40 Animal Names in Hindi

by Stuart | Last Updated:   August 12, 2021

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Everybody loves animals, keeping them as pets, seeing them at the zoo, or visiting a farm. Are you searching for a list of what animal names are in Hindi? 

Here you can find a list of common animal names in Hindi. You will learn about different types of animals to increase your vocabulary about animals.

Man and Hindi dog that has a Hindi Name

1. Dog: कुत्ता (Kutta)

A dog is a domesticated mammal in the order Carnivora. They were originally bred from wolves. They have been bred by humans for a long time, and were the first animals ever to be domesticated. The domestic dog refers to any of several hundred breeds of dog in the world today.

2. Cat: बिल्ली (Billi)

Cats are part of the Felidae family and are among the smallest carnivores that are protected by humans. Cats were considered gods in Egyptian times and treated better than some humans during that period. These warm-blooded mammals have heightened senses of hearing and smell.

3. Hamster: चूहे जैसा जानवर (Chuhe jaisa janwar)

Hamsters are rodents with stout-bodied and a tail much shorter than their body length. They have small furry ears, short stocky legs, and wide feet. Their thick long fur ranges from white to grayish to reddish-brown, depending upon the species. They do not climb but are excellent diggers. Hamsters carry food in their spacious cheek pouches to cache in the burrow.

4. Mouse: चूहा (Chuha)

A mouse is a small rodent known to have a pointed snout, small rounded ears, and a body-length scaly tail. These rodents have a high breeding rate. The best-known mouse species is the common house mouse.

5. Rabbit: खरगोश (Khargosh)

Rabbits are herbivore mammals that eat a diet of mostly green foods, seeds, fruit, and bark. They live in large groups in underground tunnels called warrens. Rabbits have been domesticated since Roman times, and possibly even from before that.

Rabbits differ from hares in size, life history, and preferred habitat. In general, rabbits are smaller and have shorter ears than hares. Rabbits are ground dwellers that live in environments ranging from desert to tropical forest and wetland. There are more than 50 different species of rabbit!

6. Turtle: कछुआ (Kachhua)

Turtles are reptiles with a body encased in a bony shell. The shell, composed of bone and cartilage, is retained throughout the turtle’s life. There are approximately 356 species of turtles living on land and in both saltwater and freshwater.

7. Tiger: बाघ (Bagh)

The tiger is the largest feline in the world! A tiger has a heavy coat of reddish-orange hair featuring a pattern of black stripes. They are endangered throughout their range. They are carnivores that hunt for prey at night. Tigers are rivaled only by the lion in strength and ferocity.

8. Lion: शेर (Sher)

The lion is one of the largest, strongest, and most powerful felines in the world. They are the largest cats on the African continent and are considered one of the “African Big Five.” Lions live in small groups called pride, typically with one alpha male and a group of females and children.

9. Fox: लोमड़ी (Lomdi)

Foxes are small to medium-sized, omnivorous mammals. There are 12 different fox species in the world! As part of the family Canidae, foxes are closely related to wolves, raccoons, and domesticated dogs!

10. Elk: गोज़न (Gojan)

The elk is one of the largest species within the deer family, Cervidae. They are one of the largest terrestrial mammals in North America, as well as Central and East Asia. They evolved as fast endurance runners that are very difficult to catch. Elks get their chief protection from predators by forming large groups called herds.

11. Snake: सांप (Sanp)

Snakes are distinguished by their limbless condition, scales, and greatly elongated body and tail. Most snakes do not spend much of their time doing anything but resting. Venomous snakes can control the amount of venom they inject and may bite aggressively for food or defensively for protection. Other species of snakes kill their prey by squeezing them to cut off all of their oxygen (think Boa Constrictors). 

12. Kangaroo: कंगारू (Kangaroo)

Kangaroos are known for hopping and bouncing on their hind legs. They have adapted very well to the presence of humans. They are among the most remarkable jumpers of the animal kingdom. Females have a deep pouch on their front to keep their babies, called Joeys!

13. Hippopotamus: दरियाई घोडा (Dariyai ghoda)

Hippopotamus, also called hippos, are amphibious African ungulate mammals. They have a bulky body on stumpy legs. Hippos have an enormous head, a short tail, and four toes on each foot. Hippos are well adapted to aquatic life. Despite their stocky shape and short legs, they are capable of running 30 km/h (19 mph) over short distances. The hippopotamus has a highly aggressive and unpredictable nature.

14. Alligator:  मगरमच्छ (Magarmach)

Alligators are reptiles, like Crocodiles, but are native to only two countries, the southern USA and China. Alligators tend to be smaller than Crocodiles, but have been known to move at speeds of up to 15mph on land. They are one of the fastest large reptiles in the world.

15. Badger: बिज्जू (Bijju)

Badgers are medium-sized animals with long, low bodies, wide feet, and elongated claws. Badgers have bristly hair which ranges in color from black to brown to gold and even white.

16. Bear: भालू (Bhalu)

Bears are carnivorous mammals of the family Ursidae. They have large bodies with stocky legs, long snouts, small rounded ears, shaggy hair, and short tails. Despite their bulk, most bears climb with ease and swim strongly.

17. Camel: ऊंट (Unt)

The Camel is a large hoofed animal that is most commonly found in the hot deserts of Northern Africa and the Middle East. Camels can survive without water for 10 months as their humps actually help them to store water and food energy!

18. Crocodile: मगरमच्छ (Magarmach)

Crocodiles have powerful bodies and strong jaws. They are known for their immense speed and agility along with their unparalleled stealth. This makes them one of the world’s most apex predators in their natural environments.

19. Deer: हिरन (Hiran)

Deer have evolved a unique ability to digest all kinds of vegetation. There are around 40 different deer species. They have traditionally occupied a vital role in numerous cultures and mythologies around the world.

Rishikesh, India - lying dog on rhe bank of Ganga river.

20. Elephant: हाथी (Hathi)

The elephant is defined most of all by its impressive size. These remarkable creatures stand about 10 feet tall and weigh between 4 and 8 tons. Elephants spend around 22 hours a day eating. They resemble no other mammal on the planet.

21. Frog: मेढक (Mendhak)

Frogs have a hunched body, webbed toes, big, bulging eyes, and moist skin. There are around 7,000 different species of frog. 

22. Giraffe: जिराफ़ (Jiraph)

The giraffe is an African artiodactyl mammal, the tallest living terrestrial animal, and the largest ruminant. The giraffe’s chief distinguishing characteristics are its extremely long neck and legs. They can live up to 26 years in the wild and slightly longer in captivity.

23. Hare: खरगोश (Khargosh)

The hare is a fast-running, long-eared mammal that resembles a large rabbit. They are typically found in grassland or open woodland. Hares can reach speeds of over 40 mph!

24. Hedgehog: कांटेदार जंगली चूहा (Kantedar jangli chuha)

A hedgehog is a spiny mammal of the family Erinaceidae. When in danger, they defend themselves by rolling into a ball, causing their spines to protrude and act as a defense against possible threats. There are seventeen species of hedgehog found throughout parts of Europe, Asia, Africa, and New Zealand.

25. Lizard: छिपकली (Chipkali)

Lizards are a widespread group of squamate reptiles with around 5,000 different species! They are most closely related to snakes. Their ancestors appeared on Earth over 200 million years ago.

26. Mole: छछूंदर (Chachundar)

Moles are small, burrowing mammals. They have cylindrical bodies, velvety fur, reduced hindlimbs, and short, powerful forelimbs with large paws adapted for digging. Their eyes are poorly developed, but what they lack insight, they make up for in their sense of touch. Most species of mole lack external ears and their tiny eyes are hidden in their fur. Moles are known as pests when it comes to human activities such as agriculture, lawn care, and gardening.

27. Squirrel: गिलहरि (Gilhari)

Squirrels are members of the family Sciuridae. The squirrel family includes tree squirrels, ground squirrels, chipmunks, marmots, flying squirrels, and prairie dogs amongst other rodents.

28. Sheep: भेड़ (Bhed)

Sheep are some of the most popular livestock animals in existence. They have sweet faces, gentle personalities, and endless amounts of fluffy white wool. The fluffy wool tends to make them look bigger than they actually are.

29. Pig: सूअर (Suwar)

Pigs are highly social and intelligent creatures. They are among the most populous large mammals in the world. Pigs are stout-bodied, short-legged, omnivorous mammals, with thick skin usually sparsely coated with short bristles. They are genetically very similar to humans.

30. Ox: बैल (Bail)

Ox is a large horned mammal used as a draft animal. They once moved in herds across North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Oxen are members of the Bovidae family.

31. Horse: घोड़ा (Ghoda)

The horse is a domesticated one-toed hoofed mammal. Horses are strong, intelligent, and social animals that live together in herds in the wild. All horses have long necks that hold up their large, long heads. They have big eyes and ears, which are well-adapted for many environments.

32. Goat: बकरी (Bakri)

Goats are stout-bodied mammals with horns and cloven hooves. They are very intelligent and curious animals. Goats are very social creatures and live in groups called herds. They are herbivores, which means they eat only vegetation.

33. Pigeon: कबूतर (Kabutar)

Pigeons are part of the family Columbidae. These are stout-bodied birds with short necks and short slender bills that in some species feature fleshy ceres. They primarily feed on seeds, fruits, and plants. Pigeons can find their way back to their nests from up to 1300 miles away.

34. Peacock: मोर (Mor)

The term “peacock” is commonly used to refer to birds of both sexes. Technically, only males are peacocks (and only males have the characteristic bright and beautiful plumage) while females are peahens. Peacocks are ground-feeders that eat insects, plants, and small creatures. They can be testy and do not mix well with other domestic birds.

35. Parrot: तोता (Tota)

Parrots are birds that have been kept as pets since ancient times. In the wild, parrots are frequently found in tropical areas, like the Rainforest. These birds are capable of imitating many different sounds with their advanced vocal cords. Parrots can live for up to 100 years!

36. Woodpecker: कठफोड़वा (Kathphodwa)

Woodpeckers occur nearly worldwide, except in the region of Australia and New Guinea. Woodpeckers vocalize to express warnings, attraction, and territorialism. They have zygodactyl feet, with the first and fourth toes facing backward, the second and third facing forward. This helps them to grip tree trunks more efficiently.

37. Swan: हंश (Hansh)

The Swan is known around the world for its beauty, elegance, and grace. It has the ability to swim and fly with incredible speed and agility. The Swan is also very intelligent, devoted to its mate, and highly aggressive about defending its young.

38. Owl: उल्लू (Ullu)

Owls are Raptors, or Birds of Prey, which means they hunt other living things for their food, using their special adaptations and unique abilities. They are recognized by large, round heads and large, forward-facing eyes. Their secretive habits, quiet flight, and haunting calls have made them the objects of superstition in many parts of the world.

39. Duck: बत्तख (Batakh)

The duck is a relatively small, short-necked, large-billed waterfowl. Ducks are generally divided into three major groups, dabbling (shallow-water), diving, and perching ducks, based on their characteristic behaviours.

Ducks are generally smaller and shorter-necked than swans and geese. Ducks are mostly aquatic birds and may be found in both fresh water and seawater.

40. Crow: कावा (Kawa)

Crow is glossy black birds found in most parts of the world, with the exception of southern South America. They are omnivores that enjoy meat, crops, berries, insects. They occasionally steal food from other animals.

In Conclusion

Calling an animal by its name connects you better with that animal. It also increases accountability, trust, empathy, and positive communication.

In addition: 

  • Teaching animal names and vocabulary to your child boots their ability to build and understand instructions. It prepares your child with the social skills needed for school.
  • It builds upon your child’s natural curiosity, by helping them to understand that animals also need to be cared for.
  • Knowing the names of common animals in other languages is helpful if you should decide to travel, as well as for natural curiosity.

We hope you enjoyed our list of the names of some common animals in Hindi, as well as some brief descriptions of the animals themselves. What other languages would you like to learn animal names in? 

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