+350 japanese dog names (by category)

japanese dogs

Japan is a beautiful country with a very rich culture. Whether it is for its nature, its food or its anime, it is clear that this country is very attractive. Personally, I love the way their words sound.

I have prepared a list of over 350 Japanese names for dogs inspired by the Japanese language and culture. Hajimemasho! (Let’s begin!)

Japanese dog female names for the best girl

japanese female dog name
NameMeaning
AhmyaBlack rain
AikaLove song
AkaneBrilliant red
AkariBrightness
AkikoClear and bright
AyaColorful
AzumiSafe space
BotanLong life
ChikaWise
ChiyoThousand generations or worlds
ChoButterfly
EriBlessing, reason
EtsuDelight
FuyukoWinter child
GenSpring
GinaSilvery
HachiEight
HanaeBlossom
HanamiFlowery
HarueSunshine
HarukaFar off
HarukiSpring, Tree, Clear
HatsuFirstborn
HideExcellent
HinaLight or sun
HirikoGenerous
IsamuVigorous
IwaRock
IzumiFountain
JapanaAmbitious
JunPure
KagamiMirror
KairySea
KanonBlossom
KasumiMist
KatsukiMoon
KeomiPure
KimmiRighteous
KinGolden
KitaNorth
KoemiSmiling
KokoroSoul
KosukeRising sun
KukikoSnow
KumaBear
MakiTrue, precious
MamikoReal, geniune
MasuyoProfit
MidoriGreen
MihoBeautiful
MiraiFuture
MitsuLight
MiyahTemple
MomoPeach
MorikoForest
NanamiSeven seas
NoaLove, affection
NyokoTreasure
OrinoField
RanOrchid
RikonaIntelligence
SadashiAmbitious
SakiHope
SangoCoral
ShaiwaseHappiness
ShinjuPearl
ShizukaSilent, quiet
SoraSky
SugiCedar
TakaraTreasure
TakiFalling waterfall
TamashiniVery soulful
TaruVast and huge sea
TomoFriend, wisdom
TsukikoMoon
UmiOcean
YoruNight
YumeDream, vision

Japanese dog male names for the best boy

japanese dog name for male
NameMeaning
AitoSea
AokiGreen tree
AsahiMorning sun
BenjiroEnjoys peace
ChikoPledge
DaichiFrom the earth
DaidoEcho
HachiEight
HakuWhite
HaruBorn in the spring
HarukoSpring child
HarutoSpring
HekimaKnowledgeable
HideakiBright
HikaruLight, radiance
HinataSunflower
HiroshiGenerous
HiroyukiGood fortune
HisokiSecretive, reserved
HoshiStar
JiroThe second son
KaitoOcean
KatsumiTo overcome
KazuThe first one
KentaroBig boy
KinGold
KohakuAmber
KosukeRising sun
KoukiLight
KumaBear
KyosukeRespectful
MakotoSincerity
MareoRare
MasaruVictory
MatsuPine tree
MikiTree
MinatoHarbour
RaidenThunder
RenLotus
RenzoThird son
RyoOne who survives
SasukeA helper
ShinobuThe one that endures
ShusukeLearning to meditate
SuguruExcellent
SuzuLong-lived
TaichiThick, big one
TajiSilver, yellow
TakeoWarrior
TakumaOpen truth
TetsuyaWise man, philosopher
YoutaSunlight

Cool japanese dog names

ikigai
NameMeaning
DaruiLazy
IkigaiThe reason for being
JazuJazz
KanbinaThis word is used to describe another word that’s pleasant to hear
KarafuruColorful
KisekiMiracle
NatsukashiiThe nostalgia of a moment
OshakawaCool, stylish
ShinrinyokuDescribes the moment when you enter a forest and take a “forest bath”
TsundokuSomeone who loves books and collects a lot of them
Ukiyo“Floating world”, it defines the sensation of being fully present and aware of the current moment.
UmaiWonderful, nice
YabaiSlang term meaning awesome, amazing, awful or crappy according to the context

Nature-inspired japanese dog names

japanese forest
NameMeaning
AmeRain
DoukutsuCave
GakeCliff
HaLeaf
HanaFlower
HatakeField
HayashiWood
HoshiStar
I/IdoWater well
IkePond
IshiStone
IzumiFountain
JishinEarthquake
KaminariThunder
KawaRiver
KazanVolcano
KazeWind
KiTree
KumoCloud
KusaGrass
KuukiAir
MizuWater
MizuumiLake
MoriForest
NamiWave
OhisamaSun
OkaHill
OnsenHot spring
ShimaIsland
ShizenNature
SoraSky
SunaSand
TakiWaterfall
TaniValley
TsuchiEarth
TsukiMoon
TsunamiTidal wave
UchuuSpace, cosmos
UmiSea
YamaMountain
YukiSnow

Food-inspired japanese dog names

onigiri japanese food
NameDescription
EdamameGreen soy beans usually eaten as an appetizer
GyozaJapanese dumplings filled with meat, vegetables and other things
KashipanA Japanese bread
MakiA type of sushi, the one that is rolled up in seaweed
MatchaA green tea powder
MisoJapanese food made with soy beans
MochiA Japanese rice sweet
NattoFermented soy beans
OdenJapanese hot pot dish with vegetables and proteins
OkonomiyakiA Japanese pancake
OnigiriA rice sandwich
PurinA Japanese custard pudding
RamenOne of the most famous japanese noodle soup dishes
SashimiRaw fish cut in slices
Shabu ShabuAnother Japanese hot pot dish
SobaA type of Japanese noodle
SukiyakiJapanese hot pot dish
SushiThe classic dish made with rice and raw fish, vegetables or even japanese omelette
TakoyakiOctopus dumplings
TamagoyakiA Japanese omelette
TempuraFried pieces of fish, meat or vegetables
TofuA coagulated soy milk used in many dishes
TonkatsuPork with breadcrumps
UdonA type of Japanese noodle
WagashiJapanese sweets
YakisobaVery popular japanese fried noodle dish
YakitoriSkewers of chicken

Cute japanese dog names

japanese cute names for dog
NameMeaning
AkachanBaby
AoiBlue
ChibiSmall child or animal
ChiisaiSmall
HanaFlower
KawaiiCute
KireiPretty
KoNewborn baby
KyandīCandy
PinkuPink

Color names in japanese

colors in japanese
ColorTranslation
AkaRed
AoBlue
ChairoBrown
HaiiroGrey
KiiroYellow
KuroBlack
MidoriGreen
MurasakiPurple
OrenjiOrange
PinkuPink
ShiroWhite

Animal names in Japanese

japanese animal names for a dog
NameTranslation
AhiruDuck
AriAnt
ButaPig
ChooButterfly
DōbutsuAnimal
EbiShrimp
HatoPigeon
HebiSnake
HikigaeruToad
HitodeStarfish
HitsujiSheep
IkaSquid
InuDog
IrukaDolphin
IwashiSardine
KaMosquito
KabutomushiBeetle
KakiOyster
KameTortoise
KamoDuck
KaniCrab
KarasuCrow
KingyoGoldfish
KitsuneFox
KoaraKoala
KoiCarp
KonekoKitten
KorogiCricket
KujiraWhale
KumaBear
KumanomiClown fish
KumoSpider
KurageJellyfish
MaguroTuna
MimizuWorm
NekoCat
NomiFlea
OokamiWolf
RaionLion
SaiRhino
SakanaFish
SameShark
SaruMonkey
SasoriScorpion
ShimaumaZebra
SikaDeer
SokanaFish
TakoOctopus
TanukiRaccoon
ToraTiger
ToriBird or chicken
UmaHorse
UsagiRabbit
UshiCow or bull
WaniAlligator
WashiEagle
Wolf
ZouElephant

Anime-inspired names for your dog!

cowboy bebop dog
NameAnimeDog/Female/Male
AkamaruNarutoDog
Black HayateFullmetal AlchemistDog
EeveePokemonDog
EinCowboy BebopDog
GrowlithePokemonDog
HolyOne PieceDog
KoromaruMegami TenseiDog
PakkunNarutoDog
ShiroHoozuki no ReitetsuDog
TaromaruGakkou Gurashi!Dog
AsunaSword Art OnlineFemale
CharmyBlack CloverFemale
Chi-ChiDragon BallFemale
ChihiroSpirited AwayFemale
DivaBlood+Female
EriMy Hero AcademiaFemale
HinataNarutoFemale
HistoriaAttack on TitanFemale
KonanNarutoFemale
MikasaAttack on TitanFemale
MisaDeath NoteFemale
MistyPokemonFemale
NamiOne PieceFemale
PakunodaHunter x HunterFemale
PitouHunter x HunterFemale
Princess ViviOne PieceFemale
SakuraNarutoFemale
YubabaSpirited AwayFemale
AizenBleachMale
AlucardHellsingMale
BulmaDragon BallMale
ChuckPokemonMale
ElricFullmetal AlchemistMale
EugeoSword Art OnlineMale
GokuDragon BallMale
HakuSpirited AwayMale
HisokaHunter x HunterMale
KaiYu Yu HakushoMale
KiritoSword Art OnlineMale
LeviAttack on TitanMale
MichioYu-Gi-Oh!Male
NarutoNarutoMale
PiccoloDragon BallMale
TotoroMy Neighbor TotoroMale
YusukeYuYu HakushoMale
ZepileHunter x HunterMale

Japanese cities that make a perfect dog name

tokyo
KawasakiA large city south of Tokyo
KobeJapan seventh’s largest city located west of Osaka
KyotoOne of Japan’s oldest cities and the cultural capital of the country
OsakaThrid most populous city of the country. “Osaka” means “large hill”.
SapporoThe largest city north of Tokyo located in the Hokkaido island
TokyoThe huge capital city with almost 14 million inhabitants

Beautiful places in Japan

mount fuji
FujiAs Mount Fuji, the very popular mountain that’s a symbol of the country
HokkaidoAn island in the North of the country known for its abundant snow and beautiful landscapes
NikkoA temple town in the mountains that’s a UNESCO world heritage site
TohokuA region in northern Japan known for its beautiful landscapes and for being less touristic than other regions
YaeyamaAs the Yaeyama Islands, the most remote archipelago of the country known for its beautiful beaches

Japanese drinks (with and without alcohol)

sake drink
AmazakeJapanese drink with sweet fermented rice
AtsukanJapanese rice wine
AwamoriA type of Japanese alcohol from Okinawa
GenmaichaA popular Japanese drink made with green tea and roasted brown rice
MugichaDrink made from infused water
RyokuchaA type of Japanese green tea
SakeJapanese alcoholic beverage made with fermented rice
UmeshuA type of Japanese alcohol
YuzushuA Japanese alcoholic beverage similar to limoncello

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