Baby Names

22 Uncommon Japanese Baby Names

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Parents throughout the world have long delighted in giving their children names inspired by nature, and this is a trend that has been picking up in the United States especially. A sweet, relatively unique Japanese name that draws on this theme is Chouko, which means “butterfly” or “butterfly child.” Generally a feminine name, Chouko draws on Shinto origins. Depending on the Kanji, some sources also say the name means “lucid child” or even “long child,” whatever that means. No matter which precise definition appeals most, Chouko is a lovely name that would surely benefit any daughter it were given to.

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