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Quirky and cute hamster names
Hamsters are one of the most popular pets for beginners, and hamsters, like cats and dogs, can show affection to their owners. Your hamster, who is also recognized for being quite bright, may be able to come when their name is called. That is, we understand how important it is to find the greatest fit! There’s no need to worry; we’ve got you covered.
3 quick tips to help you name your hamster
- Take your time and think about it: It might be insightful and intriguing to think about your pet’s name for a few days before naming it! Most people have difficulty naming their hamsters, so don’t worry; take your time!
- It should reflect their personality or traits: Depending on how well you know your hamster, you might want to think about naming your hamster after one of their personality traits. If they’re stubborn, give them a name like “Romeo,” the stubborn little gentleman!
- Not too hard or too long: There are many of fantastic hamster names out there, but avoid those that are extremely long or difficult to pronounce. It might make for a good story now, but it won’t be as entertaining when you shout out the hamster’s name and they don’t react.
Below we have compiled a list of the best and cutest hamster names including our favorites for females and males, and a few based on the most common colors.
Female hamster names
Male hamster names
Inspired hamster names
Some owners may be inspired to choose their pets name based on their furry exterior. Although hamsters may come in a variety of beautiful coat colors, we have selected the most imaginative and popular hamster names and grouped together for you to check out.
Brown hamster names
Likely the most common of the bunch, here are our favorite brown inspired hamster names:
Grey and white hamster names
Names that sound as dreamy because your hamster looks, here are a few grey and white inspired hamster names:
Black hamster names
Nothing like a cool, slightly mysterious, and very cute hamster name. Should you have a jet black hamster and want his name to reflect it, read on for our top black hamster names:
Orange hamster names
Sweet and delectable – just like your new pet, below are our suggestions for an orange hamster name:
- Corn Nellious
Hamster names inspired by movies
Since they are considered a beginner pet, children are typically the proud owners of hamsters. We’ve made a quick mention of the most notable hamster characters below:
- Rhino (Bolt)
- Myron (Secret Life of Pets 2)
- Cheeks (Wild Kratts)
- Doctor Hamster (Peppa Pig)
- Hamtaro (Hamtaro)
- Fang (Horrid Henry)
Bonus: Scientific Name for a Hamster
Although there are 19 different species, the general scientific name for a hamster is Cricetinae. Name inspiration can come from the movies and cartoons they watch. We now understand why they are more commonly (and easily) referred to as hamsters! However, if you’re looking for something a bit more unique, you could always name your new furball “Crice” or “Tinae.”
Finding the right name for your hamster
Hamster name searching can be quite the task, but we hope that our list of the best hamster names has got your wheels spinning. Whether you’ve chosen something based on your little one’s personality, or their distinctive coloring – we are sure they will nibble it right up!
If you want more helpful advice on looking after your hamster, including tips on food, toys, accessories and accommodation, add a comment below to let us know!
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