Alternate bird names ...

So I already have a [name_u]Wren[/name_u] (g)…

I am looking for a brother or sister name bird-related to go with this but think I have dismissed the obvious ones (i.e [name_u]Robin[/name_u], [name_f]Sparrow[/name_f], [name_m]Drake[/name_m], [name_f]Lark[/name_f], [name_u]Raven[/name_u] etc) and so am looking for other options. I have mentioned [name_f]Paloma[/name_f] ([name_u]Dove[/name_u]) and [name_u]Merle[/name_u] (Blackbird) as ideas I like. For this theme though I am not so keen on ones that are known more as very mainstream names but also happen to mean birds though such as [name_f]Jemima[/name_f].

Any nice ones out there? :slight_smile:

[name_m]Lonan[/name_m] means blackbird. Aderyn and [name_f]Tori[/name_f] both mean bird. I think [name_f]Ava[/name_f] might be bird-related as well.

There’s also [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u], [name_u]Falcon[/name_u], [name_m]Talon[/name_m], [name_m]Hawk[/name_m], [name_u]Jay[/name_u], Kestrel, [name_f]Starling[/name_f], [name_u]Piper[/name_u] (like sandpipers).

[name_f]Hope[/name_f] that helps!

[name_f]Linnet[/name_f]/ Linney




[name_f]Sephora[/name_f]- [name_u]Bird[/name_u]
Laraline- [name_m]Seagull[/name_m]
[name_f]Branwen[/name_f]- Fair [name_u]Raven[/name_u]
Derora- Swallow
[name_f]Phoebe[/name_f]- (The Eastern [name_f]Phoebe[/name_f] [name_u]Bird[/name_u])
[name_f]Swan[/name_f]- (A bit literal, but I love this)
[name_f]Morrigan[/name_f]- [name_f]Goddess[/name_f]/Associated with the [name_u]Raven[/name_u]
[name_f]Nydia[/name_f]- Nest

[name_m]Efron[/name_m]- [name_u]Bird[/name_u]
[name_m]Callum[/name_m]- [name_u]Dove[/name_u]
Swift- (Chimney Swift)
Wulfram- [name_m]Wolf[/name_m] [name_u]Raven[/name_u]
[name_m]Arnold[/name_m]- [name_u]Falcon[/name_u] [name_m]Power[/name_m]

Also, most names starting with [name_f]Ava[/name_f], can be connected back to [name_f]Avis[/name_f] (Latin for bird)

Egret is a bird that never seems to get any attention for it’s baby-name potential.

I’d also add [name_f]Mavis[/name_f], which means song bird.

[name_u]Love[/name_u] the suggestion of [name_f]Mavis[/name_f]! Other ideas…


[name_u]Dove[/name_u], [name_f]Alouette[/name_f], and Faigy

Eyas (EYE-iss - young hawk or falcon)
[name_m]Brant[/name_m] / [name_m]Brent[/name_m] (goose)
[name_m]Martin[/name_m] (swallow)
[name_m]King[/name_m] ([name_m]King[/name_m] penguin, Kingfisher)
[name_u]Campbell[/name_u] (albatross)
[name_m]Dart[/name_m] (darter)
[name_u]Sander[/name_u] (sanderling)

Surprised no one’s mentioned [name_f]Avis[/name_f] which actually means bird.

[name_u]Wren[/name_u]! It’s one of my favorites. My name is [name_f]Ria[/name_f] which means little creek or river but a [name_f]Rhea[/name_f] is also a bird.

[name_u]Wren[/name_u] is my little girl already and so it is to pair with her name :blush::blush: It is perfect though :two_hearts:

Ohhh didn’t think of [name_u]Piper[/name_u]! That is a name I loved anyway but didn’t realise the bird connection :blush:

Check out this list! Some amazing ones!!

I love the name [name_u]Wren[/name_u]!!!

Other names I like:


While most associate Merlin with the wizard, it’s also the name of a beautiful raptor class bird!

There’s also Kestral, Meadowlark, Starling, Finch, Swan, Nightingale, Heron, Hawk, Martin (purple martin), Teal, Sora, Veery, Dunlin, Harrier, Whimbrel, Towhee, Junco, Mallard, Phalarope, Wigeon, Cormorant, Falcon/Gyrfalcon, Merganser, Brant, Partridge, Albatross, Fulmar, Egret, Osprey, Willet, Turnstone, Murre/Murrelet, Phoebe (black phoebe, say’s phoebe), Vireo, Magpie, Jay, Tanager, Grouse, Oriole.

Names that don’t have bird meaning but are birdy by association:
Peregrine (peregrine falcon)
Caspian (caspian tern)
Sabine (sabine’s gull)
Pomerine (pomerine jeager)
Vaux (vaux’s swift)
Anna (Anna’s hummignbird)
Costa (costa’s hummingbird)
Calliope (calliope hummingbird)
Rufous (rufous hummingbird)
Willow (willow flycatcher)
Hutton (hutton’s vireo)
Williamson (willamson’s sap-sucker)
Clark (Clark’s nutcracker, Clark’s grebe)
Townsend (townsend’s solitaire, townsend’s warbler, etc.)
Piper (sandpiper)
Swainson (swainson’s thrush, swainson’s hawk)
Brewer (brewer’s sparrow, brewer’s blackbird, etc.)
Vesper (vesper sparrow)
Rosy (black rosy-finch, gray-crowned rosy-finch)

Despite being both a name nerd and a birder, I know a lot more bird names than I do names with bird meanings. I tired to keep it just to names I could see people reasonably using! Some are obviously more adventurous than others.

Lol. I don’t know how I missed you already have a [name_u]Wren[/name_u]. Good choice!
Other bird
[name_f]Aya[/name_f] means bird
[name_u]Bran[/name_u] means crow
Calling and [name_m]Colm[/name_m] mean [name_u]Dove[/name_u]
[name_f]Starling[/name_f] ”
Laraline means seagull
[name_f]Branwen[/name_f] means something like fair raven
Aderyn means bird
[name_u]Evelyn[/name_u] means beautiful bird
[name_f]Adelie[/name_f] is a type of penguin
[name_f]Carolina[/name_f] is a type of [name_u]Wren[/name_u]
[name_f]Hazel[/name_f] - [name_f]Hazel[/name_f] grouse

I love [name_f]Phoebe[/name_f]!! Never knew this was a bird. It goes well with [name_u]Wren[/name_u] and the birds even remind me of each other!!

I also like [name_f]Aya[/name_f] and Laraline for names that just mean bird.

I also love Egret - I feel like that should be a name!! [name_f]Greta[/name_f] could be a nickname as well.

Yeah I think [name_f]Phoebe[/name_f] is one a lot of people don’t know unless they’re really into bird watching lol. And I do think it’s a great choice with [name_u]Wren[/name_u]! Same goes for Egret.

As a sibling for [name_u]Wren[/name_u], I like these:


[name_u]Bird[/name_u] meanings:
[name_m]Arvid[/name_m] - Scandinavian, eagle tree
Akos- Turkish, falcon
[name_m]Altair[/name_m] - Arabic, falcon
[name_m]Efron[/name_m] - Hebrew, bird
[name_u]Gannet[/name_u] - goose
[name_m]Manu[/name_m] - bird of night

I like Avocet for a girl! It’s a bird name, but not one you hear very often.

I agree with a previous poster’s suggestion of [name_f]Morrigan[/name_f], too! One of my faves.