Japanese Baby Names

Japanese names tend to reflect positive characteristics or the family's background. Japanese children are given a "yômyô " or child's name, six days after birth. The Japanese name could also reflect birth order. The "Nanori" is an adult formal name, which constitutes a person's "true name." The meanings of names in Japan varies depending on the kanji, or characters, associated with the sound of the name. Therefore, the same sounding name can have multiple meanings, some of which are vastly different.

Click on a name to find the name meaning, popularity, origin and other useful information.