Pet Medical Support Co., Ltd.
Japanese name dominates the top of the “Shiba Inu name ranking” representative of Japanese dogs: pet insurance “PS insurance” research
Pet Medical Support Co., Ltd. (Head office: Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo; President: Akihito Yonemitsu; hereinafter referred to as “Pet Medical Support”), a small-amount short-term insurance company that provides pet insurance “PS Insurance” We will announce the name ranking of pet dogs compiled for 7,738 policyholders of Shiba Inu (Shiba Inu boys: 3,907, girls: 3,831).
[Shiba Inu name ranking survey results]
Name Ranking * Aggregated by “nickname” regardless of kanji notation, hiragana notation, katakana notation, etc.
Boys category 1st place is “Kotaro”, 2nd place is “Kotetsu”, 3rd place is “Fuku” Girls category 1st place is “Hana”, 2nd place is “Momo”, 3rd place is “Sakura” Notation ranking
About 40% of the boy’s category is written in kanji, which gives a firm, sincere, and strong impression.
About 50% of the girls’ category is written in hiragana, which gives a soft and cute impression.
Kanji name ranking *Tally limited to kanji notation
The most popular kanji name in the boy category is “Kotaro”, 2nd “Fuku”, and 3rd “Sora”
The most popular kanji names in the girl category are “Koharu”, 2nd “Chacha”, 3rd “Hana” and “Mugi”
Shiba Inu Name Ranking
■ Boy Division
・Boys category 1st place is “Kotaro”, 2nd place is “Kotetsu”, 3rd place is “Fuku”
Image of “strength”, “happiness” and “magnificence” even if the body is small In the Shiba Inu name ranking for boys, Kotaro was ranked first, and Kotetsu was ranked second.
The 3rd place “Fuku” evokes an image of happiness and abundance, and the 4th place “Sora” evokes an image of grandeur, brightness and freedom. In addition, 6th place “Riku”, 7th place “Yamato”, 10th place “Kai” “Musashi” “Ryu” “Leo”, and the big and masculine ones were popular.
[Table 6: https://prtimes.jp/data/corp/57917/table/88_1_102611edbb15841a462f13c6c25f7a89.jpg ]
■ Girl Division
・Girls category 1st place is “Hana”, 2nd place is “Momo”, 3rd place is “Sakura” In addition to “small”, “cute”, “spring”, and “flower”, there are also names that represent “Japanese colors” that represent hair color The first place in the Shiba Inu name ranking for girls was “Hana,” a girly name that reminds you of spring, plants, and cuteness. In addition, the 2nd place “Momo” and the 3rd place “Sakura” have the same tendency as the 1st place, but also make you imagine Japanese colors.
In addition, 4th place “Azuki” and 10th place “Yuzu” have a round and small impression. reminiscent of
[Table 7: https://prtimes.jp/data/corp/57917/table/88_2_f7615aee498b811db19efd8aaaef9ead.jpg ]
■ Overall ranking
・As for girl names, popularity is concentrated on specific names, and they occupy the top positions. Boys’ names tend to disperse
Shiba Inu’s name ranking is ranked 1st overall, “Hana”, 2nd “Momo”, and 4th “Sakura”.
“Kotaro” in 3rd place overall and “Kotetsu” in 5th place are 1st and 2nd in the boys division respectively. Overall 6th place “Sora” and 7th place “Fuku” are popular not only with boys but also with girls. In addition, “Mugi”, “Azuki” and “Hull” continue from 8th to 10th overall. These names include boys, but mostly girls.
From the above, we can see that the names given to girls tend to concentrate on specific ones, and the names of boys tend to be dispersed.
*According to this survey, 3,907 male Shiba Inu dogs and 3,831 female Shiba Inu dogs.
[Table 8: https://prtimes.jp/data/corp/57917/table/88_3_11a70d53f361437d4826df9753b178d4.jpg ]
Shiba Inu name notation ranking
■ Boy Division
・ About 40% of the boys’ divisions are written in kanji, which gives a firm, sincere, and strong impression.
The notation with the highest usage rate in the boys’ division was “kanji” at 41%, followed by “hiragana” at 32% and “katakana” at 26%. Kanji gives a solid, serious, and sincere impression.
■ Girl Division
・ About 50% of the girls’ divisions are written in hiragana, which gives a soft and cute impression.
The notation with the highest usage rate in the girls’ category was “hiragana” at 53%, followed by “kanji” at 25% and “katakana” at 21%. Hiragana gives a soft, friendly and cute impression.
Based on the above, there was a contrasting result that kanji was preferred for male names and hiragana was preferred for girl names. Next, let’s take a look at the rankings, focusing on “kanji”, which are full of meaning in one character.
Shiba Inu Kanji Name Ranking
■ Boy Division
・The 1st most popular kanji name in the boy category is “Kotaro”, 2nd “Fuku”, and 3rd “Sora”
“Taro”, which means the eldest son, and “Tetsu”, “Tiger”, and “Toru”, which symbolize strength, are popular.
The most popular kanji names in the boy category were “Kotaro”, 2nd “Fuku”, and 3rd “Sora”.
1st place “Kotaro”, 5th place “Kotaro”, 9th place “Taro”. Small letters seem to be preferred.
In addition, it was found that kanji that give a free and generous Japanese impression, such as 3rd place “sky”, 5th place “Yamato”, and 9th place “Musashi”, are also popular.
The Shiba Inu is the smallest of the Japanese dog breeds. The owner’s desire to be small but strong may be reflected in the letters “Taro”, “Tiger”, “Tetsu”, and “Toru”, who are the eldest sons who can be relied on.
[Table 9: https://prtimes.jp/data/corp/57917/table/88_4_e2adc7c3382e833f2203f141fe0829dc.jpg ]
■ Girl Division
・The most popular kanji name in the girl category is “Koharu”, 2nd “Chacha”, 3rd “Hana” and “Mugi”
Girly kanji that evoke images of spring, flowers, and hair color are popular The most popular kanji name in the Shiba Inu girl category was “Koharu”. In addition, kanji that represent spring and flowers are preferred, such as 3rd place “flower”, 5th place “koume”, and 8th place “flower”.
In addition, the Japanese colors that make you think of the coat color of Shiba Inu, such as 2nd place “Chacha”, 3rd place “Mugi”, and 7th place “Apricot”, are also popular.
[Table 10: https://prtimes.jp/data/corp/57917/table/88_5_7e5a0d11987b472c51ca7b8ffe12738a.jpg ]
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*1 Medical fees are for reference only and do not represent averages or standards. Medical fees vary depending on the veterinary hospital. Features of the pet insurance product “PS Insurance”
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“Veterinarian Dial” is a reliable service exclusively for
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Target: As of January 10, 2023, 7,738 Shiba Inu owners who are our insurance policyholders
Breakdown: 3,907 Shiba Inu boys, 3,831 Shiba Inu girls
Trade name: Pet Medical Support Co., Ltd.
Representative: Akihito Yonemitsu, President and Representative Director Location: 2nd floor, Aoyama Tower Place, 8-4-14 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052
Business start date: May 2, 2008
Business description: Small amount and short term insurance business (registration number Kanto Finance Bureau Director (small amount and short term insurance) No. 24)
Capital: 332.75 million yen (as of March 2021)
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