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Japan is a country bursting with ancient culture and natural beauty.

From the ultra-modern and fast-paced cities to the iconic Mount Fuji and the peaceful temples and zen gardens, it’s easy to see where these beautiful names have taken their inspiration from.

We’ve compiled a list of our favorite Japanese girl names, along with their meanings to help inspire you! With 162 beautiful names to choose from, we’re sure that you won’t be disappointed.

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Beautiful Japanese Baby Names

Looking for a name that conveys beauty? From Aika to Yuna, these baby names not only sound beautiful, but they mean something beautiful too!

1. Aika - This cute girls' name means “love song”.

2. Aimi - Japanese name meaning “love, beauty”.

3. Aina - Japanese name meaning “beautiful eyed woman”.

4. Akemi - This Japanese name means “bright beautiful”.

5. Anzu - Japanese name meaning “sweet child”.

6. Asami - Japanese name meaning “morning beauty”.

7. Asana - Name meaning “morning calm”.

8. Asuka - Japanese name meaning “tomorrow's fragrance”.

9. Emika - This elegant name means “blessed beautiful child”.

10. Emiko - Japanese name meaning “prosperous and beautiful child”.

11. Fumika - Japanese name meaning “beautiful history”.

12. Harumi - This name means “spring, beauty”.

13. Kanae - Japanese girls' name meaning “love, affection” or “dream”.

14. Kayo - Japanese name meaning “beautiful generation”.

15. Kazuko - Japanese name meaning “one, peace, harmony”.

16. Keon - This name means “pure beauty”.

17. Kira - Japanese name meaning “to shine”.

18. Kumi - Japanese name meaning “forever beautiful”.

19. Kumiko - This cute Japanese name means “forever beautiful”.

20. Mami - Japanese name meaning “true beauty”.

21. Mana - This name means “affection”.

22. Manami - Japanese name meaning “beautiful love”.

23. Masami - Japanese baby girl name meaning “one who will become beautiful”.

24. Masumi - Name meaning “a woman of true purity and beauty”.

25. Mayumi - Japanese name meaning “true gentle beauty”.

26. Megumi - Japanese name meaning “blessing or love”.

27. Mika - This name means “new moon” or “beautiful fragrance”.

28. Misa - Japanese name meaning “beautiful bloom”.

29. Miyoko - Japanese name meaning “beautiful child of the generations”.

30. Miyu - Japanese name meaning “beautiful moon or beautiful kindness”.

31. Miyuna - Japanese name meaning “gentle or tender heart”.

32. Rinka - This name means “gifted summer”.

33. Sayaka - Japanese name meaning “brilliant, bright, clear”.

34. Shion - Japanese name meaning “beautiful princess”.

35. Suki - This Japanese name has a beautiful meaning, “loved one”.

36. Sumiko - Japanese name meaning “she is a beautiful child of goodness”.

37. Tamiko - Name meaning “child of many beauties”.

38. Yoshiko - Japanese name meaning “beautiful child”.

39. Youko - Japanese name meaning “sunshine child or beautiful child”.

40. Yuna - Japanese name meaning “dream”.

Short Japanese Names For Girls

If you’re looking for a name that is short and sweet then you’ll love these pretty three-letter names.

41. Aki - Japanese name meaning “autumn, bright”.

42. Ami - This sweet name means “Asia beautiful”.

43. Aoi - Japanese name meaning “reliance on the cherry blossoms”.

44. Asa - Name meaning “born in the morning”.

45. Aya - Japanese name meaning “colorful”.

46. Emi - This super sweet Japanese name means “beautiful smile”.

47. Ena - This short and sweet Japanese name means “gift from God”.

48. Gen - Japanese name meaning “spring”.

49. Iwa - Japanese name meaning “rock”.

50. Kei - Japanese name meaning “blessing”.

51. Mai - Japanese girls' name meaning “coyote”, the perfect name for little fighters.

52. Mio - This sweet name means “beautiful cherry blossom”.

53. Noa - Japanese name meaning “love and affection”.

54. Ren - Japanese baby name meaning “lotus” is also the Buddhist symbol of perfection.

55. Rio - This name means “cherry blossom”.

56. Umi - Japanese name meaning “ocean”.

57. Yua - Japanese name meaning “binding love and affection”.

58. Yui - This short and sweet Japanese name mean “love, gentleness”. 

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Flower Baby Names

These Japanese girl names meaning flower are pretty as a petal.

59. Akina - Japanese name meaning “spring flower”.

60. Ayaka - Japanese name meaning “a colored flower”.

61. Chika - This name means “scattered flowers”.

62. Hana - Japanese girls' name meaning “flower”.

63. Hanako - Japanese name meaning “flower, blossom”.

64. Izumi - Japanese name meaning “spring or fountain”.

65. Kohanna - Japanese name meaning “little flower”.

66. Miki - Japanese name meaning “flower stem”.

67. Misaki - This name means “beautiful blossom”.

68. Momoka - Japanese name meaning “hundreds of flowers”.

69. Namika - Japanese name meaning “flower of the wave”.

70. Nara - This adorable Japanese name means “flower from heaven”.

71. Risa - This Japanese baby name means “growing flowers at home”.

72. Sae - Japanese name meaning “bloom”.

73. Sayuri - This pretty name means “a flower”.

74. Sumire - Japanese name meaning “lovely violet”.

75. Yuri - Name meaning “lily flower”.

76. Yuuka - Japanese name meaning “excellent flower”.

Nature Japanese Girl Names

These Japanese girl names not only sound cute but they all have beautiful meanings. If you’re a lover of the natural world then you’ll love these nature-inspired names.

77. Haru - This sweet name means “light, spring”.

78. Himiko - Japanese name meaning “sun child”.

79. Kairi - This name means “sea”.

80. Kana - Japanese name meaning “beautiful ocean”.

81. Kanami - Japanese name meaning “beautiful wave”.

82. Kasumi - Name meaning “mist” or “haze”.

83. Kazane - Japanese name meaning “wind sound”.

84. Kazue - This name means “branch”.

85. Kosuke - Japanese name meaning “rising sun”.

86. Kozue - Japanese name meaning “tree”.

87. Mihiro - This name means “beauty, ocean”.

88. Miku - Japanese name meaning “beautiful sky”.

89. Mitsuki - Japanese name meaning “beautiful moon”.

90. Miyuki - Japanese name meaning “snow”.

91. Momo - This trendy Japanese name means “peach”.

92. Morika - Japanese name meaning “a fragrance of the forest”.

93. Namiko - Japanese name meaning “daughter of the sea”.

94. Nanami - This name means “seven seas”.

95. Natsuki - Japanese name meaning “calm moon”.

96. Natsumi - Name meaning “summer beauty”.

97. Satsuki - Japanese name meaning “May” or “early moon”.

98. Sora - This name means “she is like the sky”.

99. Suzume - Japanese name meaning “sparrow”.

100. Taki - Japanese name meaning “waterfall”.

101. Ume - Name meaning “Japanese apricot”.

102. Yuki - Japanese name meaning “snow”.

103. Yukiko - This name means “snow child”.

104. Yuzuki - Japanese name meaning “gentle moon”.

Japanese Names With I

Discover the perfect name for your baby girl with our collection of Japanese girl names ending with the letter I.

105. Akari - Japanese name meaning “light, hope, bright”.

106. Ayami - Japanese name meaning “vibrant, colorful”.

107. Himari - Japanese name meaning “home of light and love”.

108. Hiyori - Japanese name meaning “beautiful serenity, harmony”.

109. Hoshi - Japanese name meaning “star”.

110. Kaori - This name means “the rope of the bird snares”.

111. Kazumi -Japanese name meaning “beautiful harmony”.

112. Kiki - Japanese name meaning “double happiness”.

113. Kimi - Japanese name meaning “righteous or beautiful story”.

114. Kiyomi - This name means “pure and beautiful”.

115. Koyuki - Name meaning “little snow”.

116. Minori - Japanese name meaning “love of the full moon or full of love”.

117. Mizuki - This name means “beautiful moon”.

118. Nozomi - Japanese name meaning “hopeful truth or hopeful heart”.

119. Rini - This cute baby name means “one who is like a little sweet bunny”.

120. Ruri - Japanese name meaning “emerald”.

121. Yoshi - This name means “good luck, fortune or respectful”.

122. Yukari - Japanese name meaning “purple”.

Popular Japanese Girl Names

From Akira to Taya, these popular Japanese names are all the rage and we can see why!

123. Akira - Japanese name meaning “intelligent”. This name became popular for its use in Manga and video games.

124. Hina - Japanese name meaning “good vegetables”.

125. Ichika - Japanese name meaning “one summer”.

126. Kaede - Japanese name meaning “maple leaf” or “maple”.

127. Koharu - This popular Japanese name means “little sun”.

128. Niko - Japanese name meaning “two lakes”.

129. Sakura - This traditional Japanese girls' name means “cherry blossom”.

130. Taya - Japanese girls' name meaning “young”.

Powerful Japanese Names

Want to raise a strong, independent little warrior? Why not choose a name that conveys wisdom and strength.

131. Chie - Japanese name meaning “wisdom”.

132. Hiroko - Japanese name meaning “rich child”.

133. Kamiko - This name means “superior child”.

134. Katsumi - Japanese name meaning “victorious”.

135. Kazuya - Japanese name meaning “fire”.

136. Keina - This name means “prosperity”.

137. Kokoro - Japanese name meaning “soul”.

138. Michi - Japanese name meaning “the upright path”.

139. Mirai - Japanese name meaning “future”.

140. Seina - Japanese name meaning “rising star” and is pronounced sey-naa.

141. Takara - This unique name means “treasure”.

Girls Japanese Names Ending In O

You’ll love our picks of some of the prettiest Japanese names ending in O.

142. Akiko - If you have an autumn baby this a lovely choice, meaning “bright, autumn child”.

143. Chihiro- Japanese name meaning “thousand springs”.

144. Chiyoko - This pretty Japanese name means “one thousand generations” and is common in pop culture.

145. Etsuko - Japanese name meaning “joyful child”.

146. Haruko - Japanese name meaning “spring child”.

147. Hoshiko - This name means “star child”.

148. Junko - Japanese name meaning “sincere child”.

149. Kiko - Japanese name meaning “hope”.

150. Kimiko - Japanese name meaning “valuable child”.

151. Kiyo - Japanese name meaning “pure or holy”.

152. Koko - This little girls' name means “stork”.

153. Maeko - Japanese name meaning “the child of truth”.

154. Miyo - Japanese name meaning “a beautiful and charming child”.

155. Moriko - Japanese name meaning “a child that hails from the forest”.

156. Nariko - Japanese name meaning “a gentle or wolf child”.

157. Noriko - Japanese name meaning “cool kid”.

158. Reiko - Japanese name meaning “the thankful child”.

159. Sachiko - This popular Japanese name means “the child of good luck and happiness”.

160. Setsuko - This Japanese baby name means “melody”.

161. Shizuko - Japanese name meaning “quiet child”.

162. Tomoko- Japanese name meaning “friendly child or wise child”.

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Sarah Nyamekye

An outdoor pursuits person at heart, raised in the East Midlands countryside, Sarah now lives in Surrey with her two daughters aged 3 and 9. She loves to travel and spend her days outdoors finding new and exciting places to explore with her girls. If she’s not outdoors then you’ll likely find her at home baking, crafting, gardening as well as exercising to keep fit.

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