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429 Cute Names for Stuffed Animals – 38 Popular Animals

Whenever my toddler daughter gets a new stuffed animal toy, she gets quite creative with naming it! And she expects us to help her along. Finding cute or funny names for your child’s favorite stuffed animal does require getting quite imaginative especially when all the favorite names have already been used up.

This is why I wrote this article: to spur your creativity by giving 429 example names for 38 different animals. In the worst case these can be good starting points so you and your child can come up with the right final name. In the best case they might find one of these just the right unique name for your new teddy bear, stuffed elephant dinosaur or monkey.

Names for Stuffed Animal Bears, for example cute teddy bears

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Here are some lovable options for naming your child’s first teddy bear:

  1. Buttercup
  2. Baloo
  3. Gummy Bear
  4. Pooky
  5. Snuggles
  6. Fudge
  7. Eddie
  8. Cinnamon
  9. Reese
  10. Pal
  11. Cocoa
  12. Fudge
  13. Tootsie
  14. Buddy
  15. Patch
  16. Paddington
  17. Pooh Bear
  18. Winnie
  19. Elvis
  20. Yogi

Names for Stuffed Elephants

Bedtime Originals Choo Choo Express Plush Elephant - Humphrey

I reckon every family owns an “Ellie” in their home! But what other name can you give to your child’s plush toy?

  1. Nelly
  2. Jumbo
  3. Bubbles
  4. Clumsy
  5. Chomper
  6. Jellybean
  7. Dumbo
  8. Manny 
  9. Shep 
  10. Hathi 
  11. Babar (from the 1931 French children’s book called “Histoire de Babar”)

Names for Stuffed Bunnies

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These floppy-eared creatures are loved by both girls and boys and there’s no shortage of cute bunny names. 

  1. Hopper
  2. Speedo
  3. Bunnyosaurus
  4. Hopps
  5. Daisy
  6. Angora
  7. Fergie
  8. Skippy
  9. Big Foot
  10. Flopsy
  11. Hopscotch

Cute Names for Stuffed Animal Dinosaurs

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Stuffed dinosaurs are popular with boys but I know a few little girls who adore them too. These ginormous animals can have cute names too!

  1. Triceratops
  2. T Rex
  3. Fluffosaurus
  4. Tyroam
  5. Roary
  6. Snugglesaurus
  7. Toroncotoncus
  8. Raptorex
  9. Spinosaurus
  10. Zini 
  11. Neera

Names for Stuffed Monkeys

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Long-limbed stuffed monkeys with cute, grinning faces are a hit with children of all ages. 

  1. Bingo
  2. Matata
  3. King Kong 
  4. Milo
  5. Kiki
  6. Chimp
  7. Bonzo
  8. Lolo
  9. Yono
  10. Rafiki
  11. Booby

Names for Stuffed Dogs

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Think Paw Patrol and you have a whole lot of names to pick from for your child’s favorite stuffed dog. But, if you’re looking for something more original then check out my list below:

  1. Slinky
  2. Tatu
  3. Moja
  4. Scud
  5. Buster
  6. Whopper
  7. Squinky
  8. Gidget
  9. Pluto
  10. Goofy
  11. Lady
  12. Tramp

Names for Stuffed Cats

Bearington Lil' Socks Small Plush Stuffed Animal Gray Striped Tabby Cat, Kitten 8 inch

Whatever stuffed cat toy your child has got, make sure you give it a name to remember it for many years.

  1. Softie
  2. Tinkie
  3. Scarry
  4. Whiskers
  5. Buttons
  6. Patches
  7. Charlie
  8. Abby
  9. Roxie
  10. Toffee
  11. Caramel

Names for Stuffed Lions

Aurora - Tubbie Wubbie - 12' Tubbie Wubbies - Lion, Brown

Children love the movie “The Lion King” so don’t be surprised if they decide to call their stuffed lion after one of the characters. 

  1. Mufasa
  2. Sarafina
  3. Scar
  4. King
  5. Scarface
  6. Roar
  7. Shaz
  8. Champ
  9. Toto
  10. Simba
  11. Leo

Names for Stuffed Ducks

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When your child is given a bright, yellow duck you may be wondering about a name for it. 

  1. Quack 
  2. Donald
  3. Puddle
  4. Jemima
  5. Daffy
  6. Waddles
  7. Fluffy
  8. Wiggles
  9. Daisy 
  10. Duck
  11. Dixie
  12. Maddy

Names for Stuffed Chicken

Adore 12' Standing Buffy The Hen Chicken Plush Stuffed Animal ToyAurora - Mini Flopsie - 8' Chicken, White

If your child is into farm animals they may insist on a stuffed chicken as a pet toy. 

  1. Rooster 
  2. Henny Penny 
  3. Peep
  4. Taco
  5. Drumstick
  6. Feathers
  7. Cluckles
  8. Chicken Little
  9. Molly
  10. Ozzy
  11. Beak Ben

Names for Stuffed Horses

Mary Meyer Marshmallow Zoo Happy Horse Soft Toy, 13 in

Horses are beautiful creatures and if your child has fallen in love with their stuffed horse, you’ll need to help them find a special name for their toy. 

  1. Kingston
  2. Redrum 
  3. Beau
  4. Buck
  5. Champion
  6. Trigger
  7. Buttercup
  8. Buttermilk
  9. Pinkie Pie
  10. Princess Luna
  11. Rain

Names for Stuffed Animal Cows

Aurora - Tubbie Wubbie - 12' Tubbie Wubbies- CowMary Meyer Putty Nursery Soft Toy, Cow

Stuffed cows are great for adding to your child’s collection of soft farmyard animals. Why not give it one of these names?

  1. Bessie
  2. Duke
  3. Charlotte
  4. Coby
  5. Gertie
  6. Dairy
  7. Tulip
  8. Bumble
  9. Blossom
  10. Clover
  11. Jersey

Names for Stuffed Animal Octopus

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Your child’s stuffed animal octopus could end up being called Pearl if it’s gloriously pink or “Hank” if the toy is for your son. But, here are some other pretty cool names: 

  1. Tentacle
  2. Octavio
  3. Eight Legs
  4. Scuba Doo
  5. Octo
  6. Knot
  7. Ozy
  8. Inky
  9. Captain
  10. Aquaman / Aqualady
  11. Dr. Octopus

Names for Stuffed Animal Unicorns

There’s nothing quite as magical as a stuffed unicorn so make sure you give it an extraordinary name!

  1. Starburst
  2. Glitter
  3. Luna
  4. Jewel
  5. Magic Dust
  6. Milky Way
  7. Kawai
  8. Sitara
  9. Sapphire
  10. Starflower
  11. Black Diamond

Names for Stuffed Dolphins

Adventure Planet Birth of Life Dolphin with Baby Plush Toy 22' Long (AP-BLDOL)

Use your imagination to help your child find the perfect name for their plush dolphin.

  1. Chirp
  2. Bluey
  3. Happy
  4. Fin
  5. Flipper
  6. Alpha
  7. Snorky
  8. Snowflake
  9. Beta
  10. Chum

Names for Stuffed Dragons

Douglas Aragon Navy Dragon Plush Stuffed Animal

Another magical creature that gets your child’s imagination running wild is the dragon. 

  1. Falkor
  2. Haku
  3. Maleficent
  4. Thorn
  5. Draco
  6. Kai
  7. Tyson
  8. Brenna
  9. Hydra
  10. Nuri
  11. Kaida

Names for Stuffed Frogs

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Stuffed frogs are cute so have some fun giving your child’s froggie toy one of these names:

  1. Jeremiah
  2. Lollihops
  3. Mr. Toad 
  4. Tad Pole
  5. Gorf (frog spelled backward!)
  6. Hopalong
  7. Croak
  8. Warts
  9. Ribbet
  10. Zippy
  11. Webfeet

Names for Stuffed Flamingos

GUND Baby Toothpick Flamingo Plush Stuffed Animal 12', Pink

Your baby girl would love a dainty pink stuffed flamingo to add to her collection of soft toys. Help her pick a special name for this long-legged bird.

  1. Pinkie Pop
  2. Strawberry
  3. Petals
  4. Stilts
  5. Coral
  6. Florence
  7. Flamenco
  8. Pom Pom
  9. Candy Pie
  10. Cotton Candy
  11. Pearl

Names for Stuffed Foxes

Aurora - Flopsie - 12' Autumn Fox

Foxes can be crafty so be clever when coming up with a name for your child’s stuffed fox.

  1. Basil Brush 
  2. Fiona Fox
  3. Mr.or Mrs.Fox
  4. Ferdie Fox
  5. Arizona
  6. Felix
  7. Todd
  8. Rocky
  9. Frankie
  10. Swiper
  11. Bingo

Names for Stuffed Hedgehogs

Douglas Spunky Hedgehog Plush Stuffed Animal

Hedgehogs are sweet little spikey creatures often found wrapped up into a tiny ball. Give your little one’s stuffed hedgehog a cute and sweet name too!

  1. Butterball
  2. Squillo
  3. Hedge
  4. Cactus
  5. Hokey Pokey
  6. Prickles
  7. Spike
  8. Quills
  9. Hoggy Hog
  10. Beebo
  11. Harry Hedgehog

Names for Stuffed Hippos

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With bulky bodies, little children will enjoy cuddling up with their stuffed hippos. But what should you call it? 

  1. Pygmy
  2. Fifi
  3. Flavio
  4. Pippo
  5. Boo Boo
  6. Jemma
  7. Hippie
  8. Gimmy
  9. Hannah
  10. Snorty Sma
  11. Mudpatch

Names for Stuffed llamas

Douglas Zephyr Llama Plush Stuffed Animal

They may look haughty but a stuffed llama will make every child happy!

  1. Dolly
  2. Maverick
  3. Llama Mia
  4. Fuzzy
  5. Fluffy
  6. Furball
  7. Spritz
  8. Snookie
  9. Wuz
  10. Dancer
  11. Bootsie

Names for Stuffed Lambs

These gentle creatures make wonderful stuffed toys for babies. 

  1. BahBah
  2. Buttercream
  3. Skittles
  4. Sweet Pea
  5. Tinker Bell
  6. Wooly
  7. Shepherd
  8. Little Bo Peep
  9. Sugar Pie
  10. Mittens
  11. Cream Puff

Names for Stuffed Moose

Aurora - Flopsie - 12' Moose,Multi

You may be tempted to call your child’s stuffed moose Moose A. Moose from the well-known childrens’ TV series called, “Moose and Zee”. But, let’s keep it simple with these names:

  1. Antlers
  2. Marty
  3. Millie
  4. Mushu
  5. Moosy
  6. Bullwinkle (another famous moose TV character)
  7. Tuke
  8. Maximoose
  9. Tutu
  10. Tuffy
  11. Pookie

Names for Stuffed Monsters

Aurora - Taddle Toes - 10' Lucas Alien, PurpleGund Sesame Street Cookie Monster Take Along Stuffed Animal

Uncles can’t resist giving their nephews cute stuffed monsters so you better come up with an equally cool name!

  1. Hulk
  2. Godzilla
  3. Mighty
  4. Ogre
  5. Whopper
  6. Monster
  7. Beasty
  8. Bigfoot
  9. Yeti
  10. Skunk Face
  11. Shrek

Names for Stuffed Owls

We all know “Friend Owl” from Bambi so you could give your child’s stuffed owl the same name. But, here’s another 11 owl names to pick from:

  1. Big Eyes
  2. Hoot
  3. Blink
  4. Owly
  5. Dr. Whoo
  6. Bubo
  7. Barney
  8. Ollie
  9. Bobo
  10. Puff
  11. Spooky

Names for Stuffed Otters

Aurora World Miyoni Sea Otter Plush Brown, 10 inches

Otters are super cute furry water creatures so your child’s stuffed otter deserves a special name.

  1. Bizzy
  2. Marigold
  3. Brown Eyes
  4. Fitch
  5. Frisky
  6. Po
  7. Scooby
  8. Polo
  9. Roller
  10. Tugger
  11. Rogue

Names for Stuffed Pigs

Aurora - Tubbie Wubbie - 12' Tubbie Wubbies - Pig, Multi Pink

Oink! Oink! You can’t help but say this every time you see your child’s stuffed pig toy. But, consider picking one of the following names instead:

  1. Piglet
  2. Peggy
  3. Daffodil
  4. Blossom
  5. Bacon
  6. Hickory
  7. Squiggle
  8. Lovebug
  9. Oreo
  10. Warthog
  11. Ranger

Names for Stuffed Penguins

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A stuffed penguin makes a wonderful gift for a child who loves sea animals. Here are some names you can call it:

  1. Tacky
  2. Polly
  3. Munchkin
  4. Weeny
  5. Cheeku
  6. Skipper
  7. Tux 
  8. Scamper
  9. Tootsie
  10. Rolly
  11. Pingu

Names for Stuffed Reindeers

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Reindeers are antlered creatures often fondly associated with Santa Claus.

  1. Dasher
  2. Rudolph
  3. Prancer
  4. Donner
  5. Bing
  6. Frosty
  7. Fa-la-la
  8. Sleigh
  9. Tinsel
  10. Santa
  11. Merry

Names for Stuffed Rhinos

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Finding the best name for the mighty horned stuffed rhino may leave you stumped. Check out my pick of the best for this beast!

  1. Doris
  2. Devon
  3. Milo
  4. Moses
  5. Zen
  6. Bulldozer
  7. Bighead
  8. Snoutie
  9. Baby Horn
  10. Stompie
  11. Charge

Names for Stuffed Racoons

Aurora World Flopsie Bandit Plush Racoon, 12' - 30511 , Grey , Gray

A stripy-tailed stuffed raccoon should be included in every child’s collection of soft animals. 

  1. Ranker
  2. Bandit
  3. Shadow
  4. Rascal
  5. Ringo
  6. Prowler
  7. Rocco
  8. Tico
  9. Meeko
  10. Rocket
  11. Dash

Names for Stuffed Sharks

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You may want to call your little one’s stuffed shark “Jaws” but let’s get a bit more innovative here!

  1. Tyrant
  2. Thug
  3. Fancy Fin
  4. Torpedo
  5. Bomber
  6. Missile
  7. Pokey
  8. Finny
  9. Dart
  10. Zippy
  11. Riptide

Names for Stuffed Sloths

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Sloths are delightful animals who always look pretty relaxed about life.

  1. Dopey
  2. Kipper
  3. Mr. Lazy
  4. Odin
  5. Sleepy Jane
  6. Kakoo
  7. Waldo
  8. Dozer
  9. The Rock
  10. Rambo
  11. Sleepy Head

Names for Stuffed Sheep

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Your child’s fluffy white stuffed sheep can be called many different cute names.

  1. Snowflake
  2. Whitey
  3. BaaBaa
  4. Fluff Fluff
  5. Twinkle
  6. Creamo
  7. Snowball
  8. Wool-Ma
  9. Mary
  10. Snuggles
  11. Meadow

Names for Stuffed Seals

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Stuffed seals are another addition to your child’s sea animal toy collection. Make it unique by calling it one of the following names:

  1. Silver
  2. Dart
  3. Sea Lion
  4. Monk
  5. Rudder
  6. Chip
  7. Flynn
  8. Flapper
  9. Snorky
  10. Boogie Woogie
  11. Blurb

Names for Stuffed Tigers

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Tigers capture every child’s imagination and when they are given a stuffed tiger animal they want to give it just the right name!

  1. Tigger
  2. Garfield
  3. Stripy
  4. Waffles
  5. Jinxy
  6. Scratchy
  7. Tigerman
  8. Indy
  9. Zara
  10. Shere Khan
  11. Claw

Names for Stuffed Turtles

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Turtles are hard-shelled creatures often found making their way down a sandy beach to the ocean. 

  1. Sandy
  2. Rosy
  3. Flipflop
  4. Belly
  5. Shelly
  6. Beaky
  7. Paddles
  8. Maxy
  9. Speedy
  10. Flippy
  11. Bubbles
  12. Mack

Tips for Naming Your Child’s Favorite Stuffed Animal

You might want come up with some funny or creative name for the stuffed animal for a number of reasons. One reason I’ve had recently is when my child was suddenly scared of her stuffed dinosaur. In any case, here are some tips on how to come up with a great name.

Be Inspired By Its Appearance

Sit with your child and look at the stuffed animal. Be inspired by any special features that stands out making its appearance unique. These could include:

  • Size, shape, and color
  • Webbed feet or striped fur 
  • Fins 
  • Horns, antlers, and tusks

When looking at your child’s enormous stuffed dinosaur you could consider calling it Ginormous Rex. Silver is a lovely name for the silky gray stuffed seal your daughter adores. And, that long-necked, spindly-legged flamingo? The shape alone makes you want to call it Stilts or Necky!

Is There a Popular Character Already Around?

Winnie the Pooh is a popular character and it’s not unusual to give a teddy bear this name. Simba, Scar, and Sarafina are some famous names for lion toys from “The Lion King”. Famous Disney characters such as Pluto and Goofy are often used to name stuffed dogs. When you struggle for a name, turn to these popular characters to help you out.

Is There a Famous Person?

Named after the 1901 American president, Theodore Roosevelt, the “Teddy” bear has become one of the most popular children’s stuffed animal toys. Napoleon Bonaparte is another famous name used for stuffed animals such as teddy bears, dogs, and even cats. Bo Peep is a well-known “person” in the nursery rhyme and her name is often used for lambs and sheep. 

Pick a Simple Name

Picking a simple name is essential for younger children. This way they can remember the name of their favorite stuffed animal and pronounce it easily. Try and pick names that have one or two syllables in the name.

Rely on the Theme (if there’s one)

If your child is collecting a range of stuffed animals for a particular theme such as sea creatures or the farmyard, stick to names that relate to these themes. You could also find a popular children’s book or movie and name all the soft toys after the characters. 

Shortlist a Few Names With Your child or With Other Children

Go through the list of names I’ve included in this article or come up with your own list. When you’ve got a few names written down, sit with your child and their siblings and get them to vote which ones they like best. This way you can shortlist the names for further discussion. Watch this video as it gives some useful tips around selecting a name for a stuffed animal. 

Choose a Final One With Your Child Via Discussion or a Game

If there’s still some debate about the final name for your child’s soft toy, you may need to turn it into a game especially if your child is still struggling to pick between two or three names. Write the names onto pieces of paper and place them into a hat. Let your child take out one card with that name being the final one. 

Wrap Up

A lot of thought can go into picking the best name for a stuffed animal. While your child may be able to find one on their own, many do battle to find the perfect name. This is where parents can assist them in finding the best name most appropriate for their plush animal toy.

With 427 names to pick from here, I’m sure you’ll easily spot the right name for your child’s favorite stuffed animal. 

And once you’ve picked the right names for perhaps dozens of animals, you might be struggling with storing them? Here are some toy boxes and chests so you can get organized.

Last update on 2021-11-28 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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