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100+ Gerbil Names: Wincey & Wee Pet Names

Nicole Cosgrove

Gerbils are one of the smallest domesticated rodents but despite their size, make for excellent pets. Registering even smaller than a hamster, the gerbils’ petiteness means handling them must be done with extra care and caution must be taken when it comes to their wee tail to prevent any serious injury. These social creatures live for social interaction so adopting two or more gives the gerbils the most realistic lifestyle, mimicking their natural habitat. You might be thinking owning multiples sounds outrageous, but having a few gerbils is easier than it sounds as they are relatively inexpensive once you have your initial set up and gear. This way you can assure they’ll never be bored or lonely! 

But you’ve already mastered how to care for an adorable gerbil. You’ve either researched or know from experience, how raising one of these tiny rodents goes. You’re prepared. So let’s find your new addition a name that’s both complementary and suits their adorning personality. Whether you have an entire colony to name, a doting pair, or simply a single gerbil, we’re sure to have something all types of pet owners would fancy. 

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Female Gerbil Names

  • Lovely 
  • Bella
  • Ruby 
  • Millie 
  • Poppy 
  • Ivy 
  • Willow 
  • Paisley 
  • Darling 
  • Dot 
  • Pinky 
  • Hazel 

Male Gerbil Names 

  • Ollie 
  • Fin 
  • Chompers 
  • Milo 
  • Chewie 
  • Hershey 
  • Chipper 
  • Smudge 
  • Hamlet
  • Leo 
  • Frisky 
  • Danger 

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Credit: auenleben, Pixabay

Cute Gerbil Names 

If their size isn’t enough to convince you that gerbils are simply adorable, their playful attitudes surely will. Gerbils love to play – so much so that they nap frequently to rebuild their energy for the next activity. They appreciate any toys that you provide, whether you buy them or are crafty, and make them yourself. How sweet! We love all of these cute gerbil names and find them to be a perfect fit for any type of gerbil! 

  • Pip 
  • Tiny 
  • Weeny 
  • Boo 
  • Indie 
  • Yumi 
  • Squeek 
  • Bo
  • Smalls 
  • Kermit 
  • Boots 
  • Delilah
  • Nettie 
  • Suki 
  • Hemy 
  • Otto
  • Birch 
  • Kirby 

Funny Gerbil Names 

There are many things that make these mini pets comical. Two of our favorite gerbil traits that often have us chuckling are their instinctual digging habits and a constant desire to chew! Burrowing usually results in quite the throwback and inevitable pile of debris. Chewing has them creating interesting works of art suitable for any tiny pet museum. There might also be a bundle of quirks your gerbil has making them little comedians. These are the best funny gerbil names we could find! 

  • Tank 
  • Bruiser 
  • Hulk 
  • Hercules 
  • Athena 
  • Hurdle 
  • Vixen
  • Hades 
  • Archeologist
  • Julius Cheeser 
  • Goat 
  • Major 
  • Catnip 
  • Whittle 
  • Chuck E Cheese
  • Venom 
  • Beaver 
  • Everest 
  • Ninja 
  • Darth Vader 
  • Voldemort 
  • Mouse 
  • Zeus

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Image Credit: P.H.J. (Peter) Maas, Wikimedia Commons

Pair Names For Gerbils 

As we noted, gerbils are social creatures so having a live-in companion means they’ll be able to develop bonds and grow as if in the wild. We also like to think in this situation, the more the merrier if your space allows for it! Building a little community makes the gerbil experience even more exciting as you get to watch them chatter and play amongst each other. Here are our favorite iconic duos whoo on lends themselves nicely as a pair of gerbil names. 

  • Yin & Yang 
  • Tater & Tot 
  • Jekyll & Hyde 
  • Rain & Shine 
  • Salt & Pepper 
  • Sugar & Spice 
  • Kanga & Roo 
  • Mario & Luigi 
  • Timon & Pumba 
  • Dusk & Dawn 
  • Lemon & Lime
  • Woody & Buzz 
  • Ben & Jerry 
  • Chip & Dale 
  • Pop & Tart 
  • Kit & Kat  
  • Ice & Burns 
  • Peanut & Butters 
  • Burrow & Digger 
  • Hansel & Gretal 
  • Thelma & Lousie 
  • Bert & Ernie 
  • Jelly & Jam 

Food Names for Gerbils 

Although they don’t possess the same food hoarding or cheek filling characteristics commonly seen in other rodents, gerbils can still manage to pull off a great cuisine inspired name. We like to think these foodie choices make a good match because your little one may have a sweet, salty, or spicy personality, perhaps they have a silly eating routine, or developed a love for a specific food. From delectable dishes to the purest of ingredients, here are the best food-inspired gerbil names. 

  • Chips 
  • Tofu 
  • Carrot 
  • Bacon 
  • Falafel 
  • Pepper 
  • Almond 
  • Lasanga 
  • Noodle 
  • Biscuit 
  • Anchovie 
  • Basil 
  • Waffles 
  • Taco 
  • Nacho 
  • Peaches 
  • Sashimi
  • Meatball 
  • Fig 
  • Nuts 
  • Wasabi 
  • Quinoa 
  • Tortellini 
  • Cheeto 
  • Cupcake 
  • Brownie 
  • Eggo 
  • Bean 
  • Fro Yo 
  • Jalapeno 
  • Queso 
  • Tortilla 
  • Cous Cous 
  • Swiss 
  • Chicklet 
  • Nugget 
  • Toastie 
  • Nutella 

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Finding the Right Name for Your Gerbil 

Naming your new gerbil should be a fun part of the adoption process. You could watch your little buddy blossom in their new environment before settling on just one if you’re having trouble narrowing it down. We are sure they will live whatever you have chosen! 

Here are a few additional options if you are still on the hunt for a great match!


Feature Image Credit: Kurit afshen, 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.