If you’re looking for cute anime names for dogs, then we have what you need right here.
Dogs are man’s best friend, and they also make great sidekicks to the protagonist in anime films and TV shows.
The best part of anime-inspired puppy names is that, unlike trendy dog names, they are unique!
You can pretty much guarantee that no one else at the dog park will have the same one.
Below you will find my top ten picks for cute anime names for dogs. Then, keep reading for a WHOLE LOT more great ideas!
Top 10 Cute Anime Names for Dogs
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Even the name Maru sounds sweet and adorable, which is exactly what this anime dog from Kimi ni Todoke is like.
In the show, Maru is a cute, stray dog that was found and they love to act like a regular dog, chewing on bones and running around the yard.
If you happen to own a little white dog, this could be the perfect name for them.
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There aren’t many dogs that star in their own anime, but Gin is one of them.
Starring in the anime Ginga Nagareboshi Gin, Gin is courageous and displays lots of leadership with the pack as an Akita.
This name choice might also be a good one if you are a fan of alcoholic beverages as well, which you will have in common with me.
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From the famous Cowboy Bebop, Ein is one of the dogs that doesn’t have the ability to speak but looks sweet anyway.
Based on the loveable Corgi, Ein is very intelligent, which makes sense considering the name is short for Einstein.
Den is a loyal companion in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and is one of the most affectionate in the anime world.
However, she knows when to keep strangers at bay and those threatening her family by barking at them. Den makes for a great name, regardless of your pup’s gender.
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Akamaru, from the incredibly popular anime Naruto, is a skilled ninja, but they are also extremely cute.
What I love the most about this name is that it can be split into Aka and Maru for short and sweet nicknames that your dog can respond to.
One of the more human names on this list, Ruth is from The Ancient Magus’ Bride.
While he might look a little scary with red eyes and a shaggy black coat, they are the most loyal companion someone could ask for.
If you think your dog will be the same, this is the perfect name to choose.
This name is as cute and unique as the dog in the anime JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure).
In the anime, Iggy is a Boston Terrier from New York, but they are a little manic at times.
If you happen to have a hyperactive puppy on your hands, this might be the perfect name to choose.
If you have a Shiba Inu pup, then this anime dog from Stranger: Mukou Hadan (Sword of the Stranger) has the perfect name.
Tobimaru is helpful, faithful and looks absolutely adorable.
Again, this name can be shortened to either Tobi or Maru, but my personal favorite is Tobi.
Apo is short for Apollo, so I guess you could call your dog that too, but Apo himself is from the anime Space Brothers.
This cute pug is one friendly dog and gets along with just about everyone, which is the same for most real-life dogs.
You’ll probably recognize Shiro from Hoozuki no Reitetsu, who looks sweet and fluffy, but actually works in animal hell to punish people who abused animals in their life.
Honestly, we can’t be mad about that, and it shows how dynamic of a dog he really is. This makes for a great and unique dog name if you choose it.
Anime TV shows and movies are great places to look for name inspiration. They are so unique and different, which counts for a lot!
Personally, I think all these names are perfect, so you might have a little difficulty choosing your favorite from our top 10!
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