Original Hamster Names

By Josie F. Turner, Journalist specialized in Animal Welfare. August 1, 2017
Original Hamster Names

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Having a hamster at home as a new pet is a great opportunity to let your imagination and creativity fly, by choosing an original name that complements their physical and personality traits. Each member of the family has their own name. However small and quiet your hamster is, it is important that they have their own identity too. The possibilities are endless! You could go the traditional way, but AnimalWised want to encourage you to have fun by searching and choosing the most peculiar yet fitting option.

We have some ideas for you! Continue reading this article where we will give you the most original names for hamsters, surely you find the best for your little companion!

Unisex names

Your hamster possesses many characteristics that will aid your search for a very special name. They are fun, cute, curious and very clever. It is worth thinking for a name for them that is unique and original. There are many types of hamster names to choose from. But, if you still do not know if you prefer to adopt a male or female, we can show you some unisex options. Choose from the following:

  • Corn. If your hamster has yellow fur, is round and small like this grain, look no further! Some names are just made for cuties!
  • Peach. If their hair is as soft and velvety as the skin of a peach, this name is perfect for your hamster.
  • Disc. Your hamster loves to spin on their wheel for a long time and they are plump and round like a disk.
  • Dumpling. This is a very original name for a hamster. If you are a fan of this spongy Asian food, or just think it's an endearing name - go for it!
  • Panda. Is your hamster a miniature panda bear? Black and white, tender, adorable and very cuddly? In a past life, they were surely a panda!
Original Hamster Names - Unisex names

Original names for a female hamster

Although there are many options, for this list we have selected the most original names for a female hamster, depending on their physical characteristics, temperament , and personality:

1. Lily. This is the perfect name for a very clean and friendly hamster. Lily gets along with all the members of the family and likes her human friend to feed her with rich and healthy foods, such as fruits and vegetables. She is not so plump but more elongated and stylized.

2. Mamma Mia. Are you a fan of the song, the musical and the Italian expression? In this name, you have it all in one sentence. Perfect for your favorite pet.

3. Ani . Ani is your child's best hamster friend. Every time they get home they will go straight to play with their hamster named Ani, who will be waiting with excitement.

4. Beans. Bean is plump, brown and very pretty. She has the shape of a bean and doesn't act much different to one either! Have a lazy hamster? Or one who passes wind a lot? Beans is the one.

5. Candela. Your hamster is very naughty and never stands still. She will prefer running on her wheel much more than sleeping. She is cunning and playful.

6. Maca. This hamster, formally, is called "Macadamia Nut", however, with affection, between games and when she behaves very well, you can call her Maca.

If none of the previous names fit well with your little pet, here are other original names for hamsters:

  • Moon
  • Maggie
  • Silvy
  • Freckles
  • Rosie
  • Rita
  • Mega
  • Wool
  • Zola
  • Rumba
  • Chia
Original Hamster Names - Original names for a female hamster

Original names for a male hamster

Is your hamster a male? In this case, we offer you a list of the most original names for hamsters, based on the personality of the male, his physical appearance, and character:

1. Gouda. This name is ideal for blond or furry hamsters with beige tones, and for their owners who love the popular Dutch cheese.

2. Roll. A plump, round, white hamster with hints of other colors is perfect to be called a roll, like sushi. You could also call him sushi!

3. Big Poppa. Let's play a bit with opposites. Your pet is very small but his personality and in his heart, he is a good-natured giant, so what better name than this?

4. Bold. As the name says, bold is suitable for a dark rodent that is characterized by being naughty, very curious and active.

5. 8-Ball. Like the 8-ball, they do a lot of exercise but they always seem to be just as round...Give this name to your pet if you enjoy Sunday afternoons playing pool.

6. Spring. This is the perfect name for a hamster who loves to prance and jump around and more resembles a rabbit rather than a hamster!

Still not convinced by any of the previous names? Don't worry! Here are some more little nuggets:

  • Coquito
  • Buddha
  • Munchies
  • Bruno
  • Thumb
  • Pancho
  • Cotton
  • Clover
  • Fluff
  • Beardy
Original Hamster Names - Original names for a male hamster

Did you like our suggestions? If you have any great names up your sleeve, we'd love to here about them in the comments section! Likewise, if you have any cute photos of your hamster, send them our way!

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