Otters are extremely cute animals who live in freshwater.
The most common types of otters are Eurasian otters, scientifically called Lutra lutra. Baby otters are called pups and kittens.
It is important to note that an otter might not be the perfect pet. They are not meant to stay captive and will be happier living in a natural environment with other otters. They can also be very territorial, and whilst they do not kill humans, they may attack if they or their young feel threatened. Therefore, if you wish to name an otter it might be best to adopt one in a zoo or in the wild instead (or simply find a soft toy otter)! In this article, we have provided a list of more than 150 super cute otter names you'll love. If you like this list, you can check out other articles from Kidadl, like this list of cute calico cat names for your kitten or these brilliant black dog names for your puppy.
Famous Otter Names
If you want to name your otter after a famous name, here is a list of cute names for otters you should check out.
1. Baby Butter, a famous Disney character who is happy and jovial.
2. Blekker, a female otter in the fantasy novel ‘Taggerung’.
3. Bula, a female otter from the novel ‘Mossflower’.
4. Chab, the name of an otter character in fantasy novel ‘High Rhulain’.
5. Churk, a scholarly otter in the fantasy novel ‘Triss’.
6. Daddo, an otter from the ‘The Legend Of Luke’ novel series.
7. Daxter, the lead character of ‘Jak And Daxter’ video game series.
8. Deyna, a competent warrior otter in the fantasy novel ‘Taggerung’.
9. Ed, an otter who is best friends with Mr’ Whiskers in the series ‘Brandy & Mr. Whiskers’.
10. Emmet, a singer in the ‘Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas’.
11. Gil, a young female otter in ‘The Rogue Crew’, part of the ‘Redwall’ series.
12. Heartwood, the name of an otter character in the novel ‘Outcast Of Redwall’.
13. Keyla, a slave otter in the ‘Redwall’ series.
14. Kite the Slayer, a young and bloodthirsty sea otter maid in ‘The Rogue Crew’.
15. Lottie, the name of a character from the book ‘Return To The Hundred Acre Wood’.
16. Marigold, a female otter from the novel ‘Martian The Warrior’.
17. Marlene, a female otter character in the 'Madagascar' franchise.
18. Mask, a male otter in the ‘Mossflower’ series.
19. Memsy, an otter maid in the novel ‘High Rhulain’.
20. Mr. Otterton, a character from the Oscar-winning film ‘Zootopia’.
21. Mrs. Otterton, another character from the movie ‘Zootopia’.
22. Opal Otter, another Otter character in Disney that appears in the show ‘PB & J’.
23. Oswald, a member of the Juggling Otters in the novel ‘A Redwall Winter’s Tale’.
24. Otto, the mascot of 2020 Winter Paralympics.
25. Peanut Otter, another famous Disney otter.
26. Reedtail, the name of an otter warrior in the novel ‘Outcast Of Redwall’.
27. Riverjack, the name of an otter character in the fantasy novel ‘The Great Redwall Feast’.
28. Root, a river otter in the ‘Mossflower’ novel.
29. Rumbol, an otter character in the novel ‘Triss’.
30. Runa Wildlough, a female otter from ‘High Rhulain’ fantasy novel.
31. Rushcutter, an otter character in ‘Pearls Of Lutra’ fantasy novel.
32. Scrimmo, a young otter in the novel ‘Outcast Of Redwall’.
33. Shad, a male otter gatekeeper in ‘The Long Patrol’ novel series.
34. Shoredog, a male sea otter from the novel ‘Loamhedge’.
35. Skipper, name of the leader of the Mossflower Woods otters in the novel ‘Mossflower Woods’.
36. Sleeve, a young otter maid in the novel ‘Triss’.
37. Smudger, the name of an otter character in ‘High Rhulain’.
38. Sork, an old female sea otter in the novel ‘Loamhedge’.
39. Spraydog, an otter character in the novel ‘Lord Brocktree’.
40. Spring, a young female otter maid from the ‘Mossflower’ novel.
41. Streamer, a young male otter in the fantasy novel ‘Mossflower’.
42. Stugg, a young inquisitive otter from the ‘Loamhedge’ novel.
43. Swash, a female otter in the fantasy novel ‘Taggerung’.
44. Tarka, a character from the novel ‘Tarka The Otter’.
45. Terry, an otter character in the animation series from Disney, ‘Yin Yang & Yo’.
46. Varon, the name of an otter in the fantasy novel ‘Doomwyte’.
47. Warthorn, an otter from the ‘Mossflower’ series.
48. Whulky, the name of an otter character in ‘High Rhulain’.
Funny Otter Names
If you want a funny and unconventional name for your otter, here are a few ideas of good otter names.
50. Balboa, named after the Spanish explorer.
55. Dora, referring to ‘Dora The Explorer’.
56. Dude, one of the coolest baby otter names.
57. Fitch, an unusual and interesting name for an otter.
62. Harry Otter, an otter name inspired by the ‘Harry Potter’ franchise.
65. Jack, named after ‘Captain Jack Sparrow’.
66. Logan, named after Logan from 'X-Men'.
72. Noodles, one of the food-based names for a sea otter.
74. Pickle, one of the cute pet otter names.
79. Professor X
80. Rocky, a name inspired by the character in the American boxing drama movies of the same name.
81. Rogue, another 'X-Men' name for your otter.
82. Roller, one of the endearing female otter names.
83. Scooby, the name of an otter inspired by the character from ‘Scooby-Doo’ series.
85. Sniffer, one of the most adorable sea otter names.
88. Tarzan, a fun name for your otter pup.
90. Vito, an adorable name for your otters' babies.
Girl Otter Names
If you have adopted a female otter and have no idea what to call her, explore this list of good names for otters!
96. Bella, one of the beautiful names for baby otters.
99. Daisy, a flower-based name for your otter babies.
100. Ellie, meaning “light” is an adorable female otter name.
101. Emily, a fun baby otter name.
102. Girly, an interesting name for a baby otter.
111. Mimi, a pet name you can use for your baby otter.
114. Olivia, a beautiful name for your baby otter.
117. Puppy, among the most interesting names for a baby otter.
118. Rosa, meaning “rose” is among the most beautiful names of otters.
Boy Otter Names
Have you just adopted a male otter and are confused about what to name them? Here is a list of good names for an otter to help you.
123. Baby, an adorable name.
125. Benny, a delightful name for your pet best friend.
126. Bubbles, a cute and fun name for your otter.
127. Buddy, a cool and fun name for an otter.
132. Max, a simple and sweet name.
133. Mickey, an otter name based on the famous Disney character.
134. Mr. Little, an adorable name.
135. Mr. Small
136. Munchkin, a fun name for an otter.
139. Prince, a perfect name for your royal otter.
140. Roo, a cute and adorable name for your otter.
141. Rover, a cool name.
143. Sami, a short and sweet name you can use for your otter.
146. Speedy, a popular name for an otter.
148. Teddy, a cute and fun name for an otter.
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