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100+ German Dog Names: Deutsch, Unique & Fun Ideas

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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Have you always wanted to name your dog Sauerkraut, Heidi, or Jäger? You’re in the right place! The German language is full of interesting words, and if you or your dog has German heritage, a German name may be particularly appealing.

So how do you choose the best German name for your dog? That’s where we come in! We’ve put together this list of over 100 badass, unique, and classic German dog names. And if you have a German Shepherd, we’ve got a special list for you, too.

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How to Name Your Dog

The first way to name your dog is to think of a category or theme of names. You’ve already done that by choosing German names. But, let’s say you see a bunch of German names on our list. How do you choose?

It helps to write down all the names you see that you like. Then, you can draw a name out of a hat, or use a random picker tool online. Another fun option is to create a social media poll and let your friends and family vote on the name you like best.

Once you’ve chosen a name, try it out on your dog to see if it seems like a good fit. You can always change it if you don’t like it! Now without further ado, here is our list of German dog names.

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Female German Dog Names

  • Anka
  • Frieda
  • Gabriele
  • Bernadette
  • Annette
  • Lena
  • Bertha
  • Heidi
  • Gretl
  • Astrid
  • Amelia
  • Alena
  • Brunhilda
  • Matilda
  • Maria
  • Bernice
  • Lorelei
  • Liesl
  • Sophia
  • Lara
  • Kaja
  • Brigitta
  • Klara
  • Ida
  • Ada
  • Helga
  • Hase
  • Gretel
  • Bavaria
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Male German Dog Names

  • Hugo
  • Max
  • Felix
  • Damian
  • Alfred
  • August
  • Ernst
  • Arlo
  • Klaus
  • Gunther
  • Otto
  • Emmett
  • Frederick
  • Manfred
  • Bernard
  • Ferdinand
  • Dieter
  • Hendrick
  • Theobold
  • Donner
  • Arvin
  • Hamlin
  • Friedrich
  • Ellard
  • Rolf
  • Max
  • Adolph
  • Bismarck
  • Arnold
  • Bruno
  • Franz
  • Hans
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Badass German Dog Names

Germany is known as a pretty badass place, so why not choose a cool name like Jäger or Blitz? Some of the German breeds can be a bit badass too, even though they always do have a soft and lovable heart inside. Keep reading to find the most badass German dog names.

  • Kaiser
  • Berlin
  • Wolfgang
  • Kölsch
  • Hefeweizen
  • Schadenfreude
  • Jäger
  • Düsseldorf
  • Kamerad
  • Prost
  • Schnitzel
  • Axel
  • Prinz
  • Einstein
  • Goulash
  • Sauerkraut
  • Blitz
  • Uber
  • Blut
  • Bratwurst
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Unique German Dog Names

Is your puppy extra unique? Or maybe you just want a name that will stand out at the dog park. Either way, we’ve hand-picked some of the most distinctive German dog names that are sure to set your pup apart from the crowd. Scroll down to find the most unique German dog names.

  • Beethoven
  • Brezel
  • Duxi
  • Heinz
  • Munich
  • Danube
  • Bach
  • Clovis
  • Märzen
  • Bock
  • Dirk
  • Cayden
  • Gesundheit
  • Garin
  • Frido
  • Frau
  • Deutsche
  • Hund
  • Dedrick
  • Mozart
  • Aulf
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German Shepherd Dog Names

If you have a German Shepherd, why not honor their heritage with a German name? We think any of these German dog names below would be perfect for a German Shepherd. 

  • Fritz
  • Leona
  • Marta
  • Tag
  • Milo
  • Morgen
  • Schäfer
  • Katrine
  • Kurt
  • Leopold
  • Luther


Finding the Right German Name for Your Dog

We hope you’ve found the perfect German name for your new puppy. Whether you choose something traditional, badass, or unique, your dog is sure to appreciate a name that’s perfekt.

Need some dog naming tips? We recommend that you test any name out before committing to it. Say it out loud, shout it from the rooftops, and most of all, make sure you know how to pronounce it. Even the coolest name won’t work if you can’t say it.

Haven’t found a name yet? Try one of our other lists:

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