Boy Hamster Names: 100+ Best Male Hamster Name Ideas

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Boy Hamster Names

If you are looking for the right name for your male hamster, you’ve come to the right place. One of the most exciting tasks to embark upon when you bring your new hamster home is naming him. There is really no limit when it comes to choosing your hamster’s name – this is great if you are especially creative but can also be daunting if you aren’t sure which direction you would like to go. If you’re in that second camp, we are here to help.

What are some of the best male hamster names? There is no wrong name to choose for your hamster. You can give your little guy a tough name like Sargeant or Goliath, or you can stick with a classic like Jack or Oliver. You will want to consider both the unique traits of your hamster and what is meaningful to you when choosing your hamster’s name. Read on for more inspiration and our list of over 100 great male hamster names.

There is an endless number of categories in which you can look for a hamster name, but we’ve listed some of our favorites here. Below you will find classic and old-fashioned names, funny names, royalty-inspired names, Disney-inspired names, names based on food items, strong and powerful names, and names based on fur color. Check out each of these categories to see if any of these names speak to you. 

Choosing The Best Name For Your Male Hamster

If you are not sure where to start, there are two different paths you can take. One is your hamster. Get to know your hamster’s personality and disposition. Through this connection, you can look for a name that reflects your hamster’s unique traits or even unique appearance (as you will see from the color-inspired names below).

To use your hamster’s individuality as a starting point in determining a name, you will need to get to know your hamster. This means you should expect to spend a couple of weeks with him before worrying about coming up with a name.

The other path you can take is looking to yourself for inspiration. Look at your hobbies, your lifestyle, your home – whatever it is that brings you joy. If you enjoy knitting, maybe you name your hamster Felt. If you enjoy cooking, you might name your hamster Teaspoon.

You might also choose a name based on your history, such as the street name of your childhood home or the name of the hotel where you stayed during your favorite vacation. If you take this route, you can start to think about names before you even bring your hamster home.

19 Classic Names for Male Hamsters

If you are still unsure where to start in naming your new hamster, know that you can never go wrong with a classic name. These names may be vintage but have never gone out of style. Some of these names will go all the way back to biblical times, while others will be as “young” as the 1920s-1940s. Whatever your preferred era, you are sure to find a classic, old-fashioned name fitting for your male hamster.

  • Ansel
  • Oliver
  • Benjamin – Benjie for short, especially cute for a scrappy little hamster
  • Felix
  • Jasper
  • Henry
  • Levi
  • Sebastian
  • Maxwell
  • Quincy
  • Finn
  • Hugo
  • Cecil
  • Linus
  • Jack
  • Theodore – Teddy for short, which would be a great choice for a Syrian (or “Teddy Bear”) hamster
  • Wyatt
  • Asher
  • Gabriel

9 Funny Names for Male Hamsters

There is a Japanese proverb that says “where there is laughter happiness likes to be.” Laughter is healing and cleansing for our souls. If you are someone with a unique sense of humor, someone who enjoys making others laugh, you might like these funny, or pun-based, hamster names (and as you can see, anything with the word “ham” in it is fair game).

  • Napolean
  • Abraham(ster) Lincoln 
  • Frodo
  • Bandit
  • Hamlet
  • Hamilton – Hammy for short, naturally
  • Hamburger
  • Ham Bone
  • Hairball – you have to admit there is a resemblance

9 Royalty-Inspired Names for Boy Hamsters

Is your new hamster a loved and spoiled pet? Do you treat him like royalty? If so, it sounds like he may deserve a name fit for a prince. Depending on where you live, you may only be familiar with the terms “King and Queen” or “Prince and Princess” when thinking of royalty, but there are far more royal titles you can pull from when deciding on a name for your regal hamster. Here are nine of our favorite male hamster names inspired by royal titles. 

  • Duke
  • Caesar
  • King – or Kingston
  • Prince
  • Baron
  • Viscount
  • Sire
  • Pharoah
  • Earl

If you like the idea of a regal name but aren’t a fan of the royal titles, you can pull a royal name from history like Edward, Philip, Arthur, William, Louis, George, or even Alexander the Great. If you’re a history buff, you will know that there are countless names to choose from over centuries of royal families and titles. 

14 Disney-Inspired Names for Male Hamsters

One common go-to when finding a name for a new pet is Disney. Most of us grew up on Disney movies and choosing a name from one of our favorite childhood films is not only an easy solution, but a nostalgic and meaningful one as well.

While there are no hamster Disney characters to our knowledge, there are several other Disney rodents (Mickey being one of them, of course). The first four names on this list are based on cartoon rodents, and the rest of them are other characters that would make great hamster namesakes. Below are our favorite fourteen Disney-inspired names and the productions from which they were created.

  • Gus Gus – a mouse in Cinderella
  • Jaq – another mouse in Cinderella
  • Mickey – the original Disney mascot – Mickey Mouse
  • Remy – the rat chef in Ratatouille
  • Scamp – Lady and the Tramp
  • Doug – Up
  • Mowgli – Jungle Book
  • Copper – Fox and the Hound
  • Captain Hook – Peter Pan
  • Mufasa – Lion King
  • Flynn Ryder – Tangled; this is a great name for a hamster who is an escape artist
  • Mater – Cars
  • Randall – Monsters Inc.
  • Bruno – Cinderella

14 Food-Inspired Names for Boy Hamsters

Finding inspiration in food is commonly used in naming our pets. Names like Oreo, Biscuit, and Cocoa have been popular dog names for decades.

While sweet dessert foods are more commonly used for female pets – think Cupcake, Cookie, and Sprinkles – savory foods tend to have a more masculine feel to them and are often used for male pets (if you are someone who appreciates irony, though, we think Cupcake is an excellent name for a tough male hamster).

Any food can be used as a pet name, and choosing one of your own favorite foods is a great starting point. Below are fourteen of our favorite food-inspired names for male hamsters. 

  • Beefcake
  • Cheeto
  • Pretzel
  • Basil
  • Dorito
  • Sesame Seed
  • Pickles
  • Ramen
  • Peanut Butter
  • Angus
  • Gumbo
  • Pork Chop
  • Tater Tot
  • Meatball

13 Tough Names for Male Hamsters

If you’ve ever known a Chihuahua, you know that some of the most fearless personalities come in some of the smallest packages. So whether you are looking for a tough, strong name for your hamster because you have a pet who is truly one tough cookie or because you are one who appreciates the ironic, check out our thirteen favorite names for strong and fearless male hamsters. 

  • Sargeant
  • Goliath
  • Samson
  • Brutus
  • T-Bone
  • Hercules
  • Major
  • Rambo
  • Corporal
  • Captain
  • Brick
  • Odin
  • Warden

25 Color-Inspired Names for Boy Hamsters

For name inspiration, you may have to look no further than the color of your hamster’s fur. Hamsters come in a wide range of coloring and markings. You can find them in white, blonde, browns, grays, black, and combinations of all of these colors.

There are many unique and creative names based on coloring. Below are more than twenty of our favorite appearance-inspired names for male hamsters. 

Names for white hamsters:

  • Alabaster
  • Avalanche
  • Glacier
  • Everest

Names for blonde or beige hamsters:

  • Popcorn
  • Cheesy
  • Sunny
  • Sable
  • Tanner

Names for hamsters in shades of brown:

  • Carob
  • Espresso
  • Hickory
  • Mahogany
  • Oak
  • Russet

Names for hamsters in shades of gray:

  • Ash
  • Clay
  • Dusty
  • Pewter
  • Slate
  • Smoky

Names for black hamsters:

  • Jet
  • Midnight
  • Onyx
  • Shadow

Naming Your Male Hamster

Have you found the perfect name for your male hamster in this list? If not, we hope you’ve at least found inspiration and are well on your way to deciding what to call your little guy. The best names are the ones that are unique to you – you can pull inspiration from your past, your lifestyle, your hobbies, or even from your job.

Are you a firefighter? Ash may be a great name for your dark-colored hamster. Are you a carpenter? Lumber might be a good fit. Sometimes the hardest part about choosing a name for your pet is deciding on the direction you’d like to go. So choose your path and head on down; you are sure to find the name that will fit your new hamster perfectly.

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