Naming your new bearded dragon is a big decision. You want to find a name that fits your pet just right—a name that fits their personality (or yours), or reflects your connection in a special way.
Sometimes, in the search for the perfect name, you find a great one right away, and that’s that. But chances are, if you’re reading this blog post, you need a little help getting inspired. Here are some ideas to help you find the perfect name for your bearded dragon—whether that’s a cool name, a cute name, a female name, a male name, a famous dragon name, or something else.
Here’s hoping this blog post unlocks your creativity and leads you to the best name for your bearded dragon!
Bearded Dragon Names Based on Stories & Fiction
Many bearded dragons have been affectionately named in honor of a fictional dragon in popular movies, books, and TV shows. Think Game of Thrones, Pokémon, Anime, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings… you get the idea!
Here is a handful of ideas that may spark even more of your own:
- King Ghidorah
More Bearded Dragon Name Inspiration from Pop Culture
If the above list wasn’t quite right, here are a few more highlights from popular movies and shows, many of them relating to dragons or fantasy themes.
- Dr. Connors
- Scooby Doo
- Tinker Bell
Are old movies more your speed? A name like Bogart or Hepburn might be a fun way to involve your dragon in your interests. If you’re into musicals, a name like Phantom or Hamilton might fit the bill.
Nature-Themed Bearded Dragon Names
If you have a special place in your heart for the great outdoors, a nature-inspired name might feel like the best fit.
Here are some ideas:
Food-Themed Bearded Dragon Names
You might just find the perfect name based on food! Maybe you’ll be inspired by your dragon’s favorite snack or one of your favorite foods, or your child’s favorite dish (a great option if the pet belongs to your child).
Here are some ideas to get you thinking:
- Mac ‘n’ Cheese
More Inspiration for Bearded Dragon Names
If you’re looking specifically for male and female bearded dragon names, you could find inspiration from some of your favorite names, or characters from your favorite books or shows. Maybe a regal sounding name appeals to you, something like King or Princess.
You may want a tough sounding name, like Axel. Or you might want a cute name, like Cuddles or Plush.
Rather than focus on lore and stories, nature and food, you might prefer a different source of inspiration for your dragon’s name. Maybe you’re into dinosaurs, for example, and you’d like to name your dragon Pterodactyl, T-rex, or Velociraptor—a nod to your dragon’s ancestry.
There are endless possibilities for male, female, and unisex bearded dragon names. Here are some other sources of potential inspiration:
- Board games
- A beloved deceased pet
- Your favorite colors
- Your favorite musicians, authors, or artists
- Your favorite hobbies
- A city or state that carries personal meaning to you
Still feeling a little stuck? Ask a friend how they decided on their bearded dragon’s name. Their story might inspire you!
Hopefully you’re feeling inspired and well on your way to choosing the perfect name for your bearded dragon!
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