40 Impressive German Dog Names

By Allegra Ringo

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 40 impressive German dog names and their meanings.

A German shepherd dog on a forest walk
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Herr

  • Abelard - resolute
  • Adelino - noble
  • Adler - eagle
  • Albern - noble warrior
  • August - revered
  • Bergen - mountain dweller
  • Dedrick - ruler
  • Edel - distinguished
  • Eldwin - old friend
  • Ernest - determined
  • Falk - wolf
  • Frederick - peaceful ruler
  • Garin - warrior
  • Helmut - courageous
  • Garron - mighty with a spear
  • Gunther - warrior
  • Konrad- wise counsel
  • Madelhari - war counselor
  • Meinrad - strong advisor
  • Rambert - mighty, intelligent
bavarian beer dachshund sausage dogs ,  couple of two
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Frau

  • Ada - noble, serene
  • Agatha - good
  • Alfreda - wise counselor
  • Brunhilde/ Brunhilda - dark warrior
  • Dagomar - splendid or glorious day
  • Felda - from the field
  • Fredrika - peaceful ruler
  • Gerda - beloved warrior
  • Gerwalta - mighty with a spear
  • Greta - pearl
  • Griswalde - from the gray forest
  • Hilda - battle maiden
  • Hildagarde - fortress
  • Maritza - of the sea
  • Marlene - from the high tower
  • Romhilda - glorious battle maiden
  • Rosamund - famous guardian
  • Serihilda - armored battle maiden
  • Wilhelmina -resolute protector
  • Winifride - peaceful friend

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