Naruto is a loved manga series written by Masashi Kishimoto. The main character is a young ninja named Naruto Uzumaki who desires to become a Hokage, the village leader, and most powerful ninja. The series is split into two, the first being when Naruto is a child and the second when he is a teenager.
This famous and long-running manga series is popular around the world. It’s no surprise, then, that lots of people are looking for Naruto dog names to call their furry friends.
The world of Naruto is full of animals and amazing characters that make great dog names. There are also a lot of actual dogs in the series for you to name your pup after.
Here are our favorite dog names inspired by the wonderful world of Naruto.
Warning! Some of the character descriptions may contain spoilers.
Naruto Dogs Names (Literally!)
There are lots of dogs in Naruto called ninken. These are pups that have incredible senses and heightened abilities such as fighting and strategy. They can be summoned to work with the Shinobi (ninja).
|Akamaru||A ninken from the Inozuka clan|
|Akemaru||A ninja dog from the village of Konohagakure|
|Akino||The personal summon of Kakashi Hatake|
|Bisuke||A brown dog with long floppy ears and a ninken from Kakashi Hatake|
|Bull||Bull is a large, black dog with a spikey collar resembling a Bulldog|
|Chamaru||A ninken from Konohagakure's Inuzuka clan that looks a lot like an Akita or another spitz dog breed|
|Guruko||Ninken from Kakashi Hatake. He also has adorable floppy ears!|
|Kikuchiyo||Partner of Mimi Inuzuka and a cute black and white ninken from the Konohagakure's Inuzuka clan|
|Kuromaru||An impressive wolf-like dog that’s missing its left ear and wears an eye patch. He’s quite intimidating!|
|Pakkun||Pakkun is one of the most famous Naruto dogs and the smallest of Kakashi Hatake's ninken. He’s a Pug, so ideal for any small breeds!|
|Shiba||Surprisingly not a Shiba Inu but a gray, wolfish pup|
|Uhei||A brown and red dog summoned by Kakashi to search for Naruto when he goes missing|
|Urushi||Ninken from Kakashi Hatake|
Naruto Names for Male Dogs
Maybe ninja dogs aren’t for you and you want a name inspired by another character? There are lots of great ones for you to name your pup after!
|Asuma||A very skilled ninja and leader of Team Ten|
|Baki||Known for being one of the most loyal and kind shinobi in Sunagakure. Perfect for any loyal pup!|
|Choji||A great name for a pooch! He’s a member of Team Asuma|
|Chouji||A cute and chubby character from Naruto|
|Danzou||A very talented shinobi with deadly fighting skills. Although a cool name, he’s not a nice character and is responsible for many tragedies|
|Darui||A very powerful ninja from Kumogakure with electric white hair!|
|Deidara||A ninja from Iwagakure with mouths on his hands!|
|Ebisu||A specialist trainer for elite ninjas. This Konoha shinobi is the leader of Team Ebisu|
|Fugaku||A risky name to call your dog because he tried to stage a coup to take over Konohagakure. Father of Sasuke and Itachi|
|Gaara||A shinobi of Sunagakure and perfect for an Irish Setter|
|Genma||The Hokage’s elite bodyguard and a loyal ninja|
|Haku||A descendent of the Yuki clan and an orphan who grows up to be a mercenary ninja. A good choice for an adopted doggo?|
|Hashirama||Named the ‘God of Shinobi’ he’s a very talented and powerful ninja|
|Hayate||An amazing ninja from Konoha village|
|Hidan||An s-rank ninja who defected and joined the Akatsuki clan|
|Indra||A skilled crafter. He wears a white jacket with black buttons – so maybe for a Dalmatian?|
|Iruka||A skilled trainer from Konoha village who was promoted to headmaster|
|Itachi||As far as Naruto-inspired dog names go, this one is pretty cool! He’s also a very talented ninja|
|Izuna||One of the most talented ninjas from the Uchiha clan|
|Jiraiya||The best ninja of his time. He also fluffy white hair with a long tail – perfect for a white dog breed|
|Juugo||A talented shinobi from an unknown clan|
|Kabuto||A highly intelligent man who learns about medicine and who worked as a spy|
|Kakashi||One of the most skilled and powerful shinobi in Konoha village|
|Kakuzu||Member of the Akatsuki clan|
|Kankuro||Puppet master shinobi in Sunagakure|
|Kiba||A member of Konohagakure's Inuzuka clan and one of the main supporting characters in Naruto|
|Killer Bee||How great is that for a Naruto dog name? Killer Bee is Naruto’s trainer and a main character in the series|
|Kimimaro||How cute is that for a dog name? In the series, he’s a powerful fighter who is locked up by his clan because they’re so intimidated by him|
|Kisame||That name might sound all cuddly, but he’s actually a monster from the hidden mist|
|Konohamaru||Shinobi from the Konohagakure's Sarutobi clan|
|Kurama||Real name of Kyūbi, the nine-tailed demon fox|
|Madara||An antagonist in the series who appears in the second part|
|Might Guy||The perfect name for a dog, as the character is funny and powerful.|
|Minato||Ideal for a mini mixed breed like the Torkie. He’s also one of the most powerful leaders and Naruto’s father!|
|Nagato||Leader of Akatsuki|
|Naruto||If you’re looking for naruto dog names, then this one is pretty great!|
|Neji||A prodigy from the Konohagakure's Hyuga clan|
|Obito||Also known as Tobi, it’s thought he died during the Third Shinobi World War|
|Omoi||A talented but quiet ninja that likes to think things through|
|Orochimaru||A sannin who wants to learn all of the world’s secrets|
|Pain||Maybe not the best name to call your little pup|
|Rock Lee||A shinobi and member of Team Guy|
|Sai||Sai is an anbu shinobi from Konohagakure's Yamanaka clan|
|Sakon||Leader of the sound four|
|Sarutobi||The third Hokage of Konohagakure|
|Sasori||An s-rank missing-nin with bright red hair|
|Sasuke||Sasuke the Saluki!|
|Shikaku||Head of the Nara clan|
|Shikamaru||A shinobi from the Konohagakure's Nara clan. He’s a bit lazy but a very skilled ninja!|
|Shino||A loyal friend of Naruto|
|Shisui||Quite a small character and shinobi from Konohagakure's Uchiha clan|
|Teuchi||A very kind man who owns the famous ichiraku ramen bar. It’s also a great doggy name!|
|Tobi||Member of akatsuki and main antagonist in the second part of the series|
|Tobirama||Founder of the first shinobi village|
|Utakata||A jinchuriki of the Six-Tails, Saiken|
|Yagura||A very powerful ninja|
|Yahiko||A war orphan from Amegakure|
|Yamato||Yamato is an anbu shinobi who is cautious and calm – great for a Greyhound|
|Zabuza||Also nicknamed the Demon of the Hidden Mist, Zabuza was a missing-nin from Kirigakure|
|Zetsu||An Akatsuki spy. The Akatsuki is a criminal organization and Zetsu is half black and half white|
Naruto Names for Female Dogs
As well as male names, there are so many great female Naruto-inspired dog names for you to call your pup. Which will be your favorite?
|Anko||A female ninja with blue hair, perfect for a blue dog like a Great Dane|
|Chiyo||The famous master of the puppet technique. Perfect for an older pooch|
|Guren||A young kunoichi from Otogakure|
|Hanabi||A young woman with jet black hair, ideal for a black dog breed|
|Hinata||The heiress of Hyuga in the anime series|
|Kaguya||The main antagonist and the biggest threat for the main characters in Naruto|
|Karin||She has a very strong life-force and bright red hair|
|Konan||The partner of Nagato and the only one allowed to call him by his proper name|
|Kurenai||The leader of team Kurenai|
|Kushina||A main character and Naruto’s mom!|
|Mikoto||What a beautiful name! She’s a jonin from the Konoha village|
|Mirai||A kunoichi of the Sarutobi clan and a very beautiful dog name!|
|Pakura||Pakura the Poodle!|
|Rin||Childhood friend of Kakashi and a member of Team Minato|
|Sakura||A member of Team 7, the same team as Naruto|
|Shizune||The first apprentice of the fifth Hokage|
|Tayuya||An amazing kunoichi and one of the Sound Four that took orders from Orochimaru|
|Temari||One of the three sand siblings and a key character|
|Tenten||A member of team Guy and a key character in Naruto Shippuden|
|Terumi||The fifth Mizukage|
|Tsunade||The strongest kunoichi in the world|
Names of Beasts from Naruto
As well as dogs and human characters, there are many beasts and animals in the world of Naruto too. They could make the perfect name for your pup!
|Chomei||Also known as Seven-Tails, he’s one of the nine-tailed beasts|
|Gyuki||An enormous-tailed beast that looks a little like an octopus mixed with a goat!|
|Isobu||One of the nine-tailed beasts more commonly known as Three-Tails|
|Kokuo||A beautiful white beast referred to as Five-Tails|
|Kyubi||The alternative name for Kurama or Nine-Tails, he’s an orange beast that doesn’t like humans|
|Matatabi||A blue ghost-like beast and one of the nine-tailed beasts|
|Saiken||Six-Tails and also known as Rhinoceros dog. Perfect for a big pup!|
|Shukaku||One-Tail beast and one of the weakest of the nine-tailed beasts|
|Son Goku||A huge red furry gorilla!|
Animals from Naruto
There are also some amazing animals in the Naruto series. These are a couple of our favorites (and the cutest).
|Gamabunta||Often shortened to Bunta, he’s the chief toad on Mount Myoboku|
|Gamakichi||Another toad on the mountain|
|Gamatatsu||Another toad and the youngest son of Gamabunta|
|Tonton||Tonton is the cutest little piggy!|
Naruto Clan Names
There are several Ichizoku (clans or households) that many of the characters belong to in the series. They also make great Naruto dog names!
|Akatsuki||A group of shinobi that live outside the hidden villages|
|Hyuga||The strongest clan in Konoha and one of the four noble ones|
|Nara||What a beautiful name for a pooch! This clan is also one of the most respected households in the hidden leaf village|
|Uchiha||Another of the four noble houses in Konohagakure|
How to Pick the Best Naruto Name for My Dog?
When choosing your pup’s name, there are a couple of things to think about. The most important ones are that you like it and that the name suits your dog.
With Naruto dog names, it’s also important to make sure you can pronounce them. Some, such as Shukaku, are more difficult to pronounce than others like Nara.
You should also research what each of the characters looks like. Hair color, special powers, and other characteristics could help you decide which of these is the right one for your pooch!
I’m Charlotte, a content and copywriter from the North of England and currently living in Berlin. Animals have always been a huge part of my life, so writing about dogs is a total pleasure! I love all kinds of dogs and their cheeky personalities, but I’d have to say Weimaraners are my favourite!