Cute mushroom names - Amanita muscaria mushrooms growing in grass

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if mushrooms had unique personalities? If they could speak, what would they say?

Today, we’ll explore the secret world of cute mushroom names. With 100+ charming monikers at your fingertips, you can give each fungus a meaningful identity.

Names of mushroom species (the funny ones!)

You don’t always have to make up a mushroom name yourself. Many mushroom species have such whimsical names that it’s hard to believe they’re real!

There are over 10,000 mushroom species in the world, so I’m not going to list all of them. But I collected some of the most whimsical mushroom species I could find.

In addition to their amusing titles, these funny mushrooms remind us that while we may not take them seriously enough sometimes, fungi have an essential role in nature.

They play crucial roles in decomposition processes and symbiotic relationships with various plants and trees – reminding us that even organisms with silly names can contribute to maintaining ecological balance.

English nameLatin nameDescription
Autumn skullcapGalerina marginataA poisonous mushroom with a brown cap.
Death capAmanita phalloidesA poisonous, white mushroom. Known as the most dangerous mushroom in the world. Responsible for 90% of mushroom poisonings worldwide.
English nameLatin nameDescription
Destroying angelAmanita ocreataAnother white mushroom that is lethally poisonous.
False parasolChlorophyllum molybditesThe most common accidentally eaten poisonous mushroom in North America.
False parasol mushroom-Chlorophyllum molybdites
False parasol mushrooms. This image was created by user Glen van Niekerk (primordius) at Mushroom Observer, a source for mycological images.You can contact this user here. English | español | français | italiano | македонски | മലയാളം | português | +/−CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
English nameLatin nameDescription
Giant puffballCalvatia giganteaThese mushrooms look like large, white eggs. Later, they become brown and are no longer edible. All the spores are inside the mushroom.
Hairy parachuteCrinipellis scabellaA family of draught-tolerant mushrooms.
English nameLatin nameDescription
Jack O’LanternOmphalotus oleariusA poisonous orange-gilled mushroom.
Jelly babyLeotia lubricaA smooth, inedible mushroom.
Lion’s maneHericium erinaceusThis edible mushroom has long spines that make it look like a fluffy Afghan hound. It is known for its health benefits.
Potato earthballScleroderma bovistaA poisonous and explosive mushroom that looks like a potato.
Hericium_erinaceus_Lion's mane mushroom
The Lion’s mane mushroom resembles a fluffy animal.
English nameLatin nameDescription
Shaggy maneCoprinus comatusThis mushroom has white bell-shaped caps with scales. The name sounds more like a haircut than a mushroom!
StinkhornPhallus impudicusA smelly mushroom known for its phallic shape.

How to choose a mushroom name

Not many people keep mushrooms as pets. But maybe you do have a pet mushroom in your backyard.

Some people might need a mushroom name for a dog or cat. Chances are you even want to name your mushroom plush toy.

These types of names generally fit mushrooms:

Names that mean ”rain”: Mushrooms love the rain, so monikers meaning ”rain” are perfect.

Names that mean ”mushroom”: Monikers that literally mean ”mushroom” are always a safe bet. Think of names of mushroom species, such as Shiitake or Chanterelle.

Autumn names: Autumn is the mushroom season, so autumn-themed names fit mushrooms beautifully!

Forest-themed names: Mushrooms thrive on forest floors, so consider a forest-themed name for your mushroom.

Cute mushroom names

A sunny autumn day is not perfect without cute little mushrooms peeking from the ground!

Many mushroom species have round caps that make them look adorable. Especially the Amanita muscaria  (fly agaric) mushroom often appears in fairy tales. While the mushroom is poisonous, it looks lovely with its red cap with white dots.

Mushrooms are often associated with cute little creatures like gnomes and snails.

And you’ve probably seen those kawaii Japanese-style mushroom mascots.

Overall, there’s a lot of cuteness associated with mushrooms! It’s time to find a cutie pie name for your adorable fungus:

  • Bella
  • Button
  • Cappy
  • Cupcake
  • Cutiecap
  • Dotty (A cute name for Amanita muscaria)
  • Jelly
  • Lollipop
  • Masha
  • Mossy
  • Muffin
  • Mushie
  • Mushmallow
  • Mushu
  • Pumpkin
  • Spotty (A cute name for Amanita muscaria)
  • Swampy

Cool mushroom names

If you don’t believe mushrooms are badass, think again. Just think of all the poisonous mushrooms. While they look innocent, they can be deadly.

So don’t underestimate your mushroom! Give it the badass name it deserves.

  • Amaya (A Japanese female name that means ”night rain”)
  • Angel Decomposer
  • Autumn Doomspore
  • Bella Poisonpie
  • Champignon Coldcap
  • Darius Darkstalk
  • Devil’s Little Helper
  • Korpi (”Deep forest” in Finnish)
  • Mystique Moldcap
  • Poison Bell
  • Poison Sporeburst
  • Shadow
  • Toxic Nightcap

Funny mushroom names

Mushrooms are some of the most whimsical of nature’s creations! Their playful shapes radiate joy and humor.

When naming a mushroom, you can’t go wrong with funny monikers that make you laugh!

  • Fung Usman
  • Magic Mushroom
  • Mungus Fungus
  • The Stalk-er
  • Toadstool Tod
  • Trippy
  • Trudie Truffle
  • Umbrella Undertree
  • Zhroom
List of mushroom names with mushrooms in the forest

Good mushroom names

  • Aki (”Autumn” in Japanese)
  • Ama (A Cherokee girl’s name that means ”water”; also inspired by Amanita muscaria)
  • August
  • Augustus (After Agaricus augustus)
  • Autumn
  • Champignon
  • Chantrelle
  • Fall
  • Fern
  • Forrest (Means ”dweller of the woods”)
  • Gil
  • Gillian
  • Goldie
  • Gus (Inspired by ”fungus”)
  • Muscar (Derived from Amanita muscaria)
  • Myco (Derived from ”mycology”)
  • Myrtle
  • Nita (Derived from the Amanita genus of mushrooms)
  • November
  • October
  • Rain
  • Sade (A Finnish female name that means ”rain”)
  • September
  • Syksy (”Autumn” in Finnish)
  • Sylvia (A Latin female name meaning ”forest”)
  • Sylvester (A Latin male name that means ”wooded”)
  • Terra (A Latin girl’s name that means ”earth”)

Names that mean mushroom

These names literally mean ”mushroom”:

Beoseot 버섯”Mushroom” in Korean.
ChanterelleA type of edible mushroom.
EnokiA long and skinny mushroom species.
FungusMushrooms belong to a group of organisms called fungi. So, any mushroom is a fungus.
GillA fitting name for a mushroom because mushrooms have gills.
Kinoko”Mushroom” in Japanese.
MatsutakeAn expensive Japanese mushroom.
MorchellaA genus of edible fungi.
MorelA type of mushroom.
PorciniA highly valued edible mushroom.
PortobelloA common edible mushroom.
ShiitakeAn expensive East Asian mushroom species.
ShroomA nickname for ”mushroom”.
Sieni”Mushroom” in Finnish.
Tatti”Bolete” in Finnish.
ToadstoolA common nickname for mushrooms.
TruffleAn edible subterranean fungus. Known as an expensive delicacy.
Fly agaric mushrooms in the forest

Famous mushroom names in fiction

Various mushroom-like characters have appeared in video games, comics, and literature.

GoombaA fictional mushroom-like species in Nintendo’s Super Mario games.
Mi-GoA race of fungus-based aliens created by H.P. Lovecraft.
Pon PonThe main character and anthropomorphic mushroom in the Italian comic strip Pon Pon.
Toad/KinopioA mushroom-headed character in Nintendo’s Mario games.

Mushroom lovers will definitely enjoy Mushroom Hill Zone, the first Zone in Sonic & Knuckles. The level is full of giant mushrooms that can be used as trampolines.

Mushroom FAQ

What is the most common mushroom?

The white button (Agaricus bisporus) is the most common mushroom. It is cultivated around the world.

What is the rarest mushroom in the world?

The rarest mushroom is Yartsa gunbu (Ophiocordyceps sinensis). It is native to Tibet and the Himalayas.

This mushroom species is also known as the caterpillar fungus. The name comes from the fact that the mushroom only grows on certain caterpillars.

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