Yūma, Minato, Rin, Aoi Top Japanese Baby Names for 2015
posted on by Carlos Cadorniga
With the end of the year around the corner, Japan has ranked up the most popular baby names of the year. List have been compiled for the top 10 boy names and top 10 girl names with many babies sharing namesakes with popular anime characters.
For the boys, the most popular name is Yūma.
The second most popular name is Minato and the third most is Ren.
The most popular girl name of the year is Aoi.
Yuina is the second most popular girl name, with Rin being the third.
The full list for the boys is as follows:
Here is the full list for the girls:
- Sakura (with differing kanji)
Lists were also compiled to determine the most popular kanji used in names. The kanji for "fat" was favored highest among boys, while the kanji for "love" and "vegetables" both tied for first among girls. (It is considered fortunate for babies to be fat in East Asian culture.)
- Multiple meanings, including "dipper"
- "Distant," "leisure"
- "wind blowing"
- "white jasmine"
There was also a list compiled of the top 10 readings of kanji for boy and girl names individually.