Yayoi (given name)

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Yayoi Yoshioka, a Japanese women's rights activist
Pronunciation Yayoi
Gender Female
Word/name Japanese
Meaning March
extensive, life
Region of origin Japanese
Other names
Related names Satsuki

Yayoi (やよい, ヤヨイ) is a feminine Japanese given name.

Possible writings[edit]

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

  • 弥生, "March"
as a given name
  • 彌生, "extensive, life"

The given name can also be written in hiragana or katakana.


  • Yayoi Jinguji (弥生), Japanese voice actress
  • Yayoi Kusama (彌生 or 弥生), Japanese artist
  • Yayoi Matsumoto (弥生, born 1990), Japanese swimmer
  • Yayoi Wachi (弥生), Japanese composer and sound designer
  • Yayoi Yoshioka (彌生), Japanese physician and women's rights activist

Fictional characters[edit]


  1. ^ Yayoi - Meaning and origin of the name Yayoi