Japanese Dog Names and Meanings

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Many people want to name their dog an ethnic name, according to where their dog’s breed is originally from. On this page you’ll find a list of popular male and female Japanese dog names, along with their meanings, to help you decide on the perfect name for your new pup!

Popular Female Japanese Dog Names:

  • Amaterasu – “shining heaven” 天照
  • Chouko – “butterfly child” 蝶子
  • Haruka – “spring flower” 春花
  • Kimi – “noble”
  • Megumi – “blessing”
  • Misaki – “beautiful blossom” 美咲
  • Natsumi – “beautiful summer” 夏美
  • Rina – “jasmine” 莉奈
  • Shinju – “pearl” 真珠
  • Yuzuki – “gentle moon” 優月
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Popular Male Japanese Dog Names:

  • Daiki – “great glory” 大輝 or “great nobility” 大貴
  • Jun – “obedient”
  • Kaito – “ocean flying” 海斗
  • Kazuki – “harmony hope” 和希
  • Masayoshi – “righteous/honorable” 正義
  • Ryuu – “dragon, imperial”
  • Shinobu – “endurance”
  • Takao – “nobleman” 貴夫
  • Tatsuya – “to be imperial, dragon” 竜也
  • Yuudai – “great hero” 雄大
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