300 Ferret Names That are Cute & Awesome!

So, you got a ferret.

First of all: Congratulations! You made the right choice.

Ferrets are terrific pets for everyone. They are small, energetic pets who are always ready to play. They are highly intelligent and are close-relatives of weasels and otters. Naming a unique pet can be tricky because they deserve a great name.

So, we’ve compiled a list of the best ferret names to help you decide. Let’s dive in!

How to Name your Ferret (Video)

Check out this excellent video by Cpt Jack Ferret:

Top Rated Ferret Names

  1. Ada
  2. Abe
  3. Alphie
  4. Barney
  5. Bela
  6. Billy
  7. Boru
  8. Cai
  9. Caleb
  10. Chava
  11. Copper
  12. Daddyo
  13. Dawn
  14. Dink
  15. Domino
  16. E.T.
  17. Efrem
  18. Eve
  19. Erv
  20. Fergie
  21. Fifi
  22. Flash
  23. Lego
  24. Lenka
  25. Miles
  26. Momo
  27. Mystral
  28. Mable
  29. Naja
  30. Ned
  31. Nipper
  32. Nutmeg
  33. Ogen
  34. Olive
  35. Otto
  36. Ozzie
  37. Perky
  38. Piper
  39. Pounce
  40. Puffy
  41. Questa
  42. Quincy
  43. Quinto
  44. Qwara

Unique Ferret Names

  1. Zippy
  2. Chase
  3. Speedy
  4. Snappy
  5. Swift
  6. Hurtle
  7. Flip
  8. Flit
  9. Flip Flop
  10. Flighty
  11. Fast n’ Furious
  12. Fleet
  13. Bustle
  14. Spry
  15. Lightning
  16. Lightning Bug
  17. Whirlwind
  18. Tornado
  19. Hurricane
  20. Gale

Names for Ferret with a Unique Odor

With all their amazing qualities, ferrets also have a unique odor. It can be fun to choose a fun name to acknowledge this smell. Some people call it a stench, while others call it a musky fragrance. You might debate on what to call it, but it’s important to find the right name for your little buddy. Ferrets have a unique odor that can’t be ignored! Consider using the following names to name your little friend. These choices also include some funny names:

  1. Flower
  2. Perfume
  3. Aroma
  4. Stench
  5. Stinkbug
  6. Fragrance
  7. Whiff
  8. Snuff
  9. Tang
  10. Pungentia
  11. Bouquet
  12. Incense
  13. Spice
  14. Musk
  15. Patchouli
  16. Balm
  17. Frankincense
  18. Scent
  19. Skunk
  20. Sweetness
  21. Essence

Male ferrets

Some names are more masculine than others. We’ve compiled a list of male names for your ferret that you might enjoy and consider.

  1. Abe
  2. Aries
  3. Ash
  4. Ace
  5. Alex
  6. Angus
  7. Apollo
  8. Basil
  9. Baxter
  10. BB
  11. Bear
  12. Benny
  13. Bernie
  14. Chaos
  15. Chico
  16. Crack
  17. Danger
  18. Odie
  19. Oscar
  20. Ozzy
  21. Risk
  22. Ray
  23. Sable
  24. Yan
  25. Zen
  26. Bouncer
  27. Dusty
  28. Skit
  29. Sly
  30. Hobs
  31. Bouncer
  32. Bronco
  33. Buddy
  34. Bullet
  35. Buster
  36. Buzz
  37. Casper
  38. Champ
  39. Chip
  40. Conan
  41. Cruiser
  42. Devil
  43. Dexter
  44. Dash
  45. Dodger
  46. Echo
  47. Edgy
  48. Ernie
  49. Flash
  50. Ghost
  51. Jack
  52. Jester
  53. Jumbo
  54. Lark
  55. Latto
  56. Leo
  57. Lockie/Loki
  58. Mac
  59. Logan
  60. Mickey
  61. Midnight
  62. Milo
  63. Moby
  64. Mojo
  65. Nano
  66. Percy
  67. Phantom
  68. Radar
  69. Rebel
  70. Scamp
  71. Robbie
  72. Scruff
  73. Shadow
  74. Stitch
  75. Thunder
  76. Wombat

For Female Ferrets

One of these female ferret names will match your ferret’s personality:

  1. Casey
  2. Callie
  3. Chica
  4. Eevee
  5. Grace
  6. Magpie
  7. Roxie
  8. Sissi
  9. Sting
  10. Tippy
  11. Twigtree
  12. Yoko
  13. Francesca
  14. Dot
  15. Kiki
  16. Bunny
  17. Trixie
  18. Abby
  19. Amber
  20. Angel
  21. Blossom
  22. Bonnie
  23. Buffee
  24. Candie
  25. Chloe
  26. Cleo
  27. Daisy
  28. Diamond
  29. Ditty
  30. Emily
  31. Fanny
  32. Felicity
  33. Fergie
  34. Ferry
  35. Foxy
  36. Fran
  37. Ginger
  38. Goldie
  39. Gracie
  40. Gwen
  41. Jenna/Jenny
  42. Jill
  43. Jodie
  44. Kitten
  45. Lacey
  46. Leona
  47. Fiona
  48. Lucy
  49. Lulu
  50. Mia
  51. Nala
  52. Nikki
  53. Olive
  54. Penny
  55. Pepper
  56. Pixie
  57. Pollie
  58. Rose
  59. Sasha
  60. Sassy
  61. Silver
  62. Stormy
  63. Strawberry
  64. Tiki
  65. Venus
  66. Whispy
  67. Willow
  68. Zoe

Unisex Names for Ferrets

These names for ferret are ideal for male or female ferrets. You can also consider these names if you don’t know your ferret’s sex yet.

  1. Aqua
  2. Beanie
  3. Biscuit
  4. Blaze
  5. Boots
  6. Bossy
  7. Bowtie
  8. Brownie
  9. Buttons
  10. Cactus
  11. Cashew
  12. Chaos/Kaos
  13. Cheeky
  14. Chilli
  15. Chocolate
  16. Cinnamon
  17. Clumsy
  18. Cookie
  19. Couscous
  20. Cuddles
  21. Flighty
  22. Freckle
  23. Frenzy
  24. Frost
  25. Fudge
  26. Fuzzy
  27. Java
  28. Jellybean
  29. Karma
  30. Lightning
  31. Madison
  32. Marble
  33. Marley
  34. Marmalade
  35. Marshmellow
  36. Mittens
  37. Mocha
  38. Mushroom
  39. Nibbles
  40. Nip
  41. Nova
  42. Nutmeg
  43. Panda
  44. Patches
  45. Patches
  46. Peanut
  47. Pebbles
  48. Pickles
  49. Powder
  50. Rhubarb
  51. Rogue
  52. Scout
  53. Skittles
  54. Sky
  55. Slinky
  56. Smokey
  57. Smudge
  58. Snuggles
  59. Socks
  60. Speckles
  61. Speedy
  62. Spot
  63. Stinky
  64. Storm
  65. Swift
  66. Tofu
  67. Twiggy
  68. Whiff

Cute Ferret Names

The perfect name for a cute ferret is crucial. If you constantly think about how adorable your ferret is, these names might interest you.

  1. Gummi bear
  2. Nosey
  3. Peanut
  4. Muffin
  5. Snickers
  6. Snickerdoodles
  7. Biscuit
  8. Digby
  9. Bumblebee
  10. Dinky
  11. Mayhem
  12. Meatball
  13. Mischief
  14. Nipper
  15. Mopsy
  16. Popeye
  17. Shredder
  18. Smokey
  19. Snapper
  20. Snoopy

Funny Ferret Names

If you’re a funny person with a silly pet, then you need to team up and make a hilarious alliance! Give your pet ferret a funny name that will make people laugh. Here are a few great options for you:

  1. Wobbles
  2. Squishy
  3. Frodo
  4. Bojangles
  5. Dopey
  6. Guilty
  7. Furface
  8. Noodle
  9. Slinky
  10. Fuzzywuzzy
  11. Fretti
  12. Ferretwheel
  13. Bubba
  14. Fizzie
  15. Fozzie
  16. Gizmo
  17. Goof/Goofy

Names for Pairs

You can keep neutered males and females together. Here are a few options to name a pair: 

  1.  Tic (and) Tac
  2. Lord (and) Lady
  3. Ralph (and) Waldo
  4. Charlotte (and) Emily
  5. Rapid (and) Fire
  6. Ebb (and) Flow
  7. Klaus (and) Violet
  8. Ziggy (and) Stardust
  9. Timon (and) Pumbaa
  10. Speed (and) Sound
  11. Sprint (and) Jump
  12. Climb (and) Scale
  13. Thunder (and) Lightning
  14. Sunny (and) Cloudy
  15. Lilo (and) Stitch
  16. Double (and) Quick
  17. Super (and) Sonic
  18. Chitter (and) Chatter
  19. Sing (and) Song
  20. Fire (and) Ice
  21. Bambi (and) Thumper
  22. Adam & Eve
  23. Batman & Robin
  24. Chocolate and chip
  25. Cookies and cream
  26. Hip and Hop
  27. Kit and Kat
  28. Salt and Pepper
  29. Pip and Squeak
  30. Nemo and Dory
  31. Stitch and Lilo

Naming Guide – How to Name Your Ferret

You’ve just adopted your new ferret, but you’re stuck on how to name it. It can be tricky to choose the right name for your new pet. You want to choose a name that suits your ferret. To find the right name, consider your ferret’s appearance and personality. You can also choose a human name for your ferret, based on your preference.

Choosing a Name Based on Personality

Method 1: Choose a playful name for a playful and energetic ferret. If you notice your ferret has a happy-go-lucky personality, go for a silly name like Rebel, Mayhem, Trouble, Mischief, or Trouble Maker. Other options include Skeeter, Bouncer, or Goof. Personality is a huge indicator of what owners might want to name their ferret.

Method 2: Pick a serious name for a reserved and quiet ferret. If your ferret has a more laid back or reserved demeanor, you can choose a name that reflects this personality trait. Go for a simple name like Shy, Meek, or Wise. You can also try a noble name like King, Queen, Prince, Princess, Sir, or Madam.

Method 3: Pick an affectionate name for a sweet-tempered ferret. If your ferret is very sweet and cuddly towards you, you can choose a name like Baby, Angel, Cuddles, or Sweetie Pie. Other options like Teddy, Honey, Sweets, Lovely would also work.

Avoid choosing a name that is very long for your ferret. Often, short is better for ferret names.

Selecting a Name Based on Appearance

Method 1: Choose a name based on your ferret’s coloring. If your pet ferret has dark coloring around its eyes, a name like Outlaw or Bandit might be fitting. If your ferret has a light coloring, a name like Stone, Snow, or Crystal might be ideal. A ferret with a dark coat can have a name like Brownie, Chocolate, or Charcoal. 

If your ferret has a spotted coat pattern, you can name it Spot or Dot.

Method 2: Pick a name that suits your ferret’s facial expressions. Observe your ferret for any distinct facial expressions. If your ferret has a surprised face, you may name it Surprise or Jumpy. If it has a nice smile, you may go for a fun name like Smiley or Joy. Lastly, If your ferret gives you a curious look and stares you down, you may name it Nosy or Sassy.

Method 3: Choose a name based on the ferret’s size. If your pet ferret is small for its breed and age, a name like Shorty, Tiny, or Baby can work well. If your ferret is bigger in size, you may choose a name like Biggie or Heavy.

You can also add a fun variation to a simple name, such as Big Ben or Tiny Tin.

Choosing a Human Name

Method 1: Pick a name that means something to you. Ferret names can have sentimental value, so think about a name that you associate with something special in your life. You can look up musical names if you play an instrument, such as Melody or Lyric. You can also choose a name that runs in your family. Perhaps your recently deceased Aunt was named Pearl, so you can call your ferret Pearl.

You can also pick a name that means something unique in another language, such as your first or second language. For example, you can choose Soleil as a name, which means ‘Sun’ in French. Or you can choose Terra as a ferret name, which means ‘land’ in Latin.

Method 2: Name your ferret after some famous personality. If you are obsessed with a celebrity, you can name your ferret after them. For example, you can go with Kim (for Kim Kardashian) or Tom (for Tom Holland). If you love a director or writer, you can also name the ferret after them. For example, you can name your ferret J.K. (after J.K. Rowling).

If you admire the British Royal Family, consider naming your ferret after a royal, such as Charles, Diana, Elizabeth, Harry, William, or Kate.

Another great thing you can do is name your ferret based on a famous name pun. For example, if your ferret is female, you can name her Ferret Fawcett after the late actress Farrah Fawcett.

Method 3: Choose the name of your favorite character from a book, movie, or t.v show. Think about a book, movie or show that you love, and use a character name for your ferret. Maybe you love the show Stranger things, so you can name your ferret after your favorite show character. If you are a big fan of the Harry Potter books, you can name your ferret Harry or Hermione.

You can also choose the name of a popular Disney character, such as Cinderella, Snow White, Ariel, or Moana.

Method 4: You can pick a name from a baby-naming book or website. There are several online resources for naming children, and you can use these for naming your ferret. Many websites will let you search for names with specific characteristics, like “flower names” or “short names.” This gives your ferret a name that is important to you.

Tips and Guidelines for Naming a Ferret

Choose a Ferret Name That Ends With a Vowel

Names with vowels change your tone when you call for your ferret. This is important because small animals distinguish sound frequency ranges at a higher level than we do. It’s easy to get your pet’s attention with a vowel name.

Stick With Two Syllables

Avoid choosing a long name for your ferret. You will end up shortening up a long name anyway. Two syllable names are perfect for your furry animal.

Test the Name

Naming your ferret is a big commitment, so it’s better to test the name. You can test the name by saying it out loud. Ultimately, you should choose a name that you’re comfortable saying over and over.

Avoid Names With Negative Connotations

You might think it’s funny to name your adorable ferret ‘stinky,’ but it’s a bad idea. Not everyone is going to want to play with a ferret named stinky or pet-sit a ferret named stinky. Sometimes it’s better to choose less embarrassing names like the ones shared in this guide.

Choose a Unique Name

Make sure that your pet names are unique if you have more than one ferret. They shouldn’t be so similar to one another that your ferrets get confused. In other words, Bella and Bluebell are fine, but Spotty and Scotty are not.

Perform A “Nickname Test.”

If you get a ferret, chances are you will give it a nickname. Ziggy quickly changes into Ziggymans, Zigster, Mr. Zig, and a thousand more variations. So, if you decide on a name — especially a longer one — try to come up with different nicknames to see if they are easy to say and sound like their full name. Otherwise, you’ll risk confusing your ferret.

Pick a Name And Stick With It

If you’re adopting a ferret from a shelter, they already have a name that you may want to change. But there are limits to how far you can go with changing names. Once you choose a name, you shouldn’t change it. Within the first few months, you should have a name for your ferret. A few changes won’t be the end of the world, but you have to reinforce it as soon as you have a new one.

Final Thoughts

It doesn’t matter if your new ferret is from a shelter or rescue organization — all ferrets need a name. Depending on the circumstances, your ferret may have a name from their previous family, a name given by the shelter, or no name whatsoever. If your ferret already has a name, you have the option of changing it to something you prefer or a name you think suits your ferret’s personality better. Choosing a name for your pet ferret can be fun. You’ll get a lot of suggestions from your family and friends but go with your gut.

Chances are you are going to be living with this new member of your family for multiple years, so choose something you like.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do ferrets know their names?

Ferrets are highly intelligent and will surprise you with what they can do and learn. They can recognize their name, respond to visual and verbal commands, and can even learn cool tricks.

Are ferrets good pets?

Yes! Ferrets combine the best qualities of dogs and cats with some unique qualities of their own. Like cats, ferrets are small, fluffy, and quiet. Like dogs, they are playful, affectionate, and enjoy human interaction. They are independent yet enjoy spending time with people. Their playful and mischievous nature makes them entertaining companions.

How intelligent is a ferret?

Ferrets will delight you with all that they can learn. They enjoy solving problems and are determined to find solutions. They are curious creatures and crave stimulating playtime. Plus, you can litter-box train your ferret and teach new tricks to your ferret using praise or treats.

Do ferrets bite?

A well-trained, healthy ferret should not bite. You can give behavior-training to your ferret and reinforce acceptable behavior. Ferrets have a lower bite rate than other domesticated pets – you are less likely to be bit by a small ferret than by the family dog.

What should ferrets eat?

A balanced diet and proper nutrition is essential for a long, active, and healthy life. Ferrets are obligate carnivores; they require diets based on animal (meat) protein with fewer carbohydrates. If you choose dry food, choose high-quality ferret or kitten foods sold by pet shops and feed stores. It should have at least 36% protein and be low in fats and carbohydrates.

Ferrets may also eat whole-prey and raw diets. Raw diets consist of animal meats, bones, and organs offered in good proportions. Many commercial brands make balanced raw diets sold at pet stores, which can be a great addition to your ferret’s feeding schedule.

What are the best treats for a ferret?

Ferrets are strict carnivores, meaning they need animal protein to survive. The best treats for a ferret are meat-based. Most store-bought treats are unhealthy for ferrets. Acceptable food treats include Gerber® or Beech Nut® beef, chicken, or turkey baby food (with no vegetables or starches), cooked chicken breast, and freeze-dried 100% meat products.

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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!

1 thought on “300 Ferret Names That are Cute & Awesome!”

  1. I let my ferrets choose from a half dozen jars with a treat and duo names for my gibs. Tod and Copper and my sprite is eevee. We should probably stop buying them from pet stores tho. Just adopt, there are so many that need rehoming.


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