100 Anime Baby Names

Team Peanut5 days ago8 min read

Whether you’re a diehard fan or a casual dabbler, anime baby names offer a world of inspiration.

Anime Baby Names

If you’re new to the world of anime, here’s a quick intro. In Japan, “anime” (short for “animation”) refers to any animated movie or TV show.

Globally, the term “anime” applies to a specific style of Japanese animation. Think Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball Z.

Known for a distinctive aesthetic, anime covers a broad range of subject matter, from crime drama sci fi to rom-coms to the action-packed fun of Pokemon.

One thing that binds them all? Cool characters. Anime character names provide a perfect combo of flair, fun, and fabulousness. They’re creative, thoughtful, and filled with energy.

The anime market is only growing in global popularity, with market size expected to reach $48.3 billion by 2030. Yep, if this is where you’re starting your baby name search, you’re in good company.

Choose from our list of cute anime girl names and adorable anime boy names—and feel to mix and match all over the gender spectrum.

Let’s get to it.

In this article 📝

  • What are some cool anime names?
  • What’s a good anime girl name?
  • What about awesome anime names for boys?

What are some cool anime names?

Let’s begin with our top 5:

  1. Hiroshi. This name means “generous” and is borne by renowned voice actor Hiroshi Kamiya.
  2. Michiko. A name for a “beautiful wise child,” Michiko Malandro is one of the powerful protagonists from Michiko & Hatchin.
  3. Sakura. A name from the popular Naruto series, this gorgeous name means “cherry blossom.” 🌸
  4. Takashi. A noble name meaning “esteem” and “honor,” Takashi Komuro is the protagonist in Highschool of the Dead.
  5. Yuri. This popular Japanese name means “lily” and belongs to a host of anime characters. One of our favorites? Angel Beats.

What’s a good anime girl name?

What are cute Japanese baby names? Here are our best-loved anime girl names.

  1. Akane. “Deep red”
  2. Asuka. From the anime Neon Genesis Evangelion, Asuka Langley Soryu is a powerhouse. Her name means “perfume of tomorrow.”
  3. Aya. This cute name has a variety of meanings— “colorful,” “beautiful,” and “design.” It’s a popular choice for anime characters, appearing in Kiniro Mosaic and Tenjou Tenge.
  4. Chiyoko. Meaning “a thousand generations,” this ever-popular name appears in a host of anime products.
  5. Chouko. This one’s just adorable. It means “butterfly child.” 🦋
  6. Hana. A name that crosses geographical boundaries, its Japanese version means “flower.” 💮
  7. Hikari. “Light” 🌟
  8. Hinata. A beautifully bright name meaning “sunny place” ☀️
  9. Hitomi. Meaning “pupil of the eye,” it is made up of the symbols for “wisdom” and “beauty.”
  10. Kamiko. “Little goddess”
  11. Kaori. This name is a combination of “scent” and “weave.” Put together, it can mean “perfume.”
  12. Keiko. “Blessed child”
  13. Kyoko. This name has multiple meanings—”respectful,” “of today,” “apricot” and “mirror.”
  14. Maiko. If you think your baby might have some sweet feet, this Japanese meaning is “child of the dance.”
  15. Mayu. A principal character in the Elfen Lied series, Mayu’s name means “true,” “gentle,” “superior” and “evening.”
  16. Megumi. This one means “blessing,” “love” and “affection.” ❤️
  17. Momoe. This name, meaning “a hundred blessings,” is filled with gratitude. Plus, for fans of Wonder Egg Priority, this sweet name will be a real catch.
  18. Saki. “Blossom” or “hope.” Plus, there’s a manga series called “Saki” named after its lead character. ​​🌼
  19. Shizuka. This name is a combination of “quiet” and “fragrance.”

And then if you’re looking for something with a touch of sparkly darkness, how about these top anime baby names.

Anime girl names with dark meanings

  1. Haruka. While it can also have connotations of “spring” and “flowers,” this name means “distant.”
  2. Kyubey. Yep, this is that little red-eyed creature from The Puella Magi. This name may simply be short for “incubator.”
  3. Medusa. From the series Soul Eater (and of course from Greek mythology), Medusa is a character who has snakes for hair. 🐍🐍🐍Can’t get much darker than this one.
  4. Rei. A sweet name meaning “beautiful” and “lovely”
  5. Rin. Meaning “severe” and “cold,” this name is popular across the gender spectrum.
  6. Shinobu. This powerful name is the Japanese word for “to recall” and “endurance.”

And here are some bonus anime baby girl names for you to explore:

  1. Aiko
  2. Aimi
  3. Aina
  4. Aoi
  5. Ayako
  6. Dai
  7. Eri
  8. Faye
  9. Kaede
  10. Kiko
  11. Kin
  12. Kumiko
  13. Maki
  14. Mami
  15. Manami
  16. Masuyo
  17. Noriko
  18. Sachiko
  19. Umeko
  20. Yasu

What about awesome anime names for boys?

  1. Ayumu. Meaning “walk” and “dream or vision,” Ayumu is a popular Japanese name. It’s also the name of the protagonist in Is This a Zombie?
  2. Daisuke. One of the main characters from Fuguo Keiki Balance: Unlimited, his name means “great” and “to assist.”
  3. Hayate. From Hayate the Combat Butler, this name means “smooth”.
  4. Hideaki. A name with a range of meanings, Hideaki means “autumn,” “outstanding,” and “bright.”
  5. Hiroto. This powerful name means “greatness” and “to soar.” Hiroto Suwa is one of the main characters in Naho’s.
  6. Katsu. With the meaning of “victorious,” it’s no wonder Katsu is the protagonist in Two Souls.
  7. Kei. This fun name is popular in many cultures. In Japanese, it means “jewel” or “blessing.”
  8. Masashi. A name belonging to the famous manga artist Masashi Kishimoto, it means “commander” or ”ambition.”
  9. Natsu. Natsu “Salamander” Dragneel is the protagonist from Fairy Tail. His name means “born in summer.”
  10. Noburu. The name of many anime characters, Noboru is the protagonist in Great Teacher.
  11. Osamu. A name meaning “discipline,” Osamu is a character in Bungo Stray Dogs.
  12. Toshiro. With his name meaning “talented” and “bright,” Toshiro is a character in the series Bleach.
  13. Tsubasa. “Wings”
  14. Yuki. A popular Japanese name used for both male and female characters, Yuki means both “happiness” and “snow.” One of our favorite bearers of this name? Yuki Sohma from Fruit Baskets.

Anime boy names with dark meanings

Right, and if you’re looking for something on the other end of the spectrum, here is our selection of anime baby names with dark meanings.

  1. Akatsuki. The name of the powerful criminal organization in Naruto, Akatsuki refers to the red moon of daybreak. 🎴
  2. Akui. This one means “malicious.” That’s pretty dark.
  3. Akuma. “Devil” 👿
  4. Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh is the character from the oldest written story in the world and a key player in the Fate series.
  5. Ichigo. The popular protagonist from Bleach, Ichigo means “strawberry.” 🍓
  6. Itachi. This name is a great option for lovers of Naruto. It means “weasel.”
  7. Lelouch. A complex villain from Code Geass
  8. Nikushimi. “Hatred”
  9. Raiden. “Lightning and thunder” ⚡
  10. Satsujin. “Murder”
  11. Shi. “Death”
  12. Titan. He’s a beast.
  13. Yami. This name literally means “dark.”
  14. Yokai. A ghostly name meaning “strange apparition.”
  15. Zankoku. This dark name means “cruel.”

And finally, some bonus anime baby boy names:

  1. Akio
  2. Asahi
  3. Astro
  4. Haruo
  5. Isamu
  6. Jiraya
  7. Kouki
  8. Makoto
  9. Michi
  10. Michiaki
  11. Naruto
  12. Noboru
  13. Okasaki
  14. Ryoichi
  15. Ryuu
  16. Seiji
  17. Shikamaru
  18. Tanjiro
  19. Toru
  20. Yahiko
  21. Yuichi

Happy choosing!

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