Date: 13/12/18
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100 Popular Pet Reptile Names

100 POPULAR PET NAMES FOR LIZARDS, GECKOS, SNAKES AND REPTILES

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 ​

 

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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 pink 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 name
Jade
Green is a common colour for many lizards which makes Jade a popular choice
Rex
Reptiles are not dinosaurs but some really do look like them
Buzz
Could be an ideal name for a frog who eats buzzing flies 


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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.

What should you call your new gecko?
 

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 
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

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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​
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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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