Boy names: names inspired by manga and anime

Manga, these Japanese comics, and their television version, anime, have been around for decades. But for 20 years now, their popularity has only increased, so much so that many future parents look to them for inspiration to find the ideal first name for their little boy.

Why choose a first name from a manga for your child?

The names for boys from manga or anime are usually Japanese first names, but sometimes also first names of different origins. They are original, uncommon: there is therefore little chance that your son will have a classmate who bears the same surname as him. Moreover, these first names generally have very pretty meanings, or are simply worn by heroes who can represent a great source of inspiration for your child!

In which manga do you find inspiration for a boy’s first name?

Currently in France, most popular manga and anime are the following :

  • naruto
  • One Piece
  • My Hero Academia
  • Hunter x Hunter
  • dragonball
  • The attack of the Titans
  • Bleach
  • Death Note
  • Demon Slayer
  • Jujutsu Kaisen

But you can also find inspiration in manga and cult anime such as :

  • Battle Royale
  • Akira
  • Astro Boy
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
  • Great Teacher Onizuka
  • The Knights of the Zodiac

In short, there is no shortage of manga or anime to choose a rare and original first name for your unborn little boy!

The most beautiful boy names inspired by manga and anime

You still don’t know which first name to choose for your little boy? Discover our selection of male first names inspired by manga and anime, as well as their meaning!

Japanese first name from Knights of the ZodiacSeiya means “starry arrow“.

manga heroes Jujustu KaisenYuji can have several meanings depending on the kanji used to write it: “heroic“, “courage” or “aid“, for example

This Japanese name which means “Charcoal” is that of the hero of one of the most popular anime of the moment, Demon Slayer.

If the hero of the manga naruto is the one who gave his name to the saga, his best friend/enemy is called Sasuke, a very popular first name which means “the one who helps“.

One of the heroes who accompanies Luffy in the manga One Piece is called Sanji. Seducer and gentleman, his first name means “rain“.

Do we really need to introduce Son Goku, the hero of dragonball ? This character has left an indelible mark on pop culture, and his first name means “sky“.

Cult film adapted into manga, Battle Royale has inspired many works, starting with the saga The Hunger Games. His hero with a mixed first name, Shûya, is a real model, ready to fight to save his comrades, even if it means alienating the whole government.

main character of My Hero Academiaone of the most popular anime of the moment, Izuku has a first name which means “long duration“, and which would refer to the time he takes to find his place in the world, without failing.

This English first name is that of the main character of the cult manga Death Note. It signifies “light“, simply.

First name of the hero of the cult manga of the 90s Great Teacher OnizukaEikichi means “the one who will always be lucky“.