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100+ Great Macaw Names: Ideas for Your Macaw

Ashley Bates

Bringing home your macaw has to be one of the most exciting things in the world. Sometimes, you know right away what you want to call them. Naming your newcomer gives them an identity and sets the stage for the rest of your dynamic.

Other times, it can be hard to try to find a name that fits their quirky personality. Here are several names to choose from. Whether you want a cutesy, strong, or funny name—we think we have you covered.

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1. Tropical Names for Your Macaw

Red-Bellied Macaw
Image Credit: Danny Ye, Shutterstock

If you’re looking for a tropical feel when you’re naming, we couldn’t blame you! These birds are incredibly exotic, harnessing all of the wonders in the humid climates of South America.

You can name your macaw something that makes you think of sunshine and margaritas—or keep the authenticity of their native roots. Here is a list of names that you might consider.

Female Tropical Names

  • Tequila
  • Isla
  • Leila
  • Leilani
  • Marina
  • Marisol
  • Coral
  • Moana
  • Luciano
  • Catalina
  • Stella
  • Isabella
  • Luna
  • Lucia
  • Cove
  • Lolita
  • Soleil
  • Aruba
  • Palila
  • Cyan
  • Bali
  • Renata
  • Mia
  • Natalia
  • Zoe
  • Ximena
  • Lola
  • Esmerelda
  • Guadalupe

Male Tropical Names

  • Cozumel
  • Kaiko
  • Reef
  • Nemo
  • Marlin
  • Pablo
  • Ignacio
  • Fernando
  • Ricardo
  • Barbados
  • Tico
  • Naples
  • Miguel
  • Hugo
  • Cerulean
  • Azul
  • Alejandro
  • Sebastian
  • Zephyr
  • Cruise
  • Joaquin
  • Diego
  • Felipe
  • Maui
  • Tamatoa
  • Taco
  • Arlo
  • Matias
  • Paco
  • Santiago

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2. Pirate Names for Your Macaw

Scarlet Macaw
Image Credit: AshrafChemban, Pixabay

If you want to get a traditional pirate name for your parrot, there are tons to choose from. The fun part about this is you can make it as absurd as you want you can call them loudly whenever you please. Who wouldn’t cackle out loud when you shout a name like one of these below?

It will make your company giggle—and if you have a silly bird, it couldn’t be more perfect.

Female Pirate Names

  • Lady Grubbs
  • Wibble-Wobble Winifred
  • Surly Scarlet
  • Stinky Boot Jan
  • Sealeg Susie
  • Elizabeth Swan
  • Martha McNab
  • Hook Hand Hattie
  • Calico Queen
  • Calypso
  • Sadie the Goat
  • Grunting Aggie
  • Brickhouse Beryl
  • Castaway Coral
  • Nancy Lobster-Legs
  • Jolly Jill
  • Cutthroat Connie
  • Darkwater Dahlia
  • Betty Nubs
  • Goldie O’Houlahan
  • Brandy of the Isles
  • Cheeky Charlotte
  • Half Pint Penny
  • Seashell Cherie
  • Rum-filled Rhonda
  • Seaweed Sandy
  • Whiskey Beth
  • Crabcake Carla
  • Ruthless Rita
  • Dark Soul Dana
  • Jewelie Tiddles

Male Pirate Names

  • Davy Jones
  • Kidd Crowley
  • Caspian Kicks
  • Master Gibbs
  • Poopdeck Pete
  • Blackbeard
  • Captain Hook
  • Old-Tide Sammy
  • Black Jack
  • Gunpowder Gill
  • Sharkbait Stubs
  • One-Eyed Willie
  • Captain Feathersword
  • Swashbuckle Dan
  • Blacktooth Tims
  • Barnacle Bill
  • Two Toe Tony
  • Scallywag Skips
  • Sea Wolf
  • Peg Leg O’Malley
  • Goldfang
  • Squiffy
  • Swabby Swag
  • Scurvy Legs McGee
  • Bosun Bones
  • Tito Blunderpuss
  • Silverfish Niptuck
  • Old Nantucket
  • Pillaging Pete
  • Seasick Sanders
  • Yeasty Tibs
  • Salty-Eye Simon
  • Squidlips
  • Rapscallion
  • Buccaneer Jim
  • Landlubber Bart
  • Blubber Gut
  • Old Gregg

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3. Cutesy Names for Your Macaw

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Image Credit: Betty Cadmus, Shutterstock

If you’re looking for a simple, cute name for your macaw that isn’t too traditional, there are tons to choose from as well. Do you want to name your macaw after something sweet, cute, or cuddly?

Pick a name that sounds like a fitting term for their personality or something that sounds good enough to eat—you choose. Most of these names are unisex, considering there’s a lot of nouns going on. Do any of these names strike your fancy?

  • Chatterbox
  • Mojo
  • Peaches
  • Polly
  • Cotton Candy
  • Cisco
  • Buddy
  • Zazu
  • Marzipan
  • Jellybean
  • Cupcake
  • Sugarpop
  • Sweetie
  • Dulce
  • Chip
  • Ambrosia
  • Honeybun
  • Coco
  • Brownie
  • Mousse
  • Gingersnap
  • Chubs
  • Meatball
  • Maize
  • Angel
  • Mimi
  • Chicory
  • Pumpkin
  • Nuggets
  • Honey
  • Bear
  • Baby
  • Bean

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4. Plain People Names for Your Macaw

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Image Credit: martinkukla865, Pixabay

Do you get a kick out of naming your pets people names? Is it funny to you to think of calling your dog Ricky or your cat Steve? You’re in luck. We have thrown together some perfectly plain, somewhat painful names for you to enjoy.

There’s nothing like welcoming your macaw into the family by giving him a name that screams ’80s dad—or gives off great grandma vibes. Do you dig any of these?

Female Plain People Names

  • Junie
  • Fran
  • Beatrix
  • Bertha
  • Martha
  • Paulette
  • Gina
  • Myrtle
  • Gladys
  • Debbie
  • Jan
  • Freda
  • Hattie
  • Vivian
  • Roma
  • Dinah
  • Rita
  • Mindy
  • Wilma
  • Starla
  • Gail
  • Martina
  • Candy
  • Harriet

Male Plain People Names

  • Dennis
  • Daryl
  • Carl
  • Frank
  • Dan
  • Herschel
  • Theodore
  • Doug
  • James
  • George
  • Vincent
  • Victor
  • Gunther
  • Paul
  • Mack
  • Dave
  • Randy
  • Jim
  • Nigel
  • Oscar
  • Roy
  • Patrick
  • Arthur

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5. Nature Names for Your Macaw

Spix macaw
Image Credit: Danny Ye, Shutterstock

Are you the type of person who likes natural-sounding names? If you love crystals, foliage, and all things in the great outdoors? You can surely find a beautiful nature-inspired name for your macaw that flows beautifully.

Here are just a few names that fit the criteria. Do you think any of these lovely selections are a good fit for your feathered friend?

Female Nature Names

  • Lazuli
  • Amethyst
  • Poppy
  • Moss
  • Juniper
  • Ivy
  • Blossom
  • Clover
  • Tulip
  • Sage
  • Azalea
  • Brook
  • Sapphire
  • Snowdrop
  • Astrid
  • Aspen
  • Flora
  • Fauna
  • Iris
  • Laurel
  • Peony
  • Primrose
  • Ruby
  • Sunshine
  • Willow

Male Nature Names

  • Birch
  • Moss
  • Forrest
  • Barkley
  • Arbor
  • Ambrose
  • Grover
  • Herb
  • Kale
  • Lizar
  • Marlow
  • Nash
  • Quince
  • Rye
  • Spruce
  • Thistle
  • Fir
  • Thatcher
  • Moor
  • Peridot
  • Mars
  • Talon
  • Elwood

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6. Fictional Character Names for Your Macaw

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Image credit: K.K.T Madhusanka, Shutterstock

Are you looking for a name for your macaw that reminds you of a movie, show, or book you love? There are so many to choose from—how do you pick a favorite character?

If you’re looking for a little inspiration to get the creative juices flowing, we rounded up a few excellent character names to get you started. Even if you don’t want one of these, in particular, it could jog your memory to find the ideal one for your parrot.

Female Fictional Character Names

  • Hermione
  • Cinderella
  • Tinkerbell
  • Tweety Bird
  • Alice
  • Constance
  • Clara
  • Mercy
  • Violet
  • Satine
  • Maisie
  • Bella
  • Luna
  • Eloise
  • Scarlett
  • Daisy Mae
  • Tiana
  • Helga
  • Elvira
  • Anabel
  • Jessica Rabbit
  • Aurora

Male Fictional Character Names

  • Charming
  • Augustus
  • Romeo
  • Hagrid
  • Bilbo
  • Mad Hatter
  • Horton
  • Pan
  • Bagheera
  • Beowulf
  • Tuppy
  • Geppetto
  • Huckleberry
  • Klaus
  • Candlewick
  • Harvey
  • Batman
  • Ernest
  • Frankenstein
  • Conan
  • Artemis
  • Vito

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7. Punchy Names for Your Macaw

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Image credit: Danny Ye, Shutterstock

If you want a name that offers a little pizzazz, here are some that you can consider. We all know macaws are notorious for having plumage as colorful as their personalities. So, if you need to find a name that delivers a kick, you might like one of these.

These names are fun, charming, and maybe just cute enough to match your bird to a tee.

Female Punchy Names

  • Zuri
  • Mayli
  • Babs
  • Zula
  • Tati
  • Vivi
  • Juno
  • Tatum
  • Daiquiri
  • Ziti
  • Nila
  • Rami
  • Aziza
  • Mimi
  • Lula
  • Zelda
  • Ursula
  • Gigi
  • Blythe
  • Vera
  • Zinnia

Male Punchy Names

  • Iggy
  • Huxley
  • Evander
  • Rocco
  • Storm
  • Prince
  • Zag
  • Jester
  • Vice
  • Lazlo
  • Admiral
  • Axel
  • Auggie
  • Andrey
  • Basil
  • Barclay
  • Hans
  • Bandit
  • Higgins
  • Humphrey
  • Indie
  • Jagger

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Naming Your Macaw: Final Thoughts

Now that you have some ideas, you can definitely figure out what does and doesn’t fit. Even if none of the names on the list seemed to match your new macaw, you might be hot on the trail—making lists and getting some better ideas.

Remember, you can choose a puzzle-piece fit if you just watch their personality. Sometimes, that’s all it takes before it all clicks. Best of luck to you on your name search!


Featured Image Credit: Sandro Riedmann Shutterstock

Ashley Bates

Ashley Bates is a freelance dog writer and pet enthusiast who is currently studying the art of animal therapy. A mother to four human children— and 23 furry and feathery kids, too – Ashley volunteers at local shelters, advocates for animal well-being, and rescues every creature she finds. Her mission is to create awareness, education, and entertainment about pets to prevent homelessness. Her specialties are cats and dogs.