Exotic pet names can be difficult to think of. Not all names seem to be good options for all types of pets but you may still want something unique that suits your specific animal. Chilly may be a great name for a chinchilla but not for a hedgehog, and Doug is a natural fit for a degu but Doug the goat just doesn't have the same ring to it. Use this organized list of exotic pet names to find the right one for your pet or simply as inspiration.
Names for Chinchillas
Names that remind you of where chinchillas are native to as well as characters they resemble are great options.
Names for Degus
Degus are closely related to chinchillas and guinea pigs, but you'll want a distinctive name that suits these special rodents.
Names for Ferrets
Mischievous, always getting into trouble, fun, playful. There are many ways to describe a ferret but you only need to think of one name.
Names for Fish
The type of fish you have may greatly influence the name you choose.
Names for Frogs and Toads
There are a lot of names to choose from when naming your frog or toad!
- Mr. Toad
- Princess Tiana
Names for Gerbils
They're not degus, they're not hamsters, and they sure aren't mice so choose a name that fits this particular type of rodent.
Names for Goats
If you're lucky enough to care for pet goats, you'll need some extra special names for them.
- Vincent van Goat
Names for Guinea Pigs
These furry little cavies are perfect candidates for pig-related names.
- Miss Piggy
- Pork Chop
Names for Hamsters
If your hamster belongs to a child, chances are it will get a pretty unique name without your assistance, but if you need a little inspiration, this list should provide some.
Names for Hedgehogs
Unlike other pets, hedgehogs have prickly spines. These unique spines often inspire names for hedgehogs.
Names for Hermit Crabs
Don't get crabby if you can't think of a good name for your hermit crab. This list should give you a few ideas.
- Mr. Krabs
Names for Lizards
There are a number of different kinds of lizards so depending on what they look like, their species, where they are from, and other factors, the names that work best for your specific lizard will vary.
Names for Mice
They're tiny and cute and their little bare tails have personalities all their own. Find inspiration for the perfect name for your pet mouse from this list.
- Chuck E. Cheese
- Stuart Little
Names for Potbellied Pigs
Potbellied pigs are very smart and have wonderful personalities, so it shouldn't be too hard to find a name that best suits your pig.
- Kevin Bacon
- Miss Piggy
- Porky Pig
Names for Rabbits
Since rabbits come in a variety of colors and sizes, your name options will be varied. Choose one that fits your rabbit the best.
- Bun Bun
- Bunny Foo Foo
Names for Rats
Rats are extremely personable pets. You have many name options for these easy to handle rodents, especially if you are of a fan of book- or movie-inspired names.
- Rats Domino
- Ratticus Finch
Names for Salamanders and Newts
These little amphibians are great alternatives to pet fish and since they come in different colors and patterns, you've got a lot of options for names.
Names for Scorpions
Not a pet for everyone, scorpions are beautiful but need to be respected. Popular names for these invertebrates include those of royalty to demonstrate this respect.
Names for Snakes
Anything that starts with the letter "s" seems like a natural choice for a snake, but your options aren't limited to just this one letter.
- Monty the Python
Names for Sugar Gliders
These little marsupials are super special because they can almost fly! Popular names for these gliders usually focus on their cute features and daily activities but any adorable name will do.
Names for Turtles and Tortoises
Water turtles, land turtles tortoises—they all have shells and need a good name!