Miniature Pinscher Dog Names

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Introduction

The Miniature Pinscher, popularly known as the “Min Pin,” is a dog breed that originated from Germany. This German dog breed looks similar to a Doberman but smaller. Contrary to popular belief, Miniature Pinschers are neither descendants of the Doberman nor developed from them. As a matter of fact, Min Pins already existed before Dobermans were even developed. This breed was developed from three different dog breeds: German Pinscher, Dachshund, and the Italian Greyhound. Back then, the intention of Min Pin breeders was to develop a fairly small dog that could hunt vermin in order to manage the population of rodents in barnyards. This trait can still be observed in modern day Min Pins.

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Miniature Pinscher Dog Name Considerations

Miniature Pinschers have officially been around since the early 1900s. There are speculations that they have already existed in both Germany and Italy during the 1600s due to their resemblance with dogs in 16th century paintings. However, not a single historian can confirm this and it remains a speculation. Although small in size, Miniature Pinschers are tough ones. They may be tiny and considered a toy breed, but they are actually bold and fearless. These little warriors think they’re big and mighty; without thinking twice, they will challenge predators and intruders who are way larger than them. Min Pins are also very spirited and adventurous, they are always curious about the things around him. Loyal and affectionate towards their owners, the Min Pin will make sure to protect you at all times. This German breed will give their life for you, so it is only fitting to give them a special, well-thought-of name.

As always, it is best to match your dog’s name with their traits and personalities. For all Min Pins, a name that embodies their toughness and agility while still accentuating their fun-loving nature would be great. The names “Garrett”, which means “brave”, and Gregor, which means “vigilant watchman”, are great examples for male Pinschers. Meanwhile, the name Rika, which means “powerful protector”, is suitable for female Pinschers.

Another factor to consider is the breed’s origin. Since they originally came from Germany, it would also make sense to pick a German name or a name that resonates with Germany and its culture.

Male Miniature Pinscher Dog Names

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Onyx
A black colored stone; good for black-coated Min Pins
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Berlin
The capital city of Germany
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Iven
Means “little archer” in French
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Dieter
A German name that means “people’s army”
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Adalard
Means “brave” in German
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Warren
Means both “loyal” and “protector” in German
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Hamburg
The second biggest and most populated city in Germany
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Bailey
An English name that means “trusted guardian”
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Willard
Means both “resolute” and “brave” in English
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Weimar
A city in the central part of Germany
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Exie
A Greek name that means “defender of men”
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Henri
Means “home ruler” in German
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Leon
Means “brave as a lion” in French
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Gregor
A German name that means “vigilant watchman”
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Kort
Means “bold” in German
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Sigmund
A German name that means “victorious defender”
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Schwarz
Means “black” in German; good for black-coated Min Pins
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Luger
A kind of pistol that is popular in Germany
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Burgh
Means “protection” in German
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Kiel
A port city in Germany
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Wyatt
Means “little warrior” in French
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Amin
Means both “faithful” and “trustworthy” in Arabic
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Aidan
An Irish name that means “little fiery one”; great name for red Min Pins
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Gaillard
Means both “brave” and “spirited” in Middle English
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Hart
Means both “strong” and “brave” in English
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Dortmund
A big city in the northern region of Germany
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Ellard
Means “brave and noble” in German
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Mato
Means “brave” in American English
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Bruno
Means “brown” in German; good for brown or tan Min Pins
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Fremont
Means “noble protector” in German

Female Miniature Pinscher Dog Names

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Rika
German name meaning “powerful protector”
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Minne
Means “resolute protector” in German
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Bernie
Pet form of Bernadine, which means “brave as a bear” in German
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Elvie
An English name that means “noble friend”
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Erma
Means “warrior” in German
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Alexis
Greek name meaning “defender of mankind”
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Milda
A small city in Germany
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Kora
An Australian name that means “companion”
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Alberta
Means both “noble” and “bright” in German
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Blasa
Means “fire” in German; good for red and rust-coated Min Pins
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Nara
Means “joyous” in Japanese
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Gertrude
German name meaning “strength of a spear”
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Heidi
German name meaning “noble”
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Briana
An English name that means both “strong” and “virtuous”
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Walda
A German name that means “ruler”
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Adele
German name meaning “noble”
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Matilde
German name meaning “strong fighter”
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Süss
Means “sweet” in German
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Bathilda
Means “heroine” in German
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Lena
Greek name meaning “bright one”
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Arya
A prominent character in the TV Series “Game of Thrones”
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Tilda
Means “mighty woman” in French
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Storm
A disturbance characterized by strong winds, rain and thunder
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Chantal
Means “tough like a stone” in French
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True
English name meaning “loyal”
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Dresden
A city in Eastern Germany
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Lela
Means “faithful” in French
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Marcia
Means “brave” in Latin-American
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Olive
A bitter oval fruit that is the color black when ripe; good name for black-coated Min Pins
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Berta
Means “bright ruler” in German

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