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Punderful Names for Hairless Pets

Theophanes is a New-England-based blogger, traveler, writer, photographer, sculptor, and lover of cats.

This article will provide a long list of fun, pun-based names for your hairless friend.

This article will provide a long list of fun, pun-based names for your hairless friend.

Naming animals can be a fun and amusing activity, especially when the said animal happens to have some unique characteristics. Dogs, cats, rats, mice, hamsters, rabbits, guinea pigs, and probably a few other animals now come in hairless varieties! For those that find them endearing (rather than hideous), a list of clever names may be in order (as they are like potato chips—you just can't have one!).

A sphynx cat, Sloopy, singing for a more punderful name.

A sphynx cat, Sloopy, singing for a more punderful name.

Female Names

  • Bikini
  • Botox
  • Electra (short for Electrolysis)
  • Godiva
  • Gillette
  • Hair-a
  • Hair-e-ette
  • Lady Schick
  • Lady Godiva
  • Lucille Bald
  • Nair
  • Pantene
  • Perm
  • Scarlet No Haira
  • Venus di Milo
  • Vo5
  • Wax
  • Weave

Male Names

  • Alopecia
  • Bacchus (Only a drunk god could create a creature like that.)
  • Balderdash
  • Baldwin
  • Calvin (It means bald.)
  • Fabio
  • Goatee
  • Hairy
  • Hairold
  • Magnun (For the prince who was cursed to wander the desert naked for all eternity pining for his lost love.)
  • Monty (As in bare the full monty!)
  • Mr. Clean
  • Osbald
  • Picard
  • Propecia
  • Razor
  • Rip Van Wrinkle
  • Rogaine
  • Samson
  • Toupee
A Chinese crested dog.

A Chinese crested dog.

Gender-Neutral Names

  • Barber
  • Folicle
  • Lunch (as in Naked Lunch)
  • Moon
  • Placebo
  • Raison (for the wrinkles)
  • Streaker
  • Truth (Nothin' but the naked truth!)
  • Whiskers
  • Wrinkles
An adult skinny pig.

An adult skinny pig.

Note to Readers

If I've forgotten any punderful names, do let me know and I'll gladly add them!


A person on March 24, 2020:

I wanted a Sphynx, and I would name it Raisin. and it would be black and I would snuggle it forever. wrinkles and all.

Dom on January 20, 2020:

Saw one recently called Nudacris. Amazing!!

Seth on June 08, 2019:

I had a sphynx named Skynard but he recently died at 5

Alek on November 22, 2018:

my hairless cat is named Chimmy... whoops.

Carol on June 14, 2015:

Oh, and don't forget George hairlesson

sandra on July 28, 2014:

I have a Chinese crested dog and named him Skyner

Julia.autumn on January 17, 2014:

I have a hairless rat named Pelo which is Spanish for hair

Dana on October 02, 2013:


Amelia Hohl on January 30, 2013:

I have had a bunch of hairless rats and their names were Chauncy, Blimey and Eegor. Eegor had tons of tumors I was constantly removing and walked really funny. His name was perfect for him. I miss my little Eegsie:(. Other names were Peat, Buddy, Rocky, and Max.

gonnereea on January 22, 2012:

nelly is a really goood one you should add it

Lisa A. on September 20, 2011:

I had a hairless cat named Yoda. have one now named Smeagol. Have a hairless rat named Don Wrinkles. good name for hairless cat is Merkin. Google merkin to see what it is and you'll understand why this is the perfect hass pussycat name. LOL!

Hellena on November 27, 2010:

When my hairless rat was still alive, we named him, "Master Splinter" even though he was hairless [:

SH on June 13, 2010:

My hairless rat, I called GOLLUM.

shan212 on December 22, 2009:

Piglet, cuz mine looks like a little piggy and eats like one!

Ratter on October 21, 2009:

Lol... Britney spears is perfect

Yorkie Luver on January 08, 2009:

hi im also animal lover. her name is fluffy cuz i thought britney spears was an insult i only like her music. ok bye :)

:) B) :P

Theophanes Avery (author) from New England on April 25, 2008:

Heh, I knew someone with a rat named Catfood so lunchmeat is only slightly better. :)

Rraine on April 17, 2008:

We have a hairless rat my dad calls LUNCHMEAT"he looks like a piece "

Whitney from Georgia on November 20, 2007:

I like some hairless pets, but find others so ugly their cute. Ha. I like Sphynx cats and hairless rats best! Great source of names!