Japanese girl names and their meaning

Whether you have an affinity for Eastern cultures or have some Asian roots you’d like to honor, you may have been thinking of giving your new baby girl a Japanese name. What makes Japanese names unique is that the same-sounding word can be written with different characters, called kanji, and can mean different things. You'll discover that one Japanese girl’s name may have several meanings—so pick the one you like the best!

Most Common and Popular Japanese Girl Names

The following Japanese baby girl names were the most popular choices in Japan in 2020:


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Short and Cute Japanese Girl Names

If you’re looking for a Japanese girl name you probably already know that choosing a baby name can be exciting yet also overwhelming. Whichever type or origin of name you’re looking for, watch this video for some fun facts that can inspire you.

Cool and Unique Japanese Girl Names

Japanese Girl Names That Mean “Flower”

The Bottom Line

Have you found a delightful Japanese name on this list that’s just the right fit for your baby girl? If you haven’t, there are plenty of other articles you can check out. Take a look at our international baby names and our top 1,000 baby girl names for more great ideas. Our Baby Name Generator can also help you find a name since you’re able to search thousands of names using filters like first letter and theme to find the perfect name more easily.