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  • 195 Lovely Japanese Names for a Baby Girl That Mean Beauty and Nature

    Many of these Japanese girl names are derived from nature, positive and compelling qualities.
    by Rachel Perez .
195 Lovely Japanese Names for a Baby Girl That Mean Beauty and Nature
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  • Choosing a name for your baby is a challenging task. It’s the name your little one will bear for the rest of her life, after all. But there are so many baby names to choose from plus you have “requests” from family. If you want a unique take, however, and love anything related to Japan, you might want to consider these names for girls.

    Japanese names for girls that have beautiful meanings

    Thanks to affordable airfare and easy visa application, more and more couples are traveling to the Land of the Rising Sun and falling in love with the place. Japanese names for a baby girl are plenty, and you have probably heard of them, from Sakura (“cherry blossoms”) to Ren (“lotus”). And it is fun making family and friends guess what your baby's name means.

    Traditionally, attaching “-ko,” meaning or “child,” at the end of an adjective is an ancient practice in Japan but still popular now. Many other modern names, often names that stand for anything in nature or even pop culture are gaining traction. A lot of baby names of Japanese origin are short and sweet and slightly changes meaning if you remove or replace one letter.

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    Baby name websites dedicate entire sections for Japanese names for baby girls, but we’ve narrowed down our favorites and give you 195:

    Ai

    Meaning: love or indigo blue

    Aiko

    Meaning: beloved one or loving child

    Airi

    Meaning: love, affection

    Aiya

    Meaning: beautiful silk

    Akahana

    Meaning: a red, bright flower

    Akari

    Meaning: light, brightness

    Aki

    Meaning: autumn, fall

    Akiko

    Meaning: brighter light; queen, peaceful, bright child

    Akira

    Meaning: bright or clear; intelligent

    Amaya

    Meaning: night rain

    Ami

    Meaning: friend, sea, beauty, or truth

    Aneko

    Meaning: older sister

    Annaisha

    Meaning: a helpful guide

    Aoi

    Meaning: bluish

    Aratani

    Meaning: precious stone

    Asa

    Meaning: born in the morning

    Asuka

    Meaning: tomorrow

    Atsuko

    Meaning: sincere or honest child

    Aya

    Meaning: beautiful, colorful

    Ayaka

    Meaning: colorful flower

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    Ayako

    Meaning: cute baby

    Ayumi

    Meaning: peaceful or pleasure

    Azami

    Meaning: thistle flower which means defiance

    Chia

    Meaning: thousand loves

    Chichiro

    Meaning: thousand questions

    Chieko

    Meaning: wise child

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    Chinami

    Meaning: one thousand waves

    Chiyo

    Meaning: thousand generations

    Cho

    Meaning: butterfly

    Dai

    Meaning: great; to shine

    Emi

    Meaning: beauty

    Emika

    Meaning: blossoming flower

    Emiko

    Meaning: prosperous or smiling child

    Ena

    Meaning: gift from God

    Eri

    Meaning: blessed prize or love or clever

    Eshima

    Meaning: true intention

    Etsu

    Meaning: Delight

    Etsuko

    Meaning: joy

    Fumiko

    Meaning: a wealthy beautiful child

    Gen

    Meaning: spring

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    Hana/Hanae

    Meaning: flower

    Hanako

    Meaning: blossom

    Haru

    Meaning: sunlight

    Haruki

    Meaning: shining brightly, radiant, shining life

    Hayami

    Meaning: rare, unusual beauty

    Hekima

    Meaning: wisdom

    Hikaru

    Meaning: light shining

    Himari

    Meaning: good hollyhock (flower)

    Hina

    Meaning: sun

    Hiriko/Hiroko

    Meaning: generous; fair

    Hisa

    Meaning: long-lasting

    Hoshi

    Meaning: star

    Ichika

    Meaning: one thousand flowers

    Ima

    Meaning: present, now

    Ino

    Meaning: wild boar

    Ishi

    Meaning: strength; rock

    Iwa

    Meaning: Rock

    Jin

    Meaning: tender; gentle

    Kaede

    Meaning: maple tree/leaf

    Kai/Kairi

    Meaning: sea

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    Kairia/Kaira

    Meaning: fortunate

    Kaiyo

    Meaning: forgiveness

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    Kanna

    Meaning: guidance

    Kaori

    Meaning: fragrance

    Kasumi

    Meaning: mist

    Kata

    Meaning: worthy

    Katana

    Meaning: honorable; type of sword

    Katsuki

    Meaning: Moon

    Katsumi

    Meaning: victorious beauty

    Kazuko/Kazumi

    Meaning: harmonious beauty.

    Kei

    Meaning: blessing, mercy

    Keiko/Kioko

    Meaning: joyful or happy child

    Kichi

    Meaning: lucky or fortunate

    Kiko

    Meaning: hope

    Kimi

    Meaning: righteous; beauty of the century

    Kishi

    Meaning: happy and long life

    Kiyoko

    Meaning: pure or clarity

    Koemi

    Meaning: smiling

    Kohana

    Meaning: little flower

    Koharu

    Meaning: heart; little sun

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    Koko

    Meaning: stork

    Koto

    Meaning: Beautiful harp

    Kozakura

    Meaning: little cherry tree

    Kukiko

    Meaning: snow

    Kumi

    Meaning: beauty; ‘nine seas’

    Kura

    Meaning: house of treasure

    Kyoko

    Meaning: mirror

    Kyomi

    Meaning: pure and beautiful

    Machiko

    Meaning: fortunate child

    Mai

    Meaning: brightness or flower; coyote

    Maiko

    Meaning: dancing child

    Mamiko

    Meaning: beauty

    Manami

    Meaning: love of beauty

    Mari/Mariko

    Meaning: ball; circle

    Masako

    Meaning: honest child

    Masumi

    Meaning: increasing beauty

    Matsuko

    Meaning: pine tree

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    Michiko

    Meaning: knowledge

    Midori

    Meaning: green, nature

    Mieko

    Meaning: prosperous

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    Miho

    Meaning: truth, beauty, care

    Miki

    Meaning: flower stem

    Mika

    Meaning: beautiful fragrance

    Minako

    Meaning: beautiful baby

    Mio

    Meaning: waterway

    Mirai

    Meaning: future

    Misaki

    Meaning: beauty bloom

    Mitsu

    Meaning: light

    Miyah

    Meaning: temple

    Miyo

    Meaning: beautiful generation

    Miyuki

    Meaning: good luck

    Megumi

    Meaning: blessing

    Morina

    Meaning: forest town

    Namika

    Meaning: flower of the wave

    Nao/Naoko

    Meaning: honest; obedient child

    Nara

    Meaning: happy; oak tree

    Narumi

    Meaning: beauty

    Nishi

    Meaning: West

    Nomi

    Meaning: beautiful, pleasant, delightful

    Nori

    Meaning: tradition

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    Nozomi

    Meaning: hope

    Nyoko

    Meaning: treasure

    Ohara

    Meaning: small field

    Orino

    Meaning: worker's field

    Rai

    Meaning: trust; next child

    Raku

    Meaning: pleasure

    Ran

    Meaning: water lily

    Reiko

    Meaning: grateful; pretty child

    Ren

    Mearning: lotus

    Rika

    Meaning: fragrance

    Rikona

    Meaning: intelligence

    Riku

    Meaning: “wise sky”

    Rikku

    Meaning: land; continent

    Rin/Rina

    Meaning: dignified

    Rini

    Meaning: little bunny

    Rio

    Meaning: place of cherry blossom

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    Rui

    Meaning: affectionate

    Ruri

    Meaning: semi-precious stone; spirituality

    Ryo

    Meaning: fact, reality, understand; defy

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    Ryoko

    Meaning: dragon; good child

    Sachi

    Meaning: blessed

    Sadashi

    Meaning: ambitious

    Sai

    Meaning: intelligent

    Sakae

    Meaning: prosperous

    Sakura

    Meaning: cherry blossom

    Satchiko

    Meaning: lucky baby

    Satoko

    Meaning: wise baby

    Satomi

    Meaning: beautiful

    Seijun

    Meaning: pure

    Seina

    Meaning: noble baby

    Sen

    Meaning: fairy of wood; Zen-like; mythological forest elf

    Shaiwase

    Meaning: happiness

    Shinju

    Meaning: pearl

    Shiori

    Meaning: guide, poem or weave

    Someina

    Meaning: intelligence

    Sora/Sorano

    Meaning: summer sky; ‘of the sky’

    Suki

    Meaning: beloved or loved one

    Sumi

    Meaning: elegant; refined

    Sumiye

    Meaning: smart girl

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    Suzu

    Meaning: little bell

    Takara

    Meaning: treasure; jewel

    Taki

    Meaning: waterfall

    Tamaki/Tamako

    Meaning: bracelet; jewel child

    Tamayo

    Maning: generation jewel

    Tami

    Meaning: people

    Tani

    Meaning: stand of glory

    Tatsu

    Meaning: dragon

    Taya

    Meaning: young

    Tazu

    Meaning: rice-field stork

    Tetzu

    Meaning: strong as iron

    Tokiwa

    Meaning: constant

    Tora

    Meaning: thunder

    Tori

    Meaning: bird

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    Tomoko

    Meaning: friendly; knowledgeable

    Tsuru

    Meaning: wish for long life.

    Ume/Umeko

    Meaning: plum-blossom child; patient

    Umi

    Meaning: ocean

    Wakumi

    Meaning: spring of water

    Yoko

    Meaning: good girl

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    Yori

    Meaning: reliable

    Yoshi

    Meaning: good; respectful

    Yoshima

    Meaning: lucky girl

    Yoshino

    Meaning: a fertile field

    Yua

    Meaning: binding love and affection

    Yui

    Meaning: gentleness or superiority

    Yuka

    Meaning: fragrant

    Yuki

    Meaning: snow

    Yuko

    Meaning: kind-hearted child

    Yuma

    Meaning: Calm truth

    Yume

    Meaning: dream

    Yumi

    Meaning: beauty

    Yuna

    Meaning: gentle

    Yuri

    Meaning: lily

    Zen

    Meaning: peace

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