This page contains hundreds of Japanese male names and their meanings; feel free to use them to either name your characters or name your baby boy.
Note: The list below contains unisex names as well; which can be used for both male and female genders.
  • AKI meaning "bright / autumn" (明 / 秋) - Japanese unisex name.
  • AKIHIRO meaning "great brightness" (明宏).
  • AKIO meaning "bright man" (昭夫).
  • AKIRA meaning "bright / clear" (明 / 亮) - Japanese unisex name.
  • AOI meaning "blue" (碧) - Japanese unisex name.
  • ARATA meaning "new, fresh" (新).
  • ATSUSHI meaning "industrious director" (敦司).
  • AYUMU meaning "walk dream, vision" (歩夢).
  • DAI meaning "great, large" (大).
  • DAICHI meaning "great land" (大地).
  • DAIKI meaning "great glory / great nobility" (大輝 / 大貴).
  • DAISUKE meaning "great help" (大輔).
  • EIJI meaning "eternity order" (永次).
  • FUMIO meaning "literature, scholarly hero" (文雄).
  • GORO meaning "fifth son" (五郎).
  • HACHIRO meaning "eighth son" (八郎).
  • HAJIME meaning "beginning" (肇).
  • HARU meaning "spring (as in season)" (春) - Japanese unisex name.
  • HARUKI meaning "shining sun" (陽輝).
  • HARUO meaning "man of spring" (春男).
  • HARUTO meaning "sun flying" (陽斗).
  • HAYATE meaning "smooth" (颯).
  • HAYATO meaning "falcon person" (隼人).
  • HIBIKI meaning "sound, echo" (響).
  • HIDEAKI meaning "excellent bright, shining" (英明).
  • HIDEKI meaning "excellent timber trees" (英樹).
  • HIDEO meaning "excellent husband, man" (英夫).
  • HIDEYOSHI meaning "excellence good" (秀良).
  • HIKARU meaning "light, radiance" (光) - Japanese unisex name.
  • HINATA meaning "sunflower / facing towards the sun" (向日葵 / 陽向) - Japanese unisex name.
  • HIRAKU meaning "open, expand" (拓).
  • HIRO meaning "generous" (寛) - Japanese unisex name.
  • HIROAKI meaning "wide, spacious light" (広明).
  • HIROKI meaning "vast timber trees" (弘樹).
  • HIRONORI meaning "chronical of command, esteem" (博紀).
  • HIROSHI meaning "generous" (寛).
  • HIROTO meaning "great,large flying" (大斗).
  • HIROYUKI meaning "great journey" (宏行).
  • HISAO meaning "long living man, husband" (寿夫).
  • HISASHI meaning "long time director, ruler" (久司).
  • HISOKA meaning "cautious, reserved" (密) - Japanese unisex name.
  • HITOSHI meaning "motivated person" (人志).
  • HOTAKA meaning "tall grain" (穂高).
  • ICHIRO meaning "first son" (一郎).
  • ISAMU meaning "brave, courageous" (勇).
  • ISAO meaning "merit" (勲).
  • ITSUKI meaning "timber trees" (樹).
  • JIRO meaning "second son" (二郎).
  • JUN meaning "obedient" (順) - Japanese unisex name.
  • JUNICHI meaning "obedient first (son)" (順一).
  • JURO meaning "tenth son" (十郎).
  • KAEDE meaning "maple" (楓) - Japanese unisex name.
  • KAITO meaning "ocean flying" (海斗).
  • KAORU meaning "fragrance" (薫) - Japanese unisex name.
  • KATASHI meaning "firm" (堅).
  • KATSU meaning "victory" (勝).
  • KATSUO meaning "victorious, heroic man" (勝雄).
  • KATSURO meaning "victorious son" (勝郎).
  • KAZUHIKO meaning "harmonious boy" (和彦).
  • KAZUHIRO meaning "great harmony" (和宏).
  • KAZUKI meaning "harmony hope" (和希).
  • KAZUO meaning "man of harmony" (和夫).
  • KEN meaning "strong, healthy" (健).
  • KENICHI meaning "strong, healthy first (son)" (健一).
  • KENJI meaning "strong, healthy second (son)" (健二).
  • KENSHIN meaning "modest truthful" (謙信).
  • KENTA meaning "large strong, healthy" (健太).
  • KICHIRO meaning "lucky son" (吉郎).
  • KIN meaning "gold" (金) - Japanese unisex name.
  • KIYOSHI meaning "purity" (淳).
  • KOHAKU meaning "amber" (琥珀) - Japanese unisex name.
  • KOUKI meaning "light hope" (光希).
  • KOUTA meaning "great peace" (康太).
  • KUNIO meaning "country man" (國男).
  • KURO meaning "ninth son" (九郎).
  • KYO meaning "cooperation" (協) - Japanese unisex name.
  • MADOKA meaning "circle, round" (円) - Japanese unisex name.
  • MAKOTO meaning "sincere" (誠) - Japanese unisex name.
  • MAMORU meaning "protector, guard" (守).
  • MANABU meaning "study, learn" (学).
  • MASA meaning "just / true" (正 / 真) - Japanese unisex name.
  • MASAAKI meaning "pleasing brightness" (良昭).
  • MASAHIKO meaning "righteous boy" (正彦).
  • MASAHIRO meaning "great prosperity" (昌宏).
  • MASAKI meaning "great timber tree" (昌樹).
  • MASANORI meaning "model of righteousness, justice" (正則).
  • MASAO meaning "righteous man" (正男).
  • MASARU meaning "victory" (勝).
  • MASASHI meaning "righteous aspiration" (正志).
  • MASATO meaning "righteous person" (正人).
  • MASAYOSHI meaning "righteous, honorable" (正義).
  • MASAYUKI meaning "righteous blessing" (正幸).
  • MASUMI meaning "true clarity" (真澄) - Japanese unisex name.
  • MICHI meaning "pathway" (道) - Japanese unisex name.
  • MICHIO meaning "man on a journey" (道夫).
  • MIKIO meaning "tree trunk man" (幹夫).
  • MINORI meaning "truth" (実) - Japanese unisex name.
  • MINORU meaning "truth" (実).
  • MITSUO meaning "shining hero" (光雄).
  • MITSURU meaning "satisfy, full" (満) - Japanese unisex name.
  • NAO meaning "honest" (直) - Japanese unisex name.
  • NAOKI meaning "honest timber tree" (直樹).
  • NOBORU meaning "ascend, rise" (翔).
  • NOBU meaning "prolong" (延).
  • NOBUO meaning "faithful, trustworthy man" (信夫).
  • NOBURU meaning "expand" (伸).
  • NOBUYUKI meaning "truth joy" (信幸).
  • NORI meaning "to rule" (儀).
  • NORIO meaning "lawful man" (法男).
  • OSAMU meaning "disciplined, studious" (修).
  • REN meaning "lotus / love" (蓮 / 恋) - Japanese unisex name.
  • RIKU meaning "land" (陸).
  • RIKUTO meaning "person of land" (陸人).
  • ROKURO meaning "sixth son" (六郎).
  • RYO meaning "refreshing, cool" (涼).
  • RYOICHI meaning "good first (son)" (良一).
  • RYOTA meaning "great refreshment" (涼太).
  • RYUU meaning "dragon, imperial" (龍).
  • RYUUNOSUKE meaning "nobleman's predecessor" (隆之介).
  • SABURO meaning "third son" (三郎).
  • SADAO meaning "righteous hero" (貞雄).
  • SATORU meaning "wise, fast learner" (聡).
  • SATOSHI meaning "wise, fast learner" (聡).
  • SEIICHI meaning "refined, pure first (son)" (精一).
  • SEIJI meaning "refined, pure second (son)" (精二).
  • SHICHIRO meaning "seventh son" (七郎).
  • SHIGEO meaning "heavy man" (重夫).
  • SHIGERU meaning "luxuriant, well grown" (茂).
  • SHIN meaning "truth" (真).
  • SHINICHI meaning "true first (son)" (真一).
  • SHINJI meaning "true second (son)" (真二).
  • SHINOBU meaning "endurance" (忍) - Japanese unisex name.
  • SHIRO meaning "fourth son" (四郎).
  • SHO meaning "to fly" (翔).
  • SHOICHI meaning "flying son (first)" (翔一).
  • SHOJI meaning "flying son (second)" (翔二).
  • SHOUTA meaning "big flying" (翔太).
  • SHUICHI meaning "disciplined, studious first (son)" (修一).
  • SHUJI meaning "disciplined, studious second (son)" (修二).
  • SORA meaning "sky" (昊 / 空) - Japanese unisex name.
  • SOUTA meaning "large sudden" (颯太).
  • SUSUMU meaning "to advance, proceed" (進).
  • TADAO meaning "loyal, faithful man" (忠夫).
  • TADASHI meaning "loyal, faithful" (忠).
  • TAICHI meaning "large first (son)" (太一).
  • TAIKI meaning "great radiance, shine" (大輝).
  • TAKAHIRO meaning "of great value, nobility" (貴大).
  • TAKAO meaning "nobleman" (貴夫).
  • TAKASHI meaning "prosperous, noble" (隆).
  • TAKAYUKI meaning "noble journey" (隆行).
  • TAKEHIKO meaning "bamboo prince" (竹彦).
  • TAKEO meaning "warrior hero" (武雄).
  • TAKESHI meaning "fierce warrior" (武).
  • TAKUMA meaning "opening truth" (拓真).
  • TAKUMI meaning "artisan" (匠).
  • TAMOTSU meaning "protector, keeper" (保).
  • TARO meaning "large son" (太郎).
  • TATSUO meaning "dragon, imperial hero" (竜雄).
  • TATSUYA meaning "to be imperial, dragon" (竜也).
  • TETSUYA meaning "philosophy, clear" (哲也).
  • TOMIO meaning "wealth, fortune" (富).
  • TOMOHIRO meaning "west village" (西村).
  • TORU meaning "penetrate, make clear" (徹).
  • TOSHI meaning "wise" (慧).
  • TOSHIAKI meaning "advantageous light" (利明).
  • TOSHIO meaning "genious leader, hero" (俊雄).
  • TOSHIYUKI meaning "of wisdom" (智之).
  • TSUNEO meaning "consistant hero" (恒雄).
  • TSUTOMU meaning "diligence" (勤).
  • TSUYOSHI meaning "strong" (剛).
  • YAMATO meaning "great harmony" (大和).
  • YASU meaning "peace" (康) - Japanese unisex name.
  • YASUO meaning "man of peace" (康夫).
  • YASUSHI meaning "peaceful" (靖).
  • YOICHI meaning "sunshine, positive first (son)" (陽一).
  • YORI meaning "trust" (頼).
  • YOSHI meaning "lucky / righteous" (吉 / 義) - Japanese unisex name.
  • YOSHIAKI meaning "righteousness shining" (義昭).
  • YOSHIKAZU meaning "good peace, Japan" (良和).
  • YOSHINORI meaning "excellent model" (佳範).
  • YOSHIO meaning "joyful life" (吉生).
  • YOSHIRO meaning "righteous son" (義郎).
  • YOSHITO meaning "ceremonial, correct person" (儀人).
  • YOSHIYUKI meaning "righteous journey" (義行).
  • YOUTA meaning "great sunlight" (陽太).
  • YUICHI meaning "heroic first (son)" (雄一).
  • YUJI meaning "heroic second (son)" (雄二).
  • YUKI meaning "happiness / snow" (幸 / 雪) - Japanese unisex name.
  • YUKIO meaning "blessed hero" (幸雄).
  • YUTAKA meaning "bountiful, rich" (豊).
  • YUU meaning "gentle" (優) - Japanese unisex name.
  • YUUDAI meaning "great hero" (雄大).
  • YUUKI meaning "gentle, superior hope" (優希) - Japanese unisex name.
  • YUUMA meaning "gentle, superior truth" (優真).
  • YUUTA meaning "great bravery" (勇太).
  • YUUTO meaning "gentle person" (悠人).
If you know of any other Japanese male names that are not included in this list, please comment below with the name and its meaning and it will be added to the list.
29/6/2011 08:41:08 pm

Naruto:Malestorm or Fishcake

8/9/2012 05:22:31 pm

Oh, can't believe I missed that one. Thank you!

1/9/2013 12:15:34 pm

aichi (i think thats how you spell it)
those are some names that come to mind.

13/3/2014 04:28:23 am

apparently Aichi is a region of Japan!

13/3/2014 04:30:02 am

.... amazing names! .... oh, and thanks other peoples!
great selection of names here!

31/1/2015 02:48:34 am

Shiro menes white not fourth son btw
Itachi means weasel
Sasori means scorpion

9/10/2015 10:43:15 am

you probably didn't take a look at the kanji and read only the reading...this is pronounced shiro but the kanji shows you the meaning 四郎... the kanji for white shiro is 白!!

2/2/2015 11:41:49 am

Tetsuo..means strong hands

30/4/2015 01:31:35 am

Makan means EAT, SLEEP, REPEAT

15/12/2015 09:59:51 am

Tomoe, Nanami, Kurama, Rin, Mikage sense a pattern? XP

17/4/2016 10:40:26 pm

I love tomoe and kurama they're so cute!!

1/7/2016 01:56:59 pm

Haha just started reading that series

Connor H
16/12/2015 01:30:10 pm

Sasuke Defender Protector

Paul Bauman
21/1/2016 02:36:36 pm

"Yasuo" it'll be then.

7/4/2016 08:37:51 pm

Akemi means bright and beauty
Akane means red dye

26/4/2016 12:34:40 pm

Fab list! :D <3 Some boy names you could add are Taiga, Minato and Tomoki. :D x

Leaf Shinobi
19/6/2016 07:14:49 pm

Sarutobi sensei what does sarutobi mean

25/7/2016 03:44:15 pm


29/12/2016 09:00:50 am

i'm pretty sure Kakashi means Scarecrow

28/10/2016 12:50:45 am

MaKoHijau - kind of wierd but cute

Glenn Sanada
24/6/2017 02:17:34 am

You do not have the male name of "Sukeichi"
What does the surname of "Shishido" mean???
What does the surname of "Sanada" mean???


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