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.

 
  Minoru  
  Japanese name meaning "truth."  
  Mitsuo  
  Japanese name meaning "shining man."  
  Mitsuru  
  Japanese unisex name meaning "full" or " growing."  
  Nao  
  Japanese unisex name meaning 1) "docile" or 2) "esteemed."  
  Naoki  
  Japanese unisex name meaning "docile tree."  
  Naoko  
  Japanese boys name meaning straight, honest  
  Noboru  
  Japanese name meaning "ascend; climb."  
  Nobu  
  Japanese name meaning 1) "faith" or 2) "to extend, prolong (esp. words)."  
  Nobuo  
  Japanese name meaning "faithful man."  
 
 
  Nobuyuki  
  Japanese name meaning "faithful happiness."  
  Nori  
  Japanese unisex name meaning 1) "ceremony, regalia," 2) "code, precedent," 3) "model, rule, standard," 4) "law, rule."  
  Norio  
  Japanese name meaning "man of law."  
  Orochi  
  Japanese name meaning "big snake." In mythology, this is the name of an eight-forked serpent who demanded virgin sacrifices. He was killed by the god-hero Susanoo.  
  Osamu  
  Japanese name meaning 1) "chronicler," 2) "disciplined," 3) "logical," 4) "obtainer," 5) "to reign," 6) "ruler."  
  Rafu  
  Japanese boys name meaning net  
  Raiden  
  Japanese myth name of a god of thunder, meaning "thunder and lightning."  
  Ringo  
  Japanese boys name meaning apple or peace be with you  
  Rokuro  
  Japanese name meaning "sixth son."  
  Ronin  
  Japanese boys name meaning samurai without a master?  
  Ryo  
  Japanese unisex name meaning 1) "brightness," 2) "distant," 3) "reality," 4) "refreshing."  
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