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Girl Names of Japanese Origin

Japanese baby names and what they mean, with 57 results. Usage of these girl names reached its apex a decade ago (ADOPTION OF 0.23%) and is almost as conventional today (ADOPTION 0.19%, 19%), but with names such as Tori becoming somewhat dated. Amaya (#212), Aya (#886), Miya (#966) and Hana (#860) are four of the more contemporarily stylish girl names in this compilation, while Doi (TOP 11%) and Akai (77%) are conventional surnames. Here is the list of Japanese names for boys.

Japanese names

Aiko - Kishi | Koemi - Rui | Sachi - Yuriko

Aiko - Kishi

Aiko

Aiko
"Little loved one." Aika is also a slightly favored baby name. See also Aniko.

Aki
"Autumn; bright; glistening." Aki is unique as a baby name.

Akiko
"Autumn's child; bright child; glistening child." Uncommon. Compare Akiko and common surnames Ako (TOP 46%), Arko (23%), which also end with -ko. See also Aniko.

Akira

Akira
"Bright, clear, ideal." Also used for boys. A conventional birth name.

Akyra
"Bright, clear, ideal." A rare birth name. See also Azra. Invented feminine form of Akira.

Amaya

Amaya
"The end; night rain." Amaia and Amaya are unique female names, and Amaya appears frequently (TOP 1%) as a last name. Also a place name for a ..

Atsuko
"Child of profound emotions." Aisuko and Alsuko are creative forms.

Aya

Aya
"Woven silk." Aya became more popular in 2015, gaining +96 rankings as a baby name to reach #886.

Chiyo
"Thousand generations or worlds." Chio (UPPER 29%), Chino (14%) are common surnames. See also Chaya.

Dai
"Great." Cross-gender use. Dai is not in the Top 2000.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Japanese names: Aiko, Akira, Amaya, Aya, Hana

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Japanese names: Kami, Kaya, Kimi, Kimiko

Eriko
"Child with a collar." Not in popularity charts. See also Eriss. .. an ending for Japanese girls' names.

Hana

Hana1
"Happiness; flower; work." Hana and variants soared in popularity 2 decades ago and have become less conventional, with Hannah becoming less trendy. Also a Japanese name (see Hanako) ..

Hanako, var. Hana2
"Flower child." A rare children's name.

Kami

Kami
"Lord." Used somewhat widely as children's names, Kammie, Kami, etc. are similar to the familiar Jammie. Also variant of Cami ..

Kaya

Kaya
"Restful place, yew tree, forgiveness." Kaia and variants were popular with parents in 2015.

Keiko
"Be happy; rejoicing child." Unique. Keiko, Kiko, similar to Kumiko, Kimiko, use the -ko ending.

Kimi

Kimi, var. Kimiko1
"Upright, righteous." Kimi and forms were favored as birth names in the 1920s. .. ending on many Japanese girls' names.

Kimiko

Kimiko2
"Righteous child." Kimiko is a familiar (UPPER 70%) female name.

Kioko
"Child born with happiness." Not that prominent as a children's name. See also Kyoko.

Kishi
"Happiness to the earth." Not Top 2000 name. See also Keisha.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Japanese names for girls.

1. Aiko - Kishi
Aiko, Aki, Akiko, Akira, Akyra, Amaya, Atsuko, Aya, Chiyo, Dai, Eriko, Hana, Hanako [Hana], Kami, Kaya, Keiko, Kimi [Kimiko], Kimiko, Kioko, Kishi


Koemi, Kumiko, Kyoko, Machiko, Maeko, Maemi, Maiya, Mariko, Marise, Matsuko, Michiko, Midori, Mika, Miki, Miya, Nariko, Noriko, Osaka, Reiko, Rui


Sachi, Sakura, Sasa, Sato, Sumiko, Suzu, Tama, Tami [Tamiko], Tamiko, Taree, Tomiko, Tora, Tori, Toshie, Yoko, Yumiko, Yuriko

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