With so many puppy names to choose from, it’s hard to find fitting female German Shepherd names. Choosing the right name for such an intelligent, courageous and capable breed is an important step and worth the extra time it may take. It’s almost like trying to name Wonder Woman (hey, there’s an idea!).
Female Shepherds need a name with strong character, but matching the famale personality. What is the purpose of your German Shepherd? That also plays into your decision.
Shepherds play many roles from companion to guard dog. They also make outstanding service animals, often used to help those who are visually impaired.
If you want to learn more about seeing eye dogs and the fascinating story of Morris Frank and Buddy, visit The Seeing Eye website.
As a kid, I had two German Shepherds, but they were both male. Later in life I had two more male Shepherds, but they were not pure bred and both were named Sam (actually the second one was named Sam II).
If you need a boy dog name for your Shepherd, check the male German Shepherd names list. Otherwise, take a look at the list of names and meanings below.
One more thing . . . my neighbor raises German Shepherds and my favorite of her female German Shepherd names (so far) is Deja. That just seems like a cool dog name.
If you don’t yet own one of these impressive dogs, visit our German Shepherd information page to learn more. This may also help you choose an appropriate name for your dog.
Browse our list of more than 80 female German Shepherd names and their meanings. Take your time and have fun.
If you don’t find a name you like, expand your search to our list of German dog names or to our entire list of more than 4,000 puppy names.
|Adele||Germanic for Noble.|
|Allegra||Italian Lively or Cheeful. Latin for Joy.|
|Ava||Latin name meaning Bird|
|Avalon||Welsh for Apple Tree|
|Avis||Variant of Ava for Bird|
|Belvah||Latin for Beautiful View|
|Bethan||Hebrew for God is my solumn vow|
|Bethanie||Latin for Enduring|
|Bethel||Hebrew for House of Figs|
|Champagne||Hebrew for House of the Lord|
|Chelsea||A French Region|
|Daisy||English for Day’s Eye|
|Dante||English for Chalk Landing Place|
|Deja||French for Already (also Dejah)|
|Delta||German for Universal, Complete, Whole|
|Dulce||Fourth letter of Greek alphabet|
|Ella||Latin for Sweet|
|Emma||Greek for Torch or Bright Light|
|Excel||To be Superior|
|Exie||Greek for Defending Men|
|Ermine||Latin for Wealthy|
|Eve||Hebrew for Life (also Eva)|
|Ezra||Hebrew for Aid|
|Fran||Latin for Free (see also Frankie). A good one syllable dog name.|
|Frankie||Latin for One Who is Free (Franki and Johnny were lovers, you know.)|
|Gabriel||Hebrew for God is my power. Variants include Gabby, Gabbie, Gabriella, etc.)|
|Geneva||German for Woman – appropriate for the female German Shepherd names list!|
|Gerda||German for Protected.|
|Gisela||German for A Pledge. Variant of Giselle.|
|Gretel||Character in German fairy tale Hansel and Gretel|
|Hanna||Hebrew for Grace. Variant of Hannah.|
|Henrika||Germanic for Home Ruler.|
|Hunter||English for, you guessed it, Hunter.|
|Ida||Germanic for Work.|
|Idalia||German for Work. Variant of Ida.|
|Ionna||Greek meaning God is Gracious|
|Irma||Germanic for Universal or Complete.|
|Ivon||German for the Bow of an Archer|
|Jade||English for Precious Green. Also the name of my wife’s cat in college. Sorry, dogs.|
|Kiki||This is a shortened version of names beginning with K. Spanish origin.|
|Kona||Gaelic for World Rule (also a popular spot in Hawaii)|
|Laney||Greek for Torch or Bright Light (also see Emma)|
|Lucy||Latin for Light. Common name for Beagles to Boxers.|
|Luger||An iconic German pistol. This made it onto the female German Shepherd names list, but it could also be a male name.|
|Luster||German for Cheerful or Care Free|
|Lydia||Germanic for Noble Kind|
|Lyndi||English varian of Linda|
|Matilde||German for Powerful Fighter|
|Meg||Greek for Pearl. Short for Megan|
|Megan||Greek for Pearl. Also Meghan|
|Melle||A German City and a good one syllable dog name.|
|Milda||A small German City. Also the Lithuanian goddess of freedom and love.|
|Millie||Germanic for Strength and Determination|
|Missy||English for honeybee. Short for Melissa|
|Molly||Hebrew for Bitter. The name of my sister’s Black Labrador Retriever.|
|Myla||English for Merciful|
|Nala||African for Successful (remember Nala from Disney’s The Lion King)|
|Nixie||German for Water Sprite (a water creature, being or monster)|
|Nellie||English. Actually a shortened form of Eleanor or Helen|
|Olga||German for Holy|
|Opal||English for Precioius Stone|
|Pearle||English for Pearl (surprise). Also Pearl, Pearleen, Pearlene.|
|Raven||English for Raven.|
|Regina||Latin for Queen|
|Ricca||Germanic for Powerful Protector. Also Rica and Rika.|
|Rika||Germanic for Powerful Protector. Also Rica.|
|Ripley||Germanic for Eternal Ruler|
|Rona||Norse for Ruler with Counsel. See Ronald and variants for male German Shepherd dog names.|
|Rosa||Latin for Rose. Also Rosalia.|
|Sam||Short fo Samuel; Hebrew for God Heard. Although Sam or Sammy are commong female German Shepherd names, they also make great male names. I had two male Shepherds named Sam.|
|Sandy||Greek for Defending Men.|
|Selma||German for Helmet of God|
|Shar||Germanic for Free Man. Also Sharla, Sharleen, Sharlet.|
|Sigrid||German for Fair Victory|
|Steffi||German for Crown|
|Tilla||German for Powerful Battler. See Tillie in male German Shepherd dog names.|
|Tilly||German for Powerful Battler. See Tilla.|
|True||English name meaning Loyal. An appropriate entry on the female German Shepherds names list. German Shepherds are very loyal.|
|Trudi||Germanic for Strength of the Spear. Variants of Trudie, Trudy, Trude.|
|Veronica||Greek for Bringer of Victory|
|Willa||Germanic for Will, Desire, Helmet, Protection|
|Wilma||Germanic for Will, Desire, Helmet, Protection|
|Zelda||German nick name of Griselda, meaning Dark Battle|
|Zephyr||Greek for West Wind. When I say the name, I think of motion.|
Can’t find the name you like on the female German Shepherd names list? Don’t give up. Visit our male German Shepherd names list or our more general German dog names list for more ideas. If you have a name to add to the list, please submit your suggestion or story below.
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My family’s favorite female German Shepherd names.
I like, Lexy, Lucy and most of all Larka. I must admit that it was really hard naming our Female German Shepherd puppy.
I liked larka my sister liked …