Are you looking for a fitting name for your leopard gecko?
Do you struggle to find the right place to start?
If you’re a parent, you understand the struggle and level of pressure for picking a name.
Picking a name for a leopard gecko doesn’t have as much pressure, but it’s a lot.
This is why we came up with this list of best leopard gecko names to help you out.
Selecting the best leopard gecko name may be scary, but it doesn’t have to be hard. Think about gender, personality, appearance, and/or your preference when looking for names. It may help look through categories like male, female, unisex, classic snake/lizard, media-inspired, personality, appearance, color, and irony.
Take a look ahead for the lists of names and a short guide for narrowing the choices down.
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Quick Steps On How To Find The Best Leopard Gecko Names
This is the place to start when you don’t know where to start.
#1 Consider Gender Names
To cut down options, many owners eliminate options based on gender.
Or they choose to avoid gender at all by choosing unisex names.
You may find this helpful as well.
You don’t have to if you don’t want to at all.
Honestly, it’s difficult to tell the gender of leopard geckos just by looking at them, so you don’t have to use the “correct” gender.
If you like a male name but have a female gecko, go for it.
No one will know, and your gecko couldn’t care less.
#2 Pick A Name From Something You Like
Do you have a favorite book, TV show, movie, musician, or celebrity?
Reuse one of those names!
A name may be considered “unacceptable” for children, but it’s OK to use it with a pet.
For example, I love Littlefoot from the Land Before Time movies.
I probably shouldn’t name a child this, but it’s the perfect fit for a leopard gecko!
Look at the things you like, and pick from there.
Choosing a name you’re excited about helps keep you motivated to bond and care for them properly.
#3 Personality Quirks
As you get to know your leopard gecko, you’ll likely discover they have some personality quirks.
Maybe your leopard gecko likes to run at and push things around.
You may be disappointed you named him Fred when a name like Rhino or Beast would’ve fit better.
Well, if you want to wait and pick a name based on their behaviors, go for it!
Many owners give it time before they pick a name.
There’s no rush to pick; the leopard gecko won’t recognize it anyway.
If you wanted to switch names, later on, it’s fine too.
The leopard gecko won’t know the difference.
Leopard geckos do have some variety in their looks and appearance.
Some owners prefer to pick a name, reminding them of the leopard gecko’s appearance.
If the gecko had some vibrant green, the owner might pick a name like “Jade” or “Emerald.”
Leopard geckos stay the same color, for the most part, so a name like this will fit them their whole lives.
Our List Of The Best Leopard Gecko Names (By Category)
In this section, the names are split up into themed lists to help you sort through them more manageable.
Some names appear in multiple lists if they fit more than one.
The small guide above may help you find a list or more ideas to look for.
With a male gecko, some owners love these names.
Have a female gecko? Maybe these will work.
If you want to avoid gender altogether, look at these.
These are some reptile names you may want for your gecko.
- Ao Kuang
There are a lot more besides these, but here are some of our favorites.
- Speedy Gonzales
Use these if they fit your pet’s personality.
Looks inspire these names.
- Green Giant
Check out these funny or ironic names to use for your pet.
- Sal Monella
This list of the best leopard gecko names should be an excellent place to start.
At least, we hope some of these names inspired you to find the perfect one.
Consider gender, appearance, interest, and personality to help you narrow down your choices.
The time spent picking a fitting name is worth it; you’ll have this friend for a while.
Once the name is picked, you’ll feel more connected to your pet.
Go and enjoy your connection with your new friend!