Are you planning on welcoming a bearded dragon into your family but still have no idea what to name it? None of the normal names for animals seem to work… What do people call their bearded dragons, anyway?
Your new pet is going to bear this name for the rest of its life, so you need to make sure you’re giving it a good one. Will you choose a more traditional name or opt for something more unique? The possibilities are endless!
Today we’re going to help you by looking at plenty of different names for bearded dragons, in the following categories:
- Male Names
- Female Names
- Unisex Names
- Personality Inspired Names
- Appearance Inspired Names
- Media Inspired Names
- Cool Lizard Names
- Color Inspired Names
- Funny Names
- Cute Names
Keep on reading to find the perfect name for your little pet.
But First… How To Pick A Name
Choosing a name for your new pet can be difficult, so we’ve created a quick list of things that you should consider before going on a hunt for the perfect name.
These should hopefully help you narrow your search down so that naming your bearded dragon isn’t so difficult.
Step One: Determine Gender Type
First of all, you’re going to need to determine whether you want to use a name correlating with your bearded dragon’s gender or not. Some names are gendered while others are ungendered.
Ungendered names are great if you don’t know the gender of your dragon.
So, the first thing you need to do is pick between a male name, a female name, or a unisex name. Bearded dragons are not visibly gendered, so you can go with whatever name you want.
However, if you want to stick to their gender for their name, the best thing to do is to ask the breeder you purchased your dragon from.
Step Two: Get To Know Your Dragon
We know that it might be tempting to pick a name before you pick your dragon up and bring them home. However, sometimes a name is best when it’s chosen according to the dragon’s personality.
Remember that your dragon is not going to respond to the name you give it, so there is no rush to choose one.
You can sit with the decision for a few weeks and determine how your dragon’s personality fits into its name. You could take inspiration from its color and appearance, too, as well as its personality.
Step Three: Think About Your Interests
Again, since your bearded dragon is not going to respond to their name (or even understand what a name is) you can call it whatever you want. Do you have a favorite character from a book, TV show, or movie?
Even better if the name is of a fictional dragon in the media!
It is essential that you build a good relationship with your bearded dragon, and calling it after one of your favorite characters can help you do this. Plus, character names are super cool.
Step Four: Experiment With The Name
Now that you have considered both your bearded dragon’s personality and your interests, put it all together and experiment with the name. You could come up with a completely unique name that no one has ever heard of before!
Remember that you can always change your bearded dragon’s name if you decide that you don’t like it. However, this might influence your bond with it and cause a disconnect.
Again, there is no rush to name your dragon, so make sure you take your time with it.
Bearded Dragon Name Lists
Now let’s go through our lists of bearded dragon names. These have been carefully curated with the help of other bearded dragon owners and forums all over the world.
We have broken the names down into categories (178 is a lot of names to read through all at once!) to make the decision process much easier for you. Let’s get started!
Male Bearded Dragon Names
Here are some of the most popular names for male bearded dragons:
Female Bearded Dragon Names
Now let’s look at some of the most popular female bearded dragon names:
Unisex Bearded Dragon Names
It can be difficult to know whether you have a male or female bearded dragon, especially if you’re adopting. If you’d prefer to name your bearded dragon a name without an assigned gender, here is the list for you.
If you have already met your bearded dragon and know about its personality, you might want to name them based on this. Think Snow White and the Seven Dwarves! Here are some examples.
- Mr. Cuddles
Appearance Inspired Names
You could also name your bearded dragon based on its appearance. This is a good option if you’ve seen images of your bearded dragon but haven’t met them enough to determine their personality.
- Captain Bluebeard
- Oscar, the Grouch
- Waddles Fork
Media Inspired Names
Media-inspired names are great if you’re a fan of any of the following pop culture references. Naming your bearded dragon after a dragon in the media is a great idea and one that we have used many times! Here are some of our favorites.
- Mushu (Mulan)
- Beowulf (Legendary hero)
- Smaug (Lord of the Rings)
- Puff (Puff the Magic Dragon)
- Viserion (GoT)
- Voldemort (Harry Potter)
- Falcor (Neverending Story)
- Rhaegal (GoT)
- Shuriken (Eragon)
- Bing (Angry Beavers)
- Balerion (Game of Thrones)
- Joanna (Rescuers Down Under)
- Darth Vader (Star Wars)
- Elliot (Pete’s Dragon)
- Thorn (Eragon)
- Eragon (Eragon)
- Johnny Bravo
- Drogon (GoT)
- Draco (Dragonheart)
- Glaedr (Eragon)
- Saphira (Eragon)
- Wolverine (X-men)
- Norbert (Harry Potter)
Cool Lizard Names
Here’s a list of some cool names that we thought of to make your new pet sound super awesome. Imagine introducing your friends and family to your bearded dragon with any of these names. A cool pet deserves a cool name to match.
These names don’t necessarily have to correlate with the color of your bearded dragon, but they could mean something different to you. Perhaps it could be your favorite color or the favorite color of a friend or family member.
Anyway, here are some more color-inspired names.
If you were to choose a color based on the color of your bearded dragon, remember that young dragons can change color as they mature.
This means that while you might name your dragon based on its initial appearance, the name might not correlate to its mature coloring.
Now onto the names that you might choose if you don’t want to be too serious about it, and just want to pick something fun.
One popular trend among the owners of bearded dragons is to name them after well-known celebrities known for their beards. Here are some of our favorites.
- Sean Connery
- S. Grant
- Paul Bunyan
- Chuck Norris
Finally, here are some cute names that you could also use for a bearded dragon.
These names could be used for any animal, but since a bearded dragon isn’t the usual fluffy animal that people traditionally call cute, these names are much better suited to a dragon.
Thanks for reading our article on 178 bearded dragon names! We hope that you have found the perfect one for your new family member, or are at least closer to finding that special name.
Remember that your bearded dragon won’t respond to its name, so it doesn’t have to be something easy for them to understand.
Take a few weeks to make sure that the name you choose is definitely right for you and your dragon.