Red pandas are the distant cousins of the adorable giant pandas. Though red pandas do not resemble their distant cousins in appearance, they are irresistibly cute in their way.
If you haven’t seen a red panda, they are slightly larger than a cat yet furry like a bear. Unlike the giant pandas, these guys have a long furry tail and aren’t fat.
Owing to their irresistible cuteness, most people would want to keep a red panda as a pet!
But, it isn’t possible because they are endangered species, and it is illegal to keep them as pets. The only thing you can do is to virtually adopt a red panda through international agencies like the WWF.
But what if one day you get to keep them as pets? Or what if you have an imaginary friend who is a red panda? What will you name them?
Naming a red panda can be quite tricky, right?
Don’t worry, we have you covered here. Here, we have compiled a list of 250 cute names for red pandas.
If you didn’t know, all the world’s largest panda conservatories are there in China. So let’s start with 20 Chinese names for red pandas.
20 Chinese Red Panda Names
When it comes to naming pandas irrespective of whether they are giant pandas or red pandas, Chinese are the boss. Pandas being the official symbol of their nation, they take all the effort to find the best names for them.
Here goes the list of names for female pandas.
Meng Meng – Meng Meng is an adult giant panda in the Chengdu Panda conservatory. She is one of the few giant pandas who successfully gave birth to a healthy twin. The word Mend Meng means ‘dream’ in Chinese.
Hua Mei – Hua Mei translates to Chinese-American. Hua Mei was a male giant panda that was transferred to the San Diego Zoo in 1999. The transfer of Hua Mei to the US was considered to be a symbol of good relationships between China and the US.
Mei Lin – Mei Lin in Chinese means beautiful forest. Red pandas, in general, are found in the mountains of Eastern Himalayas. Considering the beauty of their natural habitat, don’t you think Mei Lin can be a good name for them?
Xiao Mei – Xiao Mei in Chinese means little plum. If you have seen a red panda, you know how reddish they look. Also because they aren’t as big as the giant pandas, little plum or Xiao Mei is going to be a good name for them.
Hun Ho – Red pandas are known as Hun Ho in Chinese. Hun Ho in Chinese means Firefox. Considering their face and a bushy tail similar to a fox, Hun Ho sounds like a nice name for a red panda, right?
Xiaobo – Xiaobo is the Chinese word for a wrestler. If you have seen the way red pandas fight playfully, you would know that there can’t be a better name for red pandas than this one.
Tai Lung – Tai Lung is the protagonist in the animated movie series “Kung Fu Panda.” In the movie, Tai Lung is a tiger, but trust me, your red panda wouldn’t mind being called Tai Lung.
Bao Bei – Bao Bei is the Chinese for baby. Red pandas are irresistibly cute and adorable. Don’t you think Bao Bei can be a nice name for your red panda? It would obviously suit them considering their size and cuddliness.
Meyil – Meyil is the Chinese word for beautiful. Red pandas are unarguably beautiful and hence the name Meyil.
Mao – Mao in Chinese means cat. Red pandas look like a distant cousin of domestic cats in appearance. Especially when you consider their size and cuteness. Trust me, Mao would suit them!
Cheung – Cheung is Chinese for good luck. Wouldn’t it sound nice to call your red panda Cheung? Yeah, I agree that it’s going to be difficult to pronounce, but it will be worth taking the effort.
Zhen Zhen – Zhen Zhen in Chinese means precious. Red pandas are endangered animals. If you were to keep a red panda as a pet, trust me, they are indeed priceless possession. Don’t you think Zhen Zhen can be a good name for your red panda?
Lei – Lei is the Chinese name for thunder. If you are into superhero movies, you can name your red panda Lei.
Lok – Lok means happiness in Chinese. If you have seen red pandas playing, you will know that there can’t be a better stress buster than watching them play and hence the name Lok.
Quon – Quon is translated to bright in English. Red pandas look bright owing to their thick red fur. Hence the name Quon!
Chung – Chung is the Chinese for the wise one. Though pandas are widely considered to be clumsy and dumb, they aren’t. Pandas are extremely intelligent, and they have problem-solving abilities too.
Huizhong – Huizhong translates to wise and loyal in English. As said earlier, pandas are intelligent animals, and they are found to be loyal too. It can be seen that pandas are loyal to their caretakers in the panda conservatories. Hence the name Huizhong.
Qiao – Qiao translates to skillful. Though a panda may appear to be a lazy animal, they really aren’t. Considering the natural environment in which they live, they have to be extremely skillful to survive.
Ying – Ying is Chinese for clever. As said earlier red pandas are found to be extremely clever animals. Don’t you think Ying can be a good name for your red panda?
Chengdu – Chengdu is a place in China, and it is the home to the largest Panda conservatory in China. There are many red pandas living in the Chengdu conservatory.
41 Red Panda names inspired by cartoons
If you have kids who love cartoons, you might want to think about giving your red pandas names of some cartoon characters.
In this section, we have compiled a list of 41 names of famous cartoon characters for your red panda.
- Tai Lung
- Charlie Brown
- Mr. Ping
40 Male Red Panda Names
Red pandas do found to show major sexual dimorphism. Males are found to be larger than females. Apart from which males are also longer and heavier than females.
Here in this section, we have compiled a list of 30 names for male red pandas.
- Gu Gu
- Pan Pan
- Zi Bo
40 Female Red Panda Names
Female red pandas are smaller than the males when it comes to size and weight. But they are as cuddly and adorable as the males.
In this section, we have arranged a list of 30 names for female red pandas. Let’s get going!
40 Cute Red Panda Names
In this section, we have compiled a list of 30 cute names for red pandas.
- Mr. Cuddles
30 Funny Red Panda Names
Red pandas are as clumsy as their distant cousins, the giant pandas. There can’t be a better stress buster than watching them play.
In this section, we have compiled a list of 30 funny names for red pandas.
- Puddy Panda
- Mr. Clumsy
- Bushy tail
- Mr. Bamboo
- Mr. Panda
- Panda Demon
- Genghis Panda
- Big Show
- Mr. Hungry
- Piggy panda
30 Good Red Panda Names
Here goes the list of 30 good names for red pandas:
10 superhero names for red pandas
If you are into superhero/action movies and comics, this list is for you. Here goes the list of 10 superhero names for red pandas.
- Dr. Strange