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150+ Cute and Clever Names for Your Pet Lizard

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With over 150 to choose from, you'll be sure to find that perfect name for your new pet lizard.

With over 150 to choose from, you'll be sure to find that perfect name for your new pet lizard.

Lizards—you either love them or hate them, but the reality is that many people keep them as pets. Let's face it: They make good pets despite the fact that they may not be much fun to feed, they are quiet, clean, not too large, and fascinating to observe.

If you are thinking about getting one, do your research. Not every lizard makes a good pet. If you already have one, then you probably need a name. Like other animals, they have distinct personalities, so observe your new buddy before picking out that perfect one.

Here are over 150 fun names for you to think about. The list is broken down by:

  • Cute ones
  • Funny ones
  • Famous ones
  • Names inspired by dragons
  • Names based on their characteristics
  • Godzilla movie characters
  • Names inspired by dinosaurs
  • Reptilian humanoid characters

Good luck naming your new buddy!

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Cute Lizard Names

Even though they may not be super cuddly, you have to admit that most lizards are pretty cute, and they deserve a name to match that charm.

If you think your new scaly friend should have a sweet name, then look no further than this list.

 

 

Angel

Peanut

Baby

Pebbles

Bam Bam

Pixie

Boo

Pooh Bear

Cuddles

Prince

Fluffy

Princess

Freckles

Rolo

Fuzz

Smootches

Honeybun

Smudge

Junebug

Sugar

Peaches

Sweetums

Funny Lizard Names

If you have a good sense of humor or your new buddy makes you laugh, then maybe a funny name is a good fit.

Whether the name is based on an inside joke that only a few people will get or a silly sounding name, these choices are sure to get anyone smiling.

 

 

 

Basil

Geek

Raptor

Bugs

Iggy

Rosie

Chins

Karma

Scampers

Chuck

Leonardo

Squirt

Clutch

Lizzie

Stubble

Coco

Michaelangelo

Tick Tock

Cricket

Nessie

Twinkle Toes

Dino

Psycho

Velcro

Donatello

Puff Daddy

Whiskers

Flick

Raphael

Wylie

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Famous Lizards

Do you think your lizard is a star? Then it probably deserves to be named after one. There are plenty of famous lizards out there.

Admittedly, some of these aren't really lizards but they look like one, so they might make a good choice.

NameSource

Bad Bill

Rango

Basilisk

Harry Potter

Bill the Lizard

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Camille

Darkwing Duck

Chance

Golden Knights Mascot

Dragaunus

The Mighty Ducks

Gaspar

Brandy and Mr. Whiskers

Geico

Geico Insurance

Goanna

FernGully: The Last Rainforest

Hodari

The Lion Guard

Hydra

Mythology

Joanna

The Rescuers Down Under

Kenge

The Lion Guard

King Rool

Donkey Kong

Kinyonga

The Lion Guard

Liz

The Magic School Bus

Master Viper

Kung Fu Panda

Mr. Jones

Toy Story of Terror

Pascal

Tangled

Puff

Puff the Magic Dragon

Randall

Monsters Inc.

Rango

Rango

Sal Manders

The Lion King

Shupavu

The Lion Guard

Sugar Ray

Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers

Toffee

Star vs. The Forces of Evil

Uncle Deadly

The Muppets

Wally

Hanna Barbera

Yoshi

Mario Bros.

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Dragon Names for Lizards

I don't know about you, but dragons look like lizards to me, so what better name than a dragon one. Just check out animated movies or mythology and you'll find loads to choose from. Here are some ideas to get you started.

NameSource

Elliot

Pete's Dragon

Draco

Dragonheart

Dragon

Shrek

Drogon

Game of Thrones

Ender

Minecraft

Falcor

The Never Ending Story

Haku

Spirited Away

Horntail

Harry Potter

Hydra

Jason and the Argonauts

King Koopa

Mario Bros.

Lockheed

X-Men

Madam Mim

The Sword and the Stone

Maleficent

Sleeping Beauty

Mushu

Mulan

PufnStuff

PufnStuff Cartoon

Sephira

Eragon

Skull Crusher

How to Train Your Dragon

Smaug

The Hobbitt

Stormfly

How to Train Your Dragon

Toothless

How to Train Your Dragon

Lizard Names Based on Their Characteristics

Lizards have unique characteristics and they are fascinating to watch. Observe your new friend for a while and all sorts of traits will pop out. One of them may just inspire that perfect name.

 

 

Annie

Scratch

Camo

Slick

Chili

Slider

Clapper Claw

Speck

Fang

Speedy

Flash

Spike

Hook

Spot

Horny

Swift

Rainbow

Tiny

Scales

Tongues

Names Inspired by Godzilla Movie Characters

The ultimate lizard, Godzilla, is the man. While he may not exactly be a lizard, watch any of the movies and you'll see a resemblance. You'll also see loads of other characters that look like lizards. Maybe a name like this will inspire you.

 

 

Anguirus

Godzilla

Baragon

Minilla

Biolannte

Orga

Destroyah

Rodan

Ghidora

Varan

Gigan

Zilla

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Lizard Names Inspired by Dinosaurs

Look at any lizard closely and it may remind you of a dinosaur. They really do look like something out of prehistoric times. Check out some movies set in that time period, and you'll find that lizards were often filmed up close so they looked like dinosaurs. What could be more fitting than a name inspired by one?

 

 

Abel

Rex

Al

Russ

Brach

Sarah

Diplo

Saurus

Gigantor

Steggy

Meg

Topper

Ovi

Trace

Packer

Ty

Names Inspired by Reptilian Humanoids

If you are a science fiction fan, then you've probably seen many lizard-like creatures that speak and seem almost human. These types of characters can be found in comics, movies, and television, and if you like them, then why not pay tribute by naming your lizard after one of them.

NameSource

Cardassian

Star Trek

Cobra

GI Joe

Creature

Creature from the Black Lagoon

Draconian

Doctor Who

Foamasi

Doctor Who

Gargoyle

Various

Sauron

X-Men

Skrull

Marvel Comics

Sleestak

Land of the Lost

Slither

Marvel Comics

Xindi

Star Trek

Did You Find a Name?

It's not always easy choosing a name for a new pet. Take your time picking out the right one and when you've decided, I'm sure it will be just perfect for your scaly sidekick.

Sources

  • livescience.com
  • disney.wikia.com
  • animals.sandiegozoo.com
  • google.com

© 2018 Claudia Mitchell

Comments

audrey on August 24, 2020:

we caught a lizard that is solid black with a white head and blue tail its so pretty we have 6 lizards now so we first bought 2 and named them prince and princess then we bought 1 more and named it kisses then we caught one with a green body and red tail and ed head named hugs then we caught a solid white one with orange head and named it twinkle then today we caught a solid black on with blue tail and named it toes lol so we have prince princess hugs kisses twinkle and toes

Megan on July 05, 2020:

got a bearded dragon and was wrestling between Oryx and Onyx, with the votes of my friends, we settled on Onyx. :)

Melissa Kline on June 14, 2020:

yessss yoshi! how nostalgic. ty

Lizard Lover on April 26, 2020:

I have a list of names including Sunny, Dotty, Lulu, Kiwi, and Blossom!

I really love leopard geckos! They are so cute!

J on April 13, 2020:

Creature? really creature who names there pet creature?

Baby yoda on April 04, 2020:

Cardacian

Amber on April 04, 2020:

The name i picked wasn't on here but i chose little foot for mine

cj on February 02, 2020:

Aww these names are so cute! I got inspired by the name dino and decided to name our gargoyle gecko Titan from the dinosaur Titanosaurus

Artie on January 22, 2020:

We named our savannah monitor Ruprecht. Lol

ZRC on January 12, 2020:

For another Reptilian Humanoid or Homo Reptilia for Doctor Who are the Silurians

Stella on November 16, 2019:

You should add more names that you could name a person

Lauren on November 14, 2019:

Cutest names ever

Lilly, on November 02, 2019:

I LOVED this list, I found so many good names, I have a chameleon and found this helpful,I REALLY like the name Cricket!!!! I’m pretty he does too. Thanks anyways

Puff daddy on October 26, 2019:

I named a lizard I caught outside my house puff daddy

pebbles is awesome on October 21, 2019:

i named mine pebbles cause he is so so tiny

kaden on October 18, 2019:

I named mine Dewey

CC on October 15, 2019:

We're going with Ender!

Kiki on October 07, 2019:

I picked Zilla as in Godzilla for the boy and Tiny for the girl because she is really little.

Annika on October 04, 2019:

I’m looking for unisex but funny names and this did help on the funny meter

Claudia Mitchell (author) on April 28, 2019:

Thanks and I hope you like your new lizard and find a good name.

... on April 28, 2019:

I just got a lizard from a friend and im tring to get some names for this and it was really helpful thank you

Ren xx on April 19, 2019:

I had the idea for the name Basil, wanting a lizard, hadn't read anything about them before. I thought it was just about the cutest name. I was pretty shocked to see it on the list!

l on March 04, 2019:

smaug is a great dragon name from the hobbit it is not on the list

Claudia Mitchell (author) on November 07, 2018:

Hi Glenn - That is funny that those names are the same or similar. Lizards really are cool critters and I'm always surprised to hear how many people have them. Thanks for stopping by.

Glenn Stok from Long Island, NY on November 05, 2018:

When I was a child I had several chameleons and salamanders. I remember naming two of them Iggy and Puffy. It’s funny that you listed Iggy as an example and Puff Daddy is pretty close to Puffy.

Besides the well known Geico lizard, I found your list of famous lizards interesting. Fun article to read.