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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
NagahamaFNagaiFNaganoF
NaganoriBNagasawaFNagaseF
NagataFNagatsukaFNagumoF
NahoGNahokoGNaitoF
NaizenBNakadaFNakadaiF
NakadanFNakaeFNakagawaF
NakaharaFNakajimaFNakamaroB
NakamotoFNakamuraFNakaneF
NakanishiFNakanoFNakanoiF
NakaoFNakasatoFNakasawaF
NakasoneFNakataFNakatoniF
NakayamaFNakazawaFNakazoB
NambokuBNamiGNamieG
NamikaGNamikiFNamikoG
NamiyoGNampoBNanaG
NanakoGNanamiGFNaoG
NaoakiBNaofumiBNaohiroB
NaokiBNaokoGNaomiG
NaomichiBNaonobuBNaoraG
NaosukeBNaoyaBNaozaneB
NarahashiFNarahikoBNaratoF
NariGNariakiBNariakiraB
NarihariBNarihiraBNarikoG
NaritaFNaruhikoBNarumiG
NatagaFNatsuBNatsukoG
NatsumeFNatsumiGNatsuoB
NawabeFNayokoGNemotoF
NeneGNichirenBNiijimaF
NijoFNinomiyaFNinseiB
NiouBNishiFNishiharaF
NishikawaFNishimotoFNishimuraF
NishimurayaFNishioFNishiwakiF
NisshoBNittaFNoboruB
NobuatsuBNobuharuBNobuhikoB
NobuhisaBNobuhitoBNobukazuB
NobunagaFNobuoBNoburoB
NobusukeBNobuyokiBNobuyoriB
NobuyoshiBNodaFNogiF
NoguchiFNogushiFNomiG
NomuraFNonomuraFNoriBG
NoriakiBNorieGNorihideB
NorihisaBNorikoGNorimatsuF
NorinagaBNorioBNorishigeB
NoritadaBNoritoshiBNoriyoriB
NoriyukiBNoroFNorogumiB
NosakaFNoseFNozakiF
NozaraFNozomiGNumajiriF
NumataFNyokoG  

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

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