Pet snake names are as diverse as their species, colors, sizes, and temperatures. Snake owners name their snakes based on what influences or fascinate them most, such as books, movies, and cultural influences. On the other hand, other owners may be more inclined to lean towards the snake’s personality and looks. Getting the perfect name is a right of passage for every pet owner.
What to consider when choosing a name for your snake
Choosing a good name for your pet snake can be difficult. A name strikes a bond between you and your pet snake. The name you choose will be used for the rest of their life when registering insurance forms and at the vets. To get that perfect name, here are some factors you should consider:
- Your personality and that of your snake.
If you enjoy puns and being a little silly, you will definitely enjoy coming up with a funny or is it a punny name. It could be a pun or something goofy that you like. Is your pet snake lazy, or is he or she active?
- The physical attributes of the snake such as color, the shape of the head, and size
Some snakes have outstanding physical attributes that define them hence a great inspiration when naming them.
- Your snake’s natural climate
Is your snake arboreal like the Amazon tree boa? It would be thrilling to come up with a name related to climbing or hanging from branches.
Fun or silly names
A great way to name a pet snake is to name them completely different from their traits. For example, snakes aren’t known for being cuddly and fluffy, yet the name makes people want to smile. Here are a few names with puns that will make you smile.
|Monty the python||Muffy||Mr. Huggy|
|Crawly||Henry Hissinger||Hissy Pants|
|Parhiss Hilton||Kathiss Evergreen||Hissy Elliot|
|Worm||Waylon Slithers||Julia Squeezer|
|Squiggle||Jake the Snake||Salt|
Popular snake names
Most of the 21st century’s famous snake names come from pop culture, novels, and Greek myths. Here is an accumulated list from some pet owners to help you find the best of the lot. The choices are trendy because some are from celebrity reptile owners, while others are simply timeless.
Cute female snake names
Unlike other pets, it is quite difficult to tell just by looking if your snake is male or female. Here is a suggestion list of female names that may suit your silent companion.
Cool snake names for males
Are you looking for a trendy, unique name for a male snake? Well, our list offers a diverse variety to choose from. Pick away.
Badass snake names
While a cool name is fitting and friendly, some owners prefer names that fit the no nonsense nature of their snakes. This list has macho names that will perfectly suit your snake.
Other cool snake names include:
Snake names based on fiction and history
One of the most famous snakes of all time is from the Garden of Eden from the Biblical story. Greek, Hinduism, and Norse mythology are a great source of some well-known snake names.
Famous character names
Are you a fan of a specific TV show, movie, or book? Perhaps your pet snake reminds you of one of your favorite characters, or you just like the sound of the name. Villains, superheroes, and storybook characters fall into this category.
- Aragorn from the Lord of the Rings
- Black Widow
- Cypher from The Matrix
- Doctor Doom
- Dobby from Harry Potter
- Gandalf from the Lord of the Rings
- Goose from Top Gun
- Hermione from Harry Potter
- Iron Man
- Link from The Matrix
- Nala from The Lion King
- Morpheus from The Matrix
- Mufasa from The Lion King
- Neo from The Matrix
- Oracle from The Matrix
- Pippin from the Lord of the Rings
- Scar from The Lion King
- Tigger from Winnie the Pooh
- Trinity from The Matrix
- Vader from Star Wars
- Weasley from Harry Potter
- Zazu from The Lion King
- Sarabi from the Lion King
- Pooh from Winnie the Pooh
- Skywalker from Star Wars
Unique snake names
All snakes have unique characteristics that stand out. It could be their color, pattern, personality, or behavior. Anything from its species, the way it moves to the shapes it contorts itself, influences how you name a snake.
Famous snake names based on famous movies and books
Snake names from our favorite movies, games, and books are a great inspiration when naming our pets. These names are hall of fame, kind of names, and here are some of the best:
- Satan the snake from the Bible
- Crowley (Crawley) the snake from Good Omens
- Kaa the snake from Jungle Book
- Nagini, the snake from the Harry Potter series
- Jormungandr, a snake from Norse Mythology (Thor: Ragnarok)
- Cadmus, a snake from Greek mythology
- Vicky, the character from The Good Place who describes herself as a strong, independent acid snake in a skin suit of a strong independent woman.
- Anaconda, the snake from the Anaconda
- Snake Plissken, the snake from Escape from New York
- Snavely, the snake from Pogo
- Sir Hiss, the snake from Robin Hood
- Ekans, the snake-like Pokemon
- Serpent of Slytherin, the female Basilisk from the Chamber of Secrets in Harry Potter
- Severus, another snake from Harry Potter
- Viper, the snake from Kung Fu Panda
- Karai, the snake from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
- Malcho, the snake from Aladdin
- Jake, the rattlesnake from the movie Rango
- Juju, the pet snake in The Princess and the Frog
- Seviper, the Fang Snake Pokemon
- Eva, the snake from Sahara
- Ajar, a snake from Sahara
- Pietra, a snake from Sahara
- Cotton, the mute snake in Kipo and the Age of Wondersbeasts (leader of the Umlaut Snakes)
- Adder, the snake who makes a journey in The Animals of Farthing Wood
- Nag, the male snake from Rikki TikkiTavi
- Nagaina, the female snake from Rikki TikkiTavi
- Sandiramon, the cruel snake in Digimon Tamers
- Mara, the snake in Doctor Who
- King Hiss, the snake from Masters of the Universe
Breed specific names
Often, snake owners opt to choose a name based on their species. This works best for snakes such as ball pythons known for curling up in a ball; therefore, the variety of wordplay to play off is unbeatable. Breeds that also provide wordplay options include corn, rat, milk, and gopher snakes.
Here are some great suggestions:
|Ball python snake names||Gopher snake names||Milksnake names|
|Pretzel||Gopher of all trades||Moolan|
|Corn snake names||Names for Rat snakes|
|Corner||Chuck E. Cheese|
Snake names by color
There is a vast variety of names for snakes based on their color. Choosing to name your snake by their color can pay tribute to its most outstanding features.
Here is an excellent color based snake name list:
Choosing a name for your pet doesn’t have to be difficult. Inspiration surrounds you, including this list. Be creative, unique, and have fun with the process. Choose a name that you love and ensure it’s the one you want. There are millions of names suitable for snakes, so if you come up with an interesting one, we’d love to hear it.