195 Perfectly Cute Hamster Names (Male And Female)

You’ve got a new friend ! You brought your hamster home, but now he needs a name. But what should you name your hamster ? I had the name picked out for my Teddy even before I got him, but sometimes it’s not that easy.

I’ll help you pick out a name for your hamster, and give you a few tips on interacting with him as well. But first…

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Do hamsters know their name ?

No, hamsters don’t really recognize their name. Some of them can recognize their owner in some cases, but that’s it.

So what does that mean ? You can name your hamster whatever you like !

He won’t mind, or notice at all. You can opt for silly names, or fairly serious/normal pet names. You can even give your hamster especially complicated and long names, it will be the same.

Whatever name you end up giving your hamster, you need to interact with him often. Not necessarily to pick him up often (some hamsters do not like that at all) but to talk to him and feed him a couple of treats. Spend time with him. Create a sort of bond between you two.

And a name you like and feel like it fits the hamster will help a lot in that way. Let’s see a few examples.

List of hamster names, for female hamsters:

  1. Abby
  2. Annabelle
  3. Amelia
  4. Arya
  5. Amethyst
  6. Azura
  7. Buttercup
  8. Butterscotch
  9. Bambi
  10. Cotton
  11. Candy
  12. Camelia
  13. Camel
  14. Dolly
  15. DaQueen
  16. Eve
  17. Eggy
  18. Emma
  19. Evelyn
  20. Faye
  21. Fig
  22. Fawn
  23. Frisky
  24. Funny
  25. Gwen
  26. Goldie
  27. Ginger
  28. Hiccup
  29. Iris
  30. Ivy
  31. Ice cream
  32. Junie
  33. Jackie
  34. Juniper
  35. Kylie
  36. Kesha
  37. Krispy
  38. Layla
  39. Lizzie
  40. Lady
  41. Leeloo
  42. Madeira
  43. Minnie
  44. Mocha
  45. Maab (as in Queen Maab)
  46. Nina
  47. Namira
  48. Nora
  49. Olla
  50. Olive
  51. Okie
  52. Pepita
  53. Pam (Pamela Hamsterson)
  54. Peanut
  55. Poppy
  56. Pufferina
  57. Pearl
  58. Queenie
  59. Rey
  60. Ruby
  61. Rose
  62. Shiloh
  63. Sasha
  64. Sansa
  65. Trixie
  66. Turnip
  67. Tabby
  68. Tiny
  69. Tinkerbell
  70. Umbra
  71. Umbriel
  72. Vanilla (in honor of the late Vanilla HamHam)
  73. Viking
  74. Willow
  75. Wololo
  76. Xena
  77. Ygritte
  78. Yasmin
  79. Zelda

List of hamster names, for male hamsters:

  1. Ace
  2. Alduin
  3. Adam
  4. Anthony
  5. Arnold
  6. Bucky
  7. Balthazar
  8. Boy
  9. Brutus
  10. Bob
  11. Bear Grylls
  12. Boo
  13. Biscuit
  14. Boomer
  15. Basil
  16. Conan
  17. Coco
  18. Commader Whiskers
  19. Chewie
  20. Chico
  21. Disco
  22. Dexter
  23. Danzig
  24. Drax the Destroyer
  25. Danny
  26. Dunkirk
  27. Damon
  28. Eeyore
  29. Elvis
  30. Elmo
  31. Eddie
  32. Fry
  33. Cheese Fry
  34. Furball
  35. Gerry
  36. Guy
  37. Ghandi
  38. Guillermo Del Hamstero
  39. Gizmo
  40. Gary
  41. Grizzly
  42. General Napkin the Second
  43. Honey
  44. Hannibal
  45. Hector
  46. Hamish
  47. Hunter
  48. Hamlet
  49. Ham
  50. Hachiko
  51. Hammy
  52. Ian
  53. Ice
  54. Iggy
  55. Jericho
  56. Jasper
  57. Jack
  58. Jumbo
  59. Kirk
  60. Kirby
  61. Larry
  62. Leo
  63. Leonardo Da Hammy
  64. Leopold the Skittish
  65. Lightning
  66. Mascot
  67. Mo
  68. Maury
  69. Mickey
  70. MJ
  71. Munchkin
  72. Messi
  73. Napoleon
  74. Napkin
  75. Oscar
  76. Ozzy
  77. Piggy
  78. Pooh
  79. Quentin
  80. Ripley
  81. Rami
  82. Rasputin
  83. Radagast
  84. Rhubarb
  85. Randall
  86. Rudy
  87. Randy
  88. Ruckus
  89. Rambler
  90. Steve
  91. Sparky
  92. Spot
  93. Shaggy
  94. Scooby
  95. Small Guy
  96. Scaramouche
  97. Shorty
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  99. Taz
  100. Tippy
  101. Thunder
  102. Uncle
  103. Usain
  104. Vic
  105. Vladimir the Restless
  106. Vandal
  107. Whiskers
  108. Wolfenstein
  109. Wolf
  110. Wiggy
  111. Wolverine
  112. Xavier
  113. York
  114. Yogi the Bear
  115. Zoomer
  116. Zayn

Talking and interacting with your hamster

Whenever you talk to your hamster, name sure to use a soft, low voice. Be as soothing as you possibly can, since these creatures are very skittish. Using a calm, soothing voice will help relax the hamster.

Now, hamsters are almost never calm and collected, but you can still try. Also be aware that hamsters have very sensitive ears and hearing, and as such speaking to them in a soft, low voice will be easy on their ears and they won’t shy away from you.

Always use the hamster’s name as often as you can when talking to him, and try to spend as much time as you possibly can. Tell him about your day and feed him a couple leaves of parsley.

Give him a small bit of cooked plain chicken and ask him if he slept well last night. Of course he won’t be able to piece together anything you’re saying, but he will understand that you’re interacting with him. In time he will learn to associate you with food, and with good times and safety.

If you’ve very patient, this can lead to a great bond between you and your hamster.

Please remember though that the hamster’s taming can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. It depends on the hamster’s personality, and your patience. Sometimes even after the hamster’s tamed he still won’t be the friendliest or cuddliest furball.

That’s okay, each hamster is different.

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Letting your hamster pick his own name

If you’re not very decided, you can let the hamster pick out his own name. We got this idea from Pethelpful.com and thought it’s actually a great way to let fate decide. Kind of.

You can do this several ways. For example you can chose a few hamster names and write them out on a paper plate or tray. Make sure they’re evenly spaced  out, no more than 3-5 names.

Then, place bits of food or hamster treats on top of each name – like a piece of carrot, a peanut, a bit of cooked chicken, or something else from this safe foods list. Whichever food/name the hamster first goes for, that’s his name !

Another way is to place the hamster in his exercise ball, and stick a few sticky notes with the names written on them. Let the hamster roam the house in the ball, and whichever note falls off first, that’s the name.

You can also make a maze our of an empty egg carton. Cut a few holes in it, as exit holes. Assign a name for each hole. Whichever hole the hamster exits the maze through, that’s going to be his name.

A word from Teddy

I hope you found what you were looking for in this article. I know us hamsters are cute and you have a hard time naming us, but I’m sure you’ll find a great one for your friend. My owner knew my name long before he picked me up, and I think Teddy suits me great.

If you want to know more about us hamsters you should check out the related articles below. You’ll learn how to keep us safe and happy, and what we need for a good life.

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