What Are Some Male Tiger Names?

Suggested male tiger names include Stripes, Neptune, Zeus, Nero, Octavius, Bombay, Burma, Nepal, Sahib, Rama (which means “King”), Ramu, Ravi (“Sun” in HIndi), Shiva (a Hindu god), Shardui (“Tiger” in Hindi), Sangha (“Noble” in Hindi), Simba, Blaze and Saber. Tiger names are often derived from famous warriors, translations of the language spoken where they naturally reside (Hindi in India) or drawn from the names of emperors or kings.

According to a news report in the Huffington Post, two male Amur tiger were named Samkha and Vasili after the Calgary Zoo held a naming contest. Samkha, which means “Sacred,” and Vasili, which means “Kingly,” are names of Russian origin. The Huffington Post said that Amur tigers are endangered animals. Only 400 Amur tigers are recorded worldwide.

The tiger is a member of the largest species of cats. Reaching a length of just over 10 feet, the black-striped, gold animal can weigh as much as 670 pounds, according to Lions.org. The site adds that the cat’s long canines extend almost 3 inches in length, thereby making the tiger extremely dangerous to such prey as gazelles and deer.

Whether they reside in the wild or a zoo, tigers generally live around 26 years. Tigers come from Asian countries, including Russia and Turkey. According to Lions.org, only six tiger subspecies remain in the world.