While keeping a snowy owl as a pet is illegal in the United States, it is not uncommon for exotic pet owners in the United Kingdom to do so without facing any restriction. Whether you have adopted a beautiful bird at an animal rescue center or you own a white bird, naming them a mystical snowy owl name can be highly satisfying. Here are some fun and creative ideas for the same:
Most Popular Snowy Owl Names
It is impossible to think about snowy owls and not remember Harry Potter’s loyal sidekick, Hedwig, which is the most common snowy owl name known to most people. Other popular snowy owl names include Snowflake, Snowball, Snowdrop, Snow White, Blizzard, Iceberg, Glacier, Frosty, Arctic, Tundra, Blanca, Marshmallow, Ivory, Alabaster, Cotton, Coconut, and Pearl. These names are ideal for showcasing the bird’s beautiful coloring during winter.
Strong Snowy Owl Names
If you’re looking for a name that suggests strength, you could try Great White or choose something inspired by the various elements associated with wintertime or simply the bird’s characteristics, like Storm, Talons, Hunter, Stealth, Avalanche, Frostbite, Polar, Polaris, Permafrost, Nocturne, Thunder, Lightning, Gale, Fang, and Jet.
Cute and Cuddly Snowy Owl Names
Snowy owls are big, fluffy birds, and if you’re looking to highlight this cute aspect, you could opt for a cute and cuddly name such as Angel, Blizzy, Sugar, Buttons, Mittens, Dot, Crystal, Bubbles, Candy, Cookie, Coco, Nutty, Speckle, Feathers, or Hooter.
Snowy Owl Names from Pop Culture
Apart from Hedwig from Harry Potter, there are several other owls and winter characters from mainstream media that could be great ideas for your snowy owl name. Some examples of snowy owl names from pop culture are Pigwidgeon (Ron Weasley’s owl), Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, or Sven from the movie, “Frozen,” X the Owl from “Mr. Rodgers,” Big Mama from “The Fox and the Hound,” Penguin or Mr. Freeze from “Batman,” Cersei or White Walker from “Game of Thrones,” Mr. Owl from the “Tootsie Pop” commercials, Soren, Ezylryb, or Ga’Hoole from “Legend of the Guardians,” Archimedes from “The Sword in the Stone,” Katara from “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” and Blathers from “Animal Crossing.”
Silly Snowy Owl Names
If you’re looking for a hilarious name for your bird, there are plenty of puns and pop culture references that you can use to create the perfect silly snowy owl name such as Hooters, Mr. Know It Owl, Mr. Freeze, Vanilla Ice, Ice-T, Popsicle, Refrigerator, Superbowl (which you can pun as Superb Owl), Owlfred, Dr. Hoot, McFlurry, Mr Whippy, Pingu, Owlbus Dumbledore, and Hoodini.
Outside the Box Snowy Owl Names
If you want a unique and original name for your bird, why not think outside the box and consider Alaska, Tempest, Athena, Zeus, Nieve, Gelato, Umbra, Azore, Ookpik, Bubo, Nyctea, Zephyr, Apollo, Demeter, or Cupid? You can use foreign languages or mythology as a source of inspiration for original names.
Fun Facts About Snowy Owls
A snowy owl is one of the heaviest species of owl in North America, with tons of feathers, and their feet are covered in feathers too! They have a wingspan of 4-5 feet and swallow their prey whole. Male snowy owls are pure white, while females have dark-colored stripes and spots. Like most bird species, snowy owls mate for life, and owlets only spend about three weeks in the nest.
A snowy owl’s favorite food is the lemming, and they have incredible senses to hunt these creatures all over the Earth’s tundra. Interestingly enough, snowy owls hunt during the day and are particularly active at dawn and dusk. These birds have one of the best sight and hearing capabilities in the animal kingdom, which helps them find prey under foliage and snow.
Do Owls Make Good Pets?
Owls are not suitable as pets. They are nocturnal and less likely to be affectionate towards humans. Owls have sharp beaks and massive talons, which can be dangerous. Snowy owls are especially territorial and can dive-bomb their owners or even strangers! As pets, snowy owls are prone to health problems and require high maintenance in terms of housing and feeding. Therefore, it’s best not to keep them as pets but instead sponsor them at sanctuaries.
These fun, cute, silly, and unique ideas can help you choose the perfect name for your snow owl friend, pet, or cuddly toy. Which name idea appeals to you the most?