Category Archives: Japanese Baby Names


The Origami Originator

Today’s Google Doodle is dedicated to the grandfather of modern day origami, Akira Yoshizawa. On this day, 101 years ago, Yoshizawa was born. In honor of his unique and distinctive creations, here are a few baby names prominent in the Japanese culture that might interest you.


Daiki (Japanese): Big tree
Kaito (Japanese): Ocean and sake dipper
Shun (Japanese): Speed; fire-horse
Takumi (Japanese): To clear and sea


Aoi (Japanese): The hollyhock plant; blue-green colors
Miyu (Japanese): Superior beauty
Nanami (Japanese): Seven seas
Rin (Japanese): Cold