250+ Hamster Names for Male & Female Hamsters


Hamster Names for Male & Female Hamsters
So you have a new pet hamster. There’s lots of fun in your future as you get to know your new pet, but first, after you buy all the necessary supplies, you need to name your new pet. If you’re feeling stumped, we have a huge list of hamster names for male or female hamsters. We even have a list of unisex hamster names if you don’t know whether your pet is a boy or girl. Whether you want funny names, cute names, or regular names, these name ideas are perfect for all types of pet hamsters. Consider our names if you want names for dwarf hamsters, golden hamsters, Chinese hamsters, striped hamsters, and other pet breeds.

If you need some extra help picking out the perfect name, check out our brainstorming tips at the end of the article.

The Best Hamster Names List

250+ Hamster Names for Male & Female Hamsters

Male Hamster Names

These names are perfect for boy hamsters of any breed.

  • Ace
  • Alex
  • Alvin
  • Bacon
  • Bart
  • Bear
  • Ben
  • Bert
  • Bob
  • Bozo
  • Buddy
  • Buster
  • Buzz
  • Charlie
  • Chip
  • Dale
  • Dale
  • Danny
  • Destroyer
  • Devil
  • Digger
  • Dude
  • Duncan
  • Dusty
  • Echo
  • Einstein
  • Elvis
  • Ernie
  • Flounder
  • George
  • Gizmo
  • Graham
  • Gremlin
  • Harry
  • Harvey
  • Holmes
  • Iggy
  • Jack
  • Jasper
  • Jim
  • Joey
  • Jupiter
  • Justin
  • Laser
  • Leo
  • Lex
  • Louie
  • Lucas
  • Mario
  • Mark
  • Meatloaf
  • Mojo
  • Monty
  • Murphy
  • Nick
  • Oatis
  • Oscar
  • Pete
  • Pip
  • Plato
  • Ralph
  • Rascal
  • Riddles
  • Rocko
  • Rocky
  • Rodney
  • Rudolph
  • Sam
  • Scrappy
  • Scruffy
  • Shakespeare
  • Shredder
  • Simon
  • Simon
  • Sparky
  • Spazz
  • Speedy
  • Spike
  • Tad
  • Tango
  • Tarzan
  • Tater Tot
  • Teddy
  • Theodore
  • Thomas
  • Thor
  • Toby
  • Todd
  • Tony
  • Trevor
  • Vandit
  • Victor
  • Waldo
  • Walker
  • Wally
  • Watson
  • Winston
  • Wizard
  • Woody
  • Wyatt
  • Yoda
  • Yogi
  • Zack
  • Zebra
  • Zip/Zippy



Female Hamster Names

Check out these feminine hamster names perfect for girls.

  • Amber
  • Amelia
  • Angel
  • Annie
  • Astro
  • Athena
  • Autumun
  • Baby
  • Basil
  • Blossom
  • Bonnie
  • Bubbles
  • Buttercup
  • Buttons
  • Candy
  • Cherry
  • Cookie
  • Crystal
  • Cupcake
  • Dawn
  • Dixie
  • Dolly
  • Dot
  • Dream
  • Ebony
  • Emily
  • Emma
  • Erica
  • Gabby
  • Gem
  • Gidget
  • Harley
  • Holly
  • Honey
  • Jade
  • Jane
  • Jewel
  • Josie
  • Joy
  • Judy
  • Katie
  • Keiko
  • Kelly
  • Kiwi
  • Liberty
  • Lilly
  • Lisa
  • Lolita
  • Luna
  • Maise
  • Mandy
  • Mary
  • Minnie
  • Missy
  • Misty
  • Muffin
  • Pansy
  • Peaches
  • Pearl
  • Penelope
  • Petunia
  • Pinky
  • Precious
  • Princess
  • Rachel
  • Rose
  • Rosie
  • Roxie
  • Ruby
  • Sable
  • Sasha
  • Sassy
  • Sophie
  • Stacy
  • Star
  • Strawberry
  • Sugar
  • Summer
  • Sunshine
  • Sweetpea
  • Tabitha
  • Teacup
  • Tequila
  • Tess
  • Topaz
  • Trinket
  • Trixie
  • Twinkles
  • Ursula
  • Vanilla
  • Victoria
  • Violet
  • Winnie
  • Xena
  • Zelda
  • Zola


Unisex Hamster Names

These names are perfect for boy or girl hamsters or if you don’t know your hamster’s sex yet.

  • Apple
  • Babble
  • Biscuit
  • Brownie
  • Butterscotch
  • Caramel
  • Chitter
  • Chomper
  • Cinnamon
  • Clover
  • Comet
  • Cotton
  • Crunch
  • Curly
  • Dazzle
  • Dot
  • Dumpling
  • Flame
  • Flash
  • Flower
  • Fluffball
  • Freckles
  • Fudge
  • Hammie/Hammy
  • Java
  • Jazz
  • Lucky
  • Macaroni
  • Madison
  • Magic
  • Milky
  • Mouse
  • Nacho
  • Nibbles
  • Nosey
  • Nova
  • Nugget
  • Nutmeg
  • Oreo
  • Paprika
  • Patches
  • Peanut
  • Pepper
  • Pickles
  • Pouches
  • Pudgie
  • Puff
  • Punky
  • Shadow
  • Silver
  • Skittles
  • Sleepy
  • Slinky
  • Smokey
  • Snowy
  • Snuffles
  • Snuggles
  • Sprout
  • Squeaky
  • Squirt
  • Squish
  • Truffles
  • Twitches
  • Waffles
  • Wave
  • Whiskers
  • Wiggles
  • Willow

How to Pick the Perfect Hamster Names

Sometimes coming up with a name for a new pet can be kind of tricky. If none of the names on our list are inspiring you, you can try these brainstorming activities to come up with the best name for your pet hamster. Grab a piece of paper and pencil to write down all your brilliant ideas.

If you can, spend some time with your new hamster. Observe them and get to know their personality. If they’re energetic you might write down names like “Speedy” or “Flash.” There might be something about their appearance that inspires a name. A hamster with a golden or orange coat might remind you of “Pooh Bear.” A brown hamster could be “Chocolate” or “Cinnamon.”

If that doesn’t inspire any names, start brainstorming names based on your favorite things. Think about books, movies, TV shows, or video games you love and write down names of the characters from them.

Use nature as an inspiration. Think of weather words like “Storm,” “Rain,” or “Snow.” Are there plants or flowers you like, “Violet” or “Rose” maybe?

Write down any other names that catch your attention, no matter how silly they may seem.

Now that you have your list, start crossing out names. Continue this until you get down to one name. If you’re really struggling to cut down your list, bring in friends or family to help you or vote on the perfect name.

Congrats! Now you have a name for your pet hamster.