Giraffes are the tallest mammals on the earth and are truly magnificent creatures. Over the years due to the threat of extinction giraffes face, many breeding programs have been introduced with an aim to increase their population and most of which have become a success. Among the many awareness campaigns that were conducted by zoos housing giraffes the most notable of them was to let the public suggest a name for newly born giraffe calves. For instance, a baby giraffe that was born in the Phoenix Zoo was named ‘Siku’ which was the most voted name in the list.
Have you ever imagined what you would name a giraffe in the wildest of your dreams? Or at least to help your kid find a name for their stuffed giraffe doll? I have done this both and realized that it isn’t easy to find a name for a giraffe because they are very different from the common pets we have at home.
And as far as I am concerned while naming a pet it should resonate well with its character.
In this article, we have compiled a list of 155 cute and funny names for giraffes. Just in case you plan on buying a stuffed toy to your kid and need a name for it.
Let’s get going!
6 Names for Giraffes Inspired From Cartoons
Giraffes have been an integral part of animated movie series and cartoons. They have always fascinated us as kids.
In this section, we have compiled a list of 6 famous names from the animated movies & cartoons.
- Melman: Melman is the famous giraffe character in the movie Madagascar who is known for being clumsy. In the movie, Madagascar Melman is portrayed as a giraffe living in the Central Park zoo since he was a kid. The plot unwinds when Marty the zebra escapes the zoo and Melman informs this to one of the doctors in the zoo. When Melman and the other four of his friends go in search of Marty they get spotted & tranquilized by humans. And they end up on a bid ship headed to Africa. Unfortunately, they fall off the ship and end up in Madagascar.
- Nessa: Nessa is a Pink giraffe character in the animated movie series “My Big Friend”. In the movie, Nessa is portrayed as Lill, the boy’s big friend. Nessa is shown as a pink giraffe who is optimistic, cheerful & very friendly. If you are planning to name your Kid’s doll you can probably tell him/her this story and give it the name Nessa.
- Pyotr: If you or your kids are someone interested in Japanese anime, you might be familiar with the name Pyotr. The anime is about the friendship between Pyotr the giraffe & Harima, his friend & master. Pyotr is shown as an optimistic & cheerful character who cheers up his master Harima whenever she is sad. If your kids are into Japanese anime, Pyotr can be a nice name for the giraffe.
- Georgina: Georgina is a famous cartoon character from ’64 Zoo lane’. She is a giraffe living in a zoo which is nearby to Lucy’s home. Georgina is Lucy’s best friend who comes every night to tell Luc bedtime stories. Georgina is also portrayed as a very kind animal who is always willing to help anyone. Considering these traits of Georgina, don’t you think it is a good name?
- Ingrid: Ingrid is one of the main characters in the cartoon series ‘My gym partner is a monkey”. In the cartoon, Ingrid is portrayed as an extremely tall & yellow colored giraffe whose head cannot be seen unless she intentionally bends down. She wears pink lipstick & has long eyelashes. By the look of Ingrid, she is everything a kid would want as a doll.
- Bridget: Bridget is a supporting character who is a giraffe in Disney’s animated movie series ‘The Wild’. In the movie, Bridget is portrayed as a papered giraffe who is the only female in the zoo group. She is also shown as being quick-witted & who wants to be seen as a strong & independent giraffe. If your kid is a Disney fan, you can suggest the name Bridget for the giraffe.
25 Cool Names For Giraffes Inspired From Their Height
Giraffes are the tallest living mamas on earth. As mentioned earlier, while naming a giraffe the best way to go about it is to give it a name that can resonate with its characteristics – its height!
- Mr. Tall
- Big Foot
- Mrs. Tripod
- Long legs
- Big Bear
- High tower
- Yellow giant
25 Names for Male Giraffes
An interesting thing to note about giraffes is the fact that males tend to be taller than females. This is believed to be an evolutionary adaptation because of which the males & females do not have to fight. Another notable difference is in their horns. Male horns are bald while the female horns are covered in hair.
In this section, we have compiled a list of 20 cool names for male giraffes.
25 Female Giraffe Names
As mentioned in the previous section, female giraffes can be easily identified in a herd. Females are generally 2ft smaller than the males and their horns will be covered in hair. Though female giraffes are 2ft shorter that doesn’t make her back off from a fight with a male. She can put up a serious fight with a male if needed.
In this section, we have compiled a list of 20 names for female giraffes:
25 Funny Giraffe Names
Giraffes are generally harmless creatures as they are portrayed in most of the animated movies or cartoons. They do have their awkward moments too. In this section, we have compiled a list of 25 funny names for giraffes.
- Mr. Long leg
- Long neck
- Extra large
- Long reach
- Tacko tall
- 10 ft
20 Names for Giraffes Inspired From Basketball Players
There have been quite a few tall basketball players who had played the wonderful name. Since their names can be easily related, we decided to go ahead with naming giraffes with names of basketball players.
- Robert Brobroczky
- Slavko Varnes
- Joel Embiid
- Bol Bol
- Michael Jordan
- Yao Ming
- Sim Bhullar
- Koby Bryant
- Chuck Nevitt
- Manuate Bol
- Paul Sturgess
- Rik Smits
- Mark Eaton
- Ralph Sampson
- Wilt Chamberlian
10 Baby Giraffe Names
Don’t be mistaken when we call them Baby giraffes because a newly born baby giraffe can weigh up to 13kgs and be 6ft tall. That’s about the height of a fully grown adult human being.
In this section, we have compiled a list of 1o names for baby giraffes!
- Mr. Invisible
- Mr. Small
20 Names for Giraffes Inspired from Movies
Giraffes have been an integral part of many animated movies and cartoon series. They have all had a unique identity in all those movies. Ever wondered how it would sound to name a giraffe after the famous movie characters played by humans? It is going to be fun, right?
This is why in this section we have compiled a list of 25 names for giraffes inspired by the famous movie characters. We have included names that are known for their intelligence, valor, bravery, and so on.
- Professor X
- Dr. Strange
- Dr. Tall