Old Lady Chicken Names

126+ “Old Lady” Chicken Names – Some Popular Hen Names!

Want to give one or more of your hens a cool old lady name? I think you’ll find what you’re looking for in this list of old lady chicken names I’ve put together.

It’s not uncommon for chicken owners to name their hens with classic, old lady chic names. These kinds of names just seem to suit a hen, don’t they?

Names like ‘Bettie’, and ‘Winifred’ – how are those not perfect hen names!

Here is a list of ‘old lady’ names for you to look through to help you name your girls:

Old Lady Chicken Names

  • Ada
  • Agnes
  • Alice
  • Alma
  • Amelia
  • Audra
  • Audrey
  • Ava
  • Beatrice
  • Bessie
  • Blanche
  • Camille
  • Cicely
  • Cora
  • Cordelia
  • Dinah
  • Dora
  • Doris
  • Dorothea
  • Dorothy
  • Harriet
  • Edith
  • Elise
  • Elsie
  • Elspeth
  • Emily
  • Emmeline
  • Esme
  • Ethel
  • Eva
  • Evelyn
  • Evie
  • Flora
  • Florence
  • Ginger
  • Greta
  • Gretchen
  • Harriet
  • Hattie
  • Irene
  • Iris
  • Ivy
  • Lena
  • Lilith
  • Lillian
  • Mabel
  • Maisie
  • Maggie
  • Margaret
  • Martha
  • Mary
  • Matilda
  • May
  • Millicent
  • Millie
  • Meredith
  • Myrtle
  • Nell
  • Nellie
  • Nomi
  • Nora
  • Odette
  • Olive
  • Pearl
  • Rosaline
  • Rosalie
  • Rose
  • Vera
  • Violet
  • Vivian
  • Winifred
  • Zola

Old Man Chicken Names For Roosters

While on the topic of traditional or classic names, I thought it would be helpful to list some ‘old man’ or grandpa names – just in case you have a rooster in your flock.

You wouldn’t want your Roo to feel left out amongst your flock or brood of hens, now would you?

Here are some classic oldies for you:

  • Abraham
  • Albert
  • Alfie
  • Alfred
  • Amos
  • Archie
  • Archibald
  • Arthur
  • Barney
  • Benedict
  • Bruce
  • Cecil
  • Charles
  • Charlie
  • Chester
  • Clifford
  • Conrad
  • Edgar
  • Edward
  • Edwin
  • Elmer
  • Eric
  • Ernest
  • Ezra
  • Frank
  • Freddie
  • Frederick
  • George
  • Harold
  • Henry
  • Horace
  • Jack
  • Jarvis
  • Kenneth
  • Laurence
  • Lloyd
  • Louis
  • Oliver
  • Oscar
  • Otis
  • Patrick
  • Percy
  • Ralph
  • Reggie
  • Reginald
  • Stanley
  • Ted
  • Thomas
  • Terrance
  • Vincent
  • Victor
  • Walter
  • Wallace
  • Winston

What Should I Name My Female Chicken?

The answer to this question is that it’s really up to you. If you’re looking for an ‘old lady’ chicken name, then any of the above names are perfect.

For some people, they can simply look at a hen – or any other animal – and they just know what name they want to give them.

For others (like me) it’s hard settling in a name. I’m a little indecisive, I have to admit. Plus, I get a little too excited as there are so many possible names.

Maybe this is one of the reasons why I seem to always end up with more chickens and pets than I intended on having…

Either way, the same naming rules apply to chickens as other animals.

Try and pick something that’s easy to remember, a name you won’t be embarrassed calling out, and have some fun with it.

Can Chickens Learn Their Names?

If you’re wondering whether or not chickens can learn their names, this depends a little bit on who you ask.

I know people who are adamant that their chickens know their names and respond when being called.

And indeed they do respond by coming over, but there is some debate around whether or not it’s because their name was called, or because they recognize the person and/or their voice.

It doesn’t really matter if your chickens will know their names when it comes to naming them. They need a name, you need something to use when you call or talk to them, so it’s still very important.

Still searching for names for your chickens? Here are some more lists that might hold the answer:


Image credits – Photo by Sven Hornburg on Unsplash

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