Girl Hamster Names: 100+ Best Female Hamster Name Ideas

Girl hamster names

Best Girl Hamster Name Ideas

Are you struggling to come up with the perfect name for your female hamster? Bringing home a new pet is time-consuming and exciting, and one of the decisions that needs to be made is what you will be calling her. You may want to get to know your hamster before deciding what to name her, or you may be researching names in preparation for bringing her home. Either way, you are sure to find a hamster name here that you will love for your little friend.

What are some of the best girl hamster names? You can name your hamster anything you want, but there are some classics that never get old for female hamsters. Many name their hamsters using classic female names, sweet foods, or even flowers. It is also common to name a female pet after history’s royals, famous cities, or even cartoon characters. Below you will find names in all of these categories, plus more, for some of the best female hamster names. 

Top Female Hamster Names

Girl Hamster Names For Foodies

Some of the best pet names are those that are inspired by food. The possibilities are endless. While you can go savory or sweet here, the “girliest” of food names will be inspired by desserts or other sweet foods.

Almost any dessert or fruit will work here (so think about your favorite if you don’t see it on this list), but below are fourteen of our favorite feminine and food-inspired hamster names for girls.

  • Cupcake – a classic for a reason
  • Cookie
  • Creampuff
  • Bubblegum
  • Honey
  • Marshmallow – a great name for a white or lighter-colored hamster
  • Maple
  • Muffin
  • Kisses 
  • S’Mores
  • Sugar
  • Peaches
  • Apple
  • Candy

One bonus of using a food-based name for your hamster is that you can pull in your hamster’s coloring as inspiration as well. Many of these names would be perfect for a particularly-colored pet, like Creampuff, Marshmallow, or S’Mores (on the other hand, we would be surprised if you said you named your hamster Bubblegum based on the color of her fur).

Flower-Inspired Female Hamster Names

Flowers, while enjoyed thoroughly by both genders, have long been seen as both delicate and feminine – a perfect way to describe your female hamster. There are hundreds of feminine flower names that you can assign to your furry friend, but below are thirteen of our favorite flower-inspired (or plant-inspired) hamster names.

  • Daisy
  • Rose, or Rosa
  • Petunia
  • Ivy
  • Poppy
  • Lily
  • Iris
  • Daphne
  • Magnolia
  • Marigold
  • Violet
  • Gardenia
  • Peony

Classic Girl Hamster Names

Whether you are naming a hamster, a cat, or a human baby, you really can’t go wrong with a classic. Classic girl names are really anything that was popular pre-1960s.

While these types of names have long been used for some livestock like cows (take Mabel, for example), they have also made a huge comeback in recent years for humans as well, and for good reason. Most classic female names are feminine and have multiple syllables, which lends to some cute shortened nicknames. 

  • Penelope – Penny for short
  • Abigail
  • Sophia
  • Evelyn
  • Gertrude
  • Belle
  • Bridget
  • Gladys
  • Blanche
  • Agnes
  • Hazel
  • Bailey
  • Amelia
  • Caroline
  • Ruby
  • Scarlett

Girl Hamster Names For The Traveler 

While hamsters don’t typically like traveling (they can be quite skittish after all), maybe it is one of your passions. If you are someone who likes to jet around the world or even the country, you may be interested in these nine travel-inspired female hamster names.

  • Sydney
  • Dakota
  • Cali 
  • London
  • Paris
  • Odessa
  • Brooklyn
  • Phoenix
  • Geneva

While these are just some of our ideas, the possibilities are endless here and have the added bonus of being completely unique to you. There are all kinds of geographical names and locations – while we focused on feminine-sounding countries and cities, you can use the names of states, towns, or villages.

You can also use a favorite street name, the name of a bed-and-breakfast you once stayed, or the name of your elementary school. Using geography as inspiration for pet names allows you to be both unique and very personal.

Female Hamster Names For Disney Fans

You can find a name for almost anything in a Disney movie. Though there are admittedly not a lot of Disney hamster characters (they are woefully under-represented, in our opinion), you can name your hamster after a Disney princess, a fairy godmother, or even a particular famous fish. Read on for thirteen of our favorite Disney-inspired names for female hamsters. 

  • Tinkerbell
  • Elsa
  • Snow White
  • Nala
  • Dory
  • Rapunzel – a great name for a long-haired Syrian
  • Edna
  • Jasmine
  • Thumper
  • Lilo
  • Lady
  • Ariel
  • Clarabelle

Girl Names For The Regal Hamster

Perhaps your hamster is treated like royalty (and why shouldn’t she be). Or perhaps she just acts like she is. Being animals who prefer to live alone, both in captivity and in the wild, hamsters really are the centers of their own worlds. If you are looking for a name that will describe your regal and lofty hamster, you will love these ten female names inspired by nobility.

  • Duchess – a two-in-one, this is also the name of the mother in Disney’s Aristocats
  • Queen Elizabeth
  • Countess
  • Monarch
  • Tiara
  • Baroness
  • Cleopatra
  • Victoria
  • Majesty
  • Princess

If you don’t fancy these names, you can also find inspiration from some modern members of royal society, like Diana, Kate, Charlotte, Beatrice, or Eugenie.

Girl Hamster Names Based On Appearance

They say you shouldn’t judge a hamster by its appearance (that’s the saying, right?), but you can name a hamster based on its appearance. Hamsters come in a wide spectrum of colors, from white to black and everything in between.

There is an inspiration to be found in these colors, and below you will find seventeen of our favorite appearance-inspired female hamster names.

  • Vanilla, or Nilla
  • Amber
  • Blondie
  • Ivory
  • Cottonelle – the “-elle” has a feminine ring to it, even though it is inspired by a brand of toilet paper
  • Bianca – “white” in Italian
  • Winter
  • Auburn
  • Goldie
  • Pepper
  • Sapphire
  • Luna
  • Salem
  • Eve, or Eva
  • Blackberry
  • Raven
  • Onyx

Female Names For Cute Hamsters

Here is another list of names inspired by your hamster’s appearance. While every hamster is cute, some are just stop-you-in-your-tracks adorable. If you have an especially fluffy hamster with especially large, puppy-dog eyes, you may find inspiration in these thirteen names for cute female hamsters.

  • Winnie
  • Dolly
  • Gigi
  • Maggie
  • Lola
  • Willow
  • Josie
  • Missy
  • Gypsy
  • Cora
  • Tilly
  • Dixie
  • Annie

Can Hamsters Learn Their Names?

As you are thinking about what you might want to call your hamster, you might be wondering whether she will even be able to learn her name. Hamsters can learn their names or at least the term you use to call them.

Hamsters, like most animals, don’t really understand the concept of “names.” But what they can pick up, and quite easily, is the word that you say when you want them to come to you. So in this sense, yes, they can absolutely learn to come when called. And how they learn this is, of course, with treats (the language that all hamsters understand!).

So as you are mulling over the different names in your list, decide on the one that you want to use in training her to come to you. If you choose something too long, you may find it doesn’t roll off the tongue as easily as you would like.

If you choose something trendy or inspired by a current show you are binge-watching, you may find yourself tiring of the name after a while. So choose something that you won’t mind saying repeatedly over the course of the next two to three years.

Your hamster may not care what this word is (so long as it accompanies a cheerio or blueberry), but you will since you will ideally be saying it often around her.

Which Female Hamster Names Are Right For You?

You are bound to settle on the perfect name for your hamster if you choose one that means something to you or reflects what it is that makes your hamster unique.

When thinking about a name for your hamster, it is helpful to consider what inspires you. Is there a particular sport you are passionate about? If so, perhaps there is a female athlete who wouldn’t mind sharing her name with your hamster.

Are you someone who dreams about a Saturday spent at home watching Netflix? Perhaps you can find inspiration in one of your all-time favorite shows. Whatever your hobbies and interests, you can certainly use them to help you in your quest for the perfect feminine name for your hamster. 

Likewise, you can also gain inspiration from your hamster herself. Don’t feel that you need to have a name picked out before you bring your hamster home – if you have thought about what is meaningful to you and you still haven’t found the right name, give yourself some time to get acclimated with your new friend. She may just surprise you with her silly antics or unusually friendly disposition, giving you all the inspiration you need for the right name.

If you’re thinking of getting a boy hamster, here are my top boy hamster name ideas!

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