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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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      Bob 32 hours ago

      My hamster is called mini-cheddar

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      Pooooooo 47 hours ago

      Hhhgggdsdsrehgr is rfffcx

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      Mr.snuggles 2 days ago

      Me.snuggles is just a cuddly hamsters who likes to poop a lot

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      Jiji 3 days ago

      I ❤️ HAMSTERS! I really like them and I hope I can get one one day!

      I would name mine hammy

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      ari 4 days ago

      My hamster is called potty

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      Annabelle 5 days ago

      Biscuit

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      bob 6 days ago

      great names

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      Unknown 6 days ago

      Barnaby

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      Jess 8 days ago

      I love these names!

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      Tessa 9 days ago

      These are really cute names and are really good.

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      Alexa 9 days ago

      Ginger

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      Jac 10 days ago

      Latte

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      Tara 11 days ago

      Waffles is a good name for a hamster

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      Hamster❤️For life 12 days ago

      This web helped me so much all these name are really cute and funny but idecided to call mine marshmallow and chocolate chip❤️❤️!!

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      I named my Russian dwarf hamsters April and peppermint 12 days ago

      This sight is pretty helpful!

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      Lilly 12 days ago

      This website helped me with my name for a new hamster and I was wondering if they can add things and some things on how to know which type of hamster to get or where to get them from a breeder. Anyways I think I will be this website even more, since this was my first time on it. I will also tell me friends about this website and thanks for this website as I said this really helped me with my hamsters name I picked Cooper so ya thanks again!

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      Kellibops 2 weeks ago

      Our hamster is called Meatball! He is a baby Syrian (big baby) with different shades of brown fur.

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      emma. 2 weeks ago

      we called our hamster Susan.

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      me and hamsters 2 weeks ago

      I'm calling mine Chico and dingo there both males arriving home in 3 days xx

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      Isa 2 weeks ago

      My hamster is called POKY because it cames from Pocket and it is the perfect size to put him in your pocket and take it everywere!

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      Layla 3 weeks ago

      My hamsters name is chicken nugget

      She’s a robo dwarf

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       3 weeks ago

      I Called my hamster honey, and peppermint! This web sight is so helpful.

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      lee 3 weeks ago

      peppermint for my white hamster with red eyes

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      Love my hamster 3 weeks ago

      Love my hamster

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      millie 3 weeks ago

      my hamster is going to be called snowflake

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      3 weeks ago

      i have 1 hamster she is called ruby

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      Morgan 4 weeks ago

      Dear Lauren yeah peach and pumpkin are super cute but if I had three hamsters it would've been called peach pumpkin and princess although peanut is cute as well. Dear Loren west celeb is a cute name but snowball is even cuter. Dear Me no I am not writing to myself I am writing to myself iam writing to someone who doesn't want to put their name on the internet. Well anyway little bear is one of the most adorable hamster names .

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      Morgan 4 weeks ago

      My hamster that I got for my b day is called mr fluffy pants because on his bum it is so fluffy and long so long that he steps on it or it trails behind him

      I ❤️HAMSTERS

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      Lauren 4 weeks ago

      I have two female dwarf hamsters and they are called peach and pumpkin! :)

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      Athena trewyn 4 weeks ago

      I don't have a hamster yet but I am going to get one in my beautiful soul of hamsters!!!!! COME TO ME HAMSTERS!!!!

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      sofie Cralos 4 weeks ago

      my hamster is Lucky but i call him Teddy

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      Crawford 5 weeks ago

      My hamsters name is Pinto

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      Mollie Bartholomew 5 weeks ago

      Wow I learned a lot about my hamster from this video. My hamsters name is blackberry

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      Leah 5 weeks ago

      My hamsters are 2 boys names Rex and Joey and they are the cutest!!! They’re roborvski hamsters

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      Taz 6 weeks ago

      I just got a hamster and his name is tax (male)

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      ThisPerson 6 weeks ago

      I'm getting two hamsters in a few days..... looking for names, but Ima wait until I have them so I can really tell what there names should be.

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      Me 6 weeks ago

      I had a hamster named Little Bear after in Indian in a book I read. She died about 3 weeks ago. I might get another hamster but she was still the best. I am loooking for names. So far I like the name Pepper. Tell me any other names if you have ideas!! Thx

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      Lil-PurpleTurtle 6 weeks ago

      I think that Mac is a good name for a hamster.

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      Lil-PurpleTurtle 6 weeks ago

      I think that a good name is Mac.

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      RainbowGlitterKitty 6 weeks ago

      I think that Mac is a good name.

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      CrackerJack 6 weeks ago

      I think I’m going to name my little guy Cosmo

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      Poopy Face 123 6 weeks ago

      I name my lil hamster Poopy! :3

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      Hamada lova 6 weeks ago

      Mine is chubbs and bean

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      animal lover 6 weeks ago

      My hamster is called magnet

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      Winter White Hamster 6 weeks ago

      I named mine Caleb but I feel like I should change his name to Snowball. I can't really change his name to Snowball, because he only looks at me when I say "Caleb" He looks like a huge cloud because he's white and always has his cheeks full of food and he's very chubby. He's also very lazy. He sleeps, eats, and plays on his wheel. He is just too adorable! I love him very much.

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      Loren west 6 weeks ago

      My hamster is called marshmallow

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      SMORES 7 weeks ago

      Hamsters are adorable!

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      HoppingHammy 7 weeks ago

      Some of these names are good but some are weird

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      PapiM 7 weeks ago

      getting 2 hamsters :3

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      kierra 7 weeks ago

      i am naming my syrian hamster peanut i am also getting it for my b day!!!!!!!!!

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      person 8 weeks ago

      i liked the name sexy beast

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      ponyo 2 months ago

      ponyo is a very cute and creative name

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      Rayden cold 2 months ago

      My hamster hammey died years ago

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      kyleigh 2 months ago

      i love all your hamster names

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      Pixie 2 months ago

      My hamster is named pixie, her nick name is mouse xd

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      andrew 2 months ago

      my hamsters name is JOHN CENA

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      :) 2 months ago

      I'm getting a hamster on my b-day I'm so excited!!!

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      I  2 months ago

      I have a brown and white girl hamster that I got yesterday, but I don't know what to name her

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      I have a hamster named Oreo and I want to get 2 months ago

      Two dwarf hamster males and name them Sonic and Zoom

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      Mal 2 months ago

      My hamsters name is Sophia.

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      hampster lover 2 months ago

      i like hansel or pepper also moon

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      Reese 2 months ago

      My first hamster's name was Nugget.

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      Natalie 2 months ago

      I did not see Poppy on there huh that's my hamsters name :P I think that's cute :)

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      Breanna 2 months ago

      I called mine Oreo and I still have him

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      Person 2 months ago

      I had a male hamster and I named him Suki, he just recently died..

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      dylan 2 months ago

      I got a nice one not up there, hammy!!!

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      Toni 2 months ago

      Zac and look

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      Hamster06 2 months ago

      I love hamsters these are great names but I think I have the best hamster name Angel❤️

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      Snowflake7 2 months ago

      I love hamsters!Alice!

      ^_^

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      PuppyAwesome77 2 months ago

      I named my hamster Alice. She is so adorable! I LOVE HER SO MUCH! thx to pethelpful and BunnyAwesome77!

      ^_^ ^_^

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      BunnyAwesome77 2 months ago

      Hamsters are so cute! I love Bunnies and Hamsters alot!

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      Brooke 2 months ago

      I think my name is better i named my hamster Butterfinger and i love it!!!

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      Erica Zhao 2 months ago

      name: Cutie

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      torie 2 months ago

      i need help

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      Donut 2 months ago

      Mine is bibbles he's a boy

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      amy 2 months ago

      We named our two prince and tiny

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      snowflake7 2 months ago

      Hamsters are not rodents!

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      Snowflake7 2 months ago

      Thx alot to pethelpful!

      ^_^

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      Awesomecat88 2 months ago

      Please. do not name hamsters after food .They are not food.

      I LOVE HAMSTERS!

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      BunnyAwesome77 2 months ago

      Hey guys, agree w/ me and Random.Humphrey and Alice are both AWESOME names.^_^

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      PuppyAwesome77 2 months ago

      I LOVE ALICE AND PETHELPFUL!

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      Random 2 months ago

      Humphrey is a good name

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      PuppyAwesome77 2 months ago

      Pet helpful is really helpful. I also agree w/ BunnyAwesome77.She helped me alot.I just have a hamster and when I read her commet,I named my hamster Alice. So agree w/her people.

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      HamsterAwesome77 2 months ago

      BunnyAwesome77 is right people.plz agree w/ her.

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      BunnyAwesome77 2 months ago

      Thx alot Awesomecat88.I also like pet helpful.^_^

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      Awesomecat88 2 months ago

      BunnyAwesome77 is right,the hamster name Alice,should be a popular hamster name.I really like hamsters,but,I like cats better. Pet helpful is very helpful.like I said people, agree w/ BunnyAwesome77. The name Alice, is a AWESOME hamster name.I think it should be a popular hamster name.So people, name your hamster Alice. (Only if it's a female hamster,thanks for reading! ) ^_^

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      BunnyAwesome77 2 months ago

      the name Alice should be a popular Hamster name.so put the name Alice on the list plz people. I have a really cute hamster named Alice.She is so cute that when she makes a mistake, I just can't stay mad at her.: )

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      BunnyAwesome77 2 months ago

      how about Alice?

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      Da Pug Master 2 months ago

      hamlin

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      Ggggggghdfghhbff 3 months ago

      Cool names

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      sapphyre 3 months ago

      i relly like the name Peppermint.

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      My name is no 3 months ago

      I want a hamster and am slowly starting to convince my mom.. VERY slowly.. See,, My mom doesn't like most animals. And that

      is hard when you are a HARDCORE animal person... Like I said, the process is very slow, and my mom didn't wanna talk about it. I said: " Can we talk later? " My mom: " Sigh. Okay. " I already made a list of names. This website helped with some of the names! Thanks!! :3

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      I wish 3 months ago

      My mom won't let me get a hamster. She says there rodents

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      Me 3 months ago

      Awww

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      myasia 3 months ago

      skittles is brillant

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      scone 3 months ago

      my friends liked the budweiser but they drink hennessy so thats his name now its actually kind of cute.

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      Prinz Sam Jo 3 months ago

      Finally I'm Soo happy ...

      I got my 1st pet Hamsters

      Jo Jo and Rex

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      Maile 3 months ago

      I think with this site I found a new hamster name five thumbs up for this name and site the name I chose was:Chocolate Chip

      Thxs to this site i can stop debating on the names in my head thxs again bye

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      Mack 3 months ago

      I got a male hamster yesterday

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      HamsterLover 3 months ago

      Thank you for listing all these adorable and funny names. After taking a LONG time to decide, I decided to get a white hamster. Non of the names fit it, I apologise. But all these names inspired me to make a cute name of my own, so I called it Marshmallow. But,thank you VERY MUCH for these ideas that inspired me.