A Hebrew name by origin, Abigail means “cause of joy,” a fitting choice for the hamster who’s brought joy to your life.
A boy hamster name that’s perfect for pets who are as smart as Albert Einstein.
Does your little one have hair that stands straight up on their head? Name them for Alfalfa from the Little Rascals!
If your hamster has amber-colored fur, this would make a fun hamster name.
For the hamster who is, naturally, the apple of your eye.
A Hebrew name meaning “happy” and “blessed,” words that describe both you and your hamster now that you’re together.
For the hamster who hides when they meet strangers.
With their furry, bulky body, you might think your hamster resembles a bear.
Italian for “beautiful,” for your pretty female hamster.
If your hamster’s fur is golden like a toasted biscuit, this hamster name is as sweet as dessert.
Meaning “white” in Spanish. An appropriate choice for a white female hamster.
For a fast and fiery hamster friend.
Maybe it’s your favorite dessert, or the color of your hamster’s fur.
Does your hamster have the need for speed? Give them this lightning-fast name.
For a brown hamster who’s as sweet as the chocolate dessert.
A fun male hamster name for the hamster who loves to “bust” out of his cage.
You can’t go wrong with this one, especially if your hamster is especially round or blonde.
Another great choice for a hamster with golden fur.
For the hamster who is as cute as a button.
Because your hamster is so sweet, of course!
A clever pick for a black and white hamster.
Why not name your hamster after their favorite snack? (Served sparingly, of course—too much can be unhealthy for hamsters.)
Hamsters, like other rodents, love to chew and gnaw on things.
For the hamster who loves to chew. (Here are some useful tips if your hamster won’t stop chewing on their cage.)
A light brown hamster is just perfect for this spicy name.
Name your hamster Clover, and who knows? They just might bring you luck.
Whether you have a brown fluffball of a hamster or are just nostalgic for sugary cereal, this is the name for you.
A hamster name for fluffy, white hammies.
Sweet, light brown, and spotted brown: If your hamster matches any of those descriptions, this name’s a match.
A funny hamster name for a pet who’s always hungry.
If you hamster has light orange-ish fur, consider this frozen, sugary treat for their namesake.
For the hamster who loves to snuggle.
For a hamster as pretty as a daisy.
An iconic name for a historic royal, this name is great for a female hamster with the personality of a princess.
Doc was one of Snow White’s seven dwarfs—appropriate for a dwarf hamster.
Another of Snow White’s dwarfs, this one befits a dwarf hamster who’s, well, a little dopey.
For the hamster who loves to explore, just like Dora the Explorer in the TV series of the same name.
A fitting choice for a gray-colored hamster.
An apropos name for a black hamster.
In a solar eclipse, the moon blocks the light of the sun, making it a chic choice for a black hamster.
Historically, the name Esme means “esteemed or beloved,” much like your furry new friend.
Meaning ”lucky,” it’s especially apt for a rescued hamster.
If your hamster’s fur is as fluffy as a cloud, there’s no explanation necessary.
An after-school snack that mixes peanut butter and marshmallow fluff—great for hammies with brown and white coloring.
It’s a "spot on” name for a hamster with spots.
Fred the hamster just sounds like such a delight.
If this word meaning “playful and full of energy” matches your hamster’s personality, why not make it their name?
Because your hamster’s fur is just the fuzziest.
For a female hamster who’s so gorgeous, she could be a model like Gigi Hadid.
Does your hamster have golden or auburn fur? Show appreciation for your favorite redhead (or Spice Girl) with this choice.
The perfect name for a golden-hued blonde female hamster.
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.
For the hamster who is sweet as candy.
Meaning “home ruler,” it’s a solid pick for a female hamster who rules her roost.
Why not name your hamster after this Broadway sensation—after all, “ham” is right there in the name.
This hamster name is a classic, both because it has “ham” right in the name and because it references Shakespeare’s classic play.
There’s nothing wrong with going literal! Hammy the hamster has a nice alliterative ring to it..
Country music lovers can pick a hamster name that pays homage to one of the legends of the genre, Hank Williams.
Choose this name if you can’t help but smile every time you see your little friend.
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.
Whether your little one has a sweet as honey personality or a pretty golden hue, this cute hamster name rings true.
A great name for pet parents who are beer connoisseurs, or for hamsters who have a habit of jumping around in their enclosure.
If your hamster has a talent for escaping his habitat, naming them after the famous escape artist and illusionist is a thing of fate.
Meaning “fiery one,” it’s a good choice for hamsters with reddish fur or a feisty personality.
For the hamster who loves to climb, just like this fast-growing plant.
This cute, food-inspired name befits hamsters who are small and sweet, just like jellybeans.
If you adopted your furry friend in the month of June, this female hamster name is a perfect fit.
A name meaning handsome, which your hamster absolutely is!
Because you just might come to think of your hamster as your furry child.
This slang for a social gathering best suits a hamster who’s the life of the party.
Hamsters are so fast they sometimes seem to move at the speed of lightning.
Meaning “loud,” it’s a cute pick for a hamster who “talks” a lot.
Appropriate for a hamster who was rescued or brought luck into your life.
A bright yellow fruit, and a cute hamster name for a yellowish-orange hamster.
This flower’s blooms tend to be fluffy and round in shape, just like your hamster.
For the hamster who’s white, soft and sweet.
For the hamster you adopted in the month of May.
This name meaning “pearl” especially suits white hamsters.
Another idea for a black hamster.
For the hamster who is effortlessly agile and elegant, just like the famous ballerina Misty Copeland.
For a medium-brown hamster, this coffee-inspired name fits.
One meaning of Molly is “rebellion,” making this a good pick for a hamster with an independent streak.
An endearing name for a hamster who’s as fluffy and as sweet as this cake-like treat.
A funny hamster name for a pet with a bright auburn or orange-colored coat.
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.)
Another cute hamster name, especially for hamsters with golden fur. You can introduce them to your friends as your gold Nugget!
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.
The name of this black gemstone is more than suitable for a black hamster.
This black cookie with white filling makes a cute name for a black and white hamster.
This name shared by Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne means “bear god,” making it a badass reference to your hamster’s bear-like physique.
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.
For hamsters with black and white patches, like pandas have.
A fun name for a hamster with spots or patches of differently colored fur.
Latin for small, like your tiny furry friend.
This fuzzy fruit makes an adorable hamster name for your sweet, fuzzy peach of a pet.
If your hamster is small and light brown like this nut, it’s a perfect pick.
If your furry friend has spotted fur or freckles, this is a fun choice for either a girl hamster name or boy hamster name.
A name of Italian origin meaning “pearl,” this works great for white hamsters.
The name Peter has Greek origins meaning “rock” or “stone.” Try it on for size if you have a gray hamster at home.
For the vocal hamster who squeaks up a storm.
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.
A quirky hamster name for your furry friend who might resemble a round spud.
Does your hamster love to dance? It’ll feel like Christmas year round if you go for this hamster name.
A girl hamster name for a pet who deserves the royal treatment.
A great name if your hamster has orange-tinged fur, or if you brought them home during harvest season.
Meaning “powerful leader,” give this name to the alpha hamster of the horde (that’s the name for a group of hamsters).
If you have a hamster who loves to run on a wheel for what feels like forever, this fun hamster name might suit you.
For the hamster as beautiful as a rose… or one with a thorny personality. You pick.
For the female hamster who’s as pretty as a rose.
Meaning “bright” or “dawn,” give this name to a hamster with fur the color of a golden sunrise.
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.
This nickname for Sarah means “princess,” perfect for your pampered female hamster.
A cute girl hamster name for a light, sandy-colored gal.
For the hamster who is always on the move.
If your hamster has reddish fur, give them this name meaning red.
This name is a cute choice for a hamster who loves to scoot around his cage.
If your precious hamster is white or gray in color, give them the name of this precious metal.
For the dwarf hamster who loves to nap, this name from "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” fits perfectly.
A cute hamster name for your small pet. Just don’t blame us if saying your hamster’s name makes you hungry.
A fitting name for a white hamster who looks like a snowball.
A clever choice for a winter white hamster.
You can’t have the seven dwarfs without Snow White herself. Try this hamster name for a white female hamster.
For the hamster who loves to cuddle.
Perfect for the hamster who laps all their friends on the wheel.
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.
Gray and black hamsters would look good with this name.
Opt for this name for a hamster the color of stormy skies, like dark grey or black.
Brighten up even the dreariest of days with this hamster name that’s perfect for a pet whose fur is golden like the sun.
Your hamster’s not quite as small as a pea, of course, but this term of endearment still works great for your tiny pet.
For a quirky hamster name, this works great if your hammy’s fur is golden like a taco shell.
Because your hamster is as soft and snuggly as a teddy bear.
A proper name for any teeny-tiny dwarf hamster.
If your hamster has golden brown fur the color of toasted bread, this name is a unique choice.
Vegetarians will appreciate this hamster name that works especially well for hamsters who are white like their protein-packed namesake.
Did you know that a hamster’s front teeth continue to grow throughout their lives?
This sweet name for a female hamster means “bringer of joy,” which is an apt description of your new furry friend.
An often fluffy, puffy skirt worn by dancers is a fitting name for a fluffy, puffy hamster.
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.
A great name for a hamster who’s white like vanilla ice cream, or dark brown like the vanilla bean.
Commemorate your love for your hamster by naming them after the Roman goddess of love.
This name means “lively,” making it a great pick for your active hamster.
Hamsters use their whiskers to detect obstacles and better understand their space.
Meaning “strong-willed warrior,” it’s a good pick for hamsters with a fiery personality.
Meaning “radiance,” it’s perfect for the hamster who lights up your life.
Don’t be surprised when you find a hamster zipping around their cage or habitat.
A Greek name meaning “life,” Zoe is a girl hamster name for the pet who brightens yours.
The name of this fictional bandit works great for a hamster who’s as black as his trademark mask.
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