120+ Funny (and Punny) Bird Names for Your Pet

Published March 9, 2021
Funny punny names for birds

Birds make great pets for so many reasons. If owning a bird is a dream of yours, consider one of these funny bird names or bird pun names to give to your feathered friend.

Funny Bird Names for Popular Pet Birds

Some birds make better pets than others. These bird species are the most common feathered pets found in homes today. Each unique bird breed comes with its own set of adorable names.

Popular Parakeet Names

Parakeets are intelligent birds that require very little maintenance. They sing, chirp, and come in a wide array of colors such as greens, blues, greys, and purples.

  • Kitty
  • Petey
  • Kiki
  • Smarty Pants
  • Bluebell
  • Fern
  • Wedding Singer
  • Diva
Funny and punny bird names

Love These Lovebird Pair Names

What is there not to love about a lovebird? They are brightly colored and quite quiet. Lovebirds are stocky and affectionate, but if you put two of them in a single cage, they will bro-out and shun their human pal.

  • Sweetie and Pie
  • Nutter and Butter
  • Frick and Frack
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Lulu and Lemon
  • Lucy and Linus
  • Cheng and Eng

Cool Cockatiel Names

The always entertaining cockatiel will sing and chatter all day long. They are very social and will want to be near their owners always. A cockatiel always has some love to share.

  • Tilly
  • Neil the Tiel
  • Wacka Cocka
  • Rouge
  • Dot
  • Babbles
  • Gabby
girl with cockatiel

Divine Dove Names

They are sweet, gentle, and often grey or white. Doves are easily kept in cages, but need interaction and objects to keep them entertained.

  • Coolio
  • Hootie
  • Dover
  • Steel
  • Snow
  • Cloudy
  • Stormy
  • Pearl

Fabulous Finch Names

Finches are fun, pretty birds with waxy beaks. They, too, are lower maintenance and while you will still have to meet the finch's basic demands, you won't have to shower it with constant attention as you might with other bird breeds.

  • Fi-Fi
  • Chico
  • Maxy Waxy
  • Easy Peasy
  • Zebo (for Zebra finches)
  • Foxy

Perfect Parrot Names

Parrots are playful creatures that come in a wide array of colors. They have a trademark hooked bill that has to be maintained so that it doesn't grow too long. Picking a parrot name is fun, thanks to the wide array of parrot characteristics.

  • Skittles
  • YoHoHo
  • Beaky Blinders (play off of the show Peaky Blinders)
  • Jack Sparrow
  • Francis Drake
  • Long John Silver
  • Captain Hook
  • Arrrrchie
Green-winged macaw parrot on carpeted stairs

Bird Pun Names

Punsters rejoice! Pet birds offer the perfect opportunity to drop some awesome bad dad joke-style puns.

Male Bird Pun Names After Musicians

Turn to music for naming inspiration. Come up with a famous musician and give the name a feathery, fun twist.

  • Kanye Nest
  • Chick Jaggar
  • Conway Tweety
  • Flamingo Starr
  • Goose Springsteen
  • Michael Quackson
  • Swan Bon Jovi
  • Quacklemore
  • Cluck Berry
  • Birdie Holly

Male Bird Pun Names After Actors

Think to some of the greatest all-time actors when naming your pet bird. Puny names based on esteemed celebrities are always fun choices.

  • Quill Smith
  • Duck Norris
  • Flock Hudson
  • Goose Willis
  • Robird Di Niro
  • Bird Reynolds
  • Hen Affleck
  • Hugh Cluckman
  • Pat-chick Swayze
  • Jack Nichols-hen
Male house finch

Bird Pun Names After Actresses

These puny bird names are inspired by some of the most talented and beautiful actresses in the game.

  • Meryl Cheep
  • Feather Locklear
  • Heneth Paltrow
  • Goldie Hen
  • Sophia Lorhen
  • Lindsey Lohen
  • Marl-hen Monroe
  • Katherine Henburn

Female Bird Pun Names After Musicians

You'll smile every time you call your bird's name with one of these plays on female musicians.

  • Sheryl Crow
  • Dixie Chick
  • Robirda Flack
  • Courtney Dove
  • Aretha Frankhen
  • Whitney Gooseston
  • Rihenna
  • Hen Stefani
  • Pat Henetar
  • Kelly Cluckston
african grey parrot

Other Puny Names for Birds

These puny names are inspired by popular characters, history, and other pop culture elements. There is no way you won't smile every time you say your pet's name should you choose one of these.

  • Luke Skyquacker
  • Quillary Clinton
  • Flight D. Eisenhower
  • Wolfgang Duck
  • Ducky Cheese
  • Edgar Allan Crow
  • Parrot Hilton
  • Kim Kardashi-hen
  • Jimmy Talon
  • The Godfeather

Fancy Female Names for Birds

These names are fancy for female birds. No matter the specials, these pretty names suit any bird just fine.

  • Duchess
  • Queenie
  • Princess
  • Angel
  • Coco
  • Sassy
  • Mango

Make-You-Smile Male Names for Birds

You think that your pet bird is the most handsome flyer on the planet. Give him a name that suits his swaggy birdie style.

  • Carl
  • Charlie
  • Mr. Tweets
  • Punky
  • Jet
  • Rico
  • Louie
  • Manny
Young woman smiling at pet bird indoors

Fun Bird Names Inspired by Pop Culture

There are so many movies, television shows, and bands that have provided great bird names and references.

  • Zazu (The Lion King)
  • Woodstock (Peanuts)
  • Becky (Finding Nemo)
  • Nigel (Finding Nemo)
  • Kevin (Up)
  • Blu (Rio)
  • Big Bird (Sesame Street)
  • Mr. Ping (Kung Fu Panda)
  • Iago (Aladdin)
  • Hedwig (Harry Potter)
  • Flit (Pocahontas)
  • Bomb (Angry Birds)

Silly Bird Names for Female Birds

These fun and goofy names will suit just about any female birdie.

  • Fancy
  • Flossie
  • Nessie
  • Cha Cha
  • Babs
  • Soprano

Silly Bird Names for Male Birds

If you have a male bird, try a few of these cute name options. One of them just might end up being the perfect pet name.

  • Mo
  • Hawk
  • Nester
  • Mr. Big
  • Hot Shot
  • Romeo
  • Screech
  • Pee Wee
  • Sir Pufferton

Funny Gender Neutral Names for Pet Birds

Go neutral for your pet bird's name. These funny names will suit either a female or a male bird.

  • Birdbrain
  • Squeaky
  • Waddles
  • Pip
  • Banjo
  • Magoo
  • Pilot
  • Wingding
  • Jailbird
  • Hoppity
duck close up

Bird Names Inspired by Food

You love food and you love your pet bird, so combine your loves to come up with a wonderful name for your flying friend.

  • Chickpea
  • Drumstick
  • Kiwi
  • Taco
  • Lollipop
  • Jellybean
  • Pretzel
  • Couscous
  • Noodle
  • Mojito
  • Cracker

Tips for Choosing a Pet Name

When choosing a pet name, the world is your oyster. Unlike human children's names, owners can get far more creative when they name a pet. That said, there are some common tips that pet owners often abide by when naming a pet. Choose a pet name that you are proud of and will happily yell out in public or in front of company.

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120+ Funny (and Punny) Bird Names for Your Pet