If you’re about to be a new parrot parent, you’ll want a creative, fun name for your parrot that they’ll be responsive to.
Parrots can live longer than 50 years, so it’s important to pick a name you’ll love for a long time.
I took the time to ask several long-time parrot owners their advice on selecting the perfect name for a new bird. The following is what they shared:
- Pick a name from another language that has a special meaning.
- A favorite movie character’s name can be fun.
- Test out several names on your bird and gauge his reaction.
- Name them after your favorite food, but be creative. Like instead of ice cream, how about gelato?
- Take the time to observe their behavior and personality before deciding.
- Get a baby names book to find a meaningful name.
- Name them whatever you like, but know that your bird may decide to change it. Mine was Azure, but now he goes by Sanchez!
Here we have several lists of unique, fun, and creative names for your feathered friend.
Whether your parrot is male or female, big or small, surely one of these names will fit them perfectly.
Best Parrot Names for Girls
If you’re getting a girl parrot, you might want a cutesy, feminine name for her that fits her cuddly personality.
Female parrots–hens–are typically less flashy in color compared to males. However, they love to cuddle and are very affectionate.
They are also much less vocal and tend to keep more to themselves.
You might also want a simple name that she responds to easily, so lots of these names are only two syllables.
However, longer names can be really beautiful for girl parrots, so we’ve included some of those as well.
Here’s a list of 100 names for girl parrots and you can pick which one you think best suits her personality:
Best Parrot Names for Boys
Getting a new pet is always a thrilling endeavor and naming your parrot is an exciting moment.
Male parrots have big personalities and are often louder than females. They also may have brighter colored feathers and patterns.
Your new boy parrot deserves a name that fits his raucous personality perfectly. If you are getting both a male and female parrot, feel free to choose one name from each list to give this perfect pair their perfect names.
Here’s a list of some of the most interesting and creative masculine names for your new male parrot:
Awesome Names for Large Parrots
The hyacinth macaw parrot is the largest of all parrots (they can be up to three feet tall).
If your next pet is a hyacinth macaw or another type of large parrot, it’ll be fun to pick a moniker that describes his or her size.
This list has lots of names for both male and female parrots, so take your time selecting your big parrot’s new name.
Here are our best picks for your large parrot’s name:
- Big Mac
Cute Names for Small Parrots
While some parrots can be very large, your new parrot might be comparatively small if it’s a budgie, cockatiel, or another small species.
If you’re getting a small parrot, it’s super cute to pick a name fitted to his or her small stature.
A lot of these names are silly, so you might have to have a sense of humor to enjoy them.
Here’s our list of cute and unique names perfectly suited to small parrots:
- Pee Wee
- Tic Tac
Creative Names for Multicolored Parrots
In addition to being the largest type of parrots, hyacinth macaws are also the most colorful.
If you are getting a hyacinth macaw or another colorful parrot you might want a name that fits those gorgeously colored bright feathers.
Check out our list of creative names for your new multicolored friend:
- Fruit Loop
Fun Names for Green Parrots
Green is a very common color in parrots. Some parrots like the monk parakeet and the rose-ringed parakeet are almost entirely green.
If you are considering adopting a green colored parrot, whether it’s fully green, or just has some striations of green, look down below for some names to consider:
- Green Bean
Fun Names for Blue Parrots
Although most parrots have green as their dominant color, some, like the hyacinth macaw or the blue-and-gold macaw are mostly blue.
Blue parrots are absolutely gorgeous, and their color is striking enough that it may warrant a blue-sounding name.
Here are our top picks for naming your new blue friend:
Best Names for Yellow Parrots
Although yellow is a less common feather pattern compared to blue and green, yellow parrots like the budgerigar, and the cockatiel are relatively common and have gorgeous yellow feathers
If you have or are about to adopt a yellow parrot, take a look at this list to see which name is perfect:
Best Funny Parrot Names
Who doesn’t love a funny pet name? We have a list here of some of the silliest, funniest, and weirdest names for your new pet parrot.
If you think you’d love to get a laugh out of your friends and family when you tell them your parrot’s name, check out this list:
- Tater Tot
Most Unique Parrot Names
While you consider what to name your parrot, you might realize that you really want your new pet to be unique, and maybe the names given so far are a little too commonplace for your liking.
If you’d like your parrot to stand out from the crowd, check out our list of the coolest uncommon parrot names:
Best Pop Culture Names for Parrots
Another popular way to name your parrot is by referencing popular culture and media.
A pop culture name will definitely get a rise out of everyone who meets your parrot.
Whether you want to name your parrot after your favorite singer, or favorite movie character, we have a list of some great options:
- Big Bird
- Harley Quinn
- Miss Piggy
- Road Runner
Fun Punny Names for Parrots
Everyone loves a good pun and if you’ve got a great sense of humor, you might be thinking about naming your parrot using a pun.
These might be a little cringey to hear, but they’ll sure make people laugh.
Check out our list of funny punny names for your parrot:
- Chance the Flapper
- Chick Jagger
- Edgar Allen Crow
- Kanye Nest
- Polly Parton
- Snoop Bird
Name That Parrot!
Naming your new pet is one of the most essential decisions you’ll make as a new parrot-owner. After all, this is the name they’ll have for the rest of their 50-year life span.
However, this is also a really fun decision to make as you can be as silly or creative with naming as you want.
There are endless options for naming your parrot but hopefully we’ve narrowed that down to just those that are most fun, creative, and unusual.
Whether your parrot is big or small, blue or green, or you just wanted a really unique name or one that makes people laugh, we hope you found the perfect name with the help of our list.