Masuyo

Masuyo means “profit; benefit; world” or “full; long life; generation” and pronounced as MA-SOO-YO

Mayu

Mayu means “gentle truth” or “gentle evening” and pronounced as MA-YOO

Mayuko

Mayuko means “a child of gentle truth” or “a child that’s a true friend” and pronounced as MA-YOO-KO

Mayumi

Mayumi means “a truly beautiful reason” or “love bow” and pronounced as MA-YOO-MEE

Megumi

Megumi means “blessed beauty” or “blessed water” and pronounced as MEH-GOO-MEE.

Mei

Mei means “life” or “a good woman” and pronounced as MAY

Michiko

Michiko means “the righteous way” or “beautiful and wise child” and pronounced as MEE-CHEE-KO. Michiko was the name of the first commoner to become empress of Japan and to New York Times book empress Michiko Kakutani.

Midori

Midori means “green” and pronounced as MEE-DO-REE.

Mie

Mie means “beautiful and blessed” or “prosperity” and pronounced as MEE-EH

Mieko

Mieko means “child of prosperity” or “beautiful and blessed child” and pronounced as MEE-eh-ko.

Miho

Miho means “beautiful grain” or “step of hope” and pronounced as MEE-HO

Mihoko

Mihoko means “child of protected beauty” or “beautiful star child” and pronounced as MEE-HO-KO.

Mika

Mika means “beautiful fragrance” or “the moon of the third night (of the old lunar month)” and pronounced as MEE-KA.

Mikan

Mikan means “orange” or “beautiful citrus” and pronounced as MEE-kahn

Mikasa

Mikasa means “to resolve” or “beautiful shade” and pronounced as MEE-KA-SAH

Miku

Miku means “beautiful sky” or “attractive deep red color” and pronounced as MEE-KOO

Minako

Minako means “beautiful child” or “love and hope” and pronounced as MEE-NA-KO. 

Minami

Minami means “south” or “beautiful wave” and pronounced as MEE-NA-MEE

Mio

Mio means “beautiful cherry blossom” or “triple cord” and pronounced as MEE-O

Mirai

Mirai means “future” or “hope and love” and pronounced as MEE-RAI

Misa

Misa means “beautiful bud” or “beautiful sand” and pronounced as MEE-SAH

Misaki

Misaki means “beautiful blossom” or “beautiful princess” and pronounced as MEE-SA-KEE

Misako

Misako means “beautiful and helpful child” or “manipulative child” and pronounced as MEE-SA-KO

Mitsu

Mitsu means “shiny reflection” or “honey” and pronounced as MEE-TSOO

Mitsue

Mitsue means “blessed light” or “shining branch” and pronounced as MEE-TSOO-EH

Mitsuki

Mitsuki means “beautiful moon” or “honey princess” and pronounced as MEE-TSOO-KEE

Mitsuko

Mitsuko means “shining child” or “beauty; crane; child” and pronounced as MEE-TSOO-KO

Miu

Miu means “beautiful feathers” or “superior beauty” and pronounced as MEE-OO

Miwa

Miwa means “three rings” or “heartfelt story” and pronounced as MEE-WA

Miya

Miya means “beautiful temple” or “love” and pronounced as MEE-YA

Miyako

Miyako means “beautiful night child” or “beautiful capital” and pronounced as MEE-YA-KO

Miyu

Miyu means “superior beauty” or “excellent result” and pronounced as MEE-YOO

Mizuki

Mizuki means “beautiful moon” or “auspicious hope” and pronounced as MEE-ZOO-KEE

Moe

Moe means “bud, sprout” or “loved and blessed” and pronounced as MO-EH

Momiji

Momiji means “maple tree” or “reddening of leaves” and pronounced as mo-mee-jee.

Momoka

Momoka means “thousand flowers” or “aromatic peach” and pronounced as MO-MO-KA

Momoko

Momoko means “peach child” or “a hundred incense” and pronounced as MO-MO-KO. 

Morika

Morika means “fragrance of the forest” or “song of protection” and pronounced as MO-REE-KAH

Moriko

Moriko means “child of the forest” or “hundred; crystal; child” and pronounced as MO-REE-KO

Nagi

Nagi means “calm” or “kite” and pronounced as NA-GEE

Namie

Namie means “beautiful and blessed fruit trees” or “seven blessed ocean” and pronounced as NAH-mee-eh

Namiko

Namiko means “child of the waves” or “beautiful child from the south” and pronounced as NA-MEE-KO.  

Nana

Nana means “seven” or “calm and green” and pronounced as NA-NA

Nanako

Nanako means “the seventh child” or “calm; green; child” and pronounced as NA-NA-KO

Nanami

Nanami means “seven seas” or “beautiful vegetables” and pronounced as NA-NA-MEE

Naoko

Naoko means “obedient child” or “precious child” and pronounced as NA-O-KO.

Nara

Nara means “oak” or “happy” and is also a a Japanese place-name. Pronounced as NAH-RA.

Nariko

Nariko means “gentle child” or “a child who achieves” and pronounced as NA-REE-KO

Natsuki

Natsuki means “summer and hope” or “happy summer” and pronounced as NA-TSOO-KEE

Natsuko

Natsuko means “summer child” or “beautiful moon” and pronounced as NA-TSOO-KO.

Natsumi

Natsumi means “summer beauty” or “hopeful summer” and pronounced as NA-TSOO-MEE

Noa

Noa means “gentle field” or “field of love” and pronounced as NO-A

Nomi

Nomi means “beautiful; pleasant; delightful” and pronounced as NO-MEE.

Noriko

Noriko means “lawful child” or “doctrine” and pronounced as NO-REE-KO

Norita

Norita means “thick law” or “decree” and pronounced as NO-REE-TA

Nozomi

Nozomi means “rare” or “hope” and pronounced as NO-ZOH-MEE

Nyoko

Nyoko means “treasured child” or “gem”. 

Orino

Orino means “worker’s field” and pronounced as O-REE-NO

Reiko

Reiko means “pretty child” or “child of thankfulness” and pronounced as RAY-ko

Reina

Reina means “a beautiful tinkling sound” or “wise and beautiful” and pronounced as RAY-NA.

Rie

Rie means “beautiful and blessed” or “plum branch” and pronounced as REE-EH

Rieko

Rieko means “blessed benefit child” or “child of a blessed village” and pronounced as REE-EH-KO

Rikka

Rikka means “six flowers” or “crystal flower” and pronounced as reek-kah.

Rikku

Rikku means “foreign guardian” or “land, continent” and pronounced as reek-koo. Rikku is familiar in the west as the name of one of the lead characters of the “Final Fantasy” video game series. 

Riko

Riko means “white jasmine child” or “beautiful lake” and pronounced as REE-KO

Rina

Rina means “vegetable village” or “summer pear” and pronounced as REE-NA

Rini

Rini means “crystal red” or “little bunny” and pronounced as REE-NEE

Rio

Rio means “place of the cherry blossoms” and pronounced as REE-O.

Rumi

Rumi means “beautiful lapis lazuli” or “beautiful flow” and pronounced as ROO-mee

Ruri

Ruri means “lapis lazuli” or “emerald” and pronounced as ROO-REE. Naming babies after precious gems as a protection against evil spirits is an ancient Japanese tradition.

Ryoko

Ryoko means “excellent child” or “understanding child” and pronounced as RYO-KOH

Sachiko

Sachiko means “child of joy” or “child of good fortune” and pronounced as SA-CHEE-KO. Sachiko was one of the first Japanese names familiar to Americans when it was used in the 1950s by actress Shirley Maclaine for her daughter.

Sada

Sada means “established” or “true” and pronounced as SAH-DA. 

Sadako

Sadako means “established child” or “child of integrity” and pronounced as sah-dah-koh. Sadako is most famous for being the name of a ghost in the horror movie, Ring

Saeko

Saeko means “a serene child” or “colorful child” and pronounced as sah-eh-koh

Sakai

Sakai means “prosperity” or “fortunate support” and pronounced as SAH-KAI

Saki

Saki means “blooming hope” or “purple” and pronounced as SAH-KEE. 

Sakiko

Sakiko means “blossom princess child” or “a child of blooming hope” and pronounced as SAH-KEE-KO.

Sakura

Sakura means “cherry blossom” and pronounced as SAH-KOO-RA.

Sakurako

Sakurako means “cherry blossom child” or “small cherry blossoms” and pronounced as SA-KOO-RA-KO

Saori

Saori means “color of sand” or “woven colorfully” and pronounced as SAHW-REE

Satoko

Satoko means “wise child” or “blessed child” and pronounced as SA-TO-KO

Satomi

Satomi means “wise beauty” or “beautiful village” and pronounced as SA-TO-MEE

Satsuki

Satsuki means “fifth month” or “hopeful shore”. 

Sayaka

Sayaka means “brilliant and clear” or “colorful incense”. 

Sayuri

Sayuri means “small lily” or “colorful village”. 

Seika

Seika means “starry sky” or “pure summer”. 

Setsuko

Setsuko means “child of the season” or “melodic child” and pronounced as SE-TSOO-KO. 

Shigeko

Shigeko means “luxuriant child” or “delighted child”. 

Shika

Shika means “gentle deer” or “lovely purple”. 

Shiko

Shiko means “stone”.

Shinon

Shinon is a flower name. Shinon in English is the flower, Aster Tataricus which means “remembrance”. 

Shizuka

Shizuka means “quiet summer” or “subtle aroma”. 

Sueko

Sueko means “youngest child” or “celebrate with joy; blessed; child”. 

Suki

Suki means “loved one”.

Sumi

Sumi means “elegant, refined”.

Sumiko

Sumiko means “elegant child” or “pure and beautiful child”. 

Sumire

Sumire means “lovely violet” or “serene ripple”. 

Sunako

Sunako means “sand child” or “necessary; fruit trees; child”. 

Suzu

Suzu means “little bell”. Suzu refers to the tiny metal bell often placed in a silk charm bag and attached to a girl’s undergarment so that a lovely tinkling sound is heard as she moves, and originally thought to frighten demons.

Suzume

Suzume means “sparrow” or “cool sprout”. 

Takako

Takako means “filial piety; child” or “disciplined child”. 

Taki

Taki means “waterfall” or “big tree”. 

Tamako

Tamako means “jewel child” or “jewel scent”. 

Tamayo

Tamayo means “generation jewel”.

Tamiko

Tamiko means “many beautiful children” or “too many; depth; child”. Japanese names for boys and girls with their meaning and pronunciation. This is a comprehensive collection of beautiful, traditional names, along with Anime, badass and rare names for male, female and unisex. Pin it. #cutenames #babynames

Tatsuo

Tatsuo means “male dragon” or “wise man”. 

Taya

Taya means “young”. 

Tazu

Tazu means “rice-field stork”.

Tomiko

Tomiko means “wealthy child” or “happy child”. 

Tomoe

Tomoe means “a blessing in a form of a friend” or “spiral”. 

Tomoko

Tomoko means “child companion” or “smart princess”. 

Tori

Tori means “bird”. 

Toshiko

Toshiko means “sacred child” or “outstanding child”. 

Tsubaki

Tsubaki means “camellia flower” or “the second princess”. 

Tsubame

Tsubame means “swallow bird” or “thatched flower”. 

Tsukiko

Tsukiko means “moon child” or “built child”. 

Tsumugi

Tsumugi means “spinning” or “pongee”.

Tsunade

Tsunade means “mooring rope” or “confident”. 

Tsuru

Tsuru means “crane (bird)” or “string”. 

Ume

Ume means “plum blossom” or “superior sprout”. In Japan the ume blossom is regarded as a symbol of spring and a ward against evil. 

Umeko

Umeko means “plum blossom child” or “patient”. 

Wakana

Wakana means “harmonious music” or “young and beautiful”.

Yoko

Yoko means “good girl” or “ocean child”. 

Yori

Yori means “reliable” or “edge”.

Yoshiko

Yoshiko means “fragrant child” or “joyful child”. 

Youko

Youko means “child of light” or “distant child”.

Yua

Yua means “tie; bind; love; affection” or “bright friend”. 

Yui

Yui means “superior garment” or “clothes fastening”. 

Yuina

Yuina means “superior greens” or “glaze; clothing; beautiful”. 

Yukiko

Yukiko means “snow child” or “lucky and joyful child”. 

Yuko

Yuko means “gentle child” or “superior heart”. 

Yumi

Yumi means “archery bow” or “beautiful evening”. 

Yumiko

Yumiko means “archery bow child” or “rich and beautiful child”. 

Yuri

Yuri means “lily” or “superior crystal”. 

Yuuka

Yuuka means “gentle blossom” or “evening song”. 

Yuuko

Yuuko means “tender child” or “excellent child”. 

Yuuna

Yuuna means “tender greens” or “superior beauty”. 

Yuzuki

Yuzuki means “good reason” or “hopeful citrus fruit”. 

Gender-Neutral Names

Aki

Aki means “autumn; bright; crystal” and pronounced as AH-kee.

Akiko

Akiko means “surrounded by bright light” or “autumn child”. 

Akira

Akira means “bright; clear”. 

Aoi

Aoi means “bluish” or “hollyhock” and pronounced as A-O-EE

Asa

Asa means “healer” or “born in the morning”. 

Asuka

Asuka means “smell of tomorrow” or “bright sky”. 

Botan

Botan means “peony”. 

Chiko

Chiko means “pledge” or “morning child”. 

Fuji

Fuji means “dweller near the river where wisteria grows”. Fuji is a name usually given in honor of the majestic mountain.

Haku

Haku means “white” or “hundred”. 

Haru

Haru means “born in the spring” or “sunshine”. 

Haruka

Haruka means “far distant” or “fragrant spring”. 

Hibiki

Hibiki means “echo” or “living sound”. 

Hide

Hide means “excellent” or “east”. 

Hikari

Hikari means “light” or “sunny village”. 

Hikaru

Hikaru means “light” or “brightness”.

Hinata

Hinata means “sunny place” or “warm”. 

Hiro

Hiro means “broad, widespread” or “generous”.

Hoshi

Hoshi means “star” or “step; remember”. 

Iku

Iku means “nourishing” and pronounced as EE-koo.

Izumi

Izumi means “fountain, spring” or “colorful and pure”. 

Jun

Jun means “pure” or “obedience”. 

Kaede

Kaede means “maple”. 

Kai

Kai means “willow tree” or “bosom”.

Kairi

Kairi means “sea” or “ocean village”. 

Kaiyo

Kaiyo means “to forgive”. 

Kamin

Kamin means “bright flower” or “filled with joy”. 

Kane

Kane means “two right hands” or “putting together”. 

Kaoru

Kaoru means “fragrant” or “aromatic”. 

Katana

Katana means “one-sided edge”. Katana is the name for a type of Japanese sword.

Kazu

Kazu means “the first one” or “disciplined”. 

Kazue

Kazue means “one blessing” or “one river”. 

Ken

Ken means “to clearly understand” or “healthy, strong”. 

Kita

Kita means “north” or “bright and thick”. 

Kiwa

Kiwa means “born on a boarder” or “precious and calm”. 

Ko

Ko means “child” or “heart”.

Kohaku

Kohaku means “amber” or “white tiger”. 

Koko

Koko means “stork”.

Koshoo

Koshoo is a Japanese variation of Pepper which refers to a type of spice. 

Kouta

Kouta means “big peace” or “love song”. 

Kura

Kura means “dream” or “warehouse”. 

Kuri

Kuri means “chestnut” or “sky village”. 

Kuro

Kuro means “expert” or “the ninth child”. 

Kyo

Kyo is an alternative transcription of Kyou which means “apricot” or “capital city”.

Kyou

Kyou means “apricot” or “capital city”.

Makoto

Makoto means “sincerity” or “ten thousand Japanese harp”. 

Maru

Maru means “round” or “board”. 

Masami

Masami means “right beauty” or “true kindness”. 

Matsu

Matsu means “pine tree” or “true harbor”. 

Michi

Michi means “path” or “the righteous way”. 

Miki

Miki means “tree” or “beautiful chronicle”. 

Minato

Minato means “harbor” or “beautiful sound”. 

Minoru

Minoru means “to bear fruit” or “matures”.

Mon

Mon means “gate” or “crest”. 

Nao

Nao means “honest person” or “beautiful sound”. 

Naoki

Naoki means “honest tree” or “beauty within the flower”.  

Naomi

Naomi means “inner beauty” or “straight self”. 

Nori

Nori means “seaweed” or “doctrine”. 

Ohara

Ohara means “small field” or “thoughtful” and pronounced as oh-hah-rah.

Oki

Oki means “off the coast” or “middle of the ocean”. 

Ono

Ono means “small field”. 

Oshin

Oshin means “flower” or “cord; vertebral; sound”. 

Rai

Rai means “next child” or “trust; lightning; thunder”.

Ran

Ran means “orchid” or “be disturbed”. 

Rei

Rei means “bell” or “clever”. 

Ren

Ren means “water lily” or “love”. 

Riku

Riku  means “cool sky” or “land”.

Rikuto

Rikuto means “a harmonious person” or “land; person”.  

Rin

Rin means “dignified” or “bell”. 

Ruka

Ruka means “bright blue flower” or “fine vigor”. 

Ryo

Ryo is an alternative transcription of Ryou which means “cool, refreshing” or “excellent”. 

Ryou

Ryou means “cool, refreshing” or “excellent”. 

Sai

Sai means “paint” or “vivid”. 

Seiko

Seiko means “sincere child” or “star child”. 

Seiren

Seiren means “refined star” or “shining bright lotus”. 

Sen

Sen means “wood fairy” or “request, span”. Sen is also a Japanese mythology name.

Shin

Shin means “real, genuine” or “heart”. 

Shinju

Shinju means “heart; pearl” or “true pearl”. 

Shino

Shino means “bamboo stem” or “historical sound”. 

Shinobu

Shinobu means “endurance” or “benevolence”. 

Shion

Shion means “beautiful star” or “a person who remembers”. 

Shiori

Shiori means “bookmark” or “bending”. 

Shun

Shun means “fast” or “talented”. 

Sora

Sora means “sky” or “refreshing”. 

Sou

Sou means “sound of the wind” or “refreshing”. 

Taiga

Taiga means “big and well-mannered person” or “tiger”. 

Taka

Taka means “falcon” or “multiple aroma”. 

Takara

Takara means “treasure” or “jewel”. 

Tamami

Tamami means “beautiful black stone” or “beautiful gift”. 

Tetsu

Tetsu means “strong as iron” or “philosophy”.

Tokyo

Tokyo means “capital to the east” or “time of opportunity”. 

Tomo

Tomo means “intelligence” or “friend”. 

Tomomi

Tomomi means “wisdom and beauty” or “true friend”. 

Tora

Tora means “thunder” or “tiger”. 

Tsubasa

Tsubasa means “wing” or “rare wing”. 

Yasu

Yasu means “peaceful” or “gentle”. 

Yoshi

Yoshi means “good and respectable” or “good luck”. Yoshi is a classic Japanese name known to kids around the world as a Nintendo video-game character.

Yuki

Yuki means “snow” or “happiness”. 

Yuu

Yuu means “brave” or “excellence”. 

Yuuki

Yuuki means “hopeful and brave” or “living excellence”. 

Zen

Zen means “Buddhism mediation” or “living”. Zen is a school of Buddhism which originated in China during the 7th century and spread to Vietnam, Korea, and Japan.

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