Most Popular Japanese Girl Names

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If you have Japanese ancestry, choosing a name whose roots lie in the Pacific island is a great way to honor that heritage. This list shows the most popular names of Japanese origin that American parents are choosing for their baby girls.

Amaya is a beautiful Japanese girls’ name, and a nice variation on the very popular Maya of Spanish origin. Amaya means ‘night rain.’ Also a top pick is the trendy Kairi, pronounced KIE-ree or KAH-ee-ree, which is the name of a character in the game Kingdom Hearts and means ‘village by the ocean.’

Scroll through this list of popular Japanese girls’ names if you’re still looking for the perfect name. You’ll definitely also want to check out our list of the top 100 girls’ names across all cultures. If you’re not sure of your baby’s sex, you might want to take a peek at this list of the top Japanese names for boys.

NameGenderOriginsMeaning
OumaGirlJapanese, AfricanLearn More
YuriGirlRussian, JapaneseLearn More
TayaGirlJapaneseLearn More
SaiBoyJapaneseLearn More
SakuraGirlJapaneseLearn More
RyuGirlJapaneseLearn More
RaydenBoyJapaneseLearn More
RaidenBoyJapaneseLearn More
RaiLearn More
NekoBoyJapaneseLearn More
NeikoBoyJapaneseLearn More
MiyahGirl

Variant of Mia; worshiper, lovely, poessessing inner beauty.

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MiyaGirl

From Japenese origins, Miya means 'temple.'

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MariGirlJapaneseLearn More
MaiGirlJapaneseLearn More
KojoBoyJapaneseLearn More
KimoraGirlJapaneseLearn More
KimiLearn More
KenzoBoyJapaneseLearn More
KannonBoyJapaneseLearn More
KaiyaGirlJapaneseLearn More
KairiGirlJapaneseLearn More
AmayaGirlJapaneseLearn More
JiraiyaBoyJapaneseLearn More
SabriBoyJapaneseLearn More
ZenBoyLearn More
AkiraGirlJapaneseLearn More
AizenBoyJapaneseLearn More
AsaBoyJapaneseLearn More
IshaGirlJapaneseLearn More
IrieGirlJapaneseLearn More
AyaGirlJapaneseLearn More
AayanBoyHindi, Indian, JapaneseLearn More
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