We all love our cute and funny pet hippos, don’t we!! There are two main species of hippos — the large/common hippo and the smaller relative, the pygmy hippo. Hippos are the third-largest living land mammal, after elephants and white rhinos. In this article, we have put together a list containing 150+ cute and funny pet hippo names that you can name your pet hippo.
Did you know that the word hippopotamus stems from a Greek word meaning river horse?
Hippos are semi-aquatic and herbivorous mammals. Their preferred habitat is sub-Saharan Africa, although they are scattered in zoos and animal parks worldwide.
You may have considered owning one as a pet, but before getting on with it, take a minute to check your state or country’s laws on owning exotic pets.
Once you get around to owning one, the next step will be finding a pet name. Well, there’s no cause for worry as we’ve got you covered.
Below are funny and cute hippo names for your consideration.
16 Fiction Inspired Hippo Names
The list below contains 16 fictitious hippo names gotten from animations, comics, and storybooks.
1. Hip-Hip: Hip-Hip and Hurra is an educational animation series, featuring Hip-Hip, a pink hippopotamus as its main character.
2. George: George is an adventurous hippo who featured in the children’s comical series titled George and Martha.
3. Martha: The second hippo in the comical series, George and Martha.
4. Pink Pippo: This is a fictional character featured in the children’s storybook titled Pink Pippos of Portland.
5. Peter Potamus: Peter is a purple hippo from the film, Peter Potamus and His Magic Flying Balloon.
6. Hyppo: Gotten from an anime – Hyppo and Thomas. The anime portrays a friendship between Hyppo and a bird.
7. Hugo: This is gotten from the animated movie – Hugo the Hippo. Hugo is the only survivor of a hippo massacre that was carried out after the hippos invaded local villagers’ farms due to hunger.
8. Gloria: Gloria is one of the main characters featured in Madagascar’s animated series.
9. Hippo the superhero: Hippo featured in Marvel Comics and was transformed into a humanoid version with superhuman abilities.
10. Pat: Pat is a pink hippo in the French animated series: Pat and Stan.
11. Mali: Mali Sadio is a hippopotamus who built a deep friendship with a local girl. Unfortunately, he was killed by a jealous human male who was in love with the girl.
12. Hungry Hippo: Have you ever played the game hungry hippos? It is a tabletop game where two or four players pick as many marbles as they can using a toy hippo.
13. Moto Moto: This is a naughty hippo character from Madagascar 2.
14. Flavio: Featured in the series Animaniacs, Flavio is one of the two hippos who play the role of supporting characters.
15. Marita: Marita is the second hippo from Animaniacs.
16. Dolph: A character from the animation, Dolph the Fascist Hippo.
30 Adorable Hippo Names
Hippos may appear to be mean, but your pet hippo has to get a cute name! Here are some adorable names to give to your hippo.
- Boo boo
15 Goofy Hippo Names Based On Their Features
1. Mr. Gnasher: Hippos are popular for their huge, tusk-like teeth. Other than using them to gnash plantations and fruits, hippos use their gnashers as protection against predators.
2. Miss. Teeny: Generally, hippos are short. Calling your hippo, Teeny will be quite suitable.
3. Hefty Hannah: Hippos are large creatures. After elephants and rhinos, hippos pride themselves in being one of the heaviest land animals, weighing up to 9,900 pounds.
4. Dawdly-doo: Hippos are known to be slow.
5. Madam Sluggy: With all the weight it carries, a hippo is sure to become sluggish at some point.
6. Angry Arnold: These ferocious mammals are capable of breaking a human into pieces within minutes. Hippos become aggressive when they feel their territories are threatened.
7. Vero the vegan: Hippos are vegans since they are essentially herbivores.
8. Mr. Muddy: Hippos spend most of their time underneath muddy pools or swamps.
9. Hulky: When you think of a hippo, don’t you get the image of a hulky beast?
10. Snorty Sam: Hippos are noisy animals. They make deep, snorty, noises that can be as loud as several loudspeakers put together.
11. Aqua: Hippos enjoy being wet.
12. Hipsterpotomus: Hippos are hip-stars! No pun intended!
13. Danger water cow: Hippos may seem peaceful, but don’t be fooled!
14. Chewbacca: Hippos are insatiable eaters who chew on food without a care.
50 Funny Male Hippo Names
You can brighten a friend’s face by telling them your male hippo has one of the names below.
Top 20 Female Hippo Names
Female hippos are queens and thus, deserve all the exciting names.
16 Unique Baby Hippo Names
Baby hippos are so cute. This will make you want to name them one of the names below.
Final Thoughts: Cute and Funny Hippo Names
Hippos are amazing creatures and can make peaceful pets. We hope that our list of hippo names was sufficient for you in finding a name for your pet hippo.
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