Listed variously as borrowed from English papaya, or from Latin from the species name Carica papaya. An English derivation seems more likely historically, as the fruit is native to southern Mexico and Central America and was first imported into Japan in the mid-Meiji period, well after trading relations had been established with the United States.
- パパイヤ (papaiya)
パパイア (rōmaji papaia)
- 蕃瓜樹 (bankaju) (exceedingly rare)