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72 Cute and Funny Hamster Names

Updated on August 03, 2016

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Not ready for a dog? Hamsters make great first pets for children!
Not ready for a dog? Hamsters make great first pets for children!

Naming Your New Hamster

You recently went to the pet store and “tried on” all of the animals that they had there. The birds were way too loud, the fish were all too boring, your stomach turned at the thought of feeding a mouse to a snake, and the other reptiles were just not cuddly enough.

Then something caught your eye: The motion of a wheel turning and turning and this adorable little ball of fur keeping it going. You watched in awe as this little thing shot off the wheel, dove into its tunnel, and squeezed its way to the very top to peek at you.

"That’s the one: the hamster," you said. The perfect pet. And now, the perfect name....

Hamsters make great pets because not only are they small and cute, but they're also easy to bond with, quiet, simple to care for, and not too expensive. Plus, since they are contained in a cage, so is any mess they make.

There are as many reasons to love that adorable little fuzzball as there are names to name it! When it comes to sorting through numerous hamster names, one will surely stand out from the others, ultimately becoming your hamster’s name.

Try looking through the following list of hamster names to see if there is one for your hamster!


Cute Hamster Names

Boo Bear
Sugar Cookie
Brown Sugar
Chocolate Chip

You know those super over-the-top, completely harmless-sounding names that only something painfully cute should have? Well, a hamster meets this criteria.

Funny Hamster Names

Ricky Bobby
Paul Bunyan
Sexy Beast
Orange Soda

Funny and clever names are great for pets. Our favorite? Puns! You can't spell hamster without “ham,” so why not give it a name that you can’t spell without “ham”?


Male Hamster Names

Jo Jo

A lot of people enjoy giving their male hamsters macho names, such as "Monster" or "Rex." Names like these are fun for boys, especially since hamsters are such rough and tough pets!

Female Hamster Names

Snow White

Females often have cute, sweet-sounding names and are often named after food. Sweet food, though, because girls are sweet!


Let Your Hamster Help Pick Its Name

And the list goes on. As you can see, there are a whole lot of names to choose from.

  • If you really can’t think of a name that goes well, or if you are stuck between a few names, take a paper plate and write some names on it, spacing them out well. Next to each name, place different foods: a piece of cheese, hamster food from the pet shop, maybe a cracker and a piece of carrot. Whichever the hamster goes for first will be its name!
  • Another fun way to let the hamster “choose” its name is to place it in a hamster ball if you have one, and place a bunch of sticky notes with different names on them on the outside of the ball. Whichever one falls off the ball first is the name!
  • If you have a really curious hamster that wanders into other rooms, assign a name to each room, decide on a time, and let your hamster loose for ten minutes. Whichever room the hamster is in when the time is up determines the name!

Deciding on a Hamster Name

Whatever names you are choosing between, make sure you take a long look at the hamster for a sign that it's a good fit.

If you're thinking about naming the little guy Bob, but he doesn't “look” like a Bob (and there’s a chance he won't!), then maybe the name Bob should not be considered for your hamster.

(Unless you really, really want to name him Bob; it’s personal preference, of course. I think you get the point!)


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    • samantha 2 years ago

      This has all the info you need to know about hamsters or any thing you need to

    • Ally 2 years ago

      I Just Got A New Hamster And This Has Been A Big Help! Thank You Whoever Made This Site Im Gonna Name My Hamster Precious It Took Me Forever To Decide

    • Cupid 2 years ago

      Thank you for the great names!!! I have picked Gus, Teddy, Pepper, Precious, April, Honey, Butterscotch, Chip, and Cookie. I will be making a vote stand... and the name with the most votes will be my hamster's name! Thank you so much once again!

    • Kiran 2 years ago

      Hamsters are really really really really CCCCUUUUTTTTEEER

    • Gurl 2 years ago

      I really don't know what name to pick! I'm going to go get a hamster in an hour, but there's too many names to pick from

    • M girl 2 years ago

      This web site really helped me fined the prfict boy name. I think my hamster really likes his name.

    • Hamster friend 2 years ago

      My mum won't let me get a hamster burble cus I have a dog

    • Loz 24 months ago

      I named my hamster cookie it really suits her and her colour !

    • Bubbles 23 months ago

      Bubbles is really the right name

    • Blueberry people 23 months ago

      My hamster name is Maximilian beefcakes. He is a sexy beast.

    • busker 22 months ago

      i like busker best

    • strawberry 22 months ago

      I'm getting my seconds hamster because my first one sadly passed on to the world above! There are some great name ideas! I name my hamster Muffin it really suited her!

    • Lol 22 months ago

      I am getting a hamster and I am nameing him paws

    • bob 22 months ago

      I named mine cocopuff

    • animal lover 21 months ago

      i named my hamster flash

    • Morgiebear 21 months ago

      I love this site! Im getting a hamster tomorrow and I picked his name already. I liked the name cooper

    • jake 21 months ago

      Here's a name, i name mine this i. They are boy and girl. Taz and daisy

    • Emmi 21 months ago






      Chubby monster

    • makei 21 months ago


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    • Maria 20 months ago


    • Nad 20 months ago

      fufu sounds good!

    • Bob the builder 20 months ago

      Crystal is the cutest name for any type of hamster

    • katie 20 months ago

      Call your hamster chubby checker

    • justin beiber 20 months ago

      i like the name pablo for a boy hamster

    • nicole 20 months ago

      We have 2 hamsters. The first one and mother to number2 name is Charlotte. #2 her daughter is luna belle.

    • rowen 20 months ago

      freya and louise

    • Angela 19 months ago

      I have two hamsters and there name is :Peppermint & Gingerbread

    • Calysta 19 months ago

      I wish I had a hamster but, I only have a turtle!

    • K bae 19 months ago

      I named mine Mr.Pickels

    • Hammonster 19 months ago

      My hamsters get full names from old movies. Countess Ruby von Treck (God rest her tiny soul), Mayor Clarissa Standish, and Theodora Lynn.

    • Splosh560 18 months ago

      I went with Faraday for my hamster so I could make the joke about Faraday's cage.

    • Marilu Zanzibar 18 months ago

      The official name of my hammy is Teodoro, but we call him Dorito.

    • Israa Mohamed 18 months ago

      I will buy a hamster when I come back from my vacation I will call my boy hamster I will call him Ginger.

    • Maddie Z 18 months ago

      I'm going to find a name that matches it's colors ... For example if I had a male winter white I would name it olaf. If you have trouble picking a name I would ask around to friends and family and see which one gets the most picks

    • Fox717 18 months ago

      I have a pet vole.i named him budwiser cuz he drinks water like its beer lol

    • AwesomeOcelot 18 months ago

      I think Lola or Lilo would make a cute and unique name for any female hamster.

    • Panda lover 18 months ago

      This is the best web site for hamsters. I don't no what name I should call mine!!

    • Emily 18 months ago

      I can't decide on a name for my boy hamster,do you have any suggestions?

    • Caroline S 18 months ago

      This is an awesome site i'm gonna name my hamster cookie

    • Sarah 18 months ago

      How about Teddy? That's pretty cute :-)

    • Bethany Jones 18 months ago

      I really want a hamster but we only have two beta fish.I'm trying to convince my mom to let me get a female hamster that I will name sugar cookie.

    • Kelli H. 18 months ago

      I don't know if I should name mine Lily or April.I also like the name Haley.So many choices!

    • Jimmy 18 months ago

      This is awesome i named my hamsters gus and cooper

    • Andrew Miller 18 months ago

      I like hamsters but right now I have two guinea pigs.Their names are Pepé and Pepper.

    • Reeses Pieces 18 months ago

      I love hamsters this is a great website!!!

    • Cheerios 18 months ago

      I have 3 dwarf hamsters their names are: buster,jo jo,& ripley.

    • Katie 18 months ago

      My orange and white Syrian is named Chester :)

    • Judy 18 months ago

      I named my boy hamster Nester, as he is always making a comfy bed for himself..

    • ashley 17 months ago

      I'm not sure what to name my hamster cookie or whiskers

    • Jessa 17 months ago

      You should name it whiskers

    • Mai Lee 17 months ago

      I just got a hamster named her suki.

    • Bill W. 17 months ago

      I want to name mine beef jerky

    • mia 17 months ago

      I got a hamster her name is pebbles

    • Sydney Star 17 months ago

      I named by white hamsters blizzard and peppermint

    • Michelle 17 months ago

      We used to have a hamster named Clive. I wanted to name it Oscar but my mom insisted on Clive. He died a while ago.

    • Wesley 17 months ago

      Should i name mine sparky or buster??? So many names to choose from!!

    • Daisy101 17 months ago

      I named min e fuzzy wuzzy

    • Willy 17 months ago

      How about hammy

    • Vanessa 17 months ago

      My mom named her hamster hamlet after the shakespeare play. She called it hammy for short.

    • Candace 17 months ago

      Should I name mine Caeser?

    • Ba ba black sheep 17 months ago

      I have two hamsters they are both girls and called Jeanette and Sam

      They re staying at my friend's "hotel for pets" (her house) where 14 other pets live! And now 16! There are 13 hamsters called Pumkin, Ghost, Dave, Jaffacake and 7 others that don't have names because they are Dave and Pumkins babies and also there are Sammy and Jeany. There is 1 cat, Lola and 2 rats Twinkle Toes and Cheerio.

    • 10J's 17 months ago

      I dont have a hamster but i will get one on christmas if i get good score at my test I'm also wanting to name him cooper.

    • Phineas & Ferb 16 months ago

      My little girl was named Rachel but my stupid cat Chloe ate her!!!!!

      I hate cats so much!!!!! Luckily I am getting a new hamster and I'm

      naming it Coco Puff.

    • Doctor Who 16 months ago

      i named mine amy pond and matt smith lol :-)

    • My neighbor totoro 16 months ago

      My little hamsters are Mai and Suki.

    • Madeline 16 months ago

      I just named my hamster Shmee! and i'm pretty sure we both love it!

    • Jennifer 16 months ago

      Are u a fan of cpt. Hook? BTW my hamster is named lollipop.

    • Heeellloooo nurse! 16 months ago

      Thanks Tatiana for this great site! My new hamster's name is Cinderella. Thank you also for your great site for guinea pig names.

      My little one is Buster.

    • Ava nicole 16 months ago

      They forgot peanut and pecan.

    • The 16 months ago

      My mom won't let me get a hamster. But if I got one, I would name it Mocha if it was a girl and Java if it was a boy.

    • Tiffany Anderson 16 months ago

      Sparky is my boy and April is my girl. They had two girls and a boy and they are named : Coco, Cookie, and Einstein.

    • Hillary 16 months ago

      I like the names lily and april a lot for girl names. For boys, I would pick cooper or buster.

    • Brianna 16 months ago

      Im getting a hamster 4 my bday I don't know what to name it! Btw its a teddy bear hamster

    • Jess 15 months ago

      Bobby or teddy

    • delilah 15 months ago

      all these names are so cute

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    • Olivia 15 months ago

      Fuzzy nuts

    • Katie 15 months ago


    • Angela Lopez 15 months ago

      I'm getting a hamster today 24 October 2015. In la and I don't know what I should name him still. All I know is that it's going to be a boy

    • Hi 15 months ago

      Hi hamsters are cute

    • Cutie 15 months ago

      Mine is going to be named coco

    • Hi 14 months ago

      I am naming mine Alfie

    • Ashly 14 months ago

      Hi everyone i named my hamster Cheddar i hope it is a good name

    • Kristine 14 months ago

      I just got a dwarf hamster and I ended up naming him Robo and he even looks like a Robo and I feel like it suits him!!

    • Me 14 months ago

      My hamsters name is winnie

    • Polly 14 months ago

      I have 2 chinese male hamsters called Rocco and Tinsel! I call Rocco 'Rocky' for short an Tinsel 'Tinsey-too!' Love my hamsters, but had to be split up due to fighting which is unusual for this breed! Make sure you have enough time to keep one and try and get them out often, feed them but keep the food in the bowl until the last piece has gone so that they eat the good healthy nuggets as well. Aim to give them fresh water every other day (i sometimes accidentally skip this if i'm busy!) LOVE HAMSTERS! Peace!

    • Makayla 13 months ago

      I just looked up names for my hamster and I picked tiny before and it was there

    • Paris 13 months ago

      I thought this was a clever name

    • cerrena 12 months ago

      i just love my new hamster he is a boy hes so active nice and doesent bite

    • HampsterLover 12 months ago

      Wow I like Gingersnap!

    • Meg 12 months ago

      I'm gonna name my hamster either Gus or Mr. Chubs

    • Ruthie Rose 12 months ago

      Would oreo be a good name?

    • Azzy 12 months ago

      Peanut, cheeto, pecan, hazelnut, ginger, cookie, coco

    • Clover dell 12 months ago

      I want a hamster sooooooo bad!

    • R-R 12 months ago

      I have 10 hamsters. I gave them either weird or normal names...

      1. Echo

      2. Nicholas "Nick"

      3. Jade West

      4. Redfield

      5. Markie

      6. Rocket

      7. Ali

      8. Blondie

      9. Rusty

      10. Sam Flynn


    • Paulina-r 12 months ago

      Sakura, sunshine, kirara, oliver, merlin, bongo, pearl and mimi are the cutest in my opinion.

    • Hamster 11 months ago

      My hamsters are called chip and Hershey this website is sooo cool and my hamsters really love their names thank you sooo much for making this website

    • Rosalie:) 11 months ago

      I have four hamsters, Chip and Pip (boys) and Lexi and Pixie (girls)


    • summer cox 10 months ago

      i got a hamster toaday and named it snow white

    • Kadis 10 months ago

      we named our hamster Hootie and Twinkie my daughter liked Butterscotch since he is light brown

    • grace agombar 10 months ago

      im calling mine verdazzle

    • Madison 10 months ago

      I have had 6 hamsters and I have named them Fluffy, bugzie, baby, lemon drop, oreo, and peaches.

    • Lolxd 10 months ago

      I have hamster but I don't know what to call her but now I have m

      Named her honey

    • Becky 10 months ago

      I would name my hamsters hamburger, oreo, hugs, angel , button, bubbles, honey, Charlie, tiger, and of course mr nibbles my old hamsters name who passed away. so that's why I went on this website to find hamster names because im getting 2 hamsters soon! Oh and by the way you can also name your Hamster another nice name lola, miss Nibbles or mrs nibbels if breeding.

    • mollyc 10 months ago

      i think "gilbert" as name

    • Lena 10 months ago

      My hamster is brown but I don't know what name I want for my hamster can you please give me a name please and thank you

    • Cindy 10 months ago

      I named mine noodles since he likes them:)

    • Emma 9 months ago

      I think hamsters are so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I have a dwarf hamster. I named her Stella.

    • Rayvionna 9 months ago

      we got three hamsters hazel,liley,coco

    • Raegan 9 months ago

      I have a hamster and his name is Gary

    • leanne jewel 9 months ago

      i'm thinkig about bubbles, holly or butterschotch

    • Becky 9 months ago

      Lena if its a boy I would name it Hamburger if its a girl I would name it Button. Hope I have helped you Lena.

    • hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii 9 months ago

      i like the name cookie

    • Rex 9 months ago

      I like the name buster it remindes me of my dwarf hamster

    • Lennon 9 months ago

      I have a dog called Mia and a hamster called Jeff

    • April 9 months ago

      April is the best name for my new Hamster because its the month my birthdays in. This website helped a lot thanks.

    • Hamsters RULE 9 months ago

      These are the best and Unique and Cute names I can think of.(In my opinion)


      Zucker Twig Zingy Twip Puck Tucker Hopper Pup Rex.


      Fifi Fluffy Flopper Pip Precious Nibbles Pebbles Pepper Pixie.

    • Ruler tube 9 months ago

      I would name a hamster churro

    • Cooper 9 months ago

      I named my hamster cooper!!!!

    • April 9 months ago

      thats her name because i got her today and todays my birthday

    • max 8 months ago

      I called mine Darwin as my birthday is today and my uncle is called Darwin

    • Leonardo Dicaprio 8 months ago

      my hamster is a girl but i called her Leonardo dicaprio

    • Carrie 8 months ago

      Trying to decide on a name for my male Siberian dwarf. What do u like best out of Milkweed, Alvin or Theodore?

    • Kiera 8 months ago

      i want one!!! i like Milkweed

    • Hannah 8 months ago

      i maned one of mine Hazel the other pearl and one Winter and the last one summer

    • laurenloveshammys 8 months ago

      I named mine custard

    • SOPHIE HOWARD 8 months ago


    • Christine B 8 months ago

      Snickers for a male and Truffles for a female :-)

    • Chloe 7 months ago

      I have a cute babby hamster it's gray and white but I can't tell if it's a boy or girl yet it is still rally small

    • Olivia 7 months ago

      I am also looking for names to get one tomorrow

    • Gemna Christmas 7 months ago

      I've just bought home a chocolate brown hamster and decided to name him Jaffa after my favourite naughty treat...jaffa cakes!

    • Kate 7 months ago

      I like teagan and ohana

    • kicking ass 7 months ago

      My hamster name is guitar solo

    • Sophie x 7 months ago

      Really Liked these names! In the end picked Meeko for the Boy and Kyra for the girl. Meeko (Mischief) and Kyra (Little Princess/Beauty, But the names on this list were on my List :)

    • Isi 7 months ago

      I made a name like Mr.Tinkels 0r Momo I think they flow well:)

    • Cassidy #hamsterandanimallover 6 months ago

      I just got a hamster today and i am 100perecnt sure im gonna name her July

    • Maddy 6 months ago

      Laya is what I'm going to name mine

    • Emily 5 months ago

      my besties giveing me a hamster for free and its white im gonna call it fluffy bob :D so funny

    • Hamsterkat 5 months ago

      I wanted to get a grey male and I just thought of naming it smoke but since the Homestuck trash I am especially if it was crabby I'm gonna name it karkat. ._.

    • #Eika 5 months ago

      I named my hamster ginger & biscuit

    • SkylarBlue 4 months ago

      I have a hamster named Oreo he's black and white

    • #awe 4 months ago

      I am getting my hamster Monday . I picked this names boo bear

      , Lou-Mari

    • nuts 4 months ago

      i think the names nutella ,oreo,coco,cookies and shmoo are all good names for either boy or girl

    • flannery 4 months ago

      cocopuff is so cute

    • Sophia 4 months ago

      Fifi is a cute name

    • Bo$$ 3 months ago

      Today Is my brothers birthday so we are getting a hamster named CHEWY

    • mmmmeeeeeeaahahahahahahaha 3 months ago

      im naming mine churro :3

    • ???????? 3 months ago

      Omgggg Doritoes is so cute

    • Rats 3 months ago

      I have one female rat that's white with a little bit of grey and I want to name her Siurus. Is that a good name?

    • Person 3 months ago

      My hamster's name is Tator Tot... I call him Tate

    • Zoe 3 months ago

      Call the Hamster JJ

    • Pixie 3 months ago

      I am getting a dwarf hamster in Wednesdat and she is going to be called Pixie!

    • Dchorselover 2 months ago

      I have three hamsters but two of them are my sisters. Their names are (Chinese Dwarf Hamsters): Penelope and Miranda. I used to have one of those but she died like a week after I got her. (Fancy Bear Lysiarn Hamster) but I don't know her name? If the hamster is fat call it Big Mac or mrs big mac.

    • Galixy 2 months ago

      i named my hamster Muffin but this website had a lot of good ideas

    • Lily 2 months ago

      I'm naming mine Skittles

    • Zoe 2 months ago

      What about normen

    • Flabs Nugget 2 months ago

      I am getting a hamster in a week and naming it Turdis Blob Nurrget or Fatty. These are great tips and I hope they work.

    • Joey 2 months ago

      If named my ginnea pig joey

    • #$$$ 2 months ago

      I got two hamsters that had four babies and i have know clue what to name them. my family is all m names so i am trying to think of an m name for my four hamsters.

    • awesomeredpandagaming 2 months ago

      i just got 2 russian dwarfs and i named one honey before i saw this website! i am calling the other one humbug (i think)

    • Raymond 8 weeks ago

      I don't know what to name my hamster

    • Naomi 8 weeks ago

      My hamster is named derp

    • lil wayne 8 weeks ago

      my hamster name is lil wayne jr

    • Maddie 7 weeks ago

      I got a grey hamster and named it " Earl Gray"

    • Ella 6 weeks ago

      i got a male and called it Jeffrey lol

    • Lisa 5 weeks ago

      My hamster name is humprey F. hamster He is the cutest little thing THANKS!

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      Tatiana 5 weeks ago from Florida

      Hi Lisa,

      Humphrey F. Hamster is a wonderful name with lots of character. I hope you and Humphrey have a lot of fun together! :-)

    • Jazzae 5 weeks ago

      My daughter had a really cutand chubby orange and white Syrian hamster and she named her Cheesepuff! (R.I.P our sweet Cheesepuff) I thought that named was very fitting. Now she has a small black and white Bear hamster that she named Oreo. And she plans to get this brown hamster we saw in the pet shop and she is going to name that one Reesespuff!

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      Tatiana 5 weeks ago from Florida

      Hi Jazzae,

      Those are really fun names. Reesespuff is a lot of fun :-). Thanks for sharing and I hope it inspires other little ones to get creative with their name selections!

    • Lily smithers 4 weeks ago

      I love website

    • Fire Aspect 4 weeks ago

      i am 9 and I will love to use one of these names for my hamseter.

    • avakado 4 weeks ago

      Two names I chose were mochi ( which isn't on the list ) and cashmere

    • Somebody 4 weeks ago

      I named my hamster Aggy

    • hamster girl Pamela 4 weeks ago

      Hi i love hamsters.i use to have 21 hamsters.i seld some of i have 5 of them.Ivy,Tuffy,Baby lea,halapenea,and baby tuffy.

    • Sammy 3 weeks ago

      Typically for Male Golden Hamsters

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    • comment 2 weeks ago

      i loved how they added the ways for the hamsters to have a chioce! super cute and hamsters should be able to pick there names. if you want.

    • hi 2 weeks ago

      i named mine ace

    • poop 2 weeks ago

      my son named my husbandsv ha,R;FPSTER

    • Pippa 2 weeks ago

      Can you name your hamster after anything

    • Agnete 2 weeks ago

      Milky Candy is my hamster's name. I call her Candy ❤

    • Gaby 2 weeks ago

      My hamster's is Polly

    • vgvcf 2 weeks ago

      Idk what im naming mine but Good names! ^^

    • nathan 11 days ago

      yooooo! thanks:) I'm Nathan

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    • M.S 8 days ago

      I have 6 hammys used to have 7 one passed the 6 currently are Todd, Star, Cupcake, Haatchi, Biscuit, and the mother of Todd, Star, Haatchi, and Biscuit is Mama, still trying to find a fitting name, pls help i am thinking of naming her Hamlit. i need a better name and fast.

    • Emma 7 days ago

      I am getting a hamster tomorrow so this was really helpful thanks every one!!!

    • Beatrice 7 days ago

      i got a hamster from pet shop and it is rely nice it bites some times but not all the time.

    • Luna Moon 5 days ago

      My mom says if I can keep my room clean for 2 weeks that I will get a hamster if it is a girl I will name it Pearl if it is a boy I will name it Taz!

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