1,000+ Chicken Names: The Most Popular Names

Names are one of the first things we learn about someone.

They can be anything from simple and quirky to sophisticated and classy. Although they do not always truly reflect the identity and personality of an individual it is fun to make associations with names.

Naming your chickens is an important step to initiate them into the family flock. The nice thing about chicken names is that there are so many possibilities and options.

You can choose a funny one or go for a movie star name – you can even call them after colors.

Read on to go through over 1,000 chickens names…

Best Chicken Names

Chicken Names

The best chicken names have come from films, songs and even colors.

Names included in this list are the extra special ones that seem to have more personality than the others, like Rhode Island Reds. So you can use these names for your extra special girls!

Rank Name Category Gender
#1 Snowball Cute Female
#2 Frank-hen-stein Funny Male
#3 Penguin Creative Both
#4 Pompom Cute Female
#5 Florence Old Lady Female
#6 Cupcake Cute Female
#7 Albert Eggstein Creative Male
#8 Princess Lay-a Creative Female
#9 Peter Pecker Funny Male
#10 Foghorn Leghorn Funny Male
#11 Hennifer Lopez Movie Stars Female
#12 Elvis Famous Male
#13 Chocolate Color Male
#14 Oprah Henfrey Famous Female
#15 Ocean Color Male
#16 Sophia Lor-hen Famous Female
#17 Cadbury Cool Both
#18 Buckbeak Cool Both
#19 Meryl Cheep Movie Stars Female
#20 Chicken Little Kid Names Both
#21 Big Boy Rooster Male
#22 Frodo Rooster Male
#23 Sunshine Color Female
#24 Hen Solo Kid Names Male
#25 Ms Piggy Kid Names Female
#26 Crazy Maisie Hen Female
#27 Blondie Hen Female
#28 Matilda Old Lady Female
#29 Sybil Old Lady Female
#30 Cluck Norris Famous Male

Hen Names

Hens Out Pecking

There really is no limit on what you can call your hens.

If you let your kids name them I am willing to bet you have some unusual chicken names. Hens are usually given female names for obvious reasons, but not always.

A friend of mine thought she had a rooster so she called him Sylvester. He turned out to be a she and became Sylvia but still answered to Sylvester!

Cherish your best egg layers by giving them a name to remember. Here are some ideas for the little ladies of your flock:

  • Bella
  • Henrietta
  • Bessie
  • Delilah
  • Abigail
  • Irene
  • Goldilocks
  • Crazy Maisie
  • Blondie
  • Laci
  • Abby
  • Suzy
  • Raven
  • Lola
  • Sophie
  • Ladybird
  • Sesame
  • Sunshine
  • Blossom

Cute Chicken Names

Chickens are already adorable but with a cute chicken name they become irresistibly cute.

Some cute chicken ones, like Snowball and Pompom, give the impression of fluffy and soft chickens that love to be held. Other cute chicken ones like Cupcake and Marshmallow can represent the sweet personality and temperament of your adorable chickens.

Whatever meaning you want to convey about your chicken easily exists in the perfect cute chicken name.

Cotton Candy, Cupcake, Tinkerbell, Sparkle, Princess, Baby, Bossy, Frizzle, Ms. Crabby, Pom Pom, Lady Bird, Mrs Frizzle, Curly, DooDoo, Angel, Sugar, Peepers.

Classic Old Lady Names

Classic Old Lady
Henrietta Agnes Betty
Martha Daisy Clara
Lillian Matilda Nellie
Priscilla Phoebe Stella
Isabella Mildred Grace
Gwen Penelope Sybil
Lucy Daisy Mae Roxy
Daisy Olive Peggy
Edna Monica Florence

Creative Chicken Names

  • Albert Eggstein
  • Princess Lay-a
  • Cinderella
  • Disco
  • Penguin
  • Thumbelina
  • Jazz
  • Dodo
  • Trouble
  • Candyfloss

Funny Names

It is common knowledge that laughter is one of the best medicines to exist.

So why not inject some humor in your life through a funny chicken name?

There are a variety of different things you can use as inspiration. These names are often taken from cartoon characters such as Clara Cluck.

Not a funny bone in your body? Check out our list below:

  1. Frank-hen-stein
  2. Mother Clucker
  3. Mary Poopkins
  4. Cheese Puff
  5. Big Bird
  6. Peckerhead
  7. Peter Pecker
  8. Alarm clock
  9. Foghorn Leghorn
  10. T-Rex
  11. Dino(saur)

Famous Names

A Rooster Calling Hens

Would not you like to have someone famous in your backyard?

By naming your chickens after famous people you can in a matter of seconds. It is as easy as picking out a name and putting a fun twist on it.

For example you could take Chuck Norris and use Cluck Norris!

You can have the entire filming set in the comfort of your backyard.

Similarly not many people will know of Tchaikovsky, a talented and brilliant composer. His name is quite difficult to spell but very memorable. If you want to use this as inspiration then you can try Chickovsky.

Famous Chicken Names
Sophia Lor-hen Gregory Peck Cluck Norris Oprah Henfrey
Whoopi (Goldberg) Meryl Cheep Lady Gaga Elvis
Chickovsky Chikira Dusty Cilla
Lulu Cher Sonny Beyoncé
Carmen Aida Yolko Ono Dixie Chick
Pavarotti Adele Roo Paul Heidi Plume
Vera Wing Fabio Abraham Chicken Albert Eggstein
Amelia Egghart Winston Cluckhill Margaret Hatcher Julius Caeser
Hercules Dumbledore Vanessa Hudgens Mary Poopins
Princess Lay-a Buck Beak Hedwig Wyatt Chirp
Thelma and Louise Merlin Anastasia Goldilocks

Cool Chicken Names

Ayam Cemani

Cool chicken names are easily one of the best you could possibly give your chickens.

As an example someone I know calls all of her birds after rock stars because she thinks they are cool.

You can get inspiration from a variety of places like famous people, foods and cartoon characters.

One pretty cool chicken name is Midnight. It is a time in the middle of the night where the skies are pitch black due to the lack of light. It would be perfect for a dark colored chicken breed such as the Ayam Cemani.

Another cool chicken name is Cadbury (after the chocolate candy) – this would be perfect for a chocolate brown colored chicken such as the ISA Brown.

Do you need some ideas for some cool ideas?

Rocky, Godzilla, Maximum, Buckbeak, Jaws, Hoo, Shadow, Pipsqueak, Xena, Wonky, Yoda, Jelybean and Raven.

Movie Stars

Roll out the red carpet!

Another popular option for naming chickens is using famous actors as inspiration. There is nothing more exciting than naming your chickens after your favorite movie stars. Why not have your own little film set with your lovely chickens as stars?

They each can play the leading role in the next world-famous chicken movie. It is like a Hollywood dream come true for you and your chickens.

You can score bonus points if your movie star chicken name features a pun – for example Heidi Plume or Cluck Norris.

Need some movie star inspiration for your little stars?

  1. Meryl Cheep
  2. Oprah Henfrey
  3. Hennifer Lopez
  4. Henessa Hudgens

Rooster Names

If hens are the life of the flock then the roosters are definitely the soul.

Roosters are lively and proud, known for getting into little squabbles and play-fights with other roosters to defend their honor.

The boys are always interesting to name.

Extroverted roosters can be called after performers while the more sedate and loving roosters can be called anything from Cuddles to Love Bug.

There are so many options out there for excellent rooster names – check out the list below for some great ideas.

Names For Roosters
Elvis Duke
Gus Earl
Dusty Hank
Frodo Big Boy
George Freddie

Color Names

Buff Orpington Chicken

If you have a small mixed flock then giving them colorful names can help to tell them apart.

Naming your chickens after colors is one of the most popular and creative chicken naming methods to exist – it is one of the easiest as well!

When all other inspirations fail choosing their names off of colors is a nearly foolproof method. For example you could name your Buff Orpington Sunshine after their golden colored feathers, or your Rhode Island Red Red.

There are so many more colors that exist – the possibilities are endless.

  • Chocolate
  • Brownie
  • Ocean
  • Strawberry
  • Yellow
  • Green
  • Orange
  • Purple
  • Crimson
  • Aqua
  • Gold
  • Sunshine
  • Violet
  • Ruby
  • Scarlet
  • Blue
  • Ebony
  • Ivory
  • Cocoa
  • Snowball
  • Lemondrop
  • Red
  • Olive
  • Mocha
  • Onyx
  • Blanche
  • Cinnamon
  • Pink
  • Midnight
  • Chestnut
  • Bluebeard

Kid Names

There are probably thousands of chickens out there named after Power Rangers, Ninja Turtles and any or all of the latest kids TV characters.

Sesame Street characters are always popular – Big Bird is one of the most popular chicken names of all time.

Currently the most popular shows for kids are: Peppa Pig, Phineas and Ferb, Powerbirds (Ace and Polly) and Kipo.

The most foolproof method of ensuring a name is kid proof is by letting the kids choose.

Your child can choose whatever they fancy.

However there are so many possibilities out there that it is easy for them to get overwhelmed. If you need some suggestions for kid friendly chicken names check out our list below for some ideas:

  1. Hen Solo
  2. Chicken Little
  3. Cooper
  4. Beaker
  5. Flappy Bird
  6. T.Rex
  7. Ms Piggy
  8. Kermit
  9. Camilla


Lots of folks call their hens after films or cartoon characters that they can easily relate to.

Yet other folks call their chickens after food items!

You might even be thinking why do people name their chickens?

My opinion is that folks who name their chickens either consciously or not, accept them as part of the household family.

Chickens are pets to some folks and become quite attached to their owners. There is no doubt about the therapy a pet anything provides and a chicken can provide eggs and companionship for many.

We hope this article has given you some inspiration for naming your chickens or simply helped you to realize that you are not crazy for naming your hens!

Let us know your chickens’ names in the comments section below…

Chris Lesley Bio Picture
Chris Lesley has been Raising Chickens for over 20 years and is a fourth generation chicken keeper. She can remember being a young child when her grandad first taught her how to hold and care for chickens. She also holds a certificate in Animal Behavior and Welfare and is interested in backyard chicken health and care.


  1. I have 10 girls
    Golden Comets are Beavis and Butthead
    Blue Plymouth Rocks-Precious and Pretty Girl Pearl
    Easter Eggers-Henrietta and Willow
    Rhode Island Reds-Honey and Pudge
    Midnight Majestic Marans-Polly and Diamond
    I want about 10 more but my hubby says “no” (next year I’ll add to my flock)

  2. I love these names I named one of my chickens midnight and I hope for more of the baby chickens hatch out of the egg and I can name them blossom,chicken little,and more

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