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60 Cute and Funny Ferret Names

Updated on June 25, 2017

Ferrets are terrific pets to have for many ages. I mean, seriously, who can resist that cute, little, furry face as it runs by you at the most awkward of angles, back hunched and ready to play? I know I can’t!

All About Ferrets

People commonly consider a ferret as a member of the rodent family, but this is far from scientific truth; they are actually a member of the weasel family, which far more makes sense.

Ferrets are Carnivores

Weighing in at a whopping one to five pounds at maturity, did you know that ferrets are meat eaters? Well, you might want to brush up on their diet requirements if you plan on befriending one!

Ferrets are Playful

When you have a group of ferrets, they mean business! Literally, a group of ferrets is referred to as a “business” of ferrets. Having just a single ferret may make you feel like you have more pets because it is like having a dog and a cat in one single pet! They are quiet and small like a cat, but playful, loveable and sociable like a dog.

Ferrets are Smart

Much like a dog or cat, ferrets are pretty intelligent and learn their names, they can learn tricks, and they can potty train to a litter box! Imagine being able to have the furry little fellow run around without worrying about cleaning up after it or needing to confine it to a cage forever. Beware that ferrets are excellent hiders, though! It’s probably not a bad idea to invest in one of those huge ferret balls to let them run around it; at least they can’t squeeze themselves into trouble!

Naming Your Ferret

Ferrets are very silly animals, full of energy, attitude, and personality. They are most deserving of a name that will bring their personality forth, and there’s plenty of names that will be suitable for your new pet ferret! Here’s some tips to consider when thinking of ferret names:

  • Assess personality: Your ferret’s personality might come out right away, or it may take some time for it to adjust to it’s new surroundings. Ferret names should not be rushed, so it won’t hurt anything to wait to see your furry friend’s personality!

  • Use color or pattern: Different breeds of ferrets will have different colors and markings, and these can help with coming up with ferret names. Anything that generates name ideas is worth your time to consider.

  • Ferret qualities: Think of qualities that are common amongst ferrets such as behaviors and personality traits. Such qualities can make it easy coming up with ferret names!

Boy Names

Bouncer
Dusty
Scribble
Skeeter
Scooter
Skat
Mask
Scout
Oscar
Bandit
Hopper
Hobs
Skit
Wheeler
Sly

Girl Names

Daisy
Penelope
Minnie
Maggie
Sofia
Bell
Trixie
Lola
Francesca
Tink
Frita
Dot
Bunny
Heather
Kiki

Cute Names

Poppy
Doodle
Sweetie
Kisses
Freckles
Slinky
Smooches
Sprinkles
Muffin
Gummi Bear
Nosey
Snickers
Baby
Brownie
Snickerdoodles

Funny Names

Draco
Tweek
Francois
Wobbles
BoJangles
Guilty
Frodo
Sneezy
Fuzzy Wuzzy
Scrabble
Dopey
Bob
Squishy
Goof
Furface

Deciding on a Name

Coming up with good ferret names should not be a hard process. I think, the hardest part is choosing between the many good names that you will come up with! But don’t worry, there’s ways that you can choose when you are stuck between two or a few names, and here’s how:

  • Coin toss: If you have two names that you like, this problem can be solved with a simple coin toss. With this old-fashioned method, assign name A to heads, and name B to tails, and whichever side the coin lands on will ultimately become the ferret’s name!

  • Index cards: In this game, let your ferret have fun picking its own name! What you do: Write a different name on each index card placing them in a big circle, place a piece of food on each one and then place the ferret in the middle of the circle. Whichever piece of food it eats first will determine the name.

  • Ask a kid: Kids say the darndest things, don’t they? They are just very honest beings! Take advantage of this quality and ask their opinion on a name; who knows, they might even throw different (and interesting) ideas at you!

The most important thing is not that the ferret has a name, but that it has a loving home! So love that ferret; the name will come!

Pets 101 - Ferrets

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      Cynthia 4 days ago

      I named my two ferrets ,Chocolate and Cotton Candy,they are just adorable.

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      liz 11 days ago

      how bout rocko

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      Abbie 2 weeks ago

      yeah Im hoping to adopt a ferret. The one I'm looking at is a male named Oscar, but if i were to change the name, what should it be? i was thinking Scout was pretty cute!

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      Savannah 5 weeks ago

      Loll love these names....

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      Delaney 5 weeks ago

      i love all of these ferret names, they are all so great and helpfull to lots of ferret lovers like myself, but i think in the girls names there should the name "Kiwi" i just think that would a good name for a ferret. :)

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      Hanna 7 weeks ago

      I am getting two girl ferrets a Champagne and a panda I have no idea what to name them! Plz help

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      trayton 2 months ago

      i will be getting a ferret very soon and the name bandit settled the deal .thans SOOOOOOOOOOOO much!!!

      sugestion:

      hegon (hay-gen) baycon

      marley may clampot

      re-re/roxy

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      Sandi 2 months ago

      Good

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      Tatiana 2 months ago from Florida

      That is a fantastic suggestion!

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      HP Trash 2 months ago

      Why isn't Draco one of these.

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      Jayme Hogan 3 months ago

      This is so helpful. Thanks!! I named my ferret Sly and he absolutely loves it so far.

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      asdfghjkl 4 months ago

      thx you

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      Kiki 4 months ago

      Do a hundred more ferret names

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      faith 5 months ago

      the names are great

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      Veronica 5 months ago

      Im getting a ferret soon I have a name for if its female but am having trouble with some for a guy.... Any ideas that are also human names?

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      Confused 7 months ago

      Dear author. I need help in about a week i'm getting my first ferret & i don't know what to call it i really like bandit but a little while ago i gave my brother a kitten i named bandit after my grandmas cat that died a few years ago & the kitten was stolen & everyone really misses bandit & every time we name a animal bandit something bad happens i don't know what to do. Please help me pick a name for my first ferret. Please help me.

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      Maggie 7 months ago

      I'm going to get too ferrets & i was thinking of tink & bella. I got my inspiration for Bella from bell & i really liked tink ya know like tinker bell. So thanks for all the great ideas.

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      Tatiana 9 months ago from Florida

      Hi Kaylee! I'm really glad I could help you out. I'm sure you and Spot will have a lot of fun together! :-D

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      Kaylee 9 months ago

      YES i named my ferret Spot,I was inspired by your names...THX!!

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      Lexie 9 months ago

      This name wasnt on here but i've had my ferret for about 4 months and his name is bear

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      Xelia and Alan. 19 months ago

      We will be getting a ferret very soon. I (Xelia) have had ferrets before, and they're so loving, fun, Adorable, very intelligent animals, I spoiled mine like babies, lol! It's gonnabe so AweSome to get another one, they're funny, yet beautiful. And since we like 'Nascar' alot, that's what we're going to name him.

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      Trevor M. 2 years ago

      Ew, who would name their ferret frodo? I think I like gandalf so

      much better. Stupid Lord of the Rings.

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      Sophie Devereux 2 years ago

      Just got a female ferret and I named her Kiki.

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      Olivia 2 years ago

      This really helped thanks! I named my ferret Oscar he seems to like it so far :-)