- this week

Gender: Male Meaning of Hideki: "bright tree" Origin of Hideki: Japanese

The name Hideki is a boy's name of Japanese origin meaning "bright tree". Hideki and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Light and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

As well as Japanese physicist Hideki Yukawa, two Yankees ballplayers, Hideki Irabu and Hideki Matsui, made this name familiar to Americans.

Find other names based on Hideki using our baby name generator.

Famous People Named Hideki

Hideki Tojo, Prime Minister of Japan
Hideki Yukawa, Japanese theoretical physicist and Nobel prize winner
Hideki Shirakawa, winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry

Pop Culture References for the name Hideki

Hideki Motosuwa, from the anime Chobits
Hideki Hinata, character from "Angel Beats"


ambercat Says:


since watching the anime Chobits, I associate Hideki with Chi saying to Hideki, "Hideki is a pervert!"

Czar Felix Says:


No mention of Tojo?