125+ Different Dwarf Hamster Names

Updated March 17, 2022
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Dwarf hamsters are adorable small pets who deserve a name suited to their diminutive nature. There are lots of ways to find inspiration to name your new dwarf hamster! You might want to choose one based on their tiny size, or name them after a popular character, food item, or mythical creature. Whichever route you go, there are plenty of fantastic dwarf hamster names to consider.

Dwarf Hamster Names Based on Size

These names all mean "small" in some way, which makes them the perfect size for your new rodent friend.

  • Amarissa (A Hebrew name that means "little lover.")
  • Aydan or Aiden (An Irish name that means "little fiery one.")
  • Bambalina (An Italian name that means "little girl.")
  • Becan (An Irish name that means "little man.")
  • Carina (An Italian name that means "dear little one.")
  • Chiqueta or Chiquita (A Spanish name that means "little one.")
  • Ciara (An Irish name that means "little dark one.")
  • Conan (A Celtic name that means "little wolf.")
  • Cosette (A French name that means "little thing.")
  • Damita (A Spanish name that means "little noble woman.")
  • Darren (An Irish name that means "little great one.")
  • Devika (A Hindi name that means "little goddess.")
  • Eneko (A Basque name that means "my little one.")
  • Famke (A Dutch name that means "little girl.")
  • Fiorella (An Italian name that means "little flower.")
  • Garvan (An Irish name that means "rough little one.")
  • Hamlin (A German name that means "little home lover.")
  • Marceau or Marcel (A French name that means "little warrior.")
  • Melina (A Greek name that means "little honey.")
  • Ninetta (A Spanish name that means "little girl.")
  • Nizar (A Syrian name that means "little.")
  • Orsa (A Russian name that means "little female bear.")
  • Panya or Pasha (A Russian name that means "little.")
  • Paolina or Paolo (A Portuguese name that means "little.")
  • Prewitt (A French name that means "brave little one.")
  • Reagan (An Irish name that means "little king.")
  • Reinette (A French name that means "little queen.")
  • Roan (A Scottish name that means "little red-headed one.")
  • Santino (An Italian name that means "little saint.")
  • Suzu (A Japanese name that means "tiny bell.")
  • Talitha (An Arabic name that means "little girl.")
  • Zita (A Greek name that means "little girl.")
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Dwarf Hamster Names Based on Books, TV, and Movie Characters

There are many characters in literature and popular media who are on the smaller side, like the dwarf hamster.

  • Alberich (Der Ring des Nibelungen)
  • The Baby Yoda (The Mandalorian)
  • Balin (The Hobbit)
  • Bashful (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
  • Bifur (The Hobbit)
  • Bilbo (The Hobbit; The Lord of the Rings)
  • Bo Peep (Toy Story)
  • Bofur (The Hobbit)
  • Bombur (The Hobbit)
  • Doc (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
  • Dopey (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
  • Dori (The Hobbit)
  • Dwalin (The Hobbit)
  • Eitri (Thor)
  • Ewok (Return of the Jedi)
  • Fievel (An American Tail)
  • Fili (The Hobbit)
  • Flitwick (Harry Potter)
  • Frodo (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Gazoo (The Flintstones)
  • Gimli (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Gloin (The Hobbit)
  • Gollum (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Grumpy (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
  • Happy (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
  • Kili (The Hobbit)
  • Little Bear (The Indian in the Cupboard)
  • Meriadoc or Merry (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Mini Me (Austin Powers)
  • Oin (The Hobbit)
  • Oompa Loompa (The Wizard of Oz)
  • Ori (The Hobbit)
  • Pee Wee (Pee Wee's Big Adventure)
  • Peregrin or Pippin (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Puck (A Midsummer Night's Dream)
  • Samwise (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Sleepy (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
  • Smurf (The Smurfs)
  • Sneezy (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
  • Stuart (Stuart Little)
  • Thorin (The Hobbit)
  • Thumbelina
  • Tinkerbell (Peter Pan)
  • Trumpkin (Prince Caspian)
  • Tyrion (Game of Thrones)
  • Woody (Toy Story)
  • Yarpen (The Witcher)
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Dwarf Hamster Names Derived From Small Food

Some cute names for your dwarf hamster can be taken from delicious types of food that come in small bite sizes.

  • Almond
  • Amuse-bouche (A "small bite" of food)
  • Biscuit
  • Cashew
  • Cherry
  • Chip
  • Cookie
  • Nibble
  • Nut
  • Olive
  • Peanut
  • Pepper
  • Pistachio
  • Raisin
  • Slider
  • Tapas
  • Tart
  • Truffle
  • Walnut
Hamster with redcurrants

Names for Dwarf Hamsters From Famous Small People

You can also name your small pet dwarf hamster after famous figures in history and current times who were known for being small in stature.

  • Ashley (Olsen)
  • Beethoven
  • Bruno (Mars)
  • Charlie (Chaplin)
  • Danny (DeVito)
  • Dolly (Parton)
  • Genghis Khan
  • Hervé Villechaize
  • Lady Gaga
  • Lil Wayne
  • Mary-Kate (Olsen)
  • Napoleon
  • Peter (Dinklage)
  • Picasso
  • Prince
  • Shakira
  • Shirley Temple
  • Tom Thumb
  • Toulouse L'Autrec
  • Verne (Troyer)
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Dwarf Hamster Names From Tiny Creatures

There are many other small creatures in the animal kingdom that you can name your dwarf hamster after.

  • Ant
  • Beetle
  • Bug
  • Cricket
  • Flea
  • Fry
  • Honeybee
  • Hummingbird
  • Jerboa
  • Ladybug
  • Minnow
  • Mouse
  • Newt
  • Rabbit
  • Shrimp
  • Spider
  • Tadpole
Smiling Kid Looking To A Hamster

Dwarf Hamster Names From Mythology

There are many creatures and figures in world mythology that are on the small side and would be a great fit for the name of a cuddly dwarf hamster.

  • Brownie (A helpful small household spirit in Scottish mythology).
  • Clurichaun (In Irish mythology, a type of leprechaun with red hair and a propensity for drinking).
  • Duende (A Spanish fairy that is hides in homes and can be a prankster).
  • Elf
  • Fairy
  • Gremlin
  • Imp
  • Knocker (A type of fairy in Welsh mythology that lived in mines and protected miners).
  • Leprechaun
  • Myrmidon (Warriors created from ants in Greek mythology).
  • Pixie (From English mythology, a tiny spirit with a mischievous nature).

Choosing a Name for Your Dwarf Hamster

Have fun choosing a name that fits your new dwarf hamster! Use this list as an inspiration and also consider your new pet's color, personality, and your own personal interests to find the perfect name.

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125+ Different Dwarf Hamster Names