Dachshund Dog Names

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Introduction

Finding the perfect name for your Dachshund can be a fun experience or it can be a daunting task. With Dachshunds being the 13th most popular dog breed within the United States, many families are facing the same challenge. These fiercely devoted, completely stubborn and slightly odd appearances make them such a lovable dog for your family. These tenacious badger hunters come in a variety of colors and sizes making naming them even more fun. Many people look for names from the Dachshund’s native country, Germany. Others come up with laughable names that give homage to their nickname as wiener dog.

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Dachshund Dog Name Considerations

Sometimes coming up with the perfect name for your new puppy can seem like a daunting task and puts a lot of stress on a family. But naming your new friend should not be that taxing or complicated. Many people choose to give their Dachshund a name that reminds them of the Dachshund’s country of origin, Germany. There seem to be a lot of Dachshunds names Franz, Otto, Heidi or Gretel. Some German names can be Americanized for those who do not care for the hard sound of many German names. Aside from German names, names that honor the Dachshund’s nickname seem to also be very popular. Names such as Oscar or Meyer or even Heinz or Pretzel are the name of choice for those inspired by hot dogs. Whatever you decide to name your Dachshund, make sure it is a name that fits their look, personality and your own likes. Find a name that you personally like and see if it is the right one for your new companion. Sometimes, you will be able to tweak the name to fit your puppy, such as instead of calling him Franz you change it up a bit and call him Frank or Frankie making the name sound less formal and more happy. 

Male Dachshund Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Otto
German name meaning wealth or fortune
7
Wolfgang
Derived from the German words meaning wolf and path; famous German composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
6
Digger
Dachshunds are earth dogs and love to dig
6
Hunter
Dachshunds are tenacious badger hunters
6
Roscoe
A great hound name; Old Norse name meaning doe wood
5
Heinz
As in the name brand of ketchup, a popular condiment for hot dogs
5
Klein
German word for small
5
Sigmund
German name meaning victorious or protector
5
Winchester
Popular dog name for gun collectors or avid hunters
5
Olaf
From the character in Frozen; German meaning ancestor’s descendant
4
Winston
Meaning wine’s town; popular name for many black and tan Dachshunds
4
Freddy
Short for Friedrich; cute name for small dogs
2
Meyer
The second half of the famous hot dog manufacturer, Oscar Meyer
2
Scooter
Common dog name especially for short-legged dogs
2
Bruno
German word can mean armor, protection or the color brown
2
Rolf
Comes from the name Rudolf; popular German name for dogs
2
Ludwig
Famous German name; after Ludwig van Beethoven
1
Copper
As in the color; many red Dachshunds are named this
1
Buddy
From The Secret Life of Pets movie
0
Franz
Many Austrian rulers have had this traditional German name
0
Fritz
A common nickname of Friedrich which is the name of several kings
0
Adolf
Common German name used mainly for pets since the end of WW II
0
Herman
German name meaning army man
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Frankie
Refers to a member of the Germanic tribe, the Franks
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Gunner
A popular name meaning battle strong
-1
Schnitzel
A type of meat that is tenderized and fried; popular name for German dogs
-1
Hans
Common German name that is very popular with Dachshund owners
-1
Johan
Scandinavian form of John
-2
Oscar
After the famous hot dog manufacturer, Oscar Meyer
-3
Hansel
From Grimm’s fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel

Female Dachshund Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
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Gretel
German name from Grimm’s fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel
7
Pretzel
Fun name after the twisted, tasty snack
7
Danke
From The Ugly Dachshund; thank you in German
7
Libby
Short form of Olivia; meaning olive
6
Brina
Short for Sabrina; means protector
6
Hilde
A form of Hilda meaning battle; perfect for these determined hunters
5
Reba
Form of Rebecca; became very popular when Reba McEntire became famous
4
Annie
Popular name for dogs; from the German form Anna
4
Phoebe
Meaning bright and pure
4
Liesl
From The Sound of Music; popular German name
3
Heidi
After the popular children’s novel
3
Daisy
After the dainty flower; Old English word meaning day's eye
3
Penny
Name given to many red girl Dachshunds because of their color
3
Xena
After Xena Princess Warrior who is strong and stubborn just like the breed
2
Ruby
Precious gem; many Dachshund owners see their dog as precious or priceless
2
Darcy
From the Norman French d’Arcy; also from Pride and Prejudice
2
Molly
A form of Mary; great short name for short-legged Dachshunds
2
Struedel
Tasty German layered pastry
1
Cricket
Cute name after the insect that chirps loudly at night
1
Tess
Short for Theresa; popular name for small dogs
0
Minnie
Great name for miniature Dachshunds
0
Rita
Became a popular name for pets after Rita Hayworth
0
Princess
Most Dachshunds think they are royalty
0
Scarlett
Popular with red Dachshunds; after Scarlett O’Hara
-1
Ginger
Spice that is reddish-brown in color; popular for red or chocolate Dachshunds
-1
Sadie
A form of Sarah; meaning princess, lady or noblewoman
-1
Greta
Popular female German name; after Greta Garbo
-1
Winnie
Named after Because of Winn Dixie; fun name for mini doxies
-2
Zoey
Means life; popular Pokemon character
-3
Bailey
Meaning bailiff; a very popular Dachshund name

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