Japanese Boy Names A - M

Complete list of Japanese boy names and meanings in English. Here we present a list of names and meanings for you to use for study, reference or just general interest. Please enjoy reading the list. There are many cool Japanese names here. We will add to it over time but for now this is our current list of popular names.


Male names in Japan are not quite as varied as we see in western countries such as America or England. In the past a handful of names tended to dominate society but this changing more and more each year. These days we see a much wider variety of names being chosen for boys. Recently, popular names tend two be quite short such as Shota or Taiga. You can check the popular names list on the right side menu for more information about what boy names are "in" at the moment. 

Each male name here is linked to a further page which gives more information about the name as well as famous and notable Japanese men who share the same first name. Simply click on the name to view the extra information. I would love to hear what you think of the list or what your own favorite names are so drop a comment in the form below and let me know. If you find any names missing from the list and you would like to see it added here then please comment and I'll add it as soon as possible.
  • AKI [ 秋, 明, 晶 ] -  autumn bright sparkle.
  • AKIHIKO [ 明彦 ] -  bright prince.
  • AKIHIRO [ 大畠 ] - Japanese name, possibly meaning large glory
  • AKIO [ 昭雄, 昭夫 ] - Glorious hero or glorious man.
  • AKIRA [ 明, 亮 ] - Japanese unisex name meaning bright or clear.
  • AOI [ 碧, 葵 ] - Japanese unisex name meaning blue or Hollyhock.
  • ARATA [ 新 ] -  fresh.
  • ATSUSHI [ 敦 ] -  industrious.
  • DAI [ 大 ] - Boy Japanese name meaning big, great, large, vast
  • DAICHI [ 大地, 大智 ]  - Great land or Great wisdom.
  • DAIKI [ 大輝, 大貴, 大樹 ] - Great glory, Great noble or Great tree.
  • DAISUKE [ 大輔 ] -  great helper.
  • EIJI [ 永次, 英治, 英二, 栄治 ] - eternity, next,Great, peace,Great, second [ son]
  • FUMIO [ 文雄 ] -  literary, scholarly child.
  • GORO [ 五郎 ] -  fifth son.
  • GOROU [ 五郎 ] - fifth son.
  • HACHIRO [ 八郎 ] -   eighth son.
  • HAJIME [ 肇, 元 ] -   beginning.
  • HARU [ 晴, 春, 陽 ] - Japanese unisex name meaning clear up, spring, sun, sunlight.
  • HARUO [ 春男 ] -   spring man.
  • HIDEAKI [ 秀明 ] -   shining excellence; splendid brightness.
  • HIDEKI [ 秀樹 ] - Cool japanese boy name meaning splendid opportunity.
  • HIDEO [ 英夫 ] -   splendid man.
  • HIKARU [ 輝 ] - Japanese unisex name meaning radiance.
  • HIRO [ 裕, 寛, 浩 ] - Generous, tolerant, or prosperous.
  • HIROAKI [ 広朗 ] -   widespread brightness.
  • HIROKI [ 弘樹 ] -   abundant joy,strength.
  • HIROSHI [ 寛, 浩 ] - Generous, tolerant, or prosperous
  • HIROYUKI [ 博之 ] -  widespread happiness.
  • HISAO [ 寿夫 ] -   long-lived man.
  • HISASHI [ 久志 ] -   long-lived.
  • HISOKA [ 密 ] - Japanese unisex name meaning reserved.
  • HITOSHI [ 等 ] -   even-tempered; level.
  • HOTAKA [ 穂高 ] -   step by step
  • ICHIRO: Variant spelling of Japanese Ichirou, meaning first son.
  • ICHIROU [ 一郎 ] -   first son.
  • ISAMU [ 勇 ] -  courage.
  • ISAO [ 功 ] -   honor; merit.
  • IWAO [ 巌 ] -   stone man.
  • JIRO: Variant spelling of Japanese Jirou, meaning second son.
  • JIROU [ 二郎 ] - second son.
  • JUN [ 順 ] -   meaning obedient.
  • JUNICHI [ 順一 ] -   obedient one.
  • JURO: Variant spelling of Japanese Jurou, meaning tenth son.
  • JUROU [ 十郎 ] -   tenth son.
  • KAEDE [ 楓 ] -  maple.
  • KATASHI [ 堅 ] - firmness.
  • KATSU [ 勝 ] - victory.
  • KATSUMI [ 克己 ] -   self-controlled.
  • KATSUO [ 勝雄 ] - victorious child.
  • KATSURO [ 勝郎 ] - cool Japanese names meaning victorious son.
  • KAZUHIKO [ 和彦 ] - harmonious prince.
  • KAZUHIRO [ 一浩 ] -  prosperous one.
  • KAZUKI [ 和希, 一輝 ] - Harmonious hope, or one,first shine.
  • KAZUO [ 和夫, 一男 ] - Harmonious man or first male.
  • KEI [ 恵, 佳, 敬, 圭, 慧 ] - blessed, lucky,excellent, respect, square jewel, or wise.
  • KEIICHI [ 圭一 ] -  square jewel first [ son].
  • KEIJI [ 敬二 ] -   respectful second [ son].
  • KEN [ 健, 謙, 研 ] - Healthy, strong or modest, or study.
  • KENJI [ 健二, 研二 ] -   healthy second [ son] or studying second [ son].
  • KENSHIN [ 謙信 ] -  modest truth.
  • KENTA [ 健太 ] -   healthy,strong and big,stout.
  • KICHIRO: Variant spelling of Japanese Kichirou, meaning lucky son.
  • KICHIROU [ 吉郎 ] - lucky son.
  • KIN [ 欽 ] -  gold.
  • KIOSHI [ 淳 ] - Variant spelling of Japanese Kiyoshi, meaning pure.
  • KIYOSHI [ 淳 ] -  meaning pure.
  • KO [ 幸, 光, 康 ] - Happiness, light, or peace.
  • KOHAKU [ 琥珀 ] -   amber.
  • KOICHI [ 光一 ] -  light,shining first [ child]].
  • KOJI [ 光司 ] - light,shining second [ child].
  • KOU [ 幸, 光, 康 ] -  Happiness, light, or peace.
  • KUNIO [ 國男 ] -   countryman.
  • KURO: Variant spelling of Japanese Kurou, meaning ninth son.
  • KUROU [ 九郎 ] -   meaning ninth son.
  • KYO [ 杏, 京, 協, 郷 ] - Apricot, capital, cooperation, or village
  • MADOKA [ 円, 円花 ] - Japanese unisex name meaning circle or circle, flower.
  • MAKOTO [ 誠 ] - J  sincere, true.
  • MAMORU [ 守 ] -  meaning protector.
  • MANABU [ 学 ] -   learn.
  • MASA [ 正, 雅, 昌, 真, 政, 将 ] - just,elegant, splendid,flourishing, prosperous
  • MASAAKI [ 真明 ] -   true brightness.
  • MASAHIKO [ 正彦 ] -   just prince.
  • MASAHIRO [ 正洋 ] - justice prospers.
  • MASAKI [ 昌樹 ] -   flourishing tree.
  • MASANORI [ 正則 ] - model of justice.
  • MASAO [ 正男 ] - correct man.
  • MASARU [ 勝 ] -  victorious.
  • MASASHI [ 雅 ] -  elegant, splendid.
  • MASATO [ 正人 ] -  correct man.
  • MASAYOSHI [ 昌良 ] -  goodness.
  • MASAYUKI [ 正幸 ] - Boy Japanese name meaning correct happiness.
  • MASUMI [ 真澄 ] -  true lucidity.
  • MICHI [ 道 ] -  pathway.
  • MICHIO [ 道夫 ] - Japanese boy names meaning man on the [ correct] path.
  • MIKIO [ 美樹夫 ] -   tree trunk man.
  • MINORI [ 里 ] -  truth.
  • MINORU [ 里 ] -   truth.
  • MITSURU [ 満 ] -   full or growing.



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