100 Names for Pet Hamsters

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If you just brought home a hamster and have the cage, the food, and even the toys, but you can't think of a name for your furry, new little friend, now is the time to let your imagination run wild. If you need help coming up with a name—something funny, adorable, or unique—take a look at 100 hamster names that might spark an idea or be just right.

Top Hamster Names

  • Biscuit
  • Buttercup
  • Cheeks
  • Cookie
  • Cupcake
  • Daisy
  • Doughnut
  • Duncan
  • Einstein
  • Fluffy
  • Hamilton
  • Hamlet
  • Hammy
  • Nibbles
  • Patches
  • Whiskers

Tips for Naming Your Hamster

A good hamster name is one that is easy to pronounce. Your hamster can recognize its name and even respond by coming to you. Hamsters are not long-lived (usually, 2 to 3 years is the max), but this might be your child's first pet and will be a long-lasting memory. When it comes to thinking about names, take cues from its appearance, one of its personality quirks, or a pop culture reference that makes you think of your pet.

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Girl Hamster Names

Take a look at a bunch of feminine names; most are two-syllables. These names are easy to say and simple for your pet to understand.

  • Abby
  • Belle
  • Cleo
  • Daisy
  • Dolly
  • Dora
  • Evie
  • Ginger
  • Holly
  • Ivy
  • Lola
  • Penny
  • Peppa
  • Rosie
  • Roxy
  • Sophie
  • Sydney
  • Tinkerbell
  • Trixie
  • Zoe

Boy Hamster Names

If you or your child feel a masculine name fits the bill for your furry friend, then take a look at this list that features a sampling of male names of all types.

  • Alexander
  • Arnold
  • Chadwick
  • Cletis
  • Duncan
  • Einstein
  • Felix
  • Franklin
  • Frodo
  • Gomez
  • Gus
  • Harley
  • Harvey
  • Houdini
  • Jasper
  • Jojo
  • Max
  • Rocky
  • Sammy
  • Taco

Unique Hamster Names

Hamsters are most known for their cheeks that can balloon out to double their head size, their big eyes, and whiskers. They are little squeak machines that love their running wheel. You often see them hopping, scampering, and zipping around the cage. Consider the unique qualities of your hamster when thinking up a name.

  • Cheeks
  • Chewy
  • Chomper
  • Fuzzy
  • Harry
  • Hoppy
  • Mr. Whiskers
  • Nibbles
  • Nipsey
  • Patches
  • Poopsie
  • Scratches
  • Scurry
  • Shaggy
  • Small Fry
  • Spaz
  • Speedy
  • Squeak
  • Wheeler
  • Whiskers

Funny Hamster Names

You can goof around with a name and think of something that plays off the "ham" in hamster. Or, you can think up tough guy names for your cute little furball. Inject your sense of humor and wit into the name creation process.

  • Bandit
  • Bear
  • Furby
  • Gizmo
  • Googles
  • Hambert
  • Hamham
  • Hamilton
  • Hamlet
  • Hammy
  • Hamsta
  • Kujo
  • Mia Hamm-ster
  • Oompa Loompa
  • Pip Squeak
  • Poptart
  • Quicksilver
  • Rambo
  • Scabbers
  • Shredder

Adorable Hamster Names

Of all the pet rodents, hamsters rank among the highest for their cute factor. Embrace its sweet, furry aesthetic and give it a name worthy of the warm, fuzzy feelings you get looking at it.

  • Biscuit
  • Buttercup
  • Cheerio
  • Cookie
  • Cottonball
  • Creampuff
  • Cupcake
  • Doughnut
  • Fluffernutter
  • Fluffy
  • Honey
  • Marshmallow
  • Muffin
  • Nugget
  • Nutterbutter
  • Precious
  • Skittles
  • Snookums
  • Sugar
  • Sweetie

A to Z Hamster Names

AC

  • Abby
  • Alexander
  • Arnold
  • Bandit
  • Bear
  • Belle
  • Biscuit
  • Buttercup
  • Chadwick
  • Cheeks
  • Cheerio
  • Chewy
  • Chomper
  • Cleo
  • Cletis
  • Cookie
  • Cottonball
  • Creampuff
  • Cupcake

DF

  • Daisy
  • Dolly
  • Dora
  • Doughnut
  • Duncan
  • Einstein
  • Evie
  • Felix
  • Fluffernutter
  • Fluffy
  • Franklin
  • Frodo
  • Furby
  • Fuzzy

GH

  • Ginger
  • Gizmo
  • Gomez
  • Googles
  • Gus
  • Hambert
  • Hamham
  • Hamilton
  • Hamlet
  • Hammy
  • Hamsta
  • Harley
  • Harry
  • Harvey
  • Holly
  • Honey
  • Hoppy
  • Houdini

IO

  • Ivy
  • Jasper
  • Jojo
  • Kujo
  • Lola
  • Marshmallow
  • Max
  • Mia Hamm-ster
  • Mr. Whiskers
  • Muffin
  • Nibbles
  • Nipsey
  • Nugget
  • Nutterbutter
  • Oompa Loompa

PR

  • Patches
  • Penny
  • Peppa
  • Pip Squeak
  • Poopsie
  • Poptart
  • Precious
  • Quicksilver
  • Rambo
  • Rocky
  • Rosie
  • Roxy

S

  • Sammy
  • Scabbers
  • Scratches
  • Scurry
  • Shaggy
  • Shredder
  • Skittles
  • Small Fry
  • Snookums
  • Sophie
  • Spaz
  • Speedy
  • Squeak
  • Sugar
  • Sweetie
  • Sydney

TZ

  • Taco
  • Tinkerbell
  • Trixie
  • Wheeler
  • Whiskers
  • Zoe