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100+ Snake Names: Ideas for Hiss-terical & Slinky Pets

Nicole Cosgrove

Snakes might not be your average cuddly animal but they sure rank high on the list of interesting pets. These fascinating creatures are great conversation starters for those who meet them. Although snakes may have a bit of a bad rap, most of the breeds we keep as pets are harmless. In fact, they are often described as friendly and are capable of showing just as much love and affection to their owners as any other pet would. 

Of course, you already know this, being a new snake owner yourself. You’ve already done your research, found the breed best suited to your lifestyle, and have committed to creating the perfect environment for them to call home. The last item on the docket is to pair your spry serpent with a cool snake name. You might have a few ideas floating around your head inspired by your scaled friend’s coloring, perhaps they have a cheeky or coy personality. Either way, if you have yet to settle on the right fit, you’ve come to the right place. Here you will find the best snake names, ranging from male and female ideas, famous, funny, and cute suggestions, good snake names for the most unique and interesting of pets! 

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Female Snake Names

  • Ivy 
  • Petra 
  • Raven
  • Eve
  • Arcada
  • Pandora 
  • Indigo 
  • Vienna 
  • Jade 
  • Xena 
  • Hydra 
  • Asuna 
  • India 
  • Jinx
  • Halo 
  • Bindi
  • Arya 
  • Eden 
  • Goldie 
  • Fortune 
  • Rose 

Male Snake Names 

  • Sonny 
  • Rex 
  • Voodoo
  • Turbo 
  • Ace 
  • Bane
  • Opal
  • Pascal
  • Bowie 
  • Igor
  • Diesel
  • Dagger 
  • Archer
  • Venom
  • Rogue 
  • Zeus
  • Lourde
  • Danger 
  • Nix
  • Titan
  • Diablo 
  • Bullseye 
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Funny Snake Names 

If you are someone with a great sense of humor and pride yourself on your quick wit – you might be keen on choosing a funny snake name. These pets are considered somewhat of a serious animal so pairing them with an ironic snake name, or pun snake name – you are creating perfect pet symmetry. After all, life is all about balance! 

  • Julius Squeezer
  • Hisstopher 
  • Ducky 
  • Blaze 
  • William Snakespeare
  • Wiggles 
  • Sir Pent 
  • Danger Noodle 
  • Rocky Bal-Boa 
  • Kitty 
  • Hissy Elliot
  • Noodle 
  • Rumplesnakeskin
  • Legless 
  • David Hisselhoff 
  • Fangus Khan 
  • Spaghetti 
  • Hiss Hemsworth
  • Pooch 
  • Snake Gyllenhaal
  • Milkshnake 
  • Reese Slitherspoon
  • Barak Cobrama

Cute Snake Names 

Have you ever just stared into the face of a snake? If you are able to look beyond the toughness of their scales and startling tongue movements, they are fairly cute creatures. History has taught us that snakes can be rather hypnotizing with their movements, and mesmerizing with their eyes. Each extraordinarily relatable and precious! If this sounds like your new friend, a cute snake name might be the perfect compliment. 

  • Lolly 
  • Gnome 
  • Alpha 
  • Buddy
  • Slithers
  • Wilbur 
  • Tofu 
  • Walter 
  • Ziggy
  • Flint 
  • Fluffy 
  • Banana
  • Worm 
  • Yoshi
  • Caterpiller
  • Cobs
  • Myrtle 
  • Mochi 
  • Toto
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Image Credit: Deb Davis, Shutterstock

Unique Snake Names 

You must be a fairly eccentric individual to choose such an intriguing and unique pet. To follow suit, a creative spin on a snake name could be a fun idea. Below we have some badass snake names, rare and quirky suggestions, and a few snake names some might even consider a little random. 

  • Mango 
  • Twerp 
  • Ghost 
  • Rat Tail 
  • Pistachio 
  • Miso 
  • Dart
  • Buttons 
  • Levi 
  • Mouse
  • Raisin
  • Chai 
  • Longboy 
  • Egypt 
  • Stark
  • Oona 
  • Chewie 
  • Sage 
  • Grace 
  • Primsa 
  • Envy 
  • Spyro 

Famous Snake Names 

Serpents have managed to land some pretty significant roles on the big screen and in literature. A quick flip through the history books also gives you a fairly good idea of how important snakes have been throughout time. You might even be inclined to choose a mythical snake name as they are so powerful. If you are looking for a name with substance, one that is bold and offers a righteous background, choosing an idea from our list of the following famous snake names could be a cool match. 

  • Medusa (Mythology)
  • Kaa (Jungle Book) 
  • Malcho (Aladdin) 
  • Mara (Doctor Who)
  • Naga (Mythology)
  • Sir Hiss (Robin Hood)
  • Basilisk (Legendary Serpent)
  • Sammy (Sesame Street)
  • El Diablo (Loud House)
  • Glycon (Snake God)
  • Yuxa (Legendary Serpent)
  • Akurra (Mythology)
  • Nagini (Harry Potter) 
  • Asmodeus (Mythical)
  • Mrs. Plithiver (Legend of the Guardians)
  • Ju-Ju (The Princess and the Frog)
  • Minerva (Mythical)
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Image Credit: Nutthagreth Chaiwong, Shutterstock

Bonus: Names that Mean Snake 

Different languages or synonyms for snake brings some pizazz to an otherwise obvious choice for a name. We love all of these options and think they would do any snake justice! 

  • Serp (Catalan)
  • Slange (Danish) 
  • Nathair (Gaelic) 
  • Kigyo (Hungarian)
  • Kaarme (Finnish)
  • Hebi (Japanese)
  • Nahesa (Hawaiian)
  • Baem (Korean)
  • Anguis (Latin)
  • Cuska (Latvian)
  • Bibilava (Malagasy)
  • Gata (Samoan)

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Finding the Right Name for Your Snake

All snakes will inevitably have their own personality, unique colorings, or markings that will surely spark some name inspiration. We hope that reading through the list of our favorites has a.lso given you the tools to choose the right name for your new pet. You can probably bet that your snake won’t respond to their name, so keep in mind that you should love it first and foremost. Your snake will likely appreciate whatever you choose either way! 

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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.