Japanese Boy Names

This is a collection of baby names from Japan along with their meanings. Japan is based in Eastern Asia and is an island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, east of the Korean Peninsula.

Japanese naming Conventions

In Japanese, the surname will always appear before the given (commonly referred to as first name in the West) name. Thus, a person with surname Yamamoto and given name Fumio is referred to as Yamamoto Fumio. In the common naming order of Western European countries, this would be "Fumio Yamamoto". Japanese names are usually written in kanji lettering. It is also worth noting that it is rare for more than one given name to be used.

Japanese Boys names

The names on this page concentrate on Japanese baby boy or male names. For Japanese girl names please click on the link or see the navigation bar to the top of the page.

 
  Yuichi  
  Japanese boys name meaning friendly first-born son  
  Yuji  
  Japanese boys name meaning courageous second son  
  Yuki  
  Japanese boys name meaning happiness, or snow  
  Yukio  
  Japanese boys name meaning God will nourish?  
  Yuri  
  Japanese boys name meaning to hear  
  Yutaka  
  Japanese boys name meaning abundant or prosperous  
  Yuu  
  Japanese boys name meaning superior  
  Yuudai  
  Japanese boys name meaning great hero  
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