User comments for Haruka (Usage Only)

Haruka written with the kanji for distant (遥) is used more often as a boy's name in Japan.
Rin_0911  4/8/2012
Haruka was last year's most popular girl name in Japan in terms of sound (Aoi {葵} was the most popular in terms of both the kanji and the combination of kanji/kana & sound).

For boys, in terms of sound, it's in 188th place.

Rankings for Haruka based on kanji/kana & sound combination:
遥 - 9th place (girls) & 456th place (boys) -> 78th (girls) & 1, 209th (boys) in 1989
遥香 - 71st place (girls) -> 276th (girls) in 1989
はるか - 100th place (girls) -> 124th (girls) in 1989
晴香 - 115th place (girls) -> 67th (girls) in 1989
春香 - 130th place (girls) -> 71st (girls) in 1989
遙 - 173rd place (girls) -> 203rd (girls) in 1989
陽香 - 234th place (girls) -> 205th (girls) in 1989
春花 - 301st place (girls) -> 512th (girls) in 1989
悠 - 319th place (girls) & 575th place (boys) -> 156th (girls) in 1989*
遥花 - 324th place (girls) -> 6, 355th (girls) in 1989
陽花 - 424th place (girls) -> 3, 962nd (girls) in 1989
遙香 - 709th place (girls) -> 572nd (girls) in 1989
遥佳 - 860th place (girls) -> 1, 795th (girls) in 1989
晴花 - 916th place (girls) -> 2, 930th (girls) in 1989
遥華 - 968th place (girls) -> 4, 565th (girls) in 1989
春佳 - 971th place (girls) -> 461st (girls) in 1989
春華 - 1000th place (girls) -> 1, 128th (girls) in 1989

Source: (2014) & (1989)

*I didn't put up the ranking for boys since the kanji used is more often used as Yū.
m4yb3_daijirou  5/31/2015
Let me also add that there are 2 surveys conducted by Benesse and Meiji Yasuda Life every year to determine which name was the most popular. In terms of sound, Benesse puts Haruka (girl) at 17th place while Meiji Yasuda Life puts Haruka (girl) at 16th. Since Japan doesn't have an official popularity list, the data that I put up on BTN should not be used as pure evidence of which names are currently popular.
m4yb3_daijirou  6/29/2015
遥 is unisex, not feminine only. [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  9/8/2015
Haruka was given to 10 girls in America in 2016.
cutenose  5/23/2017

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