150 Super Cool Anime Boy Names With Meanings

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Anime is far more than just entertainment, it is a phenomenon that has spanned the globe. So it is no surprise that many fans have decided to name their babies after anime characters.

If you are thinking about naming your little boy after an anime character then there is no need to panic as we have put together over 150 super cool anime boy names along with their meanings.

Coolest Male Anime Names

Allen – English in origin and means little rock.

Aoi – A name of Japanese origin and means hollyhock flower.

Arata – Of Japanese origin and means fresh or new.

Bradley – English in origin and means broad wood.

Captain – This is an English word name and means commander.

Cygnus – Means swan and is of Latin origin.

Dai – A name of Welsh origin and means large or to shine.

Etsuko – Of Japanese origin and means joy.

Gohan – Japanese in origin and means cooked rice.

Goku – Means aware of emptiness and is of Japanese origin.

Hachirou – A name of Japanese origin and means eighth son.

Haru – Of Japanese origin and means born in the spring.

Haruki – Japanese in origin and means shining brightly.

Haruto – Means sunlight and is of Japanese origin.

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Hiashi – A name of Japanese origin and means long-lived.

Hiroshi – Japanese in origin and means generous.

Hiroto – Of Japanese origin and means esteem.

Hiroyuki – Means peace and harmony and is of Japanese origin.

Hotaka – A name of Japanese origin and means tall.

Hotaru – Japanese in origin and means firefly.

Ito – Of Japanese origin and means yarn.

Jiro – Means second son and is of Japanese origin.

Jugo – A name of Japanese origin and means tenth son.

Juro – Of Japanese origin and means tenth son.

Kaito – Means ocean and is of Japanese origin.

Kaneki – Japanese in origin and means money.

Kanon – A name of French origin and means an official of the church.

Kakashi – Of Japanese origin and means scarecrow.

Katsura – Japanese in origin and means victory.

Katsuyu – Means divide and is of Japanese origin.

Katsuo – Japanese in origin and means victory.

Kazuki – A name that means peaceful tree and is of Japanese origin.

Ken – Of Japanese origin and means healthy.

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Kenta – Japanese in origin and means healthy.

Kiyoshi – Means bright and is of Japanese origin.

Lawliet – A name of English origin and means lost one.

Michi – Japanese in origin and means righteous way.

Migi – Of Japanese origin and means right.

Minoru – A name that means to produce fruit and is of Japanese origin.

Mikio – Means tree and is of Japanese origin.

Mitsuki – A name of Japanese origin and means three months.

Moon – American in origin and means satellite.

Naoki – Of Japanese origin and means honest timber tree that is free.

Riku – Means land, continent and is of Japanese origin.

Rikuto – Japanese in origin and means land.

Rio – Of Spanish origin and means river.

Rokuro – Means sixth son and is of Japanese origin.

Sasuke – Japanese in origin and means help.

Seiji – Of Japanese origin and means manages affairs of state.

Shichiro – A name of Japanese origin and means seventh son.

Shikamaru – Japanese in origin and means as a deer.

Shin – Of Japanese origin and means real, true.

Shun – Means speed and is of Japanese origin.

Sora – A name of Japanese origin and means sky.

Tadashi – Japanese in origin and means loyal, faithful, correct, right and just.

Taichi – Of Japanese origin and is one of the main characters in Digimon.

Taiki – Means radiance or shine and is of Japanese origin.

Taro – Japanese in origin and means big boy.

Toru – Of Japanese origin and means persistent, clear.

Tsubasa – Means wings and is of Japanese origin.

Wasaki – African in origin and means the enemy.

Yuichi – A name of Japanese origin and means kind one.

Yuri – Russian in origin and means farmer.

Yuuki – Means gentle hope and is of Japanese origin.

Boy Anime Names With Dark Meanings

Some Japanese cultures bestow an ugly, scary, or even evil name on a new baby as a way to prevent evil spirits from stealing them. Then when the child grew up their name would be changed to a more appropriate name that they would then use. Many of these unorthodox names have been used for some anime characters

Aku – A name of Japanese origin and means evil.

Akui – Means malice or spite and is of Japanese origin.

Akuma – Of Japanese origin and means demon.

Chuuko  onera – Japanese in origin and means old fart.

Inuyasha – Of Japanese origin and means dog demon.

Namida – Means tear and is of Japanese origin.

Nikushimi – A name of Japanese origin and means hatred.

Satsujin – Of Japanese origin and means murder.

Shi – Japanese in origin and means death.

Yami – Means darkness and is of Japanese origin.

Youkai – A name that means apparition, spirit, phantom and is of Japanese origin.

Zankoku – Of Japanese origin and means cruelty or brutality.

Popular Boy Anime Names

Akatsuki – Japanese in origin and means red moon. It is also an infamous criminal organization in Naruto.

Akira – Of Japanese origin and means bright.

Alex – A name of Greek origin and means defender of man.

Alphonse – German in origin and means ready for battle.

Ash – Means of the ash tree and is of English origin.

Astro – Of Greek origin and means of the stars.

Bolt – A name of Anglo Saxon origin and means small farm.

Brock – English in origin and means badger like.

Cloud – Means visible vapor and is of American origin.

Daiki – Of Japanese origin and means shining.

Daisuke – A name of Japanese origin and means great.

Dante – Latin in origin and means enduring.

Duke – This name means leader and is of Latin origin.

Edward – Means wealthy guard and is of English origin.

Elric – Of English origin and means king.

Hayate – Japanese in origin and means smooth.

Hideaki – A name of Japanese origin and means excellent.

Hideo – Means excellent man and is of Japanese origin.

Hikaru – Of Japanese origin and means pioneer.

Hinata – Means sunflower, facing the sun and is of Japanese origin.

Hiraku – A name that means expand, open or pioneer and is of Japanese origin.

Hiro – Spanish in origin and means sacred name.

Ichigo – A name of Japanese origin and means strawberry.

Isamu – Means courage and is of Japanese origin.

Itachi – Of Japanese origin and means weasel.

Itsuki – Japanese in origin and means tree.

Jiraya – A name that means young thunder and is of Japanese origin.

Katashi – Of Japanese origin and means firm, hard.

Katsu – Means Victorious and is of Japanese origin.

Katsuro – Of Japanese origin and means victory, son.

Kohaku – Japanese in origin and means amber.

Kouki – A name of Japanese origin and means happiness.

Kouta – Of Japanese origin and means peace.

Kuro – Means black and is of Japanese origin.

Levi – Hebrew in origin and means joined together.

Light – Of Greek origin and means white.

Makoto – Means good and is of Japanese origin.

Masaru – Japanese in origin and means excellence, victory.

Masashi – A name of Japanese origin and means commander or general.

Michi – Of Japanese origin and means a righteous way.

Michiaki – Japanese in origin and means path, road, or lane.

Michio – A name that means a man with the strength of three thousand and is of Japanese origin.

Mikio – Of Japanese origin and means a tree.

Moe – Means God’s helmet or savior and is of Latin origin.

Naruto – Japanese in origin and means expand.

Natsu – Means born in summer and is of Japanese origin.

Noburu – Japanese in origin and means to expand.

Nori – A name that means a belief and is of Japanese origin.

Okasaki – Originally a Japanese surname.

Osamu – Of Japanese origin and means discipline or study.

Raiden – Means thunder and lightning and is of Japanese origin.

Roy – Irish in origin and means red.

Ryoichi – A name of Japanese origin and means good.

Ryoto – Of Japanese origin and means dragon, person.

Ryuu – Means dragon and is of Japanese origin.

Ryuunosuke – A name of Japanese origin and means dragon, noble, prosperous, forerunner or herald.

Saburo – Means third born son and is of Japanese origin.

Saburou – Of Japanese origin and means the born son.

Sailor – American in origin and means boatman.

Seiji – Of Japanese origin and means lawful.

Shikamaru – A name of Japanese origin and means as a deer.

Shinichi – Means one truth and is of Japanese origin.

Shinobu – Japanese in origin and means endurance.

Shiro – A name that means fourth son and is of Japanese origin.

Sho – Japanese in origin and means soaring.

Shouta – Means soaring, big, and is of Japanese origin.

Souta – Japanese in origin and means suddenly, smoothly.

Tadao – Of Japanese origin and means complacent, satisfied.

Takashi – Japanese in origin and means honor, esteem, noble, filial piety.

Tanjiro – Means high-valued second son and is of Japanese origin.

Tatsuya – A name of Japanese origin and means achievement.

Tohru – Means persistent or clear and is of Japanese origin.

Toshiro – Japanese in origin and means talented or intelligent.

Yasu –  Of Japanese origin and means calm.

Yuki – Means create value, snow, or happiness, and is of Japanese origin.

The Final Thought

That brings us to the end of our list of Anime boy names. But if you are still looking for some inspiration for a name for your precious little boy then why not check out our list of Best Soft Boy Names or Strong Boy Names.

Hi, I'm Emma and I'm a mother to 5 beautiful children aged from 1 to 21 years old- life is hectic! I have learned so much along the way, not only from my own children but also through my professional life. In my positions as a Childminder and Teaching Assistant, I have studied Child Development and The Early Years Developing Practice. I wish to share all of this knowledge and help you with your own parenting journey!

Hi, I'm Emma and I'm a mother to 5 beautiful children aged from 1 to 21 years old- life is hectic! I have learned so much along the way, not only from my own children but also through my professional life. In my positions as a Childminder and Teaching Assistant, I have studied Child Development and The Early Years Developing Practice. I wish to share all of this knowledge and help you with your own parenting journey!