101 German Cat Names

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Choosing the perfect name for your cat is an important part of welcoming your new furry friend into your home. If you’re inspired by German culture or simply looking for a unique name, this comprehensive list of 101 German cat names is just what you need.

Each name comes with its meaning, giving you a deeper insight into the character or the story behind it. From traditional names like “Friedrich” and “Helga” to more whimsical ones like “Felix” and “Liesel”, this list offers a variety of choices that can suit any cat’s personality.

Whether your cat is as brave as an “Adler” (eagle) or as noble as “Albert”, you’re sure to find a name that’s just as special as your new companion.

So here’s the list of 101 German cat names along with their meanings, presented in alphabetical order:

NameMeaning
AdlerEagle
AgatheGood, Kind
AlbertNoble, Bright
AlbrechtNoble, Bright
AlfonsNoble, Ready
AlwinFriend of the Elves
AnkaGrace
AntonPriceless
ArminWhole, Universal
ArnoldStrong as an Eagle
ArturNoble, Courageous
AugustGreat, Magnificent
AxelFather of Peace
BaldurBrave, Bold
BalduinBold Friend
BastianRevered
BeateShe who brings happiness
BärbelForeign, Strange
BertaBright, Famous
BertholdBright Strength
BirgitExalted One
BrunoBrown
CarlaFree Woman
CarstenChristian
ChristelFollower of Christ
ClaraBright, Clear
ClausVictory of the People
ConradBold, Wise Counselor
DetlefPeople’s Heritage
DietrichRuler of the People
DirkRuler of the People
DorisGift
EckhardStrong Edge
EdelNoble
ElkeNoble, Kind
EllaAll, Completely
ElmarFamous Nobleman
ElsaGod is My Oath
EmilRival
EmmaUniversal
ErichEver Ruler
ErnstSerious, Earnest
ErwinFriend of the Sea
FelixHappy, Lucky
FerdinandBrave Journey
FlorianFlowering
FrankFree Man
FranzFree Man
FredaPeaceful
FriedaPeaceful
FriedrichPeaceful Ruler
FritzPeaceful Ruler
GabiGod is My Strength
GerdStrong Spear
GertrudSpear of Strength
GiselaPledge, Hostage
GretchenPearl
GüntherBattle Warrior
GustavStaff of the Goths
HanneloreGrace, God is My Light
HaraldArmy Ruler
HedwigBattle War
HeikeRuler of the Home
HeinzHome Ruler
HelgaHoly, Blessed
HelmutProtector
HenrietteHome Ruler
HerbertBright Army
HermanSoldier
HildaBattle Woman
HolgerIsland of Spears
HorstThicket, Grove
HubertBright Heart
IngridBeautiful
IrmaUniversal
JochenGod is Gracious
JörgFarmer
JosefHe Will Add
JürgenFarmer
KarlFree Man
KarlaFree Woman
KatarinaPure
KlausVictory of the People
KonradBold Counselor
KurtCourteous
LaraFamous
LarsCrowned with Laurel
LeneTorch, Bright Light
LeonLion
LieselGod is My Oath
LinaTender
LotteFree Man
LudwigFamous Warrior
LuiseFamous Warrior
ManfredMan of Peace
MargaretePearl
MariaWished-for Child
MarleneStar of the Sea
MartinWarlike
MathildaMighty in Battle
MaxGreatest
MoritzDark-Skinned
NorbertNorth Bright
OlafAncestor’s Heirloom
OskarFriend of Deer
OttoWealth, Fortune
PaulaSmall
PeterRock
PetraRock
RainerWise Warrior
RenateReborn
RolfFamous Wolf
RosaRose
RudolfFamous Wolf
SabineSabine Woman
SiegfriedVictory, Peace
SigridBeautiful Victory
SvenYouth
TheodorGift of God
ThomasTwin
UdoProsperity, Fortune
UlfWolf
UlrikeRich Heritage
UrsulaLittle Female Bear
UteWealth, Fortune
VolkerPeople’s Guardian
WaltraudRuler of Strength
WernerProtecting Army
WilfriedDesiring Peace
WilhelminaResolute Protector
WolfgangPath of the Wolf
YvonneYew Tree

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Sean is a former literature professor with a curiosity almost as fierce as a cat's. When he's not tending to Cats Around The Globe, he writes middle-grade fiction, hangs out with his two daughters, or naps with his buddy Louie, a rescue American Shorthair.