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100+ Hedgehog Names: Ideas for Prickly & Adorable Hedgehogs

Nicole Cosgrove

June 17, 2021

A popular name that may pop into your mind when deciding what to call your hedgehog must be Sonic! After all, we’ve been watching him roll through our television for almost two decades, but there are so many great names out there, so it’s worth searching for one before making a quick decision.

Very recognizable by their spiny coats and pig-like snouts, these little nocturnal mammals are nothing short of pet perfection! If you’re feeling overwhelmed with choosing a name, fear not. We have gathered our absolute favorites from the best hedgehog names around – which quill you choose?

Female Names for a Hedgehog

If you are searching for something super sweet and girly, we have just the selection of names you need!

  • Tink
  • Gretta
  • Willow
  • Lola
  • Penny
  • Clover
  • Hazel
  • Chika
  • Bella
  • Zoey
  • Dawn
  • Pearl
  • Kella
  • Ginger
  • Peaches
  • Flower
  • Star
  • Minnie
  • Perpetua
  • Mellow

Male Names for a Hedgehog

Some cool, other tough, some even a bit hedgy – hopefully one of these male hedgehog names will be perfect for your little dude.

  • Avo
  • Nacho
  • Hank
  • Biscuit
  • Gordie
  • Giles
  • Hans
  • George
  • Meatball
  • Dusty
  • Meeko
  • Alister
  • Henry
  • Snowball
  • Humphery
  • Flit
  • Harvey
  • Basil
  • Albus
  • Hoover
  • Churro
  • Albert
  • Hector
  • Loki
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Image by Amaya Eguizábal from Pixabay

Cutest Hedgehog Names

Known for their adorable snouts, prickly bodies, and sweet little paws, hedgehogs are some of the cutest pets out there! Its only fitting that they would have a name as charming as their appearance.

  • Pom Pom
  • Bean
  • Nugget
  • Peanut
  • Tot
  • Okra
  • Pip
  • Booboo
  • Freckles
  • Tulip
  • Lil
  • Chip
  • Baby
  • Tater
  • Smidgen
  • Acai
  • Nutty
  • Porky
  • Tiny
  • Smudge
  • Apricot
  • Ducky
  • Periwinkle
  • Pepper
  • Boysen
  • Button
  • Pudding
  • Finn

Most Unique Hedgehog Names

Maybe you’re searching for a name that is equally as distinctive as their pokey quills or ability to roll up into tight little balls. Your hedgehog may be of the eccentric variety and may have an odd way of behaving. Either way, we’ve got you covered and have complied a list of the quirkiest names around!

  • Enzo
  • Dash
  • Raisin
  • Bruno
  • Finley
  • Wonton
  • Yoko
  • Grier
  • Ritz
  • Felix
  • Jalapeno
  • Django
  • Khan
  • Timbit
  • Atlas
  • Millicent
  • Bono
  • Yeti
  • Dorito
  • Cornelious
  • Nimbus
  • Churro
  • Cheeto
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Image Credit: Elijus3000, Shutterstock

Funniest Hedgehog Names

For the hedgehog who happens to be quite quirky and full of life, we know they’ll be better suited with a humorous name. Hedgehogs are also known to pop a smile every now and again. So, make sure you brush up on your hedgehog jokes! Here are the best hedgehogs names that are sure to get a silly reaction from whomever you share it with!

  • Pokey-Man
  • Quilliam
  • Harley Quill
  • Thistle
  • Cactus
  • Enquillata
  • Sherlock Pokes
  • Hamlet
  • Poke-ahontas
  • Fuzzy
  • Fluffy
  • Edgar Allen Poke
  • Buddha
  • Spike Lee
  • Prick
  • Pincushion
  • Prickles
  • Shakespear
  • Hoglet
  • Mr. Prickles

Finding the Right Name for your Hedgehog

Feeling overwhelmed and excited? Having a new pet is a mix of emotions but don’t let them run wild. Just focus on your new little spiky love bug and know that no matter what name you choose, he will love it!

So, we think the first step in choosing the right name for your hedgehog begins with simple inspiration. We hope that our list of 100+ Hedgehog Names has pointed you in the right direction. No matter what you choose, we know they will always love you a whole hedge of a lot!

Check out some of our other pet name lists!


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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.