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100+ Chinchilla Names: Ideas for Fun & Adorable Chinchillas 

Nicole Cosgrove

Full of life, these bubbly little creatures are wonderful pets. Although they are not always keen on cuddling or being handled, their playful personalities are sure to keep you entertained. Chinchillas love to play outside of their cages when under the supervision of their owners. Their petite stature and ability to stand up on their hind legs make them beyond charming! 

Now, when it comes to selecting a name, we know that you’ll want something just as fun and lively as your new friend. With what seems like a never-ending array of options, we know that narrowing it down can get tough. We have gathered the cutest, most unique names, and even a few that are quite comical. Read on to find the perfect match for your Chinchilla. 

Female Chinchilla Names

  • Dotty
  • Kiki
  • Bella
  • Cherry
  • Ella
  • Nelly
  • Chichi
  • Celeste
  • Stella
  • Misty
  • Diamond
  • De
  • Pixie
  • Luna
  • Cotton
  • Prada
  • Lulu
  • Sunny
  • Xena
  • Minnie

Male Chinchilla Names

  • Jumper
  • Shadow 
  • Carlito
  • Chewie
  • Otis
  • Luigi
  • Theo
  • Hugo
  • Toto
  • Rocky 
  • Chico
  • Gus
  • Merlin
  • Oscar 
  • Slate
  • Lux
  • Bobo
chewing chinchilla
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Funny Chinchilla Names 

Chinchilla’s are known to be quite entertaining. They have quirky personalities to go along with their goofy yet sweet appearance. Jumping from place to place, these lively little rodents will keep you on your toes. Pairing your chinchilla with a funny name may be just what you are searching for. 

  • Dusty
  • Chin
  • Dumbo
  • Magoo
  • Falfa
  • Furby
  • Chewbacca
  • Sushi
  • Twitch
  • Ears
  • Taco
  • Ash
  • Ninja
  • Bullet
  • Flash
  • Bark
  • Cheeto
  • Chili
  • Daiquiri

Cute Chinchilla Names 

Small but mighty – Chinchillas make for the cutest of pets. Only reaching about 10 inches in height, their fluffy long tail can add up to an additional 6 inches! Long whiskers and big curious eyes captivate the hearts of anyone who sees them. With perfectly rounded ears and a fuzzy little body, you could consider a cute name such as the ones we’ve listed below:

  • Pinto
  • Chip 
  • Biscuit
  • Turk
  • Scooter
  • Waffle
  • Nacho
  • Nib
  • Zazu
  • Crumb
  • Tot
  • Teddy
  • Bubbles
  • Hopper
  • Whiskers
  • Piper
  • Coco
  • Screech
  • Bite-Size
  • Cutie
  • Littlefoot
cute chinchilla
Image Credit: Luniaka Maria | Shutterstock

Unique Chinchilla Names 

Chinchillas are rare and special pets. Not only do they have a very distinctive appearance, but they also take dust baths rather than water baths! Imagine that! They are also notorious for making odd sounds.  For these reasons, you may want to follow suit and choose a name as equally as unique as your furry friend. 

  • Yogi
  • Chella 
  • Rio
  • Polo
  • Omega
  • Ora
  • Chinchi
  • Zip
  • Aloe
  • Jester
  • Pluto
  • Vadar
  • Linen
  • Brisk
  • Monk
  • Diesel
  • Andes
  • Moon
  • Munch
  • Lush
  • Cedar
  • Zander
  • Mars
  • Chu
  • Apollo
  • Deja
  • Ollie

Finding the Right Name for Your Chinchilla

You want to ensure that you choose a name for your chinchilla that represents them as the eccentric, adorable, and playful pet that they truly are. We hope that you were able to find some inspiration in the list of names that we have provided. With suggestions as cute as Buttons, unique as Chella, or humorous like Furby – we believe we have options that would make every chinchilla jump for joy!

If you’re still in the market for a name, though, try out one of our other pet name lists. They may not be chinchilla-specific, but they’re still adorable and will hopefully help you make your big decision.


Feature Image Credit: ATTILA Barsan | Shutterstock

Nicole Cosgrove

Nicole is the proud mom of Baby, a Burmese cat and Rosa, a New Zealand Huntaway. A Canadian expat, Nicole now lives on a lush forest property with her Kiwi husband in New Zealand. She has a strong love for all animals of all shapes and sizes (and particularly loves a good interspecies friendship) and wants to share her animal knowledge and other experts' knowledge with pet lovers across the globe.