60 Cute and Funny Ferret Names

Updated on June 3, 2019
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Ferrets are terrific pets for kids and adults alike. 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.

They're 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!

They're 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.

They're 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!

What to Consider When 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 are 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 its 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

 
 
Francois
Draco
Tweek
Guilty
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 are ways that you can choose when you are stuck between two or a few names. 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!

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      ferretqueenjulez 

      8 days ago

      My ferret is named Sargent Stacy, Sarge for short. :)

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      Mateo Ratliff 

      6 weeks ago from Bloxom

      great article, there is another useful source about ferret name:https://ferretvoice.com/ferret-names/

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      Carlos 

      5 months ago

      Olah jska pokc

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      ferrets 

      6 months ago

      Mine are Silver and Sage

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      Eric 

      6 months ago

      How about Carpet shark or Will Ferret?

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      Miley 

      7 months ago

      I named my two ferrets bandit-the boy trixy-the girl i really like these name and they fit there personalities and they are so cute thank you for these adorable names

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      Doddels 

      8 months ago

      Cute name

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      sarahjade 

      8 months ago

      my 2 ferrets names are maverick and jackson

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      Thikith 

      9 months ago

      What about long cat

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      Ali 

      9 months ago

      I love the name Abu from Alladin.

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      zgreg 

      11 months ago

      Mine are Ozzy and Winky

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      will 

      11 months ago

      mine was robin hood

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      Random person 

      11 months ago

      What about Baguette for a tan colored ferret or name it dog or something random like that. It makes it more funny. I also have a platinum blonde or white ferret that I named malfoy in honor of Harry Potter and Draco because Harry and Draco should’ve been a thing

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      Rowan 

      12 months ago

      Rowan

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      Piper 

      13 months ago

      Mine are hope and logan

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      kathy 

      13 months ago

      my ferrets names are little man pag pag rosie and fizzy pop

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      Ferret lover 

      14 months ago

      I lile the names Dobby and Niffler

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      Raygen 

      14 months ago

      Mine is freckles

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      Peter 

      15 months ago

      What about sassy or peanut and butter or sam those are the names of my fur balls

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      RedJay 

      18 months ago

      I'm thinking about getting one and naming it Vix

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      MrzSandy 

      21 months ago

      I just named ours pepper and he's sooooo friendly he kisses and wags his tail he doesn't even nibble bite I'm very pleased with him I'm glad I got him ..love the name bandit very cute name but my son likes Pepper so Pepper it is my oldest liked Ozzie but its my yougest sons ferrit he got him for Christmas so he gets to name him and i like Pepper i said it and he liked it so that was that!

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      Madi 

      22 months ago

      My ferret is an albino he is so much fun and full of joy so I came up with Oscar or Finley and those are the names I chose before I saw this paige but I liked Finley more so Finley it is right now Dec. 29 2017 Finley is exactly 7months old

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      Cheyanne 

      22 months ago

      I really want a ferret and want to name it " Dory" is that a good name?

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      The Ferret Guy 

      23 months ago

      Hi I am getting a ferret very soon and I want to call him Gizmo. Is this a good name?

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      Deb 

      23 months ago

      My girls are called Izzy she is crazy hard at times but can be loving and loves to play she is also super protective over her sister Cleo who is loveing all the time she is literally a lap ferret and alway wants cuddles and my boy is called Charlie who is skatty loving and dopy. I wouldn't change my fuzzbutts for the world.

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      Bob 

      23 months ago

      I love the name snickers

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      i am not gonna put my real name on here 

      24 months ago

      I LOAF THE NAME SKIT!!!!!!!

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      Daedyn Roachell 

      2 years ago

      How about Swiper or Pretzil

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      Krista 

      2 years ago

      Ferrets are amazing. My son and I just adopted one yesterday. Hes mostly white with a little gray in him. It's been one day and we are already so in love. We have named him Oscar. He has the best personality. It's nothing like owning a hampster or rat. Ferrets are incredibily smart and playful.. Very energetic and sometimes mischevious but you can't get mad because they're just so darn cute. Another good thing about it is..if you remt and can't have a dog or cat..you can have a ferret and the landlord can't say anything about it. It's perfect. Oscar keeps my 8 year old entertained for hours. He hasnt even wanted tovuse an electronic device. Oscar is the perfect pet for us. I highly recommend a ferret as a family pet.

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      Cynthia 

      2 years ago

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

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      liz 

      2 years ago

      how bout rocko

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      Abbie 

      2 years 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 

      2 years ago

      Loll love these names....

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      Delaney 

      2 years 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 

      2 years 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 years 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 years ago

      Good

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      Tatiana 

      2 years ago from Florida

      That is a fantastic suggestion!

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      HP Trash 

      2 years ago

      Why isn't Draco one of these.

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      Jayme Hogan 

      2 years ago

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

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      asdfghjkl 

      2 years ago

      thx you

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      Kiki 

      2 years ago

      Do a hundred more ferret names

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      faith 

      2 years ago

      the names are great

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      Veronica 

      2 years 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 

      2 years 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 

      2 years 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 

      2 years 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 

      2 years ago

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

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      Lexie 

      2 years 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. 

      3 years 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. 

      4 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 

      4 years ago

      Just got a female ferret and I named her Kiki.

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      Olivia 

      4 years ago

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

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