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Fun Names for European Dog Breeds

Are you looking for a fun name for your European dog? Here are some options by country of origin.

Dog Breeds from Germany

German breeds include the Great Dane, schnauzer (giant, standard, and miniature), boxer, German shepherd, and dachshund. Here are some names that might fit those breeds:

German Boy Dog Names

  • Fritz
  • Jungen
  • Felix
  • Max
  • Dieter

German Girl Dog Names

  • Antje
  • Madchen
  • Petra
  • Tanja
  • Katja
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Dog Breeds from Switzerland

Swiss dog breeds include the tricolor Bernese mountain dog, the greater Swiss mountain dog, and the Saint Bernard. Here are some names that might fit those breeds:

Swiss Boy Dog Names

  • Albin
  • Karl
  • Peder
  • Victor
  • Hans

Swiss Girl Dog Names

  • Heidi
  • Dara
  • Nadine
  • Annik
  • Zuna

Dog Breeds from Italy

Italian breeds include the massive Neapolitan mastiff to the tiny Maltese (as well as the adorable Spinone Italiano and the svelte Italian greyhound). Here are some names that might fit those breeds:

 Italian Boy Dog Names

  • Luigi
  • Giovanni
  • Aldo
  • Marcello
  • Bruno

 Italian Girl Dog Names

  • Cella
  • Nicci
  • Aida
  • Pia
  • Ciri

Dog Breeds from France

French breeds include the papillion, poodle, Great Pyrenees, and basset hound. Here are some names that might fit those breeds:

French Boy Dog Names

  • Hugo
  • Henri
  • Antoine
  • Jacques
  • Gustave

French Girl Dog Names

  • Clair
  • Amelie
  • Desaree
  • Mignon
  • Mimi

Dog Breeds from Spain and Portugal

Spanish dog breeds include the Spanish mastiff, Spanish water dog, Catalonian sheepdog, and the Ibizan hound. Dog breeds developed in Portugal include the Portuguese water dog and the Portuguese pointer. Here are some names that might fit those breeds:

Spanish Boy Dog Names

  • Juan
  • Loco
  • Amigo
  • Pepe
  • Diablo

Spanish Girl Dog Names

  • Isabella
  • Benita
  • Lola
  • Bella
  • Gabi

See a list of dog names for British and Irish breeds.


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