German Shepherd Names – 160+ Awesome Names for Your Shepherd

german shepherd namesLet’s find some great German Shepherd names by looking closer at the breed. Then we’ll dive into the name lists!

German Shepherds are great dogs and have become the second-most popular dog breed in the US.

German Shepherds were originally bred to herd sheep, but because of their trainability, obedience, strength and intelligence they are often used for other types of work including working for the handicapped, police and military. These traits can be considered when picking names.

German Shepherds have also been used in films including Strongheart and Rin Tin Tin. Both dogs have stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Batman’s German Shepherd was named Ace the Bat-Hound.

When coming up with names there are a few different categories that may work well for you. You can go with a traditional German name or pick another category like big, tough or sporty dog names.

Traditional Male German Shepherd Names

If you a German Shepherd name that is actually a traditional German name check out this list. These names are a perfect fit for a shepherd and have a good mix of names that sound tough as well as names that sound a little more classy.

  • Adler
  • Albert
  • Albrecht
  • Amadeus
  • Arlo
  • Arnold
  • August
  • Axel
  • Bach
  • Baldwin
  • Berlin
  • Blitz
  • Bruno
  • Claus
  • Dedrick
  • Dieter
  • Dino
  • Dirk
  • Ernst
  • Felix
  • Franz
  • Frederik
  • Fritz
  • Freda
  • Gunther
  • Hansel
  • Hans
  • Heinrich
  • Heinz
  • Kaiser
  • Klaus
  • Leonard
  • Max
  • Otto
  • Panzer
  • Rainer
  • Rolf
  • Ruger
  • Schwarz
  • Siegfried
  • Sigmund
  • Stein
  • Ulf
  • Walter
  • Wolfgang

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Traditional Female German Shepherd Names

These German names are a perfect match for a female German Shepherd. They include some strong sounding female names as well as some cute options.

  • Ada
  • Adelle
  • Amelia
  • Anka
  • Ava
  • Baroness
  • Beatrix
  • Britta
  • Brunhilde
  • Claudia
  • Dame
  • Ella
  • Elsa
  • Frau or Fraulein
  • Frieda
  • Fritzi
  • Gretchen
  • Greta
  • Gretel
  • Hexi
  • Heidi
  • Helga
  • Hilda
  • Ida
  • Leona
  • Liesel
  • Lola
  • Marta
  • Mischa
  • Nyx
  • Schatzie
  • Schnitzel
  • Sofie
  • Trudi
  • Ursula
  • Wanda
  • Zelda

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Other Male German Shepherd Names

  • Admiral
  • Apollo
  • Andre
  • Bear
  • Beowulf
  • Blaze
  • Blue
  • Bond
  • Brando
  • Brutus
  • Bubba
  • Butch
  • Caesar
  • Captain
  • Chewbacca
  • Chief
  • Conan
  • Diesel
  • Dozer
  • Duke
  • Flash
  • Goliath
  • Gunner
  • Hulk
  • Hunter
  • Jackson
  • Julius
  • King
  • Kojak
  • Mack
  • Maximus
  • Rambo
  • Ranger
  • Rex
  • Riley
  • Rocky
  • Rudy
  • Sargent (Sarge)
  • Shep
  • Stallone
  • Tank
  • Tex
  • Thor
  • Titan
  • Tonka
  • Tracker
  • Trooper
  • Tyson
  • Zeus

Other Female German Shepherd Names

  • Athena
  • Bertha
  • Carmen
  • Cleo
  • Dutchess
  • Gracie
  • Gwen
  • Harley
  • Harper
  • Jade
  • Kahuna
  • Kodiak
  • Lady
  • Leena
  • Marge
  • Nikita
  • Piper
  • Quartz
  • Queenie (Queen)
  • Ripley
  • Ritaƒit
  • Rogue
  • Roxy
  • Scully
  • Stella
  • Tink
  • Ursula
  • Vixen
  • Xena

For more German Shepherd names you can check out our list of German dog names or try doing a search.

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