Small Animal Names: 300 Names for Guinea Pigs, Ferrets & More

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Small Animal Names: 300 Names for Guinea Pigs, Ferrets & More

Are you the proud parent of a new small pet? A ferret or guinea pig, perhaps, or a chinchilla, mouse or hedgehog? Congratulations! Now, it’s time to decide what to call your new furry friend. That’s where our list of names for small pets—including guinea pig names, ferret names, hedgehog names and more—can help.

When you bring your new pet home, the naming possibilities are nearly endless. Whether you’re looking for a more traditional name or something downright hilarious, we’ve handpicked 300 options for small pets. Will Ferret or Julius Cheesar? We’ll let you decide.

Guinea Pig Names

Also known as cavies, guinea pigs come in several different breeds, including Peruvian, Abyssinian and American, and colors from white to brown to black and beyond—all of which can inspire your pet’s new name.

Name
Description
Name

Alvin

Description

OK, so the famous Alvin is a chipmunk, not a guinea pig. But if your guinea pig loves to sing just like Alvin does, feel free to repurpose his name for your pet.

Name

Andes

Description

If you have a Peruvian guinea pig, name them after these mountains in the country of Peru.

Name

Amazon

Description

Part of the Amazon Basin rainforest is in Peru, making this an appropriate name for a Peruvian guinea pig.

Name

Bacon

Description

No, you shouldn’t feed bacon to your pet, but you can give them this moniker that references the “pig” in their name.

Name

Blaster

Description

In the film “G-Force,” Blaster (voiced by Tracy Morgan) is part of the G-Force team of animals trained for special missions like stopping an evil billionaire from taking over the world.

Name

Buck

Description

A reference to guinea pigs’ ever-chomping buck teeth.

Name

Bugsy

Description

In the 2008 film “Bedtime Stories,” Bugsy is a guinea pig with large, animated eyes who belongs to Skeeter’s niece and nephew.

Name

Cashew

Description

This long-haired black and white guinea pig belonged to Gavin Orsay in the TV series “House of Cards.”

Name

Chatty

Description

If your guinea pig is a talker, give them this name.

Name

Chico

Description

For Peruvian guinea pigs, this name meaning “boy” also references the Norte Chico civilization dating back to 3500 BCE in Peru.

Name

Chirpy

Description

Some guinea pigs make a chirping sound to communicate.

Name

Chomper

Description

Your guinea pigs’ teeth (aka their “chompers") keep growing throughout their lives.

Name

Chubbs

Description

For a girthy guinea pig.

Name

Coco

Description

A play on chocolate for brown guinea pigs, or a nod to Coco Chanel, for effortlessly chic furballs.

Name

Cottonball

Description

Perfect for white guinea pigs who might be mistaken for clouds of fluff.

Name

Darwin

Description

In the film “G-Force,” Sam Rockwell voices Darwin, another guinea pig on the specially trained animal squad.

Name

Dawn

Description

Guinea pigs are typically most active around dawn and dusk, so if your furry friend has fur the color of the sunrise, give them this name.

Name

Dusk

Description

If your guinea pig is more gray or black, on the other hand, opt for Dusk as a name.

Name

Ellis

Description

American writer Ellis Parker Butler’s story “Pigs Is Pigs,” which tells the story of a railway agent and customer arguing over the correct rate for shipping two guinea pigs, was turned into a Walt Disney cartoon in 1954.

Name

Farrow

Description

This English boys’ name stems from an old English word meaning “young pig.”

Name

Fluffy

Description

For the guinea pig with extra soft, fluffy fur.

Name

Furball

Description

For the fuzziest guinea pigs.

Name

Gabriella

Description

A classic and beautiful Italian name that’s sounds great when you pair it with your pet’s species: Gabriella the Guinea Pig. Bella, Ella, Gab or Gabby work as nicknames.

Name

Gizmo

Description

For the guinea pigs who never seem to run out of energy, just like their namesake in the movie “Gremlins.”

Name

Guinness

Description

Perfect for the guinea pig owner who loves beer.

Name

Hamlet

Description

With “ham” right there in the name, Shakespeare’s famous play also happens to be a punny reference to your “pig.”

Name

Inca

Description

This ancient empire originated in the Peruvian highlands, making it a historical name for Peruvian guinea pigs.

Name

Juarez

Description

Voiced by Penélope Cruz, Juarez is a secret agent guinea pig trained to complete special missions along with his squad in the film “G-Force.”

Name

Lima

Description

A nod to the capital of Peru for Peruvian guinea pigs.

Name

Linny

Description

In the Nick Jr. series Wonder Pets, Linny is a superhero guinea pig.

Name

Milky

Description

This name is especially apt for cavies with milky white fur.

Name

Miss Piggy

Description

For female guinea pigs, this name shared by a famous Muppet fits the bill.

Name

Oinker

Description

Your guinea pig is unlikely to oink like a pig, but they do make wheeking sounds and hey, that’s close enough.

Name

Old Major

Description

The prize boar from “Animal Farm,” this is a good guinea pig name for piggies with a rebellious personality.

Name

Olga

Description

In the “Olga da Polga” series of children’s books, Olga is a guinea pig who exaggerates the events of her life when she tells her friends about them.

Name

Oreo

Description

Perfect for a black-and-white guinea pig—but sorry, no dunking this cutie in milk.

Name

Pancake

Description

Sweet, fluffy and golden brown—just like your guinea pig, perhaps.

Name

Patches

Description

For guinea pigs with differently colored patches of fur.

Name

Peanut

Description

Give your brown cavy this name and you can call them Little Pea for short.

Name

Piglet

Description

Too cute to pass up—and an adorable reference to the world of Winnie the Pooh.

Name

Pisolino

Description

Italian for “nap,” which your guinea pig will be enjoying throughout their days.

Name

Popcorn

Description

Those little jumps your guinea pig does have a name: popcorning.

Name

Poppy

Description

A cute nickname that references those popcorn hops.

Name

Pork Chop

Description

Pork chops should’nt be on the menu for your guinea pig, but that doesn’t mean you can’t give them this quirky name.

Name

Porky

Description

The name of a classic Looney Tunes pig works just as well for your pet guinea pig.

Name

Purrfect

Description

Did you know that guinea pigs can purr? It’s just one detail that makes your pet, well, purr-fect.

Name

Purla

Description

For female cavies, it’s another take on their tendency to purr. (Try spelling it “Pearla” if your cavy has pearl-white fur.)

Name

Purrsula

Description

A punny revision of the name Ursula, this name is for female cavies who purr.

Name

Quechua

Description

The language of the Incas, a civilization that originated in the Andes mountains (like guinea pigs).

Name

Rodney

Description

In the 1998 film “Dr. Dolittle,” Chris Rock voices a guinea pig character named Rodney.

Name

Roosevelt

Description

President Theodore Roosevelt’s family had several guinea pigs, many of which were named after famous historical figures.

Name

Rosita

Description

The pig from your favorite animated movie, “Sing.”

Name

Siesta

Description

Cavies don’t sleep for long periods, preferring to take short naps, aka siestas.

Name

Sir Oinks-A-Lot

Description

In “The Simpsons,” this is the pig mascot of Springfield A&M university.

Name

Snuggles

Description

It may look like snuggling, but if you see your guinea pigs rubbing their chin or cheeks across things in their cage, they may be marking them with their scent.

Name

Spider-Pig

Description

In a memorable scene in “The Simpsons” movie, Homer pretends his pet pig can walk on the ceiling while singing a song about “Spider-Pig.”

Name

Toothy

Description

Your guinea pig’s teeth will grow constantly throughout their lifetime.

Name

Tribble

Description

One of the best guinea pig names for Trekkies, this name references the guinea pig-like aliens that first appeared in a 1967 episode of “Star Trek.”

Name

Tuppenny

Description

In “The Fairy Caravan” by Beatrix Potter, a young guinea pig named Tuppenny leaves home and joins the circus.

Name

Wilbur

Description

The famous pig in “Charlotte’s Web.”


Ferret Names

Closely related to weasels, ferrets are long, slinky, and known for their intellect—and sometimes, their mischief. In fact, their name comes from a word meaning “little thief”! But don’t worry, the biggest thing they’ll steal is your heart. Check out these names for your new ferret.

Name
Description
Name

Alba

Description

This Latin word for “white” suits female albino ferrets.

Name

Albus

Description

The male counterpart to Alba, it’s a great pick for white boy ferrets.

Name

Baby

Description

Because no matter how old they are, they’ll always be your baby.

Name

Bandito

Description

In the “Wild Kratts” children’s television series, Bandito is a black-footed ferret who sometimes sneaks up on people.

Name

Baskar

Description

One meaning of this name is “knowledgeable and skilled,” two traits your intelligent ferret certainly has.

Name

Blanco/Blanca

Description

These words for “white” in Spanish work great for your ferret, who, like all ferrets, was born with white fur.

Name

Buck

Description

In “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs,” Buck is a weasel who wears a leaf for an eye patch.

Name

Buzzy

Description

In the PBS Kids animated series “The Zula Patrol,” Buzzy was a ferret who wears a collar that translates his communications into human language.

Name

Casper

Description

For the ferret who’s as white as a friendly ghost.

Name

Champagne

Description

If your ferret has champagne-colored fur, it’s a natural pick.

Name

Chardonnay

Description

The name of this white wine doubles as a quirky name for a white ferret.

Name

Chicken

Description

This quirky ferret references a healthy treat for your ferret.

Name

Chocolate

Description

Some ferrets have brown fur, a color commonly referred to as chocolate.

Name

Cleary

Description

A Gaelic name meaning “scholar” or “learned,” it’s a nod to your ferret’s smarts.

Name

Conroy

Description

Another name with intelligent connotations, Conroy means “advisor” or “wise man.”

Name

Cyrano

Description

In the film “Starship Troopers,” Cyrano is Carl Jenkins’ pet ferret.

Name

Duke

Description

Duke Weaselton, a petty thief, is a weasel who appears in the 2016 film “Zootopia.”

Name

Dunglap

Description

A weasel named Dunglap is CatDog’s best friend in the animated TV series “CatDog.”

Name

Farzana

Description

Meaning “a woman who has great knowledge,” it’s a perfect fit for your super-smart female ferret.

Name

Ferrell Williams

Description

Change up the spelling of “Happy” singer Pharrell Williams’ name to make it a punny name for your ferret.

Name

Ferret Bueller

Description

As your ferret’s namesake Ferris Bueller might say, “Life moves pretty fast (much like a ferret).”

Name

Fox

Description

A ferret isn’t a fox, but as this name can also mean “sly one”—and your ferret is likely a very sly creature.

Name

Frankie

Description

If you like alliterative names, Frankie Ferret has a nice ring to it.

Name

Furittus

Description

The name “ferret” comes from the Latin word “furittus,” which means “little thief.”

Name

Grace

Description

For the most elegant of ferrets.

Name

Grigio

Description

This Italian word might make you think of white wine, but it actually means “gray.”

Name

Gris

Description

This word for “gray” in Spanish might describe your ferret’s fur.

Name

Grisa

Description

The Basque word for “gray” is another unique choice for a ferret with gray fur.

Name

Griselle

Description

This name can mean “grey-haired” or “one with wisdom and intelligence”—either way, it’s likely to describe your ferret.

Name

Griseo

Description

Latin for “gray,” it’s another way to reference your ferret’s gray fur.

Name

Havoc

Description

For the ferret who always gets in trouble.

Name

Hermes

Description

The name of this Greek god of thieves references your ferret’s nature to steal away with your stuff.

Name

Hobbie

Description

If you have a male ferret, also known as a hob, consider this cute name.

Name

Hunter

Description

Ferrets have been used for hunting rabbits and vermin.

Name

Jill

Description

This common girls’ name is also a word for a female ferret.

Name

Kiki

Description

In the webcomic “Sluggy Freelance,” Kiki is a sweet-natured talking ferret.

Name

Kitty

Description

It’s not a reference to cats, but to kits, aka baby ferrets!

Name

Kodo

Description

In the film “The Beastmaster,” a ferret named Kodo is a constant companion to the main character Dar.

Name

Loki

Description

Loki is the trickster god, and your ferret is a bit of a trickster himself.

Name

Medea

Description

Meaning “ponder” or “cunning,” it’s a reference to ferrets’ smarts.

Name

Midnight

Description

A color-savvy choice for your black ferret.

Name

Minda

Description

This Indian name means “light of knowledge,” a perfect pick for your smart white ferret.

Name

Mischief

Description

Because your ferret is likely to get into all kinds of mischief.

Name

Mustela

Description

Looking for a literal name? The species name of the ferret is Mustela putorius furo.

Name

Oakley

Description

Ferrets were popular in the Wild West, used to keep vermin away from grain stores. So why not name your ferret for Wild West icon Annie Oakley?

Name

Pan

Description

Lyra’s daemon in the movie “The Golden Compass” can transform into any animal he wants, and spends much of his time as a white ermine, a cousin of the ferret.

Name

Pickles

Description

Pickles is the pet ferret of protagonist Nikki Tesla in Jess Keating’s “Elements of Genius” book series.

Name

Raven

Description

One meaning of this name is “plunder” perfect for ferrets who are always stealing small little items.

Name

Rodolfo

Description

In the film “Along Came Polly,” Rodolfo is Polly’s pet ferret.

Name

Sable

Description

This name for a color of ferret fur makes a pretty sweet ferret name, too.

Name

Scorch

Description

This ferret is the pet of Cruella de Vil in the “101 Dalmatians” TV series.

Name

Shaggy

Description

Because your ferret is hairy, because you love the reggae artist, or all of the above.

Name

Snake

Description

Your ferret’s body is long and slender, like a snake’s.

Name

Snoozy

Description

Did you know the ferrets can spend 18 hours a day sleeping?

Name

Snow

Description

For a ferret with fur as white as snow.

Name

Sprite

Description

No, not the soda—a sprite is a spayed female ferret.

Name

Trixie

Description

This name’s meaning is “bringer of joy”—perfect for a ferret who adds joy to your life.

Name

Weasley

Description

Harry Potter fans will like this reference to Ron Weasley that’s especially apt for ferrets who are part of the weasel family.

Name

Will Ferret

Description

A play on actor Will Ferrell’s name, and a perfect ferret name for a funny furry friend.

Name

Woody

Description

Many people think that ferrets’ natural smell has a woodsy quality.


Chinchilla Names

Chinchillas’ may be exceptionally soft, but thanks to their natural habitat in the Andes Mountains including Chile, Bolivia and Peru, they also have exceptional speed and jumping abilities. Those are just a few of their qualities that inspired this list of chinchilla names.

Name
Description
Name

Aalya

Description

A name meaning “one who is smooth, soft and serene,” just like your chinchilla.

Name

Aaliyah

Description

This Arabic and Hebrew name means “to ascend” or “high,” a cute nod to chinchillas’ mountain habitat.

Name

Amethyst

Description

This stone has a violet hue, like some chinchillas’ fur.

Name

Angel

Description

Perfect for the most well-behaved chinchillas.

Name

Azul

Description

If your gray chinchilla’s fur has a hint of blue in it, why not choose this Spanish word meaning “blue”?

Name

Batty

Description

Chinchillas are nocturnal creatures, so why not choose a chinchilla name based on another night-dweller? (After all, your new pet’s nighttime antics might just have you feeling a bit batty!)

Name

Bellflower

Description

The Chilean bellflower is the national flower of Chile, home to chinchillas’ native habitat.

Name

Blue

Description

Some chinchilla’s fur has a blue tinge to it.

Name

Bristles

Description

Your chinchilla’s paws have stiff bristles around their claws that are thought to help with traction on rocky terrain—but you’ll just find them extra adorable.

Name

Bubbles

Description

For the chinchilla with an exuberant personality.

Name

Bushy

Description

A word that perfectly describes your chinchilla’s tail.

Name

Charcoal

Description

For the chinchilla with dark gray fur.

Name

Chase

Description

For when your chinchilla is surprisingly fast.

Name

Chenille

Description

A name meaning “soft skinned woman,” it’s a perfect pick for a female chinchilla.

Name

Chilla

Description

Short for chinchilla, and an ideal name for an easygoing pet.

Name

Chinny

Description

Why not go literal? This is another cute way to abbreviate chinchilla.

Name

Chi Chi

Description

Also short for chinchilla, or a tribute to World Golf Hall of Famer Chi Chi Rodriguez.

Name

Clemency

Description

A name meaning “soft” or “gentle.”

Name

Damian

Description

Meaning “to tame,” there’s no better pick for your sweet, friendly chinchilla.

Name

Dart

Description

Don’t be surprised if you see your chinchilla darting around their enclosure.

Name

Desert

Description

Your chinchilla’s fur might be beige, like the desert.

Name

Downy

Description

It’s a synonym for soft, which is apt because chinchilla fur is known for its softness.

Name

Ecru

Description

Another word for beige. Some chinchillas have ecru-colored fur.

Name

Eggplant

Description

A quirky chinchilla name that’s especially apt if your pet has violet-tinged fur.

Name

Feather

Description

Because your chinchilla’s fur is feathery soft.

Name

Fern

Description

In the wild, sometimes chinchillas munch on ferns.

Name

Fluffy

Description

An ideal descriptor for the softest chinchillas.

Name

Haute

Description

Meaning “high” in French, it’s a reference to the high elevations where chinchillas thrive.

Name

Jasper

Description

Black Jasper is a type of stone that makes a great name for a black chinchilla.

Name

Jennifer

Description

The Old Welsh meaning for this name is “soft,” like your chinchilla’s fur.

Name

Khaki

Description

For the chinchilla whose fur matches the color of your khaki pants.

Name

Lamai

Description

A Thai name meaning “soft.”

Name

Lani

Description

Short for Chinchilla lanigera, the species name of the long-tailed variety of chinchilla.

Name

Lavender

Description

For the chinchilla with violet-tinged fur.

Name

Lightning

Description

For the chinchilla who loves to run lightning-fast.

Name

Montaña

Description

This Spanish Word for “mountain” could be an homage to the Andes mountains, chinchillas’ native habitat.

Name

Montagne

Description

If you prefer a French-inspired name, this word for “mountain” has a sophisticated vibe.

Name

Narmin

Description

A Persian name meaning “soft and gentle.”

Name

Nibbles

Description

Because their teeth continue to grow throughout their lives, chinchillas are just about always nibbling on something to help wear them down.

Name

Ocean

Description

If your chinchilla has blue-tinged fur, name them after the vast blue ocean.

Name

Onyx

Description

Got a black chinchilla? Name them for the black versions of this stone.

Name

Pansy

Description

Some pansies are blue, just like some chinchillas’ fur.

Name

Pepper

Description

This one works whether your chinchilla has black fur (for black pepper) or pinkish/white fur (for white pepper).

Name

Princess

Description

In the TV show “Bob’s Burgers,” Princess Little Piddles is the school’s pet chinchilla.

Name

Plushy

Description

Another reference to chinchilla’s extra-soft fur.

Name

Rocky

Description

An adjective to describe chinchillas’ native mountain habitat.

Name

Rocket

Description

Chinchillas can jump about 6 feet in the air, blasting off like a rocket.

Name

Sandy

Description

Your ferret’s fur might be the beige color of sand.

Name

Santiago

Description

The capital of Chile, one of the countries where the chinchilla’s native habitat is located.

Name

Sapphire

Description

Some chinchillas were bred to have fur that’s bluish in tone, sometimes called sapphire.

Name

Silky

Description

Is there a better word to describe your chinchilla’s silky fur?

Name

Silver

Description

Your chinchilla’s luxurious gray fur can appear silver in the right light.

Name

Sky

Description

A nature name inspired by some chinchillas’ blue-tinged fur.

Name

Smoky

Description

An apt name for chinchillas with smoke-gray fur.

Name

Softy

Description

Chinchillas’ fur is notoriously soft.

Name

Stitch

Description

Inspired by the alien in Disney’s “Lilo & Stitch,” this is a good chinchilla name for the pet who’s always in trouble.

Name

Sunny

Description

For the chinchilla who truly lights up your life.

Name

Twitch

Description

It’s what your chinchilla’s tail tends to do.

Name

Velvet

Description

Because your chinchilla’s fur is as soft as velvet.

Name

Violet

Description

Some chinchillas’ fur has a violet tone to it.

Name

Yalina

Description

An Arabic name meaning “soft” or “delicate.”


Mice & Rat Names

From the classic Mickey Mouse to the modern “Pizza Rat” meme, when it comes to mice and rat names, pop culture offers a ton of options to choose from. And that’s just the beginning of the inspiration you can draw on to pick the perfect name for your mouse or rat.

Name
Description
Name

Alexander

Description

Alexander is the sophisticated city mouse who learns to appreciate the simple life in HBO’s “The Country Mouse and the City Mouse Adventures.”

Name

Aristorat

Description

Because your new furry friend is fancy.

Name

Basil

Description

The main mouse detective in Disney’s “The Great Mouse Detective.”

Name

Bassett

Description

Meaning “low” or “short” in Old French, it’s a pretty apt description of most mice.

Name

Bernard

Description

Voiced by Bob Newhart, Bernard the mouse is part of the Rescue Aid Society that helps rescue an orphan in Disney’s “The Rescuers.”

Name

Bert

Description

Disney superfans will recognize Bert as the name of one of the identical twin mice in the classic animated film “Cinderella.”

Name

Bianca

Description

In Disney’s “The Rescuers,” Miss Bianca is an elegant Rescue Aid Society agent.

Name

Bordeaux

Description

Impress your oenophile friends by naming your mouse after your favorite wine. It has a nice ring to it, right?

Name

Bow

Description

This English and Gaelic name means “small son,” making it a perfect pick for your boy mouse or rat.

Name

Brisby

Description

In the 1982 animated film “The Secret of NIMH,” Mrs. Brisby is a mama field mouse who sets out to move her family away from the field before the farmer begins plowing.

Name

Brown Sugar

Description

Because your brown mouse or rat is especially sweet.

Name

Brutus

Description

In “The Secret of NIMH,” Brutus is a guard rat with a temper.

Name

Cheche

Description

This gender-neutral name is Spanish in origin andmeans “small thing.”

Name

Chuck

Description

You know, after Chuck E. Cheese.

Name

Cookie

Description

The children’s book “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” describes the chaos that occurs when its title pet is given a cookie. Best to give your mouse Cookie as a name instead.

Name

Cool Whip

Description

A quirky mouse name for a pet whose color matches the white topping.

Name

Cosette

Description

A pretty girl mouse name meaning “something small.”

Name

Cream

Description

For the mouse with cream-colored fur.

Name

Crookshanks

Description

Give your mouse the name of Hermione’s cat from “Harry Potter” and who knows? Maybe they’ll turn out magical.

Name

Daisy

Description

These white flowers could make a cute female mouse name.

Name

Doe

Description

This word for a female mouse makes a pretty sweet girl mouse name, too.

Name

Dove

Description

If you have a peaceful white mouse, you might want to name them after this white bird that symbolizes peace.

Name

Emily

Description

In HBO’s animated series “The Country Mouse and the City Mouse Adventures,” the simple country mouse is named Emily.

Name

Fievel

Description

The lead mouse in “An American Tail.”

Name

Frolic

Description

For the most playful mouse.

Name

Galenia

Description

This Spanish name means “small but intelligent one,” a perfect pick for an especially smart rat or mouse.

Name

Grayscale

Description

This name could reference a mouse’s gray fur, or the fact that mice are colorblind.

Name

Gus

Description

After the sweet, cheese-loving mouse in Disney’s “Cinderella.”

Name

Jasmine

Description

If you have a white girl mouse, consider naming them after this pretty white flower.

Name

Jerry

Description

The classic cartoon mouse who always outsmarts Tom the cat.

Name

Julius Cheesar

Description

Mice and rats shouldn’t eat cheese, but that doesn’t mean you can’t give them an extremely cheesy pun for a name!

Name

King

Description

If you adopted your mouse around the holidays, why not name them for the Mouse King in “The Nutcracker”?

Name

Kitania

Description

This Hebrew name means “little” or “small.”

Name

Lassie

Description

Though you might associate this name with dogs, its meaning is “a girl who is small,” making it appropriate for your female mouse, too.

Name

Lobel

Description

Illustrator Arnold Lobel’s “Mouse Soup” is a classic picture book about a mouse who outsmarts a weasel.

Name

Luke

Description

Another mouse in Cinderella’s friendly, helpful horde.

Name

Marshmallow

Description

Small, fluffy and white—all words that could describe your mouse.

Name

Marjan

Description

This Arabic name meaning “a small pearl” makes a unique choice for a white mouse.

Name

Mary

Description

In Disney’s “Cinderella,” Mary is one of the mice who help Cinderella dress for the day.

Name

Mayo

Description

A quirky mouse name for a pet who’s white like mayonnaise.

Name

Merlin

Description

Merlin the Magic Mouse is a Looney Tunes character who worked as a magician.

Name

Mert

Description

In Disney’s “Cinderella,” this mouse is Bert’s identical twin brother.

Name

Mickey

Description

The classic Disney mouse. (Find more Disney names here.)

Name

Mighty

Description

As in Mighty Mouse, the superhero whose theme song declared, “Here I come to save the day!”

Name

Minnie

Description

Mickey Mouse’s female counterpart, Minnie Mouse, is a businesswoman these days, running a successful bow and bowtie shop.

Name

Mocha

Description

The name of this coffee drink can double as a cute name for a brown mouse or rat.

Name

Morton

Description

In the 2008 film adaptation of “Horton Hears a Who!,” Morton the mouse is Horton’s best friend.

Name

Mr. Feng

Description

In the sequel to “The Nut Job,” Mr. Feng is a street mouse and gang leader voiced by Jackie Chan.

Name

Nicodemus

Description

In “The Secret of NIMH,” Nicodemus is the mystical leader of an advanced colony of rats.

Name

Nixie

Description

Meaning “little water sprite,” it’s a cute pick for a mouse or rat who loves water.

Name

Olivia

Description

This Scottish mouse turns to Basil to find her father in Disney’s “The Great Mouse Detective.”

Name

Paul

Description

Meaning “small” or “humble,” this common boys’ name is an apt choice for your little mouse.

Name

Peppy

Description

For the mouse who’s full of energy.

Name

Perla

Description

Another mouse from Disney’s “Cinderella,” and a pretty name for a mouse with pearl-white fur.

Name

Phelps

Description

Did you know that mice are excellent swimmers? Why not name yours after one of the modern greats in the sport, Michael Phelps.

Name

Pinky

Description

Did you know that baby mice are called pinkies?

Name

Pizza

Description

In 2015, a video of a brown rat dragging a slice of pizza down the New York Subway steps was uploaded to Instagram, and the well-known “Pizza Rat” meme was born.

Name

Powell

Description

Mice are exceptional jumpers, just like American long jump world record holder Mike Powell.

Name

Professor Ratigan

Description

Voiced by Vincent Price, Professor Ratigan is Basil’s nemesis in “The Great Mouse Detective.”

Name

Rat Damon

Description

Because this is about as close as you’re likely to get to Matt Damon.

Name

Ratticus Finch

Description

A rat name for fans of both Harper Lee and puns.

Name

Redline

Description

In the animated film “The Nut Job,” Redline the mouse is known for his catchphrase, “We’re all gonna die!”

Name

Remy

Description

Another Disney reference, Remy is the central character in “Ratatouille.”

Name

Rizzo

Description

The leading Pink Lady of “Grease,” sure, but also a famous Muppet rat.

Name

Rugrat

Description

Your rat isn’t exactly a toddler, but hey, it’s still funny.

Name

Scabbers

Description

Perfect for “Harry Potter” fans, Scabbers is the name Peter Pettigrew used when he disguised himself as a rat.

Name

Sneaky

Description

A perfect name for the mouse who always escapes.

Name

Snowball

Description

An apt name for a mouse who’s white as snow.

Name

Snowy

Description

Another snow-inspired name for a white mouse.

Name

Speedy

Description

After Looney Tunes character Speedy Gonzales.

Name

Steinbeck

Description

One of John Steinbeck’s most famous novels is “Of Mice and Men,” making this a unique literary name choice.

Name

Stuart

Description

As in classic literary mouse-turned-movie protagonist, Stuart Little.

Name

Sugar

Description

For a sweet, white mouse, it’s a perfect pick.

Name

Suzy

Description

Along with Perla and Mary, Suzy the mouse helps Cinderella get ready for the ball in the Disney animated film.

Name

Timothy

Description

In Disney’s “Dumbo,” Timothy is one of the big-eared elephant’s only friends.

Name

Water Lily

Description

A great name for a mouse who loves the water, especially if their fur is white like the flower of this plant.

Name

Whiskers

Description

Mice and rats use their whiskers to sense what’s around them.

Name

Vanilla

Description

This name works whether your mouse is brown like the vanilla bean or white like vanilla ice cream.

Name

Yolanda

Description

A more obscure Muppets reference, Yolanda is Kermit’s assistant.


Hedgehog Names

Equal parts spiky and adorable, hedgehogs’ self-protecting quills haven’t made them any less popular among pet parents. Check out this list of hedgehog names to find the perfect pick for your thorny friend.

Name
Description
Name

Acantha

Description

This Greek and Latin name means “thorn” or “sharp-pointed object,” just like those spines covering your hedgehog’s back.

Name

Amy Rose

Description

Sonic the Hedgehog’s self-proclaimed pink-furred girlfriend is super-sweet, but can pack a punch if she needs to.

Name

Atelerix

Description

It’s half of the scientific name for the hedgehog species, Atelerix Albiventris.

Name

Asik

Description

In Sanskrit, this boys’ name means “sharp as a dagger.”

Name

Asiloman

Description

Meaning “hair as sharp as a sword,” this Indian boys’ name seems like it was created especially for hedgehogs.

Name

Bachelor

Description

As solitary animals, it’s likely that your male hedgehog will live like a bachelor (aka alone).

Name

Bagel

Description

When your hedgehog curls into a ball, they might even resemble one.

Name

Batik

Description

An Arabic name meaning “sharp sword,” this name could reference the many tiny “swords” on your hedgehog’s back.

Name

Bobby

Description

In the 2016 animated film “Bobby the Hedgehog,” Bobby (who sports a rainbow-hued hairdo) teams up with his friends to save their habitat.

Name

Brandon

Description

Meaning “sword” or “a weapon with a sharp blade,” it’s perfect for a pet with thousands of built-in sharp blades.

Name

Daydream

Description

Hedgehogs are naturally nocturnal, so you’ll often catch them sleeping during the day.

Name

Durry Quill

Description

In author Brian Jacques’ “Redwall” series, Durry Quill is a hedgehog keeper of the Abbey.

Name

Harry

Description

Harry Hedgehogs are characters in the “Super Mario” universe, showing up in caves to thwart Yoshi.

Name

Hogsworth

Description

A sophisticated take on the “hog” in your pet’s name.

Name

Knarl

Description

This magical beast from “Harry Potter” greatly resembles a hedgehog.

Name

Knives

Description

This character name from “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” is especially apt for your spiky hedgehog.

Name

Koopa

Description

In the “Super Mario Bros” video games, these turtles sometimes have spikes—just like your hedgehog.

Name

Latte

Description

In “Latte & the Magic Waterstone,” Latte the hedgehog and her squirrel friend Tjum go on a journey to take back a magic stone that was stolen by a bear.

Name

Lou

Description

The name of the hedgehog character, voiced by Eugene Levy, in DreamWorks’ film “Over the Hedge.”

Name

Meadow

Description

Meadows are one type of natural habitat for hedgehogs.

Name

Mr. Needles

Description

This hedgehog name needs no explanation.

Name

Mr. Pricklepants

Description

In “Toy Story 3,” Mr. Pricklepants is a stuffed hedgehog toy.

Name

Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle

Description

Why not name your pet after the title character in Beatrix Potter’s “The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle” (who is a hedgehog, of course).

Name

Penny

Description

Another favorite from “Over the Hedge,” Penny is Lou’s wife.

Name

Pincushion

Description

You might think your hedgehog resembles a pincushion—but with the pointy ends sticking out, not in.

Name

Pokey

Description

Because those spines just might poke you!

Name

Prickles

Description

A cute but honest hedgehog name—they are prickly, after all!

Name

Quill

Description

It’s another name for your hedgehog’s spines.

Name

Rose

Description

Beautiful but thorny. Perfect for your feisty female hedgehog.

Name

Russell

Description

In the TV series “Littlest Pet Shop,” Russell Ferguson is a hedgehog who can be uptight about keeping things organized.

Name

Savanna

Description

One of the hedgehog’s natural habitats.

Name

Sea Urchin

Description

When your hedgehog rolls into a ball, they’ll likely resemble these spiny undersea creatures.

Name

Sebastian

Description

In the “Sonic the Hedgehog” universe, Sebastian’s skills include a hypnotic gaze.

Name

Scourge

Description

Also known as “Anti-Sonic” or “Evil-Sonic,” Scourge is the green hedgehog character in the “Sonic the Hedgehog” universe.

Name

Shadow

Description

Sonic the Hedgehog’s black-and-red counterpart.

Name

Sonic

Description

After perhaps the world’s most famous hedgehog character, Sonic the Hedgehog.

Name

Snuffles

Description

You might hear your hedgehog making snuffling sounds—it’s one of their forms of communication.

Name

Spikey

Description

Hey, don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Name

Suree

Description

An Indian name meaning “one sharp like the knife.”

Name

Una

Description

In the animated film “Ferdinand,” Una is a purple hedgehog voiced by Gina Rodriguez.

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