Cool Japanese Names for Your Pet Dog

Japanese names have always fascinated the westerners. How about having one of these unique names for your pet? These names are cute and also sound cool. This Buzzle write-up provides you with a list of Japanese names for your pet dog.
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Japanese name for pet dog
Hellen Keller's angels in fur
Hellen Keller was presented with two Akitas by Mr. Ogasawara, which were named Kamikaze-go and Kenzan-go. They were the first two Japanese breeds to enter the US.

Giving your pet an ethnic name is the latest trend. Japanese names are very lovely and will give you the feel of the east. These names are suitable for different breeds, but if you have a Japanese breed as your pet, then one of the names given in the list below will suit the most. The names are given with their pronunciation and meaning(s).

Cool Names

Popular Names

Cute Names


Cool Japanese Dog Names (Unisex)

Name Pronunciation Meaning
Aki Ah-kee Spring
Akio Ah-kee-oh Bright or intelligent
Akira Ah-kee-rah Smart
Arata Ah-rah-tah Fresh
Ayumu Ah-yoo-moo Dream walker, vision
Daichi Dah-ee-chee Great land or great wisdom
Haru Hah-roo Sunlight
Haruo Hah-roo-oh Born in spring
Hideo Hee-day-oh Excellent husband
Hikaru Hee-kah-roo Radiance
Hiro Hee-roh Generous and tolerant
Hiroshi Hee-roh-shee Generous, tolerant, and prosperous
Hisoka Hee-soh-kao Reserved
Jun Joohn Obedient
Kaito Kah-ee-toh Ocean flying
Kin Keehn Gold
Kohaku Koh-hah-koo Amber
Kou Koh-oo Happiness and peace
Makoto Mah-koh-toh Sincere and true
Masa Mah-sah Genuine and true
Masayoshi Mah-sah-yoh-shee Righteous/honorable
Masumi Mah-soo-mee Clarity
Minori Mee-noh-ree Truth
Mitsuru Mee-tsoo-roo Full or growing
Nao Nah-oh Docile
Shig Sheehg Luxuriant
Sora Soh-rah Sky
Yori Yoh-ree Servant to public
Yuki Yoo-kee Good fortune

Popular Japanese Names for Your Puppy (Male)

Name Pronunciation Meaning
Akihiro Ah-kee-hee-roh Large glory
Daiki Dah-ee-kee Great nobility or great tree
Fumio Foo-mee-oh Scholarly hero
Hajime Hah-jee-may Beginning
Hiroki Hee-roh-kee Abundant joy
Hiroyuki Hee-roh-yoo-kee Widespread happiness
Hishahsi Hee-shah-shee Long-lived
Ichiro Ee-chee-roh First son
Isamu Ee-sah-moo Brave and courageous
Junichi Joo-nee-chee Obedient
Kazuhiko Kah-zoo-hee-koh Harmonius Prince
Kazuhiro Kah-zoo-hee-roh Prosperous one
Kazuki Kah-zoo-ki Harmonius hope or first to shine
Kei Kay-ee Blessed or lucky
Kenichi Keh-nee-chee Healthy and studious first son
Kichiro Kee-chee-roh Lucky son
Manabu Mah-nah-boo Learn
Masaki Mah-sah-ah-kee Pleasant brightness
Masahiko Mah-sah-hee-koh Righteous Prince
Masahiro Mah-sah-hee=roh Justice
Masaki Mah-sah-kee Flourishing tree
Masashi Mah-sah-shee Elegant and splendid
Mitsuo Mee-tsoo-oh Shining man
Noboru Noh-boh-roo Ascend or climb
Nobu Noh-boo Faith
Satoru Sah-toh-roo Wise and fast learner
Satoshi Sah-toh-shee Quick witted
Seiichi Seh-ee-chee Pure first son
Tadao TAH-dah-oh Loyal, faithful
Takehiko Tah-kay-hee-koh Prince of mountains
Takeo Tah-kay-oh Valiant man
Takeshi Tah-kay-shee Fierce warrior
Takumi Tah-koo-mee Skillful
Tamotsu Tah-moh-tsoo Defender or protector
Tatsuo Tah-tsoo-oh Dragon man
Yasuo Yah-soo-oh Man of peace
Yukio Yoo-kee-oh Blessed hero
Yuu Yoo-oo Higher

Some Cute Japanese Names for Puppies (Female)

Name Pronunciation Meaning
Akane Ah-kay-nay Brilliant red
Akemi Ah-kay-mee Beautiful
Amaya Ah-mah-yah Night rain
Amaterasu Ah-mah-tay-rah-soo Shinig in the sky
Asami Ah-sah-mee Morning beauty
Chiei Chee-eh Wisdom
Chouko Choh-oo-koh Butterfly
Emi Eh-mee Beautiful blessing
Emiko Eh-mee-koh Beautiful
Etsu Eh-tsoo Joy
Fuyu Foo-yoo Born in winter
Gina Gee-nah Silvery
Hana Hah-nah Favorite
Hatso Hah-tsoo First born
Hiromi Hee-roh-mee Abundant beauty
Hisako Hee-sah-koh Long-lived
Hitomi Hee-toh-mee Beautiful eyes
Hoshi Hoh-shee Star
Izumi Ee-zoo-mee Fountain
Katsumi Kah-tsoo-mee Victorious beauty
Kayo Kah-yoh Increasing beauty
Kimi Kee-mee Honorable
Mai Mah-eye Dance
Maki Mah-kee True hope
Mana Mah-nah Affection or love
Michiko Mee-chee-koh Beautiful and wise
Miki Mee-kee Beautiful Princess
Misaki Mee-sah-kee Blooming beauty
Miwa Mee-wah Beauty and harmony
Mizuki Mee-zoo-kee Beautiful moon
Moe Moh-eh Budding
Naomi Nah-oh-mee Extreme beauty
Rina Ree-nah Jasmine
Saki Sah-kee Blossom
Sakura Sah-koo-rah Cherry blossom
Sango Sahn-goh Coral
Sayuri Sah-yoo-ree Lily
Shika Shee-kah Deer
Shinju Sheen-joo Pearl
Suzu Soo-zoo Bell-like
Toshiko Toh-shee-koh Clever
Tsubaki Tsoo-bah-kee Camellia
Tsubame Tsoo-bah-may Swallow (bird)
Ume Oo-may Plum
Yua Yoo-ah Bound by love
Yuka Yoo-kah Delicate flower
Yumi Yoo-mee Beautiful
Yuri Yoo-ree Lily
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Published: August 12, 2014
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