report

What Are Good Parrot Names?

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.

Do you like Parrots?

  • Yes
  • Not Sure
  • No
See results without voting

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

More by this Author

  • What Are Good Female Cat Names?
    5

    Naming a female cat is not easy; you should observe your cat for a few days to see her character and then pick a name that fits. This articles gives you some guidance and a list of my top 100 female cat names.

  • What are good white cat names?
    10

    White cats are often loved for their pureness typifying a deep and innocent beauty; they often are associated with spiritual feelings and often have a calming effect on their owners. There are several species of cats...

  • What are good orange cat names?
    29

    Picking an name for an orange cat isn't easy - hopefully this article will give you some good ideas.


Comments 7 comments

Just Ask Susan profile image

Just Ask Susan 3 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.


SimeyC profile image

SimeyC 3 years ago from NJ, USA Author

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!!!


jellygator profile image

jellygator 3 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 http://hubpages.com/animals/pet-parrots-2


SimeyC profile image

SimeyC 3 years ago from NJ, USA Author

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


Peggy W profile image

Peggy W 3 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.


RealHousewife profile image

RealHousewife 3 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:)


SakinaNasir53 profile image

SakinaNasir53 2 months ago from Kuwait

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

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.


    Click to Rate This Article

    Menu

    Resources