Hamsters are no usual pets!
As much as these adorable creatures deserve all your attention, they also need a perfect name that suits their tiny existence.
Baby hamster names can be tricky, especially if your hamsters are like your child to you.
You can choose the best name for your hamster in many ways, like choosing one that suits their personality and overall appearance. The choices are unlimited as there are no restrictions, and you can even name them after your loved ones!
In this article, we will provide you all the different ways to select the best name for your furry friend, as well as a vast library of best names to choose from.
How to Name a Hamster (Video)
How to identify cute hamster names?
Hamster’s cuteness, their tiny adorable physique, easy bonding, quiet nature, and easy affordability make them wonderful pets to have.
People find difficulties in choosing the best name for their hamsters because they don’t want to leave any stone unturned when selecting the best name for their fluffy friend.
The use of your imagination and creativity will play the most important role in finding the best name for your beloved friend.
We have compiled a list of things to consider before you make your final decision regarding the best name for your cute little hamster friend.
1. Name them based on their color
Choosing a name based on the color of your cute little hamster is one of the easiest ways to name them.
For orange color hamsters, you can name them orange or pumpkin, for pure white color the name snowflake will suit them perfectly, the name Hershey will suit the brown color hamsters, etc.
2. Name them based on their coat
Their coat pattern allows you to select the best name that suits their patterns.
Hamsters with black spots can be called panda, or lined black and for white and black lined hamsters zebra will be a perfect name.
3. Name them based on their personality
Yes, you can name them based on their personality traits, but first, you have to study and identify their traits accurately carefully.
Devil, Flash, Tic-tac, twinkle, etc. are great choices when it comes to naming your fluffy friend based on their personality traits.
4. No restrictions on selection
There are no restrictions on selecting the name for your hamsters; you can choose to name them after the people you most admired, like a movie star, sports star, public figure, etc.
Or, you can go even beyond and choose a name from a different culture, language, etc.
Continue reading to see our lists of cute names based on gender, appearance, personality, food, cartoon characters, etc.
🐹 Hamster Name Ideas for Every Kind of Hamster
Check out this cute video below that i recently found:
Cute Names for Female Hamsters
A lot of people ask me, “what should I name my female hamster?”
A pretty hamster lady rightfully deserves a pretty name that complements her beauty.
A simpler name that can be easily pronounced, and best describes her charm and personality will be the best choice.
See our list of cutest female hamster names to select the best one for your fluffy friend:
Do you like our female hamster names collection? Then you should also check out our cutest collection of names for male hamsters.
Cute Names for Male Hamsters
Just like the female hamsters, male hamsters deserve the name that best suits their naughty and rough & tough personality.
Male hamsters are very playful, naughty, and active, so a playful name will best suit their active nature.
See our list of cutest name for your male hamsters and select the one that best represents them.
That’s all for our list of cute male hamster names, see the next list of our collection of unisex names for your cute hamsters.
Cute Unisex Names for Your Hamster
There are some names that can be given to both male & female hamsters.
The following list will provide you ample options if you are considering giving your fluffy friend a unisex name:
|Skittles||Snow Ball||Sugar cookie|
Cute Dwarf Hamster Names
Male and female dwarf hamster names are quite popular among owners.
It would be nice to give these hamsters names which are from the famous in the country of their origin.
Following list provides you some cute names to give to your dwarf hamster:
|Love Bug||Napolean||Ricky Bobby|
Cute Hamster Names by Their Colors
As discussed at the start of the article, it is the easiest way to name your cutie little hamster.
Hamster has some unique color variations, and look so adorable, so naming them based on their color is a great idea.
The following list contains some cute names for your hamster based on their color.
Cute Hamster Names Based on Their Looks
Every hamster looks beautiful and adorable in their way, but many have certain unique characteristics about their looks that stand apart from others.
Some have extremely beautiful eyes, some are fluffier than others, etc. so naming them on those special characteristics is a good choice to make, as everyone will be able to recognize them by their name.
Following list contains some of the cutest names for your hamsters based on their appearance:
Cute Hamster Names Based on Their Behavior
Hamsters are very active and naughty, especially the male ones are the naughtiest, and they just keep running around their cage and keep you entertained.
They can even be quite affectionate towards their owners. Don’t believe me? Check out my article on whether hamsters like to cuddle.
By spending enough quality time with your cute little hamster, you will be able to identify their behaviors and it’s a great way to identify a cute name for them.
The following list will provide you the most famous names for hamsters based on their behavioral traits.
Cute Hamster Names Based on Foods
You can name your cute little fluffy friend based on food items which you love, or they most resemble.
Our list contains some cutest food names you can give to your little friend:
Cute Hamster Names Based on Gems
Gems are precious and so are your cute little hamsters for you.
Naming your hamsters based on the gems is a great way to show how precious they are to you and how much you love them.
The following list contains the names of the precious gems you can choose for your little friend.
Cute Hamster Names Based on Flowers
Naming your cute little friends after some beautiful flowers are a great option too.
See our list to check out the names and select the one that best describes your little hamster.
Cute Hamster Names Based on Famous Movie, TV & Book Characters
Ever loved a character from a movie, TV show or a book so much that you wished to rename yourself or your loved one after it.
It’s your chance to fulfill your wish by giving your munchkin the name of your favorite character from a movie, TV or any book you read. I mean, who doesn’t like Disney hamster names?
For your convenience we have divided these names by gender, one table will feature all the famous names for girls and others will contain boy names.
1. For Girls
2. For Boys
Variations on “Hamster”
- Ham Ham
Tips for Naming Your Hamster
- Choose a short name for your little friend maximum two syllables for easy pronouncing, yes, of course, you can choose a lengthy name as well but be ready to give the reasons behind that name to everyone.
- Your cute little hamster friends are not cat and dogs, and they are usually less responsive to their names, so choose a name that has some special meaning for you or the one you like the most.
- Always name them according to their gender, like a cute boy hamster name should be selected from the boy’s collection and the pretty girl hamster should be named accordingly as well.
- Well, what happens if you don’t name them according to their gender, be ready to answer the awkward questions and give thorough explanations about your naming process and final decision.
- It’s ideal to select a few names before you decide to buy the hamster, all breeders’ shows you pictures and even videos of their cute little hamsters that make the names selection process easy based on their appearance.
- Ideally, you should name them the moment you purchase them and avoid someone else to call your cute little hamster something else, and having it stick.
- Choose the name carefully and think twice even thrice before making your final decision, and once you have made the decision stick with it for dear life.
- Because it’s difficult enough to make your hamster respond to a single name, but imagine if you continuously start to change their name every week or month, this will only make your hamster more confuse and you should forget about them responding to their name.
- Use your imagination and creativity in selecting the best name for your little hammy, as it will be fun times explaining your peers about the naming process.
Getting Help from Your Hamster in Picking Its Name
As you can see the collection of cute names for your little hamster is full of different options, and you might still find difficulty in choosing the best one, or you might have gotten stuck between a few special names.
No worries, we have some interesting and fun ways in which you can let your hamster help you decide its’ name.
1. The “hamster-on-the-loose” game
Is your little hammy is a curious explorer that, given the opportunity, wanders around the house to explore its surroundings?
Then assign the names of your selection to different parts of the house/rooms. Select an appropriate time and let the little hammy loose for a few minutes.
You can define the criteria that whether the first place they go towards should be the name choice or the place they end up in when the allotted time assigned by you ends.
2. Let your hamster eat its name (seriously!)
Stuck with a few names and can’t let your hamster loose because of its extremely naughty nature? Write those names on a paper plate with proper spacing to easily identify your little hammy selection.
Place different foods or treats like a cracker with one name, a portion of pet food with the other, choose the name written with the first choice of food your little hammy goes for.
3. Use a hamster ball
Still unable to choose the best name? Worry not; we have another method for you but for that, you need to have a hamster ball.
Write your selection of cute names on sticky notes and place them on the hamster ball, let your hammy play with it. Whichever sticky note falls first to the ground/cage should then be selected as its name for the lifetime.
Do male or female hamsters make better pets? It is very important to consider each gender’s personality before making an important decision on taking their ownership.
The male hamsters are known for having a mellow personality, which is ideal for you if you are considering them as pets for your children, as they are easy to handle and take care of in comparison to their opposite gender.
Female hamsters, on the other hand, are often more aggressive in nature, but that doesn’t mean that every female is the same, the aggressiveness level may vary differently across individual animals.
Do hamsters get lonely? The simplest answer to this most commonly asked question is no; your little hamsters don’t get lonely.
The reason for that is that, although they are often kept as pets, they are desert animals.
They don’t like to share their things with other hamsters due to living in the desert where water and food resources are very limited, and they have to protect their resources and territory from other hamsters.
It is recommended to keep only one hamster per cage, in order to avoid some nasty fighting which often ends with the death of one of them, Syrian hamsters are well renowned for this type of brawls.
Do hamsters like attention? They certainly require less attention than most of the other pets, like dogs, cats, etc.
But they do require some attention from you daily by providing them daily care, and fulfill their need for feeding.
Hamsters prefer living alone due to their desert origins, and they bond very well with their owners and prefer a lot of stimulation activities, so be ready to play with them on a daily basis if you want to strengthen your bond with your cute little hammy.