72 Cute and Funny Hamster Names

Updated on August 3, 2016
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!

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Cute Hamster Names

 
 
 
Boo Bear
Lovebug
Sugar Cookie
Skittles
Bunny
Gingersnap
Paws
Tigger
Bebe
Butterscotch
Brown Sugar
Snowball
Sweety
Snookums
Whiskers
Chocolate Chip
Fufu
Cocoa

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

 
 
 
Hamburger
Budweiser
Tank
Napolean
Hampton
Churro
Dorito
Ricky Bobby
Einstein
Chongo
Beefcakes
Foodstuff
Hamlet
Paul Bunyan
Sexy Beast
Orange Soda
Mouse
Chumlee

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”?

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Male Hamster Names

 
 
 
Maximilian
Franklin
Teddy
Buster
Gus
Caesar
Lucius
Bernard
Pepper
Rex
Sparky
Tiny
Taz
Pablo
Jo Jo
Larry
Cooper
Ripley

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

 
 
 
Lady
Pearl
Goldilocks
Holly
Lily
Tinkerbell
Bonnie
Gretel
Honey
Cinderella
Peppermint
April
Magenta
Maggy
Cashmere
Precious
Dolly
Snow White

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

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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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      ty Beannie Boo 5 hours ago

      I chose Snookums for my little girl

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      braxton 5 days ago

      i named my dwarf hamster Hamburger!!!!!!!!

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      sargun singh khalsa 7 days ago

      i chose fluff it as my hamsters name.

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      Small-Pet-Kingdom 8 days ago

      THESE NAME FINDING HACKS!! They are so smart!! I think you can genualize you top list of names all by your hamsters personality which may take some time to really find. ❤️

      SUPER SASSY- Sexy Beast

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      ender 10 days ago

      PandaPepper

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      isabella 11 days ago

      is smoosh a cool name?

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      Lauren 2 weeks ago

      I have a black male Syrian hamster, I’m thinking of naming him Oreo, Pepper, or Panda. Whitch one is best?

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      Stephanie Syck 2 weeks ago

      Summer then I think the perfect name for ur hamster would be Digger!!

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      Justine 2 weeks ago

      what should I cal my dark brown hamster

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      Libz 3 weeks ago

      OMG I’m definitely got the right name for mine because she so cheeky and just like me my dwarf hamster-sexy beast!!!!!!

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      Simmone 3 weeks ago

      I was looking on another list and I saw beefcakes lol I started to laugh hard

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      destiny 3 weeks ago

      ima gonna name my hamster tiny puello

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      I named our 3 weeks ago

      My daughter named her syrian female hamsters Nibbie who bites and Nichu her favorite.

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      Summer 3 weeks ago

      What should I name my male robovoski dwarf hamster that has a light brown back, white tummy, and loves to dig??

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      Emily 3 weeks ago

      I named my male dwarf hamster Chip and my female Dalia

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      Kaitlyn 4 weeks ago

      I'm going too name mine nibbles!

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      Ryder 4 weeks ago

      I was thinking tedy bear

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      Unicorn 4 weeks ago

      I can’t wait to choose my name

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      Nicole 5 weeks ago

      I am going to name it Veronica Doritos Archie Zachary Cooper and it is going to be a female even tho a wanted a female and a male.

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      xXFoxy123Xx 5 weeks ago

      Im getting a winter white dwarf hamsters maybe two , who knows

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      Nicole 6 weeks ago

      What are good names for a white and brown teddy bear hamster.

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      Franz 6 weeks ago

      my hamster is cute

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      Ally Brookson 6 weeks ago

      I just got a Hamster but I don’t know what to name it It’s a Teddy Bear Hamster.

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      Harlee 6 weeks ago

      My hamster is named nut he is a blond very furry. I named him that because he looks like a cashew but apparently a cashew is a fruit!

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      Harlow 6 weeks ago

      Fuzzbutt

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      Sloane 6 weeks ago

      I getting a Hamster in a week and I might name it Peanut or Ham Solo. I Love HAMSTERS!!!

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      shaia 7 weeks ago

      trying to find a name for my male hamster

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      Leah 7 weeks ago

      I have a female hamster terrified of everything and is adorabke but I don’t know what to name it.

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      bella 2 months ago

      what is a good name for a black male hamster

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      Camryn 2 months ago

      I'm going to name our class hamster Paul Bunyan

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      Bon 2 months ago

      I have a female ham and don’t know what tot name it I want something funny

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      Tatiana 2 months ago from Florida

      I hope you have a great time with your new pet!

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      Kaycee 2 months ago

      I love it

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      frankiethegirl 2 months ago

      My hamster is call ed maximillian franklink but frankie for short

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      Furgas 2 months ago

      Lol

      That’s what we might name mine

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      Bunnyawesome77 2 months ago

      DO HAMSTERS HAVE RABIES???

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      Bunnyawesome77 2 months ago

      My hamster Alice died in February.

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      Harlow 2 months ago

      Soooooooooooooooooooooooo cute Tatiana my mom said if I do my chores i can get a hamster if it's a boy we name it fishing if it's a girl we name it fuzzberina. I

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      REESE 2 months ago

      Ok so I am getting a hamster and I just wanted to know is there any fun foods for them like a carrot etc

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      beatrix 2 months ago

      i am getting a hamster on monday next week

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      Ella s 2 months ago

      I have two hamsters. One is Chinese hamster named Kim Kimble. The other is Syrian hamster named hammy! I ❤️My hamsters!

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      Chrissy 2 months ago

      If you were a hamster where would you go

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      Alisapa 2 months ago

      I'm getting a hamster tomorrow and I'm going to name it tiger or ginger. I'm 8 if you want to know.

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      anonymous 2 months ago

      my hamsters name is Sniffels the other names i recommend are. Oreo and Chuba

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      Petre 2 months ago

      This was my cats name

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      Pauline 2 months ago

      Hamster called blossom, as she has a white part that looks like a tree on her side.

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      Maya 2 months ago

      I want a HAMSTER!!!

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      Person 2 months ago

      I'm getting a hamster for a present and im thinking of naming it sterling or hazel

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      Ethan 2 months ago

      I named mine sparky

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      Laura 2 months ago

      I do not have one yet but if it is a girl I am going to name it pixi and if it is a boy Mr smalls

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      Lilly Holtan 2 months ago

      I named my hamster Miracle because she was a rescue hamster!

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      Ravin 2 months ago

      My hamsters name is Sushi I can find a middle name the could go with Sushi Martin

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      kelly 2 months ago

      maybe the month you got them

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      Jessica-Lilly 2 months ago

      alpha!

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      Hayley 2 months ago

      Sugar cookie

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      Olivia 2 months ago

      OMG so cute I'm thinking about lily, honey or caramel and maybe latte but any of the names above are great!!!

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      Sophia grace browlee 2 months ago

      Toatlly adorable!

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      Maisie 2 months ago

      Pumpkin

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      Harvey Griffin ✌️ 2 months ago

      Griff

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      Aubrey 2 months ago

      Omg so cute

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      Lauren 2 months ago

      I’m getting a female hamster soon and I’m gonna name her Honey

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      Aanya here again 2 months ago

      I got a Syrian hamster yesterday and I called it mateo (mat,ay,o) it is a Spanish name from the tv episodes Benidorm. Anyone watch it?

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      Trinity 2 months ago

      good names for any small rodent!- shamrock, daisy, coco, lulu, Zulu, biscuit, bear, bow, Ozzie, Pandora, emerald, icy, uno or whiska

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      Alison 2 months ago

      I'm naming mine Hamwise Gamgee

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      Breanna 2 months ago

      I named my Hamster Brownie

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      eleanor 3 months ago

      echo i am in love with this name i haven't got a hamster yet but will soon when i get a new house

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      andrei 3 months ago

      hamburger is good my name is andrei

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      Meatball 3 months ago

      Meatball is a good name

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      Janet Hollingsworth Smithwell 3 months ago

      I named my hamster Boo Boo Bear

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      Georgia 3 months ago

      What I think is a good name for a hamster cappuccino or Americano

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      Aanya here again 3 months ago

      actually I am going to call my little man ginger and he is sandy colour

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      a person 3 months ago

      Girl hamster name: Kiki

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      Bobby 3 months ago

      I'm naming mine Chubby!

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      eva 3 months ago

      OMG SO CUTE

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      Kayden 3 months ago

      *Girl Names* Everest, Lilly, Snow, Tiger, Vanilla, Choclate, Strawberry, Bell

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      emily 3 months ago

      can you buy an hamster from there

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      Gary 3 months ago

      So CUTE!

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      Jada 3 months ago

      If you have a wheel IN it’s cage and you first put your hamster in the cage and it’s been in it for like 1 hour and it didn’t spin IN it’s weel yet what dose that mean

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      Jj bd 3 months ago

      My hamsters name is mr niblets

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      Layla 3 months ago

      I want to name mine molasses, Tiger lily, Carmel, Pepper, or ginger.

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      Coco 3 months ago

      I love the name coco ❤️

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      morghan 3 months ago

      I don't have a hamster yet but I'm probably going to get a adorable tan male

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      Anne 3 months ago

      I have a white hamster with red eyes and I want a name that fits how she looks but I do not want it to be a very girly name, have any ideas?

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      Ravenclaw4life 3 months ago

      My friend has a hamster named Creampuff but I usually just call him Puffy or PuffPuff.

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      Hannah 3 months ago

      I have a winter white hamster and her name is Kit Kat.

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      Gabriela 3 months ago

      I named my hamster Lucy

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      Aanya here again 3 months ago

      I am going to call my hamster Tiny Dave ;]

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      Bree Bree 3 months ago

      Those are great ideas

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      Julia 3 months ago

      My baby's name is squishy

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      Geez Kelly 3 months ago

      Our russian dwarf's name is Peanut but we call her Nutty and Nutters because she is. Her surname is Poopster for obvious reasons.

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      Jacob 3 months ago

      thanks for helping me with my hamster name i decided on april

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      Valerie 3 months ago

      Wallace!!

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      Olivia Mahoney 3 months ago

      Cute names but honestly, none of these names fit my hamster. If possible, make a new list with names that are just 10 times cuter, thanks- olivia

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      Hollie 3 months ago

      Sadly my hamster died and her name was browni

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      Sarah 3 months ago

      Hamsters are so cute!! I wish I had one... :( I love the names!!

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      Graycee 3 months ago

      I have 4 hamsters and my oldest saddle has just passed I am tanking about getting a winter white and naming it Bear or something it will depend

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      3 months ago

      I love hamsters I have a hamster it is a girl her name is Oreo

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      Aanya here agian 3 months ago

      iydia I think that all of those names are great especially chewe and ham solo! also I am 11

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      Taylor Swif 3 months ago

      So cute

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      lydia 3 months ago

      i am 10 years old and i absolutely adore hamsters i just love them i have a hamster her name is acrobat and my last hamster was named patches. if i get another hamster i would name it Popcorn or Chewbacca aka chewe or ham solo like aanya. but your names are great to. thanks for the great tips to.

      I LOVE HAMSTERS!!!!!!!!!!!

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