celebrity dachshund names

99 (Great!) Dachshund Name Ideas + 16 Celebrity Doxies w/ Names

Dachshund names: There has never been a shortage of famous Dachshund owners, and they have squeezed into the top 10 most popular dog breeds once again this year.

Perhaps these celebrity Dachshund names will give you ideas about what to name your own puppy. We’ve also come up with another 99 amazing Dachshund name ideas for girl and boy dogs along with their meanings for your inspiration.

Celebrity Dachshund Names

Hollywood’s golden era was filled with wiener dogs. Here are some famous old-Hollywood celebrity Dachshunds along with their names:


Dachshund names for a Boy / male:

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Dachshunds are truly a German dog breed. These Doxy name ideas are inspired by popular historical German boy (male / masculine) names, as well as famous Germans. Do any of the name meanings describe your pup? 

  • Klaus / Claus (means, “people’s victory”)
  • Wolfgang / Wolf (“wolf path”) 
  • Manfred (“man of peace”)
  • Heinz (German version of “Henry,” means “home ruler!”) 
  • Rolf (means, “renown wolf”)
  • Gerhard (courageous) 
  • Dieter (remember Dieter’s Dance Party?)
  • Helmut (means, “protection”)
  • Sigfried / Siegfried (means, “victory, protection, peace”)
  • Otto (wealth, prosperity)
  • Heinrich (means, “home power”) 
  • Ralph (“counsel + wolf”)
  • Friedrich (means, “prince”)
  • Wilhelm (“resolute protector”)
  • Hans (“Jehovah has been gracious”)
  • Hansel (“little Hans”) 
  • Franz (2 Dachshunds? How about “Hans and Franz?)
  • Fritz (“peace ruler”)
  • Bastian (“venerable”)
  • Karl (means, “manly”)
  • Olaf (“ancestor’s descendent”) 
  • Gunther (“warrior”) 
  • Maximilian / Max (“greatest”)
  • Herman (“soldier” or “army man”)
  • Ludwig (“famous war”) 
  • Axel (“father of peace”) 
  • Johann (“God is merciful”)
  • Sigmund (“victorious defender”) 
  • Herschel (means, “deer”)

*Popular boy dog name ideas: Max, Buddy, Jake, Rocky, Jack, Toby, Cody, Buster, Lucky, Tucker, Oliver, Oscar, Rusty, Elvis, Hunter, Diesel, Chester, Otis, Coco, Duncan, Bandit, Shadow, Chance, Roscoe


German Surnames that work for Dachshunds, Too!

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Dachshund means, “badger dog” in German. These surnames also have a meaning behind them, and might just be a good name for your dog:

  • Schmidt / Schmitt (smith)
  • Fischer (fisherman)
  • Weber (weaver)
  • Mayer (landlord)
  • Wagner (wainwright)
  • Schultz, Schulz (sheriff, judge)
  • Koch (cook)
  • Bauer (farmer)
  • Richter (sheriff or judge)
  • Klein (means, “small”)
  • Schröder (tailor + “Peanuts” character)
  • Neumann (means, “new man”)
  • Schwarz (means, “black haired”)
  • Zimmermann (carpenter)
  • Braun (means, “brown haired”)
  • Schubert (shoemaker)
  • Ziegler (brickmaker)
  • Pfeiffer (piper)
  • Hoover (land owner)
  • JÄGER (hunter)
  • Kaiser (emperor)
  • Kramer (shopkeeper, or “Seinfeld” character)
  • Mendel / Mendelssohn (son of Mendel)
  • Beckenbaur (bowl-builder)
  • Rosen / Rosenberg (means, “rose mountain” – Might be good for a fat, red Dachshund!)
  • Schindler (shingler or roof tiler)
  • Straub (rough or unkept / one with bushy or bristly hair. Long-haried Dachshund?)

Name ideas for a Girl / Female Dachshund:

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(yes, that’s a tattoo of a Picasso Dachshund drawing!)

Once again, let’s go back to popular historical German names for inspiration. Here are some German girl names (female / feminine) that would also work for a Dachshund:

  • Ursula (means, “little bear”)
  • Adele (“noble and kind”)
  • Ingrid (translates to, “Ing’s ride.” Ing was the Norse God of Peace and fertility)
  • Helga (“Holy / blessed”)
  • Gisela / Giselle (“a pledge of peace”) 
  • Brigitte (“the high one” or “strength”) 
  • Heidi (“Nobility”)
  • Eva (“life” or “full of life”) 
  • Petra (“rock / stone”) 
  • Ruth (“companion or friend. Vision of beauty”) 
  • Margot (“pearl”)
  • Gertrud (“strong spear”)
  • Hildegard (battle / glorious warfare”)
  • Sonja (“wisdom”)
  • Karla / Carla (“feminine or womanly strength”)
  • Johanna (“Gift from God.” But, Isn’t every Dachshund?) 
  • Irma (“war goddess” – No longer popular in Florida, though)
  • Mia (“wished-for-child”)
  • Hannah (“favor” or “grace”)
  • Sofia (“holy wisdom”)
  • Amelie (“hard working”)
  • Sophie (“wisdom / wise”) 
  • Frieda (“beautiful / beloved”)
  • Greta (“pearl”)
  • Zoe / Zoey (means “life” in Greek)
  • Stella (Latin for “star”)
  • Fiona (“white / fair”)
  • Tilda (“strength in battle”)
  • Rosalie (“rose”)
  • Nina (“dreamer”) 
  • Nora (“honor” or “light”)
  • Nadja (“hope”)

*Popular girl dog names: Molly, Bella, Lucy, Maggie, Daisy, Sadie, Chloe, Sophie, Lola, Abby, Roxy, Gracie, Sasha, angel, Lily, Princess, Emma, Lady, Madison, Belle, Brandy, Jasmine, Sassy, Peanut


Dachshund Name ideas from foods: (funny)

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Maybe these german foods will inspire you for a good Dachshund name idea:

  • Schnitzel (weiner schnitzel)
  • Streusel / Streudel (pastry desserts) 
  • Sauerbraten (German pot roast)
  • Bratwurst (pork sausage)
  • Knockwurst (plump sausage made with pork and veal)
  • Spätzle (means “little sparrows.” German noodle dish)
  • Dunkel (dark German beer)
  • Frank (Frankfurter, Frankfurt?)
  • Pepper (pfeffer)
  • Zwetschgenkuchen (Long name… long dog!) 

Name Ideas for a RED dog:

  • red dogGinger
  • Rusty
  • Penny
  • Auburn
  • Red
  • Amber
  • Scarlet
  • Ruby
  • Rose / Rosie
  • Carmine (shade of red)
  • Autumn
  • Heinz
  • Keegan (“son of fire”)

Other Funny Dachshund Name Ideas:

dachshund girl names

  • Einstein (Albert Einstein once had a Doxie named, “Chico!”)
  • (King) Otto the Great
  • King Frederick / Friedrich
  • King Reinhold
  • Rapunzel (long-haired Dachshund?)
  • Briar Rose
  • Kaiser Wilhelm II – *The emperor actually had Dachshunds named, “Hexl,” and “Senta.” When they visited Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the dogs ate one of his prized golden pheasants! 
  • Oscar Mayer (wiener, of course)
  • Herman Von Helmholtz (scientist)
  • Archduke Leopold
  • Princess Sophie
  • Felix Mendelssohn
  • Wilhelm Furtwängler (composer)
  • Colonel Klink (Hogan’s Heroes)
  • Badger (Dachshund means, “Badger dog”)
  • Schweinehund (means, “pig dog”)
  • Funny: Arschgeige (one who can’t do anything right. Literally means, “ass violin”)
  • Funny: Arschbombe (means, “ass bomb”. Is your Dachshund gassy?)

*Many of these name ideas would also work for Miniature Pinschers (Min-Pin’s) or other small German dogs!

Related:

  • Celebrity Dachshund owners on pinterest.com. Dozens of celebrities, famous people, and royalty have been owned by Dachshunds.
  • French Bulldog name ideas – More inspiration for puppy names!
  • Look for coupons for top pet stores like Petco, 1800petmeds, and PetcareRx!
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