Name Suggestions for Pet Birds

Fun and Quirky Names

name ideas for birds
Illustration: Catherine Song. © The Spruce, 2018

Every pet bird has its own personality, traits and characteristics. The name you choose for your pet bird can reflect its unique qualities. You can browse a list to help inspire you, whether you are naming one bird or a pair.

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Pet Birds - Fascinating Facts and Clever Names

According to BirdChannel.com, the top 10 best birds to have as a pet include:

  1. Cockatiel (rated number one)
  2. African grey
  3. Budgie
  4. Conure
  5. Macaw
  6. Cockatoo
  7. Amazon parrot
  8. Poicephalus parrot
  9. Pionus parrot
  10. Quaker parrot

Here are some cute and quirky names for pet birds:

Pet Bird Names

A-B

  • Adrien
  • Aja
  • Ala
  • Alcatraz
  • Andre
  • Angel
  • Angelica
  • April
  • Ariel
  • Aubrey
  • Baby Boy
  • Bama
  • Bangles
  • Barbie
  • Barrett
  • BB
  • Beauty Baby Venom
  • Bee Bop
  • Bella
  • Belle Star
  • Benny
  • Berry
  • Bertram
  • Big Bird
  • Bijou
  • Blue
  • Blues
  • Boardwalk
  • Bobbit
  • Bolo
  • Bonnie
  • Boris
  • Bowser
  • Breezy
  • Brittany
  • Budda
  • Buddy
  • Bugs
  • Butterbean
  • Buzby

C

  • Cackle
  • Cameo
  • Canouah (pronounced ka-no-ah)
  • Capri
  • Casey
  • Casper
  • Cassie
  • Chanco
  • Chantey
  • Charlie
  • Cheeko
  • Cher
  • Chick Jagger
  • Chicklet
  • Chico
  • Chives
  • Chloe
  • Cleo
  • Clever
  • Clive
  • Clown
  • Clyde
  • Coco
  • Connie
  • Cornelius
  • Cory
  • Crackers
  • Cricket
  • Cynthia

D-F

  • Daffy
  • Daisy
  • Dexter
  • Digger
  • Dilly
  • Donald
  • Dotty
  • Duck Norris
  • Duke
  • Dundee
  • Dusty
  • Edgar-Allen Crow
  • Ethel
  • Excalibird
  • Feathers
  • Fiddle
  • Fina
  • Flamingo Starr
  • Floyde
  • Flute
  • Fred
  • Freddy
  • Frida
  • Frodo

G-I

  • Gabby
  • Gaylord
  • Ginger
  • Goldie
  • Goldenia
  • Goober
  • Goofey
  • Goose Springsteen
  • Guinevere
  • Hannibird
  • Hannible
  • Harley
  • Hawk
  • Hippo
  • Holly
  • Hollywood
  • Homa
  • Homer
  • Homero
  • Honey
  • Hootie
  • Huey
  • Hyacinth
  • Iago
  • Indira
  • Isabella
  • Itsy

J-K

  • Jade
  • Jaden (nickname "Jay Jay")
  • Jambo
  • Jasper
  • Jay
  • Jay Bird
  • Jazz
  • JD
  • Jeffery
  • Jennie
  • Jerry
  • Jersey
  • Jesse James
  • Jingles
  • Jinn
  • Joey
  • JoJo
  • Judah
  • Kanye Nest
  • Kasey
  • Katana
  • Kellogg
  • Kevin
  • Kila
  • Kipu
  • Kira
  • Kiwi
  • Kody
  • Koshi

L-M

  • Laila
  • LaMans
  • Larry
  • Lewis
  • Lexiy
  • Loki
  • Lonit
  • Loquita
  • Lorenzo
  • Louie
  • LT
  • Lucky
  • Lucy
  • Lyoco
  • M&M
  • Macguybird
  • Macguyver
  • Maize
  • Mama
  • Mango
  • Max Sterling
  • Maynard
  • Mayzie Bird
  • Merlin
  • Mia
  • Mickey
  • Midnight
  • Miriya Parino Sterling
  • Miss Pretty
  • Mister Misty
  • Misty
  • Mohanadas

N-O

  • Mr. Nat
  • Mumbles
  • Nancy
  • Nell
  • Nicky
  • Noah
  • Norman
  • Oliver
  • Opal
  • Oscar
  • Ozzy

P-Q

  • Paris
  • Pauley
  • Pax
  • Peaches
  • Pearl
  • PePe
  • Pepsy
  • Perky
  • Perry
  • Petey
  • Petrie
  • Picasso
  • Pikachu
  • Pipper
  • Pip Squeek (aka Pippi)
  • Pita
  • Pixie
  • Pixy
  • Poppadom
  • Pretty
  • Pretzel
  • Prince
  • Priyadarshini
  • Pumpkin
  • Quigley

R-S

  • Rafiki
  • Rainy
  • Ralph
  • Ricky
  • Roudy
  • Rowley
  • Rythum
  • Saki
  • Sam
  • Sammy
  • Satchimo
  • Sativa
  • Scooby
  • Scuttle
  • Shadow
  • Shaka
  • Shakira
  • Shamrock
  • Shania
  • Shasta
  • Sherbert
  • Sherry
  • Sierra
  • Simone
  • Skye
  • Smokie
  • Snowflake
  • Snowy
  • Solo
  • Somara
  • Sonny
  • Speckles
  • Spike
  • Star
  • Stormy
  • Suki
  • Sunny
  • Sunshine
  • Suzie
  • Sweetie
  • Sweetpea

T

  • Tango
  • Tanner
  • Taz
  • Theodore
  • Tiki
  • Tillikum (aka Tilli)
  • Tinkerbelle
  • TJ
  • Tomcat
  • Toucan Sam
  • Tucker
  • Turkey Bird
  • Tweakers
  • Tweek
  • Tweety
  • Twinkle
  • Tzipora

V-Z

  • Valintino
  • Van Morrison
  • Whitey
  • Woodstock
  • Xeno
  • Yagers
  • Yakky
  • YO-YO Britches
  • Yoshi
  • Zazu
  • Zelda
  • Zena
  • Zipper

Training Your Bird

Birds make very smart and fascinating pets if you are dedicated to enriching their environment. Birds are much easier to care for than other pets, but that doesn't mean they will be less demanding. Some birds can be vocal and loud. It's not healthy for them to spend hours in a cage unattended.

Birds love attention from people and they are very easy to train. They'll probably even learn things you didn't intend to teach them. However, regular training and interaction is a must. If they aren't given consistent opportunity to interact and learn new things, they will develop harmful behaviors and emotional problems.