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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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      Rayden cold 4 days ago

      My hamster hammey died years ago

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      kyleigh 4 days ago

      i love all your hamster names

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      Pixie 5 days ago

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

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      andrew 6 days ago

      my hamsters name is JOHN CENA

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      :) 9 days ago

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

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      I  10 days 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 10 days ago

      Two dwarf hamster males and name them Sonic and Zoom

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      Mal 10 days ago

      My hamsters name is Sophia.

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      hampster lover 11 days ago

      i like hansel or pepper also moon

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      Reese 2 weeks ago

      My first hamster's name was Nugget.

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      Natalie 2 weeks 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 weeks ago

      I called mine Oreo and I still have him

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      Person 2 weeks ago

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

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      dylan 2 weeks ago

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

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      Toni 2 weeks ago

      Zac and look

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      Hamster06 2 weeks ago

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

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      Snowflake7 2 weeks ago

      I love hamsters!Alice!

      ^_^

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      PuppyAwesome77 2 weeks 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 weeks ago

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

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      Brooke 3 weeks ago

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

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      Erica Zhao 3 weeks ago

      name: Cutie

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      torie 3 weeks ago

      i need help

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      Donut 3 weeks ago

      Mine is bibbles he's a boy

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      amy 3 weeks ago

      We named our two prince and tiny

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      snowflake7 3 weeks ago

      Hamsters are not rodents!

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      Snowflake7 3 weeks ago

      Thx alot to pethelpful!

      ^_^

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      Awesomecat88 3 weeks ago

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

      I LOVE HAMSTERS!

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      BunnyAwesome77 3 weeks ago

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

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      PuppyAwesome77 3 weeks ago

      I LOVE ALICE AND PETHELPFUL!

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      Random 3 weeks ago

      Humphrey is a good name

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      PuppyAwesome77 3 weeks 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 3 weeks ago

      BunnyAwesome77 is right people.plz agree w/ her.

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      BunnyAwesome77 3 weeks ago

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

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      Awesomecat88 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks ago

      how about Alice?

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      Da Pug Master 4 weeks ago

      hamlin

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      Ggggggghdfghhbff 4 weeks ago

      Cool names

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      sapphyre 4 weeks ago

      i relly like the name Peppermint.

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      My name is no 4 weeks 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 4 weeks ago

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

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      Me 4 weeks ago

      Awww

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      myasia 5 weeks ago

      skittles is brillant

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      scone 5 weeks 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 5 weeks ago

      Finally I'm Soo happy ...

      I got my 1st pet Hamsters

      Jo Jo and Rex

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      Maile 5 weeks 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 5 weeks ago

      I got a male hamster yesterday

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      HamsterLover 6 weeks 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.

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      AnimalLoverGirl 6 weeks ago

      I always wanted a hamster! I begged and begged. I even started being more responsible with the dog I own. I'm planning to convince my parents to let me get one, then use my own life savings to buy the hamster,it's needs and everything. I'm also planning to get a white Sapphire hamster, only because I want to call it Marshmallow. Did I mention my Brother used to have a hamster,that he looked after the WRONG way? It was so funny. I went YouTube to search how to look after it PROPERLY, but the hamster died in his cage. Now that I know,my plan is set.

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      Layla dykstra 6 weeks ago

      April

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      Hamsterburger234 7 weeks ago

      I named my syrian hamster kiwi!

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      Abigail 7 weeks ago

      I just got a new hamster. I named it after one of cute names, and her name is snowball. This is a great way to find hamster names

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      Sheila 7 weeks ago

      What about gus

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      Idk 7 weeks ago

      im getting a hamster next week

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      Leah 7 weeks ago

      My hamster is called mr hammy hamster franklin

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      millie 7 weeks ago

      this is soo help full i getting a boy hamster

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      Madeleine 7 weeks ago

      This site is brilliant gave me loads of help

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      logan 7 weeks ago

      i got a new hamster today

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      Danny 8 weeks ago

      Mine is also called chocolate chip a very very nice name

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      Ely 2 months ago

      So cute

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      Gaga 2 months ago

      Love those James I'm going to get a hamster soon hope it goes well i wrote a list of boy names and girl names

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      Margretta 2 months ago

      I named my hampster sexxxxy bottom bumper

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      Dianne 2 months ago

      I like these names just I can't chose

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      Aaliyah 2 months ago

      This really helped me out on finding a cute hamster name.

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      Topper 2 months ago

      Even though it not the best site I came across, I still think this was very helpful in my serch for hamster names. Thank you!

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      alli 2 months ago

      i love this it is really helpful

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      Julia 2 months ago

      We had a hard time deciding our name for a hamster but this site help just really well and we decided that will name him Gus and he even looks like Gus Gus from the movie Cinderella

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      Elly 2 months ago

      I have a turtle and a cat but i'm getting a hamster too maybe today! I used to have a million fish. But now we have zero cause we gave it to this one person. To get a turtle.Bye Bye fish maybe forever. *Sniff* *Sniff*

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      yahi 2 months ago

      if it is black and white ......

      adidas

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      i dont put my name out 2 months ago

      I have a vole and I thought of all the names I could but none were good so I looked and found this it was so helpful now his name is peppermint

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      Olivia Dexter 2 months ago

      I let my hamster choose it's own name by the food way. BTW it chose Pisces (she was born on the 19th of march 2017) :)

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      Blue11 2 months ago

      I will name my hamster peppermint it's a really cute name as I am getting a baby

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      yuliana 2 months ago

      ANOTHER good name is fifi or rhino like the hamster from bolt!

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      bam 2 months ago

      i love tigger and boo bear

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      Wendy 3 months ago

      I got a robot dwarf hamster and we were gonna name is nibbles but my nephew called it nipples so we ended up calling him waffles

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      Alexia 3 months ago

      I love this stradegey and my hamsters do too.

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      London 3 months ago

      Who is looking at this when there birthday is tomorrow and went downstairs and saw a hamster cage

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      Oliver 3 months ago

      Omg the funny names are soo funny it nearly made me faint

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      benjamin 3 months ago

      any more names not to be rude

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      Catherine 3 months ago

      My hamster's name is Holly

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      beauty and the beast 3 months ago

      I like Gaston for a male hamster

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      Ashanti 3 months ago

      Nice

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      Ellen 3 months ago

      My hamster's name is Gus. I named him after my mom's cat and Gus from Cinderella!

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      Ancratastian or anne for short 3 months ago

      My absolute favorites are honey, napoleon and snookums

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      tobby 3 months ago

      He wont be lazy he will be strong

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      Scarlett 3 months ago

      I like Rocco or Theo

      My previous hamster just died

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      Gorgi 3 months ago

      I am geting one

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      Love hamsters 3 months ago

      I have a hamster at home and his name is Winston. I got a new hamster yesterday and I am thinking twilight, Dana or whiskers

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      Dwarfy 3 months ago

      Hi, i just bought a dwarf hamster yesterday and i'm thinking of a name for him i like the names... Teddy,Piggie,Pickles,Muffin, but im not sure that those names will fit him... please could evryone give me some really cute names for my male dwarf hamster he is a dark brown color and he has a white mouth and from his mouth to his belly he has a white stripe so please give me more great names for hamsters and all of your names for your hamsters are great they are so cute for hamster im thinking about one right now!!! :)

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      Summer 3 months ago

      Thanks they are all very very cute names it is so hard to make my mind up

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      Haley 3 months ago

      My hamsters name is hammey that is how I spell it as well

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      Kendra 3 months ago

      I named my hamster Poppy

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      Olivia 3 months ago

      This is so cute!!! Here is some other ideas!

      Olaf

      Stitch

      Peanut

      Pippy

      Poppy

      Tigger

      Tiger

      Winnie

      Mike

      Sulky

      Boo

      Randy

      Randel

      Perry

      Coco puff

      Coco

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      Yvonne 3 months ago

      My 1st hamster was Sniffy, then, Agnus, Cleo, and then Henry. 1st 3 were girls, then Henry, a boy.

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      Dicky boy 4 months ago

      I like that name bc it was a friends dead dog p.s. Shes not a goid friend

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      hammy 4 months ago

      cut ,for girls and boys

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      Isabella 4 months ago

      I love the names

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      Shirley 4 months ago

      I named my robo hamster bibbles

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      Hamster 123 4 months ago

      I think Im Going for Bonnie if my hamster is a girl or pingu if a boy xx

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      Joe king 4 months ago

      My first hamster