Top 162 Japanese Girls Names That You'll Love

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Japan is a country bursting with ancient culture and natural beauty.

From the ultra-modern and fast-paced cities to the iconic Mount Fuji and the peaceful temples and zen gardens, it’s easy to see where these beautiful names have taken their inspiration from.

We’ve compiled a list of our favourite Japanese girl names, along with their meanings to help inspire you! With 162 beautiful names to choose from, we’re sure that you won’t be disappointed.

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Beautiful Japanese Baby Names

Looking for a name that conveys beauty? From Aika to Youko these baby names not only sound beautiful, but they mean beautiful too!

1.Aika - This cute girls name means “love song”.

2.Aimi - Japanese name meaning “love, beauty”.

3.Aina - Japanese name meaning “beautiful eyed woman”.

4.Akemi - This Japanese name means “bright beautiful”.

5.Anzu - Japanese name meaning “sweet child”.

6.Asami - Japanese name meaning “morning beauty”.

7.Emika - This elegant name means “blessed beautiful child”.

8.Emiko - Japanese name meaning “prosperous and beautiful child”.

9.Harumi - Japanese name meaning “spring, beauty”.

10.Hayami - This unique Japanese name means “rare beauty”.

11.Katsumi - Japanese name meaning “victorious beauty”.

12.Kayo - Japanese name meaning “beautiful generation”.

13.Keon - Japanese name meaning “pure beauty”.

14.Kirika - Japanese name meaning “natural beauty”.

15.Kumi - Japanese name meaning “forever beautiful”.

16.Kumiko - This cute Japanese name means “forever beautiful”.

17.Makaira - This beautiful Japanese name means “one who brings happiness”.

18.Mami - Japanese name meaning “true beauty”.

19.Mana - Japanese name meaning “affection”.

20.Manami - Japanese name meaning “beautiful love”.

21.Masami - Japanese baby girl name meaning “one who will become beautiful”.

22.Masumi - Japanese name meaning “a woman of true purity and beautiful”.

23.Mayumi - Japanese name meaning “true gentle beauty”.

24.Megumi - Japanese name meaning “blessing or love”.

25.Misa - Japanese name meaning “beautiful bloom”.

26.Miyoko - Japanese name meaning “beautiful child of the generations”.

27.Miyu - Japanese name meaning “beautiful moon or beautiful kindness”.

28.Ohta - Japanese name meaning “pure”.

29.Suki - This Japanese name has a beautiful meaning, “loved one”.

30.Sumiko - Japanese name meaning “she is a beautiful child of goodness”.

31.Tamika - This sweet name means “a child of great beauty”.

32.Yoshiko - Japanese name meaning “beautiful child”.

33.Youko - Japanese name meaning “sunshine child or beautiful child”.

Short Japanese Names For Girls

If you’re looking for a name which is short and sweet then you’ll love these pretty three-letter names.

34.Aki  - Japanese name meaning “autumn, bright”.

35.Ami - This sweet name means “Asia beautiful”.

36.Aoi - Japanese name meaning “reliance on the cherry blossoms”.

37.Asa - Japanese name meaning “born in the morning”.

38.Aya - Japanese name meaning “colourful”.

39.Cho - Japanese name meaning “butterfly”.

40.Dai - This unique Japanese girls name means “to shine” and is pronounced dah-ee.

41.Emi - This super sweet Japanese name means “beautiful smile”.

42.Ena - This short and sweet Japanese name means “gift from God”.

43.Gen  - Japanese name meaning “spring”.

44.Iwa - Japanese name meaning “rock”.

45.Kei - Japanese name meaning “blessing”.

46.Kin - Japanese name meaning “golden”.

47.Ko - Japanese name meaning “baby”.

48.Mai - Japanese girls name meaning “coyote”, the perfect name for little fighters.

49.Mio - This sweet name means “beautiful cherry blossom”.

50.Noa - Japanese name meaning “love and affection”.

51.Oki - Japanese name meaning “the champion in all fields, a master”.

52.Rai - Japanese name meaning “gratitude”.

53.Ren - Japanese baby girls name meaning “lotus” and is also the Buddhist symbol of perfection.

54.Rio - Japanese name meaning “cherry blossom”.

55.Umi - Japanese name meaning “ocean”.

56.Yua - Japanese name meaning “binding love and affection”.

57.Yui - This short and sweet Japanese name mean “love, gentleness”.

58.Zen - This beautifully simple Japanese name means “peace”  

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Flower Baby Names

These Japanese girl names meaning flower are pretty as a petal.

59.Akahana - Japanese name meaning “bright red flower”.

60.Akina - Japanese name meaning “spring flower”.

61.Ayaka - Japanese name meaning “a coloured flower”.

62.Chika - Japanese name meaning “scattered flowers”.

63.Hana - Japanese girls name meaning “flower”.

64.Hanako - Japanese name meaning “flower, blossom”.

65.Ichika - Japanese name meaning “one thousand flowers”.

66.Izumi - Japanese name meaning “spring or fountain”.

67.Kohanna - Japanese name meaning “little flower”.

68.Miki - Japanese name meaning “flower stem”.

69.Misaki - Japanese name meaning “beautiful blossom”.

70.Momoka - Japanese name meaning “hundreds of flowers”.

71.Namika - Japanese name meaning “flower of the wave”.

72.Nara - This adorable Japanese name means “flower from heaven”.

73.Risa - This Japanese baby name means “growing flowers at home”.

74.Sayuri - This pretty name means “a flower”.

75.Sumire - Japanese name meaning “lovely violet”.

76.Yuri - Japanese name meaning “lily flower”.

77.Yuuka - Japanese name meaning “excellent flower”.

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Nature Japanese Girl Names

These Japanese girl names not only sound cute but they all have beautiful meanings. If you’re a lover of the natural world then you’ll love these nature inspired names.

78.Haru - This sweet name means “light, spring”.

79.Kairy - Japanese name meaning “sea”.

80.Kameko - Japanese name meaning “tortoise child”.

81.Kazue - Japanese name meaning “branch”.

82.Kosuke - Japanese name meaning “rising sun”.

83.Kozue - Japanese name meaning “tree”.

84.Kuma - This sweet name means “bear”.

85.Natsumi - Japanese name meaning “summer beauty”.

86.Mamiko - Japanese name meaning “daughter of the sea”.

87.Miku - Japanese name meaning “beautiful sky”.

88.Mitsuki - Japanese name meaning “beautiful moon”.

89.Miyuki - Japanese name meaning “snow”.

90.Momo - This trendy Japanese name means “peach”.

91.Morie - Japanese name meaning “beach or bay”.

92.Morika - Japanese name meaning “a fragrance of the forest”.

93.Nanami - Japanese name meaning “seven seas”.

94.Sora - Japanese name meaning “she is like the sky”.

95.Taki - Japanese name meaning “waterfall”.

96.Youko - Japanese name meaning “sunshine”.

Japanese Names With I

Discover the perfect name for your baby girl with our collection of Japanese girl names ending with the letter I.

97.Akari - Japanese name meaning “red pear tree”.

98.Himari - Japanese name meaning “home of light and love”.

99.Hoshi - Japanese name meaning “star”.

100.Ishi - Japanese name meaning “stone”.

101.Kairi - This beautiful girls name means “ocean village”.

102.Kaori - Japanese name meaning “the rope of the bird snares”.

103.Kazumi -Japanese name meaning “beautiful harmony”.

104.Keomi - This Japanese name means “smiling”.

105.Kiki - Japanese name meaning “double happiness”.

106.Kimi - Japanese name meaning “righteous or beautiful story”.

107.Kishi - Japanese name meaning “happy and long life” and is pronounced kee-shee.

108.Minori - Japanese name meaning “Love of the full moon or full of love”.

109.Nori - This cute girls name means “belief”.

110.Nozomi - Japanese name meaning “hopeful truth or hopeful heart”.

111.Okimi - This lovely Japanese girl name means “bright shining light”.

112.Rini - This cute baby name means “one who is like a little sweet bunny”.

113.Ruri - Japanese name meaning “emerald”.

114.Tori - This Japanese girls name meaning “bird” is a variation of the English name Victoria.

115.Yoshi -  Japanese name meaning “good or respectful”.

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Popular Japanese Girl Names

From Akira to Kiaria, these popular Japanese names are all the rage and we can see why!

116.Akira - Japanese girls name meaning “intelligent”. This name became popular for its use in Manga and video games.

117.Amaya - Japanese name meaning “night rain”. This sweet name can also be shortened to Maya.

118.Hina - Japanese name meaning “good vegetables”.

119.Ichika - Japanese name meaning “one summer”.

120.Katana - Japanese name meaning “honourable”.

121.Kiaria - Japanese name meaning “fortunate”.

122.Koharu - This popular Japanese name means “little sun”.

123.Niko - Japanese name meaning “two lakes”.

124.Sakura - This traditional Japanese girls name means “cherry blossom”.

125.Sara - Japanese name meaning “vivid blossom”, pronounced sah-rah.

126.Taya - Japanese girls name meaning “young”.

Powerful Japanese Names

Want to raise a strong, independent little warrior? Why not choose a name that conveys wisdom and strength.

127.Chie - Japanese name meaning “wisdom”.

128.Danuja - Japanese name meaning “ruler”.

129.Hekima - Japanese name meaning “wisdom”.

130.Hiroko - Japanese name meaning “rich child”.

131.Japana - This unique baby name means “ambitious”.

132.Kamiko - Japanese name meaning “superior child”.

133.Kata - Japanese name meaning “worthy”.

134. Katsu - Japanese name meaning “victorious”.

135.Keina - Japanese name meaning “prosperity”.

136.Kokoro - Japanese name meaning “soul”.

137.Michi - Japanese name meaning “the upright path”.

138.Mirai - Japanese name meaning “future”.

139.Seina - Japanese name meaning “rising star” and is pronounced sey-naa.

140.Takara - This unique name means “treasure”.

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Girls Japanese Names Ending In O

You’ll love our picks of some of the prettiest Japanese names ending in O.

141.Akiko - If you have an autumn baby then this a lovely choice, meaning “bright, autumn child”.

142.Chihiro- Japanese name meaning “thousand springs”.

143.Chiyo - This pretty Japanese name means “one thousand generations” and is common in pop culture.

144.Etsuko - Japanese name meaning “joyful child”.

145.Haruko - Japanese name meaning “spring child”.

146.Hoshiko - Japanese name meaning “star child”.

147.Junko - Japanese name meaning “sincere child”.

148.Kameko - This Japanese name symbolises long life and means “turtle”.

149.Kiko - Japanese name meaning “hope”.

150.Kimiko - Japanese name meaning “valuable child”.

151.Kiyo - Japanese name meaning “pure or holy”.

152.Koko - This little girls name means “stork”.

153.Maeko - Japanese name meaning “the child of truth”.

154.Miyo - Japanese name meaning “a beautiful and charming child”.

155.Moriko - Japanese name meaning “a child that hails from the forest”.

156.Nariko - Japanese name meaning “a gentle or wolf child”.

157.Noriko - Japanese name meaning “cool kid”.

158.Reiko - Japanese name meaning “the thankful child”.

159.Sachiko - This popular Japanese name means “the child of good luck and happiness”.

160.Setsuko - This Japanese baby name means “melody”.

161.Shizuko - Japanese name meaning “quiet child”.

162.Tomoko- Japanese name meaning “friendly child or wise child”.

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