Best Name For Budgies

Choosing a name for your budgie is an exciting part of becoming a bird parent. It’s also a very crucial part of taming a budgie as the name becomes that bird’s personal identifier. In other words, a bird’s name is its cue to respond and show tricks. 

But I feel that giving your budgie a name is like an official ‘welcoming ritual’

After all, a good name helps a keeper become more affectionate with his new bird and therefore, build a deeper personal connection.  

Surely, you can keep calling your bird some generic names like “Birdie”, “Buddy”, “Budgie” or well simply “Bird”

But once a bird begins to respond to such a name, it’ll always hear that sound as a cue to action.

Also, there’s no easy way to rename such a budgie as a new name will only confuse the little bird on when not to respond. 

So it’s best to give your budgie a unique name and keep that one for a lifetime. 

Ideally, a bird’s name should signify its best features – something unique about that budgie’s personality, behaviors, or appearance.

But you can also name your bird after an emotion that it incites in you or you want it to grow those feelings for you. 

And so, the best name for your budgie is ultimately something that resonates with you and your bird the most. 

But as you’re interested in ‘Best Names for Budgies’, I take it that you’re looking up suggestions to name your budgie.

So, I’ve decided to write budgie names in categories to help you choose a name for your feathery friend. 

Cute Names For Cute Budgies

I know, this one isn’t technically a category cause all budgies are cute and cuddly. But when naming a pet, I would personally prefer to name it something adorable. 

So, here are a few endearing names for a budgie: 

  1. Buttons
  2. Peanut
  3. Nibbles
  4. Muffin
  5. Honey
  6. Cookie
  7. Cuddles
  8. Jelly Bean
  9. Marshmellow
  10. Pippin
  11. Whiskers
  12. Peaches
  13. Cupcake
  14. Teddy
  15. Pudding
  16. Sprinkles
  17. Poppy
  18. Pookie
  19. Munchkin
  20. Popcorn
  21. Coco

While I find all these names cute enough to fit something as endearing as a budgie; these are pretty common pet names.

So, you may wanna look at more pet name options to describe your unique bond with your feathery love. 

This brings us to the next category of budgie names:

Budgie Names Based On Physical Traits 

Each budgie is born with a unique base color and distinct markings.

You can try naming your budgie after its physical traits.

For instance, if your budgie has a variety of colored spots, you can name it ‘Rainbow’.  

So, here’re a few other budgie names that highlight a budgie’s color:  

  1. Spot
  2. Dot
  3. Stripe
  4. Patch
  5. Speckle
  6. Blue
  7. Ruby
  8. Indigo
  9. Sunny (for yellow budgies)
  10. Olive 
  11. Ash

But if you’re in awe of how ‘smol’ your budgie is, then you can name it with a word that describes the bird’s size.

In this case, I recommend the following names:

  1. Tiny
  2. Peewee
  3. Minnie
  4. Little
  5. Petite
  6. Minion

That said, you can also give your budgie a cute name based on generic bird features.

For example, you can name your budgie for its beautiful feathers using the following names:

  1. Fluffy
  2. Feather
  3. Quill
  4. Wings
  5. Fuzzy
  6. Plumage

Similarly, you can name your budgie by virtue of its cute little beak, such as:

  1. Beaky
  2. Nibbler
  3. Nib
  4. Bill
  5. Chipper
  6. Snapper
  7. Chomper

But if you are more of a romantic person, you may wanna name your budgie for its beautiful eyes.

In this case, you may find one of the following names suitable:

  1. Twinkle
  2. Blink
  3. Sparkle
  4. Radiance
  5. Gleam
  6. Shine
  7. Pearl
  8. Beads

All these names describe a budgie’s delightful appearance.

But if these names don’t fit, you can name your budgie based on its character.

This brings us to:

Budgie Names Based On Their Personality

Every new budgie keeper gets surprised by the idea that each budgie is born with a distinct personality.

In fact, siblings from the same clutch grow into different birds with different preferences. 

As there’re numerous types of budgie personalities, I’m mentioning a list of names that may fit your budgie’s persona.

For an outgoing and happy bird, you’d want a name that describes its energetic and cheerful nature.

So, here are are a few names that may suit such a budgie:

  1. Sparky
  2. Chirpy
  3. Skipper
  4. Bouncy
  5. Chatterbox
  6. Sunshine
  7. Perky
  8. Mixer
  9. Jolly
  10. Happy
  11. Ziggy
  12. Fiesta
  13. Peppy
  14. Breezy
  15. Blaze
  16. Cheerio
  17. Jubilee
  18. Turbo
  19. Charmer
  20. Ranger
  21. Ace
  22. Trek

But if your budgie is rather shy, then you’ll want to name it something that depicts its timid and reserved demeanor. 

In that case, you may find one of the following names befitting your bird:

  1. Shadow
  2. Sapphire
  3. Whisper
  4. Echo
  5. Misty
  6. Luna
  7. Hazel
  8. Shiloh
  9. Nimbus
  10. Whisp
  11. Bashful
  12. Fleur
  13. Pippa
  14. Nala
  15. Skye

All these names represent something gentle and calming; so they might fit your idea of the best name for your delicate budgie. 

But if your budgie appears sad and broody without any health concerns; then you can use a comforting name that reflects empathy and compassion.

This’ll help you build a more personal connection with your bird.

I recommend the following names:

  1. Hope
  2. Blossom
  3. Joy
  4. Angel
  5. Comfort
  6. Melody
  7. Healing
  8. Rebel
  9. Compassion
  10. Promise
  11. Freedom

But if your budgie isn’t outgoing or shy but tends to appear pensive, calm, or sober; then, you may find it hilarious to name it accordingly.

Here’re a few suggestions:

  1. Winston
  2. Aurora
  3. Sage
  4. Captain
  5. Ivy
  6. Maverick
  7. Atlas
  8. Titan
  9. Phoenix
  10. Jasper
  11. Zelda
  12. Sirius
  13. Storm
  14. Nebula
  15. Soothe

All these names evoke a sense of mystery, intelligence, and strength that aligns with a serious sort of budgie.

But perhaps, your budgie is the smartest bird in the room.

In that case, you may wanna highlight its cleverness and curious nature.

So, I suggest the following geeky names for your genius feathered friend: 

  1. Einstein
  2. Sherlock
  3. Dexter
  4. Tesla
  5. Darwin
  6. Nimble
  7. Pixel
  8. Smarty
  9. Will
  10. Whiz
  11. Puzzle
  12. Explorer
  13. Zenith
  14. Lexi
  15. Curio
  16. Rocket
  17. Oracle
  18. Scooter
  19. Enigma
  20. Ponder
  21. Quest
  22. Picasso

All these names reflect a bird’s smartness and problem-solving abilities. 

But if your budgie keeps making you laugh with its silly antics, you may wanna name it something that undertones its funny and humorous nature.

So, I recommend the following names that will depict your budgie’s playful habits: 

  1. Bubbles
  2. Wiggles
  3. Rascal
  4. Jester
  5. Chuckles
  6. Zigzag
  7. Quirky
  8. Sprout
  9. Noodle
  10. Giggle
  11. Boo Boo
  12. Cheeky
  13. Zoom
  14. Ricochet
  15. Snickers
  16. Gigglesworth
  17. Zephyr
  18. Frisky

While I hope one of these lighthearted names suits your hilarious budgie; certain budgies have a bit of temper issues.

It’s pretty common among abused and rescued budgies that come from shelter homes. 

So, if your budgie tends to show a lot of aggression and you’re helping it grow affectionate again; then it’s best you give it a calm name that incites love, patience, and respect.

Here are a few suggestions: 

  1. Harmony
  2. Grace
  3. Braveheart
  4. Serenity
  5. Valor
  6. Tranquil
  7. Ember
  8. Courage
  9. Justice
  10. Solace
  11. Noble
  12. Haven
  13. Soul
  14. Guardian

These names will likely bring a sense of healing and will help your budgie recover from its traumatic experiences.

That said, an abused bird will not just need a good name but also a lot of time, space, and gentle interactions to overcome its painful memories. 

So, if you’re working with such a rescued bird, know that it’s noble what you’re doing and that, your patience will soon bear fruit.

You’ll find our article How to bond with your budgie very helpful

Anyways, if none of the above names feel right for your bird; maybe the incoming list of names will help you in choosing an appropriate name for your budgie. 

Other Ways To Name a Budgie

Here’re a few more suggestions to consider while naming your budgie. 


It’s hard to tell if a baby budgie is male or female until the bird reaches puberty (Or you can check out our article How to tell the gender of a budgie for some guidance) 

But if you do know its gender, then you can give a masculine name like Max, Oliver, and Charlie to your male budgie.

Similarly, you can pick a feminine name like Bella, Luna, or Daisy for your female bird.


You can name your budgie based on its favorite hobby or game such as Climber, Melody, or Chirpy.

But if you’re naming your bird ‘Sleepy’ because the budgie loves sleeping all the time; I’d also recommend taking the budgie to a vet to test for health concerns. 

Nature-inspired Names

Naming a bird after nature doesn’t require you to align the name to its physical appearance.

For instance, naming your budgie Rose may be simply because you see your bird as cute as a flower. 

Other such names include: 

  1. Summer
  2. Pebble
  3. Willow
  4. Forest
  5. Daisy
  6. Sky
  7. Bluebell
  8. Kiwi
  9. Mango

Character-Inspired Names

You can name your bird after a famed bird character, especially if the character incites feelings of joy.

For instance:

  1. Tweety
  2. Donald
  3. Hedwig 
  4. Scuttle
  5. Blu
  6. Jewel
  7. Nico

But there’re no rules that state you can name your budgie only after bird characters. 

So, you can pick a cute character name like Pikachu, Micky, Simpson, or  Elsa as long as the name resonates with you and your bird. 

I hope this article helped you find a suitable name for your budgie.

If it did indeed help, please do let us know in the comments what you named your new budgie and why you picked that name. 

We’d be very interested to know!

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