Capybara names - A closeup photo of a capybara

Are you ready to meet some of the cutest creatures on the planet?

Of course, I mean capybaras, those big and furry rodents! And what better way to get acquainted with these lovable animals than by exploring a list of the best capybara names?

Explore name ideas from classic monikers like Coco and Charlie to creative options like Gizmo and Bubbles. Let’s dive in!

Capybara facts

The capybara is the largest rodent in the world. Adult capybaras weigh around 100 pounds (45 kg). Their body length is 3 ft (one meter).

Capybaras are related to guinea pigs and chinchillas. These gigantic rodents can be found in South America.

As semiaquatic mammals, capybaras live near rivers or in marshes. Capybaras love swimming and have webbed feet like sea otters and beavers.

Capybaras feed on grass and other plants, and they live in large groups.

How to choose a name for a capybara

Capybaras are native to South America, so Spanish and Portuguese names fit them perfectly.

You can also choose water-related names to reflect these furry animals’ love for water.

A capybara swimming

Feeling creative? You could make a custom name based on your capybara’s personality traits or appearance. This could be a fun way to give your pet a one-of-a-kind moniker that reflects their individuality.

Your pet’s name doesn’t always need to have a specific meaning. Sometimes, you just want a moniker that sounds fitting for a capybara, such as Cappy or Katie.

Ultimately, the best capybara names suit their personality and characteristics. Whether you choose a cute and cuddly name or something unexpected and quirky, be sure it fits your pet’s style!

Female capybara names

Some good girl capybara names include LunaBella, and Daisy. These names are simple yet elegant and are perfect for your furry friend.

You can also consider names inspired by nature. For example, River or Aqua are fitting monikers for a water-loving animal.

Another option is to look at famous female characters from books or movies. You could name your capybara after a strong and independent character like Hermione from Harry Potter or Katniss from The Hunger Games.

Whatever name you choose, make sure it fits your capybara’s personality and brings joy to both of you!

AmazoniaInspired by the Amazon rainforest.
Aqua”Water” (Latin)
Bella”Beautiful” (Italian)
Camila”Helper to the priest” (Spanish and Portuguese)
Candy”Sweet” (English)
Cara”Friend” (Irish)
Carmen”Garden” (Spanish)
Cassandra”Shining” (Greek)
Cassey”Watchful” (Irish)
Cassia”Cinnamon” (Greek)
Charlotte”Free man” (French origin)
Chica”Girl” (Spanish)
Ciara”Little dark one” (Irish)
Daisy”Day’s eye” (English)
Ellie”Light” (English)
Emma”Universal” (German)
Fanny”Free” (French origin)
Gigi”Earth worker” (French)
GingerThis name suits a capybara with reddish fur.
HazelA fitting name for a brown capybara.
Hermione”Earthly” (Greek)
Jasmin”Jasmine flower” (Persian)
Katie”Pure” (English)
Katniss”Aquatic plant” (Greek)
Kelly”Bright-headed” (Irish)
Luna”Moon” (Latin)
Meadow”Field of grass” (American)
Mona”Noble” (Italian)
Olivia”Olive tree” (Latin)

Male capybara names

If you want to emphasize your capybara’s large size, consider naming him Max. This Latin name means ”greatest”.

Capybara adult and baby outdoors

Another option is to give your capybara a name that reflects his natural habitat in South America, such as Rio or Amazon.

We’ve also listed names that mean ”swamp” to respect capybaras’ love for wetlands.

Brad”Broad clearing” (British)
Cabe”Ropemaker” (French)
Caleb”Faithful” (Hebrew)
Camilo”Helper to the priest” (Spanish)
CapShort for ”captain”.
Carl”Free man” (German)
Carlos”Free man” (Spanish)
Carvel”Swamp dweller” (French)
Cary”Pleasant stream” (Latin)
Casper”Treasurer” (Persian)
Caspian”White” (Latin origin)
Charles”Free man” (German)
Chico”Boy” (Spanish)
Cosmo”Beauty” (Greek)
Douglas”Dark stream” (Scottish)
Ethan”Enduring” (Hebrew)
Fenton”Marsh town” (English)
George”Farmer” (Greek origin)
Gizmo”One who is playful” (English)
KaleviA Finnish boy’s name derived from a mythical creature.
Kellan”Swamp” (Irish)
Kelvin”Wooded river” (Scottish)
Kenny”Handsome” (Scottish)
Max”Greatest” (Latin)
Oliver”Olive tree” (Latin)
Rio”River” (Spanish)
Vance”Marshland” (English)

Unisex capybara names

Don’t want to be gender-specific?

These gender-neutral names fit girl and boy capybaras alike!

One of the top picks from the list is Carson. This Scottish name means ”son of the marsh-dwellers”. Capybaras often live in marshes and wetlands, so the meaning is perfect for them. Also, the name starts with Ca-, like capybara.

  • Barry
  • Cade
  • Callum
  • Calypso
  • Cameron
  • Campbell
  • Carson
  • Charlie
  • Cleo
  • Clyde
  • Coco
  • Cody
  • Cooper
  • Emmett
  • Kerry
  • Kim
  • Kyle
  • Ollie
  • River
  • Sam

Cute capybara names

Capybaras are cute, so why not give your capybara an equally adorable name?

Capybara baby and parent

Food-related names are always a safe bet if you want a cute name. Think of the ones like CashewChoco, or Fudge.

If you want to respect your pet’s heritage, consider playful references to Latin American culture, such as Churro or Poncho.

  • Almond
  • Biscuit
  • Bubbles
  • Cacao
  • Cappuccino
  • Cappy
  • Caramel
  • Cashew
  • Cheddar
  • Chewie
  • Chip
  • Choco
  • Churro
  • Cinnamon
  • Coconut
  • Cookie
  • Cuddles
  • Cupcake
  • Cutie
  • Dippy
  • Dulce
  • Fluffy
  • Fudge
  • Gouda
  • Kappy
  • Marshmallow
  • Paddles
  • Poncho
  • Puddles
  • Silky
  • Smoothie
  • Velvet
  • Walnut

Funny capybara names

Whether you prefer puns, pop culture references, or something silly, there are plenty of funny names for your pet capybara!

For example, Sir Barksalot is a clever play on words for the capybara’s bark-like vocalizations.

  • Captain Wigglebottom
  • Capybarack Obama
  • Capy-tain America
  • Cashmere
  • Chewbacca
  • Flipper
  • Furdinand
  • Furry Potter
  • Lady Floofington
  • Ms. Splashmore
  • Sir Barksalot

Famous capybara names

Group of capybaras drinking

Caplin Rous

One notable capybara is Caplin Rous, a famous social media capybara who gained a large following before passing away in 2011.

The second part of his name, Rous, stands for ”Rodent of Unusual Size”.


Those who are into the Japanese kawaii culture most likely know another famous capybara: Kapibara-san (カピバラさん). It literally means Mr. or Ms. Capybara.

Kapibara-san is an adorable character by Bandai Spirits. He has his own anime TV show.

Kapibara-san enjoys eating, bathing in hot springs, and spending time with his friends.

We have multiple Kapibara-san plush toys at home. They don’t have specific names; we just call them all Kapibara-san (a bit unexpected, because I run a website about name ideas).

Most of the toys are from Japan, and I’ve caught multiple Kapibara-san plushies with a UFO catcher!

Interestingly enough, Kapibara-san has short legs like a guinea pig. I guess that adds to the cuteness of this fluffy character.

Good capybara names

  • Amazon
  • Caballero
  • Captain
  • Carr
  • Chaplin
  • Chili
  • Kerr
  • Lagoon
  • Misty
  • Muscot
  • Rain

Capybara names FAQ

What are other names for a capybara?

Another name for the capybara is a water hog. In Spanish, the capybara is sometimes called a carpincho.

What do you call a baby capybara?

A baby capybara is called a pup.

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