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35+ Thrilling Animal Names In Punjabi

Animals have great importance in Punjabi culture, so today’s blog post is equally informative and interesting. Ling App helps you learn about the Punjabi culture along with the Punjabi language. Besides learning the animal names in Punjabi, we will also enlighten you about the role of each animal in Hindu mythology. So let’s get started!

Animals In Indian Culture

Love for animals is inculcated in Indians through their faith that everything has been created to maintain the world’s order. Animals not only act as our aids but also liberate and facilitate us through other means. 

According to them, animals are blessed creatures of the lord just like humans, so they praise the righteous act of giving equal value and respect to them.

This belief is materialized by god’s devotees in Hindi and Punjabi languages by giving animals the same Punjabi names as humans e.g., Akaljot (ਅਕਾਲਪ੍ਰੀਤ) i.e., the eternal light, Sadhu (ਸਾਧੂ) i.e., devotee, humble person/ saintly person, Amar Preet (ਅਮਰਪ੍ਰੀਤ) i.e., immortal love of the lord, Akalsharan (ਅਕਾਲਸ਼ਰਨ) i.e., the one taking shelter in god, Harbeer and Brahmvir (ਹਰਬੀਰ) i.e., a Punjabi name meaning brave devotee, warrior of god, etc. 

Indian Mythology And Vahanas 

Animals were the vehicles of Hindu deities generally termed vahanas. Every deity has a specific corresponding vahana which not only represents the metaphysical force but also the emblem of his or her power.

For example, Durga (mother god) won over Mahishasura (a demon) only with the help of a lion, her vahana. 

Animals In Hindu/Punjabi Mythology

Let’s look at some examples of the animals in Hindu/Punjabi mythology along with basic words and phrases related to the Punjabi culture.

Elephants I.E Hāthī (ਹਾਥੀ) And Lions I.E Śēra (ਬੱਬਰ)

The deities of Hindu mythology are connected to elephants. Ganesh (god of fortune) has the body of a human and the white head of an elephant. Similarly, Indra’s vahana was an elephant. 

The incarnation of Vishnu (god of preservation) has the head and shoulders of a lion while the torso of a human. Durga has a golden lion as a vehicle and Rahu (planetary guard) rides on a black lion. Kings in ancient times used to own herds of elephants to show power.

Cow I.E Gāṁ (ਗਾਂ) And Bull I.E Balada ਬਲਦ

A cow is a sign of motherhood and righteousness. Lord Krishna was an animal lover as he tended cows during his childhood and treated animals as his friends. They have Kamadhenu meaning heavenly cow and she grants the wishes of his brave devotees. 

Many images from the Indian valley civilization show sculptures of bulls. Nandhi is worshiped when he is the vehicle of Rishabhnath (avatars of king Vishnu). He was the gatekeeper of Shiva’s abode on Mount Kailash and his sculpture is a symbol of eternal waiting, surrender, strength, and devotion. 

Snake I.E Sapa (ਸੱਪ) 

High value is associated with the serpents as they represent death, fear, and infinity. They are considered not evil but divine. It is believed that the snake consumed poison while churning the ocean and possesses it to save the world.

Worshiping snakes helps women conceive and also protect the treasures of the earth. 

Dog I.E Kutā (ਕੁੱਤਾ) 

Dogs do not have spiritual power, but they are believed to serve as guardians of ancestors during Tihar (festival of lights). It is believed that dogs also guard the door of heaven and hell, so they should not be treated as slaves.

Bhairana ( shiva’s avatar) is believed to have a dog as a vehicle and has himself a face of a dog.

Hindus in Punjab believe that animals have a life and personality just like humans but are also attributed godlike characteristics in their mythology. Loving animals is beyond the matter of one’s dharma and country thus many Hindus and Punjabis living in Pakistan practice the same belief. 

They also believe in the concept of reincarnation i.e., one will be held responsible for their behavior with other living creatures. Love for animals is forever absorbed in their belief system that they love pets and other animals the way they live. 

List Of Animal Names In Punjabi

Animal Names In Punjabi

Here is a complete list of all the animals in the Punjabi language. You can find the name of almost all the common animals in this list. If we have missed out on any animal name that you would like us to add to the list then feel free to comment down below.

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English WordsPunjabi WordsRomanized Punjabi
AardvarkਆਰਡਵਰਕĀraḍavaraka
African Elephantਅਫਰੀਕਨ ਹਾਥੀapharīkana hāthī
Alligatorਮਗਰਮੱਛmagaramacha
Alpine Goatਅਲਪਾਈਨ ਬੱਕਰੀalapā’īna bakarī
Antelopeਹਿਰਨhirana
Arctic wolfਆਰਕਟਿਕ ਬਘਿਆੜārakaṭika baghi’āṛa
Armadilloਆਰਮਾਡੀਲੋāramāḍīlō
Asiatic Lionਏਸ਼ੀਆਈ ਸ਼ੇਰēśī’ā’ī śēra
Baboonਬਾਬੂਨbābūna
Badgerਬੈਜਰbaijara
Batਬੱਲਾbalā
Bearਰਿੱਛricha
Bearded Dragonਦਾੜ੍ਹੀ ਵਾਲਾ ਡਰੈਗਨdāṛhī vālā ḍaraigana
Beaverਬੀਵਰbīvara
Bisonਬਾਈਸਨbā’īsana
Bobcatਬੌਬਕੈਟbaubakaiṭa
Bulbulਬੁਲਬੁਲbulabula
Bullਬਲਦbalada
Bull sharkਬਲਦ ਸ਼ਾਰਕbalada śāraka

C-F

English WordsPunjabi WordsRomanized Punjabi
CamelਊਠŪṭha
Caracalਕੈਰਾਕਲkairākala
Chameleonਗਿਰਗਿਟgiragiṭa
Cheetahਚੀਤਾcītā
Chihuahuaਚਿਹੁਆਹੁਆcihu’āhu’ā
Chimpanzeeਚਿੰਪੈਂਜ਼ੀcipain̄zī
Chinchillasਚਿਨਚਿਲਸcinacilasa
Chipmunkਚਿਪਮੰਕcipamaka
Comodo dragonਕੋਮੋਡੋ ਅਜਗਰkōmōḍō ajagara
Coyoteਕੋਯੋਟkōyōṭa
Crocodileਮਗਰਮੱਛmagaramacha
Deerਹਿਰਨhirana
Dinosaurਡਾਇਨਾਸੌਰḍā’ināsaura
Eagleਇੱਲila
Eelਬਾਮਮਛਲੀbāmamachalī
Elephantਹਾਥੀhāthī
Elkਐਲਕailaka
Emperor Penguinਸਮਰਾਟ ਪੈਂਗੁਇਨsamarāṭa paiṅgu’ina
Emuਇਮੂimū
Falconਫਾਲਕਨphālakana
Flying Squirrelਉੱਡਦੀ ਗਿਲਹਰੀuḍadī gilaharī

G-K

English WordsPunjabi WordsRomanized Punjabi
Giant Pandaਵਿਸ਼ਾਲ ਪਾਂਡਾViśāla pāṇḍā
Giraffeਜਿਰਾਫjirāpha
Gooseਹੰਸhasa
Gorillaਗੋਰਿਲਾgōrilā
Guinea pigਗੁਇਨੀਆ ਸੂਰgu’inī’ā sūra
Hareਖਰਗੋਸ਼kharagōśa
Hawkਬਾਜ਼bāza
Hedgehogਹੇਜਹੌਗhējahauga
Hippopotamusਹਿਪੋਪੋਟੇਮਸhipōpōṭēmasa
Hyenaਹਾਇਨਾhā’inā
IbexIbexIbex
IbisIbisIbis
Iguanaਇਗੁਆਨਾigu’ānā
Jackalਗਿੱਦੜgidaṛa
Jaguarਜਗੁਆਰjagu’āra
Jellyfishਜੈਲੀਫਿਸ਼jailīphiśa
Kangarooਕੰਗਾਰੂkagārū
King Cobraਕਿੰਗ ਕੋਬਰਾkiga kōbarā
Koala bearਕੋਆਲਾ ਰਿੱਛkō’ālā richa

L-O

English WordsPunjabi WordsRomanized Punjabi
LeopardਚੀਤਾCītā
Lionਸ਼ੇਰśēra
Markhorਮਾਰਖੋਰmārakhōra
Martenਮਾਰਟਨmāraṭana
Meerkatਮੀਰਕਟmīrakaṭa
Moleਮੋਲmōla
Moleਮੋਲmōla
Mongooseਮੂੰਗੀmūgī
Monitor lizardਕਿਰਲੀ ਦੀ ਨਿਗਰਾਨੀ ਕਰੋkiralī dī nigarānī karō
Monkeyਬਾਂਦਰbāndara
Mooseਮੂਸmūsa
Okapiਓਕਾਪੀōkāpī
Okapiਓਕਾਪੀōkāpī
Orangutanਓਰੰਗੁਟਾਨōraguṭāna
Oryxਓਰੀਕਸōrīkasa
Otterਓਟਰōṭara
Owlਉੱਲੂulū

P-Z

English WordsPunjabi WordsRomanized Punjabi
PandaਪਾਂਡਾPāṇḍā
Pangolinਪੈਂਗੋਲਿਨpaiṅgōlina
Pantherਪੈਂਥਰpainthara
Porcupineਪੋਰਕੁਪਾਈਨpōrakupā’īna
Possumਪੋਸਮpōsama
Pumaਪੁਮਾpumā
Rabbitਖ਼ਰਗੋਸ਼ḵẖaragōśa
Raccoonਰੈਕੂਨraikūna
Reindeerਰੇਨਡੀਅਰrēnaḍī’ara
Rhinocerosਗੈਂਡਾgaiṇḍā
Royal Bengal Tigerਰਾਇਲ ਬੰਗਾਲ ਟਾਈਗਰrā’ila bagāla ṭā’īgara
Sealਸੀਲsīla
Skinkਸਕਿੰਕsakika
Squirrelਗਿਲੜੀgilaṛī
Squirrelਗਿਲੜੀgilaṛī
Squirrel monkeyਬਾਂਦਰ ਬਾਂਦਰbāndara bāndara
Tigerਟਾਈਗਰṭā’īgara
Walrusਵਾਲਰਸvālarasa
Wild boarਜੰਗਲੀ ਸੂਰjagalī sūra
Wild catਜੰਗਲੀ ਬਿੱਲੀjagalī bilī
Wolfਬਘਿਆੜbaghi’āṛa
Wombatਵੋਮਬੈਟvōmabaiṭa
Yakਯਾਕyāka
Zebraਜ਼ੈਬਰਾzaibarā

Insects

We just learned about the animals but we cannot leave the insects out. Here is a quick list of insects in the Punjabi language.

English WordsPunjabi WordsRomanized Punjabi
AntਕੀੜੀKīṛī
Bedbugਪਲੰਘ ਦਾ ਖਟਮਲpalagha dā khaṭamala
Beeਬੀ
Beetleਬੀਟਲbīṭala
Bugਬੱਗbaga
Bumblebeeਭੰਬਲਬੀbhabalabī
Caterpillarਕੈਟਰਪਿਲਰkaiṭarapilara
Centipedeਸੈਂਟੀਪੀਡsaiṇṭīpīḍa
Cockroachਕਾਕਰੋਚkākarōca
Flyਉੱਡਣਾuḍaṇā
Fruitflyਫਲ ਫਲਾਈphala phalā’ī
Leaf Insectਪੱਤਾ ਕੀੜੇpatā kīṛē
Locustਟਿੱਡੀṭiḍī
Mosquitoਮੱਛਰmachara
Mothਕੀੜਾkīṛā
Silkwormਰੇਸ਼ਮ ਦਾ ਕੀੜਾrēśama dā kīṛā
Spiderਮੱਕੜੀmakaṛī
Termiteਦੀਮਕdīmaka
Waspਤੰਦੂਰtadūra
Wormਕੀੜਾkīṛā

List Of Birds

Animal Names In Punjabi

Signing off with the list of birds in Punjabi which will complete your animal-related Punjabi vocab section. If you learn this section successfully, then consider yourself a level above your previous level. Cheers!

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English WordsPunjabi WordsRomanized Punjabi
AvocetਐਵੋਕੇਟAivōkēṭa
Batਬੱਲਾbalā
Blue jayਬਲੂ ਜੈbalū jai
Bluebirdਬਲੂਬਰਡbalūbaraḍa
Chickਚਿਕcika
Chukarਚੁਕਰcukara
Cockਕੁੱਕੜkukaṛa
Cockatooਕਾਕਾਟੂkākāṭū
Cormorantsਕਾਰਮੋਰੈਂਟਸkāramōraiṇṭasa
Craneਕਰੇਨkarēna
Crowਕਾਂkāṁ
Cuckooਕੋਇਲkō’ila
Cygnetਸਿਗਨੇਟsiganēṭa
Doveਘੁੱਗੀghugī
Drakeਡਰੇਕḍarēka
Duckਬਤਖ਼bataḵẖa
Ducklingਡਕਲਿੰਗḍakaliga
Eagleਇੱਲila
Egyptian Vultureਮਿਸਰੀ ਗਿਰਝmisarī girajha
Eiderਈਡਰīḍara
Eurasian Hobbyਯੂਰੇਸ਼ੀਅਨ ਸ਼ੌਕyūrēśī’ana śauka

F-N

English WordsPunjabi WordsRomanized Punjabi
Falconਫਾਲਕਨphālakana
Flamingoਫਲੇਮਿੰਗੋphalēmigō
Ganderਗੈਂਡਰgaiṇḍara
Gooseਹੰਸhasa
Great Egretਮਹਾਨ Egretmahāna Egret
Grebeਗ੍ਰੀਬੇgrībē
Gullਗੁੱਲgula
Hawk-Cuckoo, Brain feverਬਾਜ਼-ਕੋਇਲ, ਦਿਮਾਗੀ ਬੁਖਾਰbāza-kō’ila, dimāgī bukhāra
Henਮੁਰਗੀmuragī
Heronਬਗਲਾbagalā
Hoopoeਹੂਪੋhūpō
Hornbillਹੌਰਨਬਿਲhauranabila
Hummingbirdਹਮਿੰਗਬਰਡhamigabaraḍa
Kingfisherਕਿੰਗਫਿਸ਼ਰkigaphiśara
Kiteਪਤੰਗpataga
Kiwiਕੀਵੀkīvī
Larkਲਾਰਕlāraka
Male Falconਨਰ ਫਾਲਕਨnara phālakana
Mynahਮਾਈਨਾਹmā’īnāha
Nightingaleਨਾਈਟਿੰਗੇਲnā’īṭigēla

O-Z

English WordsPunjabi WordsRomanized Punjabi
Ospreyਓਸਪ੍ਰੇōsaprē
Ostrichਸ਼ੁਤਰਮੁਰਗśutaramuraga
Owlਉੱਲੂulū
Parrotਤੋਤਾtōtā
Partridgeਤਿੱਤਰtitara
Peacockਮੋਰmōra
Pelicanਪੈਲੀਕਨpailīkana
Penguinਪੈਂਗੁਇਨpaiṅgu’ina
Peregrine Falconਪੈਰੇਗ੍ਰੀਨ ਫਾਲਕਨpairēgrīna phālakana
Pewitਪੀਵਿਟpīviṭa
Pigeonਕਬੂਤਰkabūtara
Quailਬਟੇਰbaṭēra
Ravenਰੇਵਨrēvana
Robinਰੌਬਿਨraubina
Roosterਕੁੱਕੜkukaṛa
Sandpipeਰੇਤ ਦੀ ਪਾਈਪrēta dī pā’īpa
Seagullਸੀਗਲsīgala
Skylarkਸਕਾਈਲਾਰਕsakā’īlāraka
Sparrowਚਿੜੀciṛī
Storkਸਟੌਰਕsaṭauraka
Swallowਨਿਗਲnigala
Swanਹੰਸhasa
Tailorbirdਟੇਲਰਬਰਡṭēlarabaraḍa
Turkeyਟਰਕੀṭarakī
Vultureਗਿਰਝgirajha
Wagtailਵਾਗਟੇਲvāgaṭēla
Weaverਜੁਲਾਹੇjulāhē
Woodpeckerਵੁੱਡਪੇਕਰvuḍapēkara

Wrapping Up

Animal Names In Punjabi

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