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125 Cute Names for Guinea Pigs (Male, Female & Pairs)

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By Chelsea Mortensen

Cute Names for Guinea Pigs

So, you’ve got a new guinea pig (or two), and you need a name. Where do you start? It’s a word that you’ll probably say every day, so you’d better like it. There are so many different options when it comes to naming a pet. You could go with something silly or sweet. You could name your pig after a fictional character or a favorite food. But sometimes, all those possibilities can be a little overwhelming!

If you’re struggling with coming up with a list, we hope these ideas will get you started.


Cute Girly Guinea Pig Names

If you’ve got a total sweetheart to name, a cute feminine guinea pig name might be the best choice. Whether you name your guinea pig a sweet pet name like Princess or Angel, a beautiful flower name, or just your favorite girl’s name, you can’t go wrong with any of the names on this list.

  • Angel
  • Blossom
  • Bonnie
  • Buttons
  • Coco
  • Coral
  • Daisy
  • Evie
  • Ginny Pig
  • Honey
  • Lily
  • Lola
  • Lucy
  • Maggie
  • Miss
  • Penelope
  • Poppy
  • Princess
  • Sweetie
guinea pig and flowers
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Awesome Names for Your Guinea Pig Boy

If you’ve got a boy guinea pig that you want to name, you might want something that has a strong sound to it. Maybe the names on this list could work as gender neutral names as well, but they all give a nice masculine vibe.

  • Ace
  • Archie
  • Bear
  • Bruno
  • Buddy
  • Charlie
  • Cosmo
  • Dusty
  • Gus
  • Kip
  • Loki
  • Max
  • Milo
  • Teddy
  • Theo
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Piggy Guinea Pig Names

If you like to think of your guinea pig as a tiny alternative to the bacon kind of pig, this list is for you. From silly names like Pork Chop and Hamlet to famous fictional pigs like Pumbaa, Wilbur, or Babe, the names on this list all call to mind our favorite oinkers.

  • Babe
  • Bacon
  • Fener, the Boar of Summer
  • Hamhock
  • Hamlet
  • Hen Wen
  • Hogwarts
  • Miss Piggy
  • Napoleon
  • Oink
  • Peppa
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Piglet
  • Pork Chop
  • Porker
  • Porky Pig
  • Pumbaa
  • Wilbur
  • Zhu Bajie
Red Abyssinian Guinea Pig on green grass
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Funny Food Names for Guinea Pigs

If your guinea pig has a big appetite, a food name might be the right choice. Food names are silly, fun, and often gender neutral. Your guinea pig’s food name is sure to put a smile on your face—and make you hungry!

  • Beans
  • Berry
  • Biscuit
  • Brekky
  • Cheesy
  • Chip
  • Cookie
  • Cupcake
  • Eggo
  • Huckleberry
  • Lemon
  • Muffin
  • Peaches
  • Peanut
  • Pizza
  • Popcorn
  • Sweet Potato
  • Taco
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Guinea Pig Names Inspired by Color

Whether your guinea pig is black, white, or in between, its color will make it stand out. You can name your guinea pig after something the same color as its beautiful coat. Here are just a few of our favorite color names, but the possibilities are endless!

  • Apricot
  • Blondie
  • Brindle
  • Coco
  • Domino
  • Ebony
  • Fudge
  • Ginger
  • Goldie
  • Ivory
  • Ninja
  • Panda
  • Patches
  • Raven
  • Rusty
  • Shadow
  • Smokey
  • Spotty
  • Vanilla
male smooth-haired guinea pig
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Names for Guinea Pig Pairs

Guinea pigs are happiest with company—and if you’ve got a pair of piggies, you might want to give them matching names. These iconic duos are all great choices. Whether you’ve got two girls, two boys, or one of each, you’re sure to find a great name for both your guinea pigs on this list.

  • Amber and Crystal
  • Anna and Elsa
  • Babe and Ruth
  • Barbie and Ken
  • Batman and Robin
  • Ben and Jerry
  • Bert and Ernie
  • Bill and Ted
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • Calvin and Hobbs
  • Daisy and Lily
  • David and Goliath
  • Donald and Daisy
  • Fred and George
  • Holly and Heather
  • Jelly and Bean
  • Jove and Juno
  • Kirk and Spock
  • Lady and Tramp
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Marco and Polo
  • Mario and Luigi
  • Mickey and Minnie
  • Mike and Sully
  • Patty and Selma
  • Peanut and Jelly
  • Pongo and Perdita
  • Pooh-Bear and Piglet
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Sage and Basil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Sugar and Spice
  • Thor and Odin
  • Venus and Mars
  • Zeus and Hera
two guinea pigs eating shredded carrots
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Last Thoughts

Naming a new pet is a lot of fun, but it can be tricky. Deciding on the perfect name for your new guinea pig means taking some time to get to know its personality and finding something that fits. There are so many ways to approach a name, but we hope that this list has been a great jumping-off point for you.

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