No pet snake is complete without a cool, exotic, or funny snake name to match its appearance.
Snakes are one of the coolest pets on earth.
Not only can they live up to 20 years, but they are also very low maintenance and are fascinating to watch due to their incredible scales and elegant movements; making them stand out from all other pets.
Whilst snakes are often associated with danger, pet snakes are docile and certainly not venomous, making them ideal to live with.
To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of 400 pet snake names, from traditional human names to unique and meaningful names to make your name-hunting process slither smoothly!
Best Snake Names
We believe the best snake names are the most unique and exotic, as they reflect the quirkiness of owning a pet snake!
Think of adjectives that would best describe your snake, whether it be aesthetic adjectives like ‘colorful’, ‘sparkling’, and ‘graceful’, or adjectives to describe temperaments such as ‘energetic’ or ‘calm’.
To generate the best snake names from these adjectives, it is a great idea to use a translator and discover the words that different languages use.
For example, you could try French, Italian and Spanish translations, as these often produce beautiful-sounding names.
If you are feeling even more adventurous, why not try ancient translations from Greek or Irish Gaelic. It’s fun to experiment with different languages as these always produce unusual and exciting names for snakes.
For example, how you would say snake in Japanese is Hebi – in Afrikaans, it’s Slang (pronounced ‘sluhng’).
Our Favorite Name
Our best snake name is ‘Solongo’ meaning ‘Rainbow’ in Mongolian. This exotic name would be perfect for a vibrant snake
- Yuki – from Japanese meaning ‘happiness’ or ‘snow’
- Vasuki – King of the Serpents
- Naga – from Indian mythology, part human, part cobra
- Nessa – after the ‘Loch Ness Monster’ which resembles a large snake
- Pietro – meaning ‘rock’ in Italian
- Calypso – a kind of West Indian music
- Vritra – a serpent in the early Vedic religion
- Enfys – welsh for ‘rainbow’
- Cerberus – three-headed dog that guarded the entrance to Hades
- Emerald – a green gemstone
- Razor – sharp like a snake’s teeth!
- Serendipity – meaning ‘happy chance’
- Shesha – the Hindu king of all nagas
- Cassandra – a prophetess
- Styx – a deity and river, forming the boundary between Earth and the Underworld
- Bellatrix – the feminine form of ‘Bellator’, the Latin word for ‘Warrior’
- Indiana Jones – the adventurer from the ‘Indiana Jones’ franchize
- Pandora – meaning ‘all gifted’ in Greek mythology
- Naithair – Irish gaelic for ‘snake’
Cool Snake Names
When naming your pet, it’s important to choose a cool name that means something to you, to make owning a pet even more special.
Whether it is naming your snake after your favorite foods, book characters, family members or parts of nature, there’s nothing more special than consolidating the pet/owner bond with a fantastic name.
We’ve put together some of the best pet snake names around, from names of exotic countries and gemstones, to interesting and beautiful translations of words associated with snakes.
We hope there is something in this list for every breed of pet snake – from Corn Snakes, to Milk Snakes, from Pythons to Boas.
Our Favorite Name
Our favorite pet snake name is ‘Glisser’, meaning ‘slither’ in French, as it incorporates both the traits and sounds of a snake.
- Saxon – after the ‘Anglo Saxons’
- Tropic – most snakes live in tropical areas
- Domino – perfect for a snake with black and white scales
- Mortale – Italian for ‘deadly’
- Pascale – Rapunzel’s pet chameleon in Disney’s ‘Tangled’
- Sapphire – a precious blue gemstone
- Mr Slithers
- Honey – perfect for a golden-scaled snake
- Flicker – a name which reflects the movement of a snake’s tail
- Morgana – a sorceress from Arthurian legend
- Tiger – it could be funny to name your snake after another animal!
- Guja – Croatian for ‘viper’
- Scaglie – Italian for ‘Scales’
- Mojo – a magic charm, talisman or spell
- Inani – meaning energetic and mighty
- Tiki – associated with the tropical islands of the South Pacific
- Swish – a name to mimic the graceful movement of a snake
- Mirana – meaning ‘strange’
- Vibora – Spanish for ‘viper’
- Hades – Greek god of the underworld and wealth
- Marwol – Welsh for ‘deadly’
- Spell – reflecting the mysteriousness of snakes
Female Snake Names
Female snakes are beautiful, elegant pets, with thinner tails than males, making them some of the world’s most graceful creatures.
A female snake name should reflect their grace and beauty, therefore we’ve put together some of the most stunning feminine names out there which would perfectly suit all breeds of female snake; such as female Corn Snakes and Carpet Pythons.
Dark and powerful female names such as ‘Storm’ and ‘Vampire’ are great ideas for a dark-scaled snake such as California Kingsnakes, whereas names like ‘Pearl’ and ‘Coral’ are better suited to light-scaled snakes like Corn Snakes.
Our Favorite Name
A strong, feminine name signifying the habitat of many wild snakes
- Sicily – a name containing many ‘hiss’ sounds is perfect for a pet snake
- Ichi – meaning ‘number 1’ in Japanese
- Amethyst – a precious purple stone
- Cherry – perfect for a red-scaled corn snake
- Rebel – for a snake who can’t be tamed!
- Guava – an exotic, tropical fruit
- Ebony – perfect for a black snake
- Guja – meaning ‘snake’ in Croatian
- Topaz – a blue gem stone
- Serpiente – ‘snake’ in Spanish
- Aurora – a natural light display in the sky
- Candace – a title for a queen in the ancient African kingdom of Kush
- Leaf – for a snake who blends in with nature
- Queen – perfect for a female snake who takes charge
- Xena – a warrior princess
- Opal – a multi colored gemstone
- Cleopatra – ‘Cleo’ for short
- Vampire – perfect for a snake with spiky fangs
- Hera – ancient greek goddess of women
- Minerva – Roman goddess of wisdom and war
Male Snake Names
Male snakes have thick tails, and are therefore the strongest type of snake.
A strong and powerful name is therefore necessary to reflect the dominance of male snakes.
Names like ‘Killer’ and ‘Monster’ are great male names as, despite the docile nature of pet snakes, it can be fun and amusing to name them after the traits of wilder, more dangerous breeds.
If your male snake would suit a more innocent-sounding name, ideas like ‘Boris’ and ‘Toothless’ are funny due to their lack of association with snakes.
If you’re still stuck for ideas after looking through our names, exploring Greek mythology is a great way to find male snake names, as ancient stories are full of snakes and people who turn into serpents.
Our Favorite Name
A powerful, masculine name that reflects the natural instinct of wild snakes
- Brutus – a conspirator in the assassination of Julius Caesar
- Titan – a race of deities/one of Saturn’s moons
- Hendrix – after ‘Jimi Hendrix’, the famous electric guitarist
- Hulk – perfect for a large Green Tree Python
- Hercules – a Roman hero and god
- Asmodeus – the Prince of Demons
- Cyan – for a snake with green/blue scales
- Jagger – after ‘Mick Jagger’ from the Rolling Stones
- Tiberius – the second Roman emperor
- Mushu – the Chinese dragon from Disney’s ‘Mulan’
- Toothless – the playful, intelligent dragon from ‘How To Train Your Dragon’
- Fang – perfect for a snake with large teeth
- Verde – Spanish for ‘green’
- Bullet – reflecting the swift movement of snakes
- Pendragon – meaning ‘Chief Dragon’
- Blue – perfect for a snake with blue-tinted scales
- Rusty – perfect for an orange-scaled snake
- Spartacus – a Thracian gladiator
- Smaug – a dragon from J. R. R. Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’
Good Snake Names
A good snake name best describes the qualities of your individual pet.
Study their movement, colors, patterns, and temperament and see if anything you notice could be used to inform their name.
Naming your pet snake after a color or pattern might sound simple, but names such as ‘Aquamarine’, ‘Indigo’, and ‘Stripes’ are unique and exotic.
Good names are often the quirkiest, as they ensure your pet snake stands out from the crowd.
Consider exotic things in the world around you, such as colors, fruits, famous celebrity names and aspects of nature as these could generate some great ideas.
Our Favorite Name
Our favorite good snake name is ‘Slither’, as it imitates the graceful movement and sounds of a snake through its sibilance
- Slinky – perfect for a graceful snake
- Norbert – Hagrid’s pet dragon from the ‘Harry Potter’ franchize
- Paladin – one of the twelve knights of Charlemagne’s court
- Caesar – the Roman politician and military general
- Malik – Semitic term translating to ‘King’
- Earl – a member of the nobility
- Godzilla – King of the Monsters
- Camelot – the castle and court of King Arthur
- Verdigris – perfect for a turquoize-scaled snake
- Daario – from ‘Game of Thrones’
- Rafiki – from Disney’s ‘The Lion King’
- Excalibur – the legendary sword of King Arthur
- Fleur – meaning ‘flower’ in French
- Frankenstein – the scientist who creates a monster
- Venom – associated with the deadly saliva of wild snakes
- Oberon – from Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’
- Ochre – perfect for a brown/yellow-scaled snake
- Zazu – from Disney’s ‘The Lion King’
- Niobe – from the Greek myth of Niobe
- Spartan – an inhabitant of ancient Sparta
Funny Snake Names
Thinking up a punny name for your snake could seem like a daunting task, but it’s made easier by some of our simple tips:
- Start by thinking of all the words you can relate to snakes, such as ‘deadly’, ‘slither’, ‘cobra’ and ‘hiss’.
- Then think of your favorite celebrities and see if any of their names could be subsituted for these snake traits.
- Consider the breed of your snake, and if that could create a funny name – e.g. a King Snake could be called ‘Burger King’, or a Corn Snake could be called ‘Popcorn’
- Think of some words that are not associated with snakes, such as ‘Smiles’ and ‘Cuddles’ as these always create humor!
- Finally, have fun, if you are enjoying thinking up names, you’re more likely to think of some funny ones.
Our favorite funny snake name is ‘Benedict Cobrabatch’, using the snake breed ‘Cobra’ to make a pun on British actor ‘Benedict Cumberbatch’.
- Rumplesnakeskin – a pun on the fairytale ‘Rumplestiltskin’
- Severus Snake – a pun on ‘Severus Snape’ from the ‘Harry Potter’ franchize
- Hisstopher Robin – for fans of ‘Winnie the Pooh’
- Monty Python – after the British comedy group
- William Snakespeare – perfect for an intelligent snake
- Noodles – a name to signify the long shape of a snake
- Cobra Commander
- Snake Bug – a pun on British singer ‘Jake Bugg’
- Hisstina Aguilera
- Julius Squeezer – reflecting a snake’s tendency to squeeze its prey
- Strawberry Milksnake
- Dick Van Strike
- Mr Wiggles – for a snake who can’t keep still
- David Hisselhoff
- Squeeze Louise
- Lemony Snaket – a pun on ‘Lemony Snicket’ from ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’
- Fluffy – funny because snakes are anything but
- Hiss Hemsworth – a pun on Australian actor ‘Chris Hemsworth’
- Worm – definitely a less interesting version of a snake
- Dave – a simple name but very comedic for a snake!
- Ebenezer Squeezer
- Mr Fangtastic
- Hissy Elliot
- Hugs’n Hisses – they can’t give hugs but they can give hisses!
- Sir Franchiss Snake – for fans of Elizabethan history
- Snakey McSnakeface
- Kevin Snakeon
- Prince Charming
- Tom Scaley – after British diver ‘Tom Daley’
- Barak Cobrama – a pun on former US President ‘Barack Obama’
- Black Adder – after the British TV show starring Rowan Atkinson
- Michael Fangelo
- Anna-conda Kendrick
- Kathiss Everdeen – for an adventurous and brave pet
- Benedict Cobrabatch
Cute Snake Names
Although snakes are rarely associated with cuteness, there’s something about having your own pet snake that makes them adorable.
Perhaps it’s a combination of their tiny eyes and tongue, and their big yawns that make them much cuter than they are perceived to be!
For your cutest little snake, we’ve compiled the cutest names around, many of which have beautiful meanings to suit all kinds of cute snakes.
Think of your snake’s best qualities, such as their beautifully-colored scales or their strength and bravery, and find a cute name that showcases that.
If your snake has adorable gold markings on its scales, a name like ‘Aurelio’, meaning ‘gold’, would be perfect.
Our Favorite Name
meaning ‘love’ and ‘affection’, which is perfect for an adorable snake who loves spending time with you
- Ayisha – meaning ‘lively’
- Brillo – meaning ‘brightness’
- Nusa – meaning ‘grace’
- Aurelio – meaning ‘gold’
- Hermosa – meaning ‘beautiful’
- Cevanah – a quirky variation of ‘Savannah’
- Klara – meaning ‘clear’ and ‘bright’
- Briella – meaning ‘goddess’
- Alita – meaning ‘noble’
- Dor – meaning ‘golden’
- Cadee – meaning ‘rhythm’
- Lucena – meaning ‘illumination’
- Laurel – from ‘Laurentium’, the place of the Laurel trees
- Evelyn – meaning ‘life’
- Lexann – meaning ‘defender of mankind’
- Faer – meaning ‘traveler’
- Dyana – meaning ‘divine’
- Stephane – meaning ‘crowned one’
- Bimisi – meaning ‘slippery’
- Destina – meaning ‘certain fortune’
Famous Snake Names
Some of the best snake names have already been thought up and can be found in your favorite films, novels, and TV shows.
Disney films can provide the best inspiration, as films like ‘Aladdin’, ‘Tarzan’ and ‘The Lion King’ all contain snakes which could also be perfect for your pet.
Whilst the majority of famous snakes are renowned for their deadliness and are often antagonists, many of these examples, such as ‘Juju’ from ‘The Princess and the Frog’, are loyal sidekicks, so there’s something out there for every kind of pet snake.
Famous snakes from Greek and African mythology can also provide great names, and these are often more unique, ensuring your pet stands out from the crowd.
Our Favorite Name
A symbol from ancient Egypt of a serpent eating its own tail
- Asmodeus – after the biblical demon
- Sir Hiss – from ‘Robin Hood’
- Mara – from the BBC’s ‘Doctor Who’
- Crawly – from Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s ‘Good Omens’
- Hista – from ‘The Legend of Tarzan’
- The Blue Racer
- Rattlesnake Jake – from the film ‘Rango’
- Cobra Commander
- Jafar – the villain in Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ who turns himself into a serpent
- Basilisk – the terrifying monster from the ‘Harry Potter’ franchize
- Rainbow – after the ‘Rainbow Snake’ from African mythology
- Obara – the eldest of the Sand Snakes in ‘Game of Thrones’
- Sammy the Snake – from ‘Sesame Street’
- Lola Boa
- Medusa – a woman with snakes for hair from Greek mythology
- Elle Driver
- Jormungand – a sea serpent from Norse mythology
- Malcho – from the ‘Aladdin’ series
- Bud – from ‘Chip ‘n Dale’
- Snavely – from Walt Kelly’s ‘Pogo’
- Kaa – from the ‘Jungle Book’ by Rudyard Kipling
- Nagini – Voldemort’s snake in the ‘Harry Potter’ franchize
- Juju – from Disney’s ‘The Princess and the Frog’
We have hope that, after exploring our name ideas, you have found the perfect snake name for your beloved cold-blooded reptile!
Getting a new snake might sound like a daunting process, but, we believe finding the perfect name will help the whole process go smoothly.
Whether it was cute, funky or hilarious snake names that caught your eye, we hope you enjoyed discovering the sheer wealth of ideas that are out there.
If you still have not found the right name, keep persevering – study the world around you, ask friends and family and have fun with it.
If you think we missed any great snake names, please leave your suggestions in the comments below.