Name Ideas for German Shepherds

Four German Shepherds lined up in the backyard

125 German Shepherd dog names can provide you with creative choices. Along with a number of traditional German names, a few celebrity names may further inspire you.

German Shepherd Police Dog Names

The German Shepherd breed originated as a working dog in Germany. It has been used for decades in police work. German Shepherds have a keen sense of smell and are highly intelligent. They can run around 30 miles an hour, making it impossible for criminals to outrun them. If you plan to train a German Shepherd for police work, then you certainly want a strong name.

Name Meaning
August revered
Derek gifted ruler
Fritz peaceful ruler
Gerolf wolf
Gunter battle
Kaiser leader
Kiefer barrel maker
Maximilian greatest
Rainer strong counselor
Stefan crown
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German Shepherd Girl Dog Name

You may want a German female name for your German Shepherd girl. Knowing the meaning of the name can help you choose the appropriate one to fit your dog's personality.

Name Meaning
Amalie/Amelie industrious
Angelika angel
Anna/Anja grace
Charlotte petite
Chrisata/Christina anointed, chosen one
Clara/Klara strong
Elke noble
Emily/Emilie ambitious
Erika wildflower
Gabriele God's able-bodied one
Gisela/Giselle pledge
Gretchen pearl
Hannah/Hanna my grace is Baal
Heidie noble
Ilse consecrated to God
Ingrid beautiful, beloved
Johanna God is gracious
Katrina pure
Leizel bountiful
Leonie lion
Lilli purity and beauty
Lina tender
Luisa/Louisa famous
Martina warrior
Mila child wished for
Mina love
Monika unique
Nadine courage of bear
Petra stone, rock
Sabine/Sabrina of Sabine people
Sofia/Sophi/Sophie/Sofie wisdom
Stefanie crown
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German Shepherd Dog Names Male

You may find a few German male names for your boy offer the right choice. You may want to try a few out and see how your dog responds.




















German Shepherds Running On Field

German Actress Names for Your Female German Shepherd

Let the stars of the silver screen offer a little naming inspiration for your German Shepherd. You may enjoy watching a movie featuring the actress before making a decision.

Alexandra Maria Lara

Diane Kruger

Dita Parlo

Franka Ptent

Hannelore Elsner

Heike Makatsch

Hildegard Knef

Julia Jentsch

Karoline Herfurth

Marina Gedeck

Marlene Dietrich

Nastassja Kinski

Romy Schneider

Sibel Kekilli

German Actor Names for German Shepherd Male Dog

If your dog is a male, then a German actor name may be a good choice. You can use both names or opt to use just one.

Armin Mueller-Stahl

Christoph Waltz

Daniel Bruhl

Hans Albers

Jürgen Prochnow

Klaus Kinski

Matthias Schweighofer

Michael Fassbender

Moritz Bleibtreu

Til Schweiger

Dogs Watching TV

German Sports Figures

You can always look to the sports world for inspiration. German Athletes, both male and female, offer excellent choices for your dog's name.

Name Sport
Boris Becker tennis
Katarina Witt ice skating
Katja Seizinger alpine skiing
Max Baer boxing
Steffi Graf tennis
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German Composers and Singers

A few of the renowned German composers and singers are another source of inspiration. When it comes to choosing a name for your companion, going with a well-known artist can provide you with some great choices.

Anja Silja

Brigitte Fassbaender

Franz Joseph Haydn

Georg Friedrich Händel

Johann Sebastian Bach

Johannes Brahms

Ludwig van Beethoven

Nena (Of Red Balloons)

Richard Strauss

Richard Wagner

German Shepard wearing set of headphones

German Beer for German Shepherd Name Choices

German Beer might seem like an odd place to find inspiration for your dog's name. However, you may decide to try one to see if it fits your buddy.



Berliner Weisse





Oktoberfest (Toby for short)



German Shepherd lying down on the floor

Royalty Names for German Shepherd Companion

There's no denying that German Shepherds are a regal breed. A royal name may offer you the ideal regal status your dog deserves.

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German shepherd and man looking at the cliffs

Other Famous Germans

A few other Famous Germans can offer you great name choices for your dog. If you haven't already found a name you like, these people may spark your imagination.

Name Claim to Fame
Albert Einstein scientist
Claudia Schiffer model
Grimm Grimm's fairy tales
Heidi Klum model
Isolde (f) Wagner opera
Tristan (m) Wagner opera
Cute German Shepherd in the woods

Choosing From 125 German Shepherd Dog Names

Your tough puppy deserves a good name. With 125 German Shepherd dog names, you're sure to find one that will fit your canine buddy.

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Name Ideas for German Shepherds