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100+ Chicken Names: Ideas for Cooky & Friendly Chickens

Nicole Cosgrove

May 11, 2021

Chickens are a fairly typical part of a farm. Whether they’re providing eggs for your family, or exist simply as a pet, we know they add a bit of charm to country life. Some people in the city may even have a chicken coop in their backyard or have a little chick roaming free in their homes! 

Regardless of where you and your little chickadee reside, we know that you’ll want a name that captures their true spirit! Goofy and curious but somehow still poised and collected, there are so many ways and reasons to select a great and fitting name. We have gathered our favorite ideas for males and females, baby chick names for those new to the world, cool and trendy suggestions, famous for those with a big personality, and finally cute options because they are so dang adorable. 

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Female Chicken Names

  • Henrietta 
  • Violet 
  • Rose
  • Hazel
  • Miss
  • Midge
  • Anastasia
  • Katniss
  • Cher
  • Peep
  • Nala
  • Sweetums
  • Nellie
  • Sienna 
  • Ursula 
  • Scarlet 
  • Gaga
  • Red
  • Goldie
  • Olive 

Male Chicken Names 

  • Rusty 
  • Ghost 
  • Dopey
  • Zeus
  • Mister
  • Shelldon
  • Eggo
  • Road Runner
  • Bock
  • Cluck
  • Hades
  • Tom
  • Buck 
  • Cosmo
  • Duke 
  • Sleepy
  • Jerry 
  • Sir
  • Bashful
  • Socks
  • Lago
  • Beaks 
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Baby Chick Names 

There is nothing quite as cute as a baby chick. Pillowy soft feathers, almost appearing like fluff, petite feet, and beak and the tiniest of chirps! We found this list of names to be fitting for these little egg dwellers:

  • Teeny 
  • Tink 
  • Pip
  • Cheerio
  • Fleur
  • Poppy
  • Comet
  • Pluto
  • Bow 
  • Gis 
  • Peep
  • Cotton
  • Scout
  • Trouble 
  • Buttons
  • Rebel
  • Puff 
  • Cupid 

Cool Chicken Names 

A chicken is a rare pet for city folk – and in most cases, if it’s rare, it’s cool. For the trendiest of chicken names, you e come to the right place. Any of these will have your bird nodding with approval. 

  • Cornelious 
  • Atticus 
  • Willow
  • Cruella
  • Aspen
  • Jazz
  • Loco
  • Henny
  • Winter
  • Bruce 
  • Babz
  • Ruby
  • Xena 
  • Brewster 
  • Amelia 
  • Pex
  • Doc 
  • Venus 
  • Chester 
  • Oz
  • Galileo
  • Chuck 
  • Elvis 
  • Lurch
  • Stella 
  • Rex
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Famous Chicken Names 

There are more notable chickens than we could have even imagined. From movies, television, literature, and more; here are the most famous chickens of all time. For good measure, we added in a few other famous bird references!

  • Chicken Little 
  • Big Bird 
  • Alan-a-dale
  • Heihei
  • Panchito Pistoles
  • Ace
  • Zazu
  • Booker
  • Gyro Gearloose
  • Ginger 
  • Drumstick
  • Torchic
  • Scratch
  • Bunty
  • Robot Chicken
  • Chickaletta
  • Fowler
  • Rockey
  • Woodstock
  • Lady Kluck 
  • Tweety

Cute Chicken Names 

A little flighty, but always ready for a best friend adventure, your chicken could be paired with a name just as sweet as they are. 

  • Myrtle 
  • Opal 
  • Minnie 
  • Duke 
  • Penny 
  • Ziggy 
  • Mabel 
  • Marcel 
  • Dottie 
  • Ezra 
  • Ollie 
  • Boop 
  • Pox

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Finding the Right Name for Your Chicken 

Chickens may be a little odd but they still deserve a name that’s just as special and individualistic as they are. You could base your decision off of their goofy personality or maybe a physical characteristic they have. With the help of our list of chicken names, we hope that we have given you the right inspiration to find the perfect match. 

For the funny chicken in your life, we have dedicated a list to all of the incredibly hilarious names you could consider. Check that post out below: 

Funniest Chicken Names for Feathered Comedians

If not, you may check out one of our other name posts below. They may not be for chickens specifically but still offer up some great options.


Feature Image Credit: Shutterstock | Moonborne

Nicole Cosgrove

Nicole is the proud mom of Baby, a Burmese cat and Rosa, a New Zealand Huntaway. A Canadian expat, Nicole now lives on a lush forest property with her Kiwi husband in New Zealand. She has a strong love for all animals of all shapes and sizes (and particularly loves a good interspecies friendship) and wants to share her animal knowledge and other experts' knowledge with pet lovers across the globe.