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295 Cute & Funny Hamster Names For Boys and Girls

Apr 7, 2020

295 Cute & Funny Hamster Names For Boys and Girls

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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.

As a new member of your family, your baby 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.

So what might be a good name for your pet hamster? Let’s dive right into the ideas!

Most Popular Names for Pet Hamsters

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

  1. Ace – a great name meaning first in luck
  2. Alex – a strong name for a boy hamster
  3. Apple – an endearing name after your favorite fruit
  4. Angel – a cute name
  5. Autumn – name meaning a season possibly when you brought the hamster home
  6. Annie – a great name for a girl hamster
  7. Brown Sugar – a good name for a brown hamster
  8. Biscuit – for a hamster that loves to nibble on biscuits
  9. Boots – if your hamster’s feet have a cute color different from its fur coat
  10. Bob – a good name for a boy hamster
  11. Budweiser – because its fur is the color of beer
  12. Buster – a pretty hamster name
  13. Bernie – a beautiful hamster name that is easy to pronounce
  14. Bernard – a fancy name for an adorable hamster
  15. Beefcakes – for plump hamsters
  16. Buba – for big sweet hamster
  17. Bebe – a cute sounding name
  18. Buttons – for a hamster is small and circular
  19. Butterscotch – a good name for a hamster that is butterscotch in color
  20. Butterball – if a hamster looks like a delightful butterball
  21. Choco chip– great name for a hamster that has brown spots that look like chocolate chips
  22. Chewy – if your hamster likes chewing stuff
  23. Cashmere – for a very soft hamster, just like cashmere
  24. Cheeky – for a hamster that is friendly
  25. Clyde – you can get another hamster and name him Bonnie
  26. Comet – if your hamster is long haired, give him this name
  27. Chibi – a Japanese name meaning tiny
  28. Chubby Cheeks – for a hamster with adorable chubby cheeks
  29. Caesar – a fun name for a hamster
  30. Cooper – a great name for a red-colored hamster
  31. Cuddles – for a hamster that loves to cuddle you
  32. Cocoa – a good name for a brown fur hamster
  33. Chumlee – a cute name
  34. Dolly – a cute sounding name for a girl hamster
  35. Dexter – a great sounding name
  36. Dude – a cute name for a boy hamster
  37. Daisy – for a girl hamster that is as cute as a daisy flower
  38. Duffy – a great sounding name
  39. Dalmatian – for a hamster that is white with black spots
  40. Dragon – for a courageous, fierce hamster
  41. Dorito – an adorable name
  42. Earl – a cute hamster name
  43. Elliot – a serious sounding hamster name
  44. Elvis – a hamster name reminiscent of your favorite Rockstar, Elvis Presley
  45. Einstein – for your super intelligent hamster
  46. Ezzy – an easy sounding hamster name
  47. Earmuff – for a hamster that looks like earmuffs with all his fur
  48. Freckles – if he has freckles on his fur
  49. Felix – a strong sounding boy hamster name
  50. Fufu – a silly-sounding name
  51. Fluffy – an adorable name
  52. Freddy – for an adorable hamster
  53. Franklin – a thoughtful sounding name for a hamster
  54. Fudge – a great name for a fudge colored hamster
  55. Frodo – a name from the movie Lord of the Rings
  56. Foody – if your hamster cares about food a lot
  57. Furball – your little hamster is a lot of fur
  58. Gordon – a strong cute name
  59. Ginger – because your hamster is ginger colored
  60. Gus – a simple hamster name
  61. George – a serious sounding hamster name
  62. Goldilocks – a great name for a yellow fur hamster
  63. Gigabyte – a digital sounding hamster name
  64. Gabs – if your hamster likes to make a lot of noise
  65. Gin – if you have another hamster, you could name him Tonic
  66. Hamlet – a great hamster name for a Shakespeare fan
  67. Hammy – a cute name idea
  68. Honey – a good name for a hamster that is yellow like honey
  69. Hulk – an ironic name idea for a hamster meaning huge
  70. Hunter – for a hamster that loves to hunt around
  71. Henry – sounds elegant and proper
  72. Hansel – if you have a girl, you can name her Gretel
  73. Izzy – a cute name
  74. Issac – a serious sounding boy name
  75. Ice – a cool name
  76. Ivory – because your hamster is the color of ivory
  77. Ivy – a cute name
  78. Jane – a fitting girl hamster name
  79. Jojo – for a cute hamster
  80. Joey – a great name
  81. Jumpy – for a hamster that loves to jump around
  82. Jim – a simple name
  83. Jazz – an easy sounding name for a hamster
  84. Kalie – if your hamster loves to eat kale, give him this name
  85. Ken – a great name for a boy hamster
  86. Koki – a silly name
  87. Kujo – a sweet hamster name
  88. Keyboard – a unique hamster name
  89. Kodiak – a cute name
  90. Larry – a simple option
  91. Leo – a great name
  92. Lily – a sweet sounding name
  93. Lance – an easy sounding name for a hamster
  94. Lucky – a good name for a hamster that makes you feel lucky
  95. Little Buddy – because your hamster is little, and he is your buddy
  96. Maggie – a noble hamster name
  97. Maximillian – a great name that make your hamster sound fierce
  98. Muffin – simply cute
  99. Mouse – if your hamster happens to look like a mouse
  100. Mario – a great name
  101. Milo – a pretty name
  102. Mickey – taken from Mickey Mouse
  103. Midnight – for a hamster with a dark or black coat fur
  104. Magoo – for a hamster that reminds you of a cartoon character named Magoo
  105. Nibble – for a hamster that loves to nibble on his food
  106. Nemo – a name after your favorite movie
  107. Nosey – for a hamster that has a cute nose
  108. Ollie – for a cute hamster
  109. Oscar – a good option
  110. Ozone – pretty
  111. Pumpkin – because your hamster is yellow and round like a pumpkin
  112. Puff – for a hamster that looks a little puffed up
  113. Porky – a exciting name a hamster
  114. Penny – a cute name
  115. Pearl – for a white hamster
  116. Paws – because you just love his feet
  117. Pablo – an adorable hamster name
  118. Peanut – for a hamster that loves peanuts
  119. Peaches – a great name for a hamster that has a peach fur
  120. Panda – for a hamster that has a fur that is black and white like a panda
  121. Platinum – for a gray-haired hamster
  122. Quincie – a cute name
  123. Quentin – a great hamster name
  124. Rex – my favorite name for a hamster
  125. Rocky – for a strong hamster
  126. Rusty – a great sounding name
  127. Rosie – a good name for a female hamster
  128. Ripley – a cute hamster name
  129. Rags – a silly name to choose
  130. Riddle – your hamster loves to solve riddles, and this is a good name for him
  131. Sphinx – good name for a hamster than rarely moves around
  132. Sparky – if your hamster is energetic, this is a fitting name
  133. Sugar – for a hamster that is sweet like sugar
  134. Skittles – a cute name
  135. Sherlock – for a hamster that loves to explore
  136. Smokey – a fitting name for a grey coated hamster
  137. Snow – a fitting name for a white hamster
  138. Spike – a cute name
  139. Sweety – an easy name
  140. Stitch – a cool name
  141. Silvy – because your hamster is just a tiny silver
  142. Snookums – a sweet sounding name
  143. Tufty – for a super sweet hamster
  144. Tucker – a good name for a hamster
  145. Troubles – for a hamster that is always getting into trouble
  146. Teddy – for delightful hamsters
  147. Tank – a name given to large animals and ironic when given to a hamster
  148. Twinkles – for a hamster that looks like little twinkle bells
  149. Twitches – for a hamster that loves to move around
  150. Tinkerbell – for a hamster that is tiny and cute
  151. Tut – a silly hamster name
  152. Tiny – for a cute, miniature hamster
  153. Taz – a cute name
  154. Tigger – for a hamster that loves to jump around
  155. Ursa – an interesting name for a hamster
  156. Valentine – for a hamster that is a Valentine’s day gift
  157. Vanilla – for a hamster that is as sweet as vanilla
  158. Venus – a great name for a girl hamster
  159. Waffles – for a hamster that loves to eat waffles
  160. Wave – a great name for a hamster that loves to play around
  161. Willow – a unique hamster name
  162. Winnie – a cute name for a girl hamster
  163. Weezy – a cute name
  164. Whiskers – a cute name if your hamster has long whiskers
  165. Xavier – an interesting name for a hamster
  166. Xanadu – this is a unique sounding name to give your hamster
  167. Yeller – cute
  168. Yogi – your hamster reminds you of yogi bear
  169. Yellow – for a yellow colored hamster
  170. Zack – a good name for a boy hamster
  171. Zelda – a pretty name
  172. Zola – a cute short name for a hamster
  173. Zip – a name that is short and easy
  174. Zoey – a favorite name of mine for a hamster

Unique hamster names

Exotic and unique names for male and female hamsters
  1. Tiny– You can go very literal with your naming.
  2. Fuzzy– You may want an adorable name like this.
  3. Snuggles– This is another great, adorable name.
  4. Pipsqueak– This brings to mind a small creature, a mouse, and something that makes a bit of noise.
  5. Chase– Try this for a fast hamster.
  6. Cheddar– You may want a mouse-themed name.
  7. Sunstreak– A fun, unique name for a hamster with light coloring.
  8. Cheese– Does your hamster love cheese? You may want to go with this name.
  9. Moonbeam– This is a good choice for a lighter colored hamster.
  10. Lil’ Bit– A good pick for a small hamster.
  11. Lucky– This classic hamster’s name is always a smart choice.
  12. Max– This is another very common hamster’s name that lots of people like to use.
  13. Nibbles– Try this one for a cute hamster that loves its food.
  14. Nutmeg– You can use this for a hamster that is red or brown.
  15. Peanut– We love using this name for shorter hamsters.
  16. Spice– If your hamster has a spicy attitude.
  17. Squeaky– A good name for a rodent hamster.
  18. Waffles– This fun name always gets some laughs.
  19. Wizzy– This is another good speedy name that’s just so fun.
  20. Zippy– Speedy names are good for most hamsters.
  21. Blur– Did we mention that we love speedy names?
  22. Lightning– You could give your hamster an imposing name like this.
  23. Ash– Here is a good one for a hamster with some grey coloring.
  24. Bama– This has some exotic flavor to it that we love.
  25. Tic Tac– We like this one for smaller hamsters, and you could use it as a pairs
  26. Wozzy– This fun name is likely to be quite unique.

Funny Hamster Names

funny hamster names
  1. Chewy– Silly names like this are always a good choice for hamsters.
  2. Pee Wee– Try this for a smaller hamster.
  3. Spaz– This name is great for hamsters with a strong personality that are just ridiculous to watch moving about.
  4. Midnight– You may want to go with this if your hamster has some darker
    coloring.
  5. Marshmallow– A good choice for a lighter colored hamster.
  6. Brownie– For your hamster that has brown coloring.
  7. Snickerdoodle– A completely silly name that we love.
  8. Skittles– Fun food names can be so silly and adorable.
  9. Fiddle– This is a great cutesy name that kind of stands out.
  10. Toodles– Cuter hamsters often deserve very cute names like this.
  11. Bunny– For hamsters that like to jump around.
  12. Plucky– For a hamster with an adventurous attitude.
  13. Bounce– Give this name to a hamster who likes to jump.
  14. Nutty– For that crazy hamster you can’t help but love.

Black Hamster Names

Black Hamster Names
  1. Batman– Why not go with this dark superhero name for your hamster?
  2. Berry– Short for blackberry.
  3. Blackbeard– A pirate name might be a good fit.
  4. Blackfoot– This Native American name could be a good choice as well.
  5. Blackie– Literal color names can work well.
  6. Blackjack– Like the weapon or the card game.
  7. Blake– A version of “black” in some languages.
  8. Darth Vader– This dark Star Wars character might be right for your hamster’s name.
  9. Dracula– You could go with this supernatural creature.
  10. Flint– The stone flint is very dark.
  11. Genghis Khan– You can’t get much darker than this historical conqueror.
  12. Ghost Rider– You could use a supernatural hero’s name for your hamster.
  13. Ichabod– A character from the dark tale The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.
  14. Johnny Cash– The singer was known as the man in black.
  15. Kylo Ren– You could use a different dark Star Wars character.
  16. Lord Voldemort– Wizards make for good namesakes for black pet hamsters.
  17. Nevermore– This famous literary line is from a story about black hamster.

White Hamster Names

White Hamster Names
  1. Hoover – A very rare kind of a name for a white pet hamster
  2. Freddie – Name of a famous children`s cartoon character
  3. Monty – A handsome name for your hunky white hamster
  4. Buck – A popular and very relevant name for a pet hamster
  5. Poppy – For your sweet-white hamster
  6. Juniper – A made up name with a nice ring to it
  7. Mario – A very catchy name with a groovy touch to it
  8. Buttercup – A perfect name which incorporates the cuteness of your white hamster
  9. Abby – A cute name with a pretty sound to it
  10. Chica – A name with a groovy Spanish touch to it
  11. Abel – A new and a rare kind of a name
  12. Andy – A common and a simple name for your pet hamster.
  13. Billy – Sounds like a name for a cat, but is fit for a hamster
  14. Boots – You had Puss in boots and now you have hamsters in boots
  15. Jazz – For white pet hamsters who has an ear for jazz
  16. Jesse – A perfect name from your female hamster
  17. Eddy – A common name used for every kind of hamster
  18. Pip – Perfectly fits the physique of the animal
  19. Peter – Another name derived from a cartoon character
  20. Maddie – A feminine name for your female pet hamster

Black and White Hamster Names

Black and White Hamster Names
  1. Agent J– You could name your hamster after the wise-cracking agent from Men in Black
  2. Agent K– Or you could choose the more somber and experienced agent from the same franchise.
  3. Butler– The typical attire of a butler is a black and white suit.
  4. Charlie Chaplin– An actor famous for his black and white movies.
  5. Chip– Like chocolate chip cookies, and it is an utterly cute name.
  6. Felix– A famous black and white cat from cartoons.
  7. Figaro– The black and white cat that follows Minnie Mouse around.
  8. James Bond– The spy who famously dresses in black and white.
  9. Mickey– You might want to choose the name of the popular Disney mascot.
  10. Ninja– Good choice for hamsters with mostly dark markings.
  11. Rocket– Like the Marvel character Rocket Raccoon.
  12. Rorschach– Like the psychological inkblot test or the comic book character.
  13. Snoopy– This is a good one for hamsters that are mostly white, like the comic strip dog.
  14. Sylvester– This Looney Tunes character is an obvious choice for a black and white hamster name.

Grey Hamster Names

Grey Hamster Names
  1. Misty– This is a nice option or for a grey or white rabbit.
  2. Foggy– For grey rabbits.
  3. Stormy– A nice name for rabbits that are grey or black.
  4. Silver– This metal has mystical connotations and is a good namesake for white or grey snakes.
  5. Daffy– The famous cartoon.
  6. Don Juan– You might want to name your gray hamster after the famous Latin lover.
  7. Gumby– This works well for any gray hamster, after the silly cartoon character.
  8. King– Royal names will make your hamster seem distinguished.
  9. Bubbles– This name sounds both fun and distinguished.
  10. Pedro– This classic Latin name is a lot of fun for pet hamsters.

Hamster Fruit and Vegetables Pet Names

Hamster Fruit and Vegetables Pet Names
  1. Cucumber – Part of the gourd family and some consider it to be a fruit
  2. Tomato – Usually bright and red color fruit.
  3. Prune – A dried plum
  4. Nectarine – Contain a smooth skin peach
  5. Persimmon – Is a bright orange small fruit
  6. Muscadine – Ideal for making grape butter, jelly, jam and preserves
  7. Rambutan – This fruit is similar to lychee.
  8. Seville – Commonly known as the bitter orange
  9. Blackcurrant – A tart berry that can be eaten with brown sugar for sweetness
  10. Date – A brown and oblong edible fruit of a palm
  11. Alfalfa – Is a plant that’s often grown to feed livestock.
  12. Dandelion – Also called lion’s tooth
  13. Juniper – It’s a small evergreen shrub
  14. Beans – Also a name of a saint in the Breviary of Aberdeen.
  15. Iceburg – A leaf vegetable that contains few nutrients
  16. Pumpkin – Smooth and slightly ribbed skin with deep yellow to orange color.
  17. Bok Choy – Cantonese word for “white vegetable”
  18. Jalepeno – Spanish for “Jalapa” (or Xalapa) the capital of Veracruz, Mexico.
  19. Radish – An edible root vegetable.
  20. Carrot – A root vegetable and mostly orange in color.

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

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Doron Wolffberg

Doron is the Founder and Head of Growth at Werellaboutpets.com. He’s used his expertise in digital publishing and marketing to help other pet parents make informed decisions about their pets’ health and wellbeing since 2015.
62 Comments
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    Ally

    Toast or toastie

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    Mason

    I love these names

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    Noelley

    Also and name could be Discy or Disco

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    Lexi

    I named my hamster winne the fufu

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      Emily

      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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        chase

        yess! doing it right

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    ann

    i like Sam,harmony,cakey, or brustel!

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      Harmony R

      Harmony is my name!

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    Hollie

    Trevor

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    Lily

    so cute I'm naming mine creampuff or marshmellow

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    Natille Spiram

    Spice!

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    Marilyn Manson

    What about Phenix?

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      Ellis

      u spelt pheonix wrong

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        Ellie’s mom

        You spelt Phoenix wrong too...

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          MeLikeBobatea:3

          oof

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          Mikq

          Lol

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      bad website

      That is so bad so I am just get a hamster name on another website because it is just food name so yeah

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    Why

    Who would name there hamster Keyboard

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      Strawbxrry Milq

      Yes. Why...?

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    Jayden Bransfield Frazer

    Fang

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    Jadyn

    Chibbles fo surre

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    Emma

    how about meatball

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    Sarran

    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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    Faith❤️

    stripes

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    Keyboard The Hamster

    Why is a recommended name Spaz ?

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      Hello

      Idk spastic

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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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    Ava

    which name is better Hamsey or Toasty for a hamster who is white with brown spots

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      The person who cant name their hamster

      Smore you small brain SMORE.

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        ?

        dude chill

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    Shandre Groenewald

    Since they lovvee eating so much how about basil, sage or even cashew.

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    Lilah woolford

    I have a black and white hamster named miss. Pickles, just a suggestion

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    Sara

    I like the name Pancake

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      Rylee

      My nickname is pancakes

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      Milly

      I am 11 I'm going to get a hamster a girl and I'm thinking about calling it Minnie or pumpkin

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    MeLikeBobatea:3

    I like the name "Mocha"

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    Susan Holland

    Thank you sooo much I love you ❤️

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    Claire

    I really like caramel, cheerio, and biscuit

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    joy

    bubble

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    Annet

    I will get a brown hamster soon and I'm gonna name him cocoa

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      Estelle

      If I got a brown hamster I would call him choco, as in short for chocolate.

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    Rylee

    I got two hamsters and the girl name is autumn and the boy is named biscuit

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    Audrey

    Why don't you have Mr. Hamster as a option

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    Audrey

    Mr. Hamster

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    Kinley M

    I'm Getting a Calico Syrian Hamster on Aug 3,any ideas for names? I was Thinking Bailey

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    Emily

    oopppp

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    Anthony

    I love the name Terrence

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    shitty titty

    How about shat

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    Estelle

    I am getting a hamster today and I want to call it stich, but my sister wants to call it waffles. How do I convince her to change her mind?

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    Estelle

    I am getting a hamster today and I want to call it stich, but my sister wants to call it waffles. How do I convince her to change her mind?

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    Estelle

    If I got a brown hamster I would call him choco, as in short for chocolate.

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    kennedy holzman

    my baby boy who is a syrian is named koh

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    cameron

    jewel. jewel was the name of my old hamster she was black.

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    alisha

    I picked nibbles and angel im getting a hamster for my birthday im turning 13 januray 5

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    Just an Idea...

    I named my hamsters Synva, Malen, and Zane.

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    Phoneizplayz

    Um... I don't really know. And also Goldenpelt? It's my sugestion!

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    Gendercreative

    Hey Montana Weiserber I love the name suki! My dwarf hamsters name is Freya. And Silk reminds me are you a avatar the last surrender fan? I am!

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    Gendercreative

    Sorry! Avatar the last Airbender

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    Gendercreative

    Montana weiserber are you a avatar the last airbender

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    Gendercreative

    Fan

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    #hamster life

    Maybe jellybean

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    Sammi

    I think choose any name u feel that suits your pet, not necessarily have to be from lists. Either choose base on their colours or personalities. Our first hamster, we named it Moshi. Sadly he passed away 2 days ago. We miss him. Good luck with the names.

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