Parakeet Names – 350 Ideas For Naming Your Beautiful Bird

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Check out these Parakeet names that are fun, flamboyant, colorful and beautiful! We will also give you some ideas for creating unique names for Parakeets. Why not make a shortlist of your favorites to help you choose your precious bird’s new name! Or go with something more traditional and popular:

  • Kirbie
  • Belle
  • Pixie
  • Roy
  • Teddy
  • Mickey
  • Rumi
  • Java
  • Ava
  • Frosty
  • Tiki
  • Peep
  • Yoyo
  • Snowball
  • Cuckoo
  • Spartacus
  • Pikachu
  • Ozzy
  • Plucky
  • Pirate

Choosing Parakeet Names

If these haven’t taken your fancy, we’ve got plenty more! Just keep on reading! Remember, choosing your parakeet’s name is just one of many fun parts of owning a parakeet. These super-popular tiny parrots often seem to have twice the personality packed into half the size, which no doubt accounts for their widespread appeal!

Parakeets can be excellent talkers, singers, and mimics (especially the boys). They also easily learn tricks and some parakeets are even bona fide YouTube stars. They can also be surprisingly long-lived – while seven years is the average, some parakeets have lived as long as 15 years.

Parakeet Names

There is no doubt choosing a name for your new parakeet would become easier if you waited for a few weeks to get to know one another first. But then again, being able to call your parakeet by name is an important part of the bonding and training process so you don’t want to wait.

If you are feeling a bit anxious or stressed about picking out the perfect name, we think these parakeet names tips might come in handy! To start narrowing down your naming choices, take time to study your new parakeet’s colors, behaviors, and movements.

Finding Inspiration

You may notice some unique traits that will lead you to the perfect name. If you would like to name your new parakeet after a family member or friend, it is always nice to ask that person’s permission before making your final decision.

Remember, with a bit of patience and persistence, your parakeet can easily learn to say their name. However, picking a shorter name (or a longer name that can be shortened into a nickname) will often shorten the training time. Before you choose a very unique name, be sure you are okay answering questions about what your bird’s name means again and again and again!

Best Parakeet Names

Some of the best parakeet names come from studying the history of this iconic pet bird. While today the parakeet is best known as a domesticated pet, the budgerigar as a species has a long and fascinating history in its own right.

  • Bon Bon – the name of one of the protected reserves in Australia where wild budgerigars are still found in large numbers.
  • Chirrup – the social call wild budgies (and pet birds) make to each other.
  • Mendel – scientist Greg Mendel studied parakeets as part of his genetic research.
  • Melody – the parakeet’s scientific name is Melopsittacus undulates which loosely translates to mean “melodious parrot.”
  • Cheery – ornithologist John Gould famously described budgies as cheerful and animated.
  • Shelly – the budgerigar is sometimes also called the “shell parakeet” (the word undulates from its scientific name means “undulating or scalloped wing pattern”).
  • Dino – parakeets, like all modern avians, can trace their ancestry all the way back to the giant dinosaurs!
  • Nomad – parakeets are natural nomads in the wild, traveling in groups numbering hundreds or even thousands of birds as they forage for food, water, and shelter.
  • Tornado – some naturalists liken  “green clouds” of wild budgies passing by to avian tornadoes!
  • Puck – a male budgerigar who is a Guinness Book of World Record holder for learning an amazing 1,728 words!

Female Parakeet Names

These sweet female parakeet names take inspiration from some of the many rarer parakeet colors, many of which are the result of dedicated breeding efforts. These names are also inspired by the keet’s petite size and delicate avian beauty!

  • Violet
  • Lacey
  • Skye
  • Opal
  • Bianca
  • Sapphire
  • Cobalt
  • June
  • Shirley
  • Gracie
  • Lizzie
  • Poppy
  • Cher Ami
  • Sarah
  • Jewel
  • Polly
  • Alexandra

Male Parakeet Names

In the world of parakeets, it is the male birds who tend to be the most vibrant in both feather colors and in personality. Male parakeets are much more likely to be great talkers and mimics, which experts believe is because of their need to vocalize in the wild to attract mates. If you have a talky boy bird, picking one these male parakeet names will ensure your new budgie has a name that is short and sweet and easy to learn to say and repeat!

  • Miller
  • Fred
  • Bubba
  • Jordan
  • Alan
  • Kent
  • Bernie
  • Ray
  • Alex
  • Jimmy
  • Donald
  • Jose
  • Hector
  • Rio
  • Kevin
  • Nigel
  • Ernie

Blue Parakeet Names

Your bird’s color is a great way to find inspiration for naming them If you’ve got a gorgeous blue Parakeet then why not celebrate his oceanic plumage with a beautiful blue name like the ideas below. If they are another color, why not grab a pen and note down all the words that you can think of that match their gorgeous hue!

  • Navy
  • Sky
  • Blueberry
  • Ocean
  • Cloud
  • Wave
  • Surf
  • River
  • Brooke
  • Summer
  • Delphinium
  • Lupin
  • Azure
  • Swim
  • Tiffany
  • Steel
  • Baby
  • Maya
  • Teal
  • Saphire
  • Bluebell
  • Veronica

Yellow Parakeet Names

Sunny yellow parakeets can sound really wonderful with names inspired by all things light and bright.

  • Sunflower
  • Glow
  • Ember
  • Shine
  • Daffodil
  • Corn
  • Summer
  • Flame
  • Butter
  • Sunny
  • Spring
  • Flare
  • Amber

White Parakeet Names

The gorgeous white parakeet could fit a name that is as pale and delicate as their color. How about taking inspiration from the mysterious world, or from soft forms in nature?

  • Cream
  • Chowder
  • Opal
  • Angel
  • Pearl
  • Misty
  • Ghost
  • Daisy
  • Snowy
  • Cotton
  • Snowdrop
  • Chalky
  • Icicle

Green Parakeet Names

Names for green Parakeets have so many sources of inspiration. Green is synonymous with nature, from the plants in your backyard to the tropical rainforest. Here are so gorgeous green names for you to try out!

  • Jade
  • Jasmine
  • Emerald
  • Dill
  • Bay
  • Fern
  • Sage
  • Chive
  • Aloe
  • Herb
  • Basil
  • Thyme
  • Weed
  • Mint
  • Fennel
  • Rosemary
  • Teal
  • Lime
  • Shrub
  • Neon
  • Leaf
  • Jungle

Cool Parakeet Names

Ask any parakeet owner if their pint-sized bird knows he or she is little, and you are likely to hear a resounding “nope!” These birds are cool and confident customers indeed! You might just find your new bird’s moniker in this list of cool parakeet names inspired by music, movies, pop culture, literature, pirate lore, and avian mythology.

  • Paulie
  • Coltrane
  • Poe
  • Thelonius
  • Drake
  • Anna
  • Carlos
  • Flaubert
  • Ebi
  • Darth
  • Vladimir
  • Olivier
  • Channing
  • Irene
  • Ahoy
  • Jolly Roger
  • Monty

Cute Parakeet Names

You might not want to use a traditionally human style name, and if not these gender neutral bird names can be a great choice.  Parakeets are just so cute – it is easy to see why they are the most popular pet bird in the world! Perhaps one of these cute choices will be the right fit for your adorable little feathered family member.

  • Spangle
  • Rainbow
  • Olive
  • Cinna (short for “Cinnamon”)
  • Disco (famous internet parakeet whose video you saw in the intro here!)
  • Sunny
  • Froot Loop
  • Bubbly
  • Aladdin
  • Treasure
  • Keet
  • Tweety
  • Egghead
  • Beaky
  • TrixiePop
  • Echo
  • The Kidd

Funny Parakeet Names

Parakeets don’t have to work hard to be funny. They’re so animated, sociable, and quick – just looking at a parakeet can readily bring a smile to your face! These funny parakeet names strive to capture the energy and enthusiasm of the tiny but mighty parakeet.

  • Helicopter
  • Frisbee
  • Kite
  • Zesty
  • Jinx
  • Rooster
  • Spock
  • Iago
  • Long John Silver
  • BamBam
  • Dodo
  • Daffy
  • Panchito
  • Plucky
  • PingPong
  • Pepper
  • Birdie

Unique Parakeet Names

While parakeets might all look quite a bit alike, experienced owners and breeders can readily tell each bird apart by their unique personalities. For example, while some birds might be content to cuddle and preen, other keets may be true take-charge leaders who rule the roost. This list of unique parakeet names can help you find the right name match for your budgie’s personality.

  • Inca
  • Thor
  • Percival
  • Sirocco
  • Hollywood
  • Cliff
  • Ulysses
  • Cher
  • Maya
  • Stork
  • Freebird
  • Einstein
  • Poll
  • Hank
  • Skylar
  • Spike
  • Rosie

Tough Parakeet Names

These tough parakeet names take inspiration from popular fictional parrots, cartoon birds, and famous pirates and their avian sidekicks. These are fierce birds and feathered fantasy from past and present. Perhaps one of these names will describe your feisty pint-sized sidekick to a “t”!

  • Diablo
  • Hawk
  • Big Bird
  • Buzz
  • Goodfeather
  • Pancho Villa
  • Chicken
  • Sergeant
  • Sonny Boy
  • Rico Tico
  • Vulture
  • Avenger
  • Dodger
  • Captain Flint
  • Peg Leg
  • Blackbeard
  • Calico Jack
  • G.I. Joe/Jane

Fun Facts About Parakeets

Parakeets, or budgerigars, as they are sometimes called, are hands-down the most popular pet bird choice in the world today. The word “budgerigar” came from the Australian aboriginal word “Betcherrygah” which translates to mean (wait for it) “good food.” In addition to the petite American or Australian parakeet, many people also love keeping the larger English parakeet.

This version first made its way to England in 1840. What even many parakeet enthusiasts don’t know is that there are actually more than 100 different species. And they are found in many different continents including Africa, South America, and Central America as well as Australia.

Parakeet Colors

What’s even more interesting is that today’s parakeets are bred in so many unusual colors and patterns. In addition to the well-known greens, yellows, and blues, parakeets today can display rare colors like violet, slate, cinnamon, opaline, rainbow, and even spangle!

Congratulations on welcoming your new parakeet to your family! So, have you found a name on one of these lists that seems like it might be “the one”? When you do choose your parakeet’s new name, please drop back by to share the one you chose and the story behind it! Take a look at our parrot name ideas for more inspiration!
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  1. I am planning on getting a male, cuz my friend got 4 and the female just got pregnant… so I just volunteered for a baby. Anyway, I love love love the name Rio in the Male names list. Its fun, suits lots of different personalities and sounds cute. Definitely recommend for your little friend.

  2. I have a green boy…
    I let him out of his cage and he flies around for a lil then he lands and i can pick him up and he perches on me for a while.
    So i’m thinking about the name Frisbee…
    what you guys think about that name?

  3. I just named my African Grey, Cisco. NOT after the Cisco Kid—-just really like the name. Have had a Quaker for many, many years——–named Gizmo. (Gizzy–to her friends)

  4. I am definitely getting a budgie after what you have said,
    f.y.i all of the other comments.Also i have 8 chickens so i am definitely OK with fluttering all around me .Also do the make allot of loud annoying noises throughout the day.

  5. OMG these names are the cuties me and my sister are looking for bird names for her new budgie we like the look if disco

  6. Does anyone know any places near Minnesota that sell budgies or cockatiels? Or any good websites to buy them on? I’m having trouble finding one to buy.

  7. I want a budgie so bad it feels like a physical need, but my parents won´t allow it. Whether its my responsibility or not. I´ve been non-stop researching for months.

  8. I have a blue budgie and he kept breaking out of his cage I thought I could use that to help find his name but I still don’t know

  9. A parakeet flew into my garage yesterday and nobody has claimed… we are keeping it for now! I JUST HAVE NO CLUE WHAT TO NAME HIM!!!
    If anybody thinks one of these names are good please tell me

  10. it is green and yellow male: Dodger, Kiwi, Sterling, Cody, Tiki, Mango, Jett, Pickles, Star/Starlight, or Cookie.

  11. A parakeet flew into my garage yesterday and nobody has claimed… We are keeping it for now! I JUST HAVE NO CLUE WHAT TO NAME HIM!!!
    If anyone thinks one of these names are good please tell me
    I HAVE A YELLOW AND GREEN BOY: Dodger, kiwi, sterling, Cody, tiki, mango, Jett, pickles, star/starlight, or cookie

  12. my boy bird died and his name was Pulie i really miss him he was a well trained bird but his friend lemon is sad and now i dont know what to do im trying to train lemon rn but we are getting a new bird soon this month i might get two one baby and one friend for lemon

  13. I had 2 female budgies named Pearl and Opal, recently Pearl passed away and I got Opal a new friend but have no clue what to name it! Female budgie, green body, yellow head, and purple cheeks. I like the name Kiwi, but I feel it is to common, any ideas?

  14. I think I should name my blue parikeet its a girl and I think her name shuld be Sky because her belly’s light blue and there’s little things of white on it and it looks just like a sky. But I am thinking of her full name to be Pretty Sky.

  15. I still have no idea what to name mine there both blue But I don’t know the genders yet I want to name them a due name like Fruit and loops but I thought about bean and rio

  16. BINKY! Why isn’t BINKY on this list?! Could be used for either sex. Super cute. Love to say, “BINKY-BIIIIRRRRD” to ours!

  17. l have 5 birds . They are all budgerigers and the fifth ones name i choosed from the white parakeet birds list “Cotton”

  18. so today i got a parakeet, i looked in the comments and found out that if they have a pink cere they are a boy, i was kinda sad that i didnt get a girl cause the colour is aqua and the name kiwi matches him/ her. i still dont know 🙁 can yall tell me if kiwi is a neutral name? please im begging you all

  19. i got a parakeet today and apparently its a boy and i wanted a girl but oh well. anyways do u think kiwi is a neutral name? google didnt answer my quesion >:( please tell me


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