72 Cute and Funny Guinea Pig Names

Updated on June 2, 2019
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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!

 
 
 
Rocko
Bob
Ozzy
Leonard
Chomper
Zipper
Bart
Homer
Paco
Oliver
Fabio
Ham
Boomer
Pepsi
Nemo
Tank
Matty
Braveheart
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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!

 
 
 
Princess
Daisy
Rosie
Cinnamon
Sugar
Ladybug
Nutmeg
Peaches
Cookie
Minnie
Ginger
Hazel
Bella
Lily
Sweetheart
Sofie
Buttercup
Baby
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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!

 
 
 
Stud Muffin
Caramel
Peanut
Pumpkin
Sprinkles
Cuddle Bunny
Copper
Piglet
M&M
Snickers
Furball
Cupcake
Cottonball
Tootsie
Honey
S'mores
Oreo
Snickerdoodle

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.

 
 
 
Hamlet
Ginny Pig
Goliath
Biscuit
The Hulk
Fuzzmeister
Jedi
Bam Bam
Pork Chop
Meatball
Godzilla
Guinness
Gumbo
Brutus
Guinevere
Alf
Jack Hammer
Chunk
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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

  • What are your favorite names for guinea pigs?

    Food-themed names are my favorite:

    Brownie

    Cheddar

    Cheeto

    Cookie

    Cupcake

    Dorito

    Gummy Bear

    Hazelnut

    Kiwi

    Muffin

    Pretzel

    Reese Puff

    Skittles

    Stromboli

    Sweet Potato

    Taco

    Tater Tot

    Waffles

  • What are your pet Guinea pigs named?

    I don't have them any longer, but the ones I've had in the past were named Chuckles, Sausage, Cookies, and Meatball.

  • Can I use a human weight measure for my guinea pig?

    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.

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      34 hours ago

      I'm getting to male guinea pigs soon and I was thinking of calling them charlie and milo

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      chip 

      10 days ago

      i have one and hes name is zippy

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      mackenzie higdon 

      11 days ago

      i have 1 and her name is oreo

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      Bridie 

      2 weeks ago

      im getting two girl guinea pigs for my birthday and k think ill name them popcorn and marshmellow

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      Gorgeo 

      3 weeks ago

      Would these names be cross compatible with a ferret?

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      Baylee 

      4 weeks ago

      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 )

      All girls!

      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!

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      Lily Smith 

      4 weeks ago

      Truffles

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      Jellybean 

      4 weeks ago

      Me and my sister have just got 2 baby piggies! We named them hazelnut and snugglepie (hazel and snuggles for short)

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      Jaden 

      5 weeks ago

      I’m gonna name mine pork chop and nibbles

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      Dana 

      5 weeks ago

      cute names love taco I will use that name one day

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      brayden 

      5 weeks ago

      should i get a guinea pig for my class yes or no

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      DEADPOOLGurl 

      6 weeks ago

      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:)

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      I ❤️ guinea pigs 

      6 weeks ago

      How’s about freckles?

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      Guinea Pig 

      7 weeks ago

      My favorite guinea pig name is Mochi or Mocha but I dont think they were on this website...

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      Dakota 

      7 weeks ago

      How about puffer

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      Lucy 

      2 months ago

      How can I convince my parents to get me a guinea pig ?

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      jason 

      2 months ago

      My favorite names for guinea pigs are:

      kiwi

      cookie

      mellow

      smore

      sparkle and,

      blitz

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      ❤️❤️ 

      2 months ago

      Still don’t know what to name it

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      Briana 

      2 months ago

      I have 14 guniea pigs but i sure do have cute names my baby boy is bear thats his name.

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      Guinea pigs 

      2 months ago

      I still can't think of a name and I tried everything !

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      Keira 

      2 months ago

      I love the name c.c it stands for custard cream

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      Clare 

      3 months ago

      I love this name taco it the best nameee

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      Jacey 

      3 months ago

      I’m getting a Guinea pig soon and I’m going to name it Gizmo

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      Liana 

      3 months ago

      I am going to name mine peanut chilli milky and doughnut butter or cream snicker popcorn

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      Abigail 

      3 months ago

      I have 2 guinea pigs at home but none of them have any of these names.

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      Maddie 

      3 months ago

      I have a guinea pig named cookie

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      piggy 

      3 months ago

      yeet

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      4 months ago

      Mine is named wilbur

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      Kaileigh 

      4 months ago

      Definitely naming mine buttons

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      hd 

      4 months ago

      I'm going to name mine co coa puff

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      Sailor.Cosmos.full.1898167 

      4 months ago

      im gonna name mine ginnieness but for nickname ginnie im getting a guinea pig for my eleventh birthday!

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      Madi Scribner 

      5 months ago

      I'm thinking about adopting one and buying one do you think this is a good choice?

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      Zr09 

      5 months ago

      Mine are going to be named after food

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      Amy 

      5 months ago

      I have 2 called Brian and Bert

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      Don Zorro 

      5 months ago

      What about Cris P. Bacon

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      MadMadi 

      5 months ago

      Popcorn is an amazing name

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      poop 

      5 months ago

      what about LUCKY!

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      Ka ka 

      5 months ago

      Kire

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      Cedrick 

      5 months ago

      Any advice on convincing parent to get you one? Mam says yes dad says no :(

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      Ella 

      5 months ago

      I am getting a guinea pig today

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      caroline 

      5 months ago

      Reesie's

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      Amea 

      5 months ago

      I have on his name is Fatie

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      Kylie 

      5 months ago

      I have a guinea pig

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      Albert 

      6 months ago

      Mimmie is a great name

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      Emma 

      6 months ago

      Add some more names that are cut because I have a Guinea pig That dose not have a name it has to be cute and Adorable

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      Juanita S Spradlin 

      6 months ago

      Crispy Bacon

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      Skittles 

      6 months ago

      i might have baby guinea pigs!!!

      YAY

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      Eric 

      6 months ago

      are class is getting a guinea pig

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      Emilia 

      6 months ago

      You’re very beautiful and kind!

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      Ali 

      6 months ago

      mine is named Voldemort and Chunkie.

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      Leah 

      6 months ago

      My guinea pigs’ are called pingu, vanilla, toast and Oreo!

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      Paul 

      6 months ago

      My 2 guinea pigs names are Pebbles and Ginger.

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      morgan 

      6 months ago

      Mine is peaches and princess the sorta tan and white is peaches and the black white with light brown is princess

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      Lani 

      6 months ago

      My piggie's names are toast and s'more

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      Chenoa 

      6 months ago

      My handsome guy is a cute little spoiled guinea pig his name is waffles

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      Lilly 

      6 months ago

      I have a guinea pig called Rocko but I don’t like his name and I wasn’t change it can I change it or not

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      Talon 

      6 months ago

      I chose ozzy

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      Pip 

      6 months ago

      Just pebbels is also a gr8 name!

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      Madz 

      6 months ago

      I chose hazel

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      bri 

      6 months ago

      I chose the name s'mores because my guinea pig is dark brown, tan, and white.

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      Hayden 

      7 months ago

      my guinea pigs are girls I have 2 there names are caramel and giggles

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      Jayla 

      7 months ago

      Im thinking of naming mine prokchop

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      Jaida 

      7 months ago

      Wassup kid my Guinean pig names was Mickey max and spike they lived a happy life I think

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      nate 

      7 months ago

      jeffy jr. 3

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      Nun of ur Bisnez 

      7 months ago

      hey! im soon getting a skinny pig ( hairless guinea pig)(female). She's all black and has a small mark on her chest thats slightly blonde. If anyone has any names please tell me! CHOW

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      Martianmanhunt0 

      7 months ago

      What about Spencer

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      Noel 

      7 months ago

      Just got a little girl today and I’m stuck between coco or muffin she’s a cute brown color

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      Sweet cup 

      7 months ago

      Cute name

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      Jnhuhgvfg 

      7 months ago

      Thickly Nicky

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      Nikki 

      7 months ago

      I love the name cinnamon!!

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      Anna 

      7 months ago

      I love Bam Bam and Oreo. Not keen on Zipper

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      ayesha 

      7 months ago

      i got two boys - aloo (means potato in hindi) and tom cutes

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      Gracie 

      7 months ago

      There all too cute I can not choose lol

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      Cherish Pressler 

      7 months ago

      My names is Oreo and peanut

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      Michael 

      7 months ago

      I think waffle

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      connor 

      7 months ago

      helpful

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      Secretgardener 

      7 months ago

      My 2 boys are called Alfie and George. They are really fun.

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      Lily.GV 

      7 months ago

      I getting one tmr im calling mine tucker and ill think..

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      Me No Know 

      7 months ago

      My guinea pig passed away on Christmas Eve night/Christmas morning (2019, at 4 years

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      Aliyah 

      7 months ago

      I'm naming mine Pepsi

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      Sophia 

      7 months ago

      like the name peenut

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      char 

      8 months ago

      my guinea pigs name is dumbledore!

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      Hi 

      8 months ago

      My guinea pig is named Caramel

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      sonia 

      8 months ago

      im thinking chocolate hunny nut

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      Mo 

      8 months ago

      I'm thinking Hazelnut!!!

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      Lilly 

      8 months ago

      I love these names i wish i would of have looked at this before i got my Guinea Pigs

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      Natalie O’Flaherty-Wicklund 

      8 months ago

      I have two girls and 4 boys. The girls are piggy and Sophia and the boys are Oreo teddy Lucas and James

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      Bella 

      8 months ago

      I have a female guinea named cuddles and 2 baby’s ones a girl ones a boy we named them Dexter and Lulu

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      bethany 

      8 months ago

      I have 2 females and still can't think of names

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      Rhiannon 

      8 months ago

      I have 2 male guinea pigs called

      Thor

      Fudge

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      Sophie 

      8 months ago

      I love them

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      Lili 

      8 months ago

      We have 6 female guinea pigs named..

      Snickers

      Cookies

      Reese’s cup

      Patches

      Brownie

      S’mores

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      Kayla 

      9 months ago

      I got a guinea pig and both of them are males and I named one shaggy and the other brownie

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      Kylee 

      9 months ago

      I got a female and a male they just had baby what should I name them and there kids

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      Olivia 

      9 months ago

      Hey! I just got to females, they do live together, I already have 5 Males and 4 Females, Should I try to bond all my females? Also any names, all females, one is already named Oreo and Snickers.

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      Tessa 

      9 months ago

      I am going to get a ginnea pig they are just the cutest

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      sue 

      9 months ago

      i am going to get a guinea pig

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      Sarah 

      9 months ago

      I have a new baby male 5 months and I need to find a name suggestions?

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      Hi 

      9 months ago

      I am thinking of naming my baby Gina pig Hazel

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      Terry 

      9 months ago

      I had a guinea pig named zeus. My pig now is going to be named Murray.

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