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Super Cool Anime Boy Names (& their meanings)

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Is this your first time coming across the word – Anime? If yes, then anime is a hand-drawn and computer animation that originates from Japan. Anime has its root in the English word Animation. It is a core Japanese culture that offers unmatched adventure. Anime boy names are super-cool and scintillating because they come with energy and style.

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Therefore, as a first-time-mom – whether you are in search of a serene name or an action star name, you will find what you desire from this comprehensive list of hot anime boy names.

Besides, it should be noted that it is not all the adorable cute anime boy names that have their origin from Japan. Examples of this are Edward (Distinguished gentleman) and Dante (Strong).

Therefore, let the adventure into the best anime names for boys begin right away;

Daiki

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Shining brightly or a large treeJapaneseDaiki Suzuki – the famous fashion designer and judoka, Daiki KamikawaThe “shining brightly” ranked 5th and the “large tree” meaning ranked as 8th most popular name in Japan within the last 30 years
Kenta
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Strong and healthyJapaneseKenta Maeda – the famous baseball playerIt ranked as the 3rd most popular anime boy name in Japan within the last 30 years. However, it has not been ranked among the first 1000 names for boys in the US

Haru

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Clear weather, light, or born in the springJapaneseIn 2015, it was the 3rd most popular name in Japan, though not ranked among the top 1000 boy names in the US

Osamu

Osamu is the father of manga and popularly known as Japanese Walt Disney. There is a museum built in Takarazuka which contains all his works.

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Study, disciplineJapaneseOsamu Tezuka – Animator and Osamu Dazai – authorIt became a popular name for boys in the 1960s in Japan but has not been ranked among the first 1000 boy names in the US

Saburou

Saburo Kurusu was a Japanese peace mediator (diplomat) with the US during the time the Japanese government bombed the United States. However, he claimed that he knew nothing about the bombing.

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The born sonJapaneseSaburo Kurusu – the diplomatThis boy name became popular in Japan during the 1920s and has not been ranked among the top 1000 boy names in the US
Sho

Sho Timothy Yano from Portland, Oregon went to college at age 9 and bagged his Ph.D. in molecular genetics and cell biology at 18 and became a medical school graduate at 21 after which he did his residency in pediatric neurology. 

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SoaringJapaneseSho Timothy Yano – physician & newscaster and singer Sho SakuraiIt ranked as the second most popular anime boy name in Japan within the last 30 years while it has not been among the top 1000 names for boys in the US.

Yuri

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FarmerIn Japan – it means Village, Lily, ReasonRussianYuri Fudoh –  a golfer, Yuri Ichii – a Japanese singer

Riku

It is the Finnish form of Richard, a popular male Finish name

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Continent, landJapaneseRiku Sanjo – manga writer and author, Riku OndaIn 2015, it was the 2nd most popular name in Japan, though not ranked among the top 1000 anime boy names in the US
Hiroshi

Hiroshi Yamauchi became Japan’s wealthiest person in 2018 and transformed Nintendo into a video game empire just from an ordinary card game company.

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Prosperous, generousJapaneseHiroshi Yamauchi – Nintendo president and Hiroshi Abe – astronomerIn the 1960s, it ranked among the most popular Japanese anime boy names though it’s not ranked in the top 1000 anime boy names in the US

Isamu

Nobel Prize physicist Isamu Akasaki received a Nobel prize for inventing the blue LED paving the way for energy-saving white light sources. 

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Courageous, braveJapaneseArtist – Isamu Noguchi, Isamu Akasaki – physicist, and Isamu Takeshita – Japanese admiral and diplomatIn the 1960s, it ranked among the most popular Japanese anime boy names though it’s not ranked in the top 1000 names for boys in the US

Minoru

The famous architect, Minoru Yamasaki designed the World Trade Center, New York City. He sponsored himself through college with proceeds from working at a salmon cannery. He was born in Washington.

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To produce fruitJapaneseFamous architect Minoru YamasakiIt became popular in the 1930s as among the anime boy names
Takashi

Takashi Nagai, a faithful Catholic and a radiologist who treated several air-raid victims during World War II. Also, he survived the atomic bomb that was detonated in Nagasaki.

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Honor, esteem, noble, prosperous, filial pietyJapaneseArtist – Takashi Murakami and actor – Takashi ShimuraIt ranked among the popular anime boy names in the 1950s, though it’s not been ranked among the top 1000 boy names in the United States. 
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Naoki
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Honest timber tree that is freeJapaneseManga artist – Naoki UrasawaThis does not rank among the top 1000 names for boys in the US but was a popular cool anime boy name within the 1980s

Masaru

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Excellence, victoryJapaneseMasaru Hayami – the governor of the bank of Japan, and Masaru Ibuka – co-founder of SonyMasaru was among the anime boy names that became popular in the 1940s. Also, not within the first 1000 boy names in the US 

Tadashi

In 2019, Tadashi Yahai was declared the richest man in Japan and the 35th in the world by Forbes. Besides, he founded the company – Fast Retailing.

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Loyal, faithful, correct, right, justJapaneseFashion designer Tadashi Shoji and businessman Tadashi YahaiTadashi was among the anime boy names in Japan in the 1910s and has not been ranked in the top 1000 names for boys in the United States
Tsubasa

In the manga series “Captain Tsubaba,” Tsubaba Oozora appeared as the main character playing the role of an aspiring soccer player. The character became so popular that statutes were created in his honor in the Katsushika region in Japan

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WingsJapaneseTsubaba Fukuchi – manga artistIt was the seventh most popular anime boy name in Japan within the last 30 years. It has not been ranked among the top 1000 boy names in the US

Yuki

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Create value, snow, happinessJapaneseYuki Kawauchi – marathon runnerIn 2012, Yuki became the fourth most popular anime boy name in Japan, though not ranked in the top 1000 boy names in the US

Shun

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FastJapaneseShun Yashiro – actor and voice actorIn 2014, Shun became listed among the most popular Japanese anime boy names. It has not been ranked in the top 1000 names for boys in the United States.

Sora

This is a unisex name in Japan

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SkyJapaneseA Korean singer – Lee SoraSora was the seventh most popular anime boy name in Japan in 2015 and has not also been ranked in the US among the top 1000 names
Susumu
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To proceed, advanceJapaneseActor – Susumu Fujita and Susumu Tonegawa – Nobel Prize-winning molecular biologistSusumu became popular in the 1940s as an anime boy name in Japan. Besides, it’s still listed in the top 1000 names in the US

Asahi

This is the name of a brewing company popular for its beer and many other companies in Japan

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The rising sun, the morning sunJapaneseAsahi Kentaro – politician and volleyball playerAsahi became the 10th most popular boy name in 2014 in Japan. This name has also not been listed in the first 1000 boy names in the United States.
Daiksuke
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Great helpJapaneseDaiksuke Takahashi – Olympic skater and baseball player Daiksuke MatsuzakaThis was one of the popular anime boy names in Japan in 1985. It is not listed in the top 1000 boy names in the United States.

Hayato

Hayato is one of the ancient clans in Japan who refused to be ruled by the Yamato. Besides, the Samurai make use of “Hayato” as a title.

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Falcon personJapaneseHayato Ikeda – former Japanese Prime MinisterIn 2014, Hayato became listed among the most popular Japanese anime boy names and has not been ranked in the top 1000 names for boys in the United States.

Hiroto

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Large flying, great personJapaneseThe CEO of Nissan – Hiroto SakawaHiroto became the 3rd most popular Japanese anime boy name in 2018 and 2nd most popular name for boys in 2014. Also, it’s not been listed among the top 1000 boy names in the US

Jirou

Jiro Dreams of Sushi – a documentary film that gave an insight into the life of the 85-year-old sushi master and his 10- seat restaurant with Michelin stars

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Second sonJapaneseJiro Sato – tennis player and Sushi master Jiro OnoJirou has not been ranked in the first 1000 boy names in the US

Kiyoshi

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PurityJapaneseMathematician – Kiyosi Ito and film-maker, Kiyosi KurosawaIt became popular in the 1940s as one of the anime boy names in Japan. Kiyosi has also not been listed among the top 1000 boy names in the US
Haruto
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Light, sun flyingJapaneseHaruto Umezawa – manga artistHaruto was the most popular boy name in Japan in 2015 and also in 2017. It has also not been listed among the top 1000 names for boys in the United States
Manabu
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Learn, studyJapaneseManabu Miyazaki – authorManabu was popular in the 1970s as one of the good anime boy names in Japan. Like other anime boy names, it has not been listed in the top 1000 baby boy names in the US

Masao

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True, justJapaneseMasao Abe – a religious studies author and Masao Horiba – analytical technology developerMasao was a popular anime boy name in Japan in the 1910s and has also not been listed in the top 1000 boy names in the US

Katsutoshi

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Victory brightJapaneseKatsutoshi Kawano – a Japanese admiralThis anime boy name became popular in the 1940s and has since not been listed among the top 1000 boy names in the US

Allen

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Little Rock, cheerfulEnglishJoe Allen – Welsh professional football, and Woody Allen – American directorAllen has been listed among the top 1000 boy names in the United States.

Wrapping Up

You should know that it is not all anime boy names that have their origin from Japan but most of it has its root from the Japanese culture. 

The name you give your newborn plays an important role in their personalities and future. So, pick the one you love for your new baby boy and watch him grow into what you desire.

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