Looking for the perfect name for a hummingbird? Well, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve thrown together some names for you to go through before picking out the perfect name for your hummingbird.
A little about the small flying creatures: they’re originally from the New World, from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego. They’ve always been the subject of the fascination of travelers throughout the centuries and have been given several different names to the admiration of their minuscule size with super-fast speed.
In 1630, when the English came to the New World, they saw a tiny bird, possibly the tiniest bird in the world, and described it as a ‘humbird that is as big as a hornet but has all the dimensions of a bird, with a bill, wings, quells, legs like a spider and tiny claws.’
Coincidentally, the man who came up with this observation was Captain John Smith, the same man known for striking up a friendship with the Native American Princess Pocahontas.
Over the decades, there have been numerous suggestions by researchers and travelers for what this small bird should be called. They were called ‘the reviving ones’ in Nahuatl by the Aztecs, because they had a tendency to die when food and shelter were difficult to come by and would strangely come back to life when the situation got better.
If you’re looking for some cute and funny hummingbird names, we’ve got a list for you right here. Hopefully, you’ll be able to find a name that resonates with you and sounds great on your new bird.
Cute Hummingbird Names
Hummingbirds are some of the most interesting birds you’ll ever see.
They’re extremely tiny, so it’s hard to see them as they zoom past you on their way from one place to another.
They’re very fast flyers and you’ll have a hard time keeping track of them because they’re always busily shooting from where they are to where they want to go.
Here are some cute hummingbird names to suit these cute little creatures.
- Lady Jane
Good Hummingbird Names
Finding a good name takes a lot of work. It’s not often that you’ll find a name that you take one look at and decide that it’s the perfect name for the animal you have, but if you ever come across one, you’ll be grateful.
Only true pet lovers realize how important it is to find a name that represents how much they love their animal because a name is the first step to introducing your beloved animal to friends and family.
Here are some good hummingbird names to help you choose.
- Crazy Bird
Funny Hummingbird Names
These birds are funny because it’s often confusing to see something so small flying around and not mistaken it for an insect instead.
However, if you ever catch them resting, you’ll see that they are in fact, just like every other bird, but much smaller, which makes them unique and a little funny-looking as well.
Read on to get some more ideas for funny names for your hummingbird.
- Chick Jagger
- Bronco Bird
- Robinson Crusoe
- Snow White
- Kanye Nest
- Sir Chirps-a-lot
- Green Bean
- Puff Daddy
- Meryl Cheep
- Pretty Bird
Female Hummingbird Names
Female hummingbirds are beautiful and graceful as they fly through the flowers.
They were often called ‘kissers of flowers’ because of how often people saw them lingering around flowers. They actually eat the insects nears the flowers more often than the nectar on the flowers, but because they’re so fast, trying to catch them in the act will only make you dizzy.
Here are some female hummingbird names to help you decide on the best one for your bird.
Pocahontas Raccoon and Hummingbird Names
It’s almost impossible that you haven’t seen this movie made in 1995. It’s based (approximately) on the life of the Native American woman Pocahontas, daughter of a tribal chief.
The area where her tribe lives is invaded by colonists, among whom there is a man named John Smith. He meets Pocahontas while he is out exploring the area and they soon fall in love.
However, everything does not go the way they want. In the movie, Pocahontas has two friends, a raccoon and a hummingbird. Below are their names, if you want to name your hummingbird after them.
- Meeko—the raccoon
- Flit—the hummingbird
Pet Hummingbird Names
Having a pet hummingbird is an absolute treat. You get to build a little birdhouse and watch as the bird explores your garden, eating pollen and nectar and bringing excitement to your backyard.
Make sure you keep enough food and water out for them at all times, because they need to stop and take a break every once in a while, too.
Here are some name ideas for a pet hummingbird.
- Big Bill
- Jack Sparrow—from the movie Pirates of the Caribbean
- Jolly Roger
Hummingbird Names Based on Famous Birds
There are a number of famous birds that we’ve seen in movies and cartoons that have played a huge role in our childhood. Whether we’re still into watching these cartoons and movies as adults, these birds still live on in our memories.
From Big Bird on Sesame Street to the owls in Harry Potter, the list could go on.
Here are a few names that you can choose from.
- Zazu from The Lion King
- Daffy from Loony Tunes
- Daisy from Disney—she was Donald Duck’s girlfriend
- Iago from Aladdin
- Hedwig from Harry Potter
- Diablo from Sleeping Beauty
- Nigel from Finding Nemo
- Big Bird from Sesame Street
- Becky from Finding Dory
Cool Hummingbird Names
Do you want a name that is as cool as your hummingbird? There are a number of wordplays or puns that you can put together to come up with a name that is both witty and easy to remember.
You can make a name that exaggerates a certain aspect of your bird, or one that lovingly highlights how wonderful you think your hummingbird is. Here are some names you can consider if you’re having trouble coming up with your own.
- Katniss—from the Hunger Games
- Little Foot
Male Hummingbird Names
Similar to the female hummingbird, the male hummingbird is an interesting creature as well. In fact, what makes them stand out more is their gorget. The gorget on a male hummingbird can be red, purple, orange, or even pink, and its sole purpose is to attract a female mate for the bird.
If you ever have trouble differentiating from a male and female hummingbird, hopefully, this will make it a lot easier. Here are some male hummingbird names for you to browse through if you’re looking for a good name.
- Peter Pan
Native American Hummingbird Names
As we’ve mentioned before, hummingbirds are mostly likely indigenous to Native America and are important in their culture as well. Here are a few names that’ll sound great on your hummingbird.
- Walehla—Cherokee word for hummingbird
- Tocha Kachina
- God’s Hummingbird
- Music of the Wind
- Golden-breasted Thrush
- Falling Star
- Glowing Light
- Beautiful Feathers
- Rainbow Cloud
- Sweet Songbird
- Long Tail Hummingbird
- Rainbow Wings
- Power of Little Wings
- Love of Nature
- Flap Your Wings
- Little Hummer
- Zip and Zing
- Star Bright
Baby Hummingbird Names
Still haven’t found the name you were looking for? Getting a baby hummingbird is a great way to spruce up your garden.
Here are baby hummingbird name options that you can choose from.
Conclusion: Hummingbird Names
Everyone loves a little bit of liveliness and energy in their home environment.
If you live in an area that naturally has a large hummingbird population, you won’t have any trouble naming the ones that visit your house frequently.
If you’ve had to bring hummingbirds into your home, make sure you have the right supplies to keep them fed and hydrated. And in the meantime, these lists will help you pick the perfect name for your birds.
You’ve made it to the end and hopefully enjoyed learning about some of our favorite pet hummingbird names. It was fun to share but also difficult because there were so many names we wanted to list!
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