Asia is a large continent that hosts a diverse range of cultures so it makes sense that the names you can find here reflect this rich heritage as well.
In fact, Asian names for both baby girls and baby boys are not only really beautiful sounding but they traditionally also hold deep meaning that is sure to reflect who your little one will grow up to be.
With that being said, choosing the perfect name for a child can be – and most often is – a really difficult task so we have compiled a list of some of the most common Asian names, from all over the continent, in order to hopefully inspire you.
To further help you make an informed decision, we have also included details such as their origins and meaning.
In other words, if you are looking for Asian-based names for your little one, read on!
Short and unique, Ang is actually an alternative spelling for “Angel” and its meaning is very fitting but not surprising: “spirited or messenger of God.”
This beautiful baby girl name means “bright beauty.” With such a moniker, your sunshine is sure to grow up to be a light in the lives of everyone else she meets as well.
The name Bae comes from Korea and means “Inspiration” and not “Before Anyone Else.” There’s no reason why both can’t be the true at the same time, however!
This adorable one syllable name originates from China and means “precious.”
Another Chinese name, Chongan means “peace.”
Chowa is a baby girl name meaning “harmony” and who doesn’t want Harmony in their lives?
Dhyana means “meditation” so if want to name your child something that reflects Hinduism and Buddhism culture, this might just be one to consider.
- Eun Hee
This gorgeous moniker is Korean and means “pleasure and grace.”
Eui means “righteousness.”
- Isla Mei
Isla Mei is a popular name in Asia with Scottish origins, Isla meaning “Island.”
This gorgeous Japanese name means “quick or light.”
Another name with Japanese origins, Isamu means “warrior or courageous” so it’s the perfect moniker if you’re looking for a powerful boy name.
Jiro is also Japanese and means “second son” so it could be the perfect brother name for the one above. It doesn’t have to, of course, as Jiro is a beautiful, polished sounding name that will work regardless of meaning.
Meaning “strong or powerful,” this Korean name is worth considering as well.
This melodic-sounding name originates from India and means “flower.”
A diminutive version of Leia, this Chinese name means “thunderous.”
This beautiful name has an equally beautiful meaning – “pearl.”
Munni is of Cambodian origins and means “wise man.”
Another powerful name, Niran comes from Thailand and means “eternal.”
Unique in both sound and meaning, Nirantara means “all-pervading.”
Phirun is a Cambodian moniker that means “drizzle.”
This gender-neutral Japanese name means “trust, lightning, or thunder.”
A timeless name, Reena means “gem.”
A Korean name that means “pure.” How beautiful!
This Japanese name means “fierce or warrior.”
Upma is of Indian origin and means “best.”
A charming name of Cambodian origin, Vanna means “gracious or golden.”
Virote comes from Thailand and means “power.”
This name not only sounds sophisticated but its meaning suits that as well – “refined matter.”
Xueyou is a Chinese boy’s name that means “friendly and studious.”