100 Names for Pet Guinea Pigs

best names for guinea pigs

The Spruce, 2018

Guinea pigs are popular pets that are cuddly, adorable, and surprisingly loud. There are several breeds, color combinations, and hair length types. If you're having trouble coming up with a name for your pet, take a look at 100 options based on your pet's appearance, the breed's behavior, or their unique personality. Or, if you want a more humorous name for your pet, take a look at some puns related to pigs, such a Harry Porker or Hambone.

Top Guinea Pig Names

  • Bacon
  • Chomper
  • Fluffy
  • Goliath
  • Hamlet
  • Inky
  • Patches
  • Piglet
  • Pepsi
  • Popcorn
  • Scamper
  • Scooter
  • Squeak or Squeaker
  • Twitter
  • Zipper

Tips for Naming Your Guinea Pig

Most guinea pigs live about 4 to 8 years. When you name a guinea pig, think about that name lasting over that time. For example, if your child likes the name Pua from the movie "Moana" now, will they still like it 8 years from now? Other tips include linking your pet's quirks or outer appearance with its name. Make sure you name your pet something you are comfortable sharing with friends, family, and your veterinarian's office.

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Adorable Facts Plus Perfect Names for Your Pet Guinea Pig

Girl Guinea Pig Names

Guinea pigs come in many color combinations. Many of the following feminine names are related to a hue that could describe your pet.

  • Apricot
  • Blanca
  • Blondie
  • Brandy
  • Brownie
  • Coconut or Coco
  • Coral
  • Cottonball
  • Creampuff
  • Ginger
  • Goldie
  • Honey
  • Luna
  • Mocha
  • Pearl
  • Penny
  • Ruby
  • Sherry
  • Snowflake
  • Sugar

Boy Guinea Pig Names

Review the following masculine-sounding names that refer to standard guinea pig colors. Most of these selections are also gender-neutral.

  • Butterfinger
  • Charcoal
  • Cognac
  • Coppertop
  • Ebony
  • Fudgie
  • Inky
  • Ivory
  • Jet
  • Midnight
  • Pepsi
  • Popcorn
  • Raven
  • Red
  • Rusty
  • Shadow
  • Smokey
  • Smudge
  • Vanilla Ice
  • Whiskey

Pig-Related Names

Technically, guinea pigs are entirely unrelated to swine (and they're not from Guinea, either). Take a look at how you can have a lot of fun by giving your little friend a pig-oriented name.

  • Babe
  • Bacon
  • Bacon Bit
  • Chomper
  • Hogwash
  • Miss Piggy
  • Mr. Pig
  • Napolean
  • Nibbles
  • Oinker
  • Peppa
  • Piggy
  • Piggy Sue
  • Piglet
  • Pork Chop
  • Porky
  • Pua
  • Pumbaa
  • Spam
  • Wilbur

Unique Guinea Pig Names

Unlike most rodents, guinea pigs are noisy little creatures. Their squeak, which sounds more like a "wheek" sound, indicates hunger or anxiety; meanwhile, their purring can indicate a relaxed state. Guinea pigs' movements like scampering, zipping, and hopping are unique to this species. Get some ideas from this list.

  • Curly
  • Fluffy
  • Frisky
  • Furball
  • Hop or Hopper
  • Patches
  • Rumble
  • Scamper
  • Scooter
  • Scurry
  • Shaggy
  • Silkie
  • Squeak or Squeaker
  • Toots
  • Tweety
  • Twitter
  • Wheek
  • Whistler
  • Whizzer
  • Zipper

Funny Guinea Pig Names

Get clever with your naming ideas by playing on your guinea pig's appearance, their pint-size, or witty puns related to pigs. Take a look at this list for a few ideas.

  • Chicharrones
  • Chorizo
  • Domino
  • Fuzz McFuzz
  • Fuzzbucket
  • Fuzzmeister
  • Ginny Pig
  • Godzilla
  • Goliath
  • Half & Half
  • Hambone
  • Hamlet
  • Hammertime
  • Harry Porker
  • Hogsmeade
  • Hogwarts
  • Jack Hammer
  • Pancetta
  • Pig Pen
  • The Hulk

A to Z Guinea Pig Names

AB

  • Apricot
  • Babe
  • Bacon
  • Bacon Bit
  • Blanca
  • Blondie
  • Brandy
  • Brownie
  • Butterfinger

CD

  • Charcoal
  • Chicharrones
  • Chomper
  • Chorizo
  • Coconut
  • Cognac
  • Coppertop
  • Coral
  • Cottonball
  • Creampuff
  • Curly
  • Domino

EG

  • Ebony
  • Fluffy
  • Frisky
  • Fudgie
  • Furball
  • Fuzz McFuzz
  • Fuzzbucket
  • Fuzzmeister
  • Ginger
  • Ginny Pig
  • Godzilla
  • Goldie
  • Goliath

HM

  • Half & Half
  • Hambone
  • Hamlet
  • Hammertime
  • Harry Porker
  • Hogsmeade
  • Hogwarts
  • Hogwash
  • Honey
  • Hop or Hopper
  • Inky
  • Ivory
  • Jack Hammer
  • Jet
  • Luna
  • Midnight
  • Miss Piggy
  • Mocha
  • Mr. Pig

NP

  • Napolean
  • Nibbles
  • Oinker
  • Pancetta
  • Patches
  • Pearl
  • Penny
  • Peppa
  • Pepsi
  • Pig Pen
  • Piggy
  • Piggy Sue
  • Piglet
  • Pocorn
  • Pork Chop
  • Porky
  • Pua
  • Pumbaa

RS

  • Raven
  • Red
  • Ruby
  • Rumble
  • Rusty
  • Scamper
  • Scooter
  • Scurry
  • Shadow
  • Sherry
  • Silkie
  • Smokey
  • Smudge
  • Snowflake
  • Spam
  • Squeak or Squeaker
  • Sugar

TZ

  • The Hulk
  • Toots
  • Tweety
  • Twitter
  • Vanilla Ice
  • Wheek
  • Whiskey
  • Whistler
  • Whizzer
  • Wilbur
  • Zipper