Baby Names

22 Uncommon Japanese Baby Names

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The Japanese name Bunji is decidedly masculine, but not a particularly popular choice for baby boys in that country (or in America). Like so many Japanese names, the meaning changes dramatically depending on how the Kanji is written. For Bunji, meanings include “affectionate” and “the next sentence,” along with numerous other variations on the “sentence” theme. Perhaps this is why the name is uncommon. Still, with its similarity to the Hebrew name Benjamin and variations like Benji, one might reasonably expect more parents to be drawn to a similar but still unique name like Bunji. Perhaps Bunji’s day is yet to come.

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