160 Japanese Names for Girls With Meaning

There are many Japanese names for girls, and each has a unique meaning. Here is a list of the top 160 Japanese names for girls with the corresponding mean for each name.

List Top Japanese Names for Girls With Meaning

  1. Aiko アイコ- love, affection
  2. Airi 愛里- love, affection
  3. Aki アキ- bright, autumn
  4. Akie 明恵- bright, wise
  5. Ami 天美- beautiful sky
  6. Asuka 明日香- tomorrow’s fragrance
  7. Ayaka 彩花- colorful flower
  8. Chisato 千里- a thousand miles
  9. Emi 絵美- picture beauty
  10. Erina えりな- princess
  11. Haruka 遥か- far away
  12. Hikari 光- light
  13. Hinata 日向- sun ray facing earth
  14. Hiroko 弘子- great justice
  15. Ichigo いちご- strawberry
  16. Junko 泥門- muddy entrance
  17. Kaoru 薫- fragrance, essence of Japanese ginger flower
  18. Kyouko 京子- capital child
  19. Madoka 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ- Japanese anime Magical Girl Madoka Magica
  20. Mai 真依- genuine expression of feelings connoting innocence and purity of heart; true friend, honesty
  21. Manami 愛美- beloved beauty, romantic beauty
  22. Misa 美砂- beautiful sand
  23. Mitsuki 美月- beautiful moon
  24. Misuzu 三潴- three drops of water (descendants)
  25. Miyabi 雅- Japanese beauty, Japanese taste, Japanese refinement
  26. Mizuki 水姫- water princess
  27. Momoka 百花- Japanese name for Japanese flowering apricot; Japanese flowering apricot flower symbolizes motherhood and pure-hearted love, tenderness and fidelity in Japanese culture and is used as a decorative theme in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony which represents femininity and one’s pure-hearted thoughts toward others without pretense or deceit; Japanese flowering apricot is also used in the Japanese language to refer to tomboyish girls; Japanese flowering apricot blossoms are symbolic of Japanese femininity.
  28. Nami 波- wave
  29. Narumi 奈留美- emerald water, brilliant pearl, spiritual beauty
  30. Neru 熱々- hot and spicy
  31. Nozomi のぞみ- wishing upon a star, desire towards hope which can be achieved through one’s own effort
  32. Ren 蓮- Japanese lotus flower or waterlily which symbolizes uprightness and purity because it alone grows from the mud without being defiled by it; Japanese lotus has been a favorite subject of Japanese painters and is often used in Japanese poetry to represent the beauty of a woman who remains untainted by the world
  33. Ryou 亮- clarity, brightness
  34. Sakura 桜- cherry blossom which is Japan’s unofficial national flower and has been celebrated for centuries because it blooms for such a short time; cherry blossom is symbolic of Japanese culture because it is ephemeral, beautiful, and represents the fragility and transitory nature of life
  35. Saya 鞘- scabbard
  36. Sayaka 彩花- colorful flower
  37. Shiori 栞- book marker, guide
  38. Sora 空- sky
  39. Suzu 鈴- bell
  40. Takara 宝- treasure
  41. Tomoe トモエ- Japanese name for the three-leaf clover which is considered to be a good luck charm in Japan; Japanese three-leaf clover is called as such because it has three leaves instead of the usual four found on most clovers
  42. Wakana 若菜- young vegetable
  43. Yui 結衣- bond, tie
  44. Yuka 夕香- evening fragrance
  45. Yumi 弓美- beautiful bow
  46. Yuna 由奈- gentle breeze
  47. Yuri 百合- Japanese Lily of the Valley symbolizes Japanese beauty and Japanese womanhood because Japanese lily of the valley blooms only for 1 day; Japanese lily of the valley is also used as a metaphor for frail, fleeting, cheerfulness, modesty, chastity and purity
  48. Yuriko 百合薫- Japanese flower name representing Japanese beauty and Japanese womanhood because Japanese lily of the valley blooms only for 1 day; Japanese lily of the valley is also used as a metaphor for frail, fleeting, cheerfulness, modesty, chastity and purity
  49. Yuzuki 夢月- dream moon
  50. Yuu 佑美- blessed help/blessing, beautiful kindness
  51. Akemi 明美- bright beauty
  52. Akira アキラ- clear, light
  53. Aoi 葵- Japanese bluegrass which is considered to be a symbol of good luck and happiness in Japan; Japanese bluegrass is often used as an auspicious motif in Japanese art and architecture
  54. Asuka 明日香- morning fragrance
  55. Chiaki 千明- thousand lights
  56. Chinatsu 知夏- intelligent summer
  57. Emi 絵美- beautiful picture
  58. Kana 和奈- harmony, Japanese style
  59. Kanami 金海- golden sea
  60. Karen 華蓮- Japanese name for lotus flower which is considered to be a symbol of purity and beauty in Japan; Japanese lotus has been a favorite subject of Japanese painters and is often used in Japanese poetry to represent the beauty of a woman who remains untainted by the world
  61. Kohana 小花- little flower
  62. Kotone ことね- harmony, Japanese style
  63. Kumiko 熊美子- bear child
  64. Mahiru まひる- noon
  65. Mai 梅- Japanese plum blossom which is considered to be a symbol of good luck and prosperity in Japan; Japanese plum blossom is often used as an auspicious motif in Japanese art and architecture
  66. Maki 真木- true tree
  67. Manami 愛海- love sea
  68. Mariko 万里子- 10,000 children
  69. Megumi 恵美- blessing, good fortune
  70. Midori 緑- green
  71. Miho 実帆- real sail
  72. Misato 密都- hidden capital
  73. Moe 萌え- adorable, cute
  74. Momoka 桃花- peach blossom which is considered to be a symbol of Japanese beauty and Japanese womanhood because Japanese cherry blossom is ephemeral, beautiful, and represents the fragility and transitory nature of life; Japanese peach blossom also symbolizes the Japanese ideal of feminine beauty which is innocent and pure
  75. Momoko 桃子- Japanese name for peach flower which is considered to be a symbol of Japanese beauty and Japanese womanhood because Japanese cherry blossom is ephemeral, beautiful, and represents the fragility and transitory nature of life; Japanese peach blossom also symbolizes the Japanese ideal of feminine beauty which is innocent and pure
  76. Natsuko 夏子- summer child
  77. Nazuna 薺- edible wild plant that resembles spinach with small white flowers
  78. Nene 根元- Japanese flax which is considered to be a symbol of Japanese womanhood because Japanese women dye their hibiscus with Japanese flax to make kimono, haori, obi, uchikake, juban etc.; Japanese flax is also used as an euphemism for pubic hair in Japanese pornography
  79. Nozomi 願- hope/desire
  80. Rei 鈴- bell
  81. Reiko 玲子- excellent child
  82. Rin 莉音- lily sound; variant of Rina リナ
  83. Sakura さくら- Japanese cherry blossom which represents Japanese beauty, Japanese womanhood and Japanese spirit because Japanese cherry blossom is ephemeral, beautiful, and represents the fragility and transitory nature of life; Japanese cherry blossom also symbolizes the Japanese ideal of feminine beauty which is innocent and pure
  84. Sakura 咲良- Japanese name for cherry flower which represents Japanese beauty, Japanese womanhood and Japanese spirit because Japanese cherry blossom is ephemeral, beautiful, and represents the fragility and transitory nature of life; Japanese cherry blossom also symbolizes the Japanese ideal of feminine beauty which is innocent and pure
  85. Sayaka 沙也香- beautiful fragrance/scent; variant of Saya 紗耶
  86. Shiori 栞- Japanese name for book; Japanese name for diary
  87. Sora そら- sky
  88. Sumire 菫- Japanese violets which is considered to be a symbol of Japanese womanhood and Japanese elegance because Japanese violets are small, fragrant, and delicate flowers; in Japan, purple is the color of aristocracy
  89. Suzu 鈴- bell
  90. Tomoe 巴- turn/spin
  91. Yuki 有希- valuable snow
  92. Yuri 百合- lily
  93. Yurina 百合莉奈- lily root name
  94. Aqua アクア- liquid
  95. Ayane 菖蒲- Japanese iris flower which is considered to be a symbol of Japanese beauty and Japanese womanhood because Japanese iris flowers are long, thin, elegant and extremely graceful; in Japan, Japanese iris represents the souls of women or young girls who died in darkness
  96. Aoi 葵- Japanese indigo which is considered to be a symbol of Japanese love because Japanese indigo flowers were the favorite foods of the emperors’ children when they wanted to win their affection; Japanese indigo is also used as an euphemism for menstruation in Japanese pornography
  97. Chigusa 千種- thousand seedlings/saplings
  98. Haruki 春花- spring flower
  99. Hina 陽菜- Japanese name for Japanese skylark which is considered to be a symbol of Japanese womanhood because Japanese skylarks sing very early in the morning, before sunrise; Japanese tradition has it that Japanese women who are unmarried should wake up at dawn to listen to Japanese skylarks singing because it’s believed that by doing so will help them find their future husbands 99 days later
  100. Junko 淳子- Japanese clear or pure child/daughter
  101. Kana 可奈- Japanese variant of Katana かたな which means sword
  102. Kanako 香奈子- sweet child/daughter
  103. Karin 華梨- Japanese name for Chinese bellflower which is considered to be a symbol of Japanese womanhood because Japanese women used to wear kimonos with Japanese bellflowers printed on them; Japanese bellflower is also used as an euphemism for pubic hair in Japanese pornography
  104. Kasey 亜紀子- Japanese name meaning “second generation”; variant of Aiko アイコ
  105. Keiko 慶子- rejoice child
  106. Kimi 君- you
  107. Kyoko 京子- capital child
  108. Maki 真姫- true princess
  109. Manami 愛美- Japanese variant of Manami まなみ which means love
  110. Mayu 真由- Japanese name meaning “the month of May” or Japanese variant of Mayo まよ which means run away
  111. Mikiko 美喜子- Japanese form/variant of Mikiko ミキコ which comes from mikifuji 未育季 meaning unfertilized egg
  112. Miwa 三輪- three tatami mats/three wheels; tatami mat is considered to be a symbol of Japanese womanhood because tatami mats are worn out after much use, just like women who are constantly used by their husbands; miwa is also a Japanese euphemism for the female genitalia
  113. Mio 澪- Japanese variant of Mai まい which means dancing/flowing water
  114. Misaki 岬- cape
  115. Nana 七- seven
  116. Natsuki 夏姫- summer princess
  117. Nozomi 望み- hope
  118. Rei 冷- cold
  119. Rina リナ- Japanese name meaning “beloved” or Japanese variant of Reina レイナ which means queen
  120. Sachiko 沙知子- child who is loved very much
  121. Saori 沙織- Japanese variant of Saya 紗耶 which means silk fabric
  122. Sayaka 清香- pure fragrance/scent that is loved very much
  123. Sena 瀬名- Japanese variant of Sana さな which means deep valley
  124. Serika 泉莉加- Japanese name meaning “water drop” or Japanese variant of Shizuka しずく which means water drop
  125. Setsuko 切子- Japanese name meaning “cutting child”; Japanese for icicle
  126. Sumiko 澄子- Japanese name meaning “clear child”; Japanese for echo/resonance
  127. Taeko 多恵- Japanese name meaning “many blessings” or Japanese variant of Tae 立 which means stand/rise up
  128. Tomoe 友禾- Japanese name meaning “friend; companion; ally”
  129. Yuki 雪- snow
  130. Yukina 悠里奈- Japanese variant of Yuu 佑 which means serves as a Buddhist nun’s tonsure (cut her hair)
  131. Yurika 百合花- Japanese variant of Yuri; lily flower
  132. Yuzu 夕鶴- Japanese name meaning “evening crane”
  133. Aoi 葵- Japanese indigo
  134. Chigusa 千種- thousand seedlings/saplings
  135. Haruki 春花- spring flower
  136. Hina 陽菜- Japanese name for Japanese skylark
  137. Junko 淳子- Japanese clear or pure child/daughter
  138. Kana 可奈- Japanese variant of Katana かたな which means sword
  139. Kanako 香奈子- sweet child/daughter
  140. Karin 華梨- Japanese name for Chinese bellflower
  141. Kasey 亜紀子- Japanese name meaning “second generation”; variant of Aiko アイコ
  142. Keiko 慶子- rejoice child
  143. Kimi 君- you
  144. Kyoko 京子- capital child
  145. Maki 真姫 – Japanese variant of Makoto まこと which means true and trust; Japanese for dance/dancing one
  146. Manami 愛美- Japanese variant of Manami まなみ which means love
  147. Mayu 真由- Japanese name meaning “the month of May” or Japanese variant of Mayo まよ which means run away
  148. Mikiko 美喜子 – Japanese form/variant of Mikiko ミキコ which comes from mikifuji 未育季 meaning unfertilized egg
  149. Miwa 三輪- three tatami mats/three wheels; tatami mat is considered to be a symbol of Japanese womanhood because tatami mats are worn out after much use, just like women who are constantly used by their husbands; miwa is also a Japanese euphemism for the female genitalia
  150. Mio 澪- Japanese variant of Mai まい which means dancing/flowing water
  151. Misaki 岬- cape
  152. Nana 七- seven
  153. Natsuki 夏姫- summer princess
  154. Nozomi 望み- hope
  155. Rei 冷- cold
  156. Rina リナ Japanese name meaning “beloved” or Japanese variant of Reina レイナ which means queen
  157. Sachiko 沙知子- child who is loved very much
  158. Saori 沙織 – Japanese variant of Saya 紗耶 which means silk fabric
  159. Sena 瀬名 Japanese variant of Sana さな which means deep valley
  160. Serika 泉莉加 Japanese name meaning “water drop” or Japanese variant of Shizuka しずく which means water drop.