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.

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.

Rank Name Category Gender
1 Asmodeus Mythical Male
2 Rose or Rosie Cute Female
3 Severus Best Male
4 Bowie Cool Male
5 Buddy Cute Male
6 Coral Color Female
7 Diablo Cool Male
8 Goldie Color Unisex
9 Kaa Mythical Unisex
10 Medusa Mythical Female
11 Minerva Mythical Female
12 Nagini Mythical Unisex
13 Opal Color Female
14 Rex Cool Male
15 Slithers Cute Unisex
16 Smaug Mythical Male
17 Titan Cool Male
18 Yoshi Cute Male
19 Ziggy Cute Unisex
20 Apollo Mythical Male
21 Athena Mythical Female
22 Baby Cute Unisex
23 Basil Best Unisex
24 Cassie Cool Female
25 Cuddles Cute Unisex
26 Cupcake Cute Unisex
27 Diesel Cool Unisex
28 Eden Cool Unisex
29 Eve Best Female
30 Ghost Mythical Unisex
31 Ivy Best Female
32 Juniper Best Female
33 Mango Color Unisex
34 Monty (Python) Funny Male
35 Noodles Cute Unisex
36 Onyx Color Male
37 Pearl Color Female
38 Raven Best Female
39 Rebel Cool Unisex
40 Sir Hiss Mythical Male
41 Slinky Funny Unisex
42 Tootsie Cute Unisex
43 Venom Cool Male
44 Venus Mythical Unisex
45 Xena Cool Female
46 Bindi Cool Female
47 Buttercup Color Unisex
48 Cherry Color Unisex
49 Danger Cool Unisex
50 Fluffy Funny Unisex

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…

Amethyst Charlotte Kira Natasha
Arcada Clarissa Layla Ophelia
Anita Dharia Leia Pink
Asuna Dolores Lulu Petra
Astrid Dolly Lola Precious
Beatrix Evelyn Lucy or Luci Queenie
Beauty Ellie or Elle Matilda Rainbow
Bella Georgia Margo Tori
Betty Grace Missy Vienna
Catalina Hope Minnie Willow
Callie India Moira Xena
Celeste Izzy Myrtle Zoe
Ace Colt Lenny Pascal
Ander Dipper Leo Peter
Archer Domino Logan Randy
Archie Draco Link Rex
Bane Franco Mason Rocky
Benjamin Filbert Merlin Stephen
Boomer Gizmo Miles Titan
Bruce Gordon Mojo Walter
Buddy Gunther Mowgli Wilson
Clyde Hendrix Mortimer Woody
Cecil Igor Nigel Winston
Champ Jackson/Jax Parker Zuke
Alduin Dragon Juniper Onyx
Bane Diesel Lazarus Pesto
Basil Eden Lenny Pepper
Blaze Eve Link Pickle
Bubble Fluffy Longboy Rosie
Cactus Fuego Mango Severus Snake
Cecil Ghost Nagini Sir Pent
Checkers Guava Nigel Venom
Cornelius Ivy Noodles Walter
Alpha Cypress London Rio
Aqua Delta Lennon Rogue
Attila Diesel Luca Scales
Bengal Eden Marley Siberia
Bastian Envy Milan Slasher
Billie Empress Moonshine Sapphire
Brazil Growler Nirvana Slinky
Brom Hannibal North Slithers
Burrito Hermit Nix Sly
Captain Indiana Penny Sydney
Chai Indigo Pharaoh Striker
Choco Judas Rhodes Vegas
Unique Mythical
Apocalypse Kuno Achilles
Aicho Kona Anubis
Anemone Lazarus Antigone
Alduin Legend Asmodeus
Aloof Lilith Basilisk
Azul Lourdes Cinderella
Baco Marin Gaia
Beretta Monet Gremlin
Bristol Motley Hydra
Brom Nix Iris
Chiquita Outlaw Jafaar
Chatter Oona Jupiter
Duff Ozark Kaa
Escobar Quince Lazarus
Fleet Racer Lilith
Frio Balboa Medusa
Garland Ruger Minerva
Helium Session Naga
Hermit Serpico Nagini
Hess Shiva Nessie
Impa Sithis Orion
Igor Stark Pandora
Jargon Tali Pegasus
Jinx Udon Phantom
Kuro Venus Pluto

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!

Yellow Black White Green
Apollo Alduin Artemis Avocado
Amarillo Ash Bubble Basil
Banana Anubis Echo Bush
Blaze Asmodeus Flower Cactus
Buttercup Cosmo Glimmer Flower
Dawn Danger Ghost Gaia
Egypt Diablo Ice Guava
Fuego Ebony Iris Holly
Flower Eclipse Luna Ivy
Goldie Inky Moon Jade
Maize Mocha Opal Kiwi
Mango Nebula Petunia Kermit
Noodles Nox Pearl Leaf
Petunia Onyx Phantom Laurel
Pepper Pepper Prisma Lotus
Pizza Phantom Cloud Luigi
Potato Raisin Salt Moss
Pringle Raven Angel Olive/Oliver
Pyro Shadow Blizzard Pesto
Ramen Storm Cotton Pepper
Sunshine Stormy Coconut Pickle
Sunset Venom Ivory Pistachio

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?


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 255 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.


    • 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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