Japanese Dog Names

Hooked on Japanese culture? We get it. Here are some of the coolest and most distinctive Japanese names to give you to your puppy.

Japanese Dog Names

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All Japanese Dog Names

  • Meaning: red bean
  • Meaning: child of love
  • Meaning: love jasmine
  • Meaning: bright beautiful
  • Aki
    Meaning: Bright / autumn
  • Meaning: great brightness
  • Meaning: bright child
  • Meaning: bright man
  • Meaning: Bright, clear, ideal
  • Meaning: night rain
  • Meaning: new, fresh
  • Meaning: Morning beauty
  • Meaning: tomorrow perfume, fragrance
  • Meaning: industrious director
  • Meaning: iris
  • Meaning: my color
  • Meaning: walk dream, vision
  • Meaning: child of splendor
  • Meaning: child of intelligence, wisdom
  • Meaning: scatter flowers
  • Meaning: One thousand generations
  • Meaning: child of a thousand generations
  • Dai
    Meaning: great, large
  • Meaning: great glory / great nobility
  • Meaning: great help
  • Meaning: eternity order
  • Emi
    Meaning: Beautiful blessing
  • Meaning: Beautiful blessing child
  • Eri
    Meaning: blessed prize
  • Meaning: child of joy
  • Meaning: child of abundant beauty
  • Meaning: literature, scholarly hero
  • Meaning: Flower
  • Meaning: flower child
  • Meaning: Spring
  • Meaning: shining sun
  • Meaning: spring child
  • Meaning: spring vegetables
  • Meaning: sun flying
  • Meaning: smooth
  • Meaning: sound, echo
  • Meaning: excellent timber trees
  • Meaning: child of excellence
  • Meaning: excellent man
  • Meaning: light, radiance
  • Meaning: light, radiance
  • Meaning: sun vegetables
  • Meaning: sunflower / facing towards the sun
  • Meaning: open, expand
  • Meaning: Generous
  • Meaning: wide, spacious light
  • Meaning: vast timber trees
  • Meaning: generous child
  • Meaning: generous beauty
  • Meaning: generous
  • Meaning: great journey
  • Meaning: child of long life
  • Meaning: pupil of the eye
  • Meaning: motivated person
  • Meaning: harmony flower
  • Meaning: star
  • Meaning: star child
  • Meaning: tall grain
  • Meaning: firefly
  • Meaning: first son
  • Meaning: brave, courageous
  • Meaning: timber trees
  • Meaning: spring, fountain
  • Meaning: second son
  • Meaning: obedient first son
  • Meaning: maple
  • Meaning: ocean flying
  • Meaning: superior child
  • Meaning: fragrance
  • Meaning: firm
  • Meaning: victory
  • Meaning: victorious beauty
  • Meaning: child of harmony
  • Meaning: harmonious beauty
  • Meaning: Blessed child / respectful child
  • Meaning: strong, healthy first son
  • Meaning: Strong, healthy second son
  • Meaning: modest truthful
  • Meaning: large strong, healthy
  • Meaning: Wise One
  • Meaning: lucky son
  • Meaning: chronical child
  • Meaning: Noble
  • Meaning: empress child
  • Meaning: pure beauty
  • Meaning: purity
  • Meaning: Stork
  • Meaning: great peace
  • Meaning: long-time beautiful child
  • Meaning: country man
  • Meaning: walnut
  • Kyo
    Meaning: Cooperation
  • Meaning: respectful child
  • Meaning: Circle, round
  • Meaning: child of dance
  • Meaning: Dance
  • Meaning: True hope
  • Meaning: Sincere
  • Meaning: True beauty
  • Meaning: love
  • Meaning: loving beautiful
  • Mao
    Meaning: dance cherry blossom
  • Meaning: true village child
  • Meaning: Just / true
  • Meaning: pleasing brightness
  • Meaning: great timber tree
  • Meaning: victory
  • Meaning: righteous aspiration
  • Meaning: righteous person
  • Meaning: righteous, honorable
  • Meaning: righteous blessing
  • Meaning: True clarity
  • Meaning: true gentle beauty
  • Meaning: blessing
  • Mi
    Meaning: beautiful
  • Meaning: Pathway
  • Meaning: beautiful wise child
  • Meaning: man on a journey
  • Meaning: green
  • Meaning: beautiful blessing child
  • Meaning: protected, guaranteed beauty
  • Meaning: Beautiful fragrance
  • Meaning: beautiful princess
  • Meaning: beautiful sky
  • Meaning: beautiful child
  • Meaning: truth
  • Mio
    Meaning: beautiful cherry blossom
  • Meaning: beautiful blossom
  • Meaning: child of light
  • Meaning: shining hero
  • Meaning: Satisfy, full
  • Meaning: beautiful hamony, peace
  • Meaning: beautiful night child
  • Meaning: Beautiful gentle
  • Meaning: beautiful blessing
  • Meaning: peach
  • Meaning: peach tree flower
  • Meaning: child of the forest
  • Meaning: Seven
  • Meaning: seven seas
  • Nao
    Meaning: Honest
  • Meaning: honest timber tree
  • Meaning: honest child
  • Meaning: Honest beautiful
  • Meaning: summer hope
  • Meaning: beautiful summer
  • Meaning: ascend, rise
  • Meaning: faithful, trustworthy child
  • Meaning: To rule
  • Meaning: lawful child
  • Meaning: lawful man
  • Meaning: disciplined, studious
  • Meaning: a classic Japanese name
  • Ren
    Meaning: Lotus / love
  • Meaning: true fragrance
  • Meaning: child of truth
  • Meaning: land
  • Meaning: person of land
  • Rin
    Meaning: dignified
  • Meaning: Jasmine
  • Rio
    Meaning: village cherry blossom
  • Meaning: sixth son
  • Ryo
    Meaning: refreshing, cool
  • Meaning: good first son
  • Meaning: refreshing child
  • Meaning: great refreshment
  • Meaning: dragon
  • Meaning: Joyful, happy child
  • Meaning: blossom of hope
  • Meaning: cherry blossom
  • Meaning: wise child
  • Meaning: beautiful and wise
  • Meaning: wise, fast learner
  • Meaning: Brushwood
  • Meaning: growing child
  • Meaning: deer
  • Meaning: true second son
  • Meaning: Pearl
  • Meaning: endurance
  • Meaning: poem
  • Meaning: fourth son
  • Meaning: quiet summer
  • Meaning: quiet child
  • Meaning: To fly
  • Meaning: big flying
  • Meaning: Sky
  • Meaning: child of clarity
  • Meaning: Raw Fish
  • Meaning: to advance, proceed
  • Meaning: Sparrow
  • Meaning: Loyal, faithful man
  • Meaning: Loyal, faithful
  • Meaning: large first son
  • Meaning: great radiance, shine
  • Meaning: of great value, nobility
  • Meaning: noble child
  • Meaning: treasure
  • Meaning: prosperous, noble
  • Meaning: noble journey
  • Meaning: warrior hero
  • Meaning: artisan
  • Meaning: child of many beauties
  • Meaning: protector, keeper
  • Meaning: large son
  • Meaning: shining child
  • Meaning: child of wealth, fortune
  • Meaning: beautiful friend
  • Meaning: wise
  • Meaning: advantageous light
  • Meaning: Clever child
  • Meaning: genius leader, hero
  • Meaning: strong
  • Meaning: plum child
  • Meaning: harmonious music
  • Meaning:
  • Meaning: great harmony
  • Meaning: Peace
  • Meaning: child of peace
  • Meaning: peaceful
  • Meaning: Child of sunlight
  • Meaning: trust
  • Meaning: Lucky / righteous
  • Meaning: beautiful stream
  • Meaning: child of goodness
  • Meaning: joyful life
  • Meaning: righteous son
  • Meaning: ceremonial, correct person
  • Meaning: great sunlight
  • Yua
    Meaning: binding love
  • Yui
    Meaning: bind clothing
  • Meaning: heroic first son
  • Meaning: bind together
  • Meaning: heroic second son
  • Meaning: gentle flower
  • Meaning: beautiful pear tree
  • Meaning: Happiness / snow
  • Meaning: child of snow / child of happiness
  • Meaning: blessed hero
  • Meaning: Gentle child
  • Meaning: Reason beautiful
  • Meaning: reason beautiful child
  • Meaning: Lily
  • Meaning: lily child
  • Meaning: gentle

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As of October 2022, japanese dog names seem increasingly popular with new puppy owners. Our stats show that they are more fashionable than they were six months ago.

Yoko is the most popular name, having received more likes than any other in this list of japanese dog names.

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