Awesome German Cat Names – 55+ Wunderbar Name Ideas
by Jessi Klein
Guten tag! So you’re looking at German cat names, eh? That’s a great idea!
German names have a distinct ring to them and there’s little chance another cat parent you know will pick the same name. And if you have German heritage or just a love of the country, you’ll definitely want to check these out.
Traditional Male German Cat Names
The following names are quite popular in Germany and are great for cats as well. We’ve included their traditional meanings to give you a full picture of the name and what it represents.
Arlo – hill
Arnold – eagle power
Axel – my father is peace
Bach – lives by the stream
Bruno – brown one
Claus – victory of the people
Dirk – famous ruler
Felix – happy and prosperous
Franz – free
Fritz – peace ruler
Gunther – war army
Hansel – God is gracious
Hans – also God is gracious
Kaiser – leader
Max – greatest
Otto – wealth
Rolf – famous wolf
Siegfried – victorious
Wolfgang – wolf way
Traditional Female German Cat Names
These names are considered traditional female names in Germany. Each has a distinctly German feel and are lovely names for your female cat.
Anka – grace
Britta – exalted, lofty
Brunhilde – dark or noble
Elsa – short form of Elizabeth
Frau or Fraulein – meaning Mrs. and miss respectively
Frieda – peace, joy
Fritzi – peace rule
Gretchen – a pearl
Greta – also a pearl
Heidi – of noble kin
Helga – holy
Hilda – battle
Liesel – god is my oath
Lola – sorrows
Marta – lady
Mischa – who is God?
Sofie – wisdom
Trudi – spear strength
Ursula – female bear
Zelda – woman warrior
German Cat Names Based on Location
Another option is to use the name of a German location.
Berlin – the capital of Germany
Munich – a large city in south Germany
Hamburg – the second largest city in the country
Frankfurt – a historic city near the center of Germany
Cologne – a beautiful metropolis city
Düsseldorf – considered an international business and financial center
Rhine – river running through Germany
Vienna – the capital of Austria, another German-speaking country
Other Cool German Cat Names
And finally, a hodge podge of other German-inspired names that are fun and unique.
Katze – the German word for cat
Kätzchen – the German word for kitten
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – the famous Austrian composer. Can use one of the names or a combination.
Schnitzel – the name of a German meat dish, Schnitzel just sounds like a cute cat name
Sauerkraut – this German dish of fermented cabbage could be a funny cat name!
Spätzle – another German food, this one a soft egg noodle
Maus – mouse in German
Bärchen – meaning little bear, this is also a term of endearment
Mausebär – apparently Germans ran out of cute animals to call their loved ones, so they made up their own. This is a combination of mouse and bear.
Schnucki – a cute term Germans call the people they love
Liebling – loosely translates to “darling”
Schatz – translating as “treasure,” this term of endearment is popular with lovers and old married couples but can also be used for children
German cat names are cool and super fun. Hopefully you can find a name or two on the above list that fits the personality and look of your cat. If not, try out other international names for male cats or female cats. Auf wiedersehen!