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Top Small Animal Names On SmallAnimalChannel.com

Check out Club Critter’s top small animal names, plus name ideas from visitors like you.

Small animals are often full of energy, come in all different colors and like to explore. Each small animal has its own personality, especially small animals of different species. The inspiration for small animal pet names includes how the small animal looks, how it acts, its personality and its owner’s preferences. The staff at SmallAnimalChannel surveyed the top small animal names used by people with Club Critter profiles to create the following list.

Some of the names were head-scratchers. There’s a gerbil that goes by the name Budgie. Does he suffer from species identity crisis? There’s also a mouse named Paul McCartney — anybody a Beatles fan? Then we have a sugar glider named Raichu and a rat named Pikachu — got to catch all those Pokémon. There’s also a chinchilla named Kira and a mouse named Near. Could their owners be fans of the anime Death Note?

Unique names dominated, but the survey tracked popularity. What was the most common small animal name? There are more rabbits named Thumper than any other small animal named anything else. Across all species however, there are more small animals named Bandit and Gizmo (tied) than any other names on SmallAnimalChannel.

Some lists may have fewer names because unique names were more common for that species. Some lists may have more names because the popular names were equally popular.

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The Most Popular Small Animal Names Across All Species
Bandit
Gizmo
Thumper
Daisy
Smokey
Baby
Nibbles (or Nibbler)
Oreo
Flower
Peanut (Various spellings)

The Most Popular Chinchilla Names
Chilli (Various spellings)
Chinny (Various spellings)
Gizmo
Dusty
Fluffy
Sami
Smokey
Chester
Che-Che (Various spellings)

The Most Popular Ferret Names
Bandit
Oliver
Rascal
Daisy
Baby
Jack
Gizmo
Flower
Smokey
Teddy
Edward
Angel

The Most Popular Gerbil Names
Shadow
Scrappy
Phoenix
Socks
Scooby Doo (Various spellings)

The Most Popular Guinea Pig Names
Cinnamon
Chester
Ginger
Gizmo
Oreo
Peanut
Snickers

The Most Popular Hamster Names
Hammy
Haris
Leslie
Butterscotch
Shorty
Scratchy
Stella
Snowflake
Penelope
Peanut
Max
Ralph

The Most Popular Hedgehog Names
Sonic
Spike
Prickles
Rupert
Heggie (Various spellings)

The Most Popular Mouse Names
Angel
Jack
Spot
Mickey
Oreo

The Most Popular Rabbit Names
Thumper
Cocoa
Baby
Bambi
Bella
Clover
Fluffy
Flower
Jack
Sugar
Smokey
Snickers
Oreo
Molly
Pumpkin

The Most Popular Rat Names
Angel
Pickles
Remi
Snoopy
Humphrey
Dexter
Dumbolina
Blue
Olive
Scabbers
Pinky
Nibbles (or Nibbler)
Blaze (Various spellings)
Lilly (Various spellings)

The Most Popular Sugar Glider Names
Rocky
Sweetie
Shoogy
Jojo
Chip (or Chippy)

Submit Your Small Animal Names
Have a great name for a small animal? Tell us! E-mail your small animal names to smanimaleditor@i5publishing.com with the subject line "Critter Name.” Be sure to include:

  • Your name and state (or region)
  • Your Club Critter e-mail address
  • Your small animal name suggestion
  • Small animal species

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Posted: April 29, 2009, 6:30 p.m. EDT


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Stephanie, OC, CA
Posted: 3/23/2014 12:17:28 PM
My two guinea pigs were Tootsie Roll and Biscit. (R.I.P., girls) I recently added a new addition to the family- little Daisy!
Fauna C., International
Posted: 11/24/2013 1:29:35 PM
I have a Hedgehog named Muffin, Rabbits named Calcifer, Moose, Muffassa, Clarence, Duck named waddles, Chicken named emerald, dog named comet, cat named lynx, hamster named peanut, and horse named Reno
Lauren, Vermontville, NY
Posted: 10/3/2013 11:13:55 AM
My mice's names are Pippa and Princess. My girl rabbit's name is Madeline and the boy's names are Flynn Rider and Brandon.
Claire, Oregonia, OH
Posted: 9/1/2013 8:46:39 AM
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