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Kawaii Neko: 100 Cute Japanese Cat Names With Their Meanings

Cute Japanese Cat Names with their Meanings
Calling your pet fur ball with the usual names is now out of season. You should try new names that are apt, cute, stylish and unique. So here is an article that lists out super-adorable Japanese names for your cats.
Mary Anthony
Last Updated: Feb 19, 2018
Did You Know?
In Japanese folklore, it is believed that a cat born with a black mark on its back that looks like a woman's kimono carries the soul of a great ancestor. These cats are called "Kimono cats" and are often kept in temples for protection.
Since 600 A.D., cats have been revered and respected in Japanese culture. They were given special attention even in the royal courts. The most sacred form of cat found in Japan is the "Maneki Neko", a depiction of the Japanese bobtail cat which is the symbol of good luck and fortune. Cats guard the holy Buddhist shrines from mice and rats. They are even featured in Japanese artwork and plays. Below are some meaningful and exotic Japanese cat names to choose from.
Female Cat Names
Female cat names
~ Aiko: Love Child
~ Akina: Autumn Greens
~ Aimi: Lovely Beauty
~ Amaya: Night Rain
~ Asami: Morning Beauty
~ Aya: Colorful Design
~ Asa: Born at Dawn
~ Ayaka: Colorful Flower
~ Chie: Wisdom
~ Chika: Scattered Flowers
~ Cho: Butterfly
~ Eiko: An Eternal Child
~ Emi: Beautiful Blessing
~ Eri: Blessed Gift
~ Ginkgo: A Shady Tree
~ Haruki: Spring Time Tree
~ Haiku: Japanese Poetry
~ Hideko: Splendid Child
~ Hikari: Radiance
~ Hiromi: Abundant Beauty
~ Hoshi: Star
~ Hotaru: Firefly
~ Kabuki: Japanese Dance
~ Kameko: Longevity
~ Kei: Blessed
~ Kioko: Happy
~ Kiyoshi: Quiet
~ Kohana: Little Flower
~ Koko: Short
~ Mai: Brightness
~ Masako: Elegant
~ Midori: Green
~ Miki: Beautiful Princess
~ Nami: Wave
~ Naoko: Esteemed
~ Nori: Percept
~ Noriko: Thunder
~ Natsu: Summer Born
~ Oki: Middle of the Ocean
~ Rei: Spirit
~ Reiko: Courteous
~ Ryoko: Bright
~ Saki: Blossom
~ Sakura: Cherry Blossom
~ Sayuri: Lily
~ Suki: Beloved
~ Sora: Sky
~ Umeko: Plum Blossom
~ Yoko: Sunny
~ Yoshie: Beautiful River
Male Cat Names
Male Cat Names
~ Akihiko: Bright Prince
~ Akihiro: Big Glory
~ Ayami: Iris
~ Bento: Boxed Lunch
~ Dai: Great
~ Daiki: Great Glory
~ Daisuke: Great Helper
~ Hiro: Generous
~ Honcho: Leader
~ Hisoka: Reserved
~ Ichiro: First Son
~ Isamu: Courage
~ Isao: Honor/Merit
~ Jiro: Second Son
~ Jun: Obedient
~ Judo: Fighter
~ Katsura: Victorious
~ Ken: Strong
~ Kin: Gold
~ Kioshi: Pure
~ Hoshi: Star
~ Hotaru: Firefly
~ Kabuki: Japanese Dance
~ Kameko: Longevity
~ Kei: Blessed
~ Kioko: Happy
~ Kiyoshi: Quiet
~ Kohana: Little Flower
~ Koko: Short
~ Koto: Japanese Harp
~ Makoto: True
~ Masaaki: True Brightness
~ Maeko: Honest
~ Mitsuo: Shining Man
~ Matsui: Pine
~ Nao: Docile
~ Nobu: Faith
~ Ninja: Mercenary Agent
~ Nintendo: Luck to Heaven
~ Norio: Man of Love
~ Ryu: Dragon
~ Samurai: Military Nobility
~ Sumo: Wrestler
~ Sho: To Fly
~ Suzuki: Bell Tree
~ Taiki: Large
~ Taka: Tall
~ Toshi: Mirror Image
~ Yoshi: Respectful
~ Yukio: Gets what he wants
Cats are greatly admired creatures and giving them names that match their personality will add to their exquisite charm.
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