100 Names for Pet Hedgehogs

Illustration depicting names of hedgehogs

The Spruce / Catherine Song

If you are bringing home a pet hedgehog, you are going to need a name for your new prickly friend. Popular names for these little creatures often reference their bristles. Take a look at 100 names for hedgehogs, including those fitting for males or females, cute and silly ideas, and monikers that refer to pop culture.

Top Hedgehog Names

  • Biscuit
  • Brillo
  • Button
  • Cactus
  • Ginger
  • Harley
  • Harry
  • Herbert
  • Luna
  • Mr. Pricklepants
  • Needles
  • Prickles
  • Sonic
  • Spike
  • Thorn

Tips for Naming Your Hedgehog

Coming up with a name for your hedgehog can be easy if you give it a little thought. What does it look like to you, or how does it act when it is in its cage? If that does not work for you, think about a favorite actor or characters from pop culture and build on that. Hedgehogs only live about three to five years. So, if the name you choose is trendy now, it should be able be relevant for the lifetime of your pet.

Girl Hedgehog Names

It can sometimes be difficult to tell if you have a boy or a girl. If you try to look for their privates, that is their vulnerable area. They will likely curl up to protect themselves. If you know you have a girl (or even if you don't) and you want a more feminine-sounding name, check out this list.

  • Bijou
  • Blondie
  • Gabby
  • Ginger
  • Goldie
  • Gracie
  • Hazel
  • Izzy
  • Kahlua
  • Kenya
  • Luna
  • Muffy
  • Pandora
  • Penny
  • Pinky
  • Piper
  • Pixie
  • Powder Puff
  • Zen
  • Zoe

Boy Hedgehog Names

If you prefer a name that has a more masculine ring to it, check out some suitable selections on this list.

  • Archie
  • Brisby
  • Bruno
  • Dante
  • Diesel
  • Fernando
  • Frodo
  • Gizmo
  • Gonzo
  • Groucho
  • Grover
  • Harley
  • Harvey
  • Herbert
  • Hershey
  • Leo
  • Marvin
  • Patrick
  • Romeo
  • Woody

Cute Hedgehog Names

Maybe it is their diminutive size, their adorable little faces, and the charming way they ball up, but these little creatures ooze cuteness.

  • Baby
  • Beebo
  • Biscuit
  • Boo
  • Bubbles
  • Button
  • Caboodle
  • Cottonball
  • Cupcake
  • Flower
  • Kisses
  • Nutmeg
  • Pepper
  • Pickles
  • Precious
  • Princess
  • Pudding
  • Snuggles
  • Teacup
  • Waffles

Silly Hedgehog Names

A hedgehog is covered by approximately 7,000 hollow spines, making them pretty spiky. Think about some of the characteristics that you notice about your hedgehog and pick a humorous name based on that. Here are some to get you started.

  • Brillo
  • Bumper
  • Butterball
  • Cactus
  • Fluffy
  • Hedge
  • Hokey Pokey
  • Marshmallow
  • Needles
  • Nibbles
  • Padfoot
  • Pin Cushion
  • Pip Squeak
  • Prickles
  • Prongs
  • Quill
  • Spike
  • Spines
  • Sticky Pig
  • Thorn

Hedgehog Names From Pop Culture

Topping the list for the most popular hedgehog name is Sonic the Hedgehog from Sega video game fame. You'll see a few of Sonic's friends also made the list: Amy Rose, Silver, Shadow, and Super Sonic. Or, if you do not want to literally pick a hedgehog character, reimagine the names of famous people and give it a name suitable for a hedgehog.

  • Sonic
  • Amy Rose
  • Bruce Quillis
  • Don Quillote
  • Harry Hedgehog
  • Hedgegar Allen Poke
  • Mr. Pricklepants
  • Mrs. Tiggywinkle
  • Quill Smith
  • Quill.i.am
  • Quillary Rodham Clinton
  • Quilliam Shakespeare
  • Quilliam Shatner
  • Russell
  • Shadow
  • Shaquill O'Neal
  • Silver
  • Snoop Hoggy Hog
  • Super Sonic
  • Winston Churchquill

A to Z Hedgehog Names

AB

  • Amy Rose
  • Archie
  • Baby
  • Beebo
  • Bijou
  • Biscuit
  • Blondie
  • Boo
  • Brillo
  • Brisby
  • Bruce Quillis
  • Bruno
  • Bubbles
  • Bumper
  • Butterball
  • Button

CF

  • Caboodle
  • Cactus
  • Cottonball
  • Cupcake
  • Dante
  • Diesel
  • Don Quillote
  • Fernando
  • Flower
  • Fluffy
  • Frodo

GH

  • Gabby
  • Ginger
  • Gizmo
  • Goldie
  • Gonzo
  • Gracie
  • Groucho
  • Grover
  • Harley
  • Harry Hedgehog
  • Harvey
  • Hazel
  • Hedge
  • Hedgegar Allen Poke
  • Herbert
  • Hershey
  • Hokey Pokey

IN

  • Izzy
  • Kahlua
  • Kenya
  • Kisses
  • Leo
  • Luna
  • Marshmallow
  • Marvin
  • Mr. Pricklepants
  • Mrs. Tiggywinkle
  • Muffy
  • Needles
  • Nibbles
  • Nutmeg

P

  • Padfoot
  • Pandora
  • Patrick
  • Penny
  • Pepper
  • Pickles
  • Pin Cushion
  • Pinky
  • Pip Squeak
  • Piper
  • Pixie
  • Powder Puff
  • Precious
  • Prickles
  • Princess
  • Prongs
  • Pudding

QR

  • Quill
  • Quill Smith
  • Quill.i.am
  • Quillary Rodham Clinton
  • Quilliam Shakespeare
  • Quilliam Shatner
  • Romeo
  • Russell

SZ

  • Shadow
  • Shaquill O'Neal
  • Silver
  • Snoop Hoggy Hog
  • Snuggles
  • Sonic
  • Spike
  • Spines
  • Sticky Pig
  • Super Sonic
  • Teacup
  • Thorn
  • Waffles
  • Winston Churchquill
  • Woody
  • Zen
  • Zoe