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Guinea Pig Name Ideas

Olivia owns three guinea pigs. She went through the struggle of being a first-time cavy parent and wants to help fellow cavy parents.

Your Cavy's name should be as unique as its personality and appearance!

Your Cavy's name should be as unique as its personality and appearance!

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 one of the most important parts of owning a pet. It can't be just any name—it's got to 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 here or use this list for inspiration.

"Say my name, say my name!"

"Say my name, say my name!"

Cute Female Guinea Pig Names

Baby

Bella

Cleo

Honey

Lily

Minnie

Peaches

Penny

Ollie

Cute Male 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 come closer to a name that will be a good fit. If you're stuck between names, maybe have your guinea pig help decide. Write the names on index cards and set them around the room. 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!

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. It is not meant to substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, or formal and individualized advice from a veterinary medical professional. Animals exhibiting signs and symptoms of distress should be seen by a veterinarian immediately.

Comments

Natalie Beaton on June 19, 2019:

Hi I have two guinea pigs and one of them gave birth to a gorgeous baby,she gave birth yesterday afternoon and the mother was already pregnant when we got her

Madison on November 22, 2018:

I love guinea pigs