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100+ Lizard Names: Ideas for Scaly & Curious Reptiles

Nicole Cosgrove

Congratulations on adopting a brand new lizard! These reptiles are incredibly diverse, not only in their sizes, but in appearance, temperaments and even care requirements. Knowing what your lizard needs in order to maintain a happy and healthy life is key to being a successful lizard owner. Of course you’ve already done extensive research and are fully prepared to take on whatever your challenges your lizard throws your way. You can focus on building a friendship and bond only you and your scaled companion will understand. The only thing missing? The perfect lizard name! 

There is nothing wrong with wanting to know all potential name options because most pet owners want the best lizard name they can possibly find! That’s where we come in. No matter your lizards breed, color, size, or personality, there is sure to be a good lizard name here that you’ll love. 

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Female Lizard Names

  • Daphne 
  • Acadia 
  • Petra 
  • Nessie 
  • Elora 
  • Belva 
  • Isadora
  • Nagini
  • Hydra 
  • Jade
  • Karma 
  • Liz
  • Stella 
  • Vera
  • Chia 

Male Lizard Names 

  • Cecil 
  • Amos 
  • Bodhi 
  • Dexter 
  • Jax 
  • Haiku 
  • Bones 
  • Igor 
  • Deuce 
  • Monty 
  • Vergil 
  • Xavier 
  • Echo 
  • Gideon
  • Boo 
Caiman Lizard
Image Credit: 272447, Pixabay

Scientific Lizard Names 

While lizards in general have a scientific name (which we will get to below), each breed of lizard also has a formal name, so to speak. Not only is choosing a name from this list quite unique, it’s quirky, fun and is guaranteed to sound completely different from any other pet name you’ve ever heard of. Even if you aren’t in the market for a scientific lizard name, reading this next list might just change your mind. 

  • Lacertilia | Lizard 
  • Gekkonidae | Gecko 
  • Chamaeleonidae | Chameleons
  • Salvator Merianae | Tegu 
  • Iguana | Iguana 
  • Caudata | Salamander 
  • Varanus | Monitor 
  • Basiliscus | Basilisk
  • Scincidae | Skink 
  • Pogona | Bearded Dragon 
  • Anolis Carolinesis | Anole 

Related Read: White-Throated Monitor Lizard

Funny Lizard Names 

Lizards are certainly an interesting choice of pet but are quite entertaining once you get to know them. From the seemingly calculated way they move and how they strategically eat, to the odd position they find comfortable enough to sleep in. There are many domestic breeds that are nocturnal so waking up a little early to watch them in their element is highly recommended. Even the most serious of lizards are a little goofy at times. A funny lizard name is fun idea for those with quirky personalities, or an ironic lizard name for those who are forever stoic. You might even find a little humor is choosing a pun lizard name because they’re simply hilarious.

  • Tongue 
  • Lizanardo Di Vinci 
  • Queen Elizardbeth
  • Lizzie McGuire 
  • Laser 
  • The Lizard of Oz
  • Anaconda 
  • Sal E Mander 
  • Spyro 
  • Treelon Musk 
  • Scorpio
  • Chamillionaire 
  • Lazy Eyes 
  • Googly 
  • Raptor
  • Elizardbeth Taylor 
  • Lizzo 
  • Pringle 
  • Skid 
  • Dart 
  • Houdini 
  • Peep 
Lizard Feeding
Image Credit By: adege, pixabay

Cute Lizard Names 

With so many different species of lizards, there are bound to be a few that make the list of the most adorable pets. While they may not be as soft and fluffy as some of the more common household pets, lizards are just as capable of showing affection towards their owners. A pretty sweet trait, if you ask us! For these precious critters, we suggest selecting a cute lizard name. Any of the following would be fitting considerations for tiny lizards, docile giants, lizards with captivating eyes or playful personalities. A few breeds we find exceptionally adorable are leopard geckos and chameleons! 

  • Basil 
  • Darwin 
  • Ezra 
  • Artie 
  • Aero 
  • Buttons 
  • Gidget 
  • Dougie 
  • Franklin 
  • Hazel 
  • Sage 
  • Ike 
  • Clover 
  • Dash 
  • Linus 
  • Cleo 
  • Mavis 
  • Paco 
  • Nori 
  • Maple 
  • Nova 
  • Gus 
  • Bean 
  • Kiwi 
  • ollie 
  • Minor 
  • Newton 
  • Pip
  • Tot 
  • Baloo 

Spotted Lizard Names 

Scales on each lizard varies in their appearance. They could be rougher, thicker, larger. Bright in color, subtle and earthy, or a combination of both. These trusted traits were inherited to provide necessary camouflage to lizards while in their natural habitats. They could be striped, spotted, be single colored from head to tail. However, there is one certainty among all lizards. Each will almost always have a unique marking somewhere among their scales which sets them apart from all other lizards. We know you know what we’re talking about. These spotted lizard names are for those who wish to honor their lizards true individuality. 

  • Patch 
  • Chip 
  • Sully 
  • Pepper 
  • Atom 
  • Fleck 
  • Chutney 
  • Pied 
  • Mark 
  • Leo 
  • Dot 
  • Boots 
  • Halo 
  • Harlequin 
  • Polka 
  • Specks 
  • Star 
  • Dab 
  • Motley 
  • Blotch 
  • Spot 
  • Camo 
  • Dice 
  • Tux 
  • Merle 
  • Freckle 
  • Mancha 
  • Cheetah 
  • Bits 
  • Chess 
  • Dottie 
Bearded Dragon
Image by Gerhard Gellinger from Pixabay

Tough Lizard Names 

This category of names might be more fitting for a bearded dragon or iguana. There is just something about how these reptiles were built that make them incredibly tough looking. It could be their size, demeanour. Perhaps it’s the way these breeds go about their day that make them look so cool. Now, we’ve only included two of many types of badass lizards but recommend one of these tough lizard names for any brawny breeds you may own! 

  • Rowan 
  • Andra 
  • Heath 
  • Medusa
  • Zues 
  • Astra 
  • Rogue 
  • Jinx
  • Beretta 
  • Jaws
  • Hex 
  • Haunt 
  • Ursa 
  • Khaleesi 
  • Gypsy  
  • Rage 
  • Gollum 
  • Athena
  • Zelda 
  • Bane 
  • Harley 
  • Venom 
  • Axel 
  • Mutant 
  • Wrath 
  • Pistol 
  • Warden 
  • Diablo 
  • Hades
  • Loki 
  • Vader 

Bonus: Famous Lizard Names

You might find similarities between your lizard and one you’ve read about, watched on television or in a movie, or by means of old legends and myths. So why not take the guesswork out of the naming process and use one of these iconic lizard names. 

  • Rango | Rango 
  • Geico | The gecko mascot for Geico Insurance
  • Pascal | Tangled 
  • Juana la Iguana | Spanish children’s television character 
  • Miss Crawley | Sing 
  • Bill | Alice in Wonderland
  • Dragon | Mythical 
  • Bruni | Frozen II
  • Littlefoot | Land Before Time 
  • Two Toed Tom | 14 foot alligator 
  • Monongya Kachina | Lizard God 
  • Joanna | Rescuers Down Under
  • Lockheed | X Men 
  • Toothless | How to Train Your Dragon 
  • Spike | My Little Pony 
  • Lizard | Spiderman franchise 
  • Mushu | Mulan 
  • Dulcy | Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Hopi | Lizard God 
  • Gustave | Killer crocodile 
  • Chamander | Pokemon 
  • Smaug | The Hobbit 
  • Yoshi | Mario Brothers 
  • Tick-Tock Croc | Jack and the Never Land Pirates 
  • Puff the Magic Dragon | Children’s television show character 
  • Godzilla | Movie character 
  • Randal Boggs | Monster Inc.
  • Lochness | Mythological 
  • Treecko | Pokemon 
  • Maleficent | Sleeping Beauty 
  • Flick | Animal Crossing 
  • Chico | Beverly Hills Chihuahua 

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Finding the Right Name for Your Lizard

Choosing the right name for your new pet can seem like a tough task but once you have an idea of what you’re looking for, the rest will fall into place. We hope that our list of the best lizard names has given you the inspiration you were looking for and ultimately led you to the name your lizard was destined to have. 

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Feature Image Credit: Amanda Phung, unsplash

Nicole Cosgrove

Nicole is the proud mom of Baby, a Burmese cat and Rosa, a New Zealand Huntaway. A Canadian expat, Nicole now lives on a lush forest property with her Kiwi husband in New Zealand. She has a strong love for all animals of all shapes and sizes (and particularly loves a good interspecies friendship) and wants to share her animal knowledge and other experts' knowledge with pet lovers across the globe.