Cute Guinea Pig Names – 200 Unique Names To Choose From

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Find the perfect cute guinea pig names here!

Names for different colored piggies, pairs of piggies, girls and boys.

From the adorable to the totally unique. You’re sure to find the right name for your new pet.

Here are our top 15 names, but if you don’t fancy any of them don’t worry – there are plenty more below!

Cute Guinea Pig Names

RosieGingerBessie
TinkerAnnieCookie
BellaSunnyLola
ScooterTwitchPip
LuckyButtonsSparky

Did you know?

Despite their common name of “guinea pig,” guinea pigs are not actually pigs at all.

In fact, they are more closely related to porcupines than pork!

Their scientific name, Cavia Porcellus, is often shortened to simply “Cavy” (singular), “Cavies” (plural) or “Cavia.”

Paleontologists have discovered that members of the Caviidae family date all the way back to the Miocene Period!

That’ a cool 23 million years ago!

Choosing names can be hard!

That is what we will explore here! What do other guinea pig owners name their pets?

Do you have any top name choices in mind?

Are you having trouble deciding on the perfect name for your pint-sized bundle of fluff?

We aim to give you a wealth of creative ideas for cute names for guinea pigs.

Helping you to discover the right names for your new family members in no time!

Cute guinea pig names – making the right choice

One of the most fun ways to choose a name for your guinea pig is to think about all the characteristics that make your pet unique.

Whether from other species of pets or even from other guinea pigs.

For instance, here are some fun guinea pig facts along with name ideas to match to get your creative juices flowing….

Flowery guinea pig names

Guinea pigs’ ears are said to resemble the petals of a flower:

  • Petal
  • Bud
  • Flora
  • Pollen (Polly)
  • Flower
  • Blossom
  • Rose
  • Daisy
  • Dandelion
  • Bluebell

Cute guinea pig names can be flowery too!

Smart guinea pig names

Guinea pigs are very smart and inquisitive so why not name them after smart people? These names can be shortened too, to make them sound more cute and cuddly

  • (Albert) Einstein – can be shortened to Bertie
  • (Thomas) Edison – Tom or Tommy, Eddie
  • Benjamin (Franklin) – Benjy or Frankie
  • Winston (Churchill) – Winnie
  • Marie (Curie)
  • Socrates – socks (great for guinea pigs with white feet!
  • Aristotle – Tottie, Arry
  • Curious George
  • Dora the Explorer
  • Johann Sebastian (Bach)

Sweet guinea pig names – dawn to dusk

Guinea pigs are crepuscular, meaning they are most active at dawn and dusk. Here are some sweet names that reflect that.

  • Sleepy
  • Bella
  • Edward
  • Sunny (Sunshine)
  • Pluto
  • Dusky
  • Lucy
  • Lila
  • Luna
  • Apollo

Funny guinea pig names

Guinea pigs are short and squat and most are quite furry – here are some fun names to reflect their body shape.

cute guinea pig birthday hat

  • Furball
  • Fluffy (Fluffball)
  • Stumpy
  • Stubby
  • Abby (for Abyssinian, one breed of guinea pig)
  • Baird (for the hairless breed of guinea pig)
  • Silky (for the Peruvian breed with silky long hair)
  • Tank
  • Buddha
  • Bear

Cute female guinea pig names

Is there anything cuter than a little girl guinea pig? We can’t think of anything – and chances are good that you, smitten new guinea pig parent that you are, can’t either!

Here is a selection of cute girl guinea pig names that just might fit your little gal to a “t!”

  • Tinkerbell
  • Princess Buttercup
  • Ariel
  • Alice
  • Sweetie
  • Jasmine
  • Penny
  • Willow
  • Cookie
  • Cleo (Cleopatra)

Guinea pig names for girl pairs

If you are lucky enough to bring home two little girl guinea pigs, you likely won’t have any trouble coming up with adorable name pairs for your two future femme fatales.

Some fun ideas include picking names of movie character siblings (like Elsa and Anna from Frozen), or picking names with the same first letter (such as Jess and Jenn) or taking inspiration from celebs’ own twin pets (Dave Matthews’ Stella and Grace).

Here are some ideas to play around with until you find the perfect duo that fits your two new little princesses!

  • Elsa and Anna
  • Faith and Hope
  • Hailey and Hannah
  • Ava and Mia
  • Jess and Jenn
  • Stella and Grace
  • Julie and Julia
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Lexi & Allie
  • Eden and Savannah

Cute boy guinea pig names

If you find that your pick of the litter is a lovely little boy, after you get him all set up with supplies and food and toys and the poshest pad ever, all that is left is to pick his name!

colorful guinea pig

Hmmmm….so many cute male guinea pig names to choose from! Maybe these ideas will jumpstart your imagination to find the perfect name!

  • Tiberius
  • Zeus
  • Thor
  • Thumper
  • Abe
  • Rocky
  • Alfalfa
  • Ace
  • Basil
  • Taz

Guinea pig names for two males

Of course, little boy guinea pig puppies are just as cute as little girls are! And your little men deserve the most perfect cute male guinea pig names your inventive mind can dream up for them!

Here are some fun choices to consider:

  • Abu and Baloo
  • Bashful and Boomer
  • Bruno and Mars
  • Buzz and Chip
  • Dale and Dewey
  • Nemo and Marlin
  • Pongo and Rex
  • Tigger and Thumper
  • Morty and Mickey
  • Homer and Bart

Baby guinea pig names

Are you bringing home a baby guinea pig?

cute guinea pig in hands

First, a tip – if this will be your very first experience as a cavy parent, be sure your little one is at least three weeks old and successfully weaned from its mama before you take it home.

This will give your guinea pig its best and healthiest possible start in life.

Your next step, of course, will be to choose one of the many cute baby guinea pig names you’ve probably already been brainstorming for your new little love. Who knows – one of these ideas might turn out to be the perfect fit!

If your new pig is a baby boy:

  • Ziti
  • Comet
  • Cupid
  • Dash
  • Max
  • Obie
  • Crush
  • Eli
  • Ollie
  • Tucker

If your new little pig is a baby girl:

  • Molly
  • Bailey
  • Belle
  • Sophie
  • Joy
  • Peach
  • Evie
  • Tori
  • Avery
  • Maggie (Mags)

Black and white guinea pig names

If you score a pair of pigs and one is white and one is black, these twin names might be just up your alley:

  • Salt and Pepper (or Salt n’ Pepa, if you are into classic hip hop)
  • Mickey and Minnie
  • Snoopy and Droopy
  • Angel and Ninja
  • Ghost and Shadow
  • Smokey and Bandit
  • Dusk and Dawn
  • Thunder and Lightning
  • Ebony and Ivory
  • Blackie and Whitey (it had to be said)

Black guinea pig names

Or let’s say you are bringing home a beautiful single black, or very dark furred, guinea pig to add to your family. These fun names might be just a perfect match for your new little four-legged mate:

  • Charcoal
  • Inky
  • Kerry (means black haired)
  • Pepsi
  • Cola
  • Jet
  • Sooty
  • Indigo
  • Domino
  • Zorro

If your new little one is a girl with black fur, try on these great names for a fit!

  • Elvira
  • Onyx
  • Leila (means dark as night)
  • Licorice
  • Shadow
  • Coffee
  • Ember
  • Dot (Dottie)
  • Stella
  • Raven

White guinea pig names

What could be prettier than a silky, snowy white guinea pig? We honestly couldn’t tell you!

As you will see, there is no shortage of cute male guinea pig names for pigs with white fur (many of these could also work well for either gender):

  • Casper
  • Snowball
  • Vanilla Ice
  • Duke
  • Cottonball
  • Alpine
  • Popcorn
  • Coconut
  • Snowflake
  • Tofu

These cute names for guinea pigs with white fur might be just perfect for your little girl:

  • Crystal
  • Misty
  • Cloudy
  • Bianca
  • Lily
  • Alaska
  • Gardenia
  • Magnolia
  • Harmony
  • Pearl

Brown and white guinea pig names

One of the (many) most amazing things about guinea pigs is their coloration. There is so much variety!

From pure black or white to brown, ginger, buff, ivory, agouti (camouflage), gold, silver…..just when you think you have seen every possible color and set of markings, a new guinea pig color or pattern appears to dazzle you!

According to the American Cavy Breeders Association, there are 13 recognized breeds and 10 recognized color patterns.

What this means is that all bets are off when picking cute names for guinea pigs that are based on your pig’s unique color or pattern.

Here are some ideas if you bring home a guinea pig whose colors or markings fall into the brown and white spectrum:

  • Brownie
  • Toffee
  • Honey
  • Goldie
  • Cocoa
  • Mocha (or Mochi)
  • Sable
  • Starbuck
  • Count Chocula
  • Fawn

Ginger guinea pig names

Similarly, a great number of guinea pigs today display coat colors and patterns in the gorgeous ginger spectrum, making it fun and easy to pick a color-based name!

  • Rusty
  • Red
  • Brandy
  • Cinnamon
  • Coppertop
  • Tawny
  • Ginger
  • Cherry
  • Ruby
  • Coral

Fluffy guinea pig names

What is cuter than a fluffy guinea pig?

Nothing, of course!

Here are our favorite cute guinea pig names for woolly piggies!

  • Sheep
  • Wooly
  • Dougal
  • Fuzzy
  • Cotton
  • Hairy
  • Teddy
  • Bear

Best cute guinea pig names

So many names to ponder – which one will be the perfect choice for your new sweet fur (or fur-less) guinea pig baby?

Maybe you will find the name you are searching for in the lists offered here. Or perhaps you will discover your guinea pig’s new name by watching him or her in action.

Cute guinea pig names - loads of ideas for naming your favorite small pet

Then again, maybe the name you’ve been searching for will come to you while you’re busy doing something else that is totally unrelated to even thinking about cute guinea pig names!

However you arrive at your top name choice, we sure would love to hear about it!

We may even add it to the list above!

Other Name Options

If none of these names were quite right, check out some of the pages below for even more ideas!

Please share your stories in the comments section here so we can all enjoy and celebrate your precious new addition with you!

79 COMMENTS

    • I used to have 15 but 11were babies and we had to fing good homes for them and the two pairs of Mom and Dad s died now I have the sweetest hamster in the world

  1. I have a suggestion for you, for a tan and white guinea pig: For a boy or girl, NUGGET! B.T.W. That’s one of my guinea pig’s names. 🤣

  2. I just got a new guinea pig and have no idea what to nand it. Girl that is all brown with spicy hair. I need help!!!

  3. I’m having trouble deciding on a name I’m getting a fluffy brown Guinea pig on Wednesday and I think I should call her chocolate or coco which one should I choose?

  4. I have two adorable boy guinea pigs who are 8 months old. One is black, white, and ginger, named Oreo, and the other is brown and white named Rocky Road, or Rocky for short. When we got them at 3 weeks old, we looked at this list for inspiration. Thanks!

    @Sarah,
    COCO PLEASE

    • My old guinea pig was named Jasper. I came up with the name from a book that i read when i was young. Casper Is a common name for pigs so you might want to consider something more unique.

  5. If I get Guinean pigs I’m naming one Ginger if it’s a really light tan color with some white and then if I get another and it’s brown black and white I’m gonna name it Alice or penny

  6. I have a gray and wht but from far away looks silver so I name her silver…. but thinking of changing it… what u think….

  7. Where to start… our first three Cuys were Petunia, Penelope and Prudence. Harvey (two face) is all white except one side of his face which is black. Froggy (my husband thought I said Foggy), Matt and Frank were left on our neighbors doorstep and became part of our family.

  8. I want to change the names of my tan and white piggies, Honey has red eyes and Buttercup has black eyes and is kind of fat

  9. I have two guniea pigs one is my brothers his name is Fred.mine is Rex I love both very much but I love Rex more

  10. I am getting a girl and boy guinea pig in two days. I can’t think of a name for them. Please leave some suggestions. I just can’t choose a name. They are all so cute.

  11. My daughter has 2 male guinea pigs…we named them Dudley and Dash. Their names definitely fit their personalities. 🙂

  12. LOL! I NEVER SEE ANY NAMES IVE PICKED FOR MY LIL PIGGIES.I HAD A LIL “VENUS” SHE PASSED 😫THEN I GOT MY LUV BUG “XENA”& “LUNA” FOLLOWED BY MY TWO MALES “AQUARIUS” & “ARIES” THEN XENA & ARIES HAD BABIES “APOLLO” & “APOLLONIA” TRIED TO KEEP ZODIAC OR SIMILAR NAMES.A LSO HAVE A CAT NAMED “GEMINI” & A DOG NAMED “SHADOW” 😘♥️

  13. my mom is letting get a guinea pig as long I can pay for what ever it needs and after the beach trips are over so problematic will get in September… But I have two perfect names for them if it is a female it will be Molly and if it is a boy it will be billie

  14. Bear with me here but have a few to run down. Girls- Pipp and Squeak, Quimby, Frankie, Ginger and Chipper. Boys- Ralph (deceased) Quiggly (deceased), Quisp, Querk, Quinn, Harley (deceased), Willie and Fred (both deceased). Have 5 babies that we are waiting to find their sexes and a new home before they are named.

  15. We have two brothers G Pigs One is Thor and the other is Sampson or AKA Physio Pig.
    They are a lot of fun. The shepherd likes them as well. Then again she was use to pigs as we had two prior to theses two. Betty was 3.6 lbs. Charlie was 2.4 lbs. he was normal size. Betty was a very big pig but had a big personality to boot.

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