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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      bella 4 hours ago

      what is a good name for a black male hamster

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      Camryn 3 days ago

      I'm going to name our class hamster Paul Bunyan

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      Bon 3 days ago

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

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      Tatiana 4 days ago from Florida

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

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      Kaycee 4 days ago

      I love it

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      frankiethegirl 4 days ago

      My hamster is call ed maximillian franklink but frankie for short

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      Furgas 6 days ago

      Lol

      That’s what we might name mine

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      Bunnyawesome77 11 days ago

      DO HAMSTERS HAVE RABIES???

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      Bunnyawesome77 11 days ago

      My hamster Alice died in February.

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      Harlow 11 days 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 13 days 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 weeks ago

      i am getting a hamster on monday next week

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      Ella s 2 weeks 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 weeks ago

      If you were a hamster where would you go

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      Alisapa 2 weeks 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 weeks ago

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

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      Petre 2 weeks ago

      This was my cats name

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      Pauline 2 weeks ago

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

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      Maya 2 weeks ago

      I want a HAMSTER!!!

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      Person 2 weeks ago

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

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      Ethan 2 weeks ago

      I named mine sparky

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      Laura 2 weeks 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 weeks ago

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

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      Ravin 3 weeks ago

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

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      kelly 3 weeks ago

      maybe the month you got them

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      Jessica-Lilly 3 weeks ago

      alpha!

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      Hayley 3 weeks ago

      Sugar cookie

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      Olivia 3 weeks 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 3 weeks ago

      Toatlly adorable!

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      Maisie 3 weeks ago

      Pumpkin

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      Harvey Griffin ✌️ 3 weeks ago

      Griff

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      Aubrey 3 weeks ago

      Omg so cute

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      Lauren 3 weeks ago

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

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      Aanya here again 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks ago

      I'm naming mine Hamwise Gamgee

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      Breanna 4 weeks ago

      I named my Hamster Brownie

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      eleanor 4 weeks 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 4 weeks ago

      hamburger is good my name is andrei

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      Meatball 4 weeks ago

      Meatball is a good name

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      Janet Hollingsworth Smithwell 4 weeks ago

      I named my hamster Boo Boo Bear

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      Georgia 4 weeks ago

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

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      Aanya here again 4 weeks ago

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

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      a person 4 weeks ago

      Girl hamster name: Kiki

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      Bobby 4 weeks ago

      I'm naming mine Chubby!

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      eva 4 weeks ago

      OMG SO CUTE

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      Kayden 4 weeks ago

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

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      emily 4 weeks ago

      can you buy an hamster from there

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      Gary 4 weeks ago

      So CUTE!

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      Jada 4 weeks 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 5 weeks ago

      My hamsters name is mr niblets

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      Layla 5 weeks ago

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

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      Coco 5 weeks ago

      I love the name coco ❤️

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      morghan 5 weeks ago

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

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      Anne 5 weeks 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 5 weeks ago

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

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      Hannah 5 weeks ago

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

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      Gabriela 5 weeks ago

      I named my hamster Lucy

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      Aanya here again 5 weeks ago

      I am going to call my hamster Tiny Dave ;]

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      Bree Bree 5 weeks ago

      Those are great ideas

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      Julia 5 weeks ago

      My baby's name is squishy

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      Geez Kelly 5 weeks 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 5 weeks ago

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

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      Valerie 5 weeks ago

      Wallace!!

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      Olivia Mahoney 5 weeks 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 5 weeks ago

      Sadly my hamster died and her name was browni

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      Sarah 5 weeks ago

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

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      Graycee 5 weeks 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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      6 weeks ago

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

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      Aanya here agian 6 weeks 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 6 weeks ago

      So cute

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      lydia 6 weeks 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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      I will never forget Chi-Chi 6 weeks ago

      My hamster chi-chi has passed so I will be getting a new one called beefcakes

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      Aanya here again 6 weeks ago

      I might call my new Syrian hamster " Tiny Dave" or even "Ham Solo"

      lol

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      Ava 6 weeks ago

      The next hamster I get will either be named Little Bear or Daydream Burrito (kinda leaning twords Daydream Burrito)

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      savannah 6 weeks ago

      i am naming my hamster MALACHI REX

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      Chloe 6 weeks ago

      My hamsters name is nibbles

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      Rip my hamster Harry 6 weeks ago

      What could I name my new white and bage siyran hamster I like churro but my parents don't ☹

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      Taylor swift 7 weeks ago

      I love hamsters and pets my cousin used to have a hamster when he was little named Taylor just to bug me it was hilarious and the hamsters was very sweet it was Syrian hamster ❤️ There one of the friendliest ones.

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      hello 7 weeks ago

      i will name my hamster garcia

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      lexi 7 weeks ago

      I named my hamsters cookie and winter :) thank you for the ideas!

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      Pickles :3 7 weeks ago

      My hamsters name is Jesepi

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      lala 7 weeks ago

      i named my hamster dumpling it is fat so that way it wont run away from me . But im fat too so i cant catch it

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      Em 7 weeks ago

      Awww! I named my hamster Gumball.

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      Raphaelle LeBlanc 7 weeks ago

      There are cutter names, but the ones u named were also cute. My Hamsters name is Tico and my old one Chub-Chub

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      Madds 7 weeks ago

      I really want a hamster but me and my parents have so many pets already, and the hamster would be the smallest one and my mom worries our dogs could get to it. My mom is fine about it but she gives me "keep the accessories in mind" "we're just going to look" and my dads not all for it so when I bring it up around both of them my mom says "we have enough pets right now" but she winks at me. The name I think i'll give my hamster is based on his/her fur and build so it fits him/her. And when I get a hamster I would prefer a female so we could eventually breed it. Really looking forward to getting one. (already have everything picked out and 2 stores where we would buy the hamster) :)

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      Amelia 7 weeks ago

      Im trying to persuade my parents into letting me get a hamster. i found a cute black syrian hamster named moana. if i do get a hamster i want to name him or her Moana, Frizbee, (i know moana is black) i also like the names Pumpkin and Hazel.

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      Harlow 7 weeks ago

      So cute!

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      M.N 7 weeks ago

      Skittles is such a cute name for a hamster. Name your hamster Skittles!

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      Lilly 7 weeks ago

      I named my hamster peanut butter but everyone calls he pb

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      Maxwell 7 weeks ago

      Munchkin

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      Danielle 8 weeks ago

      We love our little guy! His name is Elvis. Bc he is a ROCKSTAR! ♥️

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      KatelynFitzgerald 8 weeks ago

      I named my hamster misty

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      da real spinny boi 8 weeks ago

      i named my hamster caramel... it wasn't on the list, but i thought it would match her color :3

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      DJ 8 weeks ago

      I love the names Tatiana!

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      Ktora 8 weeks ago

      I love hamsters

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      Tyrakim 8 weeks ago

      I have a female hamster, I named it quinn(snow quinn)..than her husbandthey etheyhaj(my friend’s hamster) named Big Brother..and now they have 5 babies..and I don’t know how to name them..haha they all look the same.. BUT!!! I LOVE THE BOO BEAR name so much...omg so cute...

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      Sophia 8 weeks ago

      So cute

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      ava 8 weeks ago

      that was very help full.I named my hamster precious

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      poopy 2 months ago

      best name ever for a hamster

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