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Shiba Inus are gorgeous dogs that deserve a name that can stand up to their beauty, intelligence, and of source attitude, or “Shibattitude”.
If you’re familiar with Shiba Inus than you know that Shiba Inus are proud dogs that think highly of themselves so it’s important to give them a name that commands both respect and admiration.
It’s probably not a good idea to give your Shiba Inu a cheesy and obvious Japanese like “mochi”, etc. That’s just too corny and not imaginative.
We’ll help you get the ball started rolling by giving you the following name suggestions for female Shiba Inus.
Tips For Naming Your Female Shiba Inu
Take time to decide on your Shiba’s name. It usually takes a while to learn your Shiba Inu personality and quirks.
Once you get to know your Shiba a bit more, you’ll have a better chance in finding a fitting name for her.
When deciding on a name, opt for shorter names with “sharp” consonants. Shiba Inus are known to be somewhat difficult to train so it makes sense to choose a name that doesn’t take forever and a day to say.
While you probably shouldn’t name your Shiba after a Japanese food product, it’s still a good idea to think about the Japanese heritage when looking for name ideas.
For example the word Yae, (Ya - eh) translates to multi-leveled and often used to reference flowers.
Now that’s a beautiful name for a female Shiba Inu - multi-dimensional and beautiful as well as sweet.
Female Dog Names For Shiba Inus:
Aki (M/F) – pronounced “Ah-kee”
Ami (F) – “AH-mee,” not “Ay-mee”
Anna (F) – “AH-na,” not the English Anna
Emi / Emiko (F)
Etsu, Japanese “Joy”
Jun (M/F) – pronounced “Joon”
Junko (F) – pronounced “Joon-ko”
Junka (F) – pronounced “Joon-ka,” not “junk-ah”
Kaiya, Japanese, “forgiveness”
Kae (F) – pronounced “Kah-eh” not “Kay”
Kami, short for Kamiko, “superior child”
Kiki, “new beginning”
Mei Mei, blossoming bud
Naemi (F) – “Nah-eh-mee”
Naomi (F) – “Nah-oh-mee”
Natsu / Natsumi (M/F)
Nina, Spanish, “little girl”
Nozomi, Japanese, “hope”
Opal, gemstone valuable
Onyx, black tan Shiba
Oto (M/F) – do not say “Otou,” as this means “older brother.”
Omoe (F) – “oh-mo-eh”
Orie (F) – “oh-ree-eh.”
Pippa, Short Philippa, lover of horses, fun, friendly
Raki (M/F) – word play on “lucky.”
Rie (F) – “ree-eh,” not “rye.”
Rika (F) – “ree-ka,” not “ricka.”
Sable, black fur
Zara, “blooming flower’, “God remembers”
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