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Anime names for boys and girls with their meanings

What is anime and what are cool anime character names?

If you ask me, the whole world knows what anime is. So, there is no need saying it here again right? I am kidding!

Anime is a style of film and animation originating from Japan with adults and sometimes children being its target audience.

Anime are usually hand-drawn and computer animated entertainment with origins from Japan.

Over 50 cute anime names for boys and girls

For people that haven’t seen any anime, these animated film have some memorable characters with cute anime names. These names aren’t for one sex alone, there are anime names for girls, anime names for boys and there are also unisex anime character names that can be given to any child irrespective of the child’s gender.

These cute names usually have deep meanings and they have been used by anime characters. These names, which have sweet sounds, also have spiritual meanings.

We know you are here to find out cute anime girl names as well as cool anime boys name, so let’s get started. Here are some of the coolest Japanimation names that you can give your child or just know because they are beautiful names;

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Male anime names

Below are some cool male anime names with their respective meanings:

  • Taro: Big boy
  • Taiki: Large, great, shine
  • Tadao: Satisfied
  • Shun: Speed
  • Shouta: Soaring, big
  • Shin: Real, true
  • Masashi: commander or general
  • Seiji: Lawful, manages affairs of state
  • Michi: a righteous way
  • Shikamaru: As a deer
  • Saburo: Third born son
  • Ryuunosuke: Dragon, Nobel, Herald
  • Natsu: born in summer
  • Ryoichi: Good, clear one
  • Rio: River
  • Katsu: victorious
  • Noburu: to expand
  • Nori: a belief
  • Osamu: discipline or study
  • Raiden: thunder and lightning
  • Michiaki: path, road, or lane
  • Yasu: calm
  • Michio: a man with the strength of three thousand
  • Tatsuya: achievement
  • Mikio: a tree
  • Toshiro: talented or intelligent

Best male anime character names

Now here is the best part, for avid followers or watchers of anime, there are some characters that can be called your favorite. The cool thing is these character also have nice names that you love. In this section, we will be looking at all the nice mal anime character names out there.

Below are some of the coolest male anime character names:

  • Dante: refers to the half-human slayer, and it means enduring
  • Levi: powerful
  • Tsubasa Ootori: mysterious and majestic
  • Yahiko: unique
  • Yuichi: kind one
  • Yuuki: gentle hope
  • Toru: persistent or clear
  • Ranmaru: mysterious
  • Rukia: is related to Japan’s favorite Death God
  • Kira: a hero or anti-hero

Unique anime names for boys

These anime names for boys are unique sounding because they aren’t as popular as the others. They are rarely used in the anime society today. So if you love unique anime names these are some of the best anime names for boys that you can call your own male child.

These names are;

  • Arata: new and fresh
  • Dai: great and large
  • Daiki: great help
  • Fumio: scholarly hero
  • Haruo: a man of spring
  • Hideaki: excellent, bright and shinning

Anime names for boys derived from shadows

Anime names are usually names with Japanese origin and this in itself makes them sound exotic so much so that you can’t but love them. Since names are usually a representation of a person’s characteristics, there are anime names that were gotten from shadows. In this part of the article, we will be looking at some anime names for boys that were derived from shadows.

Here is a list of some of them:

  • Araysh: An overshadower
  • Betzalel: In God’s shadow
  • Blagdan: From the shadowy valley
  • Chaiyn: Krishna’s color of the shadow
  • Devroop: Shadow of God; One who is like God
  • Draven: One who emerges from the shadows; the modern name
  • Druvish: The shadow of Lord Shiva
  • Dunnere: Dark brown colored shadow
  • Erembour: a character from mythology who rides shadows.
  • Erembourc: a French mythological character who rides shadows
  • Kage, Ozul or Kardama: Shadow
  • Melaina or Mohandas: Dusky, dim, dark, and shadowy
  • Mohanjot: The person always covers by shadows, impossible to be seen
  • Niratap: The one who is filled with shades and shadows.
  • Nizhalgal: A shadow that is similar to someone else

Tirich: A shadow of darkness, a valley from Mulkow

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Female anime names that sounds exotic

Below is a list of some anime names for girls with meanings derived from nature:

  • Michiko: a beautiful and wise child
  • Momoe: one hundred blessings Haruhi: a spring day
  • Yuuki: snow
  • Maiko: a child of dance
  • Maki: true hope
  • Mariko: a true village girl
  • Sakura: cherry blossoms
  • Hikari: light
  • Haruka: spring, sunny weather, flower or fragrance
  • Shizuka: means calm, quiet, or flower
  • Himari: the meaning of the sun
  • Sora: the sky
  • Mami: true beauty
  • Manami: means loving and beautiful
  • Mao: dance cherry blossom
  • Ichigo: strawberry

Cute anime girl names

Here is a list of some more cute anime girl names:

  • Akari: light or brightness
  • Ayaka: colorful flowers
  • Kyouko: respectful
  • Emika: a blessed beautiful child
  • Ichika: one thousand flowers
  • Kanna: summer waves
  • Asuka: perfume or fragrance of tomorrow
  • Chiaki: sparkling light
  • Asami: morning beauty
  • Bashira: joyful and a predictor of good news
  • Ayane: wonderful
  • Kiaria: fortunate
  • Misato: beautiful village girl
  • Miyu: one with beautiful connection or kindness
  • Rina: white jasmine
  • Ichigo: strawberry
  • Saika: colorful flower

Cute anime names which are unisex

  • Kei: blessing, jewel, or square jewel
  • Rin: dignified
  • Akane: brilliant red
  • Makoto: truth or sincerity
  • Hinata: sunflower
  • Shinobu: endurance
  • Hiro: generous
  • Chiharu: clear skies and springs
  • Ren: the love of lotus
  • Sana: brilliant
  • Aoi: holly flower
  • Haruka: distant
  • Akira: clear, brilliant or bright
  • Aoki: an evergreen blue tree

Anime names derived from colours

Here are some of them:

  • Karatachi: Orange
  • Akaaka: Red
  • Asagi: Yellow
  • Ao: Green
  • Murasaki: Violet
  • Ankari: Light
  • Ankoku: Dark
  • Aoiro: Blue

Anime names with dark meanings

In some Japanese cultures, a newborn baby would be given an ugly, scary, or evil name temporarily so that evil spirits would not steal it. When the child grows up, the name would be changed to a proper one to be used for the rest of their life. Some of these names have been used in some animes for characters with bad intentions or who play an evil role.

Here are some of them for males:

  • Aku: Evil
  • Youkai: Apparition, spirit, phantom
  • Akuma: Demon
  • Yami: Darkness
  • Akui: Malice, spite
  • Namida: Tear
  • Chuuko onera: Old fart
  • Zankoku: Cruelty, brutality
  • Satsujin: Murder
  • Shi: Death
  • Nikushimi: Hatred
  • Wasaki: The enemy

Anime girl names with dark meaning

Though these names sound exotic, they have dark meaning. Just like their male counterparts, these names are given to children so that evil will be far from them. Here are some female anime names with dark meanings:

  • Chi: Blood
  • Kei: Rapture or Reverence
  • Kuro: Black
  • Yumiko: Archery bow child
  • Tora: a tiger
  • Leiko: Arrogant
  • Koumori: Bat
  • Sumiko: Charcoal
  • Tanaka: Dweller
  • Sayomi: Night-born
  • Kasai: Fire
  • Shuurai: Lightning
  • Shinji: Illusions
  • Ookami: Wolf
  • Kitsune: Fox
  • Kietsu: Ghost
  • Toshiko: Alert child
  • Tsukiko: Moon child
  • Kumori, Anei or Bikou: Shadow
  • Shizuko: Quiet child
  • Rin: Cold
  • Usagi: Moon
  • Yoi: Evening or night
  • Amaya: Night rain

Did you find any of these anime names interesting? Let us know in the comment section below.



Anime username ideas

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