389+ Chinchilla Names (Good, Cute & Funny Boy & Girl Ideas)

You can name your pet chinchilla based on its physical looks, individual personality, or even an eccentric quirk. With their bushy tails, big ears, small stature, and unique origins – chinchillas provide all kinds of inspiration when searching for their name.

Find a fitting name that matches both your style and your chinchillas with this ultimate guide of chinchilla names, organized by topic.   

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Best Chinchilla Names

Exotic pets call for unique and meaningful names. We’ve gathered some of the best chinchilla monikers for your review.

  1. Zinc –  peak or mountaintop
  2. Checkers – patterned
  3. Chomp – chewing noisily, as chinchillas are known to do
  4. Nida – giant, a wordplay on chinchilla’s small stature
  5. Pellet – fur
  6. Marlo – bitter 
  7. Puddles – cheerful reference to rain 
  8. Pepper – hot spice, personality
  9. Boris – small, battle glory
  10. Argentina – silver, the origin place of some chinchillas 
  11. Terra – Earth
  12. Dusty – a reference to the dust baths chinchillas roll in to keep their fur clean
  13. Illa – tree
  14. Scavenger – chinchillas are natural gatherers of fruit and vegetables
  15. Briar – a thorny patch
  16. Digger – a reference to chinchillas’ digging 
  17. Chipper – cheerful, friendly
  18. Odyssey – full of adventure
  19. Maverick – independent
  20. Meeka – lord
  21. Cheech – master of their destiny, high intelligence 
  22. Squeak – shrill sounds of chinchillas 
  23. George – farmer
  24. Hubert – bright heart
  25. Clover – meadow flower
  26. Pixie – fairy
  27. Gretzky – analytical and exacting
  28. Chichi – frilly 
  29. Chalupa – specialty dish of southern Mexico 
  30. Ollie – olive tree
  31. Scratch – a reference to chinchillas’ digging
  32. Herman – soldier, army man
  33. Pip – lover of horses, short for “pipsqueak” 
  34. Baxter – baker
  35. Bandit – thief
  36. Missy – bee
  37. Cuzco – cheerful, a city in Peru, origin place of some chinchilla
  38. Felix – happy, lucky
  39. Flynn – ruddy
  40. Algernon – with a mustache 
  41. Andy – warrior, short for “Andes mountains” another origin place of some chinchilla 
  42. Dinah – judged
  43. Shea – admirable
  44. Chella – pet to all
  45. Mosaic – pattern of pieces
  46. Alfalfa – plant, a favorite snack of some chinchilla
  47. Squiggles – hasty and energetic
  48. Gizmo – playful
  49. Turnip – vegetable, a favorite snack of some chinchilla
  50. Kai – sea 

Names For Girl Chinchillas

If you have a female chinchilla, you’ll find this comprehensive list of names helpful!

These names are listed with their meanings inspired by natural elements and spices. 

  1. Ruby – deep red precious stone
  2. Rose – eternal love
  3. Blusher – easily embarassed
  4. Olive – olive tree
  5. Mocha – chocolate coffee, may refer to the coloring of your chinchilla 
  6. Mariana – star of the sea
  7. Eve – life or living
  8. Selah – to praise
  9. Misty– light fog 
  10. Blossom– to bloom
  11. Roxy – dawn
  12. Catalina – pure
  13. Gracie – favor, blessing
  14. Farrah – happiness
  15. Papaya – a tropical fruit, a yummy treat for your chinchilla 
  16. Pixie – fairy
  17. Estrella – star
  18. Ellie – shining light
  19. Opal – jewel
  20. Crystal – earth mineral, brilliant glass

Names For Boy Chinchillas

If you have a male chinchilla, look no further than this list of strong and nature-inspired names.

Each name is listed with a brief description of its meaning. 

  1. Alfie – wise counsel
  2. Gonzo – safe from harm
  3. Bram – father of multitudes 
  4. Santiago – Saint James, also the capital of Chile and origin of chinchillas
  5. Herman – army man 
  6. Buck – deer, cowboy
  7. Apollo – protector
  8. Toby – God is good
  9. Otis – wealth
  10. Atlas – enduring
  11. Leo – lion
  12. Victor – conqueror 
  13. Calvin – little bald one
  14. Titan – defender
  15. Murdock – of the sea
  16. Ace – one, expert
  17. Buster – tough guy
  18. Bruiser – a big husky man
  19. Nitro – person who lives
  20. Gilbert – bright pledge
Gray Chinchilla on a wood background

Unisex Names For A Chinchilla

Perhaps you’re looking for a gender-neutral name for your pet chinchilla. What’s better to unite the genders than food?

You’ll notice we’ve sprinkled a little flavor throughout this list of meaningful names that are perfect for a male or female chinchilla.

  1. Chipotle  – smoked chili 
  2. Nibbles – a snacker, a reference to the eating habits of chinchillas 
  3. Muse – the source of inspiration
  4. Sammy – God heard
  5. Bunny – little rabit, a reference to the large ears of chinchillas
  6. Nutmeg – a warm spice
  7. Ash – happy
  8. Sage – wise or healthy
  9. Echo – reverberating sound
  10. Eris – strife
  11. Almond – noble, a reference to your chinchilla’s color 
  12. Chili – spicy
  13. Spot – a traditional dog name, a reference to the exotic nature of chinchillas 
  14. Chewy – short for Chewbacca from Star Wars
  15. Asterix – little star
  16. Fuzzy – a reference to chinchilla’s fur
  17. Skitter – glide, skip lightly
  18. Speckles – a reference to chinchilla’s fur or coloring
  19. Dreamer – wishful thinker
  20. Tamale – steamed cornmeal dough, traditional Spanish dish 

Cute Chinchilla Names

A cute chinchilla name may be the perfect fit for your adorable companion.

These names elicit images of the sweetest characteristics of these exotic pets with twitching whiskers, oversized ears, and small precious feet.

  1. Whiskers
  2. Hershey
  3. Frolick
  4. Furby
  5. Trixie
  6. Ears
  7. Pinto
  8. Patches
  9. Littlefoot
  10. Kiwi
  11. Pika
  12. Buttons
  13. Paprika
  14. Elmo
  15. Hercules
  16. Scrap
  17. Bambi
  18. Tenderfoot
  19. Squeek
  20. Pequeno
  21. Adva
  22. Anu
  23. Fawn
  24. Fena
  25. Lassie
  26. Minuette
  27. Tucker
  28. Piper
  29. Cuddles 
  30. Chibi
  31. Freckles
  32. Buddy
  33. Littlefoot
  34. Sweet Pea
  35. Snuffles
Cute gray chinchilla sits on the windowsill

Good Chinchilla Names

If you’re looking for a list of more traditional names, you’ve found it.

This list is composed of classic names that, while human in origin, also make good chinchilla names. 

  1. Cami
  2. Victor
  3. Felix
  4. Chaz
  5. Farrah
  6. Spike
  7. Emma
  8. Faith
  9. Anne
  10. Benny
  11. Ariel
  12. Jack
  13. Sam
  14. Johnny
  15. Oscar
  16. Heidi
  17. Doug
  18. Blake
  19. Bella
  20. Zane
  21. Vincent
  22. Noah
  23. George
  24. Isla
  25. Olivia
  26. Amelia
  27. Ezra
  28. Lillibet
  29. Alina
  30. Zoey
  31. Margot
  32. Eloise
  33. Jocelyn
  34. Hadley
  35. Stella
  36. Malachi
  37. Jessie
  38. Octavia
  39. Camila
  40. Gianna
  41. Gigi
  42. Ivin
  43. Darren
  44. Stella
  45. Beckett
  46. Huxley
  47. Nellie
  48. Winston
  49. Mira
  50. Genevieve

Funny Chinchilla Names

If you and your furry friend love to laugh, try out this list full of puns, rhymes, snacks, and wordplay. 

  1. Godzilla
  2. Zippy
  3. Prozac
  4. Twinkie
  5. Priscilla 
  6. Rocket
  7. Nacho
  8. Chinzilla
  9. Nacho Chinchilla
  10. Rascal
  11. Meatloaf
  12. Skittles
  13. Chinny Chin
  14. Harriet
  15. Grumpy
  16. Lucy Fur
  17. Aquilla
  18. Gucci
  19. Tater Tot
  20. Furby
  21. Dustin
  22. Raya Sunshine
  23. Hairy Potter
  24. Furdinand
  25. Cinder-illa 
  26. Speedy
  27. Burrow
  28. Sir Squeaks A Lot
  29. Dust Baths
  30. Puff Daddy

Chinchilla Names For Pairs (Boys And Girls)

Two are better than one! Enjoy this list of dynamic duos full of pop culture references and timeless pairings.

  1. Baskin ; Robbins
  2. Hansel ; Gretal
  3. Gin ; Tonic
  4. Ace ; Spades
  5. Ying ; Yang
  6. Scratch ; Sniff
  7. Cosmo ; Wanda
  8. Salt ; Pepper
  9. Zig ; Zag
  10. Chilli ; Pepper
  11. Rum ; Coke
  12. Ebony ; Ivory
  13. Romeo ; Juliet
  14. Biscuits ; Gravy
  15. Click ; Clack
  16. Frick ; Frack
  17. Cookies ; Cream
  18. Ping ; Pong
  19. Dunkin ; Donuts
  20. Lilo ; Stitch
  21. Simba ; Nala
  22. Tweedledee ; Tweedledum
  23. Adam ; Eve
  24. Samson ; Delilah
  25. Shrek ; Fiona
  26. Nemo ; Dory
  27. Jack ; Jill
  28. Dora ; Boots
  29. Hip ; Hop
  30. Laffy ; Taffy
  31. Tick ; Tock
  32. Luke ; Leia
  33. Kit ; Kaboodle
  34. Mo ; Jito
  35. Homer ; Marge

Chinchilla Monikers For Girl Pairs

If you have two female chinchillas, these names will add some sugar and spice to their relationship. Discover the possibilities in this list. 

  1. Strawberry ; Sugar
  2. Cherry ; Blossom
  3. Sugar ; Spice
  4. Ginger ; Nutmeg
  5. Parsley ; Sage
  6. Tinker ; Bell
  7. Peaches ; Cream
  8. Lilly ; Milly
  9. Mary-Kate ; Ashley
  10. Buttons ; Bows
  11. Cutie ; Pie
  12. Peace ; Love
  13. Lady ; Bug
  14. Peek ; Boo
  15. Anna ; Elsa

Chinchilla Monikers For Boy Pairs

If you have two male chinchillas, explore these well-known pairs of friends, enemies, and partners for inspiration.

  1. Hans ; Solo
  2. Buzz ; Woody
  3. Calvin ; Hobbes
  4. Tom ; Jerry
  5. Mario ; Luigi
  6. Spongebob ; Patrick
  7. Peanut Butter ; Jelly
  8. Flash ; Gordon
  9. Gordon ; Ramsey
  10. Bert ; Ernie
  11. Timon ; Pumba
  12. Batman ; Robin
  13. Lewis ; Clark
  14. Marco ; Polo
  15. Rhyme ; Reason
  16. Black ; Decker
  17. Barnes ; Noble
  18. Proton ; Neutron
  19. Calving ; Klein
  20. Rick ; Morty
  21. Cain ; Abel
  22. Scooby ; Shaggy
  23. Frodo ; Sam
  24. David ; Goliath
  25. Mike ; Ikes
Black Chinchilla

Badass Names For A Pet Chinchilla

The fiercest of chinchilla owners enjoy this collection of names.

Chinchillas may be small but they can still have a badass name!

  1. Han
  2. Rae
  3. Rambo
  4. Bruiser
  5. Reaper
  6. Athena
  7. Lightning
  8. Razor
  9. Diesel
  10. Zeus
  11. Ninja
  12. Storm
  13. Turk
  14. Bandit
  15. Shadow
  16. Grim
  17. Hans Solo
  18. Stone
  19. Ghost
  20. Xena
  21. Muhammad Ali
  22. Elektra
  23. Fever
  24. Haze
  25. Knox
  26. Marvel
  27. Rocket
  28. Bruce Lee
  29. Chan
  30. Silas
  31. Sahara
  32. Malice
  33. Lynch
  34. Kraken
  35. Hades
  36. Ryder
  37. Tempest
  38. Gamora
  39. Pandora
  40. Nikita

Cool Chinchilla Names

Pulled from pop icons and historic world changers, these names are certain to make your chinchilla the most popular of his or her herd. 

  1. Zorro
  2. Houdini
  3. Teddy
  4. Snoopy
  5. Batman
  6. Mozart
  7. Zazu
  8. Chewbacca
  9. Yoda
  10. Thor
  11. Beethoven
  12. Webster
  13. Waldo
  14. Harry
  15. Pikachu
  16. Muggle
  17. Scooby
  18. Sonic
  19. Twitch
  20. Indiana

Unique Names For A Pet Chinchilla

Are you in search of an original and unique name for your chinchilla? Look no further than the origins of chinchillas themselves.

This list is composed of South American-inspired names and words.  

  1. Peludo – furry, hairy, shaggy
  2. Carito – long haired
  3. Santa Maria – holy Mary
  4. Mariana – bitter
  5. Roedor – rodent
  6. Luz – light
  7. Bonita – beautiful
  8. Diego – teaching
  9. Azucena – lily
  10. Salvador – savior
  11. Peru – rock, South American country
  12. Andes – high crest, mountains
  13. Renata – reborn
  14. Mateo – gift of God
  15. Brazil – strife, South American country
  16. Alonzo – noble, ready for battle
  17. Bobo – silly
  18. Ramon – guardian
  19. Cortez – courteous
  20. Alair – happy or joyful
Grey nice chinchilla

Find a name well suited for any chinchilla in this list of popular names.

  1. Herb
  2. Scooter
  3. Sandy
  4. Gizmo
  5. Piper
  6. Furby
  7. Harry
  8. Tucker
  9. Rocky
  10. Nacho
  11. Dusty
  12. Hopper
  13. Chico
  14. Basher
  15. Gus
  16. Despereaux
  17. Chachi
  18. Dumbo
  19. Waffle
  20. Rocky

Names For Black Chinchillas

The stunning color of black chinchillas deserves a name worthy of admiration.

Read this list to find black-themed names. 

  1. Puma
  2. Sable
  3. Anise
  4. Velvet
  5. Noir
  6. Cadillac
  7. Inky
  8. Twilight
  9. Night
  10. Black Pearl
  11. Vortex
  12. Eclipse
  13. Cosmos
  14. Vadar
  15. Tar
  16. Spooky
  17. Licorice
  18. Nisha
  19. Storm
  20. Galaxy

Names For White Chinchillas

Pick a descriptive name that accents the white appearance of your chinchilla.

These names focus on the color white. 

  1. Aurora
  2. Frost
  3. Snowball
  4. Vanilla
  5. Sugar
  6. Salt
  7. Meringue
  8. Linen
  9. Brisk
  10. Cream
  11. Avalanche
  12. Dazzle
  13. Cotton
  14. Aster
  15. Luna
  16. Coconut
  17. Cloud
  18. Snowflake
  19. Misty
  20. Platinum

Names For A Pet Gray Chinchilla

Neither black nor white, a gray chinchilla deserves its very own category of names.

These hand-picked names paint strong images from nature that share your exotic pet’s color.

  1. Marble
  2. Dusk
  3. Gris
  4. Tornado
  5. Silver
  6. Panda
  7. Storm
  8. Denali
  9. Stone
  10. Steel
  11. Bubbles
  12. Ash
  13. Cinder
  14. Graphite
  15. Typhoon
  16. Granite
  17. Fog
  18. Ghost
  19. Smokey
  20. Slate

Japanese Chinchilla Names

This list is specially curated for those owners and chinchillas especially inspired by Japanese culture.

Select a name for your chinchilla with cultural significance.

  1. Chamomile
  2. Willow
  3. Momoshu
  4. Miso
  5. Soba
  6. Sumo
  7. Amaya
  8. Emi
  9. Chella
  10. Fuwafuwa
  11. Kuru
  12. Cherry
  13. Saki
  14. Chiko
  15. Mochi
  16. Yoshi
  17. Chibi
  18. Sakura
  19. Hashi
  20. Mausu
Chinchilla close up

Pet Name Inspiration

You may get creative and come up with ideas for your new pet from just about anywhere! Some examples of locations where you may find inspiration include popular chinchilla monikers, well-known cartoon characters, and so on. There are a lot of options when it comes to naming your new chinchilla.

It’s all about having fun coming up with a name that both you and your new pet will like for years to come.

Here are a few more names:

  1. Goldie
  2. Dixie
  3. Sweetpea
  4. Harley
  5. Prudence
  6. Fleur
  7. Wilma
  8. Butters
  9. Millie
  10. Dolly
  11. Tango
  12. Lancelot
  13. Maggie
  14. Jasper
  15. Florence
  16. Toffee
  17. Paisley
  18. Matilda
  19. Sugar Belle
  20. Lola
  21. Bluebell
  22. Turbo
  23. Dexter
  24. Rupert
  25. Sophie
  26. Pickles
  27. Morris
  28. Benji
  29. Chase
  30. Chester

Help Choosing The Right Name

It’s important that you choose a name for your exotic pet that both you and your pet will relish for the coming years. After all, the lifespan of a chinchilla is anywhere from 10 – 20 years long. 

A few tips to help you choose a good fit name. 

First, always choose a name that has some kind of meaning to you, even if you just like the sound of it. Second, consider your pet’s personality and quirks. Finally, when you’ve settled on a name, try it out!

Some questions you can ask yourself: Does the name feel right? Were you able to say it with ease? Would you like the shortened version of the name if others were to call it out? 

If the answer is yes, congratulations, you’ve found your chinchilla’s name!

If not, no need to worry. Reread this guide to find another possible name and continue the process. 

Conclusion

When it comes to naming your chinchilla, there are countless possibilities. We’ve listed just over 500 for your consideration but inspiration is all around! 

Need more ideas? Check out our guides here or try a chinchilla name quiz!

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