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.”

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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
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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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  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. Cindy

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

  4. 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.❤

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Robert

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

  8. 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!

  9. 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 🐾

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. 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!!

  17. 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.

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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.

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