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Japanese Name Gender Finder:

The Japanese name chart to find out if it is a boy's name or girl's name / given name or family name.

New Message: Finally, I have updated this page. It should be mobile friendly now. I kept the page as simple to use & fast to load as possible. Hope everyone doesn't mind the change. Thank you for using this page, everyone. (^.^) (7 Nov 2016)

After years of spending time in the English speaking countries, I still have a problem to figure out which gender some English names are for. I used a wrong title several times in the past. (e.g. Ms for a male manager when I sent my CV applying for a job...)

I created a chart to find the gender for English names for Japanese people, and many people found it useful. Then I thought some of you might have the same problem for Japanese names as we have for English names, so here is a chart for you - Japanese Name Gender Finder!!!

I hope it will be helpful...

Note: I made this list simply I thought it would be useful to know/guess the gender from names because we occasionally use Mr/Mrs/Ms/Miss and She/He in our writings/conversations. And for a non-native speaker, the uncertainty of a person's gender (= a fear of making mistakes/being rude) will lead hesitation in communicating with the person. Please understand that I have no intention of encouraging users to prejudge people by gender. Thank you!


Click the initial of the Japanese name!


Where to buy kimono? - One of the most frequently asked questions I get.

Here are links to buy kimono from Japan: Women's kimono / Men's kimono / Kids' kimono
Warning: The pages are in machine translated English... and some of them are amusing... :-)

B...Boy's Name (Given name/first name for male)
G...Girl's Name (Given name/first name for female)
F...Family Name (Last name)
Note: Bold indicates 'commonly used for'.
*Please be aware that there is no rule without exceptions! People use boys name for girls and girls name for boys quite often these days.
NameB/G/FNameB/G/FNameB/G/F
MabuchiBMachiGMachikoG
MadokaGMaeGMaedaF
MaehataFMaekoGMaemiG
MaenoFMagbeiBMagobeiB
MagohachiBMaiGMaikoG
MaitaFMakiGMakiguchiF
MakikoGMakinoFMakiokaF
MakoGMakotoBMakudaF
MamiGMamikoGMamoruB
ManGManaGManabuB
ManamiGManobuBMaresukeB
MariGMarihitoBMarikoG
MaruGMarubeniFMarugoF
MarusaFMaruyaFMaruyamaF
MasaakiBMasaeGMasafumiB
MasaharuBMasahideBMasahikoB
MasahiroBMasakadoBMasakazuB
MasakiBMasakoGMasamiBG
MasamichiBMasamuneBMasanobuB
MasanoriBMasaoBMasaokaF
MasaruBMasashiBMasashigeB
MasatakeBMasatoBMasayoshiB
MasayukiBMasazumiBMashaiB
MashashiBMashitaFMasoniF
MasuBMasuduFMasuhiroB
MasujiroBMasukoFMasumiG
MasunoFMasutaroBMasuzoeF
MatabeiBMatanoFMatashichiB
MatokaiFMatokeFMatsuGF
MatsudaFMatsudairaBMatsukataF
MatsukiFMatsumaraFMatsumotoF
MatsumuraFMatsuoFMatsuokaF
MatsuraFMatsushinaFMatsushitaF
MatsusukeBMatsutaBMatsuyaF
MatsuyoBMatsuzawaFMayaG
MayakoGMayoGMayokoG
MayuGMayukoGMayumiG
MayuzumiFMazakiFMazawaF
MazukaFMeguGMegumiG
MeijiBMichiGMichihiroB
MichikoGMichinagaBMichinoriB
MichioBMichizaneBMidoriG
MiekoGMifuneFMihashiF
MihoGMihokoGMiikoG
MikiGFMilikoGMimasuyaF
MinaGMinabuchiFMinakoG
MinamiFMinamotoFMinatoyaF
MinekoGMinoGMinobeF
MinoruBMioGMisaG
MisakoGMisaoBMisatoG
MishimaFMitoBMitsuG
MitsubishiFMitsuharuBMitsuhideB
MitsuiFMitsukoGMitsukuniB
MitsukuriFMitsunariBMitsuoB
MitsuokiBMitsuwaFMitsuyaF
MitsuyoGMitsuzukaBMitzusakaF
MiuraFMiwaFMiwakoG
MiyaGMiyagiFMiyaharaF
MiyajimaFMiyakeFMiyakoG
MiyamaeFMiyamotoFMiyazakiF
MiyazawaFMiyoGMiyokoG
MiyoshiGFMizoguchiFMizukiG
MizumakiFMizunoFMizutaniF
MobumasuBMochihitoBModegiF
MogamiFMokichiBMokuamiB
MomokoGMomoruBMomotamiF
MomotaniFMonomonoiFMonzaemonB
MoriFMorieBMoriguchiF
MorihiroBMorimasaBMorimotoF
MoriokaFMorishitaFMorisueF
MoritaFMoromaoBMoronobuB
MorriFMotoFMotoichiB
MotokiBMotonobuBMotooriF
MotoshigeBMototsuneBMotoyasuB
MotoyoshiFMotoyukiBMunakataF
MunemitsuBMunemoriBMunenoriB
MuneyakiBMunkataFMunotoB
MuraguchiFMuraiBMurakamiF
MuraokaFMurasakiFMuraseF
MurataFMurkamiFMuroF
MuruyamaFMushanokojiBMushashiboF
MusoFMutsohitoBMutsuF
MutsuhitoBMutsukoGMutsumiG

(^.^)/~Thank you for your contributions: JJ, kam, moti, kai, Susumu Zenyoji, Trench...

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