270+ Giraffe Names


Ever seen a giraffe before? Giraffes are awesome animals known for their long neck. If you go near a giraffe, you will surely feel its grace. If you ever have the chance to name a giraffe, you should not take that chance for granted. Here are great name ideas for giraffes.

Top 10 Giraffe Names

Two Giraffe cross neck

The names below are very common giraffe names. Why not name your baby giraffe with a name from this list? Check them out below:

  • April: April the giraffe is a famous giraffe at Animal Adventure Park, New York. Born in 2002, April is known for her delivery of a baby boy giraffe. Her delivery was streamed live.
  • Tajiri: Meaning hope and confidence in Swahili, Tajiri is the name of April the giraffe’s last baby.
  • Oliver: Just like April the giraffe, Oliver is a giraffe in the Animal Adventure Park, New York. He is male and three years younger than April.
  • Maya: Maya is a female giraffe in the Milwaukee County Zoo in Wisconsin.
  • Kazi: Kazi is a male Girrafe in the Milwaukee County Zoo in Wisconsin just like Maya.
  • Spots: Asides having long necks and legs, giraffes are well-known for their spots.
  • Zuri: Zuri means beauty and is the name of an actress in the movie ‘Black Panther’ known for her courage and spirit of innovation.
  • Tony: Tall people are usually nicknamed Tall Tony in some parts of the world, especially Africa. It suits giraffes that are tall.
  • Savanna: Giraffes are not just from African savannas, they also have the colors of savannas.
  • Rohaya: She is a female giraffe born at Basel Zoo in Switzerland.

Boy Giraffe Names

Do you have the chance to name a boy giraffe? Here are some great names for him:

  • Eliot
  • Jared
  • Noah
  • Patch
  • Apollo
  • Mr. Tall
  • Geoffrey
  • Mr. Longlegs
  • Lawrence Longneck
  • Daddy longlegs (just like the arachnids)
  • Bao: Bao Xishun (a tall man who saved the lives of two dolphins)

Girl Giraffe Names

Here are some names that are pretty just like your female giraffe:

  • Gio
  • Fern
  • Zara
  • Ollie
  • Layla
  • Anna
  • Unity
  • Greta
  • Grace
  • Africa
  • Gracie
  • Harpur
  • Nairobi
  • Patches
  • Zealand
  • Margarita Sanchez

Famous Giraffe Names from Books and Movies

Giraffe face closeup

If you are a fan of literature, and books, you would surely want to name your giraffe after some popular giraffes. Here are great examples of giraffes in popular children’s books:

  • Gerald: In the book ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’, Gerald the giraffe loves dancing, but he could not dance because of his long legs and neck. Through the help of a friend, he found his unique dancing style.
  • Muhammed Ali: She was a diplomatic gift in the book ‘Zarafa’. She was the second giraffe to enter Europe and was involved in some giraffe mania.
  • Billy: Billy is a giraffe in the book ‘Giraffe and the Pelly and Me’. Billy works in a leaderless cleaning window company and only eats and only eats pink and purpose flowers from a tree.
  • Sophie: Sophie is a very popular giraffe amongst French and English children. From the book ‘Sophie La Giraffe and Friends’, Sophie is a soft and gentle giraffe with so many nice friends.
  • Abigail: In the book ‘Abigail the Giraffe’, Abigail loves counting, but gets dazzled whenever she counts the splotches of cheetahs and the stripes of zebras. Abigail later discovered that she is good at counting the stars because of her long necks.
  • Geoffrey: He is a giraffe in ‘The Lone Giraffe’. He is a clumsy giraffe who loves to make friends, but will keep falling or sliding. He finally finds great friends in place where he would not stumble.

Here are some giraffes from popular movies:

  • Nina: Camp Lazlo
  • Bridget: The Wild
  • Melman: Madagascar
  • Twiga: The Lion Guard
  • Georgina: 64 Zoo Lane
  • Gabby: Doc McStuffins
  • Nessa: My Big Big Friend
  • Lem: Summer Camp Island
  • Alexa: Summer Camp Island
  • Ingrid: My Gym Partner’s a Monkey
  • Longfellow: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
  • Shingo: ‘The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar’

Giraffe Names in African Languages

Giraffe with african name

Giraffes, though found in zoos worldwide, originate from Africa. Why not name your giraffe with a name from Africa?

  • Igbo: Toro (tall)
  • Yoruba: Orun gigun (long neck)
  • Hausa: Rakumin dawa (giraffe)
  • Zulu: Indlulamithi (giraffe)
  • Swahili: Twiga (giraffe)
  • Afrikaans: lank (tall)
  • Somali: qoor dheer (long neck)

Some other African names are:

  • Lulu
  • Binta
  • Bobo
  • Urian
  • Amina
  • Bunmi
  • Amadi
  • Kwame
  • Amarey

Other Awesome Giraffe Names

So you are still looking for awesome names to add to the few great examples that you have selected from above. Well, here are so many names for you to choose from:

  • Stretch
  • Numbolelo
  • Larry
  • Jeffrey
  • Finn
  • Joey
  • Shaba
  • Desmond
  • Jengo
  • Slim
  • Penny
  • Tiny
  • Alexander
  • Nick
  • Ladder
  • Sky
  • Moyo
  • Long Reach
  • Theo
  • Zuri
  • Kobe
  • Justus
  • Jeff
  • Jeffery
  • Jex
  • Zenith
  • Jasper
  • Sky
  • Max
  • Patricio
  • Longo
  • Larry
  • Leggy
  • Rocket
  • Zorro
  • Rowan
  • Melvin
  • Mr. Tripod
  • Pitt
  • Rocco
  • Teddy
  • Tower
  • Fantasy
  • Sphynx
  • Taller
  • Tally
  • Ciara
  • Crystal
  • Evan
  • Graham
  • Hansel
  • Harpur
  • Juan
  • Giovanni
  • Goodwill
  • Maya
  • Meagan
  • Monroe
  • Morgan
  • Joy
  • Nancy
  • Mani
  • Naya
  • Nya
  • Mia
  • Shukura
  • Sienna
  • Zendaya
  • Vallerie
  • Zanati
  • Rafaella
  • Shana
  • Zawadi
  • Amelina
  • Amy
  • Stacie
  • Alika
  • Amai
  • Diane
  • Doti
  • Floppy
  • Tabia
  • Tobi
  • Dahlia
  • Isabella
  • Jafari
  • Jansen
  • Angelica
  • Ann
  • Arnold
  • Hamilton
  • Moner
  • Natalie
  • Lewis
  • Gretel
  • Hale
  • Maha
  • Miia
  • Stevie
  • Packer
  • Pearl
  • Liam
  • Zane
  • Baha
  • Cece
  • Tanya
  • Trippy
  • Confidence
  • Skipper
  • Stallion
  • Kimba
  • Koda
  • Coper
  • Desmond
  • Divine
  • Mr. Invisible
  • Hasani
  • Hope
  • Pepper
  • Raksha
  • Sabra
  • Mr. Small
  • Munchkin
  • Peanut
  • Tiny
  • Titan
  • Ziggy
  • Scout
  • Tafari
  • Theo
  • Pole
  • Spotty
  • Alika
  • Ami
  • Amina
  • Aren
  • Amadi
  • Amare
  • Amarey
  • Binta
  • Bobo
  • Bolanle
  • Asha
  • Bahati
  • Binah
  • Haji
  • Imani
  • Isabis
  • Bunme
  • Ekon
  • Feechi
  • Maha
  • Ode
  • Sabra
  • Kalifa
  • Kwame
  • Lulu
  • Tamala
  • Tau
  • Tayla
  • Semira
  • Shaka
  • Taj
  • Urian
  • Zaim
  • Zane
  • Tendai
  • Tina
  • Uma
  • Richard Long
  • Kazi
  • Quincy
  • Chad
  • Rosie
  • Rocket
  • Slim
  • Tiny
  • Sapphire
  • Homer
  • Filbert
  • Melvin
  • Tafari
  • Rose
  • Raymond
  • Fonzie
  • Skye
  • Kylie
  • Kimba
  • Big Bear
  • Longo
  • Stretch
  • Gigantor
  • Gandalf
  • High tower
  • Lift
  • Legs
  • Tally
  • Yeti
  • Skyscraper
  • Rangy
  • Tower
  • Lofty
  • Yellow giant
  • Longus
  • Bada

Whether you are trying to come up with a name for a real giraffe, one you have adopted via the internet or even a great name for a giraffe stuffed animal, we hope you found this list of giraffe names helpful!

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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