Hedgehog Names (387 Cute & Funny Male & Female Ideas)

A Hedgehog can make a whimsical, loveable, and adorable pet. It is important to realize that keeping a hedgehog as a pet requires great care as they have specific needs that are different from that of your conventional pet.

Even knowing whether your hedgehog is an African pygmy hedgehog, a long-eared hedgehog or the Indian long-eared hedgehog (the three species most commonly kept as pets) makes a difference in the environment and diet that your hedgehog needs. Once you have done your research, bought your hedgehog (from a responsible breeder), the next big step is what to name it! 

Since it is still quite rare to own a hedgehog as a pet, we are not surrounded by loads of examples of names to call your hedgehog. Let’s be honest, almost no one grew up imagining their future self owning a hedgehog and grappling with the dilemma of what to name it!

Let’s get started!

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Cute Hedgehog Names

We can all agree, hedgehogs are absolute cuties! That would be the first way that I would describe any hedgehogs that I have ever encountered. So a cute name will always be suitable and may even make your hedgehog (somehow) even cuter than it already is! These are my favorite cute names:

  1. Moody
  2. Twinkles
  3. Snuffle
  4. Stubby
  5. Dumpling
  6. Potato
  7. Hoggy
  8. Tinker Bell
  9. Pokey
  10. Biscuit
  11. Pudding
  12. Huggie
  13. Teacup
  14. Pixie
  15. Scuttle
  16. Pudding
  17. Nugget
  18. Prickles
  19. Peanut
  20. Kiwi
  21. Mooshie
  22. Cocoa
  23. Pepper
  24. Bristly
  25. Sparky
  26. Zippy
  27. Sweetpea
  28. Hershey
  29. Huffy
  30. Pickles
  31. Buttons
  32. Almond
  33. Marshmallow
  34. Shaggy
  35. Fudge
  36. Cheeto
  37. Wolfie
  38. Pippie
  39. Oreo
  40. Periwinkle
  41. Hedgy
  42. Pine Cone
  43. Tulip
  44. Tatertot
  45. Piper
  46. Cuddles
  47. Button
  48. Bean
  49. Beedle
  50. Quill
  51. Pincushion
  52. Bagel
  53. Truffles
  54. Snuggles
  55. Chewy
  56. Nutmeg
  57. Padfoot
  58. Butterball
  59. Skittles
  60. Skippy

Female Hedgehog Names

Some hedgehogs are real ladies. Sophisticated and classy, she needs a name that lets everyone know that she is the queen of all she surveys. Here are the best names for a female hedgehog:

  1. Zoey
  2. Merry
  3. Sydney
  4. Darcy
  5. Dora
  6. Pixie
  7. Harley
  8. Leslie
  9. Pamela
  10. Bonnie
  11. Holly
  12. Henrietta
  13. Harriet
  14. Dixie
  15. Roxie
  16. Haly
  17. Cleopatra
  18. Lana
  19. Lexi
  20. Crystal
  21. Sadie
  22. Olive
  23. June
  24. Mitzi
  25. Lola
  26. Scarlett
  27. Callie
  28. Goldie
  29. Bonnie
  30. Paris
  31. Nina
  32. Riley
  33. Bellatrix
  34. Duchess
  35. April
  36. Sofy
  37. Gigi
  38. Lily
  39. Rosie
  40. Hillary
  41. Diva
  42. Peppa
  43. Ruby
  44. Izzy
  45. Maddie
  46. Penelope
  47. May
  48. Peggy
  49. Honey
  50. Iggy
  51. Bella
  52. Maggy
  53. Queenie
  54. Hazel
  55. Evie
  56. Moxxi
  57. Zara
  58. Delilah
  59. Meadow
  60. Callie

Male Hedgehog Names

Boys will be boys, some hedgehogs are true gentlemen, others are little rapscallions! Here are the best male names for all types of male hedgehogs.

  1. Mulligan
  2. Elton
  3. Koby
  4. Diego
  5. Cornelius
  6. Ralph
  7. Boba
  8. Otis
  9. Stanley
  10. Humphrey
  11. Kingston
  12. Jasper
  13. Burt
  14. Tibbs
  15. Bruno
  16. Mylo
  17. Bodie
  18. Atticus
  19. Max
  20. Manny
  21. Paddington
  22. Theo
  23. Hamlet
  24. Boris
  25. Joe
  26. Rocky
  27. Hutch
  28. Barry
  29. Ernie
  30. Cosmo
  31. Houdini
  32. Snoopy
  33. Scully
  34. Buddy
  35. Frank Donald
  36. Fido
  37. Frodo
  38. Keith
  39. Moby
  40. Walt
  41. Rudy
  42. Hank
  43. Russell
  44. Rio
  45. Franklin
  46. Ozzie
  47. Elwood
  48. Oscar
  49. Reginald
  50. Clooney
  51. Murphy
  52. Barney
  53. Marti
  54. Sid
  55. Jasper
  56. Felix
  57. Oliver
  58. Murphy
  59. Archie
  60. Peter

Punny / Funny Hedgehog Names

We all love a good pun or a funny name. It puts a smile on the face of everyone who hears it. A hilarious name will only add to the quirky personality of your hedgehog and tickle your funny bone every time you call him/her. 

The list below consists of the ones that I found genuinely hilarious, along with the relevant source of the funny/punny name. Needless to say that if you do not get the pun, it is probably not the best choice of name for your hedgie (you both need to be in on the joke). Here are my favorite funny/punny names of the countless out there:

  1. Quilly Wonka – [ after Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory ]
  2. Don Quillxote – [ Don Quixote – novel ]
  3. Quill smith – [ Will Smith – actor ]
  4. Mr. Mehoggie – [ after Mr Miyagi from the Karate Kid ]
  5. Hanniquill Lecter – [ after Hannibal Lecter from the Silence of the Lamb ]
  6. Hedgegar Allen Poke – [ Edgar Allan Poe – writer ]
  7. Quileesi – [ after Khaleesi from A Game of Thrones ]
  8. Amy Spinehouse – [ Amy Winehouse – Musician ]
  9. Professor Quill – [ after Professor Quirrell from the Harry Potter series ]
  10. Hogmione – [ after Hermoine from the Harry Potter series ]
  11. Sir Hedgemund Hillary – [ Sir Edmund Hillary – explorer ]
  12. David Hasslehog – [ David Haslehoff – actor ]
  13. Quillma – [ after Wilma from the animated series The Flintstones ]
  14. Ma-hog-any – [ Mahogany being a type of wood ]
  15. Quilliam Shatner – [ William Shatner – actor ]
  16. Hedgewig – [ after Harry’s owl Hedwig from the Harry Potter series ]
  17. Quillbert
  18. Quilly Nelson – [ Willy Nelson – actor ]
  19. Winston Churchquill – [ Winston Churchill – politician ]
  20. Quilliam Spikespear – [ William Shakespeare – writer ]
  21. Spike Lee – [ film director ]
  22. Bruce Quillis – [ Bruce Willis – actor ]
  23. Scarlett Johogson – [ Scarlett Johansson – actor ]
  24. Prick Astley – [ Rick Astley – Musician ]
  25. Optimus Spines – [ after Optimus Prime from the Transformers series ]
  26. Pokeahontas – [ after Pocahontas ]
  27. Quill Ferrell – [ Will Ferrell – Actor ]
  28. Quillary Rodham Clinton – [ Hillary Rodham Clinton – politician ]
  29. Hokey Pokey
  30. Shaquill O’Neal – [ Shaquill O’Neal – basketball player ]
  31. Hufflepuff – [ A House name from the Harry Potter series ]
  32. Snoop Hoggy Hog – [ Snoop Doggy Dog – Musician ]
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Cool And Badass Hedgehog Names

Some hedgehogs don’t play by society’s ‘rules’. Some are daring risk-takers who live life to the fullest, others are just too cool to be bothered with the world around them.

Either way, a cool, badass hedgehog needs a cool, badass name. I would think twice before getting on the bad side of a hedgehog with one of the following names:

  1. Brutus
  2. Tex
  3. Scout
  4. Spartacus
  5. Buzz
  6. Rambo
  7. Tango
  8. Zeppelin
  9. Vixen
  10. Blade
  11. Sonic
  12. Megathorn
  13. Buck
  14. Comet
  15. Diesel
  16. Sonic
  17. Dragon
  18. Fang
  19. Dante
  20. Jinx
  21. Chief
  22. Ajax
  23. Circe
  24. Turbo
  25. Punk
  26. Venus
  27. Trinity
  28. Duke
  29. Wizzy
  30. Bane
  31. Flash
  32. Shadow
  33. Champion
  34. Onyx
  35. Elektra
  36. Scar
  37. Rocky
  38. Bruiser
  39. Zorro
  40. Gizmo
  41. Tank
  42. Grover
  43. Skipper
  44. Thorn
  45. Vegas
  46. Pablo
  47. Spike
  48. Jazz
  49. Edge
  50. Bandit
  51. Dodger
  52. Tito
  53. Cactus
  54. Chip
  55. Splinter
  56. Kiwi
  57. Dre
  58. Grizzly
  59. Phoenix
  60. Bolt

Disney Hedgehog Names

Disney names are extremely popular right now. Everyone has a favorite Disney character or one that they can relate to. Owning a hedgehog is like owning your own real-life Disney animal!

There are not many pets that are better suited to a classic Disney name than these little critters. Here are the Disney names that work well for a hedgehog:

  1. Calhoun – [ Wreck-It Ralph ]
  2. Percival – [ The Rescuers Down Under ]
  3. Simba – [ The Lion King ]
  4. Stella – [ The Princess and the Frog ]
  5. Hamish– [ Alice in Wonderland ]
  6. Minnie – [ Classic Disney cartoons ]
  7. Cleo – [ Pinocchio ]
  8. Buzz – [ Toy Story ]
  9. Pepper – [ Upside Down Magic ]
  10. Achilles – [ The Hunchback of Notre Dame ]
  11. Pearl – [ Finding Nemo ]
  12. Flynn – [ Tangled ]
  13. Willow – [ Pocahontas ]
  14. Thumper – [ Bambi ]
  15. Iago – [ Aladdin ]
  16. Roo – [ Winnie the Pooh ]
  17. Finn – [ Cars 2 ]
  18. Lilo – [ Lilo ; Stitch ]
  19. Baloo – [ The Jungle Book ]
  20. Hercules – [ Hercules ]
  21. Yzma – [ The Emperor’s New Groove ]
  22. Olaf – [ Frozen ]
  23. Russell – [ Up ]
  24. Kristoff – [ Frozen ]
  25. Arlo – [ The Good Dinosaur ]
  26. Mickey – [ Classic Disney cartoons ]
  27. Winnie – [ Winnie the Pooh ]
  28. Jafar – [ Aladdin ]
  29. Woody – [ Toy Story ]
  30. Ernesto – [ Coco ]
  31. Sebastian – [ The Little Mermaid ]
  32. Gus – [ Cinderella ]
  33. Pluto – [ Classic Disney cartoons ]
  34. Aurora – [ Sleeping Beauty ]
  35. Albus – [ Amphibia ]
  36. Moana – [ Moana ]
  37. Goofy – [ Classic Disney cartoons ]
  38. Vixey – [ The Fox and the Hound ]
  39. Nemo – [ Finding Nemo ]
  40. Jasmine – [ Aladdin ]
  41. Arabella – [ Arabella ]
  42. Belle – [ Beauty and the Beast ]
  43. Tibbs – [ 101 Dalmatians ]
  44. Hiro – [ Big Hero 6 ]
  45. Hector – [ Coco ]
  46. Marlon – [ Finding Nemo ]
  47. Elsa – [ Frozen ]
  48. Athena – [ Kim Possible ]
  49. Louie -[ The Jungle Book ]
  50. Arabella – [ Arabella ]
  51. Stitch – [ Lilo ; Stitch ]
  52. Esmerelda – [ The Hunchback of Notre Dame ]
  53. Alice – [ Alice in Wonderland ]
  54. Jasper – [ 101 Dalmatians ]
  55. Gaston – [ Beauty and the Beast ]
  56. Violet – [ The Incredibles ]
  57. Wilbur [ The Rescuers Down Under ]
  58. Stella – [The Princess and the Frog]
  59. Ferdinand – [ Ferdinand ]
  60. Coco – [ Coco ]
  61. Roger – [ 101 Dalmatians ]
  62. Robin – [ Robin Hood ]
  63. Tuti – [ Amphibia ]
  64. Sven – [ Frozen ]
  65. Tiana – [ The Princess and the Frog ]

Albino Hedgehog Names

Albino hedgehogs are extremely rare. Approximately only one in every one hundred thousand hedgehogs have albinism.

If you are lucky enough to own a hedgehog with this unusual characteristic, then you have the added opportunity to name your hedgehog something incredibly awesome! Here are the best names for an albino hedgehog:

  1. Everest
  2. Cirrus
  3. Cool Whip
  4. Milky
  5. Eskimo
  6. Chilly Quilly
  7. Shadowfax
  8. Blanco or Blanca
  9. Icecube
  10. Iceman
  11. Starlight
  12. Blanche
  13. Misty
  14. Aspen
  15. Cumulus
  16. Storm
  17. Powder Puff
  18. Vanilla
  19. Sparky
  20. Igloo
  21. Blizzard
  22. Mammoth
  23. Gandalf
  24. Casper
  25. White Wizard
  26. Mojito
  27. Salty Hog
  28. Ghost
  29. Tofu
  30. Ivory
  31. Frosty
  32. Lily
  33. Flat white
  34. Buffy
  35. Luna
  36. Moon
  37. Boo
  38. Angel
  39. Marzipan
  40. Neve
  41. Tapioca
  42. Crystal
  43. Pale Rider
  44. Yeti
  45. FroYo
  46. Great White
  47. Diamond
  48. Pearl
  49. John Snow
  50. Cloudy
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Help Picking A Hedgehog Name

So how do you choose a name for your hedgehog? The best place to start is to get an idea of the hedgehog’s appearance and personality, go through the lists below until you find one that clicks. When you find the right one for your hedgehog you’ll just know

It is best to pick a name that works for your specific hedgehog. A name that is worthy of your hedgehog’s unique qualities as a pet. Just like all pets, hedgehogs come in a huge variety of shapes, sizes, and personalities. Looking at these traits can help you decide upon the right name. 

We all know how important it is to pick the correct name that best suits a pet, there almost feels as though there is more pressure to pick a great name for your hedgehogs as they are quite unusual and peculiar compared to the traditional house pet. 

Having this awesome responsibility to pick the best name possible for your hedgehog can feel overwhelming at times. We hope this guide has helped give you some awesome inspiration. If you need more ideas check out our other naming guides in the related section below!

Conclusion

There are endless possibilities when it comes to hedgehog names. Whatever you decide to name yours, your hedgehog will undoubtedly bring joy and happiness into your life. 

Hedgehogs are nocturnal by nature so they may come across as grumpy during the day, but if you respect their sleeping schedule, they’ll be your new best friend in no time. During the day, you’ll most likely find them napping in strange places which is adorable and peaceful in its own right.

These traits may lead to you calling your hedgehog ‘sleepy’ or ‘grumpy’ which are surprisingly popular name choices amongst hedgehog owners.

One must remember that hedgehogs are more recently domesticated than other household pets so they are not as used to humans as your average cat or dog. This also means that they are more comfortable in their own space and are actually quite independent, but they still need a great amount of care with regards to their diet and environment in order to thrive.

If cared for properly and all their needs are accounted for, they make truly wonderful pets. Hedgehogs have huge personalities so hopefully, you choose a name that fully encapsulates the essence of your precious little companion.

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