Penguins are cute seabirds that live exclusively below the equator. Some are island dwellers and can be found in warmer climates but most reside in and around icy Antarctica. We have put together cute and funny names for your penguin.
Cute Penguin Names
Daisy: The name Daisy is perfect for your female penguin. It is inspired by the daisy flower, which is very beautiful.
Phil: You can consider naming your penguin Phil; the name is short and cute. Phil is short for Phillip.
Angel: The name Angel is perfect for your female penguin. It is a term used to endear a lovely being.
Bella: The name Bella means beautiful, hence, it is a good name for a penguin.
Happy: You can consider naming your penguin Happy. The name suits a jolly penguin.
Max: If you shorten the name Maxwell, you get the name Max, an adorable name for your cute penguin.
Here are other cute penguin names.
Cute Female Penguin Names
Generally, penguins are adorable and we have listed cute names for female penguins.
Pearl: A pearl is a gem, and the term can also be used as a name for someone who is precious to you. Pearl makes a good name for your precious penguin.
Breeze: Breeze is a good name to give to a penguin who lives by the sea side.
Lily: You can name your female penguin Lily, a pretty name. This name is derived from the lily flower.
Liz: The name Liz is short for Elizabeth and it makes an attractive name for your female penguin.
Abha: Abha is a female given name which means ‘bright,’ a good name for an intelligent female.
Scarlett: Your penguin is definitely not red, but the name Scarlet will suit her because it means red, the colour of love and affection.
Below are cute female penguin names which will suit your female pet.
- Cat woman
Cute Male Penguin Names
If you are looking for a cute name for your male penguin, we have listed cute male penguin names below.
Pitbull: Pitbull is a good name for a huge penguin.
Eddy: You can name your penguin Eddy, which is short for Edwin.
Anton: Anton is a good name for a treasured male penguin pet. This name means ‘the priceless one.’
Hugo: The name Hugo, is excellent for a penguin, since it means ‘mind, intellect.’ It complements the penguin’s intelligence.
Quinn: Quinn is also a cute name which is apt for a penguin. This name means ‘intelligent,’ and so, it matches the penguin’s cleverness.
Solomon: If your penguin is calm, name him Solomon. This name means ‘peaceful,’ it will suit your pet.
Simba: The name Simba will suit an authoritative penguin. It is inspired by Simba, the leader of all animals in the ‘Lion King.’
Here are other cute names for your male penguin.
- Tai Lung
Cute Baby Penguin Names
If you have a baby penguin, here is a list of baby penguin names you can get ideas from.
Peanut: The term peanut is used on someone or something little, therefore, you can name your baby penguin Peanut and the name will stick.
Teeny: Teeny means ‘small,’ therefore, it is a perfect name for your baby penguin.
Little Birdy: You can name your baby penguin Little Birdy; the name will stick.
Munchkin: Munchkin is a term used to refer to a tiny and adorable creature. The name Munchkin is perfect for your baby penguin.
Shorty: Penguins are short and baby penguins are shorter; the name shorty will suit your baby penguin.
Weeny: Weeny is the term used to refer to something tiny, therefore, it makes a good name for your baby penguin.
Below are other cute names for your baby penguin.
- Mrs Little
Funny Penguin Names
If you want a hilarious name for your penguin, here are funny penguin names for you.
Iceberg: You can name your penguin Iceberg, a funny name referring to the place were penguins reside.
Friar Tux: You can make a funny penguin’s name out of a pun. Friar Tux is a good funny penguin name, the Tux complements the penguin’s black and white colour.
Pebble: Pebble is a funny name for your penguin, since this name means ‘stone.’ Male penguins gift their partners with a stone, which they then use in making their nests, so the name Pebble will suit her.
Here are more funny penguin names below.
- Pinky Dinky
- Fission Chips
- Big Mack Yo
- Karate Kevin
- Demo Pengie
- Icy Queen
- Demo Pengie
- Art Teddy
- Bread Jr
- Pick The Pin
- Gap Tooth
Cartoon Penguin Names
Penguin cartoons are adorable, so if you want a cartoon name for your penguin, read on.
- Tootsie (Donald Duck)
- Pingo (Rasmus Klump)
- Misha (Penguin Lost)
- Duke (Boner’s Ark)
- Esmerald (Mawaru Penguin Drum)
- Alfred (Zig et Puce)
- Topper (Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town)
- Pingu and Pinga (Pingu)
- Jessica and Alex (Oggy and the Cockroaches)
- Tacky and Penguin (Tacky the Penguin)
- Gunter (Adventure Time)
- Captain Cook and Greta (Mr Popper’s Penguins)
- Peso (Octonauts)
- Pamie and Nick (Adventures of the Little Kaola)
- Chill Penguin (Mega Man X)
- Sparky (This Mordern World)
- Tuxedo Sam (Sanrio)
- Tux (Out of Jimmy’s Head)
- Fred (Sitting Ducks)
- Pablo (The Three Caballeros)
- Penny (The Kaola Brothers)
- Peggi (Tokyo ESP)
- Opus (Bloom Country)
- Mumble (Happy Feet)
- Presley (Love Birds)
Clever Penguin Names
Penguins are very clever and intelligent animals and we have suggested names which matches this characteristic.
Bright: Bright is a good name to give to your penguin who is clever. To be bright is to be intelligent and Bright is short for Brightwel.
Professor: A professor is a learned fellow and so, this name is apt for a clever penguin.
Tesla: You can name your penguin after the genius who solved many mysteries of electrical engineering.
Dave: The name Dave is perfect for your penguin. It is inspired by Dave, the penguin who was studied by researchers in the USA and was discovered to be intelligent.
Dr Penguin: The name Dr Penguin is just a perfect name for a clever penguin.
Below are more names which will suit your clever penguin.
Are Penguins Fluffy?
Penguins are adorable and you might be wondering what it feels like to hug one. You should know, penguins are strong birds and hugging them feels like cuddling a dense bag of sand. Their bodies are slippery, it’s hard to hold them; but if you rub your hand down the penguin’s body, you will find it to be smooth and glossy. However, getting too friendly with a penguin is not a very good idea; they don’t like to be touched or hugged – they may bite you if threatened. Penguins use their sharp beaks that feel more like clamps. When bitten by penguins, you will definitely bleed. While you might assume hugging a penguin is fun, penguins can also smack you with their flippers aggressively and they can break your leg or fracture a bone.
How to Make Penguins Comfortable Enough to Hug You?
Penguins do not hate human touch or social interaction. Some species of penguins live in isolated lands and they are not used to human interactions; they might see humans as threats. You should only try to cuddle a penguin when they have gotten comfortable around you. With penguins, you need to make sure not to push the wrong buttons. If you want to get interactive with penguins, take note of the following.
- Avoid making long noises, penguins view loud noises as an intrusion – they make the penguins nervous.
- Penguins might be adorable but they can be smelly, so take time and get used to the penguin poop smell.
- Make slow movements, since sudden and fast changes may threaten the penguins.
- Sit down and if possible, stay low always when interacting with penguins.
- A penguin may take a little while before getting comfortable around you, so be patient.
- Keep your cameras away and focus on interacting with the penguin.
You need to keep these points in mind to make sure a penguin does not view you as dangerous. Penguins are not aware of land predators, this means, you have high chances of striking a cordial and friendly relationship with a penguin. Also note that, penguins that are kept under supervision and are trained for human interaction are the safest option for a close encounter with a penguin. Therefore, it is safe that if you plan to hug a penguin, you go somewhere they are trained to cuddle because a wild penguin will probably take one of your eyes in return for a hug.