45 Popular Bird Names for Our Feathered Friends

Owning a pet bird starts, obviously, with picking a name that shapes their personality!

Whether you've got a parakeet, blackbird, or cockatiel, finding a great name is one of the most important things you can do for your bird. Where would famous birds like Big Bird or Disney's Iago or Zazu of The Lion King be without their famous monikers?

Parakeets make for great first pets for aspiring birds owners, and giving your parakeet a unique name will go a long way towards helping your new pet feel at home.

Naming your pet is difficult sometimes, so here are some ideas of perfect names for your new bird. Whenever you name a pet, it's always a good idea to wait a few days after you bring him or her home to really get to know their personality. The best birds for beginners will give you time to settle in and get to know your bird and, importantly, help get yourself into a rhythm caring for them. Whether you pick English, Spanish, Hebrew, or Latin names, your Macaw or Cockatoo will thank you for making him such a cool bird. Here's a list of some cute names to get your juices flowing before you christen your feathered friend.

Top 10 Pet Bird Names

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Nothing beats the classics. Here's a list of bird names you'll probably have heard before. Pet names don't have to be unique to put a smile on beaks!

1. Sunny

2. Tweety

3. Blueberry

4. Poncho

5. Bonzai

6. Petey

7. Sally

8. Sweetie

9. Pepper

10. Donald


10 Cool Bird Names

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Looking for some colorful inspiration? If you've got a blue bird, a red bird, or some other variety of colored bird, you can take their feathered color as inspiration for the perfect name. Exotic birds have too many colors to count, but there are names for that, too!

1. Birdie

2. Coco

3. Kiwi

4. Phoenix

5. Daffy

6. Skittles

7. Pickles

8. Goldie

9. Casper

10. Lark

10 Female Bird Names

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Got a pair of lovebirds? Consider naming them and their male partner with gendered names perfect for the feathered couple nesting in your home.

1. Ava

2. Raven

3. Woodstock

4. Robin

5. Zazu

6. Phoebe

7. Cleo

8. Teal

9. Jay

10. Sparrow

15 Male Bird Names

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You can use the type of bird you've got for inspiration, too. If you've got a cool and collected bird, Hedwig might be the perfect name. If your bird has a little more spunk, you might consider something exciting like Sparky or Pikachu.

1. Paco

2. Chirpy

3. Nigel

4. Pikachu

5. Sweetpea

6. Sparky

7. Bobo

8. Zeus

9. Hedwig

10. Ozzy

11. Mojo

12. Paulie

13. Tango

14. Wren

15. Indy

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This article was originally published May 11, 2020.

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