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

Written by: Christian Adams

Last Updated on February 15, 2024 by Catster Editorial Team

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

Hallo and guten morgen! That’s hello and good morning from us in German! There are so many wonderful things that originated in Germany: 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 a fun language to speak. So, 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 and listed a few of our favorite traditional German names and their meanings.

Viel Gluck! Good Luck!



Female German 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

Male German 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 interesting words, we have also given you each meaning. There is no better way to honor your pet than by going for an amusing and meaningful name! 

  • 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 in 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 of whether your feline is of the German breed or not? 

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Finding the Perfect German Name for Your Cat

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 daring 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 look of some of our other lists of names below:

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