Japanese Names for a Shiba Inu

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The Shiba Inu is from Japan so why not look for a name that celebrates it’s heritage?
We have compiled a list of the most popular dog names in Japan as well as some choices based on other topics too!

Most Popular Dog Names in Japan (Male)

  1. Kotaro (small boy)
  2. Koro (roly-poly)
  3. Choco
  4. Cookie
  5. Crea
  6. Leo
  7. Leon
  8. Taro
  9. Maron
  10. Lucky

Most Popular Dog Names in Japan (Female)

  1. Momo (peach)
  2. Sakura
  3. Choco
  4. Hana (flower)
  5. Nana (seven)
  6. Maron
  7. Mocha
  8. Kurumi (walnut)
  9. Koko
  10. Runa

Japanese Food Inspired Names

  • Bao (steamed dumpling)
  • Bento
  • Benihana (restaurant where the dinner is the show)
  • Inari
  • Kats
  • Kobe Beef
  • Lychee
  • Miso
  • Mochi (rice cake)
  • Momo (peach)
  • Nori (seaweed)
  • Taro (yam)
  • Toro (tuna)
  • Panko
  • Ramen
  • Soba (wheat noodles)
  • Sushi
  • Tofu
  • Wasabi
  • Yuzu (citrus fruit)

Japanese Animal-Inspired Names

  • Inu (dog)
  • Kitsune (fox)
  • Kuma (bear)
  • Neko (cat)
  • Panda
  • Phoenix
  • Suzume (sparrow)
  • Tori (bird)
  • Usagi (rabbit)
  • Yagi (goat)

Japanese Names Based on Apperance or Temprament

  • Doki doki (excited)
  • Fuwafuwa (fluffy)
  • Kuru (black)
  • Mausu (mouse)
  • Ryuu (dragon)
  • Jin (placid)
  • Yoshi (good)
  • Taidana (lazy)
  • Takeo (warrior)

Japanese names

  • Aiko
  • Airi
  • Akamaru
  • Akemi
  • Aki
  • Akiko
  • Akira
  • Akuma
  • Asami
  • Azuki
  • Bonsai
  • Chibi
  • Dojo
  • Domo
  • Genji
  • Genki
  • Gin
  • Goji
  • Hachi
  • Hanzo
  • Haru
  • Hiro
  • Ichiro
  • Jiro
  • Kaida
  • Kaiju
  • Kairi
  • Kano
  • Keiko
  • Kenji
  • Kenzo
  • Kiba
  • Kiko
  • Kita
  • Kitana
  • Kiyo
  • Kiyomi
  • Kiyoshi
  • Kobe
  • Koji
  • Kumo
  • Kuri
  • Kuro
  • Kyo
  • Mako
  • Matsu
  • Mei
  • Michi
  • Mika
  • Miki
  • Miko
  • Nami
  • Naoki
  • Nara
  • Naru
  • Natsu
  • Niko
  • Ninja
  • Nobu
  • Obi
  • Okami
  • Rei
  • Ronin
  • Ruki
  • Ryu
  • Sachi
  • Sakura
  • Samurai
  • Shiba
  • Shinobi
  • Shiro
  • Sosuke
  • Suki
  • Sumo
  • Tachi
  • Tadashi
  • Tai
  • Taiko
  • Takara
  • Takeo
  • Tao
  • Tomo
  • Toshi
  • Yoko
  • Yoshi
  • Yuki
  • Yumi
  • Zen