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350+ Schnauzer Names – Perfect Ideas for Your New Pup

Published: Last updated: by Jessi Larson

Are you bringing home a Schnauzer and need the perfect name for your new pet? Our guide to Schnauzer names has all the inspiration you need!

You’ll find over 350 awesome ideas geared toward this outgoing, obedient animal.

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Best Schnauzer Names

The term Schnauzer encompasses three breeds: the Standard, the Giant, and the Miniature. To start our list, let’s look at the most popular and beloved dog names today that will work for any type of Schnauzer.

These monikers are beloved by pet parents worldwide and are charming and sweet, just like your Schnauzer.

Male Schnauzer Names

  • Max
  • Charlie
  • Buddy
  • Rocky
  • Jake
  • Toby
  • Jack
  • Cody
  • Buster
  • Duke
  • Cooper
  • Bear
  • Harley
  • Murphy
  • Lucky

Female Schnauzer Names

  • Daisy
  • Bailey
  • Bella
  • Lucy
  • Molly
  • Maggie
  • Sophie
  • Sadie
  • Chloe
  • Lola
  • Abby
  • Riley
  • Zoe
  • Ginger
  • Gracie
two schnauzers sitting in the grass

Cute Schnauzer Names

The Schnauzer is a downright adorable dog. Their sweet eyes, button nose, and perky ears are hard to resist. And don’t get us started on their distinctive beards and feathered eyebrows.

An angelic animal like the Schnauzer deserves a sweet name, and we have plenty of ideas.

Check out these cute Schnauzer names for excellent inspiration.

Male Names

  • Champ
  • Louie
  • Murray
  • Zeus
  • Perry
  • Ernie
  • Mickey
  • Hank
  • Bernie
  • Chance
  • Blue
  • Rascal
  • Marley
  • Benji
  • Odie
  • Spot
  • Finn
  • Baxter
  • Rudy
  • Barkley
  • Skip
  • Ziggy
  • Brody
  • Beau
  • Barney
  • Buster
  • Sully
  • Oscar
  • Winston
  • Ziggy
  • Ernie
  • Henry
  • Leo
  • Shiloh
  • Augie
  • Teddy
  • Oliver
  • Cash
  • Percy
  • Pluto
  • Scout
  • Chewie
  • Archie
  • Rex
  • Chase
  • Fido
  • Morty
  • Alfie
  • Miles
  • Milo

Female Names

  • Coco
  • Elsa
  • Dixie
  • Emma
  • Harper
  • Autumn
  • Charlotte
  • Cookie
  • Dakota
  • Zoey
  • Olive
  • Nala
  • Jojo
  • Chloe
  • Joy
  • Mabel
  • Annie
  • Shelby
  • Izzy
  • Ava
  • Arya
  • Amelia
  • Lily
  • Bailey
  • Nellie
  • Willow
  • Riley
  • Happy
  • Millie
  • Clara
  • Poppy
  • Hannah
  • Piper
  • Macy
  • Madison
  • Maisie
  • Cricket
  • Willow
  • Hazel
  • Sophie
  • Phoebe
  • Roxy
  • Rosie
  • Angel
  • Gigi
  • Honey
  • Dory
  • Juno
  • Mia
  • Mabel
  • Paisley
schnauzer dog looking up sitting in the grass

Miniature Schnauzer Names

As the name implies, the Miniature Schnauzer is the smallest of the Schnauzer breeds. It weighs a mere 12-20 lbs and stands only about a foot tall. (1)

For a small dog like this, you could go with a name designed for a petite pup. Take a look at these Miniature Schnauzer names and see what you think.

  • Tiny
  • Shorty
  • Peanut
  • Squirt
  • Peewee
  • Baby
  • Mini
  • Sprout
  • Smalls
  • Dainty
  • Teensy
  • Bean
  • Shortstack
  • Bantam
  • Teeny
  • Morsel
  • Nugget
  • Scant
  • Half Pint
  • Pixie
  • Sprite
  • Bitty
  • Elf
  • Button
  • Junior
  • Minnie
  • Smalley
  • Micro
  • Puny
  • Little
  • Jellybean 
  • Munchkin
  • Runt
  • Pebbles
  • Pipsqueak

Giant Schnauzer Names

On the other end of the spectrum, the Giant Schnauzer weighs 55-95 lbs and stands up to 28 inches tall. That’s a whole lot of dog!

For a dog that’s more substantial in size, the following ideas are a better fit.

  • Jumbo
  • Whopper
  • Maximus
  • Whale
  • Colossus
  • Wolf
  • Clifford
  • Tex
  • Alaska
  • Everest
  • Beethoven
  • Rambo
  • Giant
  • Hercules
  • Marmaduke
  • Bull
  • Rebel
  • Sable
  • Rocky
  • Sarge
  • Rex
  • Squat
  • Hulk
  • Thor
  • Rocky
  • Zeus
  • Burly
  • Goliath
  • Bear
  • Tank
  • Brawny
  • Mammoth
  • Moose
  • Kong
  • Sumo
  • Attila
black schnauzer dog

German Schnauzer Names

The Schnauzer traces its history to 15th-century Germany (2). In fact, all three breed types originated in the country, each bred for different purposes.

With such strong ties to Germany, it only makes sense to explore German Schnauzer names.

These monikers are packed with personality and pay tribute to the breed’s history and heritage.

Male Names

  • Franz
  • Dieter
  • Fritz
  • Wolfgang
  • Gunther
  • Bruno
  • Jan
  • Dirk
  • Gunter
  • Otto
  • Bernard
  • Friedrich
  • Klaus
  • Helmut
  • Sebastian
  • Sigmund
  • Hans
  • Frank
  • Heinrich
  • Uwe

Female Names

  • Marta
  • Gertrud
  • Birgit
  • Bertha
  • Helga
  • Sabine
  • Fritzi
  • Zelda
  • Ingrid
  • Ursula
  • Trudy
  • Hilda
  • Britta
  • Petra
  • Liesel
  • Hildegard
  • Brunhilde

More German Names

  • Hund
  • Frau
  • Fraulein
  • Herr
  • Schnitzel
  • Munich
  • Berlin
  • Frankfurt
  • Düsseldorf
two grey German Schnauzers

Names Inspired By Color

As another option, you could also explore ideas inspired by the color of your dog.

The American Kennel Club (AKC) officially recognizes three colors: black, black and silver, and salt and pepper. However, Schnauzers come in other colors, like white.

The following ideas reflect the unique coloring of this canine.

Black Schnauzer Names

  • Onyx
  • Pepper
  • Shady
  • Oreo
  • Cinder
  • Olive
  • Asher
  • Snickers
  • Coal
  • Espresso
  • Ash
  • Noir
  • Slate
  • Raven
  • Jet
  • Midnight
  • Zorro
  • Smokey
  • Ebony
  • Inky
  • Magic
  • Midnight
  • Stormy

Black and Silver Names

  • Oreo
  • Domino
  • Keys
  • Ying Yang
  • Spade
  • Ace
  • Dice
  • Checkers
  • Cruella – Cruella De Vil from 101 Dalmatians
  • Tuxedo – or Tux for short
  • Jeeves – fictional butler
  • Dos – two in Spanish for dual-colored coat
  • Deux – two in French
  • Zwei – two in German
  • Newsie – for newspapers

Salt and Pepper Names

  • Ash
  • Silver
  • Grey
  • Coal
  • Twinkle
  • Heather
  • Cindra
  • Hazel
  • Graycie
  • Ashey
  • Grady
  • Ember
  • Slate
  • Ashton
  • Dusty
  • Stone
  • Tinsel
  • Grayson
  • Pewter
  • Shadow
  • Silverman
  • Mercury
  • Earl Grey
  • Sterling
  • Ashton

White Schnauzer Names

  • Frosty
  • Snowball
  • Snowy
  • Powder
  • Ice
  • Polar
  • Crystal
  • Bianco/Bianca – white in Italian
  • Al Bino
  • Boo
  • Marshmallow
  • Winter
  • Alabaster
  • Bones
  • Ivory
  • Cotton
  • Ghost
  • Blizzard
  • Pearl
  • Sugar
  • Casper
  • Dove
  • January
small schnauzer with its tongue out

Funny Dog Names

And finally, we’ll end this guide to Schnauzer names with some fun and entertaining options that are great for those who love to laugh.

These ideas are sweet and silly. Kind of like a Schnauzer!

  • Nacho
  • Boss
  • Olga
  • Dude
  • Taco
  • Bertha
  • McGruff
  • Porkchop
  • Sushi
  • Meatball
  • Frito
  • Tankerbell
  • Bacon
  • Flo
  • Myrtle
  • Beast

More Name Ideas

Looking for more name ideas? Don’t worry, we have lots more inspiration. Thousands of other options, in fact!

Our online dog name generator is a great place to start.

To get started, you select the gender of your dog and the styles of names you like.

For example, do you want a classic name? Or something more elegant and refined? Or is a tough name more your style?

The generator has all that and more!

Or you can pick a favorite theme inspired by popular interests. These include music, movies, literature, mythology, sports, religion, and much more.

Give the generator a try and see what you think.

Final Thoughts: Schnauzer Dog Names

Spirited and smart, the Schnauzer is an incredible animal who deserves the best name possible. The breed’s loving, obedient personality makes it a perfect pet.

Looking for Schnauzer dog names, however, can seem overwhelming. So how do you find the right one?

Take a deep breath and relax. These steps will help.

First, open yourself up to lots of inspiration. Then, when you find a name you like, add it to a list and keep searching.

Then, after you’ve gathered a large selection of ideas, narrow down the list one by one. Don’t love a name? Remove it!

Last but certainly not least, say the name out loud. Can you imagine calling for your dog with this name? Is it right for their appearance and personality?

If you need help deciding, it also helps to run ideas by family members and friends for their opinion.

Following these steps will help you find just the right Schnauzer name. Good luck!

References

  1. American Kennel Club (AKC) (www.akc.org/dog-breeds/miniature-schnauzer)
  2. Britannica (https://www.britannica.com/animal/schnauzer)
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