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Wakaba is a Japanese word and name meaning "young leaf". It may refer to:

  • The wakaba / Shoshinsha mark, a sign put on new drivers' cars in Japan
  • , a Japanese sunk at the Battle of Leyte Gulf in 1944

  • , the former destroyer Nashi, a Japanese destroyer that was salvaged after being sunk in 1945

  • Wakaba mark, the or , introduced in 1972, is a green and yellow V-shaped symbol that new Japanese drivers must display on their cars for one year
  • Wakaba-ku, one of the six wards of the city of Chiba in Japan
  • Wakaba, a popular J-pop group
Popular culture
  • Wakaba Shinohara, a character in the anime Revolutionary Girl Utena
  • Wakaba (Suikoden), a character in the video game Suikoden II
  • Hinata Wakaba, a character in the video game Rival Schools
  • Tsukishima Wakaba, one of the four sisters in Cross Game
  • Tamama Aliases is "Wakaba-1" from the anime Sgt. Frog