Bee Names (199+ Best, Cute & Funny Naming Ideas)

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There are few things more important in life than a good name.

A name can make or break a person. It can be the difference between a successful life and a life of regret.

With that in mind, it is important to choose a good name for your pet bee.

Bees come in all shapes and sizes, so it can be tough to find the perfect name for your new friend. But don’t worry, we’re here to help.

We’ve collected 199 of the best, cutest, and funniest bee names out there.

So whatever type of bee you have, we’ve got you covered!

Best Bee Names

  1. Britannia
  2. Keeper
  3. Wither Wings – This is buckbeak’s code name in Harry Potter when the Ministry of Magic is after him.
  4. Harpies
  5. Pegasus – Creation of Poseidon and Athena – the flying horse!
  6. Polly
  7. Bratz
  8. Barbie
  9. Fairy
  10. Hippogriff
  11. Phoenix
  12. Dragon
  13. Fritz
  14. Thunderbird
  15. Gargoyle
  16. Ziggy
  17. Zazzles
  18. Sparky
  19. Pikachu
  20. Holly
  21. Halloumi
  22. Mozzy
  23. Soufflé
  24. Cockatoo
  25. Benneth
  26. Baboon
  27. Babe
  28. Baby
  29. Babble
  30. BatmanBatman the bee would be far superior to Antman in every way.
  31. Bateman
  32. Nasus
  33. Renek
  34. Ashley
  35. Trends
  36. Aphelion
  37. Kalista
  38. Teemo
  39. Hive
  40. Geonosis – Are Geonosians supposed to be bees? They live in hives and work on colonies and they certainly aren’t ants…
  41. Felicia
  42. Endor
  43. Hoth
  44. Naboo
  45. Jar-Jar
  46. Hawkeye
  47. Eagle
  48. Scout
  49. Killer
  50. Heebee Jeebees – No, not because bees creep you out. Named after the famous band and venue in New York City.

Female Bee Names

  1. Bella
  2. Blakely
  3. Brooklyn
  4. Bath
  5. Bondi
  6. Bindi
  7. Birdie
  8. Twitty
  9. Blossom
  10. Bambi
  11. Bree
  12. Brienne
  13. Buffy – Buffy the vampire slayer.
  14. Bunny
  15. Blanc
  16. Bernie
  17. Belinda
  18. Brenda
  19. Bandoo
  20. Bridget

Male Bee Names

  1. Brucie
  2. Ben
  3. Barret
  4. Benjamin
  5. Braxton
  6. Branston
  7. Brody
  8. Boon
  9. Bartholomew
  10. El Barto
  11. Benedict
  12. Bernard
  13. Banner
  14. Basil
  15. Bagels
  16. Baldwin
  17. Bucky – Bucky Barnes has one of the best character arcs in all of the Marvel cinematic universe.
  18. Buckbeak
  19. Boo
  20. Baloo

Unisex Names For Bees

  1. Brook
  2. Beau
  3. Blake
  4. Bentley
  5. Bailey
  6. Bristol
  7. Bo
  8. Billie
  9. Bobby
  10. Bryn

Cute Bee Names

Check out these cute names for bees:

  1. Honey
  2. Sweetie
  3. Buzz – A fitting bee name that starts with the letter B
  4. Hive
  5. Flutter
  6. Zoomies
  7. Flitter
  8. Sweet Tooth
  9. Teeny
  10. Tinkerbell

Good Names For Bees

  1. Bongo
  2. Bear
  3. Bloom
  4. Bean
  5. Banana
  6. Babe
  7. Boba
  8. Bachelor – Since there is only one queen, almost every bee is a bachelor, by definition.
  9. Bionic
  10. Bedazzle

Creative Bee Names

  1. Winnie – Winnie the Pooh is the biggest bumblebee advocate going.
  2. Piglet
  3. Eeyore – Especially good for a sad-looking bee.
  4. Christopher
  5. Robin
  6. Roo – Roo comes before Kanga because Roo is slightly cuter.
  7. Kanga
  8. Tigger
  9. owl
  10. Rabbit
  11. Heffalump
  12. Woozle
  13. Swarm
  14. Jagular
  15. Backson
  16. Robert
  17. Henry
  18. Beetle

Funny Bee Names

  1. Buzz-Off – Would you just buzz off, bee?
  2. Bumble-Bum
  3. Buzz Lightyear
  4. Beebee Buffet
  5. Plan Bee
  6. Hopper
  7. Bugs Bunny – Because bees are bugs. Just to clarify, bees are not bunnies.
  8. Janet – Janet Van Dyne is the Alias for the Wasp in Marvel comic books.
  9. Bumblebee – Named after the transformer, not the fact it is a bee.
  10. Dylan – Dylan O’Brien plays Bumblebee in the Bumblebee movie.

Cool Names For Bees

  1. Kalahari – The San people believe that a bee found in the Kalahari desert can carry a mantis.
  2. Ra – The ancient Egyptians believed that the sun god Ra created bees with his tears.
  3. Kintu – Kintu was the first man on earth who received help from a goddess in bee form to help him find his cow.
  4. Muzen – Ah-Muzen-Cab is the Mayan goddess of bees and honey.
  5. Hanna – The Hittite goddess Hanna sent a bee to find the god of agriculture who went missing.
  6. Parvati – Parvati the Hindu god sent black bees to kill the demon Arunasur.
  7. Aegean – Many Aegean cultures believe that the bee is the bridge between our world and the underworld.
  8. Aristaeus – Aristaeus is the god of beekeeping and honey. A minor god, but a god nonetheless.
  9. Minoa – The Minoans’ believed that the bee was an emblem of Potnia (goddesses).
  10. Blessing – Bees are used in the Christian bible to show an abundance of food and a blessing from God.
  11. Lorsch – The Lorsch Bee Blessing is a beekeeping prayer from Germany that was meant to bring a good harvest.
  12. Pan – Ancient greek god of the wilds, including bees. Naturally.
  13. Bugonia – Ancient Mediterranean societies believed that bees sprung from dead cows’ bodies.
  14. Tholos – A tholos tomb is a beehive burial structure.
  15. Atreus – The treasury of Atreus was hidden in a beehive tomb.
  16. Saxon – There was an Anglo-Saxon charm that was meant to keep honey bees from swarming and attacking their handlers.
  17. Demeter – Ancient Greek goddess of agriculture.
  18. Oko – The Yoruba deity of farming and agriculture.
  19. Jarilo – Slavic goddess of the harvest, spring, and fertility.
  20. Ukko – The Finnish god of thunder, weather, and bountiful harvests.

Unique Bee Names

  1. Queen – Not every bee can be a queen bee, but maybe yours is.
  2. Elizabeth – Named after the Queen of England and likely to be the longest reigning monarch of all time.
  3. Cleopatra – Famous Pharaoh of Egypt and probably one of the most famous women to ever live.
  4. Victoria – Queen of the United Kingdom, and at one point, most of the world.
  5. Catherine – Catherine the Great was queen (empress) of what is now Russia for decades and is responsible for bringing Russia into the world stage as a modern country.
  6. Mary – Mary Queen of Scots. Once the ruler of Scotland, though ended her life pitifully and was executed for treason. Maybe it is a good name?
  7. Anne – Anne Boleyn, the wife of Henry the 8th, was a controversial English figure who contributed greatly to major political and cultural reform. Though not intentionally.
  8. Rani – Rani leader of the Indian Rebellion against the British after the death of her husband.
  9. Cathy – Catherine De’ Medici saved the French monarchy in the civil wars that played the country. Though she was of Italian heritage.
  10. Nefertiti – Ancient queen of Egypt, dutiful wife, and benevolent ruler of the country even after the death of her husband.
  11. Boudica – Warrior queen of the British Iceni Tribe who led an incredibly effective uprising against the Romans.
  12. Eleanor – Eleanor of Aquitaine became queen of France, though later separated from her husband to marry the Duke of Normandy. Who then went on to become king of England. She ruled England and France both. Impressive!
  13. Razia – Razia was the first, and only, female ruler of what is now Delhi. She ruled for just four years.
  14. Isabella – Isabella was the first queen of Spain and the subtle benefactor for Columbus and his quest to discover the Americas.
  15. Cixi – Cixi was the Chinese empress for almost 50 years and pushed for the modernization of Chinese politics, military, and social doctrines.
  16. Marie – Marie Antoinette was the final queen of France before the revolution that sparked the removal of their monarchy and even consecrated her death.
  17. Jane – Jane Grey was the queen of England for just 9 days before she was executed for treason. Yikes.
  18. Charlotte – Was of German origin yet ruled as queen of Britain for 57 years!
  19. Alexandra – There have been many famous queens named Alexandra, including recent queens of Denmark and Russia.
  20. Liliuokalani – The queen of Hawaii, though just for two years.

Famous Bee Names

  1. Buzzbee – From the Hive.
  2. Jerry – Jerry Seinfeld played Barry in the Bee Movie.
  3. Ruby – From the movie the Hive.
  4. Barnabee – Another character from the Hive.
  5. Babee – A sweet baby bee from the Hive.
  6. Maya – From Maya the Bee (a classic).
  7. Wally B – has a few cameos in various Disney movies including Toy Story 3 and 4.
  8. Spike the Bee – Who so enjoys tormenting Donald Duck whenever he gets the chance.
  9. Bumblelion – The main character, Bumblelion, is a bee-lion from the Disney series Wuzzles. Not a reference many will get probably!
  10. Queenie – The queen bee from Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers.

Names Of Cartoon Bees

  1. Barry B Benson – The main character and protagonist in Bee Movie.
  2. Adam Flayman – Barry’s best friend in Bee Movie.
  3. Janet Benson – Barry’s mother in Bee Movie.
  4. Lou Lo Duca – The general in charge of the beehive that Barry lives in.
  5. Buzzwell – The Dean of Barry’s school which he graduates from at the start of the movie.
  6. Trudy – Another bee from the wonderful Bee Movie.
  7. Bee Larry King – Larry King’s character in the Bee Movie is a bee version of himself. Amazing.
  8. Bob Bumble – The foreman of the beehive that Barry and his friends live in.
  9. Martin Benson – Barry the bee’s father who is interestingly played by Barry Levinson.
  10. Uncle Carl – Is a funny character from the Bee Movie who is an apprehensive Red Sox fan.

Name Inspiration

The bee comes from all over the globe so it’s no surprise that many of the names on this list have taken inspiration from completely opposing places.

From children’s storybooks to ancient political and cultural figures, there are more than certainly a few naming choices that’ll take your fancy.

Maybe an ancient warrior queen for your new queen bee? Perhaps choose a name from the wonderful tales of Winnie The Pooh, if your honey bee wishes to be named after one of the biggest honey advocates to ever roam the hundred-acre woods!

Help Choosing The Perfect Name

Here are a few other tips and tricks for finding the best name for your new furry friend:

  • If you’ve already got a group of pets, try and find names that sound good together.
  • Avoid choosing names that might be confused with commands – especially if your bee is still learning its name.
  • Make sure the name you choose is something you’re comfortable saying out loud in public – you might not want to be known as the crazy bee lady but it’s up to you!
  • Think about the nickname you might want to use for your bee – sometimes the full name can be a little much.
  • Have fun with it! After all, this is your new exotic pet we’re talking about.

Not once has trying to choose the right name for your animal friend been an easy task, that’s why this list of bee names is so important!

Rarely has anyone ever had one bee to name, they tend to come in larger groups, maybe even groups of thousands – though naming a thousand bees might take more time than the task is worth!

There is no shame in relying on one of the amazing naming guides you can find here on Blog of Tom.

These comprehensive lists of names have been expertly curated to suit the very animal in question and offer humor and variety you simply won’t find anywhere else.


Well, you should now hopefully have plenty of naming options to have a very good think about.

Picking any old name willy-nilly might work for some people, but for most, we enjoy taking our time to select the perfect name for our bumbling buddy.

There may be billions of bees whizzing around the world coming from any one of the tens of thousands of subspecies, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t all different and deserving of a name to call their very own.

Good luck with your new bee buddy, remember how important they are to not just the wildflowers but the very food we eat, the animals we love, and even our friends and families.

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