27 Unique & Funny German Shepherd Name Ideas [with pics!]

Looking for a Unique Name for Your German Shepherd Puppy or Newly Adopted GSD? Here’s 27 Ideas!

We asked our I Love My German Shepherd Facebook community to share their unique GSD name ideas (along with pictures!). We received hundreds of responses, some of which we’ve compiled and shared below. A special thanks to the community for these name ideas!


Lucky on the right, was found abandoned at a campground while my husband was on duty about 7 years ago, the vet thinks he was around 5-6 weeks old and he was starving. My husband brought him home to take care of until we “find” his family (ha). Never found them and we fell in love with him. We say we are “Lucky” we found him. Ciri is our young pup on the left, she’s named after Ciri from The Witcher who is a bad ass powerful girl on the show. Should have named her Mischief

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I come from a family that has raised and loved many GSDs. This is my nieces dog Grrr. Grrr is such a gentle giant who loves my niece with all his heart.

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5 year old GSD. His name is AWOL. Everytime we’d take him off leash he was gone! I am also a veteran and all my fur kids have had a military name. He is my boy and the best pup I’ve ever had.

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A coworkers’ dog is named Nunyet – when they first got him, they took him to themselves. The vet asked his name and they answered ‘none yet’…so the vet wrote down Nunyet…and it stuck LOL

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I named my girl Phoenix. My previous Shepherd had passed and I was heartbroken, I named her this because it means ‘rise of the ashes….’. She is a little bit of my 3 girls who have left us…sweet, smart, and loyal like Yazmine. But also protective (and similar coloring) like our Chloe, and very high-strung and playful (with some separation anxiety) like my husky, Kiesha!

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This is my 2 yr old Winchester, smart as a whip and fast as a bullet. Named after his dad. I love my boy.

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If you’ve ever seen the movie (Streetcar Named Desire), you’ll understand. This sweet girls name is Stella. Nothing pleases me more than to go outside and yell Stellllllllla.

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‘Kane’ came to me as a rescue and the name didn’t suit him and he wasn’t responsive in a positive way to it, however when I tried ‘Scruff’ his tail went barmy! And he was dancing, and jumping, and happy and he would never stay freshly groomed, he had to mess up his smart fur so Scruff was perfect for him. Hes in doggo heaven now, stealing custard creams from hoomans ♡

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We named our new rescue “Easy Vous Evangeline”. “Easy” because she was so well behaved, “Vous” because I’ve always wanted to say – ‘I named the dog after YOU! And “Evangeline” because my wife is from Louisiana.

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My Breeze girl! I needed a new puppy to train for guidance,& wondered if it was or wasn’t going to be a ‘Breeze’ to train! She’s been a challenge for sure, but she’s a great working dog now! The tasks she can do are very impressive!

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Thor. My sweet boy. I couldn’t ask for a better dog. He is my first German Shepherd and I never dreamed I could love anything so much.

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My husband did work on our breeders house so he told him we could have pick of the litter, well the litter was one puppy, so of course we picked her and named her “Uno”

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Shadow, when we went to look at a litter of GS, we looked at all of them but this little dark pup came out of the corner of a shadow of the room and I fell in love with him straight away. I just said that one his name is shadow, without talking it through with the family. He lives by his name, always following me around. He’s my big baby who is almost 7.

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Baloo. He is a blue GSD and was the same gray color as Baloo the bear when he was a puppy. Jungle Book was my daughter’s favorite movie when she was little. I loved how fun, playful, and simple Baloo was, but he was also very loyal to Mowgli. That is everything I wanted in this dog. Three years later, and his name could not be more fitting.

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Mayhem because when she was a puppy she created mayhem and Chaos

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Our girl was named Ripley. When she was a pup she didn’t like it when my twin boys would get to far apart in the back yard. She would grab their shirt tails and drag them closer to each other…Ripping their shirts in the process….miss her every day as we just lost her in Feb.

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Django and Broomhilda. My husband loved the movie Django. When we rescued Hilda, she was about six months old, and her name was ‘Negra’, which we did not care for. We remembered Broomhilda was Django’s wife in the movie. I called her that and she responded. So it worked out perfectly. We call her Hilda for short.

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Chewbacca after the Wookie himself! He growls like him when he’s happy or super playful!!!

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This is our baby minnie like minnie from mickey mouse my son was into mickey mouse club house when we got her for him.

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This is Cheez Berger Storm. Storm was the only name we could agree on, but then he was the happiest dog I had ever seen. I said he needed a happy name, so I named him after what I made with happy cheeseburgers. He is still a storm. A Cheez Berger Storm.

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My boy is called ‘Dio’ which is Italian for God, God backwards is dog… But he is named after the late, great Rock singer ‘ronnie James dio’

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Pixel He was the runt of his litter and was only 1.5 lbs the day he came home with me.

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My girl is called Porridge, her collie brother is called haggis so needed another Scottish food name to fit her in, she was originally meant to be called Layla but as I’d just picked her up and was on the way home with her it just didn’t suit her and one of my family said as a joke, you’ve got a haggis, what about a porridge cus she’s white, and it just stuck straight away x

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Tank, he was the biggest in his litter and pushed all his litter mates out of the way to get to the food

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Baloo, because she is our “bear necessity”!!!

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