Good Ideas And Lists Of Hamster Names
Good Ideas And Lists Of Hamster Names. Good hamster names are always the ones that are meaningful, fun, and descriptive. Part of the excitement of getting yourself a little hamster is naming it something special!
This series will inspire you to create a special name for your hamster, no matter if it is a female, male, boy, or girl.
Good Boy Hamster Names
Here are some simple ideas on how to create great boy hamster names.
Start thinking of good hamster names by thinking about what you like, what you think of when you see your hamster, and combine it. Don’t just choose a name randomly. It takes out all the fun.
Here are some of the names I’ve used for my pets: Icy, Foxy, Cooper, Brownie, Spider-ham, Cookie. All of these names came from either what they look like or what I liked.
Here are just some categories to get your ideas running:
Food: Wasabi, Beans, Nacho, Taco, Peanut, Dumpling, Ham, Cracker, Hershey
Color: Silver, Blues, Chestnut, Hazel, Jade, Wintergreen, Emerald
Metals: Steel, Cobalt, Dust, Oynx, Bronze
Weather: Thunder, Lightning, Rain, Wind, Gust, Storm, Cyclone, Comet, Blizzard, Smoke, Frosty, Twilight
Cosmos: Milkyway, Venus, Apollo, Star, Nova, Aurora
Foreign: Akira, Gunther, Otto, Nino, Leo, Bryce
Super Heroes: Wolverine, Super Mario, Iron Man, Hulk, Batman, Spideman, Joker
Cars: Turbo, Speed Freak, Racer
Single Syllable Human Names: Bob, Paul, Ron, Max, John
Honorifics: Captain, Mr., Sir, General
Extra Masculine: Soldier, Guy, Fighter, Razor, Rex
What Are Your Ideas For Names?
Show off the ideas for names below:
Good Female Pet Hamster Names
Need a name? Get creative with naming your female pet hamster…
I always name my pets after something special that reflects their characteristics (i.e. a white coated American Eskimo named Icy). I’d never let my pets have a boring name! Make your pet name more special using your creativity.
My hammy is named Spider-ham because he used to love climbing all the way to the top of his 3 feet tall cage. (…And then he’d have no idea how to get back down. ;D) He’d look like Spider-man when climbing up the side of the cage that we named him Spider-ham.
A strong female hamster’s name demands something feminine, elegant, beautiful, yet bold. Here are some ideas:
Food: Pumpkin, Cupcake, Coco, Oreos, Cookie, Ginger, Mochi, Muffin, Brownie, Kiwi
Color: Amber, Goldie, Silver, Blues, Chestnut, Hazel, Jade, Pearl
Weather: Snowflakes, Icy, Sunny, Autumn, Mist, Moonlight, Rainbow, Rainy, Sunshine, Frosty
Foreign: Ling Ling, Sakura, Alika, Maya, Petite, Aurelia, Momo
Super Heroes: Batgirl, Wonder Woman, Storm, Raven, Shadow
Coat Patterns: Spotty, Spots, Wavy, Curls, Gray
Celebrities: Madonna, Demi, Whitney, Mariah, Britney
Honorifics: Mrs., Miss, Lady
Extra Feminine: Sweetie, Honey, Baby, Cutie, Girlie, Blossom
What Have You Named Your Female Hamster?
Now that I’ve got your creative juices flowing, have you got some ideas for female pet hamster names? Post below your unique ideas for names and see others’:
Official Hamster Names
This page is a list of actual hamster names. If you’re looking for good name ideas for your hamster
I absolutely love that hamsters have a wide variety of names. Some are funny and descriptive, while others are beautiful and meaningful. Each name highlights something special about a hamster and the story behind the name.
Here’s a chart with the names. Scroll further down for a description of these names.
|Genera, Species||Discoverer||Location||Appearance||Other Descriptive|
|Mesocricetus Auratus||Syrian Hamster||Golden Hamster, Standard Golden, Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear Hamster, Fancy Bear, Honey Bear, Black Bear, Dalmatian, Panda Bear, Polar Bear, Chequered Hamster, Long Haired Hamster||Big Hamster, Standard Hamster|
|Mesocricetus brandti||Brandt’s Hamster||Turkish Hamster|
|Mesocricetus Newtoni||Newton’s Hamster||Romanian Hamster, Rumanian Hamster|
|Mesocricetus Raddei||Georgian Hamster, Ciscaucasian Hamster|
|Phodopus Campbelli||Campbell’s||Djungarian, Siberian Hamster, Russian Hamster, Russian Dwarf Hamster||Striped Hairy Footed, Furry Footed, Dwarf Hamster|
|Phodopus sungorus||Djungarian, Siberian Hamster, Russian Hamster, Russian Dwarf Hamster||Winter White, Russian Winter White, Sapphire Hamster||Dwarf Hamster|
|Phodopus Roborovskii (pronounced ro-bo-rov-skee or rob-o-rov-skee)||Roborovskii (Robo, Rob)||Dwarf Hamster, Desert Hamster|
|Cricetus Cricetus||European Hamster, European Field Hamster||Blackbellied Hamster||Common Hamster, Giant Hamster|
|Cricetulus Alticola||Tibetan Hamster, Tibetian Ratlike Hamster, Ladak Hamster|
|Cricetulus Barabensis||Chinese Striped Hamster||Striped backed Hamster, Striped Hamster, Gray Hamster||Rat-tailed Hamster, Dwarf Hamster|
|Cricetulus Griseus||Chinese Hamster||Dwarf Hamster|
|Cricetulus Kamensis||Kam’s Ratlike Hamster|
|Cricetulus Longicaudatus||Lesser Longtailed Hamster, Desert Hamster|
|Cricetulus migratorius||Grey Hamster, Grey Rat-like Hamster||Migratory Grey Hamster, Grey Dwarf Hamster|
|Cricetulus sokolovi||Sokolov’s Ratlike Hamster|
|Allocricetulus eversmanni||Eversmann’s Hamster||Kazakh Hamster|
|Tscherskia triton||Korean Hamster||Greater Longtailed Hamster|
What Does “Hamster” Mean?
Because hamster contains the word “ham”, I’ve been asked this question a lot: “Are hamsters related to pigs?” Haha! Innocent question!
The answer is negative! Although both animals are cute and cuddly, the word hamster actually comes from the German word, hamastra, which means “to hoard”. In many cases, a hamster’s physicality shapes its name.
(Hammy is a more affectionate but widely used informal term.)
Every species is given a unique scientific name. This name allows people to talk about the same species without confusing it with another which is a common issue with non-scientific hamster names.
It also tells you what features a particular species has that lead it to be grouped with similar species.
For example, all hamster species share the same family and subfamily but different genera. Here are some samples of hamster genera:
- Cricetulus – squeaking feature
- Allocricetulus – other than squeaking
- Cricetus – normal size
- Mesocricetus – medium sized
- Phodopus – short feet with plump soles
When in doubt, the hamster’s scientific names are your best choice to use. The downside is it is harder to remember than other names and too formal for casual conversation.
Named After Discoverer
In some cases, hamsters are named after the people who first discovered the species. Some examples of this are:
- Lieutenant Roborovskii – Phodopus Roborovskii (scientific name), Roborovskii’s Dwarf Hamster or Robo (common name)
- Discoverer W. C. Campbell – Phodopus Campbelli (scientific name), Campbell’s Dwarf Hamster (common name)
- Biologist Vladimir E. Sokolov – Cricetulus Sokolovi (scientific name), Sokolov’s Dwarf Hamster (common name)
These names tend to be distinct and easy to remember. Unfortunately not all hamsters have a “discoverer” name.
Named By Location
Most hamsters have a locational name and are usually the main name hamster fanciers will use. It is easy to remember but can sometimes be misleading and confusing.
For example the Phodopus Campbelli and Phodopus Sungorus were originally thought of as the same species until research proved that wrong. The scientific community corrected this interpretation by assigning unique scientific names.
But the hamster community and writings on these two species all referred to them as the Russian hamster or Siberian hamster. Even today, on websites and books, these hamster names are not as reliable.
What we can do is try to refer to their other names more often. Campbelli could be called “Campbell” (discoverer name) and “Winter White” (coat-based name) for Sungorus!
Named By Coat Traits
Coat-based names are more recent designations. With the craze of home breeding for exotic coat colors, a variety of hamster names were created to describe particular colorations.
Unfortunately, these names are usually created for Syrian hamsters only so far.
Popular Hamster Names
Looking for popular names that everybody loves? See what these film makers, toy makers, celebrities names their hamsters!
Celebrity Hamster Names
Few celebrities advertise their hamsters as opposed to cats and dogs. Hamsters are considered a bit more exotic. Recently there are a few celebrity pet hamsters that were revealed.
- Justin Bieber has Pac
- Paris Hilton has Princess Annabelle
- Simon Cowell has had 18 hamsters before (name unrevealed though)
Hamster Character Names
Story creators have to put a lot of thought into creating live movies and animation. The name of a character is carefully matched with the hamster’s personality. Here are some examples of hamster character names:
- Rhino the Hamster from Bolt (2008)
- Hamtaro from the animated series Hamtaro (2000)
- Etienne from Etienne (2009)
- Hammy from live action series Hammy the Hamster
Hamster Toy/Doll Names
There are strong lines of hamster toys, yeah, the Zhu Zhus. There are plenty of different Zhu Zhu pets. Some of them have really cute names, too. These may be a good name choice for your pet.
Mr. Squiggles, Pipsqueak, Num Nums, Chunk, Patches, Scoodles, Jilly, Nugget, Winkie, Cappuccino, Peachy, Jinx, Yo-Yo, Moo, Tex, Rocky, Spottie, Pinkie, Dezel, Bamboo, Hank, Sweetie, Stinker, Zu Zu, Rocco, Captain Zhu, Fluffy, Carly, Kacee, Roxie, Ryder, Pax, Kingston
Here are some other Zhu Zhu pet names. They’re so cute!
Chewy, Justice, Shamrock, Bitsy, Red Squirrel, Nilla, Nutters, Butters, Boo, Snowball, Beaver, Lucky Charm, Rock’O, Stonewall, Seargent Serge, Duke, Azer, Yama, Drayko, Thorn, Baby Cakes, Pumkin, Muffin, Snickle Fritz, Butter Cheeks, Peanut, Baxter, Rori, Merritt, Pookie, Chandler
Did you get any ideas on a name for your new hamster? Or are there too many popular hamster names too choose from? 🙂 Post your hamster name ideas below! Have fun