Cute Guinea Pig Names: What should I name my guinea pig?

Once you’ve decided that a guinea pig is the right pet for you, it’s time to choose a cute guinea pig name. One of the first questions you will have is: What should I name my guinea pig?

We’ve brainstormed 99 cute guinea pig names to help you choose a unique name for your guinea pig.

Our guinea pig male, who turned out to be a pregnant female (SURPRISE!), recently gave birth to FOUR guinea pig babies!

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We had so much fun coming up with a cute guinea pig name for each one of them.

Wondering what we named our baby guinea pigs? Keep reading to find out!

(hint: you can find the four names we picked in our list of favorite guinea pig names below.)

What should I name my guinea pig?

Coming up with a cute guinea pig name can be tough. There are so many to choose from. 

First, we started out by watching our guinea pigs during floor time and thinking about their unique personality, colors and markings.

Next, we thought about all of the characteristics that make guinea pigs unique:

  • Guinea pigs enjoy floor time and often run around in circles. This is often referred to as ZOOMIES and it is fun to watch.
  • Guinea pigs ears are said to look like flower petals. Do any flower names come to mind?
  • Guinea pigs can get really excited and may even jump up in the air. This is called “pop-corning”. Has your guinea pig showed off his pop-corning skills yet?
  • Guinea pigs are sometimes referred to as furry potatoes or squeaky loafs.
  • Guinea pigs come in many different color combinations and oftentimes have markings or hairstyles that make them unique.

What makes your guinea pig unique? That just might be the perfect name. 😉

Here is a list of our favorite guinea pig names:

Scooter FinnPeppa
Juniper SqueakersTwitch

What are good names for a girl guinea pig?

Theo had THREE baby girl guinea pigs that needed names. We had so much fun coming up with names for our female guinea pigs.

Here are our top picks for female guinea pig names:


Here are some cute guinea pig names for girl pairs:

Daisy and PetuniaAnna and ElsaCookies and Cream
Cherry and BlossomThelma and LouisePeaches and Cream
Holly and IvyBluebell and TulipAspen and Juniper
Summer and SpringPunky and BrewsterSparkles and Glitter

What are good names for a boy guinea pig?

Theo had one baby boy guinea pig. We had fun coming up with some boy names too!

Here are our top picks for male guinea pig names:


Here is a list of guinea pig names for two males:

Chip and DaleDan and ShayCoco and Pebbles
Ben and JeryZiggy and ZagZippy and Pokey
Zack and CodyBIll and TedRocky and Bullwinkle
Jack and DanielTom and JerryBuster and Brownie

Can guinea pigs learn their names?

I was surprised to learn how SMART guinea pigs are!

Growing up on a farm in Iowa, I have experience with lots of different animals such as: horses, pigs, cows, sheep, cats, dogs and even hamsters.

However, I have never owned a guinea pig.

Actually, I have owned a guinea pig, but only for about 2 hours.

When I was nine years old, my grandma took me shopping at a pet store and I was so excited to bring home a guinea pig.

Guess who was NOT happy?

My mom.

She made us take it right back to the pet store. 🙁

Lesson learned: make sure you check with your parents BEFORE bringing home a pet.

So when my kids begged and pleaded for a guinea pig as a pet, I had no idea what to expect.

I am surprised at how much I really enjoy them. They are sweet, social balls of fur who are fun to watch and play with AND they are super smart.

Our guinea pigs are starting to learn their names. While they don’t come when called…yet…they do respond when we sit on the floor with them and talk to them.

We have read that the best way to train your guinea pig to learn his name is the following:

  • Choose a short name that is easy to say.
  • Work with your guinea pig one on one.
  • Sit on the floor with your guinea pig and say his name repeatedly.
  • Reward him with a treat when he comes over to you.

And lastly, be consistent and patient.

RELATED: How to tame your guinea pig (a step by step guide).

We get our guinea pigs out at least once a day to sit and play with them on the floor. This is when we do our “training” sessions.

Still wondering what we named our baby guinea pigs?

We named the three little girl guinea pigs Moose, Moon and Aspen.


Wondering why we named her Moose? 🙂

Well, we thought SHE was a HE at first so we decided to keep her name. It fits her perfect!

We named our little boy guinea pig Finnagin or Finn, for short.

What cute guinea pig names did you come up with?

Leave a comment below to let us know!


Theo and Remmy

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