50 Hamster Names – Unique Hamster Name Ideas

If you’re looking for unique hamster names, we’ve got the perfect list for you! We’ve taken the time to find some of the cutest hamster names out there so that you can find the perfect name for your little furry friend.

A name. You’re given it before you’re born. A name has a literal and intrinsic meaning, and in most cases is gender specific. Naming someone is the first critical step in starting a relationship with someone.

It sets the precedent for the remainder of the relationship. A lot of careful thought went into picking your name. Your teddy bear hamster deserves the same respect. The name you choose will be theirs for the remainder of their, so it is important that you Love the name you give them.

I suggest that you let your hamster be “nameless” the first few days you own them. During this time, watch and observe them. See if any names jump out at you. There are a few different methods to animal name selection.

Human Names For Hamsters

The first one is: a name that you really like, such as Michael, Chad, Sophie, or Casey. Names in this category could be in memory of a lost relative, or a girl/boyfriend, or your favorite baby names. These names though are not very creative. Preferably if you are going to choose a person-like name for your hamster, pick something unique. A name that not many people have like: Alfonzo, Mila, Lucy, or Pedro. All of these names are pretty uncommon, but still offer give a sense of humanness to your hamster.

Here are some human names for hamsters:

  • Amy
  • Angel
  • Archie
  • Arnold
  • Arthur
  • Babette
  • Bambi
  • Basil
  • Beatrice
  • Benny
  • Bertie
  • Billie
  • Bob

Popular Hamster Names

Here are some of the most popular cute hamster names:

  • Bubbles
  • Buttons
  • Chester
  • Cinnamon
  • Dazzle
  • Fluffernutter
  • Gingerbread Man
  • Gizmo
  • Honey Bear
  • Honey Bunch
  • Lucky Charm

Hamster Names Based On Personality

Another way to generate names is to observe how your teddy bear hamsters act. Watch closely and if your hammy jumps a lot a great name could be:

  • Hops – Hops is a very sweet and fun name for a female hamster that has some white fur on her belly. It also sounds like it could be a great nickname for someone who loves to dance!
  • Skip – Skip is a very cute and fun name for a female hamster that has some white fur on her belly. It’s also a great name for someone who loves to dance! Pudding – Pudding is a really cute name for a female hamster that has some white fur on her belly.
  • Hoppity – Hoppity is a very cute name for a female hamster who loves to dance!
  • Jumpy – Jumpy is a really cute name for a female hamster that loves to jump! Nimble – Nimble is a great name for any female hamster that loves to dance.
  • Dinky Dora – A nickname for Dora is Dinky and she’s quite tiny and dainty, so this name suits her perfectly.
  • Poppy – This is a cute name for a girl hamster who is always in good spirits and loves to run around!
  • Flopsy – Flopsy is another female hamster name that means “fluffy” or “puffy.”
  • Curly Sue – If your hamster has curly fur like me (maybe not as much), then Curly Sue could be an appropriate name for him or her!
  • Frosty – Frosty has white fur which makes him look like he just came out of the freezer! So if he happens to be white with black dots on his back (like my Winter), then this could work very well!
  • Cinderella – Cinderella was a very sweet and gentle hamster I had when I was younger, so this could be a nice name for one of your female hamsters.
  • Tooky Dinky Doo – This is one of Dora’s catchphrases from the show and it’s adorable!
  • Pixie – Pixie is a cute name for a girl hamster who has some white fur on her belly and paws. The word pixie means “small fairy,” which is also very appropriate!
  • Ginger – Ginger is another name for a female hamster that has red fur. This could be a great name for your pet if he or she has some ginger-colored fur!

Hamster Names By Color

If you are looking for a cute hamster name and you’re not sure what color your hamster is, here is a list of colors that may help you.


  • Shadow
  • Midnight
  • Blackie
  • Ebony
  • Coal
  • Onyx


  • Snowflake
  • Whitey
  • Silver Bells


  • Smokey
  • Scrappy
  • Mocha
  • Midnight


  • Chocolate Chip
  • Cocoa Puff


  • Ruby or Red (not Scarlet)


Or perhaps your hamster is a golden color, you could name it:

  • Goldie
  • Goldie Locks
  • Honey

Hamster Names By Appearance

Personally, I enjoy this last category the most. I have named my last few hamsters:

  • Cocoa
  • Little Bear
  • Honey Bear

All because of their appearance. Cocoa was a dark chocolate brown. Little Bear’s breed is a Teddy Bear Hamster, she reminded me of a little bear with her black fur that is where her namesake comes from. Finally, Honey Bear is golden and white; she looks like the color of honey.

Hamster names are a great way to show your creativity, and observation skills to the world. Names can be of people you know, names you like, idiosyncrasies they have, or the way they look. The list of unique hamster names is limitless! Just make sure whatever name you choose, you love because this is the name your hamster will respond to for its whole life.