112 Unusual German Shepherd Dog Names For Male GSDs

German Shepherd Dog is a breed of large-sized dog that originated in Germany, it is sometimes abbreviated as "GSD". They are originally developed for herding sheep. Because of their strength, intelligence, trainability and obedience, German Shepherds around the world are often the preferred breed for many types of work, including assistance, search-and-rescue, police and military roles, and even acting. Today The German Shepherd is the second-most popular breed of dog in the United States and fourth-most popular in the United Kingdom.


When coming up to dog names, you have to consider the characteristics of GSD dogs. They are large-sized dogs, they are originated from Germany, and they are smart, courageous, capable and loyal.

German people and places are great source for dog names, those brilliant people and shining city names are perfect for your German Shepherd dog names. You could also consider those names with great meanings in Germany, and do not forget those names mean large, smart, courageous and loyal.

Famous German People:

Albert: Albert Einstein devised the theory of relativity as a young man.



Amadeus: The famed composer Wolfgang Mozart's middle name.

Bach: Johannes Sebastian Bach was a famous German composer.

Beethoven: Ludwig van Beethoven was a famous German composer.

Bismarck: 19th Century Prussian/German statesman.

Boris: A common male German name, it is shared by the top championship tennis player, Boris Becker.

Einstein: Albert Einstein was considered to be one of the smartest men who ever lived.

Goethe: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German Poet and Philosopher.

Kafka: Franz Kafka was a German-language writer from Prague.

Kant: Sanskrit for Brilliant or Beloved. Also an 18th-century German philospher.

Mozart: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a famous German composer.

German Place Names:

Berlin: Capital of Germany, once split into Communist and Free zones, it is today a unified city.

Bonn: One of the largest cities in Germany and a major trade city.

Britz: A German city.

Haan: A beautiful German city.

Kiel: A German city known for its sailing events.

Kleve: German city name.

Munich: Munich is the Capital city of Bavaria, Germany.

Otter: Small German city.

Xanten: Xanten is the only German city that starts with X.

Berg: A German city that means Mountain.

German Automobile Brand Names:

Audi: A German automobile manufacturer that designs, engineers, produces, markets and distributes luxury automobiles.



Benz: As in Mercedes-Benz.

Maybach: A German luxury car manufacturer.

Mercedes: As in Mercedes-Benz.

Porsche: A German automobile manufacturer specializing in high-performance cars.

Names With Great Meanings in Germany:

Aldo: German for Old and Wise.

Aldous: German for Old and Wise.

Barette: German for Bear-brave.

Brantley: Germanic for Sword.

Bruno: Germanic for Brown.

Burgh: German for Protection.

Burke: German for A Fortification.

Dietrich: German for Ruler of the People.

Donner: German for Thunder.

Ellard: German for Noble and Brave.

Emerich: German for Home Ruler.

Ferguson: Germanic for Noble and Strong.

Fritz: German for Peaceful Ruler.

Helmar: Germanic for Famous Protector.

Henri: Germanic for Home Ruler.

Hertz: German for Kind Hearted.

Herz: German for Hardy or Brave.

Ido: German for Work.

Ivo: German for Yew or Cut Wood.

Johannes: German for John.

Kaiser: German for Emperor.

Karl: German for Free Man.

Keifer: German for Barrel Maker.

Lando: Germanic for Famous Country.

Landry: Germanic for Master of the Land.

Leuther: German for Army person.

Lothar: German for Army person.

Luther: German for Army person.

Rico: Germanic for Strong Power.

Rolf: Germanic for famous wolf.

Rolly: Germanic for Famous Country.

Rudi: Germanic for famous wolf.

Saxon: German for Sharp Blade or Sword.

Schnaps: German for strong alcoholic drink.

Sigmond: German for Protector.

Tillie: German for Powerful Battler.

Ugo: Germanic for Mind, Heart or Spirit.

Waldo: Germanic for Ruler.

Walter: Germanic for Ruler of the Army.

Werner: German for Protecting Army.

Will: Germanic for Will, Desire, Helmet, Protection.

Wulf: German for Wolf.

Zellmer: German for Ruller of the Village.

Ziggy: Germanic for Victorious Protector.

Names Mean Large, Smart, Courageous And Loyal:

Aristotle: The best of all. Made famous by the Greek philosopher Aristotle.

Argus: a giant with a hundred eyes.

Arthur: King Arthur of Britain and his Round Table of knights have become legendary figures.

Atlas: the primordial Titan who held up the celestial sphere.

August: Great, magnificient.

Augustus: Given historical glamour by Roman emperors and German princely families.

Balor: a king of the Fomorians, a race of giants in Irish mythology.

Bestla: an ancient frost giantess in Norse mythology.

Bigfoot: a large, hairy, bipedal humanoid.

Blaze: a large and powerful wildfire.

Bruiser: a strong, tough person.

Cacus: a fire-breathing giant in Roman mythology.

Caesar: a title of the Roman emperors from Augustus to Hadrian.

Cherokee: The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a mid-size SUV.

Cullinan: the largest rough gem-quality diamond ever found.

Cyclops: a member of a primordial race of giants in Greek mythology.

Danube: The second largest river flowing through Germany in Europe.

Duke: Leader.

Giant: a person or thing of unusually great size.

Goliath: the giant slain by David in the Bible.

Hansel: A smart character in the German fairy tale Hansel and Gretel.

Heinrich: Home leader.

Hummer: A division of large-sized SUVs.

Jamin: Hebrew for Right Hand. Great name for a service dog.

Jumbo: a very large person, animal, or thing.

Jupiter: the largest planet in the solar system.

Caesar: an imperial title meaning "emperor".

Lennox: A Scottish nobleman appears in Shakespeare's "Macbeth".

Loki: a giant; God of Mischief in Norse mythology.

Matthias: Gift of God.

Maxim: Greatest.

Monster: any animal or thing huge in size.

Ozzy: God's power.

Panzer: Famous German tank from World War II.

Sahara: the world’s hottest and largest desert.

Samson: a Biblical figure known for his superhuman strength.

Simba: a lion character in The Lion King.

Thor: The Norse god of thunder and power.

Titan: immortal giants of incredible strength.

Victor: Champion.

Whitney: The tallest mountain in the lower 48 states of the U.S.

Zeus: the Greek god of the sky and ruler of the Olympian gods.

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