Names for Snakes

Aerton GuimarĂ£es
By Aerton GuimarĂ£es, Journalist. Updated: January 30, 2024
Names for Snakes

Snakes are truly captivating creatures, with their unique movements, grace, and even serene composure. No wonder many people choose to keep them as pets.

If you have recently welcomed a snake into your home, AnimalWised has you covered. We have compiled a list of suggested snake names, ranging from traditional male and female names to creative and humorous options. With this guide, you are sure to find the perfect name for your new slithery companion.

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  1. What to know before adopting a pet snake?
  2. Creative and original names for snakes
  3. Funny names for snakes
  4. Male names for snakes
  5. Female names for snakes
  6. Neutral names for snakes
  7. Names for small snakes
  8. Names for boas
  9. Names for snakes in other languages

What to know before adopting a pet snake?

If you are thinking about getting a snake as a pet, there are a few things you should know. Snakes can be fascinating pets, but they need special care and attention to live a healthy and happy life.

Before adopting a snake, do some research on the species you are interested in and make sure you can provide the right environment, diet, and temperature for them. You also need to be comfortable handling and caring for a reptile, as snakes need to be cleaned and fed regularly.

Before getting a snake as a pet, check the laws in your area and make sure that the species you are interested in is legal to keep. In some countries or states, a permit or license is required to own certain snake species, or ownership may even be prohibited altogether.

It is also important that you purchase your snake from a reputable and legal source, as the importation or sale of some species may be illegal in certain areas. Always make sure your snake was purchased legally and ethically.

Even though snakes are not as interactive as other pets, they can still be rewarding companions. Many snake owners enjoy observing their pets' unique behaviors and movements, as well as their impressive hunting abilities. If you are up for the challenge of caring for a pet snake, it can be a truly rewarding experience. Just be sure to educate yourself and take the best possible care of your scaly friend.

Do not miss this other article where we explain everything you need to know about keeping a snake as a pet.

Names for Snakes - What to know before adopting a pet snake?

Creative and original names for snakes

Now comes the exciting part, choosing the perfect name for your new slippery companion. To make this task a little easier for you, we have compiled a list of creative and unique names for snakes. Browse through our suggestions and find the ideal name that perfectly reflects your snake's unique personality.

  1. Abigail
  2. Adelaide
  3. Ahendra
  4. Akira
  5. Ally
  6. Apollo
  7. Cleopatra
  8. Cosmo
  9. Cruella
  10. Diana
  11. Draco
  12. Drake
  13. Drako
  14. Echo
  15. Ginger
  16. Grenade
  17. Hera
  18. Jafar
  19. Kaa
  20. Medusa
  21. Mystic
  22. Mystique
  23. Naga
  24. Nirvana
  25. Onyx
  26. Pandora
  27. Pistachio
  28. Rocky
  29. Sapphire
  30. Severus
  31. Serapis
  32. Sheeva
  33. Shimmer
  34. Sir Hiss
  35. Slinky
  36. Snow
  37. Sniper
  38. Storm
  39. Tiberius
  40. Venom
  41. Viperia
  42. Whiskey
  43. Zara
  44. Ziggy

Be sure to check out our other article on whether snakes can hear, despite not having external ears.

Funny names for snakes

If you are looking for a light-hearted approach to naming your pet snake, you should choose a name that is both amusing and positive. These names can add a playful and unique touch to your snake's personality without being pejorative. We have compiled a list of the best and funniest pet snake names for you.

    1. Ace
    2. Batman
    3. Charlie
    4. Dante
    5. Eleven
    6. Godzilla
    7. Gizmo
    8. Hulk
    9. Jafar
    10. Jinx
    11. Kobe
    12. Loki
    13. Milo
    14. Nacho
    15. Oscar
    16. Pepper
    17. Popcorn
    18. Rascal
    19. Rambo
    20. Sassy
    21. Scooter
    22. Seven
    23. Shakira
    24. Sleepy
    25. Stallone
    26. Thor
    27. Tiger
    28. Zelda
    29. Zigzag
    30. Zorro

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    Names for Snakes - Funny names for snakes

    Male names for snakes

    If you have recently become a proud owner of a male snake, we understand that choosing the right name for your new companion can be a bit overwhelming. But fret not, as we're here to help you with our list of suggested +30 male pet snake names. Take a look and find the perfect name that suits your snake's personality and characteristics.

    1. Ace
    2. Apollo
    3. Bart
    4. Blade
    5. Bob
    6. Caesar
    7. Cairo
    8. DiCaprio
    9. Diesel
    10. Elvis
    11. Fang
    12. From There
    13. Ghost
    14. Hunter
    15. Jax
    16. Joker
    17. King
    18. Leo
    19. Maverick
    20. Nero
    21. Odin
    22. Phoenix
    23. Pickles
    24. Reaper
    25. Shadow
    26. Theo
    27. Thorin
    28. Toni
    29. Viper
    30. Vlad
    31. Zane
    32. Zeus

    Also read our informative article on the bone structure of snakes. It will give you a better understanding of how these unique creatures move and function without conventional bones.

    Female names for snakes

    Congratulations on welcoming a female snake into your life! Naming your new pet can be an exciting and challenging task, given the endless possibilities out there. To help you find the perfect name for your scaly companion, we have compiled a list of suggested 50 female snake names in this section. Whether you're looking for something classic, unique, or fun, our list will provide you with plenty of inspiration to help you make the right choice.

    1. Athens
    2. Charlote
    3. Chloe
    4. Emerald
    5. Frida
    6. Jade
    7. Jasmine
    8. Kia
    9. Luna
    10. Mauve
    11. Mila
    12. Polly
    13. Samantha
    14. Samira
    15. Sandy
    16. Shadow
    17. Sheila
    18. Xena
    19. Zoe
    20. Amethyst
    21. Aurora
    22. Bianca
    23. Celeste
    24. Cleo
    25. Daphne
    26. Electra
    27. Elvira
    28. Gaia
    29. Greta
    30. Indigo
    31. Isadora
    32. Ivy
    33. Juniper
    34. Kiki
    35. Lila
    36. Melody
    37. Onyx
    38. Opal
    39. Raven
    40. Rose
    41. Ruby
    42. Scarlett
    43. Sapphire
    44. Selena
    45. Siren
    46. Stella
    47. Trinity
    48. Venus
    49. Willow

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    Neutral names for snakes

    Are you looking for a neutral name for your pet snake? Some owners prefer not to assign a gender to their snakes or want a name that works regardless of gender. In this section, we'll provide you with a list of 20 suggested neutral names for snake pets to help you find the perfect fit for your scaly companion.

    1. Ace
    2. Arrow
    3. Blaze
    4. Blue
    5. Bolt
    6. Domino
    7. Echo
    8. Ghost
    9. Hunter
    10. Indigo
    11. Jasper
    12. Onyx
    13. Phoenix
    14. Raven
    15. Sage
    16. Shadow
    17. Silver
    18. Storm
    19. Sunny
    20. Zen

    Be sure to also read this article about the largest snakes in the world.

    Names for small snakes

    Finding the right name for your little companion can be a challenge. You want a name that both fits your snake's size and personality, and is easy to pronounce and remember. In this section, we have compiled a list of names specifically tailored to small snakes. It ranges from cute and whimsical to traditional and classic options.

    1. Bitty
    2. Button
    3. Dash
    4. Dinky
    5. Lilliput
    6. Midge
    7. Niblet
    8. Peanut
    9. Pebbles
    10. Slinky
    11. Sprout
    12. Squirt
    13. Tiny
    14. Titch
    15. Twinkle
    16. Wriggles
    17. Zipper

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    Names for Snakes - Names for small snakes

    Names for boas

    Boas are magnificent creatures that are often kept as pets because of their striking appearance and good-natured nature. Choosing the right name for your boa can be a fun and creative way to personalize your pet and build a deeper connection with it. In this section, we present you with a list of 20 names for boas, whether you prefer classic or unique names.

    1. Bo
    2. Bongo
    3. Cleo
    4. Constrictor
    5. Esmeralda
    6. Fang
    7. Gia
    8. Hercules
    9. Jade
    10. Kaa
    11. Medusa
    12. Nero
    13. Onyx
    14. Python
    15. Saphira
    16. Serpentine
    17. Tiberius
    18. Viper
    19. Xander
    20. Zeus

    Names for snakes in other languages

    If you are looking for a unique and exotic name for your pet snake, why not consider a name in another language? In this section, we'll introduce you to some of the most popular and interesting 20 names for snakes in different languages, including Spanish, French, German, Japanese and more. Whether you are a language enthusiast or just looking for something new, you are sure to find a great name for your scaly friend in this list.

    1. Anaconda (Portuguese/Spanish)
    2. Basilisco (Italian)
    3. Boiga (Sanskrit)
    4. Cobra (Portuguese/Spanish)
    5. Gloydius (Latin)
    6. Guio (Portuguese)
    7. Hiss (German)
    8. Huggorm (Swedish)
    9. Jormungand (Norse)
    10. Kaa (Hindi)
    11. Mamba (Swahili)
    12. Naga (Sanskrit)
    13. Nagini (Hindi)
    14. Nyoka (Swahili)
    15. Ouroboros (Greek)
    16. Schlangen (German)
    17. Ular (Indonesian/Malay)
    18. Viper (French)
    19. Yilan (Turkish)
    20. Zmeya (Russian)

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