My name is Tatiana, but my friends and family call me Tutta. I love writing articles that bring a little creativity to everyday life.
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! A hamster," you realized. The perfect pet. And now, you need 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!
You know those super over-the-top, completely harmless-sounding names that only something painfully cute should have? Well, a hamster definitely fits the bill.
Cute Hamster Names
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”?
Funny Hamster Names
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!
Male Hamster Names
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Females often have cute, sweet-sounding names and are often named after food. Sweet food, though, because girls are sweet!
Female Hamster Names
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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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
Questions & Answers
Question: I am trying to think of a name for my black and white hamster, any ideas?
Answer: Here are some ideas for a black and white hamster:
Cookies 'N Cream
Salt 'N Pepper
Question: How can I convince my parents to let me have a hamster?
Answer: Parents are most worried about you taking good care of it. To convince them, you need to start with demonstrating you can be responsible. I would suggest keeping a notebook where you write down all of the responsible things you do. For example, do your chores without them asking, then note the date and what you did in your notebook. Do other things around the house without them asking also. Make sure to write everything down in your notebook.
Here are some more ideas you can do and write down in your notebook:
Do your homework, and get good grades.
Be extra good at school so your teachers will let your parents know on your report cards or during meetings.
Clean up any messes you make around the house such as dishes and food wrappers.
Help your parents cook dinner, and do the dishes.
Take out the trash
Make your bed in the morning
Don't leave clothes or towels on the floor
Save your allowance instead of spending it
Make notes of all of the responsible things you've done and once you have a few pages full of notes, then bring it to your parents and show them. Let them know you've been working on being more responsible, you have proof of it, and let them know that you would really like a hamster to take care of and you saved your money to buy it.
Question: What is a good name for a male light brown hamster?
Answer: How about:
Question: Is Bob a good name for a hamster?
Answer: Bob is a solid name. You have my approval.
Question: Can hamsters get rabies?
Answer: While it is unusual for hamsters to get rabies, it is possible. Cite: https://www.cdc.gov/rabies/pets/index.html
© 2013 Tatiana
isabella rea on September 07, 2020:
what should i name my brown and black hamster its a girl
yo mama on September 05, 2020:
i named my hamster waffles
Avery on September 01, 2020:
A white hamster: name it snowball, snow, winter, or you can choose a different name
Morgie on August 27, 2020:
I had 2 hampys 1 named pumpkin peanut butter and the other Katherine “baby” chubbycheekers.
is Alexie a good name for a dwarf hamster on August 27, 2020:
Is it okay name your hamster Alexie
noodle on August 26, 2020:
hi im getting a hammy for my birthday im calling it dixie
jola on August 25, 2020:
is biscuit a good name?
bristol on August 23, 2020:
romeo and tater tot
Miss summer on August 21, 2020:
The best cage is at least 150 Qourts yes at least it took me 3 hours a research lol lol
Onex on August 18, 2020:
I choose a name called 'crimson'
Hi on August 16, 2020:
Im naming mine ace
Foxfire on August 12, 2020:
Is it okay to get a hamster within 5 days of the death of the old one
Clover on August 12, 2020:
Also, have a soon to be 2 years old boy syrian and his name is Pumpkin :)
Clover on August 12, 2020:
Should I name my dark brown Syrian hamster dirt? He is known to burrow.
hi on August 12, 2020:
what can i name my white and brown hamster?
T on August 11, 2020:
My hamster is called nibble
Heather Johnston on August 07, 2020:
We didn't name our little Teddy Bear Hamster until he got home, and was very curious, daring, and cute. I thought we have alittle STUART LITTLE here..... and my daughter and I yelled -- that's his name... Stuart Little. Stu for short. His middle middle name is GEORGE.... for Curious George.
ggggghryr on August 07, 2020:
saud on August 04, 2020:
I^m trying to find a name for my hamster boy
Dana on August 01, 2020:
i got light tan , white hamster idk what to name her
meganWalker312 on July 30, 2020:
i have a light brown and white hamster and i need a name can you help?
Anna Patout on July 30, 2020:
I really like these names they are very helpful but the name I chose was cookie. My hamster is a chinese hamster recently I named her Mlkey but now her name is cookie.
hi on July 24, 2020:
I named my brownish-white hamster biscuit
Emma on July 23, 2020:
a year ago I got a female hamster that is brown and white and I named her Pippi, short for pipsqueak. I don't think she likes it but do you hand similar name ideas?
Katie on July 22, 2020:
I'm getting a white dwarf hamster and i can't think of a good names
Master on July 21, 2020:
Mlg my hamster likes his name
Katie on July 21, 2020:
I want to name my hamster I will be getting soon and I want a cute name like Oreo what would you recommend
wheezing rat EEEEEE on July 17, 2020:
I have a hamster called Phantom. All i wanted to say. uwu
Jade on July 17, 2020:
Any ideas on a name for my golden and white Syrian Hamster I want a unique name but can’t think of one
MAYA on July 13, 2020:
What can you call a hamster that is grey with a black stripe down his back?
Jack George on July 10, 2020:
What about buttons
Wolf on July 08, 2020:
Say some COOL names like: Loki,Fenrir,Spitfire(My Hamster Name That I haven't Got Yet),Focke Wulf(If it is Grey),Wolf or Names with MEANINGS
Hi on July 06, 2020:
Kaylee woods on July 06, 2020:
Animal Werido on July 03, 2020:
Does anyone have a name for a dark brown hamster with a black stripe down it's back?
Flamingo fan on July 03, 2020:
Definitely the name buster
Etty on July 03, 2020:
A good name for your white hamster is MINNIE
white hamster on July 02, 2020:
whats a good name for my white hamster
Etty on July 02, 2020:
Max on June 27, 2020:
Lucie on June 25, 2020:
Any name ideas for a little grey dwarf hamster with a black strip down its back???
Ivy Goulding on June 25, 2020:
I'm going to be getting a syrian baby hamster - if it's a girl I'm calling it Pip and if it's a boy I'm calling it Teddy! Such Cuteness!
eat my bum on June 24, 2020:
i need a name for my roborovski hamster
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Hannah on June 23, 2020:
I'm getting a hamster soon and for a gold Syrian I would call it Cheeto or...… ooh I know Chi - chi :) (CUTENESS OVERLOAD!)*squee*
Sue on June 22, 2020:
As a seasoned hamster, owner, plus owner of other pets: Definitely, name your hamster. Regarding the cage size, I was given some wise advise, when looking for a cage for a pet bird. The advise fits for your hamster,,,,"At big as you can afford, as the as it is appropriate for your hamster
Tp tame my hamsters, I spend a lot of time, with my hand in the cage/habitat. If your hamster is a nipper, present the back of your hand to your hamster, first. It is harder to get hold and nip the back of your fist. Depending on the hamster, you may want to pick it up with a gloved hand, than gently and calmly stroke your hamster, with your other hand. If you think the hamster will nip you, stay calm and don't move fast and don't scold. This will be hard, but is important.
hiiiiii on June 22, 2020:
hi do you have a name for a grey hamster that is female ???
Sue on June 22, 2020:
I am a recent retiree. I have had hamsters, along with other pets, most of my life. A couple years ago, I discovered Djungarian Hamsters. They are adorable, little hamsters. They are mostly friendly, although, one in a while, you may get one with an attitude. I had two female hamsters, whom I named, Polly and Penny. Yesterday, I went to a local store to get crickets, for my smaller reptiles. I am well known in the local pet stores. A staff member approached me, and said, "We have a female hamster, with an attitude." When I looked at this hamster, I noticed that she is a Djungarian. There was a note on the in-store cage, saying that the little hamster has a "tude". I'm looking for a name that would fit a Djungarian, female hamster, with an attitude. It would be cute to have a name, with a meaning of attitude, or that has "Tude" as part of the name. Please keep the suggested names "clean"
Roxy on June 20, 2020:
I call mine hamster BETTY FROM BITTY THAT COMES FROM BIT
SHE BITS A LOT ;)
ramely on June 19, 2020:
no, they are great names in my opinion
Amy Bateman on June 17, 2020:
What is a good name for a black male hamster
Layla on June 16, 2020:
I am getting a russian dwarf hamster,
WHAT DO I CALL IT!!!
anonymous on June 11, 2020:
i want a food related name
Abby on June 11, 2020:
I am getting two hamster and would LOVE pairing names, have any ideas?
bob on June 11, 2020:
emma on June 09, 2020:
coco ,quinn ,cashmere, panther, twinkels ,squeak, snow, little
Andi on June 08, 2020:
What is a good name for my new hamster
Hamster lover 125 on June 06, 2020:
What is the best breed of hamster
Shubhra Kapoor on June 06, 2020:
If the idea of being responsible fails then what to do??????
sienna on June 03, 2020:
i am getting a fee meal hamster it is white and cream i don't now what
name to call it do you now any names
Lim Jia Cheng on June 02, 2020:
Very cute and nice
Heather on June 02, 2020:
Just ideas for you. I have had 3 hamsters and i called them: Bella, Smudge and Misty.
Kendall on May 30, 2020: