Bats are cute, tiny faced, furry animals with pointy wings. If you look at them closely, you will see that they actually look like puppies, very cute. We will help you find the perfect name for your bat.
Why Wild Animals Should Be Named
Recently, zoos, aquariums, and marine parks, now appreciate the influence naming an animal has on the animal itself and on people. Also, these places are beginning to realise how naming an animal can positively influence how the visitors interact with them as well as those that tend to the animals. It has become common for zoos to hold events or contests to name newly born animals. Many people now refer to these animals by their names or nicknames before their species. As such, naming animals whether wild or domesticated is important. Naming animals should be done properly and with careful consideration whether we are naming a pet or a wild animal at the zoo or game park. Naming a pet or a wild animal is important especially when it comes to unlocking our empathy towards them. By naming a pet or other wild animal, we create a distinction between a generalized animal to an individualized companion or even a friend. For the same reason it is not surprising that our pets and wild companions easily gained access to our affection and empathy that we normally reserved for our own kind once we named them. Therefore, naming your pet or bat will have the same effect. You should consider your bat as one of your family members that needs a name.
Cute Bat Names
Winged Pupper: Winged Pupper is a cute bat name, perfect for your bat. It is a double barrel word made from the word winged, describing how bats have wings and pupper, highlighting how a bat looks like a tiny puppy.
Vampyressa: You can name your bat Vampyressa. This name is fitting because it is the term used to refer to a to a type of leaf-nosed bat.
Sekhmet: Sekhmet is a cute name to give to your bat. The name is taken from Egyptian mythology were it is closely associated with bloodlust, death and vampire behaviour. It’s a cute name for a bad bat.
Bast: The name Bast means ‘female devourer.’ It is a cute name to give to your bat.
Tampax: Tampax makes a cute bat name and it is perfect for your bat because it soaks up blood and it scares most people.
Fluffy: You can also name your bat Fluffy. The name is suitable for a bat, since she is furry.
Here are other cute names you can consider.
- Boo Jam
The Different Types Of Bats
There are over 1,100 different types of species of bats. As such these bats have been grouped as follows. The Fruit Bat, which falls into the category of the Megabat and sometimes called the Flying Fox in other locations. These bats differ in size from one location to another. The other kind of bat is the Indiana Bat. This is a medium sized bat species. This bat comes in various colours ranging from brown, black, or gray. These bats are only 1 or 2 inches in length when fully grown and weigh only about a quarter of an ounce. Then there is the vampire bat, a fascinating species which has been involved with legends for centuries. This type of bat features a short muzzle that is cone shaped. There is another type of bat called the Egyptian Fruit Bat which is much smaller with a length of about six inches. However, these bats have a large wing span of about two feet. Also, these bats are light with a weight of less than half a pound. Other types of bats include the little brown bats, the giant golden crowned flying fox bat, and the Kitti’s hog nosed bat. The little brown bat is a species that is well known with an overall body size that is from 3 inches to about 3 and half inches. This bat weighs no more than half an ounce. The giant golden-crowned flying-fox species is a rare bat, that features super long wings. The bat’s wings are so long that it looks like they are wrapped around the body like a cloak. The kitti’s hog-nosed bat or bumblebee bat is quite unique. This bat is so tiny that people started calling it a bumblebee bat.
Pet Bat Names
If you are looking for a possible pet bat names, here are nice names which will suit your pet bat.
Kirk Langstorm: You can name your pet bat Kirk Langstorm, after the character who acted as Batman.
Battie: Battie is a good name for your bat. The name is a variant of the term bat.
Mouse: If you want an amusing name for your pet bat, Mouse is the right name. It is derived from the word mouse; bats do resemble mice.
Shadow: Bats stay in the shadows, hence, the name Shadow is a good pet bat names.
Fangy: Bats have a strong grip which is fuelled by their sharp claws. The term Fang refers to a strong grip; so the name Fang is perfect for your bat.
Bloody Mary: It is appropriate naming your pet bat Bloody Mary, because vampire bats thrive off of blood.
Snoutface: You can name your bat Snoutface, a name which describes the dog-like snout which a bat has.
You can also select other pet bat names below.
- Puddle Pup
Bats Behavioural Attributes
Bats are nocturnal creatures that mostly fly at dawn and dusk. They also fly very quickly plus they can make really fast manoeuvres. These flying mammals live together in large roosts during their winter hibernation and migration. When fall and winter months come, many bats breed so that the offspring are born in the late spring that way the births are in line with the return of insect prey. The insect-eating bats hunt using a certain type of natural sonar called echolocation. They do this by emitting a high-frequency sound which cannot be detected by people that bounces off surrounding objects. When the sound hits an object, or an insect, it bounces back to the bat’s pronounced ears and indicates to the the bat an audible map for the shape, distance, as well as the location of any nearby objects. Everything takes place so quickly that a bat can make it look so instant. The echolocation system of a bat is so advanced and precise that to this day scientists study bats so that they can make sonar equipment for ships.
Famous Bat Names
Usually famous bat names are inspired by famous bat films. We have suggested a number of famous bat names for your bat.
Wonderboy: Wonderboy is a famous bat name which is good for your bat. This name is the name of the baseball bat in the ‘The Natural.’
Sailor Moon: You can consider naming you bat after the show, Sailor Moon.
Dracula: Dracula is a famous name of the big bossy bat, in the animated film ‘Hotel Transylvania.’ It is a good name for your vampire bat.
Foxy: Foxy is a nice name for a flying fox bat.
Al-Ghul: You can name your bat after the black AL-Ghul, who in mythology is an Arabic vampire.
Vlad: Vlad the vampire character from the ‘The Count of the Ages.’ Although not all bats are vampire bats, but you can still name your pet bat something associated with vampires. Vlad is also short for Valdimir.
Dark Knight: You can name your bat Dark Knight; the name is perfect because bats operate at night.
Below we have listed a number of other famous names you can choose from.
- Bat Sonie
- Bat Fink
- Night Master
What Bats Eat
A large number of bats in the United States as well as other countries are insectivores. These bats hunt at night. They eat flying insects such as mosquitoes, beetles, and moths, many of which are considered pests. Bats also provide an important ecological service by reducing a large number insects. In one midsummer night, it is estimated that 20 million Mexican free-tailed bats eat more than 200 tons of insects. It is important to note that not all bats eat insects. There are some that live on a diet of nectar and fruit. The mammals that feed on nectar also behave like pollinators to nighttime blooming plants. Interestingly, vampire bats do exist, but there are none in countries such as the USA. The closest vampire bats can be found in Mexico.
Funny Bat Names
You can come up with nice bat puns for your bat and you can also name your bat after baseball.
Babe Ruth: You can name your bat after Babe Ruth the baseball player who was good with the bat.
Indiana Bat-Jones: This name is a pun for Indiana Jones, the celebrity. The name is perfect for an Indiana Bat.
Bumble Bee; You can call your bat Bumble Bee, especially if he is of the Bumble Bee bat family.
Coffin: For some reason, bats are associated with graveyards, death and vampires, so the name Coffin sounds fitting.
Claws: Bats have a strong grip and so you can name your bat Claws because it puts its claws to good use.
Batista: Batista is a huge wrestler and naming your bat Batista is funny because even the big bat is not as big as Batista.
Other names for your pet are listed below.
- Baby Yoda
- Batly Koda
- Dark Lord
- Edward Cullen
- Batty McBatface
- Dark Lord
- Mr Wiskers
- Bruce Wayne
Interesting Facts About Bats
Bats can be found throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Hawaiian hoary bat is one of the only native, terrestrial mammals on the Hawaiian Islands. These mammals can be found even in Alaska. In fact, bats can be found in nearly every type of habitat. You can spot them in deserts, woodlands, suburban communities, caves, as well as large cities. These animals make their homes or roosts in various structures. They can make use of trees, caves, cracks in buildings, bridges, or even the attic of a house. You can find some of the largest colonies in the countries such as the USA and Hawaii. Typically bats like warm temperatures, plus they have several ways of dealing with the cold. Some bats, such as the big brown ones and the eastern red bats, hibernate in caves and trees in order to survive the cold winter. These mammals can sometimes be spotted flying around on warm winter days however, a lot of bats migrate to warmer climates or even to a nearby cave during the cold season.
Male Bat Names
Male bat names are suited with names which depict their toughness.
Dark Shadow: Bats live in dark corners and so the name Dark Shadow will suit your bat.
Nightmare: Bats are a nightmare for most people; you can name your male bat Nightmare, something people are afraid of.
Fang: The word Fang means to clutch and bats have claws which grip strongly. The name Fang is perfect for your male bat.
Gravestone: The name Gravestone is a good male bat name. Bats do not really live in graveyards but they are associated with death, hence the name Gravestone is perfect.
Foxy: You can name your bat Foxy; the name suits a big bat. Foxy is a name derived from the term “Flying Fox,” which refers to a type of bat that is foxlike.
Camazotz: Camazotz is a unique name for your bat. This is also a name of a Mayan deity that was associated with bats.
Anishinabe: You can also your male bat after Anishinabe, the man who turned people into bats.
You can also name your male bat from the names below.
- Dark Knight
- Bat Wing
Female Bat Names
We have suggested feminine names which will suit your female bat.
Cuddly: You can name your female bat Cuddly. The name is perfect considering the fact that bats are furry.
Sleeper: Sleeper is a good female bat name. Bats sleep throughout the day, so this name is perfect.
Bat Queen: If your bat is fierce looking, you can consider naming her Bat Queen. The name is inspired by the demon character in ‘The Owl House.’
Luna: The name Luna is a beautiful name which also refers to ‘The Goddess of the moon.’ This name will suit your bat, because she comes out at night.
Indiana: Indiana is a great female bat name which you can give to a bat that is Indiana.
Varney: You can name your female bat after Varney, the protagonist of the film “Varney the Vampire.”
Trill: The sounds made by bats can best be described by the word trill; therefore, you can name your female bat Trill.
Other names which you can give to your female bat are listed below.
Cool Bat Names
If you want a cool name for your bat, here are a few suggested names which you might like.
Foxface: Foxface is a cool name to give to that bat whose appearance is foxlike.
Elizabat: You can pun the word Elizabeth, by adding the bat to it so that it becomes Elizabat, a cool bat name.
Griffin: The term griffin refers to a mythical beast with a lion’s body, eagle’s head and wings. Bats look like mice, vampires, while some look like foxes with wings, hence, the name Griffin is fitting.
Winged Pupper: Winged Pupper is a cool name to give your bat. This name is perfect because bats have a facial resemblance to canines which make them look like flying puppies.
Bumblebee: Bumblebee is a term that refers to species of large bees. The name is perfect for a tiny bat.
Below is a list of more cool bat names for you to consider.
- Bat queen
Cartoon Bat Names
You can find a nice name for your bat from cartoon characters; we have compiled a list of names inspired by cartoon characters below.
Bat Queen: You can name your bat after the Bat Queen, a wealthy demon from ‘The Owl House.’ This name is perfect for a fierce looking female bat.
Benny the Bat: This is the name of a very honest, friendly and caring, brown furred bat with a snout like nose. You can name your friendly bat with a snout like nose, Benny.
Foxglove: Foxglove is a cute name for your bat. The name suits a good and sweet bat. The name is inspired by Foxglove the pink furred bat from the movie ‘Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers.’
Vampirina Hauntley: Vampirina Hauntley is the protagonist of the animated series ‘Vampirina,’ who is not very feminine. This makes a good name for a tough female bat or vampire bat.
Mavis: Mavis makes a good name for an energetic female bat. The name draws inspiration from Mavis, daughter of Dracula.
Below, are more cartoon inspired names for your bat.
- Night Master
- Juliet Van Heusen
- Mr Whiskers
- Bat Pat
- Devil Bat
- Marina Brightwing
Are bats helpful to the environment?
Yes, bats are environmentally helpful. They control insect population by eating tons of them every night. Though their vision is not so good, bats have a high frequency built in navigation system that can spot insects.
Which is the largest bat?
There is a species of bats called the Giant Golden-Crowned Flying Fox which is special as its name. This species has wings that are 5 feet long when open. It is the largest and it gets its name from its foxlike features.