Strong Japanese Boy Names

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A list of strong Japanese boy names with their meanings…

As some of you know I am from a little island called Okinawa. It’s a small island south of Japan, and it is the most beautiful place I have ever been (I know I’m being biased).

I spent most of my life there, roughly 10 years on and off. My dad was in the Air Force growing up so when we weren’t in Okinawa, we were in Ramstein, Germany or Rochester, New York.

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It may be 10 years since I’ve lived in Okinawa, but it will always be home to me.

When I was pregnant with our youngest son, I wanted to ensure that we had a strong Japanese boy name as his middle name. Something in me felt that he needed a strong name like that.

We had a rough time with Jaxson during my high-risk pregnancy and after his birth, he’s truly a warrior. It was only fitting that he has such a strong Japanese middle name.

My mom has five brothers: Masaru, Masanobu, Tsutomu, Katsugi, and Katsuyoshi. All unique and strong boy names.

Related: 60 Beautiful Japanese Girl Names

Here are Modern and Strong Japanese Boy Names

Katsu

Victory or victorious – our youngest son’s middle name!

Chikara

Power, influence, or capability.

Hiroaki

Kindly, excel, or tender.

Daichi

Large, wisdom, or intellect.

Hideki

Esteem or excellence.

Hiroyoshi

Great honor.

Masaru

Victory.

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Ryu

Dragon.

Takeshi

Military, martial, or strong.

Tsuyoshi

Powerful.

Hayato

Falcon.

Akio

Bright, man, or hero.

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Jun

Pure.

Tsutomu

Hard work.

Kenji

Intelligent, strong, or vigorous.

Kenzou

Strong and healthy.

Noboru

Rise or ascend.

Raiden

God or supreme being.

Takato

Exalted.

Yuji

Courageous.

My Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoy these Japanese baby boy names as much as I do. It is always good to honor your family’s heritage, even if it is a first or middle name of your child.

Our boys don’t speak a lick of Japanese (I’m trying to change that) but their features and middle name honors our culture.

Where are you from? What is your favorite name from your culture? I’d love to hear about it!

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