Basset Hound Dog Names

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Introduction

The Basset Hound is a distinctive looking dog of French origin.  It’s renowned for its short legs, long body, droopy eyes and long ears – so adorable!  Sources suggest that this pooch can be stubborn and even sulky, but they also say that they have lots of personality and are great with children and other dogs.  If you are looking to name your new Basset Hound, then look no further.  This name guide is just what you need to feel inspired when naming your new four-legged friend.  The Basset Hound makes a great family pet or companion, and as well as being popular amongst celebrities, several Basset Hounds make appearances in TV shows and movies. 

Basset Hound Dog Names in Pop Culture

Basset Hound Dog Name Considerations

Finding the perfect name for your four-legged friend can be a daunting task.  You are choosing a forever name, and that’s a huge responsibility. You want to get it right!

 There are lots of possible name considerations to think about when naming your Basset Hound.  You could consider names inspired by color, like Ruby, or names that are inspired by height like Tiny or Shorty, or you might choose a name inspired by temperament, like Tinker, or even Howler for the noisy pooch.  If you have a pretty pooch, a name like Beauty or Beauregard could be the perfect choice. 

There is also plenty of inspiration to be taken from pooches owned by our favorite celebrities too.  Elvis Presley, sang his song Hound Dog to a Basset Hound named Sherlock.  Brigitte Bardot is among the known famous owners of this breed too.

Take a look at our 30 best male and female names for your Basset Hound below and see if we can inspire you.  Why not write down the names you like?  You can then go back to them later to see which ones suit your new addition.  Shout them out to your pooch and see which one she or he responds too as it might help you decide on the best name. 

Male Basset Hound Dog Names

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Clue
A character in the American TV show Adventures of Mary-Kate and Ashley
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Elway
The name of the Winslow's Basset Hound in 2011 movie The Smurfs
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Fred
Inspired by the 1977 movie Smokey and the Bandit
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Flash
From the Dukes of Hazzard spin off animated show; The Dukes
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Wimper
The Basset Hound in Clue Club running 1976-77
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Droopy
Inspired by the animated cartoon character Droopy
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Tony
Coming from the Roman name Antonius
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Tank
For the fearless Basset Hound in your life
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The Hound
Your pooch is a hound with a little Game of Thrones inspiration thrown in
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Rupert
This is a German variant of Robert
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Hunter
The Basset Hound was originally used as a hunting dog
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Howler
For the noisy Basset Hound that likes to howl and bark
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Tinker
If your pooch is a little tinker, this name is ideal
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Benny
A cute name for your pooch deriving from the name Benjamin
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Ash
Ash is usually a residue from fire; also a short form of Ashley
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Rover
Rover derives from the name Robin; a common dog name in the UK
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Dart
For the fast and energetic Basset Hound
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Dudley
Inspired by actor Dudley Moore; Dudley is typically a surname
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Baskerville
Inspired by The Hound of the Baskerville's by Arthur Conan Doyle
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Basil
From Greek word Basileus meaning King
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Cooper
Meaning barrel maker in middle English
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Corey
Irish name meaning from the hollow
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Beauregard
French meaning beautiful outlook
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Cohen
A common jewish name
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Dude
For your friendly little dude
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Elvis
Inspired by Rock n Roll singer Elvis Presley
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General
For the strong willed and brave pooch
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Pickles
If you're in a pickle it means you are in a difficult situation
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Tim
A cute short name for your short-legged pooch; Derving from Timothy
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Snoopy
Inspired by the famous beagle; Charlie Brown's pet pooch

Female Basset Hound Dog Names

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Grace
Inspired by 2008 comedy-drama show Kit Kittredge: An American Girl
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Midge
Perfect name for your little precious Basset Hound
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Truffle
Ideal for the pooch who is tough on the outside but soft on the inside
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Tilly
Tilly is a cute shortened version of the name Matilda
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Loopy
Ideal for the energetic and quick little girl
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Tara
Anglicized form of Irish name Teamhair; means elevated place in Gaelic
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Rowena
Popularized name by Walter Scott in his 1819 novel Ivanhoe
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Stella
For the designer pooch inspired by Stella McCartney
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Beauty
For your beautiful little Basset Hound
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Bubbles
For the delicate and pretty pooch
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Peaches
Because your Basset Hound is simply a little peach
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Star
Your Basset Hound is a star; the brightest star
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Tia
Means Aunt in Spanish
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Trudy
Deriving from the name Gertrude
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Ruby
Ideal for your Red or Brown colored Basset Hound
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Wren
Inspired by a small songbird
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Lou Lou
A cute and short form of the name Louise
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Flora
Coming from the Latin name Flos meaning flower
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Tiny
Just like the cute little legs of your Basset Hound
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Bambi
Inspired by Walt Disney's favorite fawn and stag
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Bonnet
A beautiful ladies hat
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Bernice
Latinized from a Greek name meaning bringing victory
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Cleo
Inspired by Egyptian Queen Cleopatra
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Dee Dee
The river Dee is in Scotland
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Ciara
7th century Kilkeary Monastery was established by Saint Ciara
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Tess
Tess comes from the name Theresa
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Shayla
Shayla is thought to be a variant of Australian name Sheila
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Zoe
Used from 19th century and popular in Eastern Christians
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Ida
Coming from the Greek word id meaning work or labor
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Jersey
Deriving from the Old Norse element meaning Island

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