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The 10 most attractive Japanese women’s names, as chosen by dating app users
Posted 1/18/17

Tinder recently took a look through its data for 2016 and compiled a list of the women’s names that received the most right swipes over the course of the year. Let’s take a look at the top 10 entries.

10. Aoi
Since the study was only concerned with the pronunciation of a woman’s name, not the exact kanji characters used to write it, we can’t pin down which exact rendering was really earning most of a name’ right flicks. As with all the names on this list, Aoi can be written a number of ways, but among the most common are those meaning “hollyhock” (葵) or the color “blue” (碧).

9. Misato
One of many names on the list which frequently contains the kanji 美, meaning “beautiful,” Misato can mean “beautiful knowledge” (美知) or “beautiful village” (美里).

8. Mayu
Most versions of Mayu include the character 真, or “truth,” such as those which stand for “sole truth” (真唯) or “true evening” (真夕).

7. Kanako
The kanji 奈, which has connections to the concept of divinity as well as apples, regularly shows up in the name Kanako, which can roughly be taken to mean “child of great blessings” (加奈子). An exception, though, is the rendering 奏子, “child of music.” Incidentally, this is also the only name on the list to end in -ko, a once popular choice for girls’ names that’s now acquired a bit of a stigma as old-fashioned.

6. Erika
While kanji do have inherent meanings, some Japanese names come about more because they sound nice than because of an attempt to actually impart a deep significance to them, such as when Erika is written 恵梨香 (“scent of blessed pears” ) or 絵里香 (“scent of picturesque village”).

5. Rina
The 奈 we mentioned for Misato also appears in many versions of Rina, such as 里奈 (“blessed village”) and 梨奈 (“blessed pear”).

4. Mizuki
Although the Japanese word for “moon” is usually pronounced tsuki, its initial consonant blend gets softened in the name Mizuki, which can mean “beautiful moon” (美月) or “water moon” (水月).

3. Moe
The most common writing of Moe, 萌, means to “sprout,” lending the name a youthfully innocent air.

2. Ayaka
Ayaka has a number of potential meanings with an elegant feel to them, such as 彩花 (“colorful flowers”) and 綾香 (“woven fragrances “).

1. Miyu
Finally, 美, which we also saw used to write Misato and Mizuki, is frequently part of the nam Miyu, which can mean “beautiful kindness” (美優). It can also mean “beautiful connection” (美結), which makes it an extremely appropriate name to top this list of the most popular names from a dating app.

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2017/01/19/the-10-most-attractive-japanese-womens-names-as-chosen-by-dating-app-users/



I like Mizuki.
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hehe Moe and her sisters Larry and Curly
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The other 9 are all girl's names, but Aoi can be used for both genders. It's actually my little brother's name. There are several Kanji variations to write it, the most popular being 葵 and 碧, both can be used either for boys or girls.
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im surprised sakura wasnt on it

miyu tho lol
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Mizuki...the name of a really good real life idol as well as the goddess of all idols in Aikatsu.
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Never knew names were attractive. Moe does not remind me of an attractive women.

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Never knew names were attractive. Moe does not remind me of an attractive women.



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Aoi is my fav but I wonder why Megumi didn't make the list
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I better not show this to my mate that named his daughter Izayoi
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Can really only say that I like Aoi (which is androgynous) and Kanako (Im actually a fan of -ko names). A neighbor to my Japoanese friends when they were still living down here married a woman named Chisako, a name I actually thought was nice. I also like the name Yukiko.
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GrandMasterTime wrote:

Never knew names were attractive. Moe does not remind me of an attractive women.



Happy 21st Birthday!


My birthday is in July and I've sworn you've said this to me before late last year but as always, I appreciate the thought ^,^.
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I quite like the name Shizuka. A Shizuka is a girl in a flowery kimono that when you pull on her obi, she'll spin round exclaiming "aaaaa~reeeeee~!!"..

Sorry about that...

Anyway, Mizuki gives me the mental image of Nana Mizuki, whom I don't like. And Miyu... A cute girl with bobcut and a hat with animal ears.

A bit surprised by the lack of "haru-" names. I like the sound of it. I guess that's just me.
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I like Kana actually. It's cute and pretty.


But I actually like Aoi/Sakura/Erika too.


Moe reminds me of The Simpsons.
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