Emi

  Origin: Japanese, English 恵美 (Japanese)- Emi “blessing, kindness + beautiful” 絵美 (Japanese)- Emi “picture, painting + beautiful” 恵美 子 (Japanese)- Emiko “blessing, kindest + beautiful/child” 絵美子 (Japanese)- Emiko “picture, painting +beautiful/child” Meaning: a Japanese name me composed of kanji e (恵) “blessing, kindness” + mi (美) “beautiful” meaning “blessing, kindness + beautiful” or from e (絵) “picture, painting”…

Yuka

Origin: Japanese 優 花 “gentle/tenderness flower” Meaning: I’ve seen it listed as meaning “gentle/tenderness flower”from Japanese elements yu 優 (gentle) and ka 花 “flower”, though like all Japanese names the meaning depends on the kanji used. According to Wikipedia, here are some of the other meanings. 由香, “reason, fragrance” 由華, “reason, beautiful” 由佳, “reason, good” 由花, “reason, flower” 有佳,…

Sorin

Origin: Romanian, French, Jewish, Russian, Japanese Meaning: possibly from Romanian soare meaning “sun”. I’ve also seen it as a surname. It could be French in origin, from Old French sor, a diminutive of Sorel, meaning “chestnut”, originally a nickname for someone with reddish hair. It also has a different etymology, a Jewish surname derived from a metronymic of Yiddish…

Ida

Origin: Germanic, Greek, Old Norse, Irish, Hindu, Japanese Meaning: a multicultural name with many meanings, Ida is from the Germanic element id meaning “work, labor”. It’s also a Greek feminine name, the name of a mountain on the island of Crete, the birthplace of the Greek god Zeus, as well as being the name of the nymph…

Kaito

Origin: Japanese 海斗 (Kaito) 海翔 (Kaito) Meaning: from Japanese kai 海 meaning “sea, ocean” combined with either to 斗 referring to the constellation of the Big Dipper, or to 翔 meaning “to soar, fly”. There are probably more meanings with different kanji but these were the most common meanings I could find. Kaito (怪 盗) is also a word meaning phanton thief…

Mika

Origin: Finnish, Japanese 美香 (Japanese) “beautiful fragrance” 美加 (Japanese) “beautiful increase” Meaning: a masculine Finnish name, a short form of Mikael, from Michael meaning “who is like God?” Mika is also a Japanese feminine name meaning “beautiful fragrance/increase” from Japanese mi 美 (beautiful) combined with ka 香 (fragrance) or ka 加 (increase). There may be other meanings depending on different…

Hana

Origin: Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Czech, Slovak, Croatian هناء (Arabic) 花 (Japanese) 華 (Japanese) 하나 (Korean) Meaning: Hana is multicultural name with many different meanings. In Arabic it means “bliss, happiness”. In Persian, Farsi and Kurdish, spelled ( حَنا ) it becomes the name of the henna plant while Kurdish  ( هانا ) means “hope”- though the last…

Ayumi

Origin: Japanese Meaning: It has several different meanings depending on the kanji used. 歩, “progress”, “walking”, “a step” 歩美, “walking, beauty” 歩実, “walking, truth” 鮎己, “sweetfish, oneself” 亜由美, “Asia, reason, beauty” 安愉海, “peaceful, pleasure, sea” 明征魅, “bright, conquer, fascination” 充裕実, “provide, abundant, truth” 歩未, “walking”, “not yet” It’s also a very rare surname using the…

Soma

Origin: Hungarian, Indian, Greek, Japanese Meaning: from Hungarian som meaning “dogwood, cornel tree” Soma is also the name of a plant (and a Hindu god) from which an intoxicating drink is used from that plant for an ancient Vedic ritual. Soma is also the name of a Rigvedic god who somehow became merged or equated with…

Nanaho

Origin: Japanese (七 帆 ) Meaning: seven sail from nana七 (seven) and ho 帆 (sail) though there are probably different meanings depending on the different kanji. This was the only definitive meaning I could find online

Runa

Origin: Old Norse, Japanese Meaning: feminine form of Rune meaning “secret, lore”, which comes from Old Norse Rúni which comes from Norse element run. I’ve also found the name listed as a Japanese female name, as well as a Bengali name, though I couldn’t find any meanings for them. The closest I could find a meaning…

Satomi

Origin: Japanese Meaning: depending on the kanji used, it either means “village + beautiful” (里 美) or “wise + beautiful” (聡 美). There are probably other meanings as well but these were the only two I found on Behind the name. It’s also a surname.

Yuri

Origin: Russian, Ukrainian, Japanese, Korean Meaning: farmer, earthworker; lily; glass Yuri is a male Russian name, a variant transcription Yuriy, which is the Russian and Ukrainian form of George, meaning “farmer, earthworker”. ( Юрий ) Russian;  ( Юрій ) Ukrainian Yuri is also a Japanese female name meaning “lily” (百合).. Yuriko (百合子) is a variant of the…

Aida

Origin: Arabic, Italian, Japanese Meaning: This name has several possible meanings and origins. It could be a variant of Ayda, meaning “returning, visitor” ( عائدة ) or an Italian name meaning “happy”. It’s also a Japanese surname with the possible meaning of “run across the fields”- though I could be wrong on that one. But it…

Shiori

Origin: Japanese Meaning: poem, weave ( 詩 織 ); bookmark, guide ( 栞 ); lithe, bending ( 撓 ), which is usually used for males.

Isamu

Origin: Japanese Meaning: brave, courageous ( 勇 )

Airi

Origin: Japanese, Finnish Meaning: love, affection + jasmine ( 愛 莉 ) or love, affection + pear ( 愛 梨 ). I’ve also seen it listed as a Finnish feminine name which could be derived from Finnish airut, meaning “messanger, herald” though I’m not sure of that.

Cato, Kato

Origin: Ancient Roman, Dutch, Hungarian, Japanese, African, Eastern African (Luganda), Ganda Meaning: wise; “pure, chaste” or “each of the two; singly”; “torture” or “my consecration of your name”; “add/increase” + “wisteria”; “second of twins” In Latin, Cato means wise and is the name of several Roman figures. It’s also the short of feminine names Catharina…

Tori

Origin: English, Japanese Meaning: either short form of Victoria, meaning “victory”; also means “bird” in Japanese Variants: Tory

Kira

Origin: Russian, English, Irish, Japanese Meaning: Kira has a tricky meaning. It’s the Russian feminine form of Cyrus, which itself could mean a variety of things. The sites I’ve gone to claim its’ meaning to be the Greek form of Persian Kurush, which could mean either “far-sighted” or “young”. It could also be from Greek kyrios, meaning…