100 Nifty Ninja Names With Meanings For Your Characters

Georgia Stone
Feb 15, 2024 By Georgia Stone
Originally Published on Nov 25, 2020
Cute figurine of a Ninja wearing a purple cape

Why Ninja Names?

Ninjas, also known as Shinobi, were agents who specialized in deception, espionage, and surprise attacks. There is evidence that Ninjas lived and existed between the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries. There were two predominant Ninja clans. The Iga-Ryu Ninja Museum in Iga province was also built around 50 years ago.

It showcases all the tools and equipment used by Ninjas and teaches visitors how they acquired those skills. This all shows that Ninjas are still popular today. Look at this list of 100 powerful names to name your ninja character.

Powerful Ninja Males In History

1 . Fujibayashi Nagato is a sixteenth-century Iga Ninja leader.

2 . Hattori Hanzo is a Samurai warrior who served under Tokugawa Ieyasu.

3. Ishikawa Goemon is a Robin Hood-like character serving the Mayoshis.

4. Kabuto Yakushi is a ninja with the capability of destroying his opponents using giant waterfalls

5. Kakashi Hatake is an expert in combining Sharingan with water style to beat opponents

6. Kisame Hoshigaki is a tail-less beast that is known for using the water prison shark dance technique to trap opponents.

7. Mei Terumi is counted as one of the strongest mizukage who developed a great water technique

8. Naruto Uzumaki is the first character created by Kishimoto

9. Suigetsu similar to Gengetsu can liquefy his boy in order to escape enemies.

10. Tobirama Senju is a ninja which uses a water fang bullet on opponents.

11. Yamato expertise in combining earth and water style to use wood release.

12. YagyūMunetoshi is a renowned warrior adept in the sword skills of the Shinkage-Ryu School.

13. Yagura Karatachi is known to be the strongest ninja of Kirigakure

14. Zabuza Momochi has got the title of silent killer and is one of the seven swordsmen of the mist

Historic Female Ninja Warriors

15. Makie Otono-Tachibana is a great swordsperson.

16. Mochizuki Chiyome was the powerful wife of Mochizuki Nobumasa. She also had Ninja skills.

17. Tomoe Gozen was a famous Japanese Samurai.

18. Tsunade Naruto is a powerful warrior and medic.

A cute figurine of a female ninja warrior

Historic Male Ninja Warriors

19. Fujibayashi Nagato (16th century) was one of the three greatest jonin of the IgA, in conjunction with Momochi Sandayu and Hattori Hanzo.

20. Fūma Kotarō (d. 1603) was the retainer of Hōjō clan.

21. Hattori Hanzō (1542–1596) was a famous Ninja of the Sengoku era, who served the Tokugawa clan and was credited with saving the life of Tokugawa Ieyasu and helping him to become the ruler of united Japan.

22. Ishikawa Goemon (1558–1594) had a Robinhood character and was a legendary Japanese outlaw hero who used to steal gold and other valuables to give to the poor.

23. Karasawa Genba (16th century) was a samurai of the Sengoku period, who served as an important retainer of the Sanada clan.

24. Katō Danzō (1503 – 1569) was a famed ninja master during the Sengoku period in Japan. He was also known as flying Katō.

25. Kumawaka (the 16th century) was best known for avenging his father by killing the lay monk Homma Saburō, who had Suketomo executed.

26. Kumawakamaru (13th–14th centuries) was a young boy who escapes from Sado Island with the help of a Yamabushi (hermetic mountain priest) to avenge his father's death.

27. Momochi Sandayū (16th century) was one of the three great Iga ninja leaders of the Warring States period.

28. Tateoka Doshun (16th century) was an intermediate-ranking ninja of the Inga clan during the Sengoku period.

29. Yagyū Munetoshi (1529–1606) was a samurai famous for mastering the Shinkage-ryū school of combat, during the Sengoku period. He also introduced it to the Tokugawa clan.

Cool Ninja Names For Boys

30. Adofo is a ninja name that means "Warrior"

31. Asahi is a ninja name that means "morning sun"

32. Gunkan Sairentobomu the Ninja name Gunkan means "war boat".

33. Haru means "springtime"

34. Haruto means "sunlight"

35 . Hayato Subarashi means "speedy" or brave"; an ideal name for the best Ninjas.

36. Hinata means "in the sun".

37. Kaen Daiyamondo is a powerful name meaning "flame".

38. Kaito is a beautiful ninja name that means "ocean"

39. Kohan Majikku is a Mandarin name; Kohan means "ruler".

40. Kyo Bakuhatsu istheperfect Ninja name for a team player; it means "cooperation".

41. Raion Faiamonsuta is a name of French origin; Raion means "honeycomb" or "division of a city".

42. Reo means "river".

43. Riku is the Finnish form of the name "Richard" in Japanese. It means "handsome".

44. Ryouichi Basuto is a powerful Ninja name meaning "pure or clear one".

45. Sora is a sturdy Ninja name meaning "conch shell".

46. Touma is a ninja name that means an Assyrian form of Thomas.

47. Sho Chogenbo is a strong Ninja name meaning "commander or general".

48. Yuuto means "courage"

Cool Ninja Names For Girls

49. Akari means “red plum".

50. Aoi has a Japanese origin which means"bluish".

51. Hana is translated as "wildflower".

52. Himari is a combination of two Japanese words, Hi meaning "Sunshine" and Mari meaning "Hollyhock".

53. Hinata means "facing the sun".

54. Ichika means "best" or "excellent".

55. Kanna is an old name that means to explore in Icelandic and also translates as summer Waves in Japanese.

56. Niko means "victory of the people".

57. Sara is a cool ninja name of Hebrew origin meaning "princess"

58. Yui means "alone".

Male Famous Ninjas From Fiction

59. Firefly is a powerful Ninja name for someone with sharp fighting skills.

60. Higure, The Still Wind, is a powerful fictional Ninja. He was the repository of magic.

61. Jinx is a fictional Ninja name for a character with warring skills.

62. Kamakura is a powerful warrior and a strong Ninja name.

63. Ryu Hayabusa is the main protagonist of the 'Ninja Gaiden' series.

64. Snake Eyes is astrong Ninja warrior.

Figurine of a ninja boy with the Dab pose

Fictional Female Ninja Names

65. Chiyo is the oldest female fictional Ninja; she is adept in puppet skills.

66. Karin is the name of a famous Ninja who represented the famous warrior Naruto clan.

67. Konan is a powerful female Ninja warrior.

68. Rin is a powerful medical Ninja.

More Great Ninja Names

69. Adonis this Ninja name, refers to the Greek God.

70. Ageless Wonder means a "person or a thing which is regardless of age and lasts forever".

71. Animal Ninja is inspired by the animals trained as Ninjas.

72. Babyface Ninja is a young Ninja.

73. Beast Body is a Ninja name for a strong Ninja.

74. Cowboy Ninja this name blends the Wild West with Ninja skills.

75. Dark Horse refers to a Ninja who is not expected to have good skills but is actually very talented.

76. Electric Ninja is a swift Ninja.

78. Eskimo Ninja for Ninjas living in a cold climate.

79. Gray Fox is inspired by a Cyborg Ninja character who is heartless and cruel.

80. Leonardo was inspired by the lovable 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' character.

81. Scorpion is the ideal name for any gaming Ninja character.

82. The Marked Ninja is perfect for a mysterious Ninja with a characteristic mark on his body.

Ninja Names Inspired From Manga, Anime, and Video Games

83. Asuka Kazama is a brash and hot-headed Japanese teenager in "Tekken"

84. Ayame of the "Tenchu" seriesis a waitress at her father's restaurant, Ramen Ichiraku, and a citizen of Konohagakure.

85. Ayane is a video game character in the "Dead or Alive" video game.

86. Edge is a video game character in the "Dead or Alive" video game Final Fantasy.

87. Espio is a video game character in "Sonic the Hedgehog" who is an anthropomorphic chameleon. He mainly serves as an intelligent ninja warrior and a member of the Chaotix Detective Agency.

88. Genji from"Overwatch" is a versatile flanker with very high mobility, boasting some of the best movement options of all the heroes.

89. Gray Fox is a fictional character and protagonist in Konami's "Metal Gear" series.

90. Guy is a recurring player character in the Street Fighter fighting game series.

91. Hitomi is a fictional character in "Dead or Alive" series who replaced Ein as the regular karate martial artist

92. Ibuki is a fictional character who is a young prodigy ninja-in-training from an ancient clan, of the "Street Fighter" series.

93. Jago is a mysterious warrior and monk from a remote region of Tibet and the main protagonist of the "Killer Instinct" series.

94. Kasumi is a fictional character who portrayed the daughter of Shiden and Ayame, who was born into the Mugen Tenshin's head family.

95. Mai Shiranui is a known fictional character in the "Fatal Fury and The King of Fighters" series.

96. Maki Genryusai is a fictional character, also known as "Maki" in the "Final Fight and Street Fighter" video game series by Capcom.

97. Momiji is the younger sister of the late Kureha of the "Ninja Gaiden" series.

98. Joe Musashi is a fictional character of "Shinobi".

99. Raiden is a fictional character in "Metal Gear."

100. Rikimaru is a fictional character of "Tenchu".

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Written by Georgia Stone

Bachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

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Georgia StoneBachelor of Arts specializing in French with Film Studies, Bachelor of Arts (Year Abroad) specializing in Literature, History, Language, Media, and Art

Georgia is an experienced Content Manager with a degree in French and Film Studies from King's College London and Bachelors degree from Université Paris-Sorbonne. Her passion for exploring the world and experiencing different cultures was sparked during her childhood in Switzerland and her year abroad in Paris. In her spare time, Georgia enjoys using London's excellent travel connections to explore further afield.

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