250+ Shiba Inu Names – The Ultimate List

If you’re looking for Shiba Inu names, you’re in the right place. We’ve got the ultimate list of 250+ ideas.

A small, agile dog, the Shiba hails from Japan where it was originally bred for hunting in the mountainous terrain. The breed is spirited, bold and independent, and with its fastidious nature, some joke that it’s like having a cat in a dog’s body.

Of all the Japanese spitz breeds, the Shiba Inu is the smallest in size and comes in a variety of colors, most commonly red, but also black and tan, sesame or cream.

Naming a dog is a big decision, so take a look at the Shiba Inu names below and see if any are right for your new pup. And if you need more ideas, check out our online name generator.

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Fun & Creative Shiba Inu Names

Let’s kick off the list with some fun, spunky ideas perfect for your new Shiba Inu.

  • Fox / Foxy – because the Shiba Inu looks just like a fox
  • Queen of Shiba – a fun play on the Queen of Sheba
  • Red – many Shiba Inus are red in color, so why not call it like it is?
  • Inu  meaning “dog” in Japanese
  • Kitsune – the Japanese word for “fox”
  • Tenko – a type of divine beast in Japanese folklore
  • Sassy – because Shibas are full of attitude
  • Tiny – at only 18-22 lbs, Shibas are pretty small pups
  • Shorty – they’re also pretty short at a mere 13-17″ tall

Another idea is to look into names inspired by your dog’s color. Look through our previous articles for hundreds of ideas:

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Male Japanese Shiba Inu Names

Paying homage to the Shiba Inu’s heritage, let’s look at popular Japanese names. A Japanese name is unique and recognizes the breed’s rich, storied history.

To get started, here are male Japanese names perfect for a boy Shiba Inu.

  • Aki –  bright / autumn
  • Akira –  bright / clear
  • Daiki –  great glory / great nobility
  • Haruki –  shining sun
  • Haruto –  sun flying
  • Hinata –  sunflower / facing towards the sun
  • Hiro –  generous
  • Hiroshi –  generous
  • Hitoshi –  motivated person
  • Ichiro –  first son
  • Itsuki –  timber trees
  • Jiro –  second son
  • Katashi –  firm
  • Kenichi –  strong, healthy first son
  • Kenji –  strong, healthy second son
  • Kenta –  large strong, healthy
  • Kichiro –  lucky son
  • Kiyoshi –  purity
  • Kouta –  great peace
  • Kyo –  cooperation
  • Masaaki –  pleasing brightness
  • Masashi –  righteous aspiration
  • Masaki –  great timber tree
  • Masato –  righteous person
  • Masumi –  true clarity
  • Nao –  honest
  • Naoki –  honest timber tree
  • Nori –  to rule
  • Norio –  lawful man
  • Osamu –  disciplined, studious
  • Ren –  lotus / love
  • Riku –  land
  • Rikuto –  person of land
  • Ryo –  refreshing, cool
  • Shinji –  true second son
  • Shinobu –  endurance
  • Susumo – to advance, proceed
  • Taichi – large first son
  • Taiki –  great radiance, shine
  • Takahiro –  of great value, nobility
  • Takashi –  prosperous, noble
  • Takumi – artisan
  • Taro –  large son
  • Toshi – wise
  • Yori –  trust
  • Toshiaki –  advantageous light
  • Yamato –  great harmony
  • Yasushi – peaceful
  • Yoshi –  lucky / righteous
  • Youta –  great sunlight
  • Yoshio –  joyful life
  • Yoshiro –  righteous son
  • Yuki – happiness / snow
  • Yukio –  blessed hero

Female Japanese Shiba Inu Names

Continuing the list, here are popular female Japanese names. Bright and beautiful, these names are a great choice if you have a female Shiba Inu.

  • Aiko –  child of love
  • Airi –  love jasmine
  • Akemi –  bright beautiful
  • Akiko –  bright child
  • Akira –  bright / clear
  • Asami –  morning beauty
  • Chika –  scatter flowers
  • Emiko –  beautiful blessing child
  • Eri –  blessed prize
  • Hanako –  flower child
  • Haru –  spring
  • Haruko –  spring child
  • Haruna –  spring vegetables
  • Hideko –  child of excellence
  • Hikari –  light, radiance
  • Hiro –  generous
  • Hiroko –  generous child
  • Hiromi –  generous beauty
  • Hisako –  child of long life
  • Hotaru –  firefly
  • Hitomi –  pupil of the eye
  • Honoka –  harmony flower
  • Hoshiko –  star child
  • Hoshi –  star
  • Kamiko –  superior child
  • Katsumi –  victorious beauty
  • Kazuko –  child of harmony
  • Kazumi –  harmonious beauty
  • Keiko –  blessed child / respectful child
  • Kiko –  chronical child
  • Kimi –  noble
  • Kimiko –  empress child
  • Kiyomi –  pure beauty
  • Kumiko –  long-time beautiful child
  • Kyoko –  respectful child
  • Mai –  dance
  • Maiko –  child of dance
  • Maki –  true hope
  • Mariko –  true village child
  • Michiko –  beautiful wise child
  • Midori –  green
  • Mieko –  beautiful blessing child
  • Mika –  beautiful fragrance
  • Miku –  beautiful sky
  • Mio –  beautiful cherry blossom
  • Misaki –  beautiful blossom
  • Mitsuko –  child of light
  • Miyako –  beautiful night child
  • Nanami –  seven seas
  • Naoko –  honest child
  • Natsuki –  summer hope
  • Natsumi –  beautiful summer
  • Ren –  lotus / love
  • Rika –  true fragrance
  • Riko –  child of truth
  • Rin –  dignified
  • Rio –  village cherry blossom
  • Ryoko –  refreshing child
  • Saki –  blossom of hope
  • Sakura –  cherry blossom
  • Satoko –  wise child
  • Shinju –  pearl
  • Shiori –  poem
  • Shizuka –  quiet summer
  • Shizuko –  quiet child
  • Sora –  sky
  • Takara –  treasure
  • Tamiko –  child of many beauties
  • Tomiko –  child of wealth, fortune
  • Toshiko –  clever child
  • Wakana –  harmonious music
  • Yasuko –  child of peace
  • Yoko –  child of sunlight
  • Yoshi –  lucky / righteous
  • Yoshiko – child of goodness
  • Yukari –  beautiful pear tree
  • Yuki –  happiness / snow
  • Yuko –  gentle child
  • Yumi –  reason beautiful
  • Yuri –  lily

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Cute Male Shiba Inu Names

Without a doubt, the Shiba Inu is an adorable dog. That tiny face. Those pointy ears. The button nose. And the curled up tail!

With this in mind, why not look at cute Shiba Inu names for your boy pup? They’re fitting for such a sweet little creature.

  • Max
  • Milo
  • Charlie
  • Buddy
  • Jack
  • Scully
  • Leo
  • Ernie
  • Chewie
  • Gizmo
  • Mickey
  • Scrappy
  • Frankie
  • Roscoe
  • Chance
  • Marley
  • Finn
  • Louie
  • Rascal
  • Cooper
  • Chase
  • Jax
  • Hank
  • Percy
  • Barkley
  • Rudy
  • Murphy

Get more ideas for cute male dog names.

Cute Female Shiba Inu Names

And if you have a female Shiba Inu, you should definitely check out these cute girl dog names.

  • Luna
  • Gigi
  • Daisy
  • Zoey
  • Lily
  • Kona
  • Willow
  • Chloe
  • Olive
  • Poppy
  • Maisie
  • Hazel
  • Maggie
  • Petunia
  • Lola
  • Hannah
  • Emma
  • Jojo
  • Piper
  • Gertrude
  • Lucy
  • Dakota
  • Dixie
  • Josie
  • Paisley
  • Mia
  • Izzy
  • Macy
  • Madison
  • Zoey
  • Rosie
  • Sophie
  • Amelia
  • Nala
  • Phoebe

Get more ideas for cute female dog names.

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Elegant Male Shiba Inu Names

Independent, graceful and refined, the Shiba Inu is a perfect candidate for elegant dog names. Afterall, these names are great for such a dignified dog!

  • King / Kingsley
  • Prince
  • Alcott
  • Asher
  • Ashton
  • Alfred
  • Francois
  • Winston
  • Fairfax
  • Edwin
  • Charleston
  • Duke
  • Emerson
  • Augustus
  • Kingston
  • Blake
  • Benedict
  • Desmond
  • Hudson
  • Redmond
  • Julius
  • Gatsby
  • Hamilton
  • Princeton
  • Vincent
  • Chaucer
  • Oliver

Get more elegant male dog names.

Elegant Female Shiba Inu Names

With their reserved and regal nature, the Shiba Inu emits a quality that just calls for an elegant dog name. If you have a girl pup, you must check out these gorgeous Shiba Inu names.

  • Princess
  • Harper
  • Aurora
  • Lady
  • Aspen
  • Lux
  • Chanel
  • Victoria
  • Bianca
  • Camilla
  • Effie
  • Genevieve
  • Constance
  • Octavia
  • Juliet
  • Violet
  • Theodora
  • Scarlette
  • Sabine
  • Stella
  • Ainsley
  • Angelica
  • Charlotte

Get more elegant female dog names.

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Ideas for Shiba Inu Names?

If you have ideas for Shiba Inu names, let us know! Comment below with your ideas.

Or, if you have a favorite name from the list, chime in with that as well.

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