100+ German Cat Names: Ideas for Organized & Intelligent Cats

Last Updated on: July 4, 2020

Hallo and Guten Morgen! That’s hello, and good morning from us in German! There are so many wonderful things originating from Germany: the bratwurst, grass skiing (yes, it’s a thing!), and even toothpaste. It’s no wonder you would be interested in a pet name to pay homage to such a great country and culture! 

German is also quite a fun language to speak, whether you’re fluent, or just a beginner – why not incorporate it into your daily life using a cat name! 

We have outlined the most popular female and male German names, as well as listed a few of our favorite traditional German names and their meanings.

Viel Gluck! Good Luck!

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German Female Cat Names

  • Adele
  • Agnes
  • Frieda
  • Greta
  • Maus
  • Angelika
  • Ida
  • Gisela
  • Kafta
  • Asterix
  • Barbarossa
  • Wodka
  • Emma
  • Dina
  • Helga
  • Heidi 
  • Attila
  • Falka
  • Cissy
  • Hilda
  • Anja
  • Magda
  • Mieze
  • Ingrid
  • Klara 
  • Floh
  • Gabi
  • Petra
  • Erika
  • Anka
  • Johanna
  • Liesa
  • Sophie

German Male Cat Names

  • Otto
  • Fritz
  • Wolfgang
  • Sebastian
  • Frank
  • Hermann
  • Sauerkraut
  • Ernst
  • Luca
  • Henry
  • Mortiz
  • Kai
  • Janko
  • Dierk
  • Munich
  • Wunderbar
  • Jacob
  • Murr
  • Hugo
  • Anton
  • Claus
  • Dux
  • Bratwurst
  • Frederick
  • Hans
  • Schnitzel
  • Emil
  • Haro
  • Oscar
  • Golo
  • Max
  • Jonas
  • Finn

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German Cat Names with Meanings

It might be fun to brush up on your German accent by reading the following list out loud! In addition to the words being interesting and fun to say, we have also given you the meaning of each. There is no better way to honor your pet than by going for a name that’s both amusing and meaningful! 

  • Fräulein – Miss
  • Aren – Eagle
  • Frauke – Little lady 
  • Schatz – Treasure
  • Dagmar – Famous, glorious
  • Spätzle – German noodle
  • Hulda – Sweet, loveable 
  • Ardal – Intelligent
  • Schatzie – Little sweetheart
  • Sonje – Wisdom 
  • Bärchen – Little bear
  • Mäusebar – Combination of mouse and bear
  • Düsseldorf – International
  • Ulrika – All-ruling
  • Björn – Bear
  • Wilhelmina – Protector 
  • Kaiser – Emperor or ruler
  • Güte – Goodness 
  • Schnucki – A term of endearment Germans give people they love 
  • Herzogin – Duchess
  • Maja – Splendid, great 
  • Glücklich – Happy
  • Gescheit – Intelligent
  • Prinz – Prince
  • Hedwig – Combat
  • Königin – Queen
  • Leibe – Love 
  • Liesel – Oath to God 
  • Sigrid – Beautiful, peace 
  • Silke – Heavenly
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Most Common Cat Names in Germany

Germans sure love their cats! So much so that 19% of Germans have adopted them as pets. If you’re looking for a name that’s authentic to the German cat world, here are the most popular names Germans have assigned their pets according to Wikipedia:

  • Felix
  • Mikna
  • Mortiz
  • Charly
  • Teegher
  • Max
  • Susi
  • Lisa
  • Blacky
  • Muschi

 

Bonus – German Cat Breeds

Did you know there is only one cat breed that originated from Germany? The German Rex! This medium-sized cat has a short curly coat and slightly crooked whiskers. They have an extremely friendly temperament and are playful and intelligent. How cool of a name would Rex be, regardless if your feline is of the German breed or not? 

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Finding the Perfect German Name for your Cat

Obviously, the list of great German cat names could go on and on, as the language is so unique and beautiful. Traditional names such as Hilda or Otto keep your pets’ names smooth and classic. Alternatively, you could go for something a bit more darling and adorable, along the lines of Düsseldorf or Güte. Nevertheless, we hope the list of our 100 favorite German cat names has given you some inspiration and a bit of enjoyment while reading!

If you’re still on the search for a perfect name, have a read of some of our other lists of names below:

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