baby names

The top 10 baby names in Japan 2013

The top 10 baby names in Japan 2013

The name you give to your child will stay with them for the rest of their life, so parents are always careful to choose one that will stand the test of time and carry them through to adulthood. In the United States, Sophia and Jacob took the top spots for baby names in 2013, while Ava and Noah took first place in the UK (depending on which site you consult). Let’s take a look at this year’s top 10 baby names in Japan as reported by Japanese pregnancy and parenting site, Tamahiyo.

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24 Japanese names with strange meanings in other languages

24 Japanese names with strange meanings in other languages

In Japan, the meaning of names can often be easily understood since they are typically made up of two or three Chinese characters. But what does that same name mean in other languages? Often, nothing. But sometimes a Japanese name can be translated as something as mundane as “bear cub” or as embarrassing as “pubic hair.” Take a look at 24 Japanese names that mean something entirely different when said in another language.

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