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gunblade007



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 3:10 pm    Post subject: popular japanese girl names Reply with quote Back to top

hey everyone,
i'm Joe. i have a question about japanese names. i'm working on a web comic called captain pink which is kind of a mixed of sailor moon and mega man x and catgirl nuku nuku. and i have all three females is a different race like african american,Hispanic,japanese. i'm name all the girls after popular girl names from that country. i was wounding what's a popular first and last name for a japanese girl. and it can be more then one answer per a post.you can also e-mail me at gunblade007@yahoo.com thank you for your time.
-Joe:)
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MixxDreamer



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

hehe yumi is a popular name, i hear that all the time. at least in jdramas & animes Rolling eyes
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eltinator



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

How about Ai?

I also hear the name Aki a lot too. Oh and Aya is somewhat common too hehe hehe
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I always though ryoko was rather popular... Crazy
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Xavio



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

What about Yuki ?
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Doramafan113



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Sakura, Kyoko, and Hiromi are pretty common. So are Ai, Akiko, and Natsuko. I hear those a lot.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Mr.ChoyBoi wrote:
I always though ryoko was rather popular... Crazy

w00t!

hehe
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

According to this page, in 2002 the most popular names were

1. Misaki
1. Aoi
3. Nanami
4. Miu
5. Riko
6. Miyu
7. Moe
8. Mitsuki
8. Yuuka
8. Rin
8. Ai

Not sure how accurate this list is.
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niko2x



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

On the other end of the spectrum, yoko not that popular of name, because it sounds so old. Other old sounding names, Kamado (oven), ushi (cow), etc.

Don't laugh, these are real JPN names from back in the day. Sweat
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zchendevlemh



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

dochira wrote:
According to this page, in 2002 the most popular names were

1. Misaki
1. Aoi
3. Nanami
4. Miu
5. Riko
6. Miyu
7. Moe
8. Mitsuki
8. Yuuka
8. Rin
8. Ai

Not sure how accurate this list is.


how bout keitaro for guys.....
and sagura for girls...

heard them a lot... from animes hehe
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eltinator



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

zchendevlemh wrote:


how bout keitaro for guys.....
and sagura for girls...

heard them a lot... from animes hehe


or rena for girls? hehe hehe hehe hehe
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ahochaude



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Common names I know of.
(I'll try and leave out double posting of names that have already been posted)

Rika
Noriko
Miki
Mika
Hiroko
Yuko
Yoko
Harumi
Mayu
Yuri and/or Yurie
Saori
Ayumi
Kuniko
Kumiko


The names listed above are names of people I know who share the same name with other people I know or have met.
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ミニモに一号



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

加奈子 kanako
さゆり sayuri
可憐 karen
俺は英語わらん、だから。。英語はあまり読めない。。。
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

ミニモに一号 wrote:
加奈子 kanako
さゆり sayuri
可憐 karen
俺は英語わらん、だから。。英語はあまり読めない。。。


Why is there no Kanji in "Sayuri" ?
Is there a reason ?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2005 2:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Here's something I've noticed: a number of my Japanese friends are named Kathy/Cathy and/or have sisters, daughters, etc. named Kathy/Cathy... Is this just coincidence or is there something more to it? Head Scratch
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Xavio wrote:


Why is there no Kanji in "Sayuri" ?
Is there a reason ?
not all JPN names have kanji's.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Hi minna-san..
Akira desu~!
Dozo yososhiku ne~!!
im new here.... Applaud


Beaten Yuukawa Akira Beaten
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 2:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

how about Kyoko. hehe
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Natsuko

Ami

Risa
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2005 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

niko2x wrote:
not all JPN names have kanji's.

True, but Sayuri has a special kanji combination that is not read as you ordinarily would: 小百合 (ko, hyaku, ai) but combined, it's read Sayuri. Don't ask me why.
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