150+ Perfect Names for Your Pet Guinea Pig

Pick the perfect name for your pet

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Guinea pigs are popular pets that can be cuddly, adorable, and surprisingly loud. If you're having trouble coming up with a name for your pet (or pets), you can choose from a wide range of options based on your pet's appearance, behaviors, or personality!

Guinea Pigs Basics

Guinea pigs are neither from Guinea nor are they pigs. Instead, they are rodents that originated in the Andes mountains of South America, and quickly caught on as domesticated pets.

Bigger and far brighter than mice, gerbils, or hamsters, they live longer than rats and easier to care for than ferrets or chinchillas.

Guinea pigs have quite a few similarities to humans and are often used as research and test animals in laboratories.Thus, the expression "guinea pig" is often used when describing someone who is trying something out before anyone else is willing to do so.

There are many different species and breeds of guinea pigs, including the American guinea pig and the more decorative curly-furred Abyssinian guinea pig. It's a good idea to read up and visit with various different kinds of guinea pigs before selecting your personal pet.

Because They're "Pigs"

Technically, guinea pigs are completely unrelated to swine. Be that as it may, however, it can be fun to give your little piggy a pig-oriented name. Here are 10  possibilities:

  1. Bacon
  2. Bacon Bit
  3. Pork Chop
  4. Mr. Pig
  5. Miss Piggy
  1. Piggy
  2. Piggy Sue
  3. Piglet
  4. Nibbles
  5. Chomper
  6. Porky

Because They Whistle, Purr, and Squeak

Unlike most rodents, guinea pigs have a range of sounds they use to communicate. Their squeak, which sounds more like a "wheek," often indicates hungry or anxiety. They can also purr in much the same way that cats purr, to indicate calm satisfaction.

Addition noises such as chut-chut-chut are most often associated with mating (so you won't hear those sounds unless you have a mating pair). Here are some names with their adorable sounds in mind:

  1. Squeek
  2. Squeaker
  3. Penny (for penny whistle)
  4. Toots
  5. Twistle
  6. Tweets
  7. Whistler
  8. Twitter
  9. Purry
  10. Rumble
  11. Wheek

Because They Frisk, Scurry, and Play

  1. Frisky
  2. Scurry
  3. Hop
  4. Hopper
  5. Scamper
  6. Scooter
  7. Hopper
  8. Whizzer
  9. Zipper

Cute Names Based on Your Pet's Color

Guinea pigs come in all sorts of colors and color combinations. Depending upon your pet's color, you may want to choose one of these.

White Guinea Pigs

  1. Blanca
  2. Blondie
  3. Snow
  4. Snowflake
  5. Marshmallow
  6. Fluff
  7. Cirrus (clouds)
  8. Cotton Ball
  9. CreamPuff
  10. Lily
  11. Snowdrop
  12. Mayonaisse
  13. Cream
  14. Milky White
  15. Snowball
  16. Vanilla Ice
  17. Pearl
  18. Popcorn
  19. Coconut
  20. Tofu
  21. Salt
  22. Sugar

Brown and Tan-Colored Guinea Pigs

  1. Brownie
  2. Buffy
  3. Butterfinger
  4. Caramel
  5. Chocolate
  6. Cinnabun
  7. Cinnamon
  8. CoCo
  9. Cocoa
  10. Cola
  11. Crumpet
  12. Fudge
  13. Fudgie
  14. Ginger
  15. Gingerbread
  16. Mocha
  17. Starbuck
  18. Fawn
  19. Sable

Orange/Ginger Guinea Pig Names

If your guinea pig is a gold or reddish color, one of these names may be appropriate:

  1. Rusty
  2. Red
  3. Brandy
  4. Coppertop
  5. Tawny
  6. Ginger
  7. Cabernet
  8. Whiskey
  9. Sherry
  10. Merlot
  11. Cognac
  12. Apricot
  13. Peachy
  14. Auburn
  15. Marmalade
  16. Goldie
  17. Toffee
  18. Ruby
  19. Coral
  20. Honey

Black Guinea Pigs

  1. Charcoal
  2. Inky
  3. Pepsi
  4. Cola
  5. Jet
  6. Sooty
  7. Zorro
  8. Elvira
  9. Onyx
  10. Ebony
  11. Licorice
  12. Shadow
  1. Soot
  2. Midnight
  3. Twilight
  4. Luna
  5. Coffee
  6. Ember
  7. Raven
  8. Smokey
  9. Smudge

Just-For-Fun Names

Some of these popular names are perfect for guinea pigs in general; others may just happen to suit your particular pet.

  1. Chomper
  2. Chunky
  3. Cookie
  4. Curly (most appropriate for Abyssinian guinea pigs, which have curly fur)
  5. Abby
  6. Domino (for black and white pets)
  7. Dumbo
  8. Flash
  9. Flower
  10. Fluffy
  11. Frisky
  12. Frizzy
  13. Furball
  14. Fuzzbucket
  15. Fuzzy McFuzz
  16. Guinea
  17. Half & Half
  18. Jelly Bean
  19. Loofa
  20. Marble
  21. McFluffy
  22. Milk Dud
  23. Oreo
  24. Patch
  25. Patches
  26. Peanut
  27. Pixie
  28. Scruffles
  29. Shaggy
  30. Skeeter
  31. Sleepy
  32. Snuggles
  33. Sparkle
  34. Speckles
  35. Spike
  36. Spotster
  37. Squiggy
  38. Squirt
  39. Squishy
  40. Stripe
  41. Summer
  42. Sunshine
  43. Sweetie
  44. Sweetie-pie
  45. Sweet Pea
  46. Teddy
  47. Twix
  48. Tiddles