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Best German Dog Names [2020 UPDATE]

Whether you are from Germany, have a relative that is German or you are just someone who likes German products like their cars, beers and even culture. We’ve got German dog names for you. We have also grouped them by sex and also other factors influencing names like location and many more.

Male German Dog Names

Alger—noble, bright
Alfred—counselor
Arvin—friend to all
August—exalted, revered
Axel—peaceful
Bernard—brave as a bear
Bismarck—German statesman
Bruno—brown-haired
Cayden—spirit of battle
Clovis—famous warrior
Damian—the fighter
Dieter—the people’s ruler
Donner—thunder
Duxi—warrior of the people
Emmett—industrious, strong
Ellard—noble and brave
Ferdinand—adventurous, courageous
Frederick—peaceful ruler
Felix—lucky
Frido—powerful
Garin—warrior
Gunther—warrior
Hamlin—one who loves his home
Harbin—little shining fighter
Helmar—famous protector
Hendrik—home ruler
Hugo—wise man
Imre—great king
Jaeger—hunter
Keene—bold, sharp
Leopold—bold leader
Luther—warrior
Manfred—man of peace
Meyer—bringer of light
Milo—beloved
Max—greatest
Mozart—German composer
Norbert—hero
Otto—prosperous, rich
Ozzy—divine spear
Prinz—prince
Ritter—knight
Rowland—famous in the land
Schatzi—sweetheart
Theobold—the boldest
Ugo—mind, heart, spirit
Verner—defending army
Wilfred—determined peacemaker
Waldo—ruler
Zelig—blessed one

Female German Dog Names

Ada—noble, kind
Annika—graceful
Aubrey—noble
Beate—happy
Berta—intelligent, glorious
Britta—strength
Dagmar—famous, glorious
Elsa—noble
Fräulein—miss
Frauke—little lady
Frieda—peaceful
Gretchen/Greta—pearl
Gerda—protected
Heidi (Diminutive for Adelheid)—noble and serene
Helga—pious
Hulda—sweet, lovable
Ida—hardworking
Irmalinda—soft, tender, gentle
Kaja—alive
Katrin—great beauty
Leona—brave as a lioness
Liebe—love
Liesel—God is my oath
Lorelei—alluring
Lotti—little woman
Matilda—mighty in battle
Mareike—obstinacy, rebelliousness
Milla—industrious
Nia—bright
Nadja—hope
Norberta—blonde heroine
Olinda—protector of property
Petra—solid as rock
Raina—mighty army
Romey—obstinate, rebellious
Sigrid—beautiful victory
Sascha—defender of mankind
Schatzie—little sweetheart
Sonje—wisdom
Trudi—strong spear warrior
Tilli—battle maiden
Ula—pearl
Ulrika —all-ruling, wolf ruler
Vala—singled out
Vera—faith, truth
Wilhelmina—protector
Winola—charming friend
Winifred—peaceful friend
Zelda—battle maid
Zenzi—to spring up, grow, thrive

German Dog Names Inspired By Location

  • Munich (or München in German)– The third largest city in Germany and Munich is home to the famous Oktoberfest festival.
  • Berlin – The capital and most popular city in Germany, Berlin is full of amazing history, landmarks and more.
  • Frankfurt – This large German city makes an uber cute dog name.
  • Hamburg – The second largest city in Germany, Hamburg is home to nearly 2 million people.
  • Cologne – Another populous city, Cologne is known for its stunning cathedral.
  • Düsseldorf – An international business and financial center, Düsseldorf is a distinctly sounding city that could also make a cool dog name.
  • Stuttgart – The city of Stuttgart is perhaps best known for its automative industry. Leading brands Porsche and Mercedes-Benz both are headquartered there.
  • Dresden – Situated in the eastern part of the country, Dresden suffered heavy losses in WWII, but has been carefully restored since then.
  • Vienna – The capital and largest city in Austria, Vienna makes a gorgeous, unique dog name.
  • Salzburg – Over to the west of Vienna is the Austria’s other popular city, Salzburg, known for its picturesque views and storied history.
  • Bavaria – A federal state of Germany, Bavaria is a well-known region of Germany.
  • Hessia – Another German state, Hessia could make a beautiful name for a female pup.
  • Rhine – As in the Rhine River, a large European body of water that cuts through Germany.
  • Elbe – Another large river, the Elbe passes through the Czech Republic and Germany.
  • Danube – The second largest river in all of Europe, the Danube starts in Germany and flows 2,860 km east, ending in the Black Sea.

Source: American Kennel Club, mydogsname

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