170+ Anime Names To Give Both Boys And Girls — Scary Mommy

Just A Ton Of Anime Names For Your New Little One-Punch Baby Boy Or Girl

April 21, 2021 Updated September 23, 2021

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If you’re an anime fan (which, if you’re here, you probably are), you may be considering anime names for your child. Or, hey, maybe for a character in a story you’re writing. Heck, perhaps you need a moniker for the family pet. Regardless, you’re here because you want to pay tribute to the art of anime through naming. And we get it — choosing a name for your child is, first and foremost, a reflection of yourself. It’s no different than choosing a wizard name or a name from Harry Potter. So, why not name your child after a character from your favorite anime and show the world exactly how you roll?

“Anime” often means different things to different people. For instance, in Japan, the term refers to anything that is animated. In other words, they might classify Disney and Disney characters as “anime.” But while Disney’s animated films have evolved to include the exaggerated facial expression animation style popular in anime, most would agree the likes of Frozen‘s Elsa and Moana just aren’t classic anime. Generally speaking, “anime” refers to animation exported from Japan.

How does anime differ from the animated work coming from the rest of the world? While each anime often has a unique art style, they have a few things in common with each other that set them apart from places like, say, Disney. One big difference is in the animating technique. While Disney often focuses on the tiniest details of movement (like the flowing hair on Merida in Brave), anime tends to put more effort into the art itself. There are also significant differences in body styles. Most human characters will look pretty close “to scale,” except their often much more prominent eyes. Interesting, right?

So, you want to show your appreciation for anime and Japanese culture by using an anime name. We’re here to help! We’ve included lists of names from some of the most popular anime girl names and anime boy names out there. Even better? We’re also going to walk you through our favorite choices from each one. At the end of the day, though, it’s ultimately your choice.

Anime Names From Bleach

Ichigo is the most popular character in the series, which makes his name a solid option. We also like Kenji, a moniker that means “wise, second.” And Nel, for a girl, sounds like the old-school popular name Nelle (Harper Lee’s first name). Nelle means “sun ray,” but Nel is short for Nelliel.

Boys

  • Byakuya
  • Cain
  • Jin
  • Ichigo
  • Kenpachi
  • Kisuke
  • Renji
  • Ryō
  • Shunsui
  • Sōsuke
  • Tōshirō
  • Ulquiorra
  • Uryū
  • Yasutora

Girls

  • Kūkaku
  • Nel
  • Orihime
  • Rangiku
  • Rukia
  • Soifon
  • Yachiru
  • Yoruichi
  • Yoshi

Anime Names From Naruto

Naruto has some of the best names. We particularly like Madara for a boy. Fans have concluded that Madara means “spots.” They might be right — the only meaning we could find was the Italian version of the name (with the same spelling). In Italian, it could mean bald, wet, or humid.

Our favorite girl’s names? While we love Sakura and Sarada, our favorite is Ino. Ino’s simplicity lends itself perfectly to a middle name, right up there with options like Lee, Kay, or Marie. Ino means “wild boar,” though, so you might be setting yourself up for a headstrong child!

Boys

  • Itachi
  • Kakashi
  • Madara
  • Minato
  • Nagato
  • Naruto
  • Obito
  • Sasuke

Girls

  • Himawari
  • Hinata
  • Ino
  • Kaguya
  • Sakura
  • Sarada
  • Temari
  • Tenten
  • Tsunade

Anime Names From Dragon Ball Z

There are a lot of easy choices from DBZ. For boys, Broly sounds similar to the somewhat trendy Brody. At the same time, “Trunks” has a cute nickname-turned-real-name vibe to it. You could also opt to bring the action and movement naming trend popular for boys to your baby girl by picking the name Launch. It’s a word we’re all familiar with but, here, you’d use it in a completely different setting. Think of it like naming your kiddo Apple or Bird. And, finally, we think Marron sounds super-pretty.

Boys

  • Broly
  • Gohan
  • Goku
  • Goten
  • Krillin
  • Raditz
  • Roshi
  • Tien
  • Trunks
  • Vegeta
  • Yamcha

Girls

  • Bulla
  • Bulma
  • Chi-Chi
  • Launch
  • Lazuli
  • Marron
  • Pan
  • Videl

Anime Names From Sailor Moon

Sailor Moon was such a girl-power anime! However, many of the names are rooted in masculine meanings (like Mars, for instance). Many of the monikers, such as Luna, are already fairly common. While Artemis is historically a girl’s name, we love it for both genders. And the name Sailor? Not only does it work for Sailor Moon fans, but it’s also a solid alternative to names like Ranger, Army, or Maverick.

Boys

  • Jupiter
  • Mars
  • Nephrite
  • Neptune
  • Sailor

Girls

  • Artemis
  • Chibiusa
  • Galaxia
  • Luna
  • Mercury
  • Moon
  • Sailor
  • Serenity

Anime Names From Full Metal Alchemist

Of all the anime on our list, FMA perhaps boasts the names with the most diverse heritage. Archer is already wildly popular, and Edward is an oldie but goodie. Our favorite little boy FMA name? Havoc! It’s pretty badass, right? There aren’t many girl names on the list, but we love Winry. Plus, Winry is a freakin’ mechanic, so that gives off some rad feminist vibes. It also has a softness to it that we find oh-so-sweet.

Boys

  • Alphonse
  • Archer
  • Edward
  • Elric
  • Fuery
  • Havoc
  • Kaib
  • Maes
  • Mustang
  • Pinako
  • Roy

Girls

  • Riza
  • Winry

Even More Anime Names

If none of the above suit your fancy, we have even more options to peruse below.

From Neon Genesis Evangelion

Boys 

  • Gendo
  • Kaworu
  • Kouzou
  • Makoto
  • Ryoji
  • Shigeru
  • Shinji

Girls

  • Asuka
  • Maya
  • Misato
  • Rei
  • Ritsuko

From Fruits Basket

Boys

  • Ayame
  • Hatori
  • Hatsuharu
  • Kyo
  • Ritsu
  • Shigure
  • Yuki

Girls

  • Akito
  • Arisa
  • Kagura
  • Kana
  • Kisa
  • Kyoko
  • Momiji
  • Saki
  • Tohru

From Fairy Tale

Boys

  • Erigor
  • Gajeel
  • Gray
  • Invel
  • Laxus
  • Natsu
  • Rogue
  • Sting
  • Zeref

Girls

  • Dimaria
  • Erza
  • Juvia
  • Lisanna
  • Levy
  • Lucy
  • Kagura
  • Mirajane
  • Ultear
  • Wendy

From Chobits

Boys

  • Hideki
  • Hiromu
  • Hiroyasu
  • Minoru
  • Zima

Girls

  • Chi
  • Chitose
  • Dita
  • Freya
  • Kotoko
  • Sumomo
  • Takako
  • Yumi
  • Yuzuki

From Inuyasha

Boys

  • Akago
  • Inuyasha
  • Hakudoshi
  • Jaken
  • Koga
  • Miroku
  • Myōga
  • Naraku
  • Shippo
  • Tōtōsai

Girls

  • Kaede
  • Kanna
  • Kagome
  • Kagura
  • Kikyo
  • Kirara
  • Kohaku
  • Rin
  • Sango

From One Piece

Boys

  • Abdullah
  • Absalom
  • Agotogi
  • Agsilly
  • Agyo
  • Ahho Desunen
  • Ahiru
  • Albion
  • Akumai
  • Alpacaman
  • Amadob
  • Amazon
  • An Zengaiina
  • And
  • Andre
  • Anjo
  • Antonio
  • Aremo Ganmi
  • Arlong
  • Arrow
  • Arthur
  • Atmos
  • Attach
  • Avalo Pizarro
  • Baggaley
  • Bakezo
  • Bakkin
  • Bankuro
  • Banshee
  • Banzaburo
  • Bao
  • Bao Huang
  • Bariete
  • Barrel
  • Barry
  • Bartholomew Kuma
  • Bartolomeo
  • Bas
  • Basil Hawkins
  • Basilisk
  • Bastille
  • Batchee
  • Batman
  • Baxcon
  • Beer VI
  • Belo Betty

Girls

  • Acilia
  • Adele
  • Aggie
  • Aisa
  • Aladine
  • Ally
  • Alvida
  • Aphelandra
  • Asahija
  • Ashura Doji
  • Aswa
  • Bacura
  • Ban Dedessinée
  • Banchi
  • Banchina
  • Belladonna
  • Bellett
  • Bell-mère

From Demon Slayer 

Boys

  • Tanjiro Kamado
  • Zenitsu Agatsuma
  • Inosuke Hashibira
  • Kanao Tsuyuri
  • Amane Ubuyashiki
  • Hinaki Ubuyashiki
  • Giyū Tomioka
  • Shinobu Kochō
  • Kyōjurō Rengoku
  • Tengen Uzui
  • Mitsuri Kanroji
  • Muichirō Tokitō
  • Gyōmei Himejima
  • Obanai Iguro
  • Sanemi Shinazugawa
  • Goto
  • Hotaru Haganezuka
  • Kozo Kanamori
  • Kotetsu
  • Murata
  • Ozaki
  • Kanae Kocho

Girls

  • Genya Shinazugawa
  • Kagaya Ubuyashiki
  • Nichika Ubuyashiki
  • Kiriya Ubuyashiki
  • Kanata Ubuyashiki
  • Kuina Ubuyashiki

From Avatar: The Last Airbender

Boys

  • Baraz
  • Bato
  • Bohai
  • Bolin
  • Boma
  • Bujing
  • Bum-Ju
  • Bumi
  • Bushi
  • Butakha
  • Cam
  • Chan
  • Chin
  • Chey
  • Chit Sang
  • Chong
  • Chow
  • Chung
  • Daw
  • Ding
  • Dock
  • Desna
  • Druk
  • Due

Girls

  • Meng-Meng
  • Ming
  • Ming-Hua
  • Ming-Ming
  • Misu
  • Miyuki