Cute Guinea Pig Names – 200 Unique Names To Choose From

cute guinea pig names

Cute guinea pig names are perfect for pet piggies. Today we will share dozens of the cutest names for guinea pigs. Along with some wonderful ways to come up with your own gorgeous guinea pig names. We will share lists of names for different colored guinea pigs, names for pairs of guinea pigs, and ideas for girls and boys. From the adorable to the totally unique. You’re sure to find the right name for your new pet. 

Bringing home a pair of baby guinea pigs, or rescuing some older guinea pigs, is so much fun.

These talkative pets will soon be cuddling in your lap and eating treats from your hands. But for now, it’s time to let them settle into their guinea pig cage, and for you to get brainstorming ideas for names! 

Top Cute Guinea Pig Names

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’s a cool 23 million years ago!

But don’t worry, cute guinea pig names can still reference their piggie names and natures if you want them too! Here are our top names, but if you don’t fancy any of them don’t worry – there are plenty more below!

Cute Guinea Pig Names


Choosing Guinea Pig Names 

Making a decision can be tricky, 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…. Guinea pigs’ ears are said to resemble petals. Our favorite flowery guinea pig names include:

  • 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.

  • 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)
cute guinea pig birthday hat

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!

  • 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
colorful guinea pig

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.

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)
cute guinea pig in hands

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!

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.

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!

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

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!


  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. ?

    • I have suggestions to anyone who wants to name their female guinea pig something cute, here they are: Winnie, Twinkles, Bella, Bells, Celeste, CeCe, and Pippie! I am either going to name my guinea pigs CeCe and Bella or CeCe and Pippie!

      • I wanted to name my pig Hermione but everyone has rolled their eyes and one of my family members even said it’s a stupid name for a pig right in front of me I was excited and now it’s ruined they want her to be named s’mores but I don’t and now I can’t pick anything bcuz they will probably roll their yes unless it’s what they want

  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!


    • 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

    • You could name her Oreo or Rose (in reference to the rosettes) but that’s all I got. Try basing the name off of something that makes you happy!

  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. 🙂

    • I just rescued a little male guinea pig and I named him Archie. After Archie Bunker from the show All in the Family. He s grey and white and quite demanding in the mornings.


  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.

  16. I named my Black and caramel guinea pig Peanut ( Peanut Butter cup ) and my other one Hazel ( because of her Hazel-like brown ) And I might get a new Guinea pig named Toffee at an animal shelter who only 3 months! ( so cute!!! )

  17. I have one but I still haven’t named him. He’s white and dark brown. I might get a baby girl to keep him company and I want to name her Tinker Bell. Any ideas?

  18. I just brought home two female guinea pigs. They are a little timid at the moment leaving them settle for a while. One is black rust and white the other is two tone red. I like madam buttercup but not sure of a name for the timid multicoloured one can you suggest a name

  19. I just got three more for my birthday, I now have 5… their names are Remmy, PigPig, JackJack, Mochi, and Taquito lol. I love them so much, but boy is JackJack an instigator!

  20. I am getting 2 guinea pigs one is gonna be named willow but dont know what to name the second one its a rare muli colered one

  21. We have 2 males Sampson and Thor.
    They love our German Shepherd.
    Funny animals
    When we hold them, every day, we call it having Pig time.
    Really does reduce stress.


  23. I got a single girl 1 1/2 weeks ago and for the most part she happy….zoomies popcorning with zombies, vocal…and so on. But she wouldn’t come out even for carrots. Before I adopted her she had been with 2 cage mates so I figured she was lonely. I got my second one yesterday….so far so good. Their names are Ava and Mia. Mia is 6 months and Ave is 4 months.


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