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275+ Cute Hamster Names for Boys and Girls

Mychelle Blake
Golden syrian hamster on a spring meadow

One of the most popular small pets is the hamster, and it's not hard to see why. They're absolutely adorable, easy to care for and don't require a lot of space. If you've brought home a new hamster and don't know what to name it, you can get some ideas based on what hamsters are like in general.

Names Based on Hamster Behaviors for Boys and Girls

Hamsters are fun little creatures to watch and you can get some good ideas from observing your new pet for a few days. Hamsters have their own personalities and some will be more active than others. If you have a hamster that likes to race around and run in a hamster wheel, you can pick a more energetic name compared to one that likes to hang out and observe his or her environment.

Hamster in teacup on grass
  • Chewy
  • Chompers
  • Climber
  • Cuddles
  • Frisky
  • Nibbler
  • Nipper
  • Racer
  • Scooter
  • Scrambler
  • Snuggler
  • Snuggs
  • Spinner
  • Squeaker
  • Squiggly
  • Squirmy
  • Wiggly

Color Names for Boy and Girl Hamsters

Hamsters come in several colors, shades and patterns. Some of the most common colors are cream, golden, grey, silver, black, sable and yellow. Using their coloring is an excellent source of name ideas.

Hamster with wig
  • Alba - Gaelic, means "white"
  • Amber
  • Arian (male) or Ariana (female) - Welish, means "silver"
  • Ash
  • Aurelia (female) or Aurelius (male) - Latin, means "golden"
  • Blanca - Spanish, means "white"
  • Boots
  • Brick
  • Brownie
  • Bruno - German, means "brown"
  • Coal
  • Copper
  • Cressida - Greek, means "gold"
  • Dior - French, means "golden"
  • Dove
  • Ebony
  • Fawn
  • Gilda - English origin, means "golden"
  • Goldie
  • Goldielocks
  • Grayson
Hamster on Green Background
  • Hazel
  • Ivory
  • Jett
  • Marigold
  • Melanie - Greek for "black"
  • Onyx
  • Opal
  • Orla - Gaelic, means "golden princess"
  • Orville - French, means "gold town"
  • Patches
  • Pearl
  • Pinkie
  • Raven
  • Roux
  • Rose
  • Ruby
  • Rusty
  • Sable
  • Scarlett
  • Shadow
  • Sienna
  • Smokey
  • Snow
  • Snowball
  • Snowflake
  • Socks
  • Spot
  • Stone
  • Storm
  • Sunny
  • Tawny
  • Umber
  • Winter
  • Xanthe - Greek for "yellow"

Boy and Girl Hamster Names Based on Food

Hamster are rodents who love eating and they're also sweet as can be, so using food as an inspiration for a name makes sense. You can go with spicy names, names that also evoke coat color or names of your favorite delicious treats.

syrian hamster Chmurka
  • Apple
  • Ambrosia
  • Anise
  • Apricot
  • Banana
  • Barley
  • Basil
  • Bean
  • Berry
  • Blueberry
  • Bran
  • Brandy
  • Candy
  • Caramel
  • Caraway
  • Cayenne
  • Chai
  • Chamomile
  • Cherry
  • Chia
  • Chili
  • Chip
  • Cinnamon
  • Clementine
  • Cocoa
  • Coconut
  • Cookie
  • Cupcake
  • Curry
  • Fennel
  • Fideo
  • Fig
  • Galette
  • Ginger
  • Harissa
  • Honey
  • Huckleberry
  • Java
  • Juniper
  • Lavender
  • Madeleine
  • Mango
  • Maple
  • Marjoram
  • Millet
  • Mimosa
  • Mocha
  • Nacho
  • Nutmeg
  • Olive
  • Oreo
  • Peaches
  • Peanut
  • Pear
  • Pepper
  • Pickles
  • Pita
  • Plum
  • Pomegranate
  • Pumpkin
  • Quince
  • Rosemary
  • Rue
  • Saffron
  • Sage
  • Sesame
  • Sherry
  • Strawberry
  • Sugar
  • Taffy
  • Tangerine
  • Tarragon
  • Tea
  • Thyme
  • Twinkie
  • Vanilla
  • Walnut

Small Boy Names for Hamsters

There are many boys' names that mean "small" in some way in different languages. These are excellent options for hamsters who are definitely one of the smallest pets you can own.

Djungarian dwarf hamster
  • Aban - Irish, means "little abbot"
  • Aden - Irish, means "little fiery one"
  • Attila - Hungarian, means "little father"
  • Bercan - Irish, means "little spear"
  • Bolan - Irish, means "little poet"
  • Branagan - Irish, means "little raven"
  • Brodie - Scottish, means "little ridge"
  • Brogan - Irish, means "little shoe"
  • Carlin - Irish, means "little champion"
  • Cathan - Irish, means "little battler"
  • Ciaran - Irish, means "little dark one"
  • Donnan - Irish, means "small brown-haired boy"
  • Edan - Welsh, means "little fire"
  • Feeny - Irish, means "little raven"
  • Fiorello - Italian, means "little flower"
  • Hagan - Irish, means "little fire"
  • Harbin - German, means "little bright warrior"
  • Jenkin - Flemish, means "little John"
  • Keiran - Irish, means "little dark one"
  • Lillebror - Swedish, means "little brother"
  • Logan - Scottish, means "little hollow"
  • Madigan - Irish, means "little dog"
  • Malin - English, means "little warrior"
  • Mannix - Irish, means "little monk"
  • Newt - English, means "little salamander"
  • Niven - Scottish, means "little saint"
  • Oisin - Irish, means "little deer"
  • Parnell - French, means "little Peter"
  • Pasha - Russian, means "small"
  • Paul - Latin, means "small"
  • Pavel - Russian, means "small"
  • Perkin - English, means "little Peter"
  • Perran - Cornish, means "little dark one"
  • Quintas - Spanish, means "little estate"
  • Rian - Irish, means "little king"
  • Ronan - Irish, means "little seal"
  • Rousseau - French, means "little redhead"
  • Rowan - Scottish, means "little redhead"
  • Sweeney - Irish, means "little hero"
  • Teagan - Irish, means "little poet"
  • Tiernan - Irish, means "little lord"
  • Ulick - Irish, means "little William"
  • Vaughan - Welsh, means "small"

Little Girl Names for Hamsters

Just as with boy names meaning "small" or "little," there are many beautiful names for a female hamster that evoke the concept of small in other languages.

Hamster with Parasol
  • Alona - Irish, means "little rock"
  • Arizona - Native American, means "little springs"
  • Bichette - French, means "little doe"
  • Cantara - Arabic, means "little bridge"
  • Capella - Arabic, means "little female goat"
  • Carlynne - Irish, means "little champion"
  • Cendrine - French, means "little ashes"
  • Charty - English origin, means "little and womanly"
  • Cinderella - French, means "little ash girl"
  • Davina - Hebrew, means "little goddess"
  • Fiametta - Italian, means "little flame"
  • Floortje - Dutch, means "little flower"
  • Galiot - Dutch, means "small ship"
  • Gladiola - Latin, means "little sword"
  • Gwenno - Welsh, mean "little bright one"
  • Keira - Irish, means "little dark one"
  • Kiara - Italian, means "little dark one"
  • Lillemor - Swedish, means "little mother"
  • Miv - Welsh, means "my precious little one"
  • Musetta - Latin, means "little muse"
  • Narelle - Welsh, means "little river"
  • Ondine - Latin, means "little wave"
  • Orsola - Italian, means "little female bear"
  • Pamina - Italian, means "little honey"
  • Panya - Russian, means "small"
  • Paula - Latin, means "small"
  • Paulette - French, means "small"
  • Paulina - Spanish, means "small"
  • Pipaluk - Greenland, means "sweet little thing"
  • Reiltin - Irish, means "little star"
  • Ria - Spanish, means "small river"
  • Rilian - German, means "little stream"
  • Rilla - German, means "little brook"
  • Rochelle - French, means "little rock"
    Syrian hamster
  • Roisin - Irish, means "little rose"
  • Roxana - Persian, means "little star"
  • Sonnet - French, means "little song"
  • Tira - Hebrew, means "small village"
  • Undine - Latin, means "little wave"
  • Ursula - Latin, means "little female bear"
  • Villette - French, means "little town"
  • Yara - Arabic, means "little butterfly"

Adorable Boy Names for Hamsters

Some names just sound cute when you say them, and these are great choices for hamsters. Choosing a cute name can fit the personality of many hamsters.

Golden Hamster With Broccoli
  • Archie
  • Arlo
  • Billy
  • Bucky
  • Buzz
  • Charlie
  • Cruz
  • Dash
  • Django
  • Emmet
  • Fergus
  • Finn
  • Gus
  • Hank
  • Huck
  • Jake
  • Jessie
  • Julio
  • Lenny
  • Louie
  • Luigi
  • Nico
  • Nigel
  • Oliver
  • Otis
  • Rocky
  • Sawyer
  • Sully
  • Teddy
  • Theo
  • Willie
  • Woody
  • Wyatt

Adorable Girl Names for Hamsters

There are many names for girls, but some that fit hamsters particularly well are nicknames or old-fashioned names. Choosing one of these names will fit a hamster well as they're easy to say and have a sweet sound to them, much like your hamster does!

Hamster in wheel
  • Abby
  • Bella
  • Bonnie
  • Clover
  • Coral
  • Daisy
  • Dixie
  • Dolly
  • Dot
  • Ellie
  • Emily
  • Flora
  • Gypsy
  • Hallie
  • Izzy
  • Jenny
  • Josie
Female golden syrian hamster sittin
  • Joy
  • Lizzie
  • Mabel
  • Maggie
  • Meadow
  • Molly
  • Naomi
  • Rain
  • River
  • Sadie
  • Sasha
  • Trixie
  • Wren

Naming a Boy or Girl Hamster

It can be hard to find just the right name for a new hamster when you have so many choices. Take your time and observe your new pet. You should get a good idea of what they're personality is like within a few days, and there's no rush to pick a name! Just give it time and soon the right choice will come to you based on the qualities you like the most about your new friend.

275+ Cute Hamster Names for Boys and Girls