Japanese boy names with meanings

Japanese Boy Names

We have got a huge collection of cute Japanese baby boy names. Get inspired by the history and culture of Japan, one of the world’s biggest powers. You will get lots of boys’ last names with meanings here which used in Japan. Take a look at below list of Japanese male names and select a suitable one for your baby. If you are looking for Japanese female names, we have another article on that.

A to Z List of Japanese Names for boys:

  • Akemi: Means ‘beautiful sunrise’
  • Akeno: Means ‘bright shining field’
  • Aki: Means ‘autumn’ and ‘bright’, a very popular one that starts with a.
  • Akifumi: Bright History
  • Akihiko: Means “bright or shining prince.”
  • Akihiro: Means ‘shining Abroad’ or ‘large glory’
  • Akihisa: Personality
  • Akihito: Means bright.
  • Akiko: It means light and bright
  • Akimitsu: Autumn light
  • Akinari: History
  • Akio: ‘bright Boy’ or ‘glorious man’
  • Akira: Means ‘intelligent’, name of a famous filmmaker ‘Akira Kurosawa’
  • Akiro: This beautiful name means ‘bright boy’
  • Akiyama: Means mountain
  • Amida: It’s the name of Buddha
  • Aneko: It means older sister.
  • Aoi: Blue
  • Arata: Fresh
  • Atsushi: Means ‘cordial’
  • Ayumu: Means dream
  • Benjiro: Means peaceful
  • Bishamon: God of war.
  • Botan: It means long-life.
  • Chiko: Means arrow
  • Chiyo: Thousand years
  • Chokichi: Means good fortune.
  • Dai: Meaning large or large generation
  • Dai: Means beloved
  • Daichi: Means ‘Great Land’
  • Daiki: Great value or a great tree
  • Daisuke: Great helper
  • Danno: Means ‘Gathering’
  • Ebisu: God of luck.
  • Eiihi: Prosperous one
  • Eiji: Peace/splendid Ruler or ‘True protector’
  • Eriko: It means Child with a collar
  • Fudo: God of wisdom
  • Fuji- Name of the Mount ‘Fuji’
  • Fujita: Means field
  • Fumio: Means scholar child
  • Goro: Means fifth son
  • Gorou: Go means five and rou means son
  • Hachiro: It means the eighth son
  • Hacrou: Hachi means eight, added with rou
  • Hajime: Means beginning
  • Haru: Means Sun/sunlight/spring
  • Haruk: Meaning ‘Great’
  • Haruki- Could be called ‘Ruki’, this unusual name, perfect choice for Spring babies as it means ‘spring child’
  • Haruo: Meaning ‘Springtime Man’
  • Haruto: Means ‘vast/extensive’
  • Hayate: Means smooth
  • Hayato: Haya means falcon and to means a person
  • Hibiki: Means ‘shine’
  • Hideaki: Means shining
  • Hideki: Means splendid opportunity
  • Hideo: It means a splendid man
  • Hideyoshi: Means ‘stretch’
  • Hikaru: Meaning light/shining
  • Hikaru: Means “radiance.”
  • Hinata: Means ‘fly’
  • Hiro: Meaning broad
  • Hiroaki: Means ‘widespread brightness’
  • Hiroki: It means ‘strength’
  • Hiromasa: Means ‘broad-minded’
  • Hiroshi: Means ‘Generous’, a traditional Japanese name, also name of a Nobel Prize winner.
  • Hiroto: Means ‘proceed’
  • Hiroyuki: Meaning ‘widespread happiness’
  • Hisao: Meaning ‘Long-lived man’
  • Hisashi: It means ‘Long-lived’
  • Hisoka Means ‘Reserved’
  • Hitoshi: Means ‘Level’
  • Homura: Meaning fire
  • Hoshi: Means ‘Star’.
  • Hotaka: It means ‘step by step’
  • Ichiro: This word means ‘First Son’
  • Ichirou: Means “First son.”
  • Isamu: Warrior/Courage
  • Isao: Merit
  • Isas: Means ‘Meritorious’
  • Issey- Means first-born child, name of a fashion designer
  • Itsuki: Means ‘tree’
  • Iwao: Meaning ‘Stone Man’
  • Izanagi: Means ‘beginning’
  • Jiro(Jirou): Second Son
  • Jo: God will increase
  • Joben: Means ‘Cleanness’
  • Joji: It means ‘Farmer’
  • Jomei: Means ‘Spread light’
  • Jun: Means ‘obedient’
  • Junichi: Meaning ‘obedient one’
  • Juro: Means tenth son/longevity
  • Jurou: Jurou means ‘ten’
  • Kaede: Means ‘maple’
  • Kaemon: Means Joyful
  • Kage: Meaning dark or shadow
  • Kai- This adorable name means ‘willow tree’ or ‘food’
  • Kaito: Kaito means “thor’s ruler”
  • Kameko: Child of the tortoise.
  • Kami: Means ‘Lord’
  • Kammi/Kammie: Meaning ‘Lord’
  • Kanaye: Means ‘zealous one’
  • Kane: Golden
  • Kane: Means ‘fighter’
  • Kano: Water God in the Japanese language
  • Kaori: Men’s strength.
  • Kaoru: Means ‘fragrance’
  • Katashi: Means ‘Firmness’
  • Katsu: Meaning ‘Victory’
  • Katsumi: Means ‘self-controlled’
  • Katsuo: Meaning ‘Victorious Child’
  • Katsuro: Means ‘Victorious Son’
  • Katsurou: Katsu means ‘victory’ and rou means ‘son’
  • Kaya: Place of resting.
  • Kazuhiko: Meaning ‘Harmonious Prince’
  • Kazuhiro: Means ‘Harmony Widespread’
  • Kazuhiro: Means ‘prosperous One’
  • Kazuki: Means ‘harmonious Hope’
  • Kazuki: Means ‘Pleasant Peace’
  • Kazuo: It means ‘Harmonious Man’
  • Kei: Means ‘wise’ or ‘blessed’
  • Keiichi: It means respectful first son
  • Keiji: Means respectful second son
  • Keitaro: Means blessed.
  • Ken: Own Mind/healthy/strong
  • Kenichi: First Builder/founder
  • Kenji: Means ‘Intelligent ruler’
  • Kenshin: Modest Truth
  • Kenta: It means ‘healthy’
  • Kichiro: It means ‘lucky son’
  • Kichirou: Kichi means ‘good Luck’ and rou means ‘son’
  • Kin: Golden/Gold, a unisex name
  • Kioshi: Means ‘Quiet/Pure’
  • Kisho: Kisho means the one who knows his own mind
  • Kiyoshi: Means ‘Pure’
  • Ko/Kou: Means ‘happiness/peace’
  • Kohaku: Means ‘Amber’
  • Koichi: It means ‘Shining prince/shining first child’
  • Koji: Shining second child
  • Kouki: Means “warrior”
  • Kouta: Kou means ‘peace’ and ta means ‘big’
  • Kunio: Means ‘Countryman’
  • Kuro: It means ninth son
  • Kurou: Ku means ‘nine’ and rou ‘son’
  • Kyo/Kyou: Means ‘approval/capital’
  • Madoka It means ‘circle/flower’
  • Makoto: Means ‘sincerity’
  • Mamoru: Means ‘protect/protector’
  • Manabu: It means ‘learn’
  • Manabu: The word means ‘studious’
  • Maro- Means me/myself, also have a feminine form ‘Mara’
  • Masa: Means ‘good son’
  • Masaaki: Means ‘correct or true brightness’
  • Masahiko: It means ‘Prince’
  • Masahiro: justice
  • Masahiro: Means broad-minded
  • Masaki: Elegant Tree
  • Masanori: Means ‘prosperous government’
  • Masao: Means ‘Correct man’
  • Masaru: Intelligent/ Victorious
  • Masashi: Means ‘Correct’
  • Masato: This name meaning “right man”
  • Masayoshi: Flourishing Goodness
  • Masayuki: Happiness
  • Masumi: Means “true Lucidity”
  • Michi: Means Path
  • Michio: Man who is on the correct path
  • Miki: Meaning moon
  • Mikio: Means “tree trunk man.”
  • Minori: Beautiful Harbor or truth
  • Minoru: Fruitful
  • Mio: Commonly used nickname in Asia.
  • Mitsuo: Third son
  • Mitsuru: Growing
  • Nao: It means ‘honest’
  • Naoki: Doctile tree
  • Naoko: Honest
  • Noboru: Virtuous
  • Nobu: Means Faith
  • Nobuo: Faithful Man
  • Nobuyuki: Nobu means truth and yuki in happiness in Japanese language
  • Nori: Means good son/standard/law or rule
  • Norio: Man of law
  • Obama- Don’t you want to name your baby same as the 44th President of the USA? Surely you will want. This common surname means ‘little beach’ in Japanese.
  • Orochi: Big Snake
  • Osamu: Ruler
  • Raiden: A strong and unique name, means ‘God of Thunder’, pronounced as ‘rye-den’
  • Ren: Means excellence in Japanese
  • Riku: Means land
  • Rikuto: It means true
  • Ringo: Means apple
  • Rio: Sounds too cool, means ‘jasmine and cherry blossom’, name of the capital of brazil
  • Rokurou: Means sixth son
  • Ronin: Samurai lonely
  • Ryo: It means excellent
  • Ryoichi: Derived from ryouichi
  • Ryota: Strong
  • Ryou: Means next/nice
  • Ryouichi: Real or pioneer
  • Ryouta: Sunflower
  • Ryuu: Means Dragon
  • Ryuunosuke: Means ‘big’
  • Saburo: Third son
  • Saburou: Sabu means ‘three’ and rou means ‘son’
  • Sadao: Decisive Man
  • Sanjiro- Has a heartfelt meaning ‘admired and praised’, this biblical name related to Christian saints
  • Satoru: Means enlightened
  • Satoshi: Clear-thinking
  • Seiichi Correct First-born Son
  • Seiji: Second son, also means ‘lawful’, if you want to make him a lawyer, this could be a great choice
  • Shi: Righteous
  • Shichiro/ Shichirou: Seventh son
  • Shig: Meaning “luxuriant”
  • Shigeo: Means Luxuriant Man
  • Shigeru: Means Excellent/Luxuriant
  • Shin: Means truth
  • Shinobu: Means endurance
  • Shiro: Derived from ‘shirou’
  • Shirou: Fourth son
  • Sho: Means ‘wind Instrument’
  • Shoichi
  • Shoji
  • Shou: Means ‘To fly’
  • Shouta: Means ‘true’
  • Shuichi
  • Shuji: Means ‘excellent’
  • Shunichi
  • Sora: Means ‘sky’
  • Souta: Suddenly
  • Susumu: The word means ‘Progressing’
  • Tadao: Loyal Man
  • Tadashi: Do you remember Tadashi Hamada from ‘Big Hero 6’? Tadashi means ‘Loyal’
  • Taemn: Well-mannered person
  • Taichi: Means ‘thick’
  • Taiga: Big
  • Taiki: Means ‘big’
  • Taji: Silver Color
  • Takaa: The person who Has much respect
  • Takahir: Means ‘respectful’
  • Takahiro: Means ‘Widespread nobility’
  • Takai: Means ‘next world ‘
  • Takao: Means ‘ Respectful/Noble man’
  • Takashi: Means ‘Praiseworthy’
  • Takat: Means some precious measurement
  • Takayuki: Happiness
  • Take: Great
  • Takehiko: Means hard
  • Takeo: Means ‘Warrior’, also has another powerful meaning ‘strong as bamboo’
  • Takeshi: Warrior
  • Taku: Means ‘new’
  • Takuma: Truth
  • Takumi: Skillful/Artisan
  • Tamashini: Who is very successful
  • Tamotsu: Means ‘Protect’
  • Tar: Big
  • Taro: Great Son
  • Taru: Huge sea
  • Tatsu: Dragn
  • Tatsuo: Means clear
  • Tatsuya: Wisdom and Longevity
  • Teij: Means ‘righteous’
  • Teruo: Means Shining man
  • Tetsip: Iron Man
  • Tetsua: Tetsua is an Intelligent philosopher
  • Thru: Transparent Person
  • Thunder: Means ‘Thunder’
  • Tmhir: Wisdom
  • Tmiche: Wealth
  • Tmiichi: Prosper
  • Tomi: Means ‘Rich or Wealthy’
  • Tomio: Means “treasured man”
  • Tora- Though the name sound feminine, but used as a unisex name for its great meaning ‘tiger’
  • Toru: Penetrating
  • Torvald: Skilful
  • Toshi: Alert
  • Toshiaki: Means ‘correct’
  • Toshihiro: Means ‘wise’
  • Toshio: It means ‘Genius’
  • Toshiyuki: Happy
  • Toyo: Means ‘Plentiful’
  • Tru: Large sea
  • Trvald: The power of thunder
  • Tshir: Intelligent person
  • Tsubasa: Means ‘wing’
  • Tsuneo: Common Man
  • Tsutomu: Means ‘worker’
  • Tsuyoshi: Means ‘Strong’
  • Tuma: Means ‘twin’
  • Uka: Means ‘bright star’
  • Uta: The man who prospers in the battles.          
  • Uu: Means ‘excellence’
  • Yamato: Meaning ‘sky’
  • Yamiyo: Meaning ‘dark’
  • Yasahiro: Peaceful/Calm
  • Yasu: Means ‘big’
  • Yasuhiro: Means clear
  • Yasuo: Peaceful
  • Yasushi: Means ‘Honest/Peaceful’
  • Yogi: Yoga Practice
  • Yoichi: Great
  • Yori: Means trust
  • Yoshi: Good luck
  • Yoshiaki: Means “clearly correct”
  • Yoshihiro: Means ‘Widespread Goodness’
  • Yoshikazu: ‘Good and Harmonious’
  • Yoshinori: Means “correct law”
  • Yoshio: Means Good Man
  • Yoshiro: Derived from ‘yoshirou’
  • Yoshirou: Means ‘righteous son’
  • Yoshito: Happy
  • Yoshiyuki: Means ‘true’
  • Yoshiyuki: Means Happiness
  • Youta: Means “vastly correct”
  • Yuichi: It means ‘prince’
  • Yuji: Brave second son
  • Yuki: Means ‘Happiness’
  • Yukio: Means good or snow boy, as good meaning as it sounds
  • Yutaka: Means ‘Prosperous’
  • Yuu: Means ‘Superior’ or “Gentle’
  • Yuudai: This word means ‘Great Hero’
  • Yuuki: Means ‘man’
  • Yuuma: Means real or true
  • Yuuta: Clear up or brave
  • Yuuto: Means warrior, gentleness or superiority

If you’re looking for a name that is beautiful but unique, these Japanese baby boy names are can be a good solution for you. You might want a cool and modern name with great meaning, the above list of great names contains what you want.