100 popular pet reptile, lizard, gecko and snake names

100 popular pet reptile, lizard, gecko and snake names

Did you know a pet gecko can live to 15 years? A well cared for iguana can live to 20 years and a corn snake can easily reach its 20th birthday too and some tortoises can have a longer average life span than a human with some species easily seeing their centennial!

If you’re thinking of investing in any reptile as a pet, the name is very important. You might not have to stand on your doorstep calling ‘Tiddlywinks’ in for their dinner each night, but any pet deserves a good name.

But what’s in a name? That’s the question you need to consider as you’re hopefully going to be using it for many years to come so let’s look at some of the best names for your pet reptile…

Sensational snake names

Alliteration and Harry Potter have been popular when naming snakes in recent years, anything with an ‘S’ at the start or inspiration taken from J.K Rowling’s magical world is always a hit.

Noodle

Perfect if you want something with a bit of humour

Nagini

Another one from the Harry Potter world and literally translates to snake

Sally

Snakes can be cute and don’t always need an aggressive name

Chua

How about a play on the word chew?

Snape

From the unlikely hero Severus Snape in Harry Potter

Neo

Neo means new but it’s more commonly associated with the Matrix these days

Striker

Maybe you want a slightly more aggressive name for a more aggressive snake?

Hydra

From Greek and Roman mythology, this is a water serpent monster

Sapphire

The September birth stone is feminine and pretty

Slinky

Alliteration and cute, perfect for a family snake

Sasha

A unisex name from the name Alexander/Alexandra

Niamh

The daughter of the god of the sea

Nessie

From the Lock Ness Monster and her snake like form

Sal

One of the most popular names for a snake with its alliteration and single syllable

Plum

A more unique name perfect for darker snakes

Ty

Can be short for Tyler, Tyrone, Tyson or it could just be for a snake that likes to tie itself in knots!

Tia

A play on the Greek goddess Thea of light

Scale Caesar

For the snake (and owner) who enjoys a bit of humour.

Russ

Sounds like the perfect name for a pet that hisses

Mr Slithers ​

For snakes who belong to fans of The Simpsons

 

If you’re stuck on which pet snake you want to look after, then take a look at our article resource for finding the perfect pet snake for beginners. We take a look at Corn snakes, Boas, Green snakes and the ever so cute Hognose breeds. All of which are an amazing unique pet to care for.

Luscious lizard names

If you prefer your reptiles a little more leggy and army then the lizard might be the perfect pet for you. Just like snakes, they come in all shapes and sizes and many of the more common pet breeds in the UK are perfectly docile. But what’s the perfect moniker for your monitor…

Ziggy

Ziggy is a popular name for the smaller breeds of lizard, especially those who look a little twiggy

Zena 

This can be an abbreviation of many names or a new take on  Zena the Warrior Princess

Izzy

Going back to the humour theme, Izzy the lizzy is perfect for a younger lizard owner

Ely

A Hebrew name meaning up high and a popular boys name

Twitch

It’s common for lizards to make sudden twitchy moves so why not make it their name?

Blizard

Blizard the lizard is not only fun to say, it’s also a very cute name

Haku

From the popular Japanese animated film, Spirited Away

Elmo

The fluffy red Sesame Street muppet is another name popular for any pet

Freckles 

Many species of lizards have freckles and markings, Freckles is like calling your dog patch!

Rocky

Perfect for the lizards with the more rocky like skin or just to reflect their love of a rocky terrain

Ivory

If your lizard is more pale than green, Ivory might be the perfect name for them

Kiwi

Maybe your lizard originates in New Zealand or maybe it’s just a pretty green colour

Rolo

Rolo is always a popular pet name regardless of the species

Claws

Claws are very important to a lizard and they make the perfect name too

Clyde

A solid name of Scottish origin, this name adds an air of seriousness to any lizard

Igor

An especially popular names for Iguana’s, Igor is an old Norse name

Dexter

With many pop culture references, Dexter is becoming an increasingly popular pet

Jade

Green is a common colour for many lizards which makes Jade a popular choice

Rex

The T-Rex toy from Pixar’s Toy Story. Well-meaning and sweet this is a perfect name for almost any reptile

Buzz

Another Toy Story favourite – Buzz from Buzz Lightyear

Great gecko names

Geckos are one of the more popular species of lizards when it comes to low maintenance pets. They’re usually pretty docile and enjoy walking across their owner’s hands and are easy for children to handle so long as they’re sensible. They don’t grow too much larger than 25cm, but they can live up to 20 years in captivity.

Leo

Not because they’re a lion but because most UK pet geckos are Leopard Geckos

Kobe

Technically this means tortoise in Swahili but it’s still a popular lizard name

Sugar

Whilst geckos don’t eat fruit or sugar really, they’re still a sweet pet

Pascal

Usually a religious name associated with Easter and Passover. And also the chameleon in the Disney movie Tangled.

Cleo

Cleo the Gecko sort of rhymes but it also means pride and glory

Frito

A popular brand of crisps in the US, it actually translates to little fried things

Draco

The Latin word for dragon and another Harry Potter reference

Yoshi

The original Nintendo dinosaur, this is the perfect name for any Mario fans

Rango

Technically Rango was a chameleon in the film but it’s still a great name for a family gecko

Peanut

Geckos are one of the smaller species of common pet lizards, making this a fitting name

Wylie

This actually means clever and cunning which you’d have to be to catch a road runner

Opie

A cute original name for a new family pet

Squirt

Another name pertaining to its size, don’t worry though, they don’t really squirt

Prickles

Leopard Geckos don’t have prickles but anything ending in ickle will always be cute

Randal

Taking inspiration from the lizard in Monsters Inc.

Mogo

The sentient living planet from DC universe’s Green Lantern

Mojo

Mojo has lots of different meanings but it’s generally considered a cool name

Savanna

Whilst geckos don’t actually come from the Savanna, they do love a hot environment

Razor

This is often a popular lizard name, especially if you’re after something with more oomph

Gigi

A feminine name with alliteration is always a winner with pet names

Inventive iguana names

Iguana’s are another common lizard people look for when after a pet reptile but they’re not for the faint hearted. Unlike geckos, iguana’s can get very big, they can grow to six foot which is easily the size of a small alligator and with their sharp claws and strong tails, they can do a lot of damage if the mood strikes them. If they’re handled from a young age they can make lovely pets but it’s important they have their own space and lots of it.

So, what should you call your iguana?

Iggy

Iggy the Iguana is a classic name for any iguana

Blue

Most iguanas are green but they can look blue in some lights

Fergie

This is a popular pet name for any football fans

Tim

Sometimes a classic people name works great for your pets too

Taz

Maybe your lizard might turn out to be a little devil making this the perfect name

Ozzy

Maybe you could take inspiration for your new lizards name from Ozzy Osbourne

Oli

Oliver has been one of the most popular boys names for years now

Akira

If Japanese animation interests you, this could make the ideal name

Zilla

Technically good for male or female, this name comes from the original lizard, Godzilla

Deon

Short for Dionysius, the god of wine

Honey

Just like Bonnie, this name could be perfect for a sweet lizard

Scarlet

This is the perfect name for a vivacious female lizard

Isabela

A beautifully feminine name for the iguana owners who love alliteration

Fernando

This Spanish & Portuguese name is perfect for the lizard that originates from south American

Athena

Why not name your long lived lizard after the Greek goddess of Wisdom

Delilo

If you’re after something a little different, Delilo could be a great unique name

Lime

Most iguana’s are green making this name perfectly suited

Bonnie

Iguana’s can be sweet lizards which makes this the perfect name

Beans

A popular name for any pet and rather ironic for something that grows this big

Sunny

There’s nothing your lizard will enjoy more than a bask in the hot sun

Reptile names

There are hundreds of other reptiles you could have as pets from lizards to frogs to tortoises each with their own unique personalities. If you’ve not found your perfect name yet, maybe one of these will be just what you’re looking for…

Apollo

As the god of sun this could be perfect for the lizard who enjoys the heat

Spike

Another name popular for dogs but starting to appear more and more in reptile names

Bumper

The perfect name for the snake who likes to nose boop

Delta

This Greek name means mouth of the river

Eddie

Eddie has been a popular pet name ever since Frasier hit the small screen

Nelly

Perhaps you’ve got a snake that will grow to the size of an elephants trunk?

Dolores

This name is actually Spanish for sorrows

Moon

Many reptiles are nocturnal making this the perfect name for them

Max

A single syllable human name is always a good pet name choice

Tiberius

From Roman history, this emperor could make the perfect name

Fang

One of the more cliché names for a pet snake

Nugget

An ideal name for the smaller reptile, especially a lighter colour one

Peaches

If you want something more feminine this is ideal for the lighter coloured reptiles

Jax

This can be short for many different names making it a versatile choice

Tiki

The origins of this aren’t completely understood but it’s generally meant to be good luck

Hades

A darker name meaning god of the underworld

Scoot

More commonly a dogs name, this is also a popular tortoise name

Spartacus

Maybe your new pet could make an inspirational leader?

Charlie

A classic pet name and a popular human one too

Thanos

A fictional supervillain from the Marvel universe and from the Greek meaning immortal

 

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