Akita Dog Names

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Introduction

Japanese dogs have gradually gained popularity over the years, especially in Western countries. Among these breeds, perhaps one of the favorites is the Akita, a big, strong breed known for its loyalty to its owner. In Japan, the Akita is considered a “national treasure”. This native breed is also believed to be a symbol of good luck, success and good health. In 1937, Hellen Keller first brought the Akita to United States soil. At present, they are being bred all over the country. The Akita is known for not backing down easily. However, with proper training and socialization, it can be an extremely loving and amusing pet to have.

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Akita Dog Name Considerations

Naming your Akita is a crucial step to making it a member of your family. Generally, dogs pay most attention to the first syllable of a word. Therefore, it makes sense to choose a name that is no longer than two syllables. This makes it easier for the dog to remember their given name. For Akita dogs, regardless if they are Japanese or American bred, it is best to pick a traditional Japanese term or phrase as a name, since both styles of breed originated from Japan.

Your Akita might have certain features that can usually give you an idea of what to name it. Naturally, you would want a name that matches your dog well. Some considerations for choosing a name include appearance, color, size and personality, among others. For instance, if you have a dark-colored Akita, the name “Kuroi”, which translates to “black”, is a fitting name. For a white or light-colored Akita, the name “Yuki”, which is Japanese for “snow”, would be more appropriate. If your Akita is strong-willed and brave, you may choose to name it “Ryu”, which means “dragon” in Japanese. These are just some examples of various terms and phrases in Japan that can be used as a name for an Akita.

Male Akita Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
10
Daiki
For "great nobility" in Japanese
10
Kazuki
Means "peace and hope" in Japanese
9
Uki
Means "big" in Japanese
9
Okami
As in "wolf" in Japanese
8
Makoto
For "sincere" in Japanese
8
Kuma
Means "bear" in Japanese; great for a bear of a dog
7
Yori
Means "trust" in Japanese
6
Shiro
Means "white" in Japanese, suitable for a white canine
5
Isamu
Means "brave" in Japanese
5
Kiyoshi
This means "quiet child" in Japanese; for the introvert dog
4
Sachiko
Means "joyful child" in Japanese
3
Toshi
Means "alert and intelligent" in Japanese
3
Riko
Means "clever" in Japanese; for that super smart pup
3
Shogun
Means "leader" in Japanese
3
Eri
Means "blessed prize" in Japanese; your dog is prized
3
Haruko
Means "spring child" in Japanese
3
Kashi
As in "oak" in Japanese
3
Nori
This means "belief" in Japanese
2
Jun
Means "obedient" in Japanese, like an obedient pup
2
Kaito
For "ocean" in Japanese
2
Yoshi
Means "righteous" in Japanese
1
Yuudai
Means "great hero" in Japanese
1
Samurai
Means "warrior" in Japanese
1
Taichi
Means "big one" in Japanese; this will fit a giant breed
0
Takao
For "nobleman" in Japanese
-1
Taro
Means "oldest son" in Japanese
-1
Seiko
As in "force" in Japanese
-1
Akio
Means "bright man" in Japanese
-2
Tatsuya
This name means "to be imperial" in Japanese
-2
Yuji
Means "brave son" in Japanese

Female Akita Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
11
Mana
Means “affectionate daughter” in Japanese
11
Junko
Refers to “pure and genuine child” in Japanese
10
Sora
Means "sky" in Japanese
10
Shinju
Means “pearl” in Japanese, for the treasure in your life
10
Yuko
Means “gentle child” in Japanese
10
Akemi
Means “bright and beautiful” in Japanese
9
Zuki
Means “moon” in Japanese
9
Shiki
Means “four seasons” in Japanese
8
Miko
As in “beautiful daughter” in Japanese
8
Kyoko
Means “respectful child” in Japanese and suits the obedient canine
7
Yuri
Is “lily” in Japanese
7
Miki
As in “beautiful princess” in Japanese
6
Rina
Means “jasmine” in Japanese
6
Mayu
The meaning is “true or gentle” in Japanese
5
Megumi
Means “blessing” in Japanese
5
Hana
As in “flower” in Japanese; beautiful for a gorgeous dog
4
Aiko
Means "love child" in Japanese
4
Saki
Means “blossom” in Japanese
4
Ren
Means “lotus” in Japanese
4
Yuzuki
As in “gentle moon” in Japanese
3
Chou
Refers to "butterfly" in Japanese
3
Yasu
Means “peace” in Japanese
3
Kin
Refers to “gold” in Japanese
2
Shiori
Refers to the meaning “poem” in Japanese
2
Rei
Means “lovely” in Japanese
1
Akiko
Means “bright child” in Japanese
1
Hoshi
Means “star” in Japanese
1
Mio
Means “beautiful cherry blossom”
0
Eiko
Means “child of splendor” in Japanese
-2
Momo
Refers to "peach" in Japanese; a pup can be just a peach

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