German Dog Names: More than 101 German Names for Your Dog

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More than 101 German Names for Your Dog

Explore the German dog names list and find a perfect name for your German dog breed. Even if you don’t own a Doberman or Rottweiler, there are more than 101 great names to fit your dog.

Are you originally from Germany? Do you own a German Shepherd, Dachshund, Keeshond, Great Dane or other breed hailing from Deutschland?

Maybe you got your dog from Germany or a German friend gave him to you? Whatever the case, take a look at our list of German names and give your beloved pet the most fitting name that you can find.

Some of the most common ones are Axel, Attila (as in Attila the Hun), and Adolph (I know, I know. This might remind you of that infamous German tyrant but it totally has a different spelling. Plus, it will sound more lovable when given to a dog).

German Dog Names
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You can also choose from: Adel, Aldo, Boris, Emily, Gerda, Otto and Wolfgang. Check out the list now! Your German dog is waiting!

Below is a list of more than 101 German dog names and meanings. Take your time and sich amüsieren (have a good time).

If you don’t find a name you like, explore our Dog Names by Breed page to see more categories, or expand your search to our list of more than 4,000 puppy names.

AdelA noble person. For the proud dog who always holds his head up high.
AdelaideA female dog with all the noble qualities of a queen.
AdlerEagle-like. Perfect name for a hunting dog with the keenest senses.
AdolphA noble wolf. Maybe a great alternative for “Adel,” although this name closely resembles an infamous tyrant.
AdolphaFemale form of “Adolph.” Give his female partner this name.
AlaricRuler of all people. For a dog who is the leader of the pack (or thinks he is).
AlbernNoble warrior. A male dog who is up for any challenge, although not necessarily for fights.
AldoMeans “the wise one.” For the dog who seems well beyond his years.
AlgerA noble spearman. Perfect name for a hunting dog.
AliceThe one with noble qualities, like a queen or princess.
AlishaHaving the most excellent qualities. Perfect name for a female dog that is just flawless.
AlvinTrue friend to all and wags his tail to practically any other human or animal that it comes upon.
AmeliaMeans “industrious.” For the dog who’s always busy doing something (even when this something means chewing up shoes).
ArchibaldRoyal and bold. This name sure sounds like it. Could call him Archie for short. One of my favorite German dog names.
ArmandMeans “guardian”. Excellent name for any guard dog.
AttilaThe legendary king of the Huns who invaded Europe in the mid 400s AD.
AxelThe dog who brings peace or is just peaceful by himself.
BaikalA huge lake in Siberia and is the world’s deepest freshwater lake. Perfect name for a Siberian Husky dog.
BaldwinFearless friend who you will stand in front of you at all costs.
BallardPerfect name for your male dog who is imbued with super strength.
BarrettFor the dog who has the courage of a bear.
BernardFor the dog that’s as brave as a bear (or looks like one).
BerthaFor the dog who is strong and bright.
BorisA proud warrior or fighter. Boris Karloff played Frankenstein in horror films.
BraunBrown. If your dog is brown, this German dog name is perfect.
ChristianeMeans Christian.
DedrickThe ruler over all the people (or dogs, that is).
DustinProud warrior. For the dog who always brings home the bacon (figuratively).
EberhardA dog who’s brave as a boar.
EdelDistinguished person. A dog that is known all over the neighborhood.
ElseFor the female dog that you treat like a princess.
EmilA very resourceful person. For the dog who always manages to get a hold of his treats no matter where you hide them.
EmilyThe hard-working dog.
EmmaThe one who cares. Give this name to your female dog who is always at your side to cheer you up.
EmmitPerfect name for the hardworking dog. Also Emmitt or Emmet. Think Emmitt Smith, the famous American Football player.
EttaMeans “small.” Very fitting name for any dog from a small breed. One of my favorite female German dog names. Think Etta James, the famous American singer, known for the song “At Last.”
FeldaGood name for a female dog from the sporting breed.
FerdinandFerdinand V, the king of Spain and wife of Isabella. They were backers of Christopher Columbus.
FranzFitting name for a dog that you got from France.
FredericaMeans “queen.” This name says it all.
FreudJoy. Also, Sigmund Freud.
FriedaRefers to the dove. For the dog who brings peace. Or just a dog with white fur like a dove.
Garth A person who is from the garden. Or the dog who loves to stay in the garden. Also among German dog names for country music lovers. Think, Garth Brooks.
GerdaA guardian. Perfect name for a female guarding dog.
GretchenFor the dog who as beautiful and precious as a pearl. For music lovers, think Gretchen Wilson.
HamlinLover of his home. For the dog who is just as content of his home as you are.
Harbin Little shining fighter. Perfect for a small breed with a lot of spunk.
HardyGive this name for your adventurous dog that you always being along to your travels.
HeddaMeans “division.” Can be a name for a female dog with various colors.
HeinrichRuler of the home. For the dog who seemingly calls the shots in your home.
HelgaA name that means “a person of God.”
HildaThe fmale dog who fearlessly and even enjoys roughing it up with the male dogs.
IdaAlso a hardworking dog.
ImeldaFierce fighter. A female dog who will never back down from any fight.
IrmaA princess who sees herself deserving of royal treatment. For the dog that you spoil like crazy.
Jarman Very appropriate among German dog names since it refers to a German. Fitting name for a German Shepherd breed.
KirstenAnother name for Christian.
KleinShort. Small. A fun German dog name for a small dog.
LamarWell-know over the land. For your dog who has made a name for himself.
LambertComes from a radiant land. Or just looks radiant (probably because of its snow white fur).
LeonardPerfect name for a dog who is as brave as a lion.
LukasSimply means, “From Lucania.” A strong German dog name, and one of my favorites. Also the name of Lukas Haas, a well known Actor.
LorelaiA high cliff on the Rhine where, according to German legend, a wicked nymph lures ships to wreck with her singing.
LouiseRefers to a battle maid. For the female dog who will willingly back you up with any fight.
MagdaAny breed of dog who is short and stocky.
Mallory For a female dog who isvery wise.
MandelRefers to an almost. For the dog who’s nuts in every imaginable way.
Marelda Great warrior.
MillicentA hardworking dog. You can shorten the name up to “Millie” if you like.
MoritzThe name of the dog of the Red Baron.
Nikita A wonderful name for a Siberian Husky dog.
OdolfA wealthy wolf-like dog (who’s probably owned by a wealthy owner).
OsterWas your dog born at Easter? This name means east or Easter.
OttoA German dog name that means “wealthy.”
PanzerRefers to the armor. Perfect name for a dog who guards you (as well as your home) really well. Also the name of a German tank.
PenrodA famous German commander.
RaymondWise guardian. A fitting name for your smart guard dog.
RolandaFrom the great land, wherever this great land might be.
RothRed. Great German dog name for a redish colored dog.
SaxonAn ancient Germanic tribe that invaded and conquered parts of Britain.
TerrellMeans “thunder ruler.” Perfect contradictory name for a dog who’s scared of thunders.
UdaAn extremely wealthy person. Or a dog who has an extremely wealthy owner .
UlfRefers to the wolf. Give this name to your dog who resembles his cousins (whether in looks, attitude or both).
UlfredA peacefull dog. Absolutely nothing can tick him off (even those pesky kids).
UllockA sporty dog who loves playing any kind of sport with you. if he were a real man, he would make for a fantastic jock.
UlraGive your dog this name if she resembles a wolf (or acts like one).
UlricFor the dog who rules over everything (or so he thinks).
UlricaA ruler over all. Perfect name for any guard dog breed.
UtaRefers to a rich person. In this case, it is a rich dog with a rich owner.
ValaMeans the chosen. For the female dog that you have picked from the litter.
ValdaOne who rules or governs.
VassilyPerfect for your guarding dog who is a great protector.
VladimirA famous German prince.
VolneyFor your all-German dog. Perfect for a German Shepherd.
WaldaGreat name for a Rottweiler who rules in your backyard.
WaldoThe dog who demands the royal treatment. Would also be a great name for the dog that is very hard to find.
WandaA dog who enjoys wandering around and cannot seem to stay put.
WarrenMeans “defender.” Perfect name for any guard dog breed.
WendellGerman for “traveler.” For the dog who loves going to places (even if this means places in your home).
WildaRefers to an untamed person. Perfect name for a dog that you are having a hard time training.
WilhelminaPerfect for a German Shepherd or Rottweiler who’s a “diligent guardian.”
WilliamA steadfast guardian.
WinifredA peaceful dog.
Winoal For a charming and gracious dog that you greatly consider your friend.
WolfgangMeans “rising wolf.”
ZimmerMeans “carpenter.” Also a famous name, as Hans Zimmer is the music composer who won an Oscar for his music score for The Lion King.

Can’t find the name you like on the German Dog Names list? Don’t give up. Return to big list of puppy names, or the Dog Names by Breed page here to do some more exploring. If you have a great name, tell us about it!