The Best and Cutest List of 100 Ferret Names

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Written by Deb Butler

Published: December 14, 2023

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Ferrets are playful little bundles of energy with cute cone-shaped noses and long, pear-shaped bodies. Consequently, about 326,000 pet parents have ferrets as their fur babies. However, these unique animals sometimes get a bad rap due to their close kinship to weasels and stoats. Fortunately, they’re also closely related to otters and beavers, who happen to be adorable as well.

People with pet ferrets can attest to their friendly and unique natures. Since they are such unusual animals, these little pets deserve equally memorable names. Below, we’ve curated a list of the best and cutest names for your pet ferret.

Choosing a Name For Your Ferret Based on Physical Traits

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This 4-week-old

Siamese sable

ferret kit’s fur shows one of the many colors, fur length, and patterns ferrets can have.

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As with most animals, pet parents often look to their fur baby’s unique physical characteristics to help name them. Ferrets come in 20 different types based on the color and pattern of their fur alone, according to the American Ferret Association. Your pet ferret may be brown, champagne, sable, cinnamon, white, brown, chocolate, or black. They may have longer fur, like the Angora ferret, and various patterns. Here are the best and cutest names for your ferret based on their physical traits.

Lighter colors

  • Champagne
  • Brandy
  • Sherry
  • Goldie
  • Frost
  • Olaf
  • Biscuit
  • Snowball
  • Sugar Bear
  • Sable
  • Pearl
  • Luna

Darker colors

  • Onyx
  • Jet
  • CoCo
  • Hazel
  • Cookie
  • Willy Wonka
  • Hershey
  • Truffle
  • Brownie
  • Ebony
  • Raven
  • Mars

Distinct patterns and markings

  • Oreo
  • Panda
  • Blaze
  • Stripe
  • Spackle
  • Bandit
  • Mitts
  • Patches
  • Bibbs
  • Spot
  • Freckles

Choosing a Name For Your Ferret Based on Personality

The List of Best and Cutest names for your ferret.

Your pet ferret has a unique personality, so why not choose a name to spotlight their individuality?


Ferret owners know how diverse their pets’ personalities can be. Some pet ferrets are a little mischievous, some are sweet, and some love cuddles. Your furry friend is unique, so here are some unique names to best embrace their individuality.

  • Sassy
  • Honey
  • Dodger
  • Sneaky Pete
  • Nip
  • Swiper
  • Nibbles
  • Speedy
  • Flip
  • Fleet
  • Zippy
  • Chase
  • Foxy
  • Dash
  • Scooter
  • Merry
  • Wiggles
  • Sunny
  • Chuckles
  • Chippy

Choosing a Name For Your Ferret Based on Movies and Books

Cinnamon ferret

Some fictional characters’ names may seem ideal for your ferret.


Movies and literature hold an abundance of funny, quirky, and cute names for your consideration. Whether you’re into classic literature like Oliver Twist or fun animal movies like The Secret Life of Pets, you’ll be able to find just the right name for your pet. We’ve curated a list of great names based on characters from books and movies for you.

  • Dodger – Dickens’ Oliver Twist
  • Rex-The Secret Life of Pets
  • Astro – The Jetsons
  • Buzzy – The Zula Patrol
  • Bandito – Wild Kratts
  • Petey – The Little Rascals
  • Pongo – 1-1 Dalmatians
  • Fly – Babe
  • Bella – Twilight
  • Timon – The Lion King
  • Katniss – The Hunger Games
  • Pippi – Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi Longstocking
  • Winnie – A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh
  • Gandalf – J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit
  • Ferret Bueller – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • Boo – Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Hermione – J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter
  • Ophelia – Shakespeare’s Hamlet
  • Chuck – Castaway
  • Chewie – Star Wars
  • Geronimo – from Geronimo Stilton series
  • Matilda – Roald Dahl’s Matilda
  • Winifred – Hocus Pocus
  • Poe – Edgar Allen Poe, author
  • Dante – Dante Alighieri’s The Divine Comedy

Choosing the Coolest Name For Your Ferret

Ferret playing in summer hot day time

Ferrets make amazing and cool pets.

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Let’s face it — ferrets make pretty cool pets. For one thing, they’re sleek and furry and full of energy. For another, they’re curious, animated, and not afraid of humans. Therefore, it’s important to find a name that reflects their marvelous natures. Here are 20 more names that will give your ferret that cool vibe.

  • Iggy
  • Hopper
  • Peppy
  • Pixie
  • Banjo
  • Houdini
  • Cosmo
  • Ivan
  • Gizmo
  • Titus
  • Lemmiwinks
  • Flora
  • Desi
  • Gigi
  • Fireball
  • Neo
  • Puck
  • Scooter
  • Kit
  • Caspian

Summary of Best and Cutest Ferret Names

Names For Light-Colored FerretsNames For Dark-Colored FerretsNames For Patterned FerretsNames Based on PersonalityNames Based on Books and MoviesNames That Are Just Cool
GoldieHazelStripeSneaky PeteBuzzyPixie
OlafWilly WonkaBanditSwiperPeteyHoudini
ScooterFerret BuellerFireball

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About the Author

I'm Deborah, and I'm an ardent animal lover and impassioned environmentalist. An educator for over 30 years, I recently retired so I could pursue my passion of writing full time. I have had many pets throughout my life, from a Russian tortoise, to fish, to cats, and dogs. My husband and I are currently owned by our very bold pug, Daisy Lu. I have two grown daughters: Chelsea, who lives in Belgium on a NATO base with her husband, Ryan, and Carissa, who lives near me and visits often.

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