Japanese Names for Cats and Pets

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

The japanese love cats, are much more popular than dogs. Besides neko [猫], cats in Japan can be called nyanko [ニャン子] or kyatto [キャット] from English Cat. Consider as 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 islands of cats spread across Japan.

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Most popular cat names in Japan

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

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

Cat NameMeaning
Momo Peach
Kuro black
Hana Flower
Koko Low
Shiro White
Sora Sky
Fuku Lucky you
Mei Beautiful
Kai Ocean or shell
Chibi Wee
KuronekoBlack cat
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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. I hope you like the suggestions below:

Cat NameMeaning
Akemibeautiful sunrise
Akibright / autumn
Akihirogreat brightness
Akiobrilliant man
Akioglorious man
Akiraclear / clear
Aratanew, fresh
Atsushidiligent director
Ayumudream walk, vision
Sogreat, great
Daikigreat nobility
Daisukegreat help
Eijiorder of eternity
Fumioliterature, academic hero
Haruspring
Harukibright sun
Harutoflying sun
Hayatesoft
Hibikisound echo
Hidekiexcellent wood trees
Hideoexcellent man
Hikarulight, glow
Hikaruradiance
Hinatasunflower / facing the sun
Hirakuopen, expand
Hirogenerous
Hiroakiwide and spacious light
Hirokivast wood trees
Hiroshigenerous
Hiroyukigreat journey
Hitoshisame-seasoned
Hitoshimotivated person
Hotakahigh grade
IchiroFirst son
Isamucourage
Isamubrave, brave
Itsukiwood 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
Kenshinmodest true
Kentabig strong, healthy
Kichirolucky son
Kiyoshipurity
Koukilight or hope
Koutagreat peace
Kuniocountry man
Kyocooperation
Madokacircle, round
Makotosincere
Butonly / true
Masaakinice glow
Masakibig wood tree
Masaruvictory
Masashifair aspiration
Masatorighteous person
Masayoshifair, honorable
Masayukijust blessing
Masumitrue clarity
Michiway
Michioman on a journey
Michiotraveling man
Minorutruth
Mitsuobrilliant hero
Mitsurusatisfy, complete
Nothonest
Naokihonest wood tree
Ninjaninjutsu master
Noborugo up, go up
Nobufaith
Norito rule
In the riverlaw's man
In the rivernice man
Osamudisciplined, studious
Raidenthunder and lightning
Renlotus / love
Rikusky wise
RikuEarth
Rikutoearth person
Rokurosixth child
Ryorefreshing, cool
Ryoichigood first son
Ryotagreat refreshment
RyuDragon
Samuraijapanese warrior
SatoruAurora
Satoshiwise, quick learner
Shinjitrue second child
Shinoburesistance
Shirofourth child
Shofly
Shoutagreat flight
Sorasky
Susumoto proceed, proceed
Tadaofaithful, faithful man
Tadashifaithful, faithful
Taichifirst big child
Taikigreat shine, shine
Takahiroof great value, nobility
Takashiprosperous, noble
Takayukinoble journey
Takeowarrior hero
TakumiCraftsman
Tamotsuprotective guard
Tarobig son
Tomiprosperous
Toshisensible
Toshiakiadvantageous light
Toshiogenius leader, hero
Tsuyoshistrong
Yamatogreat harmony
Yasupeace
YasushiPacific
Yasushipeace
Yoritrust in
Yoshilucky / fair
Yoshiojoyful life
Yoshirofair son
Yoshitoceremonial and correct person
Youtagreat sunlight
Yuichiheroic first child
Yujiheroic second son
Yukihappiness / snow
Yukioblessed hero
Yuzukisoft moon
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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. I hope you like the suggestions below:

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Cat NameMeaning
Aiaruler
Arisunoble
Ayameiris
Chiekoson of wisdom
Emibeautiful blessing
Haruspring
HimePrincess
HinaSun
Hoshistar
Ichikagift
Izumisource
Jincontest
Junkopure
Kaydalittle dragon
Kichilucky
Kimikoempress, child
Kyokorespectful child
Maydance
Maikodance son
Midorigreen
Mikubeautiful sky
MitsuLight
Morikoforest child
NakanoWarrior
NanamiSeven seas
Rikoson of truth
Rindignified
SakuraCherry Blossom
Satokowise child
Setsukochild melody
ShinjuPearl
Suzubell
Takaratreasure
Tomokointellect
Tomomifriend beatiful
Yasukoson of peace
YokoSun light
Yuabinding love
Yukasoft flower
Akemibright beautiful
Akikobright child
Akiraclear / clear
Aikolove son
Airilove jasmine
Asamimorning beauty
Asukaperfume tomorrow, fragrance
AyanoMy color
Ceikoson of splendor
Chiekoson of intelligence, wisdom
Chikascatter flowers
Chiyothousand generations
Chiyokoson of a thousand generations
Emikobeautiful child blessing
Eriblessed award
Etsukoson of joy
Fumikoson of abundant beauty
Hanaflower
Hanakoflower child
Harukospring child
Harunaspring vegetables
Hidekoson of excellence
Hikarilight, glow
Hinasunset vegetables
Hisakolong-lived son
Hirogenerous
Hirokogenerous child
Hiromigenerous beauty
Hitomieye pupil
Honokaharmony flower
Hoshikochild star
HotaruFirefly
Kamikosuperior son
Katsumivictorious beauty
Kazumiharmonious beauty
Kazukoharmony son
Keikoblessed child / respectful child
Kikochronic child
Kiminoble
Kiyomipure beauty
Kumikolongtime beautiful child
Kyocooperation
Madokacircle, round
Makitrue hope
Makotosincere
Mamitrue beauty
Mannalove
Manamibeautiful love
handdancing cherry blossom
Butonly / true
Masumitrue clarity
Marikotrue son of the village
Mayumitrue gentle beauty
Mibeautiful
Michiway
Michikobeautiful wise child
Miekobeautiful child blessing
Mihoprotected and guaranteed beauty
Mikabeautiful fragrance
Mikibeautiful princess
Minakobeautiful child
Minoritruth
Miobeautiful cherry blossom
Misakibeautiful flower
Mitsukoson of the light
Mitsurusatisfy, complete
Miwabeautiful hamony, peace
Miyakobeautiful child night
Miyubeautiful kind
Miyukibeautiful blessing
Momokapeach blossom
NanaSeven
Nothonest
Naokohonest child
Naomihonest beautiful
Natsukisummer hope
Natsumibeautiful summer
Nobukofaithful and reliable child
Norikocool child
Renlotus / love
Rinajasmine
Rivercherry blossom village
Rikatrue fragrance
Ryokorefreshing child
Sachikocheerful happy child
Sakiflower of hope
Satomibeautiful and wise
Shioripoem
Shigekogrowing child
Shikadeer
Shizukaquiet summer
Shizukoquiet child
Sorasky
Sumikoson of clarity
Suzumesparrow
Takakonoble child
Tamikoson of many beauties
Terukobright child
Tomikoson of wealth, fortune
Toshikosmart child
Umekoplum child
Yasupeace iness / snow
Yokoson of sunlight
Yoshilucky / fair
Yoshiebeautiful stream
Yoshikoson of kindness
Yuinajoin
Yukaribeautiful pear
Yumibeautiful reason
Yumikoreason beautiful child
Yuitie clothes
Yukihappy
Yukikoson of snow / son of happiness
Yukokind child
Yurilily
Yurikochild lily
Yuunakind

Anime-inspired cat names

The cat names below are inspired by popular anime characters or are literally cats of some popular anime. I hope you like the short list below. It may be easier to use your browser's locator to find the anime.

Remembering that we have an article on the site that talks about exactly 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 Ashitaka
  • Asuka from Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Asuna from Sword Art Online
  • Kiki's Delivery Bar
  • Avatar Bolin: The Legend of Korra
  • Carla from Fairy Tail
  • Kitty's pet cat Charmmy
  • Chi from Chi's Sweet Home
  • Dear Daniel from Kitty's boyfriend
  • Doraemon Doraemon
  • Fukuo from Kiki's Delivery
  • George from Kitty's father
  • Dragon Ball Gohan -Z
  • Goku from Dragon Ball -Z
  • Gonza from Princesa Mononoke
  • Hideki by Angel Beats
  • Naruto Hinata
  • Bleach Ichigo
  • Princess Mononoke Jigo
  • Jiji the Cat by Kiki's Delivery
  • Kamineko from Azumanga Daioh
  • Kanade by Angel Beats
  • My friend Totoro's Kanta
  • My friend Totoro's Kasakari-Otoko
  • Katara from Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Ket from Kiki's Delivery
  • Kiki from Kiki's Delivery
  • Kirito from Sword Art Online
  • Kitty White by Hello Kitty's full name
  • Princess Mononoke's Kohrulu
  • Kiki's from Kiki's Delivery
  • Avatar Kora: The Legend of Korra
  • Dragon Ball Z Korin
  • Blue Exorcist Kuro
  • Kuroneko – sama of Trigun
  • Lady Eboshi from Princess Mononoke
  • Luna & Artemis from Sailor Moon
  • Madame from Kiki's Delivery
  • Maki from Kiki's Delivery
  • Avatar Mako: The Legend of Korra
  • Hand of Darker than Black;
  • Mary from Kitty's mother
  • My friend Totoro's Mei
  • Meowth of Pokémon
  • Milo from Avatar: The Legend of Korra
  • Kitty's twin sister Mimmy
  • Death Note Misa
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion Misato
  • Molly from The Ancient Magus Bride
  • Moro de Princesa Mononoke
  • Naruto from Naruto
  • Princess Tutu's Neko-sensei
  • Nyan from the game Nyan Cat
  • Nyanko Big by Tada Never Falls In Love
  • Nyanko-sensei by Natsume's Book Of Friends
  • Okino from Kiki's Delivery
  • Okkoto from Princess Mononoke
  • Bleach Orihime
  • Osono from Kiki's Delivery
  • Yuri potya !!! on ICE
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion King
  • Roba of My friend Totoro
  • Bleach Rukia
  • Death Note Ryuk
  • Nichijoum's Sakamoto
  • San de Princesa Mononoke
  • Sasuke from Naruto
  • My friend Totoro satsuki
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion Shinji
  • Avatar Sokka: The Last Airbender
  • Sword Art Online Suguha
  • Takamatsu by Angel Beats
  • My friend Totoro's Tatsuo
  • Princess Mononoke Toki
  • Tombo from Kiki's Delivery
  • Avatar Toph: The Last Airbender
  • Totoro from My Neighbor Totoro
  • Ursula from Kiki's Delivery
  • Dragon Ball Vegeta -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. I hope you like the names below:

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Cat NameMeaning
Akared
AkahanaRed flower
Akanebright red
AkariLight
Akiautumn
Akirabright
Akumithe dark
Amayanight rain
Andingy
Ankored bean paste
Anridark jasmine
Awaipale
Azukisweet red beans
Chedacheddar cheese
Deijidaisy
Ofcopper
FuyuWinter
Fuyukowinter child
Ginsilver
Gorillagold
HaiGrey
Hatsukimoon flower
Hotarufirefly
Iguruigloo
Kabochapumpkin
Kaedeboard
Kageshadow
Kaguyashining night
Kasaifire
Kirimist
KitsuneWhite fox
Kohakuamber
Korarucoral
Koriice
Kumoa cloud
Kurogurodeep black
KyouDamascus
KōKaiRed Sea
Makkuroblack step
Mashiropure white
Mayonakamidnight
Mikanew Moon
MikanOrange fruit
Mirukumilk
Misutomist
Miyukibeautiful snow
Moeruflame
Mokutancoal
OrenjiOrange color
Reikicold or cold
Sabitarusty
Sekitancoal
Shimofrost
Shinkucrimson
Shogaginger
SumiBlack ink
Sunoborusnowball
Sususoot
Tenshiangel
Tsukimoon
Tsukikonight child
Tsuranaicicle
Yamidarkness
Yamiyodark night
Yashanight devil
Yorunight
Yukisnow
Yukikosnow child
Yureighost or spirit
Yurilily
Zogeivory

Research source was the website Catological