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Chinese Dog Name Ideas


Dr. Mark is a veterinarian. He works mostly with dogs and exotic animals.

Are you looking for a dog name from China? Now that the US is trillions of dollars in debt to that nation, Chinese dog names should get really popular. Well, maybe not. It is hard to imagine a Golden Retriever or English Bulldog named after an Eastern province, but for a Shar pei or Chow chow, a Chinese name should be perfect.

(I wonder if Doxies in China are named Gretel or Hsaio The? Do you think Hubpages would fund me if I asked to go to China and do research on the question?)

A good dog name should be one or two syllables. Two is best, in my opinion, and the name should end on a high note so that the dog enjoys hearing her name. (Of course if you try hard enough, any name can sound harsh. Remember your first grade teacher when calling your dog. “Now, children, be polite!”)

There are a lot of words that are great names in English but not in Chinese because of their length. I did not add them to this list.

Even though I am writing two separate words (in Roman script), you can pronounce them together, as a single word. For instance a dog called “Whitey”, or Pai The, can be pronounced Paytay. Maybe that sounds a little too much like potty, though. (I can just hear it now. “Come on Paytay, hurry up and go potty.” The dog would probably come back in the house and go on the rug. Please refrain from leaving nasty comments if this happens.) How about “Blackie”? It is spelled Hai the but you can pronounce the name as “Haiti”. Maybe you should just name your Lab Wumu, or “Ebony”.

What are some other great Chinese dog names?

Color and Look

Most of the colors I have not included, as they are three syllables or not really good for a dog (like Yin chu, or vermillion.)

  • Pai the: White
  • Hai the : Black
  • Wu mu: Ebony
  • Chin the: Golden
  • An the: Dark
  • Kung ping: Fair

Personality Chinese Dog Names

  • Kan tung: Affectionate
  • Tang Kuo: Candy, as in cute
  • Tu fei: Bandit
  • Chi kai: Beggar
  • Kuai lo: Delightful
  • Chuh: Digger
  • Chih fang: Fat
  • Lao the: Old
  • Ying hsuing: Hero

Assorted Chinese Words for Dog Names

  • Chun chi: Spring (the season)
  • Chen chu: Pearl
  • Mo li: Jasmine (flower)
  • Sha Tan: Beachcomber
  • Mei: Coal
  • Ping: Cookie (This works in so many ways!)
  • Hsiao hao: Baby

Find anything you like?

Pronunciation varies a lot depending on where you are from, where you are living, etc. No matter how you pronounce a word, there is always going to be someone, somewhere, telling you that your pronunciation is incorrect. (Personal experience—just ignore them.) If you want to name your Chinese dog “Jasmine”, and call her Molly instead of Mo li, is it wrong?

Most of the Chinese words that I am using in this article are from a 38 year old book. There have been a lot of changes since then—are you old enough to remember when Beijing was spelled Peking? If you are Chinese, and feel that some of the words are particularly offensive and incorrect, please leave a comment and I will try to make the word more appropriate. Maybe even more PC.

Katie Burroughs on May 26, 2017:

as mama to 2 chows, Buddha and bella, I approve.

Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on January 04, 2013:

Hello mecheshier, I appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment. I hope this helps when you go to name your next dog.

Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on January 04, 2013:

Bob, I remember a Wrinkles, Mr. Wrinkles, and Sir Wrinkles. "Wrinkles" in Chinese is a three syllable word, but there are a lot of other good choices out there...Just check out your take out menu!

wetnosedogs from Alabama on January 03, 2013:

Dr.Mark,

No, I'm not getting another dog. I would love to, but I think these three are very set in their ways now and it would have to be a special rescue. I would really like to be home more, too. Maybe I will find some online thing to make it possible.

I dream of rescue dogs in my back yard, adoptable. Just dreaming though. I know that won't happen.

I certainly will remember the name Chuh, though. I like that.

Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on January 03, 2013:

Hi wetnosedogs, thanks for commenting. Chuh the chow, that works! Are you thinking of adding a new dog to your household?

Bob Bamberg on January 03, 2013:

You forgot Won Ton, Lo Mein, Egg Roll, and Fortune Cookie!!

I had a Chinese customer who owned a Shar Pei and his name was Mr. Wrinkles (the dog, not the customer).

I always felt a little let down when the customer would come in with the dog and I and the staff would greet 'n treat the dog by name. I thought a good Chinese name would sound dignified and majestic.

Fun and interesting hub, Doc. Voted up, funny and interesting.

mecheshier on January 02, 2013:

Fabulous Hub! Thank you for sharing these wonderful name ideas for Chinese dogs. And to have the definition is fabulous.

wetnosedogs from Alabama on January 02, 2013:

Interesting. I didn't know chows were Chinese. So Bella and Roscoe are part Chinese. No Chinese name though. From your list, I like Chuh (digger). My dogs love digging for cooler ground.


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These names are commonly used for Japanese children, and they work great as dog names too!

  • Aki – Bright
  • Akihiro – Great brightness
  • Akio – Bright man
  • Dai – Great, large
  • Haru – Spring
  • Haruto – Flying sun
  • Hibiki – Sound, echo
  • Hiro – Generous
  • Hiroki – Large timber trees
  • Hiroshi – Generous
  • Hitoshi – Motivated individual
  • Ichiro – First son
  • Jiro – Second son
  • Kaede – Maple
  • Kaito – Flying ocean
  • Katashi – Firm
  • Katsu – Victory
  • Kenichi – Strong, healthy first son
  • Kenji – Strong, healthy second son
  • Kichiro – Lucky son
  • Kiyoshi – Purity
  • Kyo – Cooperation
  • Makoto – Sincere
  • Masaru – Victory
  • Masato – Righteous individual
  • Michio – Man on a journey
  • Mitsuo – shining hero
  • Nao – Honest
  • Nori – to rule
  • Norio – Lawful man
  • Osamu – Studious
  • Ren – Lotus / Love
  • Riku – Land
  • Ryo – Refreshing
  • Satoshi – Wise, fast learner
  • Shinji – True second son
  • Shiro – Fourth son
  • Shouta – Big flying
  • Sora – Sky
  • Susumo – Proceed
  • Tadashi – Loyal, faithful
  • Taichi – Large first son
  • Takahiro – Nobility
  • Takashi – Prosperous
  • Takeo – Warrior hero
  • Taro – Large son
  • Toshi – Wise
  • Toshio – Genius leader
  • Yamato – Great harmony
  • Yasu – Peace
  • Yori – trust
  • Yoshi – Lucky
  • Yoshio – joyful life
  • Yukio – Blessed hero

150 Best Chinese Shar-Pei Dog Names

  • Kissy
  • Daisy
  • Peanut
  • Charlie
  • Rosie
  • Junior
  • Sandy
  • Tinks
  • Tucker
  • Josh
  • Babykins
  • Murphy
  • Pepper
  • Squirt
  • Mite
  • Festus
  • Vicki
  • Zeus
  • Incy
  • Sammy
  • Sheba
  • Rocky
  • Chloe
  • Toby
  • Bella
  • Tootsie
  • Lily
  • Gracie
  • Rascal
  • Brandy
  • Rina
  • Teddy
  • Siouxsie
  • Foxy
  • Romy
  • Foxy
  • Dinky
  • Angel
  • Samantha
  • Pip
  • Jezebel
  • Slim
  • Maggie
  • Jinx
  • Buddy
  • Twiggy

  • Inch
  • Cupid
  • Fifi
  • Princess
  • Cutie
  • Shadow
  • Bambi
  • Itsy-Bitsy
  • Tiny
  • Annie
  • Maddy
  • Sparky
  • Ginger
  • Buster
  • Lucy
  • Abby
  • Penny
  • Stumpy
  • Betty
  • Midge
  • Bonnie
  • Missy
  • Zoe
  • Bailey
  • Bear
  • Laptop
  • Harry
  • Flora
  • Roxy
  • Riley
  • Lady
  • Midget
  • Simba
  • Venus
  • Cinders
  • Chico
  • Foxy
  • Winston
  • Shelby
  • Empress
  • Bugsy
  • Babydoll
  • Doodle
  • Bonbon
  • Spike
  • Hiccup
  • Minnie
  • Max
  • Duke
  • Chaos
  • Teenie
  • Pumpkin
  • Dinky
  • Oscar
  • Vesta
  • Rusty
  • Princess
  • Katie
  • Goober
  • Middy
  • Nipper
  • Titch
  • Lucky
  • Ladybug
  • Sam
  • Bunny
  • Rina
  • Lovedy
  • Pipsqueak
  • Cody
  • Misty
  • Velvet
  • Cuddles
  • Pixie
  • Sasha
  • Duchess
  • Gizmo
  • Harley
  • Bonsai
  • Vicki
  • Shorty
  • Munchkin
  • Sweetie
  • Button
  • Jett
  • Sadie
  • Sassy
  • Ezra
  • Coco
  • Heidi

  • Emma
  • Payne
  • Molly
  • Jack
  • Poco
  • Charlie
  • Brenda
  • Little Boy
  • Sammy
  • Jake
  • Puddles
  • Casey
  • Gus
  • Sophie
  • Girlie
  • Twilight
  • Kewpie
  • Baby


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