Baby Names Inspired by Birds

Spring is finally here, and I love waking up in the mornings to the gentle sounds of birds out my window (if only they’d come in and help with the chores, like the birds in Cinderella!).

Our kitchen table looks out over the backyard, so my girls are delighted on a daily basis by seeing birds appearing on the grass, hunting for seeds and worms.

With birds all around, I couldn’t help but think how many bird names make beautiful names for babies.

Click through to see my favorites!

  • Wren

    Wren

    I love the mix of modern and old-fashioned vibes in this name.

  • Sparrow

    Sparrow

    This sweet name is one of my recent favorites.

  • Robin

    Robin

    This hit its peak of popularity in the 1950s, but still is a winner.

  • Raven

    Raven

    Especially great if you have dark hair, but a beautiful name no matter what.

  • Phoenix

    Phoenix

    I love this strong name for a boy (or even a girl, if you’re adventurous!)

  • Phoebe

    Phoebe

    This name is making a big comeback, currently sitting at #303 on the Social Security Names list.

  • Oriole

    Oriole

    Whether you’re thinking baseball or birds, this is a fun and unusual name for a boy.

  • Lark

    Lark

    I like this for both boys and girls – it just feels fun, happy, and carefree.

  • Jay

    Jay

    This name has a great bird connection, but isn’t obvious.

  • Hawk

    Hawk

    Fierce and strong, this is the perfect name if you’re looking for something out of the ordinary.

  • Gull

    Gull

    Perfect for your little beach baby.

  • Finch

    Finch

    Whether you’re thinking of a small bird or Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird, this is a winner.

  • Dove

    Dove

    Sweet and soft, this is a lovely name for a little one.

  • Byrd

    Byrd

    A masculine version of “Bird.”

  • Avis

    Avis

    Latin for “bird”

  • Ava

    Ava

    Arabic for “bird”

  • Dunlin

    Dunlin

    I love this beautiful name for either boys or girls. It’s so unusual, but easy to pronounce.

  • Falcon

    Falcon

    This high-speed bird is strong and powerful, a perfect name for a little man.

  • Starling

    Starling

    This works for a boy or a girl (or go with “Star” for short).

  • Heron

    Heron

    These coastal birds have a lovely name that fits a new baby beautifully.

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