100 Names for Pet Gerbils

Give your new pet a cute, fun name

Two Gerbils in Aquarium
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If you recently got a pet gerbil or plan to get one soon, then in addition to its house, food, and toys, it will need a name. Gerbils are adorable, intelligent little rodents that are even smart enough to recognize their name when being called. Take a look a 100 names for gerbils—male, female, funny, unique, and more—that you can choose from or inspire you to create your own.

Top Gerbil Names

  • Biscuit
  • Boo Bear
  • Chunks
  • Cookie
  • Daisy
  • Elsa
  • Frodo
  • Ginger
  • Harry
  • Hopper
  • Marshmallow
  • Peanut
  • Pip Squeak
  • Whiskers
  • Yoda

Tips for Naming Your Gerbil

Gerbils live about 3 to 4 years; their life expectancy is just a little longer than a hamster. It doesn't seem like they live all that long, but to a child who is getting a pet for the first time, this will be a part of their formative memories. Come up with a name that has personal meaning or look at your pet's unique personality. If your pet is a big napper, then "Tucker" might be a good fit. Or, if your gerbil zips around its cage in a tizzy, you might want to consider names like "Chaos," "Speedy," or "Scamper." Allow the pet to reflect you or its owner. So, if this pet is primarily for a younger child who has a favorite movie, by all means, explore some of those movie characters for potential names.

Girl Gerbil Names

Nothing says "girl power" than insisting upon having a feminine name for your pet rodent (even if it turns out to be a male). Take a look at a list of some potential female hamster names.

  • Cleo
  • Coco
  • Daisy
  • Elsa
  • Ginger
  • Hazel
  • Laurel
  • Lily
  • Maddie
  • Maxie
  • Minnie
  • Olive
  • Pepper
  • Piper
  • Pixie
  • Rose
  • Ruby
  • Sadie
  • Zen
  • Zoe

Boy Gerbil Names

Some of the male names on the list are popular male characters from children's movies like "Alvin" the chipmunk, mice "Basil" or "Gus," and even non-animal roles, like "Harry," "Lucius," and "Olaf."

  • Ace
  • Alvin
  • Basil
  • Brisby
  • Buck
  • Chandler
  • Dante
  • Felix
  • Gus
  • Harry
  • Herbie
  • Hershel
  • Jasper
  • Jeeves
  • Lucius
  • Moritz
  • Murphy
  • Olaf
  • Sammy
  • Wilbur

Unique Gerbil Names

If you want to come up with a unique name for your pet, then think about what makes your pet distinctive. Does it have interesting coloring or markings? Does it make any sounds or quirky movements? Observe your pet for five minutes, jot down all its actions. Your pet's special name may be something as simple as how your gerbil acts.

  • Chico
  • Chunks
  • Digger
  • Ebony
  • Fidget
  • Hopper
  • Ivory
  • Jumper
  • Mr. Nibs
  • Nibbles
  • Oreo
  • Padfoot
  • Powder Puff
  • Scamper
  • Scooter
  • Scratch
  • Speedy
  • Squeaks
  • Tucker
  • Whiskers

Funny Gerbil Names

Most everyone can appreciate a laugh. Go for a name that sounds silly or ties back to a funny character you appreciate.

  • Beebo
  • Bilbo
  • Boba
  • Catnip
  • Chaos
  • Cheech
  • Chong
  • Elmo
  • Frodo
  • Gizmo
  • Groucho
  • Lemmiwinks
  • Lilo
  • Pickles
  • Pinky
  • Pip Squeak
  • Scooby
  • The Brain
  • Yoda
  • Yoshi

Cute Gerbil Names

Gerbils are adorable creatures with big, gentle eyes, perky ears, and tiny little paws. Unlike other small rodents, you usually see them sitting up on their hind legs. Embrace the cuteness overload and go along with it when coming up with a name.

  • Angel
  • Baby
  • Biscuit
  • Boo Bear
  • Bubble
  • Button
  • Cloud
  • Cookie
  • Cuddles
  • Cupcake
  • Macaroni
  • Marshmallow
  • Monkey
  • Panda
  • Peanut
  • Precious
  • Pudding
  • Sugar
  • Thumper
  • Waffles

A to Z Gerbil Names

AB

  • Ace
  • Alvin
  • Angel
  • Baby
  • Basil
  • Beebo
  • Bilbo
  • Biscuit
  • Boba
  • Boo Bear
  • Brisby
  • Bubble
  • Buck
  • Button

C

  • Catnip
  • Chandler
  • Chaos
  • Cheech
  • Chico
  • Chong
  • Chunks
  • Cleo
  • Cloud
  • Coco
  • Cookie
  • Cuddles
  • Cupcake

DG

  • Daisy
  • Dante
  • Digger
  • Ebony
  • Elmo
  • Elsa
  • Felix
  • Fidget
  • Frodo
  • Ginger
  • Gizmo
  • Groucho
  • Gus

HL

  • Harry
  • Hazel
  • Herbie
  • Hershel
  • Hopper
  • Ivory
  • Jasper
  • Jeeves
  • Jumper
  • Laurel
  • Lemmiwinks
  • Lilo
  • Lily
  • Lucius

MO

  • Macaroni
  • Maddie
  • Marshmallow
  • Maxie
  • Minnie
  • Monkey
  • Moritz
  • Mr. Nibs
  • Murphy
  • Nibbles
  • Olaf
  • Olive
  • Oreo

P

  • Padfoot
  • Panda
  • Peanut
  • Pepper
  • Pickles
  • Pinky
  • Pip Squeak
  • Piper
  • Pixie
  • Powder Puff
  • Precious
  • Pudding

RS

  • Rose
  • Ruby
  • Sadie
  • Sammy
  • Scamper
  • Scooby
  • Scooter
  • Scratch
  • Speedy
  • Squeaks
  • Sugar
  • The Brain

TZ

  • Thumper
  • Tucker
  • Waffles
  • Whiskers
  • Wilbur
  • Yoda
  • Yoshi
  • Zen
  • Zoe

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