Cute and Funny Hedgehog Names

Updated on July 7, 2015
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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!

Cute Kitten Meets Hedgehog

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        tatum 

        34 hours ago

        I like periwinkle or hazel

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        taum 

        34 hours ago

        I like periwinkle or hazal

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        Cloclo 

        2 days ago

        i caled mine peanut

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        Karyn 

        3 days ago

        I named my hedgehog harlequill

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        jazzy 

        5 days ago

        I'm naming my hedgehog loki

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        Lindsey freeman 

        6 days ago

        I’m naming my hedgehog Button ❤️

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        callie 

        8 days ago

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

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        Galagahero101 

        2 weeks ago

        Maybe add twitch to the list of names

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        Seresha 

        2 weeks ago

        I named my hegehog

        hazel

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        Mila 

        2 weeks ago

        I'll name my hedgehog Fuzzy

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        Ella 

        3 weeks ago

        Edgar Allen Poke

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        lola 

        5 weeks ago

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

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        Fartknocker 

        5 weeks ago

        HAHA LOOVE "Shakespeare" and "Quilliam"!

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        Taylor 

        6 weeks ago

        My hedgehogs name is Finn

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        Annabella 

        7 weeks ago

        Hmmm.... Dizzy or Pixie?

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        Harper 

        2 months ago

        This is a very cute name

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        Pine boy 

        2 months ago

        My hedgehogs name is Fernando

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        kristine 

        2 months ago

        they cute i love hedgehogs and unicorns hegucorns

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        Maddie 

        3 months ago

        i names mine Mochi

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        Little lolly 

        3 months ago

        I love hedgehogs awww

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        Emma 

        3 months ago

        I named my male hedgehog hershey

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        Addie0406 

        4 months ago

        I named mine piper so cute

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        kella 

        4 months ago

        so cute i named my hedeghog thorn

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        Trinity 

        4 months ago

        Hedgehogs are so cute

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        Zoey 

        4 months ago

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

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        Nadia 

        4 months ago

        I ant a hedgehog sooooo bad!

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        Addie 

        4 months ago

        I really want a hedgehog

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        Claire 

        4 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 

        4 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 

        4 months ago

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

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        Bonnie 

        4 months ago

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

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        Bonjour 

        4 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 

        5 months ago

        I saw brownie a good hedgehog name?

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        Rosie Bertha Counts 

        5 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 

        5 months ago

        i want a hedgehog

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        :) 

        5 months ago

        Willow is really cute

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        Hedgehog lover 

        5 months ago

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

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        Elyse 

        5 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 

        5 months ago

        Gilbert is a good name too

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        Jordan 

        5 months ago

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

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        Allie 

        6 months ago

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

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        Francesca 

        6 months ago

        My girl Hedgehog

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        Ani 

        6 months ago

        I am getting a hedgehog for my birthday

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        Abigailramirez434@yahoo.com 

        6 months ago

        May I have a hedgehogs. Because I love hedgehogs.

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        Emma 

        6 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 

        6 months ago

        Got a hedgehog for Christmas naming cocoa.

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        hedgehogs 

        7 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 

        7 months ago

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

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        abibibib 

        7 months ago

        calling mine cocoa :)

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        Brooklyn 

        7 months ago

        Thanx im going to name my hedgehog Quilliam

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        Danyelle 

        7 months ago

        I’m hopefully getting a hedgehog

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        Tex and Kirra needs a hedgehog 

        8 months ago

        i want a hedgehog sooo bad ahhhhh

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        Rebecca 

        8 months ago

        I choose cocoa and button

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        daniela 

        9 months ago

        i chose zuri and fermando

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        Aidah 

        9 months ago

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

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        carter 

        9 months ago

        I NEED A VERY CUTE BUT FUNNY NAME.

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        Brianna 

        9 months ago

        I need a name

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        Violet 

        10 months ago

        I love heggies I have one names Tiffany

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        Faith 

        10 months ago

        I am going to be getting a hedgehog in a month or so and I love the name Periwinkle, so I am going to name him that but I will call him Peri.

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        leah 

        11 months ago

        omg i just died when i saw quilliam,hilarious

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        Kamden 

        12 months ago

        Another name u could add to the list is pip

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        Bununu 

        12 months ago

        Add the name "bununu" and say it in a sweet way like "BINUUUUNUUU"

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        Potato 

        12 months ago

        He cute and new but scared and he only will me to pick him up bare handed anybody else will get poked by quills. But he is in all a good pet so fare

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        Hailee 

        13 months ago

        I have two hedgehogs. My girl is named fluffy. My boy is named Little Boy even though he is very large for a hedgehog.

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        Coreen jessica 

        13 months ago

        I am a new hedgehog or hoglet owner I should say and he seems to only want to sleep. He is eating and drinking seems o.k that way . But seems to not have any use for his wheel yet either. Is there any way to intice him to use his wheel more?

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        meghan lake 

        14 months ago

        the name hedgehog in German is eagle

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        Nacho 

        15 months ago

        Best name for hedgehogs

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        Erica 

        15 months ago

        How About Naming Your Hedgehogs Thelma And Louise Or French Toast And Waffles PB & J Sonny And Cher

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        Juli 

        15 months ago

        These names are cool!: )

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        HaileeRising 

        15 months ago

        I am going to get a hedgehog and I am going to name it PORKEY!

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        Brooke 

        16 months ago

        once i had a fish name Snackelberry Junction. He is no longer with us... But i know in my heart that he is up there in lil' fishy heaven. But he was a good ol' lad, and if i got a hedgehog i will name it Snackelberry Junction in memory of my deceased fish.

        Snackelberry Junction 2/14/09

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        17 months ago

        I have a boy hedgehog named Yuri! I love him

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        1LUVhedgies 

        17 months ago

        my sister paints my hedgehog phoebe's nails her favorite color. Can you guess what it is?? Purple!!!

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        cyra 

        18 months ago

        I got one for Christmas and I called her Thistle.

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        Christine 

        19 months ago

        Love those little hedgehogs, does anyone now where I can get one.. I live near chester...

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        Laine 

        19 months ago

        My female hedgehog, Burlap, turns 2 this Sunday!

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        CaptainKawaii33 

        22 months ago

        Mines is ClutterFunk But i call him Clutter

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        Hedgehog lover 

        22 months ago

        Mine is Stella she's a girl and hedgei he's a boy

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        nick 

        2 years ago

        I had a pair I named Boris and Natasha.

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        person 

        2 years ago

        i looked up Porcupine names for my Webkinz, then it went to this, HEDGEHOG names, i got to say they are cute

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        talsi mcorminc 

        2 years ago

        i want one soooo bad!!!

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        Sophie 

        2 years ago

        Yes I've got one for £10 pounds it's a female

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        morgana 

        2 years ago

        is anyone selling a hedgehog?

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        GH Price 

        2 years ago from North Florida

        Great name ideas! I recently got a breeding pair and named them Boris and Natasha from the old Bullwinkle cartoons!

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        heggielover220 

        2 years ago

        im geting one and im going to name her quentin said quee-tin girl

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        Frank 

        2 years ago

        Frank

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        Sid 

        3 years ago

        I have had 4 hedgehogs that I personally owned and about 14-20 that I rescued and rehomed. My four were Berko (boy) Puddin' (Girl) Freya (albino girl) and Dragomir (albino boy). One thing about this article and a misconception about hedgehogs in general - not all of them can swim- most of them in fact can't and don't enjoy it! when bathing a hedgehog please put no more than half a finger of lukewarm water in the tub, you don't want to plop a hedgie in a full bath and have them sink and drown!

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        Nicole 

        3 years ago

        I have two hedgehogs, Loki and Gimli. Loki is named that way because he crawled out of the box I had him in and into my lap. I was driving about 70mph down I-57 in IL. Gimli was renamed from Ghibli because the rescue people accidentally told me his name was Gimli, not Ghibli. The name stuck. Both boys are about 2.5 years old.

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        Kris Weber 

        3 years ago from Saint Cloud, Minnesota

        I had a heck of a time naming my hedgehogs! I found that if you own them for at least a couple of months that it makes the name process a whole lot easier because you can view their tendencies and call them something related to how they act. This is a real good site http://pet-hedgehog.org/care/ if you are looking for breeders and such. I like these hubs made on hedgehogs.. I think maybe I might make my own.. or maybe I'm too lazy haha.

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