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200+ Amazing Names for Basset Hounds: Great Ideas for your Charming Pooch

Jordyn Alger

By Jordyn Alger

Names for Basset Hounds

Basset hounds are known as charming and patient companions. They interact well with young children and other pets, making them a great addition to any family. If you plan to welcome a basset hound into your home, you will need to pick out a name.

Finding the right name for your basset hound can be difficult. The options are endless, and searching through all of them can be overwhelming. Thankfully, there are a few ways to cut down on the pool of names, starting with organizing them by categories. In this article, there are over 200 names that we have compiled for you to choose from, so take a look at the categories and see which is your favorite.

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The perfect name can be hard to find. Since names are so personal, finding the right one takes some time. We recommend considering what categories (if any) you want your dog’s name to fit in. For example, if your dog is male or female, that may limit the names you seek. So, what are some other categories that may influence your choices?

Perhaps you want to base your basset hound’s name on personality or appearance. The basset hound’s appearance is memorable, making it a great source of inspiration if you follow that route. Or maybe you would rather think outside of the box and pick a name from a fictional character, a food, or even a tougher name for your basset hound.

Although the examples here are far from exhaustive, and there are plenty of other categories you could consider, these titles will get you started on your quest for the perfect basset hound name.

Shy Basset hound poking head out of its dog door
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Fun Basset Hound Names Based on Personality and Appearance

Basset Hounds have one of the most recognizable and adorable appearances among dog breeds and are also known for their delightful personalities. If you want to name your new pet after either of these features, you will surely find a wonderful name for your dog.

  • Brewer
  • Suede
  • Bear
  • Brown
  • Chip
  • Dusty
  • Moose
  • Mudd
  • Beige
  • Clopper
  • Penny
  • Earl
  • Hazel
  • Winter
  • Holly
  • Oakley
  • Opal
  • Sandy
  • Serenity
  • Velvet
  • Yappy
  • Floppy
  • Scout
  • Scooter
  • Shadow
  • Skipper
  • Squat
  • Shorty
  • Hunter
  • Rifle
  • Savannah
  • Stubby

Fun Basset Hound Names Based on Fictional Characters

Fictional characters can be a great source of inspiration. If you have a favorite character that would suit your basset hound, consider making that your new pet’s name. If you want some ideas, we have gathered names of fictional superheroes, cartoon characters, and more.

  • Artemis
  • Hulk
  • Thor
  • Bruce
  • Natasha
  • Wanda
  • Hawkeye
  • Diana
  • Katniss
  • Maverick
  • Goose
  • Iceman
  • Zeus
  • Apollo
  • Athena
  • Hades
  • Atlas
  • Lancelot
  • Hercules
  • Gawain
  • Rocky
  • Hudson
  • Dallas
  • Beau
  • Samson
  • Phoebe
  • Greta
  • Winnie
  • Piglet
  • Roo
  • Hera
  • Raven
  • Rocket
Basset hound in autumn leaves
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Fun Tough Basset Hound Names

Basset Hounds are helpful hunters, and a tough name could suit your canine. If a macho title is up your alley, take a look at some of these cool names.

  • Captain
  • Cruiser
  • Wolf
  • Boss
  • Smoke
  • Flames
  • Hammer
  • Wrench
  • Axel
  • Ace
  • Ajax
  • Giant
  • Champion
  • Nike
  • Voyager
  • Atlantis
  • Endeavour
  • Saturn
  • Mercury
  • Sabre
  • Storm
  • Warrior
  • Viking
  • Pirate
  • Astro
  • Jasper
  • Nash
  • Clyde
  • Bullet
  • Chief
  • Cooper
  • Diesel
  • Duke
  • Duchess

Cute Female Basset Hound Names

We have a list of great options for names specific to female basset hounds. From adorable to refined to glamorous, we have plenty for you to choose from.

  • Rose
  • Ruby
  • Sabra
  • Sahara
  • Scarlet
  • Sierra
  • Sepia
  • Maroon
  • June
  • Cara
  • Bead
  • Bridget
  • Brooke
  • Zoe
  • Jena
  • Hope
  • Dainty
  • Snow
  • Daisy
  • Dazzle
  • Diamond
  • Dove
  • Luna
  • Moon
  • Misty
  • Sparkle
  • Swan
  • Fawn
  • Amber
  • Foxy
  • Dawn
  • Crystal
  • Princess
  • Queen
Basset Hound Portrait outside in the fall
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Cute Male Basset Hound Names

This list is perfect if you’re looking for a male name for your basset hound. However, a female hound may also fit some of these titles. From Rambo to Ernest, we have a diverse group of canine monikers.

  • Buster
  • Jack
  • Jim
  • Porter
  • Rambo
  • Tanner
  • Umber
  • Bentley
  • Spear
  • Blade
  • Forest
  • Anjo
  • Lightning
  • Crowley
  • John
  • Duncan
  • Rudolf
  • Whiz
  • Sunny
  • Grant
  • North
  • Wesley
  • Russ
  • Elliot
  • Emmet
  • Ernest
  • Eugene
  • Felix
  • Everest
  • Fletcher
  • Floyd
  • Gordon
  • George

Cute Food Names for Basset Hounds

Food is a great way to find your pet’s perfect name. Whether you choose a dessert, a spice, or something else, you are guaranteed to have an adorable name for your basset hound.

  • Cookie
  • Buttercup
  • Brownie
  • Coffee
  • Chestnut
  • Peanut
  • Whiskey
  • Almond
  • Merlot
  • Muffin
  • Sherry
  • Java
  • Russet
  • Butter
  • Blueberry
  • Cupcake
  • Pumpkin
  • Ginger
  • Clove
  • Cinnamon
  • Mango
  • Maple
  • Mocha
  • Nutmeg
  • Olive
  • Oreo
  • Pepper
  • Sorbet
  • Coconut
  • Basil
  • Paprika
  • Rosemary
  • Gumdrop
  • Licorice

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While picking a name for your new pet can be stressful, try not to worry about it too much. No matter what you select for your basset hound, it will undoubtedly be the perfect name for your furry friend because it was chosen from the heart.

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