Names for Schnauzer Dogs

Josie F. Turner
By Josie F. Turner, Journalist specialized in Animal Welfare. Updated: December 18, 2019
Names for Schnauzer Dogs

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Adopting a dog and welcoming them to our home means taking on a great responsibility of which we ought to be fully aware. However, it's also a moment of excitement and happiness. There are plenty of things to get ready before our new dog arrives, and one of the most important ones is deciding what we're going to name them.

In order to choose the best name there are many aspects we can consider; one of them can be the dog's breed. In this AnimalWised article, we'll list over 100 of our favorite names for Schnauzer dogs.

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  1. Traits of Schnauzer dogs
  2. Why is a dog's name important?
  3. Best names for female Schnauzer dogs
  4. Best names for male Schnauzer dogs
  5. Haven't decided yet?

Traits of Schnauzer dogs

In order to choose a good name that really fits your dog, you should consider the animal itself. Therefore, let's take a look at the most common traits of Schnauzer dogs:

  • Size is very important, especially when choosing a name. There are three varieties of Schnauzer dogs: Miniature, Standard and Giant.
  • “Schnauzer” means “mustache” in German. Of course, this is one of their most characteristic traits, and choosing an old man-or old lady name can be a good option.
  • Schnauzers are brave, clever and proud.
  • They were originally bred to hunt rats, and they are hard workers.
  • Schnauzers are very loyal to their owners, but they can mistrust strangers.
Names for Schnauzer Dogs - Traits of Schnauzer dogs

Why is a dog's name important?

Choosing a dog's name is not a trivial process. The dog will come to us when we call it by its name. Therefore, a good name is the first step to begin our relationship with our pet and train them properly. Teaching a dog to recognize their name is the first thing to do, and this training must be reinforced positively, rewarding the dog as they learn.

To help your dog learn their name, it shouldn't be too long (beyond 3 syllables) or too short (just one), and it can't be a name that sounds like an command words (e.g., Spot / Stop), since your pet would obviously feel confused.

If your dog is still a puppy, it's very important to start their socialization as soon as possible so that they learn to relate to people and other pets. The more effort we make, the best results we'll eventually get.

Names for Schnauzer Dogs - Why is a dog's name important?

Best names for female Schnauzer dogs

It's a very good idea to choose a name based on your Schnauzer's size or personality. You can also choose a German-sounding name, since Schnauzers are a German dog breed. Our favorite names include:

Names for miniature Schnauzers:

  • Anette
  • Bangle
  • Cherry
  • Cosette
  • Edelweiss
  • Fairy
  • Flash
  • Flöhchen
  • Spark
  • Tawny

Names for giant Schnauzers:

  • Alaska
  • Atlanta
  • Big Barda
  • Brienne
  • Dogzilla
  • Harley
  • Hyppolita
  • Magna
  • Maxine
  • Sargent
  • Sparta
  • Titania
  • Theodora

Names according to personality:

  • Artemis
  • Cher
  • Coquette
  • Diva
  • Gracie
  • Huntress
  • Lady
  • Sif

Other female Schnauzer names:

  • Bella
  • Danna
  • Fluffy
  • Frida
  • Gipsy
  • Kira
  • Lizzy
  • Lucca
  • Lulu
  • Luna
  • Mako
  • Mia
  • Nala
  • Nena
  • Neska
  • Nikita
  • Nina
  • Pamela
  • Pandora
  • Pepper
  • Ruby
  • Sabrina
  • Tallulah
  • Tara
Names for Schnauzer Dogs - Best names for female Schnauzer dogs

Best names for male Schnauzer dogs

Of course, just as with female dogs, you can use the appearance or personality of your male Schnauzer to choose a name. It's also a cool idea to use a gigantic-sounding name for a very small dog, and vice versa. Think about a tiny “Hannibal” or a very large “Furball”!

Names for miniature Schnauzers:

  • Blitz
  • Bratwurst
  • Nano
  • Prinz
  • Rascal
  • Schnapps
  • Tiny
  • Werther

Names for giant Schnauzers:

  • Attilah
  • Baloo
  • Conan
  • Fluffy
  • King
  • Lobo
  • Maximus
  • Spartacus
  • Samson
  • Thor
  • Zeus

Names according to personality:

  • Baby
  • Diablo
  • Felix
  • Gore
  • Lucky
  • Meister
  • Merry

Other names for male Schnauzers:

  • Angus
  • Axel
  • Bismarck
  • Bruno
  • Chester
  • Cooper
  • Dorado
  • Draco
  • Eddie
  • Jack
  • Ludwig
  • Max
  • Otto
  • Pippo
  • Pongo
  • Rocky
  • Ruffo
  • Scam
  • Shion
  • Simon
  • Snoopy
  • Stuart
  • Usher
  • Wally
  • Wilson
Names for Schnauzer Dogs - Best names for male Schnauzer dogs

Haven't decided yet?

If none of these names have convinced you, here are some other lists for great dog name ideas:

If you are adopting a miniature Schnauzer, take a look at our video on the best names for small dogs!

If you want to read similar articles to Names for Schnauzer Dogs, we recommend you visit our Names category.

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Emmy, gorgeous and sassy
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Great choice!
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