120+ Hoo-tiful Owl Names!

Maybe you’re here because you have a pet owl and you want the cutest name around? Or maybe you’re writing a story and want a dramatic and memorable character name? Or maybe you’re here for another reason like writing a quiz, a ‘guess the name of the owl’ game, or just out of pure curiosity!  But regardless of your reasoning, we’re happy you’ve decided to visit this extensive list of 120+ owl names in a variety of different categories!

So without further a-hoo, let’s get started – We hope you owl enjoy them!

 

Traditional Owl Names: First of all we have some traditional names based on some of the most common types of owl.

 

Tawny 

(Tawny owls are stocky, medium-sized owl commonly found in woodlands across much of Eurasia)

 

Browny 

(A brown owl is also known as a tawny owl)

 

Snowy 

(Also known as the polar owl, the white owl, or the Arctic owl, Snowy owls are native to the Arctic regions of both North America and the Palearctic)

 

Barny 

(Barn owls are the most widely distributed species of owl and all birds worldwide, found almost everywhere except for the polar and desert regions)

 

Ashy 

(Also known as ashy-faced owls, their natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and it is native to the Caribbean island of Hispaniola)

 

Colour Owl Names:

Penny 

(Pennies are coins that are golden in colour, or used as a female name meaning ‘weaver’)

 

Umber 

(Umber is a natural brown or reddish-brown earth pigment that contains iron oxide and manganese oxide)

 

Sienna 

(Sienna is another earth pigment containing iron oxide and manganese oxide, but it is a yellowish-brown color)

 

Ebony 

(Ebony is a dense, heavy dark brown or black hardwood from a tropical tree)

 

Copper 

(Copper is a soft, malleable, and ductile metal which has a pinkish-orange color)

 

Mahogany

(Mahogany is a hard, reddish-brown timber from a tropical tree)

 

Ivory

(Ivory is a hard creamy-white substance composing the main part of the tusks of an elephant, walrus, or narwhal)

 

Sepia

(Sepia is a reddish-brown colour associated particularly with monochrome photographs of the 19th and early 20th centuries)

 

Russet

(Russet is a dark brown color with a reddish-orange tinge)

 

Auburn

(Auburn is a reddish-brown color usually used to describe hair or fur color)

 

Nighttime Owl Names:

Luna 

(Luna is the Latin word for moon, and means moon in many other European languages too)

 

Nocturn(e)

(Meaning nighttime and can also be a romantic piano composition)

 

Estelle 

(Estelle is a name of old French heritage which means star)

 

Aurora 

(Aurora Borealis is a natural electrical phenomenon with streams of reddish or greenish light in the sky, especially near the northern or southern magnetic pole. Aurora can also mean dawning or rising)

 

Dusk 

(On the contrary, dusk refers to the darker side of twilight)

 

Nature Owl Names:

Hickory 

(Hickory is a tree of the walnut family with tough, heavy timber and edible nuts)

 

Willow

(Willow trees, also called sallows and osiers, have long, leafy overhanging branches and after often found near moist or boggy areas)

 

Snowflake

(Snowflakes are feathery ice crystals of snow)

 

Iris

(Irises are species of flowering plants with colorful flowers, named after the Greek word and goddess for rainbow)

 

Carob

(The carob tree has fruit that looks like a dark brown pea pod, which carries pulp and seeds)

 

Twiggy

(Twig is another word for a small stick or branch from a tree)

 

Autumn

(Autumn is the season between summer and winter when the trees shed their beautiful red, orange, yellow and brown leaves)

 

Cedar

(The cedar tree is a bushy leafy tree native to the mountains of the western Himalayas and the Mediterranean region)

 

Birch

(A birch is a thin-leaved, hardwood tree with an easily distinguishable silverish trunk)

 

Alp

(The Alps are Europe’s highest and most extensive mountains and are covered in snow)

 

Clover

(Clovers are dense globular flower heads and leaves which are typically three-lobed, but rare four-lobed ones are known to be good luck)

 

Holly

(Holly is an evergreen shrub with prickly dark green leaves and red berries usually associated with Christmas)

 

Tulip

(Tulips are spring-blooming flowers that are usually large and brightly red, pink, yellow, or white)

 

Frosty

(Frost is a sheet of small white ice crystals which form when the temperature falls below freezing)

 

Oak

(The Oak tree is a large leafy tree with easily recognisable rounded leaves)

 

Marigold

(Marigolds are a species of flower in the sunflower family with bushy petals that are usually yellow, orange or red)

 

Summer

(Summer is the hottest season of the year between spring and autumn usually associated with sunshine)

 

Hazel

(Hazel trees are small trees with broad leaves, that bear flowers in spring and nuts in autumn)

 

Periwinkle

(Periwinkle is a plant with glossy leaves and flat five-petalled, typically bluish flowers)

 

Gaia

(Gaia is the Greek goddess of the Earth and the term Gaia theory relates to the concept of living organisms on a planet affecting the nature of their environment)

 

Moss

(Mosses are small, green flowerless plants that grow in moist environments)

 

Winter

(Winter is the coldest season of the year between autumn and spring and is usually associated with snow, frost, and ice)

 

Rosemary

(Rosemary is a shrub with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers, and is often used as a herb)

 

Bryony

(Bryony is a vine with large green leaves and small white flowers)

 

Laurel

(A laurel is an aromatic evergreen shrub related to the bay tree which grows in forests in tropical and warm countries)

 

Food Owl Names:

  1. Cinnamon
  2. Mocha
  3. Walnut
  4. Ginger
  5. Pecan
  6. Honey
  7. Choco
  8. Nougat
  9. Chesnut
  10. Coffee
  11. Peanut
  12. Caramel
  13. Nutmeg
  14. Maple
  15. Cookie

 

Alliteration Owl Names:

  1. Orion (Rising in the sky, dawning)
  2. Ozzy (Spear of the Gods, God’s power)
  3. Olive (Olive tree)
  4. Oakley (Meadow of Oak trees)
  5. Orin (Light or pale)
  6. Octavia (The eighth)
  7. Oisin (Small deer)
  8. Orla (Golden princess)
  9. Odin (Inspiration)
  10. Ollie (Olive tree)
  11. Oslo (The meadow beneath the ridge)
  12. Olga (Holy, blessed)
  13. Orrel (Golden
  14. Olympia (From mount Olympus)
  15. Oates (Riches)
  16. Orson (Bear)
  17. Osman (Fame of God)
  18. Odysseus (Greek God)
  19. Otis (Wealth)
  20. Oberon (Noble and bear-like)
  21. Olaf (Ancestor’s relic)
  22. Ophelia (Help)
  23. Odel (Wealthy)
  24. Oscar (Spear of the Gods)
  25. Owen (Young warrior)
  26. Ola (Surmount, high, rise)
  27. Otto (Wealth)
  28. Orain (Deep thinker)
  29. Ostin (Great and magnificent)
  30. Ona (Graciousness)
  31. Opal (Precious jewel)
  32. Orchid (Flower)
  33. Osmo (Young man)
  34. Onyx (Back gemstone)
  35. Om (Sacred)

 

Famous Owl Names:

  1. Hedwig (Harry Potter)
  2. Owl (Winnie The Pooh)
  3. Errol (Harry Potter)
  4. Archimedes (The Sword and the Stone)
  5. Brodwin (Harry Potter)
  6. Rowlet (Pokemon)
  7. Hermes (Harry Potter)
  8. Soren (Guardians of Ga’Hoole)
  9. Pigwidgeon (Harry Potter)
  10. Bubo (Clash of the Titans)

 

Funny Owl Names:

  1. Hoolio
  2. Specs
  3. Owlbert
  4. Blink
  5. Elmo
  6. Moony
  7. Wings
  8. Hootenanny
  9. Owlington
  10. Jenga
  11. Cloud
  12. Owlfonso
  13. Hoogene
  14. Claw
  15. Bob

Thanks for reading this extensive list of owl names! We hope you enjoyed it and that you had a real hoot!

 

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