250++ Best Names for A Hedgehog: I Bet You’ll Fall in Love with These Names




Best Names for A Hedgehog

Come on! We all want to call our pet hedgehogs by a special name. But we understand how distressing it can be to come up with an adorable name for these tiny quill balls. We often go blank. To help you in this journey, we have collected 100 best hedgehog names

No! We do not insist on picking a name from our lists. But you sure can get an idea of what to name your prickly pets. Without further ado, let’s start. 

What Are Good Hedgehog Names?

We personally believe that a hedgehog’s name should be meaningful. Trust us! Even a cliche name sometimes makes sense when you can connect to it. 

As promised, we have hundreds of good names for hedgehogs. We have divided them into separate categories based on the essence they carry. You can go through them one by one from below.

Names When Your Hedgehog Has A Strong Physical Appearance 

Take a close look at your hedgehog. Isn’t it the cutest? Many keepers come up with names just from appearances. 

Generally, the little quill balls are white, light brown, or nude black. Their prickly spines are pure white and sometimes shaded with black or rusty brown. Interestingly, hedgehogs have a black or brown mask on their cute, innocent eyes.

Some names inspired by the look of the hedgehogs are, 

  • Quilliam 
  • Prickly
  • Spikey 
  • Quilly 
  • Portly 
  • Roly Poly 
  • Dagger 
  • Chubby 
  • Spike
  • Dumpy
  • Squash balls
  • Rusty 
  • Pokie 
  • Rotund 
  • Speckles 
  • Whitey 
  • Spur 
  • Niblet 
  • Sparkle
  • Brillo
  • Thorn 
  • Arrow 
  • Winky
  • Chubster  
  • Stripy 
  • Sticly 
  • Razor 
  • Furry 
  • Stiletto
  • Blinky

Names When Your Hedgehog Has A Strong Personality 

Hedgehogs are nothing like the typical pets. South Wilton Veterinary Group suggests that our quill balls are shy and prefer alone time only in the beginning. You can often catch them acting grumpy at you. 

However, once they bond with the owner, they become playful and show excitement. So, these thorny balls are not emotionless. 

Anyway, the prickly pets are smart and always inquisitive. They enjoy running and hunting for quests. 

Millermeade Farm’s Critter Connection says that being lazy is also one of the basic personality traits of the hedgehogs. It is possible that your pocket pet turns into a couch potato due to its daily routine. 

Some names inspired by the personality of the hedgehogs are, 

  • Skipper 
  • Hopper 
  • Bouncy 
  • Runner 
  • Bolt 
  • Sonic 
  • Flash 
  • Sloth
  • Bully 
  • Bouncer
  • Monk 
  • Doozer 
  • Clif
  • Shoot
  • Huff 

Names for Your Hedgehog When You Are A Foodie 

Names for Your Hedgehog When You Are A Foodie

We barely find a foodie who does not find the following names cute and exciting. In fact, we have named our hedgehog Cola. Why? Well, for the starter, we love this beverage, and we adore our quill ball. And secondly, the name has a vibe that just suits our pet. 

So, what can you call your hedgehog? Here are some ideas,

  • Coco
  • Toffee 
  • Pepper  
  • Cola 
  • Hazel 
  • Oreo 
  • Honey 
  • Pickle 
  • Ginger 
  • Coffee
  • Biscuit 
  • Sugar 
  • Peanut 
  • Sushi 
  • Taco 
  • Cinnamon 
  • Mac 
  • Chip 
  • Tofu 
  • Pie

Names for Your Hedgehog When After Fruits and Veggies 

Calling your prickly pigs by a fruit or veggie name is not uncommon. Recently, our neighbor adopted a hedgehog named Pineapple. Of course, we can relate to the name—both pineapples have thorns, after all. 

Get more ideas from the table below,

  • Fig 
  • Cheddar 
  • Schnitzel 
  • Almond 
  • Pineapple 
  • Peach 
  • Mango 
  • Kiwi 
  • Strawberry 
  • Bean
  • Reddish 
  • Berry 
  • Melon 
  • Lemon 
  • Potato 
  • Plum 
  • Papaya 
  • Lime 
  • Tangerine 
  • Raisin
  • Walnut 
  • Turnip 
  • Tomato 
  • Olive
  • Squash

Names for Your Hedgehog Inspired by Bakery Goods

What could be cuter than calling your hedgehog muffin or waffle? The name butterscotch will just melt your heart. The best names for a hedgehog after bakery goods are,

  • Bao 
  • Babka 
  • Waffle 
  • Blintz 
  • Muffin 
  • Toast 
  • Caramel 
  • Buttercup 
  • Croissant 
  • Custard
  • Doughnut 
  • Eclair 
  • Mooncup 
  • Mousse 
  • Pudding 
  • Rye 
  • Swiss 
  • Scone 
  • Toast 
  • Jellybean
  • Brownie 
  • Sponge 
  • Truffle 
  • Cheesecake 
  • Churro 
  • Mochi

Names for Your Hedgehog When You Love Drinks 

How many drink lovers do we have here? Surely many! Go ahead and name your hedgehog after a popular drink. One of our friends named his pet Tequila because his quill ball used to dance around all the time. Catch more ideas from the table,

  • Soda 
  • Tonic 
  • Gin 
  • Brandy 
  • Cosmo 
  • Whiskey 
  • Margarita 
  • Tequila 
  • Clover 
  • Mojito
  • Pinot 
  • Cocktail 
  • Mocktail 
  • Pint

Names for Your Hedgehog Inspired by Nature

Do you feel more connected to nature? Then we suggest you go through our list below,

  • Meadow 
  • Storm 
  • Sky 
  • Blossom 
  • Sea 
  • Cloral 
  • Cedar 
  • Sage 
  • Willow 
  • Juniper
  • Rain 
  • Snow 
  • Spring
  • Ivy
  • Leaf 
  • Sunny 
  • Ocean 
  • River 
  • Aurora
  • Woody 
  • Winter 
  • Autumn 
  • Summer
  • Everest 
  • Moss 
  • Canyon

Names for Your Hedgehog Inspired by Flowers and Plants 

Names for Your Hedgehog Inspired by Flowers and Plants 

We believe most people who are into pets are also interested in gardening. This is one of the reasons the flower and plant names are so popular for hedgehogs. Check out our list below. Yes, you might find the best name for a hedgehog girl here.

  • Lily 
  • Molly 
  • Hock 
  • Brier 
  • Iris 
  • Daphne 
  • Rosemary 
  • Lavender 
  • Jasmine 
  • Snowdrop
  • Phlox 
  • Lotus 
  • Irene 
  • Tulip 
  • Peony 
  • Orchid 
  • Heather 
  • Zinnia 
  • Violet
  • Poppy 
  • Flora 
  • Briar 
  • Salvia 
  • Rue 
  • Posy 
  • Perrie 
  • Cactus 
  • Nettle

Names for Your Hedgehog When You Are Attracted to Colors  

We all want colors in our lives. Right? Colors stand for hope, happiness, and sometimes strong memories. If color is an impactful factor in your life, you should consider naming your hedgehog after a beautiful color. Some ideas are,

  • Red 
  • Blue 
  • Green 
  • Orange 
  • Gray 
  • Olive 
  • Yellow 
  • Cream 
  • White 
  • Mustard
  • Nutmeg 
  • Cyan 
  • Pink
  • Teal 
  • Charcoal 
  • Sage 
  • Indigo 
  • Aqua 
  • Purple 
  • Amber

Names for Your Hedgehog When You Worship Sports 

Are there any sports lovers in the house? We have hand-picked some unique spot pet names for hedgehogs only for you. They are more suitable as names for hedgehog boys.

  • Rugby 
  • Wicket 
  • Frisbee 
  • Indie 
  • Ranger 
  • Tennis 
  • Uno 
  • Ace
  • Dunk 
  • Puck

Names for Your Hedgehog Inspired by Wild Animals 

Names for Your Hedgehog Inspired by Wild Animals 

Keepers with good humor often name their hedgehogs by other animals. Of course, calling you quill balls Rhino will definitely confuse people. But then again, that is the fun part here. Some popular name ideas are as follows,

  • Bear 
  • Boar 
  • Urchin 
  • Pinto 
  • Leo 
  • Tiger 
  • Monkey 
  • Dove 
  • Rhino 
  • Foxy

Names for Your Hedgehog Inspired by Famous People 

The craze of naming a hedgehog after a star or a character is real. We have named one of our prickly balls ‘Dark Knight’ because it has the same dark attitude. And yes, you can also go for the Disney hedgehog names or characters of other popular cartoons.

  • Super sonic 
  • Einstein 
  • Bolt 
  • Pooh 
  • O’Neil 
  • Batman 
  • Dark Knight 
  • Hulk 
  • Snoopy 
  • Ozz
  • Dr Strange 
  • Tony 
  • Thanos 
  • Beckham 
  • Pele 
  • Hogan 
  • Teter 
  • Rowdy 
  • Alice 
  • Elsa
  • Pluto 
  • Micky 
  • Mini 
  • Goofy 
  • Pingu 
  • Buzz 
  • Moana 
  • Mowgli 
  • Lilo 
  • Bruno

More Unique Names for Hedgehogs 

More Unique Names for Hedgehogs 

Well, many keepers find it cliche to name a hedgehog after nature, flower, or fruit. They are always looking for something cute, classy, and unique at the same time. Luckily, we think we have just the names for you.

  • Digsby 
  • Cuddles 
  • Cuddlebag 
  • Quiver 
  • Snoozy 
  • Bud 
  • Florian 
  • Aster 
  • Cane 
  • Pine
  • Shadow 
  • Snuggle
  • Fern 
  • Ren 
  • Aloe 
  • Indigo 
  • Boo 
  • Daffy
  • Button 
  • Turbo 
  • Bubble
  • Boomer
  • Coda 
  • Patch
  • Zoe
  • Teacup 
  • Zen 
  • Prongs 
  • Crystal 
  • Piper 
  • Punk 
  • Bruno
  • Brisby 
  • Silver
  • Gizmo 
  • Pixer


You can name your hedgehog literally anything. No one will stop you there. But we always inspire keepers to choose meaningful names. It makes us feel more connected to our adorable tiny spiked balls. 

Of course, hundreds of more names are available for your sweet hedgehogs. For example, you can look for outdoor names like Kai or Smokey. Many people even name their hedgehogs after places (e.g., Alaska or Bonn).

We suggest you take the naming ceremony slow and do a lot of brainstorming. Let your creative juices flow. Only this can help you come up with a perfect name for your hedgehog. 


What are some cute hedgehog names? 

Any name that you can connect to is good for hedgehogs. Most owners call their quill balls by names that interest them the most. For example, Muffin is an excellent name when your hedgehog is brown, and you are a foodie. Similarly, nature lovers can call their prickly pigs Cactus as the creatures also have spikes. 

What is the name of a male hedgehog?

Owners look for a strong and tough name for their male hedgehogs. Pinto, Bear, Huff, Spikey, Razor, Leo, etc., are common manly names for pet quill balls. You can call the pets by adorable names like Squash Ball, Butterscotch, Cuddles, etc. 

What are rare hedgehog names? 

Truly speaking, uncommon names look sophisticated on any pet. Some sophisticated hedgehog name ideas are Artie, Babushka, Caspin, Lulu, Jigi, etc. You can come up with a unique name on your own by adding two words or subtracting letters from an existing word. 

Are hedgehog names unisexual? 

80 – 90% of hedgehog names are unisexual, meaning you can use them for both girls and boys. Keepers generally use feminine or floral names for female quill balls. On the contrary, male hedgehog names often sound rough and manly.  

What do I name my hedgehog? 

Name the hedgehog after its appearance or personality trait. Most owners find a name inspired by nature, flowers, food, etc. You can also go for the GenZ pet names like Trixie, Punk, Gizmo, etc.

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