The Best Bird Names for 2022: 280 Names for Your Pet Bird

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The Best Bird Names for 2022: 280 Names for Your Pet Bird

As a new pet parent, one of the most exciting tasks is picking a name for your companion. And if you’re lucky enough to call a bird your bestie, naming is even more fun! With tons of personality, exotic good looks and striking voices, pet birds can inspire some of the most creative monikers.

Need a little help selecting a name that soars above the rest? From pop culture picks to nature-inspired choices to historical options, we put together a list of bird names for the finest feathered friends. With 280 cute names for birds, you’re bound to find the perfect name for your new pet!

Most Popular Bird Names

Nothing beats a classic! These are the most popular bird names among Chewy pet parents.

Name
Description
Name

Angel

Description

This sweet name is perfect for a winged buddy with the voice of an angel.

Name

Baby

Description

A pint-sized term of endearment, Baby is a lovely choice for birds of all ages and sizes.

Name

Bella

Description

Meaning “beautiful,” Bella is appropriately avian.

Name

Bird

Description

While perhaps not the most creative name, Bird gets straight to the point in a playful way.

Name

Birdie

Description

This vintage name is making a comeback, with celebrities including Jessica Simpson and Busy Philipps choosing it for their children.

Name

Blue

Description

A colorful choice for blue-or teal-hued birds.

Name

Buddy

Description

This simple name is fitting for your little bud (especially if they’re a budgie).

Name

Charlie

Description

Charlie could be short for Charles Lindbergh, the American aviator famous for making the first solo transatlantic flight in 1927.

Name

Chicken

Description

Equal parts silly and sweet, Chicken is fun name for any species of bird.

Name

Coco

Description

Whether you’re referencing the fashionable Ms. Chanel or a chocolaty brown shade, Coco is a cutie.

Name

Daisy

Description

Disney darling Daisy Duck also fits the bill (see what we did there?)

Name

Jack

Description

A classically cute boy’s name with sky-high potential.

Name

Kiwi

Description

New Zealand’s famous species of flightless bird just so happens to have an adorable name—no wonder it’s one of the most popular bird names!

Name

Lola

Description

This musical Spanish name is cute as can be.

Name

Lucky

Description

If your pet is a rescue, Lucky might be a nice fit.

Name

Lucy

Description

Meaning “light,” Lucy is a great choice for pets who take flight.

Name

Luna

Description

Meaning “moon” in Latin, Luna is a celestial charmer.

Name

Mango

Description

In addition to the delicious tropical fruit, mango also refers to a genus of hummingbirds.

Name

Max

Description

When young, it can be difficult to determine the sex of some species. Not quite sure? Max is a gender-neutral name that can be short for either Maxine or Maxwell.

Name

Paco

Description

This Spanish name packs tons of personality into two snappy syllables.

Name

Pepper

Description

Perfect for grey or black birds with spicy personalities.

Name

Rio

Description

In honor of the animated film, which tells the story of two very different parrots who fall in love.

Name

Rocky

Description

Bullwinkle’s buddy wasn’t just any old squirrel—he was a flying squirrel.

Name

Ruby

Description

An absolute gem for red-feathered friends.

Name

Skittles

Description

The rainbow-hued candy lends its name well to colorful birds.

Name

Sky

Description

A natural name for your high-flying friend.

Name

Sunny

Description

For the pet who always brightens your day.

Name

Sunshine

Description

For the pet who makes you happy when skies are gray.

Name

Tiki

Description

Disney fans, this one has your name all over it. At both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, the Enchanted Tiki Room attraction features a chirpy cast of animatronic birds.

Name

Tweety

Description

Although Tweety is a canary, this cute cartoony name is a good name for a bird of any species.

Female Bird Names

If you’re looking for a pretty name for a female bird, you’re in luck. Across cultures and categories, there are a number of beautiful girl’s names inspired by avian attributes.

Name
Description
Name

Aderyn

Description

This pretty Welsh name translates to “bird.”

Name

Altaira

Description

This girl’s name means “bird” in Arabic.

Name

Anemone

Description

Talk about a breath of fresh air. This gorgeous Greek girl’s name means “daughter of the wind.”

Name

Anore

Description

From Greenland, meaning “wind.”

Name

Artemis

Description

This Greek goddess of the hunt is associated with several powerful birds.

Name

Astra

Description

A Latin name meaning “star,” Astra is a fitting moniker for those who share the sky.

Name

Aura

Description

Meaning “wind” in Latin, Aura is also the goddess of breezes in Greek mythology.

Name

Brisa

Description

The Spanish word for “breeze” also makes a beautiful girl’s name.

Name

Circe

Description

A goddess in Greek mythology, Circe also means “bird.”

Name

Daya

Description

In Hebrew, the name Daya means “bird of prey.”

Name

Deryn

Description

This female Welsh name means “bird.”

Name

Diana

Description

The Roman goddess is commonly associated with wild animals, especially birds.

Name

Enara

Description

Enara is the Basque word for a swallow bird.

Name

Gale

Description

This classic girl’s name is also the name of a strong wind.

Name

Mavis

Description

Making its first English appearance in “The Canterbury Tales,” Mavis is an Old French name meaning “song thrush.”

Name

Nasima

Description

An Arabic name meaning “breeze” or “fresh air.”

Name

Palila

Description

This Hawaiian name translates to “bird.”

Name

Roxy

Description

Of Persian origin, Roxy means “dawn,” making it perfect for early birds.

Name

Tori

Description

Tori means “bird” in Japanese.

Name

Tuuli

Description

A Finnish girl’s name meaning “wind.”

Name

Willow

Description

With their cascading branches, willow trees are havens for nesting birds.

Male Bird Names

Don’t worry, gentlemen—we didn’t forget you. Considered these fine names for feathered fellas.

Name
Description
Name

Anthus

Description

In Greek mythology, Anthus was a god who was turned into a bird.

Name

Bob

Description

Because sometimes, the most basic pet names are the funniest. (It’s an especially good name for a bird who has a habit of bobbing his head!)

Name

Darwin

Description

Finches were central to Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.

Name

Drake

Description

This boy’s name is also the name of an adult male duck.

Name

Edgar

Description

In honor of Mr. Poe, author of “The Raven.”

Name

Feeny

Description

This Irish boy’s name means “little raven.”

Name

Hedwig

Description

This magical moniker is the name of Harry Potter’s faithful owl.

Name

Jay

Description

This short and sweet boy’s name is also the name of a type of bird.

Name

Manu

Description

Manu means “bird” in Māori.

Name

Orville

Description

Orville Wright was one half of the famous Wright Brothers, the aviation pioneers credited with building the first airplane.

Name

Sam

Description

Inspired by the Froot Loops cereal mascot Toucan Sam, of course.

Name

Torio

Description

A Japanese name meaning “bird’s tail.”

Name

Vega

Description

An Arabic name meaning “swooping eagle.”

Name

Wilbur

Description

Wilbur was the older of the two Wright brothers who flew the world's first successful motor-operated airplane.

Name

Woodstock

Description

Snoopy’s chirpy best friend was named after the music festival.

Name

Woody

Description

If your pet has a distinctive laugh-like chirp, Woody the Woodpecker may offer inspiration.

Name

Zeru

Description

Of Basque origin, this boy’s name means “sky.”

Name

Zamir

Description

In Hebrew, Zamir means “singer” or “nightingale.”

Cute Bird Names

When it comes to good names for birds, cute is always a great choice. After all, adorable pets deserve adorable names!

Name
Description
Name

Alouette

Description

Alouette means “lark” in French.

Name

Avocado

Description

For green birds, consider this food-inspired name.

Name

Blossom

Description

This nature-inspired name suits a bird who’s as pretty as a flower.

Name

Chilly

Description

A feathered friend of Woody Woodpecker, Chilly Willy is an adorable animated penguin.

Name

Cookie

Description

The dessert is sweet and petite, just like your pet.

Name

Daffy

Description

The iconic “Looney Tunes” duck is a time-tested choice.

Name

Errol

Description

In “Harry Potter,” Errol is the Weasley family’s endearingly clumsy owl.

Name

Honeydew

Description

For pale green, super sweet companions.

Name

Kermit

Description

The Muppet’s main man is a frog, but we think Kermit works for all green creatures.

Name

Peanut

Description

This diminutive name suits smaller species.

Name

Pickles

Description

This silly name is fun for green birds.

Name

Pixie

Description

This pint-sized name packs a ton of personality. In Celtic mythology, the flying creatures have a penchant for pranks.

Name

Rainbow

Description

For the bird gifted with feathers of every color.

Name

Scout

Description

An Old French name meaning “to listen,” Scout has an adventurous quality that is suited to many feathered friends.

Name

Scuttle

Description

Scuttle is the eccentric seagull and self-proclaimed human expert in “The Little Mermaid.”

Name

Shamrock

Description

With a lucky legacy, Shamrock is another good choice for rescue pets.

Name

Starla

Description

There are many names that reference stars, but Starla is especially twinkly.

Name

Stella

Description

Of Latin origin, Stella is another standout star name.

Name

Sugar

Description

A sweet name for your just-as-sweet pet.

Name

Unicorn

Description

For pets so special you can’t believe they’re real.

Cool Bird Names

Looking for a good name for a bird that also has some swagger? From aviation-inspired names to mythical monikers, these play it cool.

Name
Description
Name

Ace

Description

A term used for fighter pilots, Ace also makes a great name for high-flying friends.

Name

Amelia

Description

A nod to Amelia Earhart, the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

Name

Comet

Description

An out-of-this-world name for fast flyers.

Name

Fiji

Description

The South Pacific Island is known for its birds, boasting dozens of species found nowhere else in the world.

Name

Griffin

Description

This mythical creature has the head and wings of an eagle (along with the body of a lion).

Name

Hawkeye

Description

If you’re a Marvel fan, consider this sharp-shooting Avenger.

Name

Horus

Description

The ancient Egyptian deity and god of the sky is depicted with the head of a falcon and body of a man.

Name

Jett

Description

Increasingly popular for babies, the name Jett has an aviator air to it.

Name

Jupiter

Description

In Roman mythology, Jupiter is a god of the sky.

Name

Maverick

Description

As all ’80s fans know, Maverick is the iconic nickname of U.S. Naval Aviator Lt. Pete Mitchell in “Top Gun.”

Name

Orion

Description

For a sky-inspired name, Orion—the name of one of the best-known constellations in the sky—has star quality.

Name

Peregrine

Description

Peregrine can refer to either a falcon or a traveler. Either way, it’s a fitting bird name. (Try Perrie for short!)

Name

Pilot

Description

Take a cue from actor Jason Lee, who named his (human) son Pilot.

Name

Sage

Description

Whether referring to a grey-green color or a wise person, Sage plays it quietly cool.

Name

Salem

Description

Birds play an essential role in witchcraft, with some having magical powers and others regarded as omens.

Name

Sully

Description

Chesley Burnett "Sully" Sullenberger III famously landed US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River after both engines failed, saving the lives of all 155 people on board.

Name

Tengu

Description

In Japanese folklore, Tengu are supernatural spirits who take the form of birds of prey.

Name

Zephyr

Description

Short for Zephyrus, Zephyr was the Greek god of the west wind.

Funny Bird Names

Quirky and cute, many birds seem to have senses of humor – in fact, some even mimic laughs! We think you (and your pet) will love these silly options.

Name
Description
Name

Beyoncé

Description

Perfect for feathered friends with a fierce falsetto and fashion sense.

Name

Crackers

Description

Instead of Polly, consider naming your parrot after her favorite snack.

Name

Excalibird

Description

A punny twist on the name of King Arthur’s legendary sword, Excalibur.

Name

Froot Loop

Description

Toucan Sam is the cereal’s mascot, but “Froot Loop” makes a colorful choice itself.

Name

The Godfeather

Description

This punny reference to the Oscar-winning crime movie is sure to earn giggles (…and maybe an eye roll or two).

Name

Hitchcock

Description

Don’t look up! Alfred Hitchcock directed the classic horror film “The Birds.”

Name

Kanye Nest

Description

Or, as his friends like to call him, Yeezy.

Name

Lady Bird

Description

In honor of Lady Bird Johnson, the delightfully named wife of President Lyndon B. Johnson.

Name

Larry Bird

Description

If you name your bird after the Boston Celtics star, you’re pretty much obligated to buy him a basketball net toy.

Name

Lord of the Wings

Description

Fantasy fans will appreciate this punny play on J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel-turned-film series.

Name

Mariah

Description

If your pet can hit the high notes, consider naming her after Ms. Carey.

Name

Marty McFly

Description

The “fly” in the name of this “Back to the Future” protagonist takes on a literal meaning when you give it to your bird.

Name

Phoebe

Description

The quirky “Friends” character was an animal lover—in fact, she broke up with a boyfriend who didn’t appreciate birds chirping in the morning.

Name

Ringo

Description

Is your feathered friend a cockatoo? The palm cockatoo is known as the “Ringo Starr of the bird world.” The only bird species known to create “instruments,” they use pieces of tree bark to rhythmically drum and attract mates.

Name

Screech

Description

The “Saved by the Bell” character’s name sounds like a noise your bird might make.

Name

Sheldon

Description

The Big Bang Theory” character might not appreciate this shout-out. On the show, Sheldon has a fear of birds, known as “ornithophobia.”

Name

Sweet Dee

Description

On “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” the Gang frequently compares Sweet Dee to a bird.

Name

Sylvester

Description

Tweety’s arch nemesis makes for an ironic bird name.

Name

Twitter

Description

The social media’s mascot, Larry, is based on a mountain bluebird.

Name

Zazu

Description

Zazu is the name of the nervous red-billed hornbill in “The Lion King.”

Parrot Names

Parrot parents, you’re in luck. From pirates to pop culture, there are tons of fun options for parrots.

Name
Description
Name

Anne Bonny

Description

If you’re looking for a female pirate namesake, Anne Bonny—an Irish pirate who patrolled the Caribbean—is your girl.

Name

Ava

Description

Derived from the Latin word for “bird,” Ava means “voice” or “sound” in Persian.

Name

Blu

Description

As fans of the animated hit “Rio” know, Blu is the film’s loveably naive parrot.

Name

Bowie

Description

With his unforgettable voice, colorful personality and flashy wardrobe, David Bowie had quite a few things in common with parrots.

Name

Captain

Description

Parrots have been associated with pirates since the publication of “Treasure Island,” in which Long John Silver kept one as a pet, named Captain Flint. For a nautical parrot name, consider the name Captain.

Name

Duchess

Description

The duchess lorikeet, a type of parrot, was named to honor a Prussian princess in 1879.

Name

Echo

Description

Perfect for the chatty pet who repeats everything you say.

Name

Einstein

Description

Einstein is the spot-on name of a smarty-pants African grey parrot who resides in Texas. Known for his mimicry skills, he does an alright-alright-alright Matthew McConaughey impression.

Name

Hook

Description

Looking for a pirate-inspired name for your parrot? Try Captain Hook, the infamous pirate in Peter Pan.

Name

Iago

Description

Memorably voiced by Gilbert Gottfried, Iago is Jafar’s surly, smart-mouthed parrot in “Aladdin.”

Name

Isla

Description

The Spanish word for “island,” Isla has a tropical ring to it.

Name

Jack Sparrow

Description

The name of this “Pirates of the Caribbean” captain doubles as a Disney-inspired reference to birds.

Name

Jimmy Buffett

Description

Fans of the "Margaritaville" singer are known as Parrotheads.

Name

Jolly Roger

Description

You can interpret this name two ways: 1) a good-natured Roger or 2) a menacing pirate flag. Take your pick!

Name

Long John Silver

Description

Another pirate-inspired choice, Long John Silver is particularly fitting for silver-hued African grey parrots.

Name

Paulie

Description

The ’90s comedy “Paulie” was about a wisecracking, extremely chatty parrot.

Name

Peter

Description

For an alliterative name, “Peter Parrot” has a nice ring to it.

Name

Polly

Description

This generic parrot name traces back to 1606, when Renaissance playwright Ben Jonson named a parrot character “Sir Pol.” It caught on with British pet parents, who began using the more affectionate “Polly.”

Name

Short Tom

Description

In some versions of “Peter Pan,” Short Tom is the name of Captain Hook’s mischievous parrot.

Cockatiel Names

Cockatiels are special pets. Known for their beautiful singing voices and gentle, affectionate personalities, these unique birds deserve just-as-unique names.

Name
Description
Name

Aretha

Description

If your feathered friend likes to sing, consider paying a little r-e-s-p-e-c-t to the one and only Aretha Franklin.

Name

Aussie

Description

Did you know that cockatiels are only naturally found in the wild in mainland Australia? With this in mind, consider a callout to the species’ homeland.

Name

Aria

Description

This musical name means “song” in Italian—perfect for a parakeet.

Name

Bing

Description

Legendary crooner Bing Crosby is a fun pick for musical birds.

Name

Cocktail

Description

We’ll raise a glass to this spirited name that’s quite close to the word “cockatiel.”

Name

Efron

Description

A male name of Hebrew origin, Efron means “singing bird.”

Name

Elvis

Description

For the pet with flashy feathers and an unforgettable voice.

Name

Frank Sinatra

Description

Is your bird a singer like Frank Sinatra? This name comes with a number of great nicknames, including: Chairman of the Board, Ol’ Blue Eyes, The Voice, and The Sultan of Swoon.

Name

Happy

Description

Cockatiels are known to be especially sweet and upbeat. With this in mind, it doesn’t get any happier than Happy!

Name

Harmony

Description

For the warbler who knows how to carry a tune.

Name

Mate

Description

The Australian term of endearment is perfect for a feathered friend.

Name

Matilda

Description

For another name from Down Under, Matilda is a traditionally popular name in Australia thanks to the folksong “Waltzing Matilda.”

Name

Melody

Description

If your cockatiel knows how to harmonize, consider Melody.

Name

Pearl

Description

 “Pearling” refers to a contrasting speckled pattern that gives some cockatiels a shimmery, pearl-like appearance.

Name

Piper

Description

This English name has a musical connection, meaning “pipe or flute player.”

Parakeet Names

Parakeets, also known as “budgies,” are popular pet birds, beloved for their chirpy voices, vibrant colors, and pint-sized charm. Consider these chipper, colorful names for your little wingman.

Name
Description
Name

Alette

Description

Of Greek and Latin origin, Alette means “small winged one.”

Name

Bubba

Description

Although more commonly used for Bulldogs, we think Bubba the Budgie has a nice ring to it.

Name

Donald

Description

Disney’s feisty duck is a natural namesake for talkative pets.

Name

Elphaba

Description

Also known as the Wicked Witch of the West, Elphaba’s bright green skin, loud cackle and flying skills have parakeet potential.

Name

Emerald

Description

A true gem of a name for green parakeets.

Name

Gumby

Description

The quirky clay character is a throwback choice for green budgies.

Name

Iris

Description

Have an especially colorful companion? In Greek mythology, Iris was the goddess of the rainbow.

Name

Jade

Description

The popular gemstone is perfect for green bird.

Name

Jena

Description

This Arabic name translates to “small bird.”

Name

Lark

Description

This avian-inspired girl’s name is perfect for especially chirpy pets.

Name

Linette

Description

An Old French name, Linette means “small songbird.”

Name

Peep

Description

Parakeets make far more than a “peep,” but we still think this name is cute.

Name

Peppy

Description

This energetic name fits parakeets’ upbeat attitudes.

Name

Petey

Description

 “Dumb and Dumber” fans will appreciate a parakeet named Petey.

Name

Pipsqueak

Description

For tiny, talkative birds, Pipsqueak becomes a term of endearment.

Name

Pistachio

Description

A nutty name that’s great for light-green feathered friends.

Name

Sarika

Description

Sarika means “talking bird” in Sanskrit.

Name

Sweetpea

Description

Sweetpea is the name of the easygoing parakeet in “The Secret Life of Pets.”

Name

Tinker Bell

Description

In some versions of “Peter Pan,” Tinker Bell was originally a green and yellow bird. (She became a fairy when placed in a bag with stardust.)

Blue Bird Names

We’ve got the blues—blue bird names, that is! Many good names for birds take their cues from colors. Read on for shades inspired by natural beauty, from the sea to the sky and beyond.

Name
Description
Name

Akash

Description

From Sanskrit, Akash means “upper sky.”

Name

Azure

Description

Meaning “sky blue,” Azure is especially lovely for blue-hued birdies.

Name

Blueberry

Description

Many birds love to snack on blueberries—and the fruit makes a great name for blue-feathered pets!

Name

Celeste

Description

A Latin name meaning “heavenly,” Celeste also references a light-blue hue.

Name

Cielo

Description

An Italian boy’s name meaning “sky.”

Name

Cobalt

Description

Ideal for birds with striking, silvery-blue feathers.

Name

Cordelia

Description

For an ocean-inspired choice, consider the Latin name Cordelia, which means “daughter of the sea.”

Name

Doli

Description

This Navajo name means “bluebird.”

Name

Hyacinth

Description

The light-blue flower is also a sweet girl’s name.

Name

Jaycie

Description

This girl’s name means “blue crested bird.”

Name

Kailani

Description

A true-blue Hawaiian name meaning “sea and sky.”

Name

Marisol

Description

Meaning “sea and sun” in Spanish, Marisol calls to mind a tropical paradise.

Name

Meena

Description

In Hindi, the name Meena can mean “blue stone.”

Name

Neptune

Description

The eighth planet from the sun appears blue when viewed from Earth.

Name

Phlox

Description

This bluish-purple wildflower is a favorite snack for hummingbirds.

Name

Sapphire

Description

The striking stone is true gem of a name for blue birds.

Name

Sema

Description

Sema means “sky” in Turkish.

Name

Sora

Description

Sora means “sky” in Japanese.

Red Bird Names

From canaries to cockatoos, many bird species can be shades of red, ranging from deep ruby to barely blushed. For the flashiest feathers, consider these red-hot names.

Name
Description
Name

Apple

Description

For the red-feathered friend who is the “apple of your eye.”

Name

Berry

Description

Birds love to eat berries, and plenty of the tiny fruits are red.

Name

Carmine

Description

Italian in origin, this girl’s name means “red.”

Name

Cerise

Description

This French name means “cherry,” making it ripe for ruby-hued birds.

Name

Cherry

Description

This fruit-inspired name has a cheery, chirpy quality that’s especially fitting for red birds.

Name

Chili

Description

Spice things up with a red pepper reference.

Name

Coraline

Description

A reference to sea coral, this Greek name honors the homelands of tropical species.

Name

Fawkes

Description

Highly intelligent and brave, Fawkes is Professor Albus Dumbledore’s immortal red phoenix in “Harry Potter.”

Name

Ginger

Description

A slightly spicy name for red heads (and feathers).

Name

Jewel

Description

Colorful and precious, just like your jewel-toned pet.

Name

Mars

Description

This “red planet” name is simply out of this world.

Name

Peaches

Description

A lovely name for birds with blushed feathers.

Name

Phoenix

Description

The phoenix is a bright red mythical bird that is reborn from its ashes.

Name

Poppy

Description

A classic red blossom and cute girl’s name, Poppy always feels fresh.

Name

Robin

Description

This unisex baby name fits birds even better.

Name

Rosalie

Description

This floral French name suits red and pink birds well.

Name

Rowan

Description

An Irish name meaning “little redhead.”

Name

Scarlett

Description

This colorful name is gaining popularity for baby girls, and perfect for red birds.

Name

Sienna

Description

The shade of reddish brown is also used as a girl’s name.

Yellow Bird Names

These yellow bird names are perfect for your little ray of sunshine.

Name
Description
Name

Amber

Description

A colorful name for golden-orange birds.

Name

Aurelia

Description

This musical Latin name means “the golden one.”

Name

Banana

Description

A favorite fruit snack among birds, Banana is a name with, ahem, a-peel.

Name

Big Bird

Description

Fun fact: “Sesame Street’s famous bird is an oversized canary.

Name

Blondie

Description

This chirpy name is fun for birds with “blonde” feathers.

Name

Daffodil

Description

For short, Daffy is a cute nickname for the vibrant spring blossom.

Name

Dandelion

Description

A dandy choice for canaries and other yellow birds.

Name

Goldie

Description

For sunny-shaded birds, this one is as good as gold.

Name

Honey

Description

A sweet term of endearment with a golden glow.  

Name

Kanara

Description

In Hebrew, this girl’s name means “little bird” or “canary.”

Name

Lemon

Description

A zesty name for plucky yellow pets.

Name

Margalo

Description

Margalo is the name of the yellow canary in “Stuart Little 2.”

Name

Mellow Yellow

Description

A fun rhyming option for chill canaries and play-it-cool cockatoos.

Name

Pikachu

Description

The adorable Pokémon character is closest to a mouse, but we think his sunny shade lends itself well to yellow birds.

Name

Pumpkin

Description

Sweet as can be for yellow-orange birds.

Name

Ray

Description

This boy’s name could be a playful reference the sun’s rays.

Name

Saffron

Description

The exotic spice is known for its rich yellow-orange hue.

Name

Summer

Description

The season of sun calls to mind a warm color palette.

Black Bird Names

Black birds are especially fun to name. Whether you opt for spooky or cutesy, these color-coded monikers are packed with personality.

Name
Description
Name

Blackbeard

Description

The infamous pirate’s name is a great choice for any black-feathered matey.

Name

Branson

Description

This English name means “son of the raven.”

Name

Corvina

Description

Of Latin origin, Corvina means “like a raven.”

Name

Darth Vader

Description

With his signature head-to-toe black ensemble, the “Star Wars” villain fits the bill.

Name

Darkwing

Description

If you grew up on ’90s cartoons, you know this superhero duck is all he’s (ahem) quacked up to be.

Name

Diablo

Description

In “Sleeping Beauty,” Diablo is Maleficent's pet raven.

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Licorice

Description

As a candy, black licorice can be divisive. But as a bird name, we can all agree that it’s super sweet.

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Lonan

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An Irish name meaning “blackbird.”

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Midnight

Description

A timely name for birds as dark as the night sky.  

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Morrigan

Description

In Irish mythology, Morrigan is the goddess of war, and often symbolized by a crow.

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Nigel

Description

An Irish name meaning “dark haired,” Nigel is great for black birds.

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Noir

Description

The French word for “black” has a certain je ne sais quoi.

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Onyx

Description

The stone’s shiny black color makes this another fitting choice for black birds.

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Shadow

Description

If your pet never strays far from your side, Shadow may be an appropriate name.

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Smoky

Description

Ideal for African greys and other smoke-hued birds.

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Sterling

Description

This English male name means “little star,” and also works as a reference to the color silver.

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Twyla

Description

The unusual English name Twyla means “twilight” or “early evening.”

White Bird Names

White birds may not be as flashy as their rainbow-hued cousins, but they can still have colorful names!

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Bianca

Description

An Italian name meaning “white as snow.”

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Brodwin

Description

In “Harry Potter,” Brodwin is a snowy owl who belongs to the Prime Minister.

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Calla

Description

A Greek name meaning “beautiful,” Calla also references a lily, making it especially fitting for a white bird.

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Casper

Description

The friendly ghost would surely lend his name to fellow white flying creatures.

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Elsa

Description

The Disney heroine is known for her icy-white tresses.

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Frosty

Description

For a festive name, consider a nod to the famous snowman.

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Gavin

Description

Meaning “white hawk,” this preppy Celtic name has a wild side.

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Jonah

Description

This Hebrew name means “dove.”

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Lily

Description

The white flower is a lovely floral namesake.

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Marshmallow

Description

The cute confection makes for a fun food namesake.

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Neil

Description

Meaning “cloud” in Gaelic, Neil also nods to astronaut Neil Armstrong.

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Nephele

Description

In Greek mythology, Nephele was a cloud nymph.

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Neva

Description

This pretty Spanish name means “white snow.”

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Odette

Description

In the ballet “Swan Lake,” Odette is a princess who is turned into a white swan.

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Olaf

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Known for his goofy charm and love of warm hugs, the Disney snowman is a namesake for all seasons.

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Paloma

Description

A Latin girl’s name meaning “white dove.”

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Selena

Description

Of Greek origin, Selena is a celestial name meaning “moon.”

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Snowflake

Description

Just like snowflakes, every bird is perfectly unique.

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Snow White

Description

In addition to having a fitting name, the Disney princess was a friend to all animals.

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Yona

Description

A Hebrew girl’s name meaning “dove.”

We hope you’ve found inspiration in these 280 good names for birds! We’re wishing you the best on your pet parenting journey.

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