Names for Pet Gerbils

Give your new pet a cute, fun name

Two Gerbils in Aquarium
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Gerbils are furry, adorable, and intelligent creatures that couldn't be cuter when they nibble on a carrot. Pet gerbils do well as a single pet and can keep themselves busy for long periods of time by digging, gnawing and shredding material to use for nesting. However, gerbils do require daily interaction and handling to keep them happy and healthy. Unlike hamsters, they are not nocturnal. Therefore, you should expect gerbils to be awake during the day, going back and forth between rest and activity.

While gerbils are clean animals and easy to care for, you will need to clean their tank every week. Keep in mind that gerbils, while not high-maintenance animals, are not ideal pets for young children. Kids may accidentally drop a gerbil, squeeze him too hard, or scare him which results in biting.

Warning

If a gerbil is picked up by the tail, the animal can be seriously injured.

First things first, however—if you recently acquired a pet gerbil, it needs a name. Choose a cute, fun name from this list of potential options.

Pet Gerbil Names

A-B

  • Ace
  • Alvin
  • Angel
  • Anna
  • Arianna
  • Aspen
  • Aunt
  • Baby
  • Bagel
  • Beebo
  • Big Sister
  • Bijou
  • Blackie
  • Blinker
  • Blondie
  • Blond Mother
  • Blue
  • Blue Blinker
  • Bo
  • Boba Fett
  • Bonkers
  • Boo
  • Bradly
  • Brisby
  • Bubbles
  • Buck
  • Bumper
  • Butter

C-D

  • Chad
  • Chandler
  • Chaos
  • Charlie Goll Rudolf
  • Chasey
  • Cheech n' Chong
  • Cheesel
  • Chico
  • Chunks
  • Cleopatra
  • Coco
  • Coda
  • Cody
  • Cookie
  • Cosmo
  • Crush
  • Cuddles
  • Cupcake
  • Daisy
  • Dakota
  • Dan n' Norm
  • Dante
  • Daryl
  • Dash
  • DG (short for Darn Gerbil)
  • Digger
  • Dixie
  • Doc
  • Doug
  • Dumbbell
  • Duprasi
  • Dusty Rose

E-G

  • Ebony
  • Elmo
  • Elwood
  • Ernie
  • Fagan
  • Felix
  • Fidget
  • Fizz
  • Frisky
  • Frodo
  • Froth
  • Gilbert
  • Ginger
  • Gizmo
  • Goldie
  • Goofy
  • Gonzo
  • Gracie
  • Groucho
  • Gummo
  • Gus

H-J

  • Hamtaro
  • Hank
  • Hannah
  • Hardy
  • Harpo
  • Hazel
  • Helen
  • Henry
  • Herb
  • Hershey
  • Hopper
  • Hutch
  • Hypollita
  • Incubus (Inky for short)
  • Indica
  • Isis (Icey)
  • Ivory
  • Jack
  • Jade
  • James Wolly Snowking
  • Jasper
  • Jeeves
  • Jeremy
  • Jerry
  • Joey Fenthick
  • Jumper
  • Juniper
  • Juno

K-M

  • Kai
  • Kingston
  • Kona
  • Kylie
  • Larry
  • Laurel
  • Lemmiwinks
  • Lilo
  • Lily
  • Licorice
  • Lil' Bit
  • Lisa Simpson
  • Little Gray
  • Lucius
  • Luck
  • Lucy
  • Lydia
  • Mac -n- Cheese
  • Madelaine
  • Mama
  • Marshmallow
  • Mary Jane
  • Max
  • Maxie
  • Maxine
  • Mayla
  • MayMay
  • Meg
  • Me-Mo
  • Meri
  • Merry
  • Messier
  • Mia
  • Midnight
  • Millie
  • Minnie
  • Molly
  • Moritz
  • Morrison
  • Mr. Nibs
  • Mrs Magnolia
  • Mrs. Teasdale
  • Mulligan
  • Murphy

N-P

  • Nadine
  • Nephertiti (Neph)
  • Nibbles
  • Nibblers
  • Noodle
  • Nutmeg
  • Olive
  • Olli
  • Oreo
  • Padfoot
  • Panda
  • Pandora
  • Patrick
  • Pauline
  • Peach-O
  • Peanut
  • Pepper
  • Pickles
  • Pinky
  • Piper
  • Pippin
  • Pipsqueak
  • Pixie
  • Powder Puff
  • Precious
  • Prongs
  • Pudding

Q-R

  • Quartz
  • Quiver
  • Rae
  • Ralphie
  • Rascal
  • Razzie
  • Razzle
  • Razzle-Tazzle
  • Rev Norb
  • Rikki
  • Rose
  • Ruby
  • Ryder

S-T

  • Sadie
  • Sally
  • Salt
  • Sam
  • Sammie
  • Sandy
  • Saydie
  • Scamper
  • Scooby Doo
  • Scooter
  • Scratch
  • Shake
  • Shayla
  • Shearer
  • Sherbert
  • Silver
  • Skeeter
  • Smoky
  • Smudge
  • Sneaky Pete
  • Spartacus
  • Speedy
  • Spice
  • Spike
  • Squeaky
  • Squirt
  • Stitch
  • Stuart
  • Sugar
  • Suger
  • Tai
  • The Brain
  • Thumper
  • Tigger
  • Tom
  • Topaz
  • Toxic
  • Trembles
  • Tubby
  • Tucker
  • Tudball
  • Tuts
  • Tweedle Dee
  • Tweedle Dum

V-Z

  • Vegas
  • Vincent
  • Waffles
  • Walnut
  • Wilbur
  • William Wallace
  • Willie
  • Wizzy
  • Woody
  • Wozza
  • Yugi
  • Yoshi
  • Zen
  • Zeppo
  • Zero
  • Zippy
  • Zoe
  • Zoe-Zo
  • Zooter
  • Zozo
  • Zsa Zsa