300 Popular German Shepherd Dog Names

German Shepherds are known for being wonderful, intelligent, and particularly protective pups. With their massive size and incredible training ability, they make for pretty great furry superheroes. So if you're thinking of getting one of these dogs or have a friend who wants a perfectly badass name to go along with their new impressive pup, here are a list of several fun name choices to consider.

Beautiful Young Brown German Shepherd Dog
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Male dog names for your German shepherd.

  • Abraham
  • Alexander
  • Andreas
  • Anton
  • Apollo
  • Aries
  • Atlas
  • August
  • Axel
  • Bear
  • Beckenbauer
  • Blaze
  • Bono
  • Boomer
  • Boots
  • Boris
  • Bosco
  • Bruno
  • Buckeye
  • Burnell
  • Butterscotch
  • Cadbury
  • Caleb
  • Canoli
  • Captain
  • Caramel
  • Cashew
  • Champ
  • Chestnut
  • Chewbacca
  • Chip
  • Christian
  • Cola
  • Comet
  • Creed
  • Damian
  • Dino
  • Dominic
  • Duke
  • Duncan
  • Dusty
  • Dwight
  • Einstein
  • Elias
  • Ernest
  • Ernie
  • Fabian
  • Felix
  • Fido
  • Finn
  • Flash
  • Frank
  • Franz
  • Frederick
  • Fritz
  • Fudge
  • Gary
  • George
  • Goliath
  • Guinness
  • Gunther
  • Hammer
  • Hans
  • Harley
  • Health
  • Helmut
  • Hercules
  • Hermann
  • Hershey
  • Hickory
  • Hunter
  • Jack
  • Jamie
  • Jannis
  • Johann
  • Josh
  • Kaiser
  • Karl
  • Kip
  • Klaus
  • Kroos
  • Kurt
  • Larry
  • Liam
  • Linus
  • Lukas
  • Manfred
  • Marshall
  • Max
  • Meatloaf
  • Mika
  • Milo
  • Molasses
  • Moose
  • Moritz
  • Mudd
  • Napoleon
  • Nico
  • Nova
  • Nugget
  • Oakley
  • Olaf
  • Omega
  • Orion
  • Oskar
  • Otto
  • Owen
  • Peanut
  • Pepper
  • Porter
  • Prince
  • Rambo
  • Reeses
  • Robin
  • Rocky
  • Rolo
  • Romeo
  • Rusty
  • Scooby
  • Scotch
  • Sebastian
  • Sirius
  • Sly
  • Sparta
  • Starbuck
  • Sting
  • Suede
  • Tanner
  • Tarzan
  • Taz
  • Teddy
  • Thor
  • Titan
  • Umber
  • Val
  • Vincent
  • Walnut
  • Whiskey
  • Wilson
  • Wonka
  • Woody
  • Yoda
  • Yogi
  • Zeus

Female dog names for your German shepherd.

  • Acorn
  • Ada
  • Agatha
  • Alessia
  • Alexis
  • Alina
  • Amaretto
  • Amber
  • Amelie
  • Andrea
  • Angel
  • Anna
  • Annie
  • Anya
  • Arizona
  • Ashley
  • Asia
  • Athena
  • Auburn
  • Autumn
  • Ava
  • Bailey
  • Bambi
  • Belle
  • Blair
  • Blondie
  • Bonnie
  • Brandy
  • Brownie
  • Brunette
  • Cappuccino
  • Carmela
  • Cassie
  • Champagne
  • Chloe
  • Chocolate
  • Cinnamon
  • Clara
  • Claudia
  • Cocoa
  • Coffee
  • Coffee
  • Cookie
  • Copper
  • Coral
  • Curry
  • Daphne
  • Destiny
  • Diana
  • Elisa
  • Ella
  • Emilia
  • Erika
  • Espresso
  • Faith
  • Flower
  • Foxy
  • Frieda
  • Ginger
  • Gloria
  • Godiva
  • Greta
  • Gretel
  • Gwen
  • Hazel
  • Heidi
  • Helena
  • Helga
  • Henna
  • Hilda
  • Hippolyta
  • Honey
  • Ida
  • Ingrid
  • Java
  • Johanna
  • Josephine
  • Kahlua
  • Kamala
  • Kara
  • Katana
  • Khaki
  • Kitkat
  • Lady
  • Latte
  • Lexus
  • Lina
  • Lotta
  • Mara
  • Marlene
  • Mathilda
  • Maya
  • Mia
  • Millie
  • Miriam
  • Mocha
  • Muffin
  • Mystique
  • Nadine
  • Nele
  • Nikita
  • Nina
  • Nora
  • Nutella
  • Oatmeal
  • Olive
  • Paula
  • Penny
  • Princess
  • Raven
  • Reeses
  • Rosamund
  • Rose
  • Roxy
  • Ruby
  • Sabine
  • Sable
  • Saddie
  • Sahara
  • Santana
  • Scarlet
  • Scout
  • Sedona
  • Selena
  • Sepia
  • Shadow
  • Sherry
  • Sienna
  • Sierra
  • Smores
  • Snickers
  • Sofia
  • Sorrel
  • Summer
  • Syrup
  • Tawny
  • Toast
  • Tootsie
  • Truffles
  • Tuscan
  • Twix
  • Valentine
  • Venus
  • Violet
  • Xena

For Your Consideration

  • Licksly Knope
  • Frau Flopsy
  • Dog Draper
  • Herr Bones
  • Angela Barkle
  • Goethe Boy
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Pup
  • Johann Sebastian Bark
  • Johannes Gutenboy
  • Chancellor Chewy Von Treaterson
  • Christoph Pawz

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

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