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100+ Guinea Pig Names: Ideas for Doting & Social Guinea Pigs

Guinea Pig Names

Guinea pigs make excellent pets – they are social and loving creatures and enjoy being held. Not only are they amazing companions, but they also are quite low maintenance. If you keep their cage clean and in a cool area, feed them regularly, and of course get in some daily cuddles, you are a stellar guinea pig owner. 

With their tiny, sweet faces and round little bodies, it’s no wonder you have decided on a pet guinea pig. Naturally, you’re going to want a name that compliments your new pet and you’ve come to the right place to find the perfect fit! We have compiled a list of our favorite names for females and males, for pairs (in case you’ve adopted a buddy for your buddy), a few great picks for black and white-furred ones, as well as a couple that are funny. Good luck with your search!

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  • Minnie 
  • Ginger 
  • Hazel
  • Noel
  • Darling
  • Penny
  • Aspen
  • Pinot
  • Josie
  • Pandora
  • Cecil
  • Matilda
  • Rosie
  • Teddy
  • Bella 
  • Persia
  • Pearl
  • Merlot
  • Giselle
  • Bubbles
  • Cleo
  • Poppy
  • Luna 
  • Sofie
  • Honey

Male Guinea Pig Names

  • Alvin 
  • Paco 
  • Biscuit
  • Scamp
  • Oscar
  • Gizmo
  • Charlie
  • Percy
  • Snugs 
  • Doc
  • Chomper
  • Winston 
  • Benny
  • Elmo
  • Frodo
  • Simon
  • Onyx
  • Milo
  • Opie
  • Colt
  • Pluto
  • Homer 
  • Ozzy
  • Tank 
  • Dexter
black and white pair guinea pigs
Image Credit: Stanze B., Pixabay


Guinea Pig Names for Pairs 

Because guinea pigs are social rodents, it’s recommended that you adopt two to ensure they are receiving the interaction and companionship that they need. So for your mini duo, we have gathered our favorite pairs’ names that are just so incomplete without the other. 

  • Cotton & Ball 
  • Snicker & Doodle 
  • Hansel & Gretel
  • Thelma & Louise
  • Yin & Yang
  • Homer & Bart
  • Beavis & Butthead
  • Dawn & Dusk
  • Bert & Ernie
  • Laverne & Shirley
  • Scooby & Shaggy
  • Peanut & Butter  
  • Romeo & Juliet 
  • Finn & Gus 
  • Salt & Pepper 
  • Adam & Eve
  • Rosemary & Sage 

Black and White Guinea Pig Names 

Looking like a cross between a Border Collie and a rodent, the adorably spotty black and white guinea pig is your match! With their silly tufts of hair, we found this specific coloring to be the perfect combination of cute and comical. Below we have a few great names for our furry black and white friends:

  • Checkers 
  • Zebra 
  • Tux
  • Pinto
  • Chess
  • Collie 
  • Cruella
  • Domino
  • Chaplin
  • Tuxedo Man
  • Penguin 
  • Cow 
  • Cattle 
  • Skunk
  • Oreo
Funny guinea pig kitchen
Image Credit: Andy M., Pixabay


Funny Guinea Pig Names 

Our pets can be quite funny at times, and guinea pigs are no exception! With their silly haircuts, the fact that they like to chat with one another, and occasionally breakdance makes them pretty funny in our books. See our list of comical guinea pig names below:

  • Jedi 
  • Fabio
  • Meatball 
  • Godzilla
  • Crumpet
  • Goliath
  • Toupee
  • Pipsqueak
  • Yoda
  • Chunk 
  • Hulk 
  • Miss Piggy
  • Tiggle the Piggle
  • Mohawk
  • Chewbacca
  • Piglet

Bonus: G-Force Guinea Pig Names

The movie G-Force sparked the new inspiration for rodent pet names. Although not all of these characters are guinea pigs, they all still have great names. 

  • Speckles (Mole)
  • Darwin (Guinea Pig)
  • Baster (Guinea Pig)
  • Juarez (Guinea Pig)
  • Mooch (Housefly)
  • Bucky (Hamster)
  • Hurley (Guinea Pig)


Finding the Right Name for your Guinea Pig

Choosing the perfect name for your happy little grinny-pig can be challenging but we hope you found something suitable among our list of names. With suggestions such as Checkers, Pandora, and Mohawk, there is sure to be one worthy enough for your new buddy. 

If you’ve got another pet you need a name for, check out one of our other pet name lists below:

Feature Image Credit: Livia Novokova, Pixabay

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