240+ Elephant Names


Who does not love elephants? Whether you have seen an elephant before or you just have an imaginary elephant friend, you definitely want to name your elephant. This article gives some brilliant elephant name ideas. Read on

Top Names for Elephants

The names below are the top and most common names for elephants:

Elephant and Mountain in the background
  • Dumbo: This can arguably be the most popular elephant because of the Walt Disney movie. Dumbo was known for his large ears and ability to fly.
  • Gloria: Gloria is the name of the female elephant in the movie ‘Madagascar’. Everyone loves Gloria.
  • Manny: Though a mammoth, Manny was the first and major character in the ‘Ice Age’ movie.
  • Trumpet: The sound elephants make is so similar to that of a trumpet.
  • Mouse: Most movies have portrayed elephants to be scared of mice. Naming your elephant ‘Mouse’ sounds funny and unique.

Elephant Names in African and Asian Languages

Elephants originated from Africa and Asia. Here are some African and Asian words for ‘Elephant’:

  • Igbo: Enyi
  • Yoruba: Erin
  • Japanese: Zo
  • Hausa: Giwa
  • Zulu: Indlovu
  • Chinese: Xiang
  • Korean: Kokkili
  • Hindi: Haathee
  • Swahili: Tembo
  • Afrikaans: Olifant
  • Indonesian: Gajah
  • Somali: Maroodiga

Elephant Names Inspired By Popular Elephants from History

If you are a lover of history, you would definitely know one of the elephants named below. Why not give the name to your elephant?

  • Surus: Surus was owned by one of history’s greatest military leaders, the Carthaginian general called Hannibal. Surus, among other elephants, helped Hannibal to win wars for 15 years.
  • Kandula: In 161 BC, Kandula helped his rider, King Dutugamunu, to unite Sri Lanka by defeating their southern Indian rivals.
  • Mahmud: Prophet Muhammad was born in a year called “the year of the elephant” because the lead elephant of a Christian Yemeni ruler who wanted to destroy Mecca, Mahmud, halted at the border of Mecca and did not enter.
  • Jumbo: In 1861, Jumbo was taken from Mali to the London Zoological Society by a French Zoo. Jumbo was very popular at the zoo and after his death, people still paid lots of money to view his taxidermic hide and skeleton.
  • Lin Wang: Also called Forest King, this elephant is World War II veteran and a symbol of Taiwan. He died in 2003 at the age of 86. Lin Wang was made a citizen of Taipei.

Elephant Names from Movies and Cartoons

African Elephant

You will surely love to name an elephant with the name of your favorite in a movie. Checkout the names below:

  • Dumbo: A cute star of the Walt Disney Movie ‘Dumbo’
  • Barbar: From the children’s book and television series, Barbar the Elephant
  • Hathi Jr.: Harthi Jr. is the baby elephant of the herd in the movie ‘The Jungle Book’
  • Elmer: From Walt Disney’s short animation titled ‘Elmer Elephant’
  • Heffalump: This is the name of the cuddly elephant in the cartoon ‘Winnie the Pooh’
  • Snuffleupagus: Snuffleupagus is the name of the elephant-like puppet on Sesame Street.

Girl Names for Elephants

Do you want to name a female elephant? Here are some cute suggestions below:

  • Eva
  • Ella
  • Kim
  • Ava
  • Ellie
  • Kate
  • Lulu
  • Kitty
  • Anna
  • Daisy
  • Molly
  • Grace
  • Corrie
  • Cherry
  • Sahara
  • Sparkle
  • Pamela
  • Natasha
  • Gabriela
  • Buttercup
  • Genevieve

Boy Names for Elephants

Some awesome names for male elephants are:

  • Pat
  • Rex
  • King
  • Hulk
  • Thor
  • Todd
  • Eddie
  • Sunny
  • Forest
  • Buddy
  • Kratos
  • Arthur
  • Gilbert
  • Woody
  • Wester
  • Borneo
  • Tommy
  • Holland
  • Lorenzo
  • Giancario

Unisex Names for Elephants

It does not matter the gender of the elephant, here are some suggestions for their name:

  • Joey
  • Rona
  • Floppy
  • Peanut
  • Clumsy
  • Jellybean
  • Tusk-Any

Elephant Names that Start with E

Mother and baby elephant near water

Since the word ‘Elephant’ starts with letter E, you may want to name an elephant with a word that starts with letter E. Here are a few ideas:

  • Elmer
  • Ella
  • Ellie
  • Eddie
  • Echo
  • Einstein
  • Ezra
  • Elvira
  • Eleanor
  • Elena
  • Ellen

Other Cool Elephant Names

Here are more names for your elephant (note that these are names of some actual or fictional elephants):

  • Babar
  • Berillia
  • Chota
  • Hathi
  • Horton
  • Icebones
  • Isabelle
  • Cornelius
  • Flora
  • Great T’Phon
  • Lumpy
  • Otto
  • Pom
  • Thunder
  • Kabumpo
  • Kala Nag
  • Lily
  • Lord Rataxes
  • Black Diamond
  • Chunee
  • Drona
  • Echo
  • Brother Tim
  • Abul
  • Bimbo
  • Balarama
  • Mary
  • Mona
  • Motty
  • Packy
  • Fanny
  • Hano
  • Hattie
  • Lizie
  • Tusko
  • Ziggy
  • Alexander
  • Elephant Girl
  • Hippo
  • Queenie
  • Raja
  • Surus
  • Tai
  • Reinhold
  • Snoots
  • Zulma
  • Nellyfant
  • Pellefant
  • Ruby
  • Salt and Sauce
  • Funkfeed
  • Gazpacho
  • Mr. Hornbill
  • Fingertip
  • Airavata
  • Ganesha
  • Gajendra
  • Barry
  • Snorky
  • Stampy
  • Julian
  • Whispers
  • Bimbo
  • Supratika
  • Bump
  • Chief Honeynose
  • Lucie
  • Golias
  • Vinayaki
  • Rocky
  • Rockefeller
  • Rosie
  • Goliath
  • Shep
  • Bumpy
  • Bing Bong
  • Lulu
  • Woolie
  • Tanto
  • Drona
  • Stewart
  • Yono
  • Bubbles
  • Ellie Funt
  • Batyr
  • Sparky
  • Wilbur
  • Bodhi
  • Meena
  • Peaches
  • Welephant
  • Logan
  • Obama
  • Willow
  • Black Diamond
  • Cherie
  • Charlie
  • Pumpkin
  • Blair
  • Jackie
  • Nefertiti
  • Arjuna
  • Tutu
  • Duke
  • Mice
  • Althea
  • Tusko
  • Dumbo
  • Mona
  • Motty
  • Cleopatra
  • Siri Izzy
  • Sundara (Sunny)
  • Nima
  • Fitz
  • Thoma
  • Virgo
  • Kobie
  • Blossom
  • Wilde
  • Roxy
  • Hendrix
  • Mali
  • Magna
  • Shep
  • Connie
  • Fanny
  • Peggy
  • Lennon
  • Jim
  • Darcy
  • Margaret
  • Chendra
  • Ahmed
  • Horton
  • Raja
  • Phoebe
  • Satao
  • Victoria
  • Lucky

What will you name your elephant?

April

April is an avid animal enthusiast with a love for the outdoors. She has a bachelor's degree in Agriculture and masters degree work in large animal reproduction. Currently, she lives in Southern California where she enjoys all things outdoors.

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