100+ Awesome Gerbil Names That Are Cute, Funky and Fun

Here’s an undisputed fact:

Gerbils are adorable. This is why they deserve names that complement their cute faces and personalities. Lucky for you, we’ve compiled the best list of Gerbil names on the internet.

Gerbils are relatively unknown in the pet community. People normally tend to play it safe with a cat or a dog. However, these people are missing out on the incredible experience of owning a gerbil. With their big, round faces and button noses, gerbils have the ability to make any human fall in love with them.

Here’s the thing:

Names are crucial when it comes to pets.

It is important to choose the right name for your pet not only because it is what you’ll be calling them for the rest of their lives, but also because if your pet’s name does not match their personality, chances are you’re going to be disappointed.

Also, if you’re naming your Gerbil, chances are you’ve just bought it. If that’s the case, here’s our guide for Gerbil costs which should give you a ballpark figure on how much your buddy would cost you on a monthly and yearly basis.

In order to avoid that, make sure to come up with a cute, fun name that also tells others what kind of animal your pet is.

After all, it wouldn’t make sense to name your pet snake, “Fluffy,” would it?

So here’s the deal:

If you want your pet to be adored and loved by anyone who comes into contact with it, name it well. This is especially true for a gerbil.


Simply put, gerbils are not common pets.

So our friends and family will not know what to expect when they meet your little friend.

Moreover, an adorable name will get rid of any apprehension that they might have, and if the name is interesting enough, it will spark a friendly conversation about your gerbil.

So if you’re looking for the perfect name for your gerbil, look no further.

Given below are just some of the names that you can choose from, based on the type and personality of your furry pet (don’t forget to ask for their opinion about their name before choosing one!).

Female Gerbil Names

If you own a little girl gerbil, it is essential to give her a name best suited to her personality.

Is she shy? Feisty? Maybe she’s a talker.

These and a number of other questions should be asked and answered before you choose a name that fits.

However, there are several names that can work for any female gerbils. Some are given below:

  • Tammy
  • Mandoline
  • Daffodil
  • Riley
  • Mimi
  • Lauree
  • Bethany
  • Baby
  • Ally
  • Caroline
  • Becca
  • Normi
  • Nymeria
  • Rachel
  • Sharon
  • Puppy
  • Bindi
  • Nora
  • Gwen
  • Miki
  • Reisha
  • India
  • Bethany
  • Pinky
  • Abby

To make sure your baby girl has enough toys to play with, check out our list of the best toys and wheels for gerbils.

These names are not only creative but also easy to remember and pronounce so that anyone who engages with your gerbil will connect with her immediately. They’re also cute and tiny, just like your gerbil!

Names For Male Gerbils

Similar to the case with female gerbils, male gerbils can only be named once their personality is studied carefully, and a judgment is made about their most notable characteristics. Is he a funny man? A sleeper? Perhaps he’s easily annoyed. Try to land on a few significant traits that can be translated into adorable names.

If you are unsure about your gerbil’s personality though, the following names will be best suited for him:

  • Benji
  • Ryan
  • Stone
  • Bracker
  • Jim
  • Flo
  • Mikey
  • Blake
  • Henry
  • Bleep
  • Tolkein
  • Jon
  • Richie
  • Niall
  • Greg
  • Louise
  • Aaron
  • Bloke
  • Christopher
  • Guy
  • Paulie
  • Runner
  • Boomer
  • Rex
  • Little

Pretty neat, huh?

But what if your gerbil does have a distinct personality that you really want people to know about?

Well, don’t worry! I’ve got you covered.

Given below are some names for your gerbil based on different personalities.

Let’s dive in, shall we?

Names For Shy Gerbils

So how do you know that your gerbil is a shy little creature?


Gauge its movements. Does it curl up in its cage or hide in a corner at the slightest bit of noise? Likewise, does it prefer only your company and keeps a safe distance from your friends who are trying to pet it? Does it burrow its face into its body when it sleeps?

While these are not the only signs that point towards the possibility of your gerbil being shy or reserved, they are definitely prime indicators. As the owner, you will naturally know best the traits that make your gerbil a shy boy or girl. So, keep a lookout for signs.

Once you’ve established that your pet is shy, give him or her one of the following names:

  • Fiddle
  • Ari
  • Darling
  • Lilli
  • Blue
  • Flower
  • Mandi
  • Toodles
  • River
  • Bunny

These names are good for shy gerbils because they’re awkward, funny, and cute. Furthermore, they will fit your shy pet perfectly and will, at the same time, make them sound fun and adorable. Wouldn’t that be sweet?

Feisty Gerbil Names

Once again, step one is to establish that the gerbil is, in fact, feisty. How do you do that?


Does it run around a lot? Would it ever choose to crawl up to you and nibble at your clothes? Does it like to involve itself in your activities? Has it ever made efforts to make its presence known, even among strangers?

If the answers to any of the above questions is a resounding (and slightly peeved) “yes!”, then you have a feisty gerbil on your hands. These are arguably the best kind. They’re fun, playful, and they’re not afraid to let you know what they want. It’s like having a constant friend.

So if your little guy or girl fits this category, the following names will be best suited for it:

  • Plucky
  • Speedo
  • Zip
  • Taz
  • Trainer
  • Bounce
  • Karl
  • Sasha
  • Kemper
  • Cash

These names are an embodiment of your gerbil’s personality. Anyone who meets it will know for a fact that your gerbil is not to be messed with. Furthermore, I guarantee that your gerbil will love its name too!

Also, if your Gerbil is a noisy one, make sure you read our guide on gerbil vocalizations to understand better what your furball is trying to convey to you.

Names For Quirky Gerbils

A quirky gerbil is one who keeps everyone entertained. Its various antics make for endless laughter and moments of joy. You can be assured that with a gerbil that’s quirky, there will not be a single dull moment in the house.

So what makes a gerbil quirky?

Well, if you’ve ever seen your gerbil rolling around in its cage at odd hours of the night, or playing endlessly with a tiny toy, you’ve got a quirky gerbil on your hands. Similarly, if it makes weird faces at you, or is particularly playful, it’s a quirky one.

So what kind of name does a gerbil like this deserve?

Well, read the following list to find out:

  • Acorn
  • Plum
  • Diva
  • Jazz
  • Rajah
  • Ozzie
  • Rambo
  • Stormi
  • Lena
  • Demetri

The names given above are quirky, just like your furry friend. Call it by any of these names, and it will surely respond. Why? Because it suits it, of course. So pick one of these unique and quirky names if your pet likes to be weird and unusual while making your belly hurt from laughter all at the same time.

Funny Names For Gerbils

Does your gerbil tell you jokes?

If you think this is a weird question to ask, think again. How many times a day does your gerbil make you laugh? Whether it’s because of its cute nibbling on a biscuit or because of a sudden and unfortunate (yet hilarious) fall from a shelf onto a table, certain gerbils can just make you laugh.

It’s almost as if these kinds of gerbils know exactly what to do to get a chuckle out of you. Had a bad day at work? Come home to your gerbil sprawled on its back with a half-eaten treat laying by its side. Who wouldn’t find that funny?

Any of the following names would be perfect for your funny little pet:

  • Helmet
  • Bilbo
  • Tinkerbell
  • Lucius
  • Gerry
  • Starburst
  • Chandler
  • Charlie
  • Bobby
  • Scruffer

Let’s face it:

These names are hilarious. Imagine your gerbil looking up every time you say “Lucius”. The way I see it, if your gerbil loves to fool around, why not give it a goofy name to go with it to complete the package? Also, we all know laughter is the best medicine. A funny name will crack you up every single time, making your day more joyous.

Names For Sleepy Gerbils

Gerbils are known for sleeping through the night, unlike more common pets such as cats. But does your little guy or girl sleep more often than normal? Does it curl up into a cute little ball at any odd hour and doze off? Are you subjected to an annoyed and disinterested look if you try to wake it? Is the only activity you see from it when you put food in front of it?

If any of these questions ring true for you, congratulations, you have a sleepy gerbil on your hands. For many, this is a great thing. There’s an atmosphere of serenity when you have a pet who likes to sleep for most of the day and night. Also, falling asleep next to your sleeping pet is so calming.

Below are some names that would be ideal for your sleepy gerbil:

  • Dodo
  • Sleepy
  • Sage
  • Shaggy
  • Buddha
  • Eeyore
  • Yoga
  • Zen
  • Haze
  • Peace

Do you feel a sense of peace wash over you when you read these names? Well, give any of these to your gerbil and feel it wash over it too. After all, if it’s a gerbil that likes to sleep, it will love a name that exhibits that. But then again, sleepy gerbils are so chilled out that they might not even care what you call them. As long as they have a comfortable place to sleep.

Names For Grumpy Gerbils

Just like human beings, gerbils have bad days.

Sometimes they might wake up and not want anything to do with you. Or they might spend hours staring at you from afar, judging you. Similarly, they might not even touch the toys you buy them, probably because they think the act of playing and having fun is beneath them. These gerbils are the college professors of the gerbil community, with a no nonsense expression and a serious, intimidating demeanour.

If your gerbil is prone to behaving like a teenager who just got told they have to wash the dishes, you have a grump on your hands. Not to worry, though. Because these gerbils are arguably more adorable than the other kinds. Why? Well, imagine all that grumpiness in a tiny gerbil body. It’s just too adorable.

If your gerbil is a grumpy grandpa or grandma, give it one of the following names:

  • Boris
  • Herman
  • Claude
  • Sourpuss
  • Ira
  • Moira
  • Woody
  • Marlin
  • Rufus
  • Brenda

Present these options to your gerbil before choosing a name. After all, you don’t want it to get grumpier because it doesn’t like its name. When your gerbil makes a noise or bumps its nose onto your hand while you’re reading it the list, you’ll know that that’s the name it has chosen for itself.

Weird And Unique Names For Your Gerbil

If you can’t figure out exactly what personality your gerbil falls into, and if you’re looking for a funky and creative name that you can give to it, well, I’ve got you covered. Following are a few names that are perfect for gerbils that want to stand out of the crowd.

  • Professor Xavier
  • Chewbacca
  • Princess Leia
  • Gryffindor
  • Espresso
  • Nacho
  • Reya Sunshine
  • Jon Snow
  • Mr. Fluffy McFlufferson
  • Detective Jones
  • Beyonce
  • Picasso
  • Sherlock
  • Casper the Friendly Gerbil
  • Angelo
  • The Terminator
  • Katniss
  • Demogorgon
  • Barack Obama
  • Charlie Brown

These out of the box gerbil names are sure to raise a few eyebrows. Also, you might have noticed that most of these names are from pop culture. Similarly, you can choose other names from movies and TV shows that you like to stand out of the crowd.

And there you go!

These are just some of the names that you can give to your gerbil. Perhaps the ideal thing to do would be to pick the most creative name out of the bunch based on your gerbil’s personality. The more creative the better, as I always say.

Well, good luck! And say hi to your gerbil for me.

Related Questions

What should I name my gerbil?

Honestly, that is entirely up to you. But certain factors should be kept in mind when deciding a name for your gerbil. Like mentioned above, your gerbil’s personality is one thing that you must base your decision on. Most gerbils exhibit certain traits and characteristics that give them a unique personality. Use that to name your gerbil. Other than that, if you’re looking for a fun and quirky name that has nothing to do with personality, go through the list in the last section of this article.

What are the best names for a hamster?

Hamsters and gerbils belong to the same rodent family, which is why they may look and act in similar ways although they’re not exactly the same. However, most gerbil names can fit perfectly on a hamster. Names like “Louise”, “Boris” and “Haze” are all cute and would be great for a hamster. Again, gauging the personality of your pet is very important before you make a decision.

What are cute pet names?

“Lena”, “Rajah”, “Tinkerbell”, “Taz”, “Kemper”, “Bunny” – take your pick. Or choose any of the names above. But truthfully, if your pet is cute (and I bet it is!), any name will look just as cute on it.

Can gerbils learn their names?

Gerbils are extremely smart and observant creatures, so yes, they can definitely learn their name and respond to it when you call them. Of course, it will take some time for them to pick up on it so you have to say it to them repeatedly, but once they do, you’re golden.

How do you train a gerbil?

Believe it or not, naming your gerbil and calling it by its name is a very important part of training your gerbil. If it learns to respond to its name, it will come to you when its called, so you’ll effectively be able to control its movements. So choose a good name for your gerbil after going through the lists above.

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