Hamsters are lovable, roly-poly critters that make excellent pets for nearly everyone who likes small creatures that don’t smell. They’re not very expensive to feed, especially if you buy in bulk and they give you a hearty contentment that’s certain to put a smile on your face.
But as with any pet, there can be an issue with naming them. Here is our list of the most popular hamster names and what they mean:
Biscuit is one of the most common hamster names. Biscuits are a type of hamster food that’s crunchy and can be kept in a dish, which makes it a popular choice for a pet with food stored every day. It’s much more fun to say Biscuit than Rice Cake, so it’s not surprising this is the more popular choice.
Buttercup is a name one might use for a girl hamster. Though Buttercup is a slightly more pet-like version of Petunia (a name that’s popular with little girls, like flowers), it’s still an uncommonly used name among the most popular hamster names.
Cheeks is a fairly common name for pet hamsters, which is why it’s so popular. It generally means that the hamster has a high metabolism and isn’t afraid of chowing down on lots of food in the morning.
Cookie is definitely one of the most popular for a pet hamster. It can be used as a name for both males and females. One of the most common names for this pet with a high metabolism would be Cookie Monster or Cookie Dough.
Cupcake is yet another popular name for pet hamsters. This would be the right choice for a hamster with a sweet tooth or a hamster with low metabolism that’s difficult to feed. There are also other names on this list that use this basic idea, such as Chocolate Cupcakes and Cake Walk.
As is the case with many other names on this list, Doughnut is more commonly used for males than females. It’s one of several fairly common names that have been used to refer to any kind of yeast infection in humans and pets alike.
Daisy was a name that came to prominence in the early twentieth century. It’s a flower and is considered much more appropriate for a female than a male hamster. The name was used by Betty Jepsen in her popular song “Daisy Bell,” which has led to its widespread use as a pet name.
Duncan is a common name for pet hamsters. It means “strong” in Gaelic, and it would be a good choice for a pet that is energetic and active. To refer to pet hamsters that are modest or shy, it’s best to go with something like Herman instead of Duncan.
Like the number of other names on this list, Einstein is a pet name that is used more commonly for males than females. It’s a good choice for a hamster with intelligence and the ability to figure out new things.
Fluffy is a fairly popular pet name, even though it’s one of the more unusual ones. It refers to softness and soft fur, making it an appropriate name for a pet that likes being cuddled and cared for. Some people have come up with a fairly creative idea for it by adding the word “fluffy” to another common pet name like Franklin or Biscuit, but we can’t think of anything quite so creative as that.
Hamilton is a fairly popular choice for both hamsters and humans. It’s a surname, but it’s also the name of a city, which may or may not be where you live. The meaning of Hamilton would depend on the origin it was used, but it would be either “dweller (or inhabitant) by the highland” or “of the stone.” Either way, it’s an uncommonly used name that could help change your life forever.
Hamlet is a name for a hamster that might be on the small side. It can be used both as a male and female name, but it’s mainly used for males. It means “from the highlands” in Scottish Gaelic. Though it hasn’t been particularly popular since the 1920s, it still has its fans, and we don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t come back into fashion in the future.
Hammy is a fairly popular name for pet hamsters. It’s a name that was used more in the past, but it still has quite a few fans. It’s probably one of the more unique names on this list because it doesn’t have any common puns with it. To refer to your pet as Hammy, it would be best to provide some kind of explanation, or at least some kind of additional explanation or description like “Hammy the Hamburger.”
As with the previous name on this list, Nibbles is a fairly common pet name. It refers to the fact that hamsters like to nibble and gnaw on things. This could be said to be their weak point, as they can chew up furnishings, food, toys, and even other creatures! It could also refer to their strong point if you’re tired of having your light bulbs bitten in half by your hamster.
Patches is another fairly popular pet name. It refers to the fact that hamsters often have a patch of missing fur, which can often give them a raggedy look. You might not want to name your hamster after this, because it is a bit mean-spirited and unkind!
Whiskers is another rather common pet name for hamsters. It refers to the fact that their most noticeable feature are the long, fine hair strands on their faces and snouts. It’s also a very close synonym for whiskers, so it could be used in many of the same ways that “whiskers” is used in English.
None of the names on this list are intended to offend any hamster owners. They are simply fodder for providing a topic of discussion in this article. We hope that you’ll consider all of the factors which apply to choosing the best pet name for your hamster.
Once you’ve decided on a name, it’s probably a good idea to ask your family members and friends what they think of it. However, do bear in mind that they might not be the BEST people to consult, as their opinions are entirely dependent on how well they know you. You may also want to check online forums where other hamster enthusiasts have discussed which names are popular and which ones aren’t.