Weakest to Strongest Hokage in order

Hokages are the mighty shinobi of the village. Hokage are the Guardian of the village.
In this Naruto Hokage list, we are going to rank all the 7 strongest Hokage by their might. As the title suggests, this is a list that begins with the weakest and ends to the strongest hokage. Obviously, all of you people are not gonna agree with us. That is practically impossible, right? Whatever we say, someone somewhere is gonna deny that.

For example: If you say Kakashi is stronger than Tsunade, a lot of you will agree & at the same time, a lot of you won’t.


7) 6th Hokage Kakashi Hatake:

Sixth hokage Kakashi Hatake
Sixth Hokage Kakashi Hatake

Kakashi of the Sharingan, Kakashi the copy ninja and many more of his name was known to all of the 5 villages. Kakashi in his prime was obviously could take down any of the other shinobi from this list. And by Prime, I meant the time when he had 2 Eternal Mangekyou Sharingan.

Kakashi could perform the complete Kamui at that time. Meaning, he could use both short range and long range Kamui. At the same time with his intellectual ability and knowledge over thousands of jutsu, he could perform anything in the deadliest way possible.

However, when Kakashi became the Hokage he did not have any of the Sharingan eyes. So, we got no option to put him higher. Though later he changed his Raikiri into Purple Lightning, but still without the Sharingan we couldn’t put him any higher.

  • Sharingan mastery
  • Copied over a thousand jutsu
  • Youngest to become Chunin, Jounin & Anbu
  • Intelligence & critical analytical ability

6) 5th Hokage Tsunade Senju:

Fifth Hokage Tsunade Senju
Fifth Hokage Tsunade Senju

Tsunade is one of the 3 Legendary Sannin. The other 2 were Jiraiya & Orochimaru. Tsunade is well known for his mitotic regeneration and monstrous physical strength. The 5th Hokage could precisely control chakra and perform a critical medical treatment.

Lady Tsunade is the 1st Hokage Hashirama Senju’s Granddaughter. In the Third Data Book, she had 35marks on total 40. She is specialized in medical ninjutsu. In fact, she was the one who proposed to have at least 1 Medical Ninja in every 3 man squad. Because of her proposal, countless lives were saved in the 3rd great ninja war.

Lady Tsunade is considered the greatest Medical Ninja ever in all 5 great nations.

  • Mitotic regeneration power
  • Long range healing ability from a great distance
  • Legendary Sannin

5) 2nd Hokage Tobirama Senju:

Second Hokage Tobirama Senju
Second Hokage Tobirama Senju

The 2nd Hokage is one of the strongest ninjas in the history. He was the younger brother of Hashirama Senju- the 1st Hokage. Tobirama created numerous ninjutsu including several forbidden jutsus such as- reanimation jutsu.

Tobirama Senju is the one who created the Flying Raijin jutsu and the Shadow Clone Jutsu.  He could use all the 5 Chakra nature and the Yin-Yang release as well. The 2nd Hokage is the one who defeated Izuna Uchiha who was at that moment, stronger than his brother Madara Uchiha.

  • Senju
  • Created most of the jutsu and academy
  • Flying Thunder God

4) 3rd Hokage Hiruzen Sarutobi:

Third Hokage Hiruzen Sarutobi
Third Hokage Hiruzen Sarutobi

The third Hokage is the wisest among this Naruto Hokage list. Hiruzen Sarutobi is also known as the professor. He knew literally each and every jutsu of the hidden leaf village. The Third Hokage could perform and counter any jutsu using another one. He could use all the 5 chakra nature & Yin and Yang too. His mastery and knowledge over jutsu and chakra nature earned him the title “The God of Shinobi” alongside with the sage of the six paths and the 1st Hokage.

The third Hokage knew any and all the jutsu in the Hidden Leaf village, except the Kekkei Genkai, Kekkei Mora & Kekkei Tota. That means, he knew everything that is learnable. And because of that, he knew exactly how to counter any jutsu with something. Basically, that earned him a new nickname, The Professor.

  • Profound knowledge over each and every learnable.
  • Mastery over all 5 chakra nature
  • Was known as the God of Shinobi

3) 4th Hokage Minato Namikaze:

Fourth Hokage Minato Namikaze
Fourth Hokage Minato Namikaze

The yellow flash of the leaf is considered the fastest ninja ever lived. People often mistook his immense raw speed with the teleportation technique he performed. He was also called the Savior of the World. Due to his sharp intellect, precise decision making and mastery over ninjutsu Kakashi Hatake and the Third Raikage considered that no one could ever surpass him.

Minato’s strongest point was his speed. On top of that, he was a sensory type ninja. So, he could sense an enemy attack from miles away. According to the Wikipedia, with a simple body flicker, he could engage the enemy or retrieve ally without anyone realizing.

  • Fastest ninja ever lived.
  • Child of Prophecy.
  • Ended the 3rd Great Ninja War singlehandedly.
  • Flying Raijin.
  • Profound intellect and critical analytical ability.
  • Sage Jutsu.

2) 1st Hokage Hashirama Senju:

First Hokage Hashirama Senju
First Hokage Hashirama Senju

Hashirama Senju is also considered as the God of Shinobi. Due to his endless chakra and continuous regeneration power he was considered as the God among the ninja. The first Hokage had a unique ability to combine the earth and water to perform the wood style techniques. This Kekkei Genkai let him battle against the mighty Madara Uchiha and the 9 tails and defeat them with ease.

He used his wood style technique “Deep forest emergence” to create the hidden leaf village. Besides the wood style, he could also use all the 5 basic chakra nature as well as the Yin-Yang release. Hashirama never lost a single battle in his lifetime.

  • Wood release which is a unique Kekkei Genkai.
  • Mastery over all 5 basic chakra nature.
  • Was considered as the God of Shinobi.
  • Sage Jutsu.

1) 7th Hokage Naruto Uzumaki:

Seventh Hokage Naruto Uzumaki
Seventh Hokage Naruto Uzumaki

The gutsy ninja who refused to give up, no matter what happens. The child of prophecy, the one everyone can rely on. Naruto is by far the strongest Hokage of all time. Well, he is the main character in the show after all.

The Seventh Hokage has an almost limitless reserve of chakra. Although he has full control over the 9tails’ chakra, he has enormous chakra without that too. He is an Uzumaki, we can’t forget that. Aside from all the 5 basic chakra nature, he can also use Lava, Magnet and Boil style chakra nature.

Thanks to the power of the Six Path, Naruto can even levitate. After getting the full control over the 9 tails’ chakra, Naruto then went into sage mode. This allows him to go 9tails’ sage mode. He can also use Yin, Yang release and Yin-Yang release at the same time. Naruto has countless derived S rank jutsu in his arsenal. There is not a single living human being beside Sasuke who can even challenge him in Battle.

  • Child of Prophecy.
  • The hero of the 4th Great Ninja War.
  • Nine-Tails’ Jinchuriki.
  • Tode Sage.
  • Kurama Sage.

How old is Naruto when he becomes Hokage?

By the time he becomes The Seventh Hokage, Naruto was 31-32 years old.

When does Naruto become Hokage?

Naruto was 17 during the time of the 4th Great Ninja war. After the war, he had to go for a great deal of study on the history of shinobi and other important stuff. Then he started going for numerous high-rank missions. After that, he married Hinata and had kids. As time passed he became more experienced, Kakashi stepped down as the Hokage and announced Naruto as the 7th Hokage.

What is the meaning of Hokage?

The literal meaning of Hokage is the shadow of fire. The word Hokage can be divided into two, Ho and Kage. Ho means, Fire and Kage means Shadow in Japanese.

In Naruto, Hokage is the position for the strongest Ninja in Konoha village. The leader of the village is called the Hokage. As Konohagakure is known as the Land of Fire, the leader is called the Shadow of the Fire.


Hokage nicknames

  • 1st Hokage’s nickname was The God of Shinobi.
  • 2nd Hokage didn’t have any particular nickname.
  • 3rd Hokage’s nickname was The Professor.
  • 4th Hokage’s nickname was The Yellow Flash of the Leaf
  • 5th Hokage’s nickname was Princess Tsunade or Tsunade Hime in Japanese.
  • 6th Hokage’s nickname was The Copy Ninja.
  • 7th Hokage’s nicknames are The Child of Prophecy, Hero of the Hidden Leaf, The Saviour of the World.

All Hokage in Japanese

  • The First Hokage is called Shodai Hokage in Japanese.
  • The Second Hokage is called Nidaime Hokage in Japanese.
  • The Third Hokage is called Sandaime Hokage in Japanese.
  • The Fourth Hokage is called Yondaime Hokage in Japanese.
  • The Fifth Hokage is called Godaime Hokage in Japanese.
  • The Sixth Hokage is called Rokudaime Hokage in Japanese.
  • The Seventh Hokage is called Nanadaime Hokage in Japanese.

Was Danzo a Hokage?

Yes, Danzo was elected as the Hokage right after The Hidden Leaf Village defended the Pain Assault. Well, that hidden leaf village was not defended actually, Pain did destroy the whole village.

So, when Naruto defeated Pain, we found that the 5th Hokage Tsunade was in Coma due to the labor of healing the whole village. At that time the village needed a Hokage to act and represent.

Why Danzo became the Hokage?

Now come to the question of why it was Danzo to be the next Hokage after Tsunade was in the coma.

Well, Danzo had one of Shisui’s eyes which he used to manipulate the Feudal Lord. Though, the other village elders didn’t want Danzo to become the Hokage. Despite the fact that the jutsu Kotoamatsukami should have been used once in a 10 year, Danzo used at least 2 times in 2/3 days.

  • The first time he used to it on the Feudal Lord to become the Hokage himself.
  • The second time he used it on the summit of 5 Kage.

Was Danzo the Sixth Hokage?

No. Danzo was not the Sixth Hokage. He was never an official Hokage rather than an acting Hokage on the crisis time. When the fifth Hokage Lady Tsunade was still unconscious in the coma, the village needed a representative for the summit. So, Danzo was chosen. And before he was officially announced as the Hokage, Danzo died in the battle against Sasuke.

How long was Danzo Hokage for?

Danzo was Hokage for a couple of days. As soon as he became the Hokage he had to join the 5 Kage Summit. And as Sasuke attacked in the middle of the summit, he was to went back to the village. Then in the battle, he died in a suicide attack.

So, it is safe to assume that Danzo waHokagege for 2-4 days.

Hokage pronunciation

So, how to pronounce Hokage? As we are not from Japan and most of us don’t speak Japanese who loves anime from other countries, it’s pretty hard to pronounce such a word. So, how do we pronounce it? The answer is simple.

The word sounds like this Hoe-ka-gay.

So, next time you pronounce it, don’t say like Hoe-keij, or Ho-ka-jey, Hokaga or something like that.


Naruto Hokage list
Naruto Hokage list

4 thoughts on “Weakest to Strongest Hokage in order”

    1. At the very end of the war arc, Kurama was able to enter sage mode.
      Remember the final battle between Naruto and Sasuke?
      When Sasuke was to use the Indra’s arrow, one of Naruto’s Kurama mode clone disappears and suddenly Naruto got that huge Nature Energy?
      That was because of Kurama’s Sage Chakra.

        1. He may learn it from either Hagoromo or Naruto.
          As Kurama was always doing nothing inside Naruto, it was easy for him to concentrate and gather nature energy. Just like Naruto, when he had his clones in Mount Myoboku while fighting pain.

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