Autumn Names

October 2, 2012

Its is now autumn in Japan. A time for sports, eating wonderful seasonal vegetables and of course viewing the autumn leaves. When it comes to Japanese girl names the most popular of all autumn names would be Aki. Aki is the literal translation of the work for Autumn. There is also the name Akiko which means child of Autumn. Lovely names don’t you think ?

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Japanese girl names for Springtime

April 25, 2012

spring in japan

It’s spring time here in Japan so I thought it might be appropriate to list some Japanese names which have a feeling of spring in all its beauty, freshness and life. The most obvious names to choose of course is Haru ( also Haruki, Haruko ) as this literally means “spring”. The kanji for the name Haru is 春 which means spring. Haruko is translated as “spring-child” or “child of spring”. Haruki, a unisex name, is translated as “spring tree”. Other names that display a spring time theme include :

Chiharu – a thousand springs

Harumi – Spring beauty

Hana – Flower

Sakura – Cherry blossom

Ayaka – Color flower

Moriko – Forest child

Misaki – Beautiful blooming

Ume – Plum blossom

 

What does the “ko” at the end of Japanese names mean ?

January 10, 2012

An often asked question about Japanese female names is what is the meaning behind the “ko” at the end of many names. The Japanese syllable “ko” is translated as child in English. Thus a name like Aiko , where Ai = “love” can be translated as “Child Of Love” or “Loving Child”.

japanese girl names

Here are a number of other popular Japanese female names with meanings in English

AKIKO [ 秋子, 明子, 晶子 ] – Girls name meaning autumn child,bright child,sparkling child.

ATSUKO [ 篤子, 温子 ] – kind child or warm child

FUMIKO [ 文子 ] – Japanese girl names translate as child of treasured beauty.

ETSUKO [ 悦子 ] – Name for girl meaning joyful child.

KAMIKO [ 上子 ] – Japanese girl names meaning superior child.

KIYOKO [ 清子 ] – Name for girl meaning pure child.

MAIKO [ 舞子 ] – dancing child.

MINAKO [ 美奈子 ] – beautiful child.

REIKO [ 麗子 ] – lovely child.

SUMIKO [ 澄子 ] – clear,pure thinking child.

 

 

Cute Japanese Baby Names

January 2, 2012

Here are some really cute baby names that were popular this year in Japan. Japanese names and their meanings are becoming more and more popular around the world. They are used for baby naming in the west now too. Japanese names also prove popular for people who want to write manga comncs ( character names ) and are also popular with online character names for online games in the RPG genre. Another good use of Japanese names that kids like is to use them for Pokemon names. Some people prefer the original Japanese names of all the pokemon characters instead of the newer English names.

Rank Name Kanji Hiragana Babies Born Pecentage 2010 Rank
Yui 結衣 ゆい 109 0.66% 2
Aoi あおい 104 0.63% 3
Yua 結愛 ゆあ 102 0.62% 1
Rin りん 100 0.61% 5
Hina 陽菜 ひな 99 0.60% 4
6 Yuina 結菜 ゆいな 99 0.60% 8
Sakura さくら さくら 74 0.45% 7
8 Mana 愛菜 まな 74 0.45% 43
Sak 咲希 さき 71 0.43% 28
10 Yuuna 優奈 ゆうな 66 0.40% 12

Cute Japanese Girl Names

June 24, 2011

There are a great many Japanese girl names to list here. Too many infact ! So here I’ve decided to list my favorite cute sounding Japanese girl names. There names would be perfect for baby naming or for characters for online games etc. Take your time to read through the list and find you own favorite cute Japanese girl names.

  • AI – meaning “love” (愛藍) – Japanese girl name.
  • AIKA – meaning “love song” (愛佳) – Japanese girl name.
  • AIKO – meaning “child of love” (愛子) – Japanese girl name.
  • AIRI – meaning “love jasmine” (愛莉) – Japanese girl name.
  • AKI – meaning “bright / autumn” (明 / 秋) – Japanese unisex name.
  • AKIKO – meaning “bright child” (明子) – Japanese girl name.
  • AMI – meaning “asia beautiful” (亜美) – Japanese girl name.
  • AOI – meaning “blue” (碧) – Japanese unisex name.
  • AYA – meaning “color” (彩) – Japanese girl name.
  • CHIKA – meaning “scatter flowers” (散花) – Japanese girl name.
  • EIKO – meaning “child of splendor” (栄子) – Japanese girl name.
  • EMI – meaning “beautiful blessing” (恵美) – Japanese girl name.
  • ERI – meaning “blessed prize” (絵理) – Japanese girl name.
  • HANA – meaning “flower” (花) – Japanese girl name.
  • HARU – meaning “spring (as in season)” (春) – Japanese unisex name.
  • HARUMI – meaning “beautiful spring” (春美) – Japanese girl name.
  • HIKARU – meaning “light, radiance” (光) – Japanese unisex name.
  • HITOMI – meaning “pupil of the eye” (瞳) – Japanese girl name.
  • HONOKA – meaning “harmony flower” (和花) – Japanese girl name.
  • IZUMI – meaning “spring, fountain” (泉) – Japanese girl name.
  • KAEDE – meaning “maple” (楓) – Japanese unisex name.
  • KAORI – meaning “perfume, fragrance” (香) – Japanese girl name.
  • KATSUMI – meaning “victorious beauty” (勝美) – Japanese girl name.
  • KAZUE – meaning “first blessing” (一恵) – Japanese girl name.
  • KAZUKO – meaning “child of harmony” (和子) – Japanese girl name.
  • KEIKO – meaning “blessed child / respectful child” (恵子 / 敬子) – Japanese girl name.
  • KIYOMI – meaning “pure beauty” (清美) – Japanese girl name.
  • KUMIKO – meaning “long-time beautiful child” (久美子) – Japanese girl name.
  • MAIKO – meaning “child of dance” (舞子) – Japanese girl name.
  • MAKI – meaning “true hope” (真希) – Japanese girl name.
  • MAMI – meaning “true beauty” (真美) – Japanese girl name.
  • MEGUMI – meaning “blessing” (恵) – Japanese girl name.
  • MIEKO – meaning “beautiful blessing child” (美枝子) – Japanese girl name.
  • MIKU – meaning “beautiful sky” (美空) – Japanese girl name.
  • MIO – meaning “beautiful cherry blossom” (美桜) – Japanese girl name.
  • MIYU – meaning “beautiful gentle” (美優) – Japanese girl name.
  • MOMOKO – meaning “peach tree child” (桃子) – Japanese girl name.
  • NATSUKO – meaning “summer child” (夏子) – Japanese girl name.
  • REIKO – meaning “lovely child” (麗子) – Japanese girl name.
  • RIKA – meaning “true fragrance” (理香) – Japanese girl name.
  • SACHIKO – meaning “joyful, happy child” (幸子) – Japanese girl name.
  • SAKI – meaning “blossom of hope” (咲希) – Japanese girl name.
  • SAYURI – meaning “small lily” (小百合) – Japanese girl name.
  • SHIORI – meaning “poem” (詩織) – Japanese girl name.
  • SORA – meaning “sky” (昊 / 空) – Japanese unisex name.
  • WAKANA – meaning “harmonious music” (和奏) – Japanese girl name.
  • YOSHIE – meaning “beautiful stream” (佳江) – Japanese girl name.
  • YUKA – meaning “gentle flower” (優花) – Japanese girl name.
  • YUKI – meaning “happiness / snow” (幸 / 雪) – Japanese unisex name.

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