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The Essential List of Chicken Names

Finding the best names for your flock can be quite a daunting task. There are so many names to choose from, how do you pick one that perfectly reflects that little ball of fluff?

When we brought home our first batch of baby chicks we we were overwhelmed with excitement and adoration of these cute little birds. It wasn’t long before we started to see each chicken’s personality shining through, and we quickly crumbled under our resistance to avoid naming them. One by one, the chicks were graced with names that fit them perfectly, but it sure wasn’t easy finding those names! 

Many years later, we’ve helped to name hundreds of chicks, and over time have compiled a list of super fun, creative, and great names for chickens. My own frustration over finding names for chickens inspired me to publish this list for you lovely chicken keepers, to help you name every new chicken in your flock.

I hope you enjoy it, and please don’t forget to add your favorite pet chicken names to the comments below!

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The Essential List of Chicken Names

Famous Names for Chickens:

Do you love funny chicken names? How about punny chicken names?! This list has some of our favorite chicken names inspired by celebrities. Naming your chicken after your favorite famous person is the perfect way to honor them, and give your chicken some big shoes to fill!

One of our own chicken names was taken from this list, Gandalf the Gray, the loudest most obnoxious Ameraucana you’d ever meet. While she didn’t quite live up the stoic quality of our favorite wizard, she does have the glorious gray beard to match! From cartoon characters to A list celebrities, you’ll be sure to find the perfect name from this list.

  • Albert Eggstein
  • Amelia Egghart
  • Attila the Hen
  • Big Bird
  • Chicken Little
  • Cluck Rogers
  • Cluck Norris/Chick Norris
  • Dixie Chick
  • Egghead
  • Foghorn Leghorn
  • Gandalf the Gray
  • Goldie Hen
  • Hen Solo
  • Henneth Paltrow
  • Princess Lay-a
  • Woodstock
  • Yolko Ono
A hand holding a brown chick

Cute Chicken Names: 

Many of these names were taken directly from my favorite pop culture birds, the ones that light up the big screen and spring from the page with excitement. I’m still waiting on the perfect chicken to name Pidwidgeon, from Harry Potter, but I know she’s out there somewhere just waiting for me! Every chicken deserves a cute name, don’t you think?

  • Angry Bird
  • Beaker
  • Bobo
  • Buck Beak
  • Calypso
  • Coco
  • Eagle
  • Eggbert
  • Flappy Bird
  • Fluffy
  • Gadget
  • Griffin
  • Gumby
  • Hawk
  • Hawkeye
  • Hedwig
  • Henrietta
  • Henny Penny
  • Iago
  • Jinx
  • Kiki
  • Kipper
  • Lady
  • Little Foot
  • Lola
  • Mango
  • Mordecai
  • Mother Clucker
  • Mr. / Mrs. Chicken
  • Nestlee
  • Norbert
  • Odin
  • Peabody
  • Peter Pecker
  • Pidwidgeon
  • Pikachu
  • Pox
  • Phoenix
  • Quackers
  • Rex / T-Rex
  • Robot Chicken
  • Roscoe
  • Scooter
  • Sparky
  • Sugar
  • Tweety
  • Zazu
Four yellow chicks on grass in front of a blue sky

Classic Chicken Names:

I’ll never know why we’re drawn to give farm animals classic names from eras long gone, but alas, we do! I’ve used many of these names for my hens, there’s just something so funny about chasing after Loretta in the chicken yard! These old lady names are mostly good for female chickens in your flock, but feel free to use them as inspiration for your roosters too!

  • Anastasia
  • Annie
  • Arabella
  • Beatrice
  • Bessie
  • Betsy
  • Edna
  • Charlotte
  • Clarabelle
  • Daisy
  • Daphne
  • Dorothy
  • Dottie
  • Estelle
  • Eloise
  • Felicity
  • Florence
  • Francis
  • Genevieve
  • Georgia
  • Geraldine
  • Gladys
  • Gloria
  • Harriet
  • Holly
  • Iris
  • June
  • Loretta
  • Mabel
  • Maude
  • Minnie
  • Matilda
  • Myrtle
  • Opal
  • Pearl
  • Penelope
  • Polly
  • Stella
  • Sadie
  • Tillie
A boy holding a baby chick

Food Chicken Names:

While some of you may balk (bawk?) about naming your chickens after food, you have to admit these are some pretty funny names! Our chickens are friends, not food, but we still couldn’t resist naming one of them Taco, and she grew to be one of our oldest, bestest friends in the flock. She had a spicy attitude and a don’t mess with me spirit that only a Taco could have. 

  • Benedict
  • BBQ
  • Bon Bon
  • Buffalo
  • Burrito
  • Cacciatore
  • Cashew
  • Colonel Sanders
  • Cordon Bleu
  • Curry
  • Custard
  • Divan
  • Dumpling
  • Drumstick
  • French/Frenchie
  • Frittata
  • Jubilee
  • Kabob
  • Kiev
  • Noodle
  • Nugget
  • Omelette
  • Pattie
  • Piccata
  • Pollo
  • Ranchero
  • Roast
  • Schnitzel
  • Scramble
  • Sesame
  • Stu
  • Taco
  • Tandoori
  • Teriyaki

Check out these other great foodie-inspired names for your chickens!

Two baby chicks in the grass

Color Names for Chickens:

Chickens come in lots of different colors so why not give them some fancy color names too match? This list has lots of obvious color names like Goldie, but also some sweet and unusual names like Truffle, Ghost, and Rusty. I could see a whole flock of multi-colored birds named after colors! We love to use these types of names for our Easter Eggers and other

  • Blanca
  • Bluebelle
  • Buttercup
  • Caramelita
  • Clementine
  • Dandelion
  • Dusty
  • Goldie
  • Ghost
  • Ginger
  • Hazel
  • Honey
  • Maple
  • Olive
  • Raven
  • Rose
  • Ruby
  • Rusty
  • Sandy
  • Scarlet
  • Sunny
  • Sienna
  • Truffle
  • Velvet
  • Violet
A baby chick with its beak open

Names that Rhyme

Do you have two hens that are just inseparable? Maybe three chickens that look identical? Rhyming names are the perfect fit for these birds.

Not only are they easy to remember, they’re mighty cute too!

  • Abby and Gabby
  • Adeline and Madeline
  • Ben and Zen
  • Bippity and Bopitty
  • Buck and Huck
  • Carol and Daryl
  • Clementine and Lemon Lime
  • Chloe and Zoe
  • Collette and Georgette
  • Denny and Jenny
  • Dixie and Pixie
  • Dodger and Roger
  • Dottie and Spotty
  • Ebony and Ivory
  • Ed and Red
  • Emma and Jemma
  • Faye and May
  • Fifi and Gigi
  • Finn and Quinn
  • Fluffanutter and Nutterbutter
  • Flopsy and Mopsy
  • Fox and Sox
  • Fred and Ted
  • Gary and Mary
  • Gillian and Lillian
  • Harry and Larry
  • Hazel and Mabel
  • Heckle and Jeckle
  • Holly and Molly
  • Humpty and Dumpty
  • Itsy and Bitsy
  • Jett and Brett
  • Karen and Sharon
  • Lilly and Milly
  • Lolita and Anita
  • Madison and Addison
  • Mango and Tango
  • Mike and Ike
  • Nora and Cora
  • Owen and Rowan
  • Ozzy and Fozzy
  • Paige and Sage
  • Polly, Dolly, and Lolly
  • Ringo and Rango
  • Sadie and Katie
  • Siggy and Ziggy
  • Tex and Rex
  • Toothless and Ruthless
  • Wing and Ding
  • Yertle and Turtle
  • Wylie and Riley
  • Zeus and Spruce
  • Zippity and Zoppity
  • Zelda and Esmerelda
Two brown chicks on a log outside

Chicken Names by Size

There are so many chicken breeds to choose from, but some of our favorites are the odd-sized chickens! Whether you raise enormous Jersey Giants or have a whole flock full of teeny tiny bantam to name, this list has something for you! From big to little, skinny to fat, we have all the best chicken names by size!

One of our favorite chickens is a Black Cochin named Big Bertha and her best friend is a tiny Silkie chicken named Dot.

As you can see, finding the right name could be a matter of using the breed of chicken to your advantage!

  • Baby Huey
  • Bambino
  • Bear
  • Beast
  • Big Ben
  • Big Kahuna
  • Big Red
  • Biggie Smalls
  • Bones
  • Bruiser
  • Bullet
  • Capone
  • Charger
  • Chubbz
  • Chunky
  • Colossus
  • Dante
  • Dinky
  • Dobby
  • Dot
  • Fat Albert
  • Gargantua
  • Gem
  • Gidget
  • Gizmo
  • Godzilla
  • Goliath
  • Groot
  • Hagrid
  • Heffalump
  • Hulk
  • Husky
  • Itsy Bitsy
  • Jumbo
  • King Kong
  • Kip
  • Mammoth
  • Maximus
  • Odie
  • Optimus
  • Petey
  • Pluto
  • Roo
  • Slim Pickins
  • Sumo
  • Tank
  • Teenie
  • The Rock
  • Thumper
  • Thunder
  • Titan
  • Twiggy
  • Vader
  • Viking
  • Yeti
  • Zeus
A baby chick eating grass outside

Couples Names for Chickens

Famous couples and dynamic duos inspired the names in this list. Whether they’re fighting crime or falling in love, these names are stronger together! Give any of your two favorite chickens these popular names and they’re bound to impress!

  • Abbott and Costello
  • Anthony and Cleopatra
  • Angel and Devil
  • April and Andy
  • Barbie and Ken
  • Batman and Robin
  • Ben and Jerry
  • Beautiy and Beast
  • Bert and Ernie
  • Betty and Veronica
  • Big Bird and Snuffy
  • Bill and Ted
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • Calvin and Hobbes
  • Cheech and Chong
  • David and Goliath
  • Donald and Daisy
  • Flopsy and Mopsy
  • Fred and Ginger
  • Fred and Wilma
  • Hall and Oates
  • Han and Chewie
  • Hansel and Gretel
  • Harold and Kumar
  • Harry and Sally
  • Homer and Marge
  • Itchy and Scratchy
  • John and Yoko
  • Kermit and Miss Piggy
  • Lady and The Tramp
  • Lavern and Shirley
  • Lenny and Squiggy
  • Lewis and Clark
  • Lucy and Ricky
  • Luke and Leia
  • Mario and Luigi
  • Merry and Pippin
  • Mickie and Minnie
  • Mr. Burns and Smithers
  • Napoleon and Josephine
  • Ozzy and Harriet
  • Penn and Teller
  • Popeye and Olive Oyl
  • Robin and Maid Marian
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Samson and Delilah
  • Sid and Nancy
  • Simon and Garfunkle
  • Snoopy and Charlie Brown
  • Sonny and Cher
  • Starsky and Hutch
  • Thelma and Louise
  • Timon and Pumba
  • Wallace and Grommet
  • Wayne and Garth
  • Yogi Bear and Boo Boo
Hand holding a brown and white chick

I hope you’ve found some fun names for your backyard flock in this list, but if you haven’t, don’t fear! We have many other chicken name ideas to help you, linked below!

What’s the name of your favorite chicken? Please add it to the comments below!

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Jan Matherne

Tuesday 26th of July 2022

One of our chicks is called Chickerah (one of our granddaughters named her)


Saturday 2nd of July 2022

What about the name Gumball?


Thursday 26th of May 2022



Sunday 1st of May 2022

Our very first chickens... Violet, Olive and we are trying to choose between Hazel and Pepper.


Monday 11th of April 2022

Agnes, Bertie, Bertha, Ethel, Francine, Gertrude, Hattie, Cookie, Fiona

I just loved and got a big laugh out of the first three names on your list! I shall have to use those!