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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

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

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

"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.

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

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

"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 ..

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

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

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

"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

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

"Happiness; flower; work." Popular, with usage of 0.552% for Hana and variants as children's names in 2015, though lower than 0.562% in 2014. Also a Japanese name (see Hanako) ..

Hanako, var. Hana2
"Flower child." Usage of Hanako, Hanae, etc. as children's names in 2015 was 0.7% less than 2014.

"Lord." Kami is commonly used as a form. Also variant of Cami ..

"Restful place, yew tree, forgiveness." A conventional girls' name (#856 the previous year), Kaya is also found frequently as a surname.

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

KimiKimi, var. Kimiko1
"Upright, righteous." Less widespread today. Kimi was the form last recorded (the 1960s) in the Top 2000. .. ending on many Japanese girls' names.

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

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

"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

Usage comparison for Japanese names