Cute & Funny Names for Plants That Plant Parents Will Love

Nothing bonds you closer to your plant baby than the perfect name.

Published February 26, 2023
Woman holding Monstera plant against wall at home

There's no hood like plant parenthood. And with that comes the great responsibility of giving your plant that evergreen name. Because, let's face it, like people, your plants are going to grow, wilt, and take on their own dramatic personality when they go just twenty minutes past their usual watering time. Take a moment to chat with your plants to see which of these names fits them better than the perfect pot.

Cute Plant Names

You spend a lot of time talking to your plant as you get ready for work or when you're binge-watching your favorite show for the umpteenth time. Why not give them a cute name that rolls off the tongue?

  • Flora
  • Fauna
  • Crysta
  • River
  • Sunny
  • Oakley
  • Penny
  • Button
  • Duke/Duchess
  • Ivy
  • Astrid
  • Meadow
  • Briar
  • Willow
  • Heath
  • Clementine
  • Sylvan
  • Hazel
  • Juniper
  • Lily
  • Olive
  • Cypress
  • Poppy
  • Violet
  • Amaryllis
  • Clementine
  • Clover
  • Bramble
  • Rowan
  • Daphne
  • Fern
  • Heather
  • Holly
  • Oliver
  • Laurel
  • Bentley
  • Maple
  • Myrtle
  • Poppy
  • Ash
  • Hawthorn
  • Savannah
  • Dawn
  • Forrest
  • Leaf

Funny Names for Plants

Ficus lirata in wickr pot on wooden table

Give you and your plant a giggle with a name that's punny, a little too long, or just downright hilarious.

  • Noodle
  • Snake Gyllenhaal
  • Groot
  • Grogu
  • Killer
  • Tangela
  • Bulbasaur
  • Oddish
  • Bellsprout
  • Paras
  • Pickle
  • Marshmallow
  • Potato
  • Avocado
  • Pepper
  • Guacamole
  • Christofern
  • Biscuit
  • Getting Figgy With It
  • Count Plantula
  • Jennifern Aniston
  • Holly Golightly
  • David Rose
  • Moira Rose
  • Lurch (for your leaning plants)
  • Salad
  • Fernie Sanders
  • Medusa
  • Adonis
  • Seymour Krelborn
  • Mother (as in, Mother Nature)
  • Marty
  • Lucifern
  • Bill (for your money plant)
  • Dandy Lion
  • Swamp Thing
  • Treebeard

Plant Names for Succulents and Foliage Plants

Home succulent plants in pot

Just because your succulents can go a long time without water doesn't mean they should go for a long time without love! These names will make sure you remember to check up on your succulents between waterings. Don't overlook your foliage house plants! They're flourishing and adding beauty to your home, don't forget a name for them.

  • Sunny - and if you're feeling witty, you can name a neighboring plant Cher
  • Vera
  • Spaghetti
  • Spike
  • The name of an ex (works best with a cactus!)
  • Harlequin
  • Cee-Cee (for your ZZ plant!)
  • Shrek
  • Leaf Erickson
  • Fluffy
  • Mr. Prickles
  • Spot
  • Mr. Burns
  • Creep
  • Saturn
  • Audrey, Audrey II
  • Fernadette
  • Stabby
  • Katniss Evergreen
  • Suzy Succulent
  • Acacia
  • Phoenix
  • Sunshine
  • Bella Thorn
  • Cleopatra
  • Sandy
  • Boa
  • Thorn
  • Leona
  • Daenerys
  • Nevada
  • Arizona
  • Aster
  • Agave
  • Joshua
  • Edan
  • Clay
  • Brick
  • Rocky
  • Tiger

A Name as Unique and Beautiful as Your Blooms

Some of your blooming beauties might be fleeting, but that's no reason for them to go unnamed.

  • Orlando Bloom
  • Blossom
  • Calla
  • Camellia, Camilla
  • Chrysanta
  • Elowen
  • Flora
  • Dionysus
  • Chloris
  • Figalicious
  • Demeter
  • Bud
  • Arbor
  • Madelief
  • Belladona
  • Fleur
  • Cinnamon
  • Garland
  • Danica
  • Florence
  • Rosanna
  • Erica
  • Marguerite
  • Eliza
  • Susannah
  • Ambrosia
  • Viola
  • Rosa Bud
  • Daisy Buchanan
  • Narcissa Malfoy
  • Quartz
  • Robin
  • Winter
  • Dew Drop

Names for Happy Herbs

Indoor Herb Plant Garden

There's no reason to omit your kitchen or decorative herbs from having a name! Don't be afraid to get a little punny with it either.

  • Elvis Parsley
  • Sporty Spice, Scary Spice, Posh Spice, Baby Spice, Ginger Spice
  • Mia Farrow (for your rosemary)
  • Tommy Pickles (for your dill)
  • Britney Spearsmint
  • Herbert
  • Jade
  • Spaghetti
  • Focaccia
  • Honey
  • Chewbaca
  • Gillyweed
  • Cronus
  • Rue
  • Cecelia
  • Big Dill
  • Nick of Thyme
  • Optimus Thyme
  • The Thyme Traveler's Wife
  • Just a Little Mint
  • Nicolas Sage
  • Larry Sage
  • Elliot Sage
  • Queens of the Stone Sage
  • Iron Sage
  • The Sage of Innocence
  • Men of a Certain Sage
  • Richard Basil
  • Dill Gates
  • Dill Belichick
  • Dill Nye the Science Guy
  • Jack Pott

Tips for Naming Your Plants

At the end of day, these are your plants, and if you want to give your plant a simple name like Brenda or Thomas, you sure can. But if you want something a little more unique to you, consider these sources for your plant naming inspiration.

  • Start with your favorite TV show or movie. There's no reason you can't name your plant Banana after the barking dog in the opening scene in Juno. You can turn to your favorite animated kids' movies, too.
  • You share your favorite podcast with your plants, why not name them after it? Make it quirky like Welcome to Night Vale with a name like "John Peter, you know, the farmer" or keep it simple with a Kevin or Suzy as you're problem-solving along with Hey Riddle Riddle.
  • If you also share your musical taste with your plants, or they're just always around to listen to you sing along, put song names, lyrics, or band names to use.
  • Grab your favorite book or four off the shelf, and name your plant in honor of the author or the characters. Place names make excellent plant names, too. Belisaere, a city from Garth Nix's Old Kingdom series, makes an excellent name. Likewise, if you have a particularly challenging or tricky fiddle-leaf plant, then a trickster character such as Nix's Mogget makes for a most on-point name.
  • There's a belief that if you name your plants after someone or someones you know, and that plant starts to wilt, that you should check on them.
  • Sometimes inspiration just doesn't click, so think outside of the box with adjective names, a name that has a hipster twist, or a mythology name.

Giving Your Plant Roommates a Name

Whatever your living situation, a studio apartment in a bustling city, with several roommates in the suburbs, or with your whole dang family - your plant family could use a name. Otherwise, how will it know when you're talking to it?

Cute & Funny Names for Plants That Plant Parents Will Love