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Guinea Pig Name Ideas by Color

Mychelle Blake
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Guinea pigs come in a wide variety of colors and patterns, as well as coat lengths. Using their striking coloring is a great way to find inspiration for the perfect name for your new fluffy pets!

Self Color Patterns Name Ideas

"Self" colors are Guinea pigs with a coat that is a single solid color throughout. Some common self colors are black, brown, orange, red and white.

Names for Black Guinea Pigs

Guinea pigs that are all black can be named after all sorts of things reminiscent of the color.

black guinea pig looking at camera
  • Black Widow
  • Blackberry
  • Blackbird
  • Blackie
  • Caliban (Romanian boy's name meaning "black.")
  • Charcoal
  • Ciara or Kiera (Irish girl's name meaning "little dark one.")
  • Coal or Cole
  • Crow
  • Darcy (French name meaning "dark one.")
  • Dracula
  • Dougal (Scottish boy's name meaning "dark stranger.")
  • Duncan (Scottish boy's name meaning "dark warrior.")
  • Ebony
  • Ink or Inky
  • Jet
  • Kali (Sanskrit girl's name meaning "black one;" also the Hindu goddess of destruction).
  • Keir (Irish boy's name meaning "dark or black.")
  • Kerry (Irish name meaning "dark haired.")
  • Krishna (Hindu name meaning "dark or black;" also the a name of an aspect of the Hindu god Vishnu.)
  • Layla or Leila (Arabic girl's name meaning "night.")
  • Lilith (Assyrian girl's name meaning "of the night.")
  • Licorice
  • Mahogany
  • Mascara
  • Maurice (A Latin boy's name meaning "dark skinned.")
  • Melania (A Spanish girl's name meaning "black.")
  • Melantha (A Greek girl's name meaning "dark flower.")
  • Midnight
  • Nigel (An Irish boy's name meaning "black haired.")
  • Nisha (A Hindi girl's name meaning "night.")
  • Noire (French word for "black.")
  • Obsidian
  • Onyx
  • Panther
  • Rajani (A Sanskrit girl's name meaning "of the night.")
  • Raven
  • Sharpie
  • Soot
  • Squid (as in black squid ink)
  • T'Challa (Black Panther)

Names for Brown Guinea Pigs

Guinea pigs can come in several shades of brown, from the lightest cream color to beige, buff, cinnamon and chocolate.

Guinea Pigs In Toy Cart
  • Baize (French girl's name meaning "dark brown.")
  • Barry (Irish boy's name meaning "fair haired.")
  • Bear
  • Beaver
  • Bowie (Scottish boy's name meaning "blond.")
  • Bruna (Italian girl's name meaning "brown.")
  • Bruno (German boy's name meaning "brown.")
  • Burnell (French name for "small brown one.")
  • Buster (Brown)
  • Chestnut
  • Chocolate
  • Cinnamon
  • Cocoa
  • Copper
  • Dun
  • Eachann (A Gaelic word for "horse brown.")
  • Fawn
  • Fulvio or Fulvia (Italian word for "yellow or tawny.")
  • Grizzly
  • Hari (Hindi boy's name meaning "dark or tawny.")
  • Hazel
  • Kenyon (Irish name meaning "blond.")
  • Khaki
  • Lebrun (French name meaning "brown haired.")
  • Marigold
  • Monkey
  • Peanut
  • Russet
  • Sable
  • Saffron
  • Sand or Sandy
  • Tawny
  • Teddy
  • Topaz
  • Tynan (An Irish boy's name meaning "dark or dusty.")
  • Umber (A shade of brown)
  • Walnut

Names for Orange Guinea Pigs

Orange Guinea pigs can have a yellowish-red tinge to their fur that can make you think of fall colors and vibrant flowers.

Guinea Pig On Table
  • Aditya (Sanskrit name that means "the sun.")
  • Alani (Hawaiian girl's name meaning "the orange fruit.")
  • Amber
  • Autumn
  • Cam (Vietnamese word for the orange fruit.)
  • Carrot
  • Clementine
  • Coral or Coraline
  • Creamsicle
  • Dandelion
  • Firefly
  • Jacinthe (French word for "orange;" also a flower.)
  • Peach or Peaches
  • Poppy
  • Popsicle
  • Pumpkin
  • Sienna (A shade of orange)
  • Tangerine
  • Zinnia

Names for Red Guinea Pigs

If you have a red Guinea pig, you can use their gorgeous auburn fur as inspiration for names inspired by the color.

Long Haired Guinea Pig
  • Antares (A red star in astronomy)
  • Apple
  • Blaze
  • Cardinal
  • Carmine (A shade of red)
  • Cherry
  • Chili
  • Clancy (An Irish boy's name meaning "red warrior.")
  • Cranberry
  • Edom (Hebrew boy's name meaning "red.")
  • Elmo
  • Erik or Eric (the Red, a famous Viking)
  • Fig
  • Fire or Firey
  • Flash
  • Fox
  • Garnet
  • Gilroy (Scottish name meaning "red head.")
  • Ginger
  • Harkin (Irish name meaning "dark red.")
  • Jasper
  • Leroux (French name meaning "red haired one.")
  • Lobster
  • Ormond (Irish name meaning "red.")
  • Phoenix (A mythical fire bird, the name also means "dark red" in Greek)
  • Pomegranate
  • Raspberry
  • Radish
  • Rhydderch (Welsh name meaning "reddish brown.")
  • Rohan (Sanskrit name meaning "red haired.")
  • Rooney (Irish name meaning "red haired.")
  • Rooster
  • Rory (Irish name meaning "red king.")
  • Rose or Rosy
  • Roslin (Scottish girl's name meaning "little redhead.")
  • Rousseau (French name meaning "little redhead.")
  • Rowan (Gaelic name for boys meaning "little redhead.")
  • Ruby
  • Rudolph (the Red Nosed Reindeer)
  • Rufino (Latin boy's name meaning "red haired.")
  • Rusty
  • Scarlett
  • Shani (Hebrew name meaning "crimson red.")
  • Sherry
  • Sorrell (French word for "reddish brown.")
  • Squirrel

Names for White Guinea Pigs

White Guinea pigs can come with dark or pink (red) eyes. Use their lovely white coat to find a name that fits their fluffy beauty.

Cute baby guinea pig
  • Alba (Scottish girl's name meaning "white.")
  • Alfio (Italian name meaning "white.")
  • Alva (Irish name meaning "white.")
  • Arjuna (Hindi boy's name meaning "white.")
  • Bialas (Slavic boy's name meaning "white haired.")
  • Bianca (Italian girl's name meaning "white.")
  • Cloud
  • Dandelion (the white seeded kind)
  • Dove
  • Dwight (Flemish boy's name meaning "white haired or blond.")
  • Finbar (Irish boy's name meaning "white haired.")
  • Finlay (Scottish boy's name meaning "white warrior.")
  • Finn or Finnian (Irish boy's name meaning "white or fair.")
  • Fiona (Gaelic girl's name meaning "white or fair.")
  • Frost
  • Gavin (A Celtic boy's name meaning "white hawk.")
  • Ghost
  • Gwen or Gwendolyn (Welsh girl's name meaning "white.")
  • Ivory
  • Laban (Hebrew boy's name meaning "white.")
  • Marshmallow
  • Milk or Milky
  • Milkweed
  • Opal
  • Pearl
  • Snow, Snowy or Snowflake
  • Wapiti (Native American word meaning "white.")

Solid Color Pattern Name Ideas for Guinea Pigs

"Solid" color Guinea pigs actually have a primary color and another color. The second color is spread throughout the body and mixes with the primary color to create the actual coat color. Common examples of these types of Guinea pig colors are gold and silver coats.

Names for Gold Guinea Pigs

Gold Guinea pigs range from a yellowish color to a honey golden brown. You can use names based on the color gold or blond as inspiration.

Child Holding Guinea Pig
  • Alamar (Arabic name meaning "covered in gold.")
  • Aurelio (Latin boy's name meaning "golden.")
  • Bowie (Scottish boy's name meaning "blond.")
  • Buttercup
  • Canary
  • Eurion (Welsh boy's name meaning "golden.")
  • Flavia or Flavian (Greek name meaning "golden blond.")
  • Kim (Korean name meaning "gold.")
  • Goldie
  • Goldilocks
  • Melora (A Greek girl's name meaning "golden apple.")
  • Ofir or Ophir (Hebrew name meaning "gold.")
  • Oriel (Latin girl's name meaning "golden.")
  • Oro (Spanish word for "golden.")
  • Peta (A Spanish girl's name meaning "golden eagle.")
  • Xanthus (Greek boy's name meaning "golden haired.")
  • Zari or Zareen or Zarina (Persian girl's name meaning "golden or "golden vessel.")
  • Zehava (Hebrew girl's name meaning "golden.")

Names for Silver Guinea Pigs

Silver Guinea pigs can range from a light grey to a medium gray shade. Silver and gray items and terms are perfect sources for names.

Silver Guinea Pigs

  • Arian or Ariana (A Welsh name meaning "silver.")
  • Ash or Ashes
  • Ashley
  • Crystal
  • Diamond
  • Gin (Japanese girl's name meaning "silver.")
  • Icicle
  • Silver
  • Smoky
  • Sparkle
  • Star
  • Starlight
  • Sterling
  • Storm or Stormy
  • Taji (Japanese girl's name meaning a silvery yellow color.)
  • Tiara
  • Tinsel

Multi-Color Pattern Name Ideas for Guinea Pigs

Common multi-color patterns found in Guinea pigs include agouti, marked, brindle, broken, Himalayan, Dalmatian, harlequin, roan, tortoiseshell and Dutch. Since these color patterns can vary from the subtle shadings to clear delineations between sections of colors, names can be based on items or terms these patterns evoke.

Pet guinea pigs eating grass
  • Amitola (Native American word for "rainbow.")
  • Appaloosa
  • Belter
  • Brocade
  • Bumblebee
  • Calico
  • Camo or Camouflage
  • Checkers
  • Cheetah
  • Chevron
  • Confetti
  • Dapple
  • Dots or Dottie
  • Freckles
  • Gingham
  • Gumdrop
  • Harlequin
  • Heather
  • Iris (The Greek goddess of the rainbow)
Guinea Pig Eating Food
  • Kaleidoscope
  • Leopard
  • Marble
  • Motley
  • Paint or Painter
  • Paisley
  • Panda
  • Patches
  • Penguin
  • Pinto
  • Polka (Dots)
  • Raccoon
  • Rainbow
  • Satin
  • Siamese
  • Speckles
  • Spice
  • Spot or Spotty
  • Sprinkles
  • Stripes or Striper
  • Tabby
  • Tiger
  • Tortie
  • Zebra

Naming Your Colorful Guinea Pig

Guinea pigs come in so many beautiful colors and patterns that it makes perfect sense to use this as your naming inspiration. Whether it's names that mean certain colors, or items that exist in nature or characters that exemplify that color or pattern, use your imagination to find the name that fits your new cavy friend.

Guinea Pig Name Ideas by Color