1,000+ Snake Names: The Most Popular Names

There are over 2,500 species of pet snake.

Each breed is unique so it is your job to find the best snake name for them.

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People keep snakes for many reasons but one of their first jobs is to choose a name.

Naming a pet can be a difficult task, especially if you find yourself at a loss of creativity.

In this list of over 1,000 snake names we cover the best names for snakes by species, color, sex and genre…

50 Best Snake Names

Snake Names Feature

Many of the best names of the 21st century come from Greek myths, pop culture and famous novels.

We have sent surveys and collated data from all of our members to find the best ideas for you.

Some of the choices in this list are timeless and others are trending because of famous celebrity reptile owners.

Here is a list of the 50 most popular snake names of the year so far.

RankNameCategoryGender
1AsmodeusMythicalMale
2Rose or RosieCuteFemale
3SeverusBestMale
4BowieCoolMale
5BuddyCuteMale
6CoralColorFemale
7DiabloCoolMale
8GoldieColorUnisex
9KaaMythicalUnisex
10MedusaMythicalFemale
11MinervaMythicalFemale
12NaginiMythicalUnisex
13OpalColorFemale
14RexCoolMale
15SlithersCuteUnisex
16SmaugMythicalMale
17TitanCoolMale
18YoshiCuteMale
19ZiggyCuteUnisex
20ApolloMythicalMale
21AthenaMythicalFemale
22BabyCuteUnisex
23BasilBestUnisex
24CassieCoolFemale
25CuddlesCuteUnisex
26CupcakeCuteUnisex
27DieselCoolUnisex
28EdenCoolUnisex
29EveBestFemale
30GhostMythicalUnisex
31IvyBestFemale
32JuniperBestFemale
33MangoColorUnisex
34Monty (Python)FunnyMale
35NoodlesCuteUnisex
36OnyxColorMale
37PearlColorFemale
38RavenBestFemale
39RebelCoolUnisex
40Sir HissMythicalMale
41SlinkyFunnyUnisex
42TootsieCuteUnisex
43VenomCoolMale
44VenusMythicalUnisex
45XenaCoolFemale
46BindiCoolFemale
47ButtercupColorUnisex
48CherryColorUnisex
49DangerCoolUnisex
50FluffyFunnyUnisex

Snake Names

Boa Snake

Not every name has to be popular to be good.

Your snake’s name will stay with them for life, so choosing a funny or cute name is often a better idea.

There are also plenty of cool and unique choices.

Read the lists below to see any catch your eye…

Female
AmethystCharlotteKiraNatasha
ArcadaClarissaLaylaOphelia
AnitaDhariaLeiaPink
AsunaDoloresLuluPetra
AstridDollyLolaPrecious
BeatrixEvelynLucy or LuciQueenie
BeautyEllie or ElleMatildaRainbow
BellaGeorgiaMargoTori
BettyGraceMissyVienna
CatalinaHopeMinnieWillow
CallieIndiaMoiraXena
CelesteIzzyMyrtleZoe
Male
AceColtLennyPascal
AnderDipperLeoPeter
ArcherDominoLoganRandy
ArchieDracoLinkRex
BaneFrancoMasonRocky
BenjaminFilbertMerlinStephen
BoomerGizmoMilesTitan
BruceGordonMojoWalter
BuddyGuntherMowgliWilson
ClydeHendrixMortimerWoody
CecilIgorNigelWinston
ChampJackson/JaxParkerZuke
Best
AlduinDragonJuniperOnyx
BaneDieselLazarusPesto
BasilEdenLennyPepper
BlazeEveLinkPickle
BubbleFluffyLongboyRosie
CactusFuegoMangoSeverus Snake
CecilGhostNaginiSir Pent
CheckersGuavaNigelVenom
CorneliusIvyNoodlesWalter
Cool
AlphaCypressLondonRio
AquaDeltaLennonRogue
AttilaDieselLucaScales
BengalEdenMarleySiberia
BastianEnvyMilanSlasher
BillieEmpressMoonshineSapphire
BrazilGrowlerNirvanaSlinky
BromHannibalNorthSlithers
BurritoHermitNixSly
CaptainIndianaPennySydney
ChaiIndigoPharaohStriker
ChocoJudasRhodesVegas
UniqueMythical
ApocalypseKunoAchilles
AichoKonaAnubis
AnemoneLazarusAntigone
AlduinLegendAsmodeus
AloofLilithBasilisk
AzulLourdesCinderella
BacoMarinGaia
BerettaMonetGremlin
BristolMotleyHydra
BromNixIris
ChiquitaOutlawJafaar
ChatterOonaJupiter
DuffOzarkKaa
EscobarQuinceLazarus
FleetRacerLilith
FrioBalboaMedusa
GarlandRugerMinerva
HeliumSessionNaga
HermitSerpicoNagini
HessShivaNessie
ImpaSithisOrion
IgorStarkPandora
JargonTaliPegasus
JinxUdonPhantom
KuroVenusPluto

Funny Snake Names

  • Barney
  • Arnold
  • Bam Bam
  • Biscuit
  • Cinderella
  • Crawly
  • Cobra Kai
  • David Hisslehoff
  • Fluffy
  • Fanghis Khan
  • Hamburger
  • Kermit
  • Henry Hissinger
  • Hisstopher Walken
  • Hisschel Pviper
  • Hissy Pants
  • Missy Elliot
  • Julia Squeezer
  • Kathiss Evergreen
  • Longboy
  • Monty the Python
  • Nofeet
  • Parhiss Hilton
  • Rumplesnakeskin
  • Severus Snake
  • Sir Hiss
  • Sir Pent
  • Snake Gyllenhaal
  • SSSSSam (or another ‘S’ name)
  • William Snakespeare
  • Worm
  • Waylon Slithers

Cute Snake Names

  • Arnie
  • Baby
  • Beans
  • Blep
  • Boops
  • Boots
  • Bubble
  • Buttercup
  • Buttons
  • Checkers
  • Coolie
  • Cuddles
  • Cupcake
  • Cutie
  • Curls
  • Donut
  • Enchi
  • Flip
  • Goldie
  • Ichi
  • Juju
  • Kitty
  • Kiki
  • Levi
  • Lolly
  • Maple
  • Mitten
  • Mochi
  • Miso
  • Milo
  • Minnie
  • Huggy
  • Muffy
  • Noodles
  • Pinky
  • Pippy
  • Peaches
  • Piggy
  • Precious
  • Smiles
  • Snickers
  • Snuggles
  • Sparkles
  • Toffee
  • Ziggy

Breed Specific Names

Ball Python

Often it is best to choose a name based on a species of snake.

This works well for a snake like the Ball python. They are known for curling up into a tight “ball” and so many words can play off of this unique trait!

Other breeds such as corn, gopher and rat snakes can be named with wordplay too.

Milk snakes can be named in a similar manner with breed specific alliteration such as Moosic Miss Moo.

See the lists below for some suggestions.

Ball Python Names

  • Bounce
  • Curls
  • Pretzel
  • Volley
  • Monty Python
  • Curly
  • Nestle
  • Snuggle
  • Burrow
  • Scrunch

Corn Snake Names

  • Corner
  • Cornelius
  • Maize
  • Cornflakes
  • Fructose
  • Popcorn
  • Kernel (Mustard)
  • Whiskey
  • Cob
  • Cornucopia

Gopher Names

  • Gopher
  • Gordon
  • Gilly
  • Gopher of All Trades
  • Gophie
  • Grant
  • Greyson
  • Gus
  • Grace
  • Gohan

Names For Milk Snake

  • Lactose
  • Moo
  • Deja-Moo
  • Moolan
  • Magnesia
  • Miss Moo
  • Moodonna
  • Moosic
  • Butters
  • Ice Cream

Names For Rat Snake

  • Remy
  • Ratatouille
  • Chuck E. Cheese
  • Scabbers
  • Templeton
  • Ratbert
  • Rugrat
  • Aristorat
  • Ratman
  • Ratunzel

Names By Color

Red Corn Snake

Do you like Luna or Goldie?

There are hundreds of names for pets based on their color.

Deciding to name your snake based on their color can pay tribute to one of their most defining characteristics.

It can also help identify your snake – very helpful for any pet that visits the vet frequently!

YellowBlackWhiteGreen
ApolloAlduinArtemisAvocado
AmarilloAshBubbleBasil
BananaAnubisEchoBush
BlazeAsmodeusFlowerCactus
ButtercupCosmoGlimmerFlower
DawnDangerGhostGaia
EgyptDiabloIceGuava
FuegoEbonyIrisHolly
FlowerEclipseLunaIvy
GoldieInkyMoonJade
MaizeMochaOpalKiwi
MangoNebulaPetuniaKermit
NoodlesNoxPearlLeaf
PetuniaOnyxPhantomLaurel
PepperPepperPrismaLotus
PizzaPhantomCloudLuigi
PotatoRaisinSaltMoss
PringleRavenAngelOlive/Oliver
PyroShadowBlizzardPesto
RamenStormCottonPepper
SunshineStormyCoconutPickle
SunsetVenomIvoryPistachio

How To Choose A Snake Name

Baby Royal Python Snake

Choosing a name can be difficult.

It is the name you will use for the rest of their life, when registering at the vets and for insurance forms.

Some owners choose long before they bring their pet home. Others wrack their brains to find the perfect name after bringing a snake home.

Here are some things to consider when making your decision:

  • What does your snake look like? What color is it? What is their personality like?
  • Do you have a favorite movie, book, or TV character that you would like to name your pet after?
  • There are many celebrities with snakes – do you like the names of their pets?
  • Is there a mythical or historical figure you would like to name them after?

Summary

Choosing a name for your scaly friend does not have to be difficult.

Inspiration is everywhere – including this list!

Be as creative and as unique as you can.

Pick a name that you love and make sure it is one you want.

This is where you can let your creativity fly.

What do you plan on naming your snake and why? Tell us in the comments below!

About Johnathan David 218 Articles
Johnathan leads the Everything Reptiles’ editorial team as our Editor in Chief. He has been a reptile hobbyist since childhood and after years in herpetoculture he has cared for many Geckos and Frogs.

4 Comments

    • I love this, I’ve been considering getting a black kingsnake for a while now and I wanted to name them something that sounded powerful.

  1. Added a beautiful male Banana Ball Python to my little Family. Spent hours on your website making graphs and plotting out names and was having problems narrowing my search until I read the very last section. So I went to my all time favorite movie, “Princes Bride”, and reviewed the character names. He is now named “Fezzik”!

  2. Awesome names, these r my snakes names:
    2x Lucy ratsnakes (Lilly & Casper)
    2x Black kingsnakes (Raven & Apocalypse)
    2x Yellow anacondas (Titan & Cupcake
    1x Rhino ratsnake (Ivy)
    1x Cave dwelling ratsnake (Snape)

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