Baby Names

22 Uncommon Japanese Baby Names

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Tetsuya

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One commonly agreed upon meaning for the boy’s name Tetsuya is “philosopher,” often with descriptors like “intelligent” thrown in. Other methods of writing the Kanji can make Tetsuya mean “iron arrow” or “thoroughness.” Popular website Baby Center doesn’t list any kind of popularity for Tetsuya since 2016, and even then, it was way far down on their lists. The name is of Shinto origin and is seen sporadically throughout recent Japanese history, given to politicians, composers, musicians, and even a character in the Pokemon animated television series. This strong, masculine name would surely benefit any child it was bestowed upon.

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