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100+ Cockatiel Names: Ideas for Bright & Playful Birds 

Cockatiel Names

There is nothing better than bringing home your cockatiel for the very first time. You’ve chosen the perfect cage and selected an array of enticing toys and activities sure to sharpen their minds and fill their hearts with joy. You’re ready to embark on the new journey that is pet ownership, but there is one minor roadblock that you can’t seem to get past. You’re stuck on finding the ah-ha! name that you love, but is also flawless for your feathered friend. 

No need to panic! 

We have included all names quintessentially cockatiel. Ideas are inspired by their feather colors or unique markings or personality traits, with a few suggestions influenced by famous birds, and finally adorable names for a pair of cockatiels

Good luck with your search!


Female Cockatiel Names

  • Cleo 
  • Harmony
  • Birdie 
  • Ivy
  • Ava 
  • Skye 
  • Ellie 
  • Luna 
  • Pixie 
  • Gypsy

Male Cockatiel Names

  • Sunny 
  • Jack 
  • Tweety 
  • Buddy 
  • Jett
  • Pilot 
  • Oscar
  • Albus
  • Rio
  • Bird
side view of a young male cockatiel
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Cockatiel Names By Color

Cockatiels are known for their sleek and often muted bodies, funky feathers atop their head, and a set of bold-colored cheeks. The simplest way to find a name for your feather friend would be to get inspiration from their unique markings or color combinations. Below we have noted a few common tones and the names most suitable for each hue. 

Grey Names for Cockatiels

  • Slate 
  • Willow 
  • Rocky 
  • Mercury 
  • Winter 
  • Thor 
  • Oceana
  • Gray 
  • Shadow 
  • Smoke 

White Names for Cockatiels

  • Miso 
  • Blondie 
  • Aspen 
  • Nimbus 
  • Pearl 
  • Cloudy 
  • Boo
  • Casper 
  • Frost 
  • Lotus

Parti-Colored Names for Cockatiels

  • Camo 
  • Speck 
  • Calypso 
  • Harlequin 
  • Zorro 
  • Gingham 
  • Pied 
  • Blush 
  • Trinity
  • Tux
  • Chevron 
  • Tweed

Yellow Names for Cockatiels

  • Pastel 
  • Sol 
  • Bumble 
  • Omelet 
  • Daffodil 
  • Goldie 
  • Happy 
  • Bowie 
  • Nacho 
  • Citrus 
  • Mellow 
Lutino Bronze Fallow Cockatiel
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Cute Cockatiel Names

Cockatiels are undeniably adorable – those cheeks and wacky hairdo! They also have some of the sweetest personalities, thrive on interaction, and enjoy a great cuddle. 

  • Chickpea 
  • Feathers 
  • Jelly Bean 
  • Chirp 
  • Peck 
  • Wilbur 
  • Shivers 
  • Widget
  • Quackers 
  • Whistler 
  • Eggo 
  • Strut 

Funny Cockatiel Names

Every cockatiel is bound to have its own set of quirks and oddities – proving to be a source of laughter and entertainment for its keeper. If you find that your cockatiel has the silliest of personalities, you might be keen on a name that sparks as much humor as they do. 

  • Quacker Jack 
  • Pheasant 
  • Bradley Pooper
  • Eagle Eye 
  • Quackie Chan 
  • Feather Flocklear 
  • Chick Jagger 
  • Macawly Culkin
  • Wing Man
  • Uncle Quacker 
  • Chandler Wing 
  • PeeWee
  • Meryl Cheep
  • Im-Peck-Able 
  • Chatterbox
  • Pip Squeek
  • The God Feather
  • Jail Bird 
  • Feather Fawcett 
  • Christopher Squawken 
Normal Grey Cockatiel
Image by: Ingeborg Kråka, Pixabay

Famous Bird Names

Although none of these bird names are inspired by famous cockatiels per se, each is a unique and quite fun take on a suggestion for your feathered friend. When it comes to naming our pets, suggestions are usually birds of a feather, anyway.

  • Pidgey (Pokemon)
  • Bomb (Angry Birds)
  • Daffy (Looney Toons)
  • Errol (Harry Potter)
  • Nigel (Finding Nemo) 
  • Flit (Pocahontas)
  • Woodstock (Peanuts)
  • Articuno (Pokemon)
  • Mr. Ping (Kung Fu Panda)
  • Diablo (Sleeping Beauty)
  • Blues (Angry Birds)
  • Rico (Madagascar)
  • Moltres (Pokemon)
  • Zazu (The Lion King) 
  • Farfetch’d (Pokemon)
  • Hedwig (Harry Potter) 
  • Zapdos (Pokemon) 

Bonus: Name Ideas for a Pair of Cockatiels

If you are lucky enough to have adopted two cockatiels, selecting names that complement each other is another amusing idea! These are a few of our favorites, but feel free to create a dynamic pair of names of your very own. 

  • Lovey & Dovey 
  • Ben & Jerry
  • Hewy & Dewy 
  • Chip & Dale 
  • Mac & Cheese 
  • Jekyll & Hyde 
  • Chuckie & Pickles 
  • Diamond & Coal 
  • Lilo & Stitch
  • Peanut & Butters 
  • Happy & Lucky 
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Finding the Right Name for Your Cockatiel

There you have it! We hope that you were able to find a perfect match for your cockatiel. If not, we hope that we have provided you with the inspiration to come up with your own name. There is no need to overthink the naming process, although it may seem overwhelming at times. You can almost bet that if you love a name, your cockatiel will follow suit! 

If you’re new to the wonderful world of cockatiels, you’ll need a great resource to help your birds thrive. We highly recommend taking a closer look at The Ultimate Guide to Cockatiels, available on Amazon.

The Ultimate Guide to Cockatiels

This excellent book covers everything from the history, color mutations, and anatomy of cockatiels to expert housing, feeding, breeding, and health care tips.

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