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Popular Hamster Names

Popular hamster names come in all shapes and sizes. Standard names like Max, Arnold, Alfonzo, Daisy and Duncan are popular choices. Skittles, Skeeter, Bugsy, Barbie and Bibbles are just as likely to be the fun choices for a hamster’s name.

Cute versus Standard

Popular Hamster Names

Names for hamsters come from a multitude of sources: cartoons, television shows and even baby name books. Cute names appeal to children, particularly girls. A girl purchasing a hamster is just as likely to name her hamster after a favorite character in a book (Trixie, Junie B., Cuddles, Cupcake, Chrissa) or a television character (Drake, Josh, Carly, Hannah, Montana) and more.

Boys are less likely to go for the cutesy names. Standard names include Alex, Chuck, Barney, Casey and Danny. A popular chapter book series features the adventures of an intrepid hamster named Freddy, so that name is increasing in popularity for both boys and girls. When it comes to picking out a name for a hamster, it’s important to choose a name that has meaning for you. Hamsters do not typically answer to their name the way a dog or a cat will, but that doesn’t mean you should not name them.

Naming Duos

Because hamsters are so cute, when bought in pairs they really lend themselves to cute duo naming conventions like salt and pepper, Minnie and Mickey, Donald and Daisy, and Rock and Roll. Naming hamsters after comic book pairings is another popular hamster names convention including Batman and Robin, Zan and Janna, Marvin and Wendy, Lois and Clark and more. Naming a pair of hamsters is sometimes easier than naming just one.

When picking out the right name for a hamster, it may mean spending some time getting to know the hamster’s personality. After all, naming a shy and scared hamster Thunder may seem funny at first, but irony isn’t always the best way to choose a name.

Name Sources

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Popular Hamster Names

Some of the more popular hamster names come from multiple sources like Lord of the Rings, Nickelodeon, Disney movies and history:

  • Biscuit
  • Blitz
  • Boots
  • Bright Eyes
  • Brownie
  • Bruno
  • Bubba
  • Bubbles
  • Buster
  • Callie
  • Casey
  • Chance
  • Cheech
  • Cheeks
  • Chewy
  • Chico
  • Chomper
  • Chong
  • Chubby
  • Cleo
  • Cookie
  • Corey
  • Cosmo
  • Cotton
  • Cuddles
  • Cupcake
  • Daisy
  • Dolly
  • Domino
  • Dora
  • Echo
  • Einstein
  • Elmo
  • Emily
  • Fawn
  • Flubber
  • Fluffy
  • Franklin
  • Freddy
  • Friday
  • Frodo
  • Furby
  • Fuzzy
  • Gabby
  • Garfield
  • Googles
  • Hambert
  • Hamlet
  • Hammy
  • Hamtaro
  • Harry
  • Homer
  • Houdini
  • Ivy
  • Izzy
  • Jacob
  • Jasmine
  • Jasper
  • Jemima
  • Jojo
  • Jules
  • Kujo
  • Leo
  • Little Dude
  • Lucky
  • Max
  • Nibble
  • Nina
  • Peaches
  • Peanut
  • Peppy Pip Squeak
  • Poppet
  • Pumpkin
  • Rambo
  • Rocky
  • Rosie
  • Roxey
  • Sadie
  • Scabbers
  • Shaggy
  • Skip
  • Skipper
  • Skittles
  • Sphinx
  • Stardust
  • Stitch
  • Tiko
  • Trixie
  • Walla-Walla
  • Whiskers
  • Zippy
  • Zoey

Whatever you name your new furry friend, make sure you are committed to taking proper care of it. Little Ham-ham or Cosmo is counting on you.