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Duck-tastic: 100+ Fun and Unique Duck Names


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Ducks are considered to be some of the most enjoyable birds you could have around your backyard, and who can say otherwise after seeing them waddle around happily without a care in the world?

On top of being absolutely adorable though, they’re also fairly inexpensive, and if you do want a more well-mannered pet around the home, you’ll be happy to hear that ducks are extremely easy to train too.

Just hang around them as they’re splashing around and they’ll instantly bond with you and start copying your every move.

But you should also be careful, because while ducks are very friendly and fun to have around, they’re also very curious little honkers and they will not stop wandering around to see what else there is to see with their own eyes.

This in itself isn’t all that bad until you realize the fact that ducks can easily end up wandering into the street. At the same time though, keeping them inside at all times isn’t a great idea either, as they are not indoor pets.

They need to wander around outside, so make sure to build them a decent sized coop so that they never run out of things to do or places to run off to. We also recommend that you also invest in a pretty big sized pond, if you want your ducks to live their best life.

But regardless of whether you’re looking to get a little duck that’s going to follow you around everywhere or if you want to have a whole army of waddlers chasing any enemy in sight while honking at them, you will need to think of a good name that will suit your little helpers.

As such, we decided to prepare a list of over a hundred fun and unique names for your duck that you’re sure to love.

Tips on How to Name Your Duck

Duck Name Tips
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When choosing a name for your duckling though, you will need to go through different criteria to make sure that it perfectly suits your feathered friend. This is why we decided to categorize the names so as to make your job easier overall.

But what you need to know about ducks is that they’re all different in their very own way, some are more energetic than others, some are more loveable and friendly, while others prefer to stick to their turf for the most part.

This is why naming your duck is so important, as it can be used to quickly identify the duck’s personality simply based off of its name alone.

Ducks can also live up to 10 to 15 years in total, which means that if you do plan on raising this pet until the very end, you should take naming them very seriously, because they’ll be stuck with it for at least a decade or so.

While you can always go for the classics too, we also encourage you to look for more unique names that better suit your duck specifically.

If they’re known for being especially silly you can always just go for something like Daffy for example, as that instantly conveys the fact that they’re kindhearted troublemakers.

At the same time, maybe you can instantly recognize them from the flock based on their appearance alone, in which case you can go for something that perfectly describes this, such as Waddles or Bubbles or Cutie.

No matter what you go for, remember that this is the name that they’ll have for the rest of their lives, and while ten years isn’t all that long for us, it is literally their lifetime right there.

So, take an extra second to look through as many possible names you can find because you never know when you’ll find the perfect one for your little duck.

With all of that being said though, how about we hop into this list, starting off with this category:

Cute Duck Names

Duck Name Cute
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If your duck is just the cutest little fuzzball ever, you may want to go for something that suits that.

These are the types of names that we recommend that you go for if you want to formally add your duck to the family, not the type of names that you’d go for if you plan on just butchering it a year or so later.

Regardless, these are the types of names that we recommend you go for in this case:

  • Ducky
  • Quackers
  • Pebble
  • Squeekie
  • Munchkin
  • Hubba Bubba
  • Cookie
  • Pixie
  • Doll
  • Qua Qua
  • Paddles
  • Waddles
  • Splasher
  • Splish
  • Bagel
  • Squirt
  • Sugar
  • Plucky
  • Flora
  • Nimble

Funny Duck Names

Duck Name Funny
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Sometimes you just want to laugh with your ducky every time you lay your eyes on it. If that sounds familiar then you may want to give it a nickname that matches it.

You may choose this nickname based on certain funny traits, like for example hysterical strutting and honking or just the way they waddle around and how quickly they can dash past you when they see a tasty snack in front of them.

Regardless of what your reasoning may be, these are the best nicknames we could think of right here:

  • Billy
  • Ben Affpeck
  • David Peckham
  • Ugly Duckling (Yes, we know that this is quite a mean name, but it is also the perfect ironic nickname for a duck that is an absolute cutie around the yard)
  • Selena Gomeggz
  • Glenn Quackmire
  • Leonardo Duckaprio
  • Lil’ Crisp
  • Quackula
  • Dudley
  • Dumbdrum (This name is perfect for the duck that never stops bumping into everything)
  • Quackhead
  • Hotwings
  • Sir Quacks a Lot
  • Quack-a-doodle-doo
  • Big Toes
  • Ducksauce
  • Quackie Chan
  • Quackamole
  • Kranky
  • Quaptain America

When it comes to funny names you can always just opt for something ironic too, you can give them human names like Dave, Bill or Anastasia too if you want to. This will make for a really funny introduction every time you’ll bring a new person to your coop.

It doesn’t always need to make sense either, just have fun with it and give your duck whatever kind of a name makes you chuckle, even if it’s something as silly as Bumquack.

Famous Duck Names

Duck Name Famous
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But hey, sometimes you don’t want to go through the hassle of finding the most unique name for your little duck, after all, most people won’t care if you call them all Ducky for example.

This is why we prepared for you this following list, showcasing some of the best famous duck names we could think of. You definitely heard these before, so let’s just jog your memory a little and just start off with none other than:

  • Count Duckula
  • Daisy Duck
  • Daphne Duck
  • Darkwing Duck (That’ll get a lot of visitors nostalgic for sure)
  • Daffy Duck
  • Donald Duck
  • Matilda McDuck
  • Quackmore Duck
  • Elvira Coot
  • Launchpad McQuack
  • Ludwig von Drake
  • Scrooge McDuck

 Baby Duck Names

Duck Name Baby
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Similar to children, just because they grow up that doesn’t mean that you’ll ever stop seeing them as they were when they were little babies.

So, if that sounds like a good deal for you then definitely check out these following nicknames, as they’re perfect for any little duckling that catches your eye around the coop:

  • Pogo
  • Baby
  • Uncooked
  • Mowgli
  • Bambi
  • Beebee
  • Uno
  • Teensy
  • Dio
  • Boo
  • Lil Ducky
  • Pretty lady
  • Meeko
  • Nero
  • Newt
  • Tiny
  • Fluffy
  • Floof

Female Duck Names

Duck Name Female
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Most people believe that if you go for a female duck then you will get a more docile pet around your yard, but this isn’t always the case.

In fact, the only real characteristic of female ducks is their dull, brown-colored plumage, which they use to keep themselves hidden from the enemies’ and predators’ sight.

They are still absolutely stunning to look at though and they make for some of the cutest companions around the yard too, so if you want a good feminine and feisty name for your duck, consider the following:

  • Daisy
  • Jade
  • Emma
  • Lily
  • Eve
  • Wynx
  • Fiona
  • Alice
  • Becky
  • Cleo (short for Cleopatra, this is the perfect nickname for your duck if she likes to act like she owns the yard)
  • Kat
  • Macy
  • Heidi
  • Thelma (if your duck is an old-soul, this may very well be the best nickname for her)
  • Linda
  • Dixie
  • Belle (by far our favorite of the bunch, it is a bit of an overused name but it is also one of the sweetest and most beautiful names we have ever heard for a female duck out there)
  • Zoey
  • Nikki
  • Selena Quackmez
  • Harper
  • Tulip

Male Duck Names

Duck Name Male
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The best male duck names are the ones that immediately make you think of a macho or cuddly little soul that will follow you around aimlessly all day long.

While not all male nicknames need to be big and pompous, you can still go for some classics that will instantly scream “This is a big boy and he owns this coop”. On top of that you can also go for some cute male names too that will make your coop all the more adorable.

So, if that sounds like your cup of tea, you can always go with these names right here:

  • Max
  • Taco
  • Tom (while it is a very common name for male cats, it can still double as a duck name too)
  • Jason Voreggs (the perfect Halloween name right here, especially so if you want to dress up your pets and have them scare the children as they come trick or treating)
  • Otis
  • Baxter
  • Greggy
  • Hunter (we recommend that you go for this nickname if your duck has a mean mug, because if they look like they would attack anyone and anything in sight, this is the perfect intimidating name to match their energy)
  • Chucky
  • Dan
  • Will
  • Riley
  • Gilbert
  • Diesel (this is a great name to go for if you want to accentuate the duck’s energy levels)
  • Zach
  • Drake
  • Alfie

White Duck Names

Duck Name White
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While there are so many different colors and breeds of ducks that you can go for, white is still the most commonly found one out there.

As such, if you do end up with a white duck on your hands, you may want to look into giving it a name that accentuates this, such as the following:

  • Angel
  • Cloud
  • Whitey
  • Puffy
  • Elvis
  • Cosmos
  • Cotton
  • Stormtrooper (the perfect nickname for Sci-Fi lovers)
  • White Lighting
  • Mozzarella
  • Beluga (if your duck is especially chubby, this name will suit it perfectly)
  • Moon
  • Sugar
  • Marshmallow
  • Blondie
  • Snowball
  • Luna
  • Dove
  • White Knight
  • Rice
  • Jasmine
  • Albino
  • Milky

Black Duck Names

Duck Name Black
Photo by Thanasis Papazacharias / Pixabay.com

There’s no doubt about it, black ducks are absolutely gorgeous to look at. They can make any flock look all the more beautiful and that’s a fact.

So, if you want a good and elegant name to give your black duck, you should definitely opt for something that perfectly accentuates it.

While most people would go with something basic such as Darkie or Ebony, we have a few extra suggestions that we believe you’ll love too, such as:

  • Cocoa
  • Espresso
  • Pepper
  • Licorice
  • Jet
  • Blackjack
  • Nova
  • Olive
  • Goth
  • Onyx
  • Mocha
  • Noir
  • Soot
  • Pluto
  • Obsidian

Silly Duck Names

Duck Name Silly
Photo by Monika / Pixabay.com

While we love calling our ducks elegant and classy, sometimes even we can’t deny the fact that ducks can be quite silly and goofy.

They tend to fall over if they’re not careful enough and they can easily end up stumbling around while trying to get to the nearest pond.

As such, sometimes the perfect nickname for your goofy little duck is something equally silly, such as the following names:

  • Ducktape
  • Seducktive
  • Webby-Two-Shoes
  • Chicken
  • Special Needs
  • Quackula
  • Duckmuck
  • Plucky Ducky
  • Kill-Beak
  • Patches
  • Snoopy
  • Ziggy
  • Humpty Dumpy
  • Mother Ducker
  • One-Eyed Quack

Mean Duck Names

Duck Name Mean
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As mentioned previously, meanness isn’t a sign of the gender that your duck has, quite the contrary actually. Meanness is a trait that is entirely dependent on the duck itself, which is why we always recommend that you name your duck accordingly to match its negative energy.

These are quite spicy nicknames that do this to a tee, so if you want a good name for your mean old duck, you can’t go wrong with any of these right here:

  • Meany
  • Sir Bites-a-Lot
  • Chompy
  • Quackity
  • Stomper
  • Angry Floof
  • Ducking Duck
  • The Angry Duckling
  • Psycho
  • Boney

Duck Dish Names

Duck Name Dish
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While it may seem tragic in some cases, not all ducks are meant to live their whole lives, some are just there to serve as a constant food source, which in many cases results in them becoming the main course for your dish.

As such, you can help alleviate the pain that your children will go through when they realize they’re going to have to say goodbye to their little ducky by directly naming it after a dish that they’ll most likely be turned into, such as:

  • Chili
  • Crispy
  • Fillet
  • Five Spice
  • Pate
  • Peking
  • Nacho
  • Omelet
  • Smokey
  • Soup
  • Spicy
  • Roast
  • Salad
  • Salsa

Do Ducks Learn Their Name?

Duck Name
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This is a question that comes up a lot, and for good reason too. Unlike dogs and cats, ducks do not respond that much to you when you’re calling them out by their name, but does this mean that they pretty much lack the ability to learn their names?

Nope, quite the contrary actually. There have been a lot of researches over the years which have all showcased the fact that ducks are very intelligent creatures.

They may not show it but they actually do have a very good memory and they can easily learn the names you give them right off the bat.

In fact, it may be easier for a duck to learn its name than for a cat or dog to do the same thing. On top of that, ducks can easily recognize you based on your face and voice, so if you want a good and smart pet to have around you at all times, you may want to invest in a duck.

So, all that you really need to do in order to get them to learn their name is you’ll need to call them out by it, and before long they will instantly associate you calling out that name with you calling them out.

According to a Harvard University paper, it would appear as though ducks have cognitive abilities that no other animals out there have.

So, they may not seem like it, but trust us when we say that ducks are amongst the most consistently intelligent pets you may go for, on top of also being very inexpensive to take care of and very proactive when it comes to feeding you and your family.


Choosing the very best name for your duck is definitely not going to be an easy job. You may end up simply referring to it as Quack or Ducky, which is perfectly fine too.

But, if you do want to formally add your duck to your family, you may want to invest some time into finding a better name to give it.

We already gave you a pretty extensive list of names you can go for, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t many other nicknames for you to choose from. Search far and wide until you find the very best option for you, and remember, as long as you’re happy with it, they’ll be happy with it too!

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About Leah Shelton

Involved in the “green” arena for over 20 years, Leah has worn many hats due to her diverse experience and knowledge in the field. In addition to writing for Agronomag, she’s also a sustainability consultant with a unique perspective on eco-friendly farming practices. Learn more about Agronomag's Editorial Process.

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