Dachshund names are a great way to celebrate the unique wiener dog’s awesome personality and quirky appearance. Short legged, bold, confident and full of spirit, these little pup’s make great watchdogs, lapdogs and even apartment pets. Today we’ll share over 300 insane ideas for naming your cute pup, from purebred Doxies to Teckels, and Dachshund mixes like the Chiweenie, Doxidor, Dorgi or Doxiepoo. We have themed names lists inspired by their German ancestry, colors and patterns, working history and silly sausage shape. We’ll share ideas ideas for every household, from trending pop culture icons and celebrities, to classic, vintage and retro monikers! And we’ll make sure every one of them works as a puppy name too. They’ll be three syllables or less, have strong consonants and long vowels. Words that are easy for your Dachshund puppy to learn, and help your recall command in the process!
- Girl Dachshund names
- Boy Dachshund names
- Sausage names for wiener dogs
- Fluffy and wirehaired Dachshund names
- German Dachshund names
- Names by color and pattern
- Food themed Dachshund names
- Funny weenie dog names
- Cute Dachshund names
- Unique Dachshund Names
- Teacup Dachshund Names
Top 10 Dachshund Names
Best Dachshund Names
Naming a Dachshund isn’t just like naming any other dog. And the great thing about this iconic breed, is that their special shape opens a door for some pretty unusual ideas. So you’ve got plenty of choice. You can come up with your own creative names by making plays on that classic wiener dog shape. Jot down words that you associate with their long bodies and short legs! See if any of them would be a fun name for Dachshund dog too.
Good Dachshund names don’t have to be sausage shape based, of course. The best Dachshund names can celebrate their cute look, big attitude or amazing coat. Or just your own sense of fun! They can reflect his unique spirit, cool attitude or beautiful coat pattern. We’ve split our list into categories to help you to easily find the kind of name you think would suit your new friend. We have some brilliant choices for male and female Dachshunds. From unique to cool, funny to cute.
Female Dachshund Names
When looking for inspiration for girl names for Dachshunds, why not start the search with some human names. The best human names for dogs are normally those that are short and easy to say, and popular dachshund puppy names are no exception. And ones that don’t sound too much like any of the words you are going to teach her to understand, like ‘sit’ and ‘stay’. Here are some Dachshund dog names any female baby sausage dog would love to have.
Male Dachshund Names
Don’t worry, we’ve not forgotten those adorable little boys! Just like the girls, boy Dachshund names can come from human names. When picking a human boy Dachshund name, choose one that you’d feel proud and happy to call out in the dog park every day!
Sausage Names for Wiener Dogs
Of course, we all know that the weenie dog’s real name is the Dachshund. But you’ve got to admit that sausage dog suits them. Although they only measure up to 8 – 9 inches tall fully grown, their backs stretch much longer than this! These great wiener dog names give a massive head tilt to the long, hot dog style of this cute little pup. Some sausage names are pretty long themselves. So you might want to shorten them to make good names for dachshunds
Long Haired Dachshund Names
Long haired Dachshunds are popular and very distinctive! So your name choice can help show this off even more. Let’s take a look at some inspired fluffy Dachshund names for your fluffy weenie dog!
The Teckel is a wire haired Dachshund with a cute coat, and an even more appealing personality. The traditionally working bred wiener dog, this pupster makes a personality packed pet and deserves a name that packs the same punch. I love classic old fashioned hunting names on a teckel, that give a nod to their working routes.
German Names for Dachshunds
German wiener dog names can of course be based on genuine German names. As this is where the breed originated. Did you know that Dachshunds were serious hunting dogs, and were originally used to hunt badgers? That’s where the name comes from as Dachs is german for Badger.
You’re not restricted to names that are popular in Germany now! Plus, if you want to find ideas that are fitting but even more unusual, looking further back in time can help. Here is a lovely mix of modern and slightly older German Dachshund names.
Female German Names
We’ve separated the boys from the girls in this category, to help your search narrow down a little more. But there’s nothing to stop you switching them around if you prefer! These female Dachshund puppy names of German origin could make fun choices for your new friend!
Male German Names
Here are some Dachshund dog names male German pups would be proud of.
Names with a Color or Pattern Theme
Wiener dogs are one of those brilliant breeds that comes in an amazing array of colors and patterns.
Dapple Dachshund Names
Dapple Dachshunds are truly beautiful. They are also sometimes called merle wiener dogs, or spotted wiener dogs. The pattern we call merle in sheepdogs and some other breeds, is known as dapple in Dachshunds. It creates a mottled effect that looks amazing on these tiny dogs. Whether your dog is more of a spotted Dachshund or a speckled wiener dog, these are all good names for your adorable dapple dog.
Golden Dachshund Names for Blonde Dogs
From spotted weenie dog to gorgeous blonde – let’s look at golden names next!
Food Themed Names
As you can see there’s a bit of a food theme going here again. Looking at food is often a great way to find cute wiener dog names. Here are a few more food ideas!
White Wiener Dog Names
Black Names for Dachshunds
To create some good black wiener dog names, it helps to think about night time. You ca also reference animals or birds with beautiful black fur or feathers
Grey Dachshund Names
Brown Dachshund Names
Brown is the most common color for Dachshunds so if you are about to be a puppy parent, the chances are high that your are expecting a brown dachshund puppy. For brown wiener dog names it’s fun to think of nature and the colors of the earth, and forest. And of course there are lots of great food and drink choices to reflect that lovely russet color.
Funny Dachshund Names
Dachshunds are rightly or wrongly the butt of a lot of jokes. From the slinky dog in Toy Story to the memes floating around the internet. Their elongated shape is definitely worthy of a giggle or too. Check out these funny sausage dog names, to lighten up your dog’s day with a dash of silliness.
- Lady Little Legs
- Sir Sausage
Cute Names for Dachshunds
Cute names for Dachshund puppies bring out the ‘awww’ factor in your tiny new friend. And everyone knows these are cute pups anyway! These sweet ideas will have you smiling every time you say your Dachshund’s name.
Unique Dachshund Names
We all have at least a piece of us that wants to be unique. Ironic, eh? These unusual names would make a great choice for your special pup.
Cool Names for Dachshunds
Is ‘cool’ your watch-word? Would you rather be jetting off on a daring adventure with your pup than crocheting in a corner? Then you’ll love these cool Dachshund names.
Names Of Famous Dachshunds
Did you know that Picasso had a Dachshund named Lump? And even painted him! Here are some other celebrity Dachshund names and their owners
- Lump (Picasso)
- Jezebel (Cole Porter)
- Dunker (J F Kennedy)
- Amos (Andy Warhol)
- Archie (Andy Warhol)
- Wadl (Kaiser Wilhem II)
- London (Queen Elizabeth II)
- Red (Clint Eastwood)
- Louie (Adele)
- Ozzy (George Harrison)
Teacup Dachshund Names
The tiniest Dachshunds need the smallest possible names! Here are some ideas for your miniature wiener dog.
To finish up, let’s have a look at some of the names our readers chose for their cute dachshund puppies.
- Flossie Mae
- Gracie Lu
- Jinx Punx
- Keeley Finn
- Maddigan Rose
- Pinto Bean
- Pippin Luna
- Reagan Nylah
Best Names for Dachshunds
The best wiener dog names are the ones that make you smile and suit your dog well. Make sure you pick something you’ll be proud to call out at the dog park for years to come.
Thinking of buying a Dachshund puppy?
To get ready for the arrival of your baby wiener dog, make sure that you check out our complete guide to Dachshunds To have the best chance of finding a Dachshund without serious back problems, select a long or wire haired breed. When you are looking at weenie puppies be sure to see the babies with their Mom, and find a reputable breeder that specializes in Dachshunds. Lots of different dog breeds on the premises is a warning sign that you might be on a puppy farm.
If you are tempted with a mini weenie dog remember that a teacup wiener dog can come with problems. That’s because although mini wiener dogs are very cute, miniaturization can cause health issues. Another alternative is to choose a mixed breed pup that is crossed with a shorter backed breed.
More About Dachshunds
Find out more about this beautiful breed and get more naming ideas here:
- Dapple Dachshund
- Chocolate Dachshund
- Black Dachshund
- Piebald Dachshund
- Dachshund Temperament
- How Long Do Dachshunds Live?
- Cocker Spaniel Names
- Cool Dog Names
- Puppy Names
What’s your Dachshund called? We’d love to hear your great Dachshund naming ideas. Let us know in the comments below!