Japan has a rich and delightful culture that offers lots of great inspiration for naming a new cat.
Maybe you are a lover of Japanese language, nature, food or pop culture. Or maybe you have a cute Japanese cat breed that you want to find a suitable name for. Look no further - we have found some excellent Japanese cat names for you!
Japanese cat names: 15 cat name ideas straight from Japan
If your cat feels like a ‘beautiful blessing,’ you might consider this name. This would be a sweet name for a Chinchilla Persian.
This pretty name means ‘flower.’ It would be a lovely name for a Nebelung.
This adorable name is the Japanese word for ‘strawberry,’ and would suit a cute little Manx.
The Japanese word for ‘black,’ would be perfect for an black cat such as a Bombay.
From the Japanese symbol of good luck, the Maneki Neko (‘beckoning cat’), this is a good name for a white Burmilla.
This name comes from the Japanese word for ‘round’ or ‘plump.’ It would be a nice fit for a round-faced cat such as an Exotic Shorthair.
This name means ‘beautiful,’ and would be a perfect fit for a Himalayen.
This is the Japanese word for ‘peach,’ and would suit a soft honey-coloured fluffball Munchkin.
If you love the anime series Naturo, you might like this name for a Sokoke.
Ren means ‘love,’ and would be a grand name for a loving California Spangled.
This is the Japanese word for ‘white,’ and would be perfect for a Khao Manee.
A name meaning ‘wise’ would be appropriate for a Ceylon.
Naming a cat after a beloved snuggly Studio Ghibli character is a great idea. A soft grey cat such as a Chartreux might fit this name.
Fans of Yoko Ono might be interested to learn that her name means ‘sunlight.’ It’s a bright and cheerful name for a Munchkin.
This means ‘snow,’ and makes sense for a white Japanese Bobtail.
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