Looking for the best parrot names?
Choosing a name for a pet bird is never easy!
There are so many different types of parrots with all their different colors and personalities it can make choosing an adequate parrot name a very challenging task!
Our guide will try to make things easier for you!
Here are our top 240 best parrot names to choose from. Happy name hunting!
How to Choose a Good Parrot Name?
When you have decided to get a parrot as a pet, you have probably thought about some suggestions for parrot names.
Knowing that a great number of parrots are long living creatures, the name you choose will be the one you and your bird will be listening to for quite some time. Besides the regular male-female division, there are many ways to help you make the right decision.
One way to help choose a good parrot name may be the parrot’s physical features.
Look at the feather colors, head and beak shape, its tail and overall appearance. Search for some unique feature on your bird that may help you select its name.
When choosing a parrot name, it can be your bird’s character and behavior that helps you pick its name. Also the type of parrot will determine if it is a sociable, playful, and cheerful bird, so the name should reflect that.
Look at your pet while they eat and pay attention to their behavior or try to see if there is anything special they do while playing.
All these situations can be inspirational.
The Art of Naming A Pet Parrot
The sound birds produce, mimicking and talking, chirping or whatever else can be useful features when looking for pet bird names. Also, look for the inspiration in celebrity bird names, maybe some of them may be suitable for your bird as well!
All in all, besides representing your bird at its best, the name should be practical.
Here’s what we mean by that!
Do not choose the name which is too long! And never choose a name that sounds like a command, or you may confuse your bird.
The same goes for names similar to your other pets names (if you have more than one pet) or the names and nicknames that are the same as family members.
We already mentioned parrots have a long lifespan, hence choose a name which won’t become an old-fashioned one. These rules are the same as the ones to follow when choosing a name for a dog or a cat.
Male Parrot Names
Owners tend to choose a masculine and tough name for their male parrot. Take some of his characteristics and use them to think of a perfect name.
Female Parrot Names
As for female parrots, the name should sound elegant and soft. However, if you have quite a disobedient female parrot, do not hesitate to give her a name which will depict such character.
Here are the best female parrot names.
Popular Parrot Names
Choosing one of the most popular names for your birdie puts them in good company. Here is a list of most popular parrot names.
Cute Parrot Names
Some birds simply look a bit cuter, you can see that in their eyes, the way they talk or act. Choose a name from our list that will represent your bird in the best way!
Unisex Parrot Names
Some people are not obsessed with a parrot’s gender and do not use that as a guide to choose a name. Here are some cool unisex names!
Top 12 Pirate Parrot Names
Think your parrot would make you “walk the plank” if it could. Perhaps you should name your matey one of the below.
Top 12 African Grey Parrot Names
They may be simple in coloration, but the African grey parrot is very complex in feelings, which means the name you choose should reflect it!
These are some of the best African grey parrot names to choose from.
Top 12 Amazon Parrot Names
One of the most talkative pet parrots surely deserves a name which will show this feature off in the best possible way! Here are our favorite Amazon parrot names.
Top 12 Cockatiel Names
You may not know, but these cuties are famous for their night frights, and who knows, maybe this unusual characteristic may be inspirational when it comes to naming your Cockatiel bird!
Top 12 Cockatoo Names
Highly sociable, to the limits of being obsessive, this adorable looking bird deserves a very special name. Besides, you may look for inspiration in the shape of their crest!
Top 12 Conure Names
These parrots, they love to cuddle, which is great for the owner and is also a good source of inspiration for names.
Top 12 Lorikeet Names
Lorikeets are very colorful and talkative birds. They are also extremely playful and energetic, so you’ll never get bored watching them! Try to choose a name that best suits their personality.
Here are top 12 Lorikeet names we love.
Top 12 Lovebird Names
They are mostly kept in couples, so when choosing a name, you can choose to find two matching ones. You could look for inspiration in some famous couples’ names.
Top 12 Macaw Names
The Macaw is one of the largest pet parrots, with such vibrant colors, and with unique facial feathers. It surely deserves a unique name!
Top 12 Parakeet Names
Parakeets are very colorful and joyful, so use these features to find a perfect name. Here are some Parakeet names you might like.
Top 12 Eclectus Parrot Names
The Eclectus parrot is a highly intelligent and active pet parrot. They are one of the more unusual members of the parrot family. We are sure that somewhere on this list of the best Eclectus parrot names holds the perfect name for your pet bird.
Top 10 Famous Parrot Names
Want to name your pet parrot after a one that has been in a movie, book or is famous on Youtube? These names are a great place to start.
Blue (Macaw from the movie Rio)
Jewel (Macaw from the movie Rio)
Polynesia (African Grey from the book Dr Doolittle)
Snowball (Cockatoo from Youtube video below)
Einstein (African Grey from Youtube video below)
Iago (Scarlet Macaw from the movie Aladdin)
Boss (Galah from the comic strip Beyond the Black Stump)
Pudgy (Mrs Doubtfire)
Sweetpea (Parakeet from the movie The Secret Life of Pets)
Paulie (Conure from the movie Paulie)
If you already have a pet parrot, tell us how you chose its name, and if you are planning to get one, share with us the name suggestions you have!
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