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100+ Asian Dog Names: Meaningful Ideas for Smart & Kind Dogs

Oliver Jones

By Oliver Jones

Asian Dog Names

Asia includes many countries and nations—48 to be exact. Whether you have adopted a dog whose breed originates from one of these places, brought one home while traveling, or simply love the cultures and countries within and want your pup’s name to be inspired by this continent, this is the list for you. 

Now, of course, our list would be endless if we were to list names from every single country, so we have chosen our favorite Asian dog names from a few of the regions and created a master list for you to consider. Here are some unique, adorable, strong, and bold Asian-inspired names. 


Female Asian Dog Names

  • Hinata 
  • Naoki
  • Masato
  • Ayame 
  • Keiko
  • Mitsura 
  • Shika
  • Yuuna
  • Aki
  • Miyu 
  • Miki
  • Kyoto
  • Isamu 
  • Naomi
  • Wakana
  • Rika
  • Yuka
  • Hana
  • Masaki 
  • Meiko
  • Haru
  • Asuka
  • Aiko
  • Arata
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Male Asian Dog Names 

  • Kiko
  • Hideo
  • Norio
  • Yoshiro
  • Haruto
  • Rakuro
  • Midori
  • Jiro
  • Kenji
  • Maiko
  • Rio
  • Sachiko
  • Fumiko
  • Noboro
  • Saki
  • Kaito
  • Yoshi
  • Yosu
  • Hiro
  • Toshiaki
  • Suzo
  • Sho

Japanese Dog Names 

Japan is a progressive and animated culture—so this country offers up some great name suggestions for your new pup. We have included some of our favorite Japanese dog names with their meanings. 

  • Kimi (Noble)
  • Haru (Sunlight)
  • Yuri (Lily)
  • Masumi (Clarity)
  • Pochi (Name like Spot)
  • Momo (Peach)
  • Katsu (Victory)
  • Youta (Great Sunlight)
  • Shinju (Pearl)
  • Kurumi (Walnut)
  • Osamu (Studious)
  • Daiki (Glory)
  • Kenichi (Strong)
  • Kenta (Healthy)
  • Tadao (Loyal)
  • Meguni (Blessing)
  • Asami (Morning Beauty)
  • Amaya (Night Rain)
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Chinese Dog Names

China is a master of commonwealth growth and worldwide exports. For the hard-working and dedicated pup in your life—this is the list for you. 

  • Dong Mei (Winter Plum)
  • Lian (Dainty)
  • Fang (Fragrant)
  • Zhen Zhen (Precious)
  • Ji (Lucky)
  • Jun (Truthful)
  • Yongrui (Forever Lucky)
  • Gan (Brave)
  • Manchu (Pure)
  • Hua (Flower)
  • Desi (Virtue)
  • Ming-tun (Heavy)
  • Lin (Beautiful Jade)
  • Jiao (Charming)
  • Ping (Stable)
  • Wenyan (Virtuous)
  • Zi (Beautiful)
  • Xue (Snow)
  • Dao (Sword)
  • Meiying (Beautiful Flower)
  • Nuan (Affectionate)
  • Yue (Moon)
  • Zhen (Chaste)

Korean Dog Names

Korea is one of the trendiest countries found in Asia and has some pretty cool options for dog names. Below we have listed some trendsetting and stylish Korean dog names for you to consider.

  • Kwang (Light)
  • Dak Ho (Deep Lake)
  • Bongcha (Ultimate)
  • Dasom (Love)
  • HoSook (Clear Lake)
  • Eui (Righteous)
  • Yu Jin (Precious)
  • Mi Sun (Goodness)
  • Seoul (City)
  • Joon (Talent)
  • In Na (Delicate)
  • Jeju (Exotic Island)
  • Baram (Wind)
  • Jum (King)
  • Seo Jin (Omen)
  • Gi (Brave)
  • Areuum (Beauty)
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Filipino Dog Names

If you’ve ever been to the Philippines, you know that dogs are a fairly prominent part of their cities. They have tons of pups roaming around. We have gathered the top Filipino-inspired names if you are looking for something unique and different. 

  • Alon (Waves)
  • Bayani (Hero)
  • Bagwis (Feather)
  • Tala (Star)
  • Kidlat (Lightning)
  • Higibis (Fast)
  • Diosdado (God-given)
  • Tadhana (Destiny)
  • Asul (Blue)
  • Sinta (Love)
  • Langit (Sky)
  • Sinag (Ray of Light)
  • Polgas (Flea)
  • Reyna (Queen)
  • Amor (Love)
  • Datu (Cheif)
  • Juan (John)

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Finding the Right Asian Name for Your Dog

Landing on a name that is both special and unique for your puppy might be a bit of a tough task. However, with our list of Asian dog names, we hope that you were able to find something suitable for your new addition. With chic, diverse, and cool options, we are sure there is one for every type of pup. 

If these are not quite right, check out one of our other doggo name posts liked below: 

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