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 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. Apple, Aspen, Cherry, 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.
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.|
|Apple||The apple tree is one of the favorites of beavers.|
|April||”To open” (Latin origin)|
|Becca||”To bind” (Hebrew)|
|Betty||”Oath of God” (Hebrew)|
|Bruna||”Brown” (Italian). This name matches the beavers’ fur color.|
|Cherry||Beavers favor certain trees for food, and the cherry tree is one of them!|
|Ginger||A fitting name for a beaver with reddish fur.|
|Hazel||”The hazel tree” (English)|
|Maple||”Maple tree” (English)|
|May||The 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)|
|Spring||The 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
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)|
|Bernard||”Brave as a bear” (German origin)|
|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.|
|Castor||A Greek boy’s name that means ”beaver”.|
|Chuck||”Free man” (German origin)|
|Forrest||”Dweller near the woods” (English)|
|Harry||”Home ruler” (German)|
|Kelvin||”Wooded river” (Scottish)|
|Oliver||”Olive tree” (Latin)|
|Silas||”Of the forest” (Latin)|
|Sylvester||”Wood, forest” (Latin origin)|
|Trent||”The flooder” (English). This name has the perfect meaning for a beaver!|
|Woody||When 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.|
|Alder||The 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.|
|Bailey||While Bailey is more common as a dog name, ”Bailey the beaver” sounds fitting!|
|Bayou||”Small stream” (Native American)|
|Berry||A cute name that evokes images of nature’s offerings.|
|Beverly||”Beaver stream” (English origin)|
|Blue||A gender-neutral name that is associated with the color of the water.|
|Charlie||”Free man” (English)|
|Fern||The name of a plant that is part of beavers’ diet.|
|Jasper||”Treasurer” (Persian origin)|
|Juniper||Beavers 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)|
|River||This name emphasizes the close relationship beavers have with the water.|
|Sam||”God has heard” (Hebrew origin)|
|Sawyer||”Woodcutter” (English origin)|
|Willow||”Willow tree” (English)|
Cute beaver names
You can’t deny that beavers are cute little furballs. These names reflect their undeniable charm:
Funny beaver names
These funny and punny monikers help bring out the playful side of your fur pal:
- Beaverly Hills
- James Pond
- Justin Beaver
- Log Hog
- Ma-dam Beaver
- Mr. Furrington
- Mrs. Beaver
Famous beaver names
These beavers are famous for appearing in books, movies, cartoons, and more:
|Beave||A rehabilitated beaver who went viral on TikTok.|
|Benny Beaver||The official mascot of Oregon State University.|
|Mr. and Mrs. Beaver||Antropomorphic 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.|
|Paddy||The protagonist in Thornton W. Burgess’s children’s book The Adventures of Paddy the Beaver.|
|Zombeavers||A 2014 horror comedy film about zombie beavers attacking college kids.|
Angry Beaver names
|Chelsea Beaver||Daggett and Norbert’s younger sister.|
|Daggett Doofus Beaver||Norbert’s younger brother in The Angry Beavers.|
|Leonard Beaver||Daggett, Norbert, Chelsea, and Stacey’s father.|
|Mrs. Beaver||Daggett, Norbert, Chelsea, and Stacey’s mother.|
|Norbert Foster Beaver||A character in the animated series The Angry Beavers.|
|Stacy Beaver||Daggett and Norbert’s younger sister.|
Disney beaver names
|Betty Lou Beaver||Munchy Beaver’s mother in PB&J Otter.|
|Boss Beaver||A cranky North American beaver in the Timon & Pumbaa series.|
|Gopher||A gray beaver in Disney’s Winnie the Pooh franchise. Didn’t appear in A.A. Milne’s books.|
|Jacques the Beaver||A muppet beaver in the Bear in the Big Blue House television series.|
|Mr. Busy||A brown beaver in the 1955 animated Disney film Lady and the Tramp.|
|Munchy Beaver||A character in the PB&J Otter animated series.|
|Woody||A genetically engineered creature in Disney’s Lilo & Stitch franchise. Also known as Experiment 507.|
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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