The 20 Best German Dog Names  



Hi and welcome to our page on German dog names. A language we love very much. Why? Because it has an enormous amount of words in its vocabulary.

Filled with unique words that are known throughout the world. Words like zeitgeist, fingerspitzengefuhl and schadenfreude. But we love it for another reason.

It’s a super language if you want a Germanic sounding dog name.

So we went ahead. Looked at countless German words and selected all the canine befitting ones. 

We ended up with 20 awesome German names for dogs.

Examples you’d want to name your pooch after. 

But don’t take it from us. You be the judge. See the German dog name collection below!

Hi and welcome to our page on German dog names. A language we love very much. 

Why? Because it has an enormous amount of words in its vocabulary.

Filled with unique words that are known throughout the world.

Words like zeitgeist, fingerspitzengefuhl and schadenfreude.

But we love it for another reason.

It’s a super language if you want a Germanic sounding dog name. So we went ahead. Looked at countless German words and selected all the canine befitting ones. 

We ended up with 20 awesome German names for dogs. Examples you’d want to name your pooch after.

But don’t take it from us. You be the judge. 

See the German dog name collection below!


20 Of The Best German Dog Names:

1  -Kraft, a word meaning strength. We loved this one because it oozes strength.

2  -Stark, is the word for strongly. An awesome example. Belongs in a strong German dog names collection.

3  -Kaffee, a super cute name for a pooch. It’s German for coffee. A true Ace pet name.

4  -Waffen, officially meaning arms, as in weapons. Great if you happen to have a hunting dog or a real sporty type breed.

5  -Otto, which is a archetypal German name. It makes for a perfect example for a mongrel.

6  -Bodo, another well-known name in this country. We find it especially befitting as a name for a canine.

7  -Berlin, ahh, the capital of Germany. A truly super sounding expression. It makes a cool pet name anytime!

8  -Waldo, is another popular name that is just ideal for a mongrel.

9  -Walli, is a female first name. Would be ideal for a female pooch.

10 -Klaus, another very popular and uber German sounding example. 

11 -Ruckzuck, which stands for very fast. Just perfect for your speedy, can’t-sit-still doggy.

12 -Freitag, is, you guessed it, Friday in this language. A word that’ll give you a weekend feeling every day of the week.

13 -Kino, this word means cinema or movie theater. Especially suitable if you have a very dramatic acting pet.

14 -Bulli, is the nickname for the world famous Volkswagen hippie van. This is a true gem of a male German pet name.

15 -Trabi, the “cute-fied” word for the car that was made in former East Germany. Very hip and cool indeed.

16 -Schmuck, words don’t get any more Germanic sounding than this. The official meaning is jewelry. Bling-Bling! 

17 -Flickflack, it stands for backflip. As far as unique dog names in German goes you can’t beat this one. 

18 -Heiko, is a nickname for Heinrich. A very popular name. We like the sound of it. Which makes it ideal as a dog name.

19 -Guti, which is short for Gustav. Another quintessential male name from the country that brought you “lederhosen”.

20 -Benno, which is the short version for Bernhard. It makes for an ideal canine name.


We hope you’ll find the perfect German name for your dog. If not. No problem. 

Perhaps you’d like to see more pet names in other languages. We ‘ve got distinctive dog names in FrenchHawaiianItalian and pet names in SpanishIrish and even Chinese.

Take your time looking for the right one. You will be using that name a lot in years to come.

As long as you don’t give your canine a generic and mainstream name.

We’ve got enough of those already :)

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