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Dachshund Names - Top 20 Names for Sausage Dogs

Written by Ryan Gliozzo


When it comes to naming your Dachshund, the options are endless. But with such a wide array of choices, how can you possibly choose just one? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Here are 20 of the best Dachshund names to help get you started.
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Has your brain crashed like an outdated pc? To simply pluck a great name out of the ether for your over-excited Dachshund puppy seems like a doddle on the face of it, but the sheer magnitude of the problem is totally lost on most people.

There are so many names out there and finding names for dogs can be a longggg task for any new pup owner. No mere human could contain so much information without their head exploding, let alone process it and filter it down to a singularly cool name. Even some of the brainiest scientists in history have tried and failed to make the process simpler.

Let's face it, this is an uphill battle under normal circumstances, but when your faithful companion is a sausage dog, you've really got to get your game head-on.

You might want to find some German names for your new pup as the breed is of German origin. Or, you may want to find some type of food-related wiener dog names for your lil sausage dog. German dog names can be quite quirky and fun but when looking for puppy names you might find yourself slightly perplexed and overwhelmed with the options.

After all, naming your Dachshund is a tricky business! Get it wrong, and you could be the neighbourhood laughing stock for the next ten to fifteen years.

There are so many male Dachshund names and female Dachshund names to choose from it could take at least ten to fifteen years to actually sift through them all anyway.

Luckily, deep in the bowels of Waggel HQ, those clever boffins have been wearing their best thinking caps to solve this very problem. When that didn't work, they resorted to long hours of complicated computations, darts, and several high-risk games of scrabble to make one of the greatest ever achievements known to man.

Greater than the first man on the moon and the invention of the Jammy Dodger, we have...

Waggel's Top 20 Dachshund Names

dachshund in the snow

Lock all your doors, close the curtains and turn off your phone. You don't want to be disturbed for this next bit. We're about to reveal our top 20 amazingly unique, cool and cute Dachshund names. From female dog names to some super cute names and even a homage to some of our human names, let's dive right into our top 20.

Naming your little excitable sausage dog doesn't get any better than this:

1. Frankie

Short for frankfurter, this name couldn't be more fitting for this German dog breed. Dachshunds are often called sausage dogs in the UK, so this Germanic spin on a classic description is a cosmopolitan and sophisticated choice for your short-legged stick fetcher.

2. Dash

This one is a little more obvious and probably one of the most popular Dachshund names around. It's also a name with a touch of irony as Dachshunds have incredibly short and stubby legs. If you're looking for a name that pokes a little humour at your dog's less-than-speedy abilities, then Dash is a great option.

dachshund running across a garden

3. Ziggy 

Ziggy was the onstage persona of one of the most famous Dachshund owners in pop, David Bowie. If you're a music fan looking for a name that's cool, unique and has a bit of rock n' roll star power, then look no further than Ziggy. Just don't go painting a big lightning bolt over your hairy tree waterer's eye.

4. Fritz

This was a popular name for Dachshunds in the early 20th century, and it's easy to see why. Fritz is a strong name that commands respect for your elongated, stubby-legged cat botherer. It's also a wonderful nod to the Dachshund's proud German heritage.

5. Muffin

When it comes to girl Dachshund names, Muffin is a fun, sweet and playful name, but also a bit plucky and adventurous - just like your little lady. Muffin is a name that will make her stand out from the crowd. Just don't let her near an actual muffin, or she may be sick, very unlady-like!

6. Slinky 

A fantastically appropriate name for a fun-loving Dachshund and one that couldn't describe their body shape better. It's also a brilliant name for a long slender female Dachshund because it just sounds so extremely girly. This is an excellent choice if you want a name that's a little different, amusing and unique.

dachshund in a hammock

7. Hazel

This beautiful name conjures up images of autumn leaves and forest floors. It is a wonderful name for a female Dachshund. It has the added bonus of being one of the most popular names for female dogs in general. So, if you're looking for a name that's both classic and feminine, then Hazel is a great option.

8. Schnitzel

Another German entry into our top 20 and a great name for a mischievous Dachshund that likes to get up to no good. It's also a unique-sounding name that celebrates your dog's German roots in a slightly humorous way. Just be prepared for people to give you funny looks when you call your dog's name in public.

9. Bingo

This is a cute and charming name for a light-hearted Dachshund, and it's ideal if you're searching for a name with personality. Bingo is a popular choice for Dachshund owners because it's just so strikingly unique and just a little bit quirky.

10. Buddy 

Just a great name for a loyal and friendly Dachshund. If you're looking for a name to describe your faithful best friend that sticks to you like glue through thick or thin, this has got to be the obvious choice.

11. Dinky

A name that accurately describes the small and compact size of your Dachshund. It's also a name that's as cute as your plucky little pup. If you're looking for a name that's both practical and adorable, then Dinky should definitely be on your final list of possible choices.

12. Stubs

This name is a fitting name for a Dachshund with short legs and is bound to make you chuckle every time you call them. It's ideal if you're looking for something light-hearted and humorous and is sure to be a big hit with friends and family.

13. Biscuit

This delicious unisex-sounding name is not only perfect for a food-loving Dachshund but is also a great choice if you're looking for a name that's short, sweet and easy to remember.

14. Chip 

This is the perfect name for a small and playful Dachshund and is a little bit tongue-in-cheek because Chip is obviously short for chipolata. If you'd like a name that will make your friends and family laugh and is bound to be a big hit with kids, then Chip is a fantastic choice.

dachshund against a blue background

15. Coco

This name is as sweet as your little Dachshund's personality and is perfect for a chocolate brown or black and tan pup. It works for both male and female Dachshunds. It is a brilliant choice if you're looking for a name that's both unusual and fashionable and just a little bit cheeky.

16. Shelly

If you live by the coast and have a beach-bound Dachshund, what could be more nautical than Shelly? A beautiful name for a seafaring female Dachshund that's delicate and calm one minute, and rough and boisterous the next, much like the ocean.

17. Luna 

A mystical name that is often associated with magic, mystery and the moon. This makes it perfect for a female Dachshund that likes to make squeaky toys disappear in the garden at night, under a pile of earth and uprooted plants. Luna is a name that's both unique and stylish and is bound to make your Dachshund stand out from the crowd.

18. Sausage

How could we write a list of names for a Dachshund, the most famous sausage dog in the world and not have Sausage as an option? Yes, it's a little bit silly, but it's also an accurate description of your Dachshund's long body. If you're searching for a light-hearted and amusing name, it's ideal.

19. Dotty

If you've got a particularly scatty female Dachshund, Dotty might fit your furry friend like a glove. It's a great doggie-sounding name to shout in public without totally losing your street cred, especially when everyone sees just how bonkers your little dog really is.

20. Sparky

This is one for that electrifying Dachshund that's always chewing your cables. Sparky is a fun, catchy name that works for a lively and playful dachshund that just can't help but get into all sorts of cheeky mischief. It's an incredibly memorable name, so you won't have to keep repeating it to your friends and neighbours.


Picking the right name for your Dachshund is vitally important because it's a reflection of your dog's wonderfully unique personality. Having a truly great name that you can be proud of and shout loudly without fear of ridicule makes training much easier for both you and your sausage-like friend.

Our list of names contains a wide variety of suggestions that are tailor-made for any Dachshund, whether you're looking for something unique, silly, stylish or traditional.

Just remember that your pup is perfect, no matter what they're called...unless you call them Quentin, then maybe you're taking things a bit too far.

In all seriousness though, we have a range of dog names posts where you might be able to find more inspiration if any of the above are not quite right for your new furry friend. Our posts such as finding the perfect dog name, Border Collie names, Cocker Spaniel names, French Bulldog names, as well as Cockapoo names.

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