326 Unique and Awesome Japanese Dog Names

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If you're looking for a Japanese name for your Akita or shiba inu or any breed of dog, here are 326 suggestions to inspire your pet-naming process.

Japanese names for male dogs.

  • Aki
  • Akihiro
  • Akio
  • Arata
  • Atsushi
  • Ayumu
  • Dai
  • Daiki
  • Daisuke
  • Eiji
  • Fumio
  • Haruki
  • Haruto
  • Hayate
  • Hibiki
  • Hideki
  • Hideo
  • Hikaru
  • Hinata
  • Hiraku
  • Hiroaki
  • Hiroki
  • Hiroshi
  • Hiroyuki
  • Hitoshi
  • Hotaka
  • Ichiro
  • Isamu
  • Itsuki
  • Jiro
  • Junichi
  • Kaede
  • Kaito
  • Kaoru
  • Katashi
  • Kenichi
  • Kenji
  • Kenshin
  • Kenta
  • Kichiro
  • Kiyoshi
  • Kouta
  • Kunio
  • Kyo
  • Madoka
  • Makoto
  • Masa
  • Masaaki
  • Masaki
  • Masaru
  • Masashi
  • Masato
  • Masayoshi
  • Masayuki
  • Masumi
  • Michi
  • Michio
  • Mitsuo
  • Mitsuru
  • Naoki
  • Noboru
  • Nori
  • Norio
  • Osamu
  • Rakuro
  • Ren
  • Riku
  • Rikuto
  • Ryo
  • Ryoichi
  • Ryota
  • Satoshi
  • Shinji
  • Shinobu
  • Shiro
  • Sho
  • Shouta
  • Susumo
  • Tadao
  • Tadashi
  • Taichi
  • Takahiro
  • Takayuki
  • Takumi
  • Tamotsu
  • Taro
  • Toshiaki
  • Yamato
  • Yasushi
  • Yori
  • Yoshio
  • Yoshiro
  • Yoshito
  • Yoshito
  • Yosu
  • Youta
  • Yuji
  • Yukio

Japanese names for female dogs.

  • Aiko
  • Airi
  • Akemi
  • Akiko
  • Akira
  • Asami
  • Asuka
  • Ayame
  • Ayano
  • Ceiko
  • Chika
  • Chiyo
  • Chiyoko
  • Emi
  • Emiko
  • Eri
  • Fumiko
  • Hana
  • Hanako
  • Haru
  • Haruko
  • Haruna
  • Hashiko
  • Hideko
  • Hikari
  • Hino
  • Hiro
  • Hiroko
  • Hiromi
  • Hisako
  • Hitomi
  • Honoka
  • Hotaru
  • Izumi
  • Kamiko
  • Katsumi
  • Kazuko
  • Kazumi
  • Keiko
  • Kiko
  • Kimiko
  • Kiyomi
  • Kumiko
  • Kyo
  • Kyoko
  • Madoka
  • Maiko
  • Maki
  • Makoto
  • Mami
  • Manami
  • Mao
  • Mariko
  • Masa
  • Masumi
  • Mayumi
  • Meiko
  • Michi
  • Michiko
  • Midori
  • Miho
  • Mika
  • Miki
  • Miku
  • Minako
  • Minori
  • Mio
  • Misaki
  • Mitsuko
  • Mitsura
  • Miwa
  • Miyako
  • Miyu
  • Momoka
  • Moriko
  • Nana
  • Nanami
  • Nao
  • Naoko
  • Naomi
  • Natsuki
  • Natsumi
  • Noboku
  • Noriko
  • Ren
  • Rika
  • Riko
  • Rin
  • Rina
  • Rio
  • Ryoko
  • Sachiko
  • Saki
  • Sakura
  • Satoko
  • Satomi
  • Shika
  • Shiori
  • Shizuka
  • Shizuko
  • Sora
  • Sumiko
  • Suzu
  • Suzume
  • Takako
  • Tamiko
  • Teruko
  • Tomiko
  • Tomomi
  • Toshiko
  • Umeko
  • Wakana
  • Yasu
  • Yasuko
  • Yoshi
  • Yoshie
  • Yoshiko
  • Yua
  • Yui
  • Yuina
  • Yuka
  • Yukari
  • Yuki
  • Yukiko
  • Yuko
  • Yumi
  • Yumiko
  • Yuri
  • Yuriko
  • Yuuna

Japanese dog names and meanings.

  • Akira - Bright
  • Haru - Spring
  • Hiro - Generous
  • Hoshi - Star
  • Katsu - Victory
  • Kimi - She Who Is Without Equal
  • Mai - Dance
  • Mana - Spirit
  • Mi - Beautiful
  • Nao - Love
  • Shinju - Pearl
  • Sora - Sky
  • Taiki - Great Radiance
  • Takara - Treasure
  • Takeo - Warrior
  • Toshi - Wise
  • Toshio - Hero
  • Yoshi - Good
  • Yuki - Happiness

Dog names inspired by Japanese cities.

  • Fuji
  • Kawasaki
  • Kobe
  • Kyoto
  • Osaka
  • Sapporo
  • Tokyo

Dog names inspired by Japanese food.

  • Manju
  • Matcha
  • Mochi
  • Ramen
  • Ryokucha
  • Sake
  • Sashimi
  • Soba
  • Sushi
  • Tempura
  • Udon
  • Wasabi

Great dog names for shiba inus.

  • Fox
  • Inu
  • Kitsune
  • Koko
  • Momo
  • Pochi
  • Red
  • Ryuu
  • Sassy
  • Tenko

Unique Names for Akitas

  • Gen
  • Gin
  • Jin
  • Kazi
  • Kinu
  • Kuma
  • Okami
  • Shiki
  • Shogun
  • Tomodachi
  • Tora
  • Washi

Dog names inspired by manga and anime.

  • Ai
  • Akamaru
  • Akame
  • Apo
  • Asuna
  • Bonta
  • Bulma
  • Ein
  • Eren
  • Goku
  • Haji
  • Hayate
  • Hinata
  • Ichigo
  • Iggy
  • Kaga
  • Kakashi
  • Kiki
  • Kirito
  • Korra
  • Kurenai
  • Leone
  • Maka
  • Maru
  • Mayuri
  • Menchi
  • Mikasa
  • Misa
  • Mustang
  • Naruto
  • Natsu
  • Pluto
  • Revy
  • Sasuke
  • Saya
  • Taromaru
  • Tetsuya
  • Totoro

Top Japanese dog names.

  • Akira
  • Hiro
  • Inu
  • Kimiko
  • Mochi
  • Momo
  • Pochi
  • Sushi
  • Tokyo
  • Totoro
  • Yoko
  • Yoshi

Do you need more inspiration for your new pet’s name?

We love our pets like we love our children—we care for them, and we dress them up in adorable outfits. So it's extra important that we take time to find the perfect name that reflects our new pet's personality and potential. Naming can be hard, which is why we've gathered nine pet-naming techniques to find the perfect fit, as well as assembled a handful of our most beloved lists of pet names!