102 Beautiful Japanese Unisex Names With Meaning

Japan, known as the “Land of the Rising Sun”, is famous for not only beautiful landscape and unique cuisine but also a variety of adorable names with different deep meanings which can be used for both boys and girls. Those Japanese unisex names do not just express ancient Japanese beliefs, but they also reflect Japanese artistic forms such as gardening haiku poetry, architecture and the noble lifestyles like the Samurai Bushido Code. Besides, some Japanese names also represent the birth order. However, each name in Japanese possesses its complicated meaning whether it is a traditional or a modern one. One Japanese name can even have an excess of meanings.

One interesting thing in Japan is that six days after the birth, a baby is given an informal name. When the child is 16 years old, he or she has a formal name that is given in a proper naming ceremony.

Below is a list of more than one hundred Japanses unisex names along with their meanings. Let’s check it out and create your own list of favourite names for your babies.

List Of 102 Japanese Unisex Names

Japanese unisex names

When born, a baby in Japan can be given one name with many layers of meaning


NoName (Jp)Name (En)KanjiMeaning(Jp)Meaning (En)
1りょうRyoCool, Cheerful, Neat and tidy
2はるきHaruki春希Spring, Kind, The child born in Spring
3うみUmiOcean, Parents like Marine sports
6みどりMidoriGreen, Healthy growing
7そらSoraSky, Kind heart like big sky
8ひかるHikari光、陽 etc
9あおいAoi葵:アオイ科の植物を指し、成長して実を結んでほしいという願い。Persimmon: Representing a plant

in the mallow family that is fruitful

10蒼:草木が茂る様子を表し、たくましく生きてほしいという願い。Ao: lush plants desire to stretch out
11あさひAsahi朝日朝日:朝、東から昇る太陽やその光を表す。Asahi: morning, representing the

sun that rises from the east.

12旭:朝日や日の昇る様子を意味する。Asahi: the sun in the morning
13あすかAsuka飛鳥大空を飛ぶ鳥を指す。It refers to a bird flying in the sky.
14そんな鳥のように広い世界で生きてほしいという想いで名付ける。Named with the expectation that I

want to live in the wide world like

a bird

16秘めた可能性を発揮してほしいという想いで名付ける。Named with the expectation that I

want to demonstrate the hidden


17いつきItsuki樹:年月を越えて、大地に根 付き葉っぱを芽吹かせる樹を表す。Tree: A kind of tree whose roots will

grow on its leaves over the years

18一樹大樹のように成長してほしいという想いで名付ける。Named with the expectation that I

want to grow as Taiki.

19いぶきIbuki伊吹伊吹:伊吹山のように大きな 心にという想いで名付ける。Ibuki: named with the thought of

being as big as Ibukiyama.

20息吹息吹:呼吸や活気を表し、活力に満ちた未来をイメージさせる。Breath: represents breath and

liveliness, and an image of a lively




Named to be a child with a deep

heart and deep love like the sea.




Picture: A desire to live with rich

sensibility and freedom.

23音:音楽のように人を楽しませたり癒してほしいという想い。Sound: The feeling that you want

people to be entertained and

healed like music.

24おとOto音楽などの文化・芸術全般の才能に恵まれるように。To be blessed with music and other

arts as well as other cultures

in general.

25音楽のように人を楽しませたり、癒すことのできる人になるように。Be a person who can entertain and

heal like music.

26かずきKazuki和樹樹:年月を越えて、大地に根付き葉っぱを芽吹かせる 樹を表す。Tree: A kind of tree whose roots will

grow on its leaves over the years



Sum: calm state. One: one, firstly


Represents something that holds


29人との出会いを大切にしてほしいという想いで名付ける。Named with the thought that we

want you to appreciate meeting


30きよKiyo汚れがなくさっぱりしているという意味。Meaning that it is clean
31澄んだ心を持ち穏やかな人になるようにという想いで名付ける。Named with the intention of being

a calm person with a pure heart.

32くにKuni邦:我が国を表す。故郷を愛しながら雄大な視野を持つ。Kuni: representing our country.

I love the hometown with a

magnificent view.

33国際人になるようにという想いで名付ける。Named with the intention of

becoming an international person




Today: to have the power to call.

Kei: pure and precious

35景・恵景:雄大な風景を連想させる。恵:思いやりや素直の意味。Jing: reminiscent of the majestic


Megumi: the meaning of

compassion and honesty

36こはくKohaku琥珀パワーストーンの一つ。One of the powerful stones
37豊かさや幸運に恵まれるようにという願いで名付ける。Named with the expectation to be

rich and lucky

38さくSaku手をかけて草木を育てた結果や仕上がり状態を表す。It shows the result and the

condition of growing plants by hand.

39地道に努力できる人になるようにという想いで名付ける。Named with the thought of being a

person who can make a steady effort.

40じゅんJun潤・純潤:物心共に恵まれるようにという願いで名付ける。Jun: named with the desire to be

both physically and spiritually good

41純:自分に誠実で人から愛されるようにという願い。Jun: desire to be treated honestly and

loved by other people

42すばるSubaru牡牛座の星座の一つ。One of the constellations of Taurus.


It used to be a symbol of the king.

To be a nobly shining person.

44せなSena瀬名瀬:川の歩いて渡れるほどの浅いところや急な流れを意味する。KH: It means a shallow spot or a

steep flow that you can walk

across the river.

45困難に立ち向かう強さを持つようにという願いで名付ける。Name it with the wish of having the

strength to confront the difficulties.

46そらSora空を大きさや爽やかさをイメージさせる。I imagine the size and freshness of

the sky.



It means that there is no form or end

of the wheel.

48人の輪を築き、人生で人との繋がりに困らないようにという想い。The idea of building a circle of

people and not being in trouble

with relationships in life.



Jing: reminiscent of the majestic


50多くの経験を経て様々な風景を見て成長できるようにという想い。The idea that you can see

various landscapes through

a lot of experience.

51つばさTsubasaつばさ以外にも助ける・守るや均整が取れた美しいものを表す。In addition to wings, it

represents a beautiful thing that

helps / protects and proportions.

52大きく羽ばたいてほしいという想いが込められることが 多い 。It is often the case that you want to

make it fly.

53ともTomo友・朋:友だちを表す。Tomo Tomo: represents a friend
54良い友人に恵まれるようにという想いで名付ける。Named with the desire to be

blessed with good friends.

55なおNao尚:尊ぶや高い等の意味があり、人を尊び志を高く持つ人に。Note: for those who highly respect

other people


56直:文字通り、素直でまっすぐな人になるようにという想い。Straight: Literally, it is a desire to

be an honest and straight person.

57なぎNagi風や波が静まることを表す。Indicating that the wind doesn’t

blow strongly and the waves are not

big any more

58波の立たない穏やかな人生を過ごしてほしいという想い。I thought that I want to have a

peaceful life, not a stormy life

59なぎさNagisa水際や波打ち際を意味する。It refers to the water’s edge and the


60元気で活発な子に育つようにという想いで名付ける。Named with the idea of growing up to

be a cheerful and active child.

61なつきNatsuki夏樹夏:季節の夏や盛んなイメージを持つ。Summer: with the summer and a

thriving image of the season.

62夏生夏生:文字通り、夏に生まれたことを表す。Natsuki: it literally means being

born in summer.

63のあNoa野空ノアの箱舟を連想させる名前。海外では男の子の名前。Names reminiscent of Noah’s Ark.

The name of the boy abroad.

64元モーニング娘。の辻希美さんの娘さんはこの名前。(漢字は別)Former Morning Musume. This is the

name of Nozomi Tsuji’s daughter.

(In Kanji, it is different)

65はるHaru春生まれの子どもにつけられることが多い。It is often given to children born in




Warm spring, with a bright image.
67ひかるHikaru明るい光を意味する。It refers to the bright light.
68希望を持ち輝く人生になるようにという願いで名付ける。Named with a wish to have a bright

life with a lot of hopes

69ひなたHinata日向太陽の光の当たるところを 指す。It refers to the place where the sun


70明るく元気なイメージを持 つ。With a bright and cheerful image.


It has the meaning of honor,

correction, and enjoyment




Named with the desire to be a

person recognized by the society

73まおMao真央真:まこと、正しいこと。央:真ん中。True: Makoto, the right thing.

Central: middle.

74文字通り、まっすぐ正しく生きてほしいという想い。Literally, I want to live straight


Makoto, true, means the truth.
76素直で誠実な子になってほしいという想いで名付ける。Named in the thought that I want

you to become a honest and sincere


77みずきMizuki瑞樹瑞:天子が諸侯に授ける宝を表す。めでたいこと。Rui: Tenshi represents a

treasure to bestow on the

princes. Auspicious thing.

78生き生きと生きてほしいという想いで名付ける。Named in the thought that I want you

to be vividly alive.

79みつきMitsuki充希充:いっぱいになること。希:希望。Charge: to be full. Nozomi: hope.
80希望で充ちた人生になるようにという想いで名付ける。Named with the desire to live a life

full of hope.

81みらいMirai未来文字通り、未来に進んでいくという意味がある。Literally, there is a sense that we

proceed to the future.

82むつきMutsuki睦月一月の旧暦月名である。It is a lunar month name of January.
83一月生まれの子ども名付けられることが多い。Children born in January are often


84ゆうYu優:優しく上品な子どもになるようにという想いで名付ける。Yu: Named with the thought of

becoming a kind and elegant child.

85遊:縛られす自分の道を進んでほしいという想いで名付ける。Yu: Bound be named in the feelings of wanting proceed my way.
86ゆうきYuuki優希優希:優しく希望のある子に育つようにという想い。Yuki: A desire to grow up as a

child with hope.



Yu: To be a calm and relaxed person.



侑: helping others, caring.

Season: colorful nature, vitality




侑: helping others, caring.

Season: colorful nature, vitality

90よりYori人から頼られるしっかりした人になるようにという想い。The desire to be a reliable person

that people can rely on.

91りおんRion莉音莉:人を和ませ、癒すような 温かい人になるように。莉: making people feel relieved



Sound: the thought that I want to heal

or to entertain people like music.

93りつRitsu掟や定め、手本とするものを意味する。It means something that is used

as an example or a rule.

94自分の規律を持ち強い意思を持つ子になるようにという想い。A desire to be a child who has his

own disciplines and intentions.

95りょうRyo涼:クールで聡明な知的な子に成長してほしいという想い。Ryo: I want you to grow into a

cool and intelligent child.



Aya: it has come from Aya

product, an image of delicacy and


97りおRio莉緒莉:人を和ませ、癒すような 温かい人になるように。莉: making people feel relieved
98緒:人との繋がりを大切に思 いやりのある子になるように。Cord: be a caring child who

values connections with people.



It means spreading the scent around

you. Give an old-fashioned


It can be thought that I want you to

be a person who has a positive

influence on people.

100しのぶShinobu耐える、人目を避ける、忍の意 味がある。昔から使われる古風 な名前。

我慢強く、粘り強い精神的な 強さを持つ子になってほしいという想い。

Endure, avoid the public eye, there is

a sense of Shinobu. Old-fashioned

name that is used for a long time.

Patience, thought that I want you to

become a child with tenacious

spiritual strength.

101ちひろChihiro千尋山が非常に高いこと、海が非 常に深いことを意味する。

深みのある子に育ってほしいという想いが込められる。古風な印 象。

The mountain is very high, and the

sea is very deep.

It can be thought that I want you to

grow up to be a child with depth.

Old-fashioned impression.

102つかさTsukasa役人や官職、管理する意味。昔の役職を表し古風な雰 囲気。

責任感や判断力があり頼りが いのある子になってほしいという想い。

Official or official position, meaning to

manage. Old-fashioned atmosphere

that represents the old post.

I thought that I want you to become a

reliable child with a sense of

responsibility and judgement.

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Hopefully, the list of Japanese unisex names mentioned above is helpful for you in naming your babies. Whether they are male or female, all of those names are suitable and meaningful.

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