Guinea Pig Names

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When you get a new guinea pig, one of the first things you'll want to do is pick a good name that will suit your pet.

Whether it is a baby guinea pig or an adopted guinea pig who might already have a name, you will probably want the fun of re-naming your new pet.

You could choose a name simply because you like it and it sounds cute, funny or unusual or you could pick one that particularly suits the way they look. Here are some ideas for you:

Names for boy guinea pigs

Names for girl guinea pigs

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Black or Very Dark Brown Coats

  • Blackberry
  • Bullet
  • Cinder
  • Cola
  • Marmite
  • Pepper
  • Sooty

Click here to see over a hundred more names for black guinea pigs

For Ginger or Orange Coloured Hair

  • Autumn
  • Carmelina
  • Dior
  • Fanta
  • Garfield
  • Hazel
  • Honey
  • Paprika
  • Sahara
  • Weasley

Click here for a huge list of over 100 names for ginger, orange or golden-coloured guinea pigs.

Brown-haired Guinea Pigs

  • Biscuit
  • Brownie
  • Butterscotch
  • Chewbacca
  • Corky
  • Hazel
  • Nutella
  • Pumpernickel
  • Teddy
  • Woody

To view over a hundred suitable names for all shades of brown guinea pigs, click here.

White Hair

  • Angelica
  • Blanche
  • Camellia
  • Cosmo
  • Elsa
  • Harmony
  • Jasmine
  • Moonchild
  • Parsnip
  • Snow White
  • Tic Tac

If you need more inspiration, check out our massive list of over 100 names for white guinea pigs here.

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Based on their Hair Type

There are many different types of coats from straight and long to short and fuzzy so here are some names based on this:

  • Fluffy
  • Dougal
  • Fuzzy
  • Cotton Candy
  • Waffle
  • Woolly
  • Shaggy
  • Curly Wurly
  • Fuzzy
  • Silky

Piggy Based Names

There are lots of piggy characters in films, animations and children’s programs. Here are a few that we came up with:

  • Babe
  • Hamish
  • Hogzilla
  • Miss Piggy
  • Napoleon
  • Percy
  • Pumbaa
  • Petunia
  • Sausage
  • Snowball
  • Wilbur

For a list of over 50 guinea pig names that are based around "pigs" click here.

Double Acts

If you have two guinea pigs, it can be fun to name them after a comedy duo or a superhero and their sidekick! Here are a few to get you started:

  • Arthur & Merlin
  • Batman & Robin
  • Bill & Ted
  • Edina & Patsy
  • Anthony & Cleopatra
  • Donald & Daisy
  • Fred & Wilma
  • Homer & Marge
  • Rhubarb & Custard

For more twin names, check out our names for guinea pig pairs