GENDER: Feminine & Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: 日向, 陽向, 向日葵, etc. (Japanese Kanji), ひなた (Japanese Hiragana)
From Japanese 日向 (hinata)
meaning "sunny place", 陽向 (hinata)
meaning "toward the sun", or a non-standard reading of 向日葵 (himawari)
meaning "sunflower". Other kanji compounds are also possible. Because of the irregular readings, this name is often written using the hiragana writing system.