Most Popular Japanese Baby Names

Countries with the Greatest Japanese Influence

The map below is intended to provide a general reference for countries where Japanese baby names are most frequently seen. It is by no means an exhaustive list of countries with Japanese influence. Countries with the most influence include Japan.

Common Themes in Names with Japanese Origins

This word cloud was created using some of the most common words used in the meanings of names with Japanese origins.

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Popular Japanese Names Among Americans

The origin of the names below are determined by users. If you disagree with any of the names, be sure to click the name and submit your vote for the origin you believe to be most accurate.

Boy Names

Rank5 Year TrendNameSince 1879
#1Kai43.2k
#2-Ken32.8k
#3-Kobe16.9k
#4-Kirby14.3k
#5-Raiden7.9k
#6-Ronin6.1k
#7-Rayden4.5k
#8-Len4.5k
#9-Kenji3.9k
#10-Kannon3.8k
#11-Nikko3.5k
#12-Yuri1.9k
#13-Akira1.7k
#14-Ren1.7k
#15-Kenzo1.6k
#16-Hiroshi1.5k
#17-Zen1.5k
#18-Kori1.4k
#19-Kage1.4k
#20-Kanon1.2k
#21-Jun1.2k
#22-Ryu1.2k
#23-Kiyoshi1.2k
#24-Yoshio1.2k
#25-Kaisen1.1k
#26-Mika1.1k
#27-Masao1.0k
#28-Izaya966
#29-Tomie903
#30-Shun888
#31-Aizen847
#32-Takashi835
#33-Kaito807
#34-Hideo805
#35-Neko778
#36-Reo752
#37-Toshio737
#38-Takeo711
#39-Takeshi692
#40-Kou691
#41-Kenta681
#42-Minoru675
#43-Ryo646
#44-Jiraiya645
#45-Miko627
#46-Tadashi611
#47-Mikai603
#48-Kota596
#49-Neiko595
#50-Shigeru591
#51-Kato570
#52-Hiro564
#53-Isamu556
#54-Kei539
#55-Toma536
#56-Kaizen528
#57-Mitsuo521
#58-Akai521
#59-Xion510
#60-Koi504
#61-Yuki502
#62-Makoto498
#63-Koji495
#64-Noboru484
#65-Kaz477
#66-Seiji468
#67-Keita468
#68-Maki466
#69-Masato456
#70-Takumi455
#71-Kento450
#72-Masaru448
#73-Riki433
#74-Deston430
#75-Shigeo427
#76-Yukio427
#77-Sho414
#78-Akio408
#79-Kirin405
#80-Lain402
#81-Yu397
#82-Raidyn396
#83-Marico394
#84-Haruo376
#85-Riku362
#86-Yuta362
#87-Taro356
#88-Kazuki355
#89-Eri355
#90-Tsutomu352
#91-Susumu351
#92-Jiro349
#93-Kentaro346
#94-Kairi343
#95-Akari330
#96-Yuto329
#97-Rei325
#98-Gohan321
#99-Sora320
#100-Takai316

Girl Names

Rank5 Year TrendNameSince 1879
#1-Kira36.2k
#2-Tori35.7k
#3Amaya32.7k
#4-Tamika22.7k
#5-Mina16.3k
#6-Kori12.7k
#7-Hana10.7k
#8-Oma9.6k
#9-Kami8.6k
#10-Kimora8.3k
#11-Ami7.4k
#12-Miya7.0k
#13-Kaiya6.8k
#14-Kai6.7k
#15-Akira6.4k
#16-Taya5.9k
#17-Mika5.9k
#18-Mai5.4k
#19-Kairi4.6k
#20-Rina4.4k
#21-Risa4.1k
#22-Kirby3.6k
#23-Emi3.0k
#24-Tamiko3.0k
#25-Yuri2.9k
#26-Kamiya2.7k
#27-Tomi2.6k
#28-Mikki2.1k
#29-Yuna1.8k
#30-Miki1.8k
#31-Kimi1.7k
#32-Kimiko1.7k
#33-Nori1.5k
#34-Toi1.5k
#35-Emiko1.5k
#36-Aeris1.5k
#37-Sakura1.5k
#38-Tama1.4k
#39-Takara1.4k
#40-Aiko1.4k
#41-Katana1.4k
#42-Yoshiko1.3k
#43-Kitana1.3k
#44-Oda1.3k
#45-Camry1.3k
#46-Mariko1.3k
#47-Sora1.2k
#48-Midori1.2k
#49-Toshia1.2k
#50-Riki1.1k
#51-Sayuri1.1k
#52-Korin1.1k
#53-Saya1.1k
#54-Yashica1.0k
#55-Keiko1.0k
#56-Taira1.0k
#57-Michiko989
#58-Toccara966
#59-Kiyomi946
#60-Yuki919
#61-Tomiko918
#62-Tora917
#63-Sachi895
#64-Kaori884
#65-Erina881
#66-Kiyoko870
#67-Masako821
#68-Toshiko799
#69-Akemi776
#70-Kana772
#71-Yumi758
#72-Yuriko746
#73-Nara738
#74-Kamira738
#75-Akiko733
#76-Shunta732
#77-Kae728
#78-Arisa726
#79-Fumiko721
#80-Mikia696
#81-Haruko680
#82-Misa676
#83-Sachiko657
#84-Reiko643
#85-Tamieka643
#86-Takeya640
#87-Shizuko620
#88-Sumiko618
#89-Akari618
#90-Shizue608
#91-Akyra606
#92-Onna586
#93-Miyoko586
#94-Ahmya567
#95-Mitsuko565
#96-Meika564
#97-Jhene561
#98-Megumi556
#99-Miyana552
#100-Rika545

Last Names

Rank10 Year TrendName2010 Census
#1Kirby53.8k
#2Yu52.0k
#3Amaya33.2k
#4Ohara21.7k
#5Mai17.4k
#6-Light16.8k
#7Shi10.1k
#8-Maki9.2k
#9-Tanaka8.0k
#10-Nakamura7.7k
#11-Yamamoto7.5k
#12-Sato7.1k
#13-Watanabe6.2k
#14-Suzuki5.3k
#15Kato5.3k
#16Ren5.2k
#17-Takahashi4.9k
#18Ku4.9k
#19-Matsumoto4.5k
#20-Yamada4.5k
#21Toma4.4k
#22-Saito4.4k
#23-Ito4.3k
#24-Yoshida4.1k
#25Sinha4.1k
#26-Kimura4.1k
#27Jun4.1k
#28-Higa3.9k
#29-Kobayashi3.8k
#30Goto3.3k
#31-Sasaki3.2k
#32-Oshiro3.2k
#33Mina3.1k
#34-Hayashi3.0k
#35-Yamaguchi2.9k
#36-Murakami2.8k
#37-Seto2.8k
#38-Sakamoto2.7k
#39Ryu2.7k
#40-Ikeda2.7k
#41-Lain2.6k
#42-Inouye2.6k
#43-Okane2.6k
#44-Shimizu2.6k
#45-Ringo2.6k
#46-Fujimoto2.6k
#47-Yamashita2.5k
#48-Mika2.5k
#49Shu2.4k
#50-Nakagawa2.4k
#51-Nishimura2.4k
#52-Kaneshiro2.4k
#53-Yohe2.4k
#54-Okamoto2.4k
#55-Sakai2.3k
#56-Nakano2.2k
#57-Maeda2.2k
#58-Honda2.2k
#59-Miyamoto2.2k
#60-Ono2.1k
#61-Fujii2.1k
#62-Yamasaki2.1k
#63-Tamura2.0k
#64-Matsuda2.0k
#65-Harada2.0k
#66-Ban2.0k
#67-Okada2.0k
#68-Morita2.0k
#69-Hamada2.0k
#70-Ogawa1.9k
#71-Ishii1.9k
#72-Aoki1.8k
#73-Nakata1.8k
#74-Nakamoto1.8k
#75-Oda1.8k
#76-Kin1.7k
#77-Fujita1.7k
#78Roxas1.7k
#79-Ishikawa1.7k
#80-Pico1.7k
#81-Nakashima1.7k
#82Arita1.7k
#83Sano1.7k
#84-Miyashiro1.7k
#85-Endo1.7k
#86-Arakaki1.6k
#87-Suda1.6k
#88-Fukuda1.6k
#89Keita1.5k
#90-Gin1.5k
#91-Shimabukuro1.5k
#92-Yoshimura1.5k
#93-Hirata1.5k
#94-Soroka1.5k
#95Araki1.5k
#96-Nagata1.5k
#97-Nomura1.5k
#98-Nitta1.4k
#99-Michie1.4k
#100-Ogata1.4k

Japanese Names with the Most Interest Among International Users

More Names from Countries Influenced by Japanese Names

We've included the list below to expand the list by showing even more names that are not listed above. The names below may not be of Japanese origin according to our users, but they are popular in related countries.

Births for first names are taken from births that occurred in the United States after 1879. From 1880 to 1936, all births may not be included in the original data set. Any totals for last names are the number of people with the last name as of the last US census.

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