The best squirrel names capture their energy, enthusiasm and cheeky nature. They embody the essence of this small but powerful cutie. Today we are going to share some super ideas for naming your pet, wild or plushie squirrel pal.
It sure is fun to brainstorm squirrel names! As you watch the bushy tailed visitors outside your window, you might find yourself dreaming about having a pet squirrel of your very own. What could be more fun than an energetic, yet tame wild animal. But even if you just want to choose names for your adorable backyard visitors or squirrel plushie, you are sure to find the perfect names for squirrels in the lists below.
Boy Squirrel Names
You may see squirrels so frequently you just take their presence for granted. It is easy to forget that the first squirrels appeared on Earth many millions of years ago! It takes smarts and more than a little moxie to survive and thrive with all the changes that have occurred on our planet from then until now.
Not only that, but today, there are nearly 300 documented squirrel species living alongside people all around the globe! These boy squirrel names give a nod to the courage, intelligence and resourcefulness of these cute four-legged powerhouses.
Girl Squirrel Names
Lady squirrels definitely have a lot of responsibility on their shoulders when it comes to carrying on the species. Once they give birth, female squirrels are typically single parents, caring for several blind, naked and toothless young, and doing it up to two times per year.
And they also have to feed themselves, store nuts for the winter and avoid becoming lunch themselves! These girl squirrel names recognize the smarts and savvy of these furry gals.
Funny Squirrel Names
Squirrel watching is so entertaining, isn’t it! In fact, if you have ever put out a bird feeder, you will really relate to one NASA engineer’s (utterly failed) attempts to outsmart the birdseed-raiding rodents. Squirrels don’t mean to make us humans laugh, of course. They are just being the cute, curious and creative little creatures that they are, which these funny names endeavor to capture and celebrate.
- Nutter Butter
- Peanut Pirate
- Pinecone Pal
- Hazel the Nut
- Garden Raider
- Birdseed Bandit
- Making Tracks
- Parachute Pete
- Nut Job
- Agent Acorn
- Joan Jett
- Flying Machine
- Crash Landing
Cute Squirrel Names
Guess what a group of squirrels is called? (If you guessed a “scurry,” give yourself a big shiny gold star.) The truth is, everything about squirrels is cute, from their big round eyes to their twitching tails to their willingness to do anything at all for their favorite treat – tasty nuts and seeds. These cute squirrel names do their utmost to capture all that squirrel cuteness and personality so you can find the perfect moniker for the squirrel in your life.
- Almond Joy
- Little Bit
- Little Debbie
- Super Squirrel
Cartoon Squirrel Names
If real life squirrels are cute, cartoon squirrels are even cuter. This must explain why there are so many great cartoon squirrels in ‘toons and video games today. And even though our favorite squirrel characters don’t always get the leading roles, they always add joy and laughter to the script and to our lives. Keen to choose cartoon squirrel names for your bushy-tailed friends? Find the best classic squirrel names from your favorite shows and games in this list!
- Tommy Tucker (Life Magazine)
- Scrat (Ice Age)
- Sandy Cheeks (SpongeBob SquarePants)
- Bucky (The Emperor’s New Groove)
- Rocky (Rocky and Bullwinkle)
- Slappy (Animaniacs)
- Skippy (Animaniacs)
- Princess Sally Acorn (Sonic the Hedgehog)
- Elias Acorn (Sonic the Hedgehog)
- Pachirisu (Pokemon)
- Conker (Donkey Kong)
- Banner (Bannertail)
- Sue (Bannertail)
- Chitter (Smurfs)
- Squeaks (Looney Tunes)
- Bucky (The Emperor’s New Groove)
- Jojo (Swan Princess)
- Ginger Nut (Animaland)
- Sally (Pete the Cat)
- Benny (The Wild)
Famous Squirrel Names
“I think I’ll be a famous squirrel when I grow up,” said no squirrel that we know of, ever. And yet look how many famous squirrel names there are on this list! Squirrels, with their super cute baby faces and precocious personalities, seem perfectly suited for fame! Do you have a budding furry star in your backyard? One of these famous squirrel names might just be the perfect choice.
- Thumbelina (rescue squirrel)
- Sugar Bush (rescue squirrel that became famous)
- Twiggy (waterskiing squirrel)
- Leon (Squirrel Boy)
- Mungo (Benjamin Franklin’s pet squirrel)
- Pete (President Harding’s pet)
- Sneezy (PennState famous squirrel)
- Peter (Jeni Bea Hopkins literature squirrel)
- Peapod (Bob Ross’s pet squirrel)
- Jill (famous Instagram rescue squirrel)
- Ratotskar (vengeful mythological squirrel)
- Meeko (vengeful mythological squirrel)
- Cyril (squirrel from literature)
- Squirrel Girl (video game squirrel)
- Squirrel Nutkin (Beatrice Potter character)
- King Squirrel 1 (porcelain squirrel owned by Frederick Nietzsche)
- Kylenagno (squirrel referenced by W.B. Yeats)
- Mira (squirrel doppleganger of Vladimir Nabokov)
- Bushy K Bushy (singing squirrel in Peter Rabbit 2)
- Rainbow Joy (squirrel coloring book character)
Names That Mean Crazy Or Wild
All squirrels are wild on the inside, even if they appear to be living the posh and pampered pet life on the outside. And keeping a pet squirrel is no picnic, to hear rehabbers and rescuers tell the tales. These fun-loving furballs seem to come with a healthy side helping of extra energy, often causing the humans they share space with to label them “crazy” or “wild.” If this describes the squirrels you know, then these squirrel names that mean crazy or wild might be just the names you’re looking for!
Pet Names For Your Furry Friends
Have you found the perfect squirrel names for your favorite furry friends? As you read the names on each list here, isn’t it amazing to realize that each squirrel has their own unique personality and traits just like people do? We’d love to hear about your adventures watching, feeding and naming your squirrels – just pop a note in the comments to share your story!