Guinea Pig Name Ideas

Updated on September 25, 2018
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Olivia owns three guinea pigs. She went through the struggle of a first-time cavy parent and wants to help fellow cavy parents.

Naming Your Guinea Pig

If you're bringing home your very first guinea pig, chances are you've done loads of research on this amazing pet. Even if you did do your research or this is your second or third guinea pig, the hardest part is choosing a name. However, choosing a name is probably the most important part of owning a pet, and it can't be just any name, but a name that will fit your guinea pig's looks, personality, and gender. Here is my list of guinea pig names. I hope you either find the perfect name or you find some inspiration.

Cute Girl Guinea Pig Names

Baby
Bella
Cleo
Honey
Lily
Minnie
Peaches
Penny
Ollie

Cute Boy Guinea Pig Names

Augie
Bear
Georgie
Gus-gus
Jimmy
Louie
Milo
Winstan
Wallace (Wally)

Black and White Guinea Pig Names

Checkers
Cookie
Dice
Domino
Mickey
Smokey
Panda
Stormy
Zebs (Zebra)

Black Guinea Pig Names

Ash
Jet
Juno
Luna
Midnight
Moon
Pitch
Raven
Shadow

White Guinea Pig Names

Cream
Daisy
Ghost
Iris
Ivvy
Phantom
Snow
Sugar
 

Brown/Tan Guinea Pig Names

Cinnamon
Ginger
Muffin
Maple
Nugget
Nutmeg
Peanut
Teddy
Woody

Food Based Guinea Pig Names

Cheeto
Cupcake
Oreo
Skittles
Sprite
Taco
Tater Tot
Twizler
Waffles

Still Can't Find a Name?

It's okay if you're struggling with naming. It's hard to find a name that fits right away. Try letting yourself get to know your guinea pig. Find out their personality.

  • Is your guinea pig loud and spunky?
  • Is your guinea pig fast and wild?
  • What does your guinea pig remind you of?

Answer these questions to describe your guinea pig and become closer to a name that will fit your guinea pig. If you're stuck between names, maybe have your guinea pig help decide. Write the names on index cards and set them around in a run-around. Whichever index card your guinea pig touches first has the name that you should name them. However, ultimately it is up to you. Good luck!

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