235 Japanese baby names with meanings for baby girls

Struggle no more with naming your nearly-born daughter!

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Congratulations! So you’ve just found out you’re having a baby girl! Many soon-to-be mummies at this point wonder what labour will be like and worry whether or not they’ve stocked up enough. But perhaps one of the most important decisions you’ll need to make soon is what you’re going to name your little angel. No, you don’t want a common name – we get that. This is why we’ve compiled a list of Japanese baby names with meanings for baby girls, especially for you! 235 of them, at that. 

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235 Japanese baby names with meanings for girls

Japanese baby name

Meaning

Ahmya Black rain
Aia One who is famous, ruler of the house
Aika Love song
Aiko love, affection
Ainu Goddess of fertility; human-like
Akane Madder; red dye
Akari Light; brightness
Aki Sparkle; Autumn; bright; clear; morning sun; smart; a short form of name Akira
Akiko Clear, crystal or bright; sparkling and beautiful autumn season
Akira Bright, clear and intelligent being
Asami Morning beauty
Asuga Swift like a wind
Asuka Perfume or the fragrance of tomorrow
Aya An angel who knows magic
Ayaka A coloured flower; scented
Ayame Iris; the one who can see perfectly
Ayane A colourful sound; they are wonderful
Ayeka They have a quick and analytical mind
Bashira Joyful; predictor of good news
Chiaki Sparkling light
Chihiro Thousand springs
Chika Filled with wisdom and intellect
Chizue Long life or endurance or durability
Cho Butterfly; a flying insect that feasts on nectar
Chouko Butterfly; an insect that feeds on the nectar of flowers
Chuya Something that is pure and clear like water
Emi A smile that is beautiful and picturesque
Emica Charming or blessed and beautiful
Emiko A prosperous and beautiful child
Etsudo Joy and child
Fuji Refers to prosperous objective or flourishing opinion
Fumiko Academic or intellectual
Haia Nimble; quick
Hana Flower, blossom
Hanae Blossom; flower; blessing; favour
Hanako Flower, blossom
Hanami Flower viewing, flowery, beauty
Haruhi Spring day; blooming and flowering
Harumi Spring; beauty; clear weather
Hatsuko Firstborn child
Hatsumomo Firstborn peach
Hide Excellent
Hikari Light; shining brilliance
Hinata Sunflower; facing the sun; sunny place
Hiro Abundant; generous; tolerant; prosperous
Hiroko Rich child; magnanimous, generous child
Hisa Long-lasting; everlasting; from a long story
Hisano Long-lasting; everlasting; from a long story; open plain; a variant of Hisa
Hoshiko Star
Hotaru Firefly
Julieanne Loyal, honest and kind. They are noble and have the urge to live a long life with peace
Junko Sincere child; obedient, genuine, pure
Kagami Mirror
Kagome Lost
Kaida Little dragon
Kairy Sea
Kaiya Forgiveness
Kana The One who has the power, powerful
Kasumi Mist, mystical
Katana Honorable or sword
Kaya Yew
Kayda Looks like a little dragon
Kayo The beautiful generation
Kazane The sound that the wind makes
Keiko Child that is celebrated and respected
Keina Prosperity
Keon Pure beauty
Kerriann Yellow Japanese rose
Kiaria A lot of fortune
Kiku Chrysanthemum
Kimi Beautiful story
Kimika Noble
Kimiko Valuable child
Kimmi Righteous
Kioka Mirror
Kioko She who shares the happiness with the world
Kirika Natural beauty
Kita North
Kitiara Blade from the North
Kiwa She is born on the borderline
Kiyoko A pure and clean child
Koge Scented flower
Koharu Late Summer
Kozue Chinese Black Pine, a tree
Kumi Forever beautiful
Kumiko Companion child
Kura Treasure house
Kuri Chestnut
Kyoko Mirror
Machiko A fortunate child
Maeko The child of truth
Maemi A truthful smile
Maho One who always tells the truth, an honest person
Mai A person who dances with great grace
Maiko A child that has a love for dancing
Maiya Rice valley
Makaira One who brings happiness
Makiko A child of the one who is true
Mako A woman who is grateful and truthful
Mameha Name of the Geisha
Mamiko She who is a daughter of the sea
Mao A real and genuine girl
Mariko A genuine person
Marri A ball, an elegant dance party
Masae One who is blessed with elegance
Masako A truthful, honest child
Masami One who will become beautiful
Masumi A woman of true purity and beauty
Mayuko A child of Mayu
Mayumi A girl of true beauty
Michiko The child with fantastic knowledge
Midori One of the colours, green
Mie Three-way division
Mieko The brightness of the light
Mihoko Child of shielded loveliness
Mikan Orange or tangerine
Mikasa A Nara Word that means three hats of Bamboo, also means “to resolve”
Miku A beautiful sky, also means a beautiful time
Minako A beautiful child, an apple tree
Minami The one who lived in the south region, one who is from South
Mio A beautiful cherry blossom, or a beautiful thread
Mirai The future, the time that yet to come
Misa A beautiful bud or a beautiful sand
Misaki The beautiful newly-grown flower
Misako A fascinating child, beautiful sea or sand
Mitsu A shiny reflection, a reflection of a shine
Mitsue A shining light, a bright ray
Mitsuki The gracious moon, the beauty of moon
Miu A beautiful feather
Miwa A beauty or harmony, also means three rings
Miya A sacred house, a beautiful temple
Miyah A sacred temple
Miyu A beautiful truth, or a beautiful gentleness
Mizuki The beautiful and pleasant moon, an auspicious hope
Moe A German reference to “Mother Mary”; the holy virgin, an unmarried girl
Momiji Red leaves also referred to the maple tree
Momoka Hundreds of flowers
Momoko Numerous children, or hundreds of peaches
Mon Gateway
Morika A fragrance of the forest
Moriko A child that hails from the forest
Nagi A calm or a lull person
Namie Blessings or little help
Nanako The child of the greens
Nanami Seven seas or beautiful green vegetables
Naoko Respectful and submissive child
Nara Extraordinary blossom from paradise, superior floret from dreamland.
Nariko A gentle or a soft child
Natsuki Green colour fruits or plants or vegetables or a bright moon
Natsuko The one who was born in the summer time.
Natsumi The one who makes summer season as pretty
Ne Sound or a musical instrument
Nikaio Who belongs to Daimyo, Japan
Nisbett Reliable, dependable, trustworthy
Nori The person who is resembling good moralities and principalities.
Noriko Commandments, instructions, rules, regulations
Norita Tradition, law, act, decree
Nozomi Reliable, dependable, trustworthy
Nyoko Combination of two Sanskrit words “Moha” means infatuation and “Mad” means intoxicated. Thus, it means intoxicated in infatuation
Oishi An excellent personality
Okemia A variant of Cornelia that means a war horn; also the mercy or pity
Oki The champion in all the fields, a master
Okimi The bright shining light
Ran An orchid flower
Rei A beautiful and lovely bell
Rie Blessing; value; a variant form of Ria
Rieko Blessed benefit child
Rikka Dominant ruler; rich powerful ruler
Rikku Dominant ruler; rich powerful ruler
Riko A daughter of the jasmine
Rini One who is like a little sweet bunny
Rumi A beauty of the lapus lazuli
Ruqa One who is a bright blue flower
Ryoko A woman who is like the dragon
Sachiko The child of good luck and happiness
Sada The woman who is the pure one
Sadako The child that is chaste and of integrity
Saeko A serene child
Sai Japanese name meaning paint
Saiua A name which means a ripe fruit
Sajonara Farewell
Sakai To live in prosperity
Saki A blossom of new hope
Sakura A woman who is like a cherry blossom
Sakurako A child of the cherry blossom
Saori Color of sand
Saory A nicely woven cloth
Satoko Child of Sato
Satsuki Fifth month, May
Sayaka A clear one
Sayua One who is swift and fast like an arrow
Seika Pure summer
Seiko A child that is sincere
Seiren A refined star, a smelt star
Shigeko A child that has everything it needs
Shika A gentle deer
Shiko A woman made of stone
Shiniqua A woman who is a victor
Shino A woman who is like a stem of bamboo
Shinon Referring to a type of flower, Aster tataricus. The meaning of the flower is remembrance
Shion A person who remembers, one who does not forget
Shiori To be a guide
Shoko A little child who is auspicious
Shynah She is a victor
Sora She is like the sky
Sueko She who is the youngest child in the family
Suki A beloved woman
Sumiko She is a beautiful child of goodness
Sumire A lovely violet
Sunako The sand child or the dark side
Sushi A Japanese dish of specially prepared vinegared rice
Taka Tall, honourable peregrine
Takako Child who is an aristocrat
Takara A piece to cherish, a jewel
Takarra Precious item, precious one
Taki Plunging waterfall
Tamami A woman who is a beautiful gem or jewel
Tamiko A child of great beauty
Tamiqua Japanese name meaning “people”
Tamura Japanese name meaning rice village
Taney Japanese name meaning valley
Taree A branch that is bending
Tatsuo A female dragon
Taura Many lakes or rivers
Tomo Intelligence or a knowledge of a person
Tomoe A blessing in the form of a friend
Tomoko A friendly or a knowing child
Tonica To the people, something to the race
Tora A tigress
Toshiko An ancient or valued child
Tsubame Accept or believe
Tsubasa Refers to section or extension.
Tsunade One who is like the young thunder; confident
Tsuru Stork greeting for a long last life
Yumi A beautiful archery bow
 

Which is your favourite in our list of Japanese baby names with meanings? | Image source: Pexels

With our list of Japanese baby names with meanings, you have a lot more choice in giving your daughter a name fit for a princess!

 

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