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Japanese Names Starting with N

Whether you’re looking for a name for your child, a new pet, or even a character in a story you’re writing, there are tons of ideas out there. We’ve compiled helpful guides of names and their meanings...
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The name Nagisa is traditionally a boy's name and it is of Japanese origin. The meaning of Nagisa is ‘a calm beach'. In Persian, the name Nagisa means ‘gem or jewel’. Well-known personalities with the name include Nagisa Oshima, a Japanese film director, Nagisa Katahira, a TV actor, and Nagisa Abe, a Japanese singer and actor.

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The name Nami is traditionally a girl's name of Japanese origin. The meaning of Nami is ‘waves'. Other meanings can be ‘beautiful’ and ‘red apple’. There is an island called Nami Seom in South Korea which is now an amusement park. Well-known personalities with the name include Nami Tamaki, a disco and rock musician, and Nami Miyahara, a voice actor, singer, and artist.

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Nanami is traditionally a girl's name of Japanese origin. The meaning of Nanami is ‘seven seas'. It can also mean 'seven vegetables' and 'greens'. It can also mean 'beautiful'. Well-known personalities with the name include Nanami Hashimoto, a Japanese k-pop artist, and Japanese actress Nanami Sakuraba.

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The name Nao is traditionally a boy's name and it is of Japanese origin. This meaning of Nao is ‘honest’, ‘sincere’, ‘love’, 'affection'. A well-known personality with the name is singer and actor Nao Tōyama.

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Naoki is traditionally a boy’s name it is of Japanese origin. The meaning of Naoki is ‘the tree of truth'. It is derived from the Japanese word ‘Nao’ which means ‘honest, true, or sincere’, and the word ‘Ki’ meaning ‘tree' in Japanese. Japan has an award called the Naoki prize, given to the best work by rising authors. Well-known personalities with the name include Naoki Nakahigashi, a Japanese baseball player, and Naoki Ishihara, a football player.

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Naoko is traditionally a girl's name and it is of Japanese origin. The meaning of Naoko is ‘pure’, ‘honest', and ‘child'. Well-known personalities with the name include Naoko Mori, a Japanese actress, and Naoko Yamazaki, a Japanese astronaut and the second woman from Japan to go into space.

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The name Nariko is traditionally a girl's name and it is of Japanese origin. The meaning of Nariko is 'thunder'. A well-known personality with the name is Manga author and critic Nariko Enomoto.

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Japanese

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The name Naruto is traditionally a boy's name and it is of Japanese origin. The meaning of Naruto is 'whirlpool or maelstrom'. According to Japanese legend, Naruto means a 'nine-tailed powerful mythical giant fox' or 'fox spirit'. There's a Japanese cake called Narutomaki and thus people also associate the name with that.

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Japanese

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The name Natsu is a gender-neutral name and it is of Japanese originIn Japanese, the meaning of Natsu is 'summer' or 'born in summer' depending on the pronunciation.

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The name Natsuki is traditionally a girl's name and it is of Japanese origin. The meaning of Natsuki is 'moon', 'green', or 'vegetable'. Sometimes, the meaning of Natsuki is 'moon child', 'summer moon', 'summer hope', 'spring child', 'unique', and 'love'. Well-known personalities with the name include Japanese voice actor Natsuki Hanae, model and actor Natsuki Katō, actress Natsuki Harada, and Japanese professional wrestler Natsuki Taito

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The name Natsuko is traditionally a girl's name and it is of Japanese origin. The meaning of Natsuko is 'summer', 'child', and ‘reminiscence’. According to its Indian origin, its meaning can also be 'gentle child'. Well-known personalities with the name include Japan's first prominent woman writer of modern times, Natsuko Higuchi, Japanese actress Natsuko Yamamoto, and Japanese comedian Natsuko Yokosawa.

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The name Natsumi is traditionally a girl's name and it is of Japanese origin. The meaning of Natsumi is 'approaching summer' or 'beautiful'. Well-known personalities with the name include Japanese basketball player Natsumi Yabuuchi, Japanese swimmer Natsumi Sakai, Japanese voice actress Natsumi Murakami, and Japanese football player Natsumi Hara.

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The name Noburu is traditionally a boy's name and it is of Japanese origin. The meaning of Noburu is 'expand', 'extend', and 'stretch'. A well-known personality with the name is writer and literary critic Noburu Katagami.

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Japanese

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The name Nobu is traditionally a boy's name and it is of Japanese origin. The meaning of Nobu is ' prolong' or ' stretch'. Well-known personalities with the name include Nobu Matsuhisa, a Japanese poet, potter, and calligraphy artist, and Nobu Todo, a Japanese sportsperson.

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The name Nobuhide is traditionally a boy's name and it is of Japanese origin. The meaning of Nobuhide is 'faithfulness' and 'trust'. Well-known personalities with the name include Japanese racing driver Nobuhide Tachi, Japanese footballer Nobuhide Akiba, and Japanese politician Nobuhide Minorikawa.

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Japanese

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The name Noburu is traditionally a boy's name and is of Japanese origin. The meaning of Noburu is 'expand', 'extend', and 'stretch'. A well-known personality with the name is a Japanese writer and literary critic Noburu Katagami.

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Japanese

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The name Nobuyuki is traditionally a boy's name and it is of Japanese origin. The meaning of Nobuyuki is ' truth or happiness '. Well-known personalities with the name include Japanese politician and Prime Minister Nobuyuki Abe, Japanese sumo wrestler Nobuyuki Daishi, Japanese composer and pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii, Japanese footballer Nobuyuki Zaizen, and Japanese actor Nobuyuki Suzuki.

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Nori is of Japanese origin and is a gender-neutral name. The meaning of Nori in Japanese means 'belief' and 'faith'. Nori is also a dried and edible seaweed used in Japanese cuisine.

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