100+ Anime Dog Names: Ideas for Geeky & Cool Dogs

Originating in Japan, Anime simply means “animation” in Japanese. Although other countries attempt to replicate their colorful storylines and eclectic characters, no one has quite mastered it like Japan. Anime is an increasingly popular genre and offers cartoons geared to both adults and children. Fun fact – most Anine shows and films start out as comic books or graphic novels, also referred to as Manga. So, if your love for Anime is just as big as your love for puppies, you might be inspired to name your pup after your favorite character.

The perfect Anime-Inspired name for your new pup is definitely out there, and we are here to help you find it! There are many characters and comics to sort through, and we understand it might be hard to know where to start. Hello Kitty and Dragon Ball Z are likely some of the more common, to Naruto and One Piece as the classics. We have compiled a list of our favorite characters and name suggestions from the best anime shows and films to date!

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Female Anime Dog Names

  • Inori (Guilty Crown)
  • Keiko
  • Nanami (Kamisama Kiss)
  • Shura (Ao No Exorcist)
  • Nami (One Piece)
  • Saber (Fate/Stay Night)
  • Mercury (Sailor Moon)
  • Heartfilia (Fairy Tail)
  • Aqua (Konosuba)
  • Asuna (Sword Art)
  • Rei Ayanami (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
  • Yamanaka (Naruto)
  • Bulma (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Akeno (High School DxD)
  • Yoko Ritona (Gurren Lagann)
  • Retsu (Bleach)
  • Hinita (Naruto)
  • Kotori Minami (Love Live? School Idol Project)
  • Kirishima (Tokyo Ghoul)
  • Sinon (Sword Art)
  • Taiga Aisaka (Toradora)
  • Yoruichi (Bleach)
  • Musubi (Sekirei)
  • Hitagi (Bakemonogatari)
  • Temari (Naruto)
  • Izumi (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Himiko Toga
  • Mei Misaki (Another)
  • Misty (Pokemon)

Male Anime Dog Names

  • Yunyun (Konosuba)
  • Kenpachi (Bleach)
  • Utachi (Naruto)
  • Jin (Samurai Champloo)
  • Shanks (One Piece)
  • Sanji (One Piece)
  • Cinnamoroll (Hello Kitty)
  • Yagami (Death Note)
  • Dear Daniel (Hello Kitty)
  • Ash (Pokemon)
  • Ketchum (Pokemon)
  • Houju (Monogatari)
  • Hirako (Bleach)
  • Kotaro (Haikyuu)
  • Megumin (Konosuba)
  • Nagato (Naruto)
  • Tetsuro (Haikyuu)
  • Goku (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Gohan (Dragon Ball Z)
  • Kei (Haikyuu)
  • Soul (Soul Eater)
  • Wiz (Konosuba)
  • Trafalgar (One Piece)
  • Shouka (Monogatari)
  • Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist)
  • Koshi (Haikyuu)
  • Tuxedo Man (Sailor Moon)
  • Smoker (One Piece)
  • Seiran (Monogatari)

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Anime Series Dog Names

Because there are so many vibrant characters to choose from, going in the direction of your absolute fave series may be the easier choice! We have listed the most popular anime television shows and comic book titles that could also double as a fantastic dog name.

  • Alchemist
  • Fate
  • Monogatari
  • Hello Kitty
  • Naruto
  • Sailor
  • Sekirei
  • Anohana
  • Bleach
  • Gurren
  • Dragon
  • Mushi-Shi
  • Anime
  • Kiki
  • D-Note
  • Pokemon
  • Yu-Gi-Oh
  • Academia
  • Champloo
  • InuYasha
  • Neon
  • One Piece
  • Konosuba

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Memorable Anime Dog Characters Names

Of course, we couldn’t create the ultimate list without including the most memorable dog characters found throughout the anime genre. For those in search of a canine name for their friend – this is the spot to be!

  • Rockbell
  • Inu
  • Sadaharu
  • Ein
  • Tanuki
  • Enek
  • Harumi
  • Gin
  • Shu
  • Potato
  • Repede
  • Makkachin
  • Kiba 
  • Muttley
  • Heen
  • Tobimaru
  • Guts
  • Keke
  • Pakkun
  • Iggy
  • Chou Chou
  • Inuki
  • Shiro
  • Pluto
  • Akamaru
  • Hayate
  • Jirou
  • Taro
  • Droopy
  • Wanta
  • Hakubi
  • Koromaru
  • Tetsuya
  • Riku
  • Maromi
  • Totakeke
  • Menchi
  • Hanako
  • Odie

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Finding the Right Anime-Inspired Name for Your Dog

We know to find a name as animated and cool as your new puppy might turn you into a frustrated Super-Saiyan – so we hope that our list of 100+ Anime-Inspired names has left you feeling zen. The Japanese culture and language has brought about so much creativity in our world, so it’s no wonder you’d be looking at a name to pay tribute in some way. Whether you’ve chosen a name to honor your favorite character, Goku or Tuxedo Man, or simply went with Anime because it’s quite adorable in itself, we are sure that there is something appropriately cool for every kind of pooch.

However, we know some may still be searching for additional inspiration, so we’ve linked a few our other dog name posts below: