Caterpillar Names (459+ Best Male & Female Naming Ideas)

If you’re looking for a great name for your new caterpillar, look no further!

We’ve collected over 459 of the best male and female names for caterpillars.

Whether you’re looking for something traditional or unique, we’ve got you covered.

So get ready to find the perfect caterpillar name for your new little friend!

Best Caterpillar Names

What’s the best name you could have for a caterpillar pet?

Well, we have a combination of great famous names, great human names, and more below for you to choose from;

  1. Ahana
  2. Alfie
  3. Amore
  4. Balboa
  5. Beast
  6. Bob
  7. Bobby
  8. Boomer
  9. Buddy
  10. Bug-a-boo
  11. Bumber Clap
  12. Buttercup
  13. Butterfly
  14. Casper
  15. Caspian
  16. Cata
  17. Catalina
  18. Cater
  19. Caterina
  20. Caterpipa
  21. Chaos
  22. Charlie
  23. Cheeto Puff
  24. Chunky
  25. Chunky Joe
  26. Coconut
  27. Cody
  28. Connie
  29. Connoirr
  30. Cuddles
  31. Cuddly
  32. D. Chudds
  33. Dexy
  34. Doobie
  35. Eddie
  36. Eddy
  37. Erza
  38. Fluffy
  39. Foster
  40. Fruity
  41. Georgie
  42. Ginny
  43. Goo Goo
  44. Gunner
  45. Henry
  46. Hope
  47. Inch
  48. Jeff
  49. JJ
  50. Joe
  51. Joey
  52. JoJo
  53. Kate
  54. Katie
  55. Kim
  56. King
  57. Kisses
  58. Laurence
  59. Leafy
  60. Lightning
  61. Lizz
  62. Lucky
  63. Lulu
  64. Macho
  65. Magestic George
  66. Maijo
  67. Maya
  68. Mello
  69. Mia
  70. Missilky
  71. Mr. Yellow
  72. Mr/Mrs. Crawler
  73. Munchkin
  74. Nayana
  75. Nibbles
  76. Oscar
  77. Otto
  78. Pingu
  79. Pinky
  80. Ralph Lauren
  81. Ray
  82. Roxy
  83. Snake
  84. Special Agent Crawlington
  85. Stepahanie Reannan
  86. Strawberry
  87. Theo
  88. Tommo
  89. Twiggy
  90. Uke
  91. Wally
  92. Wellington
  93. Williow
  94. Winny
  95. Wormy
  96. Zimba

Names For A Female Caterpillar

You can tell a male from a female caterpillar by looking at their abdomen.

Since females carry eggs, they tend to have a fatter abdomen. Their wings are also bigger.

You can find names representative of those differences and other good feminine names below;

  1. Alexa
  2. Aria
  3. Beauty
  4. Beth
  5. Briana
  6. Camilla
  7. Celeste
  8. Cora
  9. Grace
  10. Hannah
  11. Isla
  12. Ivy
  13. Jessie
  14. Maddison
  15. Mary
  16. Nala
  17. Paisley
  18. Piper
  19. Sandra
  20. Sandy
  21. Skyla
  22. Susan
  23. Susie
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Names For A Male Caterpillar

Is your caterpillar pet male?

Well, you can select any of our masculine names below;

  1. Aiden
  2. Amos
  3. Andre
  4. Benjamin
  5. Billy
  6. Bruce
  7. Carter
  8. Dominic
  9. Don
  10. Ferdinand
  11. Freddie
  12. Gary
  13. Ian
  14. Joey
  15. Kalon
  16. King
  17. Kobie
  18. Liam
  19. Logan
  20. Mason
  21. Mike
  22. Mr Fatty
  23. Nate
  24. Nico
  25. Oscar
  26. Pat
  27. Roland
  28. Vinny
  29. William

Unisex Names for Caterpillars

Since it’s a challenge for many when identifying a caterpillar’s gender, a gender-neutral name can work perfectly.

We have some good unisex names for your caterpillar below;

  1. Andy
  2. Angel
  3. Beautiful
  4. Cat
  5. Cater
  6. Dusty
  7. Eater
  8. Fly
  9. Leo
  10. Pupa
  11. Wormy

Cute Names for Caterpillars

Caterpillars become butterflies which is a cute transformation.

If you want a good pet name that represents the lovely aspects of a caterpillar, from the transformation to the colors, etc., consider the cute names below;

  1. Abby
  2. Amber
  3. Angel
  4. Apple
  5. Ash
  6. Baby
  7. Bear
  8. Bee
  9. Bella
  10. Biscuit
  11. Bubbles
  12. Captain
  13. Cheeky
  14. Coffee
  15. Cookie
  16. Cuddles
  17. Cupcake
  18. Dawn
  19. Daya
  20. Dexy
  21. Dinky
  22. Erza
  23. Ethan
  24. Eva
  25. Fiona
  26. Fitch
  27. Flower
  28. Frankie
  29. Freddy
  30. Glitter
  31. Goo Goo
  32. Harley
  33. Jaimy
  34. Jasper
  35. Jeremy
  36. Jonathan
  37. Jones
  38. Kate
  39. Lemon
  40. Lily
  41. Lizz
  42. Love
  43. Luna
  44. Macho
  45. Maya
  46. Mia
  47. Munchkin
  48. Nayana
  49. Nibbles
  50. Nick
  51. Oreo
  52. Peaches
  53. Pearl
  54. Pie
  55. Pingu
  56. Pinkie
  57. Pixie
  58. Princess
  59. Puffy
  60. Rainbow
  61. Rose
  62. Rover
  63. Roxy
  64. Sage
  65. Sparkles
  66. Squirt
  67. Star
  68. Sugar
  69. Sunshine
  70. Sweetie
  71. Teddy
  72. Terry
  73. Tessie
  74. Tiky
  75. Tiny
  76. Twiggy
  77. Uke
  78. Unicorn
  79. Winny

Good Names for Caterpillars

Some pet caterpillar owners may simply be out looking for normal names.

If that’s you, we have some satisfactory names below, touching in places, names of people, wordplay, and more.

  1. Ahana
  2. Amore
  3. Anchor
  4. Aspen
  5. Avocado
  6. Balboa
  7. Beast
  8. Blossom
  9. Bob
  10. Buddy
  11. Callie
  12. Chippy
  13. Chunky
  14. Chunky Joe
  15. Cleo
  16. Coffee
  17. Cucumber
  18. Cuddly
  19. Dexy
  20. Diva
  21. Doobie
  22. Ducky
  23. Eddy
  24. Elsa
  25. Erza
  26. Ethan
  27. Fifi
  28. Fin
  29. Fiona
  30. Fitch
  31. Fluffy
  32. Foster
  33. Fruity
  34. Gus
  35. Hallie
  36. Henry
  37. Hope
  38. Jack
  39. Jaimy
  40. Jeff
  41. Jimmy
  42. Joe
  43. John
  44. Kate
  45. King
  46. Leafy
  47. Lime
  48. Lizz
  49. Lucky
  50. Lulu
  51. Macho
  52. Maijo
  53. Maya
  54. Mia
  55. Mink
  56. Mr. Bamboo
  57. Mr. Yellow
  58. Munchkin
  59. Nayana
  60. Nibbles
  61. Pandora
  62. Pepper
  63. Pepsi
  64. Pingu
  65. Pinky
  66. Pluto
  67. Ray
  68. Roxy
  69. Ruby
  70. Sage
  71. Silky
  72. Sol
  73. Spud
  74. Stallion
  75. Thor
  76. Tiny
  77. Uke
  78. Wiggles
  79. Winny
  80. Zimba
  81. Zipper

Funny Caterpillar Names

Pet naming can be a fun affair.

We have some funny suggestions below for your consideration;

  1. Boogieman
  2. Bubbles
  3. Bug a boo
  4. Catapillow
  5. Caterpie
  6. Caterpipi
  7. Cheetoh Puff
  8. Cheeto puff
  9. Chubby
  10. Dr. Strange
  11. Dumpy
  12. Fat Bob
  13. Flabby
  14. Flash
  15. Foody
  16. Jellybean
  17. Kaci-Jay
  18. Mr. Chub Chub
  19. Mr. Sponge
  20. Ms. Fatty
  21. Plump
  22. Puffy Peaches
  23. Squishy
  24. Thiccy smalls
  25. Wally
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Cool Names for Caterpillars

We have cool actor names and other cool things to name after your caterpillar below;

  1. Ace
  2. Balboa
  3. Bond
  4. Boomer
  5. Brad
  6. Bruce
  7. Captain
  8. Denver
  9. Dom
  10. Harley
  11. Hobbes
  12. Iggy
  13. Letty
  14. Mr. Wayne
  15. Queen
  16. Robin
  17. Rock
  18. Rocky
  19. Rover
  20. Shaw
  21. Thor
  22. Tony
  23. Torretto
  24. Vision

Unique Names For Caterpillars

You can use history, mythology, translations, and other unique factors as a basis for generating unique names.

Here are some unique names to consider;

  1. Alcestis
  2. Ariadne
  3. Bhim
  4. Brutus
  5. Chompin
  6. Clotho
  7. Columbus
  8. Electra
  9. Gaia
  10. Hecuba
  11. Hercules
  12. Ismene
  13. Lo
  14. Medea
  15. Nereid
  16. Rhea
  17. Tethys
  18. Urania
  19. Venus
  20. Zeus

Names Of Famous Caterpillars

Caterpillars have been featured in cartoons, mythology, history, and many other places.

We have compiled some famous caterpillars you can name your pet caterpillar after.

  1. Alcestis
  2. Ariadne
  3. Bhim
  4. Brutus
  5. Caterpillar
  6. Chompin
  7. Clotho
  8. Colin the Caterpillar
  9. Columbus
  10. Electra
  11. Gaia
  12. Hecuba
  13. Hercules
  14. Hermie
  15. Ismene
  16. Katy
  17. Lo
  18. Medea
  19. Nereid
  20. Red
  21. Rhea
  22. Sperk
  23. Squeaks
  24. Tethys
  25. Urania
  26. Venus
  27. Wormie
  28. Yellow
  29. Zeus

Names For a Green Caterpillar

Your green caterpillar deserves a “green name”.

We have some suggestions that include common green things, including green caterpillar foods;

  1. Bean
  2. Broccoli
  3. Bud
  4. Cloverleaf
  5. Emerald
  6. Forest
  7. Frog
  8. Grass
  9. Green
  10. Green Apple
  11. Green Leaf
  12. Kiwi
  13. Lime
  14. Mint
  15. Olive

Names For a Blue Caterpillar

If you pet a blue caterpillar, his/her color will definitely stand out from other physical attributes.

We have some “blue names” for your consideration;

  1. Azure
  2. Blue
  3. Blueberry
  4. blue ivy
  5. Curacao
  6. Indigo
  7. Midnight Blue
  8. Sapphire
  9. Sky
  10. Smurf

Names For a Yellow Caterpillar

Yellow caterpillars are common in North America.

We have some good color representative names in case you pet one;

  1. Amber
  2. Banana
  3. Daisy
  4. Honey
  5. Lemon
  6. Sun
  7. Sunflower
  8. Yellow

Names For a Black Caterpillar

Most black caterpillars tend to be very hairy.

You can name them along these traits and more;

  1. Black
  2. Blacky
  3. Coal
  4. Dark
  5. Granite
  6. Hairy
  7. Hairy Scary
  8. May black
  9. Night
  10. Suit
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Help Choosing the Perfect Name

You’re not obligated to name your caterpillar after any of our suggestions above. If none of the above names excite you, consider some naming tips below. You can find perfect names by considering your caterpillar’s unique physical or behavioral traits. If he/she loves eating, you can use that as naming inspiration.

Pet names are also created through wordplay. Assuming you have a caterpillar that feeds all day, you can call him munchy bunchy. You could also corrupt their name or use short forms like cata or cater as an actual name. Your kids can also help in the naming process if you are getting the caterpillar for them. If you fancy some fresh new pet names for your caterpillar but don’t want to spend too much time, you can use blogoftom, a naming resource that simplifies naming immensely.

Conclusion

You can keep a caterpillar as an easy-to-maintain pet for your kids or for yourself if you love butterflies.

A caterpillar’s transformation is a beautiful process. What’s more, caterpillars don’t require tedious maintenance like dogs and cats. You simply need some plants to keep a couple of caterpillars and watch them transform into a butterfly or moth.

The above guide gives you hundreds of beautiful caterpillar names to consider. We have caterpillar name categories based on everything from gender to coolness and fame. If you aren’t looking for the most spectacular pet name, you’ll probably get a great name from the above. However, if you still need inspiration, you can use our naming inspiration tips above and consider the unique traits of your pet, seek name suggestions from your family, use wordplay, etc.

You could also visit blogoftom for some interesting fresh, new and easy pet names.

Naming pets shouldn’t be challenging. Resources like blogoftom make the process fun, simple and fast. Get suggestions, meanings, and more. Pick a great name and focus on what matters most – caring for your pet and enjoying their presence.

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