980 Good Hamster Name Ideas for Male, Female and Pairs

What name should your hamster have? Should you give him a cute or a funny one? Are unique or unusual hamster names a better choice?

Well, a worthy name has to fit your hamster. If you decide to name your little one “Thorax the Semi-Great”, but he doesn’t look the part, you should move on. The good news: we have a great list of hamster names below, so read along!

Male Hamster Names

Hamster names for boys are oftentimes ironic or punny: if your hamster is small, you might want to name him something ironic, like Hercules. Other times, you want to concentrate on choosing according to a physical trait: a long-haired Syrian hamster can easily be called Bon Jovi, who used to have long hair in the 80s. Or you can use a play upon words, like RATT, the famous band, which is actually a funny hamster name too. 

  • Abrico
  • Ace
  • Acey
  • Addison
  • Adoc Peregrin (Adoc)
  • Adonis
  • Adrasta
  • Agamemnon
  • Aggy
  • Alex
  • Alex
  • Alexander
  • Alexi
  • Alfie
  • Alfonzo (Alfie for short)
  • Alfy
  • Algonquin Neapolitan Hamy the 8th
  • Ali Baba
  • Amos Bartholomew
  • Anxious
  • Archer
  • Archie
  • Argola
  • Arlo
  • Arnie
  • Arnold
  • Arrow
  • Ash
  • Axe
  • Bandit
  • Bane
  • BaoBei 
  • Barley
  • Barney
  • Bashful
  • Baxter
  • Bazal
  • Bear
  • Beastie
  • Beefcakes
  • Beeker
  • Benson
  • Bernard
  • Bibbles
  • Bigon
  • Billabong
  • Billy
  • Billy Bob
  • Biscuit
  • Blitz
  • Blue
  • Bobby Boucher
  • Bond
  • Boo Bear
  • Boo Berry
  • Boots
  • Boress
  • Boris
  • Boss
  • Bram
  • Brendan
  • Brick
  • Brown Sugar
  • Brown
  • Brownie
  • Bruno
  • Brutus
  • Bubba
  • Bubbles
  • Buckskin
  • Buckwheat
  • Buddha 
  • Buddy
  • Budweiser
  • Bunny
  • Buster
  • Butter
  • Butterscotch
  • Buzz
  • C. C. Bear
  • Caesar
  • Cappu (Short for Cappucino)
  • Captain
  • Captain Hook
  • Chadwick
  • Chalk
  • Charles
  • Charlie
  • Charmin
  • Chase
  • Cheech
  • Cheeks
  • Cheerio
  • Chester
  • Chesty (in honour of Lt. Gen. Lewis “Chesty” B. Puller, USMC.)
  • Chewy
  • Cheyanne
  • Chico
  • Chili
  • Chino (Short for Cappucino)
  • Chip
  • Chocolate
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Chomper
  • Chong
  • Chongo
  • Chopper
  • Chubby
  • Chuck
  • Chuckles
  • Chumlee
  • Churro
  • Cirrus
  • Cleo
  • Cletis
  • Cloe
  • Cloud
  • Coco Nose
  • Cocoa
  • Colour Ball
  • Conan
  • Cooper
  • Corey
  • Corn
  • Cosmo
  • Cotton
  • Cuddles
  • Cupcake
  • Cuppa (Short for Cappucino)
  • Curd
  • Dakki
  • Dan Dan
  • Danny
  • Dash
  • Dave
  • Demetrius
  • Dexter
  • Dinky
  • Dion
  • Ditto
  • DJ
  • Doc
  • Domino
  • Doodle
  • Doodles
  • Dopey
  • Dorito
  • Dots
  • Doughnut
  • Dragon
  • Drake
  • Dread
  • Dream
  • Duke
  • Duncan
  • Duo
  • Dusty
  • Echo
  • Eddie
  • Eggroll 
  • Einstein
  • Elephant
  • Elmo
  • Elvis
  • Fang
  • Fany
  • Fawn
  • Felix
  • Fenton
  • Fidget
  • Flame
  • Flash
  • Flash Quicksilver
  • Flicker
  • Floyd
  • Flubber
  • Fluffanutter
  • Fluffball
  • Fluffenuget
  • Fluffy
  • Fly
  • Foo Foo 
  • Foodstuff
  • Fortner
  • Franklin
  • Fred
  • Freddy
  • Friday
  • Frisky
  • Frodo
  • Fudge
  • Fufu
  • Furby
  • Fuzzy
  • Galileo
  • Garfield
  • George
  • Gerald “Jerry” Sleep-N-Eat
  • Giggles
  • Games
  • Gin
  • Ginger
  • Gino
  • Gizmo
  • Gizmonics Murdock
  • Glass
  • Gnasher
  • Goldie
  • Gomez
  • Gonzales
  • Googles
  • Gray
  • Grinch
  • Grumpy
  • Gus
  • Gus-Gus
  • Hado
  • Hairy
  • Ham Ham
  • Hambert
  • Hambone
  • Hamburger
  • Hamham
  • Hamilton
  • Hamish
  • Hamlet
  • Hammie
  • Hammy
  • Hampa
  • Hampsta
  • Hampton
  • Hampy
  • Hampy Dexter
  • Hamsta
  • Happy
  • Hare
  • Harley
  • Harry
  • Harvey
  • Hendrix
  • Henry
  • Hercules
  • Hippy
  • Hobart
  • Holt
  • Homer
  • Hooch
  • Hoppy
  • Houdini
  • Huck
  • Hugo
  • Idaho
  • Irish
  • Ivan 
  • Izzy
  • J.J. (short for Jungle Jim)
  • Jace
  • Jack
  • Jacob
  • Jasper
  • Jaws
  • Jay
  • Jazz
  • Jeffery
  • Jet
  • Jo Jo
  • JoJo
  • Juke Box
  • Jules
  • Julio
  • Junior
  • Kale
  • Kane
  • Kassidi
  • Killer
  • Kody
  • Kroshka 
  • Kujo
  • Kumquat 
  • L.S.D. (for Lorenzo Saint Dubois)
  • Larry
  • Lava
  • Lemmy
  • Leo
  • Levi
  • Licorice
  • Lil’ Bit
  • Lil’ Chestnut
  • Lil’ Dude
  • Linnea
  • Lion
  • Little Dude
  • Little One
  • Lloyd
  • Lovebug
  • Lucius
  • Lucius
  • Lucky
  • Lugs
  • Luke
  • Lux
  • Lycan
  • Magma
  • Mango
  • Mao 
  • Marble
  • Marshmallow
  • Marvin (Marv)
  • Max
  • Maximilian
  • Maxwell
  • Maxy
  • Mead
  • Mesina
  • Mia Ham-ster
  • Midori
  • Milky Way
  • Milo
  • Mindy
  • Mishka 
  • Mississippi
  • MoBo
  • Mocha
  • Mocha Cappuccino
  • Moley
  • Morgan
  • Moss
  • Motley
  • Mouse
  • Mr. Magoo
  • Mr. Ted-Ted
  • Mr. Whiskas
  • Muffin
  • Muffy
  • Mugs
  • Mushu 
  • Nacho
  • Nala
  • Nanook
  • Napolean
  • Neo
  • Nibble
  • Nibbles
  • Nipsey (short for Sir Nips-a-Lot)
  • Noodle
  • Nugget
  • Nutmeg
  • Nutterbutter
  • Odies
  • Onyx
  • Oompa Loompa
  • Orange Soda
  • Oreo
  • Orlando
  • Oscar
  • Otto
  • Pablo
  • Pacey
  • Palicki
  • Pancake
  • Party Nugget 
  • Pashmina 
  • Patch 
  • Paul Bunyan
  • Paulie
  • Paws
  • Pax 
  • Peaches 
  • Peanut 
  • Pebbles 
  • Pee-wee 
  • Pepper
  • Pepperoni 
  • Peppy 
  • Pepsi 
  • Perdy 
  • Pernelle 
  • Pickle 
  • Pig Dog 
  • Ping-Pong 
  • Pip Squeak 
  • Piping 
  • Pippilatus (Pippi) 
  • Pixie 
  • P-nut 
  • Poopsie 
  • Popcorn
  • Poppet 
  • Poptart 
  • Precious 
  • P-taro (or P-Taro) 
  • Pugnacious 
  • Pumpkin 
  • Punkin 
  • Q-Tip 
  • Quincy
  • Ravi 
  • Rambo 
  • Ranger 
  • Rex
  • Rex
  • Rhino 
  • Rib-Rab 
  • Ricky
  • Ricky Bobby
  • Riley 
  • Rip
  • Ripley
  • Ripley
  • Rocko 
  • Rocky 
  • Roli Poli Olli 
  • Rolo 
  • Rufus
  • Rugrat 
  • Running Buffalo Wings
  • Rusty
  • Ryan 
  • Sammy
  • Sammy 
  • Sandusky 
  • Sandy
  • Scabbers 
  • Scaramouch 
  • Scooby 
  • Scout
  • Scrabbles
  • Scratches 
  • Scratchy (short for Sir Scratch-A-Lot) 
  • Scrubbie 
  • Scrumpy 
  • Scurry 
  • Sebby
  • Sexy Beast
  • Shaggy 
  • Shanghai
  • Sherbet Tensing 
  • Shredder
  • Skip 
  • Skipper 
  • Skittles
  • Skyler 
  • Slate
  • Sleepy
  • Small Fry 
  • Smiley 
  • Smirnoff 
  • Smoky/Smokey 
  • Smudge 
  • Sneezy
  • Snezhana
  • Snezhok 
  • Snickers 
  • Snookums
  • Snoop 
  • Snoozy (short for Snoozy Kaploozy) 
  • Snowball
  • Snowball and Oranges 
  • Snowy 
  • Snuggles 
  • Sonic
  • Soyuz 
  • Spanky 
  • Sparky
  • Sparky 
  • Spaz 
  • Speedy 
  • Speedy Ralph 
  • Sphinx 
  • Spiffy 
  • Spike 
  • Spot 
  • Spunky (nicknamed Spunkaroo) 
  • Squeak 
  • Squidward 
  • St. John 
  • Stardust 
  • Stevie the Wonder Hamster 
  • Stinky Pete 
  • Stitch 
  • Storm 
  • Stripe 
  • Stymie 
  • Sugar Cookie
  • Sunny 
  • Sunshine 
  • Sweep
  • Swiper 
  • Swirly 
  • Taco 
  • Tank
  • Tanner
  • Tater 
  • Taz
  • Taz
  • Taz 
  • T-Bone 
  • Teal
  • Teddy
  • Tedward 
  • Theo
  • Thor
  • Thorax the Semi-Great
  • Tickles 
  • Tigger
  • Tike 
  • Tiko 
  • Tiny
  • Titan
  • Titch
  • Tojo 
  • Tommy 
  • Tookie 
  • Totti 
  • Treacle 
  • Trogdor 
  • Trooper 
  • Truffles 
  • Tweak 
  • Twinkle 
  • Twist
  • Twister 
  • Twitch
  • Tyson 
  • Uzi 
  • Van
  • Vito 
  • Vladimir 
  • Vodka
  • Waffles
  • Walla-Walla 
  • Wall-E
  • Walnut 
  • Ward
  • Waxy Q-Tip 
  • Webb
  • Weetabix
  • Wheeler 
  • Whipple 
  • Whiskers
  • Whiskers 
  • Whiskey 
  • Whiz
  • Wiggle 
  • Wiley 
  • Wolf
  • Xia Xue 
  • Yale
  • Yo-Yo 
  • Zander
  • Zane
  • Zebra
  • Zed
  • Zeke
  • Ziggy
  • Zippy
  • Zizzi

Female Hamster Names

Hamster names for girls can sometimes be a challenge. You may want to pick a cute hamster name, but your girl can be a warrior! So don’t let yourself be confined by prejudices. As such, our list below has plenty of unique female hamster names, as well as wacky ones, like Hamina Habitha Hornyak. Read along if we made you curious!

  • Abby
  • Abster
  • Adelheid Hildegard (Heidi)
  • Aggy
  • Alice
  • Alicia
  • Amber
  • Amelia
  • Anastasia
  • Andromeda
  • Angelica
  • Annabelle
  • Annie
  • Apple
  • April
  • Ashes
  • Ashley
  • Audrey
  • Aurora
  • Babs
  • Baby
  • Baby Cindy
  • Bailey
  • Beasley
  • Bebe
  • Bella
  • Belle
  • Bertha 
  • Bianca
  • Bijou
  • Bitsy
  • Blitz
  • Blondie
  • Bonnie
  • Boo (Baldur’s Gate games)
  • Braid
  • Bright Eyes
  • Buttercup
  • Butterscotch
  • Callie
  • Candis
  • Carissa
  • Casey
  • Cashmere
  • Caspina
  • Catnip
  • Chance
  • Charm
  • Cheeks
  • Cheeky
  • Chica Chubb
  • Chiquita
  • Cinderella
  • Cookie
  • Cream
  • Creampuff
  • Curd
  • Daisy
  • Dany
  • Daphne
  • Delilah
  • Diamond
  • Diane
  • Dolly
  • Dora
  • Dova
  • Dumpling
  • Dust Bunny
  • Dutchess
  • Ella
  • Emily
  • Emma
  • Enya
  • Erma
  • Esmerelda
  • Evie
  • Fanny
  • Felicia
  • Flora
  • Fluffy
  • Foo Foo
  • Gabby 
  • Ginger
  • Gingersnap
  • Golden
  • Goldi
  • Goldilocks
  • Gretel
  • Hamina Habitha Hornyak 
  • Harriet
  • Hazel
  • Holly
  • Honey
  • Ivy
  • Jasmine
  • Jeanie
  • Jellybean
  • Jemima
  • Jojo
  • Katy
  • Kernel
  • Kia (since they use hamsters in their commercials)
  • Kurma
  • Lady
  • Layla
  • Lillie
  • Lily
  • Lily May
  • Lola
  • LongHair FluffPants
  • Loulou
  • Lovebug
  • Lucy
  • Lulu
  • Lyla
  • Ma Petit Fleur (“My Little Flower” in French)
  • Mabel 
  • Mae
  • Maëva
  • Magenta
  • Maggie
  • Maggy 
  • Mary Jayne/Mary Jane 
  • Megan
  • Merla (Merla Pearl)
  • Mimi
  • Mini
  • Mini-Me
  • Minisita
  • Minnie
  • Misty
  • Molly
  • Nichole
  • Nikki
  • Nina
  • Nora
  • Nugget
  • Nutmeg
  • Oda Mae
  • Olivia
  • Ophelia
  • Peach
  • Pearl
  • Penelope 
  • Peony
  • Peppermint
  • Phoebe 
  • Pink Nose
  • Pinky
  • Pinto
  • Pipa 
  • Polly
  • Pom Pom
  • Poof
  • Poptart
  • Porg (Star Wars)
  • Precious
  • Pretty 
  • Puffles
  • Puffskein (Harry Potter)
  • Pumpkin
  • Pygmy Puff (Harry Potter)
  • Rapunzel
  • Regina 
  • Renee
  • Rose
  • Rosie 
  • Roxey/Roxy 
  • Sadie 
  • Sandy 
  • Sidney 
  • Silky
  • Snow White
  • Snowball
  • Softie
  • Sophie 
  • Speedy
  • Spiderwoman
  • Sue 
  • Sugar 
  • Sundance 
  • Sunflower 
  • Sunita 
  • Sunny Wiggles
  • Svetlana
  • Sweetie 
  • Sweety
  • Tank
  • Tazmina (Tazi for short) 
  • Thalia
  • Tica 
  • Tilly 
  • Tink 
  • Tinkerbell
  • Tinkerbell 
  • Tinkerbelle
  • Tiny
  • Toffee
  • Tricia 
  • Trixie 
  • Uhura
  • Una 
  • Velvet
  • Violet 
  • Waffles
  • Whiskas
  • Whiskers
  • Windie
  • Windie 
  • Yummerz
  • ZhuZhu (popular children’s toy)
  • Ziggy
  • Zoey

Unisex Hamster Names

Some of the best hamster names are unisex. If you’re girl acts more boyish or vice-versa, or if you simply don’t want to confine your pet by a gender, take a look at some of the cutest, funniest hamster names below:

  • Abster
  • Baby
  • Bibbles
  • Biscuit
  • Boo Bear
  • Bounty Hamster
  • Brownie
  • Bubbles
  • Bunny
  • Butter
  • Butterball
  • Butterscotch
  • Button
  • Cappuccino
  • Caramel
  • Cheeky
  • Chewy
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Chubby
  • Cinnabon
  • Cocoa
  • Desert
  • Dessert
  • Disco
  • Doughnut
  • Dumpling
  • Echo
  • Fluffy
  • Fritter
  • Fufu
  • Fu-Fu
  • Furball
  • Furball
  • Furry
  • Fussball
  • Fuzzball
  • Fuzzball
  • Fuzzy
  • Gem
  • Gigabyte
  • Giggles
  • Gin
  • Gingersnap
  • Guava
  • Gummie
  • Hamham
  • Jelly Bean
  • Kernel
  • KitKat
  • Kiwi
  • Latte
  • Licorice
  • Lovebug
  • Lucky
  • Marble
  • Melonball
  • Mojo
  • Muffin
  • Munchkin
  • Oreo
  • Patches
  • Paws
  • Pebbles
  • Peewee
  • Perogy
  • Pooky
  • Popcorn
  • Poptart
  • Pouches
  • Powder
  • Scrabble
  • Skippy
  • Skittles
  • Sleepy
  • Small Fry
  • Snookums
  • Snowball
  • Snowflake
  • Snuggles
  • Sparky
  • Stitch
  • Sugar Cookie
  • Sweety
  • Taco
  • Thimble
  • Tippy
  • Toffee
  • Tofu
  • Tot
  • Turbo
  • Uni
  • Waffles
  • Whiskers
  • Wrinkles
  • Ziggy
  • Zippy

Hamster Names for Pair

Not all species of hamsters can live together, so you should be careful about who you place in the same cage. But hamsters that do live together tend to be very similar, which is how we selected the names below: some of them sound the same, while others simply fit together, like Sugar and Spice. Besides, we’ve selected names for two males, two females or a male-female couple, so that should definitely make your choice easier.

  • Abbott and Abby
  • Abel and Abilene
  • Ace and Acey
  • Agamemnon and Aggy
  • Alexander and Alexis
  • Ali and Baba
  • Amelia and Anastasia
  • Andre and Andrea
  • Andromeda and Milkyway
  • Angel and Angelica
  • Angus and Annie
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Apollo and Artemis
  • Apples and Oranges
  • Aragona and Arathorn
  • Arnold and Schwartzhamester
  • Ashes and Ashley
  • Asterix and Obelix
  • Astra and Astro
  • Atticus and Attila
  • Aurora and Venus
  • Autumn and Summer
  • Babble and Gaggle
  • Babe and Baby
  • Bacon and Eggs
  • Bear and Honey
  • Bella and The Beast
  • Ben and Bert
  • Bert and Ernie
  • Bingo and Ringo
  • Boba and Fett
  • Brett and Bert
  • Bud and Weiser
  • Bugsy and Whitey (albinos)
  • Bull and Winkle
  • Bunny and Smoky
  • Caesar and Brutus
  • Calvin and Hobbes
  • Candy and Sweetheart
  • Chance and Serendipity
  • Charlotte and Web
  • Cheeko and Charlie
  • Cheeky and Cheese
  • Chewy and Chibi (means ‘tiny’ in Japanese)
  • Chip and Cinnamon
  • Chip and Dale
  • Chip and Speedo
  • Cutie and FuFu 
  • Demon Hamster and Destroyer
  • Devil Hamster and Diablo
  • Dots and Doodles
  • Dumpling  and Soup
  • Elmo and Emily
  • Fannie and Zoey
  • Fergus and Flame 
  • Fluff Hamster and Fluffernutter
  • Freeloader and Sleepy
  • Frodo and Chewbacca
  • Fuzzball and Fuzzbutt
  • Gengis and Khan
  • Giggles and Griggles
  • Hammy and Hamster
  • Helen and Troy
  • Hera and Hercules
  • Holmes and Watson
  • Hunka and Munka
  • Ice and Cream
  • Ichabod and Crane
  • Itchie and Scratchie
  • Itsy and Bitsy
  • Jabba and Hut
  • Jack and Jackie
  • Jelly and Bean
  • Jumpy and Jumper
  • Little and Bit
  • Little and Buddy
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Marie and Sophie
  • Martini and Olive
  • Mickey and Minnie
  • Muffin and Top
  • Nerf and Derf 
  • Nicky and Magie
  • Nilly and Willy
  • Oatis and Ollie
  • Patter and Paws
  • Peanut and Butter
  • Pepe and Pepper
  • Pepperoni and Mozzarella
  • Pinky and The Brain
  • Rachel and Ross
  • Remus and Romulus
  • Ren and Stimpy
  • Ringo and Dingo
  • Ruby and Rudy
  • Sable and Satin
  • Scruffy and Shady
  • Silver and Gold
  • Skippy and Hazel
  • Sleepy and Slurpee
  • Sniffles and Snuffles
  • Snow and White
  • Sugar and Spice
  • Sweety and Squeaky
  • Tabitha and Tammy
  • Thelma and Louise
  • Thistle and Thyme
  • Thunder and Lightning
  • Tiger and Izzy
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Troubles and Truffles
  • Weenie and Whiney
  • Whiskers and Wiggles
  • William (Willy) and Lilly
  • Zipper and GusGus

In Conclusion

The list in this article can easily go on, even if we have comprised hundreds of good hamster names so far.  But, if this enormous compendium doesn’t help and you find yourself stuck, the best thing you can do it let your hamster pick its own name. Use this trick: write a few of your favourite names on a few paper bowls; the first bowl your hamster goes to should be its name. And if you’re unhappy about its choice, your subconscious is trying to tell you that you already know what the right name is!

When you finally decided, check out this article on how to tell your hamster its name – might be useful.

Which name of this list you like best or what are your top contenders?

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