Japanese Cat Names

Japanese cat names make a great choice if you are looking for an original cat name. What is a good Japanese name? That depends on what you’re looking for.

You can find short names, long names, cute names, and more. Japanese names have a unique beauty in and of themselves. But they become even more special once you know their meaning.

Take a look at the list below (each name is followed by its meaning in Japanese), maybe you find the perfect Japanese cat name for your kitty.

Japanese Cat

Japanese cat names for girl cats

Aiko – Love child

Aimi– Lovely beauty

Amaya– Night rain

Asami – Morning beauty

Aya – Colorful, design

Ayaka – Color-flower

Chie - Wisdom

Chika – Scattered flowers

Cho - Butterfly

Eiko – Eternal child

Emi – Beautiful blessing

Eri – Blessed gift

Haruki – Springtime tree

Hideko – Splendid child

Hikari - Radiance

Hiromi – Abundant beauty

Hoshi - Star

Hotaru - Firefly

Kei – Blessed, lucky

Keiko – Blessed child

Kyoko – Child of the city

Mai – Dance

Masako – Elegant child

Mi – Beauty

Michi – Pathway

Midori – Green

Miki – Beautiful princess

Naoko – Esteemed child

Nori – Ceremony, regalia

Noriko – Law child

Rei – Spirit

Reiko – Lovely child

Ryoko – Bright child

Saki – Blossom

Sayuri – Lily

Sora – Sky

Yoko – Sunny child

Yori – Public servant

Yoshie – Beautiful river

Japanese names for male cats

Akihiko – Bright prince

Akihiro – Big glory

Akira – Bright

Dai – Great

Daiki – Great glory

Daisuke – Great helper

Hideki – Splendid opportunity

Hideo – Splendid man

Hiroki – Abundant joy

Hiroshi – Generous, prosperous

Hisashi – Long-lived

Hisoka– Reserved

Ichiro – First son

Isamu – Courage

Isao – Honor, merit

Jiro – Second son

Jun - Obedient

Juro – Tenth son

Katsumi – Self-controlled

Katsuo – Victorious child

Katsuro – Victorious son

Ken – Healthy, strong

Kenji – Healthy son

Kin – Gold

Kioshi – Pure

Koji – Shining second son

Kuro – Ninth son

Makoto – Sincere, true

Masaaki – True brightness

Masaki – Flourishing tree

Michio – Man in the right path

Minoru – Truth

Mitsuo – Shining man

Nao – Docile

Nobu – Faith

Norio – Man of law

Shin – Belief

Shiro – Fourth son

Sho– To fly

Unisex Japanese names for cats

Aki – Autumn, bright

Akira – Bright, clear

Aoi – Blue

Haru – Sun, sunlight

Hikaru – Radiance

Hiro – Abundant

Hisoka – Reserved

Kaede – Maple

Ko – Happiness

Kohaku – Amber

Kou – Happiness, peace

Kyo– Apricot

Madoka – Circle, flower

Masa – Correct, splendid

Masumi– Clarity

Mitsuru – Full

Naoki – Docile tree

Nobu -Faith

Shig – Luxuriant

I hope you enjoyed going through this list. Maybe you will find the right Japanese name for your cat? I’ll be adding more Japanese cat names, so keep checking back. And for more additional cat name inspiration, check the links below.

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