Chickens are a fairly typical part of a farm. Whether they’re providing eggs for your family, or exist simply as a pet, we know they add a bit of charm to country life. Some people in the city may even have a chicken coop in their backyard or have a little chick roaming free in their homes! 

Regardless of where you and your little chickadee reside, we know that you’ll want a name that captures their true spirit! Goofy and curious but somehow still poised and collected, there are so many ways and reasons to select a great and fitting name. We have gathered our favorite ideas for males and females, baby chick names for those new to the world, cool and trendy suggestions, famous for those with a big personality, and finally cute options because they are so dang adorable. 



Female Chicken Names

  • Anastasia
  • Cher
  • Gaga
  • Goldie
  • Hazel
  • Henrietta
  • Katniss
  • Midge
  • Miss
  • Nala
  • Nellie
  • Olive
  • Peep
  • Red
  • Rose
  • Scarlet
  • Sienna
  • Sweetums
  • Ursula
  • Violet

Male Chicken Names

  • Bashful
  • Beaks
  • Bock
  • Buck
  • Cluck
  • Cosmo
  • Dopey
  • Duke
  • Eggo
  • Ghost
  • Hades
  • Jerry
  • Lago
  • Mister
  • Road Runner
  • Rusty
  • Shelldon
  • Sir
  • Sleepy
  • Socks
  • Tom
  • Zeus
baby chicks
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Baby Chick Names

There is nothing quite as cute as a baby chick. Pillowy soft feathers, almost appearing like fluff, petite feet, and beak and the tiniest of chirps! We found this list of names to be fitting for these little egg dwellers:

  • Bow
  • Buttons
  • Cheerio
  • Comet
  • Cotton
  • Cupid
  • Fleur
  • Gis
  • Peep
  • Pip
  • Pluto
  • Poppy
  • Puff
  • Rebel
  • Scout
  • Teeny
  • Tink
  • Trouble

Cool Chicken Names

A chicken is a rare pet for city folk—and in most cases, if it’s rare, it’s cool. For the trendiest of chicken names, you e come to the right place. Any of these will have your bird nodding with approval. 

  • Amelia
  • Aspen
  • Atticus
  • Babz
  • Brewster
  • Bruce
  • Chester
  • Chuck
  • Cornelius
  • Cruella
  • Doc
  • Elvis
  • Galileo
  • Henny
  • Jazz
  • Loco
  • Lurch
  • Oz
  • Pex
  • Rex
  • Ruby
  • Stella
  • Venus
  • Willow
  • Winter
  • Xena
chickens in a coop
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Famous Chicken Names

There are more notable chickens than we could have even imagined. From movies, television, literature, and more; here are the most famous chickens of all time. For good measure, we added in a few other famous bird references!

  • Ace
  • Alan-a-dale
  • Big Bird
  • Booker
  • Bunty
  • Chickaletta
  • Chicken Little
  • Drumstick
  • Fowler
  • Ginger
  • Gyro Gearloose
  • Heihei
  • Lady Kluck
  • Panchito Pistoles
  • Robot Chicken
  • Rockey
  • Scratch
  • Torchic
  • Tweety
  • Woodstock
  • Zazu

Cute Chicken Names

A little flighty, but always ready for a best friend adventure, your chicken could be paired with a name just as sweet as they are. 

  • Boop
  • Dottie
  • Duke
  • Ezra
  • Mabel
  • Marcel
  • Minnie
  • Myrtle
  • Ollie
  • Opal
  • Penny
  • Pox
  • Ziggy


Finding the Right Name for Your Chicken

Chickens may be a little odd but they still deserve a name that’s just as special and individualistic as they are. You could base your decision off of their goofy personality or maybe a physical characteristic they have. With the help of our list of chicken names, we hope that we have given you the right inspiration to find the perfect match. 

For the funny chicken in your life, we have dedicated a list to all of the incredibly hilarious names you could consider. Check that post out below: 

If not, you may check out one of our other name posts below. They may not be for chickens specifically but still offer up some great options.

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