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 want to check these out.
Traditional Male German Cat Names
The following names are popular in Germany and are great for cats as well. We’ve included their traditional meanings to give you a complete 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 is a lovely name 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 hodgepodge of other German-inspired names that are fun and unique.
- Katze – the German word for cat
- Kätzchen – the German word for kitten
- Mozart – 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 Italian cat names or Irish cat names. Auf wiedersehen!