Bird Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

Many unique and fun dog names have been inspired by numerous genre, including bird inspired names. Usually instigated by the hunting niche, dogs often take their name because they excel in their field. In this case, dogs who are great at hunting and retrieving game can have names such as Snuff (because they have a great nose on them to locate the prey), or Scout which is self-explanatory, meaning the dog is excellent at finding prey. But other names such as Lonan (an Irish name that means Little Black Bird) is a nod to their field of expertise (as a bird dog) as well as describing the dog which in this case could mean a cute canine that was small in stature and black in color. 

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Bird Inspired Dog Name Considerations

Naming a dog has certain obligations – after all, your dog (and you) are stuck with it for the rest of the dog’s life. It has to be something that suits the dog, something that you won’t be embarrassed about as the dog grows older. Fifi may be fine for the cutest of puppies, but a 140-pound hound called Fifi? Nah, its just not going to cut it. So - what do you call a good hunting dog? Something that showcases its talents, makes it unique and suits your dog I would imagine.

Think about what you are going to train your dog to do. What characteristics do you want it to have? A name like Bird Dog says it all – it’s a dog that retrieves birds. And like the movie The Real Macaw, the dog named Macaw is a canine that has an oversized personality. Raven describes a black Labrador Retriever perfectly. Small dogs suit the name Finch, while larger dogs would be better with Ajax, which is Greek meaning Eagle.

Consider the size of your dog, his or her personality, the color of the dog, and what your dog enjoys. Small cute dogs can suit the name Sparrow (they eat like one and are almost as small) while larger pooches are more suited to Drake, Iago (the parrot in Aladdin) and Zazu (bird from The Lion King). Check out our list of bird inspired names for dogs below, you just may find the perfect one for your new family addition.

Male Bird Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Algon
A great mythical hunter which is perfect for a hunters dog
7
Buzz
Short for the word Buzzard, a bird that eats almost anything- like a lot of dogs given the chance
7
Shirke
A bird known for their habit of preying on other small birds or small animals
6
Griffen
Shortened from the Griffon Vulture, a species that cleans up carrion
5
Grouse
A game bird species or a dog that is a little quiet and reserved in nature
5
Grebe
Small to medium freshwater diving bird who are excellent swimmers
4
Condor
A large type of vulture indicating power, speed and that it is a hunter
4
Chukar
A game bird that congregrates around the Great Basin and Southern Canada
4
Aspen
Grouse habitat that is safe to live in and is attractive in the fall
4
Efron
A Hebrew name meaning a singing bird - perhaps a good name for a hound
4
Talon
Yep, those nasty razor sharp claws that can inflict injury or death - or maybe a tough dog who can put an intruder in its place
3
Goose
A large bird that is often hunted, but love the name for a dog
2
Altair
Arabic name that means bird but really sounds more like a hero or superstar
2
Decoy
A trick to get the ducks to land in a pond - ideal for a retrieving dog
2
Raptor
A predatory bird that preys on other bird species - indicates a toughness and a fighter
1
Macaw
The name of a species of brightly colored outgoing boisterous parrots - ideal for a dog with a colorful nature
1
Rocky
Habitat where many bird or small mammal species live - strong and fortified
1
Rosco
Another term for a pistol but sounds like a friendly Labrador
1
Falcon
A beautiful but deadly hunting bird with speed in flight and amazing eyesight
0
Drake
A male Mallard Duck but would sound great for a distinguished looking dog
0
Ayah
A Hebrew name meaning Falcon - swift and accurate in the hunt
0
Pistol
A hand held firearm used in hunting but also implies courage or power
0
Vega
Arabic interpretation means swooping eagle
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Bird Dog
You got it - a dog that retrieves birds
-1
Strix
A name given to all types of owls but would suit a small dog
-1
Nighthawk
Medium sized bird that usually nests on the ground yet this name sounds awesome and more like a medieval warrior
-1
Black Hawk
A large powerful bird of prey that have hooked beaks for tearing flesh
-2
Torio
Japanese name that means a bird's tail but it sounds more like a challenge
-2
Wolfram
A combination of the name Wolf and Rambo - a movie tough guy

Female Bird Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
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Ava
Latin name meaning bird - its a soft dainty name and ideal for a soft fluffy miniature dog
6
Cinnamon
Takes its name from the Cinnamon Teal which is a type of duck, but it is also the name of a yummy spice
6
Murrelet
Named after the ancient Murrelet seabird who raises its young at sea
6
Storm
A Fork-tailed Storm Petrel who is graceful and swift in flight
5
Jabiru
A type of Stork that is large, heavy and long legged but yet it sounds impressive
5
Lark
This is the name of a bird that has a glorious song that is sweet and pure in sound
5
Siskin
Named after the tiny Pine Siskin which is a nomadic Finch - a name that would suit a small cute dog
5
Blossom
A tree laden with blossom is a gift of life to many birds
4
Wren
This basically means a small brown bird - an ideal name for a small dog
4
Ladybird
A combination of the word lady and bird that sounds elegant and sophisticated
4
Tundra
Land tht is close to the mountain tops - forbidding yet a beautiful habitat for many small creatures
4
Puffbow
A combination of Puffin and bow, ideal for a small delicate dog
4
Bella
Italian for beautiful, and what dog or bird for that matter is not beautiful - it suits a dog that is beautiful inside and out.
3
Rogan
Another name for redhead which is perfect for a red colored dog
3
Snow Goose
After the bird of the same name yet sounds intriguing and distant
3
Cassin
A small Sparrow who is mostly greyish brown and dainty in shape
2
Dava
A word that has Hebrew roots and means bird of prey
2
Aleta
Spanish name meaning winged - which could be a bird or an angel perhaps
2
Lorcan
Means little wild one who hunts birds - which covers a lot of dogs who just love to chase birds
2
Maggie
A take on the Magpie's name - a friendly comforting name
2
Kalani
The interpretation mean the sky which is wide open and endless with the freedom to fly
1
Bluedove
A soft and lovely name combining color with the gentle Dove
1
Mikado
After the Mikado Pheasant but has impressively foreign and posh
1
Dovekie
A small chunky bird of the Atlantic Ocean that is black and white in color
0
Hawkeye
A character out of the television series Mash
0
Raven
A large glossy black bird - the name sounds mysterious like a sorceress
0
Inca
A tiny Dove with tan feathers and blends into her surroundings
-1
Redhead
A type of duck but is the perfect name for a red colored dog
-1
Robin
A small attractive bird that is quick and flighty
-1
Willow
The draping trees by the water where a lot of bird communities hang out
-1
Skylark
This bird species name would suit an active, mischievous dog who is swift on her feet

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