Have you welcomed a new Dachshund into your heart and home? Lucky you! These spirited dogs are devoted companions–and one that deserves just the right name. We’ve fetched Dachshund names harking back to the Doxie’s German heritage, from words describing the sausage dog and terms of endearment for your new fur baby to popular German names and famous Dachshund names!
Our Own Dachshund Name!
My childhood dog was a standard Dachshund:
I named him Peanut for the Peanuts cartoon strip. In his later years, Peanut was best friends with our duck named Daisy.
When Peanut had surgery for intervertebral disc disease, his rehab involved swimming with Daisy–and years later they became the subject of my first big writing assignment: a feature for Reader’s Digest magazine on Peanut and Daisy!
Sausage Dog Names for Your New Wiener Dog
Are you looking for a fun name for your new sausage dog? Whether they’re called a sausage dog or a wiener dog, one thing’s for sure: this nickname has generated plenty of cute Dachshund names. Here’s a look at some of the most popular sausages that make great Dachshund puppy names:
- Andouille: this spicy sausage is a favorite in Cajun dishes
- Chili Dog
- Ciavàr: an Italian sausage also called “mad sausage”
- Corny Dog
- Diot: this sausage is a favorite in the French region of Savoy
- Drisheen: an Irish sausage
- Embutido: sausage in Spanish
- Hot Dog
- Klobása: sausage in Czech
- Knipp: a German sausage made with pork and oats
- Korv: sausage in Swedish
- Mortadella: an Italian sausage (and lunchmeat)
- Pinkel: a type of German smoked sausage
- Prasky: a Polish summer sausage
- Rolliche: a Dutch sausage
- Saucisson: a French name for a dried sausage similar to salami
- Selsig: “sausage” in Welsh
- Snorkers: British slang for sausage (dating back to the Royal Navy)
- Sopressa: an aged Italian salami (and a beautiful name if you are adopting an older Dachshund!)
- Teewurst: a German sausage that includes bacon
- Weißwurst or Weisswurst: German white sausage, a fun name for a blond Dachshund!
- Würstchen: “sausage” in German
- Zalzett: “sausage” in Maltese
Female Dachshund Names
These traditional German names for girls make great female Dachshund names as well!
- Bertha (but pronounce it the German way: bear-ta!)
Male Dachshund Names
Like our list of female names, this list of male Dachshund names takes its cues from traditional German names for boys.
- Heinz – a fun name for a Doxie mix!
- Klaus: this would especially be a fun name for a Dachshund adopted near the Christmas season
- Wolfgang (or Wolfie!)
Dapple Dachshund Puppy Names
Are you bringing a Dapple Dachshund into your home? These names reflect the dog’s beautiful dappled coat:
German Foods and Drink that Make Good Names
- Brezel: German soft pretzel
- Brot: bread
- Butterkuchen: German butter cake
- Haribo: the maker of the famous Haribo gummy bears
- Lebkuchen: German gingerbread
- Riesen: the first German candy brand
Words Associated with Dachshunds
- Badger: the Dachshund was originally bred to hunt badgers
- Dachs: badger in German. Dax would also be a fun name!
- Dackel: the modern German word for Dachshund
- Krieger: one of the first mentions of the Dachshund was as the “Dachs Krieger” or “badger warrior”
- Teckel: a wire-haired Dachshund
- Archie and Amos: These Dachshunds were often mentioned in Andy Warhol’s work and diaries.
- Crusoe the Dachshund: One of the best-known Instagram pet influencers, Crusoe also has a popular Facebook and YouTube channel, a videogame and a best-selling book.
- Lump: Lump (which means rascal in German) was the muse for 45 of Pablo Picasso’s works
- Waldi: The first Olympic mascot, Waldi was a symbol for the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.
Funny Dachshund Names
Your Dachshund may be small in statue but he or she is big in spirit. These funny Dachshund names would also be good names for a Miniature Dachshund:
- King Kong
- Mr. Big
German names and German Terms of Endearment
- Bärchen: Bär means “bear,” so Bärchen is a diminutive for a little bear but is most often used for sweethearts (or the Dachshund who has stolen your heart!)
- Bärli: This Swiss-German nickname means “little bear” (and is the name of one of our dogs!)
- Häschen: Literally “bunny,” Häschen is often used like “sweetie” as a term of endearment.
- Kuschelbär: Cuddle Bear
- Liebling: “favorite”
- Maus: Meaning “mouse,” this word is often used as a German term of endearment.
- Mausebär: Combining Maus and Bär, this sweet term means–you guessed it–Mouse Bear.
- Schatzi: Meaning “little treasure,” a Doxie named Schatzi shared the screen as the Formans’ family’s dog in three seasons of That 70s Show. A fun name for a miniature Dachshund!
- Schnecke: Meaning “snail,” this term is used, believe it or not, as a term of endearment but could also be a good name for a slow-moving Doxie.
- Süsse (feminine) or Süsser (masculine): sweetie
Dachshund Names from the Movies
Do you recognize some of these Dachshund characters from the big screen?
- Adolphus: Grand Hotel
- Buddy: The Secret Life of Pets
- Buster: Toy Story
- Gilpin: Mrs. Henderson Presents
- Dachsie: Lady and The Tramp
- Hundley: Curious George
- Itchy Itchiford: All Dogs Go To Heaven
- Jorge: Clifford the Big Red Dog
- Marshall: The Bonfire of The Vanities
- Odie: the terrier/Dachshund mix in the Garfield movie and comic strip
- Raisin: Marmaduke
- Slinky: Toy Story
- Waffles: Manhattan
- Zero: The Nightmare Before Christmas
German Place Names