Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Guinea Pig Names: A Guide To Naming Your Guinea Pig

Got a new guinea pig but have no idea what to name it? Buffy and I have come up with a list of ideas for how to name your guinea pig.

But first, here is how we got our names. I was named after the Kink's song, and Buffy was named because when she was a baby guinea pig, she looked exactly like a little miniature buffalo: hence, Buffy.

If your guinea pig is a girl, you can name her:
  • After a flower: Dandelion, Lily, Lavender, Periwinkle, Peppermint, Rose, Tulip, Violet, Jasmine, Daisy, Dahlia, Clover, Heather, Iris, Blossom, Satsuma 
  • After something sweet: Twinkie, Cinnamon, Gumdrop, Tapioca, Mochi, Lychee
  • After something from mythology: Pixie, Athena, Amalthea, Aurora, Elektra, Freyja, Persephone, Rapunzel 
  • From a famous woman's name: Marilyn, Ariel, Belle, Bella, Tinkerbell, Alice, Camilla, Paris

If your guinea pig is a boy, you can name him:
  • Shamrock, Marshmallow, Licorice, Snickers, Yoshi, Zeus, Neptune, Pluto, Pumbaa, Thunder, Rumbles, Thumper
If you get a pair of guinea pigs, you can pick two names that go together:
  • Mario and Luigi, Peanut Butter and Jelly, Mike and Ike, etc.
You can also add title to your new guinea pig's name: Lord Marshmallow, Prince Shamrock, Mr. Yoshi,  Lady Periwinkle, Miss Lily, Princess Ariel, Dr. Neptune, Captain Pumbaa  etc.


  1. Our names for our guinea pigs -
    Chuck - 2 favourite tv shows - Pushing Up Daisies (Charlotte - Chuck) and 'Chuck' (Charles) which could have worked for boy or girl.

    Rodney - as in the ginger guinea pig from Dr Doolittle.

    Your names are good too!

  2. Thanks! We like the show Pushing Up Daisies, too :)

  3. This is cute - I had a Peaches and Cream, a Joanie and Chachi (fixed boy), Ruby and Opal...

  4. Thanks, Rach! We know a pair of guinea pigs named Peaches and Cream.

  5. I have a brown and caramel colored pig named Buttercup, because they are Reese's Cups colors! My favorite candy!

  6. I have Joey witch is from the show "Friends" and i have Oliver because its a cute name :)

  7. I named my second Guinea pig Hershey because she looks like a peice of chocolate

  8. i named my girls coffee and toffee

  9. mine is brown and white i dont know what to name her

  10. Mac and Cheese. If we get a third, he'll probably be Ketchup or Wieners. We considered Pulled Pork, but that seemed a little strange for a guinea PIG.

    1. We like Mac and Cheese for guinea pig names. We're glad you didn't go with "Pulled Pork"!

  11. I have new guinea pigs after my previous ones mysteriously died at 11 months (no idea how...) :( but my new ones' names are Peach and Daisy (from Mario Bros.)