Cute Hamster Names: Girl, Boy, Dwarf + Naming Ideas

Hamsters are one of the tiniest house pets. The Syrian and dwarf hamster species in most households. Generally, they are very sweet, adorable, playful, and a great addition to the family. With such a broad personality, getting a name can be quite a task especially if you are petting them for the first time.

Thankfully, the internet has made it easy to find names for your girl or boy hamster pet. Bruno, Cupcake, Eddie, and Sphynx are some of the best for males while Chibby, Hazel, and Jellybean are good choices for females. You can also opt for funny pair names such as Howdie and Rowdie or Jaq-Jaq and Jump-Jump in case you have two of them.

Before getting to the names, it is important to note, as mentioned earlier, that the best-known species of hamsters to have as a pet is the golden or Syrian hamster. Its scientific name is Mesocricetus auratus.

Golden Syrian Hamster
Syrian Hamster

The dwarf hamster is the type that can be petted. The three species of dwarf hamsters that make excellent pets include;

  • Campbell’s dwarf hamster scientifically known as Phodopus campbelli
  • The winter white dwarf hamster– Scientific name: Phodopus sungorus
  • The Roborovski hamster scientifically called Phodopus roborovskii
White dwarf hamster
Dwarf hamster

Following is a collection of names and naming ideas for your little rodent.

Best Girl Hamster Names

A special name for a female pet hamster is Chibby. This is a Japanese word to mean short, tiny, it’s small as a hamster is.

Measuring on 0.8 ounces and less than six inches tall, the hamster is the perfect definition of wee. In Japanese culture, Chibby/ chibi is widely used to describe something really small, chubby and with stubby limbs, as is a pet hamster. The name really does define the cute rodent. Here are more name ideas for your girl hamster.

  1. Abby
  2. Abster
  3. Adelheid
  4. Aggy
  5. Alice
  6. Alicia
  7. Amber
  8. Amelia
  9. Anastasia
  10. Andromeda
  11. Angelica
  12. Annabelle
  13. Annie
  14. Apple
  15. April
  16. Ashes
  17. Ashley
  18. Audrey
  19. Aurora
  20. Babs
  21. Baby
  22. Bailey
  23. Beasley
  24. Bella
  25. Belle
  26. Bertha
  27. Bianca
  28. Bijou
  29. Bitsy
  30. Blitz
  31. Blondie
  32. Bonnie
  33. Boo
  34. Braid
  35. Bright Eyes
  36. Buttercup
  37. Butterscotch
  38. Callie
  39. Candis
  40. Carissa
  41. Casey
  42. Cashmere
  43. Caspina
  44. Catnip
  45. Chance
  46. Charm
  47. Cheeks
  48. Cheeky
  49. Chica Chubb
  50. Chiquita
  51. Cinderella
  52. Cookie
  53. Cream
  54. Creampuff
  55. Curd
  56. Daisy
  57. Dany
  58. Daphne
  59. Delilah
  60. Diamond
  61. Diane
  62. Ella
  63. Emily
  64. Emma
  65. Enya
  66. Erma
  67. Felicia
  68. Flora
  69. Fluffy
  70. Gabby
  71. Ginger
  72. Harriet
  73. Hazel
  74. Holly
  75. Honey
  76. Honey
  77. Ivy
  78. Jasmine
  79. Jeanie
  80. Jellybean
  81. Jemima
  82. Jojo
  83. Katy
  84. Kernel
  85. Kia
  86. Lily
  87. Maggy
  88. Mary Jane
  89. Megan
  90. Merla
  91. Mimi
  92. Nikki
  93. Nina
  94. Olivia
  95. Ophelia
  96. Peach
  97. Pearl
  98. Pearl
  99. Penelope
  100. Peony
  101. Peppermint
  102. Phoebe
  103. Pink Nose
  104. Precious
  105. Precious
  106. Pretty
  107. Rose
  108. Rosie
  109. Snow White
  110. Snowball
  111. Svetlana
  112. Sweetie
  113. Sweety
  114. Tank
  115. Tazmina 
  116. Thalia
  117. Tica
  118. Tilly
  119. Tink
  120. Tinkerbelle
  121. Tiny
  122. Una
  123. Velvet
  124. Violet
  125. Waffles
  126. Zoey

Boy/ Male Pet Hamster Names

For the male section, we chose a strong male name Sphynx to mean wisdom, new light, or something new introduced to your life. The name is perfect for your per hamster as you see how it brings joy and a new light into your life.

The name Sphynx or Sphinx is derived from a Celtic meaning to mean supporter. The pet hamster offers you companion, playfulness, and a new light to life.

  1. Abrico
  2. Ace
  3. Acey
  4. Addison
  5. Adoc Peregrin
  6. Adonis
  7. Adrasta
  8. Agamemnon
  9. Aggy
  10. Alex
  11. Alexander
  12. Alexi
  13. Alfie
  14. Arnold
  15. Arrow
  16. Ash
  17. Axe
  18. Bandit
  19. Bane
  20. Bao
  21. Barley
  22. Benson
  23. Bernard
  24. Bibbles
  25. Brown
  26. Brown Sugar
  27. Brownie
  28. Bruno
  29. Buddy
  30. Budweiser
  31. Bunny
  32. Cappu
  33. Captain
  34. Captain Hook
  35. Chadwick
  36. Chalk
  37. Charles
  38. Charlie
  39. Chester
  40. Chewy
  41. Cheyanne
  42. Chico
  43. Chili
  44. Chino
  45. Chopper
  46. Chubby
  47. Chuck
  48. Chuckles
  49. Cloe
  50. Cloud
  51. Cooper
  52. Corey
  53. Corn
  54. Cosmo
  55. Cotton
  56. Cuddles
  57. Cupcake
  58. Cuppa
  59. Curd
  60. Dakki
  61. Dan Dan
  62. Danny
  63. Dash
  64. Dave
  65. Demetrius
  66. Deo
  67. Dexter
  68. Dorito
  69. Dots
  70. Doughnut
  71. Dragon
  72. Drake
  73. Dread
  74. Dream
  75. Duke
  76. Duncan
  77. Duo
  78. Dusty
  79. Echo
  80. Eddie
  81. Eggroll
  82. Einstein
  83. Elephant
  84. Elmo
  85. Elvis
  86. Felix
  87. Fenton
  88. Fluffy
  89. Fly
  90. Foodstuff
  91. Fortner
  92. Franklin
  93. Franklin
  94. Fred
  95. Freddy
  96. Friday
  97. Frisky
  98. Frodo
  99. Fudge
  100. Garfield
  101. George
  102. Giggles
  103. Gin
  104. Gus
  105. Gus-Gus
  106. Hado
  107. Hamlet
  108. Hammie
  109. Hammy
  110. Irish
  111. Ivan
  112. Izzy
  113. Jack
  114. Jacob
  115. Jasper
  116. Jeffery
  117. Jet
  118. Kassidi
  119. Larry
  120. Lava
  121. Leo
  122. Levi
  123. Lloyd
  124. Luke
  125. Marvin (Marv)
  126. Max
  127. Maximilian
  128. Motley
  129. Mouse
  130. Napolean
  131. Neo
  132. Oreo
  133. Orlando
  134. Oscar
  135. Otto
  136. Pablo
  137. Pacey
  138. Paulie
  139. Pepper
  140. Pepperoni
  141. Peppy
  142. Pepsi
  143. Perdy
  144. Rhino
  145. Scooby
  146. Scout
  147. Snowy
  148. Snuggles
  149. Sparky
  150. Spaz
  151. Speedy
  152. Spike
  153. Spot
  154. Stitch
  155. Storm
  156. Taco
  157. Tank
  158. Tanner

Funny Hamster Names for Pairs

For pleasure, leisure, or sometimes companionship, hamsters can be in pairs. Most especially during buying or adoption of the pet hamsters, many of you carry pairs home with you. So instead of looking for two names for your hamsters. Here are pair names for them matched with their gender pairing.

Boy and Girl Names

  • Bam-Bam and Pebbles
  • Cheeko and Cheeks
  • Manny and Lilee
  • Martini and Cosmo
  • Momo and Mimi
  • Munchkin and Pumpkin
  • Noo-Noo and  Noodles
  • Sisyphus and Sassie
  • Speedy and Dee-Dee
  • Zulu and Lulu

Male – Male Names

  • Howdie and Rowdie
  • Jaq-Jaq and Jump-Jump
  • Jinx and Binx
  • McNugget and McChicken
  • Momo and Bobo
  • Mustache and Beard
  • Speedy and Greedy
  • Stinky and Winky
  • Tintin and Munchkin
  • Tyler and Skyler

Female-Female Names

  • Bitter and Glitter
  • Cinnamon and Cinnabon
  • Classy and Sassy
  • Layla and Cayla
  • Lufu and Fufu
  • Milky and Silky
  • Missy and Dissy
  • Sniffles and Tickles
  • Snowball and Puffball
  • Sugar and Booger

Other Good Pair Names

  • 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

Fiction-themed Hamster Names

What is the hamster’s name in bolt?

Rhino is the name of the hamster in Disney’s 2008 animated feature film Bolt

Rhino the fictional hamster in bolt
Rhino

What is the orange hamster’s name in secret life of pets?

Myron is the name of in The Secret Life of Pets and The Secret Life of Pets 2

Following is a short video clip from the film

Other Fictional Hamster Names include

  • Hamzou in the  Idolmaster
  • Cheeks– Wild Kratts-  A European hamster named by Martin of how he can store a lot of food in his cheek pouches.
  • Hamtaro: Hamta- A courageous Ham-Ham who’s always ready to help out his friends and his owner Laura.
  • Doctor Hamster: Peppa Pig  A Hamster who works at the hospital. First appears in “Pedro’s Cough”.
  • Ebichu– Ebichu; A housekeeper who embarrasses her owner and at nighttime, she leads the secret alter-ego Ebichuman.
  • Fang: Henry’s pet hamster in Horrid Henry  
  • Marion in the  Bounty Hamster.
  • Peepi– A hamster who is turned into a city monster by Zim in the Invader Zim           
  • Penfold in the Danger Mouse

Hamster Naming Ideas

Hamster names can come in all sorts of ways. Male, female, and pairs, the names are endless and never-ending, which means the choice becomes even harder to make. Here are some naming ideas you can use to aid with your name selection:

  • Start off with writing names that would be possible options for naming your pet.
  • Eliminate any names that may be too cheesy or obvious for your cheesy friend.
  • Follow your personal preferences to guide you on the best options available.
  • Test out these best options with your hamster. In some cases, the hamster will simply make the decision for you.

How do you teach your hamster its name?

Simply let your hamster get used to the sound of his name by talking to him when you feed or pet him. After a few weeks, try holding out a small treat, and call your hamster by name and make it a habit until your little creature learns

Can Hamsters Remember their Names?

Like other pets, hamster can remember their names especially if they are trained or thought properly. However, they’re not as intelligent as rats. Not a lot about their intelligence hasn’t been documented.