450 Bird Names: The A-Z Of Best Names for Birds

From budgies to cockatiels, there are plenty of bird breeds which are perfect for domestic life; all of which deserve the best bird names.

Although you might think that a cuddly cat, or a precious puppy, is the ideal companion, but, having a pet bird is becoming more and more of a popular choice.

Birds come in all kinds of colors, and make all kinds of interesting sounds, meaning the name possibilities are huge.

The most common birds to be kept as pets are cockatiels, budgies and parrots, however, you can keep canaries, chickens and even geese!

If you are thinking about getting a pet bird and need a good bird name, this list we have compiled could be the inspiration you need.

Bird Names

Pet Bird Names

The challenge of naming your new bird can seem really daunting, but, luckily there are some names that are ideal for birds.

Just like there are names that will always be typical for cats or dogs, there are some names that have always been very popular for pet birds.

Using a popular name can be off-putting for some people, but, there’s a reason why they’re used so frequently – they are adorable!

If you want a name that is classic and ideal for your feathered friend, this could be the place to look.

  • Baby
  • Batman
  • Beaky
  • Birdy
  • Bluey
  • Charlie
  • Cheep
  • Chickie
  • Chirpy
  • Chuck
  • Claw
  • Coco
  • Daffy
  • Ducky
  • Eggo
  • Feathers
  • Gobbler
  • Kiwi
  • Pecks
  • Peeps
  • Polly
  • Quackers
  • Rio
  • Rooster
  • Squawk
  • Sunny
  • Swooper
  • Tweety

Female Bird

Female Bird Names

If your new pet bird is a girl, there are plenty of beautiful feminine names to use.

Some birds, like budgies and canaries, can come in some pretty amazing colors that often have womanly connotations – why not use that for inspiration?

You could also choose the names of female singers and musicians, as many pet birds have cute chirps and tweets that sound like songs.

If you are really stuck, you can even take inspiration from aspects of nature that have feminine sounding names.

Our Favorite Name

Pet Name Trophy Goes to Saffron

Saffron
This beautiful color themed name could be the perfect name for a canary, as they are commonly a lovely yellow

  • Acacia
  • Adele
  • Amber
  • Amethyst
  • Annie
  • Apple
  • Aqua
  • Aurelia
  • Azura
  • Beryl
  • Billie
  • Bleu
  • Bonnie
  • Carmine
  • Cerise
  • Cher
  • Cherry
  • Chloris
  • Christina
  • Clementine
  • Coral
  • Crystal
  • Cyndi
  • Daffodil
  • Daru
  • Debbie
  • Diana
  • Donna
  • Electra
  • Elowen
  • Emerald
  • Evora
  • Fawn
  • Fern
  • Fuchsia
  • Grace
  • Grove
  • Han
  • Hazel
  • Heather
  • Heliotrope
  • Honey
  • Indigo
  • Ivory
  • Ivy
  • Jade
  • Kate
  • Kylie
  • Lavender
  • Lilac
  • Madonna
  • Maize
  • Manuka
  • Maple
  • Marlow
  • Mary
  • Mauve
  • Mazarin
  • Midori
  • Nina
  • Olive
  • Pansy
  • Pearly
  • Pinky
  • Red
  • Resin
  • Rosa
  • Roux
  • Royal
  • Succulent
  • Sunbeam
  • Sunset
  • Tamar
  • Tamarisk
  • Thistle
  • Tina
  • Turquoise
  • Vesa
  • Viridian
  • Zaynab

Male Bird

Male Bird Names

Choosing a name for your new male pet bird might seem like a real challenge, but, there are plenty of places to look for inspiration.

Just like we’ve suggested for naming female birds, color is a really great place to start, especially masculine and boyish colors.

You could also choose the names of male icons in the music world, or how about famous men who are associated with flying?

If you still need inspiration, you could look to natural names, or traditional male names that sound classic and handsome.

Our Favorite Name

Pet Name Trophy Goes to Forest

Forest
A name with such rich natural meaning is ideal for birds that are originally from wild outdoor habitats

  • Adam
  • Ash
  • Azul
  • Bowie
  • Boyd
  • Bruno
  • Cardinal
  • Claret
  • Clay
  • Cobalt
  • Cordovan
  • Dill
  • Ecru
  • Elvis
  • Emery
  • Fennel
  • Flynn
  • Freddy
  • Gannon
  • Granite
  • Gray
  • Hawthorn
  • Henry
  • Hunter
  • Ivor
  • Jarrah
  • Jasper
  • Jet
  • Kale
  • Linden
  • Lizar
  • Malus
  • Maroon
  • Mick
  • Moss
  • Mulberry
  • Okra
  • Orin
  • Radish
  • Reed
  • Roan
  • Rocky
  • Rory
  • Rowan
  • Roy
  • Rufus
  • Russell
  • Russet
  • Rusty
  • Sage
  • Slate
  • Steel
  • Sterling
  • Tyrian
  • Viridian
  • Wasabi
  • Xanthe
  • Yarrow
  • Yeager
  • Zinc

Good Bird Names

Good Bird Names

What makes a pet name good?

To choose the best pet name you can stick to classic names, but, give them personal spins that fit the type of bird you own.

There are plenty of types of domestic pet birds, and they often have completely unique traits.

To choose a bird name that is good for them, use the quirks of the breed and this way their title will be truly perfect!

For example, chickens are highly intelligent, and canaries have beautiful chirps!

Our Favorite Name

Pet Name Trophy Goes to Egghead

Egghead
What is more apt than a name that signifies the type of pet you have, as well as highlighting their intelligence

  • Artista
  • Babbler
  • Baby
  • Banana
  • Beau
  • Blithe
  • Boomer
  • Brainiac
  • Buzz
  • Cadet
  • Chatterbox
  • Cheery
  • Clatters
  • Clever-clucks
  • Cogs
  • Crooner
  • Darling
  • Diva
  • Doodle
  • Einstein
  • Flashy
  • Geeky
  • Genius
  • Go-Go
  • Gossip
  • Harlequin
  • Hugger
  • Hyper
  • Jabber
  • Jazzy
  • Jester
  • Joker
  • Josher
  • Kaleidoscope
  • Karaoke
  • Loudmouth
  • Micro
  • Monkey
  • Mushy
  • Musketeer
  • Nerdy
  • Nutty
  • Peppy
  • Petite
  • Pilot
  • Prisma
  • Quipper
  • Rainbow
  • Raspy
  • Ray
  • Romeo
  • Rowdy
  • Screamer
  • Serenade
  • Shorty
  • Smarty
  • Spirit
  • Squealer
  • Suitor
  • Teeny
  • Tinker
  • Toy
  • Trickster
  • Valentine
  • Vibrant
  • Vivid
  • Warble
  • Warrior
  • Yodel
  • Zippy

Cool Bird Names

Cool Bird Names

If you want the name of your new pet bird to be truly awesome and cool, there are plenty of routes to choose from.

One place to draw inspiration from is the names of famous people, or more appropriately famous birds.

You can also choose names inspired by the things that you and other bird-owners find cool.

How about names of classic video game characters, especially ones that share traits with your new pet? Take a look through this list to find some super cool inspiration.

Our Favorite Name

Pet Name Trophy Goes to Peach

Peach
As well as being a super cool name inspired by the Super Mario series, it is also a common color for the popular breed, lovebirds

  • Ada
  • Anya
  • Aoi
  • Arnold
  • Aveline
  • Bayonetta
  • Big Bird
  • Bonnie
  • Boris
  • Bradley
  • Bruce
  • Cass
  • Cecil
  • Chris
  • Corvo
  • Daisy
  • Daniel
  • Dewey
  • Diablo
  • Dodo
  • Donald
  • Dwayne
  • Ellie
  • Epona
  • Flit
  • Gunther
  • Harvey
  • Heihei
  • Huey
  • Iago
  • Idris
  • Johnny
  • Kairi
  • Kane
  • Lara
  • Layton
  • Leon
  • Leonardo
  • Link
  • Louie
  • Luigi
  • Margot
  • Mario
  • Medli
  • Michael
  • Midna
  • Miley
  • Mordecai
  • Nick
  • Nigel
  • Noctis
  • Orville
  • Patrick
  • Paul
  • Pidgeot
  • Rayne
  • Rayne
  • Sam
  • Sans
  • Saria
  • Scrooge
  • Scuttle
  • Shepard
  • Skipper
  • Sonic
  • Thane
  • Tony
  • Undyne
  • Vella
  • Waldo
  • Wanda
  • Woodstock
  • Wynn
  • Xayah
  • Zazu
  • Zelda

Cute Bird

Cute Bird Names

It really shouldn’t be a big challenge to find a super adorable name, especially if your feathered friend is really cute!

Why not use astrological terms as some cosmic inspiration?

This way you’re always reminded of the stars when you talk to your pet!

You can also use names of sweet things like fruits to really boost the cute-factor of your bird’s adorable new name.

Look through this list for some endearing suggestions.

Our Favorite Name

Pet Name Trophy Goes to Blueberry

Blueberry
Not only is this name super adorable, it is also an example of a perfect snack for your pet bird

  • Alula
  • Alya
  • Andromeda
  • Apricot
  • Aquila
  • Astro
  • Atlantis
  • Atlas
  • Aurora
  • Avocado
  • Butterscotch
  • Caramel
  • Cassiopeia
  • Cherry
  • Chilli
  • Citrus
  • Coconut
  • Comet
  • Constellation
  • Cranberry
  • Discovery
  • Elderberry
  • Estella
  • Fig
  • Galactic
  • Galexia
  • Galileo
  • Grape
  • Guava
  • Hercules
  • Honeydew
  • Hubble
  • Jackfruit
  • Kelvin
  • Kumquat
  • Lemon
  • Libra
  • Lime
  • Luna
  • Lychee
  • Lyra
  • Mango
  • Meteor
  • Moonrock
  • Newton
  • Nova
  • Orange
  • Papaya
  • Persimmon
  • Pineapple
  • Plum
  • Pomegranate
  • Portia
  • Prune
  • Quantum
  • Quasar
  • Quince
  • Raspberry
  • Rhubarb
  • Rosehip
  • Saturn
  • Sirius
  • Star
  • Strawberry
  • Sweetie
  • Tangerine
  • Taurus
  • Treacle
  • Tucana
  • Universa
  • Ursa
  • Vanilla
  • Vega
  • Venus
  • Vulcan
  • Watermelon
  • Zodiac
  • Zucchini

Funny Names for Birds

Funny Names for Birds

If you would like a head turning name that inspires giggles and smiles, then you should go for funny bird names.

Have you got a goofy and funny pet? Then of course it is natural to want their name to reflect that.

You could go for names that use punny humour, or wordplay.

Why not use food names as they are often amusing if they are odd or fast foods.

Our Favorite Name

Pet Name Trophy Goes to Smuggler

Smuggler
If your pet bird is a budgie, why not go for a tongue in cheek name that brings to mind some skimpy speedos

  • Andrew Jack-Swan
  • Beak-A-Boo
  • Beans
  • Benedict
  • Birdbrain
  • Biscuits
  • Blathers
  • Brownie
  • Burrito
  • Butter
  • Cannoli
  • Captain Falcon
  • Carrot
  • Cheeseburger
  • Cheesecake
  • Chick Jagger
  • Dipper
  • Doctor Flappers
  • Dumpling
  • Egg-ceptional
  • Feather Fawcett
  • Flap-Jack
  • Flappy Bird
  • French Fry
  • Godfeather
  • Gouda
  • Guacamole
  • Hash Brown
  • Inspector Feathers
  • Jack Sparrow
  • Judi Finch
  • Kanye Nest
  • Macaroni
  • Meatball
  • Meatloaf
  • Meryl Cheep
  • Mozzarella
  • Nacho
  • Nicolas Bird-Cage
  • Nugget
  • Omelette
  • Pancake
  • Parrot Hilton
  • Parsnip
  • Peanut
  • Pickles
  • Pizza
  • Professor Eggs
  • Quackie Chan
  • Queso
  • Quiche
  • Ramen
  • Ron Swanson
  • Salsa
  • Sashimi
  • Scrambled
  • Shredder
  • Snuggles
  • Spaghetti
  • Tater Tot
  • Trifle
  • Twinkie
  • Waffle
  • Wiggles

Choosing a name for your pet bird

Even though the task seems daunting, choosing a name for your new bird is actually one of the most exciting parts of getting a pet!

If you are still stuck, the challenge can be made simpler by following these three tips:

  1. Look online for facts about your new pet, the internet is an amazing resource for facts. Learning more about the type of bird you own can give you some inspiration.
  2. Use a name with personal meaning, choosing a name becomes a lot more fun if you incorporate your personal interests. If you have a name that you love from a childhood video game, naming your pet is the perfect opportunity to use it.
  3. As tricky as it is to choose a name and stick to it, it is best to be completely sure on the name you pick for your bird. Some birds (like parrots) learn their names quickly.

Summary

The task of choosing the best name for your bird is more than a small feat, but, hopefully we have helped you with this extensive list with over 450 names.

The most important things to remember are your bird’s personality and quirks, that way whichever name you choose will be perfect.

If you have a pet bird with an awesome name that isn’t featured in this list, be sure to comment below.

Also, we would love to hear if you have used one of our names as inspiration for your bird, so let us know if our list has helped you to pick a forever name.

David Woods Autho Bio Picture
David is the pet lover behind My Pet's Name. He is a member of the Dog Writers Association of America, holds two degrees and has studied Applied Animal Behavior and Welfare. As well as writing, David has helped over 50,000 people choose the best name for their pet.

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