Animal Names

Quick Guides:

Female names: Bears, Birds, Canines, Deers, Felines, Insects, Quadrupeds, Reptiles, Rodents, Sea animals, Other
Male names: Bears, Birds, Canines, Elephants, Deers, Felines, Insects, Quadrupeds, Reptiles, Other
Both

(Female Names)

 

❀Bear❀

Arthuretta: celt: Bear

Bera: teutonic: Bear

Bernadette: french: Bear; courageous

Kuma: japanese: Bear

Nadette: old german: Bear

Nita: native american: Bear

Orsa/Orsaline/Orsaline: variation: Bear

Ursa/Ursula: greek: She-bear; Little female bear

❀Birds❀

Altair: arabic: Bird

Ava: german: A bird

Bird/Birdie/Birdy: english: Bird

Daya: hebrew: A bird

Deryn: welsh: Bird

Jena: arabian: Little Bird

Merla/Merle: latin/french: A bird

Zippora: hebrew: Bird

Doves:

Calum: celtic: Dove

Chenoa: native american: White dove

Columba/Columbia/Columbine: latin: Dove

Jemina/Jemima: hebrew: Dove

Jonina/Jonah: hebrew: Dove

Paloma: spanish: Dove

Yonnina/Yoninah/Yonina: hebrew: Little dove

Eagles:

Akilina: latin: Eagle

Aleria: latin: Eagle

Arnalda: old german: Eagle-strength

Aquila/Aquilina: latin: Eagle; Like an eagle

Iolana (igh-oh-lah-nah): hawaiian: To soar like an eagle

Falcon/Hawks:

Elsu: native american: Falcon flying

Haukka: finnish: Hawk

Marlon: french: Little falcon

Shaheena: muslim: Falconess

Larks:

Alauda: latin: Lark

Alavda: french: Lark

Calandia/Calandra: greek: Lark

Lark: english: Songbird

Nightingales:

Anadil: arabian: Nightingales

Andalee: muslim: Nightingale

Kunjal/Kokila: hindu: Cuckoo; nightingale

Luscinia: latin: Nightingale

Swan:

Cygnea: latin: Swan

Hamsa: hindu: Swan

Marala: hindu: Swan

Sarasa: hindu: Swan

Other:

Aaid: scottish: Magpie

Ainara: basque: Swallow

Baka: hindu: Crane

Celandine: greek: The swallow

Chandraki: hindu: Peacock

Chilali: native american: Snowbird

Chimalis: native american: Bluebird

Corvina: latin: Like a raven

Geranium: greek: Crane

Jaen (yah-ayn): hebrew: Ostrich

Kenyangi (ken-yahn-jee): ugandan: White egret

Laraine: latin: Sea bird

Litonya: native american: Hummingbird darting

Mascha (mahs-chah): native american: Owl

Mavelle: gaelic: Songbird

Merle/Merrly/Merla/Merlina/Merline: latin: Blackbird

Sadira: arabic: Ostrich returning from water

Sarika: hindu: A parrot

Taipa (tah-ee-pah): miwok indian: To spread wings

Tiponya: miwok indian: Owl poking the hatching egg

❀Canine❀

Adolpha: german: Noble Wolf

Kiyiya: apache: Howling wolf

Lukela: hawaiian: Like a fox

Lupa: latin: She-wolf

Mai: native american: Coyote

Randie: old english: Shield-wolf

Rudi: teutonic: Famous wolf

Tala: native american: Wolf

Ulrica: old german: Power of the Wolf

Ulva: old german: Wolf

❀Deer❀

Afina: hebrew: Young doe

Afra: hebrew: Young deer/doe

Awenita: native american: Fawn

Ayelet: hebrew: Deer or gazelle

Cerva: latin: Doe

Civia/Tzevi: hebrew-russian: Deer

Dorcas: greek: Gazelle

Dyani (de-yah-nee): native american: Deer

Fawna: latin: Young deer

Fawne/Fawn: old french: Young deer

Gazella: latin: Gazelle

Ghazala: persian: Gazelle

Harinakshi: hindu: One with eyes like deer

Hinda: hindu: Female deer

Meral: turkish: Gazelle

Orpah: hebrew: A fawn

Pakuna: miwok indian: Deer jumping down hill

Shika: japanese: Deer

Sivia/Sivya: hebrew: A deer

Rae: anglo-saxon: Doe

Rima: arabian: Antelope

Tabitha: greek/aramic: Doe, a gazelle

❀Feline❀

Domestic Cat:

Faline: latin: Catlike

Neko: japanese: A cat

Huraiva (hoor-ah-vah): muslim: Kitten

Kisa: russian: Kitty

Sanura: Kenyan: Kitten; Like a little kitten

Lioness:

Hafsa (hahf-sah): muslim: Cub, young lioness

Leandra: latin: Lioness

Leviah: Hebrew: Young lioness

Leola/Leona/Leonelle/Leaena/Leonie: latin: Lioness

Leonarda: old german: Lion’s Strength

Lona: latin: Lioness

Other:

Panthera: latin: Panther

Paka: Kenyan: Pussycat

❀Insect❀

Bee:

Deborah: hebrew: Bee

Devra: hebrew: A bee

Gunjita: hindu: Humming of bee

Lissa: greek: Bee

Melita:greek: Honeybee

Melissa/Melisandra/Mellisande/Melisa: greek: Honeybee

Butterfly:

Aponi: native american: Butterfly

Cho: japanese: Butterfly

Itzpapalotl (eets-pahpah-loh-tahl): aztec: Obsidian Butterfly

Kimama: native american: Butterfly

Nova: native american: Chasing a butterfly

Parvaneh/Parvana: persian/turkish: 1) Butterfly, 2) Night moth

Vanessa: greek: Butterfly

Other:

Eruca: latin: Caterpillar

Formica: latin: Ant

Hotaru: japanese: Firefly

Nasiche (nah-see-cheh): ugandan: Born during locust season

❀Quadrupeds❀

Cow:

Nandini: hindu: A holy cow

Surabhi: india: Wish-yielding cow

Vacca: latin: Cow

Goat/Sheep:

Aja: hindu: Goat

Capra: italian: Goat

Capri: anglo-saxon: Goat

Damaris: greek: Heifer; calf

Egidia: greek: Kid, young goat

Jael: hebrew: Mountain goat

Rachel/Rae: hebrew: An ewe; a female sheep

Horse:

Hippolyta: greek: Alludes to horses

Pelipa: native american: Lover of horses

Philippa: greek: Lover of horses

Pippa: greek: Lover of Horses

❀Reptile❀

Adelinda: teutonic: Serpent

Belinda: latin: Beautiful serpent

Lacerta (lah-sert-ah): latin: Lizard

Ophelia: greek: Serpent

❀Rodent❀

Ermine: old french: Weasel

Viverra: latin: Ferret

Nezumi: japanese: Rat; mouse

Panya: swahili: Mouse

❀Sea Animals❀

Mammals:

Delphine/Delfin/Delfine/Delphina/Delphinia: greek: Dolphin

Dolphina: latin: Dolphin

With Shells:

Awanata: miwok indian: Turtle

Concha: latin: Shell-fish

Kameko: japanese: Tortoise-child; Child of Tortoise

Karka: hindu: Crab

Nerita: greek: Sea snail

Ostrea: latin: Oyster

Others:

Anquilla: latin: Eel

Kele: hawaiian: seahorse

Malila: miwok indian: Salmon going fast upstream

Marina: latin: Fish

Ryba (righ-bah): czech: Fish

❀Other❀

Rabbits:

Lulu: native american: Rabbit

Usagi: japanese: Rabbit, hare or bunny

Misc.:

Bestia/Belua: latin: Beast

Erwina: old english: Boar


(Male Names)

 

❀Bear❀

Artur/Arthur: irish-gaelic: Noble, bear man

Auberon: old german: Highborn and bearlike

Barret: old english: Bear-like; bear strength

Berenger: french: Courage of a bear

Bernard/Bernal: old german: Grim bear; strength of bear

Bryon: anglo-saxon: Bear

Dov (dohv): hebrew: Bear

Macmahon: irish: Son of the bear

Oberon: old german: Highborn and bearlike

Ormond: old english: Mountain of bears

Orson: latin: Like a bear

Yumti-Bi: yakima indian: Bitten by a grizzly bear

❀Birds❀

Doves:

Coleman: latin: Dove

Colon: spanish: Dove

Culver: old english: Dove

Jonah: hebrew: Dove

Kabutar (kah-boo-tahr): persian: Dove

Eagles:

Adelar/Adler: old german: Noble Eagle

Ahren/Arne: old german: Eagle

Aren: nigerian: Eagle

Arnett: french-english: Little Eagle

Arnold: german: Eagle power/strength

Dyami (de-yah-mee): native american: Eagle

Paco: native american: Bald eagle

Quah: aztec: Eagle

Falcon/Hawks:

Accipiter/Accipitris: latin: Hawk

Chayton: sioux indian: Falcon

Falco/Falconis: latin: Falcon

Falkner: old english: Falcon trainer

Gavin: welsh: White hawk

Marlon: old french: Little Hawk

Merlin: middle english: Small falcon

Sahen: hindu: Falcon

Shea (shay): irish: Hawk-like, stately

Peacocks:

Arjun: hindu: peacock

Chandrak: hindu: Peacock feather

Mayur: hindu: Peacock

Neelkanth: hindu: Peacock

Kujaku: japanese/hindu?: Peacock

Ravens/Crows:

Bertram: old german: Bright raven

Brainard: old english: Courageous Raven

Bram/Bran: gaelic/irish: Raven

Brendan: gaelic/irish: Raven; Little raven

Brion (bree-ahn): irish: Raven

Corey: gaelic: Raven

Cornix/Cornicis: latin: Crow or Raven

Corvin/Corbin/Corbett: latin: Crow

Crawford: old english: Ford of crows

Ingram: old english: Raven of Anglia

Ramsay: old english: Raven island

Remington: english: From the raven estate

Other:

Bharadwaj: hindu: A lucky bird

Birtle: old english: Hill of birds

Bubonis: latin: Owl

Byrd: old english: Birdlike

Crandell/Crandall: old english: Valley of cranes

Cranley: old english: Meadow with the cranes

Cranston: old english: Settlement of cranes

Cygnus: latin: Swan

Drake: old english: Male duck

Fulton: old english: Settlement of the fowl

Fowler: old english: Bird trapper

Galvin: irish: Sparrow

Kasch: german: Like a blackbird

Larus: latin: Seagull

Passeris: latin: Sparrow

Urdak: persian: Duck

❀Canine❀

Dogs:

Calub/Caleb: welsh: Dog

Conway: irish: Hound of the plain

Kalb: arabic: Dog

Catulus: latin: Fox-hound

Foxes:

Todd: middle english: Fox

Vulpes (vool-pehs): latin: Fox

Wolves:

Andolph: old german: Noble wolf

Bardolf/Bardolph/Bardou: old english: Ax-wolf

Botolf/Botolph: old english: Messenger Wolf

Connor: irish: Wolf-lover

Fridolf/Fridolph: old english/german: Peaceful Wolf

Gonzalo: spanish: Wolf

Gurg: persian: Wolf

Lowell: old french: Young wolf

Lupus: latin: Wolf

Nantan Lupan: apache: Grey Wolf

Odolph/Odolf: old german: Prosperous wolf

Ralph: old english: Wolf-counsel

Randall/Randolph: old german:Wolf-shield

Rudolph: old german: Famous wolf

Udolf/Udolph: old english-german: Wolf-wealth

Ulf/Olf/Olph: old german: Wolf

Ulmer:old english: Fame of the wolf

Ulric: norse: Power of theWolf

Wolcott: old english: Wolf’s cottage

Wolfe: old english: Wolf

Wolfgang: old german: Wolf quarrel

❀Deer❀

Alces (ahl-sees): latin: Elk

Buck: english: Male deer

Buckley: old english: Meadow of the deer

Darton: old english: Settlement of the deer

Dearborn: old english: Brook of the deer

Derward: old english: Deer keeper

Harshul: hindu: Deer

Hershel: hebrew: Deer

Raleigh: old english: Meadow of roe deer

Roe: middle english: Roe deer

Rowell: old english: Roe deer well

Sarang: hindu: Spotted deer

❀Elephants❀

Gajendra: hindu: Elephant king

Gajanan: hindu: One with elephant face

Hastin (hah-steen): hindu: Elephant

Ibhanan: hindu: Elephant faced

❀Feline❀

Other:

Feles/Felis: latin: Cat

Stray: etymological: A stray cat.

Shardul: hindu: Tiger

Lion:

Aleser: arabic: Lion

Ari/Arieh: hebrew: Lion

Parindra: hindu: Lion

Lander/Leander: greek: Lion man

Leo/Leonis: latin: Lion

Lionel: latin: Young lion

Llewellyn: welsh: Resembling a lion

Napoleon: old german: Lion of Naples

Narhari: hindu: Man-lion

Sher: japanese: Lion

Simba: swahili: Lion

❀Insects❀

Bees:

Beaman: old english: Beekeeper

Makarand: hindu: Bee

Milind: hindu: Honey bee

Xicohtencatl (shee-coh-ten-KAT-l): aztec: Angered-bumblebee

Other:

Grillus: latin: Grasshopper

Baul: english-gypsy: Snail

❀Quadrupeds❀

Cow/Cattle/Ox:

Bovis: latin: Ox

Boyne: gaelic: White cow

Byron: old english: Barn for cows

Calvert: old english: Calf-herder

Devine: gaelic: Ox

Gav: persian: Cow

Orford: old english: Ford of cattle

Oxford: old english: Ford of the oxen

Goat/Sheep/Ram:

Aries: greek: Ram

Damon: greek: A goatherd

Egidio: italian: Kid, young goat

Farley: old english: Meadow of the sheep

Ramsay: old english: Ram island

Ramsden: old english: Ram valley

Shepley: old english: Sheep meadow

Horse:

Ahearn: celtic: Lord of the horses

Felipe: spanish: Lover of horse

Marshall: old french: Horse-keeper

Philip: greek: Lover of horses

Rider: old english: Horseman

Stoddard: old english: Horse guard

❀Reptiles❀

Coatl (koh-tal): aztec: Serpent

Ehecatl (eh-KATL): aztec: Wind serpent

Phaninath: hindu: Lord of serpents

Phanishwar: hindu: King of serpents

❀Other❀

Adriel: native american: Beaver, symbol of good skill

Arno: old german: Eagle-wolf

Barse: english: Fresh-water perch

Brock: old english: Badger

Castor: greek: Beaver

Delbin: greek: Dolphin

Fisk: middle english: Fish

Fitch: middle english: A mammal related to the ferret or ermine

Matsendra: hindu: King of the fishes

Quillan: irish: cub

Shoat: Etymological: A young pig just after weaning

Boars:

Aper: greek: Boar

Barden: old english: Boar’s den

Eberhard: old german: Courage of a boar

Everard/Everett: old english: Boar hardness

Everley/Everly: old english: Boar meadow

Everton: old english: Boar settlement

Irwin: old english: Boar friend

Hares/Rabbits:

Harden: old english: Valley of the hares

Hargrove: old english: Grove of the hares

Harwood: old english: Wood of the hares

Leverett: old french: Baby rabbit


(Both)

 

Aquila: latin: Eagle; Like an eagle

Bulbul: persian: Nightingale

Fay: irish-gaelic: Raven

Felan (feh-lahn)/Faolan (fah-oh-lahn)/Phelan: irish: Wolf

Gusaleh (goo-sah-leh): persian: Calf

Gurbeh: persian: Cat

Inu: japanese: Dog

Jay: latin: Jaybird

Kaeruru/Kaeuru: japanese: Frog

Kitsune: japanese: Fox

Kurohyou: japanese: Panther

Mush (moosh): persian: Rat or mouse

Nantale (nahn-tah-lee): ugandan: Clan totem is a lion

Nezumi: japanese: Mouse

Ocelot (oh-see-lot): aztec: Jaguar

Ookami: japanese: Wolf

Oogarasu: japanese: Raven

Raven: old english: Like the raven

Risu: japanese: Squirrel

Sakana: japanese: Fish

Sag (sahg or say-g): persian: Dog

Tategami: japanese: Lion

Tora: japanese: Tiger

Tori: japanese: Bird

Tuti: persian: Parrot

Uma: japanese: Horse

Usagi: japanese: Rabbit

Quillan: gaelic: Cub

Zou: japanese: Elephant