Top 100 Anime Names for Boys


Originating from the English word Animation, anime is a multimedia art involving hand-drawn and computer animation. Rooted in core Japanese culture, Anime is a unique genre of entertainment that offers an escape from the struggles of daily life into a fantastical and crazy world. Animators employ 3D animation, special effects, and brilliant colorists to create striking images that depict exaggerated feelings, fight scenes with lethal injuries, interesting characters with humongous body standards and unmatched adventure. In short, all things that make them even more appealing for viewers. Even with its unrealistic storyline, the artistic component is a huge part of the enjoyment of anime. Being aesthetically pleasing and eye-catching, it has become mainstream in the American culture. Influenced by celebrity fans, people today are delving into this new universe that focuses on more than just brash humor. Anime is very diverse and represents an amalgamation of art, culture, and entertainment. While some anime is created targeting children, anime is mostly aimed towards an older audience. The art form is also an avenue for older teens and adults to enjoy more mature animation. Hence, it isn’t quite common to find someone named after a beloved anime character. There is a wide variety of anime names not just from Japanese origin but also English names that are unique in their own way and come from different origins. Cool anime boy names are trendy, stylish, and exude loads of energy. Whether they are treacherous villains, action-star heroes, or your favorite characters with a bit of both in them, they have adorable and unique names with spiritual meanings. Here are some of the cute anime boy names that come from the most popular shows and movies which can be a resource pool for naming a new video game character or your new baby.

100 Anime Names for Boys with Meanings

Explore the boundaries of your imagination with anime baby names and their meanings to choose one for yourself or your baby boy.

1. Arata

Arate means ‘new and fresh’ in Japanese as per its kanji script. It means “plow” in Italian.

2. Ash

Derived from English origin, Ash means “of the ash tree.” It also reminds us of Ash Ketchum from ‘Pokémon.’

3. Alex

Alex has a Greek origin, which means “defender of man.” It gained popularity due to Alex Louis Armstrong from ‘Full metal Alchemist.’

4. Alphonse

Derived from German origin, it means “ready for battle.” From Alphonse Elric from ‘Full metal Alchemist.’

5.  Astro

Astro has a Greek origin, which means “of the stars,” He is a well-loved character from the TV Series ‘Astroboy.’

6. Aoi

Aoi means “hollyhock,” a Eurasian plant, or “Althea,” a Greek name that means “wholesome.” Aoi was one of the greatest fighters in Rail Wars and a misandrist.

7. Akira

This Japanese name means “clear”, “bright”, or “intelligent”.

8. Akane

This Japanese name means “deep red” or “brilliant red.” Akane Hino was one of the fire wielders in Smile Precure.

9. Bolt

This name ofAnglo-Saxon origin means “small farm.” Short form of Boruto, the son of Naruto.

10. Bradley

This English name means ‘broad wood,’ belonging to Fuhrer Bradley from ‘Fullmetal Alchemist.’

11. Batou

Originating from Japanese, this name means ‘horse’.

12. Betzalel

Originating from Hebrew, this name means ‘In God’s shadow.’

13. Blagdan

This English baby name means ‘From the shadowy valley.’

14. Bashira

This Arabic name means ‘Joyful’ and ‘a predictor of good news.’

15. Brock

This English name comes from Gaelic broc, meaning “A badger man,”

16. Benjiro

Benjiro has a Japanese origin, which means “enjoy peace.”

17. Bliss

Originating from Old English, Bliss means “joy, cheer, intense happiness.”

18. Captain

Defined by grit, this powerful English name means ‘commander’

19. Chibi

With its roots in kobun or classical Japanese, Chibi means “tiny, rounded thing,” referring to ‘a small person’ or ‘small child.’

20. Cygnus

This strong Latin name means “swan.”

21. Cashe

Derived from the Old French word casse, meaning ‘case,’ Cashe is a metonymic type of occupational surname.

22. Cloud

This name of American origin means “visible vapor” from an anime game series called ‘Final Fantasy.’

23. Cygnus

This name of Latin origin means “swan,” belonging to Cynus Hyoga from ‘Saint Seiya.’

24. Court

This topographic name originating from Middle English, Old French court (e), and curt ‘court’ come from Latin ‘cohors,’ ‘yard,’ ‘enclosure.’

25. Dai

This name of Welsh origin means “large” or “to shine,” A Japanese anime video game series is called ‘Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai.’

26. Daiki

This name of Japanese origin means “shining.” It comes from Daiki Aomine from ‘Kuroko no Basuke.’

27. Daisuke

This Japanese name means “great,” It is Daisuke Kambe, one of the main characters from ‘Fugou Keiji Balance: Unlimited.’

28.  Dante

This name of Latin origin means “enduring” from the anime video game series ‘Devil May Cry.’

29. Elric

This name of English origin, meaning “king” from Elric brothers, a great middle anime name for a boy.

30. Duke

Duke in Latin means ‘leader.’

31. Edward

This name of English origin means “wealthy guard” from Edward Elric, the protagonist of ‘Fullmetal Alchemist.’

32. Etsuko

A name of Japanese origin that denotes “joy”

33. Erembour

This name, with English origin, refers to a character from mythology who rides shadows.’

34. Eren

This Turkish name from the anime Attack on Titan means “saint.” Eren Jaeger is the protagonist of the Attack on Titan manga anime series.

35. Fumio

This Japanese name means ‘scholarly hero.’

36. Goro

The name Goro means ‘Fifth’ and is of Japanese origin. Goro Shigeno is the main protagonist of the Major anime series.

37. Gohan

This Japanese name means “cooked rice.” He is Goku’s son in ‘Dragon Ball Z.’

38. Goku

This Japanese name means “aware of emptiness,” belonging to the main character of ‘Dragon Ball Z.’

39. Haruo

This distinctive Japanese name means ‘a man of spring’.

40. Hideaki

This Japanese name means ‘excellent,’ ‘bright,’ and ‘shining.’

41. Hiroshi

This Japanese name means “tolerant, generous” or “prosperous.” He is an anatomical model from Yamato Nadeshiko Shichihenge.

42. Haruki

This Japanese name means “shining brightly,” belonging to Haruki Nakayama from ‘Haruki Nakayama.’

43. Haruto

This Japanese name means “sunlight,” belonging to one of the anime characters from ‘Shichisei no Subaru.’

44. Hiashi

This Japanese name means “long-lived,” belonging to Hiashi Hyuga from ‘Naruto.’

45. Ito

This Japanese name means “yarn,” Junji Ito is known for his notable horror anime works.

46. Ichigo

This name of Japanese origin means “strawberry” from the popular male anime characters from ‘Bleach.’

47.  Isamu

This Japanese name means “courage” from the vintage anime series ‘Kōya no Shōnen Isamu.’

48. Itachi

A name of Japanese origin means “weasel,”  and is one of the most popular cool anime characters in the history of anime.

49. Inuyasha

This Japanese name means “dog demon,” which belongs to the main anime character in ‘Inuyasha.’

50. Jiro

Jiro in Japanese means ‘second son’.

51. Jiraya

Jiraya in Japanese means “young thunder,” from ‘Naruto: Shippuden’.

52. Kaito

Kaito in Japanese means ‘ocean’, ‘sea’ ‘fly.’ He is the main protagonist in the manga and anime franchise Magic Kaito.

53. Kouki

Kouki in Japanese means “happiness.” Kōuki Uchiyama, is a voice actor known for dubbing various anime characters.

54. Kenshiro

Kenshiro means “smart and cheerful samurai” in Japanese. He is a fictional character and the protagonist of the Fist of the North Star manga series.

55. Kaname

Kaname in Japanese means “golden eye” or “pivot.”

56. Kouta

Kouta in Japanese means “peace.” Kouta Oyamada is the protagonist of ‘Kanokon.’

57. Kyouko

Kyouko in Japanese means ‘respectful’. Kyoko Sakura is a fictional character from the anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

58. Kira

Kira means ‘glittery, shiny” or ‘fortunate’ in Japanese. It is one of the several anglicized forms of the Irish name Ciara, which in Irish means “dark-haired.

59. Kauro

Kauro Japanese means ‘fragrance.’ Kauro is one of the devious handsome twins from Ouran Koukou Host Club.

60. Light

This name of Greek origin means “white,” He is the protagonist Light Yagami in ‘Death Note.’

61. Levi

This name of Hebrew origin means “joined together.” He is the strongest character from the anime ‘Attack On Titan.’

62. Makoto

Makato in Japanese means “good.” This name belongs to genius manga artist Makoto Shinkai.

63. Masashi

This Japanese name means “commander,’ belonging to Masashi Kishimoto, creator of ‘Naruto.’

64. Natsu

Natsu is a Japanese name meaning ‘born in summer.’ Natsu “Salamander” Dragneel is a fictional protagonist of the Fairy Tail manga anime series.

65. Naruto

This Japanese name means “fish cake,” belonging to Naruto Uzumaki in the anime ‘Naruto.’

66. Noburu

This Japanese name means “expand” from ‘Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora.’

67. Okasaki

This Japanese name of a Japanese boy Tomoya Okasaki, from the anime Clannad.

68. Osamu

Osamu in Japanese means “discipline.” Osamu Tezuka is the writer of the ‘Buddha’Series.

69. Roy

Roy means ‘red’ in Irish. Roy Mustang is a fictional character from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series.

70. Ryuu

Ryu in Japanese means ‘dragon’. Ryu Hayabusa is a fictional character who serves as the main protagonist of Tecmo’s Ninja Gaiden video game series.

71. Raiden

This Japanese name means ‘thunder and lightning. He is a fictional character and one of the protagonists of Konami’s Metal Gear series of action-adventure stealth video games.

72. Rio

This name of Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese origin means “place of the cherry blossoms” or ‘river.’ Rio Rollins, a popular casino dealer of anime television series Rio: Rainbow Gate!

73. Seiji

This name of Japanese origin means “lawful. Seiji Amasawa is a character from the film ‘Whisper of the Heart’.

74.  Shikamaru

This name of Japanese origin means “like a deer.” He is one of the main anime characters in ‘Naruto.’

75. Shinichi

This name of Japanese origin means “one truth.” He is the protagonist of the anime ‘Parasyte Maxim.’

76. Shin

In Japanese, Shin means “new,” ‘real.’ Shin Wolford is the main character of Kenja no Mago.

77. Sora

Sora is a Japanese name and a fictional character and the main protagonist of Disney and Square Enix’s Kingdom Hearts video game series. It means ‘sky.’

78. Shouta

Shouta is a Japanese meaning ‘soaring’, or ‘big.’ Shouta Magatsuchi is a supporting character in Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon.

79.  Shun

Shun Aonuma is one of the five main characters and a member of Group One. Shun means ‘speed’ in Japanese.

80. Taro

This Japanese name means ‘big boy.’ Taro Sado is a masochist character in the novel series MM. He is a Wolf FangDruid in Shopping District 8 in anime Taro.

81. Toshiro

Toshiro means ‘intelligent’ or ‘talented’ in Japanese.

82. Taiki

Taiki means ‘large’ or ‘radiance’ and is of Japanese origin.

83. Takashi

Takashi means ‘noble’ or ‘prosper’ in Japanese.

84. Tadao

Of Japanese origin, this name means ‘satisfied’ or ‘complacent.’ He is one of the three main characters of the Ghost Sweeper Mikami series.

85. Tadashi

Tadashi means ‘loyal/proper’ in Japanese.

86. Ueda

Meaning ‘upper rice paddy’ or ‘from the paddy field,’ Ueda is a Japanese name.

87. Ushio

Ushio means ‘tide’ in Japanese.  Ushio Aotsuki is a character in Ushio anime.

88. Uta

Uta means ‘song’ in Japanese. Uta is a main character in the anime Tokyo ghoul.

89. Umito

In Japanese, Umito means ‘ocean/sea.’

90. Wazuki

Wazuki means ‘peace’ or ‘serenity’ in Japanese.

91. Wataru

This Japanese name means to ‘cross over or navigate.’

92. Wakato

This Japanese name means ‘young one.’

93. Yasu

This Japanese name means ‘calm.’

94. Yuu

This Japanese name means “gentleness, lithe, superior” or “distant, leisurely.”

95. Yoshi

This Japanese means ‘good’ or ‘righteous.’

96. Yuri

Yuri means ‘farmer’ in Russian. In Hebrew, it means the ‘light of god.’

97. YuYu

YuYu means ‘gentle’ or ‘superior’ or ‘distant’ in Japanese. Yu Yu Hakusho is a Japanese manga series.

98. Zenshin

This Japanese name Zenshin means ‘good heart’ and ‘trust.’

99. Zensuke

The Japanese name Zensuke means ‘good friend.’

100. Zempei

This Japanese name means ‘good soldier.’

Known as “Disney of the East,” Anime is an international phenomenon attracting millions of fans worldwide and translated into many languages. Anime convention culture has thus paved the way for new hobbies, career opportunities, and communities. Combining graphic art, characterization, and cinematography, this refreshing and unpredictable medium of entertainment can definitely be an inspiration for anime names for baby boy.

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