Lizard Names: 100+ Ideas to Call Your Pet Lizard

Written by Hailey Pruett
Updated: October 25, 2022
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Naming any pet can be tricky, especially when it comes to exotic pets like lizards! However, the naming process doesn’t have to be stressful or something you necessarily have to agonize over. It turns out, there are plenty of great pet lizard names that are perfect for them! So, if you aren’t sure what to name your new cold-blooded friend, here are 100+ ideas to inspire you. From typical male and female lizard names to themed names inspired by history and pop culture, you’re sure to find something that suits your new scaly pal just right.

Male Lizard Names

close up of crested gecko

If your male crested gecko needs a name, one of the names on the list below is sure to suit him!


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Want to give your lizard a more masculine name? Why not consider one of these tough and cool monikers? Although many of these lizard names were originally intended for humans, they’ll also suit your four-legged friend.

  • Albert
  • Apollo
  • Archer
  • August
  • Axel
  • Basil
  • Benji
  • Brutus
  • Carlos
  • Cecil
  • Chance
  • Clyde
  • Cooper
  • Dante
  • Dexter
  • Draco
  • Duke
  • Finn
  • Flint
  • Forest
  • George
  • Gus
  • Hank
  • Harvey
  • Hector
  • Jack
  • Jasper
  • Leonard
  • Levi
  • Mac
  • Max
  • Mordecai
  • Morton
  • Murphy
  • Newton
  • Nico
  • Olaf
  • Oliver
  • Omar
  • Oscar
  • Otis
  • Percival
  • Quentin
  • Remy
  • Rocko
  • Sebastian
  • Titus
  • Toby
  • Victor
  • Winston
  • Xavier
  • Zander

Female Lizard Names

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Have you recently determined your lizard is a female? How about one of these more feminine-sounding lizard names for your little (or not-so-little) girl?

  • Amber
  • Ava
  • Bella
  • Blair
  • Camilla
  • Cleo
  • Clementine
  • Clover
  • Coco
  • Daisy
  • Delilah
  • Dory/Dorothy/Dot
  • Ella
  • Estelle
  • Faye
  • Fern
  • Freya
  • Ginger
  • Gwen
  • Harley
  • Iris
  • Isabella
  • Ivy
  • Jade
  • Jasmine
  • Jewel
  • June
  • Kiki
  • Kiwi
  • Layla
  • Lily
  • Lucy
  • Luna
  • Mabel
  • Maple
  • Millie
  • Mitzi
  • Molly
  • Nova
  • Olive
  • Opal
  • Peaches
  • Pearl
  • Piper
  • Poppy
  • Raven
  • Sadie
  • Sage
  • Skye
  • Stella
  • Talia
  • Venus
  • Vera
  • Violet
  • Willow

Historical and Legendary Reptilian Names

lizards with spikes bearded dragon

A handsome

bearded dragon

like this one deserves a thoughtful name. How about something epic and historically-inspired?


Want a name for your lizard that calls certain historical or mythological figures or events to mind? In that case, think about some of these smart and truly unique titles! While many of these lizard names are a bit of a mouthful, they can easily be shortened into nicknames.

  • Cuca – An alligator witch from Brazilian folk tales.
  • Devon – A reference to the Devonian period, in which tetrapods (including early lizards!) began to transition to living on land.
  • Gorgon – Snake-headed women in Greek mythology.
  • Hylonomus – The earliest reptile to fully adapt to living on land.
  • Kali – The Hindu goddess of destruction and power!
  • Kappa – Reptilian humanoid figures from Japanese folklore.
  • Makara – A legendary sea-creature that sometimes takes the form of a crocodile or monitor lizard.
  • Naga – Reptilian humanoids from Hindu mythology.
  • Nessie – A reference to the legendary Loch Ness monster.
  • Shenlong – The Chinese dragon god of thunder.
  • Sobek – An Egyptian god with the head of a crocodile.
  • Taniwha – A large lizard or fish-like creature in Maori mythology.
  • Tiamat – Ancient Greek goddess of the sea; usually took the form of a dragon or serpent.
  • Tiktaalik – One of the first lizard-like tetrapods to ever walk on land!
  • Typhon – A huge, deadly serpent-like creature in Greek mythology.
  • Wadjet – An Egyptian snake goddess.
  • Whiro – The fearsome lord of darkness and evil in Maori mythology; associated with geckos and skinks!
  • Whowie – A hybrid creature in Australian Aboriginal mythology with a reptilian or frog-like head and six legs.

Pop Culture-Inspired Lizard Names

cutest lizards leopard gecko

If you haven’t named your

leopard gecko

yet, why not look to your favorite TV and movie characters for ideas?


Finally, we come to some of the most recognizable names on our list: those from movies, television, video games, and more! At the end of the day, if you haven’t found a lizard name you like yet, you’re sure to find the perfect one here.

  • Alphys – The nerdy reptilian scientist from indie classic Undertale.
  • Barney – The lovable purple dinosaur of children’s TV fame.
  • Blue – Owen Grady’s favorite raptor from Jurassic World (along with her sisters, Echo, Delta, and Charlie!)
  • Bowser – The fierce King Koopa of the Super Mario series!
  • Charmander/Charmeleon/Charizard – Three of the most famous dragon-like Pokemon!
  • Croc – A reference to the ‘90s Croc games.
  • Dino – The Flintstones’ loyal pet.
  • Espio – A humanoid chameleon from the Sonic the Hedgehog series.
  • Fleaswallow – As in Prince Fleaswallow, the chameleon-like character from Parappa the Rapper.
  • Flick – The shy, bug-hunting red chameleon from Animal Crossing.
  • Geico – A reference to the insurance company’s adorable gecko mascot.
  • Gex – The smooth-talking anthropomorphic gecko from the video game series of the same name.
  • Godzilla – A name that truly needs no introduction. Fun fact: Godzilla is female in many adaptations!
  • Gosha – Of Beastars anime fame; a monitor lizard who is Legosi’s grandfather.
  • Littlefoot – The adorable little apatosaurus from The Land Before Time.
  • Mushu – The little red lizard–sorry, dragon–from Mulan.
  • Nat – Another chameleon from Animal Crossing who runs the local bug-catching contests.
  • Pascal – Rapunzel’s loyal pet chameleon from Disney’s Tangled.
  • Randall – The purple reptilian monster from Monsters, Inc.
  • Rango – The adventurous chameleon from the 2011 animated movie of the same name.
  • Reptar – The big, green dinosaur from Rugrats.
  • Rex – The bright green toy dinosaur from Toy Story.
  • Smaug – The massive dragon from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
  • Spyro – The titular adventurous purple dragon of the Spyro series of games.
  • Tricky – Prince of dinosaurs in the Star Fox games.
  • Vector – An anthropomorphic alligator from the Sonic the Hedgehog series.
  • Wally – As in Wally Gator of classic cartoon fame.
  • Yoshi – Mario’s dinosaur sidekick from the massively popular Super Mario series.

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About the Author

Hailey "Lex" Pruett is a nonbinary writer at A-Z Animals primarily covering reptiles and amphibians. They have over five years of professional content writing experience. Additionally, they grew up on a hobby farm and have volunteered at animal shelters to gain further experience in animal care. A longtime resident of Knoxville, Tennessee, Hailey has owned and cared extensively for a wide variety of animals in their lifetime, including cats, dogs, lizards, turtles, frogs and toads, fish, chickens, ducks, horses, llamas, rabbits, goats, and more!

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