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Japanese names. Japanese male and female names

Aki - Japanese unisex name meaning: 1) "autumn" 2) "bright" 3) "sparkle." Compare with strictly masculine Aki.
Akihiko - Japanese name meaning "bright prince."
Akihiro - Japanese name, possibly meaning "large glory." 
Akira - Japanese unisex name meaning 1) "bright" or 2) "clear."
Aoi - Japanese unisex name meaning 1) "blue" or 2) "hollyhock."
Arata - Japanese name meaning "fresh."
Atsushi - Japanese name meaning "industrious."
Daichi - Japanese name meaning 1) "great land" or 2) "great wisdom."
Daiki - Japanese name meaning 1) "great glory," 2) "great noble" or 3) "great tree."
Daisuke - Japanese name meaning "great helper."
Eiji - Japanese name meaning 1) "eternity, next," 2) "great, peace," 3) "great, second (son)," or 4) "prosperity, peace."
Fumio - Japanese name meaning "literary/scholarly child."
Goro - Variant spelling of Japanese Gorou, meaning "fifth son."
Gorou - Japanese name meaning "fifth son."
Hachiro - Japanese name meaning "eighth son."
Hajime - Japanese name meaning "beginning."
Haruo - Japanese name meaning "spring man."
Hideaki - Japanese name meaning "shining excellence; splendid brightness."
Hideki - Japanese name meaning "splendid opportunity."
Hideo - Japanese name meaning "splendid man."
Hikaru - Japanese unisex name meaning "radiance."
Hiro - Japanese unisex name meaning 1) "abundant," 2) "generous, tolerant," or 3) "prosperous." 
Hiroaki - Japanese name meaning "widespread brightness."
Hiroki - Japanese name meaning "abundant joy/strength."
Hiroshi - Japanese name meaning 1) "generous, tolerant," or 2) "prosperous." 
Hiroyuki - Japanese name meaning "widespread happiness."
Hisao - Japanese name meaning "long-lived man."
Hisashi - Japanese name meaning "long-lived."
Hisoka - Japanese unisex name meaning "reserved."
Hitoshi - Japanese name meaning "even-tempered; level."
Hotaka - Japanese name, possibly meaning "step by step," derived from the name of the highest peak in what is known as the Japanese Alps. 
Ichiro - Variant spelling of Japanese Ichirou, meaning "first son."
Isamu - Japanese name meaning "courage."
Isao - Japanese name meaning "honor; merit."
Izanagi - Japanese myth name of the husband of Izanami, meaning "male who invites."
Jiro - Variant spelling of Japanese Jirou, meaning "second son."
Jun - Japanese unisex name meaning "obedient."
Junichi - Japanese name meaning "obedient one."
Juro - Variant spelling of Japanese Jurou, meaning "tenth son."
Kaede - Japanese unisex name meaning "maple."
Katashi - Japanese name meaning "firmness."
Katsu - Japanese name meaning "victory."
Katsumi - Japanese name meaning "victorious beauty."
Katsuo - Japanese name meaning "victorious child."
Katsuro - Japanese name meaning "victorious son."
Kazuhiko - Japanese name meaning "harmonious prince."
Kazuhiro - Japanese name meaning "prosperous one."
Kazuki - Japanese name meaning 1) "harmonious hope," or "one/first shine."
Kazuo - Japanese name meaning 1) "harmonious man" or "first male."
Keiichi - Japanese name meaning "square jewel first (son)."
Keiji - Japanese name meaning "respectful second (son)."
Kenji - Japanese name meaning "healthy second (son)" or 2) studying second (son)."
Kenshin - Japanese name meaning "modest truth."
Kichiro - Variant spelling of Japanese Kichirou, meaning "lucky son."
Kichirou - Japanese name meaning "lucky son."
Kin - Japanese unisex name meaning "gold."
Kioshi - Variant spelling of Japanese Kiyoshi, meaning "pure."
Kiyoshi - Japanese name meaning "pure."
Koichi - Japanese name meaning "light/shining first (child))."
Koji - Japanese name meaning "light/shining second (child)."
Kunio - Japanese name meaning "countryman."
Kuro - Variant spelling of Japanese Kurou, meaning "ninth son."
Kyo - Variant spelling of Japanese unisex Kyou, meaning 1) "apricot," 2) "capital," 3) "cooperation," or 4) "village." 
Kyou - Japanese unisex name meaning 1) "apricot," 2) "capital," 3) "cooperation," or 4) "village." 
Madoka - Japanese unisex name meaning 1) "circle" or 2) "circle, flower."
Mamoru - Japanese name meaning "protector."
Manabu - Japanese name meaning "learn."
Masahiko - Japanese name meaning "just prince."
Masahiro - Japanese name meaning "justice prospers."
Masaki - Japanese name meaning "flourishing tree."
Masanori - Japanese name meaning "model of justice."
Masao - Japanese name meaning "correct man."
Masaru - Japanese name meaning "victorious."
Masashi - Japanese name meaning "elegant, splendid."
Masato - Japanese name meaning "correct man."
Masayoshi - Japanese name meaning "flourishing goodness."
Masayuki - Japanese name meaning "correct happiness."
Masumi - Japanese unisex name meaning "true lucidity."
Michi - Japanese unisex name meaning "pathway."
Michio - Japanese name meaning "man on the (correct) path."
Mikio - Japanese name meaning "tree trunk man."
Minori - Japanese unisex name meaning "truth."
Minoru - Japanese name meaning "truth."
Mitsuo - Japanese name meaning "shining man."
Nao - Japanese unisex name meaning 1) "docile" or 2) "esteemed."
Naoki - Japanese unisex name meaning "docile tree."
Noboru - Japanese name meaning "ascend; climb."
Nobu - Japanese name meaning 1) "faith" or 2) "to extend, prolong (esp. words)."
Nobuo - Japanese name meaning "faithful man."
Nobuyuki - Japanese name meaning "faithful happiness."
Nori - Japanese unisex name meaning 1) "ceremony, regalia," 2) "code, precedent," 3) "model, rule, standard," 4) "law, rule."
Norio - Japanese name meaning "man of law."
Orochi - Japanese name meaning "big snake." In mythology, this is the nameof an eight-forked serpent who demanded virgin sacrifices. He was killed by the god-hero Susanoo.
Osamu - Japanese name meaning 1) "chronicler," 2) "disciplined," 3) "logical," 4) "obtainer," 5) "to reign," 6) "ruler."
Raiden - Japanese myth name of a god of thunder, meaning "thunder and lightning."
Rokuro - Japanese name meaning "sixth son."
Ryo - Japanese unisex name meaning 1) "brightness," 2) "distant," 3) "reality," 4) "refreshing."
Ryota - Japanese name meaning "stout, strong."
Ryuu - Japanese name meaning "dragon spirit."
Saburo - Japanese name meaning "third son." 
Sadao - Japanese name meaning "decisive man."
Satoru - Japanese name meaning 1) "daybreak," 2) "enlightened," 3) "fast learner," 4) "knowledgeable," 5) "perceptive," 6) "persuasive," 7) "understanding," or 8) "wise."
Satoshi - Japanese name meaning "clear-thinking; quick-witted; wise."
Seiichi - Japanese name meaning "refined first (son)."
Seiji - Japanese name meaning "refined second (son)."
Shichiro - Japanese name meaning "seventh son."
Shig - Unisex short form of Japanese names beginning with Shig-, meaning "luxuriant."
Shigeo - Japanese name meaning "luxuriant man."
Shigeru - Japanese name meaning "flourishing; luxuriant."
Shinji - Japanese name meaning "true second (son)." 
Shiro - Japanese name meaning "fourth son."
Sho - Japanese name meaning "to fly, to soar" or "wind instrument."
Shoichi - Japanese name meaning "soaring first (son)."
Shoji - Japanese name meaning "soaring second (son)."
Shuichi - Japanese name meaning "master/study first (son)."
Shuji - Japanese name meaning "master/study second (son)."
Sora - Japanese unisex name meaning "sky."
Susumu - Japanese name meaning "progressing."
Tadashi - Japanese name meaning 1) "loyal" or 2) "true."
Takahiro - Japanese name meaning "noble-prosperous."
Takao - Japanese name meaning "respectful hero/male."
Takashi - Japanese name meaning "elevated; praiseworthy."
Takayuki - Japanese name meaning "moving to heights."
Takehiko - Japanese name meaning 1) "hero prince," or 2) "mountain prince."
Takeo - Japanese name meaning 1) valiant male," or "violent/warrior male."
Takeshi - Japanese name meaning "fierce, violent," hence "warrior."
Takumi - Japanese name meaning 1) "adroit," 2) "artisan," or 3) "skilful."
Tamotsu - Japanese name meaning "defender, protector."
Taro - Japanese name meaning "great son," or "eldest son." It is usually given to the first-born son.
Tatsuo - Japanese name meaning 1) "dragon man," 2) "far-reaching man," or 3) "imperial man."
Tatsuya - Japanese name meaning "dragon-assertive."
Teruo - Japanese name meaning "shining man."
Tetsuo - Japanese name meaning 1) "wise hero" or "wise man."
Tetsuya - Japanese name meaning "sage-(suffering?)"
Tomio - Japanese name meaning "treasured man."
Toshi - Japanese name meaning "alert, bright, intelligent." 
Toshiaki - Japanese name meaning 1) "bright and alert," 2) "bright and clever," and 3) "bright and happy."
Toshio - Japanese name meaning "brilliant man."
Toshiyuki - Japanese name meaning "clever and happy."
Tsuneo - Japanese name meaning 1) "eternal hero" or 2) "eternal man."
Tsutomu - Japanese name meaning "worker."
Tsuyoshi - Japanese name meaning "brave, valiant."
Yasuhiro - Japanese name meaning 1) "calm and leisurely," 2) "most calm," 3) "most respectful, and 4) "abundant tranquility."
Yasuo - Japanese name meaning "healthy man."
Yasushi - Japanese name meaning "calm, quiet."
Yoichi - Japanese name meaning "bewitching/seductive first (son)," 2) "clear/sun/pride first (son)," 3) "foreign/ocean first (son)," and 4) "participating first (son)."
Yoshi - Unisex short form of Japanese names beginning with Yoshi-, meaning 1) "correct," 2) "fine, happy," and 3) "good, nice."
Yoshiaki - Japanese name meaning "clearly/evidently correct."
Yoshihiro - Japanese name meaning "vast/extensive/widespread correctness."
Yoshikazu - Japanese name meaning 1) "correct quantity/volume," and 2) "good addition." 
Yoshinori - Japanese name meaning "correct rule/law."
Yoshio - Japanese name meaning 1) "admirable/glorious soldier man," and 2) "good man."
Yoshito - Japanese name meaning 1) "correct man," 2) "nice man," and 3) "original man."
Yoshiyuki - Japanese name meaning 1) "correct going/way," 2) "happy going/way," and 3) "original-far-lasting."
Yuichi - Japanese name meaning 1) "abundant/rich first (son)," and 2) brave first (son)." 
Yuji - Japanese name meaning "brave second (son)."
Yuki - Unisex short form of Japanese names beginning with Yuki-, meaning 1) "happiness; good fortune" and 2) "snow."
Yutaka - Japanese name meaning "abundant, prosperous, wealthy."

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