300+ Cute Hamster Names For Male & Female Hamsters

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.

Selecting the perfect name for your hamster offers numerous options, such as picking a name that aligns with their personality and appearance. With limitless choices and no constraints, you can even opt for names inspired by your dear ones!

This article will present a variety of methods for choosing the ideal name for your furry companion, along with an extensive collection of top-notch names to consider.

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.

Many individuals encounter challenges when picking the perfect name for their hamsters, as they want to ensure no option is overlooked in their quest to find the most fitting name for their adorable companion.

Your imagination and creativity are key to finding the best name for your beloved little pal.

We’ve put together a checklist to help you before you make your final choice for the perfect name for your adorable hamster friend.

Name Them Based on Their Color

Picking a name according to your cute hamster’s color is a simple naming approach.

For orange color hamsters, you can name them orange or pumpkin. For pure white color, the name Snowflake will suit them perfectly. And the name Hershey will suit brown color hamsters, etc.

Name Them Based on Their Coat


Their coat pattern can guide you in choosing a suitable name that matches their unique markings.

For hamsters with black spots, “Panda” could be a great choice, while those with alternating black and white lines might suit the name “Zebra.”

Name Them Based on Their Personality


Certainly, naming based on personality traits is an option, but it requires careful observation and accurate assessment.

Names like “Devil,” “Flash,” “Tic-tac,” and “Twinkle” are wonderful options when choosing a name that aligns with your fluffy friend’s personality.

No Restriction 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.

Keep reading to explore our collections of adorable names categorized by gender, appearance, personality, food, cartoon characters, and more.

🐹 Hamster Name Ideas for Every Kind of Hamster
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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?”

An adorable hamster lady rightfully deserves a pretty name that complements her cute little personality.

A simpler name that can be easily pronounced and best describes her charm will be the best choice.

See our list of cutest female hamster names to select the best one for your fluffy friend:

AngelAmberAbby
AliceAngelinaAshley
AnnaAshesAmelia
BeansBellaButterscotch
BubblesBlondieBonita
BaileyBlossomBrownie
BebeBarbieCoco
ChristieCamillaClaire
ClementineCarolineCutie
CheeksJoannaCupcake
ChocolateCreampuffDiane
DaphneDaisyDinky
DollyDoraElisha
EllaElizabethEve
ElmoEmeElaine
ElexieFionaFurry
FantineFloraFluffy
Foo FooFurballFancy
FrecklesGypsyGeorgia
GreeceGracieGoldilocks
GloriaGingerGizmo
GloryHoneyHolly
HelgaHazelHannah
IvyIrisJamie
JulietJessiSnow White
JosephineJingleJoanne
JanJoyKatrina
KylaKatieKate
KirbyKittyLucy
LacyLanaLucky
LuluMimiMaggy
MillieMandiMona
NutmegNibblesPearl
PinkyPumpkinPeaches
PepperRubyRosie
RobertaSophiaSnow white
SweetySugarSmokey
TinkerbellTwistTorrie
VivaVictoriaWhiskas
XenonXenaXana
YoninaZoeZippy

Do you like our female hamster names collection? Then you should also check out our cutest collection of names for male hamsters.

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Cute Names for Male Hamsters


Similar to female hamsters, male hamsters deserve names that perfectly match their mischievous and rugged personality.

Male hamsters are known for being playful, naughty, and full of energy, making a lively name an excellent fit for their spirited nature. Check out our compilation of the most adorable names for your male hamsters, and choose the one that captures their essence the best.

ArloAceAbrico
AdlerAddisonAlfy
AllyBrickBaxter
BiscuitsBillyBoots
BusterBonnieChubby
CaptainChesterCharlie
CornCuddlesChess
DannyDexDopey
DanDoodleDrake
DexterDotsDion
EddieElmoElvis
EliasFreddyFranklin
FelixFidgetFred
FrancisGrumpyGray
GlenGusHolt
HenryHendrixHercules
JetJackJunior
JazzKenKane
KyleKennieLucky
LarryLionLucius
MarshmallowMagmaMax
MossMuffyNibble
NoodleNexOscar
OnyxOreoPopcorn
PaulPicklePaulie
PabloRexRickie
RustyRufusRocky
RipleyRossSammy
SandyShredderSunny
ScoutSkittleThor
TommyTheoTeddy
TwistTweekTeal
VanWolfWebb
WardWhizYale
ZaneZigZippey

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 with ample options if you are considering giving your fluffy friend a unisex name:

AxelAllyBiscuit
BuffyButter BallBubbles
ButtonsCaramelChewy
CinnabonsCappuccinoCheeky
ChipDominoDoughnut
DiscoDumplingEmeril
EinsteinElvisFlitter
FluffyFur BallFlick
Fuzz BallHammyHershey
HoudiniHamletHam-ham
JojoKitKatKiwi
KarmaKobeKujo
LuckyLatteMocha
MarbleMufflesMuffin
Mini-MeNibletNugget
NemoOllyOreo
OdiePebblesPooky
PopcornPepperoniPanda
PoptartRavioliRingo
ScrabbleSkippyScruffy
SleepySnowflakeSparky
SkittlesSnow BallSugar cookie
SnugglesThimbleTaco
TurboToffeeTofu
UniWrinklesWaffles
ZiggyZippy 

Cute Dwarf Hamster Names

Male and female dwarf hamster names are quite popular among owners.

It would be nice to give these hamsters names that are from the famous in the country of their origin.

The following list provides you with some cute names to give to your dwarf hamster:

JasmineIvanShanghai
Love BugNapoleanRicky Bobby
KumquatVladimirBuddha
DoritoVodkaOrange Soda
MaoChongoSnezhok
MishkaEggrollMushu
SnezhanaXia XueSoyuz

Cute Hamster Names by Their Colors

As discussed at the start of the article, choosing a name according to your hamster’s color is the easiest way to name your cutie.


Hamsters showcase a variety of charming and distinctive color variations, making naming them according to their hues a delightful idea.

Below, you’ll find an array of endearing names for your hamster, each chosen to match their unique colors.

CoconutGoldieCopper
BrownieSlateOrange
CinnamonMarbleHoney
CocoaMochaPumpkin
OreoRustySnow
SmokeyEbonySilver
NutmegChocolateHershey

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.

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The following list contains some of the cutest names for your hamsters based on their appearance:

MunchkinChubbyBright Eyes
Dust BunnyGrizzlyPeewee
SpottyScruffyPatches
CheekyButterballBoots
FluffyFluffballCuddles
FuzzyPudgePinkie
FurballShaggySnowball

Cute Hamster Names Based on Their Behavior

Hamsters are lively and playful, especially the males, who are quite mischievous. Their constant cage-running provides entertainment, and they can even show affection to their owners. Learn more in my article on hamster cuddling.

Spending time with your hamster helps you understand their behaviors and find a fitting name. Here’s a list of popular hamster names based on their traits.

KissyFriskySqueezy
TwisterNipperChomper
PeppySassyChewie
SquigglyChipsSqueaker
NibblerScooterWiggler
ZiggySquirmyZippy

Cute Hamster Names Based on Foods

You can name your adorable hamster after food items you enjoy or that resemble them.

Here’s a selection of charming food-inspired names for your furry companion:

BlueberryPeanutPancake
StrawberryAppleMango
LicoricePickleSugar
PeachySpriteTwinkie
CokeCaramelCheerio
BerryCupcakePeanut

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.

DiamondJadeEmerald
SapphireAmberTopaz
RubyPearlOpal

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.

IrisVioletMagnolia
LavenderLilyJasmine
RoseDandelionSunflower

Cute Hamster Names Based on Famous Movie, TV & Book Characters

Ever loved a character from a movie, TV show, or 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. The first table will feature all the famous names for lady hamsters, and others will contain names for boy hamsters.

1. For Girls

DoraLucyBecky
HermioneJasmineMadeline
CharlottePippiJuliet
EloiseJulieHarriet
CoralineMiss PiggySheila

2. For Boys

FrodoNeoHarry
BertRalphCaspian
ElmoNateStuart
JamesGarfieldUlysses
ErniePeteJulian
PeterEdmundChester

Variations on “Hamster”

  • Hamish
  • Ham Ham
  • Hammie
  • Hambone
  • Hampa
  • Hampy
  • Hampstaa
  • Hamlet
  • Hammy
  • Hampton

Tips for Naming Your Hamster

  • Choose a short name for your little friend, a maximum of two syllables for easy pronouncing.
  • Your cute little hamster friends are not cats 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 choose a name that matches your hamster’s gender. Opt for a cute name from the boys’ collection for your male hamster, and select a fitting name from the girls’ list for your lovely female hamster.
  • It’s a good practice to have a few names in mind before getting your hamster. Breeders often provide pictures and videos, making it easier to choose a name based on appearance.
  • Ideally, name your hamster right after purchase to prevent others from assigning a different name that might stick.
  • Select the name thoughtfully, contemplating it multiple times before finalizing your choice. Once you’ve decided, commit to the name.
  • Teaching your hamster to respond to a single name is challenging. Constantly changing their name, be it weekly or monthly, will only confuse them and diminish the likelihood of a response. Consistency is key for successful name recognition.
  • Get imaginative and creative when naming your hamster. It’ll be fun sharing the process with friends and explaining your choices.

Getting Help from Your Hamster in Picking Its Name

With so many cute name options for your hamster, you might still struggle to pick the best one or feel torn between a few special choices.

No need to worry – we’ve got engaging and enjoyable methods to let your hamster play a part in choosing its own name.

1. The “Hamster-on-the-Loose” Game

Is your little hammy 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, and 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 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 be selected as its name for the lifetime.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which gender of hamster makes a better pet: male or female?

Choosing a hamster’s gender as a pet is based on personal preferences. Both males and females have distinct qualities. Research their traits to decide what suits your lifestyle best.

Do hamsters get lonely? 

Hamsters can feel lonely, despite being solitary in the wild. While some are fine alone, others might show signs of loneliness if lacking interaction. Proper care, enrichment, and socializing can help prevent this and enhance their well-being.

Will my hamster respond to her name?

Hamsters can learn to recognize their names, but their response varies. While they might not react like dogs, consistent positive reinforcement can help them associate their name with you or treats. Keep in mind, hamsters have their own behavior patterns.

How long does it take for a hamster to recognize his name?

The duration for a hamster to recognize its name varies. It can take weeks of consistent use and positive reinforcement. Individual learning speeds differ, so patience and regular interaction are important.

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Nadine Oraby

My name is Nadine; I am a passionate writer and a pet lover. People usually call me by the nickname “Joy” because they think that I am a positive and joyful person who is a child at heart. My love for animals triggered me to create this blog. Articles are written by vets, pet experts, and me. Thanks for visiting. Your friend, Nadine!

2 thoughts on “300+ Cute Hamster Names For Male & Female Hamsters”

  1. do you like this is a good name for my hamster “mocha” because she is grey and very friendly and curious! so i like mocha is a cute name and it like coffee so awake and fun so that kinda ties in with her being very friendly

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