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For parents who like to get creative and think outside the box, Japanese baby names are a great place to start. Japanese names are usually written in kanji, which are characters of Chinese origin in Japanese pronunciation, may have a variety of possible Japanese pronunciations. Following this trait, one Japanese name can have dozens of meanings, as well. We have done our best to detangle the mystery in our collection of Japanese names, and have included many traditional and modern Japanese names. Our name detail pages include gender and pronunciation, meaning, popularity info, notable namesakes and pop culture references about each name. Check out our selection of fine Japanese baby names.

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Name Gender Origin Meaning Rating
Akiyoshi Boy Japanese Bright and good
Amami Girl Japanese Beautiful sky
Amane Girl Japanese Sound of the hea...
Amaterasu Girl Japanese Who illuminates ...
Ami Both Hebrew My people
Anju Girl Indian Honor; shine
Anna Both Hebrew Grace; favour
Anzu Girl Japanese Apricot
Aoi Both Japanese The hollyhock pl...
Aoki Boy Japanese Green tree
Arashi Boy Japanese Storm
Arata Boy Japanese New
Asako Girl Japanese Morning child
Asami Girl Japanese Beautiful linen
Asayo Girl Japanese Morning world
Ashura Both Arabic Tenth
Asuka Girl Japanese Smell of tomorrow
Atsuko Girl Japanese Warm child
Atsuo Boy Japanese Friendly man
Atsushi Boy Japanese Pure ambition
Aya Both Japanese Design; paint
Ayaka Girl Japanese Colorful fragrant
Ayako Girl Japanese Colorful child
Ayame Girl Japanese Iris
Ayane Girl Japanese Colorful sound
Ayano Girl Japanese Of color; from l...
Ayumi Girl Japanese Step and wonderful
Ayumu Both Japanese Walk
Azami Girl Japanese Word of the hear...
Azusa Girl Japanese Catalpa