The 150 Best Hamster Names for 2021

By: Howard HardeeUpdated:

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The 150 Best Hamster Names for 2021

Deciding to bring a hamster home is exciting, and half the fun is getting to choose just the right name that speaks to their personality. Don’t know where to start when it comes to naming your new furry friend? This list of 150 hamster names can help. Whether you’re looking for boy hamster names or girl hamster names or cute hamster names, you’re bound to find the perfect name no matter the age, color or personality of your furry friend.
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Abigail

Description

A Hebrew name by origin, Abigail means “cause of joy,” a fitting choice for the hamster who’s brought joy to your life.

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Albert

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A boy hamster name that’s perfect for pets who are as smart as Albert Einstein.

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Alfalfa

Description

Does your little one have hair that stands straight up on their head? Name them for Alfalfa from the Little Rascals!

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Amber

Description

If your hamster has amber-colored fur, this would make a fun hamster name.

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Apple

Description

For the hamster who is, naturally, the apple of your eye.

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Asher

Description

A Hebrew name meaning “happy” and “blessed,” words that describe both you and your hamster now that you’re together.

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Bashful

Description

For the hamster who hides when they meet strangers.

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Bear

Description

With their furry, bulky body, you might think your hamster resembles a bear.

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Bella

Description

Italian for “beautiful,” for your pretty female hamster.

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Biscuit

Description

If your hamster’s fur is golden like a toasted biscuit, this hamster name is as sweet as dessert.

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Blanca

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Meaning “white” in Spanish. An appropriate choice for a white female hamster.

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Blaze

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For a fast and fiery hamster friend.

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Blondie

Description

Maybe it’s your favorite dessert, or the color of your hamster’s fur.

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Bolt

Description

Does your hamster have the need for speed? Give them this lightning-fast name.

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Brownie

Description

For a brown hamster who’s as sweet as the chocolate dessert.

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Buster

Description

A fun male hamster name for the hamster who loves to “bust” out of his cage.

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Butterball

Description

You can’t go wrong with this one, especially if your hamster is especially round or blonde.

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Buttercup

Description

Another great choice for a hamster with golden fur.

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Button

Description

For the hamster who is as cute as a button.

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Candy

Description

Because your hamster is so sweet, of course!

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Checkers

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A clever pick for a black and white hamster.

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Cheddar

Description

Why not name your hamster after their favorite snack? (Served sparingly, of course—too much can be unhealthy for hamsters.)

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Chewy

Description

Hamsters, like other rodents, love to chew and gnaw on things.

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Chomper

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For the hamster who loves to chew. (Here are some useful tips if your hamster won’t stop chewing on their cage.)

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Cinnamon

Description

A light brown hamster is just perfect for this spicy name.

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Clover

Description

Name your hamster Clover, and who knows? They just might bring you luck.

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Cocoa Puff

Description

Whether you have a brown fluffball of a hamster or are just nostalgic for sugary cereal, this is the name for you.

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Cotton Ball

Description

A hamster name for fluffy, white hammies.

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Cookie Dough

Description

Sweet, light brown, and spotted brown: If your hamster matches any of those descriptions, this name’s a match.

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Cookie Monster

Description

A funny hamster name for a pet who’s always hungry.

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Creamsicle

Description

If you hamster has light orange-ish fur, consider this frozen, sugary treat for their namesake.

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Cuddles

Description

For the hamster who loves to snuggle.

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Daisy

Description

For a hamster as pretty as a daisy.

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Diana

Description

An iconic name for a historic royal, this name is great for a female hamster with the personality of a princess.

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Doc

Description

Doc was one of Snow White’s seven dwarfs—appropriate for a dwarf hamster.

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Dopey

Description

Another of Snow White’s dwarfs, this one befits a dwarf hamster who’s, well, a little dopey.

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Dora

Description

For the hamster who loves to explore, just like Dora the Explorer in the TV series of the same name.

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Dusty

Description

A fitting choice for a gray-colored hamster.

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Ebony

Description

An apropos name for a black hamster.

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Eclipse

Description

In a solar eclipse, the moon blocks the light of the sun, making it a chic choice for a black hamster.

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Esme

Description

Historically, the name Esme means “esteemed or beloved,” much like your furry new friend.

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Felix

Description

Meaning ”lucky,” it’s especially apt for a rescued hamster.

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Fluffy

Description

If your hamster’s fur is as fluffy as a cloud, there’s no explanation necessary.

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Fluffernutter

Description

An after-school snack that mixes peanut butter and marshmallow fluff—great for hammies with brown and white coloring.

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Freckles

Description

It’s a "spot on” name for a hamster with spots.

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Fred

Description

Fred the hamster just sounds like such a delight.

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Frisky

Description

If this word meaning “playful and full of energy” matches your hamster’s personality, why not make it their name?

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Fuzzy

Description

Because your hamster’s fur is just the fuzziest.

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Gigi

Description

For a female hamster who’s so gorgeous, she could be a model like Gigi Hadid.

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Ginger

Description

Does your hamster have golden or auburn fur? Show appreciation for your favorite redhead (or Spice Girl) with this choice.

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Goldie

Description

The perfect name for a golden-hued blonde female hamster.

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Grumpy

Description

Does your hamster have a resting grump face? This name belonging to one of Snow White’s seven dwarfs is a perfect fit, especially if your furry friend is a dwarf hamster.

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Gumdrop

Description

For the hamster who is sweet as candy.

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Halle

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Meaning “home ruler,” it’s a solid pick for a female hamster who rules her roost.

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Hamilton

Description

Why not name your hamster after this Broadway sensation—after all, “ham” is right there in the name.

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Hamlet

Description

This hamster name is a classic, both because it has “ham” right in the name and because it references Shakespeare’s classic play.

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Hammy

Description

There’s nothing wrong with going literal! Hammy the hamster has a nice alliterative ring to it..

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Hank

Description

Country music lovers can pick a hamster name that pays homage to one of the legends of the genre, Hank Williams.

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Happy

Description

Choose this name if you can’t help but smile every time you see your little friend.

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Harry

Description

Whether you’re a big fan of the royal family, Harry Potter, or just love a good play on words (get it, hairy hamster?), this name is fitting for any male hamster you bring home.

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Honey

Description

Whether your little one has a sweet as honey personality or a pretty golden hue, this cute hamster name rings true.

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Hops

Description

A great name for pet parents who are beer connoisseurs, or for hamsters who have a habit of jumping around in their enclosure.

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Houdini

Description

If your hamster has a talent for escaping his habitat, naming them after the famous escape artist and illusionist is a thing of fate.

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Iggy

Description

Meaning “fiery one,” it’s a good choice for hamsters with reddish fur or a feisty personality.

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Ivy

Description

For the hamster who loves to climb, just like this fast-growing plant.

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Jellybean

Description

This cute, food-inspired name befits hamsters who are small and sweet, just like jellybeans.

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June

Description

If you adopted your furry friend in the month of June, this female hamster name is a perfect fit.

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Kevin

Description

A name meaning handsome, which your hamster absolutely is!

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Kid

Description

Because you just might come to think of your hamster as your furry child.

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Kiki

Description

This slang for a social gathering best suits a hamster who’s the life of the party.

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Lightning

Description

Hamsters are so fast they sometimes seem to move at the speed of lightning.

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Louie

Description

Meaning “loud,” it’s a cute pick for a hamster who “talks” a lot.

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Lucky

Description

Appropriate for a hamster who was rescued or brought luck into your life.

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Mango

Description

A bright yellow fruit, and a cute hamster name for a yellowish-orange hamster.

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Marigold

Description

This flower’s blooms tend to be fluffy and round in shape, just like your hamster.

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Marshmallow

Description

For the hamster who’s white, soft and sweet.

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May

Description

For the hamster you adopted in the month of May.

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Megan

Description

This name meaning “pearl” especially suits white hamsters.

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Midnight

Description

Another idea for a black hamster.

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Misty

Description

For the hamster who is effortlessly agile and elegant, just like the famous ballerina Misty Copeland.

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Mocha

Description

For a medium-brown hamster, this coffee-inspired name fits.

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Molly

Description

One meaning of Molly is “rebellion,” making this a good pick for a hamster with an independent streak.

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Muffin

Description

An endearing name for a hamster who’s as fluffy and as sweet as this cake-like treat.

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Nacho

Description

A funny hamster name for a pet with a bright auburn or orange-colored coat.

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Nibbles

Description

Hamsters love to nibble on their favorite foods, from pellets to the occasional healthy fruit as a treat. (Check out this list of what hamsters can and can’t eat.)

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Nugget

Description

Another cute hamster name, especially for hamsters with golden fur. You can introduce them to your friends as your gold Nugget!

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Nutmeg

Description

This brown spice is often used in fall and winter drinks like eggnog and mulled cider, making it a great hamster name for your brown hamster who loves the cooler seasons.

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Onyx

Description

The name of this black gemstone is more than suitable for a black hamster.

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Oreo

Description

This black cookie with white filling makes a cute name for a black and white hamster.

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Ozzy

Description

This name shared by Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne means “bear god,” making it a badass reference to your hamster’s bear-like physique.

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Pablo

Description

In both Spanish and Latin origins, the name Pablo (or Paul) means little or small. Perfect for a pet who typically weighs just a few ounces.

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Panda

Description

For hamsters with black and white patches, like pandas have.

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Patches

Description

A fun name for a hamster with spots or patches of differently colored fur.

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Paula

Description

Latin for small, like your tiny furry friend.

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Peaches

Description

This fuzzy fruit makes an adorable hamster name for your sweet, fuzzy peach of a pet.

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Peanut

Description

If your hamster is small and light brown like this nut, it’s a perfect pick.

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Pepper

Description

If your furry friend has spotted fur or freckles, this is a fun choice for either a girl hamster name or boy hamster name.

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Perla

Description

A name of Italian origin meaning “pearl,” this works great for white hamsters.

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Peter

Description

The name Peter has Greek origins meaning “rock” or “stone.” Try it on for size if you have a gray hamster at home.

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Pip-Squeak

Description

For the vocal hamster who squeaks up a storm.

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Pookie

Description

This age-old “pet name” is often used as a term of endearment for someone you love, making it a cute name for your beloved hamster.

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Potato

Description

A quirky hamster name for your furry friend who might resemble a round spud.

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Prancer

Description

Does your hamster love to dance? It’ll feel like Christmas year round if you go for this hamster name.

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Princess

Description

A girl hamster name for a pet who deserves the royal treatment.

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Pumpkin

Description

A great name if your hamster has orange-tinged fur, or if you brought them home during harvest season.

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Ricky

Description

Meaning “powerful leader,” give this name to the alpha hamster of the horde (that’s the name for a group of hamsters).

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Road Runner

Description

If you have a hamster who loves to run on a wheel for what feels like forever, this fun hamster name might suit you.

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Rose

Description

For the hamster as beautiful as a rose… or one with a thorny personality. You pick.

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Rosie

Description

For the female hamster who’s as pretty as a rose.

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Roxy

Description

Meaning “bright” or “dawn,” give this name to a hamster with fur the color of a golden sunrise.

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Ruby

Description

It’s especially apt to name a reddish hamster after this red stone, but it works for just about any pet you consider a gem.

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Sadie

Description

This nickname for Sarah means “princess,” perfect for your pampered female hamster.

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Sandy

Description

A cute girl hamster name for a light, sandy-colored gal.

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Scampers

Description

For the hamster who is always on the move.

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Scarlett

Description

If your hamster has reddish fur, give them this name meaning red.

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Scooter

Description

This name is a cute choice for a hamster who loves to scoot around his cage.

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Silver

Description

If your precious hamster is white or gray in color, give them the name of this precious metal.

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Sleepy

Description

For the dwarf hamster who loves to nap, this name from "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” fits perfectly.

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Small Fry

Description

A cute hamster name for your small pet. Just don’t blame us if saying your hamster’s name makes you hungry.

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Snowball

Description

A fitting name for a white hamster who looks like a snowball.

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Snowflake

Description

A clever choice for a winter white hamster.

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Snow White

Description

You can’t have the seven dwarfs without Snow White herself. Try this hamster name for a white female hamster.

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Snuggles

Description

For the hamster who loves to cuddle.

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Speedy

Description

Perfect for the hamster who laps all their friends on the wheel.

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Sprinkles

Description

Sprinkles are a must on top of any sundae, and they work just as well for a cute hamster name, especially if your hamster has speckled fur.

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Smokey

Description

Gray and black hamsters would look good with this name.

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Storm

Description

Opt for this name for a hamster the color of stormy skies, like dark grey or black.

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Sunny

Description

Brighten up even the dreariest of days with this hamster name that’s perfect for a pet whose fur is golden like the sun.

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Sweet Pea

Description

Your hamster’s not quite as small as a pea, of course, but this term of endearment still works great for your tiny pet.

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Taco

Description

For a quirky hamster name, this works great if your hammy’s fur is golden like a taco shell.

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Teddy

Description

Because your hamster is as soft and snuggly as a teddy bear.

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Tiny

Description

A proper name for any teeny-tiny dwarf hamster.

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Toasty

Description

If your hamster has golden brown fur the color of toasted bread, this name is a unique choice.

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Tofu

Description

Vegetarians will appreciate this hamster name that works especially well for hamsters who are white like their protein-packed namesake.

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Toothy

Description

Did you know that a hamster’s front teeth continue to grow throughout their lives?

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Trixie

Description

This sweet name for a female hamster means “bringer of joy,” which is an apt description of your new furry friend.

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Tutu

Description

An often fluffy, puffy skirt worn by dancers is a fitting name for a fluffy, puffy hamster.

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Twinkie

Description

For a pet who’s as sweet and golden as the dessert. These pillowy treats might not be good for you, but the mental health benefits of having a pet sure are.

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Vanilla

Description

A great name for a hamster who’s white like vanilla ice cream, or dark brown like the vanilla bean.

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Venus

Description

Commemorate your love for your hamster by naming them after the Roman goddess of love.

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Vivian

Description

This name means “lively,” making it a great pick for your active hamster.

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Whiskers

Description

Hamsters use their whiskers to detect obstacles and better understand their space.

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William

Description

Meaning “strong-willed warrior,” it’s a good pick for hamsters with a fiery personality.

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Zara

Description

Meaning “radiance,” it’s perfect for the hamster who lights up your life.

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Zip

Description

Don’t be surprised when you find a hamster zipping around their cage or habitat.

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Zoe

Description

A Greek name meaning “life,” Zoe is a girl hamster name for the pet who brightens yours.

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Zorro

Description

The name of this fictional bandit works great for a hamster who’s as black as his trademark mask.

We hope you've found inspiration in this list of 150 hamster names. Looking for more names for your critter? Check out our list of names for small pets, including guinea pigs, mice, chinchillas and more.

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