Hen names: 50 funny and original first name ideas


For a human being, giving a name to his hens is a way of considering his animals, of granting them a special status, more familiar in any case than that of a hen drowned in the mass of an industrial farm. If you’re at a loss for naming your chickens, here’s our list of 50 funny names, some of which are original. At the end of the article, you will find surprising elements to better understand how your dear gallinaceans work.

A name based on the appearance of the hen

We start our list in a fairly classic way since it is about taking inspiration from the color of your hen’s feathers. It can therefore be:

  • Bench, if it is white,
  • Fruit bat, if its plumage is mainly red or brown,
  • Brunette, if your hen is predominantly black.

We also suggest that you:

  • Caramelle,
  • Cocoa,
  • Nougatine,
  • Where Tonka.

In the continuity of the names which end in ETTE, the hens carry very well first names less used today like:

  • Paulette, which is also a nice reference to the film The tall blond with a black shoe, dating from 1972 with Pierre Richard,
  • Where Georgette which is also the first name of a diva poodle bitch and competition beast in the Disney cartoon Oliver and Company (1988).

A name inspired by the vocabulary related to chickens

A hen on a wall, nibbling hard bread, pecking, pecking …

The hen tingles (bites lightly and with repeated small strokes) and cackles (giggles when it comes to laying eggs). Here’s what to find inspiration in a whole series of names built from sound [k] :

  • Naughty Where flirtatious. Like humans, some hens have more character than others. It is probably more rational to give a name that echoes the character of the animal when you adopt a cull hen, that is to say “rescued” from slaughterhouses. She is an adult and her personality is more noticeable than in a young hen. In the same state of mind, with other tones, you have Filoute,
  • Chiquitita, named after the eponymous album of the legendary ABBA group released in 1979,
  • Sockette, “Socket” meaning “sock” in English, which seems particularly appropriate for hens with feathers on their legs,
  • Poop, because you could not resist: as soon as you saw your hen, she made you crack,
  • Piconetta, because a magic current passes between you and your hen (a piconet being a network which connects devices using Bluetooth wireless technology).

And why not a first name in I?

Vickie, Maggie, Peguy, Wendy, Betty, Rosie, Fanny, Bessie, Tessie, Jessie, Flavie, Piwie… Feminine, short, efficient: these names go very well to a hen.

We have concocted one for you with a hidden reference. Can you find her? What do you think of Goldie ? Find ? It is a reference to The goose that lays golden eggs from the 13th fable of book V by Jean de La Fontaine, of course, including the word “gold”, “or”, to confuse the issue. Connoisseurs may tell you that this name is more suitable than any other for a Marans hen, nicknamed “the Hen with the Golden Eggs”, because of the beautiful chocolate color of its eggs. But isn’t it too convenient in this case?

Names of famous hens?

In this category, we offer:

  • Lady Gertrude, the courageous and energetic maid of honor of Marianne in Robin Hood (1973),
  • Audrey, the main hen in The farm rebels (2004),
  • Henrietta, present in The Voyage of Arlo (2015),
  • Cornelia, Spot Chicken Mother, TV Series Character 101 Dalmatians (1997-1998),
  • and Clara Cluck, an anthropomorphic hen that appeared in 1933 in Mickey’s mellerdrammer. She was a singer and the great friend of Mickey and Daisy. In France, she was first called Clara Clouq then Codette before finally bearing her American name.

A queen’s name, for a hen, it’s banging, right?

The rooster being the symbol of France (by the way did you know that it is a play on words based on the Latin term gallus which means both “Gallic” and “rooster”?), couldn’t our chickens legitimately claim the names of queens? And for more originality, I suggest the names of Merovingian queens:

  • Bertrude, at the beginning of the 7th century, she was queen of Neustria and queen of the Franks,
  • Arégonde, who lived in the 6th century,
  • Ingonde, queen in the middle of the 6th century,
  • Chunsin, who succeeded him,
  • Sichilde, queen of the Franks in the 7th century, successor to Bertrude.

We also suggest you, Frederune, queen of the Franks at the beginning of the 10th century and who was therefore Carolingian.

And to complete, in bulk …

If nothing has inspired you so far, what do you think of:

  • Casserole dish, classic but effective,
  • Face, because a hen can have a little chewable mug, especially ornamental hens,
  • Pampered, because we want our hens to feel good in their henhouse,
  • Pirouette, because a hen can also do stunts,
  • Pitchoune,
  • Cancan, in reference to the famous French dance in vogue in 19th century Parisian cabarets,
  • Baby doll,
  • Pikatchoune,
  • Feather, very poetic,
  • and Priscilla, in reference to Caliméro’s girlfriend,
  • or Blédine.

What if the chickens also gave us a name?

It is a mistake to think that chickens are silly animals. Melissa Caughey, blogger and chicken farmer based in Massachusetts, took a very close interest in her gallinaceans, to the point of recognizing the way they, according to her, say “hello” or “good night”. ”. Are these the delusions of an illuminated woman?

Australian ethologist Chris Evans has studied with precision the communication of chickens among themselves, eventually identifying about thirty different sounds. Far from being as dumb as many want to think, chickens are able to remember complex instructions and recognize numbers.

Careful hen owners will find that a hen is able to convey what she wants, provided her education has allowed her to give free rein to the expression of her character. Some owners explain the richness of their interactions with their hen who is able to call them, ask for the door to be opened, change the tone of sounds to make people understand what they like or express that they are not. not happy.

But let’s come back to Mélissa, because I haven’t told you everything. One day the blogger thinks she identifies a series of sounds always emitted by her hens when she arrives in the henhouse, wondering if this was not a way for them to designate her. She decides to share her observations with Sy Montgomery, a famous American naturalist, author of several best-selling books. The latter goes in the direction of Mélissa. She thinks Melissa’s hens are pointing at her (can we go so far as to say that they name her?) To announce her arrival in the henhouse. Because it constitutes an important moment in the life of her hens that she feeds, looks after, even granting them play time. If it seems logical that the hens name this particular and appreciated moment, we must always be wary of our propensity to anthropomorphism. Future research will undoubtedly provide new answers.