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Dengeki Online website posted the results of its April 14-28 user poll which asked: Which anime and game characters would you like to name your children after?

According to Dengeki Online’s self-selected pool of respondents, here are the top 10 male characters:

  1. Touma – Toaru Majutsu no Index, others
  2. Sora – Kingdom Hearts
  3. Cloud – Final Fantasy VII, others
  4. Hayate – Hayate the Combat Butler
  5. Sousuke – Full Metal Panic!
  6. Tomoya – Clannad
  7. Koyomi – Bakemonogatari
  8. Yuri – Tales of Vesperia
  9. Kyousuke – Little Busters!
  10. Kyou – The King of Fighters franchise

Here are the top 10 female characters:

  1. Mikoto – Toaru Majutsu no Index, others
  2. Yuna – Final Fantasy X, others
  3. Nanoha – Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, others
  4. Yui – K-ON!
  5. Sakura – Card Captor Sakura
  6. Mio – K-ON!
  7. Yuri – Angel Beats!
  8. Nagisa – Clannad
  9. Rin – Fate/stay night
  10. Shiki – Kara no Kyoukai – the Garden of sinners

However, Dengeki Online noted that over half of the responses were along the lines of “There’s no way I will name them after characters” or “Don’t confuse reality with fiction!”.

The staff initially held back the results due to this feedback, but eventually decided to post the poll results from those who did list character names.

Now, take a look to the most popular actual Japanese baby names in 2008, 2005 and the last several decades. Source: Kyou mo Yarareyaku


  • stukasa says:

    I notice that Yuri is on the list for both males and females, yet from different characters. Kind of funny. ^^

    I don’t think I’d ever name a child after an anime/game character, I don’t want to cause them unnecessary teasing later on. :catfight:

  • ware4me says:

    Well, it would be really strange for us living on the other side of the world. 🙂

  • alexmayer says:

    For the boy i like Kurama or kenshin’s name while for the girl usagi and sakura.

  • ware4me says:

    Sakura :adoration:

  • raduandrew says:

    My favorite is Sousuke !!!!!!!!

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