Nao (given name)

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Nao
Gender Female
Origin
Word/name Japanese
Meaning many different meanings depending on the kanji used
Other names
Related names Naoko
Naomi

Nao (なお, ナオ?) is a common feminine Japanese given name which is occasionally used by men. It is also a short name for Naoko, Naomi, Naoto, etc.

Possible writings[edit]

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

  • 直, "honest"
  • 尚, "esteem"
  • 奈緒, "Nara, cord"
  • 菜緒, "greens, cord"
  • 奈央, "Nara, center"

The name can also be written in hiragana or katakana.

People[edit]

Characters[edit]

  • Nao, a character in the manga series Inu Neko Jump!
  • Nao Chikura (名央), a character in the manga series Hatsukoi Limited
  • Nao Iihara, a character from the eroge series Boin and Resort Boin
  • Nao Kamiya (奈緒), a character in the mobile game and anime The Idolmaster Cinderella Girls
  • Nao Kanzaki (ナオ), the main protagonist in the manga and live actions series, Liar Game
  • Nao Makinoha (奈緒), a character from the shōnen fantasy manga Midori No Hibi
  • Nao Mariota Pryderi, a female character in the MMORPG Mabinogi
  • Nao Midorikawa, a character in Smile PreCure!, the 9th season in the Pretty Cure franchise
  • Nao Morisaki (七央), a character from the erotic visual novel Soul Link
  • Nao Okuda (直), a character in the manga series K-On!
  • Nao Tomori (奈緒), a character in the anime series Charlotte
  • Nao Yuuki (奈緒), a female character in the anime series My-HiME
  • Nao, the main character in the manga and live action series Good Morning Call