466 Japanese Girls' Names

466 Japanese Girl Names (And Meanings)

Nearly 500 Japanese girls’ names. Did you know that Haruko means “spring child” and Harumi means “spring beauty”?

Japan is a beautiful place. It’s no wonder why Japanese girl names are so beautiful. Keep in mind, some of the names that come from Japan can have multiple meanings because of the structure of the characters (kanji). This can give a name extra layers of meaning. If you’re trying to come up with baby names, then you might want to choose a name that’s popular in Japan. Here are a few popular Japanese names for girls:

Japanese Girl Names (A-G)

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New parents, if you need a name for your baby girl, you should consider one with a Japanese origin. They’re some of the most beautiful names in the universe. Your daughter will be happy you put so much thought into her name. Here are some of the most beautiful Japanese girl names:

1. Ahmya — meaning: black rain.

2. Ai — meaning: love and affection.

3. Aia — meaning: ruler.

4. Aika — meaning: love song.

5. Aiko — meaning: love child.

6. Aimi — meaning: beautiful love.

7. Aina — meaning: view.

8. Ainu — meaning: goddess of fertility.

9. Airi — meaning: love, affection, white jasmine.

10. Aiya — meaning: beautiful silk.

11. Akahana — meaning: a red bright flower.

12. Akane — meaning: brilliant red.

13. Akari — meaning: brightness.

14. Aki — meaning: sparkle.

15. Akiara — meaning: bright person.

16. Akiko — meaning: clear and bright.

17. Akira — meaning: bright and intelligent.

18. Akito — meaning: bright.

19. Amaterasu — meaning: shining over heaven.

20. Amaya — meaning: night rain.

21. Ami — meaning: friend.

22. Aneko — meaning: older sister.

23. Anzu —meaning: apricot.

24. Aratani — meaning: precious stone.

25. Arisu — meaning: noble.

26. Asa — meaning: born in the morning.

27. Asami — meaning: morning beauty.

28. Asuga — meaning: swift like a wind.

29. Asuka — meaning: the fragrance of tomorrow.

30. Atsuko — meaning: kind child.

31. Au — meaning: meeting.

32. Aya — meaning: colorful.

33. Aya — meaning: angel who knows magic.

34. Ayaka — meaning: colorful flower.

35. Ayaka — meaning: scented colored flower.

36. Ayako — meaning: cute baby.

37. Ayame — meaning: flower (iris).

38. Ayano — meaning: my design.

39. Ayumi — meaning: history or peaceful or pleasure.

40. Azumi — meaning: safe space.

41. Bashira — meaning: joyful.

42. Botan — meaning: long life.

43. Chiaki — meaning: sparkling light.

44. Chiasa — meaning: one thousand mornings.

45. Chie — meaning: wisdom.

46. Chieko — meaning: wise child.

47. Chiharu — meaning: springs and clear skies.

48. Chihiro — meaning: seeker.

49. Chika — meaning: filled with wisdom.

50. Chika — meaning: scattered flowers.

51. Chinami — meaning: one thousand waves.

52. Chinatsu — meaning: thousand summers.

53. Chiyo — meaning: thousand generations.

54. Chiyoko — meaning: thousand generations.

55. Chizue — meaning: durability.

56. Cho — meaning: butterfly.

57. Chuya — pmeaning: ure and clear like water.

58. Dai — meaning: great.

59. Danuja — meaning: a ruler.

60. Den — meaning: shelter.

61. Doi — meaning: mountain or earth.

62. Eiko — meaning: long-lived child.

63. Emi — meaning: beautiful smile.

64. Emica — meaning: charming or blessed.

65. Emiko — meaning: prosperous and beautiful child.

66. Ena — meaning: gift from God.

67. Eri —meaning: blessed prize.

68. Eshima — meaning: true intention.

69. Etsu — meaning: delight.

70. Etsudo — meaning: this means a joyful child.

71. Etsuko — meaning: joyful child.

72. Fuji — meaning: prosperous opinion.

73. Fumiko — meaning: intellectual.

74. Fuyuko — meaning: winter child.

75. Gen — meaning: spring.

76. Gina — meaning: silvery.

Japanese Names For Girls (H-I)

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Make sure you choose a name that fits your baby girl perfectly. You want her to grow up proud of her name and her heritage. In order to accomplish that, here are some beautiful Japanese names for girls. Anyone would be lucky to be called the baby names below:

77. Hachi — meaning: eight.

78. Haia — meaning: nimble.

79. Hana — meaning: flower, blossom.

80. Hanae — meaning: blossom.

81. Hanako — meaning: blossom.

82. Hanami — meaning: flowery.

83. Haru — meaning: springtime.

84. Harue — meaning: sunshine.

85. Haruhi — meaning: spring day.

86. Haruka — meaning: far off.

87. Haruki — meaning: shining brightly.

88. Haruko —meaning: spring child.

89. Harumi — meaning: spring beauty.

90. Haruna — meaning: spring.

91. Hatsu — meaning: firstborn.

92. Hatsuko — meaning: firstborn child.

93. Hatsumomo — this means firstborn peach.

94. Haya — this means quick.

95. Hayami — this means rare beauty.

96. Hekima — this means wisdom.

97. Hibiki — this means echo.

98. Hide — this means excellent.

99. Hideko — this means splendid child.

100. Hikari — this means light.

101. Hikaru — this means light shining.

102. Hina — this means sun.

103. Hinata — this means sunny place.

104. Hiriko — this means generous.

105. Hiro — this means abundant.

106. Hiroko — this means rich child.

107. Hiromi — this means abundant beauty.

108. Hisa — this means everlasting.

109. Hisako — this means long-lived child.

110. Hitomi — this means pupil of the eye.

111. Homura — this means fire or flame.

112. Honoka — this means harmony and flower.

113. Hoshi — this means star.

114. Hoshiko — this means star.

115. Hotaru — this means blossom.

116. Humiya — this means healthy.

117. Iku — this means nourishing.

118. Ima — this means now.

119. Isamu — meaning: vigorous.

120. Ito — meaning: thread.

121. Iwa — meaning: rock.

122. Izanami — meaning: female who invites.

123. Izumi — meaning: fountain, spring.

Japanese Girl Names (J-K)

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If you need more baby names, there are plenty of options to choose from below. You can choose a name that is related to nature, to religion, or to the country itself. Here are Japanese names for girls that are absolutely beautiful. They’re perfect for your beautiful baby girl:

124. Japana — meaning: ambitious.

125. Jin —meaning: tender.

126. Jona — meaning: God is gracious.

127. Jun — meaning: pure and clean.

128. Junko — meaning: obedient child.

129. Kaede — meaning: maple leaf.

130. Kagami — meaning: mirror.

131. Kagome — meaning: lost.

132. Kaida — meaning: little dragon.

133. Kairi — meaning: ocean village.

134. Kairy — meaning: sea.

135. Kaiya — meaning: forgiveness.

136. Kaiyo — meaning: forgiveness.

137. Kame — meaning: long-lived or tortoise.

138. Kamiko — meaning: superior child.

139. Kana — meaning: powerful one.

140. Kano — meaning: skill.

141. Kanon — meaning: blossom.

142. Kaori — meaning: fragrance.

143. Kasumi — meaning: mist.

144. Kata — meaning: worthy.

145. Katana — meaning: honorable.

146. Katsu — meaning: victorious.

147. Katsuki — meaning: moon.

148. Katsumi — meaning: to overcome.

149. Kayda — meaning: little dragon.

150. Kayo — meaning: the beautiful generation.

151. Kazane — meaning: the sound of the wind.

152. Kazashi — meaning: hair ornament.

153. Kazue — meaning: branch.

154. Kazuko — meaning: harmonious/peaceful child.

155. Kazumi — meaning: harmonious beauty.

156. Kei — meaning: blessing.

157. Keiko — meaning: respected child.

158. Keina — meaning: prosperity.

159. Keomi — meaning: pure.

160. Kiaria — meaning: great fortune.

161. Kichi — meaning: lucky or fortunate.

162. Kiko — meaning: hope.

163. Kiku — meaning: chrysanthemum.

164. Kimi — meaning: beautiful story.

165. Kimi — meaning: honorable.

166. Kimika — meaning: noble.

167. Kimiko —meaning: valuable child.

168. Kimmi — meaning: righteous.

169. Kin — meaning: golden.

170. Kioka — meaning: mirror.

171. Kioko — meaning: shares happiness.

172. Kirika — meaning: natural beauty.

173. Kishi — meaning: happy and long life.

174. Kita — meaning: north.

175. Kitiara — meaning: blade from the north.

176. Kiwa — meaning: born on the borderline.

177. Kiyoko — meaning: pure child.

178. Kiyomi — meaning: pure beauty.

179. Ko — meaning: baby.

180. Koemi —meaning: smiling.

181. Koge — meaning: scented flower.

182. Kohaku —meaning: amber.

183. Kohana — meaning: little flower.

184. Koko — meaning: stork.

185. Kokoro — meaning: soul.

186. Kosuke — meaning: rising sun.

187. Koto — meaning: beautiful harp.

188. Kotone — meaning: harp sound.

189. Kozakura — meaning: cherry tree.

190. Kozue — meaning: tree.

191. Kukiko — meaning: snow.

192. Kuma — meaning: bear.

193. Kumi — meaning: forever beautiful.

194. Kumiko — meaning: companion child.

195. Kura — meaning: treasure house.

196. Kuri — meaning: chestnut.

197. Kyo — meaning: unite.

198. Kyoko — meaning: mirror.

Japanese Girl Names (M-O)

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A name is special. It’s going to follow your baby girl around for the rest of her life. That’s why you need to pick one that fits your daughter (or your son) perfectly. Here are some popular baby names for girls with a Japanese origin:

199. Machiko — fortunate child.

200. Maeko — meaning: child of truth.

201. Maemi — truthful smile.

202. Maho — honest person.

203. Mai — person who dances with great grace.

204. Maiko — dancing child.

205. Maiya — rice valley.

206. Makaira — one who brings happiness.

207. Maki — true.

208. Makiko — a sincere person.

209. Makoto — sincerity.

210. Mami — genuine.

211. Mamiko —daughter of the sea.

212. Mana — affection.

213. Manami — affectionate beauty.

214. Mao — genuine.

215. Mari — rebellion.

216. Mariko — genuine.

217. Marri — an elegant dance party.

218. Masae — elegant.

219. Masako — honest child.

220. Masami — elegant beauty.

221. Masumi — increasing beauty.

222. Masuyo — profit.

223. Matsuko — pine tree.

224. Mayu — genuine.

225. Mayuko — a child of Mayu.

226. Mayumi —true beauty.

227. Megumi — blessing.

228. Mei — sprout.

229. Mi — beauty.

230. Michi — the upright path.

231. Michiko — beautiful wise child.

232. Midori — green.

233. Mie — three-way division.

234. Mieko — brightness of the light.

235. Miho — truth, beauty.

236. Mihoko — meaning: child of shielded loveliness.

237. Mika — beautiful fragrance.

238. Mikan — tangerine.

239. Mikasa — three hats of bamboo.

240. Miki — meaning: flower stem.

241. Mikka — three days.

242. Miku — a beautiful sky.

243. Minako — apple tree.

244. Minami — one who is from South.

245. Minato — harbor.

246. Mine — peak.

247. Minoru — to bear fruit.

248. Mio — beautiful cherry blossom.

249. Mirai — future.

250. Misa — a beautiful bud.

251. Misaki — beautiful newly grown flower.

252. Misako — fascinating child.

253. Mitsu — light.

254. Mitsuko — shining child.

255. Miu — beautiful feather.

256. Miwa — harmony.

257. Miya — sacred house.

258. Miyah — temple.

259. Miyako — beautiful child.

260. Miyo — charming child.

261. Miyoko — beautiful child of a beautiful generation.

262. Miyu — beautiful truth.

263. Miyuki — snow.

264. Mizuki — beautiful moon.

265. Moe — budding.

266. Momiji — red leaves.

267. Momo — peach.

268. Momoe — hundred blessings.

269. Momoka — hundreds of flowers.

270. Momoko — numerous children.

271. Mon — gateway.

272. Morie — bay or beach.

273. Morika — meaning: fragrance of the forest.

274. Moriko — forest child.

275. Morina — forest town.

276. Muika — six days.

277. Mura — from the village.

278. Nagi — calm.

279. Nakano — famous female warrior.

280. Namie — blessings.

281. Namika — meaning: flower of the wave.

282. Nana — seven.

283. Nanako — child of the greens.

284. Nanami — seven seas.

285. Nao — honest.

286. Naoko — docile child.

287. Nara — meaning: flower from heaven.

288. Nariko — gentle child.

289. Narumi — beauty.

290. Natsuki — summer hope.

291. Natsuko — summer child.

292. Natsumi — summer beauty.

293. Ne — sound.

294. Nisbett — trustworthy.

295. Nishi — west.

296. Noa — love and affection.

297. Nobuko — faithful child.

298. Nori — tradition.

299. Noriko — rule of law.

300. Norita — tradition.

301. Nozomi — dependable.

302. Nyoko — treasure.

303. Ohta — pure.

304. Okemia — mercy or pity.

305. Oki — a master.

306. Okimi — the bright shining light.

307. Orino — field.

Japanese Baby Names For Girls (R-S)

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Japanese baby names are gorgeous. They will make a little girl feel beautiful, inside and out. Here are some more popular Japanese girl names and their meanings:

308. Rai — trust.

309. Raku — pleasure.

310. Ran — water lily.

311. Ran — orchid.

312. Rei — lovely bell.

313. Reiki — healing the spirit.

314. Reiko — thankful child.

315. Reina — wise.

316. Ren — love of the lotus.

317. Rie — valued blessing.

318. Rieko — baby of Rie.

319. Rika — fragrance.

320. Riko — daughter of the Jasmine.

321. Rikona — intelligence.

322. Rin — cold, severe and dignified person.

323. Rini — one who is like a little sweet bunny.

324. Rio — cherry blossom.

325. Risa — growing flowers at home.

326. Rui — affectionate.

327. Rumi — a beauty of the lapus lazuli.

328. Ruqa — one who is a bright blue flower.

329. Ruri — emerald.

330. Ryoko — bright child.

331. Sachi — blessed.

332. Sachiko — child of good luck.

333. Sada — pure woman.

334. Sadako — pure child.

335. Sadashi — ambitious.

336. Saeko — serene child.

337. Sai — intelligent.

338. Saiua — ripe fruit.

339. Sajonara — farewell.

340. Sakae — prosperous.

341. Sakai — prosperous.

342. Saki — hope.

343. Sakiko — blossoming child.

344. Saku — remembrance of the divine.

345. Sakura — cherry blossom.

346. Sakurako — child of the cherry blossom.

347. Sango — coral.

348. Sanyu — happiness.

349. Saori — color of sand.

350. Saory — nicely woven cloth.

351. Satchiko — lucky baby.

352. Satoko — wise baby.

353. Satomi — beautiful.

354. Satsuki — fifth month, May.

355. Sawako — cute baby.

356. Sayaka — clear one.

357. Sayua — swift and fast like an arrow.

358. Sayuri — lily.

359. Seijun — pure.

360. Seika — pure summer.

361. Seiko — sincere child.

362. Seina — noble baby.

363. Seiren — refined star.

364. Sen — fairy of wood.

365. Setsuko — temperate.

366. Shaiwase — happiness.

367. Shigeko — luxuriant.

368. Shika — deer.

369. Shiki — the four seasons.

370. Shiko — woman made of stone.

371. Shiniqua — victorious woman.

372. Shinju — pearl.

373. Shino — like a bamboo stem.

374. Shinobu — enduring.

375. Shion — one who does not forget.

376. Shiori — guide.

377. Shizu — clear.

378. Shizuka — quiet.

379. Shoko — a little child with great hopes.

380. Shun — talented person.

381. Shun — talented.

382. Shynah — victorious.

383. Someina — intelligence.

384. Sora — sky.

385. Sorano — of the sky.

386. Subaru — one who unites.

387. Sueko — youngest child in the family.

388. Sugi — cedar tree.

389. Suki — beloved one.

390. Sumiko — beautiful child of goodness.

391. Sumire — lovely violet.

392. Sumiye — smart girl.

393. Sunako — dark side.

394. Susumu — progressing.

395. Suzu — bell.

396. Suzue — branch of little bells.

397. Suzume — sparrow.

Japanese Names (T-Z)

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If you still haven’t come up with a name for your baby girl, then use one from the list below. These Japanese girl names are perfect for any little girl:

398. Taka — honorable peregrine.

399. Takako — aristocrat.

400. Takara — jewel.

401. Take — bamboo.

402. Taki — waterfall.

403. Tamaki — bracelet.

404. Tamami — jewel.

405. Tamane — sound of a necklace.

406. Tamashini — soulful.

407. Tami — people.

408. Tamiko — great beauty.

409. Tamura — rice village.

410. Taney — valley.

411. Tani — stand of glory.

412. Taree — bending branch.

413. Taru — huge sea.

414. Tatsu — dragon.

415. Tatsuo — female dragon.

416. Taura — many lakes.

417. Teruko — shining child.

418. Toki — opportunity.

419. Tokiwa — constant.

420. Tomiju — longevity.

421. Tomiko — rich child.

422. Tomo — knowledge.

423. Tomoe — lucky friend.

424. Tomoko — knowing child.

425. Tomomi — good luck.

426. Tonica — for the people.

427. Tora — tigress.

428. Toru — huge sea.

429. Toshi — mirror image.

430. Toshiko — ancient child.

431. Tsubaki — camellia flower.

432. Tsubame — believe.

433. Tsubasa — wing.

434. Tsukiko — moon child.

435. Tsunade — young thunder.

436. Tsuru — long life.

437. Ume — plum blossom.

438. Umi — ocean.

439. Usagi — rabbit.

440. Uta — song.

441. Utano — field of songs.

442. Wakana — sweet music.

443. Wakumi — spring of water.

444. Yasu — assertive.

445. Yasuko — peaceful child.

446. Yo — positive.

447. Yoko — sunny child.

448. Yori — reliable.

449. Yoru — dark.

450. Yoshi — good luck.

451. Yoshiko — favorite child.

452. Yoshima — lucky.

453. Yoshino — fertile field.

454. Youko — sunshine.

455. Yua — ties that bind.

456. Yui — gentle.

457. Yuina — vegetables.

458. Yuka — good cause.

459. Yuki — happiness.

460. Yukiko — rare child.

461. Yuko — excellence.

462. Yume — dream.

463. Yumi — beauty.

464. Yuna — gentle.

465. Yuri — lily.

466. Yuriko — perfect. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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