The best German Shorthaired Pointer names really say something. Either about your dog, or about you and your own style or taste. Naming a new pet dog is an important process. It is helpful to decide on a name you believe fits. One that will stand the test of time. But that doesn’t mean you need to stick with the mundane!
The Best German Shorthaired Pointer Names
The German Shorthaired Pointer is a distinctive breed. These are highly active, loyal, loving dogs. They are medium-sized, and have a short coat and sturdy body. Built for action!
Their kind brown eyes and floppy ears provide an interesting contrast to the rest of their build. And they come in two distinctive colors. They either develop a short coat with an all-over liver, or medium brown coat. Or it could be a combination of liver and white, with numerous spots and marking possibilities. Drawing inspiration from a dog’s color coat is a prime pathway for name inspiration.
The GSP has a blend of cool and cute appearance. We can’t deny the heart-melting effect of GSP’s big brown eyes and adorably quizzical facial expression. But of course, you don’t need to name your dog after their looks!
Names for Females
Great female German Shorthaired Pointer names can be both femine and strong. And a cool way to show them off is to use classically human names.
German Shorthaired Pointer Names Male
These German shorthaired pointer male names cover both the formal, distinguished side of the GSP and the cuter, less formal side. It’s up to you which direction you want to go.
Cool German Shorthaired Pointer Names
These cool GSP dog names draw inspiration from their distinctive traits and history. Here you’ll find names alluding to the German shorthaired pointer’s high-energy and high speed. Along with their history as a hunting dog.
Cute German Shorthaired Pointer Names
German shorthaired Pointers have a distinctive face that brings a whole lot of adorable to their look. We’re now ready to go all-out with these cute German shorthaired pointer names. These cute German shorthaired pointer names take inspiration from the GSP’s big brown eyes, unique and kind facial expression. As well as their liver and liver-and-white coats. And we’ve included some simple funny dog names as well.
Funny German Shorthaired Pointer Names
Got a taste for the amusing? The best way to give your pup a funny name, is to pick one that doesn’t quite fit. Or is just a bit silly! Ironic dog names aren’t just humorous, they also avoid the potential embarrassment that comes with trying to be a bit too out there!
Some Unique Ideas
Want something you’ll find less awkward to shout out at the dog park, but still hoping to be different? These unique GSP names will take much of their inspiration from the common association of the German shorthaired pointer as looking “aristocratic.” We’ve also included names that allude to their energetic nature and love for the outdoors.
German GSP Names
This list wouldn’t be complete without some choice German names for German shorthaired pointer dogs! Below are some of our favorites, with translations. These names mostly translate to meanings related to royalty, bravery, and other similar traits. This is just a taste, though—feel free to look deeper into German names for GSPs!
- Aloisia (“Famous Fighter”)
- Adal (“Noble”)
- Albert (“Noble and bright”)
- Bathilda (“Heroine”)
- Berta (“Bright ruler”)
- Clotilda (“Heroine”)
- Clovis (“Renowned Warrior”)
- Dedrik (“Ruler of the people”)
- Della (“Bright”)
- Drugi (“Strong”)
- Edel (“Noble”)
- Ehren (“Honorable”)
- Frieda (“Peaceful ruler”)
- Fritz (“Peaceful ruler”)
- Gerdie (“Beloved warrior”)
- Halfrid (“Peaceful heroine”)
- Hardy (“Daring”)
- Irmine (“War goddess”)
- Katrina (“Pure”)
- Lothair (“Famous warrior”)
- Luther (“Famous warrior”)
- Minne (“Resolute protector”)
- Meinhard (“Firm”)
- Ottila (“Fortunate heroine”)
- Rikard (“Rich and powerful ruler”)
- Renke (“Strong judgment”)
- Sigfrid (“Victorious”)
- Ulrike (“World Ruler”)
- Vande (“Wanderer”)
- Willis (“Resolute protector”)
My breeders were Hansel and Gretel. Gretel was so smart. I worked at home and had not heard them for a while. She was letting Hansel grab her collar and pull her across the lawn on her back! So funny! I also had Baron and Zircon (Zirc), my best trained dog on our 70-acre horse ranch.
I am still hunting and want another GSP buddy. Can be a pup or older dog if trained correctly.
Steven Minter says
We have a female named “Honey” and my daughter and wife want to name one of her puppies (she had 6 and we are keeping one to grow up with Honey) “Bisquit”. As I will be hunting this puppy, I just don’t think that is going to stick as his name – LOL. Thinking something more like “Crockett” (My Dad’s middle name) and I like the one that I saw above, “Ruger” also.
Our GSP’s names are
Sadie (Sadie Girl)
Sage (Sage babe)
We named ours Hazel.
Im pick my puppy up tomorrow i want to call her Sheila but the kids dont like it
My son says we should call her cookie.
Smiles :D says
My GSP’s name is Riley, his the sweetest dog I’ve ever met!
Just got my GSP. 9 weeks. I call her Libchen. Means “Sweetheart “ in German
The Love Family says
We just got our female GSP and she is black and white and she is a wild one .
We will traine her to find buck shed antlers and to find downed deer
Looking for a great name
Our family is getting our first GSP and can’t wait. We were thinking of Stella for her name? Thoughts?
We have Rip 😮 appropriately so, 😂🤣😂
Dog Boarding says
It was the first and so far only dog I owned. He was a large male, originated from a good line here in Germany, and was just a joy to be around. Unfortunately, he suffered from arthrosis at the later stages of his life and the cancer ended it at just 10 1/2 years. I would not recommend it as a beginner breed. These dogs are very intelligent and come up with solutions on their own. A lack of training and obedience will make for results different from your wishes. They are very very gentle, but also not to be underestimated. Oh, and you need to be active. Even in the later stages, we would walk just shy of 10km a day.
Carol Lynn says
My German Short Haired Pointers name was Elwood. Beautiful dog..stated pointing at a few months old.
I have an English pointer and his name is Oreo, because he is black and white, lol <3
What do you say about Sunny?
Meg Simon says
Mine is Finch (bird dog!). Huckleberry Finch is his complete name. Huckleberry because he’s adventurous, curious and mischievous. Finch after To Kill a Mockingbird and because he’s a bird dog.
Janette Bush says
Mine are Jáger and Estelle.
Cherokee simple the best.
My GSP puppy is named Tucker
And I’m getting another next year
I pick my GSP puppy up next week, and his name will be “Jack” for two NFL HOF greats (Lambert and Ham).
David Johnson says
My GSP’s name is Zoe
I need tips for my pointer puppy 1&half month old
Kayla Belt says
My boy dogs name is prince , my girl is cocoa
Gail Y. says
My gsp’s name is Einstein!
French Family says
That’s my GSP’s name!
Olivia Laws says
My Gsp’s where named-
and Ruger ( Ruger is with us now )
Hagen! Best dang bird dog I’ve ever known
My gsp is called Hugo
Mine have been named
Michael Kelchner says
Put the name Chief in the website.