Boy Names of Japanese language or origin
Japanese names for baby boys, with 890 entries. As with many East Asian languages such as Korean and Chinese, each Japanese word character possesses its own meaning. Combining characters thus forms a myriad of phrases that bear layers of symbolism and significance, very much like the Japanese culture itself. Reflecting a poetic quality, Japanese baby names embody the Japanese way of life reflected in artistic forms such as tea drinking or in traditional thought such as the samurai Bushido code.
Japanese names are somewhat popular baby names for boys. The names rose in popularity from the 1990s up to the 2000s. At the modest height of their usage in 2001, 0.075% of baby boys were given Japanese names. There was 1 Japanese name ranked within the top 1000 baby names then. Japanese names have since experienced a decline in popularity. In 2018, 2 Japanese names listed among the top 1000, with a combined usage of 0.062%. Within all Japanese names, the English and Japanese Raiden was the most commonly used, with a ranking of #423 and a usage of 0.0376%.