People often ask what a Japanese name means. This is not an easy question to answer, as they are not as simple as English names. Each kanji character has its own meaning. Since there are thousands of kanji to choose from, even the same phonetically-sounding name can be written with many different kanji combinations. Depending on which characters are used, the meaning of the name differs. Therefore it is hard to know what characters are used for a name and what the meaning of a name is just by its pronunciation.
Let's look at the most popular Japanese girls and boys baby names in and continuing into Each list contains the top 11 female and male names along with the top kanji spellings and meanings for each name. Kirakira names come in two forms. The first is having similar-sounding common names but spelled with obscure and unintelligible kanji combinations.
Japanese names are used in Japan and in Japanese communities throughout the world. Note that depending on the Japanese characters used these names can have many other meanings besides those listed here. See also about Japanese names.
What makes a Japanese important? And why do Japanese parents choose certain names for their children? This article will cover information about Japanese names — as well as the most popular names for Japanese boys and girls currently. The Japanese language has a unique naming system.