79 Kitsune Names For Your Character

Abhijeet Modi
Jan 15, 2024 By Abhijeet Modi
Originally Published on Apr 21, 2022
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Real powerful and good names for a Kitsune are liked by people of all age groups.

In the 'Teen Wolf' universe, a kitsune is a greater evolved version of wolves who have no concept of good or bad. They’re famously called ‘tricksters' in the show.

If you think this is interesting, wait for the Japanese folklore where the stories of the magical abilities of this Japanese fox are quite popular. Japanese folklore explains celestial kitsunes as shape-shifting beings that disguise themselves as humans as well as other animals, even non-living things.

The powers and wisdom of these celestial shape-shifting beings do not deteriorate, rather they increase substantially throughout age.

This mythical Japanese fox is believed to have up to nine tails and many other abilities which have been covered in popular art and everyone loves this mythical creature. Over time, these creatures grew more popular than every god that they served.

Kitsune names are always tricky and as their owner, you try to max out your creativity, which is understandable as they are very cute. So without any further ado, let’s show you the best collection of names for a Kitsune.

For more ideas, you may also check gender-neutral Japanese names and some made-up and real names that might be suitable.

Female Kitsune Names

These glorious, magnificent beasts deserve a name that does justice to their beauty in the human world. Here are some really good female names that would add elegance to your beast. 

Akela (Hawaiian origin), meaning 'noble or alone'. It is a variant of the German name Adele. 

Akira (Japanese origin), meaning 'bright or clear as the Sun'. It is a gender-neutral name in Japan. 

Azula (Japanese origin), meaning 'blue'. The name is derived from their Spanish and Portuguese counterparts. 

Chimera (Italian origin), meaning a 'young goat or kid'. Greek mythology suggests that Greek people might’ve started using it earlier than Italians. 

Haruhi (Japanese origin), meaning 'spring bird', is very diverse as its meanings vary in each area and based on the Kanji used. 

Himani (Indian origin) meaning 'snow'. It is said that people named Himani love the cold and are peaceful.

Kai (Hawaiian origin), meaning 'the sea'. It is a multicultural name predominant in Japanese and Scandinavian cultures. 

Kirin (Chinese origin), meaning 'mythological creature', is a part horse and part dragon, which combines the virtues of both men and women. 

Kotori (Japanese origin), meaning 'bird'. In the Native American culture, it translates to 'screech owl spirit'. 

Lynx (Latin origin), meaning 'wild cat'. Derived from the Greek word, it means light, brightness, or luminescence.

Megumi (Japanese origin), meaning 'blessing'. It can be written and spelled using Kanji. 

Mia (Egyptian origin), meaning 'beloved or mine'. It is a derivation of the Slavic variant Mila which means 'dear' or 'darling'. 

Michelle (French origin), meaning 'gift from God', is the female variant of the French name Mikel. 

Naoki (Japanese origin), meaning 'the tree of truth'. It consists of the Japanese word called Nao which translates to 'truth' or 'honesty'.

Primrose (British origin), meaning 'first rose'. It is derived from Latin 'prima rosa'. 

Suki (Japanese origin), meaning 'beloved'. It is a very rare name. As rare as it gets and is considered an aberration in Japan.

Usagi (Japanese origin), meaning 'rabbit'. In Japanese culture rabbits are tricksters.

Ushi (Indian origin), meaning 'wish or desire'. In Japan, this is a boy’s name and has a different meaning. 

Victoria (Latin origin), meaning 'victory'. In Greece, Victoria is the goddess of victory and is equivalent to the goddess Nike. 

Yoko (Japanese origin), meaning 'the sun, ocean, and child'. Yoko Ono was a great musician. 

Male Kitsune Names

Here are some interesting male kitsune names for the beasts who could trick humans.

Asako (Japanese origin), meaning 'morning child'. Many great warriors are named Asako to symbolize bravery.

Ayako (Japanese origin), meaning 'color and design'. It has different meanings. 

Chane (French origin), meaning 'oak-hearted'. It is a unisex name and a lot of girls are named Chane too. 

Chiko (Japanese origin), meaning 'arrow' or 'pledge'. In Buddhist culture, it signifies the light of wisdom. 

Chili (American origin), meaning 'cold', is inspired by all types of chilies.

Chrom (Greek Origin), meaning 'colorful and cheeky'. It is derived from the Greek word Chroma.

Chuang (Korean origin), meaning 'whole, entire, and complete'. It is also a very famous Korean surname. 

Kalinda (Indian origin), meaning 'sun, hope, and mountains'. It is originally a Sanskrit word. 

Kiyoshi (Japanese origin), meaning ‘soundless, bright or pure’. It is an evocation of peace. 

Mario (Italian origin), meaning 'warlike'. The name became very influential after the video game Mario Run. 

Michiko (Japanese origin), meaning ‘passing child', 'child of beautiful wisdom', or 'knowledge'.

Mikel (French origin), meaning 'God’s gift'. Despite being a French name, it is very influential in German culture. 

Mizuchi (Japanese origin), meaning 'snake'. It is the name of a legendary dragon or a snake-like creature connected to water. 

Nadi (Arabic origin), meaning 'lucky' or 'number 1'. This is a multi-cultural name and has different interpretations in all of them. 

Namba (Japanese origin), meaning 'difficult or wave'. It is commonly found on the island of Shikoku and is Romanized there as Nanba. 

Natsume (Japanese origin), meaning 'summer, beauty, truth, or sea'. 

Nittaya (Indian origin), meaning 'constant, perpetual, and eternal'. The original Sanskrit name is Nitya. 

Nozomi (Japanese origin), meaning 'hope'. It can have many different meanings according to the region it is used in. 

Orochi (Japanese origin), meaning 'enigmatic'. It is another name for a legendary dragon. 

Yayoi (Japanese origin), meaning 'new life'. In the Japanese calendar, it is the name of March. 

Names Of Famous Kitsune

The presence and role of kitsunes in the human world are filled with many stories. Here are some names of famous kitsunes that you may consider.

Bemei (Chinese origin), meaning 'lightness', is a gender-neutral name for a kitsune.

Dai, (Welsh origin), meaning 'beloved'. If you love your fox, then this name is for you.

Fumio (Japanese origin), meaning 'literary and scholar child'. Sounds full of wisdom.

Hisashi (Japanese origin), meaning 'always ambitious', a good choice for a Japanese fox.

Hyosuki (Anglo-Japanese origin), meaning 'helpful soldier', draw power from this powerful name. 

Jun (Japanese origin), meaning 'a king and handsome', may also be used for girls.

Kin (Japanese origin), meaning 'gold', also translates to 'members of the family', an appropriate choice for a pet.

Kou (Chinese origin), meaning 'light, peace, and happiness', is a great name for a pet Japanese fox. 

Makato (Japanese origin), meaning 'sincerity and truth'. This name has a certain magic about it. 

Masanori (Japanese origin), meaning 'just, formal, rule-bound or legitimate'.

Masayoshi (Japanese origin), meaning 'righteousness, flourishing of goodness, honor, and morality', is a great choice for a pet.

Michi (Japanese origin), meaning 'passing child or child of wisdom'. This name does have a certain magic about it. 

Mokei (Hawaiian origin), meaning 'savior', is a female appropriate name and is not limited to Hawaiian culture.

Nimiaki (Japanese origin), meaning 'child of Nami', can be a good choice for a kitsune. 

Nonabu (Japanese origin), meaning 'valiance', is an extremely popular choice. 

Ryuu (Japanese origin), meaning 'the spirit of the dragon', is a powerful name for a Japanese fox.

Toshiaki (Japanese origin), meaning 'talented, handsome, bright, and happy'. This can always be used for your kitsune.

Tsuneo (Japanese origin), meaning 'eternal hero', for your amazing mythical character.

Tsuyoshi (Japanese origin), meaning 'brave, sturdy, powerful, and overbearing'.

Yuki (Japanese origin), meaning 'snow or luck', is a quintessential Japanese name.

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Cute Kitsune Names

There are many stories in Japanese folklore where the magical Japanese fox fell in love with a human form, and spend the rest of its life as a human. There are many other magical stories where the abilities of this Japanese fox, which include the light generated by breathing and the wagging of its tail to lure humans.

Here are some cute names that will surely sound great to you.

Aisiri (Indian origin), meaning 'wealth', is a very rare name. 

Akemi (Japanese origin), meaning 'bright, beautiful, vermilion, or bright sea'.

Ashinsen (Japanese-Indian origin), meaning 'blessing from the elderly', is a male-appropriate name. 

Chinatsu (Japanese origin), meaning 'thousand summers' can be a good choice for a kitsune.

Dawn (Old English origin), meaning 'first appearance of the light break', is a choice that will surely sound good.

Domino (Latin origin), meaning 'lord or master', is a good choice for a male kitsune.

Gina (Italian origin), meaning 'queen'. It is a female appropriate name. A fan of 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' would immediately relate to this name.

Haruhi (Japanese origin), meaning 'spring day', sounds like magic, doesn't it?

Ikumi (Japanese origin), meaning 'fragrance and beauty', can be a great name for females. 

Kaeya (Indian origin), meaning 'monsoon flower'. It is also used in Chinese culture. 

Katsumi (Japanese origin), meaning 'overcome, themselves and overcome beauty', this name sounds like magic.

Kimiko (Japanese origin), meaning 'an empress, senior, or noble', a name that is all about power.

Kiyoshi (Japanese origin), meaning 'quiet, calm and saintly', a good male name.

Minoru (Japanese origin), meaning 'truth or fruit', an evergreen choice.

Nariyama (Japanese origin), meaning 'glow and grow'. It is a female appropriate name. 

Tadao (Japanese origin), meaning 'complacent, satisfied, and docile', is a good choice for a young kitsune.

Takumi (Japanese origin), meaning 'qualities of an artist', is a gender-neutral name. 

Zenkichi (Japanese origin), meaning 'goodness-virtue and wholeness', this name is all about power.

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Master of Computer Science

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Abhijeet ModiMaster of Computer Science

An experienced and innovative entrepreneur and creative writer, Abhijeet holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Computer Application from Birla Institute of Technology, Jaipur. He co-founded an e-commerce website while developing his skills in content writing, making him an expert in creating blog posts, website content, product descriptions, landing pages, and editing articles. Passionate about pushing his limits, Abhijeet brings both technical expertise and creative flair to his work.

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