What Does The Fox Say? Depends On What You Call It! 115+ Fox Names To Try

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Perhaps it’s the fact that foxes appear in the folklore of so many cultures or that some of our favorite fictional characters are foxes. After all, who doesn’t have fond memories of reading Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox growing up or laughing as your tongue tripped over words in Dr. Seuss’s Fox in Socks? At this point, we’ve all got the song “What Does the Fox Say?” stuck in our heads. And we can probably all agree that the fox version of Robin Hood is one of the most underrated Disney characters. Whatever the reasons may be for this foxy fascination, everyone seems to love foxes!

Foxes have particularly become quite popular in recent years. If you’re on TikTok or Instagram, you probably follow at least one “famous” fox and enjoy watching their shenanigans within the homes of their owners or rescuers. When they’re in a good mood, foxes can be fun and rather cheeky. However, an untrained person who doesn’t know much about foxes may not be as adept at reading their behaviors to pick up on other, less social moods from a fox. And make no mistake about it: If a fox feels threatened, it can do real damage. That’s why it’s still illegal to own a fox in most places. That doesn’t mean you aren’t familiar with a fiery-orange fox friend that frequents your yard, though. And it can be fun to give your local fauna names as if they were really your pets.

You might also need a name for a plush fox or a fox character in something you’re writing or drawing. Or maybe you’re just playing a video game, and your character reminds you of a fox? No matter why you need a name for a fox or fox-like being, we’re sure it’s legit. But what do you name a fox? From famous foxes in pop culture to foxes in mythology, there are a ton of fox names to choose from or glean inspiration. These are our absolute favorite fox names. Which will you choose?

Name of Male and Female Foxes

Before we dive into fun and silly names for foxes, let’s take a look at this woodland creature’s scientific and common names. Female foxes are called vixens. And did you know foxes belong to the dog family despite their cat-like features? So, when referring to a male fox, you’d call it a dog fox, reynard, or a tod. And young foxes are called kits, pups, or cubs, and a group would be referred to as a skulk or leash.

Famous Fox Names

Do you recognize all these famous foxes? From comics to the opera, books to television, you can find foxes anywhere. Many of these foxes are recognized globally, even if they haven’t quite made names for themselves in America.

  1. Basil Brush (puppet)
  2. Bravo (Zoobilee Zoo)
  3. Br’er Fox (Br’er Rabbit)
  4. Carmelita (Sly Cooper)
  5. Corinne (Tales of Symphonia)
  6. Crazy Redd (Animal Crossing)
  7. Eriko (NG Knight Lamune & 40)
  8. Fenneko (Aggretsuko)
  9. Fibber Fox (Yakky Doodle)
  10. Fiona Fox (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  11. Foulfellow (Pinocchio)
  12. Fox McCloud (Star Fox)
  13. Freddy Fox (Peppa Pig)
  14. Fuschia (Animalia)
  15. George (Of Fox and Hounds)
  16. Kaiketsu Zorori (Kaiketsu Zorori)
  17. Kingsley (Kingsley’s Adventure)
  18. Kitsune (Persona 4)
  19. Kurama (Yu Yu Hakusho)
  20. Kyubimon (Digimon)
  21. Kyuubi (Naruto)
  22. Lowieke (De Fabeltjeskrant)
  23. Maid Marian (Robin Hood)
  24. Mangle (Five Nights at Freddy’s)
  25. Millie (Ozy And Millie)
  26. Mimi LaFloo (Bucky O’Hare)
  27. Mr. Fox (Fantastic Mr. Fox)
  28. Nanao (Ask Dr. Rin!)
  29. Nelson (Mongrels)
  30. Nick (Zootopia)
  31. Ninetails (Ōkami)
  32. Ozy (Ozy and Millie)
  33. Pablo (The Little Red Fox)
  34. Parisa (Shimmer and Shine)
  35. Ran Yakumo (Perfect Cherry Blossom)
  36. Renamon (Digimon)
  37. Reynard (The Reynard Cycle)
  38. Reynardo (Stories: The Path of Destinies)
  39. Rif (Inherit the Earth: Quest for the Orb)
  40. Rita (Jungledyret Hugo)
  41. Robin Hood (Robin Hood)
  42. Sebastian (Meet the Feebles)
  43. Seminole Sam (Pogo)
  44. Shippo (Inuyasha)
  45. Slylock Fox (Slylock Fox and Comics For Kids)
  46. Swiper (Dora the Explorer)
  47. Tails (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  48. Tod (The Fox and the Hound)
  49. Vincent (Mongrels)
  50. Vixey (The Fox and the Hound)
  51. King Voracious (Foxbusters)
  52. Vuk (Vuk)

Foxes From Folklore

Foxes appear throughout fables, folklore, and mythology. While many aren’t named, some are. Here are some fox names (or the names of fox-like beings) that can be found in lore throughout the world.

  1. Kitsune: Japanese mythological spirits that take the shape of foxes
  2. Kudagitsune: Japanese mythology
  3. Kumiho: Korean mythology
  4. Kuzunoha: Japanese mythology
  5. Huli jing: Chinese mythology
  6. Tamamo-no-Mae: Japanese mythology
  7. Teumessian: Greek mythological fox
  8. Youko: Japanese fox demons

Alliterative Fox Names

Alliteration is when two words or a string of words all start with similar sounds. For instance, all these “F” names would sound amazing followed by “Fox.” Our favorite is probably Felix Fox since we love a chance to utilize that “x” as well. Would any of these fantastic F names work for your furry friend?

  1. Faisal

Meaning: The arbitrator or separator between good and evil

  1. Fallon

Meaning: Superiority or descended from a ruler

  1. Fang

Meaning: Square of four-sided

  1. Fanny

Meaning: Free one

  1. Felix

Meaning: Lucky

  1. Feng

Meaning: Maple or phoenix

  1. Fennick

Meaning: Dwelling place or dairy farm

  1. Ferdinand

Meaning: Daring or brave

  1. Fergus

Meaning: Vigor, force, or choice

  1. Fern

Meaning: Someone who lives among ferns

  1. Ferris

Meaning: A man of iron

  1. Filipe

Meaning: Friend of horses

  1. Finn

Meaning: White or fair-haired

  1. Fiona

Meaning: White or fair

  1. Fletcher

Meaning: Arrow

  1. Flora

Meaning: Flower

  1. Florence

Meaning: Blossoming

  1. Flynn

Meaning: Ruddy

  1. Francesca

Meaning: “The Frenchman”

  1. Frank

Meaning: Frenchman or “free one”

  1. Frasier

Meaning: “Of the forest men”

  1. Freya

Meaning: A noblewoman

“Orange” Fox Names

Not all foxes are orange, but foxes are almost always portrayed as orange. As such, these orange-themed fox names might also work for your fox.

  1. Amber
  2. Apricot
  3. Carrot
  4. Chesnut
  5. Coral
  6. Ember
  7. Flame
  8. Flare
  9. Flicker
  10. Ginger
  11. Marigold
  12. Oriole
  13. Peach
  14. Tangelo
  15. Titian
  16. Zinnia

“White” Fox Names

This may come as a surprise to some, but foxes don’t just come in orange. Arctic foxes specifically are usually white. So if you’re in need of a name that matches your snow-colored friends, look below.

  1. Antartica
  2. Arctica
  3. Aspen
  4. Aurora
  5. Casper
  6. Chilly
  7. Flash
  8. Freeze
  9. Frost
  10. Frostbite
  11. Glacier
  12. Miki
  13. Mr/Mrs. Freeze
  14. Namuk
  15. Polar
  16. Roxii
  17. Snow Paw
  18. Snowflake
  19. Tundra
  20. Vanilla
  21. Whisper
  22. Xavier

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