38 German dog names perfect for your favorite hound

Jun 19, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. ET

Whether you're adopting a pup of German descent or simply want to give your new lovable bundle of fur a Germanic moniker, we're sure you'll find one of these German dog names to be the perfect fit.

German dog names inspired by famous German people

German dog name Heidi Klum

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If you're into German culture, give your pup a moniker that makes it sound like an important German scientist, politician, musician, model or athlete.

1. Einstein (Albert Einstein)

2. Boris (Boris Becker)

3. Gutenberg (Johannes Gutenberg)

4. Wolfgang (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

5. Bach (Johann Sebastian Bach)

German dog names inspired by German characters

Fictional German characters are a fun source of dog name inspiration, especially if you're a long-time fan of German actors or literature.

6. Sgt. Schultz (Hogan's Heroes)

7. General Von Klinkerhoffen ('Allo! 'Allo!)

8. Hansel (Hansel and Gretel)

9. Joringel (Joringel and Jorinde)

10. Hagen (Nibelungenlied)

11. Moritz (Max and Moritz)

12. Gretel (Hansel and Gretel)

13. Jorinde (Joringel and Jorinde)

14. Rapunzel (Rapunzel)

15. Bibi (Bibi Blocksberg)

German dog names inspired by German locales

German Shepherd

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16. Berlin

17. Hamburg

18. Bavaria

19. Saxony

20. Munich

21. Frankfurt

22. Dusseldorf

23. Copenhagen

German dog names inspired by German food and drink

German dog name Kraut

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Some German foods and drinks sound like terms of endearment and, given the right dog, can match its personality. We're pretty sure the corgi above is aptly named Kraut (cabbage) or Sauerkraut (sour cabbage).

24. Kuchen (cake)

25. Bratwurst

26. Marzipan

27. Stollen

28. Spatzel

29. Knodel (dumpling)

30. Bayrisch (cream dessert)

31. Spargel (asparagus)

32. Leckerbissen (cookies)

33. Kaffe (coffee)

34. Apfelwein (apple wine)

German dog names inspired by love and endearment

Though Germans are renowned for sounding harsh when they speak, the love language in Germany sounds quite affectionate and sweet.

35. Freund (friend)

36. Schatz (treasure)

37. Kuschelbar (cuddle bear)

38. Wunderschöne (beautiful)

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