This page contains hundreds of Japanese girl names that can be used to either name your female character in a story or to name your little princess.
Note: The list below contains some unisex names as well, which can be applied to either genders.
  • AI meaning "love" (愛藍).
  • AIKA meaning "love song" (愛佳).
  • AIKO meaning "child of love" (愛子).
  • AIMI meaning "love beautiful" (愛美).
  • AINA meaning "love vegetables" (愛菜).
  • AIRI meaning "love jasmine" (愛莉).
  • AKANE meaning "brilliant red" (茜).
  • AKEMI meaning "bright beautiful" (明美).
  • AKI meaning "bright / autumn" (明 / 秋) - Japanese unisex name.
  • AKIKO meaning "bright child" (明子).
  • AKIRA meaning "bright / clear" (明 / 亮) - Japanese unisex name.
  • AMATERASU meaning "shining heaven" (天照).
  • AMI meaning "asia beautiful" (亜美).
  • AOI meaning "blue" (碧) - Japanese unisex name.
  • ASAMI meaning "morning beauty" (麻美).
  • ASUKA meaning "tomorrow perfume, fragrance" (明日香).
  • ATSUKO meaning "kind child" (篤子).
  • AYA meaning "color" (彩).
  • AYAKA meaning "colorful flower" (彩花).
  • AYAKO meaning "colorful child" (彩子).
  • AYAME meaning "iris" (菖蒲).
  • AYANE meaning "colorful sound" (彩音).
  • AYANO meaning "my color" (彩乃).
  • CHIE meaning "wisdom, intellect" (恵).
  • CHIEKO meaning "child of intelligence, wisdom" (恵子).
  • CHIHARU meaning "one thousand springs (as in season)" (千春).
  • CHIKA meaning "scatter flowers" (散花).
  • CHIKAKO meaning "child of a thousand perfumes" (千香子).
  • CHINATSU meaning "one thousand summers" (千夏).
  • CHIYO meaning "one thousand generations" (千代).
  • CHIYOKO meaning "child of a thousand generations" (千代子).
  • CHO meaning "butterfly" (蝶).
  • CHOUKO meaning "butterfly child" (蝶子).
  • EIKO meaning "child of splendor" (栄子).
  • EMI meaning "beautiful blessing" (恵美).
  • EMIKO meaning "beautiful blessing child" (恵美子).
  • ERI meaning "blessed prize" (絵理).
  • ETSUKO meaning "child of joy" (悦子).
  • FUMIKO meaning "child of abundant beauty" (富美子).
  • HANA meaning "flower" (花).
  • HANAKO meaning "flower child" (花子).
  • HARU meaning "spring (as in season)" (春) - Japanese unisex name.
  • HARUKA meaning "spring flower" (春花).
  • HARUKO meaning "spring child" (春子).
  • HARUMI meaning "beautiful spring" (春美).
  • HARUNA meaning "spring vegetables" (春菜).
  • HIDEKO meaning "child of excellence" (秀子).
  • HIKARI meaning "light, radiance" (光).
  • HIKARU meaning "light, radiance" (光) - Japanese unisex name.
  • HINA meaning "sun vegetables" (陽菜).
  • HINATA meaning "sunflower / facing towards the sun" (向日葵 / 陽向) - Japanese unisex name.
  • HIRO meaning "generous" (寛) - Japanese unisex name.
  • HIROKO meaning "generous child" (寛子).
  • HIROMI meaning "generous beauty" (寛美).
  • HISAKO meaning "child of long life" (久子).
  • HISOKA meaning "cautious, reserved" (密) - Japanese unisex name.
  • HITOMI meaning "pupil of the eye" (瞳).
  • HONOKA meaning "harmony flower" (和花).
  • HOSHI meaning "star" (星).
  • HOSHIKO meaning "star child" (星子).
  • HOTARU meaning "firefly" (蛍).
  • IZUMI meaning "spring, fountain" (泉).
  • JUN meaning "obedient" (順) - Japanese unisex name.
  • JUNKO meaning "pure, genuine child" (純子).
  • KAEDE meaning "maple" (楓) - Japanese unisex name.
  • KAMIKO meaning "superior child" (上子).
  • KANAKO meaning "fragrant Nara(city in japan) child" (香奈子).
  • KANON meaning "flower sound" (花音).
  • KAORI meaning "perfume, fragrance" (香).
  • KAORU meaning "fragrance" (薫) - Japanese unisex name.
  • KASUMI meaning "mist" (霞).
  • KATSUMI meaning "victorious beauty" (勝美).
  • KAZUE meaning "first blessing" (一恵).
  • KAZUKO meaning "child of harmony" (和子).
  • KAZUMI meaning "harmonious beauty" (和美).
  • KEI meaning "respectful" (敬).
  • KEIKO meaning "blessed child / respectful child" (恵子 / 敬子).
  • KIKO meaning "chronical child" (紀子).
  • KIKU meaning "chrysanthemum" (菊).
  • KIMI meaning "noble" (君).
  • KIMIKO meaning "empress child" (后子).
  • KIN meaning "gold" (金) - Japanese unisex name.
  • KIYOKO meaning "pure child" (清子).
  • KIYOMI meaning "pure beauty" (清美).
  • KOHAKU meaning "amber" (琥珀) - Japanese unisex name.
  • KOKORO meaning "soul, heart" (心).
  • KOTONE meaning "sound of the koto (Japanese harp)" (琴音).
  • KUMIKO meaning "long-time beautiful child" (久美子).
  • KYO meaning "cooperation" (協) - Japanese unisex name.
  • KYOKO meaning "respectful child" (恭子).
  • MADOKA meaning "circle, round" (円) - Japanese unisex name.
  • MAI meaning "dance" (舞).
  • MAIKO meaning "child of dance" (舞子).
  • MAKI meaning "true hope" (真希).
  • MAKOTO meaning "sincere" (誠) - Japanese unisex name.
  • MAMI meaning "true beauty" (真美).
  • MANA meaning "love" (愛).
  • MANAMI meaning "loving beautiful" (愛美).
  • MAO meaning "dance cherry blossom" (舞桜).
  • MARIKO meaning "true village child" (真里子).
  • MASA meaning "just / true" (正 / 真) - Japanese unisex name.
  • MASAMI meaning "become beautiful" (成美).
  • MASUMI meaning "true clarity" (真澄) - Japanese unisex name.
  • MASUYO meaning "benefits the world" (益世).
  • MAYU meaning "true gentle" (真優).
  • MAYUMI meaning "true gentle beauty" (真優美).
  • MEGUMI meaning "blessing" (恵).
  • MEI meaning "sprouting life" (芽生).
  • MI meaning "beautiful" (美).
  • MICHI meaning "pathway" (道) - Japanese unisex name.
  • MICHIKO meaning "beautiful wise child" (美智子).
  • MIDORI meaning "green" (緑).
  • MIEKO meaning "beautiful blessing child" (美枝子).
  • MIHO meaning "protected, guaranteed beauty" (美保).
  • MIKA meaning "beautiful fragrance" (美香).
  • MIKI meaning "beautiful princess" (美姫).
  • MIKU meaning "beautiful sky" (美空).
  • MINAKO meaning "beautiful child" (美奈子).
  • MINORI meaning "truth" (実) - Japanese unisex name.
  • MIO meaning "beautiful cherry blossom" (美桜).
  • MISAKI meaning "beautiful blossom" (美咲).
  • MITSUKO meaning "child of light" (光子).
  • MITSURU meaning "satisfy, full" (満) - Japanese unisex name.
  • MIU meaning "beautiful feather" (美羽).
  • MIWA meaning "beautiful hamony, peace" (美和).
  • MIYAKO meaning "beautiful night child" (美夜子).
  • MIYOKO meaning "beautiful child of the generations" (美代子).
  • MIYU meaning "beautiful gentle" (美優).
  • MIYUKI meaning "beautiful blessing" (美幸).
  • MIZUKI meaning "beautiful moon" (美月).
  • MOE meaning "sprouting" (萌).
  • MOMOE meaning "one hundred blessings" (百恵).
  • MOMOKA meaning "peach tree flower" (桃花).
  • MOMOKO meaning "peach tree child" (桃子).
  • MORIKO meaning "child of the forest" (森子).
  • NANA meaning "seven" (七).
  • NANAMI meaning "seven seas" (七海).
  • NAO meaning "honest" (直) - Japanese unisex name.
  • NAOKO meaning "honest child" (直子).
  • NAOMI meaning "honest beautiful" (直美).
  • NATSUKI meaning "summer hope" (夏希).
  • NATSUKO meaning "summer child" (夏子).
  • NATSUMI meaning "beautiful summer" (夏美).
  • NOA meaning "my love" (乃愛).
  • NOBUKO meaning "faithful, trustworthy child" (信子).
  • NORIKO meaning "lawful child" (典子).
  • RAN meaning "orchid" (蘭).
  • REI meaning "lovely" (麗).
  • REIKO meaning "lovely child" (麗子).
  • REN meaning "lotus / love" (蓮 / 恋) - Japanese unisex name.
  • RIE meaning "true blessing" (理恵).
  • RIKA meaning "true fragrance" (理香).
  • RIKO meaning "child of truth" (理子).
  • RIN meaning "dignified" (凛).
  • RINA meaning "jasmine" (莉奈).
  • RIO meaning "village cherry blossom" (里桜).
  • RYOKO meaning "refreshing child" (涼子).
  • SACHIKO meaning "joyful, happy child" (幸子).
  • SAKI meaning "blossom of hope" (咲希).
  • SAKURA meaning "cherry blossom" (桜 / さくら).
  • SAKURAKO meaning "cherry blossom child" (桜子).
  • SATOKO meaning "wise child" (聡子).
  • SATOMI meaning "beautiful and wise" (聡美).
  • SAYURI meaning "small lily" (小百合).
  • SETSUKO meaning "melody child" (節子).
  • SHIGEKO meaning "growing child" (成子).
  • SHIKA meaning "deer" (鹿).
  • SHINJU meaning "pearl" (真珠).
  • SHINOBU meaning "endurance" (忍) - Japanese unisex name.
  • SHIORI meaning "poem" (詩織).
  • SHIZUKA meaning "quiet summer" (静夏).
  • SHIZUKO meaning "quiet child" (静子).
  • SHUN meaning "speed, quick" (駿).
  • SORA meaning "sky" (昊 / 空) - Japanese unisex name.
  • SUMIKO meaning "child of clarity" (澄子).
  • SUZU meaning "bell" (鈴).
  • SUZUME meaning "sparrow" (雀).
  • TAKAKO meaning "noble child" (貴子).
  • TAKARA meaning "treasure" (宝).
  • TAMIKO meaning "child of many beauties" (多美子).
  • TERUKO meaning "shining child" (照子).
  • TOMIKO meaning "child of wealth, fortune" (富子).
  • TOMOKO meaning "child of wisdom, intellect" (智子).
  • TOMOMI meaning "beautiful friend" (朋美).
  • TOSHIKO meaning "clever child" (敏子).
  • TSUBAKI meaning "camellia flower" (椿).
  • TSUBAME meaning "swallow (bird)" (燕).
  • TSUKIKO meaning "moon child" (月子).
  • UME meaning "plum" (梅).
  • UMEKO meaning "plum child" (梅子).
  • USAGI meaning "rabbit" (兎).
  • WAKANA meaning "harmonious music" (和奏).
  • YASU meaning "peace" (康) - Japanese unisex name.
  • YASUKO meaning "child of peace" (康子).
  • YOKO meaning "child of sunlight" (陽子).
  • YOSHI meaning "lucky / righteous" (吉 / 義) - Japanese unisex name.
  • YOSHIE meaning "beautiful stream" (佳江).
  • YOSHIKO meaning "child of goodness" (良子).
  • YUA meaning "binding love" (結愛).
  • YUI meaning "bind clothing " (結衣).
  • YUINA meaning "bind together" (結奈).
  • YUKA meaning "gentle flower" (優花).
  • YUKARI meaning "beautiful pear tree" (佳梨).
  • YUKI meaning "happiness / snow" (幸 / 雪) - Japanese unisex name.
  • YUKIKO meaning "child of snow / child of happiness" (幸子 / 雪子).
  • YUKO meaning "gentle child" (優子).
  • YUMI meaning "reason beautiful" (由美).
  • YUMIKO meaning "reason beautiful child" (由美子).
  • YURI meaning "lily" (百合).
  • YURIKO meaning "lily child" (百合子).
  • YUU meaning "gentle" (優) - Japanese unisex name.
  • YUUKI meaning "gentle, superior hope" (優希) - Japanese unisex name.
  • YUUNA meaning "gentle" (優奈).
  • YUZUKI meaning "gentle moon" (優月).
If you know of any Japanese girl names that are not listed on this page, please leave a comment with that name and its meaning so that it may be added.
2/10/2012 11:41:07 am

New name for you. Mari meaning truth or reason

2/10/2012 05:12:27 pm

Thanks Rixxell, I've added it in the list. It also means "jasmine" by the way.

9/5/2018 02:29:05 pm

Didn´t expect my name to be the first thing in the comments :D

29/12/2018 03:35:51 am

Mari, your husband,Pooper Scooper has cheated on you. Don't worry. He never loved you. Who would love you, booty hole?

29/12/2018 03:43:01 am

Actually, it means can I please jump off a building,mum?.IDIOT!!!

16/2/2013 06:07:48 pm

here's one for you Chi which means light or blood. yes it is a actual female name since my best friend goes by that.

12/10/2014 12:56:03 am

Haruka- female name that means "distance"

Tsukiko Akasuna
25/6/2017 09:02:43 pm

or Far-off

24/9/2015 04:27:27 pm

Hello! I wanna name my little girl "Kushina" I like that name a lot as I am a fan OF "Naruto" manga. Can you please explain the meaning of "Kushina"

26/10/2016 08:03:09 am


2/6/2018 03:21:41 pm

Google said that kushina isn't a first name.....

26/9/2015 08:39:16 pm

Thank you for your lists, It's helped me more than once in writing my stories!

26/10/2016 07:57:59 am

according to this website the nickname my Papa-San gave me means "Harmonious Beautiful" my real name is Kaylen it "means warrior keeper of many keys" or something like that

26/10/2016 07:58:36 am

according to this website the nickname my Papa-San gave me means "Harmonious Beautiful" my real name is Kaylen it "means warrior keeper of many keys" or something like that which are both awesome

26/10/2016 07:59:30 am

according to this website the nickname my Papa-San gave me means "Harmonious Beautiful" my real name is Kaylen it "means warrior keeper of many keys" or something like that which are both awesome :)

26/10/2016 08:01:53 am

woops my bad i didn't mean to post that multiple times it wasnt working

Serena Hannah Marshall
18/4/2017 08:14:12 am

Thank you for this. It's helped me many times!!!!😊

29/12/2018 03:39:18 am

Shut up,Serena! Nobody gives a fart! I hate you!

11/4/2019 03:53:16 pm

what the heckkkk???

29/5/2017 11:03:15 am

Making a video game, and I need a girl's name that has a meaning similar to Speed, Brashness, Liveliness, Energy, that kinda thing. Any names like that? Think a female Naruto and you have the right idea.

Tsukiko Akasuna
25/6/2017 09:04:50 pm

Akiko which means; bright child, Sparkle child, Autumn child

29/12/2018 06:08:41 pm

That's funny; that's my name! Thanks,Tsukiko!

6/7/2017 07:38:51 pm

Sanae, meaning "Seedling"

29/12/2018 03:47:10 am

Hello,sister! It has been years since I've heard from you! How have you been? How's life? How's Chance and my dear niece and nephew? I missed you so much!

29/9/2017 03:29:27 pm

could you add some names with meanings like "jealousy" etc for evil characters

19/2/2019 08:49:37 pm

you cheated on mari _._

15/2/2018 07:04:49 pm

what is the Japanese name for song or singing

5/3/2018 06:44:29 pm

Trying to find a pretty girl Japanese name that means something related to music such as harmony, melody, etc any suggestions? Thanks!

30/5/2018 11:50:36 am

Writing a story and need a japanese name (unisex or female) meaning electric or thunder

2/6/2018 03:28:13 pm

Tsuchi, sui, Ka, Fu, mean earth, water, fire, and wind.

6/8/2018 05:05:50 pm

Could you add in Kairi. I do not know what it means though.

29/12/2018 03:50:48 am

Hahaha,IDIOT! You're so dumb! You don't even know 1+1! Haha!Loser!You suck!You don't go to school!You don't go to school!

16/8/2018 01:01:54 am

could you add Ichigo? it means Strawberry

29/12/2018 03:31:48 am

Your a booty hole,Ichigo!

19/2/2019 08:51:02 pm

you cheated on Mari -.-

11/2/2019 04:18:34 am

Kei can also mean blessing

17/4/2019 02:36:39 pm

My name means Defender. Can you tell me what that would be as a Japanese name, please?

21/5/2019 06:10:48 am

Hello, my friend needs a name for an oc, and I can't seem to find a name for a charater who is; Reply to: selfish, full of herself, keeps her word (but manipulates it), gossipy, witty


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