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72 Cute and Funny Guinea Pig Names

Updated on February 2, 2016
What a cute, fuzzy, little guy!
What a cute, fuzzy, little guy! | Source

What to Name 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.

So, do you have any idea what you will name your guinea pig? 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 chose 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 guinea pig 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!

Stud Muffin
Cuddle Bunny

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.

Ginny Pig
The Hulk
Bam Bam
Pork Chop
Jack Hammer

Picking a Guinea Pig Name

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!


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      Riyo 5 days ago

      They are NOT low maintenance animals at all! They need more care than dogs cats if you ask me.

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      Ali 5 days ago

      This is terrible advice. Guinea pigs are NOT low maintenance, they are very fragile little things who get sick very easily without the proper care, and even with the proper care. I've spent over £2000 in the last year alone on my piggies dealing with various issues. And please don't encourage people to go to pet shops, have you seen the breeding facilities of the places that supply pet stores with small furries? They are horrific. Please ADOPT DON'T SHOP. If you go to a rescue you get all the advice you need, you get healthy piggies, life time backup support, and you become part of a very, very rewarding community of rescuers and adopters.

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      Caroline 6 days ago

      I don't even know where to start with this. Guinea pigs are not low maintenance and their housing needs are most certainly not minimal. A single or pair require a minimum of 8sq ft of floor space. And why do you talk about meeting your match at a pet store? Buying from a store just furthers the cruel trade of breeding for profit. The person who wrote this clearly knows little and cares less about guinea pigs.

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      SmolTato 6 days ago

      I have been sorta stressed trying to pick a name for the Guinea pig I am getting in less than a month and sadly these names didn't help.

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      Lemonmon 6 days ago

      My guinea pigs are named Lincoln, Sanders, and Po. Two of them were adopted on President's Day weekend in 2016, and one reminded me of a panda ;)

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      Zara 8 days ago

      I chose some names that I like

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      Gina 8 days ago

      You could use coffee kuddles splodge patch fudge peanut

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      Lyndsey 8 days ago

      This is really helpful because I’m really really bad at picking names for animals, I want a guinea pig for Christmas and I was thinking of naming her Leilannie

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      Anaeva 9 days ago

      Nice and cute ; )


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      Brayon 10 days ago

      I like the name buttercup and i like the advise this website gives me because i am BAD at naming animals

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      Lily 12 days ago

      I like the name hazel! Really cute! Other cute names are cookie crumble angel Anna Elsa grey bella toddy

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      Rowan 12 days ago

      My cat is named Oliver

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      samantha 13 days ago

      like the funny names

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      Jessica 2 weeks ago

      Ours came with the name Pebbles. I've been calling her Piggy Pig.... I am bad at naming animals.

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      Aliya Berson 2 weeks ago

      The cute guinea pig names were not very cute. Now my guinea pigs name is Alf. I dont like that name.

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      izzy 2 weeks ago

      i might go for the name cupcake or sprinkles

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      Clara 2 weeks ago

      I might get a go and I'm gonna name it either princess or Lily

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      Lesa 2 weeks ago

      I'm getting guinea pigs for Christmas and I'm thinking about naming her sugar

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      Alexa 2 weeks ago

      I named my mel guinea pig Carmel and my female guinea pig's name is Jolene.

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      Jordan 2 weeks ago

      I got a new name for my new gunia pig, thanks it's name is now Cookie.

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      Adam 3 weeks ago

      I am getting a boy guinea pig I got an idea from one of these names his first name is Fuzz nd his middle name is lightyear

      so it buzz lightyear hope you can use it maybe

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      Minnie M 3 weeks ago

      I hope I get a guinea pig for one of my Christmas presents and I'm hoping of calling it buttercup if it's a girl or Rocko if it's a boy.

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      lily 3 weeks ago

      i have 4 guinea pigs oreo princess ginger-nut and brownie princess is having babys right now

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      Gia 3 weeks ago

      I have two guinea pigs, maple and ruby. I love them to bits! Thanks for the name ideas but ruby suited me perfectly!☺

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      Amber 4 weeks ago

      We didn't get so creative with out guinea pigs name. We named her plain old Guinness and yet she was the best pet that I could ever ask for.Sadly she died yesterday and I sobbed for an hour straight. Luckily we are getting two this weekend and I checked out this website because I wanted to give them cute matching names so thanks for the inspiration ;)

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      perrie 4 weeks ago

      lol before i read this page i already named my gp Snickers

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      Sabrina Carpenter 4 weeks ago

      I have 3 females and decided to name them sugar the white one Bella her sister and the other one I don’t know can you guys help ,e choose her name thanks

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      savannah 4 weeks ago

      what about , clara , clare , kit kat , storm , charamellow , milky ,cinamin bun,honey succle , peter , frank , gumdrop , bubble gum , karmin. i hope you use one im getting one for my b day

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      Zoey the Wolf 4 weeks ago

      I named my first guinea pigs snowball and smokey R.I.P

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      Lj 5 weeks ago

      How about ash 4 a boy name

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      Charlotte 5 weeks ago

      We have 2 and named one Tic and Tac get it Tic-Tac!

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      Danika Rhyan 5 weeks ago

      My guinea pigs name is Mr Petey Mc Peterson

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      Georgia 6 weeks ago

      Hey is it normal for guinea pigs to wee all up their stomach because pigs have pee all over their tummies and bums.

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      Hayden 6 weeks ago

      I’m getting one for my birthday I’m gonna name it runner

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      Braelynn 6 weeks ago

      I have 5 guinea pigs one had triplets!! One is oscar jasmine and Cleo

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      KK 7 weeks ago

      How about timer,co co, marshmallow, chocolate, latte,star,runner,swril. I hope you pick one of my ideas. Thank you!

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      Charlotte 7 weeks ago

      I am probably getting a guinea pig for my birthday well I hope my mum goes talk to the people at the pet shop and she says to stay we're I am.I got to hold the black and white long haired guinea pig I really like that one and I am probably getting the guinea pig.I was thinking the names Ruby Or Pearl

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      Grace D. 7 weeks ago

      What about the name Butterscotch.

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      courtney 7 weeks ago

      i was thinking pumkin and spice for fall names

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      Trazy 7 weeks ago

      Love that my Gps name was in the list,lol.But I have 10 and only Jedi's name was there.

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      Guinea piggy lover2006 7 weeks ago

      I'm trying to look for boy names for my New Guinea pig who's 2 months old

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      abcjgkr123 7 weeks ago

      i just hope get one

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      Sushi cat 7 weeks ago

      This is going to help my friend a lot.THANK YOUto who ever came up with this!

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      tessa brooks 8 weeks ago

      i alredy have 2 guineas and their names are kria and kaile

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      Jim 8 weeks ago

      i'm getting a Nick a guinea pig and I am going to name it either Clyde Rocco or Boomer

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      bella 2 months ago

      so cute!!!!

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      chelsea 2 months ago

      I have 3 guinea pigs named Rosy , Niall and Gracie

      tomorrow I am getting 2 more I am going to name the boy Nickolas but not sure what to name the girl she is black and white?

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      Lhill 2 months ago

      Just got a female guinea pig 2 weeks ago..I named her cinnamon. She is the sweetest but I fear she is lonely for another pig. So maybe another female i'll name nutmeg.

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      Phone-I phone 2 months ago

      I love guinie pigs so much but Idk what to call her.

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      Alexa 2 months ago

      I'm going to get a guinea pig!! There going to be females! I'm going to name mine honeysuckle idk I find it a pretty name and idk about my brother

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      Person on a computer 2 months ago

      My guinea pig's name is Oreo :3

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      Mlc 2 months ago

      I have a ginea pig his name is G-Force.

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      random person who's getting a guinea pig 2 months ago

      I have a guinea pig her name is Mumu I might be getting a friend for her what should I name her?

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      Random person who wants a danger noodle 2 months ago

      I'm getting a guinea pig, I'm gonna call it dog :D

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      Josie 2 months ago

      I unfortanwly don't have a guinea pig but I have been dying to get one ever since i moved and had to leave mine (peanut) behind. I really want a girl or two and if I have two I will name them hazel and daisy. I'm hoping to get one for my birthday but I really don't think that I will. I'm trying to convince my parents.

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      ChloeDolphinLee 2 months ago

      I'm getting two male guinea pigs today one is ace and his brother is boomer these were vary helpful when choosing a name for his brother

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      Charlotte 2 months ago

      I have a girl guniea pig called Hazel

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      Kaua 2 months ago

      Great I know what to name him.thinks

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      chicken 2 months ago

      tank is a good name

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      Bubbles 3 months ago

      I have a boy Guinea pig and his name is Colbie I am getting another boy guinea pig in 2 days I am thinking about the name Rocko or Tootsie.

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      brookelynn kruse 3 months ago

      my guinea pigs name is milly for a girl and boomer for a boy

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      Neve ross 3 months ago

      Hi my name is neve and I'm 11 years old and really want two boy guinea pigs so I can call them joey and chandler, friends is my favourite show but some of these names really stuck out to me so thank you

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      clara.s 3 months ago

      for girls i was going to name them Lily and Daisy

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      Anatolia 3 months ago

      My boy guinea pigs names are called pigglet and cookie but I saw cookie was a girls name

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      Jaz 3 months ago

      I was thinking more everleigh and Leo also Lilly or Leon

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      Abbie 3 months ago

      Im gonna name my guinea pig brandon

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      Georgie.P 3 months ago

      Thanks for helping me find a name for my Guinea Pig, I am getting one for Christmas. I am 10 and I love the names Bailey, Lucky, Pebbles, Twix and Pinky

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      Tiffany Hajba 3 months ago

      Thanks for the names can't wait to name my piggy!

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      Keonna 3 months ago

      Ginger is my favorite name out of the girls names and Boomer was my favorite out of the boys names!!!

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      Haydi 3 months ago

      Pepsie is a nice name

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      I Dont Have A NAME ;n; 3 months ago

      Nibble/s is a cute name :3 what about that?

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      fan of guinea pigs 3 months ago

      good names are cupcake and icing

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      amiya 3 months ago

      I have 2 guinea pigs one is puruvian and one is absibyian,boo and baby

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      Leah 3 months ago

      I recently got a Skokie guinea pig she is greyish brown with red eyes. I named her mindy... I don't know why but she seemed like a mindy and she loves it. She loves to run around and play outside and loves to cuddle. At first I was thinking tootsie or petals. But I liked mindy out of all of them and her favorite snack is apples she just loves them and I had recently trained her to do a circle

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      \petunia and jason guinea pig names 3 months ago


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      Mattea 3 months ago

      Im getting a girl so thanks for Biscuit

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      Hannah 3 months ago

      I have 2 adorable guinea pigs named Max And Choclate they are men

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      123abc 3 months ago

      I think you should add a slot to determine which name fits the piggy best. It should ask for personality ,color, gender, and breed.

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      Bella 3 months ago

      Still begging for one but great names ☺️

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      charley 3 months ago

      this really helped and i am only nine!

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      Eden 3 months ago

      I am getting a guinea pig I am so excited to pink one ! I love all the names !

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      kailsssssss 4 months ago

      my guinea pigs name was Nibbles, she was female but it could work for either gender

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      Animals! 4 months ago

      Love Pepsi I'm getting two guinea pigs tomorrow!!!!

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      Piggypro212 4 months ago

      My guinea pigs names are panda and butterscotch. They love to go outside and eat grass. But keep an eye on them and stay close so hawks (common where I am) or other predators don't hurt them. Do not feed your guinea pig iceberg lettuce, grapes (can cause kidney problems) or chocolate. Before feeding you guinea pig any fruits or veggies, look up if they are safe or not.

      I hope this helps!!!

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      Milo 4 months ago

      I thank that is a good name

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      demon 4 months ago

      do guinea pigs eat human flesh? are they carnivores?

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      Luci 4 months ago

      L love this page it gave me lots of names and was helpfull

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      Crash 4 months ago

      what about notorious P.I.G?

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      Millie 4 months ago

      I'm getting a guinea pig in 4 weeks so I was thinking Princess and Chocolate

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      glopnarg 4 months ago

      i had a ginea pig before and his name was doodle

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      annie 4 months ago

      we have 2 boy guinnea pigs

      thier names are pepsi and max


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      Mocha 4 months ago

      This was not in the name choices but the voices you had gave me the idea to choose the name that I choose!

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      X_simply_livtiv_X 4 months ago

      This really helped me and my sister are both getting a guinea pig each. Two girls. A good pair name is bubble and squeek

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      Tiarne Olive Bailey 4 months ago

      What about the name chickybabe ?

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      ZaraTheGunieaPigLover 4 months ago

      Asher is a name recommended from me!

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      /////// 4 months ago

      Name your guinea pig Lennon or mop top if it looks like the hairstyle popularized by the beatles

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      Hhhhhh 4 months ago

      I'm about to get on and my favorite is tank it's so cute or ginger

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      Ashlynn 4 months ago

      I named mine Lucy and Bella because the names went very well together.