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150+ Best Guinea Pig Names For Pairs, Males and Females

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In this article, you’ll learn how to pick a name for your guinea pig and a guinea pig names list for every personality.

Choosing a name for your guinea pigs is not an easy task. I remember spending a long time discussing on what to name my guinea pigs.

Why is choosing a good name for your pet important?

Choosing a good name for your guinea pig is important for several reasons:

  1. Personal Connection: A well-chosen name creates a personal bond between you and your guinea pig. It reflects your affection and care for your pet, enhancing the emotional connection you share.
  2. Communication: Guinea pigs may not understand language in the same way humans do, but they can associate sounds with certain experiences. A consistent, distinct name helps them recognize when you’re addressing them, aiding in communication and interaction.
  3. Positive Association: A positive, pleasant-sounding name can help your guinea pig associate you with good experiences. This can make them more comfortable, confident, and willing to interact with you.
  4. Personality Expression: A name can reflect your guinea pig’s personality, appearance, or unique traits. It adds character to your pet and allows you to express their individuality.
  5. Long-Term Relationship: A good name is enduring. As your guinea pig becomes a beloved member of your family, their name becomes a lasting symbol of your time together and the memories you create.


Choosing a good name for your guinea pig goes beyond mere identification—it shapes your pet’s perception of you, their environment, and their experiences. It lays the foundation for a strong and positive relationship, contributing to their overall well-being and enriching your life as a guinea pig owner.

Factors to choosing good guinea pig names

When you pick a name for your guinea pig, it is best to interact with it for some time before finally deciding. After all, your guinea pig’s name will be their identity for the rest of their lives, so choosing a name that suits your potato shaped furrball is important.


What makes your guinea pig stand out? Is he or she quirky? Always poporning? Or do they love to snuggle in all day and relax? Are they quick on their feet, or always the last one to come when there’s food? Can they figure out where you hid the treats in seconds or are they holding their last 2 brain cells to dear life?

Think of their personality and preferences and pick a name that suits your potato. You don’t want to name a guinea pig that hates being picked up and being cuddled Snuggles, right?

On a side note, here are some quick tips to bond with your guinea pig that actually work, because one of my guinea pigs went from running away as fast as he could when I approach him to bouncing his way to me when I come.

Physical Characteristics

What colour is its fur? Long or short? Smooth like the American breed or fluffy like Abyssinian? Or no hair at all? Are they very tiny or are they giant guinea pigs?

Fur colour is a key factor that I consider when I name my guinea pigs. For example, I named one of my guinea pigs Mochi because of his smooth white coat and round shape.

Often guinea pig parents name their guinea pigs based on their fur colour patterns. For instance, a guinea pig that has a black and white coat might have a name called “Oreo”.

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One of my three guinea pigs, Mochi

Your Biases and Inspiration

Do you have a movie that you enjoyed a lot that has some cool pets in it? Maybe you would want to name your guinea pig after a famous movie guinea pig secret agent spy that stops an evil scientist from taking over the world.

Or maybe, name your guinea pig after some musicians that you adore! Got a favourite food? Maybe name your piggy after it! That might seem weird, but trust me, guinea pig names like “Caramel” and Marshmallow” are not uncommon, especially when they look like it.


Tired of boring names? Well no one says you need to choose from any of the names on this list – these are just inspirations. Many people like to name their guinea pigs creative, unique and funny names, like combining different words together as one, or make one up entirely.

Another way to spice up your guinea pig’s name is to add Mr, Miss, Mc, etc. Yes, it’s possible! Here are some examples of guinea pig names:

  • Miss Muffet
  • Fluffer McWuggins (First name and Last name)
  • Bartholmew Thunderthighs (First name and Last name)
  • Chunky Waddles (First name and Last name)
  • Mr McFluffy
  • Miss Coco

As you can see, adding these little things can make their names seem more interesting.

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Things to consider – names for guinea pig pairs

Another thing you might want to keep in mind if you are naming a pair of guinea pigs is, do you want them to match. Because it makes them match so much more, even if your pair doesn’t look similar.

Some things you might want to match can be

  • sound or rthym
  • Same Genre (ex. Desserts, Flowers, Concept)
  • A phrase, meaning if you say (pig #1’s name) and (pig #2’s name), it becomes a new thing

Name suggestions for guinea pig pairs

  • Cookies and Cream
  • Elsa and Anna
  • Pancake and Waffles
  • Buttercup and Butterscotch
  • Daisy and Rosie
  • Thor and Loki
  • Bach and Mozart
  • Choco, Marshmallow and Smores
  • Peanut, Butter and Jelly
  • Cherry and Blossom
  • Cuddles and Snuggles
  • Bruno and Mars
  • Dash and Flash
  • Coffee and Cookie

Remember, at the end of the day, the choice is yours.


When you pick a name for your guinea pig(s), consider their personalities, and physical characteristics, if you have any people or characters you want to name them after, matching guinea pig pairs’ names, and if you want to add a touch of creativity to their names.

List of Boy Guinea pig names ideas

  • Ace
  • Alvin
  • Archie
  • Asher
  • Begal
  • Barnie
  • Bean
  • Blaster
  • Brain
  • Bruno
  • Butter
  • Buttons
  • Charlie
  • Choco
  • Chunk
  • Cleo
  • Dash
  • Dottie
  • Elvis
  • Finn
  • Flash
  • Flopsy
  • Flounder
  • Frizz
  • Fuzz
  • Gus
  • Henry
  • Hurley
  • Juarez
  • Leo
  • Mars
  • Milo
  • Mochi
  • Momo
  • Mozart
  • Ninja
  • Nugget
  • Nutmeg
  • Oatmeal
  • Olaf
  • Oliver
  • Ollie
  • Oreo
  • Peanut
  • Pluto
  • Poutine
  • Riley
  • Rudolf
  • Ruffles
  • Rufus
  • Simba
  • Sky
  • Tarzan
  • Teddy
  • The Hunk
  • Thor
  • Thumper
  • Toby
  • Tot
  • Whiskers
  • Wilmore
  • Zen

List of Girl Guinea Pig Names ideas

  • Almond
  • Angel
  • Apricot
  • Bella
  • Blossom
  • Brownie
  • Bubbles
  • Buttercup
  • Caramel
  • Chewbacca
  • Cheshire
  • Choco
  • Cinnamon
  • Coco
  • Cocoapuff
  • Cookie
  • Cottonball
  • Cream Puff
  • Cuddles
  • Cupcake
  • Daisy
  • Edna
  • Elsa
  • Eve
  • Fluffy
  • Gabriel
  • Ginger
  • Goldie
  • Hazel
  • Holly
  • Izzy
  • Jasmine
  • Latte
  • Lola
  • Luna
  • Mabel
  • Mia
  • Mocha
  • Muffins
  • Nelly
  • Nessa
  • Nora
  • Ollie
  • Peaches
  • Pebbles
  • Pepper
  • Perals
  • Piper
  • Pixie
  • Poppy
  • Pumpkin
  • Rosie
  • Sandy
  • Snickerdoodle
  • Snowball
  • Snowflake
  • Sparkles
  • Spice
  • Sugar
  • Tara
  • Tinkerbell

List Unisex Guinea Pig Names ideas

  • Almond
  • Bambi
  • Basil
  • Biscuit
  • Brownie
  • Bubbles
  • Buffy
  • Butter
  • Butterscotch
  • Buttons
  • Choco
  • Chunk
  • Chunky
  • Cocoa
  • Coffee
  • Cookie
  • Cottonball
  • Croissant
  • Cuddles
  • Dottie
  • Flopsy
  • Fluffy
  • Fuzz
  • Fuzzy
  • Hopper
  • Jigglypuff
  • Marshmallow
  • McFluffy
  • Mocha
  • Mochi
  • Momo
  • Muffins
  • Nibbles
  • Nutmeg
  • Oatmeal
  • Ollie
  • Omelette
  • Oreo
  • Pancake
  • Pistachio
  • Popcorn
  • Smores
  • Snowball
  • Snuggles
  • Sunny
  • Toffee
  • Truffles
  • Waffles
  • Whiskers
  • Willow
  • Velvet

Personalize Everything after Your guinea pig…


Picking the perfect name(s) for your potato-shaped furballs should be stressful, but it should also be a fun and unique experience. Asking suggestions for names from your loved ones can be a huge help too.

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  1. Wow, love the name ideas! Thanks!

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