Princess Mononoke Dog Names

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Introduction

Princess Mononoke is a Japanese Animated film that's often been hailed as one of the greatest anime films of all time. Cinephiles like Roger Ebert lauded the film back when it first reached Western audiences in 1999 (with the famous film critic going as far as to name it as the 6th best movie of 1999). The film centers around a young prince and a young princess - both of whom share a number of similarities despite coming from two totally different worlds. Among other topics, the film meditates on concepts like man's impact on the natural environment around them, identity, and morality. It's a tale that's as epic as the likes of Lord of the Rings or James Cameron's Avatar but in animated form.

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Princess Mononoke Dog Names in Pop Culture

Princess Mononoke Dog Name Considerations

The film has a vert pro-nature message; folks who are big advocates for the protection of animals and habitats they live in will likely appreciate this movie on a very deep, personal level. A number of characters in the film are nature deities that physically resemble common animals like wolves, boars, and deer. These characters are depicted as being beyond the control of mere men, reflecting the belief that "nature always wins in the end." One of the most famous scenes from the film features Princess San (often mistakenly called Princess Mononoke by folks who aren't in the know) and her adoptive mother - the Wolf Goddess Moro - facing off against a platoon of armed men. This scene contrasts the industrialized world that Prince Ashitaka, one of the film's main characters, comes from against Princess San's wild and free world. 

While director and lead animator Hayao Miyazaki never overtly condemned mankind for sullying the natural world, he did imbue this movie with such "pro nature" sentiment that you may find yourself reevaluating your own impact on the environment by the film's end. Why give your dog a Princess Mononoke name? Because it's the sort of film that'll touch and affect you in a deeply profound way. Consider Moro as a name to honor the wolf goddess or Mono as a play on Mononoke. Ichi, Nii and San are cute and catchy names that will remind you of your place in the world each time you call your pup's name. We've compiled a list of the top 60 names from the film. Take a look and choose the perfect one!

Male Princess Mononoke Dog Names

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Ashitaka
The prince of the Emishi tribe and a main protagonist of the film
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Yoji
Yoji Matsuda voiced over Ashitaka originally
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Matsuda
Japanese surname that roughly means "pine tree rice paddy"
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Billy
Billy Crudup voiced over Ashitaka in English
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Jigo
A Buddhist monk
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Nago
The Boar God who gets covered in ebony worms
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John
John DiMaggio of Futurama fame voiced over Nago
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Johnathan
The longest version of the name John
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Makoto
A gender neutral Japanese name and the name of Nago's Japanese VA
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Tataraba
Means Irontown, a refuge for social outcasts
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Ichi
One of San's canine siblings
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Nii
San's other wolf brother
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One
Ichi is Japanese for one
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Dos
Spanish for Two
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Okkotonushi
An albino Boar God similar to Nago
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Okkoto
Okkotonushi's other given name
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Hisaya
Hisaya Morishige provided Okkoto's deep voice in Japan
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Keith
The voice actor for Spawn and the Arbiter also voiced over Okkoto
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David
Keith David's surname
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Inoshishi
Ancient Japanese for boar
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Ghibli
Arabic for hot air and the name of the prolific studio behind Princess Mononoke
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Hayao
The legendary animator behind Studio Ghibli and their many films
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Miyazaki
Taken from Hayao Miyazaki's surname
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Gonza
Eboshi's number one bodyguard
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Da-Mono
Damon + Mono
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Spirit
A specter or supernatural, often benevolent creature
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Joe
Joe Hisaishi is the musical genius behind many of Studio Ghibli's famous songs
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Mamoru
Mamoru Fujisawa is Joe Hisaishi's birth name
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Takeshi
Takeshi Seyama is the editor behind Princess Mononoke and My Neighbor Totoro
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Toshio
Toshio Suzuki has produced many Studio Ghibli films and is a friend of Miyazaki's

Female Princess Mononoke Dog Names

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San
One of the film's main protagonists and the Princess of Wolves
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Yuriko
Yuriko Ishida voiced over San in Japan
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Yuri
A shortened version of the name Yuriko
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Claire
Cliare Danes voiced San over in the English Dub
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Japan
This is a Japanese animated film
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Moro
The Wolf Goddess and San's adoptive Mom
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Akihiro
Akihiro Miwa voiced over Moro in the original Japanese version
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Aki
A pet name based on Akihiro
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Gillian
Gillian Anderson provided Moro's voice in English
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Leigh
Taken from Gillian Anderson's middle name
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Eboshi
This slave turned conqueror is one of the film's antagonists
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Yūko
Yūko Tanaka voiced over Lady Eboshi in Japan
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Ebony
A word that means "black" or "dark"
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Minnie
Minnie Driver voiced over Lady Eboshi in the Western Version
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Amelia
Minnie Driver's actual first name
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Fionna
Minnie Driver' s middle name
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Toki
Lady Eboshi's right hand woman
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Sumi
Sumi Shimamoto is Toki's original voice actress
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Jada
Jada Pinkett Smith voiced Toki over in English
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Mononoke
A word that means "monster" or "spirit" in Japanese
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Sammy
Referring to the samurai
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Si-Mono
Simone + Mono
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Her-Mon-e
Hermione + Mon
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Hime
Japanese for Princess
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Princess
Princess Mononoke
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Tara
Famous voice actress Tara Strong voiced over numerous characters in English
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Debi
Debi Derryberry voiced over Hii-Sama as well as Jimmy Neutron
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Emishi
The name of the Japanese village
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Mitsuko
Mitsuko Mori is Hii-Sama's original voice actress
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Hī-sama
The wise old woman from the film

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