229+ Rhino Names (BEST Ideas For Your Horned Friend)

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If you’re looking for the perfect name for your newly adopted or fictional rhino, you’ve come to the right place!

We’ve put together an extensive list of 229+ rhino names to help you find the perfect fit for your horned friend.

From the silly to the serious, the cool to the traditional, the creative to the historical, and the famous to the inspired, you’re sure to find something from our list.

Let’s dive in.

Best Rhino Names

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect name for your majestic rhino, here are some of our top picks:

  1. Jubal – Meaning “rams horn” or “stream” in Hebrew.
  2. Jumbo – A classic name for any large animal.
  3. Rajah – This Indian name fits perfectly with the regal nature of these horned creatures.
  4. Emperor – This royal name is sure to make your rhino feel like the king of the herd.
  5. Magnolia – This sweet name is almost as beautiful as the flower it was inspired by.
  6. Kong – Like “King Kong,” a mighty name with a legacy to match.
  7. Apollo – This name evokes the Greek god of sun and light, a perfect moniker for your sparkly rhino.
  8. Bukoba
  9. Thor – Powerful and strong, this name is sure to bring your rhino the respect he deserves.
  10. Rogue – A great name for a mischievous rhino.
  11. Blitz – A great name for an energetic rhino.
  12. Tyrone – A unique name with a hint of “tyrant” in it, perfect for a big, powerful rhino.
  13. Ivory – A fitting name for the white color of their horns.
  14. Amara – This beautiful female name means “immortal” in ancient India.
  15. Caesar – The powerful surname of the famous, ill-fated Roman general.
  16. Athena – This majestic name comes from the Greek goddess of wisdom.
  17. Scarlett – A beautiful, feminine name with a hint of strength.
  18. Jazz – A fun and unique name for your rhino.
  19. Big Kahuna
  20. Odin – The Norse god of wisdom and war, Odin is a great name for your rhino.
  21. Goliath – Perfect for the biggest and strongest of rhinos!
  22. Thunder – For a strong and powerful rhino that will always be remembered.
  23. Simba – This Swahili name literally means “lion,” a great homage to their more ferocious cousins.
  24. Ivory – A fitting name for the white color of their horns.

Male Rhino Names

When it comes to naming your beloved horned friend, there are plenty of male names for a rhino to choose from!

Here are our top choices for an adult male to get you started:

  1. Spike
  2. Safari
  3. Rex
  4. Ranger
  5. Rocky
  6. Jumbo
  7. Rambo
  8. Thunder
  9. Rufus
  10. Rocky
  11. Boomer 
  12. Rambo 
  13. Hugo 
  14. Caesar 
  15. Hercules
  16. Magnum 
  17. Duke 
  18. Goliath 
  19. Jagger
  20. Rollo
  21. Tank
  22. Blizzard
  23. Dillon
  24. Diesel
  25. Butler
  26. Captain
  27. Khan 
  28. Bruno
  29. Duke
  30. Ace
  31. Tristan
  32. Bulldozer – An adult male rhino is called a bull.

Female Rhino Names

Here are some ideas if you are looking to name a female rhino:

  1. Nala – This African lion name was made popular by The Lion King, but it means “queen” in Swahili.
  2. Queenie
  3. Bella
  4. Luna – Latin for “moon”. A beautiful choice!
  5. Lotus – Symbolizes purity and enlightenment in many cultures.
  6. Amira – Means “princess” in Arabic, perfect for your regal lady!
  7. Nandi
  8. Liberty
  9. Savannah – Evoking the African savannahs these majestic animals call home.
  10. Kaya
  11. Cleo – Derived from the Greek name Kleopatra, for a regal lady.
  12. Athena – The goddess of wisdom and courage in ancient Greece. A great choice if your rhino is wise and brave!
  13. Venus – This Roman goddess was the goddess of beauty and love. Perfect for a beautiful rhino.
  14. Binti – Means “daughter” in Swahili, a perfect name for your baby rhino.
  15. Sahara – Refers to the desert of Northern Africa where some species of rhinos live!
  16. Zuri – Meaning “beautiful” in Swahili, perfect for your beautiful rhino.
  17. Onyx – A strong and resilient stone, perfect for your tough rhino!
  18. Kito – Meaning “Jewel” in Swahili.
  19. Juba – The capital of South Sudan.
  20. Amari – Meaning “great strength” in Swahili, perfect for your strong and brave rhino!
  21. Sela

Unique Rhino Names

If you’re looking for something a bit more unique for your rhino, consider these names:

  1. Gadir
  2. Durga – Sanskrit for “fort.”
  3. Ganesha – The elephant-headed Hindu god of wisdom.
  4. Krishna – This powerful name means “all attractive” in Sanskrit.
  5. Nandi
  6. Mufasa – An homage to the renowned lion from Disney’s The Lion King.
  7. Raja – The Sanskrit word for “king.”
  8. Nandi
  9. Baloo – The lovable bear from Disney’s The Jungle Book.

Cool Names For A Rhino

Are you looking for some cool names for your horned friend? Look no further!

Here are some of the coolest names you can pick from:

  1. Thunder
  2. Stompy
  3. Spike
  4. Goliath
  5. Basilisk
  6. Rocky
  7. Prime
  8. Titan
  9. Bones
  10. Saber
  11. Comet
  12. Shadow
  13. Butch
  14. Milo
  15. Spud
  16. Lucky
  17. King
  18. Gus
  19. Fury
  20. Hunter
  21. Clifford
  22. Ozzy
  23. Baxter
  24. Juggernaut

Creative Names For Rhinos

If you’re in search of an extraordinary moniker for your majestic rhino, why not get creative and pick something truly special?

Here are some creative ideas to get your inspiration flowing:

  1. Fiona
  2. Maverick
  3. Thunder
  4. Horizon
  5. Apollo
  6. Goliath
  7. Storm
  8. Miracle
  9. Sir Reginald
  10. Stardust
  11. Petra
  12. Leo
  13. Abigail
  14. Freya
  15. Harley
  16. Buford
  17. Emperor

Funny Rhino Names

If you’re looking for some laughs, why not consider a funny rhino name for your rhino?

Here are some of our favorite funny names:

  1. Trunk Trump – A light-hearted take on the former president.
  2. Beep Beep – Who hasn’t heard the sound of a rhino?
  3. Rhi-No-No – Rhinos have a tendency to be a bit stubborn.
  4. Rhotato – A play on the classic tater tots!
  5. Rhinoceros McRhinoface – A silly name fit for a silly rhino.
  6. Rhinotron – The robot rhino.
  7. Rhinobot – Another robotic rhino-inspired name.
  8. Horny – Has to be said!
  9. Showstopper – Rhinos are pretty showy animals.

Cute Names For A Rhino

Looking for that perfect, adorably cute name for your rhino? Check out our list of names below for some inspiration!

These are some cute rhino monikers to consider:

  1. Sprinkles
  2. Bubbles
  3. Sunny
  4. Peachy
  5. Buttercup
  6. Sugar
  7. Sprout
  8. Grape
  9. Creamsicle
  10. Marshmallow
  11. Abigail
  12. Cookie
  13. Snowflake
  14. Daisy
  15. Noodles

Names For A Baby Rhino

Finding the perfect name for your baby rhino can be a daunting task. But don’t worry – we’ve put together a list of some of the cutest and most unique baby names to help you out.

Check out the list below for some great ideas:

  1. Pliny
  2. Joy
  3. Ursula
  4. Blade
  5. Elvis
  6. Marley
  7. Herman
  8. Nibbles
  9. Gizmo
  10. Jabba
  11. Daisy
  12. Tusk
  13. Bambi
  14. Honey
  15. Nala
  16. Wrinkles
  17. Thunder
  18. Flash
  19. Nigel
  20. Whisper
  21. Pebbles
  22. Daisy Mae
  23. Captain
  24. Trooper
  25. Fuzzy
  26. Dumbo
  27. Willow
  28. Spike

Famous Rhino Names

Some of the most famous names come from popular culture or have a symbolic meaning, making them the perfect choice for your horned friend.

Here are some of our favorites:

  1. Chief Bogo (Zootopia)
  2. Neff (Wreck it Ralph)
  3. Rocksteady (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  4. Rhino (Spiderman villain)
  5. Two-legs Joe

Names Inspired by Nature

Looking to give your rhino a name inspired by nature?

Here are some of our favorite nature-inspired names:

  1. Thunder
  2. Rain
  3. Meadow
  4. River
  5. Safari
  6. Savannah
  7. Windy
  8. Rocky
  9. Desert
  10. Flora
  11. Arid
  12. Peak
  13. Leaf
  14. Wilder
  15. Climber

Pop Culture Rhino Names

If you want to get a bit more creative with your rhino’s name, why not take some inspiration from pop culture?

Here’s a list of some great pop culture-inspired names you can use:

  1. Rollo
  2. Jumbo
  3. Stanley
  4. Randall
  5. Spike
  6. Rhineheart
  7. Blade
  8. Rhinestone Cowboy

Names from History and Mythology

If you want to find a unique name for your rhino that stands out from the crowd, why not consider names from history and mythology?

You’ll find these names have a lot of character and charm! Here are a few of our favorite names from history and mythology:

  1. Achilles – the brave and loyal hero from the Trojan War
  2. Freya – a Norse goddess of love, beauty, and fertility
  3. King Arthur – the legendary king from medieval Britain
  4. Ragnar – a mighty Viking warrior from Scandinavia
  5. Persephone – the goddess of spring in Greek mythology
  6. Zeus – the king of the Greek gods

Names Inspired by Sci-Fi Characters and Movies

If you’re a sci-fi fan, why not explore the galaxy for some cool rhino name ideas? Here’s our list of names inspired by sci-fi characters and movies:

  1. Rey
  2. Khan
  3. Chewbacca
  4. Optimus
  5. Spock
  6. Alien
  7. Thanos
  8. Terminator
  9. Droid
  10. Iron Man
  11. Groot
  12. R2-D2
  13. BB-8
  14. Ultron
  15. Jyn
  16. Padme
  17. Leia


Naming your rhino is an opportunity to get creative and have fun! Whether you’re looking for something classic, unique, cool, or creative – there’s an almost endless list of possibilities.

To make the process even easier, why not draw inspiration from pop culture, food and drinks, nature, history, and mythology?

Whatever name you choose for your rhino, take your time with it and appreciate the joy that comes with finding its perfect title. Your rhino will thank you, and maybe – just maybe – one day its name will become famous!

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