Japanese Chin Dog Names

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Introduction

Not being a popular breed of dog within the United States, the Japanese Chin is the type of dog that you either love or hate. These aloof canines are more catlike than dog. Having once graced the homes of emperors within Asia, these little palace dogs tend to have names that have a Japanese or Asian flare. Some people prefer to grace their Chin with typical small breed names such as Maggie or Mitzi, however, you may want to look beyond the traditional and go with a name such as Megumi or Yoshi that is as unique as your new Japanese Chin puppy.

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Japanese Chin Dog Name Considerations

Since the Japanese Chin is a toy breed, many people will give him a typical toy breed name. However, this regal little pup may be more deserving of a name fit for royalty. The origins of the Japanese Chin can be found throughout Asia, although many historians believe that he originated in Korea and was imported into Japan as a devoted companion for the emperor and his family. The Chin was only allowed to be owned by royalty for many centuries, commoners found owning one of these dogs were punished. With a past this illustrious, he is deserving of a name that reflects his oriental heritage. Therefore, while you may come across Chins with Americanized names such as Maggie or Daisy, the more popular names come from the Japanese language. It is not uncommon to come across a male Chin with the name Ichiro, Akio or Takumi or a female Chin with the name Fumiko, Megumi or Miki. If you have a new Japanese Chin puppy in your family, take some time to brush up on your Japanese and see if there is a name somewhere that honors his heritage, is easy to pronounce and makes you proud to own such an eccentric toy dog. 

Male Japanese Chin Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Sadao
Honorable hero
7
Yasu
Filled with peace
7
Yutaka
Rich or bountiful
6
Arata
Fresh or new
6
Hikaru
Radiance or light
5
Kenichi
First son who is strong and healthy
5
Rikuto
Person of the land
5
Tadao
Faithful, loyal man
4
Akio
Bright man
4
Hiro
Generous
4
Katashi
Firm and strong
4
Yoshiro
A righteous son
3
Takumi
Artistic nature
3
Yoshito
Correct person; ceremonial
2
Jiro
The second son
1
Hachiro
Eighth son
1
Ichiro
The first son
1
Kenta
Strong, large and healthy
0
Kaito
Flying over the ocean
0
Takeo
Warrior; hero
-1
Hitoshi
A motivated person
-1
Masahiro
Prosper greatly
-1
Shichiro
The seventh son
-1
Taro
A large son
-1
Yoshio
Life full of joy
-2
Fumio
Scholarly hero
-2
Masaaki
Pleasing brightness

Female Japanese Chin Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
8
Miku
Beautiful sky
7
Chikako
Child of a thousand perfumes
7
Mei
Sprouting life
7
Toshiko
Clever child
6
Aimi
Love beautiful
6
Chika
Scatter flower
6
Naoko
Honest child
6
Natsumi
Beautiful summer
5
Masumi
Become beautiful; true clarity
4
Akiko
Bright child
4
Fumiko
Child of abundant beauty
4
Haruko
Spring child
4
Katsumi
Victorious beauty
4
Ryuu
Imperial; dragon
3
Airi
Love jasmine
3
Kiyoko
Pure child
1
Chouko
Butterfly child
1
Daiki
Great nobility; great glory
1
Kimi
Noble
1
Kazuki
Harmonious hope
1
Kimiko
Empress child
1
Michiko
Wise, beautiful child
1
Miki
Beautiful princess
1
Saki
Blossom of hope
0
Hoshiko
Star child
0
Tamiko
Child of many beauties
-1
Kamiko
Superior Child
-1
Keiko
Respectful child or blessed child
-1
Megumi
Blessing
-1
Yoshi
Righteous or lucky
-2
Naomi
Honestly beautiful
-3
Maiko
Child of dance
-3
Satomi
Beautiful and wise

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