300+ Names for Degus – Boys, Girls & Pairs


One of the most exciting parts of getting a new degu or two is picking the perfect name. It can be challenging to come up with name ideas for new pets, but we’ve put together a great list of names for Degus. We have names for girls, boys, and even degu pairs. Check out our suggestions, or read the section at the end of the article with ideas on how to brainstorm your own names.

Female Names for Degus

If you have a new girl degu (or two), check out this list of names. From cute to traditional, there’s plenty of ideas to choose from.
Female Names for Degus

  • Abby
  • Amber
  • Angel
  • Annie
  • Ashley
  • Audrey
  • Baby
  • Bailey
  • Beebee
  • Belle
  • Billie
  • Blossom
  • Bubbles
  • Bumble Bee
  • Bunny
  • Buttercup
  • Candy
  • Chloe
  • Cleo/Cleopatra
  • Clover
  • Cookie
  • Daisy
  • Dizzy
  • Dolly
  • Doris
  • Dorothy
  • Dot
  • Eve
  • Fluffy
  • Girlie
  • Gracie
  • Hannah
  • Honey
  • Hope
  • Jade
  • Jasmine
  • Jewel
  • Jill
  • Joy
  • Kate
  • Kendra
  • Lady
  • Lemon
  • Lily
  • Lola
  • Maple
  • Marigold
  • Marley
  • Marmalade
  • Missy
  • Misty
  • Molly
  • Muffin
  • Nadia
  • Nellie/Nelly
  • Nessie
  • Nikki
  • Norma
  • Nutmeg
  • Ocean
  • Olive
  • Pansy
  • Patty
  • Peaches
  • Pearl
  • Pebbles
  • Penny
  • Petal
  • Princess
  • Pumkin
  • Rain
  • Raisin
  • Raven
  • Reba
  • Robyn
  • Rosa
  • Rose
  • Rosie
  • Roxanne
  • Sable
  • Sabrina
  • Sadie
  • Sadie
  • Saffron
  • Sally
  • Sandy
  • Saphire
  • Serenity
  • Seven
  • Shelby
  • Sherri
  • Sienna
  • Sissy
  • Skittles
  • Sky
  • Snowflake
  • Sprinkles
  • Starburst
  • Starry
  • Sunflower
  • Tabbie
  • Taffy
  • Tinkerbell
  • Tootsie
  • Trixie
  • Ursula
  • Velvet
  • Violet
  • Zelda
  • Zoey



Male Degu Names

If you’re looking for boy names for degus, you’ll find one on this list. These are cute, funny, and traditional names for degus.

Male Names for Degus

  • Ace
  • Alex
  • Andy
  • Arthur
  • Atlas
  • Badger
  • Bandit
  • Bear
  • Bob/Bobby
  • Bolt
  • Boots
  • Buddy
  • Burrito
  • Casper
  • Charlie
  • Chip
  • Chopsticks
  • Colby
  • Devil
  • Diego
  • Dill
  • Domino
  • Duke
  • Duster
  • Dustin
  • Felix
  • Fred
  • George
  • Gizmo
  • Harry
  • Henry
  • Hercules
  • Jasper
  • Junior
  • Lancelot
  • Mark
  • Martin
  • Max
  • Merlin
  • Micro
  • Milo
  • Misfit
  • Moe
  • Moose
  • Mortimer
  • Mud
  • Nacho
  • Napoleon
  • Nate
  • Nelson
  • Nemo
  • Neo
  • Neptune
  • Nestor
  • Nickel
  • Ninja
  • Norman
  • Oliver
  • Oscar
  • Panther
  • Paul
  • Peanut
  • Pepperoni
  • Pewter
  • Pierre
  • Pikachu
  • Pringle
  • Radar
  • Rascal
  • Ray
  • Rex
  • Robbie
  • Robin
  • Rocket
  • Rodeo
  • Roo
  • Runt
  • Rusty
  • Rusty
  • Safari
  • Salem
  • Sausage
  • Scar
  • Scooby Doo
  • Scrappy
  • Scratch
  • Shredder
  • Smudge
  • Sneakers
  • Snickerdoodle
  • Snickers
  • Spoke
  • Squeaker
  • Taco
  • Tarzan
  • Taz
  • Teddy
  • Thor
  • Thumper
  • Tiger
  • Titan
  • Tom
  • Tony
  • Vader
  • Valentine
  • Vince
  • Zach
  • Zombie
  • Zoomer
  • Zorro

Unisex Names for Degus

These names work great for male or female degus.

Best Degu Names

  • Basil
  • Boo
  • Brownie
  • Button
  • Cheddar
  • Cilantro
  • Cinnabon
  • Cinnamon
  • Clouds
  • Cocoa
  • Cuddles
  • Cumin
  • Curly
  • Ducky
  • Dusty
  • Feisty
  • Fizzy
  • Fudge
  • Happy
  • Hopper
  • Lucky
  • Mint
  • Mocha
  • Nebula
  • Needle
  • Nibbles
  • Nipper
  • Noodle
  • Nosy
  • Nugget
  • Oatmeal
  • Oreo
  • Pancake
  • Panda
  • Parsley
  • Patches
  • Pepper
  • Pickle
  • Piper
  • Raisin
  • Rebel
  • Ribbon
  • Rumi
  • Silver
  • Spaghetti
  • Squeak/Squeakers
  • Squirt
  • Tango
  • Tequila
  • Twinkie
  • Twinkles
  • Twister
  • Yoga
  • Zipper

Degu Names for Pairs

Degus do best in groups or pairs, so it makes sense that you would get a pair of goos at the same time. Check out these names for degu pairs.

Degu Names

  • Beavis & Butthead
  • Bert & Ernie
  • Bonnie & Clyde
  • Bread & Butter
  • Chip & Dale
  • Coco & Pops
  • Cookies & Cream
  • Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
  • Itchy & Scratchy
  • Jack & Coke
  • Jack & Jill
  • Kanga & Roo
  • Luke & Leia
  • Micky & Minnie
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Ping & Pong
  • Rice & Beans
  • Riff & Raff
  • Romeo & Juliet
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Super & Nova
  • Thelma & Louise
  • Tom & Jerry
  • Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum
  • Ying & Yang
  • Zig & Zag
  • Zip & Zap

How to Pick a Name for Your Degu

If you want to find the perfect name for your new degu (or goos), there are plenty of ways to do it.

Get together everyone in your family who is going to help pick out a name for your new pet. Give everyone a piece of paper and have them list all of their name ideas.

Use the following exercises to generate degu name ideas:

  • Appearance – Look at your degu and think of names based on their appearance. “Cinnamon” or “fudge” are fun names, as are “Dusty” or “Sandy.”
  • Personality – Once you’ve spent a little time with your new goo, you’ll get a sense of their personality. That may inspire a few name ideas. Any energetic degu could be called “Zippy” or “Flash.” If your goo seems to have an attitude you can call them “Sassy.” A shy degu may have a demure name like “Daisy” or “Shadow.”
  • Favorite Characters – Think of your favorite characters from movies, tv shows, video games, or books. Add those names to your lists.

Once everyone has their lists, make everyone narrow them down to one or two name possibilities. If the whole family is picking the name, hold a vote and pick the most popular name for your new degu. Otherwise, just pick the one you like best.


Getting your home ready for your new pet? Don’t forget to put together a degu first aid kit.


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