Koalas are wild animals and it’s not permitted to have one as a pet. They may look like bears but they are not bears; they are marsupials. Koalas sleep for up to 22 hours because they need to conserve energy.
Cute Koala Names
Sleepy-head: You can name your koala Sleepy –head; a name that complements its nature of sleeping for long.
Bogey: The term bogey refers to a monster or beast, However, a koala does not look beastly but it has dangerous sharp teeth and very sharp claws.
Larry: Larry the Koala sounds cute; you can name your Koala that.
Cuddles: Koalas are small and cute with soft looking fur; you would want to cuddle it, so the name Cuddles is suitable for your Koala.
Teddy: A Koala looks like a teddy bear in terms of its size as well as its appearance, hence the name koala bear. The name Teddy is perfect for your koala.
Kolie: You can consider naming your koala, Kolie; a pet name derived from the term koala. This name is a cute name which will suit your female koala.
Softy: This name complements the koala’s soft looking fur, which tempts you into patting the koala.
Here are other names which will sound cute on your koala.
Baby Koala Names
A baby koala is called a cub. It is very small when it has just been born, is born blind and it drinks milk from its mother. A cub is very adorable and we have suggested the best name for your baby koala.
Koa: The name Koa is a cute name, perfect for a baby koala. It is short for koala.
Bindi: You can name your cub Bindi. This name translates to ‘butterfly,’ the right name for your beautiful baby koala.
Rascal: The word rascal is used on someone who is mischievous and it makes a good name for a naughty cub.
Joey: A baby koala is also called a joey, so this name will suit your cub.
Walla Walla Koala: You can name your baby koala after an Australian town, Walla Walla.
Jellybean: The term Jellybean is used to endear a sweet pet or a cute baby. You can consider naming your cub that.
Cutie: Cutie is a good name for a cute baby koala.
Below are more names for your baby koala.
- Yogi Bear
Koala Bear Names
The reason the koala is a koala bear is because it looks like a teddy bear. We have listed a number of names which fit your koala bears.
Teddy: Since koalas earned the nickname koala bear because they look like teddy bears, you might as well name your koala Teddy.
Panda: Just like a panda, the koala is fuzzy, therefore, the name Panda is appropriate.
Longnose: Longnose is the name of a tool which you can also give to your koala because it has big nose.
Furry: The name Furry is perfect for a koala bear as it alludes the koala’s furred body.
Shaggy: You can consider naming your koala, Shaggy. This name will stick since the koala has long, shaggy fur.
Nappie: You can name your koala after its sleeping habit. The name Nappie which is derived from the word nap will suit your koala.
Deadly: A koala appears cuddlesome but it possesses very dangerous claws and teeth.
Here are koala bear names for your pet.
Good Koala Names
If you still haven’t found the right name for your koala, read on for good names, perfect for your pet.
Pixie: Pixie is a good name to give to your koala.
Disturbia: Disturbia is a good name for your koala with all the unsettling, deep, bellowing sounds they make. The name Disturbia is derived from the term disturb.
Minty: A koala smells minty or like cough drops mainly because its diet is largely eucalyptus leaves.
Grinder: You can name your koala Grinder, an apt name for your pet with teeth strong enough to eat tough eucalyptus leaves.
Below are more good koala names to consider.
Here are cute monikers for your koala.
- Mummy Koala
- Mega Koala
- Colette Koala
Female Koala Names
If you are looking for a name to give to your female koala, also known as a doe, here are names you will like.
Dahlia: The name Dahlia is perfect for your koala. The beauty of the dahlia flower matches the koala’s fluffiness, while its black colour symbolises the koala’s aggressiveness.
Snuggles: A koala has soft looking fur which will make you want to cuddle it. The name will suit your doe.
Chip: The name Chip will suit your doe, since koalas are known to make the most unsettling sounds at night.
Rosie: The name Rosie is derived from the term rose which refers to a beautiful flower. This name complements the koala’s adorability.
Kolie: You can consider naming your Koala by a pet name Kolie, which is short for koala.
We have put together a list of other female koala names for you.
Male Koala Names
Male koalas are called bucks and if you are looking for masculine names for your pet, read on for the best male koala name.
Gnasher: Koalas have strong teeth which they use to gnash eucalyptus leaves, therefore, you can name your buck, Gnasher.
Bloodsshrieker: You can name your koala Bloodsshrieker, the name is perfect considering how dangerous a koala can be.
Stephen: Stephen is a male given name and it will suit your koala.
Deathbringer: Deathbringer sounds a bit extreme, but it makes a good name for your koala whose claws are sharp.
Panda: A koala is not in any way related to a panda but they both can be aggressive.
Monkey: Naming your koala Monkey is funny and cute. Monkey are good climbers, just like koalas, therefore this name is befitting.
Here are more male koala names to consider.
Popular Koala Names
If you want a common name for your koala, here are names we have suggested for you.
Bear: Koalas are mistaken for bears because of their fluffiness, so the name Bear will suit it.
Luna: Luna means ‘moon,’ and it is a common pet name which is also used on koalas. This name suits a koala who lights up your day.
Skippy: You can consider naming your koala Skippy; the name will suit her since she skips a lot in the trees.
Shorty: The name Shorty is apt for a koala; the name complements its stature.
Koko: This is a pun for Coco, a common pet name; the Ko-ko is taken from the first part of koala.
Lola: Lola is a good name for your koala; the name is short and catchy, perfect for a female koala.
Daisy: You can name your koala Daisy, a name which complements your koala’s cuteness.
Here are other popular names which will suit your koala.
Funny Koala Names
We have also put together hilarious names which you might like for your koala.
Pouch Rat: The name Pouch Rat is a funny name to give to your koala. A baby koala is always in the mother’s pouch and koalas are small, so this name is appropriate.
Koleepy: If you add a koala to the term sleepy, you get Koleepy, a funny name for your koala.
Doodles: You can consider naming your koala Doodles, a cute and funny name to call a koala by.
Kolimber: Kolimber is a pun for climber, and the name will stick, since koalas are excellent climbers.
Tramp: You can consider naming your koala, Tramp. This name refers to one who has no home and it suits your koala since the homes of koalas have been criss crossed by roads.
Muscle Man: The Name Muscle Man is a funny koala name but it will stick, since they need strong muscles to ringing the pouch to keep the young one from falling.
Hydrant: Hydrant is a funny name for a koala considering that it does not suck water out of things, rather its name ‘koala,’ is believed to translate to ‘no water,’ since it can go for long without drinking any water.
Below are more names which will make you laugh when you think of your koala.
Are Koalas permitted to be kept as pets?
It is actually illegal to have a koala as a pet, anywhere in the world, this is because of koalas’ unique psychological and dietary needs. It is a specialized job to take care of them and requires training from people who have experience in doing it.
Koalas look like bears, that is why they are often called ‘Koala Bears,’ but they are not in any way related to bears; they are koalas are marsupials.