Japanese for 'harmony; spirit or energy






Emily P. Contributor

Aikido, a Japanese martial art, translates to "the way of harmony with the spirit." It's a dog name that packs a punch, perfect for your furry friend who's mastered the art of the "puppy dog eyes" attack. Aikido is all about using an opponent's energy against them, much like your pooch uses your own love for them to score extra treats. Plus, it's a great conversation starter at the dog park. "His name's Aikido because he's a master of manipulation and stealthy snack stealing." So, if your pup's a peaceful warrior with a knack for getting their way, Aikido is a fitting choice.

Traits associated with the name Aikido:

Dogs named Aikido tend to be loving, loyal, and strong-willed. This name is also associated with companionship, and empathy.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Aikido?

It suggests that you are a person who values discipline, respect, and balance. Aikido is a martial art that emphasizes harmony and non-aggression, and it is likely that you appreciate these qualities in yourself and in others.

Is Aikido a good dog name?

Aikido has more syllables than most dog names, but you can easily give your pup a nickname to shorten things. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Aikido isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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Naming your dog Aikido is certainly a thing, but it's one of the more niche choices out there according to our data.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Aikido was, in the past month, the 1768th most viewed dog name on

As of May 2024, Aikido is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Aikido was viewed 0 times, and liked 1 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Aikido's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Aikido is most adored in Oregon, Georgia and Michigan.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Nebraska, Ohio and Washington.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Aikido.

Aikido is found in these categories:

spiritual dog names

Derived from a Japanese martial art, symbolizing harmony and spirit, often associated with peace and spiritual balance.

Dog names like Aikido:

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Brutal ruler.
Aikido dog name meaning

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