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11 Gender-Neutral Japanese Baby Names You'll Want to Steal


There's no denying it: Baby namesВ are serious business these days. So much so that Jay-Z and Beyoncé apparently trademarkedВ their new twins' monikers pretty much right after they were born. And sure, when we first heard the news, we thought it was maybe a little extreme, but with clans like the KardashiansВ and HadidsВ forming multi-million dollar empires around their family names, it's not exactly a surprising move.В

We here at MyDomaineВ are always placing bets on what is likely to be the next big baby naming trend. From posh names inspired by the British aristocracy,В to the most chic French baby namesВ you'll ever hear, we've seemingly run the gamut. And though BeyoncГ©'s newest daughter was dubbed after the 13th-century poet, Rumi, it's Japanese heritage means that our latest punt is:В Gender-neutral Japanese names.В And sinceВ the Japanese have seemingly nailed everything else, from gut healthВ to organization, we think we are onto something.

See below for our favoriteВ picks and what they mean.В

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Akira

В Meaning: Brightness and clarity.

Makoto

Meaning: Sincerity and truth.

Hiro

Meaning: Generosity.

Minori

Meaning: Truthful.В

Masumi

В Meaning: A sense of true clarity.

Kaoru

В В Meaning: Fragrance.

Nao

В В Meaning:В Honesty.

Hinata

В В Meaning:В Facing towards the sun.

Ren

В Meaning: Lotus and love.

Seiko

В Meaning:В Force and truth.

Yasu

В Meaning:В Calm.

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