40+ Saiyan Names For Your Characters

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Saiyans are sapient humanoids, a strong warrior race from the Japanese animated series Dragon Ball Z.

A hugely popular and successful manga and anime series, Dragon Ball Z helped bring Japanese animation to the world's attention. Saiyans are an endangered species in the series, and most of them are named after vegetables.

In Japanese, “Yasai” means vegetable. By rearranging “Yasai,” the makers of Dragon Ball created the word “Saiya.” Therefore, the names of all full-blooded Saiyans are a take on various vegetables. Saiyan vegetable names take inspiration from a range of foods including spinach, carrot, broccoli, cabbage, leek, beets, cauliflower, and pumpkin.

The first character to achieve the Super Saiyan form at a young age in the Dragon Ball manga series is Gohan. Gohan has a prominent role in the series; he is the first son of Goku and Chi-Chi and he is also named The Great Saiyaman and The Golden Warrior. In Japanese, Gohan means cooked rice; he an immensely popular character in the Dragon Ball community.

Dragon Ball Z and the Saiyan characters have influenced and inspired many Manga and Anime artists worldwide. If you are one of them and are looking for names for your Saiyan characters, then we have a list of 42 cool Saiyan names for you, along with their meaning and place of origin. We are sure this list will make your job easier.

For more naming inspiration, check out these magical girl names and magical boy names.

Saiyan Names For Boys

Here is a list of boy names if you want your character named after a Saiyan.

A dragon ball drawing in its anime form.

1. Bardock (Japanese origin), derived from the Japanese root vegetable “Burdock.” The father of Goku, Bardock is one among the prominent Dragon Ball Z names.

2. Beets (English origin), derived from the word “Beets.” This character is a Time-Patroller.

3. Binas (English origin), derived from the word “Beans.”

4. Borgos or Totepo (Japanese origin), derived from the word “Potato.” Borgos is a tall, muscular character.

5. Broly (English origin), derived from the word “Broccoli.” Broly is a Saiyan warrior.

6. Bukha (Arabic origin), derived from the Arabian dish Matbukha (a tomato and bell pepper dish often served as an appetizer).

7. Cabba (English origin), derived from the word “Cabbage.” A Saiyan from Universe Six.

8. Jagamo (English origin), derived from the word “Marjoram.”

9. Kakarot (English origin), derived from the word “Carrot.” This is Goku’s birth name.

10. Leek (English origin), derived from the word “Leek.”

11. Leganon (English origin), derived from the word “Legume.”

12. Nappa (Japanese origin), meaning “green” or “leaf of plants that are edible”. Nappa is an elite Saiyan warrior, partner to Vegeta.

13. Onio (English origin), derived from “Onion.”

14. Panbukin (English origin), derived from the word “Pumpkin.”

15. Paragus (English origin), derived from the word “Asparagus.” Paragus is the father of Broly.

16. Pinich (English origin), derived from the word “Spinach.”

17. Raditz (English origin), derived from the word “Radish.” Goku’s biological brother and a full-blooded Saiyan.

18. Rhubarb (English origin), derived from the word “Rhubarb.”

19. Skwash (English origin), derived from the word “Squash.”

20. Tarble (English origin), derived from the word “Table.” The last five letters of ‘vegetable’ come into play here as well.

21. Taro (English origin), derived from “Taro plant.”

22. Toma (English origin), derived from the word “Tomato.”

23. Trunks (English origin), derived from the word “Trunks.”

24. Tyber (English origin), derived from the word “Tuber.”

25. Vasabi (Japanese origin), derived from the word “Wasabi.”

26. Vegeta (English origin), derived from the word “vegetable.” One of the main characters in Dragon Ball is Prince Vegeta.

Good Saiyan Names For Girls

Below are some interesting girl Saiyan names if you want to name your girl character after these Saiyans' names.

San Goku from Dragon Ball Z's action figurine.

27. Eshallot (English origin), derived from the word “Shallot.”

28. Caulifla (English origin), derived from the word “Cauliflower.” One of the female Saiyans from Universe 6.

29. Gine (Japanese origin), derived from “Negi,” the Japanese word for Spring Onion.

30. Kalif (English origin), derived from the word “Cauliflower.”

31. Kiclee (English origin), derived from the word “Cicely.”

32. Lisee (English origin), derived from the word “Linseed.”

33. Mint (English origin), derived from the word “Mint.” Another popular name that belongs among the popular Dragon Ball Z characters names.

34. Narmis (Malaysian origin), derived from the word “Sayur Manis,” which means sweet vegetable.

35. Nira (Hebrew origin), derived from the word “Nira,” which originated from the Hebrew word “Nir.”

36. Paprika (Mexican origin), derived from the word “Paprika.” One of the female Saiyan names popular in the Dragon Ball community.

37. Pan (Japanese origin), meaning “Bread.”

38. Prika (Mexican origin), derived from the word “Paprika.” One of the popular Dragon Ball names.

39. Sage (English origin), derived from the word “Sage.”

40. Seripa (English origin), derived from the word “Parsley.”

41. Sesamy (English origin), derived from the word “Sesame.”

42. Stabba (Malaysian origin), derived from the word “Sabah,” known also as “Sabah Veggie.”

Kidadl has lots of great names articles to inspire you. If you liked our suggestions for Saiyan names then why not take a look at these mythical names, or for something different take a look at these Japanese names.

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