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Common Pet Names in
      Japan
Top 10 Dog Names

 1.     Momo (peach)
 2.     Sakura (cherry blossom)
 3.     Choco (chocolate)
 4.     Sora (sky)
 5.     Hana (flower)
 6.     Maron (chestnut)
 7.     Rin (The sound of a bell)
 8.     Reo (Leo, the original name of Kimba the White lion)
 9.     Coco (Cocoa)
10.     Nana (a girls’ names)

 Source: The Great Investigation on Dog Names 2011 (Irispet.com)
Top 14 Cat Names

 1.    Momo (peach)
 2.    Kuro (black)
 3.    Sora (sky)
 4.    Hana (flower)
 5.    Rin (the sound of a bell)
 6.    Chibi (small and petite)
 7.    Mii (a cute sound: not a name)
 8.    Tama (ball)
 9.    Kotarou (a boys’ name)
10.    Tora (tiger)
11.    Hime (princess)
12.    Sakura (cherry blossom)
13.    Mimi (Female name)
14.    Miruku (Milk)
Source: Irispet.com
● Japanese Pet Names are usually very nature related as
  opposed to the American tendency to give dogs human names
  or names based on the personality or physical features of the
  dog.
● Repetitive sounds as names such as Momo, Coco, Mimi seem
  to be very popular for pets in Japan.
● Pets are usually named after fruits like:
   ○ Ringo: Apple
   ○ Ichigo: Strawberry
   ○ Mikan: Orange
   ○ Yuzu: Citrus Fruit
Other Common Pet Names

●   Mochi: Sticky Rice
●   Anko: Red Bean Paste
●   Sumi: Japanese black ink used for calligraphy
●   Ocha: Japanese tea
●   Ran: Orchid
●   Hana: Flower
●   Fuji: Type of flower, or Mt. Fuji
●   Tora: Tiger
●   Tenshi: Angel
Other Common Pet Names


●   Ryu: Dragon
●   Yume: Dream
●   Ame: Rain or Candy
●   Niji: Rainbow
●   Yuki: Snow
●   Mizu: Water
●   Taiyou: Sun
●   Kumo: Cloud, or Spider

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Pet names

  • 1. Common Pet Names in Japan
  • 2. Top 10 Dog Names 1. Momo (peach) 2. Sakura (cherry blossom) 3. Choco (chocolate) 4. Sora (sky) 5. Hana (flower) 6. Maron (chestnut) 7. Rin (The sound of a bell) 8. Reo (Leo, the original name of Kimba the White lion) 9. Coco (Cocoa) 10. Nana (a girls’ names) Source: The Great Investigation on Dog Names 2011 (Irispet.com)
  • 3. Top 14 Cat Names 1. Momo (peach) 2. Kuro (black) 3. Sora (sky) 4. Hana (flower) 5. Rin (the sound of a bell) 6. Chibi (small and petite) 7. Mii (a cute sound: not a name) 8. Tama (ball) 9. Kotarou (a boys’ name) 10. Tora (tiger) 11. Hime (princess) 12. Sakura (cherry blossom) 13. Mimi (Female name) 14. Miruku (Milk) Source: Irispet.com
  • 4. ● Japanese Pet Names are usually very nature related as opposed to the American tendency to give dogs human names or names based on the personality or physical features of the dog. ● Repetitive sounds as names such as Momo, Coco, Mimi seem to be very popular for pets in Japan. ● Pets are usually named after fruits like: ○ Ringo: Apple ○ Ichigo: Strawberry ○ Mikan: Orange ○ Yuzu: Citrus Fruit
  • 5. Other Common Pet Names ● Mochi: Sticky Rice ● Anko: Red Bean Paste ● Sumi: Japanese black ink used for calligraphy ● Ocha: Japanese tea ● Ran: Orchid ● Hana: Flower ● Fuji: Type of flower, or Mt. Fuji ● Tora: Tiger ● Tenshi: Angel
  • 6. Other Common Pet Names ● Ryu: Dragon ● Yume: Dream ● Ame: Rain or Candy ● Niji: Rainbow ● Yuki: Snow ● Mizu: Water ● Taiyou: Sun ● Kumo: Cloud, or Spider