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Boy Names of Japanese Origin

Japanese baby names and what they mean, with 49 results. Usage of these boy names reached its highest in the year 2012 and is almost as widespread today. Kannon (#850) is the most fashionable baby name among these, while Dano (top 19%) and Dais (18%) are familiar surnames. Here is the list of Japanese names for girls.

Japanese names

Akeno - Kentaro | Makoto - Taji | Takeo - Yasahiro

Akeno - Kentaro

"Bright shining field." Rare, but Akeno is similar to popular -no surnames Arino (upper 90%), Ano (48%). See also Aiken.

"Bright, clear, ideal." Gender-neutral name. A somewhat quaint boys' name.

"Compassionate warrior." Anasushi and Atsuse are creative forms.

"Enjoy peace." Not Top 2000 name. See also Renjiro.

"Arrow; pledge." Chike (top 99%), Chico (8%) are conventional last names. See also Chic.

"Large; to shine." Dai is not in the Top 2000. Gender-neutral name. A Welsh short form or nickname ..

"Field gathering." Unique, with the masculine-sounding -no suffix, like Dino. See also Dane. Surname.

Mythology .. Outside Top 2000.

"Excellent man." Less used today. Hideo last appeared in the 1930s in the Top 2000. Baseball player Hideo Nomo.

"Generous." Less popular today. Hiroshi was last found in the 1930s in the Top 2000. See also Hirsh.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Japanese names: Akira, Hideo, Hiroshi, Kannon, Kenji

"Second son." Jio is a moderately popular kid's name. See also Jere.

"Enjoy cleanness." Rare, with the androgynous -en suffix, like Janzen. See also Jeven.

"Spread light." Not much used as a boys' name. See also Jimi.

"Joyful; right-handed." Unique, with the favored -on ending, like Klayton, Karlton. See also Keenon. Old samurai name.

Variant of Kuan yin, the Buddhist .. A familiar children's name (#850 in 2015), Kannon also occurs often as a last name. See also Tannon.

"One's masculine power, capability." Kano, like the similar-sounding Kanoa, exists more usually as a last name. See also Kimo.

"Govern with discretion." Outside Top 2000. See also Teiji.

"Blessed." Keitaro is seldom used as a baby name.

"Intelligent second son; strong and vigorous." Kenji is generally used as a variation. Kenjiro (ken jee ROH) means second ..

"Sharp; big boy." Not widespread. Kentaro is not listed in the US Demographics.

Quick Reference

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

1. Akeno - Kentaro
Akeno, Akira, Atsushi, Benjiro, Chiko, Dai, Danno, Ebisu, Hideo, Hiroshi, Jiro, Joben, Jomei, Kaemon, Kannon, Kano, Keiji, Keitaro, Kenji, Kentaro

Makoto, Manzo, Mareo, Maro, Michio, Miki, Minoru, Montaro, Morio, Rai, Rei, Renjiro, Rinji, Ryu, Sachio, Sanjiro, Seiji, Shoda, Tadao, Taji

Takeo, Tanjiro, Taro, Teiji, Tomeo, Torio, Toru, Toshiro, Yasahiro

Usage comparison for Japanese names