180 Fitting Names for Vizslas: Ideas for Athletic Dogs
Picking a name for a new lifelong companion is easier said than done. If you are the proud new owner of the stunning, athletic, and loving Vizsla or you plan on bringing one home in the near future, you are going to want a name that not only suits them well but is something that you truly adore.
If you have found yourself in need of some amazing name ideas or some extra inspiration in the process, we’ve got you covered. This list includes names suitable for boys, for girls, names based on their Hungarian origin and lastly the ones based on pop culture.
Vizsla Names for the Boys
Vizsla Names for the Girls
Hungarian Names for Vizslas (with Meanings)
- Ada (Female)- Sweet
- Alize (Female)- Kind
- Ambrus (Male)- Immortal
- Andor (Male)- Manly
- Anna (Female)-Grace
- Benca (Female)- She will conquer
- Bence (Male) – Victor
- Bodi (Male)- God Bless the King
- Csilla (Female)- Shining star
- Deco (Male)- Lord
- Elek (Male)- Defender of mankind
- Ema (Female)- Whole, universal
- Farkas (Male)-Wolf
- Gellar (Male)- Red-headed
- Gisella (Female)- To pledge
- Gizi (Female)- Form of Gisella
- Ilona (Female)- Sunshine, beauty
- Imre (Male)- Strength
- Karola (Female)- Strong
- Jenci (Male)- Well
- Kardos (Male)- Swordsman
- Kati (Female)- Clean, pure
- Kellman (Male)- Gentle
- Kolos (Male)- Scholar
- Laszlo (Male)- Famous ruler
- Lenke (Female)- Light, brightness
- Marika (Female)- Rebellious woman
- Markos (Male)- Of Mars
- Nusa (Female)- Merciful, graceful
- Odon (Male)- Wealthy protector
- Res (Female) Red-headed woman
- Rez (Male)- Copper-headed
- Ria (Female)- Mouth of a river
- Robi (Male)- Shining with fame
- Rudi (Unisex)- Famous wolf
- Sebo (Male)-Revered
- Tas (Male)- Mythological
- Tica (Female)- Harvester
- Uros (Male)- Little Lord
- Viktor (Male)- Victorious
Vizsla Names Inspired by Redheads from Pop Culture
- Lucille (Ball)
- Conan (O’Brien)
- Ed (Sheeran)
- Rita (Hayworth)
- Reba (McIntire)
- Rupert (Grint)
- Carol (Burnett)
- Ron (Howard)
- Prince (Harry)
- Ariel (The Little Mermaid)
- Daphne (Scooby Doo)
- Ginny (Weasley)
- Flash (DC Superhero)
- Merida (Brave)
- George (The Jetsons)
- Jane (The Jetsons)
- Darby (Winnie the Pooh)
- Jesse (Toy Story 2)
- Wilma (The Flintstones)
- Phineas (Phineas and Ferb)
- Darla (Finding Nemo)
- Chuckie (The Rugrats)
- Dexter (Dexter’s Laboratory)
- Blossom (The Powerpuff Girls)
- Sally (The Nightmare Before Christmas)
- Eep (The Croods)
- Kyle (South Park)
- Myrtle (Lilo & Stitch)
- Rose (Titanic)
- Percy (Harry Potter)
- Lois (Family Guy)
- Nigel (The Wild Thornberrys)
- Eliza (The Wild Thornberrys)
- Kim (Kim Possible)
- Miss Frizzle (The Magic School Bus)
- Shanks (Shanks)
- Beaker (The Muppets)
- Sam (Looney Tunes)
Top 5 Tips for Finding the Right Name for Your Vizsla
Coming to a final decision for your new dog’s name isn’t always easy. Here are some extra tips and tricks if you’ve found yourself stuck in the naming process:
1. Use One to Two-Syllable Names
It’s generally recommended to name pets something that only has one to two syllables. This is because it’s much easier for your dog to pick up on and understand its name. Most of their commands are one to two syllables for this very reason. If you have your heart set on a longer name, maybe consider a nickname that’ll be easier for them to understand.
2. Give Them a Name That Fits
Vizslas have very distinct personalities as a breed, so you must consider your individual dog’s characteristics. You don’t want to pick a name that doesn’t suit their personality, so don’t be afraid to take some time to get to know them before making a final decision.
3. Think of Your Favorite Characters in Books, TV, and Movies
A great way to gather name inspiration when you are coming up short is by thinking about some of your favorite characters, singers, actors, or other inspiring public figures. You may be able to come up with a name that not only suits your Vizsla well but has some sentiment to you.
4. Get Some Help from Others
Finding the right name can be a difficult task, so why not involve others? Not only is it a good idea to involve the family in the process, but there’s nothing wrong with getting a little extra inspiration from those closest to you. You may realize that your loved ones come up with ideas you lack, simply because you are overthinking.
5. Make Sure You’re Comfortable Shouting It
It’s all fun and games to name your dog something inappropriate that you find humorous until you’re stuck yelling out the name to call your dog back to you. Not only that, but you will be sharing your dog’s name with veterinarians, family members, friends, and neighbors so keeping it appropriate is always something we highly recommend.
The 10 Fun Facts About the Vizslas
Knowing more about the Vizsla breed can help provide some extra ideas and inspiration. Here are some interesting, fun facts about the Vizsla you may or may not know about:
1. The Vizsla is an Ancient Breed
The Vizsla has been around since at least the 1500s but the Vizsla’s ancestors were first brought to Hungary around 1,000 years ago. The Vizsla breed itself was developed around 300 years prior to the similar-looking Weimaraner, which originated in Germany in the 1800s.
2. All Vizslas Are Redheads
The Vizsla’s distinct reddish-golden rusty color is the only color, unlike many other breeds that have different color and coat variations. Now, there are some different hues of their golden rusty coat, but every Vizsla will fit into the redhead category. Interestingly, this coat type and the color are recessive, stemming from the single recessive b-allele gene.
3. They Are Velcro Dogs
Some may agree that the V in Vizsla stands for “velcro.” This is a breed that becomes highly attached to its humans and will want to follow them everywhere. They are big on affection, cuddling, and will require quite a bit of attention. They will require a household that is compatible with their needs for lots of love and attention.
4. Vizslas Are Born with Blue Eyes
Vizsla puppies are born with blue eyes, which will eventually turn brown or amber as time goes by. Newborn pups take about two weeks before they open their eyes and the change from blue to brown or amber will be noticeable around the 4-week mark, but it can take longer for the transition.
5. The Breed Is Very Fast
Greyhounds are known for being the fastest dog breed, reaching speeds of up to 46 miles per hour, but the Vizsla isn’t too far behind. The breed has been known to reach speeds of up to 40 miles per hour and is better built for reaching speed on more rugged terrain.
6. Vizslas Have Webbed Feet
The Vizsla was originally bred as a hunting companion that would retrieve prey from both the land and bodies of water. They are no strangers to getting wet and typically enjoy a good swim. Like the Labrador, they also have webbed feet that make them even more agile and fast in the water.
7. They Are Very Clean
Vizslas are one of the few breeds that groom and maintain their coats similarly to the way a cat does. This makes them very low maintenance when it comes to grooming since they already have very short coats and lack an undercoat. They still shed regularly but it’s not nearly as hard to keep up with when compared to other breeds.
8. This Is a Stubborn Breed
Vizslas are typically gentle-mannered and very affectionate, but they are also known to have a bit of a stubborn streak, which is common in breeds with a hunting history. They are intelligent and can pick up on training easily, but you may need to have some patience, as their stubbornness and distractibility may cause some delays.
9. Vizslas Needs Lots of Exercise
This breed isn’t built for the couch potato or homebody type. They have some intense exercise needs and it’s recommended they get at least two hours of activity each day. It’s a good idea to carve out time at least twice a day to help them get that energy out so you can prevent any unwanted, destructive behaviors that can come along with boredom and anxiety from not getting enough exercise.
10. The Vizsla Lacks an Undercoat
Vizslas have very short coats and completely lack an undercoat, which means they won’t blow their coat twice a year like a lot of other breeds. This, along with their lean physique and minimal fat does make it harder for the breed to maintain body heat, so they are more sensitive to cold weather conditions.
The Vizsla is a unique, ancient dog breed that has been around for many, many years as both hunting dogs and loving companions. Hopefully, this list has given you some great ideas if you are having trouble coming up with a name for your new beloved new family member. Regardless of what you choose, you are in for a life of love, affection, and lots of activity.
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