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502 Cockatoo Names: Great Ideas for Your Feathery Friends

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If you’re looking to stand out in the crowd by owning a pet that’s a little unique and a whole lot different from other domesticated animals out there, then a cockatoo is certainly the direction you want to head in.

Many species of cockatoos are easy to care for, and they are certainly easy to love. However, once you have one, you will want a special, unique name to go along with your one-of-a-kind pet. In this article, we’ll go over hundreds of choices for the best cockatoo names out there today, 502 of them to be exact.divider-birdcage

Australian Cockatoo Names

Australia has over 14 cockatoo species to date, and many of them feature white plumage. If you adopt one of these gorgeous species, then you’re certainly going to want a name that fits them. So, which of the names on this list would fit your Aussie cockatoo to a tee?

  • Jiggy
  • Nigel
  • Hootie
  • Sheila
  • Rowan
  • Maple
  • Mojo
  • Molly
  • Fiona
  • Irwin
  • Dundy
  • Emu
  • Kangaroo
  • Crikey
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Male Cockatoo Names

blue eyed cockatoo in cage
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Of course, if you’re back in the United States or any other country and don’t have an Australian cockatoo, you’ll be looking for other more fitting names for your pet. However, if you have a male cockatoo, it’s important to note that they start trying to mate with every object in your house once they reach adulthood. So, let’s look at some male cockatoo names that fit these cocky birds, shall we?

  • Jasper
  • Rex
  • Ted
  • George
  • Phillip
  • Abraham
  • Cocky
  • Francis
  • Michel
  • Phoenix
  • Naughty
  • Sampson
  • Shadow
  • Rocky
  • Rocket
  • Sterling
  • Fable
  • Dog
  • Fabio
  • Lark
  • Clive
  • Cassius
  • Rio
  • Percy
  • Clyde
  • Egbert
  • Paco
  • Charlemagne
  • Pierre
  • Leonardo
  • Felix
  • Richard
  • Rollo
  • Joseph
  • AJ
  • CJ
  • DJ
  • TJ
  • Romeo
  • Alfred
  • Bruce
  • Wayne
  • Sheldon
  • Clark
  • Bobo
  • Mark
  • Taffy
  • Albus
  • Jakey
  • Woodstock
  • Max
  • Oscar
  • Ezekiel
  • Damien
  • Darryl
  • Rick
  • Carl
  • Karl
  • Chip
  • Coco
  • Cola
  • Horatio
  • Potter
  • Tony
  • Jessie
  • Kip
  • Pip
  • Klaus
  • Ben
  • Stanley
  • Leo
  • Charles
  • Vlad
  • Ivan
  • Hoover
  • William
  • Pedro
  • Tuco
  • Adam
  • Luke
  • Oli
  • Cesar
  • Heath
  • Sean
  • Jackson
  • Jax
  • Captain
  • Freddy
  • Chuck
  • Stuart
  • Jerry
  • Huey
  • Dewey
  • Louie
  • Smokey
  • Bandit
  • Karrion
  • Malcom
  • Jet
  • Pilot
  • Sterling
  • Chin
  • Comet
  • Crimson
  • Harper
  • Neville
  • Blaze
  • Luchador
  • Austin
  • Dexter
  • Oliver
  • Cedric
  • Noam
  • Tyler
  • Isaac
  • Malachiah
  • Diego
  • Luther
  • Reginald
  • Kenny

divider-birdcageMythical Cockatoo Names

Gang-Gang Cockatoo_Chris Watson_Shutterstock
Image credit: Chris Watson, Shutterstock

Cockatoos are their own breed, for sure. So, you may want to name your darling cockatoo after someone a little more otherworldly. In this section of our guide, we’ll give you some mythical cockatoo names that your Cockatoo can sink their beaks into. Will any of the names in this mythical list suit your cockatoo?

  • Apollo
  • Hercules
  • Hermes
  • Aphrodite
  • Artemis
  • Loki
  • Thor
  • Venus
  • Ragnar
  • Zeus
  • Athena
  • Medusa
  • Ares
  • Merlin
  • King
  • Queen
  • Goddess
  • God
  • Arthur
  • Cthulhu
  • Osiris
  • Anubis
  • Thoth
  • Diana
  • Saturn
  • Lucifer
  • Jesus
  • Atlas
  • Kronos
  • Thanos
  • Leviathan
  • Magic
  • Excalibur
  • Maui
  • Ghost
  • Mjolnir
  • Balor

divider-birdcageFemale Cockatoo Names

Galah Cockatoo in Grass
Image Credit: sandid, Pixabay

While the differences in female and male cockatoos aren’t many, their eyes seem to tell the tale. A female’s eyes are pinkish-red, where a fully-grown male’s eyes are brown in many cockatoo species. Of course, you want your female cockatoo to have a name like no other. See if any of the names on the female cockatoo list strike your female’s fancy.

  • Lulu
  • Luna
  • Grace
  • Gracie
  • Lilly
  • Emma
  • Emily
  • Marilyn
  • Prudence
  • Queenie
  • Princess
  • Piper
  • Paige
  • Phoebe
  • Blanche
  • Belle
  • Bella
  • Peggy
  • Blair
  • Bonnie
  • Blanche
  • Faith
  • Becky
  • Camilla
  • Morgana
  • Scarlett
  • Zoe
  • April
  • Trish
  • Stacey
  • Tori
  • Sarah
  • Tessa
  • Ziva
  • Shiva
  • Patsy
  • Juliet
  • Mary
  • Shelly
  • Robin
  • Jaden
  • Pebbles
  • Pearl
  • Freckles
  • Ina
  • Fancy
  • Parker
  • Mable
  • Bethany
  • Lola
  • Pippy
  • Mattie
  • Zula
  • Maddie
  • Pepsi
  • Collette
  • Colleen
  • Ivory
  • Ivy
  • Cleo
  • Cleopatra
  • Amelia
  • Toni
  • Stormy
  • Springy
  • Summer
  • Stephanie
  • Maria
  • Catherine
  • Elizabeth
  • Eliza
  • Willow
  • Rosie
  • Glenda
  • Eve
  • Cassie
  • Nora
  • Rebecca
  • Reba
  • Rebel
  • Penelope
  • Julia
  • Jazz
  • Sky
  • Cammie
  • Kelly
  • Beth
  • Zoe
  • Magnolia
  • Luchadora
  • Indi
  • Angela
  • Kacy
  • Ashley
  • MJ
  • Vanya
  • Lyla
  • Allison

divider-birdcageCute Cockatoo Names

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Image Credit: Benita5, Pixabay

Your Cockatoo is probably always doing cute things, or at least if they haven’t yet, they will as they grow. In this section of our guide, we’ll list a few of the names that are cute as apple pie to name your baby cockatoo. Just remember, don’t feed sweet stuff to your bird, and you’ll be fine.

  • Pepper
  • Smiley
  • Kiwi
  • Lemon
  • Apple
  • Pear
  • Cherry
  • Tweedy
  • Tweety
  • Daffy
  • Pinky
  • Marshmallow
  • Salty
  • Granny
  • Gramps
  • Strawberry
  • Berry
  • Ed
  • Norman
  • Mystery
  • Dixie
  • Binx
  • Bud
  • Kipper
  • Angel
  • Halo
  • Darlin
  • Mercedes
  • Whitty
  • Misty
  • Beaky
  • Chestnut
  • Nibbles
  • Robo
  • Cyborg
  • Cypher
  • Keebler
  • Cookie
  • Oreo
  • Pinto
  • Bugs
  • Champion
  • Pogo
  • Mighty Mouse
  • Chilly
  • Baby
  • Skittle
  • Tango
  • Tiki
  • Toots
  • Piglet
  • Moo
  • Blue
  • Sparky
  • Manu
  • Chatty
  • Spot
  • Rooster
  • Snuggles
  • Boo
  • Blondie
  • Puffy
  • Pea
  • Hooty
  • Ziggy
  • Zaggy
  • River
  • Chipper
  • Fig

 

divider-birdcageFunny Cockatoo Names

Desert Cockatoo
Image Credit: Dorothée QUENNESSON, Pixabay

Cockatoos are known for their funny antics and what they get up to when they’re out of their cages. In this section of our guide, we’ll go into a few funny cockatoo names so you can choose which one best fits your comedian of a cockatoo best.

  • Ace Ventura
  • Marty Mcfly
  • Polly
  • Siri
  • Alexa
  • Quakers
  • Crackers
  • Tim McCaw
  • Faux
  • Guy Hawks
  • Guy Fox
  • Fred
  • Parrot Top
  • Satan
  • Pauly
  • Waddlesworth
  • Petey
  • Big Bird
  • Free Bird
  • Parrot
  • Alien
  • Hitchcockatoo
  • Komodo
  • Champagne
  • Tomato
  • Lemon Drop
  • Texas
  • Déjà vu
  • Cha-Cha
  • Hazel
  • UFO
  • Taffy
  • Scallywag
  • Bucko
  • Bird
  • Hangman

divider-birdcagePopular/Pop Culture Cockatoo Names

Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo Bird
Image Credit: hartono subagio, Pixabay

If you’re into pop culture or even just want a popular name for your pet cockatoo, then we’ve got them in spades. If you are still looking for the perfect name after the lists above, take a gander at the list below and see if you like what you see.

  • Link
  • Zelda
  • Jack
  • Mario
  • Bowser
  • Morgan
  • Cortana
  • Toto
  • Dante
  • Tesla
  • Stark
  • America
  • Disney
  • Sender
  • Zillah
  • Tinkerbell
  • Kong
  • Michelin
  • Raven
  • Bellatrix
  • Ezio
  • Blackbeard
  • Calico Jack
  • Kenway
  • Billy, The Kid
  • Sasquatch
  • Odie
  • Johnson
  • Flash
  • Arrow
  • Robin Hood
  • Quicksilver
  • Twitter
  • Sherlock
  • Watson
  • Ripley
  • Billie Jean
  • Shakespeare
  • Hemmingway
  • Hitchcock
  • Bruce Wayne
  • Mary Shelley
  • Kal-el
  • Black Beauty
  • Silver
  • Tonto
  • Pennywise
  • Yoda
  • Peter Piper
  • Dino
  • Pippin
  • Tarantino
  • Kubrick
  • Eldritch
  • Nessie
  • Dracula
  • JFK
  • Queen Elizabeth
  • Witchy Poo
  • Sitting Bull
  • Crazy Horse
  • Arkham
  • Sub-Zero
  • Scorpion
  • Liu Kang
  • Kano
  • Captain Flint
  • Little Foot
  • Speedy Gonzalez
  • Polynesia
  • Einstein
  • Eiffel
  • Snowball
  • Pudgy
  • Lago
  • Ryu
  • Chin Li
  • Draco
  • Hedwig
  • Hermione
  • Farfetched
  • Pikachu
  • Squirtle
  • Charmander
  • Bulbasaur
  • Pidgey
  • Pidgeotto
  • Raphael
  • Michelangelo
  • Donatello
  • Shredder

divider-birdcageThat concludes our guide on the 502 Cockatoo names we think are the best, cutest, funniest, and most popular out there, including the Australian ones. If you found a name for your pet cockatoo on our list, let us know what you chose in the comments below. If not, let us know what name you decided on for your cockatoo pet below anyway. We’d love to hear it!


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