Top 100 Popular Bird Names

By Josie F. Turner, Journalist specialized in Animal Welfare. Updated: December 2, 2019
Top 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, girl bird names or names for male birds? Or perhaps you are looking for funny bird names, cool names or cute bird names? 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

Best Budgie names

Budgerigars also known as budgies, are wonderfully colored and attractive birds that make the perfect pet bird. This type of parakeet is highly sociable, which is 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, 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 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 talkative birds. Due to their exotic nature, people often associate parrots with Latin origins, which is why this list has several cool Latin names for your birds. Here are some of the best parrot names:

Names for male 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 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 here? Check out this list of 50 unique names for parrots!

Top 100 Popular Bird Names - Popular Parrot names

Popular names for Lovebirds

As you may already know, lovebirds should never live alone and prefer to spend their lives with a partner of the opposite sex. This is why, here at AnimalWised, we bring you a list of the most common pairs of names for lovebirds, whether cute, funny or based on your favorite characters! Here are someperfectly suited couple bird names:

  • Abbot and Costelo
  • 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 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 bird. Are you searching for a badass bird name, an exotic bird name or a funny bird name? Whichever your preference, be sure to take a look at this list. We have boy and girl bird names, and we’ve also included some real life famous birds from history!

Popular names for male 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 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
Top 100 Popular Bird Names - Other popular 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:

  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 you is easy to pronounce and which the whole family agrees. If not, you could confuse your bird by calling it different nicknames.
  3. As many birds can learn commands, it's important to choose a name that doesn't sound similar to command words you will use for training. If your birds name is too similar to commands or words you use often, it will be more difficult for the bird to learn and internalize its name properly.

Have you found the perfect name for your newly adopted bird? We hope so. Next, you might want to take a look at these additional articles to help you introduce a bird into your home:

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


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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!
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!
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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