Pet Bird Names for New Bird Owners

There are thousands of cute bird names out there for bird owners to choose from. Birds are such unique animals that can be found in a variety of different shapes, sizes, and colors. This makes naming them all the more fun!

You can pick a great name for your bird using several of these different unique traits. There are dozens of names to choose from according to their gender, species, color, and even their personality. Or, if you grew up familiar with any famous birds from television, there are plenty of names to choose from in that realm as well. 

What to Keep in Mind When Choosing a Name

Choosing a name for any pet can be a lot of fun, but there are a few important points to keep in mind when naming your new pet bird. For instance, you don’t want to choose a name that’s too long or very difficult to understand. Otherwise, your bird may have trouble learning their name. You also want to be sure to choose a name that you are okay with sharing with your bird’s vet and your friends and family. Some birds will live a good long life, so it’s important to choose a name that you can live with calling them for years to come. 

How to Teach Your Bird Their Name

Using a reward system is by far one of the fastest and most effective ways to teach your bird their name. All you need to do is have a few treats on hand and about 15 minutes to spare. Begin by saying their name to them and then immediately giving them one of their treats after saying their name. You’ll want to repeat this process for up to 15 minutes while avoiding overfeeding them of course. 

Bird Names for Boys

If you are the happy owner of a male bird, here are a few great ideas for names for your little feathered fellow. Boy bird names can be anything from common human names to names out of a story or out of a television show. 

  • Buddy
  • Zorro
  • Patrick
  • Patchy 
  • Phil
  • Ricky
  • Maurice
  • Jack
  • Falco
  • Pierre
  • Perry
  • Picasso
  • Kevin
  • Joey
  • Homer
  • Floyd
  • Hank
  • Tony
  • Clive
  • Charlie
  • Buddha
  • Bowser
  • Mario
  • Giralt. 

Bird Names for Girls

Girl birds usually have a cuter or more feminine name. Often the names of different flowers suit a female bird rather well. Although, there are plenty of other feminine names that will fit well with your new female bird family member. Take a day or two to get to know your new bird before choosing a name, and maybe something in her personality will become apparent to you and help you to choose the perfect name. 

  • Zelda
  • Cathy
  • Lilly
  • Rosy 
  • Layla
  • Holly
  • Aqua
  • Ruby
  • Sapphire
  • Tina
  • Chicky
  • Cici
  • Lala
  • Luna
  • Suzie
  • Barbie
  • Aubrey
  • Angel
  • Bugs
  • Cher
  • Chloe
  • Frida
  • Pixie
  • Misty

Popular Bird Names

There are many bird lovers out there who have a bird or two (or five) in their household. There are a few names that are typically popular among these bird-loving individuals. 

  • Peanut
  • Sammy
  • Skittles
  • Pepper
  • Harley
  • Rocky 
  • Oliver
  • Chester
  • Tweety
  • Kiwi
  • Sky
  • Jordan
  • Peaches
  • Mango

Famous Bird Names

There’s certainly at least one television bird that most anyone can recall from their childhood. There have been plenty of birds who have had the spotlight on television, making their names all the more popular among bird owners around the world. 

  • Tweety (“Looney Toons”)
  • Woodstock (“Peanuts”)
  • Iago (“Aladdin”)
  • Daisy (“Disney”)
  • Hedwig (“Harry Potter”)
  • Zazu (“The Lion King”)
  • Nigel (“Finding Nemo”)
  • Scuttle (“The Little Mermaid”)

Bird Names by Color

You can find and adopt a bird that is virtually any color in the rainbow. This is great news for the naming process too. There are so many names out there that are perfectly fitting for birds with different colored feathers. 

Red Bird Names

  • Rusty
  • Ruby
  • Flame
  • Amber
  • Rouge
  • Apple
  • Cherry

Blue Bird Names

  • Sky
  • Cloud
  • Ocean
  • Sapphire
  • Blu
  • Celeste 
  • Galaxy
  • Azul
  • Berry
  • Falco
  • Bonnie
  • Ariel

Green and Yellow Bird Names

  • Emerald
  • Sage
  • Mint
  • Maize
  • Sunny
  • Goldie
  • Lucky
  • Sunshine
  • Melody

Multi-Colored Bird Names

  • Rainbow
  • Motley
  • Sunburst
  • Skittles


Naming your new pet bird can be a challenge, but a fun one at that. Naming a new pet is a great way to begin bonding with them and learning more about their personality so that it might help with the naming process. Being that there are thousands of name possibilities out there, this bonding stage might be what leads you right to the perfect name for your new bird. 

Keeping in mind that a long or difficult to understand name is probably not the way to go, your search may be narrowed down some. Once the perfect name has been chosen it’s then time to teach your bird their name. This step is also a great way to bond with your new feathered friend. 

What is the scientific name for birds?

The scientific name for birds is “Aves”. Each species of bird has its own unique scientific name, but Aves is the umbrella term or “class” name for all birds.

What is a good name for a bird?

There are thousands of great names for birds. You could name them according to their color, species, or even native homeland. Or maybe a personality trait may inspire you to name them something like “Chatty Cathy”.A good name for a bird is also a name that they can easily understand and that isn’t difficult to pronounce. You need to be able to easily say their name and, in some cases, so do they. Some birds can speak and love to say their own name once they’ve learned what it is.

What to name a bird?

There are some popular names for birds out there such as Tweety or Rio. Both of which are names of birds that were made famous in cartoons or animated children’s movies. There are also other factors that you can use to help name your new bird. Taking their colors, species, and personality into consideration might better help with the naming process.

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