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Need a Name for Your New Guinea Pig?
So you are getting a guinea pig? You must be squealing just like one with excitement! Who wouldn’t at the news that you are getting one of the cutest, cuddliest, and most lovable little fuzzy animals alive?
Guinea pigs make wonderful pets and are low maintenance. They do not require a whole lot of space, their housing requirements are minimal, and it's a lot of fun to build them a little play area! They enjoy the company of other guinea pigs and really form a bond with their owners. You will love them for their entire five-to-seven-year lifespan, and they'll love you right back.
Don't have any idea what to name the little critter? Meeting your match at the pet store is the easy part, but giving it a name might not be so easy. If you are lucky, the name will just come to you as soon as you choose which one to take home. Most are not that lucky, and, therefore, need to do a little research.
To make this matter a little easier, I have compiled a list of the best names that I could find or think of. Scroll down to find different names in separate categories.
Boy Guinea Pig Names
Male names often sound more “fierce” than girly names, but whether your guinea pig is more of an attention-hog or a shy piglet, there’s a name for all!
Girl Guinea Pig Names
Girl names commonly have a “girly” feel to them and often reflect the foods we eat! Why? Because girls are sweet, so is food, and girls love food. That’s not all that is on our list, of course, so check it out!
Cute Guinea Pig Names
Guinea pigs are adorably fuzzy little critters. These cute pets deserve a name as cute as they are! Check out these cute guinea pig names, great for males and females!
Funny Guinea Pig Names
It's easy to come up with a funny name for your furry friend. Pick a name that plays on their species or their small stature, for starters.
Consider Its Personality and Appearance
There are plenty of names to choose from, and hopefully you have already found one you like by this point, but if you haven't, not to worry!
Whether you have a male or female guinea pig, try assessing its personality and outer appearance to help you pick a name.
- Does it run to you right away, or is it still a bit skittish?
- Is it loud, or does it make little noise?
- What color is it and what “hairstyle” does it have?
Answering these questions can help when deciding between two or three names, too.
Let Your Guinea Pig Help Decide
Still don’t have a name? I’m a fan of letting my animals help in this process just because I am so indecisive when it comes to these things, not to mention the silly memories that it makes. There are a couple of ways a guinea pig can “help” choose a name.
- If you have an outgoing piggy, have a few friends sit in a circle, assign a name to each person, and place the guinea pig in the middle. The guinea pig takes on the name of the person it goes to first!
- Write different names on a few index cards and place them around the room with some guinea pig food; you can even do this in the cage if it’s big enough. Whichever card it eats off first is the name that the guinea pig chooses! Easy, right? I think so!
Whatever you do to figure out the guinea pig’s name, have fun with it!
Questions & Answers
Question: What are your favorite names for guinea pigs?
Answer: Food-themed names are my favorite:
Question: Can I use a human weight measure for my guinea pig?
Answer: I'm not a veterinarian, so I can't give you health tips for your pets, but when it comes to weight, a human scale should work as long as it can measure a small enough weight. You might have better luck with a kitchen scale, but make sure your parents help you, and you clean it well after using it. I'd suggest putting some plastic wrap over the top of the scale. You may also need to use a glass bowl as your guinea pig may not sit still long enough to weigh it properly. I hope this helps.
Question: What are your pet Guinea pigs named?
Answer: I don't have them any longer, but the ones I've had in the past were named Chuckles, Sausage, Cookies, and Meatball.
anonymous on August 31, 2020:
My cute idea for a guinea pig name would be nugget.
Hailey Hays on August 19, 2020:
My guniea pig is light brown and white and on my own on the spot I named her Hazelnut
janessa on August 17, 2020:
so i got a pet guniea pig today and it looks like a smore but i dont know if i should name is smores beacuse that sounds weird to me
Turnip on August 16, 2020:
My guinea pigs' name is Turnip and my other one is Samuel. Turnip i a skinny pig (A piggy with no fur!!!)
Guinea piggy on August 10, 2020:
What should I name an albino guinea pig?
me on August 06, 2020:
we have three guinea pigs and there names are: Snowfake, Olaf and Gale from frozen 2. And dogs name is Nina.
Bam Bam on August 01, 2020:
My fish is named Pebbles and so it matches perfectly!
Cookie on July 31, 2020:
Cute for a brown and white
Lily on July 18, 2020:
Im getting guinea pigs 2 of em a girl and a boy and im nameing one if them cosmo and i was going to name the boy gizmo but it sounded like cosmo so i dont know what to name the boy
Mr cool on July 13, 2020:
My pet guinea pig names are frozen and mr hub
Fluffy on July 11, 2020:
So fluffy Guinea-Bissau was a super fun game for my guinea pig and I to play
Anna on July 09, 2020:
Omg love all these names
sian on July 08, 2020:
ive got 11 femails. 5 males. f are fizz jaffa. clover missie. daisy. frida. mazy. blossom. cookie. pepper. sandy. m are larry chops hes had the chop. sunny. sparky. muncha. twitch.
Jessica on July 06, 2020:
I loved a lot of the names but I picked Cinnamon and cookie and my guinea pigs are so cute cookie is like the more Dominant one and cinnamon is more Shy
Isabella on July 03, 2020:
If you need to know more about guinea pig care you should search up Scotyt's animals guinea pig videos and you can find out how to train, wash, groom and handle guinea pigs. tell me if you liked the videos.
sharon on July 02, 2020:
To Holly, why don't you call him oreo because he is black and white??? Also I am getting to female guinea pigs to be a friend to my guinea pig Sandy. I actually don't know what they look like but I love food names and names to do with nature. Any name suggestions???
Isabella on July 02, 2020:
i am going to get guinea pigs, i would like to get two males but i need to stop them fighting how do i do this?
And also i want to call mine socks, do you think it is a good name?
Guinea pig lover on July 01, 2020:
To Holly: if your other is named cookie you should name the other one cream
Guinea Pigs are Awesome and Cute on June 26, 2020:
I’m getting 2 female Guinea pigs and their names will be Peppermint and Nella
Holly on June 25, 2020:
Hi guys I am going to get a baby boy guinea pig who is black and white. He is going to live with my Male cookie, Any name suggestions?
Logan on June 23, 2020:
My guinea pigs are called
Bellatrix on June 04, 2020:
Before I got my guinea pig I wanted to name her after a food item or something cute or funny, but once I got to know her, I ended up naming her Lucy because it just fit. (Though half the time I just call her baby)
Becky on May 22, 2020:
My guinea pigs are Penny, Pig, Pete, and Petunia.
casey on May 19, 2020:
i like taco and m&m
Guinea Pig on May 17, 2020:
I like the names Peaches and M&M!
Guinea pig on May 14, 2020:
I get 2 and I'm naming them baby and baba!
Moop on May 13, 2020:
My mom said I get to have a guinea pig I am going to name it Oreo and my sister is going to name hers Ozzie.
Guinea piggo on May 01, 2020:
ewer in chi cargo is my guinea pigs name hahaha
Guinea Pig Lover on May 01, 2020:
I have a guinea pig with camel and white fur with a black behind and a really cute pink nose, what should I name him?
Jessica M Glover on April 28, 2020:
Hello i just got me a pet guinea pig it is a girl she need a name can i get some help with a name...
me on April 27, 2020:
i have to girl guinea pigs named: Colett and Remi
I on April 26, 2020:
I have got 2 adopted guinea pigs which are mother and daughter. The mother is called Wispa and the daughter is called Tizzy.
emma on April 21, 2020:
i could not find any names for my guinea pig i just got it a 2:10 or some time around there but i will keep lookig
guinea pig cult official on April 20, 2020:
pig on April 20, 2020:
Huggles and Chocolate chip
Lya on April 16, 2020:
My favourite name was Cheddar
Molly Strachan on April 05, 2020:
i am thinking for my piggies
jellybean, beyonce, cinnimon,bacon,tater tot or cookie/biscuit
hope they are some good suggestions
ZOMBIE on April 03, 2020:
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I was thinking Oreo or chespin named after a Pokémon we’ll those are my thoughts hope you take my names
AlishaJ on April 02, 2020:
skittles and tater tots are super cute and funny.!!!!!
zombie killer on March 25, 2020:
name your piggy
:P on March 24, 2020:
I Named my guinea pig Sandy,even though shes only black,brown,and barely white.My other guinea pig is Buddy.I named him Buddy because when I first got him,He didn't have a name, so i called him Buddy.
Guinea pig lover on March 18, 2020:
Hey I haven’t got a guinea pig yet but I’m trying to convince my mom and dad to get me one my mom said maybe and my dad said well if you clean it out and look after it then you can have one and he’ll think about it and I need two cute names for a ginger white and brown one also a plain brown one ASAP . I’m am a young girl
Panda on March 11, 2020:
I name my Guinea pig panda beucse he looks like a panda
Katie on February 15, 2020:
We are getting guinea pigs today. They’re our first pets. The kids are squealing with excitement. They’re going to be called cookie and Nemo
Laila on January 22, 2020:
Im maybe getting two guinea pigs soon
And i need names fast! Help!
Jennifer on January 20, 2020:
I had 2 guinea pigs named Brownie and Oreo. Brownie recently died and i am getting Oreo a pal today.
Meshai on January 17, 2020:
I have a guinea pig and a small room but i want to get another on should i make room or let it be
Evelyn on January 09, 2020:
I’m trying to convince my dad to get me and my brothers 2 Guinea pigs. I love that soooooo much! My teacher has a classroom pet and it’s a Guinea pig! They are sooooooooooo cute!
mudd on December 31, 2019:
Im getting two guinea pigs today with my brother he's nameing his pheonix and im nameing mine nibbles or something cute
Leo on December 29, 2019:
I got a new baby girl guinea pig and we have two others named Sugar and Spice, we are trying to find names to match with them. Help!
Brenna/bree on December 22, 2019:
I actually have a hermit crab but I can’t find the right name! Please help! P.S. I’m ten
Tay on December 14, 2019:
I just got two brand new girl guinea pigs and I need names asap
ミニロト 高額当選画像 第620回 on November 24, 2019:
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Avery on November 21, 2019:
I’m getting 2 male guinea pigs next Friday. There are both brown and white and I need help with names
Isla on November 16, 2019:
I am getting 2 female Guinea pigs and I am naming them Strawberry & Sherbet.
Charlotte on November 15, 2019:
Mammi or mamba or tava are great names I came up with
Raven on November 11, 2019:
i have 5 piggys whos name are timmy ,butters ,scooter ,wizzer and sir poops alot
Lily Gunn-Milne on November 10, 2019:
Idk what to name my guinea piggy I just got. I might name him potato. I’m on the fence about it
T on November 06, 2019:
I have a guineeeeeeeeeepig called potato
Zack cruickshank on October 29, 2019:
I love my pets
Zoe on October 28, 2019:
I'm getting 2 guinea pigs for Christmas I'm only 7 i might call one Oreo or something like that or fuge or patch
t on October 19, 2019:
I'm getting to male guinea pigs soon and I was thinking of calling them charlie and milo
chip on October 10, 2019:
i have one and hes name is zippy
mackenzie higdon on October 09, 2019:
i have 1 and her name is oreo
Bridie on September 30, 2019:
im getting two girl guinea pigs for my birthday and k think ill name them popcorn and marshmellow
Gorgeo on September 29, 2019:
Would these names be cross compatible with a ferret?
Baylee on September 21, 2019:
I’ve got 3 guinea pigs named ginger ( I light brown piggy with I white face ) Shelly ( white body dark brown face with light brown patches ) and Oreo ( a black and white piggy )
I’m getting 2 more boys in a couple of days and I don’t know what to call them!?
There’s an albino guinea pig and a long haired light brown and white face Guinea pig
Help me with names!
Lily Smith on September 20, 2019:
Jellybean on September 19, 2019:
Me and my sister have just got 2 baby piggies! We named them hazelnut and snugglepie (hazel and snuggles for short)
Jaden on September 15, 2019:
I’m gonna name mine pork chop and nibbles
Dana on September 12, 2019:
cute names love taco I will use that name one day
brayden on September 12, 2019:
should i get a guinea pig for my class yes or no
DEADPOOLGurl on September 06, 2019:
I used to have a male Guinea pig named grayson ,and i might get another and name it chimichanga, dominio, or Ajax if you know what i mean:)
I ❤️ guinea pigs on September 05, 2019:
How’s about freckles?
Guinea Pig on August 30, 2019:
My favorite guinea pig name is Mochi or Mocha but I dont think they were on this website...
Dakota on August 28, 2019:
How about puffer
Lucy on August 18, 2019:
How can I convince my parents to get me a guinea pig ?
jason on August 11, 2019:
My favorite names for guinea pigs are:
❤️❤️ on August 08, 2019:
Still don’t know what to name it
Briana on August 06, 2019:
I have 14 guniea pigs but i sure do have cute names my baby boy is bear thats his name.
Guinea pigs on August 06, 2019:
I still can't think of a name and I tried everything !
Keira on July 29, 2019:
I love the name c.c it stands for custard cream
Clare on July 18, 2019:
I love this name taco it the best nameee
Jacey on July 15, 2019:
I’m getting a Guinea pig soon and I’m going to name it Gizmo
Liana on July 11, 2019:
I am going to name mine peanut chilli milky and doughnut butter or cream snicker popcorn
Abigail on July 07, 2019:
I have 2 guinea pigs at home but none of them have any of these names.
Maddie on June 24, 2019:
I have a guinea pig named cookie
piggy on June 23, 2019:
J on June 23, 2019:
Mine is named wilbur
Kaileigh on June 12, 2019:
Definitely naming mine buttons
hd on June 10, 2019:
I'm going to name mine co coa puff
Sailor.Cosmos.full.1898167 on May 31, 2019:
im gonna name mine ginnieness but for nickname ginnie im getting a guinea pig for my eleventh birthday!
Madi Scribner on May 23, 2019:
I'm thinking about adopting one and buying one do you think this is a good choice?
Zr09 on May 21, 2019:
Mine are going to be named after food
Amy on May 19, 2019:
I have 2 called Brian and Bert
Don Zorro on May 19, 2019:
What about Cris P. Bacon
MadMadi on May 19, 2019:
Popcorn is an amazing name
poop on May 15, 2019:
what about LUCKY!
Ka ka on May 15, 2019:
Cedrick on May 13, 2019:
Any advice on convincing parent to get you one? Mam says yes dad says no :(