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Looking for good chicken names? Here are over 500 of the best chicken name ideas for your flock! This extensive round-up includes puns and funny chicken names, old-fashioned and cute girl names, food and beverage themed, celebrities and pop culture, earthy nature-inspired ideas, rooster names and more. Organized by easy-to-read categories, there’s something for everybirdy on the list!

We’re about to get more chicks ourselves, so I asked my Instagram community to send me all their favorite chicken names for inspiration. With so many awesome, adorable, and hilarious ideas out there, I had to compile a master list to share with the world. Plus, I thought of many unique chicken names that I haven’t seen anywhere else!

Which ones are your favorites? Did I miss any good ones? Be sure to let us know in the comments.

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A brown chicken is roosting on a saw horse underneath a tree, the bird looks to be shaped like an orb by the way they are resting.A brown chicken is roosting on a saw horse underneath a tree, the bird looks to be shaped like an orb by the way they are resting.
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Punny and Funny Chicken Names

Chickens are quirky little creatures… might as well have fun naming them too!

  • Albird Eggstein
  • Amy Henhouse
  • Angelina Jopeep
  • Annie Hennox
  • Annie Yolkley
  • Audrey Henburn
  • Bach
  • Betty Poop
  • Birdley Cooper (or Pooper)
  • Bird Pitt
  • Bok Bok Choy
  • Bok Obama
  • Broody Mary
  • Carrie Birdshaw
  • Catherhen the Great
  • Charles Chickens (or Darles Chickens)
  • Chew-bok-bok-a
  • Chick Jagger
  • Chicki Minaj
  • Chickira
  • Chickoletta
  • Cleopecktra
  • Cluck Norris
  • Clucketta
  • Cluckspeare
  • Courtney Flox
  • Dolly Part-hen
  • Egbert
  • Eggatha
  • Eggnes
  • Extra Crispy
  • Feather Flocklear
  • Foghorn Leghorn
  • Garth Chooks
  • Goose
  • Greta Thunbird
A chart including funny and punny chicken names from this article, there is a cartoon rooster on the top left corner and a cartoon hen on the top right corner, there are four rows total of names, one row is purple, one is beige, one is blue, and the final row is green. A chart including funny and punny chicken names from this article, there is a cartoon rooster on the top left corner and a cartoon hen on the top right corner, there are four rows total of names, one row is purple, one is beige, one is blue, and the final row is green.
Here are most of the funny chicken names on the list… but not all of them!

Funny/punny continued…

  • Hen Stefani
  • Henelope
  • Hennibal (the egg-eater)
  • Hennie the Pooh
  • Hennifer Aniston
  • Hennifer Lopez (we called ours HenLo for short)
  • Henneth Paltrow
  • Henrietta
  • Hilary Fluff
  • Kanyegg West
  • Katharine Henburn
  • Kelly Cluckson
  • Kim Kardashihen
  • Lady Margaret Hatcher
  • Lindsay Lohen
  • Mandy Moore Eggs Please
  • Martina McFried
  • Mary Poopins
  • Mary Tyler More Eggs
  • Megg
  • Megg Fryin
  • Melissa Featheridge
  • Meryl Cheep (or Peep)
  • Mother Clucker
  • Nugget
  • Pam Beaksley
  • Pamela Eggerson
  • Pecktunia
  • Piglet or Piggy
  • Princess Laya
  • Quacker Oats
  • Queen Egglizabeth
  • Rooben
  • RooPaul
  • Russel Crow
  • Ruth Bader Ginsbird
  • Sarah McClucklan
  • Sarah Michelle Egger
  • Spicy
  • Stevie Chicks
  • Sunnyside
  • Turkey
  • Yolkahontas
  • Yolko Ono
Four birds are huddled around each other, two of them are laying on the ground while the two behind them are standing guard. A small citrus tree and a vining plant are growing just beyond the birds. Four birds are huddled around each other, two of them are laying on the ground while the two behind them are standing guard. A small citrus tree and a vining plant are growing just beyond the birds.
Our first flock included many quintessential cute chicken names: Dottie, Peach, Olive and Hennifer (Henny for short).

Cute Chicken Names

Call me basic, but many of these simple, cute and girly chicken names are my favorites.

  • Bella
  • Birdie
  • Blondie
  • Blossom
  • Chloe
  • Chickadee
  • Chickpea
  • Claire / Clara
  • Clementine
  • Cleo
  • Coraline
  • Daisy
  • Delilah
  • Dolly
  • Dottie / Dot
  • Emma
  • Gabby
  • Gracie
  • GretcHen
  • Goldie / Goldilocks
  • Hattie
  • Henny / Hennie
  • Honey / Hunny
  • Josie
  • June
  • Kitty
  • Lady Bird
  • Ladybug
  • Lola
  • Lula
  • Patty
  • Peaches, Peach or Princess Peach
  • Penelope
  • Penny (Henny Penny)
  • Phoebe
  • Pipsqueak or Pip
  • Polly
  • Queenie
  • Rosie
  • Sassy
  • Scarlett
  • Sprout
  • Sunny
  • Sweet Pea
  • Tootsie
  • Trixie
  • Waddles
  • Winnie
  • Zoey
A chart of the cute chicken names listed in this article, there is a cartoon rooster on the top left corner and a cartoon hen on the top right corner, there are four rows total of names, one row is purple, one is beige, one is blue, and the final row is green. A chart of the cute chicken names listed in this article, there is a cartoon rooster on the top left corner and a cartoon hen on the top right corner, there are four rows total of names, one row is purple, one is beige, one is blue, and the final row is green.

Old-Fashioned Chicken Names

Chickens and “old lady” names (no offense) seem to go hand-in-hand. Here are some great classic and vintage name ideas for your flock.

  • Agatha
  • Agnes
  • Barbara
  • Beatrice
  • Bernadette
  • Bertha (Big Bertha)
  • Blanche
  • Blythe
  • Bonnie
  • Cecile / Cecelia
  • Cordelia
  • Dorothy
  • Edna
  • Eleanor
  • Ethel
  • Faith
  • Florence (Flo)
  • Frances / Francine (Frannie)
  • Georgia
  • Gladys
  • Jane
  • Jolene
  • Karen
  • Laverne
  • Loretta
  • Lucy / Lucille
  • Mabel
  • Marge
  • Margot
  • Maxine
  • Maude
  • Maureen
  • Mildred
  • Myrtle
  • Ophelia
  • Rhonda
  • Rose
  • Shirley
  • Sophia
  • Stella
  • Tallulah
A chart listing the old-fashioned chicken names included in this article, there is a cartoon rooster on the top left corner and a cartoon hen on the top right corner, there are four rows total of names, one row is purple, one is beige, one is blue, and the final row is green. A chart listing the old-fashioned chicken names included in this article, there is a cartoon rooster on the top left corner and a cartoon hen on the top right corner, there are four rows total of names, one row is purple, one is beige, one is blue, and the final row is green.

Nature-Themed and Earthy Chicken Names

I’ve always been a bit of a hippie, so many of these nature-inspired names have my heart.

  • Amber
  • Autumn
  • Azalea
  • Basil
  • Brook
  • Bumblebee
  • Clover
  • Coral
  • Cosmo
  • Crystal
  • Dahlia
  • Daisy
  • Dawn
  • Fern
  • Flora
  • Hazel
  • Ivy
  • Jade
  • Juniper
  • Ladybug
  • Lavender
  • Lily
  • Luffa (Loofah)
  • Luna
  • Magnolia
  • Marigold
  • Meadow
  • Misty
  • Neptune
  • Olive
  • Owlet
  • Pearl
  • Petunia
  • Peony
  • Poppy
  • Rose
  • Rosemary
  • Ruby
  • Sage
  • Sierra
  • Sky
  • Soleil
  • Star
  • Summer
  • Sunflower
  • Sunshine / Sunny
  • Tulip
  • Violet
  • Willow
  • Zinnia
A chart listing nature and earthy chicken names from this article, there is a cartoon rooster on the top left corner and a cartoon hen on the top right corner, there are four rows total of names, one row is purple, one is beige, one is blue, and the final row is green. A chart listing nature and earthy chicken names from this article, there is a cartoon rooster on the top left corner and a cartoon hen on the top right corner, there are four rows total of names, one row is purple, one is beige, one is blue, and the final row is green.

Food Chicken Names

Time to crack open a can of sense of humor! Some of these may be a little dark, but funny nonetheless. (For the record, we don’t eat chicken in this household.)

  • Almond
  • BBQ
  • Basil
  • Bean
  • Betty White Meat
  • Biscuit
  • Bok Choy
  • Brie
  • Buffalo
  • Burrito
  • Butterball/Butter
  • Cannelloni
  • Cannoli
  • Caramel
  • Cashew
  • Cayenne
  • Cheddar / Cheese
  • Chiclet
  • Chicken Noodle
  • Chip
  • Churro
  • Cinnamon
  • Cocoa
  • Cookie
  • Cupcake
  • Curry
  • Dark Meat
  • Donut
  • Dorito
  • Drumstick
  • Dumpling
  • Eggroll
  • Extra Crispy
  • Farro
  • Feta
  • Florentine
  • French Fry (Frenchie)
  • Frito
  • Frittata
  • Garbanzo/Banzo
  • Ginger
  • Gouda
  • Honey
  • Lemon
  • Lima Bean
  • Lollipop
  • Macaroni
  • Maple
  • Marshmallow
  • Masala
  • Meatball / Meatloaf
  • Mocha
  • Muffin
  • Nacho
  • Noodle
  • Nugget
  • Nutmeg
  • Omelette
  • Orzo
  • Pancake
  • Paprika
  • Parmigiana
  • Peanut
  • Pecan
  • Penne
  • Pepita
  • Pepper
  • Pickles
  • Popcorn
  • Pot Pie
  • Pumpkin
  • Queso / Quesadilla
  • Quinoa
  • Reuben (Rooben)
  • Salt
  • Scramble
  • Sesame
  • Skittles
  • Soup
  • Spicy
  • Stew
  • Sunny (side up)
  • Taco
  • Tamale
  • Tater Tot
  • Tikka
  • Tofu
  • Tootsie Pop
  • Tortellini
  • Vanilla
  • Waffles
A chart of over 70 food and drink chicken names listed in this article, there is a cartoon rooster on the top left corner and a cartoon hen on the top right corner, there are four rows total of names, one row is purple, one is beige, one is blue, and the final row is green. A chart of over 70 food and drink chicken names listed in this article, there is a cartoon rooster on the top left corner and a cartoon hen on the top right corner, there are four rows total of names, one row is purple, one is beige, one is blue, and the final row is green.
I included a few drinks on this list, but see even more adult beverage chicken names below!

Famous Chicken Names

Punny celebrity names aside, here are some other famous people you may want to name your chickens after, including actors, pop and country singers.

  • Adele
  • Aretha
  • Billie
  • Beyonce
  • Celine
  • Charlize
  • Cher
  • Diana
  • Dolly
  • Ella
  • Elvis
  • Janet
  • Janis
  • June
  • Lady Gaga
  • Loretta
  • Louise
  • Madonna
  • Patsy
  • Priscilla
  • Queen Latifah
  • Oprah
  • Reba
  • Regina
  • Rhianna
  • Skyler White
  • Tammy
  • Thelma
  • Tina
  • Trisha
  • Whitney
  • Wynonna
A chart of pop culture chicken names listed in this article, there is a cartoon rooster on the top left corner and a cartoon hen on the top right corner, there are four rows total of names, one row is purple, one is beige, one is blue, and the final row is green. A chart of pop culture chicken names listed in this article, there is a cartoon rooster on the top left corner and a cartoon hen on the top right corner, there are four rows total of names, one row is purple, one is beige, one is blue, and the final row is green.

90’s Pop Culture Names

1986 baby here! Your chickens will be honored to be named after these 90’s pop icons.

  • Alanis
  • Binx
  • Buffy
  • Cher
  • Clarissa
  • Felicity
  • Fiona
  • Jewel
  • Lorelai
  • Mariah
  • Matilda
  • Monica
  • Rachel
  • Reba
  • Roseanne
  • Sabrina
  • Shania
  • Sinead
  • Tatum
  • Topanga
  • Winona
  • Xena
  • Zelda
A chicken is on a lap sitting next to an outdoor patio table, a glass that is half full of beer along with a deck of cards and a cribbage board. A chicken is on a lap sitting next to an outdoor patio table, a glass that is half full of beer along with a deck of cards and a cribbage board.
Dottie was always more of an IPA kinda gal

Adult Beverages Names

Who gave Hennifer the Hennessy? Not me!

  • Amaretto
  • Aperol
  • Brandy
  • Chardonnay
  • Cider
  • Cosmopolitan (Cosmo)
  • Daiquiri
  • Dark N Stormy
  • Gimlet
  • Ginny
  • Hazy
  • Hennessy
  • Hoppy
  • Hops
  • Lemon Drop
  • Mai Tai
  • Margarita
  • Martini
  • Merlot
  • Mojito
  • Pilsner
  • Pina Colada
  • Pinot
  • Porter
  • Riesling
  • Sake
  • Sangria
  • Stout
  • Syrah
  • Tequila
  • Vino
Many of the most popular Disney cartoon characters portrayed as hipsters. Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Snow White, Peter Pan, Jasmine and Ariel are all present to only name a few.   Many of the most popular Disney cartoon characters portrayed as hipsters. Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Snow White, Peter Pan, Jasmine and Ariel are all present to only name a few.
Your favorite Disney characters as hipsters. Thanks PopSugar

Disney Chicken Names

I’m a bit out of the loop here since chickens (and cats and donkeys) are our only children, but hopefully I got all the popular and current day Disney names here.

  • Aladin
  • Alice
  • Ariel
  • Aurora
  • Baloo
  • Bambi
  • Beauty
  • Belle
  • Charlotte
  • Cinderella
  • Cruella
  • Dory
  • Elsa
  • Esmeralda (Esme)
  • Flora, Fauna and Merryweather
  • Flower
  • Gaston
  • Genie
  • Hei Hei
  • Jasmine
  • Lady
  • Lilo
  • Maleficent
  • Mickey
  • Minnie
  • Mirabel
  • Moana
  • Mrs. Potts
  • Mufasa
  • Mulan
  • Peter Pan
  • Pumba
  • Snow White
  • Simba
  • Stitch
  • Sully
  • Thumbelina
  • Timon
  • Tinkerbell
  • Tramp
  • Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum
  • Ursula
  • Wendy
  • Woody
  • Walle
  • Zazu
A chart of over 30 Disney chicken names listed in this article, there is a cartoon rooster on the top left corner and a cartoon hen on the top right corner, there are four rows total of names, one row is purple, one is beige, one is blue, and the final row is green. A chart of over 30 Disney chicken names listed in this article, there is a cartoon rooster on the top left corner and a cartoon hen on the top right corner, there are four rows total of names, one row is purple, one is beige, one is blue, and the final row is green.

Rooster Names

Let’s not forget about the roos… the strong protectors of our beloved flocks! I sprinkled in some rooster name ideas in the other categories too, but here is a final round-up.

  • Abrahen Lincoln
  • Albird Eggstein
  • Alan Attackson
  • Bach
  • Benedict
  • Blue
  • Bird Pitt
  • Bird Paisley
  • Birdley Cooper (or Pooper)
  • Bok Obama
  • Bowie
  • Buck
  • Chance
  • Chew-bok-bok-a
  • Chick Jagger
  • Clarence
  • Cluck Norris
  • Cluckspeare
  • Darles Chickens
  • Donatello
  • Duke
  • Egbert
  • ErNest Henningway
  • Fabio
  • Freddie
  • Garth Chooks
  • George Pooney
  • General Tsao
  • Hector (the Protector)
  • Henjamin
  • Hercules
  • Hootie
  • John F Hennedy
  • Leonardo
  • Marley
  • Merle
  • Milton
  • Napoleon
  • Popeye
  • Ricardo
  • Rocky
  • Rooben
  • RooPaul
  • Rooster Cogborn
  • Rufio
  • Russel Crow
  • Shadow
  • Sir Crows a Lot
  • Stew
  • Thor
  • Walter (White)
  • Wilbur
  • Willie
  • Winston
A chart of over 40 rooster names from this article, there is a cartoon rooster on the top left corner and a cartoon white rooster with sunglasses on the top right corner, there are four rows total of names, one row is purple, one is beige, one is blue, and the final row is green. A chart of over 40 rooster names from this article, there is a cartoon rooster on the top left corner and a cartoon white rooster with sunglasses on the top right corner, there are four rows total of names, one row is purple, one is beige, one is blue, and the final row is green.

Pairs and Group Themes

Last but not least, here are a handful of fun chicken names for themed groups or pairs.

  • Pairs: Laverne and Shirley, Mac and Cheese, Lucy and Ethel, Peanut Butter and Jelly, Mary Kate and Ashley, Cherry and Blossom, Sherlock and Holmes, Cookies and Cream, Bonnie and Clyde, Sugar and Spice, Sonny and Cher, Salt and Pepper (or Vinegar), Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, Betty and Wilma (or Veronica), Biscuits and Gravy
  • Friends: Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Ross, Chandler, Joey, Janice, Mr. Heckles, Gunther, Ursula Richard
  • Golden Girls: Blanche, Rose, Dorothy, Sophia, Trudy, Edna
  • Hunger Games: Katniss, Prim (Primrose), Rue, Peeta, Gale, Effie, Haymitch, Cinna, Seneca, Mrs. Everdeen, Tribute
  • The Beatles (and songs): John, Paul, George, Ringo, Eleanor, Rigby, Jude, Penny, Prudence, Lucy, Strawberry
  • The Brady Bunch: Cindy, Marcia, Jan, Carol, Brady, Bobby, Peter, Greg
  • Little Women: Mary, Beth, Meg, Jo, March, Carrol
  • Spices: Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Salt, Pepper, Cayenne, Ginger, Clove, Allspice, Adobo, Paprika, Basil
  • Harry Potter: Hermione, Minerva, Dobby, Luna, Bellatrix, Beasley, Harry, Dumbledore, Lorde Voldemort, Hedwig, Sybill, Newt, Draco
  • Colors: Periwinkle, Olive, Ruby, Violet, Sage, Jade, Hazel, Coral, Amber, Ebony, Ivory, Scarlet, Sienna, Mauve
  • Sex in the City: Carrie (Birdshaw), Charlotte, Samantha, Miranda, Mr. Big, Aiden, Steve, Stanford
  • Historical Women: Rosa (Parks), Rosie (the Riveter), Maya (Angelou), Susan (B. Anthony), Ella (Fitzgerald), Amelia (Earhart), Ruth (Bader Ginsberg), Harriet (Tubman), Betsy (Ross), Jackie (Kennedy), Jane (Goodall)
  • Spice Girls: Vic (Posh Spice), Mel (Scary Spice), Geri (Ginger Spice), Emma (Baby Spice), MC (Sporty Spice)
  • Sisterhood of the Traveling (Fluffy) Pants: Bridget, Carmen, Lena, Tibby
A person is holding four baby chicks with two hands, held closely to their body. Two of the chicks are yellow and gold in color while the other two are black and white. A person is holding four baby chicks with two hands, held closely to their body. Two of the chicks are yellow and gold in color while the other two are black and white.

And that’s all folks!

Well friends, I hope this list gave you PLENTY of ideas for cute, unique, and funny chicken names for your sweet little nuggets. Feel free to contribute to the list by adding any I missed in the comments below, and I’ll periodically update this post. Thank you so much for tuning in today, and have fun with your new chickens!

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