270 Shiba Inu Names (Cute, Creative, and Meaningful)

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The Shiba Inu is a fox-like dog that acts like a cat. If you’ve welcomed one into your family, give them a good name. Get ideas for the best Shiba Inu names.

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The Shiba Inu is Japan’s most popular companion dog (Source: American Kennel Club). It’s compact, athletic, and always has a smile.

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Its distinctive coat, bushy tail, pointy ears, and bold personality make the Shiba an adorable companion.

If you’re ready to name your new friend, the following are the best Shiba Inu names for your fox-like puppy.

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Gender-neutral Shiba Inu names

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1. Aiko (little loved one)

2. Alex

3. Asuka (tomorrow)

4. Bentley

5. Charlie

6. Dash

7. Fox or Foxy

8. Haru (spring)

9. Ibuki (brave)

10. Inu (dog)

11. Jamie

12. Jun (pure, genuine)

13. Kai

14. Kayo (good, beautiful)

15. Kitsune (fox)

16. Kuma (bear)

17. Mitsue (bright and flourishing)

18. Riley

19. Sam

20. Seiko (success, truth)

21. Shorty

22. Sora (sky)

23. Tori (bird)

24. Tsuki (moon)

25. Usagi (rabbit)

26. Yuki (snow)

Female Shiba Inu names

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1. Ainsley

2. Allie

3. Akira (bright)

4. Amber

5. Aspen

6. Ava

7. Bailey

8. Becky

9. Bella

10. Brandy

11. Carmen

12. Charlotte

13. Chloe

14. Cora

15. Daisy

16. Dakota

17. Dixie

18. Eden

19. Eevee

20. Ellie

21. Emiko (blessing, favor, beauty)

22. Emily

23. Gemma

24. Gigi

25. Grace

26. Hanako (flower girl)

27. Harper

28. Heidi

29. Izzy

30. Jojo

31. Josie

32. Juliet

33. Kira

34. Kyoko (respectful)

35. Lexi

36. Lily

37. Lucy

38. Luna

39. Macy

40. Maggie

41. Mandy

42. McKenna

43. Mia

44. Midori (green)

45. Mika

46. Misty

47. Mona

48. Nala

49. Nora

50. Olivia

51. Phoebe

52. Pip

53. Pixie

54. Princess

55. Roxy

56. Ruby

57. Sadie

58. Sasha

59. Sophie

60. Stella

61. Tannie

62. Vera

63. Willow

64. Zoe

Male Shiba Inu names

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1. Ace

2. AJ

3. Akihiko (bright boy)

4. Alpha

5. Alvin

6. Apollo

7. Arata (fresh)

8. Atlas

9. Beau

10. Benny

11. Benji

12. Boku (I)

13. Bolt

14. Buddy

15. Carter

16. Chester

17. Cooper

18. Declan

19. Duncan

20. Eli

21. Finn

22. Hunter

23. Ichiro (one son)

24. Jack

25. Jasper

26. Jimmy

27. Jiro (second son)

28. Kaito (ocean)

29. Kenji

30. Kenshin (humble, modest)

31. Kobe or Kobie

32. Kotaro (shine or cultivate)

33. Lance

34. Leo

35. Levi

36. Loki

37. Louis

38. Max

39. Mikey

40. Miles

41. Milo

42. Murphy

43. Neko (cat)

44. Ollie

45. Oliver

46. Otis

47. Owen

48. Prince

49. Pusuke (the oldest Shiba Inu who lived to age 26)

50. Ryu (dragon)

51. Shinobu (stealth)

52. Stevie

53. Tadeo (loyal)

54. Taiki (large, great)

55. Takumi (artisan)

56. Teddy

57. Theo

58. Tucker

59. Wesley

60. Wyatt

61. Yuma (kindness)

62. Ziggy

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Pop culture-inspired Shiba Inu names

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1. Amelia

2. Archie

3. Arlo

4. Barney

5. Beyoncé

6. Billie

7. Britney

8. Bruno

9. Buzz

10. Camila

11. Cardi B

12. Channing

13. Cher

14. Clint

15. Clooney

16. Demi

17. Dev

18. Dexter

19. Dolce

20. Elsa

21. Elton

22. Elvis

23. Gabbana

24. Greta

25. Goku

26. Gucci

27. Halle

28. Halsey

29. Kanye

30. Keanu

31. Kylo

32. Leia

33. Leonardo

34. Madonna

35. Manolo

36. Marley

37. Marnie

38. Maru

39. Mickey

40. Mila

41. Nagini

42. Oprah

43. Pacino

44. Reese

45. Rey

46. Riri

47. Rocky

48. Scarlett

49. Scooby

50. Shakira

51. Shaq

52. Simba

53. Snoop

54. Sylvester

55. Thor

56. Timmy

57. Uma Thurman

58. Winona

59. Villanelle

60. Yoda

61. Yoshi

62. Yves

63. Zayn

64. Zedd

Shiba Inu names inspired by food and drinks

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1. Bagel

2. Bao

3. Bean

4. Bento

5. Boba

6. Bourbon

7. Burger

8. Chai

9. Champon

10. Churro

11. Cinnamon

12. Cocoa

13. Cookie

14. Curry

15. Donburi

16. Edamame

17. Fugu

18. Ginger

19. Guinness

20. Gyoza

21. Honey

22. Java

23. Kahlua

24. Karaage

25. Kashi

26. Katsu

27. Kit-Kat

28. Kiwi

29. Lychee

30. Mango

31. Matcha

32. Miso

33. Mochi

34. Momo

35. Nabe

36. Natto

37. Oden

38. Onigiri

39. Panko

40. Pear

41. Ramen

42. Sake

43. Sashimi

44. Snickers

45. Soba

46. Sushi

47. Taro

48. Tempura

49. Teriyaki

50. Tofu

51. Udon

52. Wagashi

53. Wasabi

54. Whiskey

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