100 Names for Pet Snakes

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Names for pet snakes are as varied as all their different species, sizes, colors, and temperaments. Some snake owners name their snakes based on cultural influences, like books or movies they like. Others might be more inclined to name their animal based on looks or personalities. A snake species might also inspire a cool name, like king snakes or corn snakes, which can lead you to names like Rex and Cornelius. Here are some great name lists—girl names, boy names, funny names, and names inspired by history and fiction, and more—to get you thinking about what you'd like in a snake name.

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Top Snake Names

  • Asmodeus
  • Basil or Basilisk
  • Buttercup
  • Diablo
  • Ebony
  • Fluffy
  • Jafaar
  • Medusa
  • Naga or Nagini
  • Noodles
  • Severus
  • Slider
  • Slinky
  • Slithers
  • Slytherin

Tips for Naming Your Snake

Most snakes can live for up to 20 years, so think about the lasting power of that name. You will likely share the name will family, friends, and the veterinarian. Make sure that name makes sense to you, and that you can explain it when asked more about it. Some people like to name their pets based on looks, and others want to be more obscure. With dogs and cats, many pet owners name pets based on sex; however, since it's usually hard to tell the sex of the snake by looking at it, this may be less important. Although for some, the sex of your snake may inspire your naming decision.

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Girl Snake Names

Most girl snake names are as exotic as the snake itself. Take a look at some feminine names that predominantly come from place names and nature.

  • Anemone
  • Aurora
  • Baby
  • Bella
  • Bindi
  • Catalina
  • Cherry
  • China
  • Dakota
  • Dolores
  • Ginger
  • India
  • Ivy
  • Izzy
  • Juniper
  • Leaf
  • Lotus
  • Precious
  • Raven
  • Zoe

Boy Snake Names

When thinking of boy snake names, most are masculine or menacing. Take a look at some tough-guy names mixed in with some lighthearted selections.

  • Apollo
  • Bowie
  • Buddy
  • Danger
  • Duff
  • Ghost
  • Harley
  • Hendrix
  • Jackson
  • Lennon
  • Mali
  • Mars
  • Mojo
  • Moss
  • Nigel
  • Nirvana
  • Pickle
  • Piglet
  • Sammy
  • Ziggy

Names From History and Fiction

Perhaps the most famous snake of all time comes from the Biblical story of the Garden of Eden. Hinduism and Greek and Norse mythology also offer some well-known snakes to consider. You can have some fun picking names from pop culture references to literature and movies like the "Harry Potter" series, "The Jungle Book," and "Indiana Jones."

  • Asmodeus
  • Attila
  • Basil or Basilisk
  • Diablo
  • Eden
  • Eve
  • Genghis
  • Heaven
  • Hydra
  • Indiana
  • Jafaar
  • Kaa
  • Medusa
  • Naga or Nagini
  • Rainbow
  • Severus
  • Shiva
  • Sir Hiss
  • Slytherin
  • Snape

Unique Snake Names

If you look at what makes your snake unique, the characteristics that stand out might be color, personality, or natural behavior. Everything from its species, its markings, the way it moves, and the shapes it makes can influence how you name your snake.

  • Amethyst
  • Brazil
  • Cherry
  • Coral
  • Cornelius
  • Curls
  • Ebony
  • Goldie
  • Jade
  • Opal
  • Pearl
  • Poke
  • Rainbow
  • Rex
  • Rio
  • Rosy
  • Slider
  • Slinky
  • Stripes
  • Worm

Funny or Silly Snake Names

Another fun way to name a pet snake is to give it a diametrically different name. For example, snakes are not known for being fluffy and cuddly, but that witty twist of a name can make people smile. Take a look at a few of those names as well as a few snake name puns.

  • Buttercup
  • Cuddles
  • Cupcake
  • Fluffy
  • Kitty
  • Monty the Python
  • Mr. Huggy
  • Muffy
  • Nofeet
  • Noodles
  • Pretzel
  • Rumplesnakeskin
  • Serpico
  • Smiles
  • Snuggles
  • Sparkles
  • SSSSSam
  • Tootsie
  • William Snakespeare
  • Yoshi

A to Z Snake Names

AB

  • Amethyst
  • Anemone
  • Apollo
  • Asmodeus
  • Attila
  • Aurora
  • Baby
  • Basil or Basilisk
  • Bella
  • Bindi
  • Bowie
  • Brazil
  • Buddy
  • Buttercup

CD

  • Catalina
  • Cherry
  • China
  • Cobra Kai
  • Coral
  • Cornelius
  • Cuddles
  • Cupcake
  • Curls
  • Dakota
  • Danger
  • Diablo
  • Dolores
  • Duff

EH

  • Ebony
  • Eden
  • Eve
  • Fluffy
  • Genghis
  • Ghost
  • Ginger
  • Goldie
  • Harley
  • Heaven
  • Hendrix
  • Hydra

IL

  • India
  • Indiana
  • Ivy
  • Izzy
  • Jade
  • Jackson
  • Jafaar
  • Juniper
  • Kaa
  • Kitty
  • Leaf
  • Lennon
  • Lotus

MN

  • Mali
  • Mars
  • Medusa
  • Mojo
  • Monty the Python
  • Moss
  • Mr. Huggy
  • Muffy
  • Naga or Nagini
  • Nigel
  • Nirvana
  • Nofeet
  • Noodles

OR

  • Opal
  • Pearl
  • Pickle
  • Piglet
  • Poke
  • Precious
  • Pretzel
  • Rainbow
  • Raven
  • Rex
  • Rio
  • Rosy
  • Rumplesnakeskin

S

  • Sammy
  • Serpico
  • Severus
  • Shiva
  • Sir Hiss
  • Slider
  • Slinky
  • Slithers
  • Slytherin
  • Smiles
  • Snape
  • Snuggles
  • Sparkles
  • SSSSSam
  • Stripes

TZ

  • Tootsie
  • William Snakespeare
  • Worm
  • Yoshi
  • Ziggy
  • Zoe