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Dachshund Names

Nicole Cosgrove

At long last, you’re ready to bring home your baby Dachshund! This long-anticipated venture has probably brought you both angst and anticipation. While you’re likely excited about everything that comes with dog ownership, possibly the most fantastic part of owning a new pup is picking their name.

Sometimes you have a name picked out before you ever see your pup. Other times, you have to get a strong feel for their personality before you know what you like. We rounded up several wiener dog names that we think fit tons of characters and looks. Let’s see if any of them catch your attention.

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How to Name Your Dachshund

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Credit: Masarik, Shutterstock

So, how exactly do you pick a name anyway? Well, sometimes, it just comes to you with no effort. Other times, it is a bit more challenging. Here are some methods of picking the perfect name.

Personality

One of the best ways to find a name for your baby wiener dog is to look at their personality. When you see pictures online or in person, it can sometimes be really hard to decide what to name them. Based on looks alone, names can get a little bit complicated.

Unless you already had one that you were sure of before even starting your search, you might want to get to know them first. Specific names fit certain kinds of energies. Some names can be spunky and vibrant, fitting a very energetic girl or a boy Dachshund.

Other wiener dog names can match soft, mild temperaments or naught, ornery ones. It really just depends on how they act. Also, certain letters carry more soothing sounds or more sharp sounds than others. Try to match their personality to the sounds of the alphabet.

Origin

Dachshunds are from Germany. If you want a valid name for their lineage, there are plenty of German names for your baby wiener dogs. Giving them a traditionally German name can seem fitting considering it’s authentic.

Preference

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Image Credit: congerdesign, Pixabay

Sometimes specific names just click, and there isn’t always a rhyme or reason for it. Maybe you’ve liked the name for as long as you can remember and can’t wait to get a wiener dog puppy to use it on.

It doesn’t always have to make sense, and it doesn’t always have to be a traditional name either.

You can use nouns, brand names, and all sorts of other options for weenie dog names. Heck, you could even make up your own name, for that matter. When it comes down to it, you’re the one that’s going to have to use the name regularly. So, it should be something that you absolutely love.

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Dachshund Names

Baby weiner dogs are so tiny, and they will stay that way. So, if you want to pick a name that literally means “small,” here are a few that may work for you.

Top 10 Dachshund Names Meaning Small

Female Dachshund Names

  • Germaine—small sprout
  • Kiara—small
  • Melina—little honey
  • Rosetta—small rose
  • Charlotte—petite

Male Dachshund Names

  • Attila—little father
  • Egan—little fire
  • Garvan—rough little one
  • Paolo—small
  • Carlin—little champion

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German Dachshund Names

If you want to keep their name in line with their heritage, here are some classic German names to check out.

Female Dachshund German Names

  • Ida—industrious
  • Charlotte—female version of Carl
  • Anna—grace
  • Marie—a variation of Maria
  • Lena—ray of light
  • Matilda—mighty
  • Bindy—a pretty snake
  • Cara—endearment term
  • Elsa—pledged to God
  • Hannah—God’s grace
  • Irma—universal
  • Juliana—youthful
  • Lorelei—temptress
  • Luisa—renown
  • Lara—protection
  • Leonie—lion
  • Valentina—Saint Valentine
  • Ada—the noble one
  • Adolfa—noble wolf
  • Bertha—bright one
  • Gretchen—a pearl
  • Greta—pearl
  • Maude—war blessings
  • Thea—gift of God
  • Nina—flower
  • Petra—stone
  • Sophia—wisdom
  • Nadia—unvanquished
  • Mia—dear to all
  • Nyx—charm
  • Winola—witty and charming
  • Millicent—work
  • Nadine—trust

Male Dachshund German Names

  • Archie—truly brave
  • Hardy—bold, brave
  • Christoph—one who holds Christ in his heart
  • Baldwin—brave friend
  • Matthias—gift of God
  • Ulrich—prosperous
  • Berchtwald—bright ruler
  • Carl—free man
  • Frank—free man
  • Fritz—peaceful, powerful
  • Gunter—battle warrior
  • Nikolaus—victor of the people
  • Otto—wealth, prosperity
  • Otis—friend
  • Poldi—brave people
  • Siegfried—victory
  • Stein—strong as a stone
  • Waldo—to rule
  • Azzo—noble at birth
  • Ekke—battle leader
  • Ulz—noble leader
  • Waltheri—ruler of the army
  • Gerry—a variation of Gerald
  • Lutz—famous battle
  • Schneider—tailor
  • Amo—Power of an eagle
  • Barnim—bear
  • Corty—advertising boldly
  • Geoffrey—man of peace
  • Royce—a variation of Reece
  • Leon—lion
  • Louis—great knight
  • Hans—God is gracious

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Popular Names for Baby Weiner Dogs

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If you want to go with a name everybody can pronounce and admire, you might look for more popular names. Here are a few names for your baby dogs and that we think everybody will love, including you.

Popular Female Names

  • Bella
  • Lily
  • Daisy
  • Olive
  • Coco
  • Penny
  • Sophie
  • Molly
  • Zoe
  • Cleo
  • Lucy
  • Roxy
  • Millie
  • Sadie
  • Ruby
  • Ginger
  • Piper
  • Poppy
  • Freya
  • Annie
  • Dixie
  • Dolly
  • Winnie
  • Nina
  • Margot
  • Kenzie
  • Lulu
  • Marley
  • Isabel
  • Callie
  • Honey
  • Lola
  • Opal

Popular Male Names

  • Bandit
  • Roscoe
  • Dobby
  • Blue
  • Jasper
  • Bruno
  • Rocco
  • Gizmo
  • Chip
  • Frankie
  • Oscar
  • Max
  • Theo
  • Jack
  • Jake
  • Sam
  • Oliver
  • Max
  • Rudy
  • Biscuit
  • Zeus
  • Griffin
  • Dudley
  • Winston
  • Nigel
  • Daryl
  • Hans
  • Claus
  • Bo
  • Murray
  • Toby
  • Dash
  • Kip

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Cute & Funny Names for Baby Weiner Dogs

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If you want to play on the side of adorableness or humor—check out these neat names you might want to consider for your boy or girl Dachshund.

Cute/Funny Female Names

  • Vienna
  • Sassy
  • Madame Frou Frou
  • Kisses
  • Praline
  • Toffee
  • Dazzle
  • Wiggles
  • Pinky Pie
  • Kismet
  • Legs
  • Rapunzel
  • Cupcake
  • Marzipan
  • Mitzi
  • Tortellini
  • Sweetie
  • Buns
  • Peach
  • Gigi

Cute/Funny Male Names

  • Slinky
  • Frankenfueter
  • Mr. Weenie
  • Long John Silver
  • Stretch Armstrong
  • Weasel
  • Sir Sausage
  • Heinz
  • Bratwurst
  • Oscar Meyer
  • Gryffindor
  • Porkchop
  • Wilbur
  • Fonzie
  • Gonzo
  • Russo
  • Benedict Arnold
  • Dunkle
  • Fraggle
  • Pugsley

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Conclusion

With any luck, you have found at least a few names that you adore. You might not have made a decision—it can be hard once you have your eye on a few you really like.

No matter what you decide, we feel confident you will find a name that matches your new bundle of joy perfectly.


Featured Image Credit: NORRIE3699, Shutterstock

Nicole Cosgrove

Nicole is the proud mom of Baby, a Burmese cat and Rosa, a New Zealand Huntaway. A Canadian expat, Nicole now lives on a lush forest property with her Kiwi husband in New Zealand. She has a strong love for all animals of all shapes and sizes (and particularly loves a good interspecies friendship) and wants to share her animal knowledge and other experts' knowledge with pet lovers across the globe.