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Staci is a writer living in Atlanta, Georgia. When not writing, she spends most of her time trying to keep up with her four rescue cats and Australian shepherd puppy.
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The 50 Best Japanese Dog Names

Staci
Jul 29 ·

Looking for some Japanese dog names? Here are the best!

One of the hardest things about having a new puppy is choosing their name! You might have a new puppy with no name at all yet, or you might have a shelter dog where you want to change the name. Either way, you’ll want to pick a new name as soon as possible, because dogs do get to learn their name, and you’ll want to drill that in early. It can be very important for getting their attention, recall, and other training things.

However, you might be agonizing over it. It’s an important decision, as it’s the name you and your dog will be stuck with for life. The last thing you want to do is choose the wrong one.

How about a Japanese name? These Japanese dog names are great, whether you have a Japanese family, or just love the country and want to pay homage to it. From strong names to adorable ones, there’s something for everyone.

Have a look through these and see if any strike your fancy.

Japanese dog Names – Male Names

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These names are great for male dogs!

  • Cho (butterfly)
  • Emiko (beautiful blessing child)
  • Haruki (shining son)
  • Hiroshi (generous)
  • Inu (dog)
  • Junichi (obedient)
  • Katsu (victory)
  • Ken (healthy and strong)
  • Kenta (large and healthy)
  • Kouta (peace)
  • Kyoto (the place)
  • Mamoru (guardian)
  • Moriko (child of the forest)
  • Rin (dignified)
  • Sho (fly)
  • Tadashi (loyal)
  • Taiki (shine)
  • Takeo (hero)
  • Tokyo (the place)
  • Toshi (wise)
  • Tsuyoshi (strong)
  • Yori (trust)
  • Yuki (snow)
  • Yukio (blessed hero)

Female Names

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If you want female Japanese dog names, these are awesome.

  • Aimi (beautiful)
  • Akira (bright)
  • Asami (morning beauty)
  • Aya (art)
  • Emi (beautiful blessing)
  • Etsuko (child of joy)
  • Hikari (light)
  • Hiromi (beauty)
  • Hoshi (star)
  • Kana (powerful one)
  • Kiko (chronical child)
  • Kimi (noble)
  • Kitsune (fox)
  • Koya (fast leader)
  • Mai (dance)
  • Mami (true beauty)
  • Mana (love)
  • Mayu (gentle)
  • Mitsuko (child of light)
  • Nao (truthful)
  • Sachiko (joyful child)
  • Sakura (cherry blossom)
  • Satomi (beautiful and wise)
  • Shiori (poem)
  • Sora (sky)

If you were looking for Japanese dog names, hopefully, one of these seems perfect for your pup! Whether you want a strong name or a gentle one, there’s plenty to choose from.

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Staci
Staci is a writer living in Atlanta, Georgia. When not writing, she spends most of her time trying to keep up with her four rescue cats and Australian shepherd puppy.
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