Japanese Baby Names

Japanese baby names are only beginning to be used in the West, as the world becomes smaller and international names become more accepted in most countries. Some Japanese baby names that translate easily to Western culture and language include the following.

  • Aiko

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    Aiko is a very common Japanese name with a lovely meaning that is rarely heard outside the Asian community. Pronounced ah-ee-ko.Read More 

  • Aimi

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  • Aki

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    A name known in several cultures, also through animated book character Tiger Aki. Read More 

  • Aki

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    A name known in several cultures, also through animated book character Tiger Aki. Read More 

  • Akio

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  • Akira

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    A popular Japanese name for both sexes that's migrated to the West because of its appearance in manga and video games.Read More 

  • Amarante

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  • Amaya

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    Amaya is a girls' name that relates to the popular Maya and has been holding steady in the Top 250 for several years. Actors Mariska Hargitay and... Read More 

  • Aya

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    Simple names have their appeal, but Aya, barely more than a breath, maybe be too simple. It has ranked in the US Top 1000 four of the past five years after debuting in 2012.

    In the... Read More 

  • Chiyo

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    The childhood name of the heroine of Memoirs of a Geisha is pretty and accessible. Chiyiko is a pet form.Read More 

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