120 Impressive German Dog Names

Maybe you have a German dog, like a Rottweiler or a German shepherd, or maybe you simply want a dog name that means business.

German dog names, unlike British or French dog names, have a no-nonsense sound to our American ears. Give a German name to a large, impressive dog if you want people to take them seriously, or give your tiny, not-very-intimidating dog a German name for an amusing effect. (Dachshunds, which are both small and German, are excellent candidates for these names.) Here are 120 impressive German dog names and their meanings.

German names for male dogs.

  • Abelard - resolute
  • Adelino - noble
  • Adler - eagle
  • Albern - noble warrior
  • Alexander
  • Andreas
  • Anton
  • August - revered
  • Beckenbauer
  • Bergen - mountain dweller
  • Bruno
  • Christian
  • Damian
  • Dedrick - ruler
  • Dominic
  • Dwight
  • Edel - distinguished
  • Eldwin - old friend
  • Elias
  • Emil
  • Ernest - determined
  • Fabian
  • Falk - wolf
  • Felix
  • Finn
  • Frank
  • Franz
  • Frederick - peaceful ruler
  • Fritz
  • Garin - warrior
  • Garron - mighty with a spear
  • Gunther - warrior
  • Hans
  • Helmut - courageous
  • Hermann
  • Jamie
  • Jannis
  • Johann
  • Klaus
  • Konrad- wise counsel
  • Kroos
  • Kurt
  • Liam
  • Linus
  • Lukas
  • Madelhari - war counselor
  • Manfred
  • Maximilian
  • Meinrad - strong advisor
  • Mesut
  • Mika
  • Moritz
  • Müller
  • Nico
  • Niklas
  • Oskar
  • Otto
  • Ozil
  • Rambert - mighty, intelligent
  • Robin
  • Sebastian
  • Vincent

German names for female dogs.

  • Ada - noble, serene
  • Agatha - good
  • Alessia
  • Alfreda - wise counselor
  • Alina
  • Amelie
  • Andrea
  • Angelika
  • Anna
  • Annika
  • Brunhilde/ Brunhilda - dark warrior
  • Clara
  • Dagomar - splendid or glorious day
  • Elisa
  • Ella
  • Emilia
  • Erika
  • Felda - from the field
  • Fredrika - peaceful ruler
  • Frieda
  • Gerda - beloved warrior
  • Gerwalta - mighty with a spear
  • Greta - pearl
  • Griswalde - from the gray forest
  • Helena
  • Hilda - battle maiden
  • Hildagarde - fortress
  • Ida
  • Ingrid
  • Johanna
  • Josephine
  • Katrin
  • Leni
  • Lia
  • Lina
  • Lotta
  • Mara
  • Maritza - of the sea
  • Marlene - from the high tower
  • Martina
  • Mathilda
  • Mia
  • Miriam
  • Nadine
  • Nele
  • Nina
  • Nora
  • Paula
  • Pia
  • Romhilda - glorious battle maiden
  • Rosalie
  • Rosamund - famous guardian
  • Sabine
  • Serihilda - armored battle maiden
  • Sofia
  • Stefanie
  • Wilhelmina -resolute protector
  • Winifride - peaceful friend

Do you need more inspiration for your new pet’s name?

Pets are like our children. We love them, care for them, and we get to dress them up in adorable outfits — if that's a thing we feel like doing! So it's extra important that we take time to find the perfect name that reflects our new pet's personality and potential. Naming can be hard, which is why we've gathered nine pet-naming techniques to find the perfect fit, as well as assembled a handful of our most beloved lists of pet names!