Animals and Pets

Animal Terms (Names) of Females, Males, and Babies

Animal Terms

Animal Terms

Animal names for females, males, and babies exist for most species on Earth. Our world has millions of different animal species, and for every animal, there is a specific name (like "dog", "rabbit", or "cat"). To further recognize if that specific animal is a female, male, or baby animal there are special terms used. There are some similar names, but most have a unique term.

Everyone knows the obvious examples like cow and bull, mare and stallion, or hen and rooster, but what about less common animals? For example, how do you differentiate between a male and female crocodile, hedgehog, or kangaroo?

If you’d like to find out the correct male and female names for these animals and many more, then check the list below (- means it is called a female or male).

Animal Terms for Female, Male, and Young

Animal

Alligator

Ant

Antelope

Ass

Badger  

Bear

Beaver

Bee

Bird

Bison 

Bobcat  

Buffalo

Camel

Canary

Caribou  

Cat

Cattle

Chicken

Coyote

Crocodile 

Deer 

Dog

Dolphin

Dove

Duck

Eagle

Echidna 

Eel   

Elephant

Elk

Emu 

Ferret

Fish

Fly 

Fox

Frog

Giraffe

Goat

Goose 

Gorilla 

Grouse

Guinea pig

Hare

Hawk

Hedgehog

Hippopotamus

Horse  

Impala

Kangaroo

Leopard

Lion

Llama

Louse

Manatee

Mink

Monkey

Moose

Mosquito

Mouse

Mule

Muskrat

Opossum

Ostrich

Otter

Owl

Ox

Oyster

Panda

Partridge

Peacock

Pelican

Pheasant

Pig

Platypus

Possum

Quail

Rabbit

Raccoon

Rat

Reindeer

Rhinoceros

Robin

Sea Lion

Seal

Shark

Sheep

Skunk

Squirrel

Swan

Termite

Tiger

Toad

Turkey

Walrus

Weasel

Whale

Wolf

Woodchuck 

Zebra

Female

cow

queen, princess, worker

cow

jenny

cow

sow, she-bear

-

queen, queen-bee

hen

cow

queen

cow

cow

hen

cow, doe

queen

cow

hen

bitch

cow

doe

bitch

cow

hen

duck

-

-

-

cow

cow

hen

hob

-

-

vixen

-

cow  

doe, nanny

goose

-

hen

sow

jill

hen

sow

cow

mare

ewe

doe, flyer, jill

leopardness

lioness

-

-

cow

sow

-

cow

-

doe

jenny

-

jill

hen

bitch, sow

-

cow

-

sow

hen

hen

hen

hen

sow

-

jill

hen

doe

sow

doe

cow

cow

hen

cow

cow

-

ewe, dam

doe

sow

pen

queen

tigress

-

hen

cow

bitch, doe, jill

cow

bitch

-

mare

Male

bull

prince, drone

bull

jack, jackass

boar

boar, he-bear

-

drone

cock

cow

tom

bull

bull

cock

bull, stag, hart

tom

bull

rooster, cock, stag

dog

bull 

buck, stag

dog

bull

cock

drake

-

-

-

bull

bull

cock

jill

-

-

dog, tod, reynard

-

bull

billy, buck

gander

silverback 

cock

boar

jack

tiercel

boar

bull

stallion

ram

buck, boomer

leopard 

lion, tom

-

-

bull

boar

-

bull

-

buck

john

-

jack

cock

dog, boar

-

ox, steer, beef, bullock

-

boar

cock

cock

cock

cock

boar

-

jack

cock

buck

boar

buck

bull

bull

cock

bull

bull

bull

buck, ram

buck

buck

cob

king

tiger

-

tom, gobbler

bull

dog, buck, jack, hob

bull

dog

-

stallion

Young

hatchling

antling

calf, fawn, kid, yearling

foal

cub

cub

kit, kitten, pup

larva 

chick, hatchling

calf 

kitten, cub  

calf

calf

chick

calf, fawn

kitten

calf

chick, pullet (young hen), cockerel (young rooster)

whelp, pup

hatchling

fawn

pup, puppy 

calf, pup

squab, chick

duckling

eaglet, fledgling

puggle

calf

fry, juvenile, fingerling

calf 

chick, hatchling

kit

fry, fingerling

maggot

kit, cub, pup

froglet

calf

kid

gosling

infant 

chick, poult, squealer, cheeper

pup

leveret

eyas

piglet, pup

calf

foal, filly (f), colt (m)

calves

joey

cub

cub

cria

nit

calf

kit, cub

infant

calf

nymph, wriggler, tumbler

pup, pinkie, kitten

foal

kit

joey

chick

pup

owlet, fledging

stot, calf

spat

cub

chick

chick

chick

chick

piglet, shoat, farrow

puggle

joey

chick

kitten, bunny, kit

cub

pup, pinkie, kitten

fawn

calf

chick

pup

pup

pup

lamb

kitten

pup, kit, kitten

cygnet, flapper

nymph

cub

tadpole

chick, poult

cub

kit

calf

cub, pup

kit, cub

colt, foal