Hummingbird names - A hummingbird hovering in air

Hummingbirds are some of the most magical creatures in the animal kingdom. Not only are they exquisitely beautiful with their vibrant feathers, but they also have fascinating abilities that make them unique.

If your little bird needs a name, explore our list of 200+ hummingbird names! This list has something for everyone, from traditional monikers to unique and creative options.

Hummingbird facts

Hummingbirds only live in the Americas, from Alaska to South America.

Hummingbirds flap their wings up to 80 times per second. This allows them to hover in the air and quickly move from flower to flower while they feed on their nectar. They can even fly upside down and backward!

In addition to their impressive flight capabilities, hummingbirds have an outstanding ability for migration. Every year, many hummingbirds migrate thousands of miles south from Canada and America for the winter season. They can fly up to 2,100 km (1,300 miles) nonstop! That’s impressive for a bird that weighs only 3 to 4 grams (0.1 oz).

A hummingbird species called the bee hummingbird is the smallest bird species in the world. The mini-sized bird can only be found in Cuba. It weighs only 1.6 grams (0.06 oz). Its body length is 5 cm (2 inches).

The tiniest animals have the fastest heart rates. That also applies to hummingbirds. Their heart rate is over 1,200 beats per minute!

A female hummingbird feeding on nectar from a flower

Female hummingbird names 

From classic to creative, you’re sure to find the perfect name for your feathered friend here. Choose beloved favorites like Ruby or Maya or something unusual like Chevelle or Mavis.

Whichever name you pick will be an apt reflection of your little avian companion’s beauty and grace!

AdelinaMeans “small winged one” (Latin).
AmethystA beautiful purple gemstone.
Angelica“Angel” (Latin)
Ava”Like a bird” (Latin)
Avian”Bird-like” (French)
Aya“Bird” (Hebrew)
Beryl“Sea-green jewel” (Greek)
Cascade”Waterfall” (French)
Chevelle“A small bird” (Hebrew origin)
Chiquita”Little gift” (Spanish)
Colombe“Dove” (French)
Cosette“Little thing” (French origin)
Emerald“Green gemstone” (English)
Fernanda“Bold voyager” (Spanish)
Flora“Flower” (Latin)
HanaMeans “flower” in Japanese.
Hannah”Grace” (Hebrew)
Holly”The holly tree” (English)
Lyda“A small winged one” (Latin)
Mavis“Songbird” (French origin)
MayaMeans “water” in Hebrew and “illusion” in Sanskrit.
Melina“Honey” (Greek)
Misty“Mist” (English)
Nell“Shining light” (Latin)
OctaviaMeans ”eighth” (Latin). This is a fitting name for hummingbirds because they move their wings in a figure-eight pattern when they hover.
Opal“Jewel” (Sanskrit)
PalilaA Hawaiian girl’s name that means “bird”.
Paola“Small” (Italian)
Rosetta“Little rose” (Italian)
Ruby“Red gemstone” (English)
Sapphira“Sapphire” (Greek origin)
Scarlett”Red” (English)
Tiya“A small and beautiful bird” (Hindi)
VanessaButterfly” (Greek)
Verbena”Holy plants” (Latin)
Verde“Green” (Spanish). Green is a common feather color in female hummingbirds.
Violet“Purple” (Latin origin)
Xanthe”Golden, yellow” (Greek)
Xoti“Small” (Sanskrit origin)
Zena“Hospitable” (Greek)
ZinniaA colorful flower that hummingbirds like.

Male hummingbird names

With so much charm packed into such small packages, it’s no wonder we want to give hummingbirds memorable names.

A colorful male hummingbird perched on a branch

This list includes the best name ideas for boy hummingbirds:

Aero”Of the sky” (Greek)
Aidan“Little and fiery” (Irish)
Atom“The smallest part” (Greek origin)
Avion”Flight” (French)
Coleman“A little dove” (English)
Columbus”Dove” (Latin)
Fernando“Bold voyager” (Spanish)
Florian“Flowering” (Latin origin)
Holti“He who comes from the small forest” (Old Norse)
Homer”Pledge” (Greek)
Horace”Timekeeper” (Latin origin)
Hubert“Bright” (German)
Humbert“Bright warrior” (German)
Hume“River island” (Scottish)
Humphrey“Peaceful warrior” (German origin)
Icarus“The one who reaches the sky” (Greek)
Notus”South wind” (Greek)
Octavius”Eighth” (Latin). This name reflects that hummingbirds move their wings in a figure-eight pattern. That allows them to hover in mid-air.
Ozzy“Divine power” (German)
Pablo“Small” (Italian)
Paolo“Small” (Italian)
Rufus”Red-head” (Latin origin)
Rusty“Red-headed” (English). This is a fitting name for a male hummingbird since they often have colorful red heads.
Skeet“Swift” (English)

Baby hummingbird names

Two baby hummingbirds in a nest

Even adult hummingbirds are minuscule, so imagine how tiny the babies must be!

A newborn hummingbird weighs only 0.62 grams (0.02 oz). The chick’s body length is one inch (2,5 cm).

Considering the miniature size of baby hummingbirds, names that mean small are perfect for them.

Bala“Young” (Sanskrit origin)
Cheche“Small thing” (Spanish)
Nova“New” (Latin)
Petit“Small” (French)
PiccoloMeans “small” in Italian.
Poco“Little” (Spanish)
Quill“Feather” (Irish)
Starling“Bird” (English)
Wren“Small bird” (English origin)

Cute hummingbird names

  • Chirpy
  • Flap
  • Flip
  • Flutter
  • Flutterby
  • Honey
  • Hum
  • Hummy
  • Mango
  • Meadow
  • Nectar
  • Pigeon
  • Sparkle
  • Sparrow
  • Sugar
  • Sunshine
  • Sweetie
  • Sweetpea
  • Tweetie
  • Twinkle

Famous hummingbird names

A hovering male hummingbird

The most famous fictional hummingbird is Flit, the beloved character from Pocahontas.

Sgt. Byrd’s Base in Spyro: Year of the Dragon introduces hummingbirds speaking in a French accent.

Cpl. GabrielleA hummingbird in Sgt. Byrd’s Base in Spyro: Year of the Dragon.
FlitThe pet hummingbird of Pocahontas in the animated Disney film Pocahontas (1995).
Pvt. ChloeA hummingbird in Spyro: Year of the Dragon.
Pvt. ClaireA hummingbird in Spyro: Year of the Dragon.
Pvt. EloiseA hummingbird in Spyro: Year of the Dragon.
Pvt. HeleneA hummingbird in Spyro: Year of the Dragon.
Pvt. NikitaA hummingbird in Spyro: Year of the Dragon.
Violet SabrewingA violet sabrewing in the 2017 DuckTales series.

Funny hummingbird names

From puns to silly nicknames, we’re introducing funny name ideas for your pet hummingbird:

  • Airforce
  • Beaky
  • Bumblebee
  • Featherbutt
  • Hum Along
  • Humberto Eco
  • Humminator
  • Hummington
  • Humstead
  • Lewis Humilton
  • Quickfeather
  • Snappy
  • Sneakbeak
  • Speedbeak

Good hummingbird names

  • Azul
  • Bloom
  • Blue
  • Bluejay
  • Boost
  • Casey
  • Chant
  • Cyan
  • Feathers
  • Finch
  • Forest
  • Fountain
  • Green
  • Hilbert
  • Inca
  • Indigo
  • Jade
  • Lightfeather
  • Lupine
  • Merlin
  • Moss
  • Pace
  • Peck
  • Petal
  • Rainbow
  • Sage
  • Sky
  • Tawny
  • Thorn
  • Tourmaline
  • Turquoise
  • West
  • Wind

Cool hummingbird names

A green hummingbird sitting

Hummingbirds are not only cute, but they’re also very cool birds. Here’s a list of badass hummingbird names guaranteed to captivate the coolness of this unique bird:

  • Apollo
  • Avalar
  • Blaze
  • Bossbeak
  • Bullet
  • Destiny
  • Dragonfly
  • Flash
  • Hurricane
  • Peacock
  • Pegasus
  • Phoenix
  • Silver
  • Storm
  • Swiftheart
  • Titan
  • Tornado
  • Twister
  • Volcano
  • Wingpower
  • Zenith
  • Zephyr

Pet hummingbird names

Do you have hummingbirds nesting in your garden? You’re lucky to get to observe these beautiful birds so closely!

Hummingbirds are also beneficial for your garden. That’s because they eat all kinds of small insects in addition to flower nectar.

Pick out the perfect name for your feathered friend, and get ready to watch them soar!

  • Angel
  • Birdie
  • Comet
  • Dandelion
  • Fawn
  • Lucky
  • Nesty
  • Pixie
  • Puffy
  • Spring
  • Star
  • Summer
  • Sunbeam
  • Velvet

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