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Japanese Name Gender Finder:

=>To the English 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: Site Renewal! It's been more than 20 years since I created this site in 2002! Thank YOU for using this Gender Finder for all those years. I hope the new design is better than before. (August 2023)

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!

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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
IbiFIbuFIbukaF
IchiGIchibeiBIchigawaF
IchiharaFIchikawaFIchimonjiF
IchiroBIchisadaFIchisakeB
IchiyoBIchiyusaiFIchizoB
IdaneFIemitsuBIemochiBF
IenariFIenobuBIesadaB
IeshigeBIetsunaBIeyasuBF
IeyoshiBIgarashiFIharaF
IiFIidaFIijimaF
IitakaFIjichiFIjiriF
IkedaFIkemotoBIkinaF
IkkiBIkkuBIkomaF
IkuGIkueGIkukoG
IkuyoGImagawaFImaizumiF
ImamuraFImooFInaF
InabaFInaoFInejiroB
IniharaFInoFInoguchiF
InokumaFInoueFInouyeF
InukaiFIppeiBIppitsusaiF
IrieFIriyeFIsakoG
IsamuBIsaoBIsayamaF
IseGFIseiBIsekiF
IseyaFIshibashiFIshidaF
IshiguroFIshiharaFIshikawaF
IshimaruFIshimuraFIshinomoriF
IshiyamaFIsobeFIsodaF
IsorukoBIsoshiBIsozakiF
ItagakiFItamiFItoF
ItohFItsukoGIwaharaF
IwahashiFIwakuraFIwaneB
IwaoBIwasaFIwasakiF
IzoBIzumiBGFIzumoB

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

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