Japanese names for cats and pets

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Want to put a Japanese name on your cat? Do you know the most common cat names in Japan? In this article, we are going to see a complete and categorized list of Japanese names for cats, felines, cats or other pets such as dogs and rabbits.

You japanese love cats, are much more popular than dogs. In addition to neko [猫], cats in Japan can be called nyanko [ニャン子] or kyato [キャット] from English Cat. Consider naming options for your pussy.

Cats in Japan are adored, there are cat ornaments that bring luck called maneki neko. Some islands even have more cats than humans, there are several cat islands scattered across Japan.

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Most popular cat names in Japan

As in Brazil and other countries, Japan has its stereotypical, popular and traditional cat names. The following are the most popular and most used cat names in Japan, followed by the meaning in English.

How are animal names written in hiragana or katakana, we are not going to put the ideograms of the words that are used as cat names, but that in the language have some specific meaning. I believe that meaning alone is enough.

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Cat's nameMeaning
momo Peach
Kuro Black
Hana Flower
Koko Low
Shiro White
Sora Sky
fuku Lucky you
Mei Pretty
Kai ocean or shell
chibi little one
KuronekoBlack cat
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Rabbit Cat in Japan

Japanese names for male cats

Below we will leave a list of Japanese names for male or male cats. Names are popular in Japan, have their meanings and can end up being a unisex name. Hope you like the suggestions below:

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Cat's nameMeaning
akemibeautiful sunrise
herebright / autumn
Akihirogreat shine
akiobrilliant man
akioglorious man
akiraclear / clear
aratanew fresh
Atsushidiligent director
ayumuwalk dream vision
Daigreat, big
daikigreat nobility
Daisukegreat help
eijiorder of eternity
smokeliterature, academic hero
haruspring
Harukibright sun
Harutosun flying
Hayatesoft
hibikisound, echo
hidekiexcellent wooden trees
Hideoexcellent man
Hikarulight, shine
Hikaruradiance
Hinatasunflower / facing the sun
Hirakuopen, expand
hirogenerous
Hiroakiwide and spacious light
Hirokivast wooden trees
Hiroshigenerous
Hiroyukigreat journey
Hitoshisame-seasoned
Hitoshimotivated person
hotakatall grai
IchiroFirst son
isamucourage
isamubrave, brave
Itsukiwooden trees
jirosecond son
Junichiobedient first child
Kaedeboard
KaitoSupport
Kaitoocean flight
Kaorufragrance
katashicompany
Katsuvictory
Katsurovictorious son
Kazutoharmonious person
Kenichistrong and healthy first child
Kenjistrong and healthy second child
Kenshintrue modest
kentabig strong healthy
kichirolucky son
Kiyoshipurity
Koukilight or hope
Koutagreat peace
kuniocountry man
kyocooperation
Madokacircle, round
Makotohonest
Butonly / true
masaakinice glow
masakibig wooden tree
masaruvictory
masashirighteous aspiration
masatorighteous person
masayoshijust, honorable
masayukifair blessing
Masumitrue clarity
michiway
michioman on a journey
michiotraveling man
Minorutruth
Mitsuoshining hero
Mitsurusatisfy, complete
Nothonest
naokihonest wooden tree
ninjaninjutsu master
Noborugo up, go up
Nobufaith
Norito rule
In the riverlaw's man
In the rivernice man
Osamudisciplined, studious
Raidenthunder and lightning
Rentlotus / love
Rikuwise sky
RikuEarth
Rikutoearth person
Rokurosixth child
Ryorefreshing, cool
Ryoichigood first child
Ryotagreat refreshment
RyuDragon
Samuraijapanese warrior
satoruAurora
Satoshiwise, fast learner
Shinjitrue second son
Shinoburesistance
Shirofourth child
Shoto fly
Shoutagreat flight
Sorasky
Summaryto advance, proceed
Tadaotrustworthy, faithful man
Tadashifaithful, faithful
taichifirst big child
taikigreat shine, shine
Takahiroof great value, nobility
Takashiprosperous, noble
Takayukinoble journey
Takeowarrior hero
takumiCraftsman
Tamotsuprotector, guard
tarotbig son
Tomprosperous
Toshisensible
toshiakiadvantageous light
Toshiogenius leader hero
Tsuyoshistrong
Yamatogreat harmony
Yasupeace
yasushiPacific
yasushipeace
Yoritrust in
Yoshilucky / fair
Yoshiojoyful life
Yoshirorighteous son
Yoshitoceremonial and upright person
Youtagreat sunlight
Yuichiheroic first child
Yujiheroic second son
Yukihappiness / snow
Yukioblessed hero
Yuzukisoft moon
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Cat Island in Japan

Japanese names for female cats

Below we will leave a list of Japanese names for female or female cats. Some cat names below may end up being a unisex name. Hope you like the suggestions below:

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Cat's nameMeaning
Aiaruler
arisunoble
ayameiris
chiekoson of wisdom
Emibeautiful blessing
haruspring
HimePrincess
hinaSun
Hoshistar
Ichikagift
Izumisource
Jincontest
junkpure
Kaydalittle dragon
kichilucky
Kimikoempress child
Kyokorespectful child
Maydance
maikodancing son
midorigreen
mikubeautiful sky
MitsuLight
Morikoforest child
nakanoWarrior
nanamiSeven seas
Richson of truth
Rindignified
SakuraCherry Blossom
Satokowise child
Setsukomelody child
ShinjuPearl
suzubell
Takaratreasure
tomokointellect
Tomomifriend beatiful
yasukoson of peace
YokoSun light
Yuamandatory love
Yukasoft flower
akemibright beautiful
akikobright child
akiraclear / clear
Aikolove child
airilove jasmine
Asamimorning beauty
Asukatomorrow perfume fragrance
ayanoMy color
Ceikoson of splendor
chiekochild of intelligence, wisdom
girlscatter flowers
Chiyothousand generations
Chiyokoson of a thousand generations
emikobeautiful blessing child
eriblessed prize
Etsukoson of joy
fumikoson of abundant beauty
Hanaflower
Hanakoflower child
Harukospring child
harunaspring vegetables
hidekoson of excellence
Hikarilight, shine
hinasun vegetables
hisakolong-lived son
hirogenerous
Hirokogenerous child
Hiromigenerous beauty
hitomieye pupil
Honokaflower of harmony
Hoshikochild star
hotarufirefly
kamikosuperior son
Katsumivictorious beauty
Kazumiharmonious beauty
Kazukochild of harmony
Keikoblessed child / respectful child
Kikochronic child
Kiminoble
kiyomipure beauty
kumikolongtime beautiful child
kyocooperation
Madokacircle, round
makitrue hope
Makotohonest
momtrue beauty
Mannalove
manamibeautiful love
Handcherry blossom dance
Butonly / true
Masumitrue clarity
marikotrue son of the village
Mayumitrue gentle beauty
Mipretty
michiway
michikobeautiful wise child
miekobeautiful blessing child
Mihoprotected and guaranteed beauty
Mikabeautiful fragrance
mikibeautiful princess
Minakobeautiful child
Minoritruth
myobeautiful cherry blossom
Misakibeautiful flower
Mitsukoson of the light
Mitsurusatisfy, complete
miwabeautiful hamony, peace
miyakobeautiful child night
Miyubeautiful gentle
miyukibeautiful blessing
Momokapeach blossom
nanaseven
Nothonest
naokohonest child
naomihonest beautiful
natsukisummer hope
natsumibeautiful summer
Nobukofaithful and trustworthy child
Norikocool kid
Rentlotus / love
Rinajasmine
Rivervillage cherry blossom
rikatrue fragrance
ryokorefreshing child
Sachikocheerful happy child
sakiflower of hope
satomibeautiful and wise
Shioripoem
Shigekogrowing child
Shikadeer
Shizukaquiet summer
Shizukoquiet child
Sorasky
Sumikochild of clarity
suzumesparrow
Takakonoble child
Tamikoson of many beauties
terukobright child
Tomikoson of wealth, fortune
toshikosmart child
umekoplum child
Yasupeace iness / snow
Yokochild of sunlight
Yoshilucky / fair
Yoshiebeautiful creek
Yoshikoson of kindness
Yuinajoin
Yukaribeautiful pear tree
Yumibeautiful reason
Yumikoreason beautiful child
Yuitie clothes
Yukihappy
Yukikochild of snow / child of happiness
Yukokind child
Yurilily
Yurikochild lily
Yuunakind

Anime inspired cat names

The cat names below are either inspired by popular anime characters or are they literally cats from somewhere. popular anime. Hope you like the short list below. It might be easier to use your browser's locator to find the anime.

Remembering that we have an article on the site that talks exactly about anime with cats. Os: Some anime names are in English, and some are not necessarily Japanese anime.

  • Aang from Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Arthur from Code Geass
  • Asami from Avatar: The Legend of Korra
  • Princess Mononoke's Ashitaka
  • Asuka from Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Asuna from Sword Art Online
  • Kiki's Delivery Bar
  • Bolin from Avatar: The Legend of Korra
  • Carla from Fairy Tail
  • Charmmy from Kitty's pet cat
  • Chi from Chi's Sweet Home
  • Dear Daniel by Kitty's Boyfriend
  • Doraemon of Doraemon
  • Fukuo from Kiki's Delivery
  • George de Kitty's father
  • Gohan from Dragon Ball-Z
  • Goku from Dragon Ball-Z
  • Princess Mononoke's Gonza
  • Hideki from Angel Beats
  • Naruto's Hinata
  • Ichigo from Bleach
  • Princess Mononoke Jig
  • Jiji the Cat from Kiki's Delivery
  • Kamineko by Azumanga Daioh
  • Kanade by Angel Beats
  • Kanta by My Friend Totoro
  • Kasakari-Otoko from My Friend Totoro
  • Katara from Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Kiki's Delivery Ket
  • Kiki from Kiki's Delivery
  • Kirito from Sword Art Online
  • Kitty White by Hello Kitty's full name
  • Princess Mononoke's Kohrulu
  • Kokiri from Kiki's Delivery
  • Kora from Avatar: The Legend of Korra
  • Korin from Dragon Ball Z
  • Kuro from Blue Exorcist
  • Trigun's Kuroneko-sama
  • Princess Mononoke's Lady Eboshi
  • Luna & Artemis from Sailor Moon
  • Madame de Kiki's Delivery
  • Maki from Kiki's Delivery
  • Mako from Avatar: The Legend of Korra
  • Hand of Darker than Black;
  • Mary from Kitty's Mother
  • Mei from My friend Totoro
  • pokemon meowth
  • Milo from Avatar: The Legend of Korra
  • Mimmy from Kitty's twin sister
  • Death Note Misa
  • Misato from Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Molly from The Ancient Magus Bride
  • Princess Mononoke's house
  • naruto from naruto
  • Neko-sensei from Princess Tutu
  • Nyan from the game Nyan Cat
  • Nyanko Big by Tada Never Falls In Love
  • Nyanko-sensei from Natsume's Book Of Friends
  • Okino from Kiki's Delivery
  • Princess Mononoke's Okkoto
  • Bleach Orihime
  • Osono from Kiki's Delivery
  • Yuri's Potya!!! on ICE
  • King of Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Roba of My Friend Totoro
  • Bleach Rukia
  • Ryuk from Death Note
  • Nichijoum's Sakamoto
  • San by Princess Mononoke
  • Sasuke from Naruto
  • Satsuki from My Friend Totoro
  • Shinji from Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Sokka from Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Suguha from Sword Art Online
  • Takamatsu by Angel Beats
  • Tatsuo from My Friend Totoro
  • Princess Mononoke Toki
  • Kiki's Delivery Tombo
  • Toph from Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Totoro from My Neighbor Totoro
  • Ursula from Kiki's Delivery
  • Vegeta from Dragon Ball-Z
  • Yasuko from My Friend Totoro
  • Yuzuru by Angel Beats
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Names for Black, White and Ginger Cats

Some Japanese names are suitable for pets. color. Below we will leave some names that can be added to cats of a certain color. Hope you like the names below:

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Cat's nameMeaning
akared
akahanaRed flower
akanebright red
AkariLight
hereautumn
akirabrillant
akumithe dark
amayanight rain
Andingy
ankored bean paste
anridark jasmine
awaipale
azukisweet red beans
Chedacheddar cheese
Deijidaisy
Ofcopper
fuyuWinter
fuyukowinter child
Ginsilver
fatgold
thereGrey
Hatsukimoon flower
hotarufirefly
iguruigloo
Kabochapumpkin
Kaedeboard
Kageshadow
Kaguyanight shining
kasaifire
Kirimist
kitsuneWhite fox
Kohakuamber
korarucoral
koriice
Kumoa cloud
Kurogurodeep black
KyouDamascus
KokaiRed Sea
Makkuroblack step
mashiropure white
mayonakamidnight
Mikanew Moon
MikanOrange fruit
mirukumilk
Misutomist
miyukibeautiful snow
moeruflame
Mokutancoal
OrenjiOrange color
Reikicold or cold
Sabitrusty
Sekitancoal
Shimofrost
Shinkucrimson
Shogaginger
disappearedBlack ink
Sunoborusnowball
Sususoot
tenshiangel
tsukimoon
tsukikonight child
Tsuranaicicle
Yamidarkness
Yamiyodark night
yashadevil of the night
Yorunight
Yukisnow
Yukikosnow child
Yureighost or spirit
Yurilily
zogeivory

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