Ah, the quest for perfect names for stuffed animals. So much fun!
There’s a lot of ways you can go with this one, from picking out one off “human” names you like, to picking out cute names that refer to the plushie being a stuffed toy, like “Buttons” or “Dolly.”
You can name stuffed animals after celebrities, famous people, or favourite fictional characters. An owl named “Harry” (after Harry Potter) or a neon green stuffed animal named “Billie” (after Billie Eilish) would be epic.
Same with naming plushies after places. A teddy named “London” would be adorable; same with a stuffed tiger named “India.”
You can go for a naming convention if you have a lot of stuffed animals to name.
I remember when I was younger, I stuck to a “food” naming convention whenever I played Pokemon. Giving all my favourite, regularly used Pokemon names like “Chicken” and “Blueberry” based on how they looked or their colour.
The more I think about naming stuffed animals, the more I regret not having named more of my own stuffies when I was a kid. A missed opportunity, I think!
I used to have a lot – and while I did name some, I definitely think I chose to only name the toys that were nearest and dearest to my heart.
Maybe it’s because I’ve always been fairy bad at remembering names, or maybe it’s because I really didn’t feel a need to name stuffed animals I wasn’t incredibly attached to, but now I wish I had taken the time to name more of them, as I think that would have been pretty cool.
I think it’s a massive exercise in creativity and is enormous fun – and makes you appreciate things more after they’ve been given names.
I also don’t remember being very creative about the names I gave my stuffed animals – or dolls for that matter.
Again, a lost opportunity that I now think is quite a shame, because now as an adult I really love coming up with creative names for everything – from blog names (I have a cat blog called “KittyClysm,” a food blog named “Munchalot,” and a travel blog called “Hurry Let’s Go” amongst many other blogs, and I love all these names to pieces) to pet names (my husband and I had a ball python who I named Havana, and one of our cats I named “Bjorn” because he looks like a little bear).
Needless to say, naming things and landing on that perfect name, being creative with names, all these name-related shenanigans – all a huge part of my life now and I love it.
The only name I remember distinctly giving out to a toy – though not a stuffed animal, it was a doll – was the name “Connie.” It’s not the only name I gave out, it was just the only name I still remember, and I landed on the name because I loved the sound of the name “Connie” so much.
The reason why I think I remember this name and not the others is, later I met someone named Connie, and grew to be friends with her, so this somewhat cemented the name into my memory.
I remember musing as a teenager, after I’d become friends with Connie, how that name transformed for me after I’d met and gotten to know the Connie in my life.
It seems to me like names take on different qualities and have different “rings” to them almost, depending on who the name you’re thinking of belongs to.
It’s almost as though every person, animal, or thing that a name belongs to gives that name a unique twist. Pretty cool, I think.
Cute, Funny, & Other Good Stuffed Animal Names
Human Names for Stuffed Animals
If you’re looking for specific name recommendations for a stuffed animal and would really like the name chosen to be a common human name, this is a good place to start looking.
While the following are some of my favourites, please take a moment to share yours in the comments below!
Human Names for Male Stuffed Animals
If you’ve got a stuffed animal who you feel is a male on your hands and would like to name your stuffed animal something a boy would typically be named, have a look at the following list.
Do keep in mind there are a lot more stuffed animal names that will work out for male furries in the categories below, some of my favourites being “Chum” from the cute stuffed animal names that refer to the toy as a friend section, and “Spark” from the dog names to use as funny stuffed animals list.
So make sure to scroll down and check the remainder of the sections out if you haven’t found what you’re looking for in this particular list.
Human Names for Female Stuffed Animals
If you feel like the stuffed animal you’re trying to name is a female and would like to name your furry friend something feminine, the following are some of my favourite names for girl/women stuffed animals.
And as I mentioned in the section on male stuffed animals, if you’re need more name recommendations, be sure to continue scrolling through this article.
A lot of the recommendations I give later on would be really good for a female stuffed animal, like “Dolly” from the stuffed animal names that allude to the fact that the animals are stuffed toys section or “Snowball” from the cat names to use as funny stuffed animals list.
So if you’re in need of more ideas than I have in this section, keep browsing this article!
Gender Neutral & Unisex Human Names for Stuffed Animals
If you like the idea of giving your stuffed animal a common or uncommon human name that’s unisex and/or gender neutral, this list contains a bunch of ideas as far as gender neutral names go.
I like this idea for naming a teddy bear personally because I really like the sound of a lot of gender neutral names.
I think they are typically less common amongst humans and they sound a bit more special somehow, no matter the gender they’re intended to name.
Of course, going this route, you don’t even have to choose a gender for your stuffed animal if you don’t want to.
It won’t be immediately obvious what the gender of your stuffed animal is, and that could be a fun quirk as well!
Cute Stuffed Animal Names
Cute Stuffed Animal Names That Allude to the Fact That the Animals Are Stuffed Toys
This idea is super meta (i.e. talking about itself) – naming your stuffed animal something that hints at the fact that it’s a stuffed animal!
Super cute and quirky, and a little funny while simultaneously an adorable way to name a stuffed animal if you ask me!
There are a lot of ways you can do this. You can name your stuffed animal after something used to make a stuffed animal – like “buttons” or “patches” or “stuffing.”
You can also name your stuffed animal after a state stuffed animals get into over time – like “dusty.”
Or you could name a stuffed animal something similar or the essence of what that stuffed animal is, like “dolly” or “toy.”
Can you think up any other ways to name stuffed animals in a way that alludes to the fact that they’re stuffed toys? Have any more names that would fit into this category of names? Let me know in the comments below!
Cute Stuffed Animal Names That Refer to the Toy as a Friend
Another adorable way to go is to name a stuffed animal a synonym for “friend” – since that’s exactly what a stuffed animal is supposed to be!
There are a number of really cute names that work for this – my favourites being “Buddy” and “Pal.”
I think those are two reasonably common nicknames in the first place, let alone for this kind of thing, which makes them even nicer as names for stuffed animals in my opinion.
Can you think of other synonyms for “friend” that would work as stuffed animal names? Let me know in the comments!
Cute Candy Themed Stuffed Animal Names
I’ve seen a few stuffed animal name recommendations that use candy, chocolate, dessert, and other sugary sweet edibles circulating around the web and I love them!
Somehow this is one of those ideas that’s not just adorable in theory – there are also quite a number of really cute names that result from using this theme.
“Fudge,” “Reese,” and “Cinnamon” are probably my absolute favourite, though there are a lot of other really good ones (like “Chicklet” – super sweet!), and surely there are plenty more that I haven’t thought up at all!
If you have a party of stuffed animals and you’d like to name the entire group with one naming convention, I think this could be an amazing theme to choose. What could be better than a group of sugary-sweet sounding sweetheart stuffed animals?
If you can think of more than the following names for this category, please do leave a comment down below with all your recommendations! I’m sure there are plenty more names that would work perfectly within this theme.
Funny Stuffed Animal Names
Ironic Names for Stuffed Animals: Naming a Stuffed Toy After a Different Animal
I have absolutely always loved ironic names – I actually made a whole article on ironic cat names back on my cat blog many years ago, like naming a black cat “Snowball” and a hairless cat “Fluffy.”
I think ironic names are way more funny than the vast majority of funny names, and I think that’s true for me for stuffed animal names as well.
One way you can go if you’d like an ironic pet name for a stuffed animal is to name it after an animal that stuffed animal is not.
So naming a stuffed dog “Bear” or naming a stuffed bear a traditional dog name like “Lassie” for instance.
I love this idea because I feel it’s quite clever and fun, and the options are limitless for what you can do with it.
Take a look at the list below for some recommendations if you’re thinking of going this route with naming a stuffed animal. And as always, let me know in the comments below if you can think of more names that fall under this twist!
Funny Bear-Themed Stuffed Animal Names for Toys Besides Teddy Bears
Dog Names to Use as Funny Stuffed Animals
Cat Names to Use as Funny Stuffed Animals
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Themed Ideas for Good Stuffed Animal Names
None of these human names working out for you, but want some more brainstorming ideas to help you come up with a good stuffed animal name?
Here are a number of theme ideas you can go with, such as naming your stuffed animal after a food or a colour.
These themes work out very well as naming conventions if you happen to be naming a number of stuffed animals and want them all to be similar in some way – such as naming a group of stuffed animals after different gemstones, like “Sapphire,” “Ruby,” “Slate,” and “Garnet.”
I think that’d be so much fun!
Do let me know if you have any more ideas for themes for naming stuffed animals after in the comments, and if you’ve ever had a naming convention for stuffed animals yourself!
- A famous person
- A fictional character (from a movie, TV series, book, game, etc.)
- A city, country, or other place
- A flower
- A food
- An animal, colour, or gemstone
Your Thoughts on Stuffed Animal Names?
Do you have any ideas for types of things, places, or people you could name stuffed animals after?
Have you ever found the perfect name for a stuffed animal? What type of animal was it and what name did you give it?
What are your favourite stuffed animal names? Are there names you like that didn’t make it to this list? Please share them in the comments down below!