There are so many great hedgehog names out there, it can be hard to know where to start.
So we’ve gathered all the best names for prickly pets in one place, to help you choose.
We’ve got cute hedgehog names and funny ones, disney hedgehog names, and names from classic literature.
When you’ve found your favorite, don’t forget to let us know in the comments at the end!
Naming Your Hedgehog
Before you start browsing lists of cute hedgehog names, here are our top tips for picking the perfect name for your prickly pal.
- Pick a name you really, really like! After all, you are likely to be saying it (and hearing others say it) many times each day.
- Avoid names that sound too much like the names of other family members or friends. Remember, not everyone might assume it is an honor to have a tiny spiky hedgie named after them!
- Agree as a family. If you are the sole namer, you may have an easier job, but if you are deciding on a name as a family, you definitely want everyone to be happy!
- Do some research. The more you learn about your new pet hedgehog, more name ideas you’ll come up with – and the better you will be at caring for them. Win win!
Now lets take a look at all our favorite cute hedgehog names, to get you started.
Girl Hedgehog Names
These cute female hedgehog names are unique and lovely – just like your little spiny gal!
- Yona (“Watership Down”)
- Lindsfarme Dewclaw (“Kevin & Kell”)
- Espinete (“little spine”)
- Ruby (“Saint Tail”)
- Snow White
- Hester Hedgie
- Muriel (author of “The Elegance of the Hedgehog”)
- Daisy Mae
Boy Hedgehog Names
These cute boy hedgehog names will bring your sweet hog’s personality to life. Try on these fun and unique male hedgehog names for size!
- McDonald (or McFlurry, as you wish)
- Tortoise (a nod to Balkan folk songs)
- Igel (the German word for hedgehog)
- Burton Silver (a cartoonist whose work features hedgehogs)
- Milkman Hedgehog (“Little Grey Rabbit”)
- Fuzzypeg (Milkman’s son)
- Needle Harry
- Alfred (“The Mysteries of Alfred Hedgehog”)
- White Knight
- Foggy Bottom
- Sneaky Pete
Cute Hedgehog Names
Whether you are looking for boy or girl hedgehog names, these cute pet names for hedgehogs are perfect for tiny adorable hedgies.
- Crispy (yum, right?).
- Champion (in the UK, as of 2016).
- Snake Charmer (rumor has it hedgies have a natural immunity to snake venom!)
- Groundhog (the holiday that, sadly, has eclipsed its predecessor, Hedgehog Day, in modern times)
- Turnip Top
- Teacup (a reference to their size)
- Sir Lancelot
Famous Names For Hedgehogs
Hedgehog celebs are no stranger to social media. And many people name their kiddos after superstars, so why can’t you do the same with your pet hedgehog?
Check out this list of famous hedgehogs’ names for some inspiration!
- Sir Hodge Huffington the Cricket Slayer.
Funny Hedgehog Names
If you like puns, the hedgehog is definitely the pet for you! There are infinite ways to turn popular names into punny, funny, hedgehog names.
Consider making a punny name out of hedgehog descriptive words such as quill, spike, pig, hog, spine, hedge, sharp, stick, needle – for inspiration, check out the examples in this list!
Hedgehog Quill-Based Names
- Quill-helmina (play on Wilhelmina)
- Quilliam or Quilly Willy (play on William)
- Spiny Norman (of Monty Python fame)
- Spine Cone (play on pine cone)
- Amy Spine-house (play on Amy Winehouse)
- Spine-dau Ballet
Pig and Hog Puns
- The Notorious P.I.G. (play on B.I.G.)
- Pig-nic (play on picnic)
- Hound-hog (play on hound dog)
- Marie Hedgie (play on Marie Curie)
- Cutting-hedge (play on cutting edge)
- The Original Sharp-ee (play on the Sharpie pen)
- Sharp Kent (play on Clark Kent)
- Sir Sticks-a-lot (play on Sir Mixalot)
- Stick-silver (play on quicksilver)
- Spiny Stickleback (actually a type of fish!)
- Prickly Pear
- Stickly Prickly (thanks, Rudyard Kipling)
Good Hedgehog Names From Literature and Art
This is the rich pot of gold at the end of the rainbow material of which awesome hedgehogs are named!
There are so many cute hedgehog names to be found in great books! Check this selection out:
- Urchin (name given to hedgies in Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream”)
- Hedgepig (name given to hedgies in Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”)
- Anabelle (“The Tale of Anabelle Hedgehog”)
- Max (“The Hodgeheg”)
- Hadrian (“The Adventures of Hadrian Hedgehog”)
- Hazel (“Hazel the Hedgehog”)
- Hodge (“Hodge the Hedgehog”)
- Howdedo (“Hedgehog Howdedo”)
- Harriet (“Harriet Dancing”)
- Little Hedgehog (“One Winter’s Day”)
- Hedgie (“The Hat”)
- Isaac (“The Very Helpful Hedgehog”)
- Earl (“Buddy and Earl”)
- Horace and Hattie (“Hedgehugs and the Hattiepillar”)
- Herbie (“Herbie’s Big Adventure”)
- Sami (“Don’t Turn the Page”)
- C.R. Mudgeon (“C.R. Mudgeon”)
- Herodotus (“Herodotus the Hedgehog”)
- Jasper (“Jasper Hedgehog Meets the Major”)
- Hogart (“Hogart the Hedgehog Turns Nink”)
- Sam (“The New Arrival”)
- Horatio (“Horatio’s One Wish”)
- Stuffy (“Stuffy the Hedgehog”)
- Henley (“Henley the Hedgehog”)
- Hedgemond the Hunter (“Hedgehog’s Home”)
Albino Hedgehog Names
If you think a regular hedgehog is cute, wait until you see a tiny albino hedgehog! These names for albino hedgehogs might be just perfect for your little guy or gal!
- White Wizard
- Blanco (or Blanca)
- Pale Rider
- Powder Puff
- Anjo (or Angel)
- Cloudy (with a side of spines)
- Chilly Quilly
- Salty Hog
- Cool Whip
- Great White
Cool Hedgehog Names
Hedgehogs were popular in movies long before they became truly popular as pets.
This means films have a wealth of good hedgehog names for boys, and cute girl hedgehog names, to draw inspiration from.
- Mrs. Tiggy-Winkles
- Mr. Pricklepants
- Amy Rose
- Durry Quill
- Kipi Ben Kipod
- Spiny Norman
- Stickly Prickly
- Una, Dos, Tres, Cuatro
Disney Hedgehog Names
No list of good hedgehog names from movies would be complete without some Disney additions. Check out these Disney hedgehog names for a fairytale twist.
We’ve cheated of course. There aren’t a lot of Disney hedgehogs. But here are the Disney names we think might suit your hedgie friend well!
- Pocahontas (aka POKE-ahontas)
Best Hedgehog Names
We hope you have had fun reading through this great list of hedgehog names for inspiration!
Are your own creative juices flowing now? Have you discovered the perfect name for your prickly cutie?
Please drop us a comment to let us know if your new hedgie is a boy or a girl, and which name you picked out!