Yu-Gi-Oh! Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

Quick, what's the first name that comes to mind when we ask you to think of a popular trading card game? If it wasn't Magic: The Gathering or Hearthstone, you probably thought of Yu-Gi-Oh!, a trading card game that spawned a number of equally popular manga and animated TV shows that feature many of the cards Yu-Gi-Oh! players have come to know and love since the franchise first debuted in Japan all the way back in 1999. Yu-Gi-Oh! is still supported by a dedicated number of fans who hold, attend, and even compete in massive trading card tournaments in order to see who can tap into the "Heart of the Cards" better than the rest.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Inspired Dog Names In Pop Culture

Yu-Gi-Oh! Inspired Dog Name Considerations

If we're going by the trading card game alone, there are a number of Yu-Gi-Oh! cards that are so prolific that folks who don't even play card names know the names of them. The Black Magician, Blue-Eyes White Dragon, Winged Kuriboh, and Dark Magician Girl cards are just a few of those cards that have become well known by people who don't even play Yu-Gi-Oh! at all! And of course, the very name "Exodia" has become a shorthand in the trading card community for any deck or strategy that aims to single-mindedly play the game in such a manner as to end a match in one turn by achieving a very specific win condition. Suffice it to say that if you're looking to give your dog a name that carries a lot of clout in the trading card community, then consider naming them after your favorite Yu-Gi-Oh! card.

Conversely, the popular anime that was based on the card game featured a number of characters that have also become deeply embedded in anime pop culture; the likes of Yami Yugi, Joey Wheeler, and the impeccable Seto Kaiba are also known by a very large number of people who never even watched any of the Yu-Gi-Oh! shows, let alone played the game.

Male Yu-Gi-Oh! Inspired Dog Names

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Yugi
The first name of the Yu-Gi-Oh! show's main character
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Yug
A nickname Joey gave to Yugi
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Muto
Yugi's last name
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Atem
An ancient Egyptian Pharaoh whose soul is within the Millennium Puzzle
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Yami
When Yugi and Atem fuse, they become Yami Yugi
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Dan
Dan Green provided Yugi's now iconic voice in English
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Joseph
The English version of Yugi's best friend's name
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Joey
Joseph's commonly used nickname
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Wheeler
Taken from Joey's last name in English
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Katsuya
Katsuya Jonouchi is Joey's Japanese name
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Jonouchi
The portion of Katsuya's name that inspired the name Joey
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Wayne
Wayne Grayson provided Joey's equally iconic English voice
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Seto
The first name of the show's most memetic character
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Set
An Egyptian God who has a very similar name to Seto's
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Kaiba
The last name of Seto and his younger brother
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Mokuba
Seto Kaiba's younger brother
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Mokie
Kaiba's nickname for Mokuba when they were younger
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Blue Eyes
Taken straight from the Blue Eyes White Dragon itself
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Magician
A nod to all of the Magician cards in Yu-Gi-Oh!
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Dark Mage
A nickname Yu-Gi-Oh! players have given to the Dark Magician
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Exodia
Taken from one of the most infamous characters in Yu-Gi-Oh!
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Shimon
A member of Atem's court
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Siamun
Another name Shimon was known by
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Muran
Siamun's last name
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Solomon
Yugi's grandfather and Shimon's reincarnated form
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Sol
A nickname based on the name Solomon
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Slifer
The Sky Dragon is one of the Egyptian God cards
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Obelisk
The Tormentor is another Egyptian God card
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Ra
While Ra isn't a card, his Winged Dragon is
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Kazuki
Kazuki Takahashi is the creator of Yu-Gi-Oh!

Female Yu-Gi-Oh! Inspired Dog Names

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Ishizu
Marik's sister from the first Yu-Gi-Oh! series
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Shizu
Ishizu's name in the French Dub
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Isis
An Egyptian Goddess and Ishizu's namesake
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Karen
Karen Neill voiced over Ishizu/Isis
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Karren
Another way to spell the name Karen
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Mai
Based off of Mai Valentine, a recurring character in the first series
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Mae
Another to spell Mai's first name
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Magic
The game was first called Magic and Wizards
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Tokyo
Where the creator of Yu-Gi-Oh! was born
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Kujaku
Taken from Mai's Japanese name in the anime and manga
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Téa
Téa Gardner was a friend of Yugi, Joey, and Tristan's
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Teah
This spelling of Téa's name emphasizes the "ah" sound at the end of her name
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Anzu
Téa's Japanese name is Anzu Mazaki
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Mazaki
Taken from Téa's last name in Japanese
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Annie
A name based on Téa's Japanese name, Anzu
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Alexis
The leading lady of Yu-Gi-Oh! GX (Generation X!)
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Wingy
Refers to Winged Kuriboh
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Alexys
A very unique way to spell the name Alexis
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Asuka
Alexis' Japanese name is Asuka Tenjoin
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Tenjoin
Taken from Asuka/Alexis' last name
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Camula
A villainous vampire from Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
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Bella
Bella Hudson voiced over Camula in English
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Kanako
Kanako Irie was Camula's VO in Japan
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Camellia
Another name very similar to Camula's
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Cabella
A name similar to Camula's that hunters will likely know
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Tania
An Amazon warrior who's actually a tiger
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Tanya
Another way to spell Tania's name
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Kathleen
Kathleen Delaney was Tania's voice actress before Bella Hudson took over
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Akiza
The main female character of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
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Aki
Akiza's name in the Japanese Dub

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