329+ Snake Names (Cute, Cool & Funny Male & Female Ideas)

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Few creatures are as feared and admired as the snake.

From the fearsome Jormungander of Norse mythology to the brass serpent in the Old Testament, it’s no wonder why snakes are so widely celebrated in art, literature, and pop culture.

Whether you are naming a pet snake or creating a fictional world and need some snake inspiration, we have the perfect name for you!

Let’s dive in.

Best Snake Names

  1. Nagini – Who can forget the dreaded companion of Lord Voldemort in Harry Potter? This name would work best for a large snake, like a boa constrictor or anaconda.
  2. Jafaar – Named for the villain in Aladdin, would be great for a snake with a red and black color or pattern.
  3. Kaa – Named for the giant anaconda in The Jungle Book who tries to make a meal out of young Mowgli.
  4. Medusa – Named for the fearsome Gorgon in Greek mythology, a woman with hair of writhing snakes who could turn anyone who looked her way into stone!
  5. Slytherin – For the most infamous of the four houses of Hogwarts in Harry Potter, with a serpent as its mascot.
  6. Basilisk – Named for the legendary serpent king in European mythology that could turn its onlookers into stone with a single glance.
  7. Jormungandr – Named for the famous snake in Norse mythology, also known as the Midgard Serpent who encircled the earth.
  8. Hydra – In Greek mythology, was a multi-headed serpent who was almost impossible to kill. 
  9. Asuna
  10. Eve – With its Biblical connotations, it’s no wonder why this would be a perfect name for a pet snake. Perhaps one who likes apple trees?
  11. Arcada
  12. Pandora – For the ill-fated woman in Greek mythology who unleashed all manner of evils upon the earth. 
  13. Jinx – This succinct name honors the snake’s symbolism in magic.
  14. Vienna – Named for the city in Austria, with its plethora of arts and culture. 
  15. Congo – Who can go wrong with naming your exotic friend for a jungle nation? 
  16. Spot – Another great name for ball pythons, with their unusual patterns! 
  17. Tango – Named for the sensual dance, a great choice for orange snakes.
  18. Bindi
  19. Diablo
  20. Rex – Meaning “king” in Latin, a great name for a male snake who rules the roost. 
  21. Zeus – The kingly name for the father of the Gods in Greek mythology. 
  22. India – A country with a high snake population, it is also the setting for The Jungle Book. 
  23. Petra 
  24. Mephistopheles – While this name is certainly a mouthful, it is an obscure name for the devil. 
  25. Sonny
  26. Croc – For the snake’s reptilian cousin, not the polarizing footwear.
  27. Ziggy – Who can forget the late, great David Bowie’s androgynous alter ego? Great for a snake with bright colors and patterns.
  28. Jupiter
  29. Terminator – A foreboding name for your large friend.
  30. Opal – You can never go wrong with jewel names!
  31. Naga
  32. Allie – Short for “alligator,” a close cousin of snakes. 
  33. Amadeus – A great name for music lovers, after Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. 
  34. Nessie – Isn’t the Loch Ness Monster a reptile?
  35. Grace – Who can compete with the most graceful reptile in the animal kingdom?
  36. Aurora – Meaning “dawn,” a beautiful name for a colorful female snake.
  37. Lucifer – A straightforward name, referenced in the book of Genesis in the Bible, when the Devil appeared to Adam and Eve in the form of a serpent.
  38. Hendrix
  39. Genghis Khan – This fearsome warrior’s name would be a perfect fit for a large snake. 
  40. Belladonna
  41. Dragon
  42. Apollo
  43. Beethoven – Who says this name can only be given to musicians and Saint Bernards? 
  44. Mars – Named for the planet, or for the Roman god of war. A great choice for a male snake.
  45. Nero
  46. Attila the Hun – A fierce name for your spirited companion.
  47. Maui
  48. Indiana Jones – Named for the intrepid explorer.
  49. Drake – A name that means “dragon,” can also be after the famous rapper.
  50. Nirvana – A spiritual name honoring the snake’s symbolism as wisdom and grace.
  51. Odin
  52. Thor

Good Names

When it comes to snake monikers, we know there are many factors to consider, such as personality, color, and pattern. In this section, we have compiled a list of 50 good snake names that are both unique and cute.

  1. Apollo
  2. Athena
  3. Aztec
  4. Basilisk
  5. Casanova
  6. Cobra
  7. Dante
  8. Eclipse
  9. Fang
  10. Gizmo
  11. Houdini
  12. Indigo
  13. Jasmine
  14. King
  15. Lilith
  16. Mamba
  17. Nagini
  18. Ophidian
  19. Phoenix
  20. Quasar
  21. Raven
  22. Sapphire
  23. Titan
  24. Ursula
  25. Viper
  26. Whisper
  27. Xenon
  28. Yin
  29. Zeus
  30. Amethyst
  31. Bandit
  32. Cersei
  33. Dazzle
  34. Ember
  35. Forrest
  36. Glitter
  37. Hazel
  38. Inferno
  39. Jade
  40. Karma
  41. Loki
  42. Midnight
  43. Nova
  44. Oracle
  45. Pandora
  46. Quicksilver
  47. Rocket
  48. Serenity
  49. Twilight
  50. Venus
  51. Basilisk (A magical creature from Harry Potter)
  52. Ophion
  53. Sioux

Female Snake Names

  1. Athena – Named for the Greek goddess of wisdom. 
  2. Ophelia – Named for the character in William Shakespeare’s famous tragedy, Hamlet. 
  3. Freya – The goddess of beauty and fertility in Norse mythology. 
  4. Princess – A royal moniker for your scaly girl!
  5. Cersei – From the plotting queen in Game of Thrones.
  1. Medusa
  2. Venus
  3. Amazon
  4. Elektra
  5. Luna
  6. Aurora
  7. Catalina
  8. Dakota
  9. Gin
  10. Holly
  11. India
  12. Ivy
  13. Kiki
  14. Leia
  15. Lillith
  16. Margot
  17. Minerva
  18. Nessie
  19. Penny
  20. Rose
  21. Saphire
  22. Wren
  23. Yara
  24. Zara
  25. Zelda
  26. Cobra
  27. BamBam
  28. Cleopatra
  29. Fuchsia
  30. Lola
  31. Lulu
  32. Serpentina
  33. Basil
  34. Beatrix
  35. Topaz
  36. Bella
  37. Arabelle
  38. Buttercup
  39. Lucy
  40. Queenie
  41. Cherry
  42. Rosa
  43. Lotus
  44. Anemone
  45. Izzy
  46. Coriander
  47. Wynona
  48. Fern
  49. Dolly
  50. Opal
  51. Eve
  52. Nagini
  53. Shiva
  54. Ebony
  55. Naga

Male Snake Names

  1. Dagger
  2. Archer
  3. Rattles – This name doesn’t necessarily have to be given to a rattlesnake.
  4. Caesar – Named for the ruthless Roman general with a tragic end. 
  5. Caligula – For the mad Roman emperor who appointed his horse a consul!
  6. Fang – A popular and fierce name for a snake.
  7. Viper – Another powerful name option.
  8. Diablo – Devilish name that matches a snake’s sly nature.
  9. Apollo – A strong name inspired by the Greek god.
  10. Jafaar – Inspired by the villainous character in Aladdin.
  11. Mars – Named after the Roman god of war.
  12. Slytherin – A fun choice for Harry Potter fans.
  13. Set – The Egyptian god associated with chaos and storms.
  14. Jax – Short and simple yet stylish name.
  15. Minerva – Despite being a goddess’s name, it works well for any snake species.
  16. Dracula – A name that showcases a mysterious and dark side.
  17. Godzilla – Perfect for giant snake species.
  18. Hercules – A mighty name for a snake.
  19. Loki – The name of the cunning Norse god.
  20. Alpha – For a snake that loves to take charge.
  21. Pattern – Name your snake based on its unique pattern.
  22. Viper – A powerful name for dangerous and venomous snakes.
  23. Fang – A popular and fierce name for a snake.
  24. Whiskers – A cute and ironic name for a snake.
  25. Slinky – A playful name likening your snake to a slinky toy.
  26. Fluffy – A humorous name for a snake that’s anything but fluffy.
  27. Sherlock – A clever name for a smart-looking snake.
  28. Bandit – A snake name with a bit of an outlaw vibe.
  29. Cobra Commander – Inspired by the G.I. Joe character.
  30. Monty Python – A humorous name for fans of the British comedy group.
  31. Gucci – For designer snakes with luxurious patterns.
  32. Jungle Book – For snakes that love to slither through leaves and branches.
  33. T-Rex – While not a snake, this dinosaur name can work for a mighty reptile.
  34. Long John Slither – A fun, pirate-themed name for a snake.
  35. Ouroboros – The serpent eating its own tail in ancient mythology.
  36. Kaa – The hypnotic python from Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book.
  37. Medusa – A powerful figure in Greek mythology with snakes for hair.
  38. Leviathan – A sea monster name that can also work for a snake.
  39. Quetzalcoatl – The snake-like, feathered serpent god from Aztec mythology.
  40. Poseidon – The Greek god of the sea, a fitting name for a snake.
  41. Riptide – A strong name for a snake that loves to swim.
  42. River – A fluid name inspired by the winding waterways.
  43. Blizzard – A cool name for a snake that loves the cold.
  44. Wildfire – For a snake with vibrant and fiery patterns.
  45. Cyclone – A name that conveys speed and agility for your snake.
  46. Jafar – The snake from Aladdin
  47. Sir Hiss

Unisex Names

As snake enthusiasts, we have compiled a list of 50 unisex snake monikers for your pet snake.

  1. Alex
  2. Ashley
  3. Billie
  4. Bobbie
  5. Cameron
  6. Devon
  7. Drew
  8. Fallon
  9. Frankie
  10. Jackie
  11. Jamie
  12. Jessie
  13. Jordan
  14. Noel
  15. Quinn
  16. Sacha
  17. Sam
  18. Taylor
  19. Casey
  20. Avery
  21. Riley
  22. Peyton
  23. Morgan
  24. Skye
  25. Elliot
  26. Jordan
  27. Corey
  28. Robin
  29. Emerson
  30. Adrian
  31. Sydney
  32. Dallas
  33. Blake
  34. Bailey
  35. Dana
  36. Hayden
  37. Jess
  38. Marley
  39. Evan
  40. Lane
  41. Logan
  42. Reese
  43. Shiloh
  44. Issy
  45. Finley
  46. Harley
  47. Piper
  48. River
  49. Teagan
  50. Tatum

Funny Names For Snakes (Including Puns)

  1. Monty the Python
  2. Spaghetti
  3. William Snakespeare
  4. Rumpled Snakeskin – For a fun twist, have your guests try and guess your pet’s name!
  5. Julius Squeezer – This funny name is a clever twist on the name of a famous Roman general. 

Unique Names For Pet Snakes

Looking for a name for your unique snake?

Try one of these:

  1. Pistachio – A great fit for a green and brown patterned snake.
  2. Ayla – Named for the protagonist in Jean Auel’s Clan of the Cave Bear. 
  3. Catalina – An exotic name that evokes calming, tropical waves. 
  4. Anemone
  5. Myrtle – Snakes are, after all, a symbol of fertility and health in many parts of the world. 

Cool Names For Snakes

  1. Dart
  2. Venom – Great for a pet viper. Just don’t tap the glass! 
  3. Cleopatra – A cruel twist of irony is that this famed Egyptian queen met her demise by snakebite. 
  4. Minerva
  5. Ariadne – In Greek mythology, the human sister of the Minotaur who knew the way out of the labyrinth.
  6. Coatlicue
  7. Aztec
  8. Quetzalcoatl

Cute Names For Snakes

  1. Pretzel
  2. Noodles
  3. Cuddles – Great for ball pythons and their cuddly dispositions!
  4. Curly – This name also doubles as a cowboy name. 
  5. Twister – Whether it’s referring to the game or the weather phenomenon, this is a great moniker for your pet snake. 
  6. Crawley
  7. Slinky
  8. Fluffy – An ironic cute name
  9. Linguine
  10. Nessie

Badass Names For Your Pet Snake

  1. Voldemort – What can be more badass than naming your snake for the Dark Lord himself? 
  2. Khaleesi – A badass name for your scaly queen. 
  3. Harley Quinn – For the Joker’s unhinged girlfriend, great for a female snake. 
  4. Ghost – Perfect for a white snake, also pays homage to Jon Snow’s canine companion in Game of Thrones. 
  5. Seneca
  6. Zmok (from Slavic mythology and folklore)
  7. Nehebkau (the primordial snake god in ancient Egyptian mythology)
  8. Beithir – Scottish Gaelic word for “serpent”

Catchy Names

In this section, we will explore a variety of catchy snake monikers to help you find the perfect one for your pet.

  1. Noodles
  2. Danger Noodle
  3. William Snakespeare
  4. Severus Snake
  5. Nope Rope
  6. Mr. Wiggles
  7. Anakin
  8. Apollo
  9. Bowie
  10. Buddy
  11. Danger
  12. Dante
  13. Draco
  14. Dude
  15. Duff
  16. Asmodeus
  17. Godzilla
  18. Nidhogg
  19. Fabio
  20. Fitz
  21. Ghost
  22. Harley
  23. Hendrix
  24. Jackson
  25. Jax
  26. Lennon
  27. Lucifer
  28. Mali
  29. Mars
  30. Mojo
  31. Moss
  32. Nigel
  33. Nirvana
  34. Pickle
  35. Piglet
  36. Romeo
  37. Rufus
  38. Sammy
  39. Sigurd
  40. Slyde
  41. Zeke
  42. Ziggy
  43. Hissy Pants
  44. Hisstopher Walken
  45. Julia Squeezer
  46. Kathiss Evergreen
  47. Longboy
  48. Monty the Python
  49. Nofeet
  50. Parhiss Hilton

Names For A Small Snake

  1. Pipsqueak
  2. Sir Hiss – After Prince John’s advisor in Disney’s classic Robin Hood. 
  3. Slinky
  4. Baby – This name can also be an ironic moniker for a big snake. 
  5. Buttons

Names For a Big Snake

  1. Stretch
  2. The Incredibly Deadly Viper – Who doesn’t remember this enormous yet lovable serpent from Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events? 
  3. Egypt – An exotic name for your enormous companion. 
  4. Mouse – This ironic name would be a great fit for your pet. 
  5. Big Tex – A name for a snake as big as Texas. 

Names That Mean Snake

  1. Kaarmi – Finnish for “snake.”
  2. Hebi – Means “snake” in Japanese.
  3. Nahesa – Hawaiian for “snake.”
  4. Slange – Danish for “snake.”
  5. Anguis – Latin for “snake.”

Names For A Black Snake

  1. Onyx – Named for a popular black stone. 
  2. Obsidian – Named for a popular black stone that is sharp like glass and commonly found near volcanic sites. 
  3. Raven
  4. Midnight
  5. Indigo – A beautiful color and a beautiful name for a black snake with hints of blue or purple.

Names For A White Snake

  1. Alabaster
  2. Pearl – A cute name for a white female snake. 
  3. Ivory
  4. Diamond – This could be for a white snake or a great name for your scaly diva. 
  5. Lily

Names For A Blue Snake

  1. Sapphire
  2. Oceania – This name also doubles as a great name for a snake originally from Australia or New Zealand. 
  3. Azure
  4. Blue Lighting – Is it just me, or does this name inspire an idea for a unique serpentine superhero?
  5. Cornflower – A name as sweet as its sky-blue color could also work for a pet corn snake! 

Names For A Yellow Snake

  1. Candy Corn – With their bright yellow and orange patterns, this name is a perfect fit for a corn snake!
  2. Daffodil – A sweet flower name for your scaly companion. 
  3. Topaz
  4. Goldie – You’ll find this classic and timeless name is a great fit for your golden-scaled beauty.
  5. Amarillo – Spanish for “yellow,” a great name for a yellow snake. 

Names For A Green Snake

  1. Emerald – With a name like “Emerald,” will anyone be unable to guess your scaly companion’s lovely hue?
  2. Jade – This also works for a snake of Chinese origin, as jade is a popular precious stone there. 
  3. Ivy – A sweet yet mysterious name for a shy snake.
  4. Forrest – While this name is wonderful for a dark green snake, it’s also great for fans of Forrest Gump. 
  5. Peridot – Named for the light green August birthstone.

Names For A Red Snake

  1. Ruby
  2. Flare – This fiery moniker is wonderful for either a red or spirited snake.
  3. Garnet – A jewel name that’s a darker shade than ruby, great for a snake with a burgundy color or pattern. 
  4. Blaze
  5. Ember – Named for glowing coals. 

Disney Snake Names

Here are some of our favorite names from Disney:

  1. Sir Hiss – From Disney’s animated film Robin Hood.
  2. Kaa – From The Jungle Book.
  3. Cydne – From 101 Dalmatians.
  4. Hista – The Legend Of Tarzan.
  5. Juju – The Princess and the Frog.
  6. Milo the Snake
  7. UshariThe Lion Guard.

Mythical Names For Snakes

Here are some mythical snake monikers to try out for your new pet:

  1. Medusa
  2. Quetzalcoatl
  3. Naga
  4. Chimera

Name Inspiration

If you are unsure what to name your snake, consider a more subtle approach by seeking out name inspiration.

Instead of searching for names that explicitly mean “snake” or “serpent,” consider the qualities you attribute to snakes. This may differ based on your culture and experiences.

For example, snakes are considered a symbol of wisdom in many eastern philosophies, so for inspiration, maybe choose a spiritual name like “Nirvana.” 

It can be difficult to find the perfect name, so don’t get discouraged if you don’t find the perfect fit right away. 

Help Choosing The Right Name

When choosing a name for your pet snake, it is helpful to think about your pet’s personality.

Is your snake affectionate, spirited, aloof, or sluggish? It might be best to choose a name that matches their personality.

What kind of snake do you have? A viper might warrant a fiercer choice than a ball python.

You could choose a name based on your pet’s specific colors or patterns.

After all, the common garter snake was named for stockings due to its long vertical stripes. 


We hope our list helped you to find the perfect snake moniker.

After all, for a creature as unique and symbolic as the snake, naming is an important decision that requires thought, patience, and sometimes a little help.

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Q: What are some good snake name ideas?

A: There are plenty of great snake name ideas out there, including funny names like Sir Hiss, unique names like Zara or Morph, male and female names like Apollo or Athena, and famous names like Kaa or Nagini. It all depends on the type of snake and your own personal preferences!

Q: How do I choose the right name for my pet snake?

A: Choosing the right name for your pet snake can be fun and creative! Consider the snake’s color, personality, and any unique features it might have. You can also draw inspiration from pop culture, history, or mythology. Choose a name that feels right to you and that you and your snake can enjoy.

Q: What are some good male snake names?

A: Some great male names for a snake include Apollo, Cobra, Dante, Loki, Nero, Orpheus, and Zeus. However, you can also choose any name that suits your snake’s personality and appearance!

Q: What are some good female snake name ideas?

A: If you have a female snake, you might consider names like Athena, Cleopatra, Medusa, Pandora, or Siren. Again, you can choose any name that works well for your snake!

Q: What are some cute snake name ideas?

A: If you want a cute name for your pet snake, you might consider names like Cuddles, Noodle, Peanut, Snickers, or Twister. These names can add a touch of playfulness and whimsy to your relationship with your snake!

Q: What are some badass snake name ideas?

A: If you’re looking for a more intimidating name for your pet snake, you might consider names like Draco, Fang, Gorgon, Hydra, or Viper. These names can add a sense of danger and power to your snake’s persona!

Q: What are some unique snake name ideas?

A: For a one-of-a-kind name for your pet snake, you might consider names like Kalypso, Morph, Pango, Razzle, or Zephyr. These names are creative and distinctive, just like your snake!

Q: What are some white snake name ideas?

A: If you have a white snake, you might consider names like Blizzard, Ghost, Ivory, Luna, or Vanilla. These names play off of the snake’s beautiful color and give it a mystical, ethereal quality!

Q: What are some black snake name ideas?

A: If you have a black snake, you might consider names like Coal, Midnight, Onyx, Shadow, or Sleek. These names highlight the snake’s dark and alluring color and make it seem more mysterious and cool!

Q: What are some funny snake name ideas?

A: If you want to give your pet snake a silly or humorous name, you might consider names like Hissy Fit, Slinky, Snickersnee, Squiggles, or Zipper. These names can lighten the mood and add some levity to your relationship with your snake!

Q: What should I consider when choosing a name for my pet snake?

A: When choosing a name for your pet snake, you should consider the snake’s type, color, personality, and any unique qualities it might have. You can also draw inspiration from history, mythology, and pop culture. Ultimately, choose a name that feels right for you and your snake and that you both enjoy!

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