Mulan Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

Mulan is the lead character and is also the namesake of a 1994 Disney film which was critically acclaimed. Set during the time of the Huns, Mulan volunteers to join her father's army to keep him from going to war. Although her offer is refused, she secretly takes on the armor of a man in order to take her father's place in the army (his failing health is a concern to Mulan). Although Mulan's true identity is eventually exposed, she still manages to save the day when she spies Hun warriors on their way to kidnap the Emperor. She earns the respect of her people by foiling the kidnapping and eventually wins the heart of Shang, one of her fellow soldiers.

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Mulan Inspired Dog Name Considerations

When one considers dog breeds that are suitable for a name inspired by the Disney classic Mulan, several factors can contribute to the list. First, Mulan is set in China. This would lead one to believe that dogs  originating in China would be fitting of a Mulan inspired name. The Chinese Crested, the Shar-Pei, and the Chow Chow are all breeds common in America today; however, each of these breeds originated in the Orient. 

Next, several types of small, "lap-dog" type dog breeds originate in China. Placing a Mulan inspired (or any China related moniker) on these pups is quite fitting. The Pekingese, the Japanese Chin and the Shih Tzu all have origins in China. In fact, the Shih Tzu was actually kept by the Empress of China. Legend has it that the pups were trained to sit on their hind quarters and "wave" to the Empress as she entered their chambers (that's right; the Shih Tzu had their own palace, and the Empress would go visit the dogs at her leisure). There are some other less common breeds which originate in the Orient, but are just as suitable for a Mulan inspired name. These breeds include the Tibetan Mastiff, the Chongqing dog, and the Kunming Wolfdog. 

Male Mulan Inspired Dog Names

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Little Brother
Mulan's beloved dog; some versions of Mulan have this character as an adopted brother
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Li
Family name of Li Shang; this name is perfect for a Pekingese
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Shang
Mulan's love interest; this name is fitting of a Shih Tzu
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Yao
A soldier in the Chinese army alongside Mulan
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Ling
A soldier; this name is fitting of a Japanese Chin
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Po
The family name of three soldiers alongside of Mulan
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Fa Zhou
Mulan's father; to save his life, Mulan joins the Chinese army
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Chi-Fu
An adviser to the Emperor; this name is good for a Shar-Pei
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Khan
Mulan's horse; this name is perfect for a Chow
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Hayabusha
A falcon belonging to Shan Yu; he serves as an antagonist to Mulan
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Mushu
A small, red dragon who proves to be a guardian to Mulan
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Captain
Li Shang's rank in the army; this name is fitting of a German Shepherd
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Cri-Kee
A cricket who is a companion to Mulan
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Eddie
Eddie Murphy is the voice of Mushu in the Mulan film
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Harvey
Harvey Fierstein lends his voice to Yao; this name is perfect for a Yorkie
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Pat
Pat Morita lends his voice to the Emperor on Mulan
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Riku
An antagonist who fights Shang in the film
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George
Actor George Takei provides the voice for one of Mulan's ancestors
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Lucky
Cri-Kee is considered to be a "lucky" cricket
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Qin Shi
The emperor's character is based upon this real-life ruler
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Qui-Gong
A fictional city in China; it is a travel destination for Mulan
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Shigeta
General Li is voiced by actor James Shigeta
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Jeeki
The prince who agrees to marry Mulan after Shang is presumed dead
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Qin
A priest and leader in the city of Qin-Gong
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Keone
Keone Young is the voice of Lord Qin
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Prince
A great name for a regal pup, particularly Shih Tzus
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Bonsai
A type of Asian plant; this name is fitting of a Pekingese
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Chee Chee
A great name for the former Imperial dog, the Pekingese
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Duke
Mulan must work with several members of the royal family
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Leo
The Shih Tzu, also an Imperial dog, was often linked to the lion
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Fa
Mulan and Zhou's family name

Female Mulan Inspired Dog Names

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Mulan
The protagonist who fights the Hun army in her father's place
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Ping
The pseudonym Mulan uses when she impersonates a soldier
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Panda
Mushu rides a giant panda in Mulan; this name is perfect for a Shih Tzu
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Sora
A Kingdom Hearts character related to the Mulan films
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China
The setting of the film Mulan
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Mei
The Emperor's daughter; she is the middle child
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Ting
The emperor's oldest daughter; Ling is in love with her
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Su
The youngest daughter of the Emperor
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Princess
Mulan II deals with the promised marriages of the Emperor's daughters
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Fa Li
Mulan's mother; she is interested in getting Mulan married to a proper husband
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Mary Kay
Mary Kay Bergman was the voice of the female ancestors in the original Mulan
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Tress
The voice of the female ancestors in the second Mulan installment was Tress MacNeille
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Miriam
The voice of the Matchmaker is Miriam Margolyes
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Sha-Ron
A little girl who admires and emulates Mulan
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Jillian
Jillian Henry is the voice of Sha-Ron; this name fits a Papillon
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Chieko
A wise one; this name is fitting of a Pekingese
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Haruki
A Japanese name meaning shining sun
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Akira
This unique name means bright and clear
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Osamu
Meaning "studious;" this name fits a Shar-Pei
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Yori
Meaning "trustworthy," this name is perfect for a guard dog
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Satoshi
This name is fitting of a quick learner, such as the Shih Tzu
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Yashushi
This name means "peaceful," and is perfect for a serene, laid-back pup
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Kimi
This "noble" name is fitting of a Pekingese or Shih Tzu
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Emi
Meaning "beautiful blessing," this name is suited to a Japanese Chin
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Mana
This "loving" name is perfect for a small lapdog
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Kimiko
The empress child, a name perfect for a Shih Tzu
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Masumi
Meaning "true clarity," this name is fitting of an elegant pup
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Miku
Meaning "beautiful sky," this name is fitting of an Akita
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Masa
This name means "true" as in loyal
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Kiko
This cute name is perfect for a Maltipoo
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Eri
This Japanese name means "blessed prize"
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Hikari
This name means "light" as in a pup that lights up your life

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