German Shepherd Dog Names: Cool Names for German Shepherd Breed Dogs

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Are you looking for that perfect dog name that just fits your German Shepherd? Naming a dog can be difficult.

We have gotten several emails from wonderful and dedicated German Shepherd owners over the years asking for their own article on German Shepherd name suggestions! Here are some suggestions from them!

We hope this list of German Shepherd names gives you an idea on naming your pup. Do you have a good German Shepherd name suggestion? Email us your dog name ideas and we will try to add them to our German Shepherd name list!

  •         Abe
  •         Able
  •         Ace
  •         Adrian
  •         Ahilles
  •         Aiko
  •         Aiko
  •         Alex
  •         Alexia
  •         Anja
  •         Anja
  •         Anubis
  •         Apache
  •         Apollo
  •         Arek
  •         Arthus
  •         Astro
  •         Atra
  •         Audra
  •         Axel – means the Bringer of Peace
  •         Axle
  •         Ayla
  •         Barron
  •         Barron
  •         Blitz
  •         Bravo
  •         Bridgette
  •         Brisco
  •         Bruno
  •         Bruno (brown bear)
  •         Caesar
  •         Cash - after Johnny Cash
  •         Castro
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  • Chase - "Go chase the ball, Chase!
  •         Cim
  •         Ciro
  •         Cisco
  •         CJ
  •         Cliff
  •         Clifford
  •         Cora
  •         Crok
  •         Crusoe
  •         Crystal
  •         Dagmar
  •         Dago
  •         Danke (German for Thank you)
  •         Dasty
  •         Diana – Diana for Diana the Huntress. Named for a GS that lies to "patrol" and "hunt" for whatever she considers a "pest" (like mice). Her name means "hunter"....
  •         Diesel
  •         Dieter
  •         Duke
  •         Eik
  •         Eiko
  •         Eko
  •         Falcon
  •         Falk
  •         Falko
  •         Fara
  •         Faro
  •         Faulker - which was a German warplane
  •         Fetzer
  •         Fina
  •         Fletch
  •         Fletcher
  •         Frank
  •         Frankie
  •         Freyja
  •         Fritz
  •         Frost (for a beautiful white one)
  •         Gabe
  •         Gabi
  •         Gelert
  •         Gina
  •         Go-Go
  •         Gretchen
  •         Gunnar
  •         Gus
  •         Gusto
  •         Hank-Hank
  •         Hans
  •         Hercules
  •         Hilda
  •         Ina
  •         Ingrid
  •         Isa
  •         Jauser
  •         King
  •         Lady
  •         Lady Dee
  •         Jax
  •         Jazmine (or Jazz)
  •         Jule
  •         Kaiser
  •         Kaiya - which is pronounced Ki (long "i" sound) - a (short "a" sound)
  •         Kane
  •         Karpa (in honor of a wonderful military dog that was killed in the line of duty - thanks Mark)
  •         Katina
  •         Kayla
  •         Kenna
            
            

  •         Keona - I was told it means "gift from God"
  •         Kilo
  •         Kim
  •         Kima (pronounced KEE-MAH). after a police dog that was killed in the line of duty
  •         Kimbo
  •         Kimm
  •         King
  •         Koa (It means strong and mighty in Hawaiian)
  •         Kojoe
  •         Kona
  •         Kuishti
  •         Kway
  •         Kyra
  •         Lance
  •         Loki
  •         Ludwig
  •         Luggar (like the gun)
  •         Mr Squad, cause he was part of our Squad
  •         Magnum
  •         Marley - after Bob Marley
  •         Marshall
  •         Matthias
  •         Mink
  •         Minka
  •         Monty
  •         Morse (morse code)
  •         Mufasa
  •         Mystery Night
  •         Mystique
  •         Nanuke - polar bear in Alaska (white dog too)
  •         Nick
  •         Niko
  •         Nitro
  •         Nixon
  •         Oliver – means peacemaker
  •         OLOF
  •         Olex
  •         Onex
  •         Opal
  •         Orka
  •         Ory
  •         Oscar
  •         Otis
  •         Otto
  •         Phantom of the Opera
  •         Phoenix
  •         Portia
  •         Racer
  •         Radar
  •         Rex
  •         Rikka
  •         Rintintin
  •         Rocky
  •         Romeo
  •         Rommel
  •         Roscoe (deer wood)
  •         Rupeni - Rupeni Caucaunibuca (fastest rugby player in the world)
  •         Schnitzel. I think its a fun name. I think a schnitzel is supposed to be some kind of sausage.
  •         Saxon
  •         Shiloh -means "peace" as in Shalom, there was a battle of Shiloh in the American Civil war
  •         Scout - cause my boy liked to explore and lead the way
  •         Sebastian
  •         Segun - It is pronounced like "Cajun," but with an "S" at the beginning
  •         Selena
  •         Sequoia
  •         Sheena
  •         Shep
  •         Sierra
  •         Simon - it means- he who hears well, and since his ears were so large we thought it fit.
  •         Spike
  •         Stoli
  •         Sunny Boy - because he is the Sunshine in my family's life
  •         Sylvie
  •         Tanner
  •         The Rock (like the actor)
  •         Thor (the god of thunder)
  •         Thunder
  •         Truman, Trumie as a nickname. We have a small, but mighty German Shepherd that we named after President Truman.
  •         Timmy
  •         Tikka
  •         Tobi
  •         Trevor
  •         Troll
  •         Tucker
  •         Tyson
  •         Udo
  •         Uly
  •         Ursula
  •         Ute
  •         Wolf
  •         Xando
  •         Xander
  •         Xandra
  •         Xenta
  •         Xena
  •         Yuna
  •         Zack
  •         Zelda
  •         Zena
  •         Zeta
  •         Zita
  •         Zorro
            
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    Doesn't matter how or what you would like to name your dog, we have the perfect name for you. Are you looking for a dog name to go with personality traits such as independent dogs, playful dogs, funny dogs, cute or beautiful dogs, loving dogs, sweet dogs, big dogs or dogs with big personalities, small dogs, aggressive dogs or good watch dogs, smart dogs, not so smart dogs, strong dogs, fast dogs, ornery dogs, or talkative dogs?

    Or are you looking for a name your dog based on his hair coat color or type such as he is white, yellow, red or brown, silver or grey, black, black and white, spotted, wrinkled or a fluffy dog. Check out the links associated with any of those words and get our list! We have the perfect name for your dog!

    Or have you found a stray dog or rescued a stray and want a name that fits?

    Here is even a list of over 1200 common dog names. Or maybe you just want to look for an unusual dog name. How about cool dog names? We have tons of those!

    Do you want to know what the most common dog names mean? Learn about the "meaning" behind common Male dog names and Female dog names.

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    debra-primovic Dr. Debra Primovic

    Debra A. Primovic, BSN, DVM, Editor-in-Chief, is a graduate of the Ohio State University School of Nursing and the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Following her veterinary medical training, Dr. Primovic practiced in general small animal practices as well as veterinary emergency practices. She was staff veterinarian at the Animal Emergency Clinic of St. Louis, Missouri, one of the busiest emergency/critical care practices in the United States as well as MedVet Columbus, winner of the AAHA Hospital of the year in 2014. She also spends time in general practice at the Granville Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Primovic divides her time among veterinary emergency and general practice, editing, writing, and updating articles for PetPlace.com, and editing and indexing for veterinary publications. She loves both dogs and cats but has had extraordinary cats in her life, all of which have died over the past couple years. Special cats in her life were Kali, Sammy, Pepper and Beanie.