Top names for guinea pigs

Looking for inspiration for your new guinea pig’s name? Or maybe you just need that extra push to help you finalise a name choice. Then, you have come to the right place!

Here are our best guinea pig names. We hope these fun, unique, and traditional names give you some inspiration during this exciting time as you try and figure out which fits best for your new furry companion.

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Top 10 Guinea Pig Names

There are so many fabulous piggy names in this list - it’s hard to narrow it down to our absolute favourites! However, we think we’ve just about managed it. Here are our top 10 picks when it comes to naming your guinea pig.

  • Lucky
  • Domino
  • Bubbles
  • Honey
  • Cinnamon
  • Buttercup
  • Tinks
  • Reggie
  • Coco
  • Pippin

Top 10 Female Guinea Pig Names

Female guinea pigs are known as sows, and we know how important it is that you find the perfect title for your piggy princess. Check out our prettiest suggestions below!

  • Pixie
  • Lily
  • Primrose
  • Dolly
  • Bluebell
  • Cleo
  • Poppy
  • Winnie
  • Astrid
  • Pandora

Top 10 Male Guinea Pig Names

Male guinea pigs are known in the piggy community as boars. They grow larger than females and tend to have a reputation for being a little hot-headed and messy, but they are sweethearts nevertheless! Let’s give them a name that befits their fearless nature.

  • Rocky
  • Basil
  • Winston
  • Gus
  • Sherlock
  • Charlie
  • Percy
  • Bailey
  • Milo
  • Albert

Top 10 Unique Names for Guinea Pigs

Here are 10 names that really describe the specificities of your piggy pal - from the markings on their coat to the type of breed they hail from.

  • Dot or Dotty
  • Marble
  • Fuzzy
  • Peach
  • Pepper
  • Hazel
  • Carmel
  • Ash
  • Spot
  • Abby (Abyssinian)
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Top 10 Funny Guinea Pig Names

For a daft nickname for your guinea pig, be creative by playing on their appearance, their unique personality, or even try out some witty puns!

  • Miss Piggy
  • Squiggles
  • Piggy Stardust
  • Chubby Cheeks
  • Captain Cuddles
  • Pork Chop
  • Princess Peach
  • Whizzer
  • Godzilla
  • Mr Fluffles

Top 10 Destination-Inspired Guinea Pig Names

If you’re a jet-setter at heart, why not name your piggy after your favourite vacation destination or an exotic location you’d love to travel to? These stylish names will be just the ticket for your world-class piggy.

  • Kyoto
  • Dakota
  • Sicily
  • Bali
  • Odessa
  • Vienna
  • Florence
  • Dallas
  • Morocco
  • Paris

Top 10 Nature-Inspired Guinea Pig Names

For a sweet-natured guinea pig who loves a run in the garden, why not be inspired by nature in your naming choice? Go for a long walk and tune into your surroundings - you’ll undoubtedly find plenty of lovely names to inspire you in the natural world.

  • River
  • Nova
  • Ivy
  • Rose
  • Cloud
  • Daisy
  • Sage
  • Reed
  • Flora
  • Willow

Top 10 Food-Related Guinea Pig Names

Food is always a popular choice for guinea pig names, after all, your piggy is a big foodie through and through. And with the cute options below, it’s easy to see why!

  • Butterscotch
  • Mocha
  • Toffee
  • Berry
  • Peach
  • Olive
  • Nugget
  • Custard
  • Mousse
  • Popcorn
Guinea pig next to pumpkins

Top 10 Names for a Guinea Pig Pair

If you’re finding it difficult to find a name for one piggy, then it’s double the decisions when you’ve got two little piggies to bring home! Why not try out some of the fun names below for your cuddly duo?

  • Sol and Luna
  • Cloud and Rain
  • Orion and Celeste
  • Peanut and Chestnut
  • Dawn and Dusk
  • Pumpkin and Spice
  • Winter and Summer
  • Rosemary and Sage
  • Ava and Evie
  • Clementine and Tangerine

Top 10 Names for Brown Guinea Pigs

There are endless colour combinations throughout the cavy community, but brunette piggies are a standout shade worthy of recognition. Here are some ways to honour those chocolate tresses in your guinea pig name choice:

  • Brandy
  • Brownie
  • Fudge
  • Moose
  • Rolo
  • Nutty
  • Cookie
  • Caramel
  • Bruno
  • Biscuit

Top 10 Names for White Guinea Pigs

Whether you have a Himalyan piggy or a Lunk with an overflowing mane, these names pay homage to your guinea pig’s dreamy white coat.

  • Pearl
  • Opal
  • Snowflake
  • Sugar
  • Chalky
  • Blossom
  • Luna
  • Frosty
  • Misty
  • Casper

Top 10 Names for Black Guinea Pigs

Mysterious, dark and handsome, black guinea pigs are striking in appearance and deserve a name to match their smouldering looks. 

  • Smokey
  • Peppercorn
  • Ebony
  • Oreo
  • Jet
  • Midnight
  • Pepsi
  • Smudge
  • Inky
  • Bramble
Black guinea pig in nature

Top 10 Names for Ginger Guinea Pigs

Many guinea pigs today display coat colours and patterns on the gorgeous ginger spectrum. For those with fiery locks, we’ve got the name covered!

  • Ginny
  • Brandy
  • Nutmeg
  • Ruby
  • Amber
  • Treacle
  • Rusty
  • Jaffa
  • Maple
  • Autumn

Top 10 Names for Fluffy Guinea Pigs

For those with long-haired guinea pigs, their manicured mane can be a truly impressive sight to behold! Here are some names that pay homage to their luscious ‘do.

  • Fuzzy
  • Teddy
  • Creampuff
  • Curly
  • Patches
  • Shaggy
  • Silkie
  • Puff
  • Harry
  • Bear

Top 10 Disney Character Names for Guinea Pigs

Who doesn’t love a good Disney film? Your favourite movie characters are a great place to find unique name inspiration for your cute cavy!

  • Elsa
  • Bambi
  • Simba
  • Belle
  • Ariel
  • Tinkerbell
  • Tarzan
  • Minnie
  • Boo
  • Dory

Bonus: How to Pick a Guinea Pig’s Name?

If you’re looking to adopt a piggy (or two!), there are several important steps to consider when picking your guinea pig’s name: 

  • Choose a name that is easy to remember, and more importantly, easy to say! A long name may seem perfect at first, but if it’s too much of a mouthful, it’s not going to work on a daily basis.
  • Avoid choosing a name that sounds like a command.
  • Make sure the name you choose is not too long. A longer nickname may be fun, but you’ll likely find yourself shortening a name that is too many syllables, anyway.
  • Avoid choosing a name that is very similar to another family member's or pet's name. This is an important one because you don’t want any hoomans or animals getting confused!
  • And lastly, the most important point - have fun and be creative! There is no right or wrong answer when choosing your piggy’s name. As long as you love it, it’s a winner in our eyes.

If you’re still struggling to find the perfect name for your guinea pig, then here are some additional questions you can ask yourself to make this decision easier:

  • Do you like names that suit a piggy’s hair colour?
  • Do you want a name that suits their hair type or breed?
  • Do you prefer cute, funny, or unique names?
  • Do you have a favourite Disney or movie character you could name them after?
  • Do traditional hooman names appeal more to you (these can be super cute, too!)?
Woman holding a guinea pig


We hope you’ve enjoyed our suggestions for guinea pig names! If you haven’t chosen a name from this list, we hope that you’ve found some inspiration in the categories listed above. Remember, there is no time constraint when choosing a name, so whether you decide before or after you bring your piggie home, make sure you choose a name that you and your guinea pig will both love for the long haul!

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