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Dachshund Names – 225+ Awesome Wiener Dog Names

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If you’re searching for Dachshund names, you’re in the right place, my friend. We’ve got 150+ awesome ideas for your wiener dog.

Dachsunds are currently the 13th most popular dog breed in the United States. Spunky and spirited, the breed is short on legs but long on personality. Dog owners love the Dachshund’s friendly, curious demeanor and unique, elongated appearance that has earned them the nickname of “wiener dog.”

Dachshund Names - cute puppy in arms

As you may already know, the Dachshund hails from Germany. It was used to hunt badgers, and in fact, the name Dachshund literally translates to badger dog.

At My Dog’s Name, we’ve rounded up many wunderbar names for this little German bundle of joy. Check them out and see if any fit your new furball!

Dachshund Names Inspired By Size

Weighing in at only 16-32 lbs and standing a mere 8-9 inches tall, the Dachshund is quite a small dog. And with their squat legs and long torsos, at times it looks like their bellies are almost scraping the ground!

Their small size and unique appearance provide plenty of inspiration for Dachshund names. Ideas include:

  • Baby
  • Bean
  • Bitty
  • Button
  • Elf
  • Half Pint
  • Jellybean
  • Junior
  • Little
  • Low Rider
  • Mini
  • Minnie
  • Mite
  • Morsel
  • Munchkin
  • Nugget
  • Peanut
  • Pebbles
  • Peewee
  • Puny
  • Runt
  • Scrappy
  • Shorty
  • Shrimpy
  • Smalley
  • Squat
  • Squirt
  • Teensy
  • Tiny
Dog on a leash

Unisex German Dachshund Names

As we noted earlier, the Dachshund originates in Germany and still has a strong association with the country.

If you want to recognize your wiener dog’s heritage, a fabulous way to do this is by giving them a German name. These fun ideas work for both male and female pups:

  • Frankie – a play on “frank,” another word for hot dog, or as in Frankfurt, the German metropolis
  • Schnitzel – a popular German dish made of thin meat that is fried
  • Pumpernickel – a heavy, slightly sweet rye bread popular in the country
  • Streusel – a delicious German dessert
  • Klein – German for “little”
  • Bärchen – “little bear” in German
  • Schnucki – a cute sounding German nickname
  • Liebling – translates to “darling”
  • Schatzi – translates to “little treasure”
  • Berlin – Germany’s capital and largest city
  • Munich – a populous and iconic city in the region of Bavaria
  • Hamburg – the second largest city and a state of Germany
  • Düsseldorf – the German city that serves as an international business and financial center
  • Leipzig – the most populous city in the federal state of Saxony, Germany
  • Dresden – a large city located near the border of the Czech Republic
  • Bavaria – a federal state of Germany situated near Austria
  • Deutsch – the German word for German
Dachshund laying in grass

German Male Dachshund Names

Continuing on the German theme (or should we say Deutch?), here are dozens of traditional and popular male German names that also make unique dog monikers:

  • Adler 
  • Adolph
  • Albern
  • Albrecht
  • Alger 
  • Aldo
  • Alphonse
  • Arlo
  • August
  • Baldwin
  • Bach
  • Bernard
  • Bruno
  • Claus/Klaus 
  • Dedrick
  • Dieter
  • Dirk 
  • Emmet 
  • Ernie
  • Ernest/Ernst
  • Felix
  • Franz
  • Frederik
  • Fritz
  • Gunther 
  • Hans
  • Heinrich
  • Heinz
  • Jager
  • Kaiser
  • Klaus
  • Leonard
  • Max
  • Otto 
  • Raymond
  • Roland
  • Rolf
  • Rudolph
  • Rudy
  • Schwartz
  • Siegfried 
  • Sigmund 
  • Stein
  • Ulf 
  • Waldo
  • Walter 
  • Wolfgang 

German Female Dachshund Names

If you have a girl Dachshund, you should definitely consider these female German names. What better way to pay tribute to their strong German heritage?

  • Ada
  • Amelia
  • Anka
  • Ava
  • Beatrix 
  • Bernadette 
  • Britta
  • Brunhilde
  • Claudia
  • Ella
  • Elsa 
  • Frederika
  • Frieda
  • Fritzi
  • Gretchen
  • Greta
  • Heidi
  • Hilda
  • Ida
  • Leona
  • Liesel
  • Lola
  • Marta
  • Millie
  • Mischa
  • Sofie
  • Trudy
  • Ursula 
  • Wanda
  • Wilma
  • Zelda
Cute dachshund with big eyes

Cute Male Dachshund Names

You’d have to be crazy not to consider the Dachshund one of the cutest creatures out there. Those little legs. The big, soulful eyes. And the friendly, can-do attitude.

Sure, all dogs are cute, but there’s something about the Dachshund that calls for a cute name fitting for their appearance. Ideas for cute male names include:

  • Alfie
  • Archie
  • Arlo
  • Arthur
  • Augie
  • Barkley
  • Baxter
  • Bernie
  • Biscuit
  • Brownie
  • Buddy
  • Charlie
  • Cooper
  • Dino
  • Earnest
  • Finn
  • Frankie
  • Gizmo
  • Gulliver
  • Harry
  • Henry
  • Jack
  • Jasper
  • Kirby
  • Lucky
  • Max
  • Milo
  • Murray
  • Oliver
  • Opie
  • Oscar
  • Otis
  • Petey
  • Rascal
  • Rocky
  • Rover
  • Scully
  • Teddy
  • Toby
  • Wyatt
  • Ziggy

Get more ideas for cute male dog names.

Cute Female Dachshund Names

Another thing to point out about the adorableness of this dog is their walk. With their build, the Dachshund’s run looks almost like they’re hopping. I mean, watching a Dachshund run while wagging their tail out of happiness is the definition of cuteness.

If you’re welcoming a female Dachshund into your family, take a peek at this sweet and cute names:

  • Amelia
  • Angel
  • Ariel
  • Bella
  • Belle
  • Brownie
  • Buddy
  • Clara
  • Daisy
  • Lola
  • Clara
  • Coco
  • Cookie
  • Cora
  • Cupcake
  • Daisy
  • Daphne
  • Dottie
  • Gigi
  • Ginger
  • Gracie
  • Harper
  • Honey
  • Izzy
  • Lady
  • Lily
  • Lola
  • Lucy
  • Mabel
  • Maisie
  • Millie
  • Molly
  • Olive
  • Pearl
  • Penelope
  • Penny
  • Piper
  • Pixie
  • Roxy
  • Sadie
  • Sophie
  • Sugar
  • Twinkie
  • Zoey

Get more ideas for cute female dog names.

Funny Dachshund Names

Here are some funny names for a dachshund. Some relate to their size, and looks (including some sausage dog names), and other silly ideas.

  • Andouille
  • Banger
  • Beast
  • Bratwurst
  • Chorizo
  • Dash
  • Frankie
  • Hulk
  • Jaws
  • Jimmy Dean
  • Link
  • Oscar
  • Peanut
  • Roly
  • Sausage
  • Schnitzel
  • Slinky
  • Smokey
  • Stretch
  • Vienna
  • Waddle
  • Weenie

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67 Comments

  1. Jim k

    My dachshund name is Samson .

  2. Oscar

    My dachshunds name is Oscar, he likes pizza and beef jerky and enjoys doing doggO things

  3. Ramona

    My dachshunds name is Yogi. He’s an albino and a rescue. Ramona

  4. GINA

    Mine are Gilbert, Truly & Bud

  5. Jennifer

    Sir Bentley and Red Little Lady Lexis are mine.

  6. Liliana

    Mine are Heidi, Kona, Mocha

  7. Tanya

    My baby is Vienna.

  8. Erica

    Our first Doxie was Tucker. He lived to be 16 1/2. We now have Maggie, but she is also called Peanut.

  9. John

    We had a a doxie who just went to doggy heaven, named Bosco

  10. Lisa

    My loves of my life are Coney (Coney Island Hotdog which I’ve never had), Cricket & Baby. I’ve looked to see if anyone else had a dog named Coney and so far no one has a dog named Coney. He’s for sure one of a kind.

  11. prttynpnk

    We have:
    Katze
    Liesl
    Bruderlein
    Helmutt
    Has-mini

  12. Rene

    We Sid and Waffles

  13. Cathy

    Our babies are Schroeder, Lucy & Oliver

  14. Nicole

    My Dacshunds name is Charlie and hes a very handsome gentleman who fancies bow ties

  15. Jackie Tuttle

    My mini dashhound name MoeJoe because he thinks he is a Doberman with short legs.

  16. Helen Joy

    Puud…short for pudding…she answered to it from day 1.

  17. Beth M

    Our first Dachshund was named Vienna Hot Dawg. We’re from Chicago, so it’s a nod to the hot dog maker there.

  18. Beth M

    My current Dachshunds are Etta James, Gertrude (Trudy) Joan.

  19. Lisa

    My dachshund was Napoleon. He was a big guy in a tiny body! I want to name a girl Lena ‘da Weena and name a boy Herman the German. Some day!

  20. Bobbi

    Our first little fur baby doxie was Mr Jeepers. Now we have a Mr Quigley. Doxies rock!

  21. Cathi

    I’ve had dogs named Hershey Bar, Snickers, and Beanie Weenie.

  22. Cindy

    My doxie was named Klaus Von Sark.His father was named Cutty Sark.Klaus is in heaven. Miss him dearly.❤❤❤

  23. Sandra

    My long-haired doxie is named LadyBug. She’s so much fun… She was a rescue dog, but the truth is, she really rescued me.❤

  24. Jan

    We have had Gretel, Strudel, Leezel, Tinkerbelle and Zinfandel (Zinny).

  25. Cynthia

    My doxies names were Pretzel, Sparkie,Fritz and last but not least—Gretel

  26. Barbara Weaver

    My Dobie’s name is schnicklefritz. We call her Schnicky or nicky most of the time.

  27. Andrea

    My babies name is outlaw

  28. Steve

    Ours are Sampson and Delilah.

  29. Debbie

    My long haired doxies were Callie, Nickie, Sabrina, and Anna. They are all in heaven and I sure do miss them. Now have a precious long haired cream doxie named Marley.

  30. Judith

    My boys are Buster and Chances, the breeder name him that because he has no tail. My female who went across the bridge, was Roxie. She bossed the boys around.

  31. Venkata Jagannadha Rao Pasumarthi

    Our Daschund is named “BEAN”

  32. Kevin Mulli

    My weenies are Doc ( Dachshund ) , and FrankE

  33. Robert

    Abigail Margaret and Jennifer Velvet. That way when you are telling at them to come, your neighbors think you are somewhat eccentric.

  34. KAsey barrett

    My Doxie’s nAme was Sunshine! It fit her so well because she was the Sunshine of my life! We had to put her to sleep 3 weeks ago. My life won’t be the same until I have another Doxie to love!

  35. heather baldwin

    My Dozier’s name was delilah

  36. Cher

    Deep in the heart of Texas. We have two dapple doxies. Cowboy and Chula.

  37. Philbert

    My doxie’s (dapple female) name is Tinkley because when she was young she would get so excited to see you she would tinkle a little , now that she’s older (10), she doesn’t anymore. Kinda miss it 🐾

  38. Jill

    I have a pack of 5 mini longhaired double dappled dachshunds. My rescued misfits.
    Oscar, our self appointed leader.
    Mia, our true leader and matriarch.
    Baby, grandma’s sweet girl.
    Hush, whose name comes from the lullaby, our white, deaf and mostly blind adventure seeker.
    Layla, our newest addition at only six weeks old.

    Please be aware that breeding a dapple dachshund with another dapple dachshund can lead to serious abnormalities and quality of life issues. If your dachshund has even a patch of white they carry the defective gene. Breed responsibly.

  39. Shanna

    My baby who passed away a few months ago was named Earl. Miss him so much.

  40. MapRef 31°N 106°W (@MapRef31N106W)

    My baby girl’s name is Tallulah.

  41. Jason Grant

    I had one named Ross who passed away recently. I also lost two pugs over the years. Scotty and Suzi. Now it’s Frank the Doxi and Beans the pug.

  42. Nola

    My baby is called Gaston

  43. Tim

    Hey a really cute name would be Snag if u r Aussie cuz the Sausage part

  44. Coleman

    My bumbalumps name is penny

  45. Michele Ann Hausler

    My first doxie girl was “Pretty” and my new doxie is Frankie….both girls. Loves of my life!!

  46. Lisa Hucks Rea

    Ours is SLINKY!

  47. T.Marie

    We have Boogie, Boomer. Maggie Hope & Sailor Bob

  48. JaNel C Dummar

    My dachsi’s name is INDYLUDWIG

  49. Bruno

    Our girls are: Pucci Magnolia Starburst, and Maisey Daze.

  50. Amanda

    Our son’s name is: Mykie

  51. Jeanne Frazier

    I have a long haired dapple named Napoleon but should have been dennis the menace

  52. Cristel Armstrong

    My doxie was 16 in heaven now in.past week
    CINDY we called her Pieps
    We still have Megs short for Meagan.i will call my new puppy soon Alice and for short Allie

  53. Crust

    I had 3 dachshund’s and there names were Nathan, Oscar, and Frankie (was a girl) I lost them all within 6 months. It’s been 2 months since i lost my last one and my life has never been the same. Miss them so much! I need to get another one. I thought about getting another breed but nothing like a dachshund.

  54. Skylark

    My buddies name is Neuman! His favorite things are laser pointers (or anything that makes light spots to chase, like sunlight) he’ll outlast new batteries in one session if you let him.

  55. scott And Trish Mize

    We were fostering dogs and I went and fell in love with my fur baby… His name is budgamen buttons.. He has my heart and I just love him so much

  56. Kimberly Wilks

    I have had Dachshunds my entire life since I got my first one on my first birthday and I am now 54! Their names were: Heidi, Schnapps, Gretel, Max, Danke (we got her name from Disney’s “The Ugly Dachshund”), Schultz, Gretchen and Cocoa. They will always hold a special place in my heart!!

  57. Brenda Hall

    Our very first Dachshund is named Turtle. Family went round and round for a name, but you would hear all this noise of nails on the wood floor, expect to see a flash go by and see this little wiener running in place. Moved like a turtle. It stuck and 12 years later still fun to see her run on wood floor.

  58. Bill Steinbarth

    Our precious is named “Porky”.

  59. Bob Ross

    mine is named sir comestin he is my precious little baby my 16th dachshund i lost all the other while at the park

  60. Bob Ross

    how do you lose them may i ask

  61. Paul H Hespen

    Our Doxies- Bantam, Pixie, Chester, Tucker, Reese – a choc/tan, Archie, Harley, Limo, Dwayne, Marty – has a wandering blue cyborg eye, Murphy

  62. Paul

    Our mini was Max (we adopted him from his former owner with that name so it stuck) and our standard was a puppy whom I named Manfred (Mannie) von Richthofen because we got him on the day that Manfred (the Red Baron) von Richthofen while returning from a combat mission. Both have crossed the rainbow bridge in 2019.

  63. Shelli Coon

    My sweet girl is Lulu..also answers to BooJoo, Moo Moo, Boobie and Roo.. I love her soooooo!

  64. Sue

    My Dachshund is called Havana

  65. Dee Moulton

    My dachshunds name is Bob & it suits him just fine

  66. Frankie

    I have 3 Dachshunds all male: Seaweed, Nathan & Noodle. 😊hotdogs rule!!!

  67. Jon doe

    Rocky dog because I am from rocky ford class of 76 go Meloneers

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