40 Best Crested Gecko Name Ideas (Male, Female, Cute, Funny)

One of the first decisions you’ll make when bringing a new pet home is choosing its name. Maybe you want to choose something to reflect their personality or appearance. 

Perhaps you want to choose a name with personal significance or something simple and easy to remember; regardless, we’ve come up with a diverse list of names perfect for crested geckos!

crested gecko names

Bowser

This retro video game-inspired name is perfect for the reptile keeper who’s a bit nostalgic. 

Just like the primary antagonist from the classic Super Mario series of games, this name is both silly and a little bit intimidating, making it perfect for a crested gecko.

Draco

Inspired by the iconic Harry Potter character, Draco is a popular name for reptiles in general, but it suits a crested gecko especially well. Interestingly, this name is a variation of the Middle English name, “Drake,” which means “Dragon.” 

It’s perfect for a more feisty gecko!

Littlefoot

Many reptile owners grew up with the Land Before Time series, fondly remembering it as their first introduction to dinosaurs and reptiles in general. 

Though this name is fairly unisex, it is a cute choice for a female crested gecko in particular.

Godzilla

What reptile keeper doesn’t love the timeless Godzilla films? 

While this name is fairly common amongst reptile owners, we had to include it. 

Hey, it’s popular for a reason!

Did you know Godzilla was a female? 

Most people aren’t aware of this fact, though, so you’d be excused for giving this name to a male lizard, whether it’s a crestie, a leopard gecko, or even a gargoyle gecko!

Spyro

Here’s another classic video game-inspired name ideal for any crested gecko color morph or gender. 

Like the titular purple fire-breathing dragon from the iconic Playstation games, your gecko will sound tough yet simultaneously adorable with this unforgettable name.

Mushu

As far as funny names go, you won’t go wrong with Mushu, the dragon’s name from Disney’s famous adaptation of Mulan. 

It’s the perfect choice for a tiny, rambunctious crestie. 

Did you know this name is inspired by moo shu pork, a popular Chinese dish?

Rango

Even though Rango was a chameleon in the titular movie from 2011, this name is great for an eyelash gecko. 

Supposedly, the name is actually of Aztec origin and means “wanderer.” 

This cute and catchy name is unisex and works for any gecko!

Yoshi

Classic video games inspire so many great reptile names, and Yoshi is perhaps one of the best and most well-known by far. 

While it’s most popular for being the name of Mario’s reliable sidekick, the name is actually of Japanese origin and means “righteous” or “good luck!”

Geico

Once again, funny names are always a great choice. 

Like the Geico gecko you’ve seen on countless commercials for car insurance, this name is instantly recognizable, catchy, and easy to remember.

Surprisingly, the Geico gecko is inspired by a species of lizards known as day geckos, a colorful arboreal species native to Madagascar’s humid rainforests. 

Still, it’s a great name for any member of your gecko family, including your crestie!

Lucifer

This devilish name is a perfect choice for any mischievous pet lizard, particularly your beloved crested gecko. 

Oddly enough, the name is of Latin origin and means “light-bringer.” 

Strange, considering the name’s modern connotations! 

If you aren’t scared of a darker and more unconventional name, this is a great choice.

Smaug

As a reference to a truly terrifying dragon from the Lord of the Rings series, Smaug is an ideal name for a crested gecko regardless of its gender or appearance. 

Smaug was originally introduced in J.R.R. Tolkien’s unforgettable 1937 novel, the Hobbit, and has been a pop culture mainstay ever since.

Alphys

This name references a more modern video game, Undertale, which quickly ascended to classic status thanks to its unconventional gameplay and plot back in 2015.

If you’re looking for girl lizard names, this is a perfect choice, as it refers to the game’s lovable yet awkward reptilian scientist who remains a fan favorite. 

It’s pronounced “al-fees!”

Yamori

This unisex name of Japanese origin translates to “gecko,” meaning it will suit a crestie very well. 

This is a more creative and unconventional name, so be prepared to explain its meaning to people unfamiliar with its origin.

Gila

Although this name references the Gila monster, a venomous, fearsome lizard native to the southwestern US and Central America, it’s still a fun idea for a harmless little gecko, too.

Strangely, “Gila” is a female Hebrew name which translates to “joy.” 

Not quite what you think of when you imagine an aggressive, venomous lizard, but it sounds great!

Rex

This name has a few different meanings: on the one hand, it’s an obvious reference to the Tyrannosaurus Rex, which is possibly the most well-known dinosaur species of all time. 

In addition, though, it’s the name of the goofy green dinosaur toy from the Toy Story films! It’s a short, fun, easy to remember the name for any captive crested gecko.

Swampert

If you’re a Pokemon fan, this name will stand out to you immediately as the evolved form of one of the starter ‘mons from the Ruby and Sapphire games. 

Although Swampert is more amphibious than reptilian in nature, it’s still a fun, slightly silly name for a crested gecko.

Dino

This name references the adorable dog-like pet dinosaur from the Flintstones series. 

While many of these names are inspired by modern pop-culture references, this one is a bit more nostalgic and classic.

Mango

You are what you eat, right? 

Crested geckos are known for loving this sweet and juicy fruit, and it doubles as an adorable unisex name. 

Gex

While this is technically a reference to the 1990s series of video games featuring the titular sassy anthropomorphic gecko, it’s also a nice shorthand version of the word “gecko.” 

This name is great if you have young children who would struggle with pronouncing some of the longer and more unusual names on this list.

Eddie Lizzard

We’ll never get tired of punny names, and this reference to the iconic and provocative stand-up comedian Eddie Izzard is fun, silly, and clever. 

If you’re a fan of classic British comedy, this name is perfect for your gecko. 

Just call them Eddie for short if you don’t feel like explaining the name to friends and family!

Puff

This reference to the ever-popular 1962 song, “Puff the Magic Dragon,” is a fun unisex name suitable for any crestie. 

It even inspired a TV movie back in the late ’70s!

Peaches

Here’s another adorable food-related name which will perfectly suit any crested gecko but is particularly ideal for female geckos. 

Once again, you are what you eat, and cresties love to munch on peaches!

Charizard

Even if you aren’t a Pokemon fan, you’ve almost certainly heard this name at some point. 

We had to include this one on our list because it’s just so well-known and so perfectly suited to a crested gecko. 

There’s also its “unevolved” form, Charmander, and its secondary evolution, Charmeleon, if you’re feeling a bit adventurous!

Gator

Cresties look a bit like tiny alligators with bulbous eyes, making this name a great fit. 

It isn’t necessarily a clever reference or something with a beautiful, meaningful origin, but it’s short, sweet, and to the point. Plus, it suits both male and female geckos equally well.

Xena

This exotic-sounding name is yet another pop culture reference; specifically, it references the 1990s TV series “Xena: Warrior Princess!” 

This name is excellent for a female gecko with an adventurous, bold spirit. 

Fun fact: this name is of Greek origin and means “stranger” or “guest.”

Flick

Geckos primarily flick their tongues to interact with their environment, and this name is a fun little nod to this behavior. 

Interestingly, it’s a variant of the name “Fleck,” which is of German origin and translates to “bright” or “awake.”

Casper

This ghostly name is a fun choice for cresties of lighter color morphs, but it’ll suit any gecko just as well!

While most people associate this name with the friendly cartoon ghost, it’s a name of Aramaic origin which translates to “treasurer.” 

It’s surprisingly mighty for such a seemingly silly name!

Kaiju

“Kaiju” has a few varying meanings. 

It is commonly known as a genre of mostly Japanese films with giant monsters. 

However, the name also refers to the monsters themselves, and the word itself translates to “strange creature.” 

This makes it perfect for a crested gecko!

Jabba

Is your gecko a little more chubby or rotund than the average lizard? 

Perhaps Jabba would be a suitable name! 

This name is a reference to the Star Wars antagonist, Jabba the Hutt. 

While it isn’t particularly flattering, we think it’s still pretty funny and clever and suits either male or female geckos equally well.

Lizzie McGuire

’90s kids will remember this name fondly and probably chuckle a bit at the obvious pun. 

If you weren’t already aware, this name refers to the Disney TV series Lizzie McGuire, which centers around the titular 13-year-old character throughout her life and experiences with middle school and growing up.

Pascal

Ready for another Disney reference already? 

Many people know this name as a reference to Rapunzel’s beloved pet chameleon from the movie Tangled, but it dates back centuries! 

This name is of Latin origin and strangely translates to “Easter child.”

It’s also a reference to Blaise Pascal, the French mathematician who came up with Pascal’s Triangle, a fascinating mathematic concept.

Reptar

Here’s another name ’90s kids will adore. 

If you grew up with the Nickelodeon show Rugrats, you already know this name references the giant green dinosaur from the show. It’s an interesting pun on the word “raptor,” a clear nod to its design.

Ghidorah

This name references a Japanese kaiju film from 1964, “Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster.” 

This fearsome three-headed dragon is absolutely enormous and incomprehensibly powerful, making the name a fun choice for a tiny, harmless crested gecko.

The name itself comes from the Japanese word “hidora,” which translates to “hydra.” 

He’s the king…at least until Godzilla has something to say about it later!

Korra

This name has a few meanings; most notably, it’s a Greek name which translates to “heart” or “maiden.” 

It’s an old name and has many variations, such as Cora, Corra, and Kora.

In recent years, this name has been associated with the TV series The Legend of Korra, which is a spinoff of the smash hit Avatar: The Last Airbender. It’s a great choice for a strong, rambunctious female gecko!

Scylla

This name is of Greek origin and means “sea monster!” 

It’s a variation of the Greek word “Skylla,” which translates to “to tear, rip, or smash.” 

This name is fierce, and though it is technically unisex, it is best suited to a female gecko.

Loki

This beautiful Norse name means “air” or “God of air.” 

Most people recognize this name from the Thor series of Marvel films, as it’s the name of Thor’s diabolical yet tragically misunderstood brother. 

It’s a great name for a crested gecko with a mean streak!

Spike

A popular name amongst reptile owners, Spike sounds tough, edgy, and just a little bit cute at the same time. 

This name is best for male geckos, though it would suit a female just as well if you don’t care much for gender norms.

Yoda

Yet another Star Wars reference, this name is great for a crested gecko with shades of green and brown in its scales. 

Additionally, it is thought this name comes from the Sanskrit word, “Yoddha,” which translates to “warrior.”

Pixel

A more modern, tech-inspired name, Pixel is unisex and great for both male and female cresties. 

It’s catchy and fun to say, too! 

It’s a good name for geckos on the smaller side.

Ziggy

Most people probably think of Ziggy Marley when they hear this name. 

However, it’s a name of German origin which means “victory” or “protector.” 

It’s a cute and fun name for geckos of both sexes.

Check out our other list in our post on crested gecko morphs (pictures included).

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