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German Dog Names with Meaning

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  • Axel – father of peace
  • Schnitzel – This dish of a thin slice of veal or other light meat, coated in breadcrumbs and fried, is quite popular.
  • Beatrix – she who brings happiness
  • Sauerkraut – Sauerkraut is cabbage that is cut fine, salted and allowed to ferment until sour. It seems like people either love or hate this German food.
  • Ella – all, completely; fairy maiden
  • Sofie – wisdom
  • Trudy – spear of strength
  • Greta – also pearl
  • Adolph – noble wolf
  • Frederika – peaceful ruler
  • Anka – purse
  • Albern – white
  • Stuttgart – The city of Stuttgart is perhaps best known for its automative industry. Leading brands Porsche and Mercedes-Benz both are headquartered there.
  • Marta – lady
  • Vienna – The capital and largest city in Austria, Vienna makes a gorgeous, unique dog name.
  • Kaiser – emperor
  • August – great, magnificent
  • Lola – lady of sorrows
  • Max – the greatest
  • Gunther – bold warrior
  • Dieter – ruler of the people
  • Hamburg – The second largest city in Germany, Hamburg is home to nearly 2 million people.
  • Britta – strength or exalted one
  • Elsa – pledged to God
  • Aldo – old and wise
  • Dirk – also the people’s ruler
  • Wanda – shepherdess; wanderer
  • Raymond – wise protector
  • Fritzi – also peaceful ruler
  • Ida – industrious one
  • Hans – God is gracious
  • Dresden – Situated in the eastern part of the country, Dresden suffered heavy losses in WWII, but has been carefully restored since then.
  • Alphonse – noble, ready for battle
  • Frieda – also peaceful ruler
  • Frankfurt – This large German city makes an uber cute dog name.
  • Claudia – enclosure
  • Heinz – also home of the king
  • Wolfgang – traveling wolf
  • Mischa – who is like God
  • Ada – noble, nobility
  • Roland – famous throughout the land
  • Adler – eagle
  • Albrecht – also means noble, bright
  • Emmet – universal, truth
  • Goulash – As in the soup or stew made up of meat, vegetables and seasonings.
  • Alger – clever warrior
  • Zelda – gray fighting maid
  • Bach – dweller near the brook
  • Dedrick – the people’s ruler
  • Emma – universal
  • Stein – stone
  • Ulf – wolf
  • Sigmund – victorious protection
  • Danube – The second largest river in all of Europe, the Danube starts in Germany and flows 2,860 km east, ending in the Black Sea.
  • Arnold – ruler, strong as an eagle
  • Munich (or München in German) – The third largest city in Germany, Munich is home to the famous Oktoberfest festival.
  • Annette – the Lord has favored me
  • Hessia – Another German state, Hessia could make a beautiful name for a female pup.
  • Ernie/Ernest/Ernst – serious, resolute
  • Rudolph/Rudy – also famous wolf
  • Berlin – The capital and most popular city in Germany, Berlin is full of amazing history, landmarks and more.
  • Addie – also noble, nobility
  • Düsseldorf – An international business and financial center, Düsseldorf is a distinctly sounding city that could also make a cool dog name.
  • Ava – life
  • Claus/Klaus – people of vistory
  • Siegfried – victorious peace
  • Otto – wealthy
  • Amelia – work
  • Heidi – of noble birth
  • Bavaria – A federal state of Germany, Bavaria is a well-known region of Germany.
  • Fritz – also peaceful ruler
  • Gretchen – pearl
  • Cologne – Another populous city, Cologne is known for its stunning cathedral.
  • Waldo – to rule
  • Brunhilde – armed for battle
  • Frederik – peaceful ruler
  • Wurst – German for sausage, wurst is available in 1,500 types!
  • Rhine – As in the Rhine River, a large European body of water that cuts through Germany.
  • Elbe – Another large river, the Elbe passes through the Czech Republic and Germany.
  • Heinrich – home of the king
  • Bernadette – brave as a bear
  • Baldwin – brave friend
  • Bernard – strong, brave as a bear
  • Millie – gentle strength
  • Walter – army ruler
  • Alvin – noble friend, friend of the elves
  • Rolf – famous wolf
  • Schwartz – black hair or dark complexion
  • Albert – noble, bright
  • Leona – lioness
  • Caroline – free man
  • Liesel – pledged to God
  • Franz – free man
  • Brezel – A soft white pretzel made from flour water and yeast and sprinkled with salt. They go great with German beer!
  • Hilda – battle woman
  • Knödel – Another German dumpling, the Knödel is made from flour, bread or potatoes and then boiled.
  • Salzburg – Over to the west of Vienna is the Austria’s other popular city, Salzburg, known for its picturesque views and storied history.
  • Ursula – little female bear
  • Leonard – brave lion
  • Bruno – brown
  • Spätzle – A dish popular in southern Germany, Spätzle consists of small dumplings poached in boiling water.
  • Felix – happy, fortunate