100 Japanese Baby Boy With Meanings

Japanese Baby Boy Names With Meanings

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Being a parent is a big responsibility. If you’ve recently given birth to a child, as a new parent, you’ll have enough responsibilities towards your bundle of joy, deciding an attractive name for him being one of them. Modern times call for modern names, and we know as a millennial parent, you’ll want a unique (and meaningful) name for your child. So how about selecting a name from a different culture? Pretty unique, right? We bring you a list of Japanese names to help you pick the best name for your kiddo! And trust us, whether or not you’re from Japan, you will like these Japanese names.

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List of Japanese Baby Boy Names With Their Meanings

Japanese people from time immemorial has always emphasized the meanings and characters used in the first name. Whether you pick a traditional or modern name, your baby will like it when he grows up.

Popular Japanese Baby Boy Names

Here are some rare Japanese boy names. Pick the one you like the most!

Name 

Meaning

Aki

Bright and clear

Akihiko

A bright, intelligent child

Ankoku

A bright pioneering spirit

Botan

The peony flower, which is a symbol of honour and wealth

Dai

A traditional Japanese name for baby boy which means large

Fuji

Beautiful; this name is also given to boys to honour the majestic mountain

Haru

A person born in the spring; sunlight

Haruki

A person born during the spring season

Hiroshi

A traditional Japanese name which means generous

Issey

First-born child

Iwai

A stony wall or a well made of stones

Jiro

Second child

Juro

Best wishes, long life

Kane

A warrior

Kaneko

A golden child

Kai

This name in the Maori and Navajo Indian dialect refers to food and the willow tree

Kenji

Strong and vigorous; intelligent second child

Maro

Me or myself

Mei

Delicate and beautiful

Mieko

A beautiful, blessed child

Nishimura

A beautiful western village

Nobu

It means to have faith in something or to prolong a relationship

Oda

A great field

Oki

Female name that means ocean centred. 

Raidon

It means Japanese God of Thunder

Raijin

Japanese God of thunder and lightning

Ren

Gender a neutral name that means Lotus. 

Rio

A fragrant white flower like the cherry blossom or Jasmine

Seiji

Just and lawful

Shinjiro

True and pure

Suzuki

A bell shaped tree

Tora

This unisex name means tiger

Takashi

Noble

Yuuma

Male name of Japanese origin that means leisurely or true

Yukio

The name means snow-boy and is apt for boys born around the Christmas season. A variation of the name is Yuki.

Cute Japanese Names for Boys

Modern first names in modern Japan include Japanese boy names meaning fire, names that connote whether they are the first, second or third born like Ichiro meaning the firstborn son or Jiro meaning the second-born son. If you want a cute name for your son, take a look at the list given below.

Name 

Meaning

Arata

Fresh and new

Aoi

Hollyhock flower or the colour blue

Aoki

Green tree

Akira

Clear and bright

Chikyu

Long time and green ground

Daku

Daku is a Japanese verb meaning “a long embrace”

Daiki

This name in Japanese means born for the great glory

Dosei

Nature’s soil

Eiji

A popular name for the second son, it means prosperity, peace, and eternity

Endo

This name is the ancient name of Lake Hamana of Japan. 

Eriko

A child

Goro/ Gorou

Fifth; this name is usually given to the fifth-born child

Hachirou

The eighth son

Hideo

A well-accomplished person

Iwao

It means rock

Katsu

Victorious; Katsuo, Katsumi and Katsuro are a few variations of this name

Kioshi

The name stands for purity

Makato

One who is true and sincere

Masaaki

A wise man

Michi

This name means the pathway

Naoki

An honest person

Osamu

A person who is logical and disciplined

Oshan

Creative or light headed

Raiden

Japanese God of thunder and lightning

Ryuu

This name invokes the dragon spirit

Satoshi

This popular name means the wise man blessed with wit and clarity of thoughts

Shin

This name has various meanings; it means a gentleman, belief, humble, advancing, new, true, etc.

Show/Sho

One who can fly or soar to great heights

Sora

The Japanese term for the sky and implies the vastness of positive thoughts

Tadao

The name means the loyal one or a great friend

Takeo

In Japanese, it means the valiant warrior

Takeshi

A warrior

Tsukiyomi

As per Japanese mythology amd Shinto religion, it is the name of the moon God. 

Umi

Mother or sea

Wakusei

Japanese term for planets

Unique Japanese Names for Baby Boy

If you are in search of some unique Japanese names for your baby boy, we’ve got that too. Check out the list below and take a pick. Your son will carry the name with him forever, so choose wisely.

Name

Meaning

Aito

A darling child

Asahi

Morning, sunlight

Akio

Similar to Akiro the name means the glorious one or the hero who brings glory

Anzhong

Creative, educated and confident

Daisuke

A great friend or a helper

Enkai

deep ocean water

Hajime

The beginning

Hideaki/ Hideki

Excellence

Hikaru

Radiance, a blessed child.

Hisashi

The name means longevity in Japanese

Isamu

Courage

Isao

The name suggests great merit and honour to the bearer

Itsuki

A tree

Izanagi

In Japanese mythology it was the name of the creator Deity

Junichi

An obedient son

Kaede

The name is taken from the name of the maple tree in Japanese.

Katashi

This means firmness and is used across cultures to denote the disciplined one.

Ken

This name is used for a boy with the qualities of being studious, strong and healthy and modest.

Kazuhiko

The harmonious prince who is also prosperous

Kei/Kou

It means respect, lucky, excellence, and wise

Kenta

A boy who is big, strong, and healthy

Kin

Gold

Masaru

The victorious one

Matsumoto

Base of the pine tree

Minori/ Minoru

The term refers to the truth or the true one

Nichirin

ing of the sun or solar 

Saburo

The third son

Shohei

Respect

Takao

The name is meant to denote the hero who is both prosperous and noble-hearted

Takumi

This means the adroit and adept one who is skillful

 

These are some cute, modern, and unique Japanese names – discuss these names with your partner and select the perfect name for your child. You can also explore other names before you settle for one. If you have a child or are soon going to have one, we know you must be having dozens of names in your mind. But if you want a different name for your child, you should definitely consider the names from the above lists. Browse through our list of Japanese names for boys and go for a unique name for your kiddo!

 

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