Male German Shepherd Dog Names

Find the best name for your sidekick.

German Shepherd Dog Names - Give a German Shepherd a name that expresses a side of his nature, history or physical characteristics.

Check out this list of favorite names for German Shepherds.


german shepherd dog names

There are several approaches that can give you ideas for naming this mighty breed

You'll recognize some famous names on our list of German Shepherd Dog (GSD) names from the movies or television. Strongheart, Rin Tin Tin and Littlest Hobo all hail from the screen.

Strong names like "King" and "Noble", reflect a Shepherd's strong and regal look while names like "Buddy" or "Fuzzer" show his softer side.

Bred to perform herding and guarding duties, names like "Sentinel" and "Soldier" are often assigned to dogs like the German Shepherd (Alsatian).

Whether you searched for German Shepherd Dog Names or German Shepard (which is a common mis-spelling), we've got you covered.

Big dog names, working dog names and names that reflect the loyal nature of the breed make a good match for the Shepherd.

Go to German Shepherd Names for a great list of female Shepherd names.

Choose from our German Shepherd Dog Names below to find a great name for your new best friend.


A-K ~ Male German Shepherd Dog Names

  • Abbot
  • Abel
  • Apollo
  • Achilles
  • Adonis
  • Amos
  • Angus
  • Apollo ~ Greek God of the sun
  • Atlas
  • Atilla
  • Barclay
  • Barlow
  • Barnaby
  • Baron
  • Barton
  • Baxter
  • Beaumont
  • Belvedere
  • Benson
  • Bentley
  • Berkley
  • Bigelow
  • Bishop
  • Boomer
  • Brando
  • Buckley
  • Buddy
  • Bullet
  • Cain
  • Cairo
  • Capone
  • Carter
  • Cash
  • Castro
  • Chance
  • Chase
  • Chester
  • Chief
  • Crockett
  • Dakota
  • Dalton
  • Deeogee (D-O-G)
  • Dempsey
  • Denver
  • Dewey
  • Dexter ~ Clever
  • Dickens
  • Digby
  • Dodger
  • Domingo ~ Sunday (Spanish)
  • Domino
  • Duffy
  • Dynamo
  • Dozer
  • Drake
  • Drayton
  • Dudley
  • Duke
  • Edge
  • Edison
  • Egan
  • Einstein
  • Eli
  • Emery
  • Fargo
  • Farley
  • Fender
  • Fenway
  • Fulford
  • Fuzzer
  • Gage
  • Ganges
  • Gartley
  • Griswold
  • Groucho
  • Grover
  • Grizzly
  • Hacket
  • Hamlet
  • Hardy
  • Harley
  • Hawkeye
  • Hemingway
  • Hercules
  • Hickory
  • Hobo
  • Hogan
  • Hooch
  • Hoover
  • Hunter
  • Igor
  • Jager
  • Jake
  • Jarman ~ A German (German)
  • Jarvis
  • Jasper
  • Java
  • Jed ~ Beloved by God (Hebrew)
  • Jesse
  • Jethro
  • Jonah
  • Jude
  • Judge
  • Jungle
  • Kaiser
  • Kane
  • Karma
  • Keane ~ Clever (Irish)
  • Keeper
  • King
  • Keo
  • Kennedy
  • Kenya
  • Kibbles
  • Kieran (Irish)
  • Kilian ~ Patron Saint of Bavaria
  • Kingston
  • Kipling
  • Kirby
  • Kiva
  • Kodiak
  • Koko
  • Kosmic
  • Kosmo


L-R ~ Male German Shepherd Dog Names


  • Laser
  • Leo
  • Leroy
  • Levi
  • Liberty
  • Lobo
  • Logan
  • Lucky
  • Luke
  • Mac
  • Macbeth
  • Maddox
  • Magic
  • Magnum
  • Major
  • Mambo
  • Marley
  • Mason
  • Mather
  • Maverick
  • Maxwell
  • Mercury
  • Merlin
  • Midas
  • Mighty
  • Moby
  • Murdock
  • Nash
  • Nelson
  • Nemo
  • Nero
  • Neutron
  • Newton
  • Noah
  • Noble
  • Nosey
  • Nutmeg
  • Oakes
  • Odyssey
  • Ogden
  • Oliver
  • Orion
  • Orlando
  • Osborne
  • Oscar
  • Otis
  • Otto
  • Outlaw
  • Ouzo
  • Owen
  • Oxford
  • Oz
  • Ozone
  • Ozzy
  • Palmer
  • Parker
  • Patriot
  • Paxton
  • Phantom
  • Pharroh
  • Phoenix
  • Pickwick
  • Piedmont
  • Pirate
  • Poet
  • Porter
  • Prescott
  • Prince
  • Proctor
  • Proton
  • Quentin
  • Quigly
  • Quincy
  • Quirk
  • Radar
  • Rambo
  • Ranger
  • Reagan
  • Rebel
  • Remington
  • Reno
  • Rex
  • Rigby
  • Riley
  • Roman
  • Romeo
  • Rory
  • Roscoe
  • Rudy
  • Rufus
  • Rupert



S-Z ~ Male German Shepherd Dog Names

  • Saber
  • Sage
  • Salvador
  • Samson
  • Sargeant
  • Savior
  • Sawyer
  • Saxon ~ Historical Germanic Tribe
  • Scout
  • Scully
  • Sentinel
  • Seth
  • Shadow
  • Shep
  • Shiloh
  • Sherman
  • Snickers
  • Sonny
  • Spirit
  • Stoney
  • Sultan
  • Tango
  • Tanner
  • Tattoo
  • Tazer
  • Templeton
  • Thatcher
  • Thor
  • Thunder
  • Thurston
  • Toby
  • Trapper
  • Tripp
  • Trooper
  • True
  • Tucker
  • Upton
  • Ursa ~ Bear
  • Vagabond
  • Valiant
  • Valor
  • Virgil
  • Waldo
  • Warrior
  • Welby
  • Willoughby
  • Wilson
  • Windsor
  • Winston
  • Winter
  • Wisdom
  • Wrigley
  • Wyatt
  • Xanadu
  • Yeti
  • Yogi
  • Yukon
  • Zack
  • Zephyr
  • Zeus
  • Zorro


Check out this list of German Dog Names if you're aiming for a name that communicates his historcal links.

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