Unique Animal Inspired Baby Names for Girls and Boys

If you love pets, nature, and wilderness, this fantastic list of baby names inspired by Animals is made for you! We have found unique baby names for girls and boys that can be found anywhere in the natural environment, from the forest to up in the sky. Animals can be attractive and bear specific skills and attributes that people have identified and valued over the centuries. Others carry deep symbolism, and giving one of these baby names inspired by animals to your baby will show that you are knowledgeable and a real ecologist and that you care about protecting animal life and preserving species. Wild and domestic animals were both considered for this eco-friendly list, suited for people who respect all life forms and are devoted to animal rights.Hello! My Name Is Bunny.

Baby Names for Girls inspired by Animals

  • Birdie: an oldie but a goodie, Birdie derives from the bird and is a cute little name for baby girls.
  • Bunny: if your mind goes to Playboy Bunnies, this baby name isn’t probably for you! Instead, if this adorable name reminded innocent memories from your childhood when you watched Bugs Bunny for hours on the T.V., you just hit the jackpot!
  • Cat: Catwoman might be a character that Batman almost fell in love with and is probably suited best for our Superhero Baby Names list; however, cats are among the most popular pets that humans have, and there is a good reason for that: you just can’t resist loving them when they stare at you with their big black or green eyes! We are sure that the same emotions will flow to your baby girl!
  • Chick: perhaps a bit bold decision for naming your daughter, since the word chick does not represent the chicken anymore but is slang for the woman who likes to fool around with men.
  • Deer: this majestic animal found on the Forrest has suffered from severe hunting and is now among the protected species. Don’t forget that the movie Deer Hunter (1978), starring Robert De Niro at his best, showed exactly that, raising worldwide critical acclaim. Deer is a beautiful creature, and your baby girl will love you for giving her such a superior name.
  • Doe: this is the female deer, not the rapper D.O.E. (stands for Dominant Over Everyone)!
  • Dove: Like pigeons, doves are white birds with a deep symbolism of purity. Remember that a dove landed on Jesus Christ’s head to show that the Holy Ghost was in him when the Father spoke to the people, revealing Himself for the first time in history as the Holy Triad. In this sense, Dove is a baby name suitable for religious families with a strong devotion to God.

Hello! My Name Is Kitty.

  • Fawn: a French name that means young deer.
  • Gazelle: one of the rarest female baby names inspired by animals which is given to baby girls because parents want to express an image of speed and agility.
  • Kitten: a cute alternative name to cat (see the name above)
  • Kitty: a pretty baby name inspired by animals which is getting more and more popular after the famous cartoon Hello Kitty!
  • Lark: a name of English origin that means songbird.
  • Linnet: means lake girl, and it might not be an animal per se, but it reminds all the animals that live around lakes.
  • Lupe: a name of Spanish origin that means wolf of the river. Celebrity stage name for rapper Lupe Fiasco (real name Wasalu Muhammad Jaco)  rose to fame in 2006 after releasing his debut album Food & Liquor.
  • Mare: the female horse.
  • Marlin: a fish that has a very distinctive long nose. Be careful as you don’t want your daughter’s girlfriends to mock her for having a long nose!
  • Poodle: a sweet baby name after the delightful Poodle dog breed.
  • Skylark: a small passerine bird.
  • Starling: another form of little bird.
  • Swan: now you are talking! If you really want your baby girl to make a difference and have a genuinely unique baby name, this imposing bird will do the job. Known as one of the most stunning birds, swans are not only a symbol of beauty but also stand for delity because of their long-lasting, apparently monogamous relationships, which can be an excellent role model for your baby girl.
  • Tawny: a bird that symbolizes good navigation skills. Celebrity name for actress Tawny Kitaen, born August 1961.
  • Wren: small but splendid cute little bird.

Hello! My Name Is Ari.

Baby Names for Boys inspired by Animals

  • Ari: This name originates from Hebrew and means “lion of God.”
  • Averett: It is an old English name for boys; it is trendy and sounds different. It means “brave, strong boar.”
  • Bear: a symbol of strength. Celebrity baby name for Bear Grylls, the famous British explorer who hosted the T.V. show “Man VS Wild” and other reality shows as a true adventurer, should convince any parent that naming your baby after a wild animal is totally cool.
  • Buck: a baby name of English origin that means male deer. The name broke into the mainstream after the release of the classic John Candy film Uncle Back, where the lead character had the name Buck.
  • Colt: an English name that means young, male horse. It’s now one of the most popular baby names inspired by animals, as it’s currently standing on the no.332 spot on the American baby name charts! Macho and trendy, Colt is attractive like ice cream and haunting like a thunderstorm.
  • Cougar: is another name for the puma; this animal is one of the world’s most successful predators
  • Crow: a symbol of omens, crows can fly high in the sky to see practically everything. Naming your baby boy Crow will not only link him with celebrity actor Russel Crowe, best known for his performance in the box office hit Gladiator, but also will give him leadership attributes such as never missing the big picture, able not only to see the tree but to see the forest!
  • Cub: a catchy baby boy’s name known as a name given to lots of other little animals such as fox, leopard, badger, and seal.
  • Drake: no, you are not reading the baby names list inspired by famous rappers, so we are talking about the Canadian rapper Drake here! Apart from being the male duck, Drake comes from the word Dragon and has a Middle-English Origin.

Hello! My Name Is Grayling.

  • Eagle: as the lion is the king of the jungle, the eagle is considered the king of the sky. It has deep symbolism of power, depicted in American heritage; that’s why the baby name Eagle can also be found on our Patriotic Baby Names.
  • Falcon: Like the eagle, falcon is a majestic bird with amazing hunting skills and can identify its prey from miles. No surprise why the military has picked this name for their war aircrafts. Naming your baby boy Falcon will not guarantee a career in the air force, but it will definitely give him a great start as a person who can chase his own dreams and make them come true!
  • Finch: an English animal with the literal meaning, more commonly used as a last name.
  • Fox: the truth is out there…the famous poster hanging on special agent Fox Mulder’s wall from the ultimate sci-fi T.V. series X-Files, making it one of the “most wanted” baby names among those who were obsessed with conspiracy theories.
  • Gibbon: a name of French origin, gibbon, is a small ape. Think twice if you have a hairy son!
  • Grayling: a sophisticated English name that means gray-haired but is also a small freshwater fish.
  • Hart: an unassuming name that means stag refers to the male red deer.
  • Jaguar: a symbol of luxury if you are an automobile enthusiast and a great example of agility and speed; jaguars are among the fastest animals on Earth!
  • Jay: a Latin name that means blue-crested bird. We wonder if that’s what inspired famous rapper Jay-Z to pick up his stage name. A magnificent bird that rules the sky.
  • Lion: we bet that this name will climb the baby name charts after Snoop Dogg turned his name into Snoop Lion after he visited Jamaica and stated that he is the reincarnated soul of Bob Marley.
  • Raven: a large black crow that is widely associated with sorcery and witchcraft, but if you are a true Goth and want your son to be emo, then this baby name might suit you well…if not, then it’s still a unique and cool name!
  • Tiger: Rocky Balboa, the Italian stallion that Sylvester Stallone played in the blockbuster series of the ’80s, was known for the eye of the Tiger because it evoked power and stealth that could knock out all his enemies. A baby name commonly used as a nickname will turn many heads and be truly unforgettable.

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