200+ Anime Dog Names Ideas For The Love Of Kawaii

Are you an Anime fan and a dog person? One special way to join both interests together is by finding suitable anime dog names for your pooch.

It doesn’t matter if the dog is as big as Kurama—the nine tails fox in Naruto—or a small harmless breed. Any pup can benefit from cool anime names for dogs.

The media has seen an influx of anime shows over the years.

Just as other animated movies like those from Disney and Warner Bros, Anime has gathered a lot of fans.

From the series to the standalone movies, most of them are good enough to keep you glued to the TV screen till it’s time for work the next day and you realize you missed your sleep.

Anime is a good source of inspiration for naming your dog. So sit back and relax as we present some of the best anime names for dogs.

Some of the names are based on popular anime characters, others are from dogs on the show, and there are the random ones that are cute, badass, or cool.

Some names would also be classified in gender, for those who would prefer that.

Female Anime Dog Names

Naga with Korra Asami - The Legend of Korra

These are for the lady dogs in the house. There are some great female anime names for dogs that would be perfect for your girl pup.

She will strut forward with poise and confidence once you call her an anime girl dog name.

  1. Asami (the Legend of Korra)
  2. Aqua (Konosuba)
  3. Akeno (High School DxD)
  4. Asuna (Sword Art Online)
  5. Yuuki (Yuuki Yuna is a Hero) 
  6. Yubaba (Spirited Away)
  7. Yoko Ritona (Gurren Lagann) 
  8. Yamanaka (Naruto)
  9. Wakana (Okusama ga Seitokaichou) 
  10. Suzu (Nagasarete Airantou)
  11. Toph (Avatar the Last Airbender) 
  12. Temari (Naruto)
  13. Sakura (Naruto)
  14. Hinata (Naruto)
  15. Retsu (Bleach)
  16. Saber (Fate/Stay Night)
  17. Nina (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion)
  18. Nao (Inu Neko Jump!)
  19. Okita (Imperial Capital Holy Grail)
  20. Sinon (Sword Art)
  21. Mana (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
  22. Kiko (Darker than Black: Black Contractor) 
  23. Diva (Blood+)
  24. Eboshi (Princess Mononoke) 
  25. Chihiro (Spirited Away)
  26. Rin (Fate/Stay Night) 
  27. Io (Acchi Kochi)
  28. Nami (One Piece)
  29. Katsumi (Baki the Grappler)
  30. Lu (Elsword) 

Male Anime Dog Names

Kiba and Akamaru – Naruto

Here’s for the guys. Anime boy dog names have a stylistic touch to them.

Visitors and strangers with no prior knowledge of anime movies would be intrigued by the name.

Let’s get down to business. 

  1. Zepile (Hunter x Hunter)
  2. Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  3. Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro)
  4. Sesshõmaru (Inuyasha)
  5. Yunyun (KonoSuba)
  6. Kirito (Sword Art Online)
  7. Ashitaka (Princess Mononoke)
  8. Tetsuya (Kuroko no Basuke)
  9. Toshio (Shiki)
  10. Kazuto (Sword Art Online)
  11. King Bumi (Avatar the Last Airbender)
  12. Hisoka (Hunter x Hunter)
  13. Tetsuro (Haikyuu)
  14. Goku (Dragon Ball Z)
  15. Daisuke (The Millionaire Detective Balance: UNLIMITED)
  16. Alucard (Hellsing)
  17. Zeke (Highschool of the Dead)
  18. Ash (Pokémon)
  19. Akamaru (Great Pyrenees from Naruto)
  20. Bee (Labrador Retriever from Dragon Ball GT) 
  21. Sanji (One Piece)
  22. Koromaru (Shiba Inu from Persona 3)
  23. Levi (Attack on Titan)
  24. Sokka (Avatar the Last Airbender) 
  25. Yagami (Death Note)
  26. Yato (Noragami)
  27. Shiro (Super Shiro)
  28. Saitama (One Punch Show) 
  29. Appa (Avatar the Last Airbender)
  30. Lucario (Pokémon) 

Famous Anime Dog Names Inspired By Anime Characters

Kazuhito from Dogs and Scissors

Right now, it doesn’t matter if you love to root for the heroes or you relate more to the villains.

Each side inspires a lot of anime names. This category is for dog names drawn from anime characters:

  1. Katara (Avatar the Last Airbender)
  2. Iroh (Avatar the Last Airbender) 
  3. Naruto (Naruto)
  4. Zuko (Avatar the Last Airbender)
  5. Sasuke (Naruto)
  6. Okabe (Steins)
  7. Pochacco (Hello Kitty)
  8. Rem (Zero)
  9. Apo (Uchuu Kyoudai)
  10. Blue (Wolf’s Rain)
  11. Cinnamoroll (Hello Kitty)
  12. Entei (Pokémon)
  13. Eevee (Pokémon)
  14. Ein (Pembroke Welsh Corgi from Cowboy Behop)
  15. Kazuhito (Dog & Scissors)
  16. Wanta (Elfen Lied)
  17. Genta (Detective Conan)
  18. Pakkun (Pug from Naruto)
  19. Shiro (Hoozuki no Reitetsu)
  20. Black Hayate (Full Metal Alchemist)
  21. Growlithe (Pokémon)
  22. Pluto (Kuroshitsuji)
  23. Heen (Howl’s Moving Castle)
  24. Entei (Pokémon)
  25. Maru (Gakkou Gurashi)
  26. Roronoa (One Piece)
  27. Tatsumaki (Dog Days)
  28. Jiro (My Hero Academia)
  29. Muttley (Mixed breed from Cat Planet Cuties
  30. Rockbell (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  31. Obito (Narut o) 

Cool Anime Names For Dogs Inspired By Anime Series

Hunter x Hunter Anime Series

Besides naming your dog after an anime character, nothing stops you from considering naming the dog after a series you love.

There are over 100 different series that you could choose from. We’ll suggest a few of those that we consider cool enough to make this list.

  1. Avatar
  2. Yu-Gi-Oh
  3. Toradora
  4. Tokyo
  5. Sword
  6. Sailor
  7. Punch
  8. Pokémon
  9. Nikki
  10. Neon
  11. Monogatari
  12. Kimi
  13. Kiki
  14. Game
  15. Ghoul
  16. Fate
  17. Fairy
  18. Boku
  19. Champloo
  20. Akame
  21. Anime
  22. Academia
  23. Anohana
  24. Bleach
  25. Dragon
  26. D-Note
  27. Gurren
  28. Hunter
  29. Mirai
  30. Mushi-Shi 

Cute Anime Dog Names

Bijou (Hamtaro)

Some dogs are so adorable, especially puppies and toy dogs. For these cuties, there are some really cute anime names you can consider.

  1. Bijou (Hamtaro)
  2. Tenten (Naruto)
  3. Hamtaro (Hamtaro)
  4. Sadaharu (Gintama)
  5. Makkachin (Poodle from Yuri!!! On Ice)
  6. Aliko (Oniichan Dakedo)
  7. Inuyasha (Inuyasha)
  8. Iggy (JoJo’s Bizarre)
  9. Chouchou (One Piece)
  10. Kedama (Pomeranian from Given)
  11. Pochi (How to keep a Mummy)
  12. Potato (Air)
  13. Cherry (Lucky Star)
  14. Shiro (Super Shiro)
  15. Lillipup (Pokémon) 
  16. Beck (Beck—Mongolian Chop Squad)
  17. Tanuki (Pom Poko)
  18. Enek (Sheepdog from Spice & Wolf)
  19. Charmy (Black Clover)
  20. Luffy (One Piece)
  21. Menchi (Hunter x Hunter)
  22. Kouki (Arifureta Shokugyou)
  23. Fuzzy (Fukigen na Mononokean)
  24. Tobimaru (Sword of the Stranger)
  25. Aiko (A.I.C.O)
  26. Etemon (Digimon adventure)
  27. Owner (Husky Mix from Blend-S)
  28. Asuka (Neon Genesis Evangelion) 
  29. Yato (Noragami)
  30. Bolin (The Legend of Korra) 

Badass Anime Dog Names

Shiba Inu Dog with Minato Hair Costume

Is your dog the very definition of tough, rebellious, and yes, badass? If so, these badass anime names will be suitable for your hard-boiled dog. 

  1. Guts (Beserk)
  2. Sangoku (Dragon Ball Z)
  3. Madara (Naruto)
  4. Minato (Naruto)
  5. Worick (Gangster)
  6. Erza Scarlet (Fairy Tail)
  7. Takeo (Ore Monogatari)
  8. Thorfinn (Vinland Saga)
  9. Ackerman (Attack on Titan)
  10. Osamu (Osamu Dazai)
  11. Cerberus (Seisen Cerberus)
  12. Vegeta (Dragon Ball)
  13. Vash (Trigun)
  14. Masashi (Kudo)
  15. Revy (Black Lagoon)
  16. Isamu (Hajime no Ippo)
  17. Tatsuhiro (Welcome to Manga)
  18. Rinnegan (Naruto)
  19. Rize (Tokyo Ghoul)
  20. Porunga (Dragon Ball)
  21. Michio (Slave Harem in the Labyrinth of the Other World)
  22. Kenshiro (Fist of the North Star)
  23. Jiraiya (Naruto)
  24. Baki (Grappler Baki)
  25. Friender (Casshan)
  26. Gilgamesh (Fate Universe)
  27. Escanor (The Seven Deadly Sins)
  28. Genos (One Punch Man)
  29. Sharingan (Naruto)
  30. Romero (Poodle from Zombieland saga) 

Related Japanese Dog Names

Japanese Flag with Shiba Inu Anime in the Middle

Anime isn’t the only thing we’ve gotten from Japan. From video games to celebrities, there’s a lot of inspiration from Japanese pop culture in general.

Explore some of them below and select the one that fits your furry baby.

  1. Yoko
  2. Bowser
  3. Hikaru
  4. Astro
  5. Koji
  6. Arashi
  7. Koda
  8. Hatsune
  9. Kirby
  10. Ryu
  11. Mario
  12. Kyary
  13. Udon
  14. Pikachu
  15. Shabu
  16. Yuki
  17. Taro
  18. Runa
  19. Tadeo
  20. Crea
  21. Marron
  22. Maru
  23. Hoshi
  24. Umi
  25. Taiyo
  26. Suki
  27. Kumo
  28. Sori
  29. Kuuki
  30. Sora

Also Read:
60 Best Anime Dogs That Stole Our Hearts (With Pictures)

Which Anime is Your Puppy?

Anime isn’t getting outdated anytime soon, and for the many Anime fans out there, this is good news.

Having your dog named after an Anime character, series or a random Japanese pop culture word could be your way of showing your loyalty to the fandom.

For that, we say, shànzāi!

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Authored By

Ben Pierce

Ben Pierce is a canine behavioral and nutritional specialist, professional dog trainer, and the CEO of Puplore. A former military working dog handler, Ben founded Puplore to provide owners with breed-specific information and to act as a go-to guide to health, nutrition, care, and to help them find the confidence they need to step up to the plate and become the best pup parents they can possibly be. A firm believer in treating all animals with kindness and compassion, and that positive discipline is paramount in achieving a harmonious canine-human relationship, Ben’s former and present careers have enabled him to become a leading light in his chosen profession and business.

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