151 Most Popular Hamster Names

December 22, 2019


151 Most Popular Hamster Names

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Hamsters are adorable fuzzballs that are too cute to resist. The wonderful thing about hamsters is that they don’t take up much space in your home, unlike most pets.  In fact, you can put him or her in a small comfortable cage. Small children, especially hamsters,  because they are easy to handle and take care of. Naming your pet hamster is the next step after you bring him home

Importance of Naming Your Hamster

Naming Your Hamster
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As a new member of your family, your hamster needs a name that gives him a great personality. The name that you give him or her could be a description of his behavior, his coat color or the cuteness of his adorable eyes or feet. The name should be simple and easy to pronounce. This will guarantee easy bonding with your hamster.  An easy name makes communication easier with your pet hamster.

Selection of Hamster Names

There is a unique name for every hamster out there.  Your creativity in giving your pet the best simplest name is important so that he can recognize it easily when you call out to him.

  • Ace – a great name meaning first in luck
  • Alex – a strong name for a boy hamster
  • Apple – an endearing name after your favorite fruit
  • Angel – a cute name
  • Autumn – name meaning a season possibly when you brought the hamster home
  • Annie – a great name for a girl hamster
  • Brown Sugar – a good name for a brown hamster
  • Biscuit – for a hamster that loves to nibble on biscuits
  • Boots – if your hamster’s feet have a cute color different from its fur coat
  • Bob – a good name for a boy hamster
  • Budweiser – because its fur is the color of beer
  • Buster – a pretty hamster name
  • Bernie – a beautiful hamster name that is easy to pronounce
  • Bernard – a fancy name for an adorable hamster
  • Beefcakes – for plump hamsters
  • Buba – for big sweet hamster
  • Bebe – a cute sounding name
  • Buttons – for a hamster is small and circular
  • Butterscotch – a good name for a hamster that is butterscotch in color
  • Butterball – if a hamster looks like a delightful butterball
  • Choco chip– great name for a hamster that has brown spots that look like chocolate chips
  • Chewy – if your hamster likes chewing stuff
  • Cashmere – for a very soft hamster, just like cashmere
  • Cheeky – for a hamster that is friendly
  • Clyde – you can get another hamster and name him Bonnie
  • Comet – if your hamster is long haired, give him this name
  • Chibi – a Japanese name meaning tiny
  • Chubby Cheeks – for a hamster with adorable chubby cheeks
  • Caesar – a fun name for a hamster
  • Cooper – a great name for a red-colored hamster
  • Cuddles – for a hamster that loves to cuddle you
  • Cocoa – a good name for a brown fur hamster
  • Chumlee – a cute name
  • Dolly – a cute sounding name for a girl hamster
  • Dexter – a great sounding name
  • Dude – a cute name for a boy hamster
  • Daisy – for a girl hamster that is as cute as a daisy flower
  • Duffy – a great sounding name
  • Dalmatian – for a hamster that is white with black spots
  • Dragon – for a courageous, fierce hamster
  • Dorito – an adorable name
  • Earl – a cute hamster name
  • Elliot – a serious sounding hamster name
  • Elvis – a hamster name reminiscent of your favorite Rockstar, Elvis Presley
  • Einstein – for your super intelligent hamster
  • Ezzy – an easy sounding hamster name
  • Earmuff – for a hamster that looks like earmuffs with all his fur
  • Freckles – if he has freckles on his fur
  • Felix – a strong sounding boy hamster name
  • Fufu – a silly-sounding name
  • Fluffy – an adorable name
  • Freddy – for an adorable hamster
  • Franklin – a thoughtful sounding name for a hamster
  • Fudge – a great name for a fudge colored hamster
  • Frodo – a name from the movie Lord of the Rings
  • Foody – if your hamster cares about food a lot
  • Furball – your little hamster is a lot of fur
  • Gordon – a strong cute name
  • Ginger – because your hamster is ginger colored
  • Gus – a simple hamster name
  • George – a serious sounding hamster name
  • Goldilocks – a great name for a yellow fur hamster
  • Gigabyte – a digital sounding hamster name
  • Gabs – if your hamster likes to make a lot of noise
  • Gin – if you have another hamster, you could name him Tonic
  • Hamlet – a great hamster name for a Shakespeare fan
  • Hammy – a cute name idea
  • Honey – a good name for a hamster that is yellow like honey
  • Hulk – an ironic name idea for a hamster meaning huge
  • Hunter – for a hamster that loves to hunt around
  • Henry – sounds elegant and proper
  • Hansel – if you have a girl, you can name her Gretel
  • Izzy – a cute name
  • Issac – a serious sounding boy name
  • Ice – a cool name
  • Ivory – because your hamster is the color of ivory
  • Ivy – a cute name
  • Jane – a fitting girl hamster name
  • Jojo – for a cute hamster
  • Joey – a great name
  • Jumpy – for a hamster that loves to jump around
  • Jim – a simple name
  • Jazz – an easy sounding name for a hamster
  • Kalie – if your hamster loves to eat kale, give him this name
  • Ken – a great name for a boy hamster
  • Koki – a silly name
  • Kujo – a sweet hamster name
  • Keyboard – a unique hamster name
  • Kodiak – a cute name
  • Larry – a simple option
  • Leo – a great name
  • Lily – a sweet sounding name
  • Lance – an easy sounding name for a hamster
  • Lucky – a good name for a hamster that makes you feel lucky
  • Little Buddy – because your hamster is little, and he is your buddy
  • Maggie – a noble hamster name
  • Maximillian – a great name that make your hamster sound fierce
  • Muffin – simply cute
  • Mouse – if your hamster happens to look like a mouse
  • Mario – a great name
  • Milo – a pretty name
  • Mickey – taken from Mickey Mouse
  • Midnight – for a hamster with a dark or black coat fur
  • Magoo – for a hamster that reminds you of a cartoon character named Magoo
  • Nibble – for a hamster that loves to nibble on his food
  • Nemo – a name after your favorite movie
  • Nosey – for a hamster that has a cute nose
  • Ollie – for a cute hamster
  • Oscar – a good option
  • Ozone – pretty
  • Pumpkin – because your hamster is yellow and round like a pumpkin
  • Puff – for a hamster that looks a little puffed up
  • Porky – a exciting name a hamster
  • Penny – a cute name
  • Pearl – for a white hamster
  • Paws – because you just love his feet
  • Pablo – an adorable hamster name
  • Peanut – for a hamster that loves peanuts
  • Peaches – a great name for a hamster that has a peach fur
  • Panda – for a hamster that has a fur that is black and white like a panda
  • Platinum – for a gray-haired hamster
  • Quincie – a cute name
  • Quentin – a great hamster name
  • Rex – my favorite name for a hamster
  • Rocky – for a strong hamster
  • Rusty – a great sounding name
  • Rosie – a good name for a female hamster
  • Ripley – a cute hamster name
  • Rags – a silly name to choose
  • Riddle – your hamster loves to solve riddles, and this is a good name for him
  • Sphinx – good name for a hamster than rarely moves around
  • Sparky – if your hamster is energetic, this is a fitting name
  • Sugar – for a hamster that is sweet like sugar
  • Skittles – a cute name
  • Sherlock – for a hamster that loves to explore
  • Smokey – a fitting name for a grey coated hamster
  • Snow – a fitting name for a white hamster
  • Spike – a cute name
  • Sweety – an easy name
  • Stitch – a cool name
  • Silvy – because your hamster is just a tiny silver
  • Snookums – a sweet sounding name
  • Tufty – for a super sweet hamster
  • Tucker – a good name for a hamster
  • Troubles – for a hamster that is always getting into trouble
  • Teddy – for delightful hamsters
  • Tank – a name given to large animals and ironic when given to a hamster
  • Twinkles – for a hamster that looks like little twinkle bells
  • Twitches – for a hamster that loves to move around
  • Tinkerbell – for a hamster that is tiny and cute
  • Tut – a silly hamster name
  • Tiny – for a cute, miniature hamster
  • Taz – a cute name
  • Tigger – for a hamster that loves to jump around
  • Ursa – an interesting name for a hamster
  • Valentine – for a hamster that is a Valentine’s day gift
  • Vanilla – for a hamster that is as sweet as vanilla
  • Venus – a great name for a girl hamster
  • Waffles – for a hamster that loves to eat waffles
  • Wave – a great name for a hamster that loves to play around
  • Willow – a unique hamster name
  • Winnie – a cute name for a girl hamster
  • Weezy – a cute name
  • Whiskers – a cute name if your hamster has long whiskers
  • Xavier – an interesting name for a hamster
  • Xanadu – this is a unique sounding name to give your pet
  • Yeller – cute
  • Yogi – your hamster reminds you of yogi bear
  • Yellow – for a yellow colored hamster
  • Zack – a good name for a boy hamster
  • Zelda – a pretty name
  • Zola – a cute short name for a hamster
  • Zip – a name that is short and easy
  • Zoey – a favorite name of mine for a hamster

Here’s a list of exotic and unique names that work for both male and female hamsters:

  • Tiny– You can go very literal with your naming.
  • Fuzzy– You may want an adorable name like this.
  • Snuggles– This is another great, adorable name.
  • Pipsqueak– This brings to mind a small creature, a mouse, and something that makes a bit of noise.
  • Chase– Try this for a fast hamster.
  • Cheddar– You may want a mouse-themed name.
  • Sunstreak– A fun, unique name for a hamster with light coloring.
  • Cheese– Does your hamster love cheese? You may want to go with this name.
  • Moonbeam– This is a good choice for a lighter colored hamster.
  • Lil’ Bit– A good pick for a small hamster.
  • Lucky– This classic pet’s name is always a smart choice.
  • Max– This is another very common pet’s name that lots of people like to use.
  • Nibbles– Try this one for a cute pet that loves its food.
  • Nutmeg– You can use this for a hamster that is red or brown.
  • Peanut– We love using this name for shorter pets.
  • Spice– If your pet has a spicy attitude.
  • Squeaky– A good name for a rodent pet.
  • Waffles– This fun name always gets some laughs.
  • Wizzy– This is another good speedy name that’s just so fun.
  • Zippy– Speedy names are good for most hamsters.
  • Blur– Did we mention that we love speedy names?
  • Lightning– You could give your pet an imposing name like this.
  • Ash– Here is a good one for a pet with some grey coloring.
  • Bama– This has some exotic flavor to it that we love.
  • Tic Tac– We like this one for smaller pets, and you could use it as a pairs
  • Wozzy– This fun name is likely to be quite unique.
  • Chewy– Silly names like this are always a good choice for pets.
  • Pee Wee– Try this for a smaller hamster.
  • Spaz– This name is great for hamsters with a strong personality that are just ridiculous to watch moving about.
  • Midnight– You may want to go with this if your hamster has some darker
  • Marshmallow– A good choice for a lighter colored hamster.
  • Brownie– For your hamster that has brown coloring.
  • Snickerdoodle– A completely silly name that we love.
  • Skittles– Fun food names can be so silly and adorable.
  • Fiddle– This is a great cutesy name that kind of stands out.
  • Toodles– Cuter hamsters often deserve very cute names like this.
  • Bunny– For hamsters that like to jump around.
  • Plucky– For a hamster with an adventurous attitude.
  • Bounce– Give this name to a hamster who likes to jump.
  • Nutty– For that crazy hamster you can’t help but love.

Final Thoughts

Whatever name you choose for your furry hamster pet, remember that it is important to take care of his sanitation. His cage should be cleaned out regularly. It is important to also ensure that your hamster is well fed to guarantee his happiness and long life in your household.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should i name my hamster?

You can name your hamster after a famous movie star or find cool names ideas on our list of most popular hamster names

What is a good name for a hamster ?

A good hamster name is one that is easy to remember and to pronounce

Can hamsters learn their name?

Yes, hamsters can learn their name and acknowledge being called.

Do hamsters respond to names?

Yes with time, your adorable hamster may be able to respond to his name


Ever since he was young, James has loved hamsters. In all of his life, he has owned over 10 different types of animals, from hamsters to snakes. So, it comes to no surprise that he needed to hop on board the We're All About Pets team to share his knowledge and love for pets.
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    Toast or toastie

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    I love these names

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    Also and name could be Discy or Disco

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    I named my hamster winne the fufu

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      I'm getting a hamster soon and I'm ain't excited. I'm getting a Syrian hamster and I did tons of research. I have to save up 179$ dollars for the supplies. I'm going to get a big bin and decorate it for my hamster. I'm going to cut out the top and put mesh over it it's going to look so cute! Im getting a boy. It's going to take a while to save up tho❤ I might name him tiny or Avu. But I'm not going to name him until I get it. Because then i can see what name would look just right for him. Follow my future ham hams insta! Cute.littlehamsterking

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        yess! doing it right

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    i like Sam,harmony,cakey, or brustel!

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    so cute I'm naming mine creampuff or marshmellow

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    Natille Spiram


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    Marilyn Manson

    What about Phenix?

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      u spelt pheonix wrong

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        Ellie’s mom

        You spelt Phoenix wrong too...

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    Who would name there hamster Keyboard

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    Jayden Bransfield Frazer


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    Chibbles fo surre

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    how about meatball

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    I got a black and white one called Mickey and a white one with a big orange splotch on his nose, Olaf just some ideas!

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    Keyboard The Hamster

    Why is a recommended name Spaz ?

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    Montana Weisgerber

    I have 2 female dwarf hamsters; a black Campbell named Olive and winter white named Suki :)

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