Ponyo Dog Names

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Introduction

The 2008 movie by the amazingly talented Hayao Miyazaki, Ponyo, is a true classic of the Studio Ghibli collection. Although it's not as talked about as Spirited Away or Howl's Moving Castle, it is still very much a film that everyone should watch at some point in time. And clearly you agree, because you're here, debating on naming your dog after the film. In that case, let's get to it. Here are 60 names you should look into, so pull out your pen and paper to take detailed notes with. Don't forget to pay close attention to name references and meanings!

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Ponyo Dog Name Considerations

Ponyo is a film about a charismatic fish that wants nothing more than to make friends with a little boy, and lead a normal life outside of the water. This means it is the ideal source of inspiration for anyone with a pet dog who desperately tries to mimic another type of animal. Or at the very least, a dog who is very stubborn when it comes to getting something.

But if it doesn't come naturally, don't force it. Even if these are good names, they won't fit every dog out there. That's because each dog is unique. So pay attention to your dog's breed, age, size, appearance, and personality. Even things like the breed's origin, interesting quirky behavior, and favorite toys can shed light on who your dog really is. And that's the best source of inspiration to go on. Use it as a compass to let you know when a name really makes sense, and when it doesn't. The worst thing you could do is to just force a name for the sake of having it sound cute. But all in all, it's not a difficult task. It's just another reason to spend a lot of time with your dog, doing research.

Male Ponyo Dog Names

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Fujimoto
Ponyo's father and husband of Granmamare
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Joji
Joji Tokoro voiced Fujimoto in the Japanese version
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Liam
Liam Neeson voiced Fujimoto in the English version
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Koichi
Sosuke's father and Lisa's husband; works on a fishing boat
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Koganei
Koganei Maru is Kochi's fishing boat
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Kazushige
Kazushige Nagashima voiced Koichi in the Japanese version
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Matt
Matt Damon voiced Koichi in the English version
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Sosuke
One of the main protagonists of the film; son of Koichi and Lisa
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Hiroki
Hiroki Doi voiced Sosuke in the Japanese version
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Frankie
Frankie Jonas voiced Sosuke in the English version
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Hayao
After the famous Hayao Miyazaki himself
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Junior
Son of Young Mother
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Rumi
Rumi Hiiragi voiced Junior in the Japanese version
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Shin'ichi
Shin'ichi Hatori voiced the newscaster in the film
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Akihiko
Akihiko Ishizumi plays a small role in Ponyo, but is famous for his work in Naruto
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Kurt
Kurt Knutsson played the voice of the newscaster in the English version
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Bob
Bob Bergen repeatedly does voice acting for Studio Ghibli films including Ponyo and Spirited Away
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John
John Cygan has done voices for Ponyo, Metal Gear Solid 2, and Fantastic Four
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Crispin
Crispin Freeman has done voices for the Ponyo film, but also several video games
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Jess
Jess Harnell has done Ponyo voices, as well as work on Transformers
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Peter
Peter Sohn was a director for the English version of the film
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Danny
Danny Mann did voices for Up and Pocahontas, as well as Ponyo
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Jan
Jan Rabson did work for Ponyo, Akira, Toy Story 3 and Pet Sematary
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Joe
Joe Hisaishi worked on the music for the film
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Atsushi
Atsushi Okui was the director of photography for the film
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Noboru
Noboru Yoshida worked on art direction for the film
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Bobby
Bobby Johanson worked as a dialogue recordist in the sound department
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Doc
Doc Kane also worked as a dialogue recordist in the sound department
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Jim
Jim Passon was a color timer in editorial
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Brad
Brad Lewis was a director for the English version of the film

Female Ponyo Dog Names

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Granmamare
Ponyo's mother
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Ponyo
The Goldfish princess who falls for Sosuke
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Lisa
Sosuke's mother; very nice to Ponyo
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Noriko
One of the old women in the local senior center where Lisa works
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Karen
Goes to the Himawari Nursery School
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Nozomi
Nozomi Ohashi voices Karen in the Japanese version of the film
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Colleen
Colleen O'Shaughnessey voiced Karen in the English version
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Toki
One of the old women from the Senior center where Lisa works
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Kumiko
Supporting character and friend of Sosuke
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Himawari
Means "sunflower" in Japanese; name of the nursery in the film
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Kayo
One of the old women from the Senior center where Lisa works
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Tokie
Tokie Hidari voices Kayo in the Japanese version of the film
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Marsha
Marsha Clark voices Kayo in the English version
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Yoshie
Another old woman from the Senior center where Lisa works
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Tomoko
Tomoko Naraoka voiced Yoshie in the English version
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Cloris
Cloris Leachman voiced Yoshie in the English version
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Tina
Tina Fey voiced Lisa in the English version
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Yuria
Yuria Nara voiced Ponyo in the Japanese version
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Noah
Noah Cyrus, Miley Cyrus's sister, voiced Ponyo in the English version
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Yuki
Yuki Amami voiced Granmamare in the Japanese version
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Cate
Cate Blanchett voiced Granmamare in the English version
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Kathleen
Kathleen Kennedy was an executive producer for the English version
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Natalie
Natalie Lyon was a voice casting director for the film
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Mickie
Mickie McGowan worked in voice casting for the film
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Elise
Elise Ganz worked as a studio teacher for the film
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Melissa
Melissa Mathison was a storyline consultant for the English version
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Shiho
Shiho Sato worked as a background artist for the film
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Kazuko
Kazuko Yamada worked as an assistant color designer
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Kikuyo
Kikuyo Yano worked as a background artist for the film
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Mona
Mona Marshall voiced Fujin in the film

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