Child of sunlight






Emily P.

PupNames.com Contributor

Yoko, a name that rings with a certain Beatles-esque charm, is a fabulous choice for your furry friend. It's a nod to Yoko Ono, the avant-garde artist and peace activist, perfect for a pup with a quirky, peaceful demeanor. In Japanese, Yoko means "sunlight" or "positive child", ideal for a dog that brings a ray of sunshine into your life. Plus, it's a great conversation starter at the dog park. "Yoko? Like Yoko Ono?" You bet! So, if you're a fan of pop culture, peace, and positivity, Yoko is the paw-fect name for your pooch.

Traits associated with the name Yoko:

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

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

Naming your dog Yoko could suggest that you are a fan of the musician Yoko Ono, or that you appreciate her work as an artist and activist. It could also suggest that you have an appreciation for Japanese culture.

Is Yoko a good dog name?

Yoko has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Yoko is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Popularity: Overall

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Yoko is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Yoko outranks the great majority of names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Yoko was, in the past month, the 205th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of May 2024, Yoko 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.

In general, this name has held steady in popularity with PupNames.com visitors.

In the past week, Yoko was viewed 0 times, and liked 3 times.

Popularity: United States

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

Yoko is most adored in Nevada, Wyoming and New Mexico.

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

Popularity: Around The World

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

Most popular breeds named Yoko:

  1. German Shepherd
  2. Akita Breed
  3. Chow Chow
  4. Siberian Husky
  5. American Pitbull Terrier

Yoko is found in these categories:

japanese dog names

A common female name in Japan, often meaning "child of sunlight".

cute dog names

Japanese origin, evokes adorableness, and nods to Beatles' muse Ono.

spiritual dog names

Derived from Japanese culture, Yoko often translates to "sunlight" or "positive child", symbolizing enlightenment and positivity.

Dog names like Yoko:

One who performs yoga
Lucky / righteous
Happiness / snow
Reason beautiful
Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline
Yoko dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (3)

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Yohana. (Bogota D.C., Colombia)
Yoko, the name was chosen by my daughter because she loves Japanese culture.
September 05, 2023 ◆ Translated

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Yoko (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
I chose it for my shorkshire dog
May 28, 2023 ◆ Translated

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Yoko (Antioquia, Colombia)
It was the name I chose for my puppy, of the freech breed.
November 26, 2022 ◆ Translated

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