Female German Shepherd Names – Names for your Female German Shepherd Dog and Meanings

With so many puppy names to choose from, it’s hard to find fitting female German Shepherd names. Choosing the right name for such an intelligent, courageous and capable breed is an important step and worth the extra time it may take. It’s almost like trying to name Wonder Woman (hey, there’s an idea!).

Female Shepherds need a name with strong character, but matching the famale personality. What is the purpose of your German Shepherd? That also plays into your decision.

Shepherds play many roles from companion to guard dog. They also make outstanding service animals, often used to help those who are visually impaired.

If you want to learn more about seeing eye dogs and the fascinating story of Morris Frank and Buddy, visit The Seeing Eye website.

As a kid, I had two German Shepherds, but they were both male. Later in life I had two more male Shepherds, but they were not pure bred and both were named Sam (actually the second one was named Sam II).

Female German Shepherd NamesIf you need a boy dog name for your Shepherd, check the male German Shepherd names list. Otherwise, take a look at the list of names and meanings below.

One more thing . . . my neighbor raises German Shepherds and my favorite of her female German Shepherd names (so far) is Deja. That just seems like a cool dog name.

If you don’t yet own one of these impressive dogs, visit our German Shepherd information page to learn more. This may also help you choose an appropriate name for your dog.

Browse our list of more than 80 female German Shepherd names and their meanings. Take your time and have fun.

If you don’t find a name you like, expand your search to our list of German dog names or to our entire list of more than 4,000 puppy names.

AdeleGermanic for Noble.
AllegraItalian Lively or Cheeful. Latin for Joy. 
Ava  Latin name meaning Bird
AvalonWelsh for Apple Tree
Avis Variant of Ava for Bird
BelvahLatin for Beautiful View
Bethan Hebrew for God is my solumn vow
Bethanie Latin for Enduring
BethelHebrew for House of Figs
Champagne Hebrew for House of the Lord
Chelsea A French Region
DaisyEnglish for Day’s Eye
DanteEnglish for Chalk Landing Place
DejaFrench for Already (also Dejah)
DeltaGerman for Universal, Complete, Whole
Dulce Fourth letter of Greek alphabet
Ella Latin for Sweet
EmmaGreek for Torch or Bright Light
ExcelTo be Superior
ExieGreek for Defending Men
Ermine Latin for Wealthy
Eve Hebrew for Life (also Eva)
Ezra Hebrew for Aid
FranLatin for Free (see also Frankie). A good one syllable dog name.
Frankie Latin for One Who is Free (Franki and Johnny were lovers, you know.)
Gabriel Hebrew for God is my power. Variants include Gabby, Gabbie, Gabriella, etc.)
Geneva German for Woman – appropriate for the female German Shepherd names list!
GerdaGerman for Protected.
GiselaGerman for A Pledge. Variant of Giselle.
GretelCharacter in German fairy tale Hansel and Gretel
HannaHebrew for Grace. Variant of Hannah.
HenrikaGermanic for Home Ruler.
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Hunter English for, you guessed it, Hunter.
IdaGermanic for Work.
IdaliaGerman for Work. Variant of Ida.
IonnaGreek meaning God is Gracious
IrmaGermanic for Universal or Complete.
IvonGerman for the Bow of an Archer
JadeEnglish for Precious Green. Also the name of my wife’s cat in college. Sorry, dogs.
Kiki This is a shortened version of names beginning with K. Spanish origin.
KonaGaelic for World Rule (also a popular spot in Hawaii)
Laney          Greek for Torch  or Bright Light (also see Emma)
Lucy Latin for Light. Common name for Beagles to Boxers.
LugerAn iconic German pistol. This made it onto the female German Shepherd names list, but it could also be a male name.
LusterGerman for Cheerful or Care Free
Lydia Germanic for Noble Kind
LyndiEnglish varian of Linda
MatildeGerman for Powerful Fighter
Meg Greek for Pearl. Short for Megan
MeganGreek for Pearl. Also Meghan
MelleA German City and a good one syllable dog name.
MildaA small German City. Also the Lithuanian goddess of freedom and love.
Millie Germanic for Strength and Determination
Missy English for honeybee. Short for Melissa
Molly Hebrew for Bitter. The name of my sister’s Black Labrador Retriever. 
MylaEnglish for Merciful
NalaAfrican for Successful (remember Nala from Disney’s The Lion King)
NixieGerman for Water Sprite (a water creature, being or monster)
NellieEnglish. Actually a shortened form of Eleanor or Helen
OlgaGerman for Holy
Opal English for Precioius Stone
PearleEnglish for Pearl (surprise). Also Pearl, Pearleen, Pearlene.
RavenEnglish for Raven.
ReginaLatin for Queen
RiccaGermanic for Powerful Protector. Also Rica and Rika.
RikaGermanic for Powerful Protector. Also Rica.
RipleyGermanic for Eternal Ruler
RonaNorse for Ruler with Counsel. See Ronald and variants for male German Shepherd dog names.
RosaLatin for Rose.  Also Rosalia.
SamShort fo Samuel; Hebrew for God Heard. Although Sam or Sammy are commong female German Shepherd names, they also make great male names. I had two male Shepherds named Sam.
SandyGreek for Defending Men.
SelmaGerman for Helmet of God
SharGermanic for Free Man. Also Sharla, Sharleen, Sharlet.
SigridGerman for Fair Victory
SteffiGerman for Crown
TillaGerman for Powerful Battler. See Tillie in male German Shepherd dog names.
TillyGerman for Powerful Battler.  See Tilla.
TrueEnglish name meaning Loyal. An appropriate entry on the female German Shepherds names list. German Shepherds are very loyal.
TrudiGermanic for Strength of the Spear. Variants of Trudie, Trudy, Trude.
VeronicaGreek for Bringer of Victory
WillaGermanic for Will, Desire, Helmet, Protection
WilmaGermanic for Will, Desire, Helmet, Protection
ZeldaGerman nick name of Griselda, meaning Dark Battle
Zephyr          Greek for West Wind. When I say the name, I think of motion.

Can’t find the name you like on the female German Shepherd names list? Don’t give up. Visit our male German Shepherd names list or our more general German dog names list for more ideas. If you have a name to add to the list, please submit your suggestion or story below.

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My family’s favorite female German Shepherd names.  
I like, Lexy, Lucy and most of all Larka. I must admit that it was really hard naming our Female German Shepherd puppy.

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