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150+ Dachshund Names for Your Adorable Wiener Dog

Written by: Nicole Cosgrove

Last Updated on June 10, 2024 by Dogster Team

Dachshund Names

150+ Dachshund Names for Your Adorable Wiener Dog

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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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.


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.


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 traditional German name can seem fitting considering it’s authentic.


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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 who’s going to have to use the name regularly. So, it should be something that you absolutely love.



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

miniature long haired dachshund dog with isabella coloring sitting in the grass in a local park
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Female Dachshund Names

  • Charlotte—Petite
  • Germaine—Small sprout
  • Kiara—Small
  • Melina—Little honey
  • Rosetta—Small rose

Male Dachshund Names

  • Attila—Little father
  • Carlin—Little champion
  • Egan—Little fire
  • Garvan—Rough little one
  • Paolo—Small

German Dachshund Names

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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

  • Ada—The noble one
  • Adolfa—Noble wolf
  • Anna—Grace
  • Bertha—Bright one
  • Bindy—A pretty snake
  • Cara—Endearment term
  • Charlotte—Female version of Carl
  • Elsa—Pledged to God
  • Greta—Pearl
  • Gretchen—A pearl
  • Hannah—God’s grace
  • Ida—Industrious
  • Irma—Universal
  • Juliana—Youthful
  • Lara—Protection
  • Lena—Ray of light
  • Leonie—Lion
  • Lorelei—Temptress
  • Luisa—Renown
  • Marie—A variation of Maria
  • Matilda—Mighty
  • Maude—War blessings
  • Mia—Dear to all
  • Millicent—Work
  • Nadia—Unvanquished
  • Nadine—Trust
  • Nina—Flower
  • Nyx—Charm
  • Petra—Stone
  • Sophia—Wisdom
  • Thea—Gift of God
  • Valentina—Saint Valentine
  • Winola—Witty and charming

Male Dachshund German Names

  • Amo—Power of an eagle
  • Archie—Truly brave
  • Azzo—Noble at birth
  • Baldwin—Brave friend
  • Barnim—Bear
  • Carl—Free man
  • Christoph—One who holds Christ in his heart
  • Corty—Advertising boldly
  • Ekke—Battle leader
  • Frank—Free man
  • Fritz—Peaceful, powerful
  • Geoffrey—Man of peace
  • Gerry—A variation of Gerald
  • Gunter—Battle warrior
  • Hans—God is gracious
  • Hardy—Bold, brave
  • Leon—Lion
  • Louis—Great knight
  • Lutz—Famous battle
  • Matthias—Gift of God
  • Nikolaus—Victor of the people
  • Otis—Friend
  • Otto—Wealth, prosperity
  • Poldi—Brave people
  • Royce—A variation of Reece
  • Schneider—Tailor
  • Siegfried—Victory
  • Stein—Strong as a stone
  • Ulrich—Prosperous
  • Ulz—Noble leader
  • Waldo—To rule
  • Waltheri—Ruler of the army

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 that we think everybody will love, including you.

Popular Female Names

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

Popular Male Names

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

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

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

Cute/Funny Male Names

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


Final Thoughts

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.

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