200 Best Bird Names

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A bird is just as great a pet as any cat or dog and birds can have just as much personality as any four-legged friend. If you have come into owning a pet bird, it is a fair assumption that you probably have some idea of what you want to name it before you even come home.

While you can certainly name a bird out of the gate, even the best-intentioned name can soon fall out of fashion once you get used to your bird’s personality and behavior. The unique nature of birds means that their names should be just as significant as their personalities.

Some owners pick a name based on gender or physical appearance. While these approaches are certainly valid ones, there are so many other starting points to use when searching for the perfect name to give your preening pet. The best bird name is one that single-handedly represents a commingling of the creature’s name, its gender and its personality.

Naming a pet bird may seem like something easy to do, it is more of a situation of doing something well or doing something soon. Spend some time feeling your bird out before you name them and you can choose a name that better meshes with its gender, breed, and physicality.

There is always the option of naming your bird after someone or something you admire but there are so many great, charming names that have no connection to friends and family. If you are stumped on the perfect name for your bird, give this list of 200+ names a crack. Even if none of them clicks for you, chances are good that it should jump-start your inspiration.


Popular Pet Bird Names


These are all names that have continued to show up in registries over the years and are a great starting point for figuring out a name.

  • Angel
  • Baby
  • Baxter
  • Bijou
  • Blue
  • Bobo
  • Buddy
  • Captain
  • Charlie
  • Chipper
  • Cleo
  • Coco
  • Cricket
  • Crystal
  • Cuddles
  • Eagle
  • Hawkeye
  • Ian
  • Ice
  • Indy
  • Josetta
  • Jet
  • Jewel
  • Katy
  • Kipper
  • Kiwi
  • Lanie
  • Louis
  • Max
  • Nissa
  • Orlando
  • Oscar
  • Pepper
  • Peter
  • Pika
  • Pikachu
  • Pippin
  • Pumpkin
  • Raven
  • Rio
  • Rocky
  • Shadow
  • Skittles
  • Spark
  • Sunny
  • Sunshine
  • Tweety
  • Xander
  • Yoshi

Distinctly Male Bird Names

Some bird owners attribute masculinity and toughness to male names and this section is full of such names, many of which can also be traced back to literature.

  • Albert
  • Andre
  • Bart
  • Billy
  • Brad
  • Buster
  • Chaz
  • Chipper
  • Cory
  • Dunly
  • Floyd
  • Frankie
  • Gabriel
  • Gumby
  • Huey
  • Jay
  • Jonah
  • Julius
  • Jerry
  • Largo
  • Larry
  • Malcolm
  • Mojo
  • Milton
  • Monster
  • Ollie
  • Paco
  • Paddy
  • Pascal
  • Peabody
  • Petrie
  • Picasso
  • Plato
  • Quentin
  • Raider
  • Rajah
  • Randy
  • Reed
  • Remus
  • Robert
  • Romeo
  • Sonny
  • Sparky
  • Stephen King
  • Sullivan
  • Taz
  • Toby
  • Tony
  • Waldo
  • Yogi

Distinctly Feminine Bird Names

Do not feel caged in with names that are soft and sweet just because you have a female bird. This list covers plenty of female names that can be both powerful and gentle.

  • Angel
  • Baby Pepper
  • Belle
  • Buffy
  • Calypso
  • Cloe
  • Ethel
  • Fern
  • Gracie
  • Goldie Girl
  • Honey
  • Isabelle
  • Ivy
  • Jenny
  • Jessie
  • Jewel
  • Juliet
  • Katie
  • Lacey
  • Leia
  • Lizzie
  • Lilly
  • Louise
  • Mercedes
  • Minnie
  • Molly
  • Pandora
  • Pearl
  • Polly
  • Pretty Bird
  • Pretty Girl
  • Priscilla
  • Prudence
  • Reba
  • Rhianna
  • Rosa
  • Rosie
  • Roxy
  • Samantha
  • Sarah
  • Sophie
  • Sugar
  • Sunny
  • Sweet Pea
  • Sydney
  • Tara
  • Tasha
  • Thelma
  • Vanna White
  • Wendy

Cute Bird Names

These names are all perfect for smaller breeds like parakeets and budgies. You might also just fallback to using these names as terms of endearment to your bird, separate from whatever name you give it.

  • Baby
  • Baby Doll
  • Barney
  • Bess
  • Birdie Birdie
  • Blueberry
  • Blondie
  • Booboo
  • Chance
  • Chirpy
  • Coco
  • Conway Twitty
  • Cookie
  • Echo
  • Emerald
  • Faith
  • Gill
  • Handsome
  • Happy Baby
  • Honey
  • Honey Bear
  • Koko
  • Lady
  • Lime
  • Little Foot
  • Malibu
  • Martini
  • Matilda
  • Nessie
  • Oats
  • Patience
  • Pearly
  • Peepers
  • Penny
  • Pip
  • Poochie
  • Rhapsody in Blue
  • Robinson Caruso
  • Rosemary
  • Shiloh
  • Snow White
  • Sunshine
  • Sweetie
  • Sweetie Pie
  • Thyme
  • Tootsie
  • Vanilla
  • Wiggles
  • Willow

The Best Gender-Neutral Names for Birds

Sometimes you are not sure about the gender of your bird. In these cases, you might want to start looking over this list of excellent non-gendered names for avians.

  • Beaker
  • Birdie
  • Bronco Bird
  • Casper
  • Chipper
  • Chippie
  • Crazy Bird
  • Cuddles
  • Goody
  • Harley
  • Happy
  • Hershey
  • Hunter
  • Jazz
  • Kudo
  • Magic
  • Maxi
  • Megabyte
  • Moo
  • Moon Beam
  • Moon Dust
  • Nibbles
  • Ozzy
  • Packer
  • Peach
  • Peri
  • Pepsi
  • Piglet
  • Piper
  • Pirate
  • Pita
  • Poncho
  • Royalty
  • Scooter
  • Silly
  • Snickers
  • Spice
  • Sprite
  • Squidward
  • Sugar
  • Sunshine
  • Teale
  • Teke
  • Tiger
  • Toots
  • Touche
  • Twix
  • Whiskey
  • Whisper

Colorful Bird Names

This list can be used to reference your bird’s appearance, specifically things like the color of their plumage or break.

  • Amber
  • Azure
  • Blu
  • Celeste
  • Cerise
  • Fruitloop
  • Goldie
  • Maize(y)
  • Motley
  • Pickles
  • Prisma
  • Rainbow
  • Ruby
  • Rufus
  • Rusty
  • Sage
  • Sapphire
  • Unicorn

Names Taken From Famous Birds

Some people decide that their bird favors a certain avian in media enough to name their bird after the famous one. While you probably have some idea of names to choose, consider this section an homage to birds and bird puns of famous people.

  • Articuno
  • Becky
  • Big Bird
  • Chick Jaeger
  • Daffy
  • Daisy
  • Della
  • Diablo
  • Hedwig
  • Ho-Oh
  • Iago
  • Kanye Nest
  • Lugia
  • Meryl Cheep
  • Moltres
  • Nigel
  • Scuttle
  • Vulcan
  • Woodstock
  • Zapdos
  • Zazu

Regardless of the name you finally settle on, your bird will appreciate the time and forethought you put toward blessing it with a name that is specifically suited to everything that makes it unique.

Pets are like family and giving one the perfect name means that you have a family member who bears a name that suits them and draws a distinction between it and other birds of its species.

Sarah Taylor

Sarah hopes that through her various publications, she will get to convert many while educating others about how best to care for birds.


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