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100+ Parrot Names: Ideas for Colorful & Animated Parrots

Nicole Cosgrove

What would happen if our pets could talk? Would we finally get all of our life-long questions about them, their lives, and dreams answered? Would they tell us interesting stories about the things they’ve experienced and greet us by asking how our day was when we return from work? We might not have this luxury with all of our pets, but with parrots, we have a shot! These eclectic birds give us a glimpse into what it might be like if our pets could hold a conversation with us. While this topic is still up for debate, there is one thing we know for certain, we can teach parrots to mimic our language, expressions, and even laughter making them one of the most interesting pets one can own. With a lifespan as long as ours, you can be sure that you and your new feathered friend will be chatting up a storm for years to come. 

One of the most fun things we can offer our parrots is a cool parrot name they will be able to repeat back to you once they become acquainted. While you might be feeling the pressure to choose the right one, we are here to assure you that they will love whatever you choose. It will also help to have an incredible selection of good parrot names that touch on personality, color, and gender, like the one we have set out for you below. Best of all? We find that most are unisex parrot names! 

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Female Parrot Names

  • Lolita 
  • Cleo 
  • Bonnie 
  • Leia
  • Blondie 
  • Fiona 
  • Mindy 
  • Penny 
  • Melody 
  • Lady 
  • Buffy
  • Tallula 
  • Darling 
  • Pixie 
  • Paisley

Male Parrot Names 

  • Barney 
  • Echo 
  • Gizmo 
  • Monty 
  • Orville 
  • Moses
  • Ziggy 
  • Sweep
  • Elvis 
  • Sinatra 
  • Wingo 
  • Buster
  • Tarzan
  • Ollie
  • Buddy 

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Cute Parrot Names 

Parrots may not have puppy dog eyes or kitty purrs but that doesn’t make them any less adorable! They are brilliant and fun, and can cheer you up when you need it most. Best of all they can be just as affectionate as any other pet! If this sounds like your bird, you should opt for a cute parrot name such as the ones below. 

  • Piper 
  • Chip 
  • Mowgli 
  • Romeo 
  • Wiggle 
  • Bucko
  • Tango 
  • Berri
  • Nibbles 
  • Twitter
  • Journey 
  • Mojo 
  • Huey 
  • Birdie 
  • Triscuit 
  • Juliet 
  • Fanny 
  • Zin 
  • Chirp
  • Cuddles 

Funny Parrot Names 

Maybe it’s their ability to mock you or the dog in the most random of moments. It could be their timing when letting out a giant squeak. Perhaps they have an arsenal full of quirky behaviours. You might even have a bird who insists on being poised at all times. Regardless of why you think your bird is silly, pairing them with a funny parrot name would be a great idea. 

  • Pollywood 
  • Bird Brain 
  • Tim McCaw 
  • Cocky 
  • Parrot Hilton 
  • Flyza Minnelli 
  • Feather Fawcett
  • Marty Mcfly 
  • Parrot Top
  • Quackers 
  • McCawley Culkin
  • Chatterbox 
  • Polly Pocket

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Wise parrot Names 

Being one of the only animals on the planet who are capable of verbalizing our language after they hear it makes parrots intelligent beyond belief. That, or their impression game is undeniably strong. Either way we commend them for their talents and think giving them a wise parrot name is the ultimate compliment.

  • Urkel 
  • Agent
  • Einstein 
  • Newton 
  • Macgyver 
  • Brains
  • Mensa 
  • Galileo 
  • DaVinci 
  • Wiz
  • Neutron
  • Dexter 
  • Minerva 
  • Minkus 
  • Watson 
  • Genius 
  • Wisdom 
  • Pascal

Green Parrot Names 

Emerald green seems to be a fairly common feather color when it comes to parrots. Whether this bold shade makes up the majority of their appearance or these vibrant feathers are only one in a few, choosing a green parrot name is zesty and refreshing. Here are our top picks:

  • Everest 
  • Lucky 
  • Envy
  • Hulk 
  • Meadow 
  • Aloe 
  • Ivy 
  • Basil 
  • Forest 
  • Herbie 
  • Chive 
  • Jade 
  • Emerald 
  • Sprout 
  • Vera 
  • Yoda
  • Yoshi
  • Kale 
  • Sage 

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Grey Parrot Names 

When you think of parrots, you likely expect a rainbow feathered, in-your-face punch of color but that’s not always the case with these gorgeous birds. These monochromatic beauties are just like any other parrot, but muted and stoic when it comes to their appearance. Don’t kid yourself, they still possess that intelligent and cooky personality you’d expect from a parrot. 

  • Ash 
  • Sterling
  • Storm 
  • Cinder
  • Silver 
  • Pewter 
  • Tinsel 
  • Hazy
  • Luna 
  • Titan 
  • Anchovy  
  • Dusky 
  • Inky 
  • Granite 
  • River 
  • Graycie 
  • Mystique 

Multicolor Parrot Names 

The most common of parrots will usually be covered an an array of wild and beautiful colors – ranging from snappy reds, luscious greens, vibrant blues, and zesty yellows. The combination of colors makes these intelligent birds some of the most eye-catching. if you are inspired by their feather patterns, here are a few names that will compliment them.

  • Domino 
  • Ninja 
  • Patches 
  • Aurora 
  • Zorro 
  • Prism 
  • Brindle 
  • Starlight 
  • Xena 
  • Trifecta 
  • Pinto 
  • Appaloosa 
  • Chevron 
  • Camo 
  • Splash 
  • Kaleido 
  • Nero 
  • Tux 
  • Calico 
  • Cosmo 
  • Gingham 
  • Tweed 

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Pirate Names for Parrots 

Traditionally,  the parrot is the go-to pet of a pirate, so a unique parrot name such as the ones below are fun and quirky choices.  reading through these could also spark your creativity so you’re able to create your own pirate parrot name.

  • Bigs McBlackbeard 
  • Eyepatch Perry
  • Chipper Toes 
  • Peg Leg 
  • Mazie McSparrows 
  • Bones OMalley 
  • Salty Sandy
  • Skully Cap
  • Poopdeck Polly 
  • Petey Plank 
  • Toothless Turk 
  • Tina Treasures 
  • Rivers McFee 
  • Peggy One Leg 
  • Oscar Ofish 
  • Captain Booty 

Bonus: Famous Parrot Names 

Parrots are not strangers to the big screen. They have been featured in many films and television shows. All of these characters have exciting names that would make wonderful choices for your new addition. 

  • Blu | Rio 
  • Captain Flint | Treasure Island 
  • Skully | Jake and the Neverland Pirates
  • Zazu | The Lion King 
  • Iago | Aladdin 
  • Winger | Jake and the Neverland Pirates 
  • Ingnitius | Talespin 
  • Jewel | Rio 
  • Short Tom | Peter Pan 
  • Paulie | Paulie

 

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Finding the Right Name for Your Parrot

There you have it! A comprehensive list of parrot names for you to choose from. We hope that you found an ideal match for your feathered friend. A name will be something your parrot hangs on to for a long while, so choose wisely and have fun with the process. You might even get a kick out of teaching the new name to your parrot. 

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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.