125+ Cute Male Japanese Cat Names (With Meanings)

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Are you looking for a cute Japanese cat name for your male cat? Look no further! From Chibi to Mochi, Akito, Yoshi, and many more check out over 125 cute male Japanese cat names with meanings below!

125+ Cute Male Japanese Cat Names (With Meanings) - Are you looking for a cute Japanese cat name for your male cat? Look no further! From Chibi to Mochi, Akito, Yoshi, and many more check out over 125 cute male Japanese cat names with meanings right here!

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125+ Cute Male Japanese Cat Names

  • Aiko – “Little love”.
  • Akari – “Light”.
  • Akashi – “Red”.
  • Akihiro – “Autumn, Bright”.
  • Akio – “Glorious man”.
  • Akira – “Bright”.
  • Akito – “Cheerfulness”.
  • Asahi – “Morning sunlight”.
  • Azuki – “Moon”.
  • Benjiro – “Enjoy peace”.
  • Buchi – “Tabby”.
  • Chairo – “Tea”.
  • Chibi – “Tiny”.
  • Chobi – “Small”.
  • Fuku – “Lucky”.
  • Giniro – “Silver”.
  • Gohan – “Cooked rice dish”.
  • Goku – “Aware of emptiness”.
  • Haru – “Spring”.
  • Haruki – “Spring, tree, clear”.
  • Haruto – “Sunny, Spring, person”.
  • Hibiki – “Echo”.
  • Hideki – “Wonderful opportunity”.
  • Hideo – “Excellent man”.
  • Hikaru – “To shine”.
  • Hiko – “Prince”.
  • Hiro – “Generous”.
  • Hiroshi – “Prosperous”.
  • Hitoshi – “Even-tempered”.
  • Hoshi – “Star”.
  • Ichiro – First son”.
  • Itachi – “Weasel”.
  • Jiro – “Second son”.
  • Judo – “A martial art form”.
  • Junichi – “Obedient first son”.
  • Kai – “Ocean, shell”.
  • Kaito – “Supportive”.
  • Katashi – “Firm”
  • Katsu – “Victory”.
  • Katsuro – “Victorious son”.
  • Keiko – “Adored one”.
  • Kenichi – “Wise one”.
  • Kenji – “Intelligent second son”.
  • Kenshin – “Modest”.
  • Kento – “Intelligent, wise”.
  • Kenzo – “Healthy and wise”.
  • Kichiro – “Lucky son”.
  • Kiiro – “Yellow”.
  • Kiniro – “Gold”.
  • Kiyoshi – “Purity”.
  • Kobe – “A city in Japan”.
  • Koji – “Little one”.
  • Koko – “Short”.
  • Koto – “Japanese harp”.
  • Kunio – “Countryman”.
  • Kuri – “Chestnut”.
  • Kuro – “Black”.
  • Masato – “Graceful, refined”.
  • Mashiro – “Pure white”.
  • Matcha – “Japanese tea”.
  • Matsui – “Pine”.
  • Michio – “Man on a journey”.
  • Mika – “New moon”.
  • Miso – “A Japanese seasoning”.
  • Mitsuo – “Shining hero”.
  • Mochi – “Rice cake”.
  • Momo – “Peach”.
  • Nao – “Honest”.
  • Naoki – “Tree of truth”.
  • Niko – “Tiger”.
  • Ninja – “Ninjitsu master”.
  • Nobu – “Faith”.
  • Nori – “Seaweed”
  • Nyan – “Meow”.
  • Oden – “A Japanese dish”.
  • Oki – “Blue, water”.
  • Osamu – “Discipline”.
  • Reiki – “Chill or cold”.
  • Ren – “Love”.
  • Renji – “A pure heart”.
  • Riku – “Wise sky or clever tiger”.
  • Rikuto – “Land”.
  • Roku – “Divine grace”.
  • Rokuro – “Sixth son”.
  • Ryoichi – “Good, clear, one”.
  • Sake – “An alcoholic rice drink”.
  • Samurai – “Japanese Warrior”.
  • Sashimi – “A Japanese fish dish”.
  • Satoru – “Daybreak”.
  • Satoshi – “Smart”.
  • Satsuki – “Early moon/month”.
  • Senshi – “Soldier or warrior”.
  • Shinji – “Trust”.
  • Shinobu – “Stealth/endure”.
  • Shiori – “Bookmark/guide”.
  • Shiro – “White”.
  • Shoyu – “Japanese soy sauce”.
  • Sushi – “Japanese dish”.
  • Tadashi – “Faithful, proper”.
  • Tadeo – “Loyal”.
  • Taichi – “Thick, big, one”.
  • Takashi – “Prosperous, noble”.
  • Takeo – “Strong as bamboo”.
  • Takumi – “Artisan”.
  • Tamotsu – “Defender, protector”.
  • Taro – “Big boy”.
  • Tatsuki – “Reach, hope”.
  • Tenjin – “Shinto god of scholarship”.
  • Tenshi – “Angel”
  • Tomi – “Prosperous”.
  • Toshi – “Wise”.
  • Toshiko – “Agile, clever, child”.
  • Toshio – “Agile man”.
  • Toshiro – “Talented, intelligent”.
  • Tsuki – “The moon”.
  • Udon – “Whick wheat noodle”.
  • Unagi – Japanese eel dish”.
  • Yami – “Dark”.
  • Yori – “Trust”.
  • Yoshi – “Righteous, good luck”.
  • Yoshio – “Righteous man”.
  • Yuichi – “Kind one”.
  • Yuji – “Courageous second son”.
  • Yuki – “Snow”.
  • Yukio – “Snow boy”.
  • Yuzuki – “Gentle moon”.

5 Fun Japanese Facts about Cats

  1. In Japanese folklore, cats are believed to have protective powers and are symbolic of good luck and fortune. 
  2. The Japanese Bobtail is a popular domestic cat breed of Japanese origin.
  3. The Lucky/Fortune Cat, Maneki-Neko, and Hello Kitty are both Japanese Bobtails.
  4. Japan has been celebrating Cat Day on February 22nd since 1987. It’s also known as “nyan, nyan, nyan” Day, which translates to “meow, meow, meow” Day.
  5. There are 3 islands in Japan where the cat residents actually outnumber the humans! They are Aoshima Island, Tashiro-jima Island, and Manabeshima Island.

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125+ Cute Male Japanese Cat Names (With Meanings) - Are you looking for a cute Japanese cat name for your male cat? Look no further! From Chibi to Mochi, Akito, Yoshi, and many more check out over 125 cute male Japanese cat names with meanings right here!

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