Naming any pet, including a bearded dragon, can be difficult but thankfully it's something that you can take your time doing. If you need a little help or inspiration in choosing a good name for your bearded dragon, check out this list of names. You might just find the perfect fit for your lizard or get an idea for an original one.
Top Bearded Dragon Names
It probably comes as no surprise that some of the most popular bearded dragon names are names of famous dragons and other lizards. Movies, books, television, comics, mythology, and other well-known sources have all had dragons in them, and these dragons all had great names. Don't be afraid to use them!
Tips for Naming Your Bearded Dragon
Some people like to wait until they get to know their pet bearded dragon a little bit to see what kind of personality they have, what their favorite foods are, or what their adult colors end up being. Others find the perfect name right away and don't choose it based on anything in particular but rather simply because they like the way it sounds.
If you don't already have some names in mind, try thinking of names that remind you of your bearded dragon's colors, texture, or even the way it walks or runs. If that's still not helping, think of movies and TV shows with dragons or bearded characters for some ideas. Keep in mind that with whatever name you choose, you'll have to be comfortable saying it to your family, friends, vet, and pet sitter, so vulgar and inappropriate names are not recommended. Additionally, bearded dragons can live up to 10 years, so this name should be one you plan to like for the foreseeable future.
Female Bearded Dragon Names
If you want a name that helps to identify that your bearded dragon is a girl, choose one that is well known to be a female name or ends in the letter "A."
Male Bearded Dragon Names
If you want a name that helps to identify that your bearded dragon is a boy, choose one that is undoubtedly masculine.
Bearded Dragon Names Inspired By Color
While many bearded dragons are a tan or sandy color, some morphs have bright red, orange, or yellow colors, too. These colors can all provide good inspiration for names for your bearded dragon. Think about names that remind you of desert colors, sandstone, and sunsets or even foods that are similar colors as your reptile to find the perfect, colorful name for your pet.
Names for Standard Morphs
Names for Morphs with Red
Names for Morphs with Yellow
Names Inspired By Beards
If you're looking for a less common name, think about naming your bearded dragon after it's characteristic beard. There are plenty of facial hair styles, characters or real people that had or have beards, and even beard grooming products that can make unique names. You may have to explain how you chose your bearded dragon's name if you go this less obvious route, but it will likely result in a laugh or compliment on how creative you are.
Names Inspired by Chinese Dragons
There are nine types of Chinese dragons and each one could make a great name for your bearded dragon if you are looking for something very unique.
- Tianlong (the celestial dragon)
- Shenlong (the spiritual dragon)
- Fucanglong (the dragons of hidden treasures)
- Dilong (the underground dragons)
- Yinglong (the winged dragons)
- Qiulong (the horned dragons)
- Panlong (the coiling dragons)
- Huanglong (the yellow dragons)
- Lóng Wáng (the dragon kings)
If you've read through all these name suggestions and you are still struggling to find the perfect name for your bearded dragon, it's okay! Give it time and try out different names to see if one sticks.