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100+ Unique Bird Names with Cool Meanings

By Zoe Ström


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So, you have officially made up your mind, you are getting yourself a pet bird. You got the cage already in the package, you got all the food your little winged friend could ever ask for, and you read more than enough books on bird parenting to never have to worry about anything anymore.

There is just one last thing that you probably never really researched all that well though, and that is the bird’s name.

That’s because we, as humans, tend to look through all of the technical parts of the job before we actually involve our feelings into the mix, and let’s be honest here, from the moment you give your pet bird a name you’ve officially added it to your family.

This is why naming your bird should never be taken lightly, as you will always need to think about everything there is to know about the bird before making your choice.

So, take into consideration what type of bird you’re going to go for, choose the best one based on its sex and at the same time, don’t forget to give it a name that perfectly fits its personality too.

Unique Bird Names – Chick
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If your bird is too young for you to actually know any of its traits, just think of a nickname that perfectly fits what you expect from it.

So, if you want a nice and calm bird then go for a name that reflects that, and if you want to play around with your bird all day long, choose a name that fits that characteristic.

But regardless, there is a lot more that we need to talk about when it comes to picking a good name for your bird, including the following:

  • If your bird is a talker, you should pick a name that it can actually pronounce too, because birds do tend to love repeating what you say back to you, so it won’t be long before it will start screaming its own name in your face.
  • You can always just use a unisex bird name if you are not a hundred percent sure of the sex of your bird.
  • Choose a name that can still apply to your feathered friend many years from now because birds can live for decades, so put a little extra thought into it and ask yourself, can you see yourself screaming out this name 30 or 40 years from now?
  • Is it an appropriate name that you can confidently tell your family and friends? We would usually say “who cares, it’s your bird”, but sometimes there comes a point where you need to make a good impression, and as such you need to find an appropriate name for your bird.

So, now that you know how to actually pick the perfect name for your bird, how about we go over some of the best bird names we could think of. This is just our opinion here, and we totally understand if these are not the types of names you like.

But, in order to make your job easier, we did try to separate the names into different categories. So, without further ado, let’s just start up with our first category of the day aka:

Male Bird Names

Unique Bird Names – Male
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If you already decided on a male name then you have got to go for one of these because trust us when we tell you, you will never get bored of using any of them.

How do you know if you’ve got a good male name on your hands? We like to believe that as long as you can quickly pick up on the bird’s sex, you’ve got a winner right there.

And when it comes to profiling done right, these are the absolute best male bird names we could think of:

  • Buddy – it’s simple and it gets right to the point so you can’t go wrong with it, plus it’s really easy for the bird to pronounce if you have a talking bird
  • Paco
  • Anthus – this is a bit of a personal bias from us, but we absolutely love mythology-based names, and as you can probably tell already, this one’s inspired directly from Greek mythology. There, Anthus was a god that was turned into a bird, which makes it quite fitting for your pet
  • Darwin – you can take the scientist route and say that you picked this because finches were actually one of the most parts of the theory of evolution that Charles Darwin devised, or, if you’re like us, you can just say that you’re a fan of Gumball
  • Edgar – by far one of the most talented writers of all time, Edgar Allan Poe’s famous work titled “The Raven” more than perfectly fits this any type of bird out there
  • Hedwig – if you’re a fan of Harry Potter, this one will be a bit of a no-brainer right here
  • Jay
  • Manu – this one is also very fun to hear since it means “bird” in Māori
  • Woody
  • Zamir
  • Mojo-Jojo – we absolutely love nostalgic names such as this one, and while Mojo-Jojo was a monkey not a bird, there’s no rule out there stating that you can’t name your bird that either
  • Sinbad
  • Pegasus
  • Titan
  • Mango
  • Pikachu – an all-time classic by now, no matter what pet you’re dealing with, giving it a name such as Pikachu will always fit it quite nicely
  • Griffith
  • Butterscotch
  • Oscar

Female Bird Names

Unique Bird Names – Female
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When it comes to female names, you’re pretty much dealing with the same conundrum as before, as you need to pick a name that instantly makes you realize that you are dealing with a female bird right there.

Sure, you can go for something a bit less obvious, but where’s the fun in that? We personally believe that if you are going to choose a name based on your pet’s sex, you may as well go all out and choose the most feminine sounding name you can think of.

This is why when it comes to female bird names, these are by far our favorites:

  • Belle – this name usually refers to a beautiful girl or woman, or just the most beautiful creature that you have in front of you at this point, which is why it’s perfect for a little lady that sings for you every now and then
  • Jade
  • Coco
  • Daisy
  • Rose
  • Kiki
  • Baby – it’s simple and it gets right to the point, you can’t go wrong with something like this
  • Stella – a bit of an old-timey type of a name but it will still work for most female birds out there, especially since it’s so cute hearing your bird scream its own name at you
  • Lola – while you are not dealing with a bunny here, the name Lola still perfectly fits a female bird
  • Angel – this is one of our personal favorites, simply because it does bring up just how adorable your pet is and most importantly, it fits since your bird does also have birds just like an angel
  • Chloe – even though it is a bit of an overused name by now, it still makes for a great option to consider
  • Roxy
  • Juliet – we strongly recommend you use this name if you’re going to pair up a male and a female bird, since this means that you can also name the male bird Romeo, which in itself will make a lot of people aww
  • Ivy
  • Ava
  • Ruby
  • Lily – this is a very popular flower plant name, but it can also double down as a great pet name for your female bird

Unisex Bird Names

Unique Bird Names – Unisex
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As mentioned previously though, sometimes you don’t actually know what the sex of your bird is. In this case you should just go for a name that can fit both a male and a female all the same.

While you can still give your bird a male sounding name even though they are female and vice versa, we do believe that this is the better course of action just so that you won’t have to explain to everyone around you multiple times that Princess here isn’t actually a princess after all.

But regardless, here are our picks for the best unisex bird names we could think of, starting off with:

  • Harley
  • Perry
  • Snickers
  • Tooty – if your bird tends to toot a lot, this may very well be the perfect name for it
  • Jazz
  • Mello
  • Peck
  • Feathers
  • Olive
  • Vanilla – although this one is a bit of a feminine name; it can still work for a white or cream-colored male bird too
  • Hershey
  • Echo
  • Polly – while this does tend to be used as a more feminine name again, it has been used for plenty of male birds in the past too, so it perfectly fits any feathered friend you have
  • Hue
  • Lime
  • Twix
  • Sugar
  • Cola
  • Sydney
  • June
  • Chirp
  • Birdy – yet again another one that is pretty self-explanatory, but to be fair it is still a very cute name to go for and one of the best options if you just want something simple and easy to pronounce
  • Snuggie
  • Kiwi

Cute Couple Bird Names

Unique Bird Names – Couple
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Birds are a lot like us, in that even though they do enjoy their alone time, they are also technically social creatures that always appreciate being around loved ones.

As such, we always recommend that you go for at least two birds when you invest into a new pet because doing this means that they’ll never grow bored or depressed because they don’t get enough attention.

Do keep in mind however that birds can end up being ruthless with one another as they peck each other to an early grave if they don’t like their company.

As such it is always recommended that you keep a close eye on your birds if you choose to bundle them up together.

Unique Bird Names – Couples
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With that being said though, if you decide to go for a couple of birds and you want their names to be fittingly cute, you can always go for the following combinations:

  • Heckle and Jeckle – this is just a hilarious name to go for
  • Lewis and Clark – the perfect name for your favorite feathered superhero couple
  • Babe and Ruth – regardless of whether you are a fan of baseball or not, this more than deserves to be a top pick for you
  • Barbie and Ken – this is just a timeless classic right here, and by far one of the cutest name combinations you could go for
  • Daenerys and Jon – a bit of a harder one for the bird to pronounce, which is why this is not recommended for birds that actually talk back to you
  • Tom and Jerry – this is quite a good name combination for two males
  • Lilo and Stitch – an absolute classic right here, you can’t go wrong with it
  • Zeus and Hera – as mentioned previously, we’re massive mythology buffs so this does tickle a funny bone of ours, making it one of the best name combinations out here
  • Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Apple and Orange – you can also have a third bird here called Knife and you can turn your home into an ongoing Annoying Orange skit
  • Ariel and Eric
  • Beauty and Beast – this one’s perfect for all of you fairy tale lovers out there
  • Starlight and Moondust
  • Romeo and Juliet – we already mentioned this one previously but we still believe this to be one of the best options we can think of
  • Baalthazar and Macaw
  • Ei and Yae – if you’re a fan of a certain free video game, this one is sure to please you
  • Amos and Andy
  • Adam and Eve
  • Harry and Ginny – alternatively, you can also do Hermione and Ron if you are a real Harry Potter lover
  • Minnie and Mickey
  • Sugar and Spice
  • Coke and Pepsi – this works well for both couples and two young males that always like to start fights with one another
  • Jewel and Blu
  • Cookie and Fortune
  • Cuddles and Snuggles – If your pet birds always love snuggling and cuddling with one another then this may very well be the best option for them
  • Chip and Dale
  • Ben and Jerry
  • Bert and Earnie

Funny and Cute Bird Names

Unique Bird Names – Funny
Photo by Nghang Vũ / Pixabay.com

Sometimes you just want to give your birds the absolute funniest names you can think of, which is why these following options are sure to fit your birds to a tee.

So, let’s just get started with the following:

  • Flappy
  • Donald
  • Bubba
  • Pipsqueak
  • Moo
  • Doggy
  • Gandalf
  • Darkwing Duck
  • Scrooge McDuck
  • Peewee
  • Marshmallow
  • Peanut
  • Spanx
  • Mouse
  • Grandma
  • Chewbacca
  • Whitey
  • Cartman
  • Sookie
  • Willie
  • Bilbo
  • Porkchop
  • Tramp
  • Snottie
  • Stinky
  • Bitey

Most Popular Bird Names

Unique Bird Names – Popular
Photo by magee / Pixabay.com

There are quite a lot of birds out there that have been domesticated and that’s a fact. As such, it’s not that hard to believe that there are a few names that have been used over and over again by a great majority of people.

But then again, if it isn’t broken then don’t fix it, so let’s just quickly go over the most popular bird names around, starting off with:

  • Max/Maxie – this one’s both easy to pronounce and easy to remember
  • Moe
  • Chuck/Chucky
  • Blue
  • Luna
  • Rocky
  • Sunshine
  • Tweety – even though the famous Tweety character is a canary, you can still use this name for any and all bird species out there
  • Cher
  • Cleo/Cleopatra
  • Aphrodite
  • Kira – if you know, you know
  • Miss Prissy
  • Lilith
  • Eggy/Egghead
  • Fawkes
  • Daffy
  • Plucky
  • Pidgeotto
  • Woodstock


Unique Bird Names – Conclusion
Photo by Benjamin Balazs / Pixabay.com

So, there you have it, these are in our honest opinion, some of the absolute best bird names around. If you do not like any of them then that’s fine, but please do remember to read through our tips and tricks section where we discussed what you need to go through to make sure that you’ve got the right name.

With that being said though, thank you for reading this far and we hope that these lists were helpful for you and your newfound feathered friend.

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About Zoe Ström

Zoe always had a soft spot for furry, fluffy little creatures, and she had a menagerie of adorable pets including hamsters, guinea pigs, and rabbits. Her love for these little animals shines through in her writing, which often features lovable and relatable small pet characters. When she isn't busy crafting heartwarming tales, you can find her spending quality time with her own beloved pets or volunteering at the local animal shelter. Learn more about The Pet Savvy's Editorial Process.

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