Japanese Names

This page contains a table including the following: a list of Japanese Names (Surnames) for males, if you want a list of female names click here Japanese Names. The list can be used to name newborn babies, or to find out the meaning of a certain first name you heard before. To search for a specific name, just press on your keyboard the (CTRL) button and F then type the name you're looking for, or simply go down and look for that name according to its alphabetical order. Make sure to check our Learn Japanese page, which contains several lessons that might help you in your learning process.

Japanese Names


    

Japanese Male Names
Akio 昭夫, 昭男, 昭雄 meaning 昭 [aki] (bright) + 夫 [o] (husband, man), 男 [o] (male) or 雄 [o] (hero, manly).
Akira 昭, 明, 亮 meaning 昭 (bright), 明 (bright) or 亮 (clear).
Aoi 葵, 碧 meaning 葵 (hollyhock, althea) or 碧 (blue).
Arata 新 meaning meaning (fresh, new).
Ayumu 歩夢 meaning 歩 [ayu] (walk) + 夢 [mu] (dream, vision).
Daichi 大地, 大智 meaning 大 [dai] (large, great) + 地 [chi] (earth, land) or 智 [chi] (wisdom, intellect).
Daiki 大輝, 大樹, 大貴 meaning 大 [dai] (large, great) + 輝 [ki] (radiance), 樹 [ki] (tree) or 貴 [ki] (valuable, noble).
Daisuke 大輔 meaning 大 [dai] (large, great) + 輔 [suke] (help).
Goro transcription of gorou
Gorou 五郎 meaning 五 [go] (five) + 郎 [rou] (son)
Hachiro transcription of hachirou
Hachirou 八郎 meaning 八 [hachi] (eight) + 郎 [rou] (son)
Haru 陽, 春, 晴 meaning 陽 (sun, sunlight), 春 (spring) or 晴 (clear up).
Haruki 晴輝, 陽生 meaning 晴 [haru] (clear up) or 陽 [haru] (sun, sunlight) + 輝 [ki] (radiance, shine) or 生 [ki] (life).
Haruto 陽斗, 遥斗, 陽翔, 晴斗 meaning 陽 [haru] (sun, sunlight), 遥 [haru] (distant) or 晴 [haru] (clear up) + 斗 [to], which refers to the constellation ursa major, or 翔 [to] (soar, fly).
Hayate 颯 meaning (smooth).
Hayato 隼人 means隼 [haya] (falcon) + 人 [to] (person).
Hibiki 響 meaning (echo, sound).
Hideaki 英明 meaning 英 [hide] (excellent) + 明 [aki] (bright).
Hideki 秀樹, 英樹 meaning 秀 [hide] (esteem, excellence) or 英 [hide] (excellent) + 樹 [ki] (tree).
Hideyoshi 秀良, 秀吉 meaning 秀 [hide] (esteem, excellence) + 良 [yoshi] (good) or 吉 [yoshi] (good luck)
Hikaru 光, 輝 meaning 光 (light) or 輝 (radiance).
Hinata 向日葵, 陽向 meaning 向日葵 (sunflower) or 陽向 (facing the sun)
Hiraku 拓 meaning (expand, open, pioneer).
Hiroshi 寛, 浩 meaning 寛 (tolerant, generous) or 浩 (prosperous).
Hiroto 大翔, 博斗 meaning 大 [hiro] (large, great) or 博 [hiro] (command, esteem) + 翔 [to] (soar, fly) or 斗 [to], which refers to the constellation ursa major.
Hotaka 穂高 meaning 穂 [ho] (grain) + 高 [taka] (tall)
Ichiro transcription of ichirou
Ichirou 一郎 meaning 一 [ichi] (one) + 郎 [rou] (son)
Isamu 勇 meaning (courage, bravery).
Itsuki 樹 meaning (tree)
Jiro variant transcription of jirou
Jirou 二郎 meaning 二 [ji] (two) + 郎 [rou] (son)
Juro transcription of jurou
Jurou 十郎 meaning 十 [ju] (ten) + 郎 [rou] (son)
Kaede 楓 meaning (maple).
Kaito 海斗, 海翔 meaning 海 [kai] (sea, ocean) + 斗 [to], which refers to the constellation ursa major, or 翔 [to] (soar, fly).
Kaoru 薫 meaning (fragrance).
Katashi 堅 meaning (firm, hard).
Katsu 勝 meaning (victory).
Katsuo 勝雄 勝 meaning [katsu] (victory) + 雄 [o] (hero, manly).
Katsuro transcription of katsurou
Katsurou 勝郎 meaning 勝 [katsu] (victory) + 郎 [rou] (son).
Kazuki 一輝, 和希 meaning 一 [kazu] (one) or 和 [kazu] (harmony) + 輝 [ki] (radiance, shine) or 希 [ki] (hope).
Kazuo 一男, 和夫 meaning 一 [kazu] (one) or 和 [kazu] (harmony) + 男 [o] (male) or 夫 [o] (husband, man).
Ken 健 meaning (healthy, strong).
Ken'ichi 健一, 研一 meaning 健 [ken] (healthy, strong) or 研 [ken] (study) + 一 [ichi] (one).
Kenji 研二 meaning 研 [ken] (study) + 二 [ji] (two).
Kenshin 謙信 meaning 謙 [ken] (modest) + 信 [shin] (truth).
Kenta 健太 meaning 健 [ken] (healthy, strong) + 太 [ta] (thick, big).
Kichiro variant transcription of kichirou
Kichirou 吉郎 meaning 吉 [kichi] (good luck) + 郎 [rou] (son).
Kiyoshi 淳 meaning (pure).
Kohaku 琥珀 meaning (amber).
Kouki 光希, 幸輝 meaning 光 [kou] (light) or 幸 [kou] (happiness) + 希 [ki] (hope) or 輝 [ki] (radiance, shine).
Kouta 康太 meaning 康 [kou] (peace) + 太 [ta] (thick, big).
Kuro variant transcription of kurou
Kurou 九郎 meaning 九 [ku] (nine) + 郎 [rou] (son)
Kyo variant transcription of kyou
Kyou 協, 京, 郷, 杏 meaning 協 (cooperation), 協 (capital), 郷 (village) or 杏 (apricot).

Makoto 誠 meaning (sincerity).
Masaru 勝 meaning (victory).
Michi 道 meaning (path).
Minoru 実 meaning (truth).
Naoki 直樹 meaning 直 [nao] (honest, straight) + 樹 [ki] (tree).
Noboru 翔 meaning (rise, ascend).
Nobu 延 meaning (prolong, stretch).
Noburu 伸 meaning (expand).
Nobuyuki 信幸 meaning 信 [nobu] (truth) + 幸 [yuki] (happiness).
Nori 儀 meaning (rule, ceremony).
Osamu 修 meaning (discipline, study).
Ren 蓮, 恋 meaning 蓮 (lotus) or 恋 (romance, love).
Riku 陸 meaning (land).
Rikuto 陸斗, 陸人 meaning 陸 [riku] (land) + 斗 [to], which refers to the constellation ursa major, or 人 [to] (person).
Rokuro variant transcription of rokurou
Rokurou 六郎 meaning 六 [roku] (six) + 郎 [rou] (son)
Ryo variant transcription of ryou
Ryoichi variant transcription of ryouichi
Ryota variant transcription of ryouta
Ryou 涼, 遼, 諒 meaning 涼 (cool, refreshing), 遼 (distant) or 諒 (reality).
Ryouichi 良一, 亮一 meaning 良 [ryou] (good) or 亮 [ryou] (clear) + 一 [ichi] (one).
Ryouta 涼太, 亮太, 良太 meaning 涼 [ryou] (cool, refreshing), 亮 [ryou] (clear) or 良 [ryou] (good) + 太 [ta] (thick, big).
Ryuu 龍, 竜 meaning 龍 or 竜 which both mean (dragon).
Ryuunosuke 龍之介, 隆之介 meaning 龍 [ryuu] (dragon) or 隆 [ryuu] (noble, prosperous) + 之 [no] (of) + 介 [suke] (forerunner, herald).
Saburo variant transcription of saburou
Saburou 三郎 meaning 三 [sabu] (three) + 郎 [rou] (son)
Shichiro variant transcription of shichirou
Shichirou 七郎 meaning 七 [shichi] (seven) + 郎 [rou] (son)
Shin 真 meaning (real, true).
Shinobu 忍 meaning (endurance).
Shiro variant transcription of the shirou
Shirou 四郎 meaning 四 [shi] (four) + 郎 [rou] (son)
Sho variant transcription of shou
Shou 翔 meaning (soar, fly).
Shouta 翔太 meaning 翔 [shou] (soar, fly) + 太 [ta] (thick, big).
Sora 空, 昊 meaning 空 or 昊 which both mean (sky).
Souta 颯太 meaning 颯 [sou] (suddenly, smoothly) + 太 [ta] (thick, big).
Susumu 進 meaning (advance, proceed).
Taichi 太一 meaning 太 [ta] (thick, big) + 一 [ichi] (one).
Taiki 大輝 meaning 大 [tai] (large, great) + 輝 [ki] (radiance, shine).
Takahiro 貴大, 孝浩 meaning 貴 [taka] (valuable, noble) or 孝 [taka] (filial piety) + 大 [hiro] (large, great) or 浩 [hiro] (prosperous).
Takashi 孝, 隆, 崇 meaning 孝 (filial piety), 隆 (noble, prosperous) or 崇 (reverence).
Takehiko 武彦, 竹彦 meaning 武 [take] (military) or 竹 [take] (bamboo) + 彦 [hiko] (boy, prince).
Takeshi 武 meaning (military, warrior).
Takuma 拓真 meaning 拓 [taku] (expand, open, pioneer) + 真 [ma] (real, true).
Takumi 匠, 巧, 拓海, 拓実 meaning 匠 (artisan) or 巧 (skilled)
Taro variant transcription of tarou
Tarou 太郎 meaning 太 [ta] (thick, big) + 郎 [rou] (son).
Tsubasa 翼 meaning (wing).
Yamato 大和 meaning refers to the ancient yamato period history, which lasted into the 8th century
Yasu 安, 康, 坦 meaning 安 (peaceful), 康 (peace) or 坦 (level).
Yori 頼 meaning (trust).
Yoshi 吉, 義, 良 meaning 吉 (good luck), 義 (righteous), or 良 (good).
Yoshiro variant transcription of yoshirou
Yoshirou 義郎 meaning 義 [yoshi] (righteous) + 郎 [rou] (son).
Youta 陽太 meaning 陽 [you] (sun, sunlight) + 太 [ta] (thick, big).
Yuu 優, 悠 meaning 優 (gentleness, superiority) or 悠 (distant, leisurely).
Yuudai 雄大 meaning 雄 [yuu] (hero, manly) + 大 [dai] (large, great).
Yuuki 優希, 悠希, 優輝, 悠生 meaning 優 [yuu] (gentleness, superiority) or 悠 [yuu] (distant, leisurely) + 希 [ki] (hope), 輝 [ki] (radiance) or 生 [ki] (life).
Yuuma 悠真, 優真 meaning 悠 [yuu] (distant, leisurely) or 優 [yuu] (gentleness, superiority) + 真 [ma] (real, true).
Yuuta 優太, 悠太, 勇太 meaning 優 [yuu] (gentleness, superiority), 悠 [yuu] (distant, leisurely) or 勇 [yuu] (brave) + 太 [ta] (thick, big).
Yuuto 優斗, 悠斗, 悠人, 悠翔, 優翔 meaning 優 [yuu] (gentleness, superiority) or 悠 [yuu] (distant, leisurely) + 斗 [to], which refers to the constellation ursa major, or 人 [to] (person) or 翔 [to] (soar, fly).

Japanese Names for Females

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