German Dog Names

300+ Most Popular German Dog Names with their Meaning

You don’t even need to have a German dog like the German Spaniel or German Shepherd to choose your pet’s name from the many Germanic names available

Choose a name for your new dog with German origins that you like and one that suits its lifestyle. There are plenty of pop culture references to choose from but also names like Jäeger or Gretel which come from the language.

We’ve compiled an extensive list of best German dog names in the past to help you find the perfect one. Some of them are also perfect for puppies! With numerous female and male options, as well as cool meanings, our list provides endless possibilities to explore.

German Longhaired Pointer, Dog, Pet, Dog Breed

Male German Dog Names

German dog names are often pretty catchy, and if you have a male dog in particular, some great examples include Gerald, Hansel &Klaus. If you’re looking for famous historical figures that are dogs, try Mozart and Goethe!

Shepherd Dog, Puppy, Dog, Domestic Animal, Animal
  • Felix –Lucky
  • Ferdinand –Adventurous, Courageous
  • Ferguson –Noble & Strong
  • Fischer –Fisherman
  • Franz –Form Of Francis
  • Frederick –Peaceful Ruler
  • Fremont –Guardian of Freedom
  • Friedhold –Peaceful Ruler
  • Fritz –Peaceful Ruler
  • Garin –Warrior
  • Gary –Mighty Spearman
  • Gaston –Beauty & the Beast character
  • Geert –Brave And Strong
  • Gerald –Spear King
  • Gerard –Brave
  • Goethe –German Poet
  • Guthrie –War hero
  • Haan –German city
  • Hank
  • Hank Ruler of an Estate
  • Hans Variation of Johannes
  • Hansel –Fairy tale character
  • Harbin Little Shining Fighter
  • Hardy Adventurous Person
  • Hartmann Strong as a Deer
  • Hartwin Brave Friend
  • Harvey Warrior of the Army
  • Heinrich –Ruler
  • Helmar –Famous Protector
  • Henri –Home Ruler
  • Henry Ruler Of The Household
  • Herb Glorious Soldier
  • Herbert Glorious Soldier
  • Herman –Soldier
  • Hertz –Kind Hearted
  • Imre –Great King
  • Jackson –Jack’s Son
  • Jacques –Supplanter
  • Jäeger –Hunter
  • Jamin –Right Hand
  • Jarman –German
  • Jarvis –Skilled With A Spear
  • Johan –Form of John
  • Johannes
  • Juniper
  • Kant –German philosopher
  • Karl –Free Man
  • Kaspar –Variation of Jasper
  • Keifer –Barrel Maker
  • Kiel –German city
  • Klaus –German version of Nicholas
  • Kleve –German city
  • Kodiak –Island
  • Max –Short version of Maximus
  • Milo –Form Of Miles
  • Mozart –German composer
  • Munich –Capital city of Bavaria
  • Rolf
  • Rudolf
  • Rudy
  • Ulbrecht –Form of Albert
  • Vilhelm –Form of William
  • Will
  • Wolfe
  • Xanten –German city
  • Yohann –Form of Johannrfect name!

Female German Dog Names

Have you been looking for a great German girl name for your dog? You’ve come to the right place! Read on to find the perfect name that is tough, funny or noble.

German Shepherd, Dog, Running, Animal, Pet
  • Adelina -Noble
  • Adelle -Form Of Adelaide
  • Adelle -Noble, Serene
  • Adi -Noble, Kind
  • Adie -See Adi
  • Andrea -Courage, Valor
  • Anette -Variation of Anne
  • Angela -Similar to Angelus or Angel
  • Angelika -Similar to Angelica
  • Anke -Form of Anne
  • Ada -Form Of Adelaide
  • Ada -Noble. Kind
  • Adalgisa -Noble Hostage
  • Adalia -God is my Refuge
  • Adalia -Noble
  • Adela -Noble. Serene
  • Adelaide -Noble And Serene
  • Adelaide -Noble, Serene
  • Adele -See Adelaide
  • Alice -Noble, Truth
  • Alisha -Of Excellent Qualities
  • Alison -Of Noble Birth
  • Allison -See Alison
  • Allyson -Of Noble Birth
  • Alyson -See Alison
  • Amara -Beloved. Eternal, Immortal
  • Amelia -Industrious
  • Analiese -Gracious Consecrated to God
  • Analiese -See Analiese
  • Analise -See Analiese
  • Anamchara -Soul Mate
  • Annalise -See Analiese
  • Annelies -See Analiese
  • Annelise -See Analiese
  • Annette -Form of Anne
  • Antje -Grace
  • Arabelle -Beautiful Eagle
  • Arnwlle -As Strong As Eagle
  • Aubrey -Noble
  • Ava -Bird
  • Axel / Axl -Source of All Life
  • Carolyn -Melody, Song
  • Cecancia -Free
  • Charlie -Charles, Charlotte
  • Chloris -Pale
  • Christa -Form Of Christina
  • Claudia -Variation of Claudius
  • Dagmar -Joy
  • Dagmar -Joyous Day
  • Dame -Lady
  • Delia -Form Of Adelaide
  • Dresden -German City
  • Dustin -Valiant Fighter
  • Ebba -Strength
  • Elsbeth -God’s Oath
  • Elvira -Closed Up
  • Emily -Industrious
  • Edelweiss -Snow, White
  • Edwina -Prosperous Friend
  • Elga -Form Of Helga
  • Elke -Form Of Alice
  • Ella -Beautiful Fairy
  • Elsa -Noble
  • Frederica -Peaceful Ruler
  • Frederika -Peaceful Ruler, Queen
  • Frida / Frieda -Dove. Joy, Peace
  • Frieda -Peaceful
  • Fritzi -Pet Name for Friederike
  • Gabi -Hero of God
  • Galiana -Supreme One
  • Genevieve -Form Of Guinevere
  • Gerda -Protection
  • Gertrude -Beloved Warrior
  • Gisa -Short for Giselle
  • Giselle -Pledge
  • Grau -Grey
  • Greta -Form Of Gretchen
  • Greta -Pearl
  • Greta -Variation of Margaret
  • Gretchen -Little Pearl
  • Gretchen -Pearl
  • Gretel -Pet Name for Grete
  • Grizelda -Iron-Like
  • Grizelda -Maiden of Iron
  • Hedwig -Refuge in Battle
  • Heide -Noble
  • Heidi -Noble & Kind
  • Helga -Pious
  • Helge -A Person of God
  • Henrietta -Ruler of Home
  • Hertha -German Form of Nerthus
  • Hexe -Witch
  • Hexi -See Hexe
  • Hildegard -Battle
  • Hulda -Sweet, Lovable
  • Ida -Hard Working
  • Idonia -Industrious
  • Ilsa -God is My Oath
  • Ilsa -Variation of Elizabeth
  • Ilse -See Ilsa
  • Ima -See Imke
  • Imelda -Warrior
  • Imke -“Entire, Whole
  • Imma -See Ima
  • Irma -Long of Irm, Entire, Whole
  • Irmalinda‘ – Soft, Tender, Entirely Gentle
  • Irmgard -Entirely Protected
  • Ishild -Ice Battle
  • Isold -See Ishild
  • Ivonette -Yew Tree
  • Ivonne -See Ivonette
  • Jannike -God is gracious
  • Jannike -See Jannike
  • Jarvia -Spear-Keen
  • Jenell -Knowledge And Understanding
  • Juliane -Descended from Jupiter, Jove
  • Jutta -Jewess or Praised
  • Jutte -See Jutta
  • Karla -Strong, Womanly
  • Katarine -See Katrina
  • Kätharina -See Katarine
  • Käthe -Pet of Germany “Kätharina”
  • Kathrin -Neat & Pure
  • Katinka -See Kathrin
  • Kerstin -Believer or follower of Christ
  • Kinge -Brave War
  • Kirsa -Cherry
  • Klara -Clear, Bright
  • Klothilda -Famous Battle Maid
  • Kreszentia -To Spring Up, Grow, Thrive
  • Kreszenz -See Kreszentia
  • Kriemhild -Battle Mask
  • Kriemhilde -Variant spelling of Kriemhild
  • Krimhilde: -Variant spelling of Kriemhild
  • Kristel -German for Christine
  • Kristen -See Kerstin
  • Kunibert -Brave & bright
  • Kunigunde -Brave War
  • Lene -Torch
  • Leni -Little Angel
  • Leni -See Lene
  • Leona -Brave As A Lioness
  • Leonore -Foreign, The Other
  • Leopolda -Bold Leader
  • Leyna -Little Angel
  • Liebe -Love
  • Lies -God is my Oath
  • Liesa -See Lene
  • Liese -Beloved Of God
  • Liese -Pet form of German means God is my oath
  • Liesel -See Liese
  • Lieselotte -My Oath is God
  • Lili Pet form of German means God is my oath
  • Lilo -See Lili
  • Lora -Laurel
  • Lore -See Lora
  • Lorelei -Alluring
  • Loreley -Murmuring Rock
  • Lotte -Short of Liselotte, meaning “God is my oath
  • Lotti -Little Woman
  • Louis -Famous Warrior
  • Louis -Warrior Maiden
  • Luann -Graceful Warrior
  • Lulu -Famous Warrior
  • Lutgard -Spear
  • Madde -Mighty in Battle
  • Magda -Cleansed of sin by Jesus, A woman
  • Magdalena -See Magda
  • Magdalene -See Magdalena
  • Mallory -Army Counselor
  • Malorie -Army Counselor
  • Malwine -Smooth-Brow
  • Mareike -Obstinacy
  • Marelda -Great Warrior
  • Margareta -See Margarete
  • Margarete -Pearl
  • Margret -Form Of Margaret
  • Mariel -Form Of Mary
  • Mariele -See Mareike
  • Marlene – Derived from Marilyn
  • Marlis -sometimes meaning God is my oath
  • Marthe -A Lady
  • Marthe -Lady, Mistress
  • Mathilda -Battle Maiden; Strong
  • Maud -Strong in Battle
  • Meike -See Mareike
  • Melusina -Wonder, Sea-Fog
  • Meta -Pearl
  • Mette -Great In Battle
  • Milla -Industrious
  • Millicent -Industrious
  • Millie -Hard Worker
  • Mina -Short of Wilhelmina
  • Mine -See Mina
  • Minna -Variant spelling of Mina
  • Minnie -See Mina
  • Mirjam -Determination
  • Mischa -Who is Like God
  • Mitzi -See Mirjam
  • Morgen -Morning
  • Mundle -Almond
  • Nadja -Hope
  • Nixe -See Nixie
  • Nixie -Water Sprite/Fairy
  • Nobert -Blond Hero
  • Noberta -Blond Hero
  • Norberta -Blond Hero
  • Nordica -From The North
  • Odelia -See Odell
  • Odelia -Variant spelling of Odilia
  • Odell -Little Wealthy One
  • Odila -Variant spelling of Odilia
  • Odilia -See Oda
  • Olga -Holy
  • Olinda -Protector of Property
  • Orlantha -From the Land
  • Ortrun -Point-Rune
  • Ostara -German Goddess, Spring-time
  • Otthild -Battle of Fortune
  • Ottila -Wealthy
  • Ottilia -Female of Otto, See Otto
  • Ottoline -Short of Ottilia, See Ottilia
  • Porsche -Pig
  • Qiana -American name
  • Quiana -See Qiana
  • Quianna -Variant of Quiana
  • Quirina -Meaning “Spear”
  • Raina -Mighty
  • Rebekka -Ensnarer
  • Reinhilde -Battle Counsel
  • Renate -Reborn
  • Ricarda -Female Ricardo
  • Ricardo -Powerful Ruler
  • Richelle -Brave One, Powerful Ruler
  • Rike -See Friederike, Short of Friederike
  • Roderica -Famous One
  • Roland -From the Great Land
  • Rolanda -Famous In the Land
  • Rolanda -See Roland
  • Romey -Rebellious, Rose & obstinate
  • Romy -Short of Rosemarie
  • Ros -Horse-Protection
  • Rosalind -Lovely Rose
  • Rosamond -Variant spelling of Rosamund
  • Rosamund -Garden of Flowers
  • Rosamund -horse-protection
  • Rosemarie -Rose & obstinate, Rebellious
  • Schmetterling -Butterfly
  • Schwanhild -Swan Battle
  • Selma -Divine Helmet
  • Senta -Assistant
  • Senta -meaning to grow, thrive
  • Seraphina -Fiery Ones
  • Serilda -Armed Maiden
  • Sibylle -Prophetess
  • Sieghild -Victory-Battle
  • Sieglinde -victory-gentle
  • Sigi -Short of Sieglinde
  • Sofia -Wisdom
  • Sofie -Sweet
  • Sommer -Summer
  • Sonje -Wisdom
  • Sonnenschein -Sunshine
  • Susanne -lily
  • Suse -Pet form of Susanne
  • Susi -A Lily
  • Svenja -Swan
  • Swanhild -Swan Battle
  • Swanhilda -See Swanhild
  • Swanhilde -Variant spelling of Swanhilda
  • Tabea -German pet Tabitha
  • Teresia -Harvester
  • Theresia -See Teresia
  • Trudy -Form Of Gertrude
  • Uda -See Udo
  • Udo -Child, Prosperity, Wealth
  • Ula -Pearl
  • Uli -Mistress of All
  • Ulli -See Uli
  • Ulrika -1. All Ruling 2. Wolf Ruler
  • Ulrike -See Ulrika
  • Ulva -Wolf
  • Unna -Woman
  • Urs -Bear , Little Bear
  • Ursel -See Urs
  • Ursula -See Uschi
  • Uschi -Little She-Bear
  • Uta -Fortunate Maiden of Battle
  • Ute -Female of Udo meaning Child
  • Utta -Rich
  • Vala -Singled Out
  • Valda -Governess and Ruler
  • Velma -Form Of Vilhelmina
  • Vreni -See Verena
  • Walborg -Salvation of Slain in Battle
  • Walburg -See Walborg
  • Walburga -See Walburg
  • Walda -See Waldo
  • Waldeburg -See Wallburg
  • Waldi -See Walda
  • Waldtraud -Strong Ruler
  • Waltraud -Foreign Strength
  • Wanda -Wanderer
  • Warren -Defender, Watchman
  • Wibeke -War
  • Wiebke -Female of Wiebe, meaning War
  • Wigburg -War Protection
  • Wilda -Wild
  • Wilfreda -Desires Peace
  • Wilhelmina -Feminine of will-helmet
  • Wilhelmine -See Wilhelmina
  • Wilma -Of Wilhelmina
  • Winola -Gracious Friend
  • Xahria -Flower
  • Xandi -See Xandrah
  • Xandrah -Defender of mankind
  • Xanthe -Yellow or Fair Hair
  • Xanthia -Rare
  • Xanthippe -Yellow Horse
  • Xavia -Short form of Xaviera, Meaning “Rare”
  • Xaviera -Feminine form of Xavier, “Rare”
  • Xena -Popular Culture
  • Xenia -Hospitality
  • Xeno -Foreign Voice
  • Ximena
  • Xiomar -Famous in Battle
  • Xiu -Beautiful, Elegant
  • Xoana -Galician, Feminine form of John
  • Xochiquetzal -Flower Feather
  • Xochitl -Flower
  • Xuân -Spring
  • Xue -Snow or Study, Learning
  • Xun -Fast, Sudden
  • Xylia -Of the Forest
  • Yanka -Sharp in movement
  • Yseult -Female ruler of ice
  • Yvette -Female cut wood
  • Yvonne -See Yvette
  • Zelinda -Shield Of Victory
  • Zella -Petit Form of Marcella
  • Zelma -Alice – noble
  • Zelda -Battle Maid

Female German Dog Names with Meaning:

Some German dog names are fun & great, but to find a name with true meaning you’ll want to read this list. The best female German dog names range from tough names like Wilma (protector) and Britta (strength) to sweeter names like Vera (truth).

First of all, no matter if you are looking for a boy or a girl German dog- we have some great names that might suit the desired gender. They come with great meanings and will make sure your puppy is not only cute, but also lovingly named!

  • Adolfina -Noble Hero
  • Adolfina -Noble Wolf
  • Agneta -Pure
  • Alberta -Noble And Bright
  • Alice -Truth
  • Alison -Of Noble Birth
  • Amara -Steadfast, Beloved
  • Anna -Gracious
  • Arabelle -Beautiful Eagle
  • Arnelle -As Strong As An Eagle
  • Beatrix -Traveler, Voyager
  • Begonia -Flower
  • Bela -White
  • Berit -Bright. Glorious
  • Bernadette -Bold As A Bear
  • Bernadette -Bold as a Bear
  • Bernadine -Brave As A Bear
  • Berta -Intelligent; Glorious
  • Bianka -White
  • Birget -Protecting
  • Brenda -Sword Blade
  • Britta -Strength
  • Brummer -Sword Blade
  • Callan -Chatter
  • Carla -Farmer
  • Carlchen -Sword Blade
  • Carleigh -Freeholder
  • Carol -Farmer
  • Caroline -Strong
  • Cäsar -Sword Blade
  • Clay -Mortal
  • Emera -Leader
  • Emma -One who Cares
  • Erika -Ever Powerful
  • Ernestine -Earnest
  • Faiga -A Bird
  • Felda -Of the Fields
  • Frauke -Little Lady
  • Fräulein -Miss
  • Kasimira -Commands Peace
  • Katarina -Pure
  • Kurigunde -Brave
  • Nyx -Sprite
  • Oda -Wealthy
  • Pepin -Perseverance
  • Philomena -Friend of Strength
  • Roswitha -Renowned Strength
  • Ruperta -Feminine of Rupert, meaning Bright Fame
  • Sabine -German Form of Sabina
  • Salida -Happiness, Joy
  • Sara -Noble Lady, Biblical meaning “Wife of Abraham
  • Sascha -Defender of Mankind
  • Schatzi -Little Treasure, Darling
  • Schatzie -Little Sweetheart
  • Tilli -Battle Maiden
  • Trudi -Of The Spear
  • Vera -Faith, Truth
  • Verena -To Fear, To Respect
  • Viktoria -Conqueror or “Victory
  • Viveka -Little Woman
  • Wilma -Bold Protector
  • Wilmet -Female Protector
  • Winifred -Peaceful Friend
  • Winola -Charming Friend
  • Zenzi -To Spring Up, Grow, Thrive
  • Zuker -Sugar

Read Also: 100+ Most Popular Female And Male Dog Names of 2022

Male German Dog Names with Meanings

Some dogs need a name of their own. Here are some German male dog names with meanings.

  • Griswold -Gray Forest
  • Günther -Warrior
  • Hahn -Rooster
  • Harvey -Army Warrior
  • Heller -The Sun
  • Helmut -Courageous
  • Helmuth -Protector
  • Hackett -Wood Cutter
  • Hamlin -One Who Loves His Home
  • Keene -Bold; Sharp
  • Kellen -Swamp
  • Kurt -Courteous
  • Kaiser -Emperor
  • Kasper -Treasurer
  • Kant -Brilliant, Beloved
  • Luger -Old German gun
  • Mandel -Almond
  • Manfred -Man of Peace
  • Martin From Mars
  • Manfred Man Of Peace
  • Mayer Bringer Of Light
  • Medwin Powerful Friend
  • Miles -Merciful
  • Norbert -Hero
  • Odo -Wealthy
  • Odell -Little Wealthy
  • Otis -Son Of Otto
  • Oskar -Spear
  • Otter -German city
  • Otto -Prosperous
  • Ozzy -Divine Spear
  • Panzer -WW-II German tank
  • Penrod -Commander
  • Raymond -Protector
  • Panzer -Armor
  • Prinz -Prince
  • Quincy -Fifth
  • Richard -Brave One
  • Ritter -Knight
  • Roderick -Famous Ruler
  • Roger -Famous Spearman
  • Roth -Red Haired
  • Rowland -Famous In The Land
  • Rudolf -Famous Wolf
  • Rico -Strong Power
  • Rin Tin Tin -Name of a famous German Shepherd
  • Rolf -Famous Wolf
  • Rolly -Famous Country
  • Rom -Highness
  • Rudi -Famous Wolf
  • Stein -Stone
  • Strom -Stream
  • Schatzi -Little treasure
  • Schwartz -Black
  • Terrell -Thunder Ruler
  • Theobold -Boldest
  • Saxon -Sharp Blade
  • Schnapps -Strong Alcoholic Drink
  • Sigmond -Protector
  • Tillie -Powerful Battler
  • Ugo -Mind, Heart, Spirit
  • Udo -Rich, Prosperous
  • Ulrik -Power of the wolf
  • Ulrich -Wolf Ruler
  • Varick -Protecting Ruler
  • Verner -Defending Army
  • Walter -Powerful Warrior
  • Wendell -Wanderer
  • Wilfred -Determined Peacemaker
  • Wolfgang -Traveling wolf
  • Waldo -Ruler
  • Walker -Worker
  • Walter -Ruler of the Army
  • Werner -Protecting Army
  • Zelig -Blessed One
  • Zach -Stubborn
  • Zellmer -Ruler of Village

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Have you found the perfect German name for your dog? You can find female German dog names or male, from our extensive list.

With 300+ names to choose from, it’s easy to understand why narrowing it down can be difficult. In the end, the most important thing is finding a name that means something special and holds a place in your heart; a name that will make you think of them every time they roll off your tongue. Your puppy will be super thankful when they finally find the perfect name!

Dog, Pet, German Shepherd, Animal, Domestic Dog, Canine

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