These hand chosen Dachshund names are our own special way of saluting a unique and family friendly breed that hails from Germany and was specifically bred to hunt badgers. Even though there are few families out there having badgers that they want hunted, the Dachshund stands on it’s own four feet with a friendly personality that loves being the focus of attention.
Did you know…
-Even it’s title can be translated into badger dog in German, with the term “Dachs” meaning badger and “Hund” meaning dog.
-The Dachshund came to America around 1870 but didn’t become popular until the 1950s because WWI & WWII propaganda used them to portray the Germans since they originate from there.
-Dachshunds don’t know that they’re small. Due to their fearlessness, this means they might not back down during confrontations with bigger animals such as larger dogs and no doubt, badgers.
As you scroll down this Dachshund names page we start off with a few suggestions we felt would fit this breed well, then you’ll find male and female Dachshund dog names, then a few lists with ideas that we felt would fit this breed better than those we’ve listed for others.
Bijou: This Dachshund will be your own precious jewel, the ornament in your life. Bijou is small, elegant and simply beautiful.
Boris: This title is very common in Germany and would make a really good Dachshund dog name for your pal.
Brodie: For a Dachshund that is adventurous and always into something. He has a good natured personality, and even like cats.
Bruno: While this Dachshund name means “brown-haired” it is still a manly choice for a breed like this.
Carina: A German word meaning “beloved” or “friend,” a good choice for your beloved German Dachshund.
Cassie: The Greek for "She who entangles men" this is perfect for the girl that entangles all males (human and canine) around her paw.
Espresso: A good title for a Dachshund that’s BIG on energy. There’s nothing decaffeinated about this pooch!
Ginger: This spicy canine loves to be with her owners and will happily join them anywhere they go with her tail wagging and her ears perked!
Oscar: With the Dachshund being referred to as a “weiner dog” after Oscar Meyer who is the largest manufacturer of hot dogs in the world.
Raina: This means "Mighty" in German and is a great fit for the girl who thinks she’s a much larger breed.
Rocco: A popular name for gangsters in older movies, cross Rocco the wrong way and he’ll take you for a long walk off a short pier!
Romeo: Dachshunds have a sweet, lovable side, so pay tribute to this adoring trait, by naming your male after the romantic character.
Ruffian: A great Dachshund name for your priceless pal. This pooch always holds it’s head high and thinks it knows better than you.
Speed Bump: A cute choice submitted by Lisa, a fan of this site. Thanks Lisa!
Valiant: Your brave little Dachshund will be sharing this cute little title with the comic strip character, Prince Valiant.
|Names For Males||Names For Females|
|Bogart||Mad Max||Bandana||Mama Mia!|
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too dark to read. -Groucho Marx-
|Dash||Laverne||Sha Na Na|
|Ellie Mae||Miss Daisy||Wasabi|
For Females: Creative ideas she'll love
For Males: Give him a title he'll be proud of
Groovy Dogs: Geeky pups need not visit
Clever Ideas: Ideas after it's personality
For Unique Pups: For the pup that's special