100 Popular Bird Names

Josie F. Turner
By Josie F. Turner, Journalist specialized in Animal Welfare. Updated: March 8, 2022
100 Popular Bird Names

Naming a pet is the most difficult decision when welcoming this new member into your family. This is the name your bird will learn to use when you call them. Whether you are adopting a budgerigar, lovebirds, a canary, a cockatiel, a parakeet or a parrot, you want a name that is apt as well as easy for your bird to learn. This is why you should choose carefully and make sure the bird’s name does not sound similar to other words you often use, as this can confuse the bird.

Are you looking for parrot names? What about some girl bird names or names for male birds? Or perhaps you are looking for bird names which are funny, coo or cute? We have them all. Take a look at this AnimalWised list of the top 100+ popular bird names and choose the one that suits your bird best.

You may also be interested in: 100+ Parakeet Names for Male and Female Birds
  1. Best pet budgie names
  2. Popular pet parrot names
  3. Popular names for pet lovebirds
  4. Other popular pet bird names
  5. Choosing the perfect name for a bird

Best pet budgie names

Budgerigars, also known as budgies, are vividly colored and attractive. Their look and placid demeanor makes them the perfect pet bird. This type of parakeet is highly sociable, another reason why it is one of the best birds to have in the house, especially if you spend long hours at home. Take a look at the most popular names for budgies for both males and females.

Due to their striking color, their plumage will most likely be the main inspiration for the most popular names. Here are some cool bird names for budgies:

Names for male budgies

  • Alfie
  • Aqua
  • Azul
  • Buddy
  • Butterscotch
  • Darwin
  • Griffin
  • Incas
  • Indigo
  • Kiwi
  • Mango
  • Mojo
  • Oscar
  • Pegasus
  • Pepper
  • Pikachu
  • Titan
  • Sinbad
  • Wasabi

Names for female budgies

  • Belle
  • Bluebell
  • Coco
  • Daisy
  • Gale
  • Iris
  • Jade
  • Juniper
  • Lavender
  • Lady Jane
  • Lilly
  • Lima
  • Pepperanne
  • Rose
  • Ruby
  • Saffron
  • Snow
  • Velvet
  • Violet

Popular pet parrot names

Continuing with our list of the most popular bird names, here are name ideas for parrot owners who enjoy the company of these intelligent birds. They are so intelligent, you can even teach parrots to talk. Due to their exotic nature, people often associate parrots with Latin America. This is why our list of the best names for pet parrots contains some bird names with a Latin flavor. Here are some of the best parrot names:

Names for male pet parrots

  • Banjo
  • Captain Flint
  • Casper
  • Charlie
  • Einstein
  • Iago
  • José Carioca
  • Nibbles
  • Ozzy
  • Paco
  • Paulie
  • Pedro
  • Pepe
  • Poncho
  • Quackers
  • Rio
  • Sirocco
  • Smokey
  • Tabasco
  • Tango
  • Zazu

Names for female pet parrots

  • Berry
  • Candy
  • Celeste
  • Chiquitita
  • Dotty
  • Dusty
  • Ginger
  • Frida
  • Iris
  • Lola
  • Mercedes
  • Peanut
  • Peaches
  • Polly
  • Tequila
  • Snowball
  • Sunshine
  • Sybil

Can't find the perfect parrot name for your pet bird? Check out this list of 50 unique names for parrots!

100 Popular Bird Names - Popular pet parrot names

Popular names for pet lovebirds

As you may already know, lovebirds should never live alone. They prefer to spend their lives with a partner of the opposite sex. This is why our AnimalWised list of the best names for pet lovebirds also come in pairs. Whether you want cute names, funny names or some based on characters in popular culture, we have the right names for your pet lovebirds here:

  • Abbot and Costello
  • Adam and Eve
  • Amos and Andy
  • Apple and Orange
  • Ariel and Eric
  • Baalthazar and Macaw
  • Babe and Ruth
  • Barbie and Ken
  • Beauty and Beast
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • Cocoa and Puff
  • Daenerys and Jon
  • Donald and Daisy
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Fortune and Cookie
  • Harry and Ginny
  • Heckle and Jeckle
  • Jewel and Blu
  • Lewis and Clark
  • Lilo and Stitch
  • Minnie and Micky
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Starlight and Moondust
  • Sugar and Spice
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Zeus and Hera

If you have a pair of lovebirds, you might want to take a look at our article on how to train a pet lovebird.

Other popular pet bird names

Still haven't found a perfect name out of our top 100 popular names for birds? Check out this list of other cool bird names suited to any type of pet bird. Are you searching for a badass bird name, an exotic bird name or a funny bird name? Whatever your preference, be sure to take a look at this list. We have boy and girl names for pet birds and we’ve also included some real life historical birds (including some famous parrots).

Popular names for male pet birds

  • Archimedes
  • Daffy
  • Donald
  • Dewey
  • Egghead, Jr
  • Fawkes
  • Flit
  • Gunther
  • Hewey
  • Kevin
  • Kowalski
  • Louie
  • Nevermore
  • Nigel
  • Pidgeotto
  • Plucky
  • Rico
  • Soren
  • Skipper
  • Orville
  • Quacker
  • Skipper
  • Tweety (especially for a canary)
  • Ulysses
  • Wilbur
  • Woodstock
  • Woody

Popular names for female pet birds

  • Ada
  • Aphrodite
  • April
  • Ava
  • Baby
  • Bangles
  • Bella
  • Cleo
  • Cher
  • Cynthia
  • Daisy
  • Flit
  • Florence
  • Goldie
  • Hedwig
  • Hermione
  • Kira
  • Lillith
  • Margot
  • Miss Prissy
  • Opal
  • Peggy
  • Pretzel
  • Sheba
  • Stella
  • Skye
  • Zephir
100 Popular Bird Names - Other popular pet bird names

Choosing the perfect name for a bird

As mentioned at the beginning of this article, we'd like to remind you of some simple rules to help you choose the perfect bird name for your pet bird:

  1. Remember that birds such as parrots live for as long as 32 years, so make sure you pick a name that you will not grow out of in a short time.
  2. Make sure you choose a name that is easy to pronounce and on which the whole family agrees. If not, you could confuse your bird by calling it different nicknames.
  3. Many birds can learn commands, so it's important to choose a name that doesn't sound similar to command words you will use for training. If your bird's name is too similar to commands or words you use often, it will be more difficult for the bird to learn and internalize their name properly.

Have you found the perfect name for your newly adopted pet bird? We hope so. Now that you have decided what to call them, you might want to take a look at these related articles to help introduce a bird into your home:

If you want to read similar articles to 100 Popular Bird Names, we recommend you visit our Names category.

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What are some good bird names.
Anvi Sapre
I have named my budgies:
Pikachu and Nancy
Harry and Stella
Jack and Lisa
Tell me if these are cute or if you have any more suggestions😎
Administrador AnimalWised
They are definitely cute, thanks for sharing!
Ohhh. Lets see I named my bird Buddy. Try that.
Thank you, this article helped me a lot with coming up with a name for a comic character I am making.
Administrador AnimalWised
Wow, let's hope we get a thank you in the credits :)
I will!
(I'm not joking, you guys deserve it)
I want a perfect name for a cute little female budgie please.
i want the best names for love birds i want a name for a yellow male and a name for a blue female i can not find a perfect one .
I just got a new baby budgie that is bright green and yellow and I just decided to name it either Rico, Rocco, Rio or Rory cause he looks like if he were human he would be from Brazil and have an exotic name ahahah
What colors the chere?
Rosie Dew
Thank you...very helpful.....found good names for my birds Chico and Chiquita
Administrador AnimalWised
Lovely, thanks for adding them Rosie!
bird more
hi I like the names but I have a few more names for you....
Administrador AnimalWised
Thanks so much for sharing!
Got anymore?
I named my female budgie Coco she loves me so much and I too
I need a male name that sounds similar to coco
bird more
what about something like...
paco or
Hm.... Mojo?
It should be named Moco
You should name it loco
I had one named Skyone named tigger and a few named Joey i have not had one since tigger or sky but could name Skye a friend of mine made a joked naming on Blue or Bluey and yellow on Lemon of another friends budgie and Gretchen if one of the same friends budgies when I was wee
Administrador AnimalWised
Thanks so much for sharing these Beth!
When I was very little my mom had a parakeet named Perky. She would say “Perkys a pretty boy”! In high school I had my own and named him Gomer. My friend had one named Demetrius.
I named my female budgie Coco. A suggestion for a male budgie from me is Aqua. It suits a blue/greenish bird.
Administrador AnimalWised
Thank you Rayyan for your suggestions, we'll add them to the list!
India birds name
Nibbi, kaki kaku dolu dabbu pappu😂
Liv Violette
Mochi is a cute name too.
Here is a picture of what Mochi actually is:
(Mochi is Japanese rice cake & can be shaped in many forms :3)
Administrador AnimalWised
Hi Liv,

Mochi is a great name for a pet, especially a cute one. We love ichigo daifuku with the strawberry and matcha filling. Maybe Ichigo could work for a bird with red and green on their plumage?
Greyson Thompson
I’ve decided to name my bird Opal. Thank you for the suggestion!
Administrador AnimalWised
Hi Greyson,

Great to hear we can help, love the name!
Duma,line,ruggie,punk,tox,piki,agl are also 👍good
Administrador AnimalWised
Thank you so much!
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