Best Pet Owl Names for Girl and Male

Owls can be one of the hardest birds to name. mainly because they don’t express emotions as much as other pets would. This only means the sole responsibility of naming the owl lies on you. Luckily, owls too have distinctive features from which you can get ideas to name them.

Owls are super cute birds of prey that are mostly solitary and nocturnal. They are characterized by an upright stance, a large, broad head, binocular vision, binaural hearing, sharp talons, and feathers adapted for silent flight. To some people these silent flyers are loveable while to others, they are spooky.

There are a variety of choices for naming your pet owl. From funny names like Owlivia, Fat Owlbert, or Jimmy Talon, to personalize names like Ethan and Ollie that speak to the characteristics of owls as intelligent and with inquisitive eyes. These as sheer ideas for naming your owl.

Herein is a list of good names for baby owls; female and male. Also included are the famous owl names in film series such as Harry Potter, mythology names plus scientific names for the known species.

Good & Funny Owl Names (Unisex)

At the top of the list is Owlbert Einstein. The irony behind the name of the famous intelligent man, Albert Einstein. Since owls are seen as very clever birds, the name fits right in.

  1. Agent Owl
  2. Albus
  3. Andie Mac
  4. Archimedes
  5. Blink
  6. Blinky
  7. Blinx
  8. Colin
  9. Cornowlius
  10. Derek
  11. DJ Whotay
  12. Doctor Whoot
  13. Dr. Whoo
  14. Errol
  15. Eva Wingdale
  16. Fat Owlbert
  17. Feather Locklear
  18. General Colin
  19. Hedwig
  20. Hoo-Dini
  21. Hootcules
  22. Hootie
  23. Hootling
  24. Hugh Peckner
  25. Jimmy Tallon
  26. Katniss Owldeen
  27. Kim
  28. Minerva McGonagowl
  29. Muhammad Owli
  30. Owl Capone
  31. Owl Jolson
  32. Owl Pacino
  33. Owl Roker
  34. Owla Fitzgerald
  35. Owlbama
  36. Owlbear
  37. Owlberta
  38. Owlbin
  39. Owlbus Dumbledore
  40. Owlette
  41. Owlexander
  42. Owlf
  43. Owlfonso
  44. Owlford
  45. Owlfred Hitchcock
  46. Owlie McBeal
  47. Owlivia
  48. Owlivia Wild
  49. Owlleta
  50. Owlmione Granger
  51. Owlpacino
  52. Owlsome
  53. Owlster Moody
  54. Pigwidgeon
  55. Ron Owlivera
  56. Screech
  57. The Pokemon
  58. Thurston Owl
  59. Tonie Soprano
  60. Weebles
  61. Whoo-Dini
  62. Whoolio
  63. Whootdini
  64. Winky
  65. Winston Churchow

Owl Names for Baby Owls

A baby owl is called an owlet. This name is also used for some of the smallest species of owls.

Baby Owl Name
Baby Owl

Here is a list cute name ideas for your little owl.

  • Charcoal
  • Gonzo
  • Powell
  • Otus
  • Hedwig
  • Otto
  • Zeke
  • Ollie
  • Major Tom
  • Pudge
  • Zippy
  • Cliff
  • Frederick
  • Owlvin
  • Vincent
  • Axl
  • Victoria
  • Remy
  • Tutti
  • Roamie
  • Pearlie
  • Boo
  • Clifford
  • Roy
  • Yertle
  • Horton
  • Galen
  • Baltimore
  • Whoolio
  • Cuckoo
  • Allison
  • Shakespeare
  • Merlin
  • Ozzie
  • Winky
  • Tawny
  • Toby
  • Merry
  • Douie
  • Oscar
  • Bowie
  • Spook
  • Wilson
  • Sammy
  • Paola
  • Sarah
  • Harriet
  • Rowlph
  • Bob
  • Marsh
  • Wobbles
  • Weebles
  • Farley
  • Percy
  • Mercedes
  • Sparkles
  • Cinco
  • Omega
  • Skippee
  • Owlton
  • April
  • Indie
  • Slam
  • Duchess
  • Poof
  • Crockett
  • Huey
  • Redpuff
  • Mahatma
  • Little Ghost
  • Billie Jean
  • Woodsy
  • Ulula
  • Mowat
  • Wisdom
  • Ophelia
  • Odus
  • Apollo
  • Kil
  • Spot
  • Earl
  • Chirpy
  • Wahoo
  • Gizmo
  • Frutti
  • Foxy
  • Lovey

Cute Owl Names Girl/Female

A girl owl is commonly called a female. Some prefer to call it a hen owl.

Our best female name is Dara. The name is quite versatile depending on how you see it. In Khmer, Thai, and Lao, the name Dara is a masculine or feminine name to mean star. In Hebrew, the same names refer to a pearl of wisdom, we all know how intelligent owls are.

Other translations include in Persian, Dara is a masculine name to mean compassion. Also found in the old Testament, Dara. A descendant of Judah translates to wisdom and compassion. Lastly in Aramaic, the names mean pearl, marble, or “father-of-pearl”.

Female Owl Names
Female Snowy Owl

Some other girl owl name ideas include;

  • Oprah
  • Sasha
  • Sonia
  • Lucky
  • Molla
  • Amaia
  • Winifride
  • Moria
  • Laqueta
  • Ulula
  • Tenshi
  • Hoodini
  • Ahuda
  • Lilith
  • Elara
  • Aumoe
  • Makinzi
  • Ombra
  • Helene
  • Thalassa
  • Celeste
  • Cyra
  • London
  • Zelena
  • Chouette
  • Elthia
  • Talia
  • Cennet (JEH-net)

Cool Pet Male/Boy Owl Names

Our favorite male name for owls has to be Duke. A name that symbolizes intelligence, smartness, and timidity. Owls are known to be one of the smartest animals in the animal kingdom. It could also mean a leader or header

Pet Male Owl Names
Male Owl

Following are more boy owl name ideas

  • Ida
  • Aluino
  • Fresco
  • Edmon
  • Adiv
  • Achilles
  • Calais
  • Anthros
  • Screechie
  • Powell
  • Poof
  • Owlford
  • Owlbert Einstein
  • Elvis
  • Roamie
  • Spooky
  • Vincent
  • Zeus
  • Attkins
  • Tyto
  • Otus
  • Duke Owlington
  • Pietro
  • Leopold
  • Leande

Harry Potter Owl Names

Harry Potter is a popular British-American film series based on J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter fantansy novel series.  

What is the name of harry potter’s owl?” is one of the most popular question when owl naming is mentioned on the internet. Harry Potter’s pet owl is called Hedwig. It is snowy owl species. Harry decided to name her Hedwig after an individual he saw mentioned in a History of Magic.

Harry Potter Owl Names

Other owl character names from the series include;

  • Hermes
  • Pigwidgeon
  • Errol
  • Malfoy’s Owl
  • Brodwin
  • Percy’s Screech Owl
  • Mucklolly

Other Famous Owl Names (Characters)

In addition to the Harry Potter owl characters, following are more popular names for owl fictional characters in films, movies or series.

  • Archimedes the Owl-The Sword in the Stone
  • Screech-The Incredibles 2
  • Big Mama-The Fox and the Hound
  • Mr. Owl-Nights: Journey of Dreams
  • Mr. Know It Owl
  • Giggy-Carole and Tuesday
  • Grand Duke-Rock-a-Doodle
  • Owlicious-My Little Pony: FIM
  • Great Owl-The Secret of NIMH film(1982)
  • Soren-Guardians of Ga’Hoole
  • Friend Owl Bambi Film 1982
  • Longclaw-Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Falcomon-Digimon Data Squad, Digital World
  • Clockwerk-Sly Cooper
  • Hoots the Owl-Sesame Street, Sesame Street
  • Jareth the Gobling King-Labyrinth(1986)
  • Rowlet-Pokemon
  • Tawny Owl-The Animals of Farthing Woo
  • Professor Owl-Disney Melody

Owl Names in Mythology

The owl of Athene, named Athene noctua, is so the most popular in terms of myths. Little Owl was the favorite of Athene, the Goddess of Wisdom; ancient Greece mythology.

Barn Owl

In ancient English mythology It was named as The Bird of Doom and the Rose Thief.


According to Mexico and its bordering states folklore, it is believed that Lechuza, a black witch, was turned into an owl owing to her evil witchcraft.

Other famous myth-linked owl names include

  • Chikap Kamui
  • Lakshmi
  • Askalaphos
  • Kotan Kor Kamuy
  • Owl of Minerva
  • Bloddeuwedd
  • Arianrhod
  • Albertin

Names for Pairs

Most owls are seen as singles as they tend to be independent birds. They enjoy solitude and hanging by themselves. Nonetheless, a pair of owls is called a parliament. It only features a male and a female who are paired for breeding and reproductive reasons. The most common owls for these are barn owls.

They exist as a pair as they spent most of their livelihood mating. For pair names, simply choose any male and female names from the list above. You can choose to blend the two to show togetherness such as Tylo and Twila. Secondly, try shorter names as they are easier to spell out when calling the pair.

Types/Species of Owls + Scientific Names

There are at least 225 known species of owl species all around the world, divided into two families; Strigidae and Tytonidae. The Tytonidae family is basically made of barn owls (usual with heart-shaped facial disks), while all other owl species are in the Strigidae or typical owl family.

Following are the scientific names to help you identify members of both families

Tytonidae Owls

  • African Grass-Owl (Tyto capensis)
  • Ashy-Faced Owl (Tyto glaucops)
  • Australian Masked-Owl (Tyto novaehollandiae)
  • Common Barn-Owl (Tyto alba)
  • Congo Bay-Owl (Phodilus prigoginei)
  • Eastern Grass-Owl (Tyto longimembris)
  • Golden Masked-Owl (Tyto aurantia)
  • Greater Sooty-Owl (Tyto tenebricosa)
  • Lesser Sooty-Owl (Tyto multipunctata)
  • *Madagascar Red Owl (Tyto soumagnei)
  • *Minahassa Masked-Owl (Tyto inexspectata)
  • Oriental Bay-Owl (Phodilus badius)
  • Seram Masked-Owl (Tyto almae)
  • Sri Lanka Bay-Owl (Phodilus assimilis)
  • Sulawesi Masked-Owl (Tyto rosenbergii)
  • *Taliabu Masked-Owl (Tyto nigrobrunnea)

Strigidae Owls

  • African Barred Owlet (Glaucidium capense)
  • African Long-Eared Owl (Asio abyssinicus)
  • African Scops-Owl (Otus senegalensis)
  • African Wood-Owl (Strix woodfordii)
  • Akun Eagle-Owl (Bubo leucostictus)
  • *Albertine Owlet (Glaucidium albertinum)
  • Amazonian Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium hardyi)
  • Andaman Boobook (Ninox affinis)
  • Andaman Scops-Owl (Otus balli)
  • Andean Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium jardinii)
  • Anjouan Scops-Owl (Otus capnodes)
  • Annobon Scops-Owl (Otus feae)
  • Arabian Scops-Owl (Otus pamelae)
  • Asian Barred Owlet (Glaucidium cuculoides)
  • Austral Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium nana)
  • Baja Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium hoskinsii)
  • Balsas Screech-Owl (Megascops seductus)
  • Band-Bellied Owl (Pulsatrix melanota)
  • Banggai Scops-Owl (Otus mendeni)
  • Bare-Legged Screech-Owl (Margarobyas lawrencii)
  • Bare-Shanked Screech-Owl (Megascops clarkii)
  • Barking Owl (Ninox connivens)
  • Barred Eagle-Owl (Bubo sumatranus)
  • Barred Owl (Strix varia)
  • Bearded Screech-Owl (Megascops barbarus)
  • Biak Scops-Owl (Otus beccarii)
  • Bismarck Boobook (Ninox variegata)
  • Black-and-White Owl (Ciccaba nigrolineata)
  • Black-Banded Owl (Ciccaba huhula)
  • Black-Capped Screech-Owl (Megascops atricapilla)
  • Blakiston’s Eagle-Owl (Bubo blakistoni)
  • Boreal Owl (Aegolius funereus)
  • Brown Boobook (Ninox scutulata)
  • Brown Fish-Owl (Ketupa zeylonensis)
  • Brown Wood-Owl (Strix leptogrammica)
  • Buff-Fronted Owl (Aegolius harrisii)
  • Buffy Fish-Owl (Ketupa ketupu)
  • Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia)
  • Buru Boobook (Ninox hantu)
  • Camiguin Boobook (Ninox leventisi)
  • Cape Eagle-Owl (Bubo capensis)
  • Cebu Boobook (Ninox rumseyi)
  • Central American Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium griseiceps)
  • Chaco Owl (Strix chacoensis)
  • Chestnut Owlet (Glaucidium castaneum)
  • Chestnut-Backed Owlet (Glaucidium castanotum)
  • Chocolate Boobook (Ninox randi)
  • Christmas Boobook (Ninox natalis)
  • Cinnabar Boobook (Ninox ios)
  • Cinnamon Screech-Owl (Megascops petersoni)
  • Cloudforest Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium nubicola)
  • Cloudforest Screech-Owl (Megascops marshalli)
  • Colima Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium palmarum)
  • Collared Owlet (Glaucidium brodiei)
  • Collared Scops-Owl (Otus lettia)
  • Colombian Screech-Owl (Megascops colombianus)
  • Costa Rican Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium costaricanum)
  • Crested Owl (Lophostrix cristata)
  • Cuban Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium siju)
  • Desert Tawny Owl (Strix hadorami)
  • Dusky Eagle-Owl (Bubo coromandus)
  • Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio)
  • Elf Owl (Micrathene whitneyi)
  • Enggano Scops-Owl (Otus enganensis)
  • Eurasian Eagle-Owl (Bubo bubo)
  • Eurasian Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium passerinum)
  • Eurasian Scops-Owl (Otus scops)
  • Fearful Owl (Nesasio solomonensis)
  • Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium brasilianum)
  • Flammulated Owl (Psiloscops flammeolus)
  • Flores Scops-Owl (Otus alfredi)
  • Forest Owlet (Heteroglaux blewitti)
  • Fraser’s Eagle-Owl (Bubo poensis)
  • Fulvous Owl (Strix fulvescens)
  • Giant Scops-Owl (Otus gurneyi)
  • Grand Comoro Scops-Owl (Otus pauliani)
  • Great Grey Owl (Strix nebulosa)
  • Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)
  • Greyish Eagle-Owl (Bubo cinerascens)
  • Guadalcanal Boobook (Ninox granti)
  • Guatemalan Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium cobanense)
  • Guatemalan Screech-Owl (Megascops guatemalae)
  • Halmahera Boobook (Ninox hypogramma)
  • Himalayan Owl (Strix nivicolum)
  • Hume’s Boobook (Ninox obscura)
  • Indian Scops-Owl (Otus bakkamoena)
  • Jamaican Owl (Pseudoscops grammicus)
  • Japanese Scops-Owl (Otus semitorques)
  • Javan Owlet (Glaucidium castanopterum)
  • Javan Scops-Owl (Otus angelinae)
  • Jungle Boobook (Ninox theomacha)
  • Jungle Owlet (Glaucidium radiatum)
  • Koepcke’s Screech-Owl (Megascops koepckeae)
  • Least Boobook (Ninox sumbaensis)
  • Least Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium minutissimum)
  • Little Owl (Athene noctua)
  • Long-Tufted Screech-Owl (Megascops sanctaecatarinae)
  • Long-Whiskered Owlet (Xenoglaux loweryi)
  • Luzon Boobook (Ninox philippensis)
  • Luzon Highland Scops-Owl (Otus longicornis)
  • Luzon Lowland Scops-Owl (Otus megalotis)
  • Madagascar Long-Eared Owl (Asio madagascariensis)
  • Madagascar Scops-Owl (Otus rutilus)
  • Magellanic Horned Owl (Bubo magellanicus)
  • Makira Boobook (Ninox roseoaxillaris)
  • Malaita Boobook (Ninox malaitae)
  • Maned Owl (Jubula lettii)
  • Mantanani Scops-Owl (Otus mantananensis)
  • Manus Boobook (Ninox meeki)
  • Marsh Owl (Asio capensis)
  • Mayotte Scops-Owl (Otus mayottensis)
  • Mentawai Scops-Owl (Otus mentawi)
  • Mindanao Boobook (Ninox spilocephala)
  • Mindanao Highland Scops-Owl (Otus mirus)
  • Mindanao Lowland Scops-Owl (Otus everetti)
  • Mindoro Boobook (Ninox mindorensis)
  • Mindoro Scops-Owl (Otus mindorensis)
  • Moheli Scops-Owl (Otus moheliensis)
  • Moluccan Scops-Owl (Otus magicus)
  • Morepork (Ninox novaeseelandiae)
  • Mottled Owl (Ciccaba virgata)
  • Mottled Wood-Owl (Strix ocellata)
  • Mountain Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium gnoma)
  • Mountain Scops-Owl (Otus spilocephalus)
  • New Britain Boobook (Ninox odiosa)
  • Nicobar Scops-Owl (Otus alius)
  • Northern Boobook (Ninox japonica)
  • Northern Hawk-Owl (Surnia ulula)
  • Northern Long-Eared Owl (Asio otus)
  • Northern Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium californicum)
  • Northern Saw-Whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus)
  • Northern White-Faced Owl (Ptilopsis leucotis)
  • Ochre-Bellied Boobook (Ninox ochracea)
  • Omani Owl (Strix omanensis)
  • Oriental Scops-Owl (Otus sunia)
  • Pacific Screech-Owl (Megascops cooperi)
  • Palau Owl (Pyrroglaux podargina)
  • Palawan Scops-Owl (Otus fuliginosus)
  • Pallid Scops-Owl (Otus brucei)
  • Papuan Boobook (Uroglaux dimorpha)
  • Pearl-Spotted Owlet (Glaucidium perlatum)
  • Pel’s Fishing-Owl (Scotopelia peli)
  • Pemba Scops-Owl (Otus pembaensis)
  • Pernambuco Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium mooreorum)
  • Peruvian Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium peruanum)
  • Peruvian Screech-Owl (Megascops roboratus)
  • Pharaoh Eagle-Owl (Bubo ascalaphus)
  • Philippine Eagle-Owl (Bubo philippensis)
  • Powerful Owl (Ninox strenua)
  • Puerto Rican Screech-Owl (Megascops nudipes)
  • Rajah Scops-Owl (Otus brookii)
  • Red-Chested Owlet (Glaucidium tephronotum)
  • Reddish Scops-Owl (Otus rufescens)
  • Rinjani Scops-Owl (Otus jolandae)
  • Rock Eagle-Owl (Bubo bengalensis)
  • Romblon Boobook (Ninox spilonotus)
  • Rufescent Screech-Owl (Megascops ingens)
  • Rufous Fishing-Owl (Scotopelia ussheri)
  • Rufous Owl (Ninox rufa)
  • Rufous-Banded Owl (Ciccaba albitarsis)
  • Rufous-Legged Owl (Strix rufipes)
  • Rusty-Barred Owl (Strix hylophila)
  • Ryukyu Scops-Owl (Otus elegans)
  • Sandy Scops-Owl (Otus icterorhynchus)
  • Sangihe Scops-Owl (Otus collari)
  • Sao Tome Scops-Owl (Otus hartlaubi)
  • Seram Boobook (Ninox squamipila)
  • Serendib Scops-Owl (Otus thilohoffmanni)
  • Seychelles Scops-Owl (Otus insularis)
  • Shelley’s Eagle-Owl (Bubo shelleyi)
  • Short-Eared Owl (Asio flammeus)
  • Siau Scops-Owl (Otus siaoensis)
  • Simeulue Scops-Owl (Otus umbra)
  • Sjostedt’s Owlet (Glaucidium sjostedti)
  • Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus)
  • Socotra Scops-Owl (Otus socotranus)
  • Sokoke Scops-Owl (Otus ireneae)
  • Southern Boobook (Ninox boobook)
  • Southern White-Faced Owl (Ptilopsis granti)
  • Speckled Boobook (Ninox punctulata)
  • Spectacled Owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata)
  • Spot-Bellied Eagle-Owl (Bubo nipalensis)
  • Spotted Eagle-Owl (Bubo africanus)
  • Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis)
  • Spotted Owlet (Athene brama)
  • Spotted Wood-Owl (Strix seloputo)
  • Striped Owl (Asio clamator)
  • Stygian Owl (Asio stygius)
  • Subtropical Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium parkeri)
  • Sula Scops-Owl (Otus sulaensis)
  • Sulawesi Scops-Owl (Otus manadensis)
  • Sulu Boobook (Ninox reyi)
  • Sumba Boobook (Ninox rudolfi)
  • Sunda Scops-Owl (Otus lempiji)
  • Tamaulipas Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium sanchezi)
  • Tanimbar Boobook (Ninox forbesi)
  • Tasmanian Boobook (Ninox leucopsis)
  • Tawny Fish-Owl (Ketupa flavipes)
  • Tawny Owl (Strix aluco)
  • Tawny-Bellied Screech-Owl (Megascops watsonii)
  • Tawny-Browed Owl (Pulsatrix koeniswaldiana)
  • Togian Boobook (Ninox burhani)
  • Tropical Screech-Owl (Megascops choliba)
  • Tucuman Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium tucumanum)
  • Unspotted Saw-Whet Owl (Aegolius ridgwayi)
  • Ural Owl (Strix uralensis)
  • Vermiculated Fishing-Owl (Scotopelia bouvieri)
  • Vermiculated Screech-Owl (Megascops vermiculatus)
  • Verreaux’s Eagle-Owl (Bubo lacteus)
  • Visayan Scops-Owl (Otus nigrorum)
  • Wallace’s Scops-Owl (Otus silvicola)
  • West Solomons Boobook (Ninox jacquinoti)
  • Western Screech-Owl (Megascops kennicottii)
  • Wetar Scops-Owl (Otus tempestatis)
  • Whiskered Screech-Owl (Megascops trichopsis)
  • White-Browed Owl (Athene superciliaris)
  • White-Fronted Scops-Owl (Otus sagittatus)
  • White-Throated Screech-Owl (Megascops albogularis)
  • Yungas Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium bolivianum)
  • Yungas Screech-Owl (Megascops hoyi)

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