The Most Popular Anime Names To Give Children

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This past week, Dengeki ran a poll to ask readers their favourite anime characters to name their children after. While over half of the readers that participated thought the idea of naming your kid after an anime character was outrageous, the rest went right ahead and named their favourites, both male and female.

 

Female:

 

Rank Character Series
1. Mikoto Toaru Majutsu no Index
2. Yuna Final Fantasy X
3. Nanoha Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
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

 

Male:

 

Rank Character Series
1. Touma Toaru Majutsu no Index
2. Sora Kingdom Hearts
3. Cloud Final Fantasy VII
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. Kyo The King of Fighters



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