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This name generator will generate 10 random Edo era Japanese names.
The Edo period ran from 1603 to 1868, and was the period when Japan was under the rule of 300 Daimyo, who in turn were under the rule of the Tokugawa shogunate. Most will recognize this period as the period of the samurai, as well as the end of the samurai. Obviously far more happened in this period, but the main thing to keep in mind as far as names go is that names were heavily dependent on your status in society. If you wish to remain as close to historically accurate as possible, I can only suggest you do the required research as there's a lot to take in.
Edo era Japanese names are often used in anime, manga, and other works of fiction, including western works whenever a Japanese character appears. So you may recognize quite a lot of names if you're into anime, and so on. Of course, some names simply survived to this day, so you might also recognize them from real life.
Like modern Japanese names, these names are in the order of family name first, then the personal name.
To start, simply click on the button to generate 10 random names. Don't like the names? Simply click again to get 10 new random names. Note that like many other Asian cultures Edo era Japan puts surnames before personal names, so in this generator you'll find surnames listed first as well.
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