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100+ Popular Japanese Baby Boy Names

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Cute Baby Boy Names in Japanese

Cute Baby Boy Names in Japanese

Japanese Names for Baby Boys With Meaning

Congratulations on your baby boy! Are you looking for the perfect Japanese name for your future son? The Japanese language offers many popular names that are deep with meaning and represent admirable traits. Popular names include those that are nature-inspired, those that recruit both respect and humility, and those that are simply popular year after year. Consider some of the amazing names on this list.

When it comes to choosing a name, pick one that will represent the traits you hope your son will carry with him through this lifetime. These names have been translated into English from hiragana, though many of these names can have several meanings and are represented by various kanji (characters). If you would like to learn how to read Japanese, start by studying hiragana. Happy searching!

Rai or thunder, lightning

Rai or thunder, lightning

NameHiraganaEnglish

Aoi

あおい

holly flower

Aoki

あおき

blue tree

Arata

あらた

fresh, new

Asahi

あさひ

morning

Chiharu

ちはる

spring skies

Chiko

ちこ

pledge

Dai

だい

shining

Daiki

だいき

radiant

Eiji

えいじ

eternity

Eito

えいと

prosperous

Gin

ぎん

silver

Goro

ごろ

enlightened

Habiki

はびき

echo

Hajime

はじめ

beginning

Hansuke

はんすけ

helpful

Haruki

はるき

born in spring

Hibiki

ひびき

sound

Hideo

ひでお

excellent

Hideyoshi

ひでよし

luck

Hikaru

ひかる

brilliant

Hinata

ひなた

towards the sun

Hiro

ひろ

prosperous

Hiroki

ひろき

strength

Hiromitsu

ひろみつ

radiance

Tomohiro or wisdom

Tomohiro or wisdom

NameHiraganaEnglish

Hiroshi

ひろし

generous

Hiroto

ひろと

flight

Hisao

ひさお

life history

Hisato

ひさと

long life

Hitomu

ひとむ

intellect

Hitoshi

ひとし

level

Hoshi

ほし

star

Ichiro

いちろ

first son

Isao

いさお

honor

Kaito

かいと

flying over the sea

Kaiyo

かいよ

forgiving

Kamin

かみん

joy

Katashi

かたし

firm

Katsumi

かつみ

win

Kazu

かず

win

Kei

けい

blessing

Keitaro

けいたろ

blessed

Ken

けん

strong

Kenji

けんじ

strong

Kin

きん

gold

NameHiraganaEnglish

Kohaku

こはく

amber

Koji

こじ

shining

Kumiko

くにこ

from the country

Makoto

まこと

sincere

Mana

まな

spirited

Maro

まろ

myself

Maru

まる

circle

Masanori

まさのり

righteous

Masaru

まさる

victory

Matsu

まつ

pine tree

Michi

みち

path

Michio

みちお

on a journey

Miki

みき

tree

Minori

みのり

truth

Namiko

なみこ

surfer

Nao

なお

honest person

Naoki

なおき

docile

Natsu

なつ

born in summer

Noboru

のぼる

ascend

Nobu

のぶ

faith

Nori

のり

rule

Norio

のりお

lawful

Rai

らい

thunder, lightning

Raiden

らいでん

spirit

Ren

れん

lotus, love

Riku

りく

land

Ryo

りょ

refreshing

Satoru

さとる

wise

Michio or on a journey

Michio or on a journey

NameHiraganaEnglish

Shiki

しき

4 seasons

Shinjiro

しんじろ

true

Sora

そら

sky

Souta

そうた

smooth

Taiki

たいき

bright

Takahiro

たかひろ

respectful, loving

Takao

たかお

hero

Takato

たかと

exalted

Takeo

たけお

hero

Taku

たく

young

Taro

たろ

large son

Teijo

ていじょ

righteous

Tomohiro

ともひろ

wisdom

Toru

とる

huge sea, clear

Toshi

とし

wise

Tsutomu

つとむ

diligence

Yama

やま

mountain

Yamato

やまと

harmony

Yasu

やす

peace

Yoshi

よし

better

Yuka

ゆか

bright star

Yukio

ゆきお

child of snow

Yuto

ゆと

tender

Yuya

ゆや

carefree

Yasu or peace

Yasu or peace

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