Popular German Shepherd Names

A vital, but often overlooked, step of dog training is giving the dog a name. All of your future commands, acknowledgements, and reinforcements will be dependent upon how well your German Shepherd responds to his/her name. So, now you’re tasked with the mission of assigning your new best friend a calling card. This can seem daunting to some. What should I base the name on? Should it be a human name or something more off-the-wall? What if the dog hates it? (Luckily, your dog probably won’t care.)

 

Naming Your Dog with Training in Mind

From a training standpoint, the rule of thumb is that shorter names are better. Research has shown that dogs respond better to short commands and since the first command your dog will be learning to respond to is his name, picking something that is one or two syllables would be ideal. That being said, we certainly don’t want to discourage you from naming your pup Sir Bacon Bits of Barkshire, if you’re so inclined. But might we suggest that it be his/her formal name while the nickname (and most often used name) be simply Bacon. 🙂

 

Here is a list of popular German Shepherd names of the past century. By no means is this list comprehensive (Sir Bacon Bits, for instance, is not on it).

Male German Shepherd NamesFemale German Shepherd Names
Male German Shepherd NamesFemale German Shepherd Names
AxelAllie
BairdBella
BearBelle
BlazeDolly
BoomerFaith
CasperFoxy
CharlieHaley
ChipHalo
GusHeidi
JakeHolly
LouieHoney
MajorKia
MaverickLilly
MaxLuna
MaximusMocha
OzzieMolly
RemyPumpkin
RockyRocky
SamRosie
SamsonRoxie
ScoutSadie
ShadowSasha
StormShadow
TankSkye
ThorStar
TobyStorm
TuckerXena
WilsonZoe