Over 150 Awesome Rooster Names for Your Male Chicken


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While most chicken owners love their hens, many of us keep at least one or two roosters around as well. They are awesome watchers of the flock, protecting hens and babies as they forage on pasture. They also complete the “farm” feeling each morning as they crow.

Choosing the perfect name for your rooster can be fun. There are so many different options to choose from. So how do you settle on the perfect rooster name for your male chicken? Here are some name ideas to get you started.

Top 10 Rooster Names

  1. Cluck Norris
  2. Russell Crow
  3. Gregory Peck
  4. Lester (the ….)
  5. Rooster Cogburn
  6. Lone Ranger
  7. Stew, Lord of Empty Pot
  8. Dr. Pecker
  9. Cluck Garret
  10. Count Cluckula

Funny Rooster Names

What makes a name funny? I suppose that depends on the audience right! Typically, though, this involves a play on words or, sometimes, naming your rooster after a favorite chicken-based food item. Here are some ideas:

  • Cluck Norris – after Chuck Norris
  • Crock Pot
  • Doodle Doo – the perfect name for your C… (male chicken).
  • Drumstick – because he is lucky he isn’t one.
  • General Tso – get it!
  • His Eggselency – for the rooster that thinks he is royalty.
  • Larry Bird – because why not!
  • Roo Paul – Cause he’s so fabulous!
  • Russell Crow – for that handsome boy of yours
  • Stew, Lord of Empty Pot – because he could have been dinner.
  • Tyrannosaurus Pecks – for the rooster that won’t leave the ladies alone.

Western Rooster Names

In this category, we can look at great male names in history, film and literature, and adapt them for our pet roosters. Let’s start out with some of the more famous western names.

  • Cluck Garret – after Buck Garrett who was a Gunfighter and Lawman
  • Cluck Taylor – after Buck Taylor who was an Actor in Gunsmoke
  • Iron Eyes Crowdy – after Iron Eyes Cody
  • Kid Cluckity – after Kid Cassidy
  • Red Ryder

To keep things a bit more basic. Try these traditionally western sounding names for your male chickens.

  • Amos
  • Apache
  • Bailey
  • Billy
  • Boots
  • Brisket
  • Carter
  • Cisco
  • Clyde
  • Cody
  • Colonel
  • Doc
  • Dumplin’
  • Garrett
  • Grainger
  • Gunslinger
  • Hank
  • Jeb
  • Landon
  • Rhett
  • Ringo
  • Tex
  • Wade
  • Waylon
  • Wyatt

Fancy Rooster Names

What makes a rooster name fancy? Usually, that means adding some kind of title to the name. Whether you use a royal title or a military rank, you can easily make a rooster name extra fancy with some of these ideas.

  • Admiral Eggbar
  • Brigadier Bodie
  • Captain Nugget W. Sauce
  • Mr. Crows A. Lot
  • His Excellency Sir Snuggles
  • King Crow
  • Lord Peck of Cluckingham Cottage
  • Señor Doodle
  • Prince Plucker
  • Supreme Leader Skelter

Rooster Name Prefixes and Titles

  • Admiral
  • Brigadier
  • Captain
  • Chancellor
  • Chief
  • Colonel
  • Commander
  • Commodore
  • Comrade
  • Corporal
  • Count
  • Dr.
  • Emperor
  • General
  • His Excellency
  • His Grace
  • His Honour
  • His Lordship
  • King
  • Lieutenant
  • Lord
  • Major
  • Master
  • Mr.
  • Officer
  • Prince
  • Private
  • Professor
  • Señor
  • Sergeant
  • Sir
  • Supreme Leader
  • The Honourable
  • Vice-Chancellor

Rooster Name Suffixes

For Mr. Fancypants, or whatever fancy name you give your rooster, consider adding a suffix as well.

Some of these can even be combined like, “Mr. Fancypants Earl of Chester Coop”. Be sure to have fun with it!

  • Baron
  • Earl
  • Grand Duke
  • of [your coop name]
  • of [your farm name]
  • Prince
  • the Second
  • the Third

Famous Roosters

  • Allan-a-Dale – from the cartoon classic Robin Hood (1973)
  • Chicken Little
  • Cocky Locky – from Chicken Little
  • Foghorn Leghorn (does he need an introduction?)
  • Gyro Gearloose – from DuckTales
  • Heihei – from Moana
  • Mort the Chicken – from the Playstation game.
  • Pepito Chickeeto – from the cartoon
  • Panchito – from The Three Caballeros (1944)

Spanish Rooster Names

Names in Spanish can be fun for a rooster and tend to roll of the tongue nicely. Here are some ideas:

  • Ademar – strong and famous
  • Adolpho – distinguished
  • Alfonso – noble and prepared.
  • Andres – manly
  • Benito – the blessed one
  • Blanco – white.
  • Calzetuda – booted.
  • Carlitos – a free man
  • Cesar – lots of hair
  • Eduardo – wealthy guard
  • Elonso – ready for battle
  • Enrico – ruler of the house
  • Fausto – fortunate
  • Federico – a calm king
  • Felipe – a friend of the horses
  • Gallo – rooster.
  • Geraldo – ruler with a spear
  • Gregorio – watchful
  • Guapo – handsome
  • Henio – ruler of the house
  • Hernan – brave but peaceful
  • Leonardo – strong like a lion
  • Renaldo – wise ruler
  • Sergio – one who serves
  • Vicente – the one who conquered

Common Rooster Names

These traditionally male names can also be great for your rooster.

  • Alfred
  • Antonio
  • Arrow
  • Baboo
  • Big Bird
  • Big Daddy
  • Big Red
  • Blackbeard
  • Bowie
  • Brooster
  • Bruno
  • Carlos
  • Coop Nazi
  • Cordon Bleu
  • Crowe
  • D’Artagnan
  • Dancer
  • Doodle Doo
  • Dozer
  • Duke
  • Dumbledore
  • Eager Beaver
  • Einstein
  • Fat Albert
  • Fowler
  • Fugly
  • Gorgeous George
  • Gotzilla
  • Happy Feat
  • Heffner
  • Horton
  • Hunter
  • Jerry Seinfeld
  • Kellogg
  • Khan – great name for an Americauna or Easter Egger Rooster
  • King
  • Lazarus
  • Little Red
  • Mader
  • Marango – the name of Napoleons Horse
  • Marley
  • Miles
  • Mocha
  • Nico
  • P Diddy
  • Pepper
  • Pierre
  • Prince
  • Professor McWattles
  • Puff Daddy
  • Puff Head
  • Quincy
  • Rocky
  • Romeo
  • Sampson
  • Seigfried
  • Sparky
  • Spike
  • Spooky
  • Stewart
  • Stewie
  • Taco
  • Thor
  • Zachery

What’s your favorite rooster name?

April

April has owned and worked with domestic fowl including chickens, turkeys, geese, ducks, and guineas since 1998. She has a B.S. in Agriculture from Cal Poly in Pomona, CA where she studied genetics, nutrition and reproduction.

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