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Hamster Name Generator

Hamsters make a great pet, and if you’re welcoming this tiny furball into your home, you’ll want to check out the top hamster names.

Fortunately, you’re in luck because we have 215+ amazing ideas that are perfect for your new pint-sized pal.

Hamsters measure only 2-5 inches and weigh a mere ounce or two, but they certainly take up a large space in the hearts of their owners. Hamster parents enjoy the animal’s docile, sweet personality and active instincts.

As with any pet, the first thing you do when you welcome a hamster into your home is find a great name for it. We’ve rounded up the best hamster names that are popular, cool, funny, famous and more.

Are you ready for the ultimate inspiration? Here is our guide to naming your new furry friend!

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Top Hamster Names

The following ideas represent the top hamster names right now. They’re a mix of classic monikers along with up-and-coming names you need to check out.

Finding the right animal name isn’t easy, but it helps to start with the top hamster names and branch out from there. These popular names are beloved by hamster owners, and for good reason.

Take a look at the list and see if any are right for you and your new pet.

Top Female Hamster Names

  1. Amber
  2. Ash
  3. Bella
  4. Buttercup
  5. Cinnamon
  6. Cookie
  7. Cupcake
  8. Daisy
  9. Ember
  10. Fernie
  11. Fifi
  12. Fluffy
  13. Ginger
  14. Harper
  15. Hazel
  16. Isla
  17. Kona
  18. Lola
  19. Luna
  20. Misty
  21. Nibbles
  22. Patches
  23. Pepper
  24. Piper
  25. Poppy
  26. Roxy
  27. Ruby
  28. Whiskers
  29. Willow
  30. Winnie

Top Male Hamster Names

  1. Biscuit
  2. Brody
  3. Bruno
  4. Cheeks
  5. Cody
  6. Copper
  7. Dexter
  8. Duncan
  9. Einstein
  10. Felix
  11. Finn
  12. Fluffy
  13. Hamilton
  14. Hamlet
  15. Hammy
  16. Jax
  17. Koda
  18. Leo
  19. Louie
  20. Lucky
  21. Maverick
  22. Nibbles
  23. Patches
  24. Pip
  25. Rex
  26. Robin
  27. Rocky
  28. Teddy
  29. Toby
  30. Whiskers
  31. Zorro
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Cute Hamster Names

Just how adorable is a hamster? These cute creatures are certainly easy on the eyes.

First, there’s the itty bitty body. Their tiny build makes for a small and sweet pet. And the fluffy fur adds to the aesthetic.

Then there’s the large, soulful eyes and tiny button nose with whiskers galore.

And of course, the small little paws. Have you ever seen anything cuter than this?

All of these attributes add up to an incredibly cute creature, which is why cute hamster names are a great fit.

Here is a list of adorable ideas that are perfect for a cute critter like the hamster.

  • Abby
  • Alfie
  • Alpine
  • Angel
  • Archie
  • Arlo
  • Artie
  • Arizona
  • Autumn
  • Avery
  • Bailey
  • Barney
  • Becks
  • Bernie
  • Boots
  • Brodie
  • Brownie
  • Bucky
  • Buttons
  • Carmel
  • Cece
  • Charlie
  • Chester
  • Chestnut
  • Chip
  • Cinnamon
  • Cookie
  • Copper
  • Cora
  • Cosmo
  • Digby
  • Earnest
  • Eddie
  • Edison
  • Elmo
  • Eva
  • Evelyn
  • Fergus
  • Ferris
  • Finch
  • Fitz
  • Fonzie
  • Frankie
  • Fuzzy
  • Hazel
  • Henry
  • Hope
  • Iris
  • Ivy
  • Jasper
  • Jojo
  • Juliet
  • Kit
  • Kitkat
  • Miles
  • Moon
  • Monty
  • Newton
  • Oswald
  • Otis
  • Otto
  • Pearl
  • Pixel
  • Rascal
  • Red
  • Ridley
  • Rigby
  • Ripley
  • Rooney
  • Rose
  • Russell
  • Sandy
  • Scarlett
  • Scout
  • Sheldon
  • Skip
  • Spice
  • Taco
  • Tinkerbell
  • Toby
  • Yuki
  • Zoe
  • Zooey
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Funny Hamster Names

Do you pride yourself on your sense of humor? If the answer is yes, you’ll love these funny hamster names!

The world needs more laughter these days, and one way to contribute is by giving your new hamster a name that makes people laugh out loud.

As you’ll see, we love a name that packs in a pun. Our ideas also include names that are goofy, silly and downright zany.

If you’re ready for a good laugh, read on for funny hamster names.

  • Abrahamster Lincoln
  • Cheeks
  • Cheeto
  • Fluffernutter
  • John Hamm
  • Hamburger
  • Hamilton
  • Hammy
  • Hamm Starr
  • Hampton
  • Ham Solo
  • MC Hammer
  • Mr. Nibbles
  • Napoleon
  • Rambo
  • Sir Squeaks-a-Lot
  • Tank
  • Thor
  • Waffles
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Cool Hamster Names

Next up: cool hamster names that are stylish, trendy and fun.

After all, hamsters are pretty cool creatures, so why shouldn’t they have a cool sounding name?

We think this awesome animal is worthy of a cool name. If you agree, explore these cool hamster names.

  • Ace
  • Alpine
  • Apollo
  • Archer
  • Aurora
  • Blaze
  • Boomer
  • Bowie
  • Bugsy
  • Bullseye
  • Chewie
  • Chomper
  • Denver
  • Dre
  • Duke
  • Dutch
  • Ember
  • Flame
  • Flash
  • Ghost
  • Gizmo
  • Harley
  • Hendrix
  • Hunter
  • Indie
  • Jazz
  • Kai
  • Kona
  • Loki
  • Marley
  • Milan
  • Mystic
  • Oakley
  • Prince
  • Rebel
  • Redford
  • Remy
  • Riley
  • Ringo
  • Rio
  • Rowan
  • Royal
  • Rusty
  • Ryder
  • Sherlock
  • Skye
  • Spaz
  • Sydney
  • Tex
  • Thor
  • Vixen
  • Wheeler
  • York
  • Zelda
  • Zorro
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Famous Hamster Names

Believe it or not, hamsters have appeared in movies, TV shows, cartoons and more.

As you look for names, you could draw inspiration from famous hamsters. (Yes, there are famous hamsters!)

Maybe you recognize some of these characters. If that’s the case, you should definitely consider naming your new pet after one of them.

Or they could be brand new to you. If you like the name, look into the character more and see what you think.

Ultimately, we think you’ll feel inspired from this list of famous hamster names, and you may just walk away with a name that fits your furry friend.

  • Cheeks – Wild Kratts
  • Doctor Hamster – Peppa Pig
  • Ebichu – Ebichu
  • Fang – Horrid Henry
  • Geo – The Loud House
  • Hamtaro – Hamtaro
  • Hamzou – The Idolmaster
  • Marion – Bounty Hamster
  • Peepi – Invader Zim
  • Penfold – Danger Mouse
  • Rhino – Bolt
  • Snowball – Pinky and the Brain
  • Twiggy – The Powerpuff Girls
  • Trip Hamston – Littlest Pet Shop

Final Thoughts

We hope you found inspiration from these hamster names and walk away with a favorite or two.

Which ideas topped the list for you? Or maybe you even found the name perfect for your new pet.

When naming any animal, it’s always a good idea to save the name that you like as you go along. Later, you can narrow it down to your favorite.

And how do you narrow it down, you may ask? Check out these tips and tricks.

How Do You Pick The Right Name?

Here’s an important question: how do you know if you’ve picked the right name for your hamster?

These tips can help narrow down your search:

  • Is it easy to say? Some names are great on paper but tough to pronounce in everyday life. Before you become set on a name, make sure it rolls off the tongue because after all, you’ll be saying it many times once the hamster joins your family!
  • Does it fit your hamster? Check to see if the name matches your hamster’s personality and appearance before committing to a name.
  • Say it out loud. Can you imagine saying the name out loud? If not, then it’s not the right choice. Move on and select something more appropriate.
  • And finally, trust your gut. Ask any new pet owner: when you find the right name, you’ll know it!