30+ Cool Japanese Dog Names

Sado (tea ceremony), kado (flower arrangement), shodo (calligraphy), and bonsai (growing miniature trees) are traditional Japanese arts that have their roots in antiquity. Each of them requires certain skills and special attention to detail in order to establish a connection between the master and the viewer, to enhance the feeling of “here and now”. While in Japan, take some time to do some truly Japanese practice.

We’ve compiled a list of cool Japanese dog names for your inspiration.


Unique Japanese Dog Names

  • Maru
  • Maron
  • Pochi
  • Sakura
  • Tadeo
  • Taro
  • Adzuki
  • Yuki
  • Choco
  • Kenzo
  • Crea
  • Runa

Female Japanese Dog Names

  • Yumi (beautiful)
  • Aika (love song)
  • Makoto (true)
  • Shinju (pearl)
  • Yamato (great harmony)
  • Eiji (cheerful)
  • Himari (light and love)
  • Kiyo (pure)
  • Hana (flower)
  • Yuri (lily)
  • Bashira (joyful)
  • Haia (nimble)
  • Danuja (a ruler)

Male Japanese Dog Names

  • Benjiro (enjoys peace)
  • Hiroshi (generous)
  • Taeko (brave)
  • Kimi (noble)
  • Toshiro (talented)
  • Tadaaki (faithful light)
  • Akio (hero)
  • Ichiro (first son)
  • Katoro (small boy)
  • Shohei (respect)
  • Eiji (prosperity or peace)
  • Kento (happiness)
  • Yuuma (truthful, gentle)

If you have not found your cool Japanese dog name here, write in the comments, and we will be happy to include it in the list!

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