500+ Amazing & Unique Japanese Cat Names For 2021

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It’s no surprise that Japanese people love cats. Even as far as a thousand years ago, the upper class in Japan were living with cats. There are also shrines that worship cats as Gods in Japan, and has also played a major role in folklore throughout the years.

Our list goes through over 500 of the most popular Japanese cat names. We split the categories up into as follows: general Japanese names for male & female cats, Japanese black cat names,  Japanese white cat names, and anime cat names.

JAPANESE MALE & FEMALE CAT NAMES

The following comprehensive list goes through some of the best Japanese cat names for your male cat or female cat. The list is put together in alphabetical order, based on their English meanings. We hope you can find one you enjoy for your new kitten. 

A

Above The Well

Inoue

Abundant Beauty

Hiromi

Admired

Sanjiro

Adored One

Keiko

Advance

Susumo

Affection

Mana

Alcohol

Sake

Ambitious

Japana

Angelic Being

Tennin

Apple

Ringo

Apple Tree

Minako 

Apricot

Anzu

Arrogant

Leiko

Artisan

Takumi

Aster

Shion

Aware Of Emptiness

Goku

B

Baby

Akachan 

Ball Of Light

Himari

Barrel

Taru

Beautiful

Satome

Beautiful Baby

Minako

Beautiful Blessing

Emi

Beautiful Dawn

Akemi 

Beautiful Friend

Tomomi 

Beautiful Silk

Aiya

Beautiful Sky

Miku

Beginning

Hajime

Bell

Suzu

Beloved

Aimi

Beloved

Suki

Between Pear Trees

Kaito

Big Boy

Taro

Big Flight

Hiroto

Binding Love

Yua 

Bird

Tori 

Birth Of Summer

Natsuo

Black

Kuro

Black Rain

Ahmya

Blessed

Sachi 

Blessed Gift

Eri

Blessed With Beauty

Emi

Blessing

Kei

Blessing

Megumi

Blossom

Saki 

Born in Autumn

Aki

Bow

Yumi

Boxed Lunch

Bento

Bright Boy

Akio

Bright Child

Ryoko

Brightness

Mai

Brilliant Red

Akane

Buddist God Of Bliss

Kangiten

Buddist God Of War And Fortune

Bishamon

Buddist Goddess Of Everything That Flows

Benten

Butterfly

Cho

C

Calm Place

Chinshu

Calm Truth

Yuma

Celebration

Iwai

Cherry Blossom

Sakura

Chewy

Kamu

Child Of Bliss

Sachiko

Child of Dragon

Ryuji

Child Of Joy

Etsuko

Child Of Law

Noriko

Child Of Peace

Yasuko

Child Of The Sea

Umiko

Child Of Treasured Beauty

Fumiko

Child Of Wisdom

Chieko 

Children Of Dance

Maiko

Children Of The Forest

Moriko

Children Of Truth

Riko

Chopsticks

Hashi 

Clear One

Ryouichi

Clever Tiger

Riku

Cloud Valley

Unkan

Colorful

Aya

Coral

Sango

Country Man

Kunio

Courage

Isamu 

Courageous Second Son

Yuji

Crunchy

Karikari 

D

Dance

Mai

Dark

Daku

Dark

Yoru

Dark Side

Sunako

Darkness

Yami

Daybreak

Satoru 

Deep Pool

Chotan

Deep Sea

Enkai

Delight

Etsu

Destiny

Yukari

Dignified

Rin 

Discipline

Osamu

Dragon

Ryu 

Dragon

Tatsu

Dragon Man

Tatsuo

Dragon Wisdom

Eryu

Dream

Ayumu

E

Eagle

Washi

Earth

Mamoru

Echo

Hibiki

Empress Child

Kimiko

Enjoys Cleanliness

Joben

Eternal Child

Eiko

Eternity

Eiji

Even-Tempered

Hitoshi

F

Fairy

Yōsei

Fairy Of The Wood

Sen

Faith

Nobu – Faith 

Falcon

Haya

Fast Learner

Satoshi

Female Demon

Hannya

Female Spirit That Makes Rain

Ameonna

Female Warrior

Nakano 

Field Of Songs

Utano

Fiery Volcano

Kazan

Fifth Son

Goro

Fire

Homura

Firefly

Hotaru

Firm

Katashi

First-Born Son

Issey

Flower

Hana

Flower Child

Hanako

Flower Sent From Heaven

Nara

Flower Stem

Miki

Flowering Springtime

Haru

Fluff

Watage 

Forgiveness

Kaiyo

Fortunate

Kichi

Fountain

Izumi

Fox Spirit

Kitsune

Friendly Flower

Yuka

Fur

Kegawa 

G

Generation Jewel

Tamayo 

Generation Of The Morning

Asayo

Generosity

Doryo

Generous

Hiro

Gentle

Yuuna

Gentle Moon

Yuzuki 

Gentle Person

Yuuto

Gift

Ichika

Gift From God

Ena

Gift From God

Ryuk

Glorious Man

Akio 

God Of Knowledge And Agriculture

Kuebiko

God Of Luck, Wealth, And Prosperity

Ebisu

God Of Scholarship

Tenjin

God Of Sweets

Tajimamori

God of Thunder

Raiden

God Of Water

Suijin

Goddess Of Creation

Izanami

Goddess Of Food

Ukemochi

Goddess Of Meditation

Kukurihime

Goddess Of Mercy

Kannon

Gold

Kane

Golden

Kin

Great

Dai

Great Brightness

Akihiro

Great Helper

Daisuke

Great Land

Daichi

Great Nobility

Daiki 

Great Refreshment

Ryota

Great Second Son

Daijiro

Great Sunlight

Youta

Green

Midori

Green Veggies

Nana

Growing Flowers At Home

Risa

H

Harmonious Person

Kazuto

Harmony

Wakana

Harp

Koto

Heart of Dawn

Gyo Shin

Hidden Greatness

Dai-In

High Above Average

Bassui 

Honored

Genkei

Hope

Kiko

Hope

Kouki 

Hope

Nozomi

I

Indestructible Mountain

Banzan

Infinity

Mugen

Intellect

Tomoko 

Intelligent

Sai

Iris

Ayame 

Iron

Tetsu

J

Japanese City

Kobe

Japanese Drama

Kabuki

Japanese Poetry

Haiku

Japanese Warrior

Samurai 

Joyful

Bashira

Joyful Life

Yoshio 

Joyous

Kioko 

Jupiter

Mokusei

K

Kindness

Atsushi

Kitten

Koneko

L

Large Sentence

Fumihiro

Lawful

Seiji

Leader

Honcho

Leave Luck To Heaven

Nintendo

Light

Mitsu 

Lily

Yuri

Lily Child

Yuriko

Literary Child

Bunko

Little Bunny

Rini

Little Dragon

Kayda

Little Flower

Kohana

Little Lilly

Sayuri 

Little Love

Aiko 

Little One

Koji

Long Life

Hisa

Love

Ai

Love

Ren

Love Song

Aika

Lucky

Fuku

Lucky Son

Kichiro

M

Man Of Law

Norio 

Man On A Journey

Michio

Martial Art Form

Judo

Melody Child

Setsuko

Mermaid

Amabie

Mist

Kasumi

Modest

Kenshin

Moon

Tsuki

Moonbeam

Tsukikage

Moonlit

Usaku

Morning Beauty

Asami

Morning Sunlight

Asahi

Mortar Well

Usui

Motivated Person

Hitoshi

Mountain Leaf

Yamaha

Mouse

Mausu

Music

Sara

N

Navigation

Wataru

New

Arata

Night Rain

Amaya

Nine Seas

Kumi

Noble

Arisu 

Noble

Takashi

Noble Herald

Ryuunosuke

O

Obedient First Son

Junichi

Ocean

Oki

Ocean Of Compassion

Jikai

Old Japan

Yamato

Older Sister

Aneko

One Rule

Giichi

One Thousand Flowers

Ichika

One Thousand Generations

Chiyo

One Thousand Questions

Chihiro

One Thousand Storks

Chizu

Otherworldly

Tousen

P

Peace

Kouta

Peace

Yasu

Peace

Yasushi 

Peace

Zen

Peach

Momo

Pearl

Shinju

Peony

Botan

People Of Land

Rikuto

Perfume

Kaori

Pine

Matsui

Pink

Pinku

Plum Blossom

Ume 

Plump

Kotaro

Poem

Shiori

Pomegranate

Zakuro

Positive

Yoko

Praise

Sanji

Precious Stone

Ruri

Present

Ima

Prince

Hiko

Princess

Hime

Prosperous

Hiroshi – Prosperous

Prosperous

Tomi 

Public Servant

Yori

Pure

Junko

Pure Water

Shimizu

Purity

Kiyoshi

Q

Quiet

Shizuka 

R

Radiance

Hikari

Rare Beauty

Hayami

Respectful Child

Kyoko

Rice Cake Treat

Mochi

Righteous

Kimi

Roadside

Endo

Rock

Iwa

Rose

Rozu 

Ruler

Aia 

S

Safe Spot

Azume

Saturn

Dosei

Scarecrow

Kakashi

Scattered Flowers

Chika

Scholarly Hero

Fumio

Sea

Umi

Second Son

Jiro

Second-Born Son

Zinan

Secret

Hisoka

Shadow

Kage

Shining

Daiki

Shining Hero

Mitsuo

Shy

Shai 

Silent

Yoshi

Silvery

Gina

Sixth Son

Rokuro

Small

Chotto

Smiling Child

Emiko

Snow Boy

Yukio  

Soar To Heaven

Haruto

Sparrow

Suzume

Spirit

Rei

Spring

Gen

Spring

Haru

Spring Flower

Akina

Spring Of Water

Wakumi

Star

Hoshi

Stone Well

Ishii

Stork

Koko

Strawberry

Ichigo

String

Ito

Strong As Bamboo

Takeo

Strong First Son

Kenichi

Sugar

Sato

Sun

Hina

Sun Goddess

Amaterasu 

Sunlight

Yoko 

Sunny

Hare

Supportive

Kaito

Surf

Nami

Sushi

Sushi

Sweetness

Kanmi

T

Talented

Toshiro

Tasteful

Oishi

Ten Thousand Blessings

Bankei

Tenderness

Jin

Tenth Son

Juro

Thank You

Domo

Thankful Child

Reiko

The Seven Seas

Nanami

Thick

Kenta

Thick Noodle

Udon 

Third Born Son

Manzo

Thousand Loves

Chia

Thunder

Nari

Thunder

Tora 

Tiny

Chibi

Tiny Field

Ohara

To Fly

Sho

Top of the Mountain

Touma

Transparent Spirituality

Chorei

Treasure

Takara

Treasure House

Kura

Tree Of Truth

Naoki

True Intention

Eshima

Trust

Yori

Truth

Minoru

U

Unsurpassed

Fuji

V

Valley of Rice

Maiya

Vast Timber Trees

Hiroki

Venus

Myojo

Victorious Son

Katsuro

Victory

Katsu

Victory

Masaru

Vigorous

Isamu

Vital Point

Kaname

W

Warrior Hero

Takeo 

Waterfall

Taki 

Waterway

Mio

Weasel

Itachi

West

Nishi

White

Shiro

White Moon

Tsukiya

White Night

Byakuya

Widespread Brightness

Hiroaki

Wild Boar

Ino

Wind God

Fujin

Winter Child

Fuyuko

Wisdom

Chie

Wisdom

Hekima

Wisdom Gate

Chimon

Wise

Toshi 

Wise Child

Satoko 

Wise Gentleman

Reo

Wise Sky

Riku

Wonderful Opportunity

Hideki

Worker’s Field

Orino

Y

Yew Tree

Iva

Yummy

Yamu 

As you can see, there are a ton of cat names and meanings. Whether your looking for something unique, masculine or cute, you should be able to find a cat name that fits. 

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JAPANESE BLACK CAT NAMES

The following short list is great if your looking for a Japanese name for your new black cat. In Japan, black cats are known as lucky charms, because they have been considered for ages to ward off bad luck. 

AshHai 
Black InkSumi 
CharcoalMokutan 
CoalSekitan 
DarkAn 
DarkDaku
DarkYoru
Dark JasmineAnri 
Dark NightYamiyo 
Dark SideSunako
DarknessYami 
DaybreakSatoru 
Deep BlackKuroguro 
FireflyHotaru 
MidnightMayonaka 
Moon Tsuki 
Moon ChildTsukiko
Moon FlowerHatsuki 
New MoonMika 
NightYoru 
Night DevilYasha 
Night RainAmaya 
Pitch BlackMakkuro 
ShadowKage
Shining NightKaguya 
SootSusu 
The DarkAkumi 
Warrior HeroTakeo 

 

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JAPANESE WHITE CAT NAMES

In China & Japan, white cats are known to be associated with happiness, purity and good fortune. The white “maneki neko”, which are those little figures you see in many shops around the globe, represent to many “good things to come”. So in a sense, a white cat is said to bring good fortune. 

AngelTenshi 
Angelic BeingTennin
Ball Of LightHimari
Beautiful DawnAkemi 
Beautiful SnowMiyuki 
BrightAkira 
Bright BoyAkio 
Bright ChildRyoko
BrightnessMai
Chill or ColdReiki 
CloudKumo 
DaisyDeiji
Eternal ChildEiko
FlowerHana
Flower ChildHanako
Heavenly FlowerNara
FogKiri 
FrostShimo 
Ghost or SpiritYurei 
Great BrightnessAkihiro 
Great SunlightYouta
HopeKiko
IceKori 
IcicleTsurana 
IglooIguru 
IvoryZoge 
LightAkari 
LilyYuri 
MilkMiruku 
MistMisuto 
PaleAwai 
PearlShinju 
Pure WhiteMashiro 
SilveryGin 
SnowYuki 
Snow ChildYukiko 
SnowballSunoboru 
SugarSato 
SunHina
White foxKitsune 
WinterFuyu 
Winter ChildFuyuko

 

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MALE ANIME CAT NAMES

If you love anime, below are a few male cat names you can use for your cat. It’s always fun to name your cat after a supernatural character!

Alex Louis Armstrong
Alphonse Elric
Alucard 
Android 17
Ash Ketchum
Astro Boy
Atsushi Nakajima
Batou
Beerus
Black Jack
Brock
Broly
Cell
Char Aznable
Cross Marian
Dio Brando
Doraemon
Edward Elric
Father
Frieza
Gaara
Gohan
Goku
Gourry Gabriev
Hao Asakura
Hayato Gokudera
King Bradley
Natsu Dragneel
Ryoma Echizen
Sergio Batista
Shinn Asuka
Tadashi Hamada
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FEMALE ANIME CAT NAMES

Anna Kyoyama
Athena 
Belldandy
Bulma
C.C. 
Cagalli Yula Athha
Chi 
Chrome Dokuro
Dejiko
Eri Kasugi
Haruhi Fujioka
Haruna Sairenji
Hestia
Hinako
Hinata Hyuga
Ino Yamanaka
Iria: Zeiram the Animation
Izumi Curtis
K.R.T. Girls
Kamiya Kaoru
Kiyomi Takada
Konata Izumi
Lacus Clyne
Lady Snowblood
Lala Satalin Deviluke
Leafa
Lenalee Lee
Lina Inverse
Lucy Heartfilia
Lum Invader
Madoka Kaname
Milia Fallyna Jenius
Misa Hayase
Misato Katsuragi
Miyuki Kobayakawa
Motoko Kusanagi
Mylene Flare Jenius
Nunnally Lamperouge
Orihime Inoue
Oscar François de Jarjayes
Rei Ayanami
Riza Hawkeye
Rukia Kuchiki
Sakura Haruno
Sakura Kinomoto
Tohru Honda
Tomie Kawakami
Tomoko Kuroki
Yotsuba Koiwai
Yūko Ichihara

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