Choosing a cartoon-inspired bird name for your new feathered friend can be an exciting adventure. Dive into your favorite animated shows or reminisce about classic characters to find the perfect moniker. Keep your eyes and ears open, as everyday life and the world around you can also fuel ideas that resonate with your bird's unique personality.
Classic Disney Bird Names
Whenever I welcome a new pet into my home, I instinctively turn to Disney for naming inspiration. Disney was a huge part of my childhood and even now, my kids love their stories and characters. It just makes sense to check and see if any of the characters reflect their unique personality.
Do any of these characters have the same personality as your new feathered pal?
- Archimedes: This owl, from The Sword and the Stone, is insanely opinionated and a tad grumpy. He gets frustrated over and over again with the wizards and witches, but makes a great tutor for the character in the show.
- Darkwing Duck: Darkwing Duck highlights a duck in this 1991 classic. Darkwing Duck is fearless in the face of danger and protects the city from bad guys.
- Flit: A small hummingbird that loves Pocahontas.
- Heihei: Would any cartoon bird names list really be complete without Heihei from Moana? This chicken is — well — not the brightest and kind of odd looking, but he still stays on a voyage across the ocean.
- Kevin: What kind of name is Kevin for a bird? It's unusual, but it's the bird's name in the movie Up!. Kevin gets in a ton of trouble, but is a great friend for the characters on a grand adventure.
- Iago: Oh man, I loved Iago from Aladdin, but I did get upset with him from time to time. He accompanies the villain, Jafar, but he’s hilarious doing it.
- Lady Kluck: Lady Kluck is feisty and fearless in Robin Hood. Fun fact: Robin Hood was another favorite when I was little (I actually used to call this movie puddinhood, and my Poppa called me that all my time growing up).
- Ludwig Von Drake: Ludwig appeared in Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color in 1961. Drake was insanely smart, and he knew it. He was a professor in the movie, along with being a psychologist and etymologist. Ludwig had it going on.
- Sam Eagle: Sam Eagle appeared on The Muppets and was almost always blue. He was always looking for ways to teach the audience about the good 'ole USA.
- Scuttle: Scuttle from The Little Mermaid was — how do I say this — not exactly all there, if you know what I mean. He was, in fact, an odd bird. His intentions are pure, but he’s never right, and he makes a ton of noise.
- Zazu: Talk about an uptight bird — Zazu from The Lion King was as wound up as it gets. Despite this, his dedication and intelligence stand out, besides being Mufasa's iconic sidekick.
Check out characters from other movies that match your bird's unique traits — they don't absolutely need to be birds.
Silly Cartoon Bird Names
If you want to be silly, but didn’t find what you were looking for on the first list, we have you covered.
- Daffy: Duffy Duck was incredibly overconfident, along with attention-seeking and self-obsessed, but one thing he wasn't is boring. He was hilarious, silly, and witty in his own little world.
- Foghorn Leghorn: Talk about a silly name. This one is as silly as it gets. Foghorn Leghorn, from the Looney Tunes, was loud, bossy, and thought he was always right.
- Hotaru: A ninja ostrich from the Naruto anime series.
- Launchpad McQuack: Scrooge McDuck's loyal pilot that's known for crashing planes but always surviving in Ducktales.
- Polly: In the classic movie, Aladdin, you hear the sultan asking the parrot "Polly want a cracker?" over and over.
- Scrooge McDuck: Scrooge McDuck was exactly how he sounds, a scrooge. He acted miserable most of the time, but he was adventurous and had fun with his piles of cash.
- Tweety: You've got to know Tweety Bird from Looney Tunes. He was clever, outsmarting Sylvester the cat most of the time, but looked oh-so-innocent.
Sarcastic Cartoon Bird Names
Interested in adding a touch of irony while naming your pet birdie? Consider naming them something that doesn't seem suitable at all — kind of like how giant men usually have the nickname, Tiny.
- Big Bird: A giant, friendly yellow bird who helps teach kids in Sesame Street. If your bird is on the grumpy side and isn't all that big, this name could be the one.
- Blu: A Spix's macaw who goes on a journey to Rio de Janeiro to find and mate with the last female of his kind in Rio. This could be a fun sarcastic name for a bird that's not blue!
- Concord Condor: A sleepy, slow-talking condor student at Acme Looniversity in Tiny Toon Adventures.
- Hedwig: A loyal snowy owl that delivers letters and packages in Harry Potter.
- Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, and Private: A team of penguins skilled in fighting and spying—always ready for a covert operation—in Madagascar.
Angry Bird Names
Naming your bird after an Angry Birds character? Now that's a playful choice! Picking a name from this franchise is sure to sprinkle some fun into the naming process.
- Bomb: The black bird that explodes.
- Bubbles: The orange bird that puffs up.
- Chuck: The yellow bird who can speed up when you tap the screen.
- Hal: A toucan from Angry Birds that has a boomerang effect.
- Jay, Jake, and Jim: When the group is tapped, they split into these three blue birds.
- Matilda: The white bird that drops explosive eggs.
- Mighty Eagle: A special bird that can be used as a one-time solution for a difficult level.
- Red: The main character in the Angry Birds game series and films. He's protective of his eggs and has a short temper.
- Terence: The big, silent red bird that's larger than the others.
Cereal Cartoon Birds
Start the day off right with these bird names from cereal box characters.
- Captain Crunch Crow: From Captain Crunch cereal.
- Cheerio Chickadee: From Cheerios cereal.
- Cocoa Puff Cockatoo: From Cocoa Puffs cereal.
- Frosted Flake Falcon: From Frosted Flakes cereal.
- Fruity Pebble Finch: From Fruity Pebbles cereal.
- Golden Graham Goldfinch: From Golden Grahams cereal.
- Honey Nut Hornbill: From Honey Nut Cheerios cereal.
- Lucky Charm Lorikeet: The lorikeet from Lucky Charms.
- Raisin Bran Raven: From Raisin Bran cereal.
- Toucan Sam: This Toucan is the mascot for Froot Loops cereal.
Naming Your Bird After Pokemon
There are some cool bird Pokémon names that your fam, especially your kiddos, are sure to enjoy.
- Braviary: A powerful eagle Pokémon.
- Chatot: A parrot-like Pokémon known for its ability to mimic sounds.
- Corviknight: A strong bird known for its armor-like feathers.
- Cramorant: A Pokémon known for its unique ability to gulp down prey and use them as projectiles in battle.
- Fearow: A large bird that does a lot of damage.
- Fletchling: A tiny robin-like Pokémon that evolves into Talonflame.
- Hawlucha: A colorful bird that's quick and can easily dodge enemies.
- Mandibuzz: A dark Pokémon that looks like a vulture.
- Pidgeotto: A bird Pokémon known for its bright red feathers on its head and the ability to carry its trainer over long distances.
- Rowlet: A cute owl that evolves into Decidueye.
- Spearow: A tiny bird Pokémon that evolves into Fearow.
- Staraptor: A strong Pokémon with an intimidating look.
- Taillow: A small, scrappy bird from the Hoenn region.
If you're looking for more Pokémon names, take a look through the Pokédex.
Picking the Best Cartoon Bird Name
Discovering your pet bird's unique habits and overall temperament can help you pick the perfect cartoon-inspired name. Try saying a few names out loud and watch how your bird reacts. They might pick their own name by responding to one more than all the others.