Ferrets are awesome.
These little guys are the perfect mixture of dog and cat — they’re independent, they love sleeping and relaxing, they’re ultra playful and super cuddly when they’re awake, and they’re adorable.
This makes them a terrific pet for people of all ages.
However, bringing such an incredible pet home has one downside:
Finding the right ferret name can be quite a challenge.
How can you ever hope to perfectly capture the essence of their unique personalities and their cute, furry faces?
Don’t worry; you can, and we’re here to show you how.
If you keep reading (and you should), you’ll:
- Learn what to look for when naming a ferret
- Explore over 250 great names
- Discover a naming tip that might just save you if you’re still struggling
And trust us, this blog is the best place in the world for ferret names. Why?
Because we’ve compiled this list by combining our personal experience of meeting businesses and businesses of ferrets (a “business” is the official yet cheeky name for a group of ferrets) with hours and hours of in-depth online research.
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What To Look For When Naming Your Pet Ferret?
First of all, remember that ferrets are part of the weasel family (and not rodents), so try to steer clear of rodent-specific names like Chewie or Nibbles.
Apart from that, you’re free to pick any name that tickles your fancy.
But what should you consider when debating on the right name for your new ferret friend?
We suggest you keep these six points in mind:
- Ferrets are exotic pets, so it can be a lot of fun to get creative with non-traditional names.
- They’re high-energy animals that love to play and exercise (when they’re awake, of course). Being silly is a hallmark of being a ferret.
- They sleep up to 22 hours a day.
- Ferrets are incredibly caring and affectionate, making strong bonds with their human owners.
- They’re intelligent and can learn tricks and commands, just like dogs.
- Ferrets are adorable creatures thanks to their bright eyes, tiny bodies, silky smooth fur coats, and mischievous stares.
You could base your final naming decision on any one of these typical ferret characteristics, or you could wait and see if your ferret’s behavior gives you any more inspiration. It’s up to you.
Do Ferrets Recognize Their Names?
Yes, ferrets can quickly learn their names, and, unlike cats, they’ll actually listen and come running if you call them.
Pro tip: since your new pet ferret will live for a long time (circa five to nine years), we advise you to take your time with the naming process and settle on a great name that both of you love.
11 Ferret Naming Categories
We’ve broken our insanely long list of ferret names down into bite-sized chunks to make finding the perfect name much, much easier for you.
After all, who wants to run through a boring list of over 250 names?
Nobody. And that’s why we won’t make you do it.
Your life is going to be easy. Just:
- Settle on a category based on your ferret’s personality, behavior, or looks
- Find that section in the handy “Quick Links” below
- Click on the link and get zoomed to the correct part of the article
- See your naming options
Sound good? Awesome, then dive in.
- Popular ferret names
- Female ferret names
- Male ferret names
- Cute ferret names
- Funny names for ferrets
- Mischievous names for a sneaky ferret
- Cool ferret names
- Tough names for ferrets
- Names for a colored ferret
- Best ferret names for a duo
- Best names for a ferret trio
Not sure which category to start with?
Then simply run through all of them — one name is sure to scream out and say, “I’m the one for your furry friend!”
Popular Ferret Names
In recent years, ferrets have grown massively in popularity. Just think that there are over 5 million pet ferrets in the USA alone. Wow!
So many ferrets mean that a business (remember business = group) of popular names have emerged and taken the ferret world by storm.
Here are our 30 favorite ones:
- Stink Bug
Female Ferret Names
Is your ferret a total lady?
Then honor her with a girl ferret name that shouts “girl power,” so no one will ever confuse her for a boy again.
Here’s what we’ve collected for lovely girl ferrets:
Male Ferret Names
Certain male ferrets deserve a masculine-sounding name — it just does their boyish personality right.
If that sounds like your little guy, then have a look at these 25 name ideas for a boy ferret:
Cute Ferret Names
Ferrets are freaking adorable.
That’s a fact that all ferret owners are going to have to agree with.
So why not choose from one of the following 26 cute names and make sure everybody goes “aww” every time they hear it?
Funny Ferret Names
Aside from being cute, ferrets are also complete jokesters.
They love having a good time, pulling practical jokes, and getting up to no good when you’re not looking.
They also have a special musky aroma that’s totally unique to ferrets — it can be pretty fun to acknowledge it, regardless of whether you love it, hate it, or don’t even notice it anymore.
Here are 26 great ideas for funny ferret names:
- Amy Ferret Fowler
- Ferret Buller
- Ferret Faucet
- Fur Face
- Fuzzy Wuzzy
- Gummy Bear
- Harry Potter
- Hot Shot
- Robin Hood
- Waldo Charlotte
- Will Ferret
Mischievous Ferret Names
Ferrets are notorious for being mischievous, naughty little fellows. After all, what do you expect from an animal that’s part of the weasel family?
Celebrate the sneaky side of their personality by going with one of these 26 playful options:
Cool Ferret Names
Are you looking for a trendy name to give to your new pet?
You’ve come to the right place, as we’re about to run over 25 name ideas that even the coolest cats would find fitting.
Tough Ferret Names
Some ferrets are tough as nails.
They never whine, and no fall is high enough to put a dent in their stride.
So appreciate these hardy animals by giving them a name that highlights this aspect of their nature.
To help you out, we’ve gathered 25 ideas, drawing inspiration from literature and pop culture:
- Fast and Furious
Color or Fur-Based Ferret Names
Ferrets are furry pets. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that one out.
All that soft, fluffy fur should give you plenty of ideas for a cute name (i.e., Iceberg for a white ferret), but, in case you get stuck, we’ve prepared a list of 25 outstanding color-based names:
- Black Sox
- White Sox
Best Ferret Names for a Duo
Ferrets are social buggers, and they’re happiest when they’re kept in pairs or businesses.
If your home can fit the extra ferret or two, you should get multiple pets and house them together.
But it won’t just be fun for your animals… You’ll also have a blast if you can come up with funny matching names that’ll bond your ferrets together for life (and make the entire family crack up when they hear you calling your fur babies).
Here’s what we suggest for two ferrets:
- Adam & Eve
- Batman & Robin
- Ben & Jerry
- Bonnie & Clyde
- Calvin & Hobbes
- Cherry & Blossom
- Chocolate & Chip
- Cookies & Cream
- Dennis & Menace
- Double & Trouble
- Hip & Hop
- Kit & Kat
- Lightning & Thunder
- Lilo & Stitch
- Mickey & Minnie
- Peanut Butter & Jelly
- Pip & Squeak
- Ron & Hermoine
- Salt & Pepper
- Stinky & Winky
- Timon & Pumba
Best Names for a Ferret Trio
And what about if you’ve decided to bring three ferrets home?
No sweat, here are our favorite ferret trio names (great choice, by the way, you’ll love having three ferrets):
- Alvin, Simon & Theodore
- Anna, Elsa & Kristoff
- Athos, Porthos & Aramis
- Aurora, Belle & Jasmin
- Blossom, Bubbles & Buttercup
- Curly, Larry & Moe
- Doe, Ray & Mi
- Hop, Skip & Jump
- Huey, Dewey & Lewey
- Joey, Chandler & Ross
- Katniss, Peeta & Gale
- Perry, Jerry & Berry
- Shake, Rattle & Roll
- Snap, Crackle & Pop
- Spongebob, Patrick & Squidward
- Tom, Jerry & Butch
Choosing the Perfect Name for Your Pet Ferret
Ferrets are fantastic (but you surely know that by now).
Adopting them as pets is an exciting adventure, and deciding on the right name is a fun part of welcoming them into your home.
We’re confident you’ll pick a good name — the most important thing is that you focus on your ferret’s personality and behavior and find them a matching name from our choice of 250+ names.
We’re also pretty sure that they’ll fall in love with whatever name you give them.
Ah yes, we promised you a naming tip in the introduction, so here it is:
If all else fails, head over to a kid for advice. It could be yours or one of your friends’ kids. Either way, talk to them about your dilemma and see what they say. They might come up with the darndest thing (in which case you’ll have a good laugh), or they might give you a fantastic, original idea.