Baby Names

22 Uncommon Japanese Baby Names

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Miyu

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Why is Miyu not a more popular name in America? This sweet girl’s name, although some say it can easily be a boy’s name as well, is usually said to mean “a beautiful truth” or “heart.” Other variations of the Kanji have it meaning “progress and dreams” or “hope to help someone.” Miyu has found more popularity in Japan, making the top 20 list for the past few years, but due to its relative uniqueness in America, we couldn’t resist including it here. This beautiful name will turn heads and get the attention of friends and family, and it could easily become a favorite in the coming years. But for now, Miyu basks in its relative obscurity.

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