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Most Popular Baby Names of 2005

Here is the list of the most popular baby names of 2005. The names are ranked by popularity with the most common pronunciation listed first (where applicable). Most kanji have several different readings, therefore the name can be read in several different ways. 

In addition, since there are thousands of kanji to choose from, even the same name can usually be written using many different kanji combinations (some have more than 50 combinations). I have included the top 10 names by reading at the bottom of the page. Click here to learn more about Japanese names.

Rank Boys Rank Girls
1
Shou/Kakeru
1 陽菜 
Hina/Haruna/Hinata
1 大翔
Hiroto/Daito/Tsubasa/
Haruto/Yamato/Taiga/
Taisei/Masato
2 さくら
Sakura
3 拓海
Takumi
3 美咲
Misaki/Miku
4 翔太
Shouta
4
Aoi
5 颯太
Souta
4 美羽
Miu/Mihane/Miyu
6
Tsubasa
6 美優
Miyu/Miyuu
7 海斗
Kaito
7
Rin
7
Hikaru/Kira/Hikari
8 七海
Nanami
9 太陽
Taiyou/Taiga/Asahi
8 美月
Mizuki/Mitsuki/Haruru
9 大和
Yamato
8 結衣
Yui

Top 10 Names by Reading

Rank Boys Rank Girls
1 Yuuki 1 Hina
2 Haruto 2 Yui
3 Souta 3 Miyu
4 Yuuto 4 Haruka
5 Haruki 5 Sakura
6 Kouki 6 Nanami
7 Kaito 7 Ayaka
7 Takumi 8 Honoka
9 Hayato 8 Momoka
10 Shouta 10 Aoi

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