365+ Chinchilla Names

Best chinchilla names

Choosing a name for your new chinchilla should be fun and exciting. Still, it can be a bit daunting, especially if this is your first chinchilla or even your first pet. You’ll want a perfect name for your furry little friend. Some things you can name your chinchilla for is their coloring, including any markings they have. You could also call your chinchilla after stuff you like, celebrities, tv shows, and movies. Their personalities can also give you some great ideas. What about food names? Cookies, candy, your favorite main dish. What about people’s names? I’ve had several pets, not chinchillas, but cats, dogs, birds, a few lizards named people names. Sophie and Sadie are my two Shetland Sheepdogs. I had a tabby and white cat that I named Patrick. Place names make great names for chinchillas as well. 

In this article, we’ll look at names for some of these items to help give you some ideas on what you might name your chinchilla. 

Human names are perfect for chinchillas. I’ve divided the human name lists into boys, girls, and unisex names. 

Boy Names

  • Adam
  • Charlie
  • Chico
  • Dante 
  • Dave
  • Duke
  • Finn 
  • Frankie
  • Fred
  • Gary
  • Gavin
  • Hardy
  • Harry
  • Henry
  • Jack
  • Jake
  • Joey
  • Johnny
  • Leo
  • Luke
  • Nick
  • Ollie
  • Opie 
  • Pablo 
  • Patrick
  • Pete
  • Roger
  • Ross
  • Ryder
  • Sam
  • Sancho
  • Shane 
  • Steve
  • Teddy
  • Theo 
  • Toby
  • Victor
  • Willie

Girl Names

  • Abby
  • Annabelle
  • Angel
  • Annie
  • Aria
  • Ariel
  • Athena
  • Audrey
  • Barbie
  • Bella
  • Belle
  • Bessie
  • Bianca
  • Blossom 
  • Callie
  • Cassi
  • Chelsea
  • Crystal
  • Dixie
  • Dolly 
  • Dot
  • Ella
  • Ellie
  • Elsa
  • Elsie
  • Evita
  • Ginger
  • Ginny
  • Goldie
  • Gracie
  • Gypsy
  • Hallie
  • Harriet
  • Heidi 
  • Holly
  • Jade
  • Jessi
  • Jilly
  • Julie
  • June
  • Juno 
  • Justine
  • Kelly
  • Kia
  • Kimmy 
  • Lacy
  • Layla
  • Leah
  • Lena
  • Lexxi
  • Lilly
  • Lulu
  • Maddy
  • Maggie
  • Margo
  • Maxie
  • Milly
  • Natalie
  • Nellie
  • Noelle
  • Pearl  
  • Piper
  • Pixie
  • Polly 
  • Rae
  • Roxy
  • Ruby 
  • Sadie
  • Sally
  • Sandie 
  • Sophie 
  • Vicky
  • Wendy 
  • Zoe

Unisex names

  • Jamie
  • Jordan 
  • Logan
  • Percy
  • Taylor
  •  Val

Names of places can make excellent chinchilla names as well. States, cities, parks, rivers, lakes, and other areas on Earthy work well. So do space names, planets, stars, suns, and other heavenly bodies also make great names. What about more specific place names, like the names from the chinchillas’ native habitat? 

Place names

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Aspen 
  • Atlanta or Atlantis
  • Atlas
  • Aurora
  • Colorado
  • Space Names:
  • Comet
  • Jupiter
  • Mars
  • Mercury
  • Moony
  • Neptune
  • Starry
  • Sunny
  • Venus

Andes Names

  • Aconcagua
  • Andes
  • Atacama
  • Bermejo
  • Cuzco
  • Fuego
  • Huila
  • Osorno
  • Ruiz 
  • Peru
  • Salars 
  • Tolima 
  • Tupungato

How about color names? Color names can be specific to each chinchilla color, but other colors would make great names for your chinchilla as well. 

Color Names

  • Blue
  • Periwinkle
  • Crimson
  • Red
  • Pinky

White chinchilla names

  • Blizzard
  • Cloud
  • Cotton
  • Diamond
  • Frost
  • Ice
  • Marshmallow
  • Salt
  • Snow
  • Snowflake 
  • Whitey

Grey is the most common color for chinchillas. They range from light grey to dark grey. Grey is the color most chinchillas are in nature. 

Grey chinchilla names

  • Smoky
  • Ash
  • Pewter
  • Soot
  • Dove
  • Silver
  • Pepper
  • Dusty
  • Stormy 
  • Thunder
  • Cloud

Black chinchilla names

  • Jet
  • Onyx
  • Obsidian
  • Ebony
  • Coal
  • Raven
  • Sable

Flowers also make great names for chinchillas. Many flowers might fit your chinchilla. 

Flower Names

  • Buttercup 
  • Daffodil
  • Daisy
  • Jasmine
  • Lavender
  • Lilac
  • Lily
  • Iris
  • Marigold
  • Petunia
  • Rose 
  • Tulip

Food items also make some elegant names for your chinchilla. 

Food Names

  • Almond
  • Apple
  • Apricot
  • Candy
  • Cashew
  • Cheerio 
  • Cherry 
  • Chilli
  • Cinnamon
  • Coco
  • Cookie
  • Fudge
  • Ginger 
  • Gumbo
  • Hershey 
  • Honey
  • Jelly 
  • Kit Kat
  • Kiwi
  • Latte
  • Liquorice
  • Lollypop
  • Meatloaf
  • Meringue
  • Mocha
  • Muffin
  • Nacho 
  • Nougat 
  • Nutmeg
  • Oatmeal
  • Olive
  • Oreo 
  • Papaya
  • Peach 
  • Pumpkin
  • Reese or Reeses
  • Skittles
  • Sugar
  • Taco
  • Twinkie
  • Waffles 

Movie, TV, and game characters can also make some exciting and fun names for your fuzzy little rodent. Here are only a few that you could choose. 

Movie, TV, Game Names

  • Aladdin 
  • Bambi
  • Nemo
  • Nero 
  • Pikachu
  • Raichu
  • Scooby
  • Snoopy
  • Tweety
  • Yoshi 

How about other animal names? Your chinchilla may seem or act like another animal that you might want to name them after. 

Other Animal Names

  • Cricket
  • Kitty 
  • Dog
  • Ladybug 
  • Panda
  • Puppy
  • Raccoon 
  • Tiger

You’ll find your chinchilla has a personality all their own. These characteristics will come out and perhaps give you an idea for their name. Here are a few personality names. 

Personality names

  • Cheeky
  • Dash
  • Digger
  • Frisky
  • Hopper
  • Jumper 
  • Rascal
  • Sassy
  • Scooter 
  • Sleep
  • Sparky
  • Speedy
  • Spooky
  • Sweetie
  • Turbo
  • Tricky 

Just as your chinchilla has a personality, they also have a special appearance. All chinchillas have thick fluffy fur, but they are not all the same. They are different colors, but they also have different coats and patterns as well. 

Appearance names

  • Beauty
  • Cutie
  • Fancy
  • Fluffy 
  • Furry
  • Pudgy
  • Ruffles 
  • Spike

If you have a pair of chinchillas, you may want to name them matching names. Pairs of names work well for pairs of chinchillas. 

Pair Names

  • Abbott and Costello
  • Ace and Spade
  • Batman and Robin
  • Bert and Ernie 
  • Biscuits and Gravy
  • Chip and Dale
  • Click and Clack
  • Cookie and Cream
  • Frick and Frack 
  • Han and Chewie 
  • Hansel and Gretel
  • Mickey and Minnie
  • Peaches and Cream
  • Penn and Teller
  • Ping and Pong
  • Pinky and The Brain
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Scratch and Sniff
  • Salt and Pepper 
  • Spongebob and Patrick 
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Turner and Hooch
  • Woody and Buzz
  • Ying and Yang
  • Yogi and Boo Boo

Can my chinchilla learn its name?

In short, yes, your chinchilla can learn its name. They learn by repetition so you can train them just by calling them by name. They will start to recognize the sound of their name when you say. With some work, you might even be able to train your chinchilla to come to you when you call its name. This has a lot to do with their personalities. Not all chinchillas will be the type to learn this. 

In Conclusion

There are tons of names out there. We’ve listed only a few. So many factors come into naming your chinchilla. You won’t want to rush into naming your new family member. You may want to spend some time getting to know your chinchilla before choosing a name. We hope this list helps you figure out a great name for your chinchilla. 

Do you already have a chinchilla? What is its name? How did you choose? Do you have any names you don’t see on this list that you’d like to share? We’d love to hear from you. Please leave a comment below.

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