popular japanese names for girls

215 Beautiful Japanese Girl Names and Meanings

As like the other cultures, Japanese female names are related to beauty, love or flowers. But there is an interesting thing with Japanese names, the meaning varies depends upon the Kanji or suffix used with the last names like ‘ko’ or ‘mi’ which means baby and beauty respectively. You may notice there are many names with kanji like that.

However, we have arranged a huge list of unique and pretty Japanese baby girl names from various resources. Some of these names are with Kanji and some are not. Take a look at below list of Japanese names in alphabetical order and select one for your baby girl:

A to Z list of Japanese names for girls:

  • Ai: This means ‘love’ or ‘indigo blue’, Ai is a very popular short name.
  • Aika: A Japanese singer
  • Aiko: It means beloved one; loving child
  • Aimi: Name of a Japanese pianist and a handball player
  • Aina: Means ‘view or sight’
  • Airi: It means ‘love, affection’. Airi is one of the most popular names for Japanese girls.
  • Aiya: Meaning ‘beautiful silk’
  • Akahana: A red bright flower
  • Akane: It means ‘deep red’
  • Akari: This word means ‘light’
  • Aki: Japanese unisex name
  • Akiko: Means brighter light. This word has some other different meanings like queen, peaceful, bright child, superior etc.
  • Akira: Means ‘bright or clear’
  • Amaya: This word means ‘night rain’
  • Amaya: means ‘night rain’
  • Ami: It has different meanings like friend, sea, beauty or truth etc.
  • Aneko: Older sister
  • Annaisha: Japanese name meaning ‘helpful guide to other’
  • Anzu: It means ‘apricot’; a juicy soft fruit
  • Aoi: means hollyhock; a tall Eurasian plant with large showy flowers.
  • Aratani: Means ‘precious stone’
  • Asa: It means ‘born in the morning’
  • Asuka: This word means ‘tomorrow’
  • Atsuko: It means ‘sincere or honest child.’
  • Au: Au means ‘meeting’
  • Ayaka: This word means ‘colorful flower’
  • Ayako: Cute baby
  • Ayame: A fictional character of a young cheerful woman
  • Ayumi: It means history or peaceful or pleasure
  • Botan: Means ‘Long life’
  • Chiasa: One thousand mornings
  • Chieko: It means ‘wise child’
  • Chika: Means ‘near and dear’
  • Chinami: It means ‘one thousand waves’
  • Chiyoko: It means ‘a thousand generations’
  • Cho: Means ‘butterfly’
  • Dai: Dai means ‘great’
  • Den: Earth or shelters
  • Emiko: Means ‘prosperous or smiling child’
  • Ena: It means ‘gift from God’
  • Eri: It has different meanings like ‘blessed prize or love or clever’
  • Eshima: Means ‘true intention’
  • Etsu: Delight
  • Etsuko: It means ‘joy’
  • Fuji: Female name means ‘wisteria or a shrub’
  • Fumiko: It means ‘a wealthy beautiful child.’
  • Gen: Spring
  • Gina: This word means ‘silvery’
  • Hanako: Blossom
  • Haru: Springtime or sunlight
  • Haruka: It means ‘far off’
  • Haruki: It means ‘shining brightly,’ ‘radiant,’ ‘shining life,’ or ‘radiant spring’
  • Hatsu: Means ‘firstborn’
  • Haya: Quick
  • Hayami: It means ‘rare unusual beauty’
  • Hekima: Means wisdom
  • Hibiki: Echo.
  • Hideyo: Means ‘superior generations’
  • Hikaru: Means ‘light shining’
  • Hina: It means ‘sun’, a very common Japanese girl’s name
  • Hiriko: Means ‘generous’
  • Hiroko: Generous child
  • Hisa: Means ‘long lasting’
  • Homura: Meaning fire or flame
  • Hoshi: Star
  • Humiya: Healthy
  • Iku: Nourishing
  • Ima: Now
  • Isamu: Means ‘vigorous’
  • Ito: Thread
  • Iwa: Rock, a popular Japanese feminine name
  • Jin: It means ‘tender’
  • Jun: This is not month in Japan, it means ‘obedient’
  • Kaede: It means ‘maple leaf’
  • Kaiyo: Forgiveness
  • Kame: Long lived or tortoise
  • Kano: Skill
  • Kaori: Means ‘fragrance’
  • Kasumi: Mist
  • Kata: Means ‘worthy’
  • Katsu: Victorious
  • Katsuki: Meaning Moon
  • Katsumi: Means ‘victorious beauty’
  • Kazashi: It means ‘hair ornament’
  • Kazue: Meaning ‘branch’
  • Kazuko/Kazumi: This name was popular in the past, written with the characters for harmony. Kazumi also derived from this, means harmonious beauty.
  • Keiko: Means ‘joyful or happy child’
  • Kichi: Means ‘lucky or fortunate’
  • Kiko: It means ‘hope’
  • Kimi: This word means ‘beauty of the century’
  • Kioko: Same as Keiko, happy child
  • Kishi: Means ‘happy and long life’
  • Kiwa: Borderline
  • Kiyoko: Pure or clarity
  • Ko: Baby
  • Koemi: Smiling
  • Kohana: Little flower
  • Koharu: Means ‘heart’
  • Koko: Meaning ‘stork’
  • Koto: Beautiful harp
  • Kozakura: Cherry tree
  • Kukiko: It means ‘snow’
  • Kumi: Beauty, another meaning ‘nine seas’
  • Kura: It means ‘House of treasure’
  • Kyoto: Means ‘mirror’
  • Madoka: It means ‘circle, a very common surname in Japan.
  • Mai: Meaning ‘brightness or flower’
  • Maiko: Means ‘dancing child’
  • Mamiko: Means ‘beauty’
  • Manami: Means ‘love of beauty’
  • Mari: Means ‘ball’
  • Mariko: Means ‘circle’
  • Masako: Honest child
  • Masumi: Means increasing beauty
  • Matsuko: It means ‘pine tree’
  • Michiko: Means ‘child on morals’
  • Midori: It means ‘green nature’
  • Miho: Means truth, beauty, care etc
  • Miki: Flower stem
  • Mikka: Three days
  • Minako: Beautiful baby
  • Mine: Peak
  • Mirai: Means ‘future’
  • Misaki: Means ‘beauty bloom’
  • Mitsu: It means ‘light’
  • Miyah: Means ‘temple’
  • Miyo: Means ‘beautiful generation’
  • Miyuki: Snow
  • Miyuki: Means ‘good luck,’
  • Mie: Means ‘triple branch’
  • Momo: Peach
  • Morie: Means bay or beach
  • Morina: Means ‘forest town’
  • Mura: It means ‘from the village’
  • Muika: Six days
  • Nakano: A famous female warrior
  • Namika: It means ‘flower of the wave’
  • Nana: Means ‘seven’
  • Nanami: Means ‘seven sea’ or ‘wave man’
  • Nao: Honest
  • Nara: Means Oak tree
  • Narumi: It means ‘beauty’
  • Nishi: West
  • Nori: Means tradition
  • Nozomi: It means ‘hope’
  • Nyoko: Treasure
  • Orino: Field
  • Rai: Means ‘trust’
  • Raku: Pleasure
  • Ran: Means ‘water lily’
  • Reiko: Means ‘grateful’
  • Rieko: Baby of Rie
  • Rika Means ‘fragrance’
  • Rikona: Means ‘intelligence’
  • Rin: Rina is a village, Rin/Rina means ‘dignified’; also a popular short name in Japan.
  • Rini: Means ‘little bunny’
  • Rio:  It means ‘cherry blossom’
  • Risa: It Means ‘growing flowers at home’
  • Rui: Means ‘affectionate’
  • Ruri: It means ‘emerald’
  • Ryoko: This word means ‘good child’
  • Sachi: Means blessed
  • Sadashi: Ambitious
  • Sai: intelligent
  • Sakae: It means ‘prosperous’
  • Sakura: Means ‘cherry blossom’
  • Sakurako: Means ‘child of Sakura’
  • Sango: It means ‘coral’
  • Satchiko: This word means ‘lucky baby’
  • Satoko: This word means ‘wise baby’
  • Satomi: Meaning ‘beautiful’
  • Sawako: Means ‘cute baby’
  • Seijun: Means ‘pure’
  • Seina: Noble baby
  • Sen: It means ‘fairy of wood’
  • Shaiwase: Happiness
  • Shika: Deer
  • Shinju: Pearl
  • Shinobu: It means ‘to support’
  • Shiori: Means guide, poem or weave
  • Shizu: Clear
  • Someina: Means ‘intelligence’
  • Sorano: Means ‘of the sky’
  • Sugi: Cedar tree
  • Suki: Beloved or loved one
  • Sumiye: Smart girl
  • Suzume: This word means ‘sparrow’
  • Suzue: Means branch of little bells
  • Takara: This word means ‘treasure’
  • Taki: Means ‘waterfall’
  • Take: It means ‘bamboo’
  • Tamaki: Bracelet
  • Tamane: Sound of a necklace
  • Tami: People
  • Tani: valley; stand of glory
  • Tatsu: Means ‘dragon’
  • Toki: Means ‘opportunity’; more specifically the time of the opportunity
  • Tokiwa: It means ‘constant’
  • Tomiju: Means ‘longevity’
  • Tomoko: Intellectual
  • Tora: Tiger
  • Toshi: It means ‘mirror image’
  • Tsuru: Wish for long life.
  • Ume: It means ‘blossom of plum’
  • Umi: It means ‘ocean’
  • Uta: Song
  • Utano: It means ‘field of songs’
  • Wakumi: Means ‘spring of water’
  • Yo: Positive
  • Yoko: It means ‘Good girl’
  • Yori: Reliable
  • Yoru: Meaning dark
  • Yoshima: Lucky girl
  • Yoshino: It means ‘fertile field’
  • Yui: Means ‘gentleness or superiority’
  • Yuina: Means ‘vegetables’
  • Yuka: Means ‘fragrant’
  • Yume: It means ‘dream’
  • Yumi: Beauty
  • Yuna: Means ‘gentle’
  • Yuri: It means ‘lily’

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