Best beaver names - A closeup of a beaver

Who doesn’t love beavers?

These cute and fluffy animals deserve names that match their unique characteristics. Find inspiration from our list of 123 best beaver names!

From popular pop culture references to nature-inspired monikers, you’ll find one that suits your furry friend. Get ready to meet some new beaver friends and start brainstorming the perfect name!

Beaver facts

Beaver is the second-largest existing rodent species after the capybara. These semiaquatic mammals specialize in building dams and lodges.

There are only two beaver species in the world: the North American beaver and the Eurasian beaver. They can be found in the Northern Hemisphere.

Beavers look somewhat similar to otters. These animals even share astonishing webbed feet and an aquatic lifestyle.

However, beavers are not related to otters. Otters are carnivorous mammals, while beavers are herbivorous rodents. Beavers are more closely related to rats than otters.

How to choose a beaver name

Water-related names fit beavers because of their semiaquatic lifestyle.

Since beavers love chewing on trees, tree names are also perfect! Consider naming your furry friend after their favorite tree.

Beavers actually favor some trees over others. Their favorite ones include apple, cherry, willow, and aspen. AppleAspenCherry, and Willow all make great beaver names!

You can also name your pet after their fur color or personality. Beavers have brown furs, so consider names related to earthy colors.

Two beavers on a log

Female beaver names

One fitting name for girl beavers is Cherry, which perfectly captures their graceful nature and love for trees.

Another great option is Hazel, which brings to mind the warm brown tones of a beaver’s fur coat.

Alberta”Noble, bright” (German). Beaver is one of the national animals of Canada, and Alberta is a Canadian province.
AppleThe apple tree is one of the favorites of beavers.
April”To open” (Latin origin)
Autumn”Fall” (English)
Beatrice”Blessed” (Italian)
Becca”To bind” (Hebrew)
Bella”Beautiful” (Italian)
Bertha”Bright” (German)
Betty”Oath of God” (Hebrew)
Bruna”Brown” (Italian). This name matches the beavers’ fur color.
CherryBeavers favor certain trees for food, and the cherry tree is one of them!
Delta”River-mouth” (Greek)
GingerA fitting name for a beaver with reddish fur.
Hazel”The hazel tree” (English)
Laguna”Pond” (Italian)
Maple”Maple tree” (English)
MayThe name of the spring month.
Nelda”One who lives near the alder tree” (English)
Olivia”Olive tree” (Latin)
Polly”Drop of the sea” (English)
Rebecca”To tie” (Hebrew origin)
SpringThe name of a season.
Sylvia”Wood, forest” (Latin)
Tawny”Golden brown” (English)
Terra”Earth” (Latin origin)
Winnie”Gentle friend” (Welsh). This name reminds you of the city of Winnipeg.

Male beaver names

A beaver holding a branch in its mouth in a pond

These boy beaver names are inspired by woods, water, and more:

Aaron”Strong” (Hebrew). It takes strong teeth to cut down trees!
Albert”Noble, bright” (German)
Bardo”Water” (German, Aboriginal, and Tibetan origins)
Barney”Brave as a bear” (Germanic)
Beck”Small stream” (English)
Ben”Son” (Hebrew)
Bernard”Brave as a bear” (German origin)
Bert”Bright” (German)
Bourne”One who lives near a stream” (English)
Boyce”Lives by the woods” (Scottish)
Bruce”The willowlands” (French and English origins)
Bruno”Brown” (Italian). After the beavers’ down-to-Earth fur color.
CastorA Greek boy’s name that means ”beaver”.
Chuck”Free man” (German origin)
Forrest”Dweller near the woods” (English)
Frank”Free” (German)
Harry”Home ruler” (German)
Kelvin”Wooded river” (Scottish)
Oliver”Olive tree” (Latin)
Rio”River” (Spanish)
Silas”Of the forest” (Latin)
Sylvester”Wood, forest” (Latin origin)
Trent”The flooder” (English). This name has the perfect meaning for a beaver!
WoodyWhen naming a beaver, you can’t go wrong with a wood-inspired name.

Unisex beaver names

Want a gender-neutral name for a beaver?

One of the top picks is Beverly, which means ”beaver stream” or beaver clearing”.

For those looking for something unique, consider Juniper or Aspen – both names evoke images of the natural world these animals call home.

Ace”One, unity” (Latin origin). The meaning of this name fits beavers because they’re monogamous and raise their offspring as a family unit.
AlderThe name of a tree that beavers like to munch on.
Aspen”Shaking tree” (English). This name has the perfect meaning because these animals chew down trees! Aspen is also one of the beavers’ favorite trees.
BaileyWhile Bailey is more common as a dog name, ”Bailey the beaver” sounds fitting!
Barry”Spear” (Irish)
Bayou”Small stream” (Native American)
BerryA cute name that evokes images of nature’s offerings.
Beverly”Beaver stream” (English origin)
BlueA gender-neutral name that is associated with the color of the water.
Charlie”Free man” (English)
FernThe name of a plant that is part of beavers’ diet.
Jasper”Treasurer” (Persian origin)
JuniperBeavers don’t love eating conifers, but this is still a fresh unisex name for a beaver.
Nairne”River with alder trees” (Scottish)
Oakley”Oak clearing” (English)
RiverThis name emphasizes the close relationship beavers have with the water.
Sam”God has heard” (Hebrew origin)
Sawyer”Woodcutter” (English origin)
Timber”Wood” (American)
Willow”Willow tree” (English)

Cute beaver names

Two adorable beavers showing affection in a pond

You can’t deny that beavers are cute little furballs. These names reflect their undeniable charm:

  • Beanie
  • Blossom
  • Bonbon
  • Bubbles
  • Chip
  • Choppy
  • Crunch
  • Cutie
  • Flufftail
  • Fluffy
  • Fudge
  • Furball
  • Furby
  • Mocha
  • Muffin
  • Nutmeg
  • Paddles
  • Pumpkin
  • Walnut

Funny beaver names

These funny and punny monikers help bring out the playful side of your fur pal:

  • Beaverly Hills
  • Chewie
  • Chopaholic
  • Crunchy
  • Damsel
  • Furminator
  • Furrymore
  • Furtail
  • Gnawster
  • James Pond
  • Justin Beaver
  • Log Hog
  • Ma-dam Beaver
  • Mr. Furrington
  • Mrs. Beaver
  • Woodchopper

Famous beaver names

A cute beaver standing on a log

These beavers are famous for appearing in books, movies, cartoons, and more:

BeaveA rehabilitated beaver who went viral on TikTok.
Benny BeaverThe official mascot of Oregon State University.
Mr. and Mrs. BeaverAntropomorphic beavers in C.S.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
”Nice beaver”The stuffed beaver in The Naked Gun has become a meme.
PaddyThe protagonist in Thornton W. Burgess’s children’s book The Adventures of Paddy the Beaver.
ZombeaversA 2014 horror comedy film about zombie beavers attacking college kids.

Angry Beaver names

Chelsea BeaverDaggett and Norbert’s younger sister.
Daggett Doofus BeaverNorbert’s younger brother in The Angry Beavers.
Leonard BeaverDaggett, Norbert, Chelsea, and Stacey’s father.
Mrs. BeaverDaggett, Norbert, Chelsea, and Stacey’s mother.
Norbert Foster BeaverA character in the animated series The Angry Beavers.
Stacy BeaverDaggett and Norbert’s younger sister.

Disney beaver names

Betty Lou BeaverMunchy Beaver’s mother in PB&J Otter.
Boss BeaverA cranky North American beaver in the Timon & Pumbaa series.
GopherA gray beaver in Disney’s Winnie the Pooh franchise. Didn’t appear in A.A. Milne’s books.
Jacques the BeaverA muppet beaver in the Bear in the Big Blue House television series.
Mr. BusyA brown beaver in the 1955 animated Disney film Lady and the Tramp.
Munchy BeaverA character in the PB&J Otter animated series.
WoodyA genetically engineered creature in Disney’s Lilo & Stitch franchise. Also known as Experiment 507.

Beaver FAQ

Beaver swimming in a pond

What do you call a baby beaver?

A baby beaver is called a kit, kits in the plural.

Why do beavers build dams?

Beavers build dams to create a pond. They make a lodge in the pond as their home.

Living in a self-made pond protects beavers from predators. It allows them swimming access to their food, which is safer than picking up food on land. The only access to the beaver lodge is underwater, which keeps land predators away.

Are beavers smart?

Beavers are highly intelligent. They have the ability to modify their environments to meet their needs.

I highly recommend this BBC video on beavers. With the sounds of cute beavers swimming and gnawing on wood, it is so relaxing, may I say even ASMR! And, of course, you get to see how beavers build their dams and live in their lodges.

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