775+ Crocodile and Alligator Names (Awesome Naming Ideas)

If you’re here looking for some crocodile names or alligator names because you want to pet a crocodile or alligator, it’s important to understand some things.

First and foremost, crocodiles can be kept as pets but they can’t be tamed. Therefore, these are dangerous pets that must be kept after understanding the risks. You also need a license/permit to keep crocodiles or alligators as pets in the United States as most states restrict ownership of wild animals.

With that said, it’s important to understand the difference between alligators and crocodiles. Alligators are gray or black in color on the top and have a cream-like underside and u-shaped snout. Crocodiles have a lighter brown to olive green color. Alligators are also less aggressive and smaller than crocodiles.

Whatever you decide to pet (alligator or crocodile), you’ll need a pet name. We’ve covered hundreds of names fit for an actual pet crocodile and stuffed crocodile or stuffed alligator.

Let’s dive in.

Best Crocodile and Alligator Names

Do you want a name that best represents your crocodile or alligator pet? The best names offer ultimate representation. They may also be easy to remember and/or popular among pet crocodile owners.

Here are our top names for a crocodile or alligator;

  1. Achilles
  2. Alli
  3. Allie
  4. Andrea
  5. Angela
  6. Armando
  7. Ashley
  8. Barbie
  9. Barney
  10. Bob
  11. Brutus
  12. Bucky
  13. Calvin
  14. Calypso
  15. Capone
  16. Carl
  17. Carlos
  18. Cha Cha
  19. Chameleon
  20. Charizard
  21. Charlie
  22. Charly
  23. Charybdis
  24. Chase
  25. Chasey
  26. Chelsea
  27. Chewy
  28. Chloe
  29. Chomp
  30. Chomper
  31. Chucky
  32. Cleo
  33. Cleopatra
  34. Clyde
  35. Conan
  36. Cranky
  37. Creature
  38. Crocky
  39. Cruella
  40. Crush
  41. Crusher
  42. Derek
  43. Dexter
  44. Draco
  45. Dragonbait
  46. Drake
  47. Dundee
  48. Elliot
  49. Elvis
  50. Evil Eye
  51. Falcor
  52. Flash
  53. Flipper
  54. Fluffy
  55. Frank
  56. Frankenstein
  57. Franklin
  58. Gamera
  59. Gator
  60. George
  61. Gila
  62. Godzilla
  63. Gojira
  64. Grimace
  65. Grindylow
  66. Grizzle
  67. Grumble
  68. Gummy
  69. Haku
  70. Hook
  71. Hunt
  72. Izzy
  73. Jabberwock
  74. Jade
  75. Jaws
  76. Kahlua
  77. Kimono
  78. Kiwi
  79. Leap
  80. Leviathan
  81. Lila
  82. Lisa
  83. Lizzie
  84. Lunge
  85. Maggie
  86. Makara
  87. Melusine
  88. Merlin
  89. Monstro
  90. Morla
  91. Mr. Bitey
  92. Mudder
  93. Mushu
  94. Natsu
  95. Nibbles
  96. Nile
  97. Norbert
  98. Olive
  99. Patty
  100. Pendragon
  101. Pickle
  102. Psycho
  103. Ra (Egyptian god)
  104. Rango
  105. Reptar
  106. Rex
  107. Rhaegal
  108. Ripples
  109. Rock
  110. Rollo
  111. Ruby
  112. Rumble
  113. Scaly
  114. Scylla
  115. Sharptooth
  116. Sherlock
  117. Slim
  118. Smaug
  119. Snapper
  120. Snappy
  121. Sobek
  122. Speedy Gonzales
  123. Spike
  124. Splash
  125. Spyro
  126. Steve
  127. Sunny
  128. Susan
  129. Swampy
  130. Tiberius
  131. Toto
  132. Twiggy
  133. Violet
  134. Viserion
  135. Water Dragon
  136. Xerxes
  137. Yoshi
  138. Zack

Female Names For A Crocodile Or Alligator

If you want to name a crocodile or alligator based on gender, it helps to understand the differences. You can tell male from female crocodiles by their size, reproductive organs, hatching, and raising the young.

Male crocodiles are larger than their female counterparts. A male saltwater crocodile can grow to 17 feet long vs 11 feet for the female salt water crocodile. Females also have slimmer bodies. Other differences can be identified by checking their sex organs. Female crocodiles also hatch and incubate their eggs guarding them religiously from predators. Females also raise their young ones.

You can tell male from female alligators in the same manner in regards to size, body weight, slimness, and nesting. However, while male alligators are still bigger than female alligators, they are slightly smaller than crocodiles i.e., males grow up to fifteen feet.

You can name your female crocodile or alligator based on the above differences. You could also consider some feminine names.

Here are our suggestions covering everything, including some of the most popular female names.

  1. Addison
  2. Amber
  3. Andrea
  4. Anna
  5. April
  6. Arya
  7. Becky
  8. Bella
  9. Bolene
  10. Carmel
  11. Chloe
  12. Cinnie
  13. Cordelia
  14. Deidre
  15. Deva
  16. Donella
  17. Doreena
  18. Doreene
  19. Earthy
  20. Edna
  21. Eisha
  22. Emma
  23. Emrys
  24. Enid
  25. Evelina
  26. Fergi
  27. Fergie
  28. Fiacra
  29. Gemma
  30. Genevieve
  31. Gia
  32. Giada
  33. Gilda
  34. Ginessa
  35. Giorgia
  36. Giuliana
  37. Greta
  38. Hannah
  39. Harper
  40. Hermia
  41. Hiquita
  42. Hirgia
  43. Holly
  44. Hydra
  45. Jill
  46. Jolene
  47. Josie
  48. Julia
  49. Julie
  50. Kali
  51. Katie
  52. Kayl
  53. Kayla
  54. Kobe
  55. Ladybug
  56. Latte
  57. Lola
  58. Magnolia
  59. Malibu
  60. Matte
  61. Mavis
  62. Maxine
  63. Mia
  64. Millie
  65. Missy
  66. Mitzee
  67. Molly
  68. Muriel
  69. Nairobi
  70. Nareen – contented
  71. Neo
  72. Nikita
  73. Nola
  74. Oifa
  75. Oriana
  76. Oriana – blond
  77. Ove
  78. Payten
  79. Petal
  80. Plum
  81. Queen
  82. Reaghan
  83. Rosey
  84. Rowena
  85. Seismo
  86. Selma
  87. Skyler
  88. Speedy
  89. Suri
  90. Svana
  91. Svane
  92. Tessa
  93. Thando
  94. Ula
  95. Waterlily
  96. Wiggles
  97. Wren
  98. Zalie
  99. Zara
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Male Names For A Crocodile Or Alligator

If you get a male crocodile or alligator, you can name him on the basis of masculinity. There are many badass, masculine names that are fit for a male crocodile or male alligator below.

We’ve included some popular male names, names renowned for masculinity, names from wordplay, names of places, and more.

  1. Ace
  2. Alex
  3. Allie
  4. Ameyo
  5. Archie
  6. Aspen
  7. Baby Beast
  8. Barclay
  9. Barney
  10. Bart
  11. Beefy
  12. Bentley
  13. Bobby
  14. Bodie
  15. Bruno
  16. Buck
  17. Buzz
  18. Caesar
  19. Chandler
  20. Chex
  21. Chomp
  22. Chua
  23. Clive
  24. Cooper
  25. Corvus
  26. Cranky
  27. Crate
  28. Creed
  29. Cricket
  30. Crocky
  31. Danger
  32. Dash
  33. Deter
  34. Dexter
  35. Duke
  36. Earl
  37. Earthy
  38. Ed
  39. Eddie
  40. Eli
  41. Enzo
  42. Ernie
  43. Felix
  44. Fisher
  45. Franky
  46. Fudu
  47. Gator
  48. Gatsby
  49. Genbu
  50. Gus
  51. Hare
  52. Hugo
  53. Hutch
  54. Hydra
  55. Jasper
  56. Jaws
  57. Jo
  58. Joe
  59. Joey
  60. Johnny
  61. Jojo
  62. Kanei
  63. King
  64. Kobe
  65. Koda
  66. Kurma
  67. Lashdrive
  68. Leander
  69. Lennox
  70. Leon
  71. Little Monster
  72. Lucifer
  73. Mart
  74. Mateo
  75. Matrix
  76. Maximus
  77. Merlin
  78. Messy
  79. Metal
  80. Mike
  81. Milo
  82. Moby
  83. Mojo
  84. Moonpie
  85. Murphy
  86. Nagini
  87. Neo
  88. Nessie
  89. Nico
  90. Noodle
  91. Onyx
  92. Orpheus
  93. Otis
  94. Ozzie
  95. Parker
  96. Paulie
  97. Peedy
  98. Pip
  99. Plum
  100. Poptart
  101. Ra
  102. Racer
  103. Rector
  104. Riesling
  105. Rocky
  106. Rylie
  107. Sammy
  108. Sangone
  109. Sasha
  110. Satan
  111. Saul
  112. Scoot
  113. Scout
  114. Scully
  115. Sebastian
  116. Seismo
  117. Slinky
  118. Snallygaster
  119. Snapp
  120. Snoop
  121. Spot
  122. Sprinkles
  123. Stirling
  124. Swampy
  125. Tank
  126. Tanner
  127. Teddy
  128. Theo
  129. Thor
  130. Thrash
  131. Tixie
  132. Toothless
  133. Trix
  134. Tucker
  135. Ty
  136. Victor
  137. Whiz
  138. Wiggles
  139. Winston
  140. Zaratan
  141. Zeppo

Unisex Names for Crocodiles and Alligators

As mentioned above, it can be difficult telling apart a male from a female alligator simply by looking. In most cases, you’ll need to flip your pet to check.

If you don’t fancy doing that or simply prefer a gender-neutral name, consider the names we’ve listed below.

  1. Comodo
  2. Creature
  3. Cruise control
  4. Draco
  5. Dragon bait
  6. Dundee
  7. Ely
  8. Evil eye
  9. Flash
  10. Glub Glub
  11. Godzilla
  12. Green Scum
  13. Igor
  14. Jabberwock
  15. Kimono
  16. Leo
  17. Monstro
  18. Mushu
  19. Reptar
  20. Rhaegal
  21. Ripples
  22. Splash
  23. Swamp Thing
  24. Twitch

Cute Alligator And Crocodile Names

A baby crocodile or alligator is a cute pet to have. You can keep him/her with ease, hold them in your hands without worrying about an attack.

We have some adorable names below that capture the cuteness of a baby alligator;

  1. Adi
  2. Ajat
  3. Akim
  4. Apple-pie
  5. Ares
  6. Atlas
  7. Baby Beast
  8. Bano
  9. Beefy
  10. Blossom
  11. Booboo
  12. Buckwheat
  13. Casper
  14. Champer
  15. Chandra
  16. Chex
  17. Chike
  18. Chua
  19. Cirrus
  20. Cleo
  21. Climber
  22. Clive
  23. Cocktail
  24. Cocoa
  25. Corona
  26. Crate
  27. Crystal
  28. Cubchoo
  29. Darumaka
  30. Earthy
  31. Fischer
  32. Flashdrive
  33. Fudu
  34. Genbu
  35. Gizmu
  36. Gunma
  37. Hare
  38. Hobbs
  39. Hydra
  40. Inchyra
  41. Ippo
  42. Iris
  43. Ivory
  44. Jarvis
  45. Judah
  46. Juniper
  47. Juno
  48. Kameyo
  49. Kobe
  50. Kurma
  51. Lilly
  52. Little Monster
  53. Lucifer
  54. Maru
  55. Mattich
  56. Maximus
  57. Metal
  58. Mojo
  59. Montezuma
  60. Moonpie
  61. Munchkin
  62. Naga
  63. Nagini
  64. Nalla
  65. nchyra
  66. Neo
  67. Nessie
  68. Noodle
  69. Oliver
  70. Orpheus
  71. Plum
  72. Poptart
  73. Racer
  74. Riesling
  75. Rocky
  76. Rudra
  77. Sahara
  78. Sangone
  79. Sasha
  80. Satan
  81. Scoot
  82. Seismo
  83. Shelly
  84. Sheno
  85. Slider
  86. Slinky
  87. Snallygaster
  88. Snappy
  89. Snover
  90. Speedy
  91. Spot
  92. Sprinkles
  93. Stirling
  94. Sweetie
  95. Teeny
  96. Thrash
  97. Tiny
  98. Tixie
  99. Trix
  100. Victor
  101. Whiz
  102. Wiggles
  103. Zaratan
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Good Names for Crocodiles and Alligators

If you wish for a simple name that will work for your new pet, consider the suggestions below that range from popular pet names to human names that will work for your pet alligator;

  1. Ace
  2. Ajax
  3. Ammo
  4. Atla
  5. Balerion
  6. Batua
  7. Beat
  8. Bigia
  9. Billie
  10. Bruno
  11. Buddy
  12. Bullet
  13. Casper
  14. Charizard
  15. Charybdis
  16. Cherika
  17. Chomper
  18. Cirrus
  19. Clive
  20. Corvus
  21. Crocky
  22. Crush
  23. Crystal
  24. Dexter
  25. Draco
  26. Dragonbait
  27. Drake
  28. Elliot
  29. Falcor
  30. Fischer
  31. Floyd
  32. Gamera
  33. Gila
  34. Gizmo
  35. Godzilla
  36. Gojira
  37. Grindylow
  38. Gummo
  39. Haku
  40. Hercules
  41. Hobbs
  42. Hobby
  43. Inchyra
  44. Izzy
  45. Jabberwock
  46. Jade
  47. Jaw
  48. Jaws
  49. Jonah
  50. Journey
  51. Judah
  52. Juno
  53. Kahlua
  54. Kato
  55. Kimono
  56. Kiwi
  57. Lancelot
  58. Leap
  59. Lizzie
  60. Lootus
  61. Marvin
  62. Matrix
  63. Melusine
  64. Merlin
  65. Miles
  66. Mochi
  67. Mojo
  68. Monstro
  69. Morla
  70. Moto
  71. Mushu
  72. Narla
  73. Natsu
  74. Norbert
  75. Odin
  76. Ogopogo
  77. Ollie
  78. Pendragon
  79. Rango
  80. Reptar
  81. Rex
  82. Rhaegal
  83. Rocky
  84. Scylla
  85. Sharptooth
  86. Shelly
  87. Snoop
  88. Sobek
  89. Speedo
  90. Speedy
  91. Speedy Gonzales
  92. Spyro
  93. Stirling
  94. Stormi
  95. Teddy
  96. Tiberius
  97. Tixie
  98. Victor
  99. Viserion
  100. Xerxes
  101. Yudha
  102. Zeppo
  103. Zooter

Funny Crocodile and Alligator Names

Wordplay can create some incredibly funny names for your pet. You don’t have to stick to boring names. We have all manner of names below that will make you giggle every time you call your pet alligator or crocodile.

  1. Albert Gator
  2. Allie
  3. Beastie Boy
  4. Big teeth
  5. Bog
  6. Braces
  7. Brutus
  8. Bulla Gator
  9. Chewy
  10. Chomp
  11. Crock west
  12. Crocobot
  13. Cruise Control
  14. Cutey
  15. Danger
  16. Drogon
  17. Giant
  18. Goliath
  19. Grimace
  20. Gummers
  21. Gummy
  22. Hook
  23. Jay beast
  24. King Gator
  25. Leatherhead
  26. Leather Tank
  27. Logjam
  28. Lyle
  29. Mean Machine
  30. Meat
  31. Mr. Chomps
  32. Mr. Dentist
  33. Mr. Vile
  34. Mr Choms
  35. Mr Dentist
  36. Mr Ugly
  37. Murderlog
  38. Nero
  39. New Boots
  40. Peanut
  41. Pickle
  42. Pumpkin
  43. Scales
  44. Scaly
  45. Scummy Green
  46. Sharpy
  47. Sherlock the InvestiGator
  48. Slither
  49. Smaug
  50. Snappy Handbag
  51. Swampy
  52. Tequila
  53. Wally Gator
  54. Yum Yum Chewy
  55. Zinger

Cool Names for Crocodiles and Alligators

Most people will go for a typical pet. If you get a crocodile or alligator for a pet, you have reached a new level of coolness. Why not select a pet name that resembles this?

Below are some of the coolest crocodile pet names to consider crafted after cool people and cool things. We’ve also utilized wordplay to create cool new names;

  1. Altamaha
  2. Baby
  3. Bayou Blue
  4. Bolt
  5. Chewy
  6. Chomp the MagicGator
  7. Club Foot
  8. Clutch
  9. Coco
  10. Comodo
  11. Cranky
  12. Creature
  13. Cricket
  14. Cruise Control
  15. Dexter
  16. Dino
  17. Donatello
  18. Dundee
  19. Ely
  20. Evil Eye
  21. Fire in the Water
  22. Flash
  23. Flick
  24. Frankenstein
  25. Freckles
  26. Glub Glub
  27. Green Scum
  28. Igor
  29. Ivory
  30. Jade
  31. Jaws
  32. Lego
  33. Lightning
  34. Lizzie
  35. Michaelangelo
  36. Nile
  37. Psycho
  38. Puff Daddy
  39. Pugsly
  40. Raphael
  41. Ripples
  42. Serena
  43. Splash
  44. Stubble
  45. Swamp Thing
  46. Tarzan
  47. Teeth
  48. Termigator
  49. Titan
  50. Toothless
  51. Twitch
  52. Velcro
  53. Wylie

Unique Names For Crocodiles and Alligators

For pet owners who want uniqueness, we have some crocodilian species-inspired names below.

We’ve also listed some unusual names you can use with your pet alligator or pet crocodile;

  1. Acute – name after C. Acutus (American crocodiles)
  2. Angel
  3. Catcher – name after M. cataphractus. African slender-snouted crocodile species
  4. Chaser
  5. Cotton
  6. Duke
  7. Ice
  8. Iceberg
  9. Igloo
  10. Intercom – name after C. intermedius
  11. John – name after C. johnstoni
  12. Midnight
  13. Milky
  14. Mindcontroller – name from C. mindornesis
  15. Moony
  16. Moral – name from C. moreletii
  17. Mustard
  18. Nicker – name from C. niloticus (Nile crocodile species)
  19. Nimbus
  20. Nova – name from C. novaeguineae
  21. Paul/Polly – name from C. palustris
  22. Popcorn
  23. Porosus – name from C. porosus, saltwater crocodile species
  24. Rombie – name from C. rombifer, Cuban crocodile species
  25. Snowbell
  26. Snowflake
  27. Speedy
  28. Teethy
  29. Teracotta warrior – name from O. tetraspis, African dwarf crocodile species
  30. Turbo

Names Of Famous Crocodiles and Alligators

Crocodiles have been featured in many animated films, cartoons, gaming, popular culture, fiction, and more.

If you want your croc or alligator to have a famous name, consider any of the following names below;

  1. Lyle the Crocodile – name from Lyle Crocodile Series
  2. Makuu – ideal male crocodile name from ‘The Lion Gaurd’
  3. Mama Croc – name from Brandy & Mr. Whiskers
  4. Master Croc – name from Kung Fu Panda-2)
  5. Mr Vile – ideal male crocodile name from ‘Banjo- Kazooie’.
  6. Mz Ruby – ideal female crocodile name from ‘Sly Cooper’
  7. Nero – name from ‘The Rescuers’
  8. Pua – name from The Lion Guard
  9. Ramon – name from Alligator
  10. Renekton – name from League of Legends
  11. Roger – ideal male name from Penguins of Madagascar
  12. Rosie – ideal female croc name from ‘Maneater’
  13. Rover – name from Pound Puppies
  14. Sang Buaya – ideal male name picked from Eastern Timor folklore
  15. Shirol – ideal male name from Adventures of Binky Bill
  16. Shiro – name from Love Hina
  17. Sirol – name from Adventures of Blinky Bill
  18. Snappy – ideal male name after Snappy the Little Crocodile
  19. Sobek – ideal male name from Ancient Egyptian folklore
  20. Solomon – name from ‘Solomon Crocodile’
  21. Soundwave – name from Beast Wars
  22. Stan – ideal male crocodile name from The Wild
  23. Steven – name from 101 Dalmatians Series
  24. Swampy – name from Frogger 2- Swampy’s Revenge
  25. Tamka – name from The Lion Guard
  26. Tick-Tock – ideal male name from Peter Pan film
  27. Tuba Croc – ideal male croc name from ‘Tuba Croc’
  28. Vector – name from Knuckles’ Chaotix
  29. Victor – name from 64 Zoo Lane
  30. Wally – name from ‘Wally Gator’
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Name Inspiration: Help Choosing the Perfect Name

We’ve prepared the above guide with hundreds of names to choose from.

However, you aren’t obligated to choose a pet name you don’t want. You can get further crocodile name or alligator name inspiration by looking at the unique traits of your pet.

For instance, you can name your crocodile by its color. For example, the spectacled caimans common in South America can be named by their yellow-greenish color. You could even combine names such as green monster depicting color and the fierce trait of most crocs. A unique trait like speed can also be used for inspiration.

Traits aside, you can use your pet’s favorite food to name them. If he/she loves chicken, you can pick a name like crochen made from wordplay.

Naming can also be based on translations. Sometimes English names can be limiting. How about translating a name from English to another language? For instance, you can translate crocodile to Swahili (mamba) or Portuguese (crocodilo).

You can also seek some names from those around you. Friends, family members, and colleagues can offer great pet names. It doesn’t hurt to ask those who have interacted with your pet to give name suggestions.

If you still prefer more names, you can turn to Google. Search engines list countless naming sites you can visit for suggestions. You can narrow down your search to be as detailed as possible to get good suggestions. However, you should have time to make this work.

You could also turn to naming resources like blogoftom. If you don’t have time to search the net and explore multiple websites, you can use resources like Blog of Tom that make the process fast and simple. What’s more, you’ll get valuable information, fresh new names, meanings, FAQs, and more.

Once you find suitable names, don’t be in a hurry to use them. The American alligators lifespan is 30-50 years. Saltwater crocodiles can live for 70 years. You should select a name that will last a lifetime.

Avoid names that your pet will outgrow. You should be proud of the name decades to come in the same way you would choose your child’s name.

What’s more, try to choose a name that is simple. Crocodiles and alligators are intelligent animals capable of responding to their names. As a result, select a name that doesn’t conflict with other commands.

The name should also sound good. While you can name your pet anything, avoid offensive names such as names with profanities for obvious reasons.

Conclusion

Naming a pet isn’t easy, more so when the pet in question is a crocodile or alligator. We acknowledge this, which is precisely why we have crocodile and alligator name categories ranging from the best names to names based on gender, cuteness, type of crocodile/alligator, famous names, and more.

However, we acknowledge the fact that some pet alligator owners may want more variety.

If you don’t get a name that works for you above, we have a name inspiration section with valuable tips to consider when looking for more pet names.

You can check the uniqueness of your pet and use that to name them. You could also consider wordplay or translations and create your own unique names. Pet names can also be gotten from friends and family members. You could also search the web for some suggestions or use the fastest and simplest way to get new pet names – blogoftom.

Whichever tip you follow, just make sure you choose a name your pet will live with for decades.

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