List of Japanese male names with meanings

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In this article, we will see a list of Japanese male names with their ideogram and meaning. This list can be useful for those who want to name their child or even a pet.

Remembering that the meaning is quite shallow and sometimes does not make sense, because it needs the person to know the ideogram and its essence to understand the profound meaning of each name. So I do not guarantee a correct 100% translation, but a literal one.

I recommend that before deciding your child's name, do a long research of the meaning of these ideograms using the dictionary jisho. So you can be sure that this name is used as a first or last name.

We already have a huge list of female names that you can read by clicking here. 

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To facilitate the search, you can press CTRL + F and write the name you are looking for. I hope you like this list of Japanese names for men! xD Make a good choice!

Japanese male names

NameKanjiMeanings
 AKI 秋 / 明 / 晶 autumn / bright / spark;
 AKIO 昭雄 / 昭夫 glorious hero / glorious man;
 AKIRA 明 / 亮 bright / clear;
 AOI 碧 / 葵 blue / mauve, white;
 ARATA 新 new, fresh;
 ATSUSHI 敦 worker;
 DAICHI 大地 / 大智 great land / great wisdom;
 DAISUKE 大輔 great helper;
 EIJI 永次 / 英治 next eternity / great peace
 HAJIME 肇 / 元 start;
 HARU 晴 / 春 / 陽 clear / spring / sun;
 HIDEKI 秀樹 splendid opportunity;
 HIRO 裕 / 寛 / 浩 abundant / generous / prosperous;
 HIROSHI 寛 / 浩 generous, tolerant / prosperous;
 HIROKI 弘樹 abundance of joy / strength;
 HISOKA 密 reserved;
 ICHIRO [U] 一郎 First son;
 ISAMU 勇 courage
 JUN 順 obedient;
 KAZUKI 和希 harmonious hope
 KEI 恵 / 佳 / 圭 blessed, lucky / excellent / jewel;
 KEN 健 / 謙 healthy, strong / modest;
 MAKOTO 誠 sincere, true;
 MASAO 正男 correct man;
 MINORU 里 truth;
 MICHI 道 way;
 MASUMI 真澄 true lucidity;
 NOT 直 / 尚 docile / estimated;
 NAOKI 直樹 docile tree;
 NOBU 信 / 延 faith / extend, prolong;
 RYO 亮 / 遼 / 諒 brightness / distant / reality;
 SATORU 暁 / 悟 dawn / illuminated
 SATOSHI 聡 clear, intelligent thinking;
 SHIRO 四郎 fourth child;
 SORA 空 sky;
 TADAO 忠夫 loyal man;
 TAKASHI 隆 commendable, high;
 TAKEO 剛雄 / 武雄 brave male / warrior male;
 TAKESHI 武 fierce, warrior;
 TAKUMI 巧 / 匠 / 工 skilled / craftsman / skillful;
 TARO 太郎 eldest son, big, older;
 TATSUO 竜夫 / 龍雄 dragon man / imperial man;
 TOMIO 富 rich man;
 YASUO 康夫 / healthy man;
 YOSHI 義 / 吉 / 良 correct / well, happy / good, pleasant;
 YOSHIRO 義郎 / 良郎 correct boy / good boy;
 YUKI 幸 / 雪 happiness, good fortune / snow;
 YUKIO 幸雄 / 行雄 happy hero / hero's path;

The video below can help you find more Japanese names and their meanings using the online Japanese dictionary jisho. This is the best way to know the meaning of Japanese names and find new male names.

I hope you enjoyed this list of Japanese male names… If you did, share and leave your comments. Do you have any doubts and suggestions for male names to add to the list?