180+ Funny Hamster Names You’ll Wheely Love

180+ Funny Hamster Names You’ll Wheely Love

Hamsters are snuggly, adorable and make for an endless source of entertainment. From stuffing their cheeks to the point their head amusingly doubles in size, to dive-bombing into tunnels and Forrest Gumpin’ it out in their wheel, they give us front row seats to plenty of top-notch comedy acts.

Considering the fact that your lil fluffball is going to crack you up on a daily basis, there would be nothing more befitting than bestowing on them an equally comical moniker. In doing so, you’ll also be showing the world that you too are a comedy genius – yep, you have our permission to take full credit for these hilarious suggestions!

Here are over 180 funny hamster names for you to chews from. Many of these names take inspiration from hamsters’ classic qualities. We’ve also made sure to stuff this list with tongue-in-cheek ideas, pop culture references, and punny names you’ll wheely love.

Funny Hamster Names for Fancy Hammies

hamster wearing top hat

If your hammy would look totally dapper in a mini-top hat, or simply loves the more extravagant things in life, honor them with one of these comical flamboyant names.

  • Archibald: Meaning genuine, truly brave.
  • Augustus: Meaning majestic.
  • Bach: After the composer.
  • Bambino: “Baby” in Italian.
  • Bartholomew
  • Benedict: Meaning blessed.
  • Cashmere
  • Caviar
  • Cinderella: After the Disney princess.
  • Constantine: Meaning steadfast.
  • Daenerys: From Game of Thrones.
  • Dimitri
  • Duchess
  • Earl
  • Emperor Squeak
  • Gertrude: Meaning spear of strength.
  • Gucci: After the designer brand.
  • Heathcliff: From Wuthering Heights.
  • Lady Nibblesworth
  • Lancelot: After Sir Lancelot, from the Arthurian legends.
  • Lord Munch
  • Maximilian: Meaning greatest.
  • Mozart: After the composer.
  • Nibs
  • Olympia: Meaning from Mount Olympus.
  • Prada: Designer brand.
  • Raphael: Meaning God has healed.
  • Royal Nibbler
  • Saffron: One of the most luxurious spices in the world.
  • Shakespeare: After the famous playwright.
  • Sir Flufferson
  • Snoringham
  • Sylvester: Meaning woods, forest.
  • Theodosia: Meaning God’s gift.
  • Ursula: The most flamboyant Disney character of all.
  • Venice

Puntastic Hamster Names

hamster on nuts

Some believe puns are “hamateur” humor, but we believe they’re akin to fine dining: daring and bold, flavorful in small amounts, and pleasing to those who can appreciate the art of subtlety. If you’re hungry for puntastic hamster names, read on for a plethora of mouth watering suggestions below.

  • Abrahamster Lincoln: Pun on Abraham Lincoln.
  • Alexander Hamsterton: Pun on Alexander Hamilton.
  • Anne Hamaway: Pun on Anne Hathaway.
  • Benedict Hamsterbatch: Benedict Cumberbatch.
  • Captain Ham Sparrow: Pun on Captain Jack Sparrow.
  • Chris Hamsworth: Pun on Chris Hemsworth.
  • Cinnaham: Pun on Cinnamon.
  • Cleohamtra: Pun on Cleopatra.
  • David Attenburrow: Pun on David Attenborough.
  • Forrest Jump: Pun on Forrest Gump.
  • Ham n’ Cheese
  • Ham Sir: Pun on hamster.
  • Ham Solo: Pun on Han Solo.
  • Hamburger
  • Hamcules: Pun on
  • Hamgrid: Pun on Hagrid.
  • Hamibal: Pun on Hannibal.
  • Hamione: Pun on Hermione, from Harry Potter.
  • Hamlet
  • Hammy Potter: Pun on Harry Potter.
  • Hamphrey: Pun on Humphrey.
  • Hamsterdam: Pun on Amsterdam.
  • Hamsteroid: Pun on asteroid.
  • Hamsteroni: Pun on macaroni.
  • Hamsterson Ford: Pun on Harrison Ford.
  • Hamstor Maldonado: Pun on Pastor Maldonado.
  • Hamstrosity: Pun on monstrosity.
  • Hugh Jackham: Pun on Hugh Jackman.
  • License to Squeal: Pun on license to kill.
  • Lucy Fur: Pun on Lucifer.
  • Nick Furry: Nick Fury.
  • Obi-Ham Kenobi: Obi-Wan Kenobi.
  • Reese Wheelspoon: Pun on Reese Witherspoon.
  • Ron Wheely: Pun on Ron Weasley.
  • Scarlett Johamson: Pun on Scarlett Johansson.
  • Sir Squeaksalot: Pun on Sir Lancelot.
  • Wheel Smith: Pun on Will Smith.

Tough and Evil Funny Hamster Names

hamster on evil pumpkin

With their cuddliness and endearing attributes, your sweet lil hammy is sure to melt your heart. And that’s exactly why giving them a name that exudes wickedness makes for the perfect joke – just imagine your guests swooning and cooing over them, only to find out they’re called “Hannibal” (or “Hamibal,” if you’re a pun fanatic).

Plus, who knows? Perhaps your hamster is secretly a supervillain like “Dr. Hämsterviel” from Lilo & Stitch, biding their time for the right moment to enact their plan for world domination…. a plan that first begins with apprehending your fridge, of course.

  • Bandit
  • Berserker
  • Biff: The infamous bully from Back to the Future.
  • Bruce: From Jaws, the evil shark that left us (and probably you as well) scared of the beach.
  • Brutus
  • Caesar: After Julius Caesar.
  • Chucky: Murderous doll from Child’s Play.
  • Colonel
  • Cruella: The fur-obsessed evil character from 101 Dalmatians.
  • Cujo: The mad St Bernard from
  • Damien: The antichrist from The Omen.
  • Darth Vader: The edgy villain from Star Wars.
  • Doofenshmirtz: The hopeless villain from Phineas and Ferb.
  • Hämsterviel: Squeaking mad supervillain from Lilo & Stitch.
  • Dracula: Fitting for a hamster with a sharp bite!
  • Gangsta Hamsta
  • Gollum: From The Lord of the Rings, the evil creature that can’t get enough of “precious” bling.
  • Gremlin
  • HAL 9000: The evil computer system from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
  • Hannibal: The evil mastermind from Silence of the Lambs.
  • Harley Quinn: Iconic Puddin’ loving supervillainess from the DC Universe.
  • Jafar: The evil advisor from Aladdin.
  • Jason: Mask-wearing psycho from Friday the 13th.
  • Krueger: The dream tormenting villain from A Nightmare on Elm Street.
  • Leatherface: The horrifying chainsaw-wielding killer from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
  • Lord Farquaad: The gingerbread-torturing teeny tyrant from Say the name aloud quickly for a hilarious surprise.
  • Mafia
  • Napoleon: After the renowned “tiny” military leader.
  • Negan: Savage antagonist from The Walking Dead.
  • Oogie Boogie: Hilariously named villain from The Nightmare Before Christmas.
  • Palpatine: The ruthless overlord from a galaxy far, far away (Star Wars).
  • Pennywise: The creepy alien clown from
  • Predator: The infamous otherworldly hunter from
  • Rambo
  • Rex
  • Rhino: The tough hilarious ball-riding hamster from
  • Samurai
  • Sarge
  • Scar: Undoubtedly the most hated Disney villain, from The Lion King.
  • Tank
  • Terminator: Badass character from the Terminator
  • Thanos: After the badass Marvel supervillain that left us on the edge of our seats, and on the edge of tears.
  • The Joker: Batman’s archenemy, from the DC Comics Universe.
  • Titan: For a hammy with a colossal personality.
  • Voldemort: He who must not be named, from the Harry Potter

Descriptive Funny Hamster Names

hamster in wheel

From hoarding food in their cheeks to riding in their wheel, hamsters have tons of quirks and qualities that serve as a great source of inspiration for funny names.

  • Batman: After all, hamsters thrive in the twilight hours.
  • Bean
  • Bilbo: After the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, from The Hobbit.
  • Bolt: After Usain Bolt.
  • Bullet
  • Butterball
  • Captain Nibbles
  • Cheeks: A cute and fun tribute to your hammy’s chunky cheek pouches.
  • Cheese puff
  • Chewy
  • Chomps: For a hamster that eats like a mukbanger.
  • Chubbs
  • Churro
  • Creampuff
  • Dumpling: Your hammy is brimming with goodness at heart, just like how a dumpling is filled with tastiness!
  • Fluffernutter: After the sandwich.
  • Hairball
  • Hoarder
  • Houdini: For the hamster that aces mazes.
  • Iggle Piggle
  • Lara Croft: After the iconic fictional adventurer Lara Croft, apt name for a fluffball that has a knack at climbing.
  • Mop
  • Munchkin
  • Munchy
  • Nibbles
  • Ninja
  • Nut Cracker
  • Oompa Loompa: From Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
  • Pip Squeak
  • Rebel: If mischief is your hamster’s middle name, give them the funny moniker “Rebel.”
  • Roly Poly: For an extra-clumsy hamster.
  • Scamper
  • Scramble
  • Shredder
  • Small Fry
  • Snickerdoodle: After the cookie.
  • Squeaky: That said, keep in mind that if your hamster is squeaking a lot, it could be a sign they’re in distress.
  • Stumpy
  • Tofu
  • Vacuum
  • Vin Diesel: For a furry friend that’s fast and furious.
  • Waddles
  • Wigglenose
  • Wiggles
  • Wookiee: An extra-fluffy name.
  • Wrecking Ball: For a lil hammy that came into your life like a wrecking ball.
  • Yoyo: For an extra-bouncy hammy.
  • Zigzag
  • Zippy
  • Zoomer: Fitting for a hamster with a case of the zoomies.

Top Funny Hamster Names

None of the monikers above have tickled your funny bone? Here are some more hilarious names that are sure to make you chuckle.

  • Agent Ham
  • Bazooka
  • Braveheart
  • Cheetos
  • Fuzzy Wuzzy
  • Godzilla
  • Indiana Jones
  • Jerry
  • Mayhem
  • Oberon
  • Pi
  • Pork Chop
  • Potato
  • Scratch
  • Spam
  • Sumo
  • The Hulk
  • Tootsie
  • Twinkletoes
  • Whiskerus Maximus
  • Wigglybutt

Finding a Funny Hamster Name You’ll Wheely Love

Giving your lil hammy a playful moniker is a great way to pay homage to all the entertaining mischief they’re bound to get up to. Above, our list is filled with funny hamster names of varying themes to get your inspiration rolling.

However, if you can’t decide on a name, a good tactic is to observe your hamster, and take note of their personality, quirks and favorite things. For example, if your hamster is an exercise junkie obsessed with climbing, “Lara Croft” is a comical name that’ll complement them perfectly.

Be aware that hamsters can actually be taught to recognize their name (and learn tricks!). As such, we recommend avoiding any complicated names that can’t be shortened down to four syllables. For example, “Whiskerus Maximus” may be complicated, but it can simply be turned into “Whiskerus” when you want to directly address your lil hammy.

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