So you have made the great decision of adopting a Dachshund (welcome to the club), and now have the tough choice of deciding what exactly to name your new adorable addition to the family?
Look no further, we have put together an ultimate list of the best dachshund names for males and females to help you decide on the perfect name.
We have cute names, funny names, color names, celebrity names, german names, Disney names, literally tons of awesome name suggestions for your Dachshund.
We also cover some great tips of things to consider to help you on deciding the right name, many of which are commonly overlooked but really help when it comes to the deciding factor, so get your pen and paper ready, and let us help you find the perfect name!
This is a complete list of 1000 Dachshund names, probably the most extensive list online!
- 1 Top 10 Male Dachshund Names
- 2 Top 10 Female Dachshund Names
- 3 Famous Dachshund Names
- 4 Funny Dachshund Names
- 5 Disney Dachshund Names
- 6 German Dachshund Names
- 7 Celebrity Dachshund Names
- 8 Color Dachshund Names
- 9 Cute Dachshund Names
- 10 How To Choose A Good Name For Your Dachshund
- 11 Can I Change My Dachshund’s Name?
- 12 Summary
Top 10 Male Dachshund Names
Here are some great names to go with if you have a male Dachshund. These are generally the top 10 most popular male dachshund names across the board.
Top 10 Female Dachshund Names
Here we have what are the top 10 most popular female dachshund names, particularly from the past year.
Famous Dachshund Names
Here we have some great names for dachshunds based on both famous wiener dogs and/or their famous owners.
- Patton (General George Patton)
- Winston (Winston Churchill)
- Jackson (Andrew Jackson)
- Lump (Picasso’s dachshund)
- Amos (Andy Warhol’s dachshund)
- Archie (Andy Warhol’s dachshund)
- Stanley (David Hockney’s dachshund)
- Boodgie (David Hockney’s dachshund)
- Waldi (Mascot of the 1972 Munich Olympics)
- Helen (William Randolph Herts’s dachshund)
- Wadl (Kaisers Wilhelm II’s dachshund)
- Hexl (Kaisier Wilhelm II’s dachshund)
- Senta (Kaisier Wilhelm II’s dachshund)
- Clude (Wayne Gretzky’s dachshund)
- Faussete (Napoleon Bonaparte’s dachshund)
- Grenouille (Napoleon Bonaparte’s dachshund)
Funny Dachshund Names
Let’s go over some of the funniest dachshund names out there. Yeah, you might need a bit of a sense of humor to really appreciate these.
Because of their really long and slender shape, they definitely make for a good punchline in a lot of jokes.
Whether it’s a funny sausage related name, or just funny in general, there are more than enough options to go around.
- Lady Little legs
- Sir Sausage
Disney Dachshund Names
Dachshunds and Disney seem to go hand in hand. Not only have there been several Disney Dachshunds in the past, but this cartoon and animation empire also provides us with plenty of great naming opportunities too.
Let’s go over some of the best Disney inspired Dachshund names out there right now.
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German Dachshund Names
Dachshunds do of course from Germany, and for those of you who don’t know, the word Dachshund, literally translated from German, means badger dog, which is of course because these cute little guys are technically ferocious hunting dogs used to drive badgers out of their dens.
So, what are some fitting German dachshund names?
Celebrity Dachshund Names
No list would be complete without some very cleverly created celebrity twist dachshund names, here are some fun and great name ideas;
- Wiener Gretzky
- Justin Wiener
- Dwayne the Wiener Johnson
- Hulk Wiener
- Hannibal Wiener
- Dachs Kardashian
- John Wiener Cena
- Lebron Wiener James
- Barack O’wiener
- Donald Trump’s Wiener
Color Dachshund Names
Dachshunds can come in all sorts of colors, usually combinations of white, tan, brown, and black, but sometimes more.
Here is a large variety of awesome dachshund names based on all the colors of the rainbow.
Cute Dachshund Names
Dachshunds are of course super cute dogs. Those short legs, long bodies, and big ears definitely look about as cute as can be.
So, what are some of the cutest dachshund names out there? Hint, a lot of these are going to be based on sausages!
How To Choose A Good Name For Your Dachshund
Now that we have provided you with close to 1000 different possible names for your new dachshund, let’s talk about some of the biggest criteria to use for naming your new wiener dog.
There are many things that you can base the name of your dog on, so let’s take a look.
One thing that many people like to do is to name their dogs according to human names.
You could name your dog any name you see fit. Maybe you really like a certain name that you hard once, and think that it would be a good fit for your dog.
Maybe you want to name your pet after a beloved family member, a celebrity, or any other such person. That said, for some people, human names just aren’t meant for dogs.
After all, if you call your dog’s name at the park, and you have a human of the same name that responds, that can be a bit awkward.
If you do choose real human names, maybe go for something that won’t cause too much confusion.
One of the most popular ways to name any dog is to base the name off of a celebrity.
The cool thing here is that there are so many different puns that you can use based on celebrities, or you might just really like a certain celebrity too.
Something like Dwayne the Wiener Rock Johnson can definitely be quite amusing.
Remember, you can name your dog after famous people or after other famous dogs too.
Perhaps one of the most common and one of the easiest ways to name any dog, dachshund or otherwise, is to take their appearance into account.
A lot of people like using dachshund names that make fun of or make light of their funny looks, or in other words, their long accordion-like bodies and those super short legs, combined with those long and floppy ears.
If you don’t want your dachshund’s name to be too on the nose, so to speak, then there are also plenty of names based on colors.
Of course, naming your dog after its personality is always a fan favorite, although it can be hard to judge what kind of personality a dachshund has before it has aged for at least a few months.
That said, names like speedy, barky, skippy, goofy, and tons of others all work really well.
Naming dogs after their personality, or naming dogs in the hopes that they will develop a personality according to that name, is quite popular.
Yes, dachshunds are also called wiener dogs, and yeah, they look like sausages too.
A lot of people figure that this is an easy way to name their dog, and a good way to get something funny too.
Naming your wiener dog bratwurst is definitely quite fitting indeed.
Although not exactly the most riveting or exciting naming method in the world, naming your dachshund based on its color is always a solid choice.
Sure, there might not be all that many options for each color, but that said, it definitely makes for an accurate name.
Wiener dogs or dachshunds are of course German, so using a German name would obviously be quite fitting to say the least.
There’s also the simple fact that German names sound really cool and strong.
If you want a strong and impactful dachshund name, there’s nothing better than an old German name. Siegfried, sit!
Let Your Kids Choose
If you are planning on getting a dachshund as a family dog, especially if you want your kids to have a little companion, then a good way to go is to let your kids choose the name.
Just use your own best judgement here to make sure that it’s nothing too ridiculous.
Fun fact: this is how Rocky got his name, our daughter was in the Paw Patrol phase!
Nothing Too Embarassing!
Ok, so wiener dogs are of course prime candidates from some pretty absurd and outrageous names.
Without getting too specific, you might want to avoid naming your dog anything that might upset or offend other people when calling the dogs name outside.
Can I Change My Dachshund’s Name?
If your dachshund already has a name, but you want to change it, then this is something that you can do.
Sure, it might take a while for Fido to catch on, but with that being said, it’s not impossible.
Some people think that changing their dog’s name is going to lead to a lot of confusion, but this really isn’t the case.
Your dog might not respond for the first few days until it realizes that you are referring to it by its new name, but with a lot of practice, they will catch on soon enough.
Changing your dog’s name is really no different than teaching it its name in the first place. It will take time, but it is doable.
There you have it folks, nearly 1000 names for your dachshund. Whether you want a funny name, a cute name, a German name, or anything in between, there are literally thousands of options to choose from.
We wish you the best of luck deciding on the perfect name for your new Dachshund friend!