100+ Great Vizsla Dog Names

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So you have chosen a vizsla puppy and now you are searching for the best vizsla names for your new family member.

If you don’t have a name in mind from the start, it can be a difficult choice! But don’t worry – we have collated a great list of vizsla dog names to help you choose.

We went through this process when we brought our new vizsla puppy home. There were so many good vizsla puppy names and our list grew to over 30 options!

Whether you are searching for Hungarian names for dogs, popular vizsla names, cool Hungarian dog names or original names for vizslas, we are confident you will find some good dog names for vizslas in our list.

How to choose vizsla dog names

You want your puppy’s name to reflect their personality, stand the test of time as they get older and be easy to say and understand.

Here are some basic tips to consider when choosing good vizsla names.

1. Choose short names

Ideally look at Hungarian vizsla dog names that are one or two syllables long.

Quick and simple to say, easy for your dog to hear, short names tend to be better than long ones for many reasons.

2. Reduce confusion

Have you ever got confused when multiple people in the room have a similar sounding name? I do all the time!

For that reason, I recommend you choose a name that starts with a different letter of the alphabet to others in your household and doesn’t have a similar sound either.

3. Like the short and long version

Think about both the long and shortened versions of the name – you really want to love both of the variations.

We loved the name Billie for our girl, but didn’t like the shortened version, Bill.

4. Not too similar to instructions

Don’t choose a name that sounds the same as common instructions like no, yes, sit or come. It will just confuse your pup!

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5. Different to your other pets

If you have other pets, it is better to select a name that sounds very different so they don’t get confused when you call.

6. Wait to see your puppy

Finally our top tip is to agree a short list of names and wait to see your vizsla puppy before you settle on a name.

Often there will be one clear choice once you have had the chance to see and meet your puppy.

Or better still, take your short list with you, and pick the name the puppy responds to when you call the different vizsla names out.

Click here to download your free shortlist template plus all the names below

Hungarian vizsla names

An obvious place to start when looking for Hungarian vizsla puppy names is Hungarian dog names.

We started with this option, but found it challenging as the Hungarian language is considered one of the most difficult in the world to learn and pronounce!

Below we have listed some of our favorite Hungarian vizsla name options we found when doing our research.

Note that many Hungarian names sound quite different when spoken in Hungarian to how you may think to say them.

It is worth listening to the pronunciation of these names on Google translate – they often don’t sound quite different!

Hungarian male dog names

Buzgo

Erno

Paprika

Rozsda

Tibor

Tokaj

Hungarian female dog names

Baba

Biborka

Csilla

Edes

Palinka

Rozsa

Szivi

Hungarian place names and famous Hungarians

Are you looking for names for vizsla dogs that connect with their Hungarian heritage? They certainly make unique dog names.

Reading through the history of Hungary and researching their geography, there are quite a few good vizsla name options.

Below are a selection of famous Hungarian names from history, Hungarian royalty and Hungarian place names for you to consider if you like traditional vizsla names.

Hungarian names for boys

Arpad

Buda

Eger

Laszlo

Otto

Paks

Hungarian names for girls

Bala

Dalma

Ilona

Pecs

Szivi

Tata

Tisza

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Popular vizsla names

If you are Looking for names for Hungarian vizsla dogs that are fun and popular, check out the vizsla puppy names below.

We have listed some of the most cute and popular vizsla names. Some relate to their color, temperament or role as a hunting dog. Others are just great fun names.

Popular vizsla names – boy

Bailey

Billy

Bluey

Bruno

Dexter

Finley

Louis

Pluto

Reggie

Remy

Riley

Rusty

Simba

Shadow

Whisky

Ziggy

Popular vizsla names – girl

Adelaide

Amber

Bella

Coco

Daisy

Ember

Ginger

Holly

Luna

Maggie

Mimi

Minnie

Natasha

Penny

Pepper

Poppy

Ruby

Sasha

Willow

Winifred (Winny)

Original names for vizslas

If you are looking for something a little different from all the popular vizsla dog names, how about one of the names below?

We love these original vizsla puppy names and think they are some of the best names for vizslas in our list!

Original male vizsla names

Brooklyn

Captain

Copper

Enzo

Freddie

Hunter

Huxley

Rubik

Rufus

Rupert

Strider

Tanner

Victor

Original female vizsla names

Edith (Eadie)

Elsie

Empress

Esther (Esty)

Ginny

Gretal or Greta

Juno

Kata

Kimba

Magda

Mali

Maple

Mischa

Pumpkin

Stella

1 syllable Hungarian vizsla dog names

Many trainers recommend choosing 1 syllable dog names as they are quick and easy to call your dog with. Here are some great Hungarian dogs names that are just one syllable.

1 syllable vizsla boy names

Bear

Boo

Bruce

Charles

Chase

Chief

Dash

Duke

Finn

Joe

Quinn

Storm

1 syllable vizsla girl names

Belle

Grace

Kim

May

Pip

Reece

Roo

Rose

Sage

Scout

Cute vizsla names

Looking for cute Hungarian dog names? Here are some cute dog names to consider for your vizsla puppy.

Cute boy vizsla names

Alfie

Albert

Goose

Jazz

Noodle

Teddy

Winston

Cute girl vizsla names

Cassie

Cookie

Honey

Mabel

Millie

Nancy

Nelly

Cool Hungarian dog names

Do you want fun, trendy or cool names for a vizsla? Look no further. Here are some cool names for your vizslas.

Cool vizsla dog names – boy

Arrow

Clifford

Frodo

Gunner

Sunny

Turbo

Zoltan

Cool vizsla dog names – girl

Dutchie

Lola

Margo

Miki

Simmy

Tika

Vesper

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I name my hunting dog?

Hungarian vizslas were traditionally bred as hunting dogs and owners like to choose a name aligned with their history.

Popular hunting dog names include Chase, Arrow, Gunner, Strider, Captain, Shadow and Scout.

How do I choose a good dog name?

First start a list of names you like using our list of vizsla dog names! Good names for vizslas are short, clear, unlike any other pets or people in the house, and different to dog commands like no or sit.

Then we suggest you visit the puppy with your short list of names in hand – once you see your pup and their personality, a name is so much easier to choose!

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Conclusion

We hope you found a name in our list of the best girl vizsla names and vizsla boy names.

Click here to download all the names with a handy shortlist template

We named our female vizsla Lottie, a common Hungarian nickname for Charlotte.

What did you call your vizsla pointer? Let us know in the comments below!

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Rachel is the founder of It's a Vizsla. She is a Hungarian Vizsla owner and general dog enthusiast! She loves to research and share practical tips to help other vizsla owners care for their dogs.

12 thoughts on “100+ Great Vizsla Dog Names”

  1. I rescued my girl last weekend. They called her a hound mix.
    Technically, I guess she is.
    My best guess besides Vizsla, she has beagle (her muzzle from the side is definitely beagle and there’s a slight white line down the top, plus her nose is ALWAYS to the ground) plus some staffie (telltale white on her chest and she is a strong and stubborn as a bull when she doesn’t want to do something).
    Otherwise, she is the sweetest gal I could have ever picked.
    My daughter’s idea was to name her Louise (Thelma and Louise) and call her Lulu. I told her no, her name is Lulu and you can call her Louise (like she used to call my 19-year-old cat, Charlie, Charles. He passed away 7 weeks ago) when she knows her name and is trained.
    I never even heard of the Vizsla breed and now I’m in love.

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  2. We named our Make A Wish Vizsla, Kobe! He is now 1 yr and 3 mo old. He is the joy of our lives!! Unconditional love, cuddles, and laughs! Waited a year and a half for him and worth everyday…

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  3. I grew up in Central California. When my husband and I started searching for names I made the comment that she was the color of the enormous trees found in the national parks I use to visit as a child, Sequoias. He loved the name. Then I remarked that we could also call her Koi for short, which is a fish that is often an orange/reddish color much like a Vizsla. So we named her Sequoia (and at 55 lbs. with long legs she is rather large much like the trees she is named after) and we often call her Koi for short. She is a dream!

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  4. Been roaming on this website for awhile now that I found out what breed my dog is. Found myself on this, even though I’ve came up with a name for her already, which I picked Penny because of her coat/fur. Was rather thrilled to see that her name made it on the list. Thank you for sharing this article!

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    • My V rescued me when I adopted her from a shelter (where she was guessed to be a “pink nose pit mix or maybe some kind of lab mix”), but I knew she was 100% a Velcro bestie.
      I let her pick her name over a weekend by trying out different ones until she decided that her name was to be Kyleigh (Kiki, KyKy, Ky, Key the V). Got to spoil her for nearly 12 yrs & now after quite awhile, I’m ready for a Vizsla puppy wanting a furever home with me. I LOVE your name suggestions & saving them for when I find my new best fur friend.

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  5. Nice job on the Hun names for male and female Vizsla’s! We liked Adelaide (Addi for short) for our new female who is gonna be a pheasant hunting companion and house dog. I’m of Hungarian (Magyar) heritage as my folks immigrated to the US after the WW II. We had lots of dogs growing up and all with Hun names. The two best names that I haven’t seen on any list on-line are “Csibi” (pronounced chi-bee, rimes with “libby”) which translates to “rascal” – a great name for a male dog) and “Tisza” (pronounced Teesa, rimes with “Lisa”) which is a famous river in Hungary (they say Attila the Hun was buried next to it) which is a great female dog name. I hope you incorporate them on your great name lists! Thnx for taking an interest in such a great breed and a great country!

    Szervus,
    Tony Petres, Rapid City SD

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    • Hi Tony, Adelaide is a great name – it was on our short list too! Thanks for the new suggestions – they are great names, happy to add them to the list. Cheers, Rachel

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