519 Cute and Funny Hedgehog Names


Petting a hedgehog can be an incredibly fun and rewarding experience. Due to their adorable looks and easy-to-care nature, there has been a growing interest in hedgehogs as pets. Hedgehogs feel like stroking a bristly hairbrush and they won’t make you sneeze (hedgehogs allergies are rare)

Pet hedgehogs will thrive and be your tiny bundles of joy if you understand what they need and give them proper care. If you’ve decided to keep hedgehog as a pet, here a few things you need to know before you adopt one.

Pet hedgehogs have an average life span of 4 to 6 years and weigh about a pound. They are best fed with low-fat dry cat food supplemented with veggies, crickets, and mealworms. You can keep them in large and flat bottomed cages.

Hedgehogs can feel prickly as the skin on their back is covered with sharp spines to protect them from predators. In general, you need to handle these tiny babies very gently to keep them relaxed.

A nervous or frightened hedgehog will turn into an impenetrable ball of spines, making it tricky for the owner to handle it. You may need to hold your prickly friend in a small towel until he relaxes.

Hedgehogs love unusual smells and scents. They respond to them by self-anointing, i.e. rubbing them over their body. It also involves licking the object vigorously and then forming a frothy “spitball” in his mouth that contains the new scent. They will then spit this frothy saliva over their spines with their tongue. It seems weird or gross but this is completely natural.

Hedgehogs are nocturnal animals – and you must respect that.

You shouldn’t force them to be active during the day. Even domesticated pet hedgehogs maintain their nocturnal lifestyle, sleeping a good number of hours during the day and running in wheels at night.

If you like to go to bed early, are a light sleeper, or are out a lot at night, a hedgehog may not be the right pet for you.

Hedgehogs love to eat, they literally ‘hog.’ So, if you will house them in cages with little opportunity to socialize and exercise, they will be prone to weight gain and obesity.

An obese hedgehog typically has pudgy limbs and lots of subcutaneous fat protruding from underneath the spiny part of their body.

Obese hedgehogs may also not be able to roll up like other hedgehogs, and those who have an excessive intake of insects may suffer brittle bones due to calcium deficiency. Thus, you need to encourage your pets to run around outside their cages and on wheels inside the cages.

Overweight hedgehogs should be put on restricted amounts of food.

There are around 17 different species of hedgehogs that can be found on the planet, but the one that’s best-suited as a pet is the African pygmy hedgehogOpens in a new tab.. These cuties are the smallest of all the species, very easy to handle, and come in a variety of colors.

 

Naming Your Pet Hedgehog

If you have brought your spiky buddy home, the next big thing you have to do is to find the perfect name for him.

To make this task easy for you, we are going to give you plenty of options in this post. Keep reading to find some interesting names for your hedgehogOpens in a new tab..

 

Cute Hedgehog Names

Cute Hedgehog Names

Do you want to know the most adorable names that will go perfectly with your hedgehog’s cute looks? Have a look at this list.

  1. Hedgy
  2. Picasso
  3. Taco
  4. Noodle
  5. Blinker
  6. Piper
  7. Buttercup
  8. Pazzo
  9. Ribbon
  10. Beedle
  11. Pokey
  12. Waffles
  13. Sunny
  14. Bully
  15. Chika
  16. Panda
  17. Midnight
  18. Curly-Q
  19. Skat
  20. Padfoot
  21. Rufus
  22. Mango
  23. Spiky
  24. Shadow
  25. Baby
  26. Pumpkin
  27. Lupin
  28. Stubby
  29. Mr. Quill
  30. Grumpy
  31. Shaggy
  32. Booboo
  33. Laguna
  34. Blossom
  35. Clover
  36. Quilliam
  37. Sweetpea
  38. Peanut
  39. Pinky
  40. Cookie
  41. Trix
  42. Dizzy
  43. Fuse
  44. Pretzel
  45. Peachy
  46. Buttons
  47. Pinot
  48. Prickly
  49. Muggle
  50. Cheesecake
  51. Blade
  52. Tulip
  53. Happy
  54. Star
  55. Cricket
  56. Zig Zag
  57. Silas
  58. Nutmeg
  59. Caramel
  60. Q-Tip
  61. Fudge
  62. Tank
  63. Comet
  64. Zeppelin
  65. Jazz
  66. Tango
  67. Butter
  68. Elton
  69. Sparky
  70. Potato
  71. Almond
  72. Quattro
  73. Butterball
  74. Punk
  75. Teacup
  76. Spin
  77. Coda
  78. Scrooge
  79. Pebbles
  80. Vanilla
  81. Toffee
  82. Bristly
  83. Bagel
  84. Apple
  85. Sugar
  86. Reece
  87. Toast
  88. Turbo
  89. Jinx
  90. Blueberry
  91. Rebel
  92. Guinness
  93. Pat
  94. Skip
  95. Zen
  96. Porky
  97. Blizzard
  98. Olive
  99. Cloudy
  100. Elwood
  101. Cheese Nip
  102. Bumper
  103. Hoggy
  104. Zorro
  105. Silver
  106. Arrow
  107. Blaze
  108. Hermes
  109. Phoenix
  110. Lefty
  111. Cactus
  112. McFlurry
  113. Flash
  114. Pin
  115. Spiky
  116. Hamlet
  117. Onyx
  118. Meadow
  119. Tortoise
  120. Splinter
  121. Paris
  122. Skippy
  123. Oreo
  124. Manny
  125. Crystal
  126. Hokey
  127. Kiwi
  128. Pinocchio
  129. Mochi
  130. Scabbers
  131. Skyler
  132. Pipsie
  133. Clooney
  134. Domino
  135. Fido
  136. Salt
  137. Periwinkle
  138. Nibbles
  139. Mooshie
  140. Marshmallow
  141. Jazz
  142. Pie
  143. Twinkles
  144. Tinker Bell
  145. Sushi
  146. Scout
  147. Pouches
  148. Scuttle
  149. Spice
  150. Prickles
  151. Button
  152. Biscuit
  153. Spock
  154. Nell
  155. Nutty
  156. Pooh
  157. Urchin
  158. Sprite
  159. Cosmo
  160. Pine Cone
  161. Mulder
  162. Zero
  163. Cheeto
  164. Pokey-man
  165. Hokey Pokey
  166. Needles
  167. Moody
  168. Pearl
  169. Mulligan
  170. Cuddles
  171. Spike Lee

 

Good Hedgehog Names

Want to know some more options for good hedgehog names? Scroll through this list.

  1. Pixie – For the little jumpy ones
  2. Skittles – A fetching name with great appeal
  3. Griff – For the grumpy and moody hedgehog
  4. Zippy – Perfect name for your active hedgehog
  5. Popples – A made-up name from popular shows
  6. Pinball – A creative reference to their round and spiky appearance
  7. Cody – Cuddly and trustworthy name
  8. Snuggles – Because you like to snuggle them always
  9. Walnut – This name can complement your hedgehog’s color
  10. Wizzy – For the noisy ones
  11. Zoe – Short, cute and appealing
  12. Dumpling – Because they are round and look delicious!

 

Girl Hedgehog Names

Baby Hedgehog Names

Here are some excellent names for your cute girl hedgehogs.

  1. Betty – For your friendly and easy-going girl hedgehog
  2. Daisy – Extremely cute and pretty on the ears
  3. Windy – Another cute name for your loveable little hedgehog
  4. Yona – Perfectly fitting and feminine
  5. Roxie – For a punky character
  6. Thorn Bell – Because your hedgehog is a spiked beauty
  7. Pippie – Also a very popular name used for hedgehogs
  8. Zuri – An edgy strong name
  9. Spiky Flake – Because she has spikes and is cute
  10. Pricklepants – Because you don’t want to prick your finger
  11. Beebo – A bubbly and well-rounded name

 

Funny Hedgehog Names

Funny Hedgehog Names

Here’s a list of the funniest names for your pet hedgehogs that will surely give everyone a good laugh.

  1. Pin Cushion
  2. Sharpy
  3. Spinosaurus
  4. Prickly Pear
  5. Hokey Pokey
  6. Spine Cone
  7. Pignic
  8. Cutting Hedge
  9. Tiggy Winkles
  10. Curly-Q
  11. Quill-Hemina
  12. Quilliam Shakespeare
  13. Stickly Prickly
  14. Spiny Stickleback

 

Female Hedgehog Names

Female Hedgehog Names

Do you want some more name options for your female hedgehogs? We bet this list will help you pick an interesting one.

  1. Petunia
  2. Starlight
  3. Crystal
  4. Ruby
  5. Lulu
  6. Rose
  7. Princess
  8. Penelope
  9. Stella Flower
  10. Clover
  11. Tink
  12. Heather
  13. Willow
  14. Lola
  15. Peggy
  16. Gretta
  17. Dawn
  18. Hazel
  19. Holly
  20. Heidi
  21. Quillma
  22. Margaret
  23. Scarlet
  24. Giggles
  25. Pepper
  26. Prongs
  27. Gracie
  28. Juliet
  29. Nina
  30. Harley
  31. Kella
  32. Ruby
  33. Riley
  34. Mia
  35. Paula
  36. Maya
  37. Paisley
  38. Lavender
  39. Peach
  40. Bonnie
  41. Heather
  42. Brandy
  43. Allie
  44. Birdie
  45. Annie
  46. Tiffany
  47. Candy
  48. Tonks
  49. Faith
  50. Mitzi
  51. Esmerelda
  52. Lydia
  53. Bertha
  54. Mable

 

Disney Hedgehog Names

Disney Hedgehog Names

If you want some Disney inspired names for your pet hedgehog, here’s a list of some great names from the world of Disney.

  1. Dug – Dog from Up who can talk because of a special collar
  2. Dash – Son of Mr. Incredible on The Incredibles
  3. Mickey: The most famous mouse of all
  4. Merryweather – One of the three fairies from Sleeping Beauty
  5. Minnie – The famous Minnie Mouse, of course
  6. Ariel – The Little Mermaid
  7. Mittens: Stray cat befriended by Bolt
  8. Olaf: Friendly snowman from Frozen
  9. Flubber: Title character from Flubber
  10. Goofy: The popular dog character that was friends with Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck
  11. Nemo: The protagonist fish from Finding Nemo
  12. Fergus – King from Brave

 

Male Hedgehog Names

Male Hedgehog Names

  1. Alvin
  2. Burt
  3. Bruno
  4. Mario
  5. Sid
  6. Doc
  7. Marv
  8. Rio
  9. Rocky
  10. Redford
  11. Luka
  12. Merlin
  13. Buzz
  14. Scully
  15. Pip
  16. Barney
  17. Theo
  18. Joe
  19. Ed
  20. Otis
  21. Ernie
  22. Gus
  23. Buck
  24. Marti
  25. Archie
  26. Marvin
  27. Patrick
  28. Boba
  29. Nate
  30. Sebastian
  31. Saul
  32. Ozzie
  33. Sammy
  34. Chandler
  35. Nico
  36. Moby
  37. Murphy
  38. Hutch
  39. Tanner
  40. Franky
  41. Paulie
  42. Jasper
  43. Eddie
  44. Bart
  45. Parker
  46. Earl
  47. Barclay
  48. Gatsby
  49. Felix
  50. Bodie
  51. Milo
  52. Jojo
  53. Hugo
  54. Ace
  55. Mike
  56. Snoopy
  57. Blade
  58. Leo
  59. Tyson
  60. Pluto

 

Unique Hedgehog Names

Take a look at this list for some unique name ideas for your prickly pal.

  1. Marshmallow
  2. Pandora
  3. Patrick
  4. Marvin
  5. Gizmo
  6. Zooter
  7. Gummo
  8. Matrix
  9. Zeppo
  10. Pipsqueek
  11. Ollie
  12. Narla
  13. Bruno
  14. Cotton
  15. Journey
  16. Atla
  17. Casper
  18. Diesel

 

Best Hedgehog Names

Are you still having trouble finding the right name for your hedgehog? Here are some more suggestions.

  1. Spiny Norman
  2. Alfredo
  3. Tres
  4. Lutra
  5. Herb
  6. Bobby
  7. Una
  8. Ferdinand
  9. Cuatro
  10. Shaymin
  11. Neve
  12. Pale Rider
  13. Ivory
  14. Cirrus
  15. Powder Puff
  16. Icecube

 

Cool Hedgehog Names

Take a look at this list of cool hedgehog names. We bet you will a great one here.

  1. Burrito
  2. Cupcake
  3. Hedwig
  4. Dragon
  5. Skipper
  6. Cinnamon
  7. Strawberry
  8. Roxie
  9. Pickles
  10. Cherry
  11. Pistachio
  12. Sonic
  13. Chaucer
  14. Bruiser
  15. Koby
  16. Gray
  17. Snuffle
  18. Hoglet
  19. Nugget
  20. Huffy
  21. Skeeter

 

Baby Hedgehog Names

If you have a baby hedgehog, these names will pique your interest.

  1. Rosie
  2. Bruno
  3. Tulip
  4. Kisses
  5. Frodo
  6. Hedgy
  7. Geezer
  8. Butterball
  9. Spin
  10. Flower
  11. Marshmallow
  12. Skeeter
  13. Bandit
  14. Seymour
  15. Dizzy
  16. Sederick
  17. Fernando
  18. Buster
  19. Peanut
  20. Swen
  21. Prick
  22. Tito
  23. Coppe
  24. Willie
  25. Jordie
  26. Ace
  27. Redford
  28. Fritzy
  29. Woz
  30. Lucky
  31. Vinnie
  32. Spot
  33. Pee Wee
  34. Shemus
  35. Byte
  36. Kirby
  37. Elmo
  38. Meeko
  39. Skooter
  40. Ernie
  41. Ole
  42. Pascal
  43. Trooper
  44. Wrigley
  45. Rambo
  46. Huey
  47. Bud
  48. Hazel
  49. Spock
  50. Gandalf
  51. Daffodil
  52. Huckleberry
  53. Champ
  54. Homie
  55. Marlin
  56. Shiloh
  57. Seuss
  58. Peuter
  59. Twinkletoes
  60. Quillypad
  61. Gruff Schooner

 

Famous Hedgehog Names

Do you know that hedgehogs have made their way to social media? And, it’s all thanks to their cuteness and stunning social media profiles.

Here are the most famous hedgehogs that have taken over the social by a storm.

  1. Darcy the Hedgehog – This one is owned by Shota Tsukamoto who created her hedgehog’s Instagram account to post photos of his adventures
  2. Lionel the Hog – Another super cute hedgehog who created a buzz over social media
  3. Ernest Hedgingway – As his owner describes, this one is a literary hedgie
  4. Herbie the Hedgie – Making his community famous on the internet

 

Cartoon Hedgehog Names

Here are the names of some of the famous cartoon hedgehog characters.

  1. Kipi Ben Kipod
  2. Durry Quill
  3. Sonic the Hedgehog
  4. Shadow the Hedgehog
  5. Scourge the Hedgehog
  6. Orkwil Prink
  7. Mr. Pricklepants
  8. Sonia the Hedgehog
  9. Metal Sonic
  10. Super Silver
  11. Amy Rose
  12. Mrs. Tiggy Winkle
  13. Silver the Hedgehog

Clever Hedgehog Names

Here are some clever name suggestions for your cute little hedgehog.

  1. Amulet – For a hedgehog who is your lucky charm!
  2. Pygmy Puff – For your round and fluffy hedgehogs
  3. Arici – The Romanian word for ‘hedgehog’
  4. Heaven – The perfect name for a well-behaved hedgehog!
  5. Riccio – An Italian word meaning ‘hedgehog’.
  6. Bowser – Named after the dinosaur from the ‘Mario’ franchise. A great option for a hedgehog whose spikes resemble the back
  7. of a dinosaur.
  8. Haas – A German nickname for a fast runner. Best suited for a hedgehog who moves fast!
  9. Bristlepad – Perfect for a spiky and bristly pet!
  10. Crawley – A great name that goes well for a slow-moving hedgehog
  11. Roly Poly – A hilarious name for a hedgehog who loves to roll around
  12. Domino – A great name for a hedgehog with white fur and dark spikes.

 

To Sum Up: Hedgehog Names

Hedgehogs are rare and exotic animals that can make adorable pets. No matter what name you choose for your pet make sure to give them a lot of attention and care and take note of their habits and moods. This will also help you decide the best name for them that suits their personality.

Let us know which of these names you liked the most and if you have any cool suggestions of your own do share them with us in the comments section below. We would love to know what you call your hedgehogs.

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