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Gender Male
Word/name Japanese
Meaning It can have many different meanings depending on the kanji used.
Other names
Related names Eiichi

Eiji (えいじ, エイジ?) is a common masculine Japanese given name.

Possible writings[edit]

Eiji can be written using different kanji characters and can mean:

  • 栄治, "prosperity, peace"
  • 英治, "great, peace"
  • 英二, "great, second"
  • 永次, "eternity, next"

The name can also be written in hiragana or katakana.

The Eiji (永治?, eternal peace) era was a Japanese era name (年号, nengō,?, literally "year name") after Hōen and before Kōji. This period spanned the years from 1141 through 1142.


  • Eiji Aonuma (英二, born 1963), Japanese designer and director of video games
  • Eiji Ezaki (英治, born 1968), Japanese professional wrestler
  • Eiji Kawashima (永嗣, born 1983), Japanese football goalkeeper
  • Eiji Mitooka (鋭治, born 1947), Japanese industrial designer
  • Eiji Mitsuoka (光岡映二, born January 1, 1976), Japanese professional mixed martial artist
  • Eiji Miyashita (宮下 栄治 born 1978), Japanese voice actor
  • Eiji Nakano (英治, 1904–1990), Japanese film actor
  • Eiji Oue (英次, born 1957), Japanese conductor
  • Eiji Toyoda (英二, 1913–2013), chairman of Toyota Motor Corporation
  • Eiji Tsuburaya (英二, 1901–1970), Japanese special effects director
  • Eiji Wentz (瑛士, born 1985), Japanese singer and entertainer
  • Eiji Yanagisawa (栄治), Japanese voice actor
  • Eiji Yoshikawa (英治, 1892–1962), Japanese historical novelist


  • Eiji Hino (映司), a character in the tokusatsu Kamen Rider OOO
  • Eiji Kamiya (エイジ), a character in the anime and manga Wangan Midnight
  • Eiji Kikumaru (英二), a character in the anime and manga The Prince of Tennis
  • Eiji Kisaragi (影二), a character in Art of Fighting and The King of Fighters series
  • Eiji Niizuma (エイジ-), a character in the anime and manga Bakuman.
  • Eiji Sawakita (栄治), a character in the manga Slam Dunk