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The Best German Dog Names

If you've got your heart set on a German name for your puppy, I've made it easy to find exactly what you're looking for right here.

These names are strong, powerful and classic - and are a terrific choice for 'big' brave dogs of all sizes!

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You'll find the most popular male & female dog names, complete with their meanings, so that you can find the perfect match your pup's personality, heritage, color or any characteristic you choose.

Below the names I've also listed the most popular German dog breeds. Enjoy!



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For Male Puppies

  • Aldo - wise one
  • Arnold - powerful eagle
  • Axel - peaceful
  • Ballard - warrior
  • Benno - brave like a bear
  • Berger - mountain dweller
  • Bismarck - former German Chancellor
  • Blitz - flash
  • Boris - fighter
  • Ernest - vigorous
  • Falk - wolf
  • Felix - lucky
  • Fritz - peaceful ruler
  • Gunther - battle warrior
  • Heinrich - ruler
  • Hank - also means ruler
  • Kaiser - King
  • Kasper - treasurer
  • Klaus - victorious
  • Luger - old German gun
  • Luther - famous warrior
  • Matthias - gift from God
  • Max - great
  • Odo - wealthy
  • Oskar - spear
  • Otto - prosperous
  • Panzer - armor
  • Prinz - prince
  • Schatz/e - little treasure
  • Schwartz - black
  • Udo - rich/prosperous
  • Ulrik - power of the wolf
  • Wolfgang -rising wolf


For Female Puppies

  • Alice - noble
  • Anka - graceful
  • Ava - birdlike
  • Berta - bright & strong
  • Birgit - protector
  • Britta - white
  • Elke - kind/noble
  • Elsa - strength
  • Erika - powerful ruler
  • Etta - small
  • Frieda - peaceful
  • Gabi - hero of God
  • Gretchen - pearl
  • Greta - pearl
  • Grizelda - ironlike
  • Heide - noble
  • Kristel - german for Christine
  • Leni - little angel
  • Liebe - love
  • Lotti - little woman
  • Marthe - a lady
  • Mischa - who is like God
  • Olga - holy
  • Schatzie - little sweetheart
  • Sofie - sweet
  • Susi - a lily
  • Tilli - battle maiden
  • Trudi - of the spear
  • Ulrika - all ruling
  • Ursula - female bear
  • Utta - rich
  • Wilma - bold protector
  • Zelda - battle maid
  • Zuker - sugar




Popular German Dog Breeds

Dog breeds that originated in Germany are diverse and colorful. Many of them are working dogs, used either for hunting, guarding or herding.

The 'Spitz' dog breeds are among the oldest in the world, going back to the 15th century. The well-known Rottweiler breed began in the German village of Rottweil in the days of the Roman Empire.

Here are just some of the most popular German breeds:


  • Affenpinscher
  • Boxer
  • Dachshund
  • Doberman Pinscher
  • Eskimo Dog (Spitz)
  • German Pointer
  • German Shepherd Dog
  • German Spitz
  • Great Dane
  • Keeshond
  • Leonberger
  • Lowchen
  • Miniature Pinscher
  • Pomeranian
  • Rottweiler
  • Schnauzer
  • Weimaraner




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