250+ Awesome Ferret Names for Your New Critter(s)

Last Updated : July 5, 2022
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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.

Group of four ferrets, 5 years, 6 years, 3 years, 1 years old, in front of white background

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:

  1. Learn what to look for when naming a ferret
  2. Explore over 250 great names
  3. 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.


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:

  1. Ferrets are exotic pets, so it can be a lot of fun to get creative with non-traditional names.
  2. 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.
  3. They sleep up to 22 hours a day.
  4. Ferrets are incredibly caring and affectionate, making strong bonds with their human owners.
  5. They’re intelligent and can learn tricks and commands, just like dogs.
  6. 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?

group of ferrets in front of a white background

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:

  1. Settle on a category based on your ferret’s personality, behavior, or looks
  2. Find that section in the handy “Quick Links” below
  3. Click on the link and get zoomed to the correct part of the article
  4. See your naming options

Sound good? Awesome, then dive in.

Quick Links

  • 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:

  1. Amber
  2. Blossom
  3. Bolt
  4. Bonnie
  5. Boomer
  6. Bouncer
  7. Bouquet
  8. Buddy
  9. Cleo
  10. Felicia
  11. Felix
  12. Fleet
  13. Frida
  14. Frolic
  15. Hopper
  16. Hunter
  17. Izzy
  18. Lulu
  19. Oscar
  20. Peppy
  21. Perfume
  22. Pollie
  23. Roxie
  24. Skunk
  25. Stink Bug
  26. Stinky
  27. Tina
  28. Yoko
  29. Zippy
  30. Zoe

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:

  1. Azalea
  2. Belle
  3. Bunny
  4. Coco
  5. Daisy
  6. Dot
  7. Ella
  8. Hazel
  9. Ivy
  10. Jill
  11. Joy
  12. Kiki
  13. Lola
  14. Luna
  15. Maggie
  16. Mia
  17. Minnie
  18. Olive
  19. Penelope
  20. Penny
  21. Sugar
  22. Tink
  23. Trixie
  24. Vixen
  25. Winnie

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:

  1. Asher
  2. Bear
  3. Benji
  4. Carter
  5. Dexter
  6. Donnie
  7. Dusty
  8. Fernando
  9. Herb
  10. Hobbs
  11. Ivan
  12. Jasper
  13. Jumper
  14. Kenneth
  15. Lenny
  16. Leo
  17. Oscar
  18. Patch
  19. Pip
  20. Skit
  21. Toby
  22. Tubby
  23. Twigs
  24. Walter
  25. Wyatt

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?

  1. Baby
  2. Basil
  3. Boots
  4. Brownie
  5. Buttons
  6. Chip
  7. Chomper
  8. Chuckles
  9. Cinnamon
  10. Couscous
  11. Dog
  12. Feather
  13. Flora
  14. Fluffy
  15. Kisses
  16. Kitten
  17. Muffin
  18. Oreo
  19. Pepper
  20. Pixie
  21. Silky
  22. Snickerdoodles
  23. Strawberry
  24. Sunny
  25. Sweetie
  26. Velvet

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:

  1. Amy Ferret Fowler
  2. Beady
  3. Bojangles
  4. Bob
  5. Draco
  6. Ferret Buller
  7. Ferret Faucet
  8. Fur Face
  9. Fuzzy Wuzzy
  10. Gizmo
  11. Goofy
  12. Gummy Bear
  13. Harry Potter
  14. Hot Shot
  15. Jester
  16. Loony
  17. Moose
  18. Professor
  19. Robin Hood
  20. Slinky
  21. Speed-Racer
  22. Speedster
  23. Squeaker
  24. Waldo Charlotte
  25. Weasley
  26. 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:

  1. Bandit
  2. Chaos
  3. Chase
  4. Demon
  5. Flash
  6. Guilty
  7. Hooligan
  8. Lucifer
  9. Mask
  10. Mutineer
  11. Pockets
  12. Prankster
  13. Rapscallion
  14. Riot
  15. Robber
  16. Rowdy
  17. Scalawag
  18. Scoundrel
  19. Sly
  20. Sneaky
  21. Sneezy
  22. Suspect
  23. Swift
  24. Thief
  25. Trickster
  26. Wheeler

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.

  1. Ace
  2. Archer
  3. Aria
  4. Aurora
  5. Bristle
  6. Cat
  7. Chance
  8. Chunk
  9. Dash
  10. Electra
  11. Ember
  12. Jet
  13. Journey
  14. Liberty
  15. Neo
  16. Ora
  17. Orion
  18. Phoenix
  19. Pinot
  20. Pioneer
  21. Roman
  22. Sage
  23. Scooter
  24. Weston
  25. Xavier

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:

  1. Arrow
  2. Athena
  3. Chase
  4. Colt
  5. Cowboy
  6. Danger
  7. Fast and Furious
  8. Fireball
  9. Gunner
  10. Hooligan
  11. Hurricane
  12. Jagger
  13. Lightning
  14. Mars
  15. Maverick
  16. Pierce
  17. Renegade
  18. Rogue
  19. Thorn
  20. Titus
  21. Tornado
  22. Vince
  23. Whirlwind
  24. Zeus
  25. Zorro

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:

  1. Alba
  2. Baguette
  3. Bib
  4. Black Sox
  5. Brownie
  6. Burgundy
  7. Champagne
  8. Chardonnay
  9. Chocolate
  10. Coal
  11. Ginger
  12. Goldie
  13. Hazel
  14. Hershey
  15. Mitt
  16. Patches
  17. Rusty
  18. Sandy
  19. Sherry
  20. Socks
  21. Soot
  22. Speckles
  23. Terra
  24. Truffle
  25. White Sox

Best Ferret Names for a Duo

a pair of ferrets

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:

  1. Adam & Eve
  2. Batman & Robin
  3. Ben & Jerry
  4. Bonnie & Clyde
  5. Calvin & Hobbes
  6. Cherry & Blossom
  7. Chocolate & Chip
  8. Cookies & Cream
  9. Dennis & Menace
  10. Double & Trouble
  11. Hip & Hop
  12. Kit & Kat
  13. Lightning & Thunder
  14. Lilo & Stitch
  15. Mickey & Minnie
  16. Peanut Butter & Jelly
  17. Pip & Squeak
  18. Ron & Hermoine
  19. Salt & Pepper
  20. Stinky & Winky
  21. 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):

  1. Alvin, Simon & Theodore
  2. Anna, Elsa & Kristoff
  3. Athos, Porthos & Aramis
  4. Aurora, Belle & Jasmin
  5. Blossom, Bubbles & Buttercup
  6. Curly, Larry & Moe
  7. Doe, Ray & Mi
  8. Hop, Skip & Jump
  9. Huey, Dewey & Lewey
  10. Joey, Chandler & Ross
  11. Katniss, Peeta & Gale
  12. Perry, Jerry & Berry
  13. Shake, Rattle & Roll
  14. Snap, Crackle & Pop
  15. Spongebob, Patrick & Squidward
  16. 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.

Happy naming!

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