1000+ Cute & Funny Hamster Names for Males & Females, Dwarfs & Syrians

You’ve thought through the pros and cons of having a hamster as a pet and decided to welcome one into your family. Now is the time to find the perfect name for your furry little friend!

We’ve compiled an extensive list with more than 1000 cute hamster names, from Disney and food names to unique and funny names for hamsters of all colors (brown, black, white, orange and everything in between) and species (Syrian, Chinese, and dwarf species such as Roborovski, Russian and Winter White).

We’ve also gathered a list of names inspired by cartoons, popular hamsters, trees, spices, flowers, nuts, and much more.

A pet’s name will stay with them as long as they’re alive, and you’ll remember them by that name forever. So it’s worth taking some time to find the right name for your new hamster.

Cute Hamster Names

Many people like getting to know their pet a little bit before deciding on a name, so that it fits their character. Some people want the name to reflect their pet’s physical characteristics, such as the fur color or level of fluffiness.

I always take pet naming a bit too seriously and probably spend more time choosing one than the average person. Since I have synesthesia (mixing of the senses so letters and words have a color in my head), I like to choose a name that fits the color of the pet.

Whichever way of choosing a name you prefer, our list of more than a thousand hamster names should definitely be of help.


Let’s start with the names that can fit both male and female hamsters.

Ashtray Macchiato
Bailey Mclovin
Bubblegum Melon
Butterscotch Minnow
Buttons Mochi
Callig Mojito
Caprice Moonshine
Cheeks Munch
Chessie Paper Clip
Chex Patches
Chubby Pebble
Chunk Pig
Cloud Poppy
Cotton Porky
Cracker Powderpuff
Crouton Puff
Declan Puzzle
Deluka Reese
Draco Robin
Egg Sandy
Fidget Shadow
Floofy Skittles
Fluffy Sprinkles
Hammie Squishy
Hamzie Starlight
Harley Sugarbunches
Hershey Sunny
Jigglypuff Thumb Tack
Jinx Tiptoe
Kylen Twix

Male Hamster Names

There’s so many cool names for a male hamster, but if you don’t find one suitable for your hammy, I suggest you keep on scrolling as there are many more name ideas inspired by Disney, cartoon characters, color, or food, under this list!

Abraham Lassie
Ajax Lenny
Alfie Leo
Allen Lewi
Alvin Maison
Arlen Manny
Arrow Marley
Axel Marvin
Baboo Michaelangelo
Balthazar Mickey
Bambino Moji
Bandit Mojo
Bear Moose
Bentley Mr. Bigglesworth
Bingo Mr. Mister
Blizzard Nicodemus
Bob Nostradamus
Boris Olaf
Budweiser Oliver
Carson Ollie
Caspian Orian
Charlie Otis
Cheeto Paku
Chester Petey
Chiko Pippin
Chip Poncho
Clancy Reggie
Claude Remi
Dash Remy
Dumbo Rex
Eddie Rocket
Edward Rocky
Falkor Romeo
Felix Rufus
Finn Scout
Flash Shelby
Forrest Simba
Frank Spock
Franklin Squiggleton
Gadget Tango
Galileo Teddy
Gizmo Theo
Gulliver Theodore
Hagrid Timon
Hamilton Tito
Hampsky Tony
Hampton Uno
Hippo Winifred
Hiro Wolfgang
Jasper Wombo
Jedi Wonka
Jumbo Woody
Juno Yoda
Kai Yorri
Kairo Ziggy

Female Hamster Names

Adalyn Ivy
Aura Lacey
Autumn Lacy
Baby Layla
Barbie Lilac
Bella Lily
Boba Luna
Brie Mandy
Carmela Maple
Cher Marceline
Chloe Maxine
Chocco Millie
Ciara Mimi
Coco Mini
Cupcake Minka
Daisy Nala
Darla Nibblett
Dorothy Nova
Duchess Pebble
Dumpling Pippa
Elouise Portia
Fluff Princess
Ginny Sunshine
Harriet Thea
Hazel Tina
Hennie Tinker Bell
Henrietta Winnie
Honey Zilly

Funny Hamster Names

Funny hamster

If you love a name that makes people giggle when they hear it, here are a few funny name suggestions. I particularly like Dr. Poolittle, Pork Chop, and Sir Poopsalot.

Albert Einstein Kneecap
Banana Laundry Basket
Beast Miss Poopsalot
Cheeseburger Mouse
Chili Octopus
Dr. Poolittle Pork Chop
Fatboy / Fatgirl Potato
Giant Shoe
Gypsy Sir Poopsalot
Ham Tea Pot
Hamburger Teaspoon

Names of Hamster Characters in Cartoons

Unfortunately, there aren’t many cartoons and animated movies with hamsters as the lead “actor”. Guinea pigs are taking the main spot in animated movies, it seems, but there are a few cartoon hamster characters listed below. If you want your hamster to be called after a movie hero, this is the right list for you!

  • Cheeks (Wild Kratts)
  • Doctor Hamster (Peppa Pig)
  • Ebichu (Ebichu)
  • Fang (Horrid Henry)
  • Geo (The Loud House)
  • Hamco (Sol Cresta)
  • Hamtaro (Hamtaro)
  • Hamzou (The Idolmaster)
  • Marion (Bounty Hamster)
  • Peepi (Invader Zim)
  • Penfold (Danger Mouse)
  • Rhino (Bolt)
  • Snowball (Pinky And The Brain)
  • Twiggy (The Powerpuff Girls)

Food Names for Hamsters

Food names for hamsters

Food names are an adorable way to name your hamster. It always makes me smile when I hear a hamster is called Marshmallow, Carrot, Cupcake, Muffin, or Nugget.

Apple Ketchup
Bacon Kiwi
Beignet Mango
Biscuit Marshmallow
Blackberry Mayonnaise or Mayo
Blueberry Muffin
Bokchoy Nacho
Brioche Noodle / Noodles
Burrito Nugget
Cabbage Pancake
Candy Peaches
Caramel Penne
Carrot Pickle
Chedar Pizza
Cheddar Popcorn
Cheerio Potato
Cheese Pretzel
Cherry Pudding
Churro Pudding
Cinnabon Pumpkin
Clementine Raspberry
Clover S’mores
Cookie Scone
Cranberry Spaghetti
Cupcake Strawberry
Dorito Sugar
Dumpling Sushi
Egg Taco
Fig Tofu
French Fry Truffle
Fudge Vanilla
Guava Yogurt (or Yogi)

White Hamster Names

White hamster

For the proud owners of white and pale hamsters, these names emphasize your hamster’s beautiful light coat. Look through the unisex, male and female names to find the right fit for your whitey.


Angel Popcorn
Cotton Pudding
Cottonball Puff
Cream Q-tip
Creme Puff Salty
Diamond Snow
Dove Snowball
Flour Snowdrop
Heaven Snowflake
Ice Sparkle
Latte Star
Marshmallow Sugar
Milky Vanilla


Bianco Icy
Casper Jang
Chalky Jon Snow
Frost Snoopy
Frosty Snowy
Ghost Whitey


Angelica Daisy
Betty White Elsa
Bianca Marilyn
Blanca Pearl
Blondie Perla
Coco Snowbell
Crystal Winter

Black Hamster Names

Black hamster names

For black hamster owners, here’s a list of names that would fit your dark-furred pet.


Blackberry Magpie
Blank Moon
Boots Nemesis
Coffee Night
Coke Nightmittens
Cosmos Nimbus
Crow Nocturne
Darkness Pepsi
Dawn Raven
Duff Ravenclaw
Dusk Shade
Eclipse Silhouette
Espresso Sparrow
Fudge Starlight
Galaxy Thunder
Gypsy Twilight
Harlem Twinkle
Hocus Pocus Voodoo
Kajal Whisper


Bandit Mickey
Batman Moreno
Blacky Neo
Blake Night Rider
Boogie Ham Nox – Latin for Night
Boogie Man Pistol
Carbon Prince of Darkness
Charcoal Reaper
Cole Scar
Cooper Shady
Dark Knight Sirius
Demon Smokey
Diesel Spooky
Dracula T’challa
Dynamite Voldemort
Inky Yin
Kylo Ren Zorro


Black Beauty Keira
Black Pearl Mokka
Cleopatra Nutella
Cocoa Princess of Darkness

Gray Hamster Names

If your hamster has silver gray, dark gray, or light gray fur, then these names should suit them well.


Cashmere Rain
Charcoal Shadow
Pebble Stardust
Pigeon Thunder


Gandalf Shade
Hippopotamus Shady
Possum Smokey


Astra Marble
Cinder Misty
Graycie / Greycie

Black and White Hamster Names

Black and White Hamster names


Checkers Panda
Cookie Penguin
Dice Peppercorn
Dot Pingu
Holstein Po
Marble Salt n Pepper
Midnight Smudge
Mittens Tux
Motley Whittier
Noire Ying-yang


Badger Patch
Domino Pongo
Freud Skunk
Inky Snoopy
Moo Spade
Obsidian Speck
Olaf Stormy
Onyx Toby
Oreo Tuxedo


Cruella Perdita
Dotty Zebra or Zeb

Brown Hamster Names

Bear Custard
Brownie Fudge
Chewbacca Hazel
Choco Meatball
Chocolate Muffin
Cookie Nutella
Cream Toffee

Golden (Syrian) Hamster Names

Syrian hamster name ideas
Butterscotch Mango
Caesar Marmelade
Cappuccino Peaches
Caramel Pumpkin
Creamsicle Rusty
Dreamsicle Sunny
Goldy Tangerine
Honey Valencia

Disney & Cartoon Hamster Names

Disney is a never-ending source of cute pet names and you can always refer to the hundreds of different characters from their movies and series to get fresh name ideas. Let’s look at some of the names from Disney and other cartoons to see if they’re the right fit for your hamster.


  • Creampuff (Yuna’s Princess adventure)
  • Dumpling (Bao)
  • Eclair
  • Figaro
  • Fleur
  • Flower (Bambi)
  • Goofy
  • Sweet Potato
  • Tadashi
  • Tapioca
  • Thumper
  • Tinker
  • Toast
  • Tonks
  • Waffles
  • Wokkel
  • Won Ton
  • Zazu


  • Bao (Bao)
  • Chip
  • Cleo
  • Dusty
  • Gus
  • Gus Gus
  • Jazzy
  • Mickey
  • Milo (Pepper Ann)
  • Moose (Pepper Ann)
  • Mr. Potato Head (Toy Story)
  • Oliver
  • Pocahontas
  • Ratatouille (Ratatouille)
  • Remy (Ratatouille)
  • Stitch (Lilo & Stitch)
  • Winnie (Winnie the Pooh)


  • Anastasia
  • Ariel
  • Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)
  • Bambi (Bambi)
  • Bella
  • Belle
  • Betty
  • Bobbin (Pixie Hollow)
  • Briar (Sleeping Beauty)
  • Cinderella (Cinderella)
  • Cindy
  • Cinnamon
  • Coco
  • Collette
  • Dolores
  • Dory
  • Eda
  • Elsa
  • Esmeralda
  • Eve
  • Ezma
  • Faline
  • Fauna
  • Flora
  • Ginger
  • Ginny
  • Jane
  • Jasmin
  • Jasmine
  • Kala
  • Kiara
  • Lilo (Lilo & Stitch)
  • Lychee (Palace Pets)
  • Madeleine
  • Maribel
  • Marie
  • Melody
  • Merida
  • Minnie
  • Mirabel
  • Moana
  • Mocha (Big Hero 6)
  • Mrs. Potts (Beauty and the Beast)
  • Nala
  • Penny
  • Pepper (Pepper Ann)
  • Pita
  • Poppet (Toy Story)
  • Poppyseed (VeggieTales)
  • Rapunzel
  • Raya
  • Riley
  • Rose
  • Sakura (Naruto)
  • Sarafina
  • Sassy
  • Snow White (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
  • Stella
  • Strudel (Yuna’s Princess adventure)
  • Thumbelina (Not Disney but Close)
  • Tiana
  • Tinker Bell or Tink
  • Tinkerbelle
  • Ursula
  • Venelope
  • Wendy
  • Willow

Names Inspired by Trees, Flowers, Spices, Nuts

If you haven’t found the right fit among the food names, maybe a name inspired by trees, flowers, spices, or nuts will suit your hamster better.


Acorn Olive
Basil Parsnip
Buttercup Peanut
Cashew Poppyseed
Coconut Tulip


Almond Dill
Aspen Fern
Chestnut Milo
Cypress Walnut


Chamomile Vanilla
Daisy Willow

Did you find the name for your hamster among our list of 1000+ cute, funny, Disney, and food-inspired hamster names? We’d love to hear your pick in the comments below. And if you decided on a different name that is not on our list – let us know too!

You’ve Chosen the Name – What’s Next?

Now that you have the perfect name picked out, I suggest you read through our posts on the best types of hamster cages, what types of bedding are safe to use, which foods hamsters can and can’t eat and other helpful articles on our blog to learn more about proper care!

The standards in hamster care are luckily improving with time and something that was considered normal and acceptable just years ago, is no longer considered ethical, as we learn more about hamsters and their needs. And while experienced hamster owners and ethical hamster breeders are educated about the improved standards, pet shops are often not. So, instead of blindly following advice you got from pet shop employees, I suggest you do the research yourself too – it’ll make for a much happier hamster!

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