German Shepherd Dog Names

While German Shepherds were traditionally bred for herding sheep, they’ve become one of the most popular pet dogs in the United States and around the world. Certain breeds have certain characteristics, and German Shepherds are incredibly distinct dogs with interesting personalities. We hope you find a fitting name for your new pup in this range of lists, but if you don’t, Fido always works!


Popular German Shepherd names
Research indicates these names are the most common names used by German Shepherd owners.

  • Dash
  • Lady
  • Paddy

German-Inspired German Shepherd names
Don’t forget about the important ‘German’ in your ‘German Shepherd’. Try one of these German-inspired dog names.

  • Darius
  • Kaiser

Some Totally Unique German Shepherd Names
Want your German Shepherd to have a completely unique name? If you choose any of these, you don’t have a problem calling for Fido at the dog park.

  • Abracadabra
  • Foghorn
  • Navigator
  • Widgeon