Names for Guinea Pigs – Male, Female & Pairs


Names for Guinea PigsBringing home a new pet guinea pig is filled with fun experiences. You get to know your new pet and shower them with toys and treats. You also get to pick the perfect guinea pig name. For some people this is easy, but you may feel stumped. No worries, because by the time you finish this article, you’ll know exactly what to name your adorable new pet guinea pig. Whether you’re looking for cute guinea pig names or just funny and clever names for guinea pigs, we’ve got you covered. Check out our lists and if you’re still feeling stumped, we have some tips for brainstorming your own pet names.

Names for Guinea Pigs

We’ve divided the names up by female names, male names, and then names for pairs. We also have a list of unisex guinea pig names that work great for any guinea pig.

Female Guinea Pig Names

Coming up with original guinea pig names for girls can be tricky, so here are some examples you can choose from for your new pet.
Female Guinea Pig Names

  • Angel
  • Annabelle
  • Annie
  • April
  • Autumn
  • Bailey
  • Bella
  • Betty
  • Blossom
  • Bubbles
  • Buttercup
  • Candy
  • Charlotte
  • Cookie
  • Daisy
  • Dazzle
  • Destiny
  • Dixie
  • Flower
  • Gidget
  • Goldie
  • Honey
  • Lily
  • Lola
  • Lulu
  • Maybelle
  • Minnie
  • Moxie
  • Nella
  • Nutmeg
  • Olivia
  • Peaches
  • Pebbles
  • Penny
  • Peppa Pig
  • Petunia
  • Pixie
  • Poppy
  • Primrose
  • Princess
  • Rosie
  • Sophie
  • Tiny

Male Guinea Pig Names

Picking guinea pig names for boys is also a challenge. We’ve gathered some cute and fun boy names for your consideration.
Male Guinea Pig Names

  • Alfie
  • Amos
  • Archie
  • Barnie
  • Bart
  • Benny
  • Black Jack
  • Boomer
  • Checkers
  • Cosmo
  • Donnie
  • Eddie
  • Fabio
  • Felix
  • Fizz
  • Flapjack
  • Gizmo
  • Godzilla
  • Gumbo
  • Hamlet
  • Henry
  • Jack
  • Jake
  • Jasper
  • Kermie
  • Kirby
  • Leo
  • Marvin
  • Max
  • Moe
  • Mozart
  • Nemo
  • Oliver
  • Ozzy
  • Ozzy
  • Peter Porker
  • Piglet
  • Pip
  • Porky
  • Preston
  • Rocko
  • Tank
  • Wilbur
  • Zipper

Unisex Guinea Pig Names

These names for guinea pigs work well for boys or girls.
Names for Guinea Pigs

  • Acorn
  • Apple
  • Babe
  • Bacon Bit
  • Basil
  • BB
  • Berry
  • Bingo
  • Biscuit
  • Blueberry
  • Brownie
  • Caramel
  • Chatter
  • Cherry
  • Chili
  • Chomper
  • Clover
  • Cocoa
  • Cookie
  • Cottonball
  • Cranberry
  • Dizzie
  • Domino
  • Flash
  • Fluffy
  • Fudge
  • Gadget
  • Gingerbread
  • Ham or Hammy
  • Honey
  • Jelly Bean
  • Lucky
  • Marble
  • Marmalade
  • Midnight
  • Mocha
  • Nibbles
  • Nilla
  • Nutmeg
  • Oreo
  • Pancake
  • Patch
  • Peanut
  • Pebbles
  • Pork Chop
  • Puddles
  • Pumpkin
  • Raisin
  • S’mores
  • Snickerdoodle
  • Snickers
  • Sprinkles
  • Tootsie
  • Twix

Names for Guinea Pig Pairs

When you have a pair of guinea pigs you can either choose two names independently or pick a pair of names that go together. This list focuses on guinea pig names that are perfectly paired for your new pets.
Names for Guinea Pig Pairs

  • Abbott & Costello
  • Adam & Eve
  • Batman & Robin
  • Bert & Ernie
  • Bonnie & Clyde
  • Chip & Dale
  • Chips & Salsa
  • Cinnamon & Sugar
  • Coke & Pepsi
  • Cup & Cake
  • David & Goliath
  • Eggs & Bacon
  • Han & Chewy
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Milk & Cookies
  • Miss Piggy & Kermit
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Porky & Petunia
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Scooby & Shaggy
  • Spaghetti & Meatballs
  • Sweet & Sour
  • Thelma & Louise
  • Tic & Tac
  • Tom & Jerry
  • Toot & Puddle
  • Zig & Zag

How to Come up With Names for Guinea Pigs

Coming up with the perfect guinea pig name out of nowhere can be a bit of a challenge. With a bit of brainstorming and a little creativity, you can find the perfect name for your new pet. Follow our steps and you’ll be surprised what kind of options you come up with.

Get a piece of paper to write down any names for guinea pigs that you think of. You can write down everything that comes to mind and narrow it down later. Writing down the ideas helps open up the creative side of your brain and allows you to take risks without feeling the pressure of coming up with the perfect name right away.

Now go through each one of these brainstorming exercises to generate name ideas for guinea pigs:

Observe your pet’s appearance and behavior – Watch and interact with your guinea pig for a bit. Get a sense of their personality. Are they nervous and shy? Outgoing and playful? These behaviors may inspire names like Bouncy or Flash. Also look at their appearance. Does your guinea pig’s coloring or fur remind you of any foods? Caramel, Oreo, Nutmeg, or Peanut may be good names inspired by appearance.

Think of things you love – Make a list of things you love that could double as pet names. Your favorite flower may make a great name for a guinea pig (like Daisy, Violet, Magnolia). Do you have a snack food that you love (Peanut Butter, Twix, Snickers, Chip)?

Think of people & characters you love – People names work great for pets too. Think about your favorite movies or books, is there a character from them who embodies your favorite pet? Maybe a historical figure that you admire. Or you could even name your guinea pig after a person you’ve known. Add any names that strike your fancy to the list.

How to Select the Perfect Name

Now that you have your list, you want to narrow down to five or fewer choices. Cross out any names you don’t like or don’t think suit your pet. If this is a family pet, have everyone get together and pick the perfect name. If you’re responsible for the guinea pig and naming it, then you may have a trickier time selecting the name on your own.

If one name doesn’t stand out to you on the list, try one of these tricks:

Pick a name at random. Draw names from a hat, do “Eeny, Meenie, Miney, Mo,” or flip a coin.

Hold a vote. Have the interested parties cast a ballot or raise their hands to vote on the perfect name.

Eliminate names one at a time. Eliminate your least favorite name from the list. Do this until one name is left. If you get stuck, trying flipping a coin to select the winner.

Remember: you don’t have to rush to pick your guina pig’s name. You can take a couple days to mull over your options. Eventually you will find the perfect name for your adorable new pet.

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