95+ Best Japanese Dog Names

Any real traveler should visit Japan at least once in his life. You will not find anything similar on our planet anywhere else – even the geographically close and developmental South Korea does not make the same stunning impression as Japan.

Japan is an amazing fusion of carefully guarded ancient traditions and state-of-the-art technologies. A bonus is the unique Japanese mentality, organization, and everyday habits – for example, I have not seen such ideal cleanliness on a national scale anywhere else in the world (even in Singapore, famous for its sterility).

There is an opinion that it is very difficult to travel to Japan on your own – they say, you need to know the language, the customs are strange, everything is expensive, although the Japanese smile, they keep a fig in their pockets .. With this guide, I will try to dispel these myths as much as I can. Firstly, basic English vocabulary is quite enough for traveling in Japan – it is quite enough to solve almost all the questions that arise along the way. As for prices, their level is quite comparable with Western Europe.

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

Male Japanese Dog Names

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

Female Japanese Dog Names

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

Cute Japanese Dog Names

  • Chiisai (small)
  • Kirei (pretty)
  • Aoi (the color blue)
  • Akachan (baby)
  • Ai (love)
  • Pinku (the color pink)
  • Koro (roly-poly)
  • Chīsana (pocket-size)
  • Kichōna (precious)
  • Chibi (small child)
  • Ko (child)
  • Bigaku (a love for beautiful things)
  • Shuga (sugar)

Cool Japanese Dog Names

  • Jazu (jazz music)
  • Ikigai (reason for being)
  • Itsuki (independance)
  • Kiseki (miracle)
  • Zūmu (zoom)
  • Daiki (born for the great glory)
  • Fuji (unique)
  • Kenzan (the ‘spiky frog’ base used in ikebana or flower arranging)
  • Kei (style)
  • Hideaki (bright and shining)
  • Natsukashii (happy memories of the past)
  • Yoshi (good luck, good, righteous)
  • Akira (intelligent)
  • Arata (new and fresh)
  • Karafuru (colorful)

Popular Japanese Dog Names

  • Choco (inspired by the English word chocolate)
  • Crea (a shortened version of create)
  • Yuki (good fortune)
  • Sakura (cherry blossoms)
  • Kenzo (wise one)
  • Pochi (the Japanese equivalent of ‘Spot’)
  • Maron (somewhat related to the French word for chestnut, le marron)
  • Adzuki (red bean)
  • Tadeo (loyal)
  • Taro (eldest son or boy)
  • Runa (luna)
  • Maru (round)

Japanese Food Dog Names

  • Dango (sweet dumpling)
  • Kurumi (walnut)
  • Soba (a buckwheat noodle)
  • Izakaya (pub or bar)
  • Yuzu (citrus fruit)
  • Mochi (rice cake)
  • Matcha (green tea)
  • Momo (peach)
  • Pōkupan (pork bun)
  • Satsumaimo (sweet potato)
  • Kit-Kat (yes, the candy bar!)
  • Senbei (rice cracker)
  • Sushi (raw fish with rice)
  • Udon (a thick wheat flour noodle)
  • Sashimi (raw fish served without rice)

Good Japanese Dog Names

  • Kogal (fashion term for schoolgirl outfits)
  • Tanka (modern shortform poetry)
  • Pikachu (something that doesn’t make noise)
  • Kyary (thought to be Japan’s modern pop music princess)
  • Taiko (Japanese drum)
  • Kaiju (‘giant monster’ cinema style)
  • Kirito (Kirigaya Kazuto from Sword Art Online)
  • Gyaru (‘gal’—part of a fashion subculture)
  • Maki (from Street Fighter)
  • Kon (famous film director Kon Ichikawa)

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

Alice White

Written by Alice White

Alice White, a devoted pet lover and writer, has turned her boundless affection for animals into a fulfilling career. Originally dreaming of wildlife, her limited scientific background led her to specialize in animal literature. Now she happily spends her days researching and writing about various creatures, living her dream.

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