Japanese Dog Names

Japanese Dog Names

"A collection of great Japanese Names."

Kon-nichi wa! If you've just adopted a Akita, a Shiba Inu, a Hokkaido or any other Japanese breed you may want to consider a Japanese name for your dog.

Or you may just want a name that says proudly Japanese and celebrates your pride in your national identity. Either way, you'll find a ton of famous Japanese names that will work really well for your dog.

Here are a few examples? What about?;

INAMOTO: After soccer player Junichi Inamoto.

WATANABE: After jazz musician Sadao Watanabe

YOKO: Yoko Ono, wife of former Beatle, John Lennon.

There are lots more names like this on the list of Japanese Dog names below. Just browse and pick, it's that easy.

p.s. Want to see just the names, without the detail? Click here to visit our Japanese Puppy Names Quicklist.

AKI Aki Kuroda, artist
AKIHIKO Akihiko Okamura, photographer
AKIO Akio Kanei, president of Fujimegane
AKIRA Yoshizawa Akira, original origami creator
ARAKI Nobuyoshi Araki, photographer
ATSUKO Atsuko Miyaji, cryptologist
AYA Aya Uekawa, artist
AYEKO Ayako Uehara, pianist
CHIAKI Chiaki Mukai, astronaut
EIJI Eiji Oe, conductor
EIKO Eiko and Koma, dancer
ENDO Shuichi Endo, cameraman
ESAKI Leo Esaki, physicist
ETO Leonard Eto, wadaiko performer
FUJIKI Mayuko Fujiki, synchronized swimming coach
FUJIKURA Dai Fujikura, composer
FUJITA Toshiya Fujita, film director
HATSUMI Masaaki Hatsumi, martial artist
HATTORI Yukichi Hattori, ballet dancer
HIRO Hiro Yamagata, painter

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HIROMIX Hiromix, photographer
HOKUSAI Hokusai Katsushika, painter
HONDA Kouichi Honda, calligrapher
INAMOTO Junichi Inamoto, footballer
ITO Toyoo Ito, architect
IKEDA Ikeda Nagamasa, samurai commander
JINBO Akira Jinbo, drummer
JOJI Joji Hirota, musician
JUNICHI Junichi Watanabe, author
KAGE Kage, illustrator of satirical portraits
KAIO Kaio, sumo wrestler
KANDA Megumi Kanda, trombone performer
KATO Hisatoyo Kato, scientist
KAZUYO Kazuyo Sejima, architect
KEIJI Keiji Nakazawa, mangaka
KEIKO Keiko Fukuda, judoka
KENJI Kenji Miyazawa, poet and children's author
KENZO Kenzo Suzuki, wrestler
KIMURA Asami Kimura, singer
KINJI Kinji Fukasaku, film director



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KIRINO Natsuo Kirino, novelist
KITARO Kitaro, composer
KOJI Koji Kondo, musician
KOBE Shunpei Kobe, veterinarian
KOMATSU Masayuki Komatsu, agronomist
KONDO Kondo Keitaro, author
KOXINGA Koxinga, military leader of the Ming dynasty
KUNO Kuheiji Kuno, sake manufacturer
KURODA Haruhiko Kuroda, banker
KAZUKI Kazuki Nakajima, F1 driver
MAGOIGHI Magoichi Hasebe, maker of optical equipment
MARI Mori Mari, novelist
MASAYO Masayo Ishigure, koto and shamisen performer
MATSDAA Jujiro Matsuda, founder of Mazda
MAYUKO Mayuko Kamio, violist
MICHIKO Michiko Koshino, fashion designer
MICHIO Michio Morishima, economist
MITSUKO Mitsuko Baisho, actress
MIYAMOTO Amon Miyamoto, stage director
MIYAZAKI Hayao Miyazaki, animator

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MORI Mori Ogal, physician and novelist
MUNEO Muneo Suzuki, politician
MURAKAMI Masanori Murakami, first Japanese MLB player
MURASAKI Lady Murasaki, writer, poet
NAKAJIMA Chikuhei Nakajima, aviator
NAKAMURA Ikuo Nakamura, photographer
NAKANO Yusuke Nakano, artist
NAKATA Hideo Nakata, film director
NIGO Tomoaki 'Nigo' Nagoa, music producer, clothing designer
NOGUCHI Hideyo Noguchi, medical researcher
OGATA Issei Ogata, actor
OGURA Yuki Ogura, painter
OKABE Marie Okabe, spokeswoman for UN Secretary-General
OKAMOTO Takeo Okamoto, sculptor
OTA Yukina Ota, figure skater
OZU Yasujiro Ozu, film director
SAKAMOTO Ryoma Sakamoto, samurai of the Tosa domain
SASAKI Akira Sasaki, alphine skier
SATO Aiko Sato, model, actress
SESSHU Sesshu Hayakawa, first Japanese Hollywood star



SHINICHI Shinichi Suzuki, violin educator
SHINJI Shinji Ono, footballer
SUZUKI Yu Suzuki, game creator
TAIZO Taizo Hirabayashi, rugby referee
TAKAHASHI Kazuki Takahashi, mangaka
TAKAHIRO Takahiro Hamaguchi, watchmaker
TAKAKO Takako Nishizaki, violist
TAKASHI Takashi Ishimoto, swimmer
TAKAYUKI Takayuki Noguchi, humanitarianist
TAKEMURA Nobukazu Takemura, DJ, composer, musician
TAKESHI Takehide Nakatani, judoka
TAKUMA Takuma Sato, F1-driver
TANAKA Hiromichi Tanaka, video games producer
TOKO Toko Shinoda, painter
TOMOHIRO Tomohiro Nishikado, game creator
TOMOKO Tomoko Takahashi, artist
TOSHIKO Toshiko Akiyoshi, jazz pianist
TOSHIRO Toshiro Mifune, actor
TSUNEMI Tsunemi Kubodera, marine zoologist
USHIO Ushio Amagatsu, director of Sankai Juku

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WATANABE Sadao Watanabe, jazz musician
YAKUMO Yakumo Koizumi, writer
YAMADA Koji Yamada, billiards player
YAMAMOTO Isoroku Yamamoto, naval commander
YAMAWAKI Iwao Yamawaki, architect
YATAKA Yutaka Katayama, first president of America Nissan
YOKO Yoko Ono, musician, artist, wife of John Lennon
YOKOTA Munetaka Yokota, pipe organ builder
YOSHIDA Yoshiyuki Yoshida, martial artist
YOSHINO Tateru Yoshino, chef
YOSHIO Yoshio Taniguchi, architect
YOZAN Uesugi Yozan, feudal lord of Yonezawa domain
YUKI Yuki Okayama, soprano singer
YUKO Yuko Sumida Jackson, dancer
YURIKO Yuriko Kajiya, ballerina
YUTA Yuta Tabuse, first Japanese NBA player


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