While I have NEVER had a pet squirrel, I know a lot of people are keeping them as pets. There are many people that are raising a squirrel as a pet, that’s why I thought it would be fun to find some adorable male and female squirrel names. Plus tips to help you come up with some more name ideas for your new pet or the ones that just keep coming back to your backyard.
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While I don’t believe that your pet squirrel will come when you call out their names like a cat or dog. However, you’ll find some famous names for squirrels that you can use for your pet. Don’t forget to check out these Wild Delight Peanuts that our backyard squirrels love eating.
Famous Squirrel Names
When I think about squirrels, we think about Scrat and the female squirrel in Ice Age 3 named Scratte, a saber-toothed flying squirrel. You can watch this funny video as they fight over the popular acorn.
I’ve brainstormed other cool ideas for your pet squirrel. Some of these pet names will work for both males and females.
11 Female Squirrel Names You May Want to Consider
- Ms. Squirrel
- Princess Sally Acorn
While these are popular female names for puppies, they can work really well for unique pets as well.
I chose them because they are some of the most popular names on the Internet for female pets.
If you’re already using this name for a current pet, I wouldn’t use it. Otherwise, you’ll confuse your cat or dog when you’re calling out the name of your squirrel.
There are tons of popular girl names you can use for your backyard critters.
Adorable Squirrel Names
Squirrels are adorable and funny to look at. They can keep you entertained for hours and therefore they deserve an adorable name that matches their unique personality.
Here are some of the most adorable squirrel names we could find.
Cool Squirrel Names
If you have a pet squirrel, there’s a good chance that you have the coolest pet on the block. You may want to consider some of these cool names that will let people know you have the coolest pet.
These names will work for all kinds of pets, not just squirrels.
Names According to Color
Squirrels come in several different colors from red, gray, black and etc. When thinking what to name a squirrel, you can consider naming them according to the color of their fur, similar to how you name a dog.
Here are some of the names we rounded up based on the color.
Red Squirrel Names
The great thing about naming a squirrel is you can come up with all kinds of unique, cool, and funny names. These names will work for any red animal, especially squirrels.
Aka (means red in Japanese)
Gray Squirrel Names
Most people will see gray squirrels in their backyard. If you’re the type of person who wants to name your backyard squirrels, you may want to consider some of these names.
While not all these names mean the color gray, they will sound great for your backyard squirrel.
Black Squirrel Names
If you’re lucky enough to have a black squirrel come to your backyard, then you’re in luck. Here are several names that will suit your furry black critter.
Ice (black Ice)
Funny Names to Give A Squirrel
These names can work well for male squirrels as well as females. Of course, I can’t guarantee that squirrels will actually listen to the come command.
- Sandy Cheeks
- Scrat (from the famous Ice Age movie)
- Mr. Squirrel
Names For Baby Squirrels
Most people who end up with a pet squirrel do so because they find a baby and nurse it to health. The people who end up keeping the squirrel as a pet do so because they realize that the squirrel would not be able to survive on it’s own if released into the wild.
You should know what to do if you find a baby squirrel. However, if you plan on keeping it as a pet, here are some cute names that will work perfectly for baby squirrels.
9 Famous Squirrel Names You Can Learn From
People love squirrels and it’s not hard to find them featured in movies, television, video games, cartoons and even in your favorite books. That’s why I’ve put together a huge list of some of the most famous squirrel characters.
You can brainstorm these ideas to help you name your pet squirrel.
- Sandy Cheeks
- Rocky the Flying Squirrel
- Slappy Squirrel
- Skippy Squirrel
- Little Girl Squirrel
- Princess Sally Acorn
- Secret Squirrel
- Squirrel Girl
- Conker the Squirrel
- Bucky the Squirrel
- Amy the Squirrel
- Screwball Squirrel
- Squeaks the Squirrel
- Darly Pants
- Elias Acorn
These are some of the most epic names from famous characters. You can use these names to help you brainstorm and come up with other names for squirrels.
If you’ve been trying to come up with a name for your squirrel, you know that it can be challenging. It took me forever to come up with a name for my dog.
Watch this video where they help you name the squirrels in your backyard.
You don’t have to keep a pet squirrel, you can just name the squirrels you see in your backyard. Of course, it can be hard to tell if it’s a boy or girl squirrel.
What To Name A Squirrel?
When it comes to names for pet squirrels, you just need to get a little creative. It isn’t any different than coming up with a name for a dog or cat.
You just need think outside of the box and use your surroundings for brainstorming some possible ideas.
Don’t be afraid to name your pet after food, hobbies, books, movies, cartoon characters and etc.
Trends for Coming Up With Unique Names?
Sit down with a pen and pad (old school method) and think about some of their favorite foods or the best nuts they love and you can brainstorm some ideas with those. This is why so many people will name their squirrels after food like acorns, olive, apple, hammy, and etc.
You can also use words in different foreign languages that actually mean squirrel, like in the video above.
Names That Mean Squirrel
- Bulgarian word that means squirrel is Katerica (could be a feminine girl squirrel name)
- Spanish word that means squirrel is Ardilla (this could also be used as a womanly name)
- Flying squirrel in Spanish Ardilla Voladora (this would make a great flying squirrel name)
Just make sure that you choose a name that you can pronounce easily.
Naming Them After A Family Member
Squirrels are acrobatic and run around the backyard like crazy. I’ve seen some that run around in my backyard that reminds me of my sister-in-law and sister.
There’s nothing wrong with giving them a name after a member of your family. Of course, if you think they will be offended. Most people won’t be offended.
Use A Nickname
Most people use nicknames when they talk to their dogs and cats. There’s nothing wrong with doing this with your backyard critters as well.
For instance, Tamia, means (small squirrel) instead of calling her Tamia, you could use the nickname or shortened version Mia.
Squirrel Name Generator
There are name generators for pretty much anything and can help you name squirrels, hamsters, and other types of rodents.
Pet And Rodent Name Generator: This one will generate 10 names that will fit most types of rodents. It’s easy to use, just click on get male names or get female names. Here are some examples of names it gave me.
Examples of Male Names:
- Noo Noo
Examples of Female Names:
More Squirrel Name Generators
Rum and Monkey – This generator helps you name your pet according to the generation you belong to.
Name Generators – If you’re looking to name your backyard squirrels after the popular Chronicles of Narnia characters such as Ticklespark, Waddlering, Capterteeth and etc.
Neowin – Come up with funny and amusing names. This one is more like a forum than a generator, but we found some that sounded more like jokes than names.
If these don’t work for you, it won’t be hard to find more. Just go to Google and type in “coming up with a name for male squirrels” or something pertaining to naming your backyard critters.
It won’t be hard to find forums, generators, and even videos to help you brainstorm some more ideas. You can use these to name flying squirrels, grey squirrels, red squirrels, and even the baby ones.
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Final Word On Squirrel Pet Names
Hopefully, you enjoyed this list of female and male names. As I mentioned in the article above, even if you don’t believe in keeping a squirrel as a pet, there’s nothing wrong with naming the squirrels that visit your feeders on a daily basis.
After all, if they are coming to your home on a regular basis, why not take the time to name them?