15 Awesome Names for Pet Birds and Their Meanings

December 11, 2019
Naming a new bird may be one the most exciting responsibilities of a pet parent, but it can also be deceptively challenging.

Deciding on great names for your pet birds can be difficult. To help you make your choice, we going to bring you 15 names for pet birds and their meanings.

It’s true that we’re more used to thinking up names for cats and dogs. But a certain name doesn’t necessarily belong only to felines or canines. Each term has its own meaning and can well identify the personality of any animal.

The most popular bird names usually derive from the physical characteristics of the animal, such as Snowball or Angel. Tributes to famous birds such as Tweety or Aladdin’s Iago also abound.

However, there are many more possible names for pet birds. Some are very original and curious, and others have mythological roots. And variety should make the choice easier, not more difficult.

There are two helpful tricks to successfully choose your pet’s name. The first is not to rush and take the time to think about what name you really like. The second is to know the meaning behind the name so you can associate them with your bird’s appearance or personality.

Coming up, we bring you 9 popular bird names in our language.

Popular pet bird names in English (male and female)

Ava

One of the great hits of our day, Ava still calls up the image of sultry Hollywood beauty Ava Gardner. The name has become a wildly popular children’s name, landing in the top 10 year after year. Thus, if you’re looking for a unique name, this probably isn’t it. But if you’re looking for a graceful and glamorous name, you’ve found it with Ava.

A beautiful bird posing on a hand.

Phoenix

Phoenix means “deep red,” and is the name of the colorful, mythical bird reputed to live for a thousand years before erupting into flames and then rising again from its own ashes. As far as boys’ names go (even though it’s considered unisex), this is a pretty cool one and has some rock n’ roll street-cred thanks to the Phoenix acting clan including Joaquin and the late River.

Evelyn

Evelyn is a romantic and feminine name that’s making a comeback from its super popular days a century ago, perhaps due to its closeness to current name superstars Ava, Avery, and Eva. Besides, who doesn’t want to be a “wished for” child?

Jonah

From the Hebrew meaning “dove”. In the Bible, Jonah the prophet was swallowed by a great fish and safely emerged from his belly three days later. Sailors traditionally use this name to personify someone who brings bad luck.

Hawk

A hunting bird. When this name was created, hunting with hawks was considered an aristocratic sport.

Phoebe

From the Greek word that means “sparkling, shining one”. In Greek mythology, Phoebe was the goddess of the moon, daughter of Leda, and mother of Leto.

Robin

Meaning “bright with fame”, it’s been an abbreviation of Robert and popular since the medieval days of Robin Hood. Robin is well known by children as the name of Winnie the Pooh’s boy companion Christopher Robin.

Patrick

While you may assume Patrick to be an Irish name (perhaps due to a certain holiday filled with pots of gold at the end of the rainbow), it’s actually of Latin origin. Saint Patrick (whose original name was Sucat), adopted his name when he became a missionary to Ireland.

He’s now the patron saint of Ireland, and there are numerous legends about him. Of course, his feast day on March 17 is commonly known as the holiday of shamrocks and all things green.

Charlie

Charlie has become a very popular male name for large birds with a masculine appearance and strong character. It may sound funny for a bird but it does stand out, being ideal for gray or Amazonian parrots, for instance.

One-of-a-kind bird names and their meanings

Many people are looking for unique and original names to give to their pet birds. Choosing a special name for your dear birdie is also a gesture of affection. It means you took the time to really think about your pet and that you value them.

Here are 6 creative and unique name options for birds with their meanings:

Kiwi

“Kiwi” is the name of a delicious kind of fruit, but also of a bird of Japanese origin. However, its tiny, rounded green body is very similar to the fruit, with a soft brown coat that surrounds it.

“Kiwi” sounds nice for small birds with green feathers and/or soft shades of brown or ochre.

Lina

A feminine name of Islamic origin, and a nice one for delicate-looking female birds.

A colourful parrot bird staring at the camera.

Cyrus

This masculine name of Greek origin derives from Cyrillus and means “great king”. Therefore, it could be an excellent name option to honor a parrot’s great learning ability.

Ruby

“Ruby” is the name of a reddish precious stone. It’s not an unusual name but it’s not common for naming birds. Nevertheless, this can be a creative name choice for females with red feathers.

Blu and Nigel

These are the names of the main characters in the famous animated film “Rio”. Thus, children are likely to be very amused by these names for their male pet birds.

Kus

“Kus” means “bird” in Turkish. It’s an original option, sounds cool and is easy to learn.

Bird names can also honor people and loved ones in every pet owner’s life. The most important thing is to know that the name influences the bird’s connection to its surroundings and also its personality. That’s why it’s worth choosing wisely! We hope this article will help you in this endeavor and you find an awesome name for your pet birds. Until next time!