Japanese Boy Names

Japanese names for boys have a great energy to them, thanks to those bright, bold, bouncy vowel endings. The appetite in the West for all things Japanese has exploded in recent years, and that’s just starting to extend to stylish Japanese baby names, too.

Popular Japanese boy name Ren rocketed up the charts following its use in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, and rhyming name Zen could be set to follow suit after Zoe Saldana and Marco Perego chose it for their son in 2017. Japanese baby names for boys also include several super-cool K options which feel bang on-trend in the US right now — we’re loving Kazuo, Kenzo, Koda and Kenji as exotic alternatives to the Kayden family of names. Find more fantastic Japanese boys’ names in our full tally, below.