155 Most Popular Ferret Name Ideas & Meanings

Ferrets May 29, 2021
Written by Anne Kennedy | Updated Jun 4, 2021
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155 Most Popular Ferret Name Ideas & Meanings

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Ferrets are close relatives of weasels and otters. They can live up to 10 years and are also sociable animals with a lot of energy.

They are ready to play on a regular basis, which makes them quite active creatures. However, they also can sleep for 18 hours a day.

In addition, they are bright and can very well learn new tricks like dogs – thus, they are smart animals. As with any other pet, this intelligent animal needs a name that you can use to call it.

Top Rated Ferret Names

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    1. Kirra – Perfect for your girl ferret
    2. Tiffany – This one must play hard to get
    3. Pip – Funny and concise
    4. Leo – For a brave pet ferret
    5. Gracie – For the little obedient ones
    6. Bruno – An edgy and vibrant name
    7. Patrick – An interesting and smart choice for a name
    8. Bubbles – For your ever smiley and jubilant ferret
    9. Brisby – For the serious and lonely types
    10. Bumper – This one must like to hit things with his head
    11. Buck – For the friendly type
    12. Rudy – Don’t mind his indifference he`ll get along
    13. Sid – For the funny ones
    14. Peaches – For the extremely adorable ones
    15. Manny – A good name for a healthy pet ferret
    16. Casper – Popular name adapted from children`s cartoons
    17. Cotton – Because they are very soft
    18. Ginger – A perfect complementing the color
    19. Luna – Catchy and simple
    20. Obie – Something new for your precious ferret
    21. Pixie – For the little jumpy ones
    22. Griff – For the grumpy ones
    23. Popples – Made up name from popular shows
    24. Snuggles – Because you like to snuggle them always
    25. Walnut – Perfect name to compliment the color
    26. Wizzy – For the noisy ones
    27. Zippy – Perfect name for your active ferret

Cute and Adorable Ferret Names

    1. Ada – This is a great name for girl ferret bane.
    2. Aal – Meaning of the noble kind.
    3. Abe – The father of a multitude of children.
    4. Alphie – A name referring to the elf counsel.
    5. Barney – This is the son of consolation.
    6. Bela – A great name for a white ferret
    7. Billy – This may refer to a ferret that has a lot of desire to learn.
    8. Boru – a character in Spiderman series
    9. Cai – female Chinese name meaning colorful
    10. Caleb – a male ferret name meaning wholehearted
    11. Chava – simply means life
    12. Copper – cute name for a brown or orange colored ferret
    13. Daddyo – cool slang name for a male ferret
    14. Dawn – means sunrise for an early rising ferret
    15. Dink – pretty name for a small ferret
    16. Domino – for a black and white ferret
    17. E.T. – after the extra-terrestrial film by Stephen Spielberg
    18. Efrem – a name meaning fruitful
    19. Eve – good name for a female ferret meaning life
    20. Erv – derived from the name Irving
    21. Fergie – for a strong ferret
    22. Fifi – a diminutive form of Josephine
    23. Flash – a bright colored ferret

Geeky Ferret Names

Geeky Ferret
    1. Flipper – for a ferret that loves to flip
    2. Gad– for a happy ferret
    3. Ghost – great name for a white ferret
    4. Gigi – a cool name
    5. Gonzo – a character in the television series ‘Muppet show’
    6. Havoc – for a ferret who likes to get into trouble
    7. Homer – an ancient Greek philosopher
    8. Hotfoot – for a ferret that likes to move around
    9. Hugo – means bright minded
    10. Iggy – a fiery ferret
    11. Ivory – for an ivory colored ferret
    12. Ina – means pure
    13. Itsy Bitsy – for a small ferret
    14. Jalapeno – hot green pepper for an aggressive ferret
    15. Janz – means Jan’s son
    16. Jaq – short of Jacques
    17. Jasiri – Swahili meaning bold and courageous ferret
    18. Kai – a Hawaiian name meaning ocean
    19. Keeya – an African name meaning garden flower
    20. Koko – a native American name meaning ‘night’ for a black ferret
    21. Kozue – a Japanese name meaning tree branches
    22. Lamar – a Spanish name meaning ‘from the sea’
    23. Lala – a Bulgarian name meaning ‘tulip’

Unique Ferret Names

unique Boy Ferret Names
    1. Lego – for a ferret that like to play with toy bricks
    2. Lenka – diminutive of Elena
    3. Miles – a name meaning soldier
    4. Momo – a silly name for your pet ferret
    5. Mystral – French name meaning Northerly wind
    6. Mable – means loveable
    7. Naja – a name in Greenland meaning ‘A boy’s little sister’
    8. Ned – wealth protector
    9. Nipper – for a ferret that likes to nip
    10. Nutmeg – a brown furred ferret
    11. Ogen – means anchor
    12. Olive – character in the cartoon ‘Popeye’
    13. Otto – a German name meaning wealth
    14. Ozzie – diminutive form of Osbourne
    15. Perky – for a lively and cheerful ferret
    16. Piper – a flute player
    17. Pounce – a goofy name for an active ferret
    18. Puffy – for a fluffy ferret
    19. Questa – good name for an inquisitive ferret
    20. Quincy – name your ferret after a famous musician
    21. Quinto – Spanish name meaning fifth
    22. Qwara – an Ethiopian tribe
    23. Rain – abundant blessings from above
    24. Regan – daughter of Shakespeare’s King Lear
    25. Romper – for a hyper ferret that likes to bounce all over
    26. Rufus – a red furred ferret
    27. Scampy – means energetic
    28. Shaggy – a character in the ‘Scooby-Doo’ series
    29. Snooki – a cool name for your pet ferret
    30. Stinky – means odorous
    31. Tao – means long life in Chinese
    32. Tribble – fictional animal from ‘Star Trek’

    Baby Ferret Names

    baby boy ferret names
    One month old adorable baby ferret
      1. Twiggy – for a small ferret
      2. Twister – for a ferret that doesn’t like to be held
      3. Ugo – an Italian name meaning mind
      4. Una – Irish name meaning ‘one’
      5. Usher – people escort
      6. Urian – a Welsh name meaning born in the city
      7. Vanilla – appropriate name for an affectionate white ferret
      8. Veata – means wind
      9. Vesta – goddess of the hearth
      10. Vince – short of Vincent meaning victorious
      11. Vivi – means alive
      12. Waddles – a pretty ferret name
      13. Wald – German name meaning ruler
      14. Wanda – a young tree
      15. Wheatie – for a brown furred ferret
      16. Wiggles – a goofy name for a ferret that can’t keep still
      17. Winky – a small ferret
      18. Xava – it means a new house
      19. Xuxa – a Portuguese name meaning the queen
      20. Yang – for a black and white ferret
      21. Yellow – a yellow furred ferret
      22. Yoyo – a plump round ferret
      23. Yuuki – for a gentle natured ferret
      24. Zac – short of Zachary
      25. Zeta – a letter in the Greek alphabet
      26. Zipper – a goofy name for a hyper ferret
      27. Zyta – a diminutive form of Teresita

Ferret Fruit and Vegetables Pet Names

    1. Yam – with Hebrew origin which means ‘the sea’.
    2. Crimini – a brown or tan mushroom
    3. Parsnip – a root vegetable.
    4. Zucchini – comes directly from the Italian word ‘zucchino’ that means ‘small squash’
    5. Acai – Shyness in African origin
    6. Fig – flowering plant in the mulberry family
    7. Mango – means “A beautiful orange fruit”
    8. Aubergine – French origin and means “Eggplant”.
    9. Apple – a rounded red, yellow, or green fruit that has a strong biblical connotation
    10. Goji – is also called the wolfberry
    11. Melon – juicy fruit of certain cucurbitaceous plants
    12. Pineapple – It’s the perfect fruit to eat on a hot summer day
    13. Berry – a small and round juicy fruit.
    14. Guava – is a small, sweet tropical fruit.
    15. Nectar – similar to kidney beans and are eaten as a vegetable.
    16. Plum – are small, dark reddish purple, and sweet.
    17. Cherry – small and round, usually  red or black in color with hard seed.
    18. Honeydew – a sticky substance similar to honey
    19. Papaya – A papaya is a fruit with a green skin, sweet orange flesh, and small black seeds.
    20. Pluot – is a cross breed of plum and apricot

How To Name Your Ferret?

You can use your creativity when choosing a name for your pet ferret. Consider for example by joining two words together to form a new name. Using names with unusual spelling will also get you a name that you will both love. A playful name is suitable for a playful, excitable ferret. For example, Troubles, Mischief or Mayhem. If you notice that your ferret is reserved, give it a more laid-back name like Shy, Princess or George.

Final Thoughts

An affectionate name would be appropriate for a sweet mannered ferret, for example, Cuddles, Sweety-pie or Honey. The name that you give your ferret may also be based upon its appearance or coloring of its fur. For example, Knight for a dark-furred ferret or Brownie for a brown ferret. Take time with your ferret to study its facial expressions, you may come up with a great name like Smiley. The name you choose may also be based on natural phenomena like tornados or earthquakes. Whatever name that you eventually choose, make it as descriptive as possible because you will be using it for a long time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do ferrets know their names?

Ferrets are extremely intelligent, and do know their name

What are good names to name a ferret?

A good pet ferret name is one that is short and easy to pronounce

What can I name my ferret?

You can name your ferret after a celeb or find more adorable pet ferret name ideas in our article

What is the name of ferret in Spanish

The Spanish name for ferret is hurón

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Anne is a wellness writer with a lifelong love of animals large and small. As a former veterinary technician, she has a passion for your pet’s well-being. Anne rescues and rehabilitates animals in need. She shares her farm with lots of critters including horses, sheep, dogs, cats, rabbits, and chickens.
18 Comments
  1. Alina

    Wald is German yes...but it doesn‘t mean ruler it means forest (I am from Germany you can trust me on that one)

  2. Melody Wood

    All of these names were so cute, I named mine Lala-it means tulip

  3. Shannon

    these are literally the best names, gonna name my child daddyo.

    • Trinity :)

      lol

    • Trinity :)

      i love the name Ozzie i might pick that one but i kinda wanna name him Ringo from the beatles

  4. allen

    put in Gizmo

  5. Reagan

    They were so cute I couldn't even deal with it but I name to Mine pip

  6. Reagan

    They were all so cute I but I did pick one his name is Pip

  7. Trinity :)

    i love the name Ozzie i might pick that one but i kinda wanna name him Ringo from the beatles

  8. Trinity :)

    lol

  9. Lamaries D Fisher

    mine is chava vanilla Ziggy nutmeg and miles 2boys 3girls

  10. Sarah

    Lol I already have Sid and Rudy!

  11. Ferret Fan Club

    I love this list of ferret names! But I wish you would remove the picture of the ferret eating a banana. Ferrets are carnivores and shouldn't eat any fruit! Thanks!

  12. Michelle

    I can’t believe Skooter wasn’t one of the names listed! My one ferret was a Skooter because he would lie flat on the floor and scoot himself around with his back legs. I almost named him Holler! He was a baby when I bought him and when I got him home I put him in a deep laundry tub while I was setting up his cage, as soon as he couldn’t hear my voice or see me he started “hollering”! It scared me at first because I’d had other babies and none had done more than duk, duk, duk. I ran over and asked him what was wrong and I don’t know if he saw or heard me first but he stopped. I went back setting up the cage and he started hollering again! I know this is about names, but has anyone else heard their baby ferret do more than duking?

  13. Drarryfan

    You forgot about Draco!!! AAAAAA! I mean, it has GOT to go in the top list of ferret names. xD Because like... Um... Hello? Draco Malfoy got turned into a ferret and why not name a white fluffy ferret after him? "Here Draco... Where are you?"

  14. Edna

    I named one of my Ferrets Rugby

  15. Maya

    I named my ferret Peaches

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