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The Most Awesome 80+ Names That Mean Tiger




It’s a long-held belief that names have meaning.

And while this might not be true for many names, there are names that do indeed have a deep and meaningful connection to their meaning.

Tiger is one of those names. In Chinese, the word ‘hu’ means tiger or leopard – but in Vietnamese, it can mean ‘to overdo’.

The list below contains 80 names with ‘tiger’ as an element of them – some more common than others – which you may be interested to know about!

names that mean tiger

Here are the best names that mean ‘tiger’ for both male and female pets.

Male Names Meaning Tiger

Shere Kan
The evil tiger from Jungle Book
Marble
Marbles can have different swirls and stripes in them just like tigers
Dawon
A tiger from Hindu mythology
Copper
Inspired by the color of a tiger
Patches
representing the different markings that tigers can have
Myan
Another country where tigers can be found
Hunter
Tigers are one of the fiercest hunters, so this name is fitting
Spot
A name inspired by the little black spots marking most tigers’ ears
Parker
Richard Parker was the name of the tiger in the movie “Life of Pi”
Rajah
Princess Jasmine’s faithful pet tiger
Baghinder
A name from the Sikh religion that means “Tiger, King”
Sumatran
the smallest type of all tiger variations
Kumal
A tiger that starred in the film “Two Brothers”
Saber
Inspired by the Sabertooth Tiger
Tigger
Winnie the Pooh’s happy and bouncy tiger friend
Babar
A name for tigers in Africa
Lao
A country where tigers typically live
Tony
The mascot for Kellog’s Cereal
Daniel
A striped tiger from “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood”
Speckles
A name that gives a shout out to the different markings on a tiger’s pelt
Hobbes
The stuffed companion of Calvin in the comic “Calvin and Hobbes”
Bengie
A cute twist on the name “Bengal”
Jussuf
The title circus tiger in a radio play
Indo
Short for the Indochinese tiger who tends to be smaller than the Bengal
Tiger
A fierce jungle cat with stripes
Caspian
A type of tiger with narrow stripes that could be found near the Caspian sea
Pepper
For the black of the tiger’s stripes
Moloch
Corentin’s pet tiger in the movie “Corentin”
Vitaly
A circus tiger from Madagascar 3
Javan
A small tiger that lives on the island of Java in Indonesia
Male names meaning tiger

Female Names Meaning Tiger

Mala
Short for Malaysia, which is another location where tigers live
Harlequin
Inspired by the pattern of the Bengal fur
Tygra
A warrior tiger from a cartoon show
Peaches
A super sweet name that captures the tiger’s fur color and soft pelt feel
Sud
The name for tigers in Thai
Sunset
This name is inspired from the orange color of a tiger’s fur
Tigra
A Greek name representing tigers
Tigerlily
A beautiful flower that holds the tiger’s name
Blaze
A white cartoon tiger
Sangha
Kumal’s sibling in “Two Brothers”
Jiba
A tiger in “Shinmai Fukei Kiruko-san”
Bengal
The heaviest subspecies of tiger, can be seen with light yellow or red yellow fur
Nimer
An Arabic name for the tiger
Meo
A tiger that can be seen in “History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi”
Onyx
This name represents the black of tiger stripes
Amber
A color that is between gold and orange in color, just like the Bengal Tiger’s fur
Geisha
A name that recognizes the tigers’ Asian heritage
Panthera
Tigers are part of the panther family, so this is a feminine version of the word
Ginger
Spicy just like the tiger personality and a similar color to their fur
Sibra
Short for the Siberian Tiger which is the world’s largest tiger in captivity
Lady
A name that is perfect for the grace and elegance of a tiger
Tora
A name for tiger in Japanese
Kaplony
A Hungarian moniker for a tiger
Tigress
What a female tiger is called
Shiva
A tiger from the popular show “Walking Dead”
Bali
A now extinct subspecies of tiger that was limited to the island of Bali
Honey
For the golden color of a tiger’s pelt
Asia
One of the many places where tigers can be found
Tawny
Defined as an orange-brown or a yellow-brown color
Byakko
A stunning white tiger from Japanese mythology
Female names meaning tiger

“Tiger” in Different Languages

Tigris Latin
Mandarin, Chinese
Tigre
Catalan, Basque, Italian, Spanish, French
Tiikeri Finnish
Tigru Romanian
Kaplan Turkish
Tora Japanese
Holang-i Korean
Ingwe Zulu
Namur Arabic
Con Cop Vietnamese
Bagha Nepali
Macan Javanese
Harimau Indonesian
Lodaya Sudanese
Taika Maori
Tigar
Croatian, Serbian
Tigress
French (feminine)
Baag Hindi
Jaguarete Guarani
Yolbars Uzbek
Seu Laotian
Vyaghra
Sanskrit (pronounced like the little blue pill)
Tier Afrikaans
Sher Urdu
Tygr Czech
Tiger in Different Languages

We are all aware of the fierce power and beauty that tigers carry, but did you know there is a name for them in most languages?

If you need help narrowing your choices down or are looking for more inspiration, feel free to check our complete list of tiger names.

Do any of these tiger names intrigue you? Let us know in the comments below!

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