300+ Amazingly Adorable Owl Names

Written by Crystal
Published: December 7, 2023
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You have the privilege of naming an owl—congratulations! Whether it’s an owl in your backyard, a pet, or a new resident at a bird shelter, the choice deserves careful consideration. Picking a name that reflects their inner owl can help you narrow things down. For a fast-flying owl, think about names like Blink or Flash. Or for a slow lazy owl, opt for titles like Shut-Eye or Siesta. Keep reading to explore our complete list of awesome owl names.

Names for a Laid-Back Owl

beautiful Eurasian eagle-owl

Honor your laid-back owl with a chill title like Lounge or Sloth.

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Is your owl a bit lazy? Then they’ve earned a title like Slow-mo, or Droopy. You could also try naming your feathered friend Idle or Siesta. Are they more cool, calm, and collected? Then they need a name like Simmer to match their easygoing style.

  • Simmer
  • Old Wise Man
  • Milo
  • Easy or EZ
  • Dozer
  • Droopy
  • Shut Eye
  • Shuffle
  • Jet Lag
  • Lounge
  • Idle
  • Siesta
  • King
  • Slow Mo
  • Lazy
  • Decaf
  • Peace
  • Saunter
  • Sooth
  • Helix
  • Jacks
  • Chilly
  • Spud
  • The Fonz
  • Lazy Bones
  • Leisure
  • Linger
  • Ed
  • Slacker
  • Knower
  • Meander
  • Old Wise Woman
  • Hammock
  • Toddle
  • Diddle
  • Fiddle
  • Dreamer
  • Sloth
  • Lazy Girl
  • Dreamy
  • Koala
  • Slo-Poke
  • Nappy
  • Lazy One
  • Sleepy
  • Soother
  • Snoozer
  • Dawdle
  • Couch
  • Daisy
  • Stroll
  • Lazy Bird
  • Lulu
  • Chiller
  • Mellow
  • Dally
  • Drowsy
  • Loosey
  • Snail
  • Eeyore
  • Lax
  • Laze
  • Fritter
  • Mopey
  • Napper
  • Lazy Boy
  • Mild
  • Dusty
  • Butterball
  • Snooze
  • Lull
  • Coucher
  • Tranquil
  • Snorlax
  • Mirko
  • Soothy
  • Loafer
  • Molasses
  • Calm
  • Inertia
  • Crash

Names for a Fast Flyer

Barn owl in flight before attack, clean background, Czech Republic

Flash is the perfect title for a fast-flying owl who likes to zip around.

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If you blink, you’ll miss them! Fast-flying owls are full of personality, earning them names like Wisp, Dash, or Brisker. Consider your speedy owl’s personality to find the perfect name to pair them with.

  • Flashy
  • Dash
  • Pronto
  • Split (As in split second)
  • Brisker
  • Rash
  • Fleet
  • Sly
  • Zippy
  • Torpedo
  • Cobra
  • Spur
  • Harley
  • Trick
  • Top Speed
  • Wild
  • Volt
  • El Nino
  • Amp
  • Mayhem
  • Zoomer
  • Champion
  • Blitz
  • Spritzer
  • Fastero
  • Frolic
  • Fizz
  • Spaz
  • Rascal
  • Nike
  • Lightening
  • Spry
  • Bubbles
  • Mach
  • Flip
  • Shine
  • Taz
  • Lightning Bolt
  • Lark
  • Wiz
  • Frantic
  • Jolly
  • Raider
  • Reebok
  • Mighty
  • Spirit
  • Hurricane
  • Viper
  • Jackal
  • Winner
  • Pitters
  • Sunny
  • Tornado
  • Gunner
  • Go-go
  • Gala
  • Flash
  • Turbo
  • Wild Wing
  • Paint Ball
  • Comet
  • Frisky
  • Zany
  • Razzy
  • Mele
  • Merry
  • Keen
  • Chase
  • Zorro
  • Zoom
  • Dashy
  • Overdrive
  • Arrow
  • Dart
  • Wreck
  • Hustler
  • Zips
  • Speedo
  • Warp
  • Bullet
  • Cheetah
  • Peppy
  • Nitro
  • Batman
  • Shooter
  • Livewire
  • Whisper
  • Sniper
  • Speedy
  • Sassy

Best Names for a White Owl

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Blizzard, Pearl, and Marshmallow are just a few of the names you could give an all-white owl.

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With a 4 to 5-foot wingspan, snowy owls are a sight to behold. Their all-white plumage adds another layer of grace to these amazing birds. If you’re looking to name a white owl, consider an elegant name like Pearl or Alabaster. For a more quirky title consider naming them Grits.

  • Dove
  • Marshmallow
  • Yeti
  • Snowdrift
  • Pearl Feather
  • Fang
  • Pearl
  • Ash
  • Titan
  • Oats
  • Talons
  • Grits
  • Stella
  • Powder
  • Aspen
  • Snowflake
  • Arctic
  • Alabaster
  • Jet
  • Wooly
  • Yuki (Abstract)
  • Casper
  • Icicle
  • Permafrost
  • Daisy
  • Jasper
  • Hunter
  • Nova
  • Opal
  • Polar
  • Iceberg
  • Fluff
  • Nocturne
  • Bleach Beak
  • Frostbite
  • Glacier
  • Puffy
  • Quinoa
  • Blizzard
  • Sugar
  • Mozz (short for Mozzerella)
  • Stealth
  • Jack
  • Ice
  • Angel
  • Storm
  • Vanilla Glider
  • Cloud
  • Frosty
  • Coco
  • Rice
  • Banana
  • Fluffer
  • Flurry
  • Thunder
  • Lace (or Lacy)
  • Ivory
  • Wisp
  • Cotton
  • Snow White
  • Bones
  • Gail
  • Chill
  • Gale
  • Crisp
  • Polaris
  • Tundra
  • Casablanca
  • Lumi
  • Swan
  • Chalky
  • Puff
  • Snowball
  • Coconut
  • Avalanche
  • Everest
  • Luna
  • Winter
  • Ghost

Top Names for a Gray Owl

Great Gray Owl

If you’re naming a silver or gray owl, consider titles like Tinman or Cinder.

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Imagine calling out to Stormy, your gorgeous gray owl. Or for a touch of wit, opt for Mouse. Your friends will laugh when you introduce them to your owl, whose name matches their favorite prey.-

  • Screech
  • Silver Sky
  • Sylvester
  • Mouse
  • Gray Claw
  • Gray Poupon
  • Raccoon
  • Tinman
  • Gray Sky
  • Kasha
  • Pearl
  • Plata
  • Rain
  • Dumbo
  • Solstice
  • Inky
  • Stormy
  • Shady
  • Flint
  • Pepper
  • Nimbus
  • Dobby
  • Dusty
  • Eve
  • Dapple
  • Mouse
  • Coal
  • Grayson
  • Lunarbelle
  • Moonstone
  • Pew Pew or Pewter
  • Oyster
  • Dusty
  • Smudge
  • Monsoon
  • Mink
  • Meeko
  • Dove
  • Liard
  • Wraith
  • Lilac
  • Cinder
  • Breezy
  • Fade
  • Myst
  • Ember
  • Luna
  • Heather
  • Haiiro
  • Silver
  • Cloud
  • Ash
  • Smoke or Smokey
  • Esme
  • Shade
  • Graywing
  • Stirling
  • Thunder
  • Falcon
  • Foggy
  • Periwinkle
  • Silverbell
  • Nickels
  • Flash
  • Silverbeak
  • Griselda
  • Koala
  • Sootie
  • Comet
  • Whisper
  • Stoke
  • Steel
  • Thistle
  • Spirit
  • Pixie
  • Pebbles
  • Shadow
  • Lord Gray
  • Sterling
  • Lady Gray
  • Mushroom
  • Shroom
  • Shroomie
  • Gray
  • Gris
  • Slate
  • Twilight
  • Bullet
  • Misty
  • Winter
  • Graphite
  • Manatee
  • Griffin
  • Yonder
  • Glacier
  • Sully
  • Gridelin
  • Asher
  • Haze

Famous Owl Characters

Beautiful and impressive smart Great horned owl, Bird of Prey

Give your owl a famous name like Hedwig or Pigwidgeon from the Harry Potter series.

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Do you remember Big Mama? She was the nurturing owl character in “The Fox and the Hound 2.” She’s a warm, loving character, who like many famous owls, is also wise. Friend Owl in “Bambi”, is another wise old owl. Along with famous wise owls, our list also includes some lesser-known characters like Twilight in “My Little Pony”.

  • Hedwig – Harry Potter Series
  • Pigwidgeon- Harry Potter Series
  • Olga, Blin, and Spunky – Rock-a-Doodle
  • Ezylryb – Legend of the Guardian
  • Owl – Winnie the Pooh
  • Mr. Know It Owl – The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Big Mama – The Fox and the Hound
  • Owlman – DC Comics
  • Owlowiscious – My Little Pony
  • Grand Duke – Cinderella
  • Great Owl – The Secret of NIMH
  • Jareth – Labyrinth
  • Professor Archimedes Q. Porter – Tarzan
  • Soren – Legend of the Guardians
  • Black Owl – Winnie the Pooh
  • Pigwidgeon – Harry Potter series
  • Woodsy Owl – Environmental USA Mascot
  • Archimedes – The Sword in the Stone
  • Twilight – My Little Pony
  • Kaepora Gaebora – The Legend of Zelda
  • Longclaw – Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Bubo – Clash of the Titans
  • Hoots the Owl – Sesame Street
  • Blathers – Animal Crossing
  • Friend Owl – Bambi
  • Gylfie – Legend of the Guardians
  • Professor Owl – Disney
  • Digger – The Animals of Farthing Wood
  • Rowlet – Pokémon Series
  • Strix Struma – The Animals of Farthing Wood

Thanksgiving-Inspired Owl Names

Pygmy Owl in Brazil

If you love Thanksgiving, then consider naming your owl Pumpkin or Wishbone to celebrate.

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Holiday-themed names can help you celebrate your favorite time of the year. Thanksgiving-themed owl names include fun titles like Squash, Acorn, and Gobbles. For a more serious name consider titles like Rosemary, Crescent, and Emeril.

  • Chef
  • Owly Pie
  • Sweet Bird
  • Roasty Toasty
  • Tasty Wing
  • Wishing Feather
  • Fam (Short for family)
  • Baking Beak
  • Wishbone
  • Delicata
  • Honey
  • Acacia
  • Acorn
  • Squash
  • Cozy One
  • Gingerbread
  • Bruno
  • Cookie
  • Hot Hoot
  • Biscuit
  • Birchy
  • Crispin
  • Clover
  • Orla
  • Apple
  • Briar
  • Plum
  • Coffee
  • Fern
  • Chesnut
  • Saucy
  • Apple Pie
  • Cinnamon
  • Gobbles
  • River
  • Ember
  • Heath
  • Contessa
  • Giver
  • Allspice
  • Forest
  • Jack
  • Rosemary
  • Bounty
  • Acorn
  • Candy
  • Goldie
  • Aspen
  • Faith
  • Farmer
  • Chutney
  • Crescent
  • Gourd
  • May
  • Carrot
  • Praline
  • Rusty
  • Cranberry
  • Brandy
  • Emeril
  • Bella
  • Raven
  • Poe
  • Aroma
  • Radley
  • Gravy
  • Giblet
  • Hickory
  • Casserole
  • Burton
  • Charlie
  • Sawyer
  • Aurelia
  • Mac n’ Cheese
  • Pepper
  • Charity
  • Apple Cider
  • Ruby
  • Nyx
  • Hazel
  • Gratitude
  • Garnet

Christmas-Inspired Owl Names

funny owl toy in santa hat on snowy pine tree, winter natural background. Christmas and New year holiday. winter festive season

Christmas-themed owl names like Comet or Dasher are some of the best around.

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A Christmas-themed owl name will bring cheer all year long! Maybe you’ll name your fast-flying owl Comet, after one of Santa’s reindeer. Or perhaps you’ll give a nod to their magical ways with a name like Wish or Present. If Christmas is your all-time favorite holiday, consider naming all of your pets with a holiday-inspired name.

  • Glacier
  • Comet
  • Kringle
  • Clara
  • Wreath
  • Donner
  • Gabriel
  • Wish
  • Dancer
  • Harken
  • Cupid
  • Toy
  • Dasher
  • Hollis
  • Solstice
  • Dominick
  • Dickens
  • Garland
  • Fir
  • Nutcracker
  • Light
  • December
  • Prancer
  • Holly
  • Mistletoe
  • Sleigh
  • Ivy
  • Shepherd
  • Merry
  • Spruce
  • Manger
  • Poinsettia
  • Grace
  • Spirit
  • Juniper
  • Wassail
  • Chimney
  • Ebenezer
  • Hope
  • Frost
  • Jolly
  • Cullen
  • Vixen
  • Faith
  • Glitter
  • Nutmeg
  • Epiphany
  • Elf
  • Mary
  • Douglas
  • Yuletide
  • Natala
  • Partridge
  • Stocking
  • Evergreen
  • Star
  • Tinsel
  • Clarence
  • Rudolph
  • Tidings
  • Mariah
  • Christmas
  • Joy
  • Gloria
  • Yule
  • Nat
  • Present
  • Frosty
  • Krampus
  • Mercy
  • Coal
  • Mincemeat
  • Kiefer
  • Emmanuel
  • Mrs. Claus
  • Crosby
  • Noelle
  • Claus
  • North
  • Nick
  • Eggnog
  • Gift
  • Crimson
  • Navidad
  • Jingle
  • Jesus
  • Noël
  • Lucia

Halloween-Inspired Names

Close up of owl face

Celebrate your owl’s mysterious side with a spooky Halloween-themed name like Goblin.

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Owls and Halloween belong together! Naming your owl a Halloween-inspired name is always a smart move. A few of our favorite one-syllable names include Ghost, Count, and Fang. For longer names look into titles like Cryptkeeper, Little Monster, or Apple Fritter.

  • Cryptkeeper
  • Charm
  • Count
  • Goblin
  • Haunt
  • Bellatrix
  • Frankenstein
  • Ghostface
  • Fang
  • Shadow
  • Mummy
  • Persimmon
  • Midnight
  • Bones
  • Mr. Hyde
  • Amulet
  • Crimson
  • Reaper
  • Ichabod
  • Halliwell
  • Tootsie
  • Clove
  • Twilight
  • Lurch
  • Potion
  • Bigfoot
  • Creeper
  • Omen
  • Kit Kat
  • Eerie
  • Heath
  • Beast
  • Raven
  • Hex
  • Spirit
  • Norman
  • Cobweb
  • Howler
  • Sage
  • Sabrina
  • Ouija
  • Cauldron
  • Elphaba
  • Ember
  • Caramel
  • Ghost
  • Pugsley
  • Charcoal
  • Dracula
  • Elvira
  • Medusa
  • Rowena
  • Diablo
  • Chai
  • Apple Fritter
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Tarot
  • Pentagram
  • Maple
  • Draco
  • Maizey
  • Gremlin
  • Phantom
  • Gargoyle
  • Luna
  • Spider
  • Minerva
  • Jack-o-lantern
  • Reese
  • Ginger
  • Freddy Krueger
  • Apple Cider Donut
  • Crescent
  • Zombie
  • Salem
  • Lilith
  • Cackles
  • Nestle
  • Magic
  • Trick
  • Monster
  • Pie
  • Spook
  • Moon
  • Ebony
  • Severus
  • Treat
  • Devil
  • Broomstick
  • Pecan
  • Bram
  • Little Monster
  • Beelzebub
  • Eclipse
  • Lucifer
  • Gorey
  • Boo
  • Jack
  • Bat
  • October
  • Gomez
  • Noir
  • Candy Corn

All Food-Inspired Names

Long-eared owl (Asio otus)

Imagine calling out to an owl named Lasagna or Peaches; food-inspired names are the best.

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Food-inspired names are a great way to honor an owl’s personality. Give a sweet owl a sweet name like Cupcake or Muffin. Or if they’re spicy and passionate, consider calling them Cayenne.

  • Half Pint
  • Muffin
  • Hazelnut
  • Orange
  • Bucha (Kombucha)
  • Pepper
  • Asiago
  • Lychee
  • Walnut
  • Sour Patch
  • Linguine
  • Filini
  • Langsat
  • Poppy
  • Orecchiette
  • Pistachio
  • Peaches
  • Pomelo
  • Anara
  • Lasagna
  • Almond
  • Guava
  • Tater Tot
  • Calamansi
  • Lemon
  • Juice
  • Macadamia
  • Cherry
  • Kumquat
  • Feijoa
  • Dijon
  • Cucumber
  • Ginger
  • Cayenne
  • Sugar
  • Milkshake
  • Pastina
  • Pumpkin
  • Starfruit
  • Cannoli
  • Pearl Pasta
  • Strawberry
  • Curry
  • Overeasy
  • Scramble
  • Berrysweet
  • Sesame
  • Tortilla
  • Cashew
  • Orzo
  • Bubblegum
  • Squash
  • Brazil nut
  • Barley
  • Chick
  • Feta
  • Peach
  • Cinnabon
  • Alani
  • Flax
  • Berrykins
  • Crisper
  • Dragon fruit
  • Chia
  • Sweety
  • Sunflower
  • Honey
  • Rotini
  • Plum
  • Cocoa
  • Tater
  • Tangelo
  • Acai
  • Avalon
  • Spinach
  • Tang
  • Lime
  • Creampuff
  • Cherimoya
  • Passion fruit
  • Ducky
  • Kiwi
  • Apple
  • Stringozzi
  • Nutty
  • Raspberry
  • Berrypie
  • Durian
  • Jujube
  • Mango
  • Berrylicious
  • Currant
  • Cookie
  • Jackfruit
  • Trail Mix
  • Babaganoush
  • Pear
  • Margarita
  • Sprout
  • Loquat
  • Barley
  • Peachy
  • Almila
  • Apricot
  • String Cheese
  • Rotelle
  • Anzu
  • Cheddar

DC and Marvel Villain Names

Great-horned owl flying in the forest on green background, Quebec

Owls can be quite the character, which is why DC and Marvel-based names are always a good choice.

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Not all owls are little angels. Some lean more toward the evil genius side of things. For the mischievous owl, a name like Loki will suit them well. And if you’re owl is a mastermind of mayhem consider naming them Mr. Sinister or Doc Oc, for Doctor Octopus.

  • Deadshot
  • Doctor Octopus
  • Saint of Killers
  • Mr. Freeze
  • Shade
  • Mr. Sinister
  • Bane
  • Ra’s al Ghul
  • Penguin
  • Herr Starr
  • The Governor
  • Mystique
  • Mr. Mxyzptlk
  • Sandman
  • Mephisto
  • Doctor Doom
  • Captain Cold
  • Black Adam
  • Kang
  • Prometheus
  • Harley Quinn
  • Amanda Waller
  • Eobard Thawne
  • Mongul
  • William Stryker
  • Dr. Sivana
  • The Joker
  • Violator
  • Loki
  • Thunderbolt Ross
  • Parasite
  • Galactus
  • Gorilla Grodd
  • Harley Quinn
  • Dormammu
  • Cyborg Superman
  • Anti-Monitor
  • Mandarin
  • Fin Fang Foom
  • Electro
  • Doomsday
  • Grigori Rasputin
  • Ultron
  • Lucifer Morningstar
  • Baron Helmut Zemo
  • Vandal Savage
  • Thanos
  • Bizarro
  • Proteus
  • Apocalypse
  • Lizard
  • Bullseye
  • Juggernaut
  • Cheetah
  • Green Goblin
  • Brainiac
  • Lady Deathstrike
  • Abomination
  • Two-Face
  • Cassandra Nova
  • Shredder
  • Scarecrow
  • Ozymandias
  • Parallax
  • Arthur Light
  • Sentinels
  • Venom
  • Despero
  • Omni-Man
  • Sinestro
  • Kingpin
  • General Zod
  • Riddler
  • Magneto
  • Deathstroke
  • Hunter Rose
  • Clayface
  • Kid Marvelman
  • Lex Luthor
  • Zoom
  • Red Skull
  • Darkseid
  • Kraven the Hunter

Bug Names for Quirky Owls

Mexican Spotted Owl Portrait

When naming a quirky owl, consider bug-themed names like Grub, Slug, or Spider.

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When no other name fits, it’s time to explore bug-themed titles. Your flying friend could be named Pupa, Firefly, or even Roach! Let this list of insect names get your wheels turning, so you can find the right match.

  • Pupa
  • Dragonfly
  • Firefly
  • Roach
  • Butterfly
  • Grub
  • Slug
  • Chigger
  • Cricket
  • Critter
  • Itsy Bitsy
  • June Bug
  • Earwig
  • Skipper
  • Mili
  • Millipede
  • Stinker
  • Ladybird
  • Beetle
  • Piper
  • Spider
  • Thora
  • Katy
  • Mantis
  • Moth
  • Walker
  • Hunter
  • Buzzer
  • Meadowhawk
  • Bluet
  • Pillar
  • Chrysalis
  • Ladybug
  • Junebug
  • Cade
  • Ephemerid
  • Wasp
  • Damsel
  • Locust
  • Cricket
  • Spidey
  • Thrip
  • Rhene
  • Francis
  • Cicada
  • May
  • Bee
  • Buzzy
  • Silky
  • Lacey
  • Gnat
  • Bug
  • Empero
  • Lysandra
  • Kissy
  • Midge
  • Ant
  • Dragon
  • Heimlich
  • Flea
  • Antie
  • Scorpion
  • Weevil
  • Odonata
  • Jelly
  • Vedalia
  • Pedey
  • Vanessa
  • Darkling
  • Carpenter
  • May
  • Xenica
  • Libellula
  • Carpenter
  • Moth
  • Hornet
  • Stag
  • Dim
  • Mazarine
  • Termite
  • Orchid
  • Mo
  • Dobson
  • Wiggy
  • Aphid
  • Honey Bee

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Crystal is a dedicated writer at A-Z Animals, focusing on topics related to mammals, insects, and travel. With over a decade of experience in the world of research and writing, she also fulfills the role of a skilled video and audio engineer. Residing in sunny Florida, alligators are Crystal's favorite animal.

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