Haruka Haruno (春野はるか) from the magical girl anime "Go! Princess Precure". Haruka is the main character of the anime, and her cure form is Cure Flora. Go! Princess Precure is the twelfth season in the Precure franchise, making it's debut on February 1st, 2015.
Hatsune173  10/6/2020
Haruka (はるか) Tanizawa is a fictional character in the novel 'Battle Royale'. She is the girl #12.
Felie  10/21/2019
Haruka first made the Japanese girls top 10 in 1994, peaking at #3 in 1995. It last made the top 10 in 1999.

遥 (distant, remote) is the most common spelling in which the name reached the Japanese top 10.
― Anonymous User  9/6/2019
Also the last name of Kokona Haruka from the video game Yandere Simulator.
KashGirl  9/4/2019
Haruka Kudo is a Japanese pop singer. She is a tenth-generation member of the pop group Morning Musume. Prior to joining Morning Musume, Kudō was a Hello! Pro Egg member. Kudo is the youngest member in history to join Morning Musume, at 11 years and 11 months old, surpassing Ai Kago's 11-year record.
lilolaf  6/15/2017
Haruka Kudō is a Japanese model and voice actress. She is best known as the voice of Hagumi Hanamoto in Honey and Clover and Sayu Yagami in the anime adaptation of Death Note. She was an exclusive model for Seventeen Japanese magazine from 2003 to 2006.
lilolaf  6/15/2017
Haruka Suenaga is a Japanese actress. At a young age, she began making TV appearances on Oha Star and was part of the Oha-Girls. She has done some commercials for Glico. One of her most notable roles was Sakura Nishihori/Bouken Pink in the Super Sentai series GoGo Sentai Boukenger.
lilolaf  6/15/2017
Haruka was given to 10 girls in America in 2016.
cutenose  5/23/2017
Haruka Fukushima is a Japanese shōjo manga artist. She made her manga debut in 1999 in Nakayoshi magazine with her award-winning Sakuranbo Kiss. She considers Otona ni Nuts to be her masterpiece. Other works include Ai Ga Nakucha Ne!, Bibitte Mu-cho, Cherry Juice, Kedamono Damono, Fortune☆Cake, Young Mermaid, AAA and more recently Orange Planet, Kimi No Neiro, and Animal Official. All of them are or were published in Nakayoshi.
cutenose  3/3/2017
Haruka Abe is an Anglo-Japanese actress based in London, United Kingdom. She appeared in BBC's Ideal as Miko, and as Marti in Sleepydog's science-fiction TV series Slingers directed by Steve Barron. She also appeared in the video for Clean Bandit's song "Rather Be" which has amassed over 400m views on YouTube.
cutenose  2/10/2017
Haruka Miyashita is a Japanese volleyball player who plays for Okayama Seagulls. She also plays for the All-Japan women's volleyball team.
cutenose  2/9/2017
Haruka Kohara is a former member of the Japanese idol groups AKB48 and SDN48. Never, Black Boy, I'm Sure, Ganbariina, Futsuu no Anata, Best By..., Aisareru Tame ni, Kodoku na Runner, Touhikou, Vampire Keikaku.
cutenose  2/4/2017
Haruka Tomatsu is a Japanese voice actress and singer, employed by Music Ray'n. Tomatsu made her voice acting debut in 2007, and is known for her roles as Asuna in Sword Art Online, Mileina Vashti in Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season, Saki Rukino in Valvrave the Liberator, and Lala Satalin Deviluke in To Love-Ru.
cutenose  1/27/2017
A male bearer of this name is Haruka Takachiho, a Japanese science fiction author and founder of Studio Nue. Takachiho is best known as the creator of Crusher Joe, Dirty Pair and Dirty Pair Flash. Helen McCarthy in 500 Essential Anime Movies called him one of Japan's leading pulp novelists.
cutenose  1/24/2017
Haruka Ayase, real name Aya Tademaru, born March 24, 1985 in Asaminami, Hiroshima Prefecture is a Japanese actress and singer. In 2000, she won the 25th HoriPro Talent Scout Caravan Grand Prix where she was given her stage name.
cutenose  1/15/2017
Haruka Fukuhara is a Japanese actress, singer, and model. Haruka Fukuhara started working as a child actress from the first grade of elementary school.
cutenose  1/13/2017
Haruka Tomatsu is a Japanese voice actress.
ERK  12/26/2016
Haruka from Senran Kagura bears this name. She's a shinobi student.
miyamosuiren  4/21/2016
遥 is unisex, not feminine only. [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  9/8/2015
Haruka Nanase (Haru) is a male character from the anime Free!
daimcdonald  8/3/2015
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
Haruka written with the kanji for distant (遥) is used more often as a boy's name in Japan.
Rin_0911  4/8/2012
Kuran Haruka is the name of Kaname and Yuki's father (who is very much masculine) in the anime/manga, "Vampire Knight".
GreekMythology  2/16/2009
Haruka's the Japanese name of May, the heroine of the 'Pokemon: Advanced Generation'. I'm really suprised that I'm the first to mention it.
Suzu  12/18/2007
Haruka Amami is one of the girls that the player is able to work with in the videogame "The Idolmaster".
HarunaAmami  8/17/2007
Haruka Tenoh is Sailor Uranus on Sailor Moon.
Hailey2006  7/7/2006
As noted above, the civilian form of Sailoruranus from Takeuchi Naoko's Sailormoon is Tenou Haruka; (surnames presented first per custom). This character is known as Amara Tenoh in the English dub and was made the cousin of Michelle Kaioh (Kaiou Michiru aka Sailorneptune); they were actually lovers. The final season (Stars) was not dubbed partially because the North American studios couldn't figure out what to do to hide their obviously romantic involvement (they die reaching for each other!) and also, the Starlights who alternated between male and female. Gender freaks us out over here for some reason...

Haruka's gender identity never was really clarified... because of this, I see this name as more masculine but I like it in general!
aeolian  4/11/2011
In Sailor Moon (the manga and Japanese anime), Sailor Uranus' civilian name is Haruka.
― Anonymous User  12/20/2008

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