Cute and Funny Hedgehog Names

Updated on November 19, 2018
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Hedgehogs are adorable little spiky balls of love! If you’ve ever held one in the palms of your hands, you understand the joy that they can bring, with those tiny, hopeful eyes and little button noses! Oh, and watching them swim and run on the little wheels, how could you ever get bored with that?

It’s so funny to watch them go into defense mode when they feel threatened, which might happen a lot for the first few weeks after you bring one home. They roll into a little ball and begin to huff and puff with their sharp quills poking outward; they basically morph into a breathing pin cushion!

Naming Your Hedgehog

With the purchase of any animal comes the need for a name, and a hedgehog needs a name as sharp and cool as he is! Not many animals are as spiky as a hedgehog, so this is one factor that should be considered when thinking of hedgehog names. Here’s a few other tips that may help you come up with good names:

  • Color: Keeping the hedgehog’s color in mind may help you to think of a fitting name.

  • Personality: What is it about that little guy that you absolutely adore? If your hedgehog has an unforgettable personality, use it in the name.

Just in case you need a little inspiration to come up with good ones, below you'll find categorized lists of many names you will love.

Boy Names

 
 
 
Harley
Ozzy
Punk
Stud
Skat
Bully
Quill
Skipper
Blade
Sonic
Slayer
Blaze
Spike
Thorn
Turbo

Girl Names

 
 
 
Flower
Heather
Penny
Pixie
Willow
Lola
Peggy
Gretta
Clover
Tink
Zuri
Pippie
Star
Dawn
Hazel
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Cute Names

 
 
 
Button
Cocoa
Skippy
Porky
Pepper
Peanut
Piper
Rosie
Pumpkin
Tulip
Kisses
Hedgy
Baby
Pokey
Periwinkle

Funny Names

 
 
 
Fernando
Prick
Needles
Spin
Prickles
Quilliam
Pin Cushion
Gatsby
Shakespeare
Flower
Spock
Geezer
Butterball
Skeeter
Dizzy

About Hedgehogs

Ever wonder how the hedgehog got its name? It stems from their foraging nature in the wild where they eat all kinds of bugs, from caterpillars to slugs, which also means they are great to have in your garden! They won’t mess with your plants but they sure want to eat the bugs that will ruin your plants!

Hedgehogs come in a variety of blacks, browns, beiges and whites so if you found a blue one, it is likely a stuffed animal named Sonic. They are naturally nocturnal but hedgehog owners can change those sleeping patterns and get the hedgehog to be a diurnal, or a daytime creature. Warning: You may get pricked a few times if you attempt to change their sleep schedules.

Although there are 15 different species of hedgehogs, the most common domesticated hedgehog is the African pygmy, which is likely the ones that you will find at the pet store. They may be little and appear to be on the chubby side, but this doesn’t stop the hedgehogs because they can actually run up to an impressive six feet per second!

Prickly ball of fun!
Prickly ball of fun! | Source

Hedgehog Fun Facts

Great hedgehog names are as abundant as the spines on their back, so it shouldn’t be hard to find just the right one for your little hedgie. Still need some inspiration? How about a few fun facts about hedgehogs to inspire you?

  • Hedgehogs have poor eyesight but excellent hearing and a great sense of smell!

  • Some hedgehogs love to swim and it helps them go to the bathroom. If you have a hedgehog that likes swimming, make sure he has an easy way to get out of the water when he's tired and always supervise!

  • There are about 5,000 spines on a hedgehog. Each spine lasts about a year, when it will fall out and be replaced by another spine.

  • They are referred to as “hoglets” when they are born. (How is that for an adorable name?)

  • They are typically solitary animals, only pairing up for mating, where the male will circle the female, mate, and then leave the female to rear the hoglets.

  • A hedgehog can have up to 11 hoglets in a single litter!

  • The gestation period for hoglets is only 32 days!

  • Hedgehogs are lactose-intolerant.

  • Their long snouts help them to forage for food, just like a regular hog.

Now that you know all about hedgehogs, you have a name for yours, right? If not, it will come to you eventually, just curl up into a little ball like a hedgehog and sleep on it!

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      Ethan Smith 

      42 hours ago

      When i get my hedgehog, if its a girl im going to name her kara

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      Pam Carroll 

      2 days ago

      My Hedgehog's name is Poppi. I just brought her home about a week ago. She is a year old, and is very timid, she rolls up in a ball, and pops up, and down when I bring my hand near her. She has sniffed my hand a couple of times. I have a lot of patients, and I am sure she will warm up to me in time.

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      Maddi 

      3 days ago

      If i get a hedgehog im naming it (if its a girl) Hermione and if its a boy Hedwig from harry potter

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      Angel 

      4 days ago

      I really love hedgehogs! I want one but my mom and dad don't!

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      Macey 

      2 weeks ago

      Im getting a hedgehog yay

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      caty 

      2 weeks ago

      i love hedgehog. i want one!

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      Sara 

      3 weeks ago

      I cant wait to get one soon

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      Kara 

      3 weeks ago

      more names please.

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      4 weeks ago

      So cute

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      Vanessa 

      5 weeks ago

      I really really want a hedgehog I want a girl and boy if I do get them what do I name them I need help

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      Kyla 

      7 weeks ago

      Pls help me what should I say, I really want a hedgehog but my family doesn’t really

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      Danniell 

      8 weeks ago

      Where do you find hedge hogs lol

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      Ava 

      8 weeks ago

      October 8th is my birthday so in 9 months for my birthday i could get a hedgehog possibly. If I get a boy his name will be Loki or Milo and if its a girl then her name will be Rosie or Willow

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      HAYLEE 

      2 months ago

      I am getting a hedge today. I’m gonna mane her hoglet

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      nnghh 

      2 months ago

      bramble

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      taytum 

      2 months ago

      I think phoebe is a funny name. phoebe is a person off of F.R.I.E.N.D.S

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      kristin mcdow 

      3 months ago

      Sonic the hedgehog

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      Brianna 

      3 months ago

      I think snickers because to me they look like a prickly snickers i think that’s a really cute name

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      brooklynn hoover 

      3 months ago

      im about to get one and im thinking of the name NEEDILES I don't know if im getting a girl of a boy.

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      Aurora the hedgehog 

      3 months ago

      Sonic... This is the perfect name for a hedgehog... I have a hedgehog but i don't know how i should call him... Thank you for the information!

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      Hazel 

      3 months ago

      What about Spike eyes

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      Cobu 

      3 months ago

      A so cute

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      Rene Liebenberg 

      3 months ago

      I have a boy and girl and named them Pippa and Peanut :)

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      Memphis 

      4 months ago

      I’m getting a hedgehog next month and I’m not sure what I want a girl or a boy and idk what I should name it could u plz help wth some names!

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      Hedgie 

      4 months ago

      Im probably getting one in january im nameibg it either willow, pokie, or penny if its a girl

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      hello 

      5 months ago

      bowzer

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      Kristen 

      5 months ago

      Great name for a hedgehog: Sonic

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      bobby 

      5 months ago

      i am getting a hedgehog and naming it ida

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      Alexis 

      5 months ago

      what is a good middle name for a hedgehog have four hedgehogs there names are huffington,leonard,leslie,howard

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      Anon 

      5 months ago

      Mine's named Lenny Briscoe after a Law & Order character

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      Sophie 

      6 months ago

      I have no clue what to name my soon to be hegehog I want something very cute

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      Eiona 

      6 months ago

      I have 4 hedgies. 2 females named Willow and Pippin and 2 males named Teasle and Thistle

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      Jake 

      6 months ago

      My hedge is named pixie

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      ??? 

      6 months ago

      I named mine Fudgeball

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      sally 

      6 months ago

      i have a female one and her name is buttons

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      penny 

      6 months ago

      I dont have a hedgehog YET BUT I WILL!! Im actually saving money for one they are just so darn cute! ~w~

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      Jack 

      7 months ago

      Phoenix is my hedgehog

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      Kayli 

      7 months ago

      My male is named Blaze

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      Dreamer 

      7 months ago

      Why do you separate the girls names and the boys names day just wrong

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      Alonzo 

      7 months ago

      my hedgehogs name is mr.prickles

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      Lexie 

      7 months ago

      What is the baddest thing they can do?

      Are they a good pet to have? why/why not

      What do they eat?

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      Alison 

      7 months ago

      I have a nap hegdie named Milo

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      ella brooke wydemon 

      7 months ago

      i think pom pom would be a cute nickname

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      Maisy 

      7 months ago

      I have a girl and I want to name her Bean but I feel like that's a "boys" name.

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      Rebecca 

      8 months ago

      IDK WHAT TO NAME IT

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      Hubpages 

      8 months ago

      I am geting a hedgehog i do not know what to name him or her

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      tatum 

      8 months ago

      I like periwinkle or hazel

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      Cloclo 

      8 months ago

      i caled mine peanut

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      Karyn 

      8 months ago

      I named my hedgehog harlequill

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      jazzy 

      8 months ago

      I'm naming my hedgehog loki

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      Lindsey freeman 

      8 months ago

      I’m naming my hedgehog Button ❤️

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      callie 

      8 months ago

      I named my hedgehog Daisy!!! She is so cute!

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      Galagahero101 

      8 months ago

      Maybe add twitch to the list of names

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      Seresha 

      8 months ago

      I named my hegehog

      hazel

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      Mila 

      8 months ago

      I'll name my hedgehog Fuzzy

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      Ella 

      9 months ago

      Edgar Allen Poke

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      lola 

      9 months ago

      abby or gretta... or maybe hazel or buttercup...idk

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      Fartknocker 

      9 months ago

      HAHA LOOVE "Shakespeare" and "Quilliam"!

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      Taylor 

      9 months ago

      My hedgehogs name is Finn

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      Annabella 

      9 months ago

      Hmmm.... Dizzy or Pixie?

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      Harper 

      10 months ago

      This is a very cute name

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      Pine boy 

      10 months ago

      My hedgehogs name is Fernando

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      kristine 

      10 months ago

      they cute i love hedgehogs and unicorns hegucorns

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      Maddie 

      11 months ago

      i names mine Mochi

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      Little lolly 

      11 months ago

      I love hedgehogs awww

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      Emma 

      11 months ago

      I named my male hedgehog hershey

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      Addie0406 

      12 months ago

      I named mine piper so cute

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      kella 

      12 months ago

      so cute i named my hedeghog thorn

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      Trinity 

      12 months ago

      Hedgehogs are so cute

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      Zoey 

      12 months ago

      We have a hedgehogs and your babies so if they hurt you watch should you do

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      Nadia 

      12 months ago

      I ant a hedgehog sooooo bad!

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      Addie 

      12 months ago

      I really want a hedgehog

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      Claire 

      13 months ago

      Hi Sophie! I think that both Merlin and Muffin are super cute names, but if it were my choice I would probably go with Muffin. Good luck with your hedgehog and I hope this helps!

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      Sophie 

      13 months ago

      I have been asking my parents for a hedgehog for a year now, and finally they said yes! It's going to be a boy and I was thinking on Merlin and Muffin, which one do you prefer?

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      hello 

      13 months ago

      this has made me want to get a hedgehog, i'm getting mine in 5 mounts

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      Bonnie 

      13 months ago

      My little boy is named: Sir Poops A Lot, and he lives up to his name,

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      Bonjour 

      13 months ago

      I named my hedgehog Delilah because Hey There Delilah one of my favorite songs. And it totally matches her personality too!

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      Hedgehoger 

      13 months ago

      I saw brownie a good hedgehog name?

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      Rosie Bertha Counts 

      13 months ago

      omgeezles that's soooooo cool! Thank you sooooo much! i'm so happy because if i get straight C grades, i can get a hedgie! i'll name her pretty pickles! Wow! this is so exciting! BEST DAY EVAAAA #livingthehedgielife! I bet that it would be so supes pretty. ok bye hedgie lovers! Peace out girlscout!

      love,

      Rosie Bertha Counts

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      no namer 

      13 months ago

      i want a hedgehog

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      :) 

      13 months ago

      Willow is really cute

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      Hedgehog lover 

      13 months ago

      thank you very much..... also I think Douglas is a good name!!

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      Elyse 

      13 months ago

      I keep Begging, and, Begging, and Begging for a Hedgehog, mabey someday my parents will let me get one.:)

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      logs 

      13 months ago

      Gilbert is a good name too

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      Jordan 

      14 months ago

      I am getting an headhoge tomorrow and I am naming it flower

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      Allie 

      14 months ago

      I’m gettting one for my birthday and naming him ozzy

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      Francesca 

      14 months ago

      My girl Hedgehog

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      Ani 

      14 months ago

      I am getting a hedgehog for my birthday

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      Abigailramirez434@yahoo.com 

      14 months ago

      May I have a hedgehogs. Because I love hedgehogs.

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      Emma 

      14 months ago

      I'm getting a hedgehog in around 2 weeks and I'm getting so excited! Naming it Samoa.

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      Genesis 

      14 months ago

      Got a hedgehog for Christmas naming cocoa.

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      hedgehogs 

      15 months ago

      i'm getting a hedgehog on january 1st and it will be named winston!!!!!!!!!!!!! any hedgehog names that have to do with quills i HATE!!!! so winston it is!! (no, his last name won't be WINSTON CHURCHQUILL!)

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      Kenz 

      15 months ago

      I'm getting a hedgehog maybe for my birthday and I think I might name it ozzy

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      abibibib 

      15 months ago

      calling mine cocoa :)

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      Brooklyn 

      15 months ago

      Thanx im going to name my hedgehog Quilliam

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      Danyelle 

      15 months ago

      I’m hopefully getting a hedgehog

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      Tex and Kirra needs a hedgehog 

      16 months ago

      i want a hedgehog sooo bad ahhhhh

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      Rebecca 

      16 months ago

      I choose cocoa and button

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      daniela 

      17 months ago

      i chose zuri and fermando

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      Aidah 

      17 months ago

      I want a white\beige hedgehog this Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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