Pet Names for Reptiles

Reptiles are getting more and more popular as pets. Here, you’ll find lots of lovely names for geckos, bearded dragons, tortoises etc from A to Z. Read on to find out if reptiles actually answer to their names.

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NameMeaning
Albert  
Amanda  
Amelie  
Anju  
Apep Snake demon (Egypt)
Archimedes  
Aristoteles  
Bad Bill Gila monster from Rango
Beans Desert iguana from Rango
Blade  
Blazing Star  
Bonzo  
Boss  
Bowie  
Bowser Turtle from Mario
Brachiosaurus Dinosaur
Braveheart  
Bristle  
Brutus Roman politician
Checker  
Chubs  
Chuckles  
Coco  
Cooper  
Crush Turtle from Finding Nemo
Darty  
Diablo  
Diabolo  
Donatello Turtle from TMNT
Dreamy  
Dusty  
Elliot  
Ernest  
Espresso  
Fireball  
Frostbite  
Gentleman  
Ghost  
Granite  
Hedgehog  
Hoodlum  
Horseradish  
Hydra Snake monster (Greek)
Ivan  
Jabberwocky from Alice in Wonderland
Jake Western Diamondback Rattlesnake from Rango
Kassiopeia Turtle from Momo
Kukulcan feathered Snake god (Mayan)
Lancelot Knight of the Round Table
Legolas from Lord of the Rings
Leonardo Turtle from TMNT
Leyla  
Liberty  
Littlefoot  
Malachite  
Master Oogway Turtle from Kung Fu Panda
Master Viper Snkae from Kung Fu Panda
Michelangelo Turtle from TMNT
Monkey  
Monty Python British comedy group
Mooch  
Naga Snake god (Hindu)
Nesaja  
Nugget  
Poison Dwarf  
Rango Chameleon from Rango
Raphael Turtle from TMNT
Rex Dinosaur from Toy Story
Roadkill Nine-banded armadillo from Rango
RockybalBoa from Rocky Balboa (boa = snake)
Rusty  
Sherlock  
Shiggy Turtle from Pokémon
Sleepyhead  
Smarty  
Smartypants  
Spinosaurus Dinosaurier
Spiky -
Stegosaurus Dinosaur
T-Rex Dinosaur
Velociraptor Dinosaur
Verne Turtle from Over the Hedge
Viking  
Waffles Horned lizard from Rango
Wiener  
Yoshi Dinosaur from Mario
Cartoon Characters

Okay, we’ll admit it: the names from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are perfect names for turtles. But we’ve also found brilliant names from cartoons for geckos and bearded dragons.

Mythological Names

Reptiles, especially snakes and crocodiles, have always fascinated humans. That’s why there are lots of gods and other beings in the mythologies of many cultures that look like reptiles. The Mayans had Kukulcan, a feathered snake god, and the Greeks had a snake monster called Hydra. Hinduism has the snake god Naga , while Egyptian mythology includes the snake demon Apophis. A reptile with a name like this will definitely be unusual and mysterious.

“Dinosaur” Names

Dinosaur names are very popular for reptiles such as geckos and bearded dragons. A terrifying name like T-Rex, Velociraptor or Spinosaurus can sound really cool. Take a good look at your reptile: maybe it looks like a certain kind of dinosaur. You could name your pet after a prehistoric lizard or base a nickname around it. Like Rexy or Geckosaurus. With their thick shells, tortoises and turtles can even look like the prehistoric stegosaurus, saichania or brachiosaurus. Just let your imagination take charge.

Real Namesakes

There are two tortoises that made it into the Guinness Book of World Records thanks to their impressive ages. Harriet made it to 175 years old, and Adwaita 256 years old. Adwaita means “unique”. Maybe your tortoise will follow their lead if you give it one of these two names? Tortoises can easily make it to 60-80 years old!

Do Reptiles Answer to Their Names?

Snakes and other reptiles don’t have ears. Well, at least visible external ears. But they can hear, as they have hidden auditory channels, like inner ears, and mostly recognize vibrations. But, in general, when it comes to reptiles: they don’t really mind what you call them. They won’t react anyway. So, just find a name that you like.

Does my Pet Recognize Me?

Although reptiles don’t develop particularly close connections with their owners, they do recognize them in a way. Lots of reptile owners say that their pet is noticeably more relaxed and calmer with them than with strangers.

Changing a Name?

If you fancy a change, it’s not a problem! Reptiles etc don’t respond to their names, so you don’t need to worry. They won’t begrudge you the chance to rename them! Unlike cats and dogs, who get used to the sound of their names and would have real difficulties getting used to suddenly being called something else. So, if your pet has just joined your family, you can give yourself weeks and weeks to try out which name you like best. Maybe just don’t change its name every day. Nobody will be able to keep track.

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