What Are Good Parrot Names?

Updated on November 20, 2016
A Blue-and-yellow Macaw (also known as the Blue-and-gold Macaw) at Los Angeles Zoo, California, USA.
A Blue-and-yellow Macaw (also known as the Blue-and-gold Macaw) at Los Angeles Zoo, California, USA. | Source

Names for Parrots

We recently were given two parrots; as they live for 40+ years it’s very important to choose the right name for your parrot as it is very difficult to change the name once the bird has got used to it. While they may seem reserved, they actually are full of character and therefore picking a name that suits their idiosyncrasies is important.

While picking a cat’s name may be easy, a Parrot is a total different kettle of fish. You are naming a companion that will be with you for a long time and it’s essential that not only does the bird respond to the name but that you also like the name.

This article provides an ‘a-z’ list of Parrot’s names as well as some tips on how to choose the best name for Parrots.

Examples of how to choose a Parrot’s name:

Examples of How to Choose a Parrot’s Name:

Playful parrots: some parrots are full of life and love to play with toys, boxes, insides of toilet rolls and sometimes your fingers. The playfulness can be reflected with names like Mojo or Quackers.

Color names: most parrots are colorful and therefore often the name can reflect their predominant color. Jade and Ginger are good names based on the color of the parrot.

Character: The one thing you learn about parrots over time is that they have their own characters. We have two parrots – one is pretty shy and demure while the other is noisy and boisterous. Therefore take some time to watch your birds and pick a name that captures the essence of their character. Good names include Frosty, Sparky, Isaac and Casper.

Sound: Parrots love to make noise and will mimic many different sounds ranging from speech to the sound a truck makes when it is backing up (Our parrot constantly makes a beep beep beep sound!). Good names based on sound may be Ozzy (if you have a screamer then base the name on Ozzy Osborne!), Echo or Chirpie.

Famous names: of course if you cannot work out what character your parrot has you can use some of the names of famous parrots like Paulie, Snowball, Einstein and Polly.

Picking names for any parrot is difficult at the best of times. Sometimes it’s not obvious what character your bird has. Try reducing the list to about a dozen and then gradually remove names that don’t seem to fit over time.

With a little time to observe your parrot you’ll soon come up with the perfect name.

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Conclusion about Naming Parrots

Amazingly some parrots will outlive their owners and will be part of the Estate. You should keep in mind that the parrot will keep their name even if their new owners try to change it, so picking a great name is important.

My advice is to go for a short and snappy name that will get the attention of the bird quickly and will be easily repeated by them.

My Personal Top 100 names for Parrots:

A to N
O to Z
Aggie
Obby
Alfie
Oliver
Apollo
Olivia
Archie
Ollie
Bailey
Oma
Banjo
Ora
Basil
Orlena
Baz
Orwell
Bug
Oxley
Candy
Ozzy
Casper
Parsley
Chirpie
Peaches
Cookie
Peanut
Cosmo
Pedlar
Dale
Pepe
Dan
Pepper
Dizzy
Pip
DJ
Polly
Dotty
Poppy
Dusty
Quackers
Echo
Queen
Eddie / Eddy
Quentin
Fraya
Quinn
Freckles
Quinton
Frosty
Rachel
Ginger
Raindrop
Gizmo
Rastas
Henry
Relish
Hobbles
Reuben
Iggy
Rocky
Isla
Sasha
Issac
Scallywag
Izzy
Scooby
Jacques
Sharon
Jade
Smokey
Jasper
Sparky
Jennie
Spike
Jill
Spliff
Katie
Tabasco
Kitty
Tia
Kiwi
Tickles
Lilly
Tufty
Lucky
Una
Maddison
Wiggles
Manu
Willow
Mercedes
Xavier
Mojo
Yoshi
Mushu
Youyou
Nibbles
Zag
Noel
Zed

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        not telling 

        6 days ago

        Another good girl name is Cody Belle, symbolizing beauty and peace

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        Lester Litton Jr. 

        8 days ago

        Our Blue and Gold is named Max. Full name is Max "The Package" Webster because he liked wrestling with me when he was very young. Our cockatoos are Rocky and Tela. We lost a Green wing macaw to unknown internal problem. His name was Ruby. Now looking for a new name for another green wing.

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        Kate 

        2 weeks ago

        I love conures so make sure u make some conure names

        To!

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        Angel 

        5 weeks ago

        Pretty

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        swar 

        6 weeks ago

        what should i call my Conure

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        Shashank singh 

        2 months ago

        Which name is the best

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        Najam Khan 

        3 months ago

        I Have a parote His name is Zag

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        dug 

        4 months ago

        get better names but they are good

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        Bird lover 

        5 months ago

        I just love birds

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        Fedric 

        5 months ago

        Supper names are there

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        Arunabha Majumdar 

        6 months ago

        Interesting !

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        alok 

        7 months ago

        lucky names of detailes

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        pizalizza 

        9 months ago

        alexvandrie is the best name

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        Coco-nut 

        12 months ago

        My birds name is coco-nut

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        Sakina Nasir 

        23 months ago from Kuwait

        Nicely written ...good job ☺ I had a parrot named Puffy ...sadly he didn't stay with us for long.

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        Kelly Umphenour 

        5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

        I love this hub! Thanks to Susan for sharing it with me!

        I love birds and have five of them currently. My Grey is my companion and I love that guy:). He shows us how smart animals are by constantly talking to us...they are the most awesome pets but do require tons of attention:)

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        Peggy Woods 

        5 years ago from Houston, Texas

        What a great list of names for parrots! It really is a lifetime commitment for someone to adopt a parrot as they have such long lives. Up and interesting votes.

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        Simon Cook 

        5 years ago from NJ, USA

        Jellygator - thanks! I just added a link to your lens.

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        jellygator 

        5 years ago from USA

        Ours are a yellow-naped Amazon named "Pepper Ann" (close to one of your favorites) and a female Grand Eclectus named Scarlett. I'm linking to this page from an article I wrote on them at https://hubpages.com/animals/pet-parrots-2

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        Simon Cook 

        5 years ago from NJ, USA

        Ours are named Alfie and Wayvo - they had those names before we got them! Alfie is nearly 40 years old and Wayvo is 15-20; they are amazing characters and intrigue me a lot. They are far more playful than I thought they would be especially when Wayvo walks off his cage onto the floor and is surrounded by 3 dogs!!!

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        Susan Zutautas 

        5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

        Kelly aka RealHousewife has an African Gray parrot named Pedro. It's a beautiful parrot. I've find parrots so interesting. I really like your names for parrots and I'm sure people looking for parrot names will find your hub very useful.

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