Basset Hounds pack a lot to love. With their melancholy expressions and extra-long ears, these easy to recognize breeds are irresistible to dog lovers everywhere. And since your Basset Hound is going to be your new best friend, you owe it to him to give him a moniker that suits his personality, right? Here are my favorite Basset Hound names, and some creatively inspired ways to choose your own.
- Top ideas for brilliant Bassets
- Male and female dog names
- Cool or cute?
- Unique Basset Hound inspired names
There really aren’t specific rules for naming your Basset Hound. But there are some good guidelines! Make sure you are comfortable repeating it over and over again, especially during the puppyhood and training stages. Try and ensure their name is something that is easy for him to remember, and easy for you to say.
Best Basset Hound Names
Female Basset Hound Names
Male Basset Hound Names
Badass Basset Hounds
Basset Hounds are adorable. There is no other way to put it. Their long ears, sad eyes, and that slow, wagging tail. Ready to melt?
- Tater Tot
Is your dog clumsy? Quirky? Silly? If you or your Basset Hound is a total comedian, then you may want a name that perfectly fits your hilarious demeanors.
- Madam Ears
- Artoo Dogtoo
- Sherlock Bones
- Sir Drools-a-Lot
- Jimmy Chew
- Sir Stubbins
- Sir Wigglebottom
- Sergeant Wags
- Lady Droolsbury
- Winston Fur Chill
- Mr. Goodsniffer
Unique Basset Hound Names
If none of the above names fits your Basset Hound, then that’s probably because he is one of a kind, and not just any old name will do. Don’t worry. We have compiled a list of twenty exceptionally unique names for your exceptionally unique Basset Hound.
- Willie Nelson
Tough Basset Hound Names
If you’re into ironic names, or you think your Basset Hound may look like a softie but be tough at heart, then this is the list for you.
Yes, we will admit that Basset Hounds are particularly dreary looking dogs. So, if you are in the market for a name that totally suits his down looking face.
Happy Sounding Names
Behind those droopy eyes is the spirit of a playful puppy who just wants to have fun! Not to mention, Basset Hounds are a pure joy to be around. Why not give the pouncy pooch in your life a name that sounds as happy as he is?
Dawn Fehl says
Our boy instantly was named Lieutenant Dan. My husband remarked – you’ve got no legs. It stuck. Danny was a wonderful companion. Once you have a basset in you’ve life it’s impossible to be without one
Krista Stone says
This is an AWESOME NAME!!! I absolutely love it and the story! I am getting my second basset, my first one was Pretty Penny (she cost me a pretty penny). She passed a few years ago and she and I were K9 search and rescue partners.
I have used Rocky and Lenny for my previous 2 Bassets. My new one, coming this week will be Barnabas. There are some great ideas for names in this post.
Kim Stewart says
My son has a Basset pup, 3 months old, named Stanley. His name suits him perfectly.
I have Mabel and a new puppy coming soon, I’m naming Norman.
my moms female basset hound’s name is layla
Sheila Moyer says
we have an adult male basset his name is Newman Elliott (yes Ryan and Chase lol) and Male pup named Elmer looking for ideas to add to it for his papers.
is jade a common name
amazing i named my dog before looking though, his name is tug. i liked Ryder,Jax, and Luna.
tug is a great name!
We’re on our 4th Basset Hound and they have had the best names (and nick names in our opinion anyway).
Their names (nicknames) have been:
My wife says “Indiana Bones” but I like Columbo and Elvis.
We have a basset hound puppy coming in about 10 weeks and plan to name her Delilah.
delilah is a great name! love it!
Flash, Petunia and Huckleberry are my favorites.
Great list of names
I had a basset hound growing up named Magnum and a basset as my first dog as an adult. His name was Stonewall Jackson.