Names for parakeets

Names for parakeets

Parakeets names :Parakeets are fantastic pets. Just like cats and dogs, they each have their own personality. Admittedly, naming your bird may seem like a simple task. For some, however, deciding is an arduous task. To guide you in your choice, here are some ideas for names for budgies (male, female or mixed).

Parakeet Name Species

There are over sixty different Parakeet name species. The largest family is that of the psittacine. 

How to choose an appropriate name for a parakeet?


To be sure to give the best name to your budgie, do not name it in advance or on the day of its acquisition. On the contrary, take a few days to get to know each other, and learn his personality and characteristic traits.

Since the first few days at home, the Parakeet will still be at the stage of adaptation, you risk giving him a name more solemn than reflecting his true personality. After a few days, when the animal has fully shown its personality and originality, you can finally give it a specially tailor-made name. But whatever the choice, just make sure it’s an easy name for you to pronounce, and recognize for the budgie.

Classic names are timeless and always a good idea. Simply because they are easy to pronounce, and recognize for parakeets. So if you have no idea where to start, just think out loud about the most common names given to budgies. And if one of them sounds nice to you and your pet, no need to dig deeper.

How will you know if this is suitable? If you’ve known your bird for a few days, you’ll notice a personality who may be talking about its name. You can also base it on its appearance or funny trait. No matter why you feel good, you’ll know when you know.

Some look for foods that may be the favorite of the owner or budgie. Others are cute and playful names that are light. Whatever the reason, birds are a big responsibility. But they are also a lot of fun and you should have fun with the name and using that name too!

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How to choose a name you like?

If classic names don’t speak to you, turn to more original and unique options. Think about your tastes and interests, but also the personal characteristics of your budgie. Sure, it will take you more time and thought, but at the end of the day, your pet will have a really original and cool name.

To guide you in your choice, you can for example help yourself with characters from your favorite movie or cartoon. Here are some examples:

  • Aladdin’s Iago
  • Zazu from The Lion King
  • Hedwige de Harry Potter
  • Blu de Rio
  • Ming Ming from Wonder Pets
  • Rocky and Ginger from Chicken Run
  • Private, Rico, Skipper, and Kowalski from Madagascar

For even more creativity, don’t hesitate to look for other sources. You can name your budgie like certain characters from the story, names of rare or endemic plants, names of famous countries or capitals, names in foreign languages, or fictional characters from your favorite comic book.

To give you an idea, here are some examples of unique bird names:

  • Bobo
  • Tookie
  • Calypso
  • Manu
  • Chives

Popular names of male parakeets

As a rule, defining the sex of a budgie is not as easy as that of a dog or cat. That’s why you need your veterinarian’s help and expertise for this. In most breeds, males are very similar to females. And only a veterinarian can distinguish them.

Depending on the age of the animal too, it can be difficult to deduce its sex, even for a veterinarian. In the case of very young parakeets, only DNA tests can define the sex of the animal. But if you can wait to find out the sex, a few months are enough for the veterinarian to determine the gender of your pet, without doing a test.

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Going back to the famous names for male parakeets, here is a list of the most given names in the world:

  • Arnold
  • Billy
  • Hercules
  • Ursus
  • Darko
  • Tomy
  • Tolkien
  • Thor
  • Hermes
  • Jeannot
  • Krusty


Popular names of female parakeets

After a test, you discover that you have a female parakeet. Would you like to give your pet bird a feminine name? Here is a list of the most common first names to guide you in your choice:

  • Ava
  • Expensive
  • Birdie
  • Adeline
  • Penny
  • Yara
  • Amazon
  • Princess
  • Darling
  • Lady
  • Moon

Narrow down the options and choose the final name of your parakeet


Now that you have ideas about the potential name of your pet, the last step is to reduce the ten or twenty options, into one and only definitive. The best way to do this is to talk to your pet. Stand in front of him and start by testing the different names. You will then find that the bird will react more to some names than others. And after just a few minutes, you will have found the ideal name together.

If the animal seems to react to several names, write down each name it likes on a piece of paper, which you will place on the ground. Then let go of the budgie on the ground and let him choose the paper that will bear his future name. In addition to having fun together, it’s also a great way to bond with your pet.


Whether you’re a geeky owner, naming your pet after your favorite video game character, or a casual owner, preferring a one-size-fits-all name, the key to a perfect name is to have a good time and do it with your pet. This step should be a moment of sharing, where you will learn a lot about your pet. A unique moment that you will remember forever, marking the beginning of an unparalleled friendship between you and your budgie.

The key point to remember: there is no rule for naming your bird. The important thing is that its name creates a unique bond between you.

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