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100+ Funny Chicken Names (Puns, Celebs, Cartoons, Traits, Athletes, ..)

By Chicken Fans Editorial Team

Looking for a clever and funny chicken name for your chicks? We’ve compiled an extensive list of over 100 hilarious chicken names to help you pick the perfect name and bring a smile to your face.

There’s nothing wrong with giving your chicken a traditional name, but if you want your backyard flock to stand out, a funny and original name is exactly what you need. Calling out your chicken’s names will make your neighbors, family, and even vet giggle.

But bear in mind that there can be a fine line between funny and insulting, so be careful with picking an offending name if you don’t want things to get awkward.

Whether you find inspiration in puns, wordplay, or irony, this list will motivate you to pick the best names for your backyard pets! And if this list is not enough, check out our chicken name generator or overall top 100 chicken names to get even more funny chicken names.

Before we dive into our compiled lists with over a hundred funny chicken names, here are our top picks.

Funny Chicken Names (Top Picks)

Of all the funny chicken names on this page, here are our top picks:

CategoryFunniest Chicken Names
Female ChickensChickira, Princess Lay-a, Hennifer Lopez
Male ChickensPeter Pecker, Fricassee, Sir Peck-a-Lot
CelebritiesHoudini, Brad Peck, Chickovsky
PunsEggzilla, Peckachu, Leonardo DiCluckrio
Movie CharactersDarth Feather, Hen Solo, Dr. Evil
CartoonDora the Eggsplorer, Henny Penny, Chickeraffe
CharacteristicsPuffington, Scissorbeaks, Wiggles
SportsRoger Featherer, David Peckham, Floyd MayFeather

Funny Hen Names for Female Chickens

There are several amusing names to pick for female chickens. Many of these names draw inspiration from celebrities, food references, their egg-laying abilities, as well as the distinct appearances and characteristics of chickens.

Female Chicken NameThe Reference
ChickiraShakira, the Colombian singer
Princess Lay-aPrincess Leia, a character from Star Wars
Hennifer LopezJennifer Lopez, the American singer, actress, and dancer
SassyA term describing a spirited and lively personality
EggmakerPlayful twist on the term “egg maker”
SpanxSpanx, a brand of body-shaping undergarments
CrispyRefers to the crispy texture of grilled food
BugeaterFor chickens with an appetite for bugs
GrandmaReference to a beloved and wise grandmother
DrumstickThe meaty portion of a chicken leg
PuddinA playful nickname or reference to a dessert
ButternutA healthy squash that chickens can eat that looks like a chicken
Peck-a-DillyA type of squash often used in cooking and baking
DinnerDirect reference to the mealtime tradition
Mother CluckerPlayful twist of “motherfucker”
Candy FlossCotton candy, a sweet and fluffy treat
FluffbuttReference to Fluffbutt Friday, where chicken fans post the fluffy butts of their chickens on social media
Eggs BenedictA popular breakfast dish featuring poached eggs
Tik TokFor chickens with videos on the popular social media platform
PumpkinA big round, orange squash that’s healthy for chickens and looks like a chicken
chickens outside the coop

Funny Rooster names for Male Chickens

Likewise, there are several amusing names to pick for roosters that draw inspiration from celebrities, food references, as well as their aggressive tendencies and noisy crowing in the morning.

Chicken NameReference
Sir Peck-a-LotPlayful twist on “Sir Lancelot”
RoostieMcRoofacePlayful twist on “Boaty McBoatface”
NuggetReference to chicken nuggets
PunkyTerm used to describe someone rebellious
StompyDescriptive name for a rooster’s footsteps
Elvis PoultryElvis Presley, the iconic singer
BurritoMexican food dish
PeckerheadHumorous term referencing a rooster’s comb
Alarm ClockRefers to a rooster’s crow as an alarm clock
DandySlang term for a stylish and well-dressed person
FricasseeA cooking method for meat, including chicken
RebelA name suggesting a rebellious nature
Rocky the RoosterReference to the character Rocky from “Rock-a-Doodle”
HomerunReferring to the successful baseball term “homerun”
Peter PeckerHumorous play on words with “pecker” referring to a rooster
BigfootHumorous reference to the legendary creature
ColossusA term associated with something massive or impressive
TysonReference to boxer Mike Tyson
BuddyA friendly and familiar term
SpudSlang term for a potato

Funny Rooster Names from Movie Characters

If you’re into movies, here is a collection of rooster names inspired by memorable movie characters. From action heroes to quirky personalities, this list offers a blend of cinematic references and poultry puns.

Chicken NameMovie CharacterMovies/Series
BubbaBubba BlueForrest Gump
Prince AkeemPrince AkeemComing to America
The DudeThe DudeThe Big Lebowski
BruiserBruiserLegally Blonde
StiflerSteve StiflerAmerican Pie series
RockyRocky BalboaRocky series
ShermanSherman KlumpThe Nutty Professor
MacGyverAngus MacGyverMacGyver (TV series)
Frank The TankFrank RicardOld School
Kip DynamiteKip DynamiteNapoleon Dynamite
FrodoFrodo BagginsThe Lord of the Rings series
GodzillaGodzillaGodzilla series
HulkThe HulkMarvel Cinematic Universe
SlimerSlimerGhostbusters series
Tiny TimTiny TimA Christmas Carol
Dr. EvilDr. EvilAustin Powers series
Darth FeatherDarth VaderStar Wars
ChunkChunkThe Goonies
MulderFox MulderThe X-Files

Funny Hen Names from Movie Characters

Here is another compilation of funny hen names inspired by iconic female movie characters. You can’t go wrong if you want to add a touch of cinematic charm to your clucking egg-laying hens.

NameMovie CharacterMovie / Serie
Mrs. DoubtfireMrs. DoubtfireMrs. Doubtfire
Princess Lay-APrincess LeiaStar Wars
Mary PoopinsMary PoppinsMary Poppins
JunoJuno MacGuffJuno
Wonder WomanWonder WomanWonder Woman
Atilla The HenAttila the HunAttila
BuffyBuffy SummersBuffy the Vampire Slayer
Fat AmyFat AmyPitch Perfect
Dora the Eggs-plorerDora the ExplorerDora and the Lost City of Gold
Hen SoloHan SoloStar Wars
Ace HenturaAce VenturaAce Ventura: Pet Detective
XenaXenaXena the Warrior Princess
Lara CroftLara CroftTomb Raider
Sugar CaneCandy KaneN/A
ScullyDana ScullyThe X-Files
HennypennyHenny PennyChicken Little (Folk Tale)
ElevenElevenStranger Things
ArielArielThe Little Mermaid

Funny Chicken Names Based on Celebrities

There are more celebrities on the planet than the actors walking on the red carpet. Here is a collection of funny chicken names inspired by famous celebrities. Many celebrity references lend themselves to clever wordplay, from actors and musicians to cultural icons.

Chicken NameCelebrity NameWho’s The Celebrity
Alice Coop-erAlice CooperAlice Cooper is a rock musician known for his theatrical performances and hit songs like “School’s Out” and “Poison.”
Hennifer AnistonJennifer AnistonJennifer Aniston is an actress known for her role as Rachel Green on the popular TV show “Friends” and numerous film appearances.
Grace ShelleyMary ShelleyMary Shelley was an English novelist and the author of the Gothic novel “Frankenstein,” one of the most iconic works of horror fiction.
Sophia Lor-HenSophia LorenSophia Loren is an Italian actress and international film star known for her beauty, talent, and performances in classic movies.
ChickovskyTchaikovskyPyotr Tchaikovsky was a Russian composer known for his ballets, including “Swan Lake,” “The Nutcracker,” and “Sleeping Beauty.”
Amelia EgghartAmelia EarhartAmelia Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
Yolko OnoYoko OnoHeidi Klum is a German-American supermodel, television personality, and businesswoman known for her work in the fashion industry.
David BeakhamDavid BeckhamDavid Beckham is a former professional soccer player and a global icon known for his skills on the field and his sense of style.
Heidi PlumeHeidi KlumHeidi Klum is a German-American supermodel, television personality, and businesswoman known for her work in the fashion industry.
Albert EggsteinAlbert EinsteinAlbert Einstein was a theoretical physicist and one of the most renowned scientists in history, known for his theory of relativity.
George CluckneyGeorge ClooneyGeorge Clooney is an actor, filmmaker, and philanthropist known for his roles in films like “Ocean’s Eleven” and his humanitarian work.
Oprah HenfreyOprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey is a television host known for her talk show, “The Oprah Winfrey Show,”
HoudiniHarry HoudiniHarry Houdini was a legendary magician and escape artist known for his incredible feats and illusions.
Abrahen LincolnAbraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, known for his leadership during the American Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation.
Chick JaggerMick JaggerMick Jagger is the lead vocalist of the rock band The Rolling Stones, known for his energetic stage presence and iconic rock songs.
Hilary FluffHillary ClintonHillary Clinton is a former United States Secretary of State and presidential candidate, known for her political career and advocacy work.
Brad PeckBrad PittBrad Pitt is an actor and producer known for his roles in films like “Fight Club” and “Ocean’s Eleven” and his philanthropic efforts.
Hendy WarholAndy WarholHillary Clinton is a former United States Secretary of State and presidential candidate known for her political career and advocacy work.
Lindsey LohenLindsay LohanLindsay Lohan is an actress

Funny Chicken Names Based on Puns

Now that we’ve entered pun territory, we’ve hatched a list of funny chicken names with some egg-straordinary wordplay to make you chuckle.

Chicken NamePun Reference
Eggward ScissorbeaksEdward Scissorhands
Eggbert EinsteinAlbert Einstein
Chick JaggerMick Jagger
Cluck RogersBuck Rogers
Beaker the PeekerBeaker the Muppet (peeking)
Feather LocksleyRobin Hood (Locksley being his surname)
Colonel SandersColonel Sanders (KFC founder and spokesperson)
Coop DeVilleCoupe de Ville (French term for luxury car)
The Fowl-tographerThe photographer
Sir Clucks-a-LotSir Lancelot
Cluck KentClark Kent (Superman’s alter ego)
Chickadee ChaplinCharlie Chaplin
The Rooster RulerThe Rule of the Ruler
Featherina BallerinaBallerina
Wing CrosbyBing Crosby (famous singer and actor)
Leonardo DiCluckrioLeonardo DiCaprio
David PeckhamDavid Beckham

Funny Chicken Names Based on Characteristics

Puns are fun, but the funniest names are the names that refer to the unique characteristics of your chicken. Chickens come in all shapes, sizes, and feather patterns, each with their own distinct traits and quirks. Take a look at your birds and try to come up with something to highlight their special characteristics for an amusing identity. This list of chicken names should get you going!

Chicken NameChicken Characteristic
FeatherfootChickens with fluffy feathered feet
FluffyFluffy and highly feathered chicken
ScissorbeaksChickens with cross beak, also called scissor beak
ScratcherActive and enthusiastic forager or scratcher
CluckyChickens that are clucking frequently
PeepersChicks that are peeping or chirping
SpeedyAgile and quick-moving chicken
BlinkyChickens with quick eye movements
PuffChicken with a puffed-up appearance or fluffy feathers
ChirpyCheerful and frequent chirping chicken
WigglesEnergetic and lively chicken
BlackieBlack-feathered chicken
BrownieBrown-feathered chicken
DasherEnergetic and fast-moving chicken
SpottieChicken with spotted or speckled feathers
JumperChicken known for escaping over the fence (alternative name: Houdini)
FeatherinaGraceful and elegant chicken with beautiful feathers
RustyChicken with reddish or rusty-colored feathers
DottieChicken with dotted or spotted feathers
PuffingtonLarge and round-bodied chicken with a puffed-up appearance

Funny Chicken Names Based on Sports

Many people want to name their firstborn and pets after athletes they admire. So we’ve created our own roster of athletes to give your chickens their unique flair. These chicken names draw inspiration from various sports and iconic athletes. Here are some funny plays on famous sports figures for sport-inspired chicken names:

Chicken NameReal Player NameSportFloyd Mayweather is a retired professional boxer known for his undefeated record and won 15 major world championships, from super featherweight to light middleweight.
Floyd MayFeatherFloyd Mayweather Jr.BoxingFloyd Mayweather is a retired professional boxer known for his undefeated record and won 15 major world championships, from super featherweight to light middleweight.
Beak BryantKobe BryantBasketballKobe Bryant was a legendary NBA basketball player who won numerous championships and accolades.
Lionel “Clucksi”Lionel MessiSoccerLionel Messi is an Argentine professional soccer player, widely regarded as one of the greatest of all time (the GOAT).
Wing “Gretzky”Wayne GretzkyIce HockeyWayne Gretzky, nicknamed “The Great One,” is a former professional ice hockey player and NHL legend.
Shaquille O’BealShaquille O’NealBasketballShaquille O’Neal, known as Shaq, is a retired NBA player and one of the most dominant centers in basketball.
Cluckie RobinsonJackie RobinsonBaseballJackie Robinson was a trailblazing baseball player who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball.
Chickie JohnsonMagic JohnsonBasketballMagic Johnson is a retired NBA player known for his exceptional skills and leadership on the basketball court.
Pele the PoultryPeléSoccerPelé, a Brazilian football legend, is widely regarded as one of the greatest soccer players of all time.
Serena “Egg”liamsSerena WilliamsTennisSerena Williams is a dominant professional tennis player, with numerous Grand Slam titles to her name.
Cluckie DempseyClint DempseySoccerClint Dempsey is a retired American professional soccer player who had a successful career both in the MLS and internationally.
Roger FeathererRoger FedererTennisRoger Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player, considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time.
YolkovichNikola JokićBasketballNikola Jokić, known as “The Joker,” is a Serbian basketball player who won the NBA MVP award in 2021.
David “Peck”hamDavid BeckhamSoccerDavid Beckham is a former professional soccer player and an international icon in the world of football.
LeCluck JamesLeBron JamesBasketballLeBron James is a prominent NBA player known for his athleticism, skill, and impact on and off the court.
Feather “Iron” MikeMike TysonBoxingMike Tyson is a legendary former professional boxer known for his power and aggressive fighting style.
Cluck NorrisChuck NorrisMartial ArtsChuck Norris is a martial artist, actor, and pop culture icon, known for his tough-guy persona and martial arts skills.
Henrik “Cluck” LundqvistHenrik LundqvistIce HockeyHenrik Lundqvist is a Swedish former ice hockey goaltender who had a successful career in the NHL.
Cluckie BoweRiddick BoweBoxingRiddick Bowe is a retired professional boxer who was a former undisputed heavyweight champion

Funny Chicken Names Based on Chicken Breed

Chickens come in a wide variety of breeds, each with its own unique characteristics, appearances, and traits. From the feathery fluffballs of Silkies to the big, majestic Brahmas, try to come up with a name that captures the essence of your breed. Here is a collection of funny chicken names inspired by common chicken breeds.

Chicken NameChicken BreedWhy it Fits
FluffySilkieSilkie chickens have incredibly soft and fluffy feathers.
CurlyFrizzleFrizzle chickens have curly feathers.
SpeckleWyandotteWyandotte chickens often have speckled or laced patterns.
Red BaronRhode Island RedRhode Island Reds are known for their rich red color.
Crested QueenPolishPolish chickens have elaborate crests on their heads.
RockstarPlymouth RockPlymouth Rock chickens are a popular and classic breed.
Majestic PlumeCochinCochins have feathered legs and a large, feathery appearance.
DottyBarnevelderBarnevelder chickens are known for their dark brown eggs, and “Dotty Dot” refers to their speckled feathers.
BaronessBrahmaBrahmas are large and majestic.
Midnight MajestyMarans“Midnight Majesty” reflects their appearance.
PuffyOrpingtonOrpington chickens have fluffy feathers
BluebellAraucanaAraucana chickens are known for their blue eggs.
SunshineGolden CometGolden Comet chickens have beautiful golden plumage that shimmers in the sunlight.

Funny Chicken Names Based on Cartoon & Animation Characters

Last but not least, we have a collection of chicken names inspired by our beloved cartoon and animation characters. If you have memories of a lovable character or when you are picking names with your children, cartoon-inspired chicken names are sure to make you smile.

Here is our list of funny chicken names inspired by heroic superheroes, mischievous troublemakers, or lovable sidekick cartoon characters:

Chicken NameReferenceCategory
Foghorn LeghornLooney TunesCartoon
Chicken LittleChicken LittleDisney Movie
AceChicken LittleDisney Movie
GingerChicken RunMovie
CamillaThe MuppetsTV/Movie
BabsTiny Toon AdventuresCartoon
HenriettaFoghorn LeghornCartoon
HennymennyRobin HoodDisney Movie
Feathers McGrawWallace and Gromit: The Wrong TrousersMovie
Chicken BooAnimaniacsCartoon
Chick HicksCarsMovie
Foghorn J. LeghornThe Looney Tunes ShowCartoon
Foghorn P. LeghornRobot ChickenTV/Movie
Foghorn H. LeghornThe Looney Tunes ShowCartoon
Henny PennyKnown as Chicken Little in the USFolk Tales
Chicken BooAnimaniacsCartoon
ChickeraffeMadagascar: Escape 2 AfricaMovie
FowlmouthTiny Toon AdventuresCartoon

Some Tips for Coming up With Even More Funny Chicken Names

If this list wasn’t enough for you and you are still searching for that unique, clever name, here are some tips for you to come up with something:

  • Use puns: Puns are always a great source of inspiration for funny chicken names. Think of words that sound similar to anything chicken related, like hen, egg, pullet, feather, cluck, … Then combine those words to come up with something. Think of hobbies and things you see in your daily life. Tough chicken? What about Cluck Norris. Fan of Star Wars? What about Dart Feather?
  • Pop culture and celebrities: draw inspiration from artists, singers, movie characters, TV shows, or anything else pop culture related. Have you seen Hennifer Aniston last night? Science fan? What about Albert Eggstein.
  • Food: get creative with food. We all love eating eggs, so what about a hen named Omelette? What about a brown chicken called Cappucino?
  • Personality: most chickens have a specific personality. If your chicken is energetic and quick, you could name her Jumpy. If you have two escape artists, they could be Penn & Teller.

You also don’t have to come up with something on your own. It’s a lot more fun to find the perfect name for your backyard flock together with the kids or with friends and family!

Let the Computer Generate a Name!

If you’re still left empty-handed after all these lists and tips, you can head over to our chicken name generator:

chicken name generator

Just select a gender, the size of your chicken, and what kind of names you want to generate. You can choose to generate funny names, clever puns based on movies and celebs, or derive names from mythical characters.

And in case you are still looking further, we have even more specific lists compiled with chicken names for you to pick from:

Good luck picking one, and let us know what you went for!

What are Funny Star Wars Chicken Names?

Princess Laya, Obi-Wan Henobi, Egg-2D2, Hen Solo, Chew-bawka, Kylo Hen, Rebel, Skywalker, Mandalorihen, Landegg Calrissihen, Annikhen Egglayer, Darth Rooster, Chick3PO, Kylo Hen, Jar jar beaks, Darth Layer

Chicken Fans Editorial Team

The editorial team consists of 3rd generation chicken owners Kat, journalist, editor-in-chief, and Nick, working with illustrators and specialists in the field.