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150+ Basset Hound Names: Unique & Fun Options

Written by: Chelsie Fraser

Last Updated on May 28, 2024 by Dogster Team

Basset Hound Names

150+ Basset Hound Names: Unique & Fun Options

Basset Hounds are easy to love. They have adorable long ears and sad facial expressions that make them irresistible. Puppies pack on an extra layer of cuteness, and one of the first decisions that you have to make as a new puppy owner is what to name them.

If you’re not sure where to begin finding a name for your new Basset Hound puppy, you’ve come to the right place! We rounded up over 150 perfect Basset Hound names to inspire you.

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How to Name Your Basset Hound Puppy

Since you’re likely going to repeat your puppy’s name multiple times a day for the next decade and a half or so, it’s important to get it right.

Names that are hard to say often get shortened to nicknames. A good rule of thumb is to choose a name that is two syllables or less; otherwise, it tends to get shortened. If you are choosing a long name because it has significance to you, make sure you’re comfortable with the shortened version. For example, suppose that you name your pup “Wilhelmina” because it was your grandmother’s name. Other people or even you will probably shorten it to “Will” or “Mina,” so make sure you’re okay with that.

There’s no set of rules for naming your Basset Hound pup. Some pets are named due to the uniqueness of their coloring or coat markings. Others are named for personality traits, while still others are named for pop culture, movies, and famous people.

Tips for naming your Basset Hound:
  • Make sure you can comfortably repeat the name over and over.
  • Choose a name that’s easy to say and easy for your pup to remember. Dogs typically only hear the first one or two syllables that you pronounce. That’s why dog commands are issued as single words.
  • Pick a name that stands out to you and trust your gut. It doesn’t matter why you like it; when you find the right name, you’ll know!


The 20 Most Popular Basset Hound Names

Basset Hound lying down on the grass
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If you’re looking for a popular name or want to avoid one so your name choice is unique, here is a list of the top 20 Basset Hound names!

  • Bayley/Bailey
  • Bonsai
  • Buster
  • Chester
  • Duke
  • Jack
  • Lulu
  • Max
  • Middy
  • Murphy
  • Nellie
  • Pepper
  • Riley
  • Rocky
  • Ruby
  • Sparky
  • Thatcher
  • Toby
  • Tucker
  • Twitch

Male Basset Hound Names

If you’re looking for a masculine name for your male Basset Hound puppy, we’ve got the perfect list.

  • Angus
  • Beau
  • Bernard
  • Crush
  • Cruz
  • Dallas
  • Denzell
  • Dirk
  • Fidel
  • Finn
  • Griffin
  • Harvey
  • Leo
  • Mack
  • Milo
  • Phoenix
  • Ryker
  • Thor
  • Winston
  • Xander

Female Basset Hound Names

Basset Hound walking on grass
Image Credit: Daniel Albany, Pixabay

If you’re bringing home a sweet female Basset Hound, we put together a list of feminine names for you. You’re guaranteed to find the perfect moniker for your little princess.

  • Bonnie
  • Girlie
  • Gracie
  • Heidi
  • Lady
  • Lucy
  • Maddie
  • Maggie
  • Minnie
  • Missy
  • Misty
  • Molly
  • Penny
  • Princess
  • Roxy
  • Ruby
  • Sadie
  • Vicki
  • Zoe


Ultra-Cool Basset Hound Names

If your Basset Hound puppy has a laidback, chill personality, consider one of these ultra-cool names.

  • Beckett
  • Breezy
  • Cason
  • Clover
  • Dex
  • Elvis
  • Forest
  • Harley
  • Jax
  • Kace
  • Lux
  • Maximus
  • Nixon
  • Porter
  • Presley
  • Quinn
  • Ryder
  • Swaggy
  • Topher
  • Tyson

Cute Basset Hound Names

Female Basset Hound
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There’s no denying that a Basset Hound is irresistibly cute. If you can’t get enough of that wagging tail, sad eyes, and droopy ears, here are a few names that you won’t be able to resist either.

  • Angel
  • Baby
  • Bambi
  • Bubbles
  • Button
  • Cuddles
  • Cupid
  • Cutie
  • Daisy
  • Flower
  • Gizmo
  • Hiccup
  • Lucky
  • Mite
  • Peanut
  • Puddles
  • Tater
  • Tinks
  • Tootsie
  • Twiggy

Funny Basset Hound Names

If cute isn’t your thing, maybe you need a funny name. If your Basset Hound has an inner comedian, they need a name that fits their hilarious antics. Whether your dog is quirky, clumsy, or just downright silly, these names cover it all.

  • Artoo
  • Droolsbury
  • Dumbo
  • Inch
  • Jimmy Chew
  • Madam
  • Munchkin
  • Putt-Putt
  • Sherlock
  • Shortie
  • Sir Drools
  • Sniffer
  • Stubbs
  • Stumpy
  • Subwoofer
  • Teensie
  • Twig
  • Wags
  • Wiggles
  • Winston


Unique Basset Hound Names

Basset Hound
Image Credit: Maria Symchych, Shutterstock

If you still haven’t found the perfect name for your Basset Hound, it’s probably because your new addition is one of a kind. Just any old name won’t do, so here are exceptional, unique names to help you out.

  • Apollo
  • Banjo
  • Baxter
  • Boomer
  • Chaos
  • Espresso
  • Friday
  • Hashtag
  • Hemingway
  • Kyro
  • Lupin
  • Nacho
  • Rigby
  • Taz
  • Tonks
  • Tyrion
  • Vedder
  • Wifi
  • Willie
  • Yeti

Rough-and-Tumble Basset Hound Names

If your first impression of your Basset Hound is that they’re strong and tough, you might want to look for a name that represents that. Or maybe your pet is a softie at heart surrounded by a tough exterior. Either way, this list of rough-and-tumble Basset Hound names should provide a bit of inspiration.

  • Ace
  • Ajax
  • Axel
  • Bandit
  • Blade
  • Blaze
  • Bruce
  • Brutus
  • Buck
  • Crew
  • Harley
  • Killer
  • Lox
  • Ninja
  • Rebel
  • Rex
  • Rizzo
  • Rogue
  • Titus
  • Zelda

Melancholy Basset Hound Names

Beautiful female basset hound dog wearing a pink harness
Image Credit: Alan Budman, Shutterstock

Basset Hounds are famous for their sad eyes and facial expressions. If yours looks particularly dreary, you’ll love this list of melancholy-sounding names for your dog.

  • Blue
  • Brooder
  • Cloudy
  • Cranky
  • Dopey
  • Droopy
  • Dumps
  • Eeyore
  • Gloomy
  • Glum
  • Grumpy
  • Laggs
  • Lazy
  • Mopey
  • Pouty
  • Rainy
  • Sleepy
  • Slugs
  • Thunder

Happy Basset Hound Names

Just because your Basset Hound appears sad doesn’t mean they are. For a name that will give you a little pick-me-up every time you say it, check out this list of happy-sounding Basset Hound names. We all know that there’s a playful, happy puppy underneath those sad eyes, so why not pick a name that shows it?

  • Bliss
  • Bouncy
  • Chance
  • Disney
  • Dolly
  • Faith
  • Giggles
  • Goldie
  • Happy
  • Hope
  • Joy
  • Light
  • Lucky
  • Piglet
  • Smiley
  • Summer
  • Sunny
  • Treasure
  • Wags
  • Wiggles
Image Credit: Mary Swift, Shutterstock

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Hopefully, one of these lists has helped you find the perfect name for your new Basset Hound pup. If you’re still undecided, don’t fret. Take your time choosing a name; you have to live with it for years to come, so it’s okay to take a bit of time to be sure.

When you find the perfect name, you’ll know. Trust your gut or try out a few different ones. Your Basset Hound might just let you know which one is best!

Featured Image Credit: Sebastian Molina Bullrich, Pixabay

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