Pet turkey names - A turkey on a green lawn

Picking out the perfect name for your new pet turkey can be challenging. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Check out our list of 100+ best pet turkey names for the amazing bird.

From traditional names like Pilgrim and Giblet to unique options like Turkinator and Sir Gobbles-a-Lot, there’s bound to be a perfect name for your new feathered friend on this list.

So take your time, have fun, and find the best moniker for your turkey companion.

Turkey as a pet

Turkeys are usually part of a homestead or farm. However, they can be kept exclusively as pets as well. These birds are intelligent and social and often build a bond with their owners. 

Please notice that turkeys are big birds and need a lot of space. It’s best to house a turkey in a large shed or small barn.

How to choose a name for a pet turkey

When you’re looking for a name for your new pet turkey, there are a few things to keep in mind. 

First, consider the personality of your turkey. Is it playful and outgoing? Or more subdued and reserved? This can help you narrow down your choices.

Next, think about what kind of name you want. Do you want something traditional, like Gobbles? Or something unique, like Tilda? There are no wrong answers here, so go with whatever feels right.

Finally, don’t forget to have fun with it! Naming a pet is an opportunity to be creative, so have fun and come up with something that makes you smile. 

You might find some extra inspiration in our list of the best vulture names. Or maybe you’d like our post on the best penguin names.

Female pet turkey names

The official name for a female turkey is a hen. You’ll find it in the list below, along with other turkey names for female birds:

  • Amy
  • Apple
  • Bella
  • Bertha
  • Dakota
  • Ellen
  • Georgia
  • Ginger
  • Grace
  • Hazel
  • Hen
  • Henny
  • Henrietta
  • Holly
  • Jenny
  • Kelly
  • May
  • Molly
  • Patricia
  • Peggy
  • Penny
  • Petunia
  • Rebecca
  • Sue
  • Sue-Ellen
  • Tilda

Male pet turkey names

Turkey names - A brown turkey outdoors

Tom is the official name for a male turkey. So, of course, you’ll find it in the list, along with some other great options:

  • Abe
  • Abraham
  • Ben
  • Bernard
  • Charlie
  • Donald
  • Frank
  • George
  • Harry
  • Henry
  • Jake
  • Jeremy
  • Jerry
  • Jim
  • Joey
  • John
  • Kyle
  • Lincoln
  • Miles
  • Oscar
  • Patrick
  • Paul
  • Percy
  • Robert
  • Samuel
  • Saul
  • Thomas
  • Tom
  • Woody
A turkey on white background

Cute turkey names

Choosing a cute moniker for your bird can help you bond with your new pet.

  • Butter
  • Caramel
  • Cheese
  • Cobbler
  • Corn
  • Cranberry
  • Cuddles
  • Fluffy
  • Gobbles
  • Honey
  • Jelly
  • Pumpkin

Good turkey names

Here are some of the best turkey names:

  • Aspen
  • Autumn
  • Berry
  • Crimson
  • Denver
  • Giblet
  • Indiana
  • Liberty
  • Peace
  • Pilgrim
  • Roasty
  • Sam

Funny pet turkey names

Are you looking for a funny name for your pet turkey?

It’s OK to have fun with naming your pet. Sometimes, a silly moniker is just the right one. Here are some funny turkey names to inspire you:

  • Birdie
  • Butterball
  • Cluck
  • Drumstick
  • Feathers
  • Gobblin
  • Saucy
  • Sir Gobbles-a-Lot
  • Turkinator
Two turkeys in snow

Pardoned turkey names

When George H. W. Bush was the president of the United States, it became a tradition for a president to “pardon” a turkey before Thanksgiving.

You might argue why only one turkey is pardoned, though. Why not pardon them all?

As a vegetarian, I’m not a fan of celebrations that involve eating animals. You could just as well eat vegan “turkey” made of seitan and you wouldn’t even notice a difference.

This might be an unpopular opinion, but I can’t resist an opportunity to speak for animals! Anyway, here are the names of the pardoned Thanksgiving turkeys:

Turkey nameYear pardoned
Liberty2001, 2011, 2023
Peanut Butter2021

Choosing a name for your pet is one of the first steps in your journey together. I hope this blog post has inspired you to name your pet turkey.

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