150 Top Bird Names for Your Feathered Friend

You’ve decided to get a pet bird, you’ve got the cage, bought the food, read the books… but now you need a name! This is the ULTIMATE list of bird names!

There are lots of options of bird names but the exact name you pick will depend on the type of bird you get, the sex of the bird, and… well… your personality.

Below are 150 different bird names to help you find the perfect one!

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Picking Bird Names

When you thinking about bird names for your new feathered friend, you need to think about a few things. Such as:

  • If your bird will talk, is it a name they can easily say?
  • If you aren’t sure about the sex of your bird, is it a unisex bird name?
  • Some birds can live for decades! Will the name still mean the same 30 or 40 years from now?
  • Will the rest of your family like the name?

Bird names, like all pet names, are such a personal choice. Some people want an unusual name, some would like a popular name. Some people use pop-culture references and others like classical names.

However you decide you pick your bird’s name, I hope this MASSIVE list of bird names will help you!

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Popular Bird Names

The following names are the top 10 male and female bird names in the USA.

Top 10 Male Bird Names

  1. Charlie
  2. Angel
  3. Max
  4. Chuck
  5. Tiki
  6. Skittles
  7. Paco
  8. Buddy
  9. Moe
  10. Tweety

Top 10 Female Bird Names

  1. Harley
  2. Sunshine
  3. Sunny
  4. Polly
  5. Stella
  6. Kiki
  7. Lola
  8. Mango
  9. Ruby
  10. Baby

Colorful Bird Names

One reason we love pet birds is their colorful feathers. Why not name your bird after its colorful plumage? What would be your favorite colorful bird name? And a nice bonus is that most of these will work well as a unisex bird name!

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  1. Blue
  2. Red
  3. Scarlet
  4. Sparkle
  5. Rainbow
  6. Teal
  7. Amber
  8. Azul
  9. Pinky
  10. Neon
  11. Goldie
  12. Jewel
  13. Silver
  14. Glitter
  15. Hue

Food Related Bird Names

Why not pick a bird name related to your favorite food (or your bird’s favorite food)? There are so many choices! These are also great unisex bird names!

Fruit bird names are particularly popular. Mango, peaches, kiwi and more!

  1. Taco
  2. Pickles
  3. Pepper
  4. Chip
  5. Olive
  6. Peaches
  7. Blueberry
  8. Candy
  9. Honey
  10. Ginger
  11. Kiwi
  12. Pumpkin
  13. Vanilla
  14. Lime
  15. Hershey
  16. Snickers
  17. Twix
  18. Tootsie Roll
  19. Jelly Bean
  20. Sugar
  21. Spice
  22. Sprite
  23. Cola
  24. Whiskey
  25. Rum
blue parakeet standing in table.

Film & TV Bird Names

There is a whole world of possible bird names based on movies, TV shows, books, and popular culture.

Below are a few ideas, but why not think about your favorite movie or TV show and see if you can come up with something original.

  1. Captain Jack
  2. Thor
  3. Hawkeye
  4. Batman
  5. Robin
  6. Darkwing
  7. Foghorn Leghorn
  8. Scrooge McDuck
  9. Homer
  10. Bart
  11. Gandalf
  12. Bilbo
  13. Frodo
  14. Fawkes
  15. Hedwig
  16. Nemo
  17. Dory
  18. Casper
  19. Zelda
  20. Pikachu
  21. Yoshi
  22. Leia
  23. Luke Skywalker
  24. Yoda
  25. Ringo
  26. Spongebob
  27. Squidward
  28. Matilda
  29. Ozzy
  30. Peewee
  31. Puff Daddy
  32. Orville
  33. Mockingjay
  34. Catniss
  35. Daffy

Place Bird Names

Our pet birds are native to countries from all around the world. Why not honor their heritage with a name based on that?

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  1. Rio
  2. Paris
  3. Orlando
  4. London
  5. Largo
  6. Sydney
  7. Washington
  8. Toronto
  9. Rome
  10. Jupiter

Classic & Historic Bird Names

There are many historical or classic bird names. Here are some ideas, but many you have a favorite period in history or historical character that you can name your bird after?

  1. Romeo
  2. Juliet
  3. Remus
  4. Plato
  5. Darwin
  6. Julius
  7. Nimbus
  8. Atlas
  9. Rafael
  10. Zeus
  11. Helios
  12. Ares
  13. Apollo
  14. Hades
  15. Janus

Cute & Silly Names

Our feathered friends are our pets, so maybe you want to try a cute bird name? These bird names might be a little silly… but then again, so are our birds! Can you think of any silly unisex bird names too?

  1. Chatterbox
  2. Mr./Mrs. Giggles
  3. Birdy
  4. Chirp
  5. Pretty Boy
  6. Cuddles
  7. Snuggles
  8. Peck
  9. Flappy
  10. Quackers

Bird Names for Pairs

If you decide to get a pair of birds, then you have to think of not just one name… but two! There are lots of fun ways to come up with bird pair names.

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Here are some cute ideas for matching bird names.

  1. Bert & Ernie
  2. Adam & Eve
  3. Salt & Pepper
  4. Jack & Jill
  5. Mickey & Minnie
  6. Donald & Daisy
  7. Chip & Dale
  8. Ben & Jerry
  9. Peanut & Butter
  10. Fish & Chips