Hedgehogs are cute little creatures with big personalities. They love to play, explore, and get into mischief.
Hedgehogs are native to Europe and Asia, where they live in burrows or dens. They are nocturnal animals and spend their days sleeping and snuggling. While they are wild creatives, hedgehogs can be kept as pets if you keep them inside a safe enclosure.
Hedgehogs are very social animals that enjoy the company of other hedgehogs. It is important to provide your pet with plenty of space to roam around and play.
A good-sized cage will give him enough room to move around safely. You should also make sure he has access to toys and food to help stimulate his mind and body.
If you’re interested in adopting a hedgehog, there are many reputable rescue groups out there who take care of these adorable animals.
If you have already adopted a hedgehog, you may be wondering about what name to give it. There are so many different names for hedgehogs, just as there are many names that can be given to any kind of pet.
If you want to give your pet a unique name, check out these 55+ hedgehog names.
Names For European Hedgehogs
European hedgehogs, sometimes known as the common hedgehog, are small mammals belonging to the order Eulipotyphla. These cute critters are native to Europe and parts of Asia.
The average size of an adult male hedgehog is between 10-15 inches long. Females are slightly smaller at 9-12 inches long. Their bodies are covered with spines, which serve two purposes: protection and camouflage.
Here are some ideas for names for your pet European hedgehog.
This is the most obvious name for this cute creature. The reason for many people giving this name to their pet hedgehog is, of course, due to the spiky quills on its back.
You could call your pet ‘Spiky’ because of all those spikes! This name is similar to the previous entry, except you will be adding a ‘y’ to the end of the name.
Another option is calling your pet ‘Quill’. This name is derived from the fact that hedgehogs are covered in quills, and it is a fun name to give to a hedgehog.
A thorn is something sharp and prickly. If you want to give your hedgehog a name like this, then you might consider naming him ‘Thorn’.
Referring to the lyric, ‘every rose has its thorn’, this is a fun play on words: your hedgehog, named Rose, will have several thorns.
This name also refers to the spiny nature of hedgehogs. Your pet will have lots of needles sticking out of his or her fur.
These tiny flowers look like miniature versions of dandelions. When you think of thistles, you probably think of weeds, but they are actually pretty beautiful.
Anyone who grew up playing the Sonic the Hedgehog games knows that this name fits perfectly.
Although Knuckles, the character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series, is technically an echidna, not a hedgehog, we’ve included this name here anyway!
They’re soft and cuddly, and they love to snuggle up close to you when you hold them. So if you want to name your pet after something fluffy, then this would be a great choice.
Names For African Pygmy Hedgehogs
African pygmy hedgehogs are small, furry creatures that belong to the family Erinaceidae. They are native to Africa, where they live in burrows made by ants.
Their average length is 7-11 inches, and they are often white. They weigh around 2 pounds.
Here are some names for your pet African pygmy hedgehog.
This name is perfect for a hedgehog that loves to spend time outside during winter months. It’s also a nice way to describe how they appear.
Your pet is white, small, and shaped like a ball: what better name than ‘Snowball’?
If you want to give your pet a name that sounds like the famous, friendly ghost, then this is the one for you.
Ghosts are mysterious beings that are said to haunt houses and other places. You can use this name as a reference to your pet, since their white color makes he or she look quite ghostly.
Cotton is another word for fluffiness. As such, this is a good name for a pet hedgehog that likes to curl up into a ball.
Luna means moon in Spanish, so this name is appropriate for a hedgehog that enjoys spending time outside at night.
Pebbles are round things that stick to the ground. If you want to name your hedgehog after something round, then this is the perfect name.
Elsa is the main character in Disney’s Frozen movie franchise. She is a princess with long blonde/white hair.
‘Blanco’ means white in Spanish, which is why Blanca or Blanco is a good name for your pet, depending on whether they are male or female.
Clouds are usually seen as a symbol of happiness. This is because they bring rain and cool weather.
Names For Long-Eared Hedgehogs
Long-eared hedgehogs are covered in thick, soft fur. Their ears are very large and point forward, hence their given name.
They are found throughout Europe and Asia, although their numbers have been declining in recent years.
Here are some interesting names for your pet long-eared hedgehog.
Dumbo was the elephant in the classic cartoon film released back in 1938. He had big ears, too!
This is a cute name for a hedgehog that has floppy, long ears.
Batty is a term used for someone who is crazy, but can also be used to describe the appearance of the long-eared hedgehog, which can sometimes resemble a bat.
Mickey Mouse is an American cartoon character created by Walt Disney. His most notable characteristic is his large ears.
Minnie Mouse is another popular cartoon character from the same company as Mickey. Her most distinctive feature is her pink bow, as well as her big ears.
Piper is a cute name for a cute hedgehog, although it is often used as a girl’s name.
Peanuts are delicious snacks, and are also a cute name for a small pet.
Long-eared hedgehogs are known for their ability to shoot quills at their enemies. They do this when threatened, and the quill will fly out of their body.
This is a funny name to give a hedgehog that shoots quills from its body. Name him after the famous cowboy actor, Clint Eastwood.
If your hedgehog is known to ‘pull the trigger’ on its own spikes, then you could call him Trigger.
Names For Brandt’s Hedgehogs
Brandt’s hedgehogs can grow up to 10 inches tall, making them one of the largest species of hedgehog. They live all over the world, including North America, Australia, Europe, Africa, and Asia.
They also have large ears, and have particularly dark skin and quills.
Here are some great names for your pet.
Ravens are dark birds of prey that hunt by sight rather than smell. These are great names for a hedgehog that hunts using its eyesight.
If you have two hedgehogs – one white, one black – it would be a fun idea to name one Salt, and name the other Pepper. This dark-colored hedgehog should be named Pepper.
Zorro is a fictional character. The character wears a mask and cape, and fights evil with a sword.
Shadow is a common name for a hedgehog, especially if he or she is darker.
Smokey is a cute name for any kind of animal. It is also a perfect name for a hedgehog.
Stormy is a cool name for a stormy day. You might want to choose this name for a hedgehog if they like storms.
Grizzly is a name for a wild animal. If you have a hedgehog that likes to eat insects, then you could name him/her Grizzly.
Inky is a name for something dark and mysterious. It is also a good name for a Brandt’s hedgehog because they are usually very dark.
Midnight is a time of night that is both exciting and scary. It would make a nice name for a hedgehog who loves adventure.
Coco is a sweet name for a little baby. It is also a great name for a hedgehog!
Names For North African Hedgehogs
North African hedgehogs are native to the Sahara Desert region of Africa. They are not related to European hedgehogs, but instead belong to the order Erinaceidae.
Hedgehogs in this part of the world tend to be much smaller than those found in Europe. They are quite adorable, with light colored quills.
Here are some awesome names for a North African hedgehog.
Sandy is a pretty name for a sandy beach. It would also be an excellent name for a North African hedgehog.
Joy is a happy word. It is a great name for a happy, joyful spiky friend.
Lily is a beautiful flower. It makes a lovely name for a hedgehog too.
Pippa is a popular girl’s name. It would be a great name for a North African female hedgehog.
Ivory is another name for a precious stone. It would make a great name for a small, soft hedgehog.
Nugget is a delicious food. It would be a wonderful name for a tasty snack, or a cute looking baby hedgehog.
Amber is an orange-golden colored gemstone. It would make a fabulous name for a North African female hedgehog.
Speedy is a fast moving animal. It would be a perfect name for a speedy, agile North African hedgehog.
Does your hedgehog love to nibble on food? Then you could call him/her Nibbles.
Gizmo would make an excellent name for a playful, curious North African hedgehog.
Cartoon Hedgehog Names
Do you have kids, or are you simply an avid Disney fan yourself? If so, you should definitely consider some of these cartoon names for your pet hedgehog.
Boo is the cute little human in Monsters Inc. She is small and cuddly, with a big personality.
Goofy is one of Mickey Mouse’s best friends. He is goofy and fun-loving.
Tweedledee and Tweedledum are two characters from Alice in Wonderland. They are silly and mischievous.
See the previous entry.
We don’t talk about Bruno…
56. Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle
Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle is a hedgehog from Beatrix Potter’s books. She is a kind and gentle creature.
Dora the Explorer is a classic animated TV show. Dora is adventurous and brave.
Bart Simpson is known for his mischievous behavior and spiky hair. Does this remind you of your own pet?
Dash is the hero of the movie The Incredibles. He is a cheeky character who can outrun anything.
Perhaps your hedgehog isn’t as big as this character from The Jungle Book, but the irony makes for a funny joke.
Human Names For Hedgehogs (Beginning With ‘H’)
In recent years, it has become popular to give our furry friends human names.
We’ve compiled a list of some of the ones that we’ve come across, all of which work as an alliteration (they start with the letter, ‘H’, same as ‘hedgehog’).
Harry is a famous wizard from JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series, and is also the name of a member of the royal family.
Holly is a type of plant, as well as being a festive name.
Star Wars fans, rejoice! Let your hedgehog become one with the force.
Henry is a very common boy’s name. It would make a fantastic name for a hedgehog.
Hugo is a popular boy’s name. It is also a good fit for a hedgehog.
Harper is a very popular girl’s name. It would be an awesome choice for a hedgehog named after a famous author – Harper Lee, author of To Kill A Mockingbird.
Harrison is another popular boy’s name.
Harriet is a great name for a sweet little hedgehog.
Harvey is a popular boy’s first name. It would be a nice fit for a hedgehog named for a famous scientist.
Hilda is a beautiful name for a lovely lady. It would be a fitting name for a beautiful hedgehog.
If you’re looking for a unique name for your new hedgehog friend, then we suggest you take some inspiration from our list! There are plenty of names to choose from, whether your pet is a male or female.
We hope you enjoyed reading through our list of 55+ hedgehog names.