What are the best Japanese dog names to give your dog? It’s no surprise that people like to give their dogs names that reflect the dog’s personality, so whether you’re looking for active and lively, or calm and sedate, there’s definitely a name out there that will suit your pooch. These are the top ten most popular Japanese dog names – read on to find your next favorite!
What do Japanese people call their dogs?
The most popular dog name in Japan is Koro (コロ). It has a masculine ring to it, but apparently, can be used for both male and female dogs. A second popular dog name is Kuma (クマ), which means bear. Then you have Suzu (すず), which also means breeze; Hana (花), which means flower; and Inu (犬), which means dog. The Japanese word for dog is a loanword from Chinese—it’s 犬 (犭) —so there are many different ways to write 犬 in Kanji characters.
Male Japanese Dog Names
In Japan, dogs are given names instead of collars, which is why we’ve put together a list of 100 of some of their most popular male dog names. These are simple and very easy to pronounce in Japanese. Names like Taro, Kazuki and Akihiko can be perfect for your new puppy or a present for someone who has just gotten a Japanese dog. If you’re trying to pick an unusual name but would still like something simple, why not try one of these?
Female Japanese Dog Names
【日本語での女の子犬の名前】: In Japan, female dogs are sometimes given names of flowers like hanami, cherry blossom and yukibana, chrysanthemum. These types of names have their own meanings and are associated to both cultures of Japan and China, so these names often don’t have real translations in English but more traditional or poetic interpretations.
Anime Dog Names
If you like anime and manga, then perhaps one of these cute and unique dog names will be perfect for your canine companion. We’ve listed our favorite anime dog names below, including some from popular series such as Dragon Ball Z, Naruto, and Attack on Titan. Of course, you can pick a name from any other animated Japanese movie or show!
There are many important things to consider when naming your dog. Not only does your pooch need a name that’s cute, he or she also needs one that will stick out from other dogs in a crowd.
A unique name can help your pet easily identify you in public, which is especially helpful for hunting dogs who work as part of a team or seeing-eye dogs who need to find their owners at all times.
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