Top 100 Popular Bird Names

By Josie F. Turner, Journalist specialized in Animal Welfare. Updated: July 29, 2019
Top 100 Popular Bird Names

Naming a pet is the most difficult decision when welcoming your new family member home. This will be the name your bird will learn to use when you are calling them. Whether you are adopting a budgerigar, lovebirds, a canary, a cockatiel or a parrot, you will want a name that will be easy for your pet to remember. This is why you should also make sure the sound of your bird’s name is not similar to other words you commonly use, as you can confuse your bird.

Are you looking for parrot names, unique bird names or even cute bird names? If so, take a look at this AnimalWised list of the top 100 popular bird names and choose the one that suits your type of bird best!

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Popular Budgie names

Budgerigars also known as budgies, are wonderfully colored and attractive birds that make the perfect bird for a house. this type of parakeet is highly sociable, which is why it is one of the best options to have at home, especially when you spend long hours at home. Take a look at the most popular bird 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, and here we have some budgie names for you:

Names for male budgies

  • Alfie
  • Aqua
  • Azul
  • Buddy
  • Butterscotch
  • Darwin
  • Griffin
  • Incas
  • Indigo
  • 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 names for birds, we'll take a closer look at ¡names that parrot owners prefer the most for their talkative birds. Due to their exotic nature, owners seem to associate their parrots to a Latin origin, which is why this list is made up generally of Latin names for your birds. Here's the list of the most popular:

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
  • Chiquitita
  • Dotty
  • Dusty
  • Ginger
  • Lola
  • Mercedes
  • Peanut
  • Peaches
  • Polly
  • Tequila
  • Snowball
  • Sunshine
  • Sybil

Can't find the perfect name for your parrot yet? 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'll show you the most common combinations of names for Lovebirds, which are usually also perfectly suited for each other!

  • Baalthazar and Macaw
  • Heckle and Jeckle
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Sugar and Spice
  • Adam and Eve
  • Babe and Ruth
  • Beauty and Beast
  • Barbie and Ken
  • Abbot and Costelo
  • Amos and Andy
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • Ariel and Eric
  • Harry and Ginny
  • Donald and Daisy
  • Lilo and Stitch
  • Dr Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Lewis and Clark
  • Cocoa and Puff
  • Apple and Orange
  • Daenerys and Jon
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Starlight and Moondust

If you have a pair of lovebirds, you might want to take a look at our article on; Tips 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 popular bird names that can suit any type of bird. Are you searching for a badass bird name or an exotic bird name? whichever your preference, be sure to take a look at this list. In addition, 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
  • Tweety (especially for a canary)
  • Ulysses
  • Wilbur
  • Woodstock
  • Woody

Popular names for female birds

  • Ada
  • Aphrodite
  • Ava
  • Baby
  • Bella
  • Chleo
  • Celeste
  • Daisy
  • Florence
  • Hedwig
  • Hermione
  • Lillith
  • Margot
  • Miss Prissy
  • Opal
  • Peggy
  • Sheba
  • Stella
  • 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 these simple rules when choosing the perfect name for a bird:

  1. Remember that birds such as parrots live as long as 32 years, so make sure it is a name that you will not grow out of in a short period of time.
  2. Make sure you choose a name that you can pronounce properly which your whole family agrees. If not, you could confuse your bird when you call it.
  3. As many birds can learn several commands, it's important to choose a name that doesn't sound similar to those words you'll be using for training. If your birds name is too similar to commands or general words you may use often, it will become more difficult for your bird to associate its own name appropriately.

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 that may aid when introducing a bird into your home:

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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
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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