Baby Names

22 Uncommon Japanese Baby Names

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Throughout the world, there is a certain tradition of naming children according to their birth order, and Japan is no exception. Shichiro means “seventh son,” giving it a definite place in large families, although less traditional families may chose the name regardless of the number of boy children in their families. Perhaps because of its numerical association–how many modern families really have seven sons?–Shichiro is an incredibly uncommon name, both in America and around the world, so any parents who find this solid name appealing can be almost certain their son will be the only one around bearing it.

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