Top 200 Lizard Names: The Best Names for Geckos, Bearded Dragons, Chameleons and More

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Top 200 Lizard Names: The Best Names for Geckos, Bearded Dragons, Chameleons and More

Lizards are some of the most unique pets out there – so of course, they need extra-special names. Whether you prefer funny or fancy, cute or colorful, sassy or sweet, this list of lizard names has plenty of options to choose from. From geckos to bearded dragons to chameleons, we rounded up the best names for lizards of every likeness.

Top Lizard Names

Looking for the most popular lizard names? Browse top picks from Chewy pet parents.

1. Spike

2. Mushu

3. Draco

4. Leo

5. Toothless

6. Rex

7. Spyro

8. Rango

9. Puff

10. Lizzy

Gecko Names

They may be tiny, but these lizards can have some big personalities. Scan this list to find a gecko name to match your pet.
Name
Description
Name

Baby

Description

Geckos are petite lizards, with most species growing up to around 6 inches long., so Baby is a simple and sweet name for your pint-sized pet.

Name

Biggie

Description

For an ironic take, Biggie also works well for geckos.

Name

Chirpy

Description

Geckos are known for their unique vocalizations, including chirps.

Name

Echo

Description

For a rhyming name, consider Echo the Gecko.

Name

Estelle

Description

Most gecko species are nocturnal. For a night-inspired moniker, try Estelle, an elegant French name meaning “star.”

Name

Eve

Description

Perfect for pets who are most active during the evening.

Name

Freckles

Description

The leopard gecko is a popular species with spotted skin. For a fitting name, consider Freckles.

Name

Gary

Description

Gary the Gecko is alliteratively adorable.

Name

Geico

Description

No matter which car insurance you have, you likely have a soft spot for the GEICO Gecko.

Name

Grogu

Description

Grogu—aka Baby Yoda—is perfect for all things small, green and outrageously cute.

Name

Hulk

Description

A humorously huge name for a little lads.

Name

Layla

Description

Hebrew in origin, Layla means “night.”

Name

Logan

Description

A Scottish name meaning “small hollow.”

Name

Lorcan

Description

Small but mighty, Lorcan is an Irish name meaning “little fierce one.”

Name

Luna

Description

Meaning “moon” in Latin, Luna is also a popular girl’s name.

Name

Midnight

Description

For the pet who likes to party after hours.

Name

Monkey

Description

Geckos have sticky, hair-like structures on their feet, enabling them to climb walls and even scamper across ceilings. For such skilled climbers, Monkey is fitting.

Name

Nightcrawler

Description

Like geckos, the “X-Men” character has night vision, as well as clingy hands and feet.

Name

Nuit

Description

The French word for “night.”

Name

Owl

Description

A nocturnal namesake for your little night owl.

Name

Peanut

Description

Perfectly pint-sized and always popular, just like geckos.

Name

Pip

Description

Short for Pipsqueak, which we think suits chirpy little geckos perfectly.

Name

Ryan

Description

A Gaelic name meaning “little king.”

Name

Shortcake

Description

A sweet little name for your sweet little pet.

Name

Shorty

Description

Another reminder that good pets come in small packages.

Name

Spider-Man

Description

Just like geckos, the Marvel superhero can scale walls. When you want to switch things up, call him Peter Parker!

Name

Spot

Description

A spot-on name for leopard geckos.

Name

Squeaky

Description

In addition to chirping, some species of geckos make squeaking noises when excited.

Name

Squirt

Description

A tiny term of endearment for your little squirt.

Name

Stella

Description

Meaning “star” in Italian, Stella is a pretty choice for nocturnal pets.

Name

Sweet Pea

Description

Small, green and sweet, the legumes are natural namesakes.

Name

Tinkerbell

Description

A fellow teeny greenie, Tink adds a dose of magic.

Name

Twyla

Description

An unusual and elegant name meaning “twilight.”

Name

Vesper

Description

Of Latin origin, meaning “evening star.”

Name

Zora

Description

An Arabic name meaning “dawn,” Zora is an interesting choice for pets who go to sleep as the sun rises.

Bearded Dragon Names

These lizards aren’t actual dragons, of course—but that doesn’t mean you can’t give your new lizard a dragon-inspired name! Read on for bearded dragon name inspiration.
Name
Description
Name

Aussie

Description

Bearded dragons are native to Australia, where they live in deserts and other dry areas.

Name

Belindo

Description

The masculine form of the more common Belinda, Belindo is a German name meaning “dragon.”

Name

Balthromaw

Description

On “Rick and Morty,” Balthromaw is a grumpy pet dragon.

Name

Blackbeard

Description

Bearded dragons get their names for their unusual throats, which turn black and puff out when they experience heightened emotions. For a silly (yet strangely accurate) name, consider Blackbeard, after the infamous English pirate.

Name

Boomerang

Description

A nod to your pet’s Australian roots, Boomerang shortens sweetly to “Boomer.”

Name

Camelot

Description

In Arthurian legend, King Arthur’s castle was home (and occasionally prison) to a number of dragons.

Name

Charizard

Description

A dragon-like lizard, Charizard is one of the most popular Pokémon characters.

Name

Chuck Norris

Description

With his signature facial hair, the much-memed tough guy makes an excellent name for bearded dragons.

Name

Daenerys

Description

If you name your pet after the famously long-titled “Game of Thrones” character, you’ll have plenty of nicknames to choose from, including: Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, First of Her Name, the Unburnt, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons.

Name

Dalí

Description

Although known for his mustache, we think Salvador Dalí warrants an honorable bearded mention.

Name

Draco

Description

Meaning “dragon” in Latin, Draco is a fierce name with some literary baggage. In the “Harry Potter” series, Draco Malfoy is a proud Slytherin with a fondness for the dark arts.

Name

Drake

Description

An Old English name meaning “dragon.”

Name

Drogon

Description

In “Game of Thrones,” Drogon is Daenerys’ favorite dragon.

Name

Dulcy

Description

The sweetly named dragon of the “Sonic the Hedgehog” universe.

Name

Falkor

Description

In “The Neverending Story,” Falkor is the wise, glittering, dog-like Luck Dragon.

Name

Fuego

Description

The Spanish word for “fire,” Fuego is a fitting name for dragons of all kinds (even those who don’t breathe flames).

Name

Haku

Description

In “Spirited Away,” Haku is a river spirit who can take many forms, including a white dragon.

Name

Hufflepuff

Description

Dragons are plentiful in the magical world of “Harry Potter.” While the House of Hufflepuff is associated with the far-less-ferocious badger, the name is a fun reference to the bearded dragon’s “puffy” throat.

Name

Jabberwock

Description

In Lewis Carroll’s  “Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There,” the Jabberwock is a dragon-like creature.

Name

Julian

Description

Of Latin origin, the name Julian means “downy bearded.”

Name

Kaida

Description

A Japanese girl’s name meaning “little dragon.”

Name

Kylie

Description

This classic Australian name of Aboriginal origin means “boomerang.”

Name

Ladon

Description

In Greek mythology, Ladon was a 100-headed dragon.

Name

Lockheed

Description

In the “X-Men” universe, Lockheed is Shadowcat’s alien dragon companion.

Name

Mate

Description

A friendly name for your Australian friend.

Name

Matilda

Description

Highly popular in Australia, the name Matilda is associated with the ballad "Waltzing Matilda,” which is considered the country’s “unofficial national anthem.”

Name

Maleficent

Description

The Disney villain can take the form of a human or dragon.

Name

Merlin

Description

The Arthurian wizard was famously bearded and rubbed elbows with plenty of dragons.

Name

Mushu

Description

In Disney’s “Mulan,” Mushu is a small, lizard-sized dragon (who likes to think of himself as much larger).

Name

Norbert

Description

Lovingly raised by dragon-obsessed Hagrid, Norbert is a Norwegian Ridgeback dragon in “Harry Potter.” (This is a name with some versatility. Later in the series, it’s discovered that Norbert is female, and she begins going by Norberta.)

Name

Puff

Description

Puff the Magic Dragon is especially fitting for puff-necked bearded dragons!

Name

Scorch

Description

A fiery name for your fiery friend.

Name

Sisu

Description

In “Raya and the Last Dragon,” Sisu is a sweet, goofy dragon voiced by comedian Awkwafina.

Name

Smaug

Description

The last “great dragon” of Middle Earth, Smaug is the main antagonist in J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit.” In the film adaptation, he was menacingly voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch.

Name

Snapdragon

Description

This snappy name comes courtesy of the popular flower.

Name

Spike

Description

A pre-teen dragon, Spike is Twilight Sparkle’s BFF in the “My Little Pony” world.

Name

Toothless

Description

Although bearded dragons do have teeth, this name from “How to Train Your Dragon” is still super cute.

Funny Lizard Names

Choose a funny lizard name for your pet, and you’ll always have a reason to smile.
Name
Description
Name

Bad Bill

Description

In the animated comedy “Rango,” Bad Bill is a Gila monster outlaw.

Name

Barney

Description

The purple dinosaur is a funny throwback name for anyone who grew up in the ‘90s.

Name

Boss

Description

The tough-guy nickname takes on a cute quality when applied to little lizards.

Name

Bowser

Description

In Nintendo’s “Mario” franchise, Bowser is a reptilian super villain with a soft spot for Princess Peach.

Name

Camo

Description

For color-changing chameleons, consider Camo (short for camouflage!)

Name

Coachella

Description

Is your lizard an aspiring influencer? The trendy arts and music festival is named for Coachella Valley, which is home to many desert-dwelling reptiles.

Name

Cricket

Description

For an ironic name, consider your lizard’s favorite meal.

Name

Croc

Description

Lizards aren’t closely related to their crocodile cousins, but Croc makes a funny name for a much smaller (and gentler) reptile.

Name

Dr. Bruce Banner

Description

Marvel fans will appreciate this hat-tip to the Hulk, who goes by Dr. Bruce Banner when he’s not a giant green superhero.

Name

Dr. Connors

Description

For another distinguished Marvel name, consider Dr. Connors, a scientist-turned-lizard and enemy of Spider-Man.

Name

Earl Sinclair

Description

On the ’90s sitcom “Dinosaurs,” Earl was a lovably grumpy Megalosaurus and patriarch of the Sinclair family.

Name

Eddie Lizzard

Description

A punny shout-out to comedian Eddie Izzard.

Name

Fido

Description

The stereotypical dog name feels fresh and funny for a lizard.

Name

Fuzzy

Description

In the children’s rhyme, Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair, much like your new pet lizard.

Name

Godzilla

Description

The smaller the lizard, the more fun it is to name them after a prehistoric, man-eating sea monster.

Name

Granny Smith

Description

A matronly moniker for the bright green apple of your eye.

Name

Hydra

Description

The many-headed mythological monster is especially funny for tiny reptiles.

Name

Jub-Jub

Description

On “The Simpsons,” Jub-Jub is Selma’s sleepy-eyed pet iguana.

Name

Jurassic

Description

Perfect for the pet who could fit right in with dinosaurs.

Name

Lizard Lemon

Description

To be fair, Liz Lemon has far worse nicknames on “30 Rock.”

Name

Miss Crawly

Description

In the animated hit “Sing,” Miss Crawly is a mistake-prone iguana with good intentions and bad eyesight.

Name

Mojo Jojo

Description

Although Mojo Jojo is a chimpanzee mad scientist, the “Powerpuff Girls” villain has lizard-like green skin. (And, of course, a very fun name to say.)

Name

Mr. Green Jeans

Description

A wonderfully silly name, with a nostalgic nod to the “Captain Kangaroo” character.

Name

Randall

Description

Randall Boggs is the creepy-crawly, lizard-like villain in “Monsters, Inc.”

Name

Rango

Description

Voiced by Johnny Depp, Rango is an eccentric chameleon in the 2011 film of the same name.

Name

Raptile

Description

For the lizard who enjoys hip-hop.

Name

Reptar

Description

In “Rugrats,” Reptar is a Godzilla-like cartoon character adored by the babies.

Name

Snowball

Description

An unexpected name for your cold-blooded, decidedly unfluffy friend.

Cute Lizard Names

Others might think your lizard looks tough or scary, but you know that they’re downright adorable—so why not give them a cute lizard name?
Name
Description
Name

Amigo

Description

A cute little name for a cute little friend.

Name

Annie

Description

Any lizard can be an Annie – but Annie the Anole is especially cute.

Name

Bean

Description

This could be a reference to your pet’s small size, or to his “green bean” color.

Name

Bruni

Description

In “Frozen II” Bruni is the Fire Spirit, and takes the shape of an adorable salamander.

Name

Bud

Description

A freshly-picked name for a green buddy.

Name

Buggy

Description

With their buggy eyes, many lizards have an endearing bug-like quality.

Name

Chilly

Description

For the cold-blooded pet who never fails to warm your heart.

Name

Dottie

Description

For leopard geckos, Dottie is an old-fashioned cutie.

Name

Iggy

Description

When it comes to iguanas, Iggy is irresistible.

Name

Jolly

Description

For lizards large or little, Jolly the Green Giant is a festive namesake.

Name

Junior

Description

A pint-sized name for your bitty bud.

Name

Kiwi

Description

The delicious green fruit makes for a deliciously cute name.

Name

Knuckles

Description

In the “Quack Pack” cartoons, Knuckles is the name of Daisy Duck’s pet iguana.

Name

Larry

Description

Alliteration always ups the cute quotient. Case in point? Larry the Lizard.

Name

Lenny

Description

Similar to Larry, Lenny the Lizard will always earn a smile.

Name

Limerick

Description

For a fun green reference, consider Limerick, a town in Ireland and also the name of a playful poetry form.

Name

Littlefoot

Description

In “The Land Before Time,” Littlefoot is a lovable Apatosaurus.

Name

Llama

Description

Animals named after other animals are always cute – especially when the animal is a llama.

Name

Lucky

Description

Because you’re lucky to have each other!

Name

Mint Chocolate Chip

Description

For brown and green lizards, Mint Chocolate Chip is a cute and colorful choice.

Name

Nugget

Description

For the pet as precious as a golden nugget.

Name

Olaf

Description

As a snowman, Olaf doesn’t have much in common with desert-dwelling lizards – but he does like warm hugs!

Name

Pascal

Description

In Disney’s “Tangled,” Pascal is the name of Rapunzel’s saucer-eyed chameleon.

Name

Peewee

Description

A fun-to-say name for petite pets.

Name

Peter Pan

Description

With his fun-loving spirit and signature green outfit, Peter Pan (or Pete, for short) has potential.

Name

Pickle

Description

Perfect for green pets, both sweet and spicy.

Name

Pistachio

Description

Ideal for green pets with a nutty side.

Name

Pixie

Description

For tiny pets so adorable, it’s almost magical.

Name

Poppy

Description

Like lizards, many species of poppy flowers call the desert home.

Name

Rainbow

Description

For color-changing chameleons, Rainbow is a cheery choice.

Name

Rascal

Description

An endearing name for pets with a mischievous side.

Name

Rex

Description

In “Toy Story,” Rex is the name of the adorably anxious Tyrannosaurus rex figure.

Name

Sandy

Description

A classically cute name that’s especially appropriate for desert dwellers.

Name

Shamrock

Description

For a little dose of green, consider the happy-go-lucky Shamrock.

Name

Scamp

Description

For the pet who scampers, Scamp is a mischievous name with a sweet side.

Name

Scooter

Description

This classic pet name is especially good for quick-moving lizards.

Name

Skittles

Description

Why “taste the rainbow” when you can be the rainbow? We love Skittles for chameleons.

Name

Sunny

Description

A bright-eyed name for little sunbathers.

Name

Yoda

Description

This wise, green Star Wars character makes a cute lizard name.

Name

Yoshi

Description

The fan-favorite Nintendo dinosaur is about as cute as reptiles get (which is to say, extremely).

Girl Lizard Names

Find a feminine choice for your new pet with these girl lizard names.
Name
Description
Name

Amity

Description

A Latin name meaning “friendship,” Amity speaks to the human-animal bond.

Name

Arizona

Description

The state’s warm, dry climate is attractive to many species of lizards.

Name

Atacama

Description

The Chilean desert also makes for a pretty girl’s name.

Name

Aurora

Description

Meaning “dawn,” Aurora is a name that sun-bathing, cold-blooded companions could certainly warm up to.

Name

Camilla

Description

Camilla the Chameleon might be interested to know that her name has been associated with nobility across cultures.

Name

Chroma

Description

A colorful choice for flashy chameleons.

Name

Emerald

Description

The gemstone is known for its vivid green hue.

Name

Fiona

Description

In “Shrek,” Princess Fiona turns a lizard-like green when the sun goes down.

Name

Iris

Description

A Greek name meaning “rainbow,” Iris is another pretty choice for chameleons.

Name

Ivy

Description

A natural namesake, Ivy calls to mind forests and greenery.

Name

Izzy

Description

Because Izzy Lizard is just plain fun to say.

Name

Jade

Description

This true gem of a name references the green stone.

Name

June

Description

For a summery name with year-round warmth, consider the old-school-cool June.

Name

Juniper

Description

A trendy girl’s name, Juniper is also the name of an ornamental shrub.

Name

Kalahari

Description

The Kalahari Desert is home to a number of lizard species.

Name

Lima

Description

The Spanish word for “lime” is also a pretty name for green gals.

Name

Liz

Description

In “The Magic School Bus,” Ms. Frizzle has a pet chameleon named Liz.

Name

Lori

Description

Alliteratively speaking, Lori Lizard has a certain ring to it.

Name

Myrtle

Description

Of Greek origin, Myrtle is a girl’s name referencing the evergreen shrub of the same name.

Name

Mystique

Description

The shape-shifting, color-changing “X-Men” mutant is a super-powered choice for chameleons.

Name

Olive

Description

A vintage name with timeless appeal—especially for green pets!

Name

Peridot

Description

A French girl’s name, as well as a green gemstone.

Name

Sahara

Description

For a desert-inspired name, Sahara is anything but dry.

Name

Sedona

Description

The Arizona desert city is home to many lizards.

Name

Sierra

Description

The Spanish word for “mountain range,” Sierra is also a girl’s name that’s perfect for wild-at-heart pets.

Name

Solana

Description

Meaning “sunshine,” this Spanish name is bright and cheery.

Name

Sonora

Description

Inspired by the Sonoran Desert, the hottest desert in both Mexico and the United States.

Name

Summer

Description

The sunniest season also makes for a beautiful girl’s name.

Name

Sunniva

Description

Meaning “sun gift,” this Scandinavian name couldn’t be more perfect.

Name

Tesni

Description

Of Welsh origin, meaning “warmth of the sun.”

Name

Tonks

Description

Cue the chameleons! In “Harry Potter,” Tonks is a shape-shifting witch who changes her hair color as often as her robes.

Name

Verde

Description

Of Spanish origin, this fresh girl’s name means “green.”

Boy Lizard Names

Use this list to pick the perfect boy lizard name for your new, scaly guy friend.
Name
Description
Name

Alvin

Description

An Old English name meaning “elf friend,” Alvin was tailor-made for compact companions.

Name

Amazon

Description

The Amazon Rainforest is home to millions of species of wildlife, including more than 370 types of reptiles.

Name

Anatoly

Description

Of Russian origin, meaning “sunrise.”

Name

August

Description

The summer month also makes for a sunny boy’s name.

Name

Baja

Description

A beachy name inspired by the California desert.

Name

Bellamy

Description

This posh English name means “fine friend.”

Name

Cameron

Description

Cameron the Chameleon rolls off the tongue.

Name

Charmander

Description

The reptilian Pokémon’s name is a portmanteau of "char" (in reference to his flame-tipped tail) and “salamander."

Name

Darwin

Description

An English surname meaning “dear friend,” Darwin is also an elegant reference to the naturalist (and reptile enthusiast) Charles Darwin.

Name

Dino

Description

An Italian boy’s name meaning “little sword,” Dino could also be short for “dinosaur.”

Name

Dune

Description

A sand-inspired name for your little desert dude.

Name

Elio

Description

An Italian name meaning “sunny.”

Name

Gobi

Description

The Gobi desert is an important source of fossil finds, including  dinosaur eggs.

Name

Haru

Description

A Japanese boy’s name meaning “sunshine.”

Name

Helios

Description

For a name with history, consider Helios, the Greek god of the sun.

Name

Ignatius

Description

For less formal occasions, Ignatius the Iguana could go by “Iggy.”

Name

Igor

Description

The perfect name for Iggy’s iguana buddy.

Name

Joshua

Description

Native to the Mojave Desert, Joshua trees are invaluable to the ecosystem, providing shelter and food for reptiles, birds, mammals and insects.

Name

Kaitoke

Description

The New Zealand district lends its name to a cool, dark shade of green.

Name

Laurel

Description

This botanical name is also a light, delicate shade of green.

Name

Leon

Description

Although the name Leon means “lion” in Greek, there’s no denying that Leon the Lizard is pure poetry.

Name

Malachite

Description

The green mineral also makes for a strong boy’s name.

Name

Mantis

Description

The refreshing shade of green borrows its name from the praying mantis insect.

Name

Mojave

Description

The Mojave Desert is home to a number of unusual lizards, including the Mohave fringe-toed lizard, whose fancy feet are able to scamper across sand dunes at up to 23 miles per hour.

Name

Newton

Description

If your pet lizard is a newt, you won’t find a more fitting name than Newton.

Name

Phoenix

Description

Arizona’s capital is also a name of Greek origin meaning “dark red,” making it perfect for red-hued reptiles.

Name

Pine

Description

A forest-inspired name with evergreen appeal.

Name

Reno

Description

Considering Nevada’s many lizard species, the “biggest little city in the world” could be a fun namesake.

Name

River

Description

An increasingly popular baby name, River is a tranquil tribute to the natural world.

Name

Saguaro

Description

The majestic tree-like cactus has strength and swagger.

Name

Sal

Description

Sal the Salamander, at your service.

Name

Silas

Description

This gorgeous Greek names means “forest.”

Name

Sylvester

Description

A Latin name meaning “woodland,” Sylvester can also be shortened to “Sly,” a la Sylvester “Sly” Stallone.

No matter what lizard name you pick, we hope you and your new friend enjoy many days in the sun. Happy naming!

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