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100+ Funky Ferret Names: Ideas for Your Furry Friend

Cheryl Regan

By Cheryl Regan

dark-eyed white indoor ferret posing in the studio

Looking for a funky ferret name for your new pet? We’ve got you covered. With their adorable furry faces and unique personalities, ferrets demand equally adorable and unique names.

Still, it’s not easy to come up with a name on the spot. In this article, we’ve prepared roughly 100 funky ferret names for you to choose from. While some are inspired by ferret personality, others are borrowed from literature, history, botany, and elsewhere!


How to Name Your Ferret

The word “ferret” comes from the Latin “furittus,” meaning “little thief,” which probably came about because of this cute animal’s penchant for stashing away everyday items—missing sock, anyone?

Aside from their casual thievery, ferrets are loving, curious, friendly, and extremely flexible. These animals can stretch, bend, and expand their body length in amazing and unusual ways.

With these characteristics in mind, there are already many options, from Swiper to Slinky. But you don’t have to name your ferret based on its physical characteristics or nature—every pet ferret has its own unique personality. It may be a good idea to take some time to get to know your pet, and understanding their personality and ticks will help you choose a more fitting name.

ferret in the meadow
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Funky Ferret Names Based on Personality and Appearance

Ferrets come in various colors, including albino, black sable, champagne, chocolate, and cinnamon. They are long, slender, bendy, flexible, and stretchy with long tails. They’re also fuzzy and often have a “bandit mask” marking across their face. With all these details in mind, let’s look at some funky ferret names based on their appearance and personality.

  • Slinky
  • Swiper
  • Zippy
  • Chase
  • Hunter
  • Bolt
  • Chuckles
  • Fluffy
  • Ruffles
  • Bandit
  • Dodger

Funky Ferret Names Based on Fictional Characters

Be it a character from a Shakespearean play or a Disney princess, there are plenty of fictional character names you can take inspiration from. Does your ferret’s antics remind you of a cartoon character from your childhood? Maybe you’d like to name your pet in honor of your favorite comic book or novel character! Here are a few ideas to get you started.

  • Sherlock
  • Watson
  • Frodo
  • Bilbo
  • Batman
  • Cinderella
  • Groot
  • Willow
  • Belle
  • Gatsby
  • Pip
ferret playing in a red toy maze
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Pretty Feminine Names for Ferrets

Maybe you’re looking for a straight-up girly name for your pet girl ferret. We’ve got some adorable female names for you to get inspired by.

  • Anna
  • Bryony
  • Cora
  • Diana
  • Elsa
  • Freya
  • Faye
  • Juliette
  • Lucy
  • Luna
  • Maya
  • Millie
  • Opal
  • Penelope
  • Persephone
  • Raven
  • Stella
  • Xena

Cute Male Ferret Names

Perhaps you’re looking for a boyish name for your ferret. We’ve made a list of cute male names to help inspire you. Don’t forget, you can always shorten these names. The name Alexander is nice, but so is Alex! Furthermore, Alex can be used for girl or boy ferrets.

  • Alexander
  • Arthur
  • Beau
  • Diego
  • Dante
  • Ezra
  • Fabian
  • Fergus
  • Gideon
  • Jasper
  • Kian
  • Leo
  • Larry
  • Mac
  • Magnus
  • Noel
  • Oscar
  • Phoenix
  • Prince
  • Quinn
  • Quigley
  • Roman
  • Sebastian
  • Santiago
  • Theo
  • Tobias
  • Thomas
  • Ulysses
  • Vincent
  • Wesley
  • Xavier
  • Zack
  • Zeke
cinnamon ferret in white background
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Funky Ferret Names Inspired by Food

Some of the cutest pet names are inspired by food! Is your ferret as cute as a cupcake? Sweet like a cookie? Here’s a list of our favorite food-inspired pet ferret names.

  • Taco
  • Peanut
  • Cupcake
  • Cookie
  • Oreo
  • Biscuit
  • Mochi
  • Peaches
  • Bean
  • Pumpkin

Ferret Names Inspired by Scientists

Einstein gave us the theory of relativity, and Tesla brought us alternating current. For a unique name for your ferret, why not take inspiration from the world’s greatest thinkers?

  • Archimedes
  • Da Vinci
  • Darwin
  • Einstein
  • Galileo
  • Higgs
  • Kepler
  • Lovelace
  • Tesla
  • Marie Curie
  • Newton
  • Pascal
  • Faraday
  • Hubble
Cinnamon ferret in the studio
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Space Themed Funky Ferret Names

When in doubt, look to the stars for inspiration. If you think your pet ferret is out of this world, there are hundreds of space-themed names to get inspired by. Here are a few to get you started.

  • Orion
  • Pluto
  • Mars
  • Venus
  • Sol
  • Celeste
  • Nova
  • Astro
  • Vega
  • Cosmo
  • Atom
  • Artemis
  • Apollo
  • Ceres
  • Draco

Botany Themed Ferret Names

For those who appreciate flower gardens and nature on earth, where better to look for inspiration than the weird and wonderful plant names from all over the world? We’re not just talking about Rose and Lilly, though both would make cute names for a pretty ferret.

  • Buttercup
  • Petunia
  • Leaf
  • Ash
  • Bamboo
  • Cedar
  • Mango
  • Marigold
  • Patch
  • Fig
  • Orchid
  • Myrtle
  • Dandelion
  • Fern
  • Juniper
  • Walnut
  • Teak
blazed ferret on a white cloth
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Historical Funky Ferret Names

Human history is packed with interesting characters, from seafaring pirates to ancient kings. The following funky ferret names are based on some of the most memorable (real) characters from our past.

  • Captain Blackbeard
  • Calico Jack
  • Captain Kidd
  • Napoleon
  • Cleopatra
  • Boudica
  • King Arthur
  • Alfred the Great
  • Michaelangelo
  • Shakespeare
  • Nightingale



Bringing home a new pet is always exciting, and finding their perfect name is just part of the fun. Don’t rush this task. After all, your pet ferret will carry the name throughout their life. Instead, take some time to get to know your new family member, including all their quirks and personalities. Then, look around you for inspiration. From space to your backyard, the books on your shelves to your favorite television shows, there are plenty of names to pick from!

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