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Are you looking for the perfect name for your new pet hedgehog? If so, you’ve come to the right place! This article contains 150+ of the best hedgehog names for your spiky friend.

From classic favorites to unique and creative choices, there is something for everyone. Whether your hedgehog is a boy, girl, or unisex, you will find plenty of options here.

How to choose a hedgehog name

Choosing a name for your new hedgehog is an exciting step in owning one of these unique and adorable pets! From monikers inspired by pop culture to those with special meanings, there are endless possibilities for naming your companion. Here are some tips on how to pick the perfect hedgehog name.

First, consider the type of personality you want your hedgehog to embody. Do you want them to have a cute and cuddly title like Cottontail or something more spunky like Spike? Once you’ve narrowed down the vibe you’re looking for, start brainstorming names that encompass those qualities.

You could also use specific characteristics about the animal as inspiration, such as its color or markings!

Hedgehogs are known for their spiky protection. Names that refer to spikiness, such as Pincushion or Stabby are classic choices for pet hedgehogs.

Top hedgehog names

These are some of the most popular hedgehog names. We’ve only included the best of the best options in this list:

CactusYou can’t go wrong by naming your prickly friend after the spiky plant.
QuillA pretty name that refers to the spines of the hedgehog.
PricklesA spiky name for a spiky pet!
SonicThere’s no doubt that Sonic the Hedgehog is the most famous fictional hedgehog.
SpikeA hedgehog name can’t get any more classic than this one.

Girl hedgehog names

Are you hoping to name your hedgehog girl? Get inspired by these cute female hedgehog names!

  • Alice
  • Bruna
  • Ginger
  • Harmony
  • Harriet
  • Hazel
  • Hedwig
  • Heidi
  • Helga
  • Helly
  • Henrietta
  • Hermione
  • Holly
  • Lily
  • Midge
  • Ruby
  • Sofy
  • Sonya

Hedgehog names male

Here’s a collection of cute boy hedgehog names for your spiky buddy!

  • Alfred
  • Bruce
  • Bruno
  • Edgar
  • Harold
  • Harrison
  • Harry
  • Harvey
  • Henry
  • Herbert
  • Hercules
  • Horace
  • Hugh
  • Hugo
  • Jasper
  • Ridge
  • Rufus

Famous hedgehog names

A cute brown hedgehog outdoors

Did you spend your childhood collecting rings and dodging evil robot animals, as I did? Then, you know who’s the most famous hedgehog ever!

HogglestockA talking hedgehog in C.S. Lewis’s fantasy book series The Chronicles of Narnia.
Kiroileva siiliA famous Finnish comic strip by Milla Paloniemi. The main character is a swearing hedgehog.
Mrs. TiggywinkleA hedgehog laundress in Beatrix Potter’s children’s book The Tale of Mrs. Tiggywinkle.

Hedgehog names in Sonic the Hedgehog

Amy RoseA pink female hedgehog in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. Has a crush on Sonic.
KnucklesKnuckles the Echidna is a red echidna. He’s Sonic the Hedgehog’s friend and former rival.
ShadowShadow the Hedgehog is a black and red hedgehog in Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog universe.
SilverSilver the Hedgehog is a video game character in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe.
SonicSonic the Hedgehog is a blue hedgehog video game character.

Cartoon hedgehog names

Alfred HedgehogAn anthropomorphic green-eyed hedgehog in the animated series The Mysteries of Alfred Hedgehog.
LouisA molehog in the Ice Age movies.
Russell FergusonA male European hedgehog in Littlest Pet Shop.

Disney hedgehog names

Most Disney hedgehogs are side characters. The most well-known must be Mr. Pricklepants, the plush hedgehog toy from Toy Story!

Dr. ExeterA hedgehog professor. The antagonist in the Timon & Pumbaa episode ”Pig-Malion”.
HankHedy’s dad in T.O.T.S.
HedyA baby hedgehog in the T.O.T.S. episode ”Daddy Delivery”.
Mr. PricklepantsA stuffed hedgehog toy in Toy Story 3 and Toy Story 4.
Mr. QuillAn older hedgehog in the T.O.T.S. episode ”The Bunny Punch”.

Cool hedgehog names

Hedgehogs may be cute little spineballs, but they’re also badass animals! These names bring out the wild side of hedgehogs. They will help depict these nocturnal omnivores as mysterious hunters of the night!

  • Chance
  • Chaser
  • Dusk
  • Hercules
  • Hunter
  • Hurricane
  • Midnight
  • Mr. or Ms. Danger
  • Nyx
  • Shadow
  • Sneaky
  • Twilight

Albino hedgehog names

A white African pygmy hedgehog

Only one in 100,000 hedgehogs are albinos, so albino hedgehogs are extremely rare. They don’t have any pigment, so they’re white with red eyes. Here are some name ideas for your pale beauty!

  • Albus
  • Angel
  • Blanca
  • Blanche
  • Blanco
  • Blondie
  • Cloud
  • Finn
  • Fiona
  • Halloumi
  • Latte
  • Luna
  • Phantom
  • Powder
  • Selena
  • Snowspike
  • Vanilla
  • Whipcream
  • Whitney

Names for pet hedgehog

Hedgehogs are incredibly endearing animals with personalities and quirks that make them stand out from other small pets. These pet hedgehog names will make your prickly friend stand out!

  • Brownie
  • Cottontail
  • Dash
  • Fudge
  • Grumpy
  • Haribo
  • Hershey
  • Lilo
  • Moody
  • Oreo
  • Pinky
  • Pricklehug
  • Rumbles
  • Sticky
  • Twix

Cutest hedgehog names

From their cute faces to how they ball up, hedgehogs are irresistibly adorable! These cute hedgehog names reflect the insane cuteness of these animals.

  • Biscuit
  • Candy
  • Cookie
  • Fluffy
  • Hedgie
  • Hoglet
  • Mini
  • Muffin
  • Pinball
  • Sniffles
  • Snuggles
  • Tapioca
  • Waffle
  • Zippy

Clever hedgehog names

  • Hedgy
  • Pincushion
  • Poker
  • Pokey
  • Pokinator
  • Prickle
  • Spike Lee
  • Spikester
  • Stabby
  • Thorn

Hedgehog pun names

A cute hedgehog with flowers outdoors

Sometimes you want to let loose when naming your pet. These punny and funny hedgehog names will let you do just that!

  • Hedgehog Holmes
  • Hedgehug
  • Hedgemon
  • Hedginator
  • Hogtavia
  • Hogtoberfest
  • Hogzilla
  • Prince Quilliam
  • Quill Smith

Good hedgehog names ideas

  • Berry
  • Diesel
  • Frodo
  • Goldie
  • Harlow
  • Hog
  • Hoggle
  • Hoggy
  • Hufflepuff
  • Jade
  • Merlin
  • Muscot
  • Needles
  • Nutmeg
  • Pepper
  • Pickles
  • Pippie
  • Pudgie

Hedgehog FAQ

What do you call a male hedgehog?

A male hedgehog is called a boar, just like a male hog.

What is a female hedgehog called?

A female hedgehog is called a sow, which is also what you call a female pig.

However, hedgehogs are not related to pigs, despite the word ”hog” in their name.

What do you call a baby hedgehog?

A baby hedgehog is called a hoglet.

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