Finding the perfect name for chickens can be a difficult task. Sometimes there isn't something just right to match them, or the classic 'Goldie' and 'Mr. Man' just aren't cutting it. Or you're looking for a creative new name but don't know where to start.

The Extensive List of Chicken Names
If you're anything like me, you adore creative names for your animals. And if you're even more like me, you name your chickens or scheme up a possible list of names for those chicks you're totally going to hatch whose eggs haven't been laid yet. It's inevitable that naming a bird would be such a difficult task. A name is personal, it is descriptive, it is permanent. And it should be just right.

Some people go through a whole lot of names for their chickens in a single bird's lifespan and just keep going until one sticks. Nothing wrong with that. Some people prefer to hold off on naming until they can identify the bird's personality. Nothing wrong with that, either. But some people, like the author of this article, want to give their bird just one name and have that be the one. That's what this list is for.

Things to consider when choosing a name
There are many aspects that might go into choosing a name. Among them are personality, looks, gender, purpose, or theme. When choosing a name based on a personality trait, perhaps you could seek names that belong to people who have the same personality, or words/plants/things that have the same radiance about them. When choosing a name based off of looks, perhaps you could picture them as a celebrity and choose that name, or choose something that reflects their looks such as another animal with a similar pattern.
The way of choosing names that has worked the best for me has been to choose a theme and pursue potential names that fit that theme such as geography, plants, animals, etc.

Without further ado, I present the Extensive List of Chicken Names. The below chart is broken down into categories supplying neutral, female and male names for you to sift through. Each category has a pretty extensive list of potential matches.

Best of searching and here's to hoping you find what you came for!


CategoryNeutral NamesFemale NamesMale Names
AnimalsAardvark, Civet, Albatross, Alligator, Dachsbracke, Angelfish, Ant, Antelope, Armadillo, Hornet, Aye Aye, Baboon, Bactrian (Camel), Badger, Balinese, Bandicoot, Barracuda, Beaver, Binturong, Birman, Bison, Bobcat, Bombay, Bongo, Bonobo, Chamois, Chesapeake, Chinook, Coati, (Collared) Peccary, Cuscus, Eagle, Earwig, Harrier, Heron, Hyena, Jackal, Jaguar, Kakapo, Kingfisher, Kiwi, Koala, Komodo, Kudu, Lemmin, Lemur, Leopard, Liger, Lynx, Macaw, Magpie, Nightingale, Ocelot, Okapi, Olm, Pademelon, Panther, QuollAdelie, (Australian) Mist, Avocet, Axolotl, Barb, Butterfly, Capybara, Cheetah, Echidna, Egyptian Mau, Emu, Falcon, Flounder, Fossa, Gila, Ibis, Impala, Indri, Ladybird, Lioness, Molly, Moorhen, Pika, Puma, Quokka, Saola, Somali, Tetra, Tiffany, Tigress, Tuatara, Uakari, Uguisu, ZebraBear, Bulldog, Caiman, Caracal, Cassowary, Cavalier, Coyote, Gar, Gecko, Gharial, Gibbon, Golden Oriole, Jack Russel, Lion, Markhor, Mastiff, Mongoose, Moray, Neanderthal, Neopolitan, Newt, Numbat, Pike, Quetzal, Spadefoot, Sparrow, Tang, Tarsier, Tiger, Zebu
Celebrities **Carter, Eckhart, Young, Brody, Lambert, Levine, Sandler, Grenier, Baldwin, Ambrosio, Pettyfer, Ludwig, Bledel, Keys, Silverstone, Milano, Bynes, Peet, Portwood, Ferrera, Cooper, Cohen, Hathaway, Tisdale, Novak, Getty, Rafaeli, Obama, Zito, Cumberbatch, Madden, Cyrus, Lively, Paisley, Pitt, Womack, Glanville, Mars, Cobb, Diaz, Delevingne, Mulligan, Hemsworth, Swift, Jepson, Electra, Clinton, Pratt, Aguilera, Sheeran, Suvari, Bolton, UrieAbbie, Adele, Alanis, Allesandra, Alex, Alexis, Ali, Alicia, Allison, Alyssa, Amanda, Amber, America, Amy, Andi, Angelina, Angie, Anna, AnnaLynne, AnnaSophia, Annette, Avril, Bar, Barbara, Bobbi Kristina, Brandi, Bridget, Bristol, Cacee, Calista, Cameron, Camila, Cara, Carmon, Ciara, Cynthia, Debra, Demi, Desiree, Fantasia, Felicity, Freida, Gail, Goldie, Halle, Idina, Iggy, Isla, Ivanka, Jada, Jaime, Karina, Leona, Lupita, Madonna, Mena, Mira, Mischa, Monica, Nadya, Naomi, Naya, NeNe, Neve, Odette, Olivia, Oprah, Padma, Rashida, Rita, Rooney, Rosario, Salma, Shakira, Shar, Shoshanna, Teri, Tila, Troian, Tyra, Uma, Vanessa, Vera, Vienna, Winona, Zoe, Zooey, ZendayaAaron, Ace, Adam, Adrian, Alec, Anderson, Andrew, Armie, Arnold, B.J, Balthazar, Barack, Barry, Benedict, Benji, Billy Ray, Blake, Boo Boo, Brad, Brandon, Bret, Brian Austin, Bruno, Cash, Channing, Cisco, Cobra, Colton, Conan, DJ, Drake, Ed, Fabrizio, Forest, Gerard, Heath, Hugh, Ian, Jayson, Jay, Jenson, Jesse, Kanye, Maddox, Maksim, Orlando, Parker, Quenta, Seal, Shia, Stavros, Swizz, Talan, The Situation, Uri, Vampire, Vince, Vinny, Will, Wiz, Younes, Zayne
Characters* Hermione Granger, Katniss Everdeen, Lisbeth Salander, Princess Leia, Buffy Anne Summers, Scarlett O'Hara, Catwoman, Ellen Ripley, Black Widow, Dorothy Gale, Wonder Woman, Arya Stark, Elizabeth Bennet, Éowyn, Daenerys Targaryen, Clarice Starling, The Bride (Kill Bill), Lady Macbeth, Sarah Connor, Brienne of Tarth, Galadriel, Cersei Lannister, Miranda Priestly, Eliza Doolittle, Arwen, Dana Scully, Lucy Pevensie, Pippi Longstocking, Imperator Furiosa, Jean Grey, Lara Croft, Jo March, Leslie Knope, Harley Quinn, Mystique, Nurse Ratched, Jessica Jones, Poison Ivy, Liz Lemon, Rey, Olivia Benson, Elphaba, Emma Frost, Princess Fiona, Black CanaryJames Bond, Batman, Joker, Jack Sparrow, Gandolf, Patrick Bateman, The Narrator, Darth Vadar, Man with No Name, Iron Man, Han Solo, Hannibal Lecter, Gollum, John McClane, Anton Chigurh, Normon Bates, Sherlock Holmes, Woody, Mickey Mouse, Indianna Jones, Wolverine, Tarzan, Luke Skywalker, Marty McFly, Homer Simpson, Yoda, Aragorn, Frodo Baggins, Atticus Finch, Terminator, Hans Landa, Legolas, Neo, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Spock, Voldemort, Bugs Bunny, Harry Potter, Ethan Hunt, Spiderman
CitiesNew York City (NYC), San Fransisco, Washington DC, Vancouver, Mexico City, Tallinn, Cape Town, Amsterdam, Berlin, Munich, Brussels, Bruges, Nice, Strasbourg, Monaco, Reykjavik, Madrid, Rome, Florence, San Marino, Naples, Zurich, Prague, Warsaw, Krakow, Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Budapest, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, MontrealMiami, Toronto, Rio De Janeiro, Santiago, Vienna, Buenos Aires, Dallas, Riga, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Paris, London, Edinburgh, Dublin, Barcelona, Lisbon, Sevilla, Milan, Geneva, Sighisoara, Bratislava, Ljubljana, Siena, Venice, Oia, Havana, Bagota, BrasiliaChicago, Seattle, Cusco, Houston, Marrakech, Oslo, Stockholm, Vilnius, Kotor, Mostar, Athens, Istanbul, Seoul, Tokyo, Kyoto, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Mumbai, Kathmandu, Baku, Jerusalem, Dubai, Bangkok, Singapore
ColoursApricot, Azure, Baby Blue, Beige, Black, Blue, Blue-Green, Bronze, Brown, Burgundy, Carmine, Cerise, Champagne, Chocolate, Crimson, Cyan, Desert Sand, Electric Blue, Gold, Indigo, Jungle, Lemon, Orange, Orange-Red, Pear, Perwinkle, Pink, Plum, Prussian Blue, Purple, Raspberry, Red, Red-Violet, Salmon, Sangria, Sapphire, Silver, Slate Grey, Spring Bud, Spring Green, Turquoise, Ultramarine, Viridian, White, YellowAmaranth, Amber, Amethyst, Blue-Violet, Blush, Coffee, Coral, Emerald, Erin, Harlequin, Jade, Lavendar, Lilac, Magenta, Magenta Rose, Olive, Orchid, Peach, Rose, Ruby, Scarlet, Violet, Aquamarine, Byzantium, Cerulean, Chartreuse, Cobalt, Copper, Lime, Maroon, Mauve, Navy blue, Ocher, Persian Blue, Puce, Tan, Taupe, Teal,
CountryAfghanistan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verdo, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Congo (Democratic Republic of the), Congo (Republic of the), Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor (Timor-Leste), Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equitorial Guinea, Egypt, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Germany, Greece, Guinea-Bissau, Hondura, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Norway, Panama, Taiwan, Turkey, Tovalu, Ukraine, United Arab Emerates, United Kingdom, United States of America (America), Uruguay,Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Austia, Bolivia, Bosnia and Hertzagovina, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Croatia, Cuba, Dominica, Estonia, Ethiopia, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatamala, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Kenya, Korea, Latvia, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tonga, Tunisia, Uganda, Venezuela, ZambiaAzerbaijan, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Chad, Chile, Comoros, Isreal, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Loas, Lebanon, Lesotho, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Maldives, Malta, Marshal Island, Mauritius, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Phillipines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincint and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sudan, South Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe,
Days of the WeekSunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday**
ElementsActinium, Aluminum, Americium, Berkelium, Beryllium, Cesium, Chromium, Copernicium, Copper, Curium, Darmstadtium, Dubnium, Dysprosium, Einsteinium, Erbium, Europium, Fermium, Flerovium, Gold, Hafnium, Hassium, Helium, Holmium, Hydrogen, Indium, Iodine, Iridium, Livermorium, Lutetium, Magnesium, Meitnerium, Mendelevium, Mercury, Plutonium, Polonium, Potassium, Praseodymium, Promethium, Protactinium, Radium, Radon, Rhenium, Rhodium, Roentgenium, Seaborgium, Selenium, Strontium, Sulfur, Tantalum, Technetium, Tellurium, Terbium, Thallium, Thorium, Tin, Tungsten, Ununnilium, Ununoctium, Ununpentium, Ununseptium, Ununtrium, Ununumium, Uranium, Vanadium, Xenon, Ytterbium, Yttrium, Zinc, ZirconiumArgon, Arsenic, Astatine, Bismuth, Cadmium, Calcium, Californium, Carbon, Cerium, Chlorine, Fluorine, Francium, Gadolinium, Gallium, Molybdenum, Neodymium, Osmium, Oxygen, Palladium, Phosphorus, Platinum, Rubidium, Rutherfordium, Samarium, Scandium,Silicon, Silver, Sodium, TitaniumAntimony, Barium, Bohrium, Boron, Bromine, Cobalt, Germanium, Iron, Krypton, Lanthanum, Lawrencium, Lead, Lithium, Neon, Neptunium, Nickel, Niobium, Nitrogen, Nobelium
Famous People in Classic Literature*Ophelia, Gertrude, Player Queen, Beatrice, Lucia, Francesca, Daisy Buchanan, Mytrle Wilson, Jane Bennet, Lady Catherine, Lydia Bennet, Caroline Bingly, Charlotte Lucas, Mary Bennet, Georgiana Darcy, Kitty BennetClaudius, Polonius, Laertes, Horatio, Fortinbras, Hamlet, Yorick, Guildenstern, Voltimad, Osric, Lucianus, Rosencrantz, Marcellus, Bernardo, Reynaldo, Cornelius, Francisco, Captain, Priest, Ciacco, Virgil, Dante, Thomas Aquinas, Sordello, Aristotle, Montaigne
Gods and Goddesses*Hera, Juno, Aphrodite, Venus, Artemis, Diana, Athena, Minerva, Hesia, Vesta, Zeus, Jupiter, Poseidon, Neptune, Hades, Pluto, Apollo, Ares, Mars, Hephaestus, Vulcan, Hermes, Mercury, Demeter, Ceres,
IslandsBorneo, Baffin, Banks, Tasmania, Devon, Severny, Berkner, Melville, Kyushu, Hainan, TimorSumatra, Victoria,Ellesmere, Java, Sicily, Somerset, Sardinia, Halmahera, Seram, Sumbawa, Flores, Samar, SumbaHonshu, Sulawesi, Luzon, Newfoundland, Prince Edward, Mindanao, Hokkaido, Sakhalin, Mindoro
Languages and foreign namesArabic, Basque, Breton, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Flemish, Galican, German, Hawai'ian, Hebrew, Kiswahili, Latvian, Gaelic, Ukranian, WelshTuqa, Maryam, Najya, Alidz, Sonia, Marta, Katell, Steren, Eva, Ester, Zecile, Estela, Antonine, Gratia, Pirkka, Katri, Sandrin, Renée, Xaquelina, Nastasia, Kikilia, AkenekiLuqa, Asad, Mardin, Vitchen, Toma, Ximen, Job, Isek, Grigori, Luka, Filip, Henerik, Juliaan, Taniel, Aki, Teunis, Matthieu, Lorenzo, Heinrich, Eugenios, Lopaka
MiscellaneousNirvana, Little Drummer, Gelatine, Gasoline, Diesel, Motor, Grease, Duration, Civil, Exposition, Iambic, Climax, Volta, Octave, Augustine, Stanza, Terza RimaArmani, Casamassima, Calypso, Duchess, Nadine, Aimerlist, Bedric, Cynwolf, Bishop Briggs, River, Jewel, Anaphora, Simile, MetaphorTabold, Tabloid, Sabbatical, Capsaicin, Trivago, Rendezvous, Panic, Disco, Naivéte, Paradigm, Essay, Nativity, Headline, Calamity, Redemption, Victory, Catharsis
MonthsJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December **
MountainsAoraki, Denali, Elbrus, K2 (Karakoram), Kirkjufell, Lavaredo, Licancabur, Merapi, Popocatepetl, Rainier, Table Mountain, TetonAnnapurna, Ama Dablam, Blanch, Everest, Fuji, Hua, Sajama Ben Nevis, El Capita, Fitz Roy, Kilimanjaro, Matterhorn, Olympus
Oceans/Seas/Bays/StraitsNantucket, Noyack, Peconic, Dering, Baltic, Archipelago, Oresund, Celtic, Biscay, Adriatic, Myrtoan, Icarian, Bering, Pacific, Arctic, Indian, Antarctic, Atlantic, Carribean, Meditteranean Raritan, Sandy Hook, Albemarle, Pensacola, Paria, Crete, Sidra, Genoa, Marmara, Kara, Pechora, Queen Victoria, Scovia, Somov, ArafuraDavis, Labrador, St. Lawrence, Vermillion, Thracian, Ionian, Alboran, Azov, Chukchi, Laptev, Hudson, James, Beaufort, Ross, Aden
PlantsAnnato, Archangel, Ash, Aspen, Aster, Astrantia, Astilbe, Balsam, Bay, Bergamot, Betony, Basil, Birch, Bluebell, Briar, Bryony, Buttercup, Cedar, Celandine, Cilantro, Clary, Clematis, Clover, Columbine, Coralbell, Cornflower, Fennel, Fern, Flax, Abelia, Acacia, Achillea, Alcea, Amaranth, Angelica, Anise, Arnica, Artemisia, Azalea, Begonia, Bellflower, Calendula, Calla, Camellia, Cana, Carnation, Cassia, Cayenne, Chamomile, Cherry, Chicory, Cicely, Cypress, Daffodil, Dahlia, Daisy, Erica, Flora, Forsythia, Freesia, Fuschia, Gardenia, Ginger, Gladiola, Gloriosa, Hazel, Heather, Hickory, Holly, Honeysuckle, Iris, Ivy, Jacaranda, Jacinta, Jasmine, Juniper, Laural, WillowAlder, Alyssum, Amaryllis, Anemone, Campion, Carroway, Larkspur, Lindin, Lotus, Lupine, Mallow, Mandrake, Marjoram, Nettle, Oak, Oleander, Rowan, Rue, Saffron, Shamrock, Silverbell, Spruce, Sorrel, Tamarind, Thistle, Thorn, Thyme, Trillium, Yarrow
Powerful NamesBoxer, Force, Fury, Goliath, Hero, Jedi, Magnum, Storm, Survivor, Tiger, Volcanic, Zorro, Amazon, Deep Impact, Dragon, Fire, Fuego, Blizzard, Conquest, Geronimo, Houdini, LancelotLakota, Novella, Suni, Sequoia, Highlander, Kryptonite, Pheonix, Punch, Rocky, Volcano, Xena, ZeldaLittle Century, MacAllistar, iLustre, Noteworthy, Secretariat, Sun Dancer, Citation, Roheryn, Decameron, Canterbury, Decanter, Savage, Ace, Boxer, Champion, Courageous, Diablo, Excalibur, Assault
States, Provinces, TerritoriesHawai'i, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Illinois, Ohio, Massachusettes, Colorado, Tennesee, Oregon, Connecticut, Mississippi, Maine, Kansas, Iowa, Nevada, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Wyoming, West Virginia, Vermont, Rhode Island, Delaware, New Hampshire, Idaho, South Dakota, North DakotaCalifornia, Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina, Alaska, Virginia, Minnesota, Alabama, South Carolina, Louisiana, Montana, Arkansas, Nebraska, Nova Scotia, Alberta, Manitoba, Galway, Kildare, LimerickTexas, Washington, Michigan, Missouri, Wisconsin, Maryland, Indiana, Utah, Kentucky, Ontario, Quebec, Carlow, Donegal
U.S PresidentsWashington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Quincy Adams, Jackson, Van Buren, Harrison, Tyler, Polk, Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce, Buchanan, Lincoln, Johnson, Grant, Hayes, Garfield, Arthur, Cleveland, Harrison, McKinley, Roosevelt, Taft, Wilson, Harding, Coolidge, Hoover, Franklin Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, H. W Bush, Clinton, W. Bush, Obama, Trump * *
* These categories are left blank either because there were no names to fit them, or I felt that the gender the name belongs to should be decided by the reader.
** This category is organized in a specific manner. The neutral category is comprised entirely of last names of celebrities. The female and male categories are comprised entirely of either first names or the name the celebrity chooses to go by.
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