Nov 182011
 

If you have a healthy hamster, he or she will be with you for around 2 to 3 years. So when naming your hammy, you want a name that you’ll enjoy saying for all that time.

Hamster Naming Tips

  • Hamsters don’t usually respond to their names like cats and dogs, so the name should be one you like to say or has special meaning for you.
  • Hamster names should be short, usually one or two syllables. Of course, if you like saying “Mr. Bojangle Diggerbottom,” go for it!
  • You can use a cute name or a simple name, but try to give a male hamster a “boy” name and a female hamster a “girl” name. Unless you want to explain why you did it every time someone meets your hamster.
  • Give your hamster a name as soon as you get him or her. You don’t want someone else to call your hamster something like “Blob,” and having it stick. (Unless you like Blob!)
  • Once you give your hamster a name, stick with it. It’s hard enough to get a hamster to respond to a name. If you start changing the name, your hammy will just get confused.
  • Be creative! It’ll be fun for you and your friends will have a good time trying to guess how you came up with the name.

Picking a Hamster Name

What name should I have?

Here are some ways you can decide on your hamster’s name.
Click on each method to get some sample names.

The color of your hamster
What your hamster looks like
How your hamster behaves
Your hamster’s personality
Foods
Flowers
Gems
TV, Movie, Animal, or Book Characters (Boys)
TV, Movie, Animal, or Book Characters (Girls)
Variations on “hamster”
Combination hamster names (For people who have 2 dwarf hamsters)

If none of these ideas work for you, you can try:

  • Baby naming books
  • Sports stars
  • Words associated with an activity or hobby you like
  • Making up a wild and crazy name

Colors

  • Brownie
  • Cappuccino
  • Chocolate
  • Cinnamon
  • Cocoa
  • Coconut
  • Copper
  • Ebony
  • Ginger
  • Goldie
  • Hershey
  • Honey
  • Marble
  • Mocha
  • Nutmeg
  • Oreo
  • Rusty
  • Silver
  • Slate
  • Smokey

What your Hamster Looks Like

  • Boots
  • Bright Eyes
  • Butterball
  • Cheeky
  • Chubby
  • Cuddles
  • Dust bunny
  • Fluffball
  • Fluffy
  • Furball
  • Fuzzy
  • Grizzly
  • Munchkin
  • Patches
  • Peewee
  • Pinkie
  • Pudge
  • Scruffy
  • Shaggy
  • Snowball
  • Spotty

How Your Hamster Behaves

  • Chewie
  • Chips
  • Chomper
  • Cuddles
  • Frisky
  • Kissy
  • Nibbler/Nibbles
  • Nipper
  • Peppy
  • Sassy
  • Scooter
  • Squeaker
  • Squeezy
  • Squiggly
  • Squirmy
  • Twister
  • Wiggler
  • Ziggy
  • Zippy

Your Hamster’s Personality

  • Dazzle
  • Devil
  • Flash
  • Happy
  • Houdini (if he’s always trying to escape)
  • Peppy
  • Precious
  • Sparkle
  • Sweetie
  • Twinkle

Foods

  • Berry
  • Biscuit
  • Blueberry
  • Caramel
  • Cheerio
  • Cookie
  • Cupcake
  • Licorice
  • Marshmallow
  • Pancake
  • Peachy
  • Peanut
  • Pickle
  • Pumpkin
  • Shortcake
  • Sprite
  • Strawberry
  • Sugar
  • Twinkie

Flowers

  • Dandelion
  • Iris
  • Jasmine
  • Lavender
  • Lily
  • Magnolia
  • Rose
  • Sunflower
  • Violet

Gems

  • Amber
  • Diamond
  • Emerald
  • Jade
  • Opal
  • Pearl
  • Ruby
  • Sapphire
  • Topaz

TV, Movie, Animal, or Book Characters (Boys)

  • Bert
  • Caspian
  • Charlie
  • Chester
  • Edmund
  • Elmo
  • Ernie
  • Frodo
  • Garfield
  • Harry
  • James
  • Julian
  • Nate
  • Neo
  • Pete
  • Pooh Bear
  • Ralph
  • Stuart
  • Ulysses

TV, Movie, Animal, or Book Characters (Girls)

  • Charlotte
  • Coraline
  • Dora
  • Eloise
  • Harriet
  • Hermione
  • Julie/Juliet
  • Lucy
  • Madeline
  • Miss Piggy
  • Pippi
  • Sheila

Variations on “Hamster”

  • Ham Ham
  • Hambone
  • Hamish
  • Hamlet
  • Hammie
  • Hammy
  • Hampa
  • Hampstaa
  • Hampton
  • Hampy

Combination Hamster Names

Based on Food

  • Bubble & Squeak (for you Brits in the audience)
  • Kit & Kat
  • Mac & Cheese
  • PB & J
  • Peanut & Butter
  • Pepper & Chili
  • Sugar & Spice
  • Veg & Mite (for you Aussies in the audience)

Couples/Characters from TV/Books/Movies

  • Barbie & Ken
  • Bart & Lisa
  • Batman & Robin
  • Beauty & Beast
  • Bert & Ernie
  • Hansel & Gretal
  • Harry & Sally
  • Lady & Tramp
  • Pinky & The Brain
  • Romeo & Juliet
  • Tarzan & Jane
  • Tigger & Piglet
  • Tweedledee & Tweedledum
  • Yogi & Booboo

Popular Couples

  • Brad & Angie
  • Pricilla & Elvis

Popular Expressions

  • Devil & Angel
  • Hugs & Kisses
  • Ruff & Reddy
  • Thunder & Lightening
  • Yin & Yang
  • Zig & Zag

For information about picking the right hamster read Tips for Choosing a Healthy Hamster.


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