Getting a new guinea pig is very exciting and one of the first things you'll want to do after getting them home is pick a good name that will suit your pet. We have literally hundreds of names for boy and girl guinea pigs here as well as names categorised by colour to help you choose!
You can base their name on their colour, fur type or their personality. However, if you have a pair of guinea pigs (which we hope you have as they do need a friend! - check out our adoption page here...) you could choose a famous double-act that you like such as Wallace & Gromit, Laurel & Hardy or even go for popular food pairings such as Fish & Chip, Salt & Vinegar or Chocolate & Mocha!
If you have adopted a guinea pig who has already been named, you might want to give them a new identity. We re-named Mr Jaffas when we adopted him... he was previously called Graham! Whether you're looking for a cute, funny, unusual or unique name for your pet, you will be spoilt for choice with our vast collection on guineapiggles!
KIDS LOVE THESE!: Are you getting guinea pigs for the first time? Help keep organised with the feeding/cleaning schedule and information you need with our downloadable and printable care sheets here...
Names Based on Hair Type
If you are looking for a name based on the type of hair your guinea pig has, here is a list including those for ong-haired, short-haired, fuzzy, curly, or silky smooth guinea pigs. Some are based on celebrities with these hair-types too!
- Barney Bear
- Cotton Candy
- Curly Wurly
- Fozzie Bear
- Lady Godiva
- Miss Frizzle
- Yogi Bear