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Ferret Names: 190+ Cute & Funny Names for a Ferret

By Eddie Chevrel


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Finding a name for your cute little ferret can be quite challenging as there are so many names to choose from. And you want a name that will be a good reflection of your ferret’s behavior.

We’ve compiled for you the most popular, cutest, coolest, and funniest names for your ferret, as well as name ideas for pairs and trios of ferrets.

Most Popular Ferret Names

Below are listed the most popular ferret names as of today. There are an estimated 5 to 7 million ferrets kept as pets in the US alone, so chances are you will come across one of these names when meeting other ferret owners. So why not join the bandwagon?

  • Bandit
  • Noodle
  • Weasley
  • Bubbles
  • Wizzy
  • Pixie
  • Zippy
  • Flip
  • Bustle
  • Speedy
  • Scribble
  • Dexter
  • Hunter
  • Abbie
  • Mina
  • Ozzy
  • Zorro
  • Qwerty
  • Lightning
  • Magpie

Cute Names For A Female Ferret

Are you still deciding on a name for your female ferret? I’m listing here for you some cool and popular female ferret friends. Have your pick!

  • Yoko
  • Kiki
  • Amber
  • Blossom
  • Cleo
  • Daisy
  • Pollie
  • Strawberry
  • Nikita
  • Lulu
  • Zoe
  • Bell
  • Frita
  • Lola
  • Roxie
  • Coco
  • Feather
  • Bonnie
  • Tina
  • Uma

Cool Names For a Male Ferret

If it’s a male ferret you’ve just welcomed into your home, here are 20 name ideas for you. You could give him a formal name or go for the cartooney type, it’s up to you!

  • Lenny
  • Oscar
  • Chico
  • Benny
  • Felix
  • Zen
  • Thor
  • Abe
  • Zeus
  • Weezer
  • Pebble
  • Dusty
  • Bullet
  • Chip
  • Chaos
  • Basil
  • Flash
  • Mickey
  • Wombat
  • Thunder

Ferret Names Based On Colors And Patterns

Do you want to name your little critter after its fur colors and patterns? Great idea – just like its personality, chances are its color won’t be changing any time soon! Here are some great name ideas based on your ferret’s colors and patterns.

  • Chocolate
  • Brownie
  • Mars
  • Sherry
  • Truffle
  • Sable
  • Hershey
  • Blaze
  • Mitt
  • Patches
  • Spot
  • Bib
  • Socks
  • Champagne
  • Silver
  • Zipper
  • Spackle
  • Goldie
  • Tippy
  • Stripes

We created this full guide on ferret colors and patterns which might help you choose a great ferret name!

Cute Ferret Names

If you want to go for a cute name because cute is all that comes to mind when you look at that adorable little face, you could pick one of these names.

  • Peanut
  • Popeye
  • Muffin
  • Biscuit
  • Snoopy
  • Nosey
  • Fifi
  • Porridge
  • Spice
  • Truffle
  • Doodle
  • Snickers
  • Freckles
  • Sweetie
  • Kisses
  • Plushies
  • Feather
  • Perky
  • Chuckles
  • Peppy

Funny Ferret Names

For a cool and funny name for the new addition to your family, let’s check out some great names that could fit your ferret’s mischievous disposition:

  • Prankster
  • Hooligan
  • Rogue
  • Swindler
  • Riot
  • Cowboy
  • Hotshot
  • Brainy
  • Jumper
  • Speedster
  • Phoenix
  • Danger
  • Astro
  • Spirit
  • Arrow
  • Maverick
  • Colt
  • Thorn
  • Electra
  • Bristle

Popular names for a pair of ferrets

Did you get your hands on a lovely pair of ferrets? They will love playing together – or maybe even ransack your place while playing! I’ve listed here some great ideas for a pair of ferrets – whether it’s a pair of females, a pair of males, or a male and a female.

  • Mickey and Minnie
  • Lilo and Stitch
  • Timon and Pumba
  • Lilo and Stitch
  • Chitter and Chatter
  • Thunder and Lightning
  • Batman and Robin
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Nemo and Dory
  • Cookie and Cream
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • Stinky and Winky
  • Luke and Leia
  • Jane and Tarzan
  • Peter and Wendy
  • Homer and Marge
  • Aladdin and Jasmin
  • Hansel and Gretel
  • Missy and Tissy
  • Puss and Boots

Popular names for 3 ferrets

Hats off to the happy owners of three ferrets in the same house – troublesome times are coming! If you’re looking for famous trios in pop culture, here is a little inspiration!

How To Choose A Name For Your Ferret

Ferrets have very different personalities… but all of them are very curious, playful, and full of energy! So you will want your ferret’s name to reflect his or her personality. Is he fast and cheeky? Is she noisy and cute? Observe them in their new environment and you will probably have a better idea for a name after a couple of days.

Another way of finding a great name for your furry friend is from their colors and patterns. Ferret fur is incredibly diverse in shades and patterns, from nose to tail! Is your ferret spotty, silk or has adorable little black paws? Why not reflect this in your ferret name?

What Is A Good Name For A Ferret?

Pick a name that will fit either your ferret’s personality or maybe a distinctive physical trait, such as mitts or a sable color. Ferrets can live up to 10 years so choose wisely, you will be calling your little critter by his or her chosen name for quite some time!

Do Ferrets Recognize Their Names?

Ferrets do recognize their name, though not as much as dogs do. It’s advised to choose a short name for your ferret – two or three syllables maximum – as it will be easier for him or her to know that you’re speaking to them!

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About Eddie Chevrel

Eddie Chevrel is an animal journalist and the founder of ThePetSavvy. He's very passionate about exotic pets and spends most of his free time doing research, meeting, and interviewing people working with animals. Learn more about The Pet Savvy's Editorial Process.