This page contains some Japanese unisex names that can be used either to name a boy or a girl; they work for both. Example: Hinata (向日葵, sunflower) is a name that can be given to a baby of either genders.
  • AKI meaning "bright / autumn" (明 / 秋) - Japanese unisex name.
  • AKIRA meaning "bright / clear" (明 / 亮) - Japanese unisex name.
  • AOI meaning "blue" (碧) - Japanese unisex name.
  • HARU meaning "spring (as in season)" (春) - Japanese unisex name.
  • HIKARU meaning "light, radiance" (光) - Japanese unisex name.
  • HINATA meaning "sunflower / facing towards the sun" (向日葵 / 陽向) - Japanese unisex name.
  • HIRO meaning "generous" (寛) - Japanese unisex name.
  • HISOKA meaning "cautious, reserved" (密) - Japanese unisex name.
  • JUN meaning "obedient" (順) - Japanese unisex name.
  • KAEDE meaning "maple" (楓) - Japanese unisex name.
  • KAORU meaning "fragrance" (薫) - Japanese unisex name.
  • KIN meaning "gold" (金) - Japanese unisex name.
  • KOHAKU meaning "amber" (琥珀) - Japanese unisex name.
  • KYO meaning "cooperation" (協) - Japanese unisex name.
  • MADOKA meaning "circle, round" (円) - Japanese unisex name.
  • MAKOTO meaning "sincere" (誠) - Japanese unisex name.
  • MASA meaning "just / true" (正 / 真) - Japanese unisex name.
  • MASUMI meaning "true clarity" (真澄) - Japanese unisex name.
  • MICHI meaning "pathway" (道) - Japanese unisex name.
  • MINORI meaning "truth" (実) - Japanese unisex name.
  • MITSURU meaning "satisfy, full" (満) - Japanese unisex name.
  • NAO meaning "honest" (直) - Japanese unisex name.
  • NATSU meaning "Summer" (夏) - Japanese unisex name.
  • REN meaning "lotus / love" (蓮 / 恋) - Japanese unisex name.
  • SHINOBU meaning "endurance" (忍) - Japanese unisex name.
  • SEIKO meaning "force" - Japanese unisex name.
  • SORA meaning "sky" (昊 / 空) - Japanese unisex name.
  • YASU meaning "peace" (康) - Japanese unisex name.
  • YOSHI meaning "lucky / righteous" (吉 / 義) - Japanese unisex name.
  • YUKI meaning "happiness / snow" (幸 / 雪) - Japanese unisex name.
  • YUU meaning "gentle" (優) - Japanese unisex name.
  • YUUKI meaning "gentle, superior hope" (優希) - Japanese unisex name.
If you know of any other Japanese unisex 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.
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20/6/2012 03:25:47 pm

I know you did your best, but there could be more. Thanks for your help, though! I can use this!

8/9/2012 05:20:20 pm

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8/9/2012 05:21:23 pm

Eh, thank you.

Crystal Silvers
27/1/2013 07:40:02 pm

This was very helpful, seems like there should be more but thanks all the same. :3

3/2/2013 01:59:14 pm

You're welcome, and I'll try to add more if I get the time (not anytime soon ;p), feel free to let me know any good ones you come across though.

11/4/2013 04:41:21 pm

Seiko is a unisex name that means "force", I think.

22/2/2014 10:49:28 pm

Natsu meaning "Summer" (夏) - Japanese Unisex name

11/6/2014 09:04:51 pm

Aoki =Blue Tree. Harue =Springtime Bay. Kana =Powerful.
Kiyoshi =Bright, Shining, Clear. Kumi =Braid. Kozue =Tree Branches.
Kosuke =Rising Sun. Maemi =Honest Child. Maro =Myself.
Nori =Belief. Ryo =Exceed, Survive, Excel. Rin =Companion.

17/7/2014 05:03:00 pm

Shizuka = Quiet, Calm

Girls are named this more often than boys, but it is considered a unisex name.

14/10/2014 01:16:11 am

Did you know Rin can also mean cold?

20/3/2015 10:19:53 am

I'm sorry but your post looks a lot like this website.

Whether I'm right or not, don't forget to give credit where credit is due.

2/5/2015 01:34:19 am

'RIKU' is a japanese unisex name and it means 'earth'

31/1/2016 03:48:30 am

here's one -- RYO (1-亮, 2-遼, 3-諒, 4-涼): Japanese unisex name meaning 1) "brightness," 2) "distant," 3) "reality," 4) "refreshing."


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28/1/2017 02:06:26 am

Yuri = Lily; to hear

6/3/2017 02:32:41 pm

this is super helpful for me, since i just started with the manga biz. im pretty sure sora also means universe, though

16/3/2017 09:05:00 pm

A Japanese name Rei is unisex and actually has SO MANY MEANINGS
麗, "lovely, elegance, beautiful"
霊, "spirit, ghost"
例, "example"
零, "zero"
玲, "exquisite, clever, sound of jewels"
令, "rule, order"
礼, "etiquette, bow, gratitude"
怜, "wise"
鈴, "small bell"
嶺, "peak, summit"
黎, "black, dark, many"
澪, "water route, shipping canal"
励, "encourage"
but the most common meaning is the first.. love, elegance and beauty.

16/3/2017 09:07:49 pm

but to be honest my favorite meaning/using is Spirit/Ghost and Zero
which is 霊 and 零... The writing is complex and beautiful and the meaning is meaningful (to me and the way I view it)

28/3/2017 11:00:37 am

last year i saw machuko,maemi as Japanese names but i cant find them anymore on the net.


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