Choosing a German dog name for your new pup makes sense, especially ifyour dogcomes from one of many popular German dog breeds, including Dachshunds, Dobermans,dux, Pomeranian, Weimaraner, Schnauzer, Boxer and, of course,german shepherds.
Whether your pup has a German pedigree, your family hails from the Rhineland, or you're just a fan of food or culture (who doesn't love beer and pretzels?), choosing a cool German name for your new pup it's the perfect way. to celebrate your love of all things German.
Read on to discover some of the best German dog names for puppies of all shapes and sizes.
The best German dog names.
If you're looking for a traditional German name for your pup, here are eight classics to consider:
Heidi(Nobles) – This is a typical German name and any pup would be proud to wear it. It comes from a German wordadelaide (adlwhich means "noble" andheathermeaning "species, type, or species"), but we think the shortened form is perfect for distinctive dogs.
Fritz(Peaceful ruler) – If you have a gentle giant dog, try the name Fitz for size. It is an abbreviation of the German name Friedrich (lookWhat does "peace" mean?toolmeaning "ruler or power"), a royal name borne by many kings throughout history. For pup mothers, consider a feminine form,Fritzi.
Liesl(I swear to God) – Liesl is short for Elizabeth in German. Although the origin is biblical, many people may know (and love) the name because of the character.Liesel von Trappin the movie classic,The sound of the music— Perfect for beautiful pups!
beethoven- In this case,OMSBehind the name there is much more meaning thanthat(meaning "beet farm" in German). Wear it to pay tribute to the German composer.Ludwig van Beethoven...like onewe know the famous San Bernardino.
Greta or Gretl(Pearl) - Of course, all dogs are precious, but if your dog is especially precious, consider this name which comes from Margarete, the German form of the Greek name Margaret.
otto(Imućan) – For dogs with an old soul, this retro German name may be perfect for them. It's one of those names from centuries past that went out of style, only to become so outdated that they're back in style. Famous German Ottos includeOtto von Bismarckand Otto the Great.
Hilda(Battle Maiden) – Whether your little girl has a brave warrior spirit or is just kind and fierce, Hilda is an excellent name choice. She was inspired by Brunhilda, the famous Shield or Valkyrie that appears in Germanic lore.
Helmut(Guardian) – If your pup is a tireless watchdog, this name might suit him. Like the name "Tank", this name is inspired by military weapons. But its German roots convey a deeper meaning:leadmeans "helmet or protection" andMuotmeans "spirit or courage."
German names for dogs
Having trouble finding the right name for your little girl? Here are ten more options that we love for their beauty and rich cultural significance.:
Marlene– You have a pup who is a glamorous… er, a glamourpooch? If you are a fan of old-school Hollywood, this name is associated with the sophisticated style of the German actress.Marlene Dietrich.
Ursula(Bear) – Although many people know Ursula as the antagonist of the octopus in the Disney movie.bad mermaidIn the film, the name has long been appreciated in Germany as a symbol of feminine strength. Bear or octopus, if your dog is a force to be reckoned with, it could be Ursula!
Juana(God is Merciful) – A variation (and feminization) of the Hebrew name John, in German this name has a silent "J", which makes it sound even better. In addition, it is a tribute to Johanna Spyra, author of the only top 25 bestselling book of all time originally published in German:Heidi.
Tierra(Earth Goddess) – If you are a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe or Norse mythology, this name packs a lot of power. The Old Norse goddess Jörd is the personification of the earth (also known as Gaia) and "is describedas the mother of Thor", the God of Thunder.
Rosamund– Meanings are great and all, but sometimes you just want a name as beautiful as your pup's. The German name Rosamund became popular in Britain because the English thought it meant "pure rose." They didn't care what "horse protector" means in High German, and your dog probably won't either.
Well(or Hanna) – Derived from the Hebrew word for beauty, grace, or favor. A very popular German female name.
frida(the Frida) – Translated means calm
Lara(Protection) – She will be the guardian of your heart and your home.
Adalheid(Nobility) – Can be abbreviated as 'Heidi'
Elsa– From the famous princess from the hit Disney movie, 'Frozen'
Here are some more Germanic names for female dogs that we foundamar:
- Silke (celestial)
- lena (beautiful)
- brittany (powerful)
- Monica (single)
- Lorelei (Enchantress)
German names for male dogs
Looking for names for yoursshrimp? Here are 10 fun German male dog names to try:
luther– If you are a devoted pet parent or just have a loyal dog, Luther could be a great name to consider. HonorsMartin Luther, German theologian who inspired the Protestant Reformation. He also pays tribute to civil rights legends,Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose father legally changed his son's name after a tour of Germany, in tribute to the reformer.
Rudolph or Rudolf(The Glorious Wolf) – Long before the name became synonymous with a certain red-nosed reindeer, Rudolf was a powerful Old German name born to the kings of the Habsburg dynasty. It's a great name to honor your pet's wolf ancestors. And we love the shortened version, Rolf, for dogs with a characteristic bark.
Werner(Warrior) – History buffs and movie buffs alike might consider this name, which pays homage to the historic proponents of the Habsburg dynasty and a famous contemporary German film and documentary director,Werner Herzog. (Which, by the way, is alsosplit screensthis guy!)
Jürgen(Farmer) – If your dog likes to dig or seems to enjoy hanging out in the kitchen, you may have a Jürgen on your hands. Also spelled Juergen, it is a version of the Low German name Georg or George, meaning "land man or farmer". fansThe Great British Baking Showcan also recognizeIme Juergenfrom the last season. (No spoilers please!)
Ulrich(Lucky) – The meaning of this name is there: it can mean "rich or lucky" in German. So if your dog likes glitter or you just feel lucky to have one, this name could be a great one.
Lucas– Translated, it means bearer of light and is a very popular German name.
Gerhard(ruler of spears) – Popular name of German Chancellor Gerhard Schroder
horst– Translated, it means man of the woods and is perfect for a dog who likes to be outdoors or go hiking or hunting.
carlos(Free man) – Germanic form of the name Charles
maximilian– This powerful name translates as 'greatest'
Hungry for more? Here are some other Germanic names for your dog:
- Francis (free)
- Matthias (Gift of God)
- Andreas (strong and masculine)
- Boris (wrestler)
- Dietrich (ruler)
Unique German Dog Names
If you want a unique dog name for your unique pet, here are four of our favorite names:
You were talking(Wolf Power) – Although this name is incredibly popular in Germany, it is not common in English-speaking countries. That means it's inherently cool and unusual. Plus, you won't risk causing confusion when calling a nit at the dog park.
Fausto(Lucky) - This feminine name is of Old German origin and can also mean "friendly and flourishing." Not bad traits for any dog!
miserly(Bright, Shining Day) – This name sounds like... a lot. But if your dog can pull it off, he's got a bright future ahead of him. Furthermore, in Germany,Scrooge McPatois the German name of Scrooge McDuck, the money-grabbing character in the Disney comic strip "Uncle Scrooge" and the television show "DuckTales".
Albruna(Supernatural being) – Does your dog have a sixth sense? (And not just about the food that fell on the floor?) Is it surrounded by a mysterious atmosphere? Then perhaps she's worthy of the Albrun name, inspired by the German "psychic" she is.mentioned by the Roman historian Tacitus. The name is also translated as "secret whisperer" and "friend of the elves".
cool german dog names
Looking for a German dog name that is the epitome of cool? Here are five to consider:
poetry list(Pure flower) – In German, this name translates as "noble white", but (thanks againsound of music)most people know it as the beautiful white flower synonymous with the Alps. The name is not only a cool ode to alpine flora, but it's also perfect for any beautiful dog, whether or not they have white fur.
Ramstein(Ramming Stone) – If you're a fan of heavy metal, you're probably familiar with it.this iconic band. Why not name your pup after some famous musicians?
Gerwin o Gerwin(Spear and Friend) – Is your pup your most loyal “ride or die” friend? Then this old German name, which evokes fierce loyalty and fierce friendship, could be the perfect choice for your baby boy or girl.
Archibaldo(Truly Bold) – While this may seem like a fun name for naked breeds, it's actually a name not for the faint of heart. It comes from Germanic words meaning "true, distinguished, bold, and brave." There is a lot to accomplish!
German dog food names.
If you're a fan of German food, here are some great dog names inspired by German food and drink.Enjoy your meal!
Veal cutlet– Whether your dog is small, cute, or feisty, Schnitzel could bewonderfullyname for your pet The name literally means "waste" or "cut", but it has become synonymous with a wide range of classic German dishes such as Wienerschnitzel or jägerschnitzel. Perfect for dogs so cute and stinky you could eat them right away.
Spaetzle– If your pup is a bit messy and a bit irregular (at best, that is), this is a suitable name. Spätzle comes from the German word meaning "sparrow," because that's what irregularly shaped egg noodles look like. This classic German side dish is warm, cozy... just like your pet!
cucumbers(Pickle) – Looking for a suitable puppy name that is a little bit sweet and a little bit sour? Here you are. Be careful, sometimes they bring a snack!
STREUSEL(Scattered or Scattered) – Inspired by German pies with deliciously sweet “crumbs” sprinkled on top, this name is great for cute pups, and even the naughty ones that are all over the place.
Pilsner –Although this golden, refreshing style of beer originated in what is now the Czech Republic, it was first brewed by a German brewmaster. The style is classical in German.bodegasand Pilsner is the most popular beer in Germany. While your dog should definitely NOT drink pilsner, beer-loving pet owners might want to consider a name for their precious pup.
Famous German bitch names.
Perhaps you prefer the name of a famous woman who comes from Germany. Her dog will be the most famous dog in the neighborhood and she will have a notorious namesake.
the storm– in honor of Audra McDonald, famous opera and Broadway singer
claudia– according to supermodel Claudia Schiffer
Each– as in Elke Summer, a famous German actress
Elsa– in honor of Elsa Einstein, the second wife of Albert Einstein, who is
emily– as with Emilie Schindler, wife of the late Oskar Schindler, who saved more than 1,000 Jews from the Nazis.
Emmy– in honor of Emmy Noether, a German mathematician who worked on abstract algebra
Well- according to Hannah Arendt, a leading political thinker of the 20th centurythcentury
Heidi– in honor of the famous supermodel and TV star, Heidi Klum
Young– as in Florence Kasumba, best known as the character Ayo from the Marvel film franchise.
katarina– as in Katarina Witt, the famous figure skater and Olympian
Merkel– as Angela Merkel, the former German chancellor
nena– in honor of Nena, the German singer-songwriter famous for the 1980s song “99 Luftballons”
steffi– in honor of Steffi Graf, the legendary tennis player
toni– a German model and actor known for advertising for Calvin Klein.
Ursula– according to Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission
Famous male German dog names.
Not to be outdone, these famous German dog names for men will make people laugh and ask what their noble dog's name means.
alberto– as in Albert Schweitzer, the German winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
beethoven– according to the great Ludwig van Beethoven, German composer and pianist
boris– as in Boris Becker, the famous tennis player who won multiple titles
Brahms– in honor of Johannes Brahms, the famous German composer, pianist and conductor
Gauss– in honor of Carl F. Gauss, German physicist and mathematician
Handel– as in the case of George Frideric Handel, the famous baroque composer
carlos– as Karl Lagerfeld, the German fashion mogul
Kepler- in honor of Johannes Kepler, the famous German mathematician, astronomer and astrologer of the 17th century.thcentury
Carry– as Levar Burton, famous actor and host of Reading Rainbow
manuel– according to Manuel Neuer, one of the greatest German footballers and goalkeepers
Maks– in honor of Max Planck, the theoretical physicist who founded the quantum theory of physics
mozart– one of the greatest classical composers in history
Schumacher– as in Michael Schumacher, one of the best car drivers on the planet
wagner– according to Richard Wagner, German composer and conductor
Zimmer– in honor of Hans Zimmer, a famous record producer and film music producer
German Places That Give Dogs Great Names
Dare to be different with one of these perfect German place names for female and male dogs.
Bavaria– the site of the fairy tale castle, Schloss Neuschwanstein
Colonia– the largest city on the North Rhine
constance– extends parallel to the Isla de las Flores in 110 hectares
Elba– one of the main rivers in Germany
Addition– as in the Black Forest, the famous German forest area
Hamburg– a large German port city
As– a German port city
Tail– a famous river in Germany
we saw it– the most important waterway in Europe
Rug– the largest and most beautiful of the German Baltic islands
Dog names with German roots
All words have an origin of meaning and a place. The smart, fast and unique pick list below has German word roots.
Golf club– pronounced broo-der, means 'brother'
Gracias- pronounced dahn-kah, means "thank you"
Hose- pronounced goot, means "good"
No- pronounced hoond, means "dog"
Klein– pronounced kline, meaning "little"
Man– pronounced come-pell, translates as 'friend'
Amar– pronounced lee-buh, meaning 'love'
Lustig– pronounced loo-stig, meaning "fun"
Great– pronounced spitz-uh, meaning 'beak'
if– pronounced tah-sha, means 'pocket'
Strong names for German dogs
Many pet owners prefer a stronger name for their dog. If you prefer a name that evokes strength, check out these options and their Germanic meanings.
Bernardo- Strong and brave as a bear.
dinosaur city dinah- village warrior
edwina- Worker friend
Ellard- Noble and brave
Fernando- Brave and adventurous
frida- peaceful ruler
Hilda- fighting woman
ida- The one who is diligent
Lamar- Famous in the country.
Leopoldo- brave leader
drunk- A powerful friend
mili– soft power
Ozzy– divine spear
Rowland- Famous in the country.
chat– Jewel or treasure
Trudy– Force Spear
Hugo– Heart, mind and spirit
Ulf- A wolf
Waldo- The governor
ziggy– Victorious Protector
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