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List of 567+ German dog names with meanings (from A to Z)

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To help you find the right name for your new puppy, we’ve compiled a list of German dog names with meanings. You can read this list and see if any of them sound like the name you’re looking for.

Let’s take a look at some of the most popular German dog names.

Best German Dog Names From a to Z

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German Dog Names That Start With A

Here are some of the best dog names in German that start with A:

  • Abby
  • Abelard – resolute
  • Ace
  • Ada – noble, serene
  • Addie – noble, nobility
  • Adele
  • Adler – eagle
  • Adolfina – noble hero
  • Adolph – noble wolf
  • Agatha – good
  • Agneta – pure
  • Ahren – eagle
  • Alaric – noble ruler
  • Albern 
  • Albert – noble, bright
  • Albrecht
  • Alder – alder tree
  • Aldo – old and wise
  • Alena – small
  • Alessia
  • Alexander
  • Alfred – counselor
  • Alfreda – wise counselor
  • Alger – clever warrior
  • Alice – truth
  • Alina
  • Alison – of noble birth
  • Alphonse – noble, ready for battle
  • Alvin
  • Amara – steadfast, beloved
  • Amelia
  • Amelie
  • Ancel 
  • Andrea
  • Andreas
  • Angel
  • Angelika
  • Anka – purse
  • Anna – gracious
  • Annette 
  • Annika – graceful
  • Anton
  • Apollo
  • Arabelle – beautiful eagle
  • Archie
  • Ares
  • Arlo – unknown
  • Arnelle – as strong as an eagle
  • Arno
  • Arnold – ruler, strong as an eagle
  • Arvin – friend to all
  • Arya
  • Aspen
  • Astrid – god is good
  • Athena
  • Atlas
  • Aubrey
  • Audi
  • August – great, revered, magnificent
  • Ava
  • Axel – peaceful

German Dog Names That Start With B

Here are some of the best dog names in German that start with B:

  • Bach
  • Bailey
  • Baldwin – brave friend
  • Ballard – warrior
  • Bandit
  • Barrett – strong as a bear
  • Bavaria
  • Bear
  • Beate – happy
  • Beatrix
  • Beau
  • Beckenbauer
  • Beethoven
  • Begonia – flower
  • Bela 
  • Bella
  • Belle
  • Bentley
  • Benz
  • Bergen – mountain dweller
  • Berit – bright, glorious
  • Berlin
  • Bernadette
  • Bernadine
  • Bernard – strong, brave as a bear
  • Berta – intelligent, glorious
  • Berta – shiny
  • Bertolt
  • Bianka – white
  • Birget – protecting
  • Bismarck – german statesman
  • Blitz – lightning, sudden attack
  • Blu
  • Bonnie
  • Boomer
  • Brecht
  • Brenda – sword blade
  • Britta – strength or exalted one
  • Brock
  • Bruce
  • Brummer – sword blade
  • Brunhilde/ brunhilda – dark warrior
  • Bruno – brown-haired
  • Buddy
  • Bärchen – little bear

German Dog Names That Start With C 

Here are some of the best dog names in German that start with C:

  • Callan – chatter
  • Callie
  • Carla – farmer
  • Carlchen – sword blade
  • Carleigh 
  • Carol 
  • Caroline 
  • Cash
  • Caspar
  • Cayden – spirit of battle
  • Chance – good luck
  • Charlie
  • Chase
  • Chief
  • Chloe
  • Christian
  • Clara
  • Claudia – enclosure
  • Claus/klaus – people of victory
  • Clay – mortal
  • Cleo
  • Clovis – famous warrior
  • Coco
  • Cody
  • Cologne
  • Cooper
  • Cäsar – sword blade

German Dog Names That Start With D

Here are some of the best dog names in German that start with D:

  • Dagmar – famous, glorious
  • Daisy
  • Dakota
  • Damian – the fighter
  • Dedrick – ruler
  • Deutsche – german
  • Dexter
  • Diesel
  • Dieter – the people’s ruler
  • Dino / dina – warrior of the people
  • Dirk
  • Dirk 
  • Dixie
  • Dominic
  • Donner – thunder
  • Duke
  • Durer
  • Duxi – warrior of the people
  • Dwight

German Dog Names That Start With E

Here are some of the best dog names in German that start with E:

  • Ebba – strong as a boar
  • Echo
  • Edel – distinguished
  • Edwina – prosperous friend
  • Einstein
  • Eis – ice
  • Eldwin – old friend
  • Elias
  • Elisa
  • Ella – fairy maiden
  • Ellard – noble, brave
  • Ellie
  • Elsa – pledged to god
  • Emera – leader
  • Emery – industrious ruler
  • Emil
  • Emilia
  • Emma – one who cares
  • Emmett – industrious, strong
  • Erika – ever powerful
  • Ernest – determined
  • Ernestine – earnest
  • Ernie
  • Ernst

German Dog Names That Start With F

Here are some of the best dog names in German that start with F:

  • Fabian
  • Faiga – a bird
  • Falk – wolf
  • Felda – from the field
  • Felix – happy, lucky, fortunate
  • Ferdinand – adventurous, courageous
  • Finn
  • Fischer – fisherman
  • Floriane – blooming
  • Frank
  • Frankie
  • Franz – free man
  • Frau – mrs.
  • Fraulein – miss
  • Frederick – peaceful ruler
  • Frederika 
  • Freida
  • Freya
  • Frido – powerful
  • Frieda 
  • Friedrich
  • Fritz
  • Fräulein – miss

German Dog Names That Start With G

Here are some of the best dog names in German that start with G:

  • Gabby – woman of god
  • Garin – warrior
  • Garron – mighty with a spear
  • Gerda – protected
  • Gerwalta – mighty with a spear
  • Ghost
  • Ginger
  • Goethe
  • Gottleib
  • Gracie
  • Grasse
  • Greta – pearl
  • Gretchen – pearl
  • Gretel
  • Griswold – gray forest
  • Gunnar
  • Gypsy
  • Günther – warrior

German Dog Names That Start With H

Here are some of the best dog names in German that start with H:

  • Hackett – wood cutter
  • Hahn – rooster
  • Hamlin – one who loves his home
  • Hank
  • Hans – god is gracious
  • Hansel
  • Harbin – little shining fighter
  • Harley
  • Harvey – army warrior
  • Hase – bunny
  • Hazel
  • Heidi – noble, serene
  • Heinrich – home of the king
  • Heinz
  • Helena
  • Helga – pious
  • Heller – the sun
  • Helmar – famous protector
  • Helmuth – protector, courageous
  • Hendrik 
  • Hermann
  • Herr – mister
  • Hertz – kind hearted
  • Hesse
  • Hessia
  • Hilda – battle woman
  • Hildagarde – fortress
  • Honey
  • Hugo – wise man
  • Hulda – sweet, lovable
  • Hund – dog
  • Hunter

German Dog Names That Start With I

Here are some of the best dog names in German that start with I:

  • Ida – hardworking
  • Ido – work
  • Ilse
  • Imre – great king
  • Ines – pure
  • Ingrid
  • Irmalinda – soft, tender, gentle
  • Izzy

German Dog Names That Start With J

Here are some of the best dog names in German that start with J:

  • Jack
  • Jackson
  • Jacques – supplanter
  • Jade
  • Jake
  • Jamie
  • Jannis
  • Jarvis – skilled with a spear
  • Jasper
  • Jax
  • Johann
  • Johanna
  • Johannes
  • Josephine
  • June
  • Juno
  • Jäeger – hunter

German Dog Names That Start With K

Here are some of the best dog names in German that start with K:

  • Kai
  • Kaia
  • Kaiser – emperor
  • Kaja – alive
  • Kali
  • Kane
  • Kant – brilliant, beloved
  • Karma
  • Kasimira – commands peace
  • Kasper – treasurer
  • Katarina – pure
  • Katrin – great beauty
  • Kaya
  • Keene – bold, sharp
  • Kellen – swamp
  • Kenai
  • Keyla – beautiful as the night
  • Khaleesi
  • King
  • Kira
  • Klara – bright
  • Klaus – the people’s victory
  • Kobe
  • Koda
  • Kona
  • Konrad – wise counsel
  • Kroos
  • Kurigunde – brave
  • Kurt – courteous
  • Kylo

German Dog Names That Start With L

Here are some of the best dog names in German that start with L:

  • Lady
  • Lamar – famous in the land
  • Lambert – radiant land Bright
  • Lance – knight’s attendant
  • Lando – famous country
  • Lara – famous
  • Layla
  • Leia
  • Lena – shiny
  • Leni
  • Leo
  • Leona – brave as a lioness
  • Leonard
  • Leopold – bold leader
  • Lexi
  • Lia
  • Liam
  • Liebchen – a person who is dear to you
  • Liebe – love
  • Liebling – darling
  • Liesel – pledged to god
  • Lily
  • Lina
  • Lincoln
  • Linus
  • Lobo
  • Loki
  • Lola
  • Lorelei – alluring
  • Lothar – famous warrior
  • Lotti – little woman
  • Louie
  • Lucas
  • Lucky
  • Lucy
  • Ludwig
  • Luger – old german gun
  • Lukas
  • Luke
  • Luna
  • Luther – famous warrior

German Dog Names That Start With M

Here are some of the best dog names in German that start with M:

  • Mac
  • Madelhari – war counselor
  • Maggie
  • Mahler
  • Major
  • Mandel – almond
  • Manfred – man of peace
  • Mann
  • Mara
  • Mareike – obstinacy, rebelliousness
  • Maritza – of the sea
  • Marlene – from the high tower
  • Marley
  • Marta
  • Martin from mars
  • Martina
  • Matilda – mighty in battle
  • Maus – mouse
  • Maverick
  • Max – the greatest
  • Maximilian
  • Maximus
  • Maya
  • Mayer – bringer of light
  • Medwin – powerful friend
  • Meinrad – strong advisor
  • Mercedes
  • Meyer – bringer of light
  • Mia
  • Mika
  • Mila
  • Miles – merciful
  • Millie – gentle strength
  • Milo – beloved
  • Miriam
  • Mischa – who is like god
  • Mitzi
  • Molly
  • Moose
  • Moritz
  • Mozart – german composer
  • Murphy
  • Müller

German Dog Names That Start With N

Here are some of the best dog names in German that start with N:

  • Nadine
  • Nadja – hope
  • Nala
  • Nele
  • Nia – bright
  • Nico
  • Niklas
  • Nina
  • Nixie 
  • Nora
  • Norbert 
  • Norberta 
  • Nova
  • Nyx 

German Dog Names That Start With O

Here are some of the best dog names in German that start with O:

  • Oakley
  • Oda – wealthy
  • Odell 
  • Odin
  • Odo – wealthy
  • Olinda 
  • Olive
  • Oliver
  • Ollie
  • Onyx
  • Oskar – spear
  • Oso
  • Otis
  • Otter – german city
  • Otto – prosperous, rich
  • Ozil
  • Ozzy – divine spear

German Dog Names That Start With ​​P

Here are some of the best dog names in German that start with P:

  • Panzer – armor, german tank
  • Paula
  • Penny
  • Penrod – commander
  • Pepin – perseverance
  • Pepper
  • Petra – solid as rock
  • Philomena – friend of strength
  • Pia
  • Piper
  • Porsche
  • Prinz – prince
  • Prost – cheers

German Dog Names That Start With Q

Here are some of the best dog names in German that start with Q:

  • Quincy – fifth
  • Quinn

German Dog Names That Start With R

Here are some of the best dog names in German that start with R:

  • Raina – mighty
  • Rainer 
  • Rambert – mighty, intelligent
  • Rambo
  • Ranger
  • Rapunzel
  • Raven
  • Raymond – wise protector
  • Remi
  • Remington
  • Rex
  • Richard 
  • Richelle –
  • Rico – strong power
  • Riley
  • Rin tin tin – name of a famous german shepherd
  • Ritter – knight
  • River
  • Robin
  • Rocco
  • Rocky
  • Roderick – famous ruler
  • Roger 
  • Rogue
  • Roland
  • Rolf
  • Rom – highness
  • Romey – obstinate, rebellious
  • Rosalie
  • Rosamund – famous guardian
  • Roscoe
  • Rosie
  • Roth 
  • Rowland – famous in the land
  • Roxy
  • Ruby
  • Rudolf – famous wolf
  • Rudy
  • Ruger
  • Ruperta 
  • Rusty
  • Ryder

German Dog Names That Start With S

Here are some of the best dog names in German that start with S:

  • Sabine
  • Sadie
  • Sage
  • Salida – happiness, joy
  • Sam
  • Sammy
  • Samson
  • Sara
  • Sarge
  • Sasha
  • Saxon – sharp blade
  • Schatz – jewel or treasure – term of endearment in germany
  • Schatzi – little treasure, sweetheart, darling
  • Schnapps – strong alcoholic drink
  • Schnucki – sweetie pie
  • Schwartz – black
  • Scooby
  • Scout
  • Sebastian
  • Selma – devine protector
  • Siegfried – victorious peace
  • Sigmund – victorious protection
  • Sigrid – beautiful victory
  • Simba
  • Skye – sheltering
  • Sofia
  • Sofie – wisdom
  • Sonje 
  • Sophie
  • Stefanie
  • Stein – stone
  • Stella
  • Strom – stream
  • Süße – die / süßer – der – sweet

German Dog Names That Start With T

Here are some of the best dog names in German that start with T:

  • Tank
  • Teddy
  • Terrell
  • Thea – goddess
  • Theo
  • Theobold – boldest
  • Thor
  • Tilli 
  • Titan
  • Tobias 
  • Toby
  • Trudy
  • Tucker

German Dog Names That Start With U

Here are some of the best dog names in German that start with U:

  • Udo – rich, prosperous
  • Ugo – mind, heart, spirit
  • Ula – pearl
  • Ulrich – wolf ruler
  • Ulrik – power of the wolf
  • Ulrika 
  • Ursula – little female bear

German Dog Names That Start With V

Here are some of the best dog names in German that start with V:

  • Vala – singled out
  • Varick – protecting ruler
  • Vera – faith, truth
  • Verena – to fear, to respect
  • Verner – defending army
  • Vienna
  • Viktoria – conqueror or victory
  • Vilhelm 
  • Vincent
  • Viveka – little woman

German Dog Names That Start With W

Here are some of the best dog names in German that start with W:

  • Waldo
  • Walker
  • Walter
  • Waltz
  • Wanda
  • Wendell – wanderer
  • Werner – protecting army
  • Whiskey
  • Wilfred – determined peacemaker
  • Wilhelm
  • Willow
  • Wilma – bold protector
  • Wilmet 
  • Winifred – peaceful friend
  • Winnie
  • Wolfgang – wolf journey

German Dog Names That Start With Z

Here are some of the best dog names in German that start with Z:

  • Zach 
  • Zaki 
  • Zara
  • Zeke
  • Zelda – gray fighting maid
  • Zelig – blessed one
  • Zellmer 
  • Zeus
  • Ziggy
  • Zoe
  • Zuker – sugar

Conclusion

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Whether your dog is white, black, brown, or blue merle, I hope you were able to find a German dog name you love! If you’re interested in other dog name ideas, please check out the blog. 

That being said, there is nothing left but to thank you for your attention up to this point.

I hope I have been helpful, and I wish you many moments of joy and satisfaction in the company of your beloved puppy.

Of course, if you have any questions or concerns along the way, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for reading, and have a great day!

Until next time!

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Housam Ayouni

I am a professional in the field of canine behavior and care with many years of experience. Through my dog blog, which has reached over one million dog owners, I offer practical tips and guidance to support dog owners in creating strong, positive relationships with their pets and promoting the well-being and happiness of all dogs. My goal is to help dog owners create a harmonious and fulfilling life with their furry companions.

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