The best ferret names capture their fun, curious personalities. Ferrets love to explore, sleep, and of course snuggle.
Whatever your ferret is doing, you can bet they are giving it their whole heart. But, how can we capture this earnest personality in the right name?
Finding the perfect name for your new furry friend might seem challenging – but don’t worry! We’ve gathered the very best names for boy and girl ferrets, to help you decide.
Our Favorite Ferret Names
Here are some good ideas to get you started.
Naming Your Ferret
Ferrets are, first and foremost, unique, non-traditional pets. Several key characteristics are common to ferrets, such as their lively, high-energy drive for play and exercise, their caring and affectionate love for their humans, and their high level of intelligence—specifically their wonderful ability to learn commands and fun tricks.
Therefore, you could base a gender-neutral name based on their behavior. Or you could look for one based on the quirky appearance that sets them apart from other pets – their bright eyes, lithe bodies, and sleek fur coats.
In this article, we’ll suggest different types of ideas, from traditional boy ferret names and girl ferret names to ones uniquely suited to ferrets! The possibilities are endless because ferrets have many characteristics that set them apart from other household pets!
- Cute Ferret Names
- Mischievous Ferret Names
- Boy Ferret Names
- Girl Ferret Names
- Funny Ferret Names
- Movie Inspiration
- Cool Ideas
- Clever Choices
- Ferret Names for Pairs
- Unique Ideas
Cute Ferret Names
Let’s start with cute ideas guaranteed to make you say “aww,” drawing on their high-energy levels, affectionate personalities, and their beautiful fur!
Mischievous Ferret Names
For this section, we’ll be celebrating the ferret’s boundless energy and high intelligence.
Our driving inspiration here comes from ideas that speak to the “trickster,” impish nature of these pets!
Boy Ferret Names
You can choose standard human names for ferrets. You’ll see that most of these options strike a balance between cute, informal nicknames and more formal, so you can choose one based on your ferret’s personality! First, the boy ferret names!
Girl Ferret Names
Let’s check out some great girl ferret names for your new female ferret!
Funny Ferret Names
These silly, goofy ideas are definitely fitting for ferrets!
Movie Ferret Names
These are names of ferrets featured in past Hollywood movies (Along Came Polly, Beastmaster, Inkheart, and Starship Troopers).
Cool Ferret Names
Now let’s look at cool ideas that celebrate the ferret’s athletic, sleek appearance.
Clever Ferret Names
How about something a bit more intelligent that gives a fun nod towards their personality, but with a clever twist.
Ferret Names for Pairs
Ferrets are social creatures and are happiest in pairs or groups.
So, if you have just brought home a pair of long, skinny cuties, then you might like to give them names that match!
Also, finding two names that go together may be even more entertaining than finding one funny idea.
You’ll see some of the ideas below are more obvious choices, while others are drawn from literature and pop culture. (See if you can spot the Disney ferret names!)
Our Favorite Picks
- Tic (and) Tac
- Lord (and) Lady
- Ralph (and) Waldo
- Charlotte (and) Emily
- Rapid (and) Fire
- Ebb (and) Flow
- Klaus (and) Violet
- Ziggy (and) Stardust
- Timon (and) Pumbaa
- Speed (and) Sound
- Sprint (and) Jump
- Climb (and) Scale
- Thunder (and) Lightning
- Sunny (and) Cloudy
- Lilo (and) Stitch
- Double (and) Quick
- Super (and) Sonic
- Chitter (and) Chatter
- Sing (and) Song
- Fire (and) Ice
- Bambi (and) Thumper
- Zelda (and) Link
- Peter Pan (and) Captain Hook
- Harry (and) Draco
- Simba (and) Nala
- Elsa (and) Anna
- Snoopy (and) Charlie
Unique Ferret Names
Finally, here are some formal, old-fashioned, mythological, or just plain “out-there” ideas for ferrets that strike an elegant, dignified note.
Good Ferret Names
However, while the naming process can be a fun bonding experience with your new pet, you may feel overwhelmed by the seemingly infinite options out there.
Therefore, picking a name for any new pet is often easier said than done. Sometimes, a new owner needs only one look at their little friend to come up with a flash of inspiration for their new name.
Other times, the owner takes some time to consider the physical and personality features of their pet, and the naming process flows organically from there. But don’t worry, every naming experience is unique.
The most important thing is to have fun with it. You’ll know in your head or heart when you come up with a name that works for you and your ferret.
If you are looking for more inspiration for animal names, check out the following articles:
Best Ferret Names
Hopefully, one of these choices stuck out and made you say, “Perfect, this is the one!” Or, perhaps you’ve found cute ideas that feel close to what you’re looking for, and you can create your own spin on it.
Whatever one you choose, you need to stick with it for your ferret’s sake, to minimize confusion. As previously mentioned, one of their most notable traits is their intelligence!
Finally, we hope our lists have offered you some inspiration, either directly or indirectly, in choosing a name for your new ferret.
What’s your ferret called? We’d love to hear the story of how you chose their name!
Let us know your favorite ideas in the comments below!
References and Further Reading
- Hernádi, A., et al., “Man’s Underground Best Friend: Domestic Ferrets, Unlike the Wild Forms, Show Evidence of Dog-Like Social-Cognitive Skills,” Plos One (2012).
- Lewington, J., “Ferrets,” Clinical Anatomy and Physiology of Exotic Species (2005).
- Marien, D.,“Behavioral characteristics of the ferret,” Point Veterinaire (2005).