There are a number of German names that are just adorable for dogs. Some people want to nae their dog with a German name because their dog is a German breed. Other people have German heritage and want to represent it in the dog’s name. Meanwhile, other families just love German culture. Whatever the case, we have 150 German dog names that you can use. We have 75 names for males and 75 names for females, although some of them can be used for either gender.
75 German Dog Names for Males
1. Dedrick: This name means the people’s ruler.
2. Adolph: While this German dog name means noble world, many people will associate it with the leader, Adolph Hitler.
3. Schnitzel: This is a type of veal dish that is coated in breadcrumbs before it is fried.
4. Baldwin: This pretty name means a brave friend.
5. Munich: This is the name of the third largest city in Germany. It would also be a great name for a dog.
6. Leonard: This name means brave lion.
7. Schwartz: Technically, this name means someone with a dark complexion or black hair. It would be perfect for a dog with black fur.
8. Wurst: This is the German word for sausage, which is a food that your puppy is sure to love.
9. Hans: This name means God is gracious.
10. Fritz: This is an awesome name that means peaceful ruler.
11. Walter: This German dog name means army ruler.
12. Knödel: This is a kind of German dumpling, but it would be a cute dog name as well.
13. Düsseldorf: This is a financial center in Germany, but it would also be a cute name for a male dog.
14. Rolf: This was the name of a famous wolf.
15. Frankfurt: This comes from the name of a German city.
16. Kölsch: Name your dog after this light-bodied beer from Cologne.
17. Adler: This name technically means eagle, but there is no reason why you can’t use it for your puppy.
18. Arlo: While the name’s meaning is unknown, it still sounds cool.
19. Ulf: This name means wolf, so it is a perfect German dog name.
20. Bierkrug: This is technically the German word for a stein or beer mug.
21. Otto: This cool name means wealthy.
22. Ernie: Variations of Ernie like Ernst and Ernest all mean resolute or serious.
23. Aldo: This German name means old and wise.
24. Mozart: Name your dog after the prolific composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
25. Wolfgang: This name means traveling wolf and was the name of a favorite classical music composer.
26. Albrecht: This name means bright or noble.
27. Roland: This name is said to mean famous throughout the land.
28. Einstein: Albert Einstein was a theoretical physicist who was born in Germany before he
immigrated to the United States.
29. Stuttgart: This is a German city that is known for its automotive industry.
30. Heinz: This means home of the king.
31. Sigmund: This name is said to mean victorious protection. It was also the name of the
noted psychologist, Sigmund Freud.
32. Hefe: This is the name of a kind of yeast that is used to ferment beer.
33. Bruno: This strong, German name means brown, so it is perfect for a brown-colored dog.
34. Dirk: This name is said to mean ruler of the people.
35. Kaiser: This name means emperor.
36. Sebastian: Use this name if you want to name your dog after the German composer, Johann Sebastian Bach.
37. Rudolph: This was the name of a famous wolf. You can shorten the name to just Rudy.
38. Albern: This German name means white.
39. August: This name is said to mean magnificent or great.
40. Emmet: This adorable name means truth or universal.
41. Beethoven: This is an adorable name that comes from one of the most influential
composers ever, Ludwig van Beethoven.
42. Herr: This is the German word for mister.
43. Salzburg: This is the name of a historic city with gorgeous views that is located to the west of Vienna.
44. Alvin: This name could mean friend of the elves or noble friend.
45. Max: This name means the greatest in German.
46. Freud: Use this name if you want to name your dog after the founder of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud.
47. Leibchen: This is a term of endearment for someone who is very dear to you.
48. Stein: This name is said to mean stone.
49. Felix: This awesome dog name means fortunate or happy.
50. Christophe: Christophe Waltz is known for being an Austrian-German actor who appeared in Quentin Tarantino movies.
51. Prost: This German word actually means “cheers.”
52. Alger: This name is said to mean clever warrior.
53. Axel: This German dog name means father of peace.
54. Copernicus: Nicolaus Copernicus was known as an astronomer and mathematician during the Renaissance.
55. Oettinger: This is known as one of Germany’s top-selling brands of beer.
56. Heinrich: This means home of the king.
57. Guttenberg: Johannes Guttenberg became for inventing the printing press.
58. Albert: This name is said to mean noble or bright.
59. Frederik: This name means peaceful ruler.
60. Waldo: This means to rule.
61. Märzen: This is the name of a kind of malty lager that is often sold at Munich’s Oktoberfest.
62. Raymond: In German, this name is said to mean wise protector.
63. Saurkraut: This is a popular German dish that is made of fermented cabbage.
64. Oktoberfest: If you love German beer, then you should name your dog after this traditional festival that is held every October in Munich.
65. Bernard: This name means brave or strong as a bear.
66. Krombacher: This is one of the biggest breweries in Germany and is a perfect name for a dog owners who love German beer.
67. Alphonse: This name can mean either noble or ready for battle.
68. Franz: This awesome name means free man.
69. Deutsche: If you really want a German name, use the German word for the German language.
70. Claus: This can also be spelled as Klaus. It means a people of victory.
71. Benz: This is a type of German luxury vehicle.
72. Gunther: This name means bold warrior.
73. Bach: This means dweller near the brook and was also the name of a famous composer.
74. Bärchen: This adorable name is said to mean little bear.
75. Dieter: This name is said to mean ruler of the people.
75 German Dog Names for Females
1. Emma: This is such a pretty name. It is said to mean universal.
2. Addie: This name is said to mean nobility or noble.
3. Cologne: This is a region of Germany that is known for its amazing cathedral.
4. Brezel: This is the name of a type of soft pretzel that is delicious with German beer.
5. Hilda: This German name is said to mean battle woman.
6. Gretchen: This name is said to mean pearl.
7. Frau or Fraulein: These names mean Miss and Mrs. in German.
8. Hessia: This is a state in Germany, but it would be a cute German dog name.
9. Lisel: This pretty option means pledged to God.
10. Britta: This name is said to mean armed for battle.
11. Marlene: Marlene Dietrich was one of the most famous classic Hollywood actresses of her
day. She was born in Berlin.
12. Süße (die) / Süßer (der): These names translate to sweet.
13. Ava: This pretty dog name means life.
14. Zelda: This name means gray, fighting maid.
15. Pilsner: This is a type of pale lager that was named after a city in Bohemia.
16. Bavaria: This is the name of a famous state in Germany.
17. Marta: This just means lady, but it is one of the easiest German dog names.
18. Fritzi: This adorable name means peaceful ruler.
19. Liebling: This cute name means darling and is a popular term of endearment.
20. Heidi Klum: This famous supermodel is originally from West Germany.
21. Claudia: This name means enclosure.
22. Greta: This German dog name means pearl.
23. Spätzle: This is a kind of small dumpling that is used in a popular dish in southern Germany.
24. Schatz: This pretty name means jewel or treasure.
25. Trudy: This name means spear of strength.
26. Anka: This cute name actually means purse.
27. Danube: This is the name of the second biggest river in Europe. It starts in Germany and then ends at the Black Sea.
28. Hase: This adorable name is often used for women and is said to mean bunny.
29. Bernadette: This was once the name of a saint and means brave as a bear.
30. Leona: This name is said to mean lioness.
31. Paulaner: This is the name of one of the six breweries that prepares beer for the Oktoberfest.
32. Vienna: This is the name of the capital of Austria.
33. Ursula: This cute name means a little, female bear.
34. Frieda: This name is said to mean peaceful ruler.
35. Elsa: Elsa means pledged to God.
36. Schnucki: This term of endearment is similar to the English term, sweetie pie.
37. Hopfen: This is the name of a type of hops used to make beer.
38. Brunhilde: This means armed for battle.
39. Heidi: This name means of noble birth.
40. Audi: Naming your dog after the German car manufacturer in Bavaria would be a cute option.
41. Maibock: This is known as a kind of German lager.
42. Sofie: This pretty name means wisdom.
43. Annette: This means the Lord has favored me.
44. Gretel: Gretel was a part of the German fairy tale about Hansel and Gretel.
45. Elbe: This is the name of a large river that cuts through Germany and the Czech Republic.
46. Ada: This name means noble or nobility.
47. Ella: This cute name means a fairy maiden.
48. Porsche: This is a luxury car brand that comes from Germany.
49. Dunkel: This is a dark, German lager.
50. Wanda: This name means a wanderer or shepherdess.
51. Mischa: This name is said to mean someone who is like God.
52. Hund: Naming your dog after the German word for dog is a cute idea.
53. Dresden: This is the name of a city that was heavily hit during World War II.
54. Beatrix: This name is said to meant she who brings happiness.
55. Ida: This means the industrious one.
56. Maus: This cute name means mouse. You can also use the diminutive forms of Mausi or Mäuschen.
57. Rhine: This is the name of a major river that runs through Germany.
58. Caroline: Ironically, this name means free man.
59. Rapunzel: This was a German princess in a fairy tale.
60. Berlin: This is the name of the largest city in Germany and its capital.
61. Bohemia: This is the name of a region in Germany.
62. Goulash: This is a type of stew, and it would make for a silly, fun German dog name.
63. Amelia: This adorable name means work.
64. Bock: This is a type of lager that is flavored with malts and has a bittersweet taste.
65. Frederika: This name means peaceful ruler.
66. Leipzig: This is the name of a German city of around 500,000 people.
67. Millie: This cute German dog name means gentle strength.
68. Hannah: This is a popular German girls name.
69. Bonn: This is the name of a charming German city, but it would also be one of the most adorable German dog names as well.
70. Hansel: While Hansel was technically a boy in Hansel and Gretel, it also sounds like it would be a cute girl’s name as well.
71. Hanover: This German city would be a good name for a male or female dog.
72. Johanna: This is a pretty name for a German puppy.
73. Hamburg: This is a city of nearly two million people and technically the second biggest city in Germany.
74. Martina: This is a traditional German name for a girl.
75. Lola: This pretty name actually means lady of sorrows.