Birds represent freedom and independence. Famous birds like the phoenix also represent things like immortality and rebirth. Because many of the beautiful meaning behind these plumed creates, a number of parents are searching for bird names for babies. If you want your bundle of joy to have a unique, beautiful name, check out these bird names.
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The phoenix is a bird in mythology that was said to be reborn every 500 years. It would burn in a fire and then be reborn in the ashes. Interestingly, a number of cultures have a bird like this in their folk stories and myths.
This lovely Latin name is said to mean crow. Interestingly, researchers have discovered that crows are able to communicate to each other and even have different dialects and languages.
We love this Late Latin name that means dove. The vowel ending also makes it easy to combine with just about any middle name.
This unusual baby name actually comes to us from Turkey. In Turkish, it means falcon.
While this may be more famous as a blue-green color, it is also the name of a kind of duck. The beautiful Eurasian teal has lovely green and blue markings on it.
Whistler is actually a type of bird from Australia. It is the Australian golden whistler. In Canada, it is also the name of a famous skiing and snowboarding resort that was the host of the Winter Olympics.
Vireo is an unusual name that sounds like it came from ancient Rome. In modern times, it is the name of a pretty, green-colored bird that sings lovely songs.
Altair is an Arabic name that is said to mean falcon.
Callum is a lovely name that is quite popular in England, Scotland and Ireland. This is a Scottish variation on the name Columba, and it is said to mean dove.
Eagle is clearly a bird name, although it is fairly uncommon to hear it as a person’s name. With the rise in nature- and animal-inspired names, we think that it might just fit in during the near future.
Hawk is another name that clearly comes from birds. In nature, the hawk is a hunting bird. Long ago, hunting was an aristocratic sport. While it may be used as a first name tonight, it was originally more common to hear it as a surname.
Heron is a beautiful, elegant bird. It wades in water and has long legs.
Efron comes to us from the Bible. In Hebrew, this word actually means bird. Famously, it was the last name of Zac Efron.
This name is Scandinavian in origin and means eagle tree.
We love this name. The halcyon is known as the kingfisher of birds. In myths, it was a bird who could calm the seas.
Jonah was a popular name from the Bible. In Hebrew, this name means dove. It was actually the name of a Biblical prophet who was swallowed by a whale or large fish.
Shahaf is a unique Hebrew name that means seagull.
Nesta is a variation on the older name, Agnes. This beautiful name started as a girls name, but it is know a boys name as well. Since it sounds like a bird’s nest, it certainly makes a unique sounding name.
Fechine is a name that comes from Ireland. This Irish name means raven.
A finch is a type of bird and is in a number of different bird names. Back in medieval times, this was actually a word for a foolish bird. In the dictionary, it also means to swindle.
Falcon is a type of bird, but we think that would also be an amazing, strong name for a baby boy.
Merle is an unusual sounding name. It is a variation on the old surname, Muriel. In Old French, this word meant blackbird. It was actually a fairly common name in the 1910s and 1920s.
Gull conjures up images of the ocean, beaches and cawing seagulls. The word gull is actually Celtic in origin and means long-winged, swimming birds.
The Jaybird and the blue jay made this name popular centuries ago, but it is still heard today.
There is actually a group of 100 species of birds known as the swift that are known for being fast. This was also the name of the renowned author, Jonathan Swift.
Arnold is a name that means eagle power.
Talons are the large claws of birds of prey. It comes from French originally and would be a clever name for a baby boy.
Bran comes from a Celtic word that means crow.
Horus is well known as the Egyptian god of the sun. He was famous for having a falcon head instead of a human head.
Hula might make you think of a dance with swaying hips and palm fronds, but this is also a Native American name that means eagle.
Culver is another variation on the name Columba. This English variation also means dove.
This Irish name also means dove.
Sparrow is a bird name and is an absolutely adorable name for a baby name. It is often a popular name among New Age movement enthusiasts and nature lovers.
This is the name of a large bird that has long legs and a long neck. The word actually means to extend one’s neck.
Chelidon is the Greek name for a bird known as a swallow. In Greek myths, it was the name of the sister of Philomela.
Lonan is an Irish name that means blackbird. You can use nicknames like Loni or Lonin with this name.
Gawain comes from a Welsh name that means may hawk. It was also famously the name of one of the Knights of the Round Table.
Gannet is a name that means goose and would be a modern take on names like Janet or Garret. I
The Baya weaver is native to India and Asia. It is a type of weaverbird. It was one of the top 1,000 names in the United States during the 19th century.
Merlin is actually a type of falcon. It is more famously known as the name of a fifth century sorcerer and adviser to King Arthur.
Manu is one of the only Polynesian names on this list. It means bird of the night. In Sanskrit,this name means man. It is famously the name of the Spanish and French musician, Manu Chao.
Corbin is a baby name that was once inspired by the crow. In ancient legends, it was said to be the castle where the Holy Grail was hidden.
Wren is a type of bird and a popular baby name.
Robin is another type of bird, but it was originally the nickname used for boys named Robert. Famously, it was the name of the actor Robin Williams. k this name suits guys more, probably because of its association with Robin Williams.
Byrd is a variation on the name Bird, but it has a much hipper sound to it.
If you are looking for a name that stands out and is completely unusual, this is the name to choose. This name is said to mean wolf raven.
We love this Greek name. In ancient Greek myths, it was the name of a ruler who helped the Greeks to win the Trojan War. It connects to bird-related names because it sounds like the word bird’s nest.
Griffon is a name that comes from the Griffon vulture. A different variation, Griffin, means strong lord.
The oriole is a type of small blackbird that is native to North America. In Latin, this name means golden.
Faulkner is a name that was once the name of an occupation. In medieval times, it was the name of falcon trainers. Back in that era, falconry was a popular sport that required trainers to prepare the birds for the sport.
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This is a type of beautiful bird. It was the name of Elizabeth Swan in Pirates of the Caribbean. In Twilight, it was the surname of the character Bella Swan.
Drora comes from Hebrew and means sparrow.
Tori is often a nickname for names like Victoria. In Japanese, Tori actually means bird.
Nydia is an unusual Latin name that means nest. It sounds like a more modern, unusual version of Lydia.
Suzume is a Japanese name that means sparrow. It is a unique variation of the name Susan.
Rosella is a lovely name that is actually a type of Australian parrot and a kind of Australian flower.
Einin is an Irish name that is said to mean little bird.
Branwen sounds like an old-fashioned name, but it is becoming increasingly common. The name first appeared in Welsh mythology. The words that make up this name actually mean raven and fair.
This is a type of nightingale genus that is known for its sweet song.
Ava is a lovely name that dates back for centuries. It comes from a Latin word that means bird. In the United States, it was the fourth most popular name in 2014.
Laraline is a Latin name that means seagull. It could be a first or a middle name.
Raven became a popular name following the popularity of the That’s So Raven teen show. We think that it is ready for a comeback now.
Jae is a feminine variation on the name Jay. In Latin, it means a bird in the crow family.
Gwylan is a lovely, unusual name that comes from Welsh. It means seagull.
Yonina is a female version of Jonah. It means dove.
In Irish myths, Morrigan is a war goddess who is associated with the raven.
Aderyn is a Welsh name that means bird. You can also use the nickname Addie with this name.
Circe was a character in Homer’s The Odysseus. She was a sorceress who enticed Odysseus. The name comes from a Greek word that means bird.
Aya is a Hebrew name that means bird.
Celandine is now used as the name of a pretty flower. In Greek, this name means swallow.
Branwen is a lovely Welsh name that we think should be much more common than it is. While Bran means raven, wen means fair.
Aghavni comes from Armenian and is said to mean dove.
Lark is a clever, unusual name. More recently, it was the name that Mia Farrow and Andre Previn gave to their daughter back in 1973.
Philomela was a character in Greek myth who transformed into a nightingale to protect herself from a lecherous man. In Greek, this name comes from words that mean love and song. Thus, it means lover of song.
Starling is a small bird that is found in most parts of the world.
Phoebe may have been the name of a character on the show Friends, but it actually dates back thousands of years. Phoebe was the name of the Greek goddess of the moon. It means bright and is also the name of a kind of American bird.
Alouette is a French name that manes skylark. It originally appeared in a children’s song, but it has remained somewhat popular over the years.
Faigel is a Yiddish name that is said to mean bird.
Paloma is the Spanish word for dove. It was the name artist Pablo Picasso gave to his baby girl.
Sephora might be a famous brand of makeup, but it is also a simplified version of the name Tzipporah. In the Bible, she was the wife of Moses. In Hebrew, this name means bird.
This is a Hebrew name that means bird.
Evelyn is an Irish name that means beautiful bird.
This name comes from the Old Testament. In the Bible, she was one of the daughters of Job. It was also a popular name among the Puritans.
Loa is a type of Icelandic bird.
Deryn is another Welsh name that means bird. It was more popular in the 1950s, but we think it deserves a comeback.
This intriguing name is rare to hear today. It is actually the name of a king of falcon that is well known for flying unbelievably smoothly.
Jaret is a pretty name that is rare to hear today. We think this bird-related name would be perfect for a baby girl. able.
This lovely Cornish name comes from a word that means swallow.
Palila is a name that is Hebrew in origin. This rhythmic Hawaiian name has a melodic sound and means bird.
Usoa is from a Basque name that means dove.
Avis is another bird-inspired name that sounds similar to the name Ava. In 2013, Daniel Baldwin named his daughter Avis.
Dove is a bird that is unknown as a symbol of peace.
Rhea was the name of a Greek goddess who was known as the mother of Zeus. It was also the name of a bird that was the cousin of the ostrich. That bird is known for being unusually large and flightless.
Sarika is a name that comes from Sanskrit. The name is an exotic name that would be lovely for your baby girl.
We love this Sanskrit name for its uniqueness and natural beauty.
Parastoo is a name that comes from Iran. It means swallow. This name easily lends itself to adorable nicknames like Parisa or Pari.
Chenoa is from a Native American word that means white dove.
If you want a bird-inspired name that clearly shows its origins, check out the name Feather. While you rarely hear this name today, it was the name of one of the characters in Walter Mosley’s novel.
Linnet is a lovely name, but is actually the name of a type of bird. A linnet is a tiny bird that is a part of the finch family. We love how hip and modern this name sounds.
If you want something even more obvious than names like Feather, you can just call your daughter Bird. While this would be unusual, it is actually not an unheard of choice. Famously, the First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson, went by this name. Her actual first name was Claudia though.