Lots of cute guinea pig names and ideas to help you think of an original one of your own. Names for different colored piggies, pairs of piggies, girls and boys. You’re sure to find the perfect cute guinea pig name here
Guinea pigs are curious little creatures. They are cute and furry like a puppy or a kitten. Yet they hop around more like a bunny rabbit (and sometimes like popping popcorn, if they are very excited!).
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.”
Did you know?
And here’s a fun fact for you – paleontologists have discovered that members of the Caviidae family date all the way back to the Miocene Period, which began a cool 23 million years ago!
So when you decide to bring home one (or preferably two, since they are more apt to thrive in pairs) of these plump and friendly herbivores, your first order of business will of course be choosing their names.
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 so that you can discover the perfect names for your new family members in no time!
Cute guinea pig names – how to choose
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:
- Pollen (Polly)
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.
- Sunny (Sunshine)
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.
- Fluffy (Fluffball)
- 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)
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!”
- Princess Buttercup
- 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!
Hmmmm….so many cute male guinea pig names to choose from! Maybe these ideas will jumpstart your imagination to find the perfect name!
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?
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. (5)
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:
If your new little pig is a baby girl:
- 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:
- Kerry (means black haired)
If your new little one is a girl with black fur, try on these great names for a fit!
- Leila (means dark as night)
- Dot (Dottie)
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):
- Vanilla Ice
These cute names for guinea pigs with white fur might be just perfect for your little girl:
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:
- Mocha (or Mochi)
- Count Chocula
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!
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.
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!
Please share your stories in the comments section here so we can all enjoy and celebrate your precious new addition with you!