Penguin Names

five cute baby penguins

Penguin names are a fun way to name cute pet birds, fish, black and white cats or dogs! Or cute penguin toys or Pokemon, of course! Penguins have cool patterns, adorable waddling walks and are very curious and affectionate. Today we’re going to share hundreds of cool ideas for penguin names.


Penguins are incredible both to see and to study. These flightless aquatic birds are dapper in their black and white tuxedo-type feathers, and they are prim and proper both with people and with other animals.

While it is illegal to keep penguins as pets in the United States, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a collection of toy penguins or even a black and white dog, cat, or bird as a companion that would do well with a penguin inspired name. So, without further ado, let’s talk about penguin names!

Pet Penguins!

Penguins consist of about 18 species of flightless birds that primarily occupy the Southern hemisphere. Penguins are incredibly adept to life in the water, with their flipper-like feet and their paddle-like wings. While most penguins are famous for their black and white plumage, not all species of penguins are only black and white. Some have vibrant colors of feathers adoring their head, chest, or beak.

Though it is illegal, (and likely unpleasant) to keep penguins as pets, most experts agree that penguins are rather docile. They are mild-mannered with one another and with other animals, which is likely attributed to the low list of natural predators they have in their environment.

Penguins are also considered incredibly intelligent. They live in colonies of up to tens of thousands of penguins and they use their social skills to acquire unique hunting techniques. Penguins also have an incredible memory. Perhaps most adorably, many species of penguins are monogamous, continuing to mate with one another for the rest of their lives during mating season.

Both male and female penguins care for their young, making them excellent parents. All of these traits sound like winning qualities to us, so why wouldn’t you want to name something you love after a penguin? Join us as we list 100 penguin names, starting with our favorite 25 female penguin names.

Female Penguin Names

Depending on the species, it can be difficult to tell a male penguin from a female penguin and vise-versa. For that reason and for so many other reasons, there should be no rules when it comes to the gender of a name! Still, if you like more feminine sounding monikers for your penguin pal, this is the list for you.

  • Minnie
  • Rosalie
  • Alaska
  • Bianca
  • Silver
  • Piper
  • Misty
  • Emily
  • Fancy
  • Snow
  • Lucy
  • Penelope
  • Cassie
  • Dahlia
  • Stella
  • Solana
  • Harley
  • Pearl
  • Matilda
  • Snowflake
  • Ebony
  • Princess
  • Pipa
  • Aurora
  • Hana
  • Ice Queen

Male Penguin Names

As we just mentioned above, there are no rules when it comes to naming a penguin. Of course, there may be a few more punny penguin names you can dish up when it comes to male names. We couldn’t resist ourselves here and had to go all out. Let us know which male penguin name you think is the cutest!

  • Mike
  • Pablo
  • Milo
  • Sonny
  • Dolo
  • Chester
  • Holiday
  • Phil
  • Tuxedo
  • Homer
  • Iceland
  • Pepper
  • Jake
  • Coolio
  • Black Jack
  • Phil
  • Tux
  • Rocky
  • Sonny
  • Alpine
  • Sherwin
  • Black Jack
  • Frostie
  • Norwal
  • Pingie
  • Comet

Unique Penguin Names

Chances are you don’t have a pet penguin. Or maybe you’ve symbolically adopted a penguin as a group project in school or through your local zoo. Whatever your reason for looking into penguin names, it’s probably unique. And if you’re all about setting trends and standing apart, we have a list of totally one-of-a-kind penguin names that will do just that.

  • Deckard
  • Ahi Poke
  • Bruno
  • Fiona
  • Torreto
  • Mars
  • Persimmon
  • Rudolph
  • Ivory
  • Bobo
  • Dimitri
  • Breeze
  • Kiki
  • Coco
  • Zinger
  • Juliet
  • Pudge
  • Romanoff
  • Picasso
  • Selda
  • Graciela
  • Boats
  • Tuffy
  • Anton
  • Cola

Funny Penguin Names

We know we gave you a bit of a hoot when it came to unique penguin names – (yes that was bird pun, albeit not a penguin pun, sadly). But now it’s really time to start chuckling. Get ready to be in stitches over these hilariously funny penguin names below.

  • Fission Chips
  • Pebble
  • Avalanche
  • Oreo
  • Fluffs
  • Fisher
  • Gap Tooth
  • Mr. Freezle
  • Emperor
  • Happy
  • Madam Freezle
  • Icepop
  • Sir Waddles
  • Gimme Fish
  • Skate
  • Icy Queen
  • Tapdance
  • Demo
  • Smurfette
  • Funkyfeathers
  • Mo
  • Dapper Dan
  • Curly
  • Friar Tuz
  • Pacman

Cute Penguin Names

If the world can agree on one thing, it’s that penguins are super cute. Their fat bodies, black and white feathers, and the cute way they waddle has them waddling straight into our hearts. So why wouldn’t you look for a cute sounding penguin name? Here are 25 adorable names that are sure to make you melt with cuteness overload.

  • Nora
  • Noodle
  • Cookie
  • Ice
  • Dixy
  • Bebe
  • Liz
  • Mittens
  • Pee-Wee
  • Dexy
  • Mr. Small
  • Squirt
  • Dog
  • Peggy
  • Carrot Top
  • Daisy
  • Snowball
  • Betsy
  • Puff
  • Sky
  • Miss Fluffy
  • Pebbles
  • Penguia
  • Turbo
  • DeeDee

Tough Penguin Names

Penguins may not be the toughest of birds in the bird universe, but they’re awesome. They live every day on the edge, swimming with killer whales and seals, and other animals that might want to make a meal out of them. We think that deserves a rather tough label, even if the exterior is slightly less than that.

  • Apocalypse
  • Banshee
  • Bruiser
  • Al Pacino
  • Diablo
  • Butch
  • Monster
  • Boomer
  • Diesel
  • Scar
  • Crusher
  • Axel
  • Fang.
  • Shade
  • Bomber
  • Madman
  • Magnum
  • Venom
  • Trigger
  • Thunder
  • Spike
  • Midnight
  • Major
  • Killer
  • Tank

Famous Penguin Names

There have been quite a few famous penguins to grace the silver screen. (Here’s looking at you, Madagascar 1, 2, and 3!) This means there is no shortage of famous penguin names you can choose from. Which of the below famous penguin names do you recognize?

  • Pingu
  • Kowalski
  • Duke
  • Penny
  • Private
  • Pingo
  • Skipper
  • Captain Cook
  • Pokey
  • Presley
  • Jr. Penguin
  • Sparky
  • Hubie
  • Mr. Popper
  • Professor Percival Penguin
  • Kevin
  • Greta
  • Wheezy
  • Tacky
  • Chilly Willy
  • Misha
  • Feathers McGraw
  • Eclair
  • Rico
  • Alfred

Cool Penguin Names

There may be nothing as cool as a penguin. Let’s face it – these little birds are always dressed to the nines and ready for a night on the town. They are social, clever, friendly, and courageous. If that doesn’t equate to a cool bird, we don’t know what does. Take a look at some of these crazy cool penguin names perfect for the picking!

  • Ghost
  • Blondie
  • Cleo
  • Trigger
  • Zip
  • Dox
  • Bullet
  • Chase
  • Blizzard
  • Zero
  • Glacier
  • Flint
  • Jet
  • Aspen
  • Blue
  • Haze
  • Skipz
  • Flynn
  • Lolli
  • Walker
  • Phoenix
  • Shiloh
  • Niki
  • Casper
  • Rebel

Picking the Perfect Penguin Name

Picking the perfect penguin name can be tricky, but it’s best not to overthink it. There are no rules to naming a penguin, and no rules to naming a pet that reminds you of a penguin either. The important thing to remember is that naming something you care about helps to create a sense of bonding. So go with what your heart says and enjoy the process – naming should be fun!

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