150+ Best Famous Bird Names Inspired From Books, Films, And More


Do you have a bird?

Have you ever wondered how your pet got its name? 

Bird names are always a topic of interest, but what about the most famous birds? With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most well-known feathered friends to give you an idea.

Famous Bird Names Inspired From Books

Name Origin
Landroval The Lord of the Rings
Archimedes The Once and Future King
Vlad Vladikoff Horton Hears a Who!
Gwaihir The Lord of the Rings
Pigwidgeon Harry Potter
Digger Guardians of Ga’Hoole
Master The Silver Chair
The divine condor The Return of the Condor Heroes
Frightful My Side of the Mountain
Gylfie Guardians of Ga’Hoole
Wise Little Grey Rabbit
Farsight The Last Battle
Glimfeather The Silver Chair
Gylfie Guardians of Ga’Hoole
Zan Guardians of Ga’Hoole
Stryk Redkite Mattimeo
Tim Condor the Condor Wild Beasties’ of Outback New Zealand
Twilight Guardians of Ga’Hoole
Barn The Animals of Farthing Wood
Bess Guardians of Ga’Hoole
Owl Winnie the Pooh
Victor Von Vulture Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot vs. the Voodoo Vultures from Venus
Errol Harry Potter
Kestrel The Animals of Farthing Wood
Holly The Animals of Farthing Wood
Streak Guardians of Ga’hoole
Chil The Jungle Book, The Second Jungle Book
Morbin Blackhawk The Green Ember (series)
Gylfie Guardians of Ga’Hoole
Soren Guardians of Ga’Hoole
Tawny The Animals of Farthing Wood
Tobias Animorphs
Hedwig Harry Potter
Thorondor The Lord of the Rings

Famous Bird Names Inspired From Comics

Name Origin
Woodstock A yellow canary in the Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts comic strip
Big Eggo An ostrich in The Beano, created by Reg Carter. [1]
Shoe A grumpy, cigar-smoking purple martin from Shoe.
Matthew Dream’s raven in the DC Comics Sandman series
Roy A rooster in U.S. Acres
Wammes Waggel A silly goose in Marten Toonder’s Tom Poes
Flip The pet parrot of Jommeke in Jef Nys’ Jommeke
Sheldon An unhatched chick egg, in Jim Davis’ Garfield and Friends and U.S. Acres comic strips
Marquis de Canteclaer A vain rooster in Tom Poes
Kljunko A bird character created by Ante Zaninovic
Booker A yellow chicken in U.S. Acres
Gobbler A turkey who is Beryl the Peril’s pet
Beo The mynah bird of Meneer Pheip in The Adventures of Nero by Marc Sleen.

Famous Bird Names Inspired From Animations

Name Origin
Olivia Journey Through the Jungle of Words
Tweety A canary in the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons
Goodnight Character of Goodnight Kiwi
Harvey From the show of the same name.
Dab Ice Age
Walt The Loud family’s pet canary from The Loud House
Goodfeathers A trio of pigeons in Animaniacs
Leafie The titular character in Leafie, A Hen into the Wild
Isabel CBeebies show 64 Zoo Lane
Mithu Meena’s pet rose-ringed parakeet in Meena
Alcor Professor Ursula’s pet crow familiar in the anime series Little Witch Academia
Aracuan Bird, a pink guinea fowl in various Walt Disney cartoons
Homer Pigeon in Walter Lantz
Roya Nick Jr. animated CGI series Shimmer and Shine.
Road Runner The Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons
Little Beeper Road Runner’s student in Tiny Toon Adventures
Gus Disney’s Donald Duck cartoons
Polly A female blue parakeet and coprotagonist in Powerbirds
Foghorn Leghorn Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons
Crazylegs Crane
Iago A parrot in the animated Disney film Aladdin
Sergio The Casagrande family’s pet parrot from The Loud House and its spin-off series, The Casagrandes
Diablo Maleficent’s raven, in Disney’s animated version of Sleeping Beauty
Heckle and Jeckle Are magpies that appear in Terrytoons cartoons
Willy A sparrow and main character in Willy the Sparrow
Scuttle A seagull in Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Pingu A penguin who appears in Pingu
Lord Shen Main antagonist in Kung Fu Panda 2
Edie Von Keet A female parakeet and one of the main characters in Littlest Pet Shop: A World of Our Own
Mr Ping A Chinese goose in DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda
Master Crane A black-necked crane in Kung Fu Panda
Buzby A yellow bird of unspecified species in advertisements for British Telecom in the late 1970s/early 1980s
Chicken Boo A six-foot-tall chicken in Animaniacs
Coco A bird-airplane-plant thing that looks like a flamingo on Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends
Gandy Goose A goose in Terrytoons
Chanticleer A rooster from Rock-a-Doodle
Panchito Pistoles A Mexican rooster in The Three Caballeros
Gogo Dodo Tiny Toon Adventures
Wattoo Wattoo An oval-shaped black and white bird in Wattoo Wattoo Super Bird
Zazu A hornbill from The Lion King
Clara Cluck A female dancing hen in various Disney cartoons
Madame Upanova Dance of the Hours segment of Fantasia
Canary Growing small and large in Tex Avery cartoon King-Size Canary
Princess Odette A human with a curse that turns her into a swan during the day in The Swan Princess
Shirley McLoon A female loon in Tiny Toon Adventures
Phobos and Deimos Rei Hino’s pet crows that live at the shrine with her
Raven Familiar to Grimhilde the evil queen/old witch in Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, was later used for the inspiration for Diablo Maleficent’s pet raven familiar in the 1959 Disney Animated film Sleeping Beauty
Daffy Duck In the animated short film comedy series Looney Tunes
José Carioca A parrot in The Three Caballeros
Superchicken A heroic chicken in Jay Ward
Peep A chick who is curious in Peep and the Big Wide World
Flit A hummingbird in Disney’s Pocahontas and Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World
Mordecai A blue jay in Regular Show
Ace A male yellow parakeet and coprotagonist in Powerbirds
Woody Woodpecker In the Walter Lantz cartoons
Yankee Doodle Pigeon in Hanna-Barbera’s Dastardly and Muttley in their Flying Machines

Famous Bird Names Inspired From Mascots

Name Origin
Eyeglasses Mascots for the Kansas Jayhawks.
Slapshot Mascot for the Washington Capitals.
Screech Mascot for the Washington Nationals.
Bald Eagle Standing on the Chyron Mountains in Republic Pictures
Freddie Mascot of the Atlanta Falcons.
Big Jay and Baby Jay Mascots for the Kansas Jayhawks.
Chaddy Official mascot of Oldham Athletic.
Skyhawk One of the mascots for the Atlanta Hawks.
Sammy The mascot for Conference USA’s Rice University Owls from Houston, Texas.
Ozzie The matchday mascot of Sheffield Wednesday F.C
Swoop Mascots for the Philadelphia Eagles, Eastern Michigan University, Eastern Washington University, Miami University, and University of Utah
Sam The Olympic Eagle The mascot for 1984 Summer Olympics.
Eddie Represents an eponymous gun safety program for the National Rifle Association.
Woodsy An icon for the United States Forest Service.
Hudson Knights Mascot of the Hawthorn Hawks.
Freddie and Frieda The mascots of Bowling Green State University.
Baldwin Mascot of the Boston College Eagles.
Blitz One of the mascots for the Seattle Seahawks.
Herky Mascot of the Iowa Hawkeyes

Famous Bird Names Inspired From Films And Televisions

Name Origin
Hoots the Owl Sesame Street
Orson H.R. Pufnstuf
Wiser Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return
Charlie New Zoo Revue
X Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood
Ollie Beak Tuesday Rendezvous
Freedom G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
Buck Oscar’s Oasis
Falcon Stuart Little 2
Dr. Blinky H.R. Pufnstuf
Kes Kes
Falcon Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu
Sam The Muppet Show
Otis Jim Henson’s Pajanimals

Famous Bird Names Inspired From Video Games

Name Origin
Lombardi Star Fox series
Ori and the Blind Forest
Bloodwing Borderlands
Loftwing The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Otus Owlboy
Blade Kirby series
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey & origins
Force Astro Boy: Omega Factor
Silver Angry Birds 2
League of Legends
Jet the Hawk
Sonic Riders, Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, Sonic Free Riders
Gaebora The Legend of Zelda series
Coo Kirby series
The Seven Adventures of Sindbad
Angry Birds Stella
Horizon Zero Dawn
The Startling Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze
Eagle Angry Birds
Condor Ice Climber
Clockwerk Sly Cooper
Blathers Animal Crossing
Celeste Animal Crossing

With so many bird names out there, it can be hard to know which ones are the best. We’ve compiled a complete list of pet bird names for your consideration.

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