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170+ Guinea Pig Names for Your Pet

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Guinea pigs are one of the popular options people consider when looking to adopt a pet. These one-of-a-kind creatures are adorable, cuddly, and surprisingly loud.

At first glance, domestic cavies may look alike; however, they are different in fur colour, hair length, and of course, temperament.

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Whether you’re looking to choose a name for your newly-adopted Guinea pig, or you’re not entirely sure if the name you chose is the right one, we’ve rounded up 100 of the best Guinea pig names for boys, girls, pairs and others inspired by your pet’s unique personality, appearance and breed behaviour.

Or if you want something more humorous for your pet name, you can go through some puns related to pigs, such as Hambone or Harry Porker.

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Tips for naming your Guinea pig

Most Guinea pigs have a lifespan of 4 to 8 years, so when picking a name, go for something that’ll be relevant throughout that period.

For instance, if your child likes the name babe, from the movie “Charlotte’s web” now, will they still like it eight years from now? Other tips include linking your pet’s outer appearance or behaviour with its name.

Make sure you choose a name that you are comfortable sharing with your family, friends, and your veterinarian’s office.

  • Bacon
  • Chomper
  • Fluffy
  • Goliath
  • Hamlet
  • Inky
  • Patches
  • Piglet
  • Pepsi
  • Popcorn
  • Scamper
  • Scooter
  • Squeak or Squeaker
  • Twitter
  • Zipper

Girl Guinea pig names

Guinea pigs come in different colour shades and combinations. Many of these feminine names are related to a hue that is unique to your pet.

  • Apricot
  • Blanca
  • Blondie
  • Brandy
  • Brownie
  • Coconut or Coco
  • Coral
  • Cottonball
  • Creampuff
  • Ginger
  • Goldie
  • Honey
  • Luna
  • Mocha
  • Pearl
  • Penny
  • Ruby
  • Sherry
  • Snowflake
  • Sugar
  • Ariel
  • Blossom
  • Bluebell
  • Cookie
  • Cleo
  • Ginger
  • Giselle
  • Pandora
  • Poppy
  • Sophie
  • Buttercup

Boy Guinea pig names

Male Guinea pigs are formerly called boars. They are naturally larger than the females and tend to be messier, but they are sweethearts nonetheless.

These masculine-sounding Guinea pig names are just what your pet needs to help describe their fearless nature and unique appearance.

  • Butterfinger
  • Charcoal
  • Cognac
  • Coppertop
  • Bailey
  • Biscuit
  • Edward
  • Ebony
  • Fudgie
  • Inky
  • Ivory
  • Jet
  • Midnight
  • Goliath
  • Milo
  • Peanut
  • Sunny
  • Pepsi
  • Popcorn
  • Raven
  • Red
  • Rusty
  • Shadow
  • Tiny
  • Twitch
  • Winston
  • Smokey
  • Smudge
  • Bart
  • Vanilla Ice
  • Whiskey

For pair of Guinea pig girls

The true definition of sweetness is when you bring in a pair of sows into your home. You can adopt female domestic cavies who aren’t sisters, and they’ll still get along well.

It’s not uncommon to see a handful of Guinea pig girls adopted together to help fend off loneliness and socialise them together.

  • Ava and Evie
  • Clementine and Tangerine
  • Luna and Sol
  • Rosemary and Sage
  • Ruby and Sapphire
  • Ginger and Honey
  • Ariel and Cleo
  • Pearl and Penny
  • Blossom and Buttercup
  • Coco and Coral

For pair of Guinea pig boys

Adopting Guinea pig brothers is common since they tend to thrive when they’ve known each other since birth. If you’ve welcomed a pair of males into your home, these names will help solidify their bond.

  • Pepsi and Popcorn
  • Ace and Monty
  • Finn and Gus
  • Homer and Bart
  • Lucky and Jinx
  • Phoenix and Ember
  • Cognac and Whiskey
  • Biscuit and peanut
  • Tiny and Goliath
  • Fudgie and Smudge

For boy and girl Guinea pig pair

It is usually not advisable to keep male and female Guinea pigs together unless you plan to raise a family of cavies in your home. If you must adopt a male and female, make sure to keep them in different holding pens till the male is old enough to be castrated.

Here are some lovely names to give your beautiful pair of Guinea pigs.

  • Sugar and Snowflake
  • Edward and Sophie
  • Butterfinger and Buttercup
  • Homer and Marg
  • Bailey and Blondie
  • Ariel and Raven
  • Mr and Mrs
  • Smokey and shadow
  • Winston and Giselle
  • Twitch and Squeak
  • Ella and Noel

Pig-related names

Technically, guinea pigs and swine are totally unrelated (and they’re definitely not from guinea either). Here are some ways that you can have a lot of fun by naming your little buddy a pig-oriented name

  • Babe
  • Bacon
  • Hogwash
  • Nibbles
  • Oinker
  • Miss Piggy
  • Mr Pig
  • Napolean
  • Peppa
  • Piggy
  • Pua
  • Pumbaa
  • Piggy Sue
  • Piglet
  • Pork Chop
  • Porky
  • Bacon Bit
  • Chomper
  • Spam
  • Wilbur

Unique Guinea pig names

Guinea pigs, unlike most rodents, are noisy little creatures. Their purring means they’re in a relaxed state; meanwhile, their squeak, which sounds more like a “wheek”, means they’re hungry or anxious. Domestic cavies’ movements like zipping, hopping, and scampering is unique to species. This list contains some ideas you can try.

  • Furball
  • Wheek
  • Whistler
  • Hop or Hopper
  • Patches
  • Rumble
  • Silkie
  • Squeak or Squeaker
  • Twitter
  • Toots
  • Tweety
  • Scamper
  • Scooter
  • Scurry
  • Shaggy
  • Whizzer
  • Curly
  • Fluffy
  • Frisky
  • Zipper

Funny Guinea pig names

The process of picking a guinea pig name should be fun, and there’s no better way to do that than playing on your pet’s pint-size, their appearance, or witty pig-related puns.

Get some ideas from this list.

  • Pig Pen
  • The Hulk
  • Godzilla
  • Goliath
  • Chicharrones
  • Chorizo
  • Fuzzbucket
  • Fuzzmeister
  • Ginny Pig
  • Harry Porker
  • Hogsmeade
  • Hogwarts
  • Domino
  • Fuzz McFuzz
  • Half & Half
  • Hambone
  • Hamlet
  • Hammertime

For white Guinea pigs

Whether you have an Alpaca with beautiful wavy fur or a Himalayan Guinea pig, this collection of names pay homage to your furry pet’s dreamy white coat.

  • Alaska
  • Aspen
  • Elsa
  • Juniper
  • Lily
  • Lumi
  • Noel
  • Paloma
  • Pearl
  • Vail

For brown Guinea pigs

There’s an endless combination of colours in the cavies community and brown is a prominent shade worthy of recognition.

  • Cinnamon
  • Coco
  • Goldie
  • Hazel
  • Honey
  • Nutmeg
  • Maple
  • Mocha
  • Penny
  • Teddy
Emmanuel Ekokotu
Ekokotu Emmanuel Eguono is a mass communicator and fashion designer. When he is not behind a laptop screen or on a sewing machine, he spends his time netflixing and swimming.
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