Japanese Names for Boys-100 Popular Japanese Names & Meaning

Japanese Names For Boys. Like every other culture, the tradition of naming a child in Japan possesses highly cultural value. Some of the most beautiful and adorable names come from Japanese origin. These meaningful names behold ancient beliefs, shares artistic forms like haiku poetry, architecture and the affection towards beauty, love, nature, seasons and much more.

Parents feel truly thrilled and delighted while naming their newborns, the names they select should be the most unique, cutest and exclusive. Usually, babies are given a name after 6 days of their birth. In Japanese, words are made of a series of characters called kanji and there is not a specific way to write a particular name as kanji denoting specific word may vary according to the characters parents have chosen. The names that are pronounced the same are not necessarily written identically. So there are many possible ways to write a particular name.

Beautiful Japanese Names For Baby Boys

Mostly Japanese parents name their male child that reflects their position in a family like Ichiro which means ‘the first son’, Jiro means ‘second son’ and Saburo which means ‘third son’  Besides, there is a very unique tradition in Japan while calling a child, you may get to hear their last name first that is; their fathers name which is then followed by the surname they have been given at the time of their birth; their actual name, which is quite uncommon in other parts of the world. So basically, they are being called by their surname, in front of their given name. There are over 100,000 surnames that are being used in Japan. Most frequent family names in Japan are Sato, Suzuki, and Takahashi which may vary in different regions of Japan. Since you’re looking for baby boy names, you might find inspiration from these 100 Popular Arabic Baby Boy Names with Meanings.

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Some of the most common and popularly used male names are ending in Hiko, such as Katsuhiko (勝彦), suke, such as Keisuke (慶介) or hei, such as Junpei (淳平), are usually male. Male names also often end in o, written in kanji as , or , as in Teruo (輝夫) or Akio (昭雄), or shi, as in AtsushiTakashi, or Kiyoshi. Male names tend to contain characters such as , meaning “brave”, , meaning “win”, or , meaning “correct”.

Here is the list of top 100 popular and most unique male names.

1. Akito: bright person, who is like an autumn season

2. Aito: darling child

3. Akira: clear and intelligent

4. Asahi: means morning or sunlight

5. Botan: peony, a beautiful flower associated with riches and honor

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6. Benjiro: enjoys peace

7. Chikao: clever or wise

8. Daichi: means large or great

9. Danuja: knight or a ruler

10. Daisuke: great help

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11. Eiichi: the prosperous one

12. Enmei: bright circle or life-sustaining

13. Fuji: Beautiful and unusual, Fuji means to honor the majestic mountain.

14. Genkei: The one who deserves honor and integrity.

15. Gaider: to be joyful

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16. Gin: the meaning of Gin is silver

17. Haruki: Haruki is perfect for Spring babies meaning spring child.

18. Hansuke: A very helpful friend

19. Habiki: echo, sound

20. Hideaki: bright or excellent

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21. Hinata: the ray of eternity, sunflower

22. Hadley: meadows of heather

23. Hiroshi: a traditional Japanese name meaning generous

24. Iakopa: holding the heal

25. Itsuki: timber tree

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26. Issey: Issey means first-born, this name is great for your first child,

27. Jabir: the one who confronts

28. Jabari: courageous

29. Japana: One who has energetic, drive oriented and ambition

30. Kane: It has multiple meaning, a notable one is a warrior, however in Japanese, it means golden

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31. Kazue: means The Favor of Harmony and Peace

32. Kazuya: a calm and peaceful one

33. Kenzou: means strong and healthy

34. Kaito: a supportive person or the most supportive

35. Lachie: a land filled with lakes

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36. Lajos: a well-known fighter

37. Lan: orchid flower

38. Makoto: a sincere friend

39. Minoru: truth

40. Masaru: victory

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41. Macario: to be blessed

42. Masato: Japanese name for justice

43. Miyu: a beautiful and charming child

44. Michi: upright path

45. Naoki: truthful and open tree, honest

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46. Niko: red child, the second born

47. Naruto: maelstrom

48. Namiko: a child of waves or surfing child

49. Nobu: prolong, stretch

50. Nakia: firm and faithful. Also have a look at these Cute Last Names for Boys.

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51. Natsu: a very warm season of the year

52. Nanda: happiness

53. Nate: God gives

54. Ohta: This name has two meanings, one is the eyes of the Almighty God, another one is free from dirt or impurities

55. Oakley: from an oak tree forest

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56. Oberon: elf ruler

57. Obama: Its a common sir name meaning little beach, also a name of city in Japan

58. Osamu: discipline, study

59. Odalis: riches or wealthy

60. Oshin: patience and endurance

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61. Pace: the man of peace

62. Paco: French man

63. Qiang: a strong or powerful man

64. Qing: to be clever

65. Rai: thunder or lighting

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66. Raiden: god of thunder

67. Reiko: thankful child

68. Reiji: a well-behaved child who is kind and courageous

69. Riku: nice, wise or cool sky

70. Rio: Rio is a very cool name meaning white jasmine or cherry blossom

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71. Ryota: clear or refreshing

72. Rikuto: a person of the land

73. Rin: a dignified, cold and severe person

74. Ryoto: a person who is like a dragon

75. Sanyu: This Japanese name meaning happiness

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76. Sanjiro: This name has a very heartful meaning that is admired or praised

77. Souta: a sound of wind

78. Sora: skilled man

79. Seiji: means lawful or right

80. Shin: the person who is real and genuine

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81. Sachi: blessed child

82. Sou: adore, bright, sincere

83. Shusuke: the one who learns to meditate

85. Suguru: an eminent person

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86. Takeo: Takeo is a popular Japanese name which is quite powerful meaning strong as bamboo

87. Tora: means tiger which is a transgender name and suitable for both genders

88. Tadaaki: faithful light

89. Takahiro: means loveable and generously respectful

90. Taemon: a well-behaved person with good moral acts

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91. Taavi: the one who is being adored

92. Touma: top of mountains, ten thousand swords

93. Takeo: warrior or the one who fights for his kingdom

94. Yuuto: helping harmony, or a person who is very helpful or exist a tender heart, in other words, kind and bright

95. Youta: great sunlight

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96. Yasuo: one who is calm and peaceful

97. Yukio: This adorable name is perfect for Christmas babies, meaning snow boy

98. Yudi: brave, manly or the one who is strong and bold

99. Yuu: Superiority, excellence, gentleness

100. Zen: yield or natural

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