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Cute and Creative Female Shiba Inu Names

I've grown up with dogs my whole life, but they have all belonged to family and friends. My dream is to one day have a pup of my own.

Cute Shiba Inu name ideas

Cute Shiba Inu name ideas

Last year, I befriended a Shiba Inu in the building where I used to work. Well, it was more like I admired her from afar because, true to her breed's personality, she was very reserved and wouldn't let me touch her. Her owner says she's more cat than dog.

She would leisurely explore the floors of our office building without a leash and never responded to her owner's calls. And why should she? Shiba Inus are fiercely independent thinkers and don't take orders.

Because the Shiba Inu is a fox-like Japanese dog, most of these names are inspired by foxy characteristics and monikers of Japanese origin. Have fun sorting through these cute names for your girl Shiba Inu puppy!

Popular Female Shiba Inu Names

Amber

Aubree

Aria

Becky

Bella

Brandy

Caramel

Chloe

Cinnamon

Cookie

Daisy

Dakota

Darcie

Dixie

Dandi (short for dandelion)

Effie

Emilee

Emma

Eva

Fanny

Fifi

Foxie

Gigi

Ginger

Goldie

Gracie

Harper

Hazel

Heidi

Honey

Izzy

Jacki

Jojo

Keiko

Kona

Lady

Lola

Luna

Lily

Macy

Maggie

Macy

Mia

Missy

Mona

Nala

Noni

Olive

Phoebe

Poppy

Precious

Riley

Roxie

Sandy

Sansa

Sasha

Shasta

Sienna

Sierra

Shiloh

Sophie

Stella

Tannie

Trixie

Vixen

Willow

Zelda

Zoey

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Japanese Names

  • Kimi: Noble
  • Akira: Bright, Clear
  • Chieko: Intelligent
  • Akiko: Bright child
  • Hikari: Light, Radiance
  • Toshiko: Clever child
  • Akemi: Bright and beautiful
  • Satoko: Wise child
  • Michiko: Beautiful, wise child
  • Asami: Morning beauty
  • Emiko: Beautiful blessed child
  • Yuki: Happiness or snow
  • Izumi: Fountain
  • Kyo: Cooperation
  • Megumi: Blessing
  • Shinju: Pearl
  • Natsumi: Beautiful summer
  • Sora: Sky
  • Emi: Beautiful blessing
  • Miko: Beautiful daughter
  • Yoko: Sunny daughter
  • Kiyomi: Pure beauty
  • Yuko: Helpful
  • Mana: Affectionate
  • Fuji: Wealthy
  • Shiro: White
  • Hana: Flower
  • Mika: Perfume
  • Momo: Peach
  • Aki: Autumn
  • Kiko: Daughter of the spring
  • Rina: Jasmine
  • Aiko: Child of love
  • Hitomi: Pupil of the eye
  • Hoshi: Star
  • Katsumi: Victorious beauty
  • Keiko: Blessed child
  • Maiko: Child of dance
  • Takara: Treasure
  • Mitsuko: Child of light
  • Rika: True fragrance
  • Tamiko: Child of many beauties
  • Tomiko: Child of wealth and fortune
  • Yoko: Child of sunlight
  • Yumi: Reason
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Unique Names

  • Sheba: Comes from "Queen of Sheba." Play on "shiba."
  • Hawn: From Goldie Hawn
  • Eevee: A fox-like character from Pokemon!
  • Kamiko: It means "superior child" in Japanese. Perfect for a Shiba because they always act superior.
  • Chika: A Japanese word meaning "scattered flowers." The word chica also means "little girl" in Spanish.
  • Queen: This can be short for Queen of Sheba or because the Shiba Inu acts like a queen.
  • Kitsune: Means fox in Japanese because the Shiba Inu looks just like a fox.
  • Hachimitsu: Means honey in Japanese. Perfect for a honey-colored Shiba.
  • Alaska: Great for a Shiba with white fur.
  • Zorro: Means "fox" in Spanish.
  • Vulpix: Another fox-like Pokemon!
  • Dashi: Inspired by a fox's dashing motion.
  • Fawn: Because their color is similar to that of a baby deer.
  • Sassy: Because they've got sassy personalities.
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Red Shiba Inu Names

Aka (Japanese for red)

Ariel (from the Little Mermaid)

Auburn

Amber

Autumn

Cheyenne (Native American word for red)

Chili

Carrot

Ember

Lucy (Lucille Ball)

Mars

Pepper

Ruby

Roja

Rose

Suri (Persian for "red rose")

Scarlet

Sangria

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Black and Tan Names

Storm

Misty

Biscuit

Mocha

Tawny

Java

Cookie

Smokey

Raven

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White or Cream Names

Coco (short for coconut)

Crystal

Leche

Pearl

Snowy

Vanilla

Bianca

Lily

Ivory

Alaska

Angel

Blizzard

Non-Gender Specific Shiba Inu Names

Bailey

Mushy

Sly

Red

Blaze

Sunny

Tanner

Latte

Nutmeg

Mochi

Rocky

Skye

Tips for Naming Your Dog

If you're looking to come up with a name on your own, you can use the following characteristics to help jumpstart your creativity.

  • What's your dog's personality? Is she shy, playful, or affectionate? Does she have a habit of doing something that can inspire a name? For example, if she likes blowing bubbles in her water bowl, you can name her Bubbles.
  • What's the origin of the breed? In this case, the Shiba Inu is Japanese, so Japanese names are a good fit. Try going beyond the traditional Japanese names and look at anime, manga, cartoon, or celebrity names for inspiration. For example, if your Shiba Inu looks or acts like a character from Yu-Gi-Oh!, you could name your puppy after it.
  • Look to your own heritage for inspiration. You could narrow down your options by looking at names from your own heritage or nationality. This can be very meaningful to you and the rest of the family.
  • Pick a short name. Shiba Inus are hard to call. They're often stubborn and don't come on the first call, so pick something that you won't get tired of saying because you'll be saying it a lot.

Comments

Wolfie love2165 on November 27, 2019:

I choose cinnamon I think it's a suitable name for my dog thanks for helping me choose a name

dodie on May 08, 2018:

dodie is a really cute female dog name

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