Shiba Inu Dog Names: 50 Awesome & Adorable Ideas

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The Shiba Inu is one of the oldest Japanese dog breeds that are native to the island nation.

Highly suspicious of strangers and highly affectionate with family members, the Shiba Inu is one of a kind dog breed.

Strong headed and independent, naming this breed is not only extremely fun but also a bit tricky.

Let’s see what epic names we’ve gathered for you today to name your cute little Shiba Inu pup.

A brown and white Shiba Inu
This dog’s name is Gizmo.

Male Shiba Inu Dog Names

  • Chico

A cute name for a cute male Shiba Inu, it means boy.

Of Spanish origin, this is easy to remember and pronounce.

  • Cupid

This very intriguing and easy to remember name means desire.

Of Latin origin, it can also refer to baby Cupid shooting love arrows your way.

  • Dash

The literal meaning of this very short male Shiba Inu name is from Chiel.

Of French origin, it can also refer to speed.

  • Desi

This short male Shiba Inu name means longed for.

Of Latin origin, it can refer to your deep and strong love for your pup.

  • Ezra

Of Hebrew origin, this intriguing male Shiba Inu name means to aid.

It can refer to your dog’s helpful nature.

  • Festus

Of Latin origin, this male Shiba Inu name means holiday.

It can symbolize how every single day with your pup is like a holiday.

  • Gizmo

Of English origin, this male Shiba Inu name refers to a gadget or mechanical device.

  • Gus

Of English origin, this short and easy to remember name comes from Gustave which means the staff of Goths.

  • Hoshi

Of Japanese origin, this is a perfect name for a male Shiba Inu meaning star.

  • Jack

Of Hebrew origin, this short name means God is gracious.

  • Junior

Of English origin, this male Shiba Inu name means younger.

  • Kato

Of Greek origin, this easy to remember name means pure.

It can refer to the pure nature of your Shiba Inu.

  • Kuma

Of English origin, it means to call.

It can also refer to a bear in the Japanese language.

  • Miko

Of Japanese origin, this short male Shiba Inu name means crimson truth.

  • Murphy

Of Gaelic origin, this intriguing name means sea warrior.

A Shiba Inu with flowers on its head
Queenie is a name for a female dog.

Female Shiba Inu Dog Names

  • Jinx

This beautiful female Shiba Inu name refers to a magical charm.

Of Latin origin, it symbolizes just how magical your little pup is.

  • Katie

Of Greek origin, it means pure.

  • Katana

Of Japanese origin, this very riveting female Shiba Inu name means sword.

It can refer to your pup’s sharp nature.

  • Pepper

Of English origin, this interesting female Shiba Inu name means pepper.

  • Pixie

This beautiful female Shiba Inu name means a fairy-like creature.

Of English origin, it can symbolize just how magical you think your pup really is.

  • Queenie

Of English origin, this very catchy name to pronounce means a female ruler.

It symbolizes the royal status of your pup in your household.

  • Rosie

Of Latin origin, this beautiful female Shiba Inu name means rose.

  • Ruby

Of Latin origin, this beautiful female Shiba Inu name refers to the color red.

It can also refer to the jewel, signifying the importance and value of your pup.

  • Sheba

Of Hebrew origin, it means the daughter of an oath.

  • Simba

Of Swahili origin, this beautiful Shiba Inu name means lion.

It can also refer to Simba from the Disney classic, Lion King.

  • Sushi

Of English origin, this Shiba Inu name means raw fish.
Can refer to the sushi-like the coat on your Shiba Inu, in terms of color.

  • Vicky

Of Latin origin, this beautiful Shiba Inu name means conqueror.

  • Zoe

Of Greek origin, this beautiful name means life.

It symbolizes just how much your Shiba Inu pup really means to you.

  • Yuki

Of Japanese origin, this beautiful female Shiba Inu means blessing.

It is also a very easy name to pronounce and learn.

  • Taka

Of Japanese origin, this very short and catchy female Shiba Inu name means dutiful.

A Shiba Inu on a lead going for a walk
His name is Pip.

Cute Shiba Inu Dog Names

  • Ichi

Of Japanese origin, this short and cute Shiba Inu name means healthy and strong.

  • Stark

Of English origin, this male Shiba Inu name refers to being firm and unyielding.

  • Cutie

Of English origin, this is a very cute name for a female Shiba Inu which means a cute character.

  • Bella

Of Hebrew origin, this cute female Shiba Inu name means my God is a vow.

  • Bunny

Of English origin, this female Shiba Inu name refers to a small rabbit.

It can refer to the physical characteristics of a Shiba Inu that sometimes resemble that of a rabbit.

  • Momo

Of English origin, this cute and short female Shiba Inu name refers to the gangster from the movie Get Shorty.

  • Munchkin

Of English origin, this unisex Shiba Inu name refers to a very small elflike person.

  • Takara

Of Japanese origin, this cute female Shiba Inu name means treasure.

  • Tucker

Of English origin, this male Shiba Inu name refers to someone who folds clothes.

  • Yoshi

Of Japanese origin, this cute and short male Shiba Inu name means righteous.

  • Zero

Of Arabic origin, this male Shiba Inu name means small effort.

It can also refer to the number zero.

  • Sadie

Of Hebrew origin, this cute Shiba Inu name means princess.

It symbolizes the royal stature of your pup in your household.

  • Rocky

Of Germanic origin, this male Shiba Inu name means battle cry.

  • Penny

Of Greek origin, this short and cute female Shiba Inu name means weaver.

  • Pip

Of Greek origin, this unisex Shiba Inu name means lover of horses.

Fun Shiba Inu dog names

If you’ve welcomed a Shiba Inu dog into your family who’s got a fun-loving side or a playful streak, think of how you can bring that persona out in his or her name.

  • Bozo

Slang term for someone’s who a bit of an endearing idiot – perfect for those Shiba Inu dogs who love to make mischief.

  • Cupcake

While it’s cute, this name also suits those Shiba Inu dogs who are exceptionally prone to acting as though they’re on a constant sugar rush!

  • Spoony

Old English term for someone whimsical, wistful or prone to daydreaming. If your Shiba Inu is often lying on his or her back and gawping at the clouds, it might well be an appropriate name!

  • Hiro

Contemporary Japanese name that is pronounced the same as ‘Hero’ – perfect for those Shiba Inu pets who sometimes forget they’re companion dogs, not guard dogs!

  • Riley

Irish name that’s found its way into classic adages about someone who’s leading the good life – “He’s living the life of Riley”, as they say.

A superb name for those Shiba Inu dogs who seem a little too pampered, who have it a little too easy, and just want to lap up every minute of it!

  • Scrappy

Classic cartoon dog name, being the smaller nephew of the famous Scooby-Doo.

Scrappy Doo was infamous for always picking fights with monsters far bigger than himself, spouting all kinds of funny insults while he did it.

How many times have we met a dog, Shiba Inu pups included, who seems ready to take on the world despite their stature?

The Most Popular Shiba Inu Dog Name of All Time

  • Foxy

Of American origin, this name means resembling a fox and can also be used as slang for sexy.

The reason for this name to be so famous is because all Shiba Inu dogs resemble a fox very closely.

My Final Thoughts

Shiba Inu is an amazing dog breed and it is important that you name your little Shiba Inu pup with great care and thought.

All names are great but when you’re naming your little pup you need to be absolutely certain that you’re making a perfect choice.

A name sticks, hence it’s important to always spend ample time before finalizing your decision.

Make sure to repeat the name you select out loud, over and over again to make sure that you don’t get tired of it.

Make sure that the name rolls off your tongue fairly easily so that it doesn’t give you any trouble when you want to call your dog to you quickly.

Lastly, make sure that the name you choose suits your dog’s appearance and personality.

Go through our list over and over again, shortlisting names that appeal to you most.

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