40 Funny Animal Names That Sound So Much Better

This is the best list of funny animal names, and we’ve got to say it’s rather amusing! Sometimes you wonder what people were thinking of when they named animals. Take “manta ray” for instance. What even is that? It’s just a collection of sounds. But, if it had been named “majestic sea flap flap” then people would get the idea as soon as they heard its name.

Hilariously better names for animals

Beach chicken

The beach chicken also known as a seagull. They like to steal chips at the beach.

Floaty potato

Floaty potato also known as a manatee. Big boned.

Floppy floppy sea spider

Floppy floppy sea spider also known as an octopus. They have superpowers. They can fit in jars and stuff.

Dirty needle

Dirty needle also known as a mosquito. Just the worst.

Magical safety dragon

The magical safety dragon also known as the bearded dragon. Quite a cool name to begin with.

Arrow pig

Arrow pig also known as a porcupine. Half pig, half pine cone.

Mud forkers

Mud forkers also known as mud skippers. Both are funny animal names.

More details on mudskippers

Winter tree dog

The winter tree dog also known as deer. Would not want to meet one of these head on.

Wobble stick

Wobble stick also known as a praying mantis. Both hilarious names.

Nope rope

The nope rope also know as a snake. Vicious little buggers.


The ahole of the group also known as a cat or massive ahole.


Velocirabbit also known as a kangaroo. Goodday’ skip!

Freedom glider

Freedom glider also known as the bald eagle. (although not bald) These are funny animal names for different reasons.

The reason why they are called bald eagles.

Dragon shrimp

Le dragon shrimp also known as a crayfish. They say if you get too close to one they will go cray cray. Just what I’ve heard.

Tunneling ballsack

The tunneling ballsack also known as the naked mole rat. I had to look that one up.

If for whatever reason you want to know more about these, you can here.


Nope also known as a spider or just nope.

Panda whale

Panda whale’s are also known as killer whales. I like panda whale better. Sounds nice.

Furry nope

Furry nope also known as grizzly bears. I’ve heard bear hugs are the best kind of hugs… If you never want to see the light of day again that is…

Grabby grabby water balloon

Grabby grabby water balloon also known as unknown. If you know what this is leave a comment below!

Leather tank

Leather tank also known as rhinos. Big beasts with pointy things on their noses.

Majestic sea flap flap

Majestic sea flap flap also known as stingrays. RIP Steve Irwin. Legend.

Spikey forest dog

Spike forest dog also known as a porcupine. Cute but got pointers and stuff.

Danger zebra

Danger zebra also known as white tigers. Best to keep your distance from these. Like binocular type distance… In a plane.

I bet you’re thinking: Are there really white tigers in the world? Yes, yes there are!


Booplesnoot also known as rabbits. Right little thumpers.

Changing color dragon

The changing color dragon also known as Chameleons. Is it me or does it look like there’s a face on the side of this one?

Naked snail

Naked snail also known as a slug. Sticky little things!

American murder log

The American murder dog, not to be messed with! Is this a crocodile or alligator? Comment below!

Cat bird

The cat bird also known as an owl. They have the kind of stare that will have you begging for mercy.

Danger water cow

Danger water cow also known as a hippo. They have one of the strongest bite force measurements of any living animal. Thank goodness they have about 5 teeth…

Fart squirrel

Fart squirrel, better known as the skunk. Don’t be fooled by its cute face. Its stank can have you projectile vomiting in seconds.

Formal chicken

Formal chicken also known as the penguin. Dressed to impress.

Furry potato

Furry potato goes by the more well known name guinea pig. I think furry potato does the job quite nicely when describing this little beast.

Giraffe sheep

The giraffe sheep better known as the alpaca. Anyone else wondering if that’s a tail or furry hat?

Grumpy McSnapface

Ah, the Grumpy McSnapface, otherwise known as a turtle. Why does this one look like they have an evil scheme?

Pantless thundergoose

Pantless thundergoose also known as the ostrich. Do you think they are evolving to fully loose their coat all together or the other way round? Let me know what you think below!

Sadeyes von gimmefood

Sad eyes von gimmefood, also known as a dog. Mans best friends but also a right pain in the buttocks.

Sea dog

The sea dog also known as a seal. Face like a dog, body of a fish.

Stab rabbit

Ah yes, the third name for this one today, the stab rabbit also known as a porcupine.

Toothy McNudist

Toothy McNudits, also known as kill it with fire. No really though, is this a rat? What do you think?

Wizard cow

The wizard cow also known as a mountain goat. He could be gandalf’s stunt double with that beard.