Great Dog Names From Germany for Males and Females
Do you have a German dog in need of a German name? There are several German breeds, though some are not even thought of as German. For example, the Boxer is a popular breed of dog with a German origin. The Great Dane is also known in this part of the world (and most others) as the German Mastiff—these are often seen guarding farms and houses along the beach. The German Shepherd Dog, Miniature Schnauzer and Giant Schnauzer, and Dachshund are also seen on the beach at times. Yes, we also have Rottweilers, a few examples of the German Shorthaired Pointers, and even the occasional Weimaraner.
A lot of my German neighbors like to pick their dog names from things here in Brazil. However, there are good choices they are avoiding (sometimes due to difficult pronunciation), and Max and Spike are common choices. If you check the internet, you will find sites that list over 10,000 name options, some of which are words that a dog will never respond to. Even among the shorter words there are plenty of good choices.
German Dog Names for Males
What are some of the great German dog names for boys?
- Aldo: Wise one.
- Baldwin: Old friend.
- Ballard: Warrior.
- Bernard: Brave as a bear. This may not sound like a tough dog name, but it is.
- Bruno: Brown.
- Clovis: A famous warrior.
- Conrad: Brave counsellor.
- Derek: Ruler.
- Herman: An army man.
- Jarvis: Spear thrower.
- Kaiser: King. I think all of us have run across a German Shepherd Dog named King. Isn't this a better choice?
- Martin: From Mars. Think of the god of War, not little green men.
- Otto: Wealthy.
- Panzer: Armored.
- Rudolph: A form of the word wolf.
- Rudy: A form of Rudolph, the wolf.
- Ruger: The brand of gun.
- Ulrich: Ruling wolf.
- Wendell: The traveller.
- Wolfgang: Rising wolf.
German Names for Female Dogs
And if your new puppy is a girl?
- Ava: Bird.
- Bela: White.
- Berta: Glorious.
- Brenda: Sword blade.
- Elsa: Princess.
- Emma: One who cares.
- Frieda: Dove of peace.
- Greta: Variation of Margaret.
- Gretchen: Little pearl.
- Heidi: Honorable.
- Helga: A follower of God.
- Hexi: Witch. A great choice for a Wicca follower.
- Leyna: Little angel.
- Schatzi: Little treasured one. This is a great name for a special little Dachshund!
- Vera: Truth.
- Wanda: Wanderer. This name might be better for a pet fish, however.
- Zelda: Grey warrior.
There are some German words for animals that make good dog names. For example "Adler" means "the Eagle." Unfortunately, most of them are either too difficult to pronounce or too short to make good names for a dog.
And of course some common household objects also make great dog names. For example, "Keller" means "the basement" in German. This is a great name for a puppy who loves to hide in the basement all the time! You might find another that you like, but this is my personal favorite.
German Words for Common Dog Commands
The German words for dog training are short and easy for a dog to follow. If you are using a German name why not take a few minutes and learn these commands?
- Sit: Sitz
- Down: Platz
- Stay: Bleib
- Come: Hier
- Heel: Foos
- Leave it: Aus
- Look at me!: Achtung!
And of course no dog can forget the most important of all commands:
- No: Nein
There are a few names that I think are too common and overused in people, and are in no way appropriate for your dog. If you find a German name I missed, however, and would like to use it, please think about how the word will be used during training. Max is an overused name—even kind of boring—but the hardest part of a name like that is dealing with all the other dogs responding to you when they hear their shared name.
Whatever name you choose, do so quickly! Your new German puppy is waiting.
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