Hamsters are rodents with stout bodies, short tails and long ears. The largest hamster is 34 centimeters and the smallest is 5 centimeters. If you are looking for a name to give to your pet, browse below.
Good Hamster Names
Xin: You can name your hamster Xin, a good name for a loved hamster; one that makes you happy.
Samuel: If you have been longing to have a pet hamster for long and you have finally had it, you can name it Samuel, a name which means heard by God.
Naava: Naava makes a splendid name for your pet hamster. This name means delightful, a perfect name for a happy and spirited hamster.
Xavier: The name Xavier means bright and it is a good name to give to your clever hamster.
Bellezza: This name is a variant of Belle and it means beautiful. Bellezza makes a great name for your cute hamster.
Miss Runaround: You can consider naming your hamster Miss Runaround; an apt name for a hamster that is always running all over the cage.
Amber: Amber means jewel and it is a good name for your treasured pet.
Below are other good hamster names to consider.
Female Hamster Names
A female hamster is called a sow. If your female hamster needs a name, we have suggested a number of names which might inspire you.
Kyomi: Kyomi is a unique name which will suit your sow. This name means pure and it suits your light colored hamster.
Zoe: The name Zoe means life and it is a good name for a lively sow.
Margaret: Margaret is an old female given name which means a pearl. This name will suit your sow.
Amelia: Amelia is a perfect name to give to your sow. This name means a defender and it makes a good name for your territorial pet.
Ella: Ella is a variant of the name Ellen and it means pretty; the name suits an adorable hamster.
Miyeon: This name Miyeon means one who is kind hearted and it is a great name for your hamster if it is polite.
Sue: The name Sue is short and easy to pronounce. This name is a diminutive of the name Susannah, a cute female given name.
Below are more female hamster names which you might like.
Male Hamster Names
A male hamster is called a boar and if you want a name that suits your male hamster, you can consider the names below.
Tegan: Tegan is a good name for your male hamster. This name means the loved one and it is appropriate for your favorite pet.
Bravo: The name Bravo is a nice male given name meaning an excellent man. This name is apt for a pet that is good at doing a trick.
Fin: Fin is a good name to give to your male hamster. This name is short for the name Finley.
Whiskers: You can name your pet by the feature it has; Whiskers is a good name for a male hamster.
Anthony: Anthony is a good name for your adorable hamster as it means praiseworthy.
Below is other male given names that might suit your boar.
Baby Hamster Names
A baby hamster is called a pup. If you want a name for your pup, here are some of the names which we have suggested for you.
Fitz: The name Fitz is a short and catchy male given name. This name means a male descendant; therefore, it suits a male pup.
Scratchy: You can consider naming your hamster after its habit of scratching everything around with its sharp claws.
Sunshine: The sunshine is associated with beauty and good things, so if your pet hamster makes you happy, you can name it Sunshine.
Ruby: The name Ruby means red, therefore, if your pup is red, the name Ruby will suit it.
Furball: Hamsters are furry creatures, and they have a stout body, so the name Furball will suit your pet hamster.
Clawy: Clawy is a good name for your pup with tiny claws.
Long Ears: Hamsters, like most rodents have long ears, they much longer on a pup’s tiny pale body.
Here are more baby hamster names for your pup.
Dwarf Hamster Names
Dwarf hamsters are also called Campbell hamsters. Dwarf hamsters are just like all other hamsters, stout bodies, short tail, stubby legs. What differentiates them from the others is the fact that they are very tiny; they are two or three inches in length. If you have a dwarf hamster, here are some of the names to consider giving to it.
Paolo: Paolo is an Italian name which translates to small, an appropriate name for your dwarf hamster.
Puncununu: The name Punchununu is somewhat long and hard to pronounce but it is a cute name choice for your dwarf hamster.
Teensy Weensy: Teensy Weensy is a phrase used to refer to something little. This name matches the size of your dwarf hamsters.
Peanut: The term peanut is usually used to refer to something tiny in stature, hence, it makes a good name for your dwarf hamster.
Snickerdoodles: Snickerdoodles is a cute name for your tiny pet hamster. This name has no specific meaning but it is used to refer to a sweet and lovely pet.
Pal: You can name your hamster Pal, another name for friend. Dwarf hamsters are social animals and they like to have a friend nearby.
Campbell: Campbell is the other name for dwarf hamsters, therefore, it makes a cute and straight forward name for your pet.
Below are other names which will suit your dwarf hamster.
- Cutie Pie
Disney Hamster Names
If you want a Disney name for your hamster, browse on.
Sonic: Sonic is a cute name for your hamster. This name is inspired by the hedgehog character from the movie ‘Sonic.’ This name is apt for a fast hamster.
Minnie: Minnie is a female Disney mouse character whom you can name yur hamster after.
Winnie: Winnie is a good name to give to a jolly hamster. The name is inspired by the character from “Winnie the Pooh.”
Here are other name to consider.
- Robin Hood
Cool Hamster Names
We have also listed some cool names for your hamster.
Bryce: This name is a cool name referring to one who is fast and so, this name is perfect for your hamster if it is very fast.
Anya: Anya is a good name for your female hamster. This name means graceful and it makes a cool name for a beautiful hamster.
Mia: Mia is a cool name for a female hamster; this name means mine and it is a good name for the pet you love.
Shaft Maker: This is a cute name for your pet which is good at creating a series of tunnels connecting to its burrows.
Defender: Defender is still a cool name to give to your hamster. Hamsters are territorial creatures, not keen on sharing the space, therefore the name Defender will suit your pet hamster.
No-tail: Hamsters have nearly no tail, therefore, the name No-tail will suit your pet.
We have listed other cool names for your pet hamster below.
White Hamster Names
Hamsters come in many colors and if yours is white and you want a name which complements its coat, here are some name suggestions we have listed for you.
Floyd: Floyd means white hair, therefore, it is a good name for your white hamster.
Caty: Caty is a good name for your hamster; this name is short for Caitlin, a name which means pure. The name is apt for your hamster since purity is associated with white.
Blake: Blake is an apt name for your white hamster. The name Blake is controversial because though it sounds like black, it actually means pale.
Angelina: This name is a variant of the term angel which refers to a messenger of God which is associated with white, therefore, Angelina is a good name for your white hamster.
Fiona: The name Fiona means white, therefore, you can name your white hamster Fiona.
Snowflake: This is a common name for a white pet.
Here are other names which will suit your white hamster:
- Miss Mist
Unique Hamster Names
- Bing Bong
Does a Dwarf Hamster Make a Good Pet?
Dwarf hamsters are social animals and they are very friendly, hence, they make good pets. They are gentle animals, which makes them easy to manage. You need to feed them twigs to keep their teeth short. Without something to chew, the teeth grow long enough to injure the roof of the hamster’s mouth and lips.
Hamsters’ Strong Sense of Smell
Hamsters have scent glands located on their backs and these glands secrete a specific smell they can identify. If they are in the wild, they rub their backs on trees and objects as they move about. They follow their scent as a trail guide back to their burrows.