Giraffes are different from our usual pet, so finding a name for a pet giraffe can be a challenge. Giraffes are the tallest mammals on earth and we have suggested the cutest of names for your giraffe and placed them into different categories.
Cute Giraffe Names
Long Legs: The name Long Legs is perfect for your giraffe as it complements her structure.
Ladder: You can name your giraffe Ladder; the name will suit your giraffe because she is tall.
Patches: A giraffe has spots all over its body, hence the name Patches will suit your giraffe.
Bao: Bao is a cute name for your giraffe. This name is inspired by Bao Xishun, the tall man who saved the lives of two dolphins.
Lawrence Longneck: You can consider naming your Giraffe, Lawrence Longneck; the name will stick, since giraffes have long necks.
Audrey Hepburn: This name is perfect for your female giraffe; you would have named her after someone who also had a long neck.
Sky: Sky is a real cute giraffe name to give to your female giraffe. The name is perfect since you have to look towards the sky to see her face.
Other cute names to select from are listed below.
Female Giraffe Names
Female giraffes are 2 feet smaller than males and their horns are covered by hair.
G-Spot: This is a cute name for your female giraffe; the name G-Spot is derived from the fact that a giraffe has spots and the word giraffe starts with a G.
Joy: You can consider naming your giraffe Joy; it is a short and sweet female given name.
Stretch: The name stretch will suit your female giraffe as she stretches her neck further to reach for the leaves above her head.
Jewel: Jewel is a good female giraffe name which will suit your precious and beautiful giraffe.
We have compiled a list of female giraffe names which you can consider.
Male Giraffe Names
Male giraffes are taller than females and they have bald horns. We have suggested a number of names which will suit your male giraffe.
Hulk: Hulk is a good name to give to your male giraffe. Hulk means ‘a big person,’ a giraffe is also big so this name suits him.
Thor: You can name your giraffe Thor; this name is inspired by Thor, the movie character. Naming your giraffe Thor makes him look tougher.
Jeff: Jeff is short for Jeffrey, and it is a good male giraffe name which you can give to your giraffe.
Tower: A giraffe is very tall just like a tower, therefore if you want a name that will highlight his height, name him Tower.
Gigantor: You can consider naming your giraffe Gigantor, a name derived from the term gigantic which refers to ‘a giant or something large.’ This name is perfect for your male giraffe because he is large.
Longus: Longus is a unique and good name for your giraffe; this name complements his height.
Here are more names which might suit your male giraffe.
- Mr Tall
- Mr Tripod
Male Giraffe Names
We have suggested good giraffe names that you may like for your giraffe.
Doti: You can name your giraffe Doti, from the word dot, which complements the dots on the giraffe.
Tiny: It is cute naming your giraffe by the opposite of what it really is; Tiny is a good giraffe name.
Long Reach: Long Reach is a good name to give to your giraffe who is the tallest and can reach the highest tree around.
Finn: The name Finn is a male given name which will suit your male giraffe.
Slim: Slim is a good name for your giraffe because giraffes are not buffy but slim and tall.
Melman: You can consider naming your giraffe after the movie character, Melman. The character is portrayed as a clumsy giraffe, hence, the name will suit your giraffe if he is clumsy.
Leggy: Giraffes have long legs, hence the name Leggy is an ideal name for your giraffe.
Here are more good names for your giraffe.
Funny Giraffe Names
If you want a funny name for your giraffe, we have compiled a list of funny names for your giraffe.
Shorty: It is funny naming the tallest mammal Shorty.
Extra Large: Extra Large is the term used to refer to the last size or biggest size there is; you can name your giraffe that.
Spotty: The name Spotty is perfect for your giraffe because she is dotted all over her body.
Pole: A pole is a straight and long log, since giraffes are tall, Pole makes a funny giraffe name.
Robert Brobroczky: You can name your giraffe after basketball players since they are usually tall and that will be funny. The name Robert Brobroczky is good for your giraffe.
Skyscraper: Skyscraper makes a funny giraffe name. The name suits your giraffe because she is very tall you need to look to the sky to see her head just as you need to look to the sky to see were a skyscraper ends.
Other funny giraffe names to choose from are listed below.
- Tacko Tall
- Ten Feet
- Little Foot
- Richard Long
- Too Tall
We have suggested a few monikers which are perfect for your giraffe.
Daddy Longneck: You can name your giraffe, Daddy Longneck; a great moniker which suits your long necked pet.
Mara: Mara means ‘spotted,’ and it is a good byname for your giraffe.
Zuri: The name Zuri is ideal for your giraffe, as it means ‘beautiful;’ giraffes are indeed a beautiful sight to behold.
Neckzilla: Neckzilla is a good name for your long necked pet.
Munchkin: You can name your lovely Giraffe Munchkin, a term used to endear a lovely pet.
Twiggy: Twiggy is a good name for your giraffe; she might be tall but she is slim, hence the name Twiggy will suit her.
Pearl: If you treasure your giraffe, you can name her Pearl.
You can also consider the monikers listed below.
- Little Foot
- Long Reach
- Cool Neck Luke
- High Tower
- Yellow Giant
- Mr Small
Pet Giraffe Names
If you have a pet giraffe, here are names you can consider giving to your giraffe.
Longfellow: This is the right name for your pet giraffe, as it describes its height.
Cheesy: Cheesy is a nice pet giraffe name derived from the word cheese. This name will definitely stick because giraffes are yellow, like cheese.
Anuli: You can name your giraffe Anuli, an African name which means joy. The name makes a good pet name.
Strider: The name strider is built from the word stride, which means ‘long steps.’ Because of their height, giraffes are striders, so this name is perfect for your pet giraffe.
Tajiri: You can consider naming your pet giraffe, Tajiri, a Swahili male given name which means ‘hope and confidence.’
Nessa: Nessa is a pink, optimistic, friendly and cheerful giraffe character in the animated movie series ‘My Big Friend.’ Naming your pet giraffe Nessa, is cute.
You can also consider the pet giraffe names listed below.
- Mr Invisible
- Mr Small
Cool Giraffe Names
The best way to name a giraffe is to give it a name that will match its characteristics. We have suggested cool names for your giraffe.
Leggy: A giraffe’s legs are very long, hence, naming her Leggy is ideal.
Mr Tall: You can name your giraffe what he is, Tall. Adding a title to the name makes it even cooler.
Yellow Giant: You can give your giraffe a name which resonates with its characteristics and Yellow Giant is a cool choice since a giraffe is yellow and big.
Mrs Tripod: Mrs Tripod is a cool giraffe name which will suit the giraffe who is a lady. The name is derived from the word tripod which point to a ‘three legged mount.’
Long Reach: Giraffes reach areas which no other big mammal can reach, therefore, the name Long Reach is cool enough for your giraffe.
Penzi: The name Penzi translates to ‘dear,’ a cool name to give to the pet that is dearest to you.
We have suggested other cool giraffe names which you can use.
- Too Tall
- Miss Long Neck
- Daddy long Legs
Cartoon Giraffe Names
You can name your giraffe after a cartoon character and the name will sound great on your pet giraffe.
Melman: Melman is clumsy giraffe cartoon character from the animated movie ‘Madagascar.’ If your giraffe is silly and makes you laugh most of the time, you can name him Melman.
Pyotr: This is a character from the ‘Japanese anime,’ and you can name your friendly giraffe after this character.
What Do You Call a Baby Giraffe?
A baby giraffe is called a calf, just like a baby cow. Funny, a female giraffe is also known as a cow, while a male giraffe is called a bull.
The gestation period of a female giraffe is 14 months. During birth, calves are dropped to the ground because their mothers give birth while standing.
African Giraffe Names