What Should I Name My Bearded Dragon?

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There's no shortage of naming inspiration for your bearded dragon. Get dozens of name ideas for your pet right here.

Personality-Based Names for Your Bearded Dragon

According to the Bearded Dragon Guide, these lizards make excellent pets. They have an even temperament, and some bond closely with their owners. They also have some unique behaviors that can help you come up with a name. For example, these lizards are known to sit still with their mouths hanging open. The action is to help them stay cool, but the behavior lends itself to a name like Dopey or Slobbers. They also tend to sway on their legs to communicate with other lizards. In groups, they form a hierarchy where the largest lizard is the leader. Here are some name ideas based on the personality and behavior traits of bearded dragons:

  • Dizzy - For the swaying
  • Bob
  • Huffy
  • Billows
  • Honey
  • Houdini - For the escape artist
  • Warmheart
  • Mr. Cuddles
  • Snuggles
  • Boss - For the leader of the pack

Names Based on Appearance

Bearded dragons have a definite unique look. From the physical features, such as looking like they have a beard to the various colors and special features an individual dragon might have, you'll find inspiration for any number of fun names.

Physical Features

  • Santa
  • Harley
  • Captain Bluebeard
  • Spike
  • Triangle
  • Whiskers
  • Vandyke
  • Five O'clock Shadow
  • Mutton Chops
  • Stubble

Color

According to Animal Planet, the Pogona, which is the most common bearded dragon to have as a pet, ranges from tan to yellow in color. According to Bearded Dragon Facts, breeders have even managed to create some strains with reds, violets and pale orange. However, this dragon also has the ability to change colors like a chameleon.

  • Biscuit
  • Sandy
  • Sunray
  • Lily-liver
  • Saffron
  • Peaches
  • Xanthous
  • Shifter
  • Chaquita
  • Amber

Special Features

  • Scarface - If the dragon has any scarring
  • Stumpy - If a portion of the tail is missing, since these lizards are agamids and cannot regrow their tails
  • Pinocchio - For a lizard with a longer snout than normal
  • Waddles - For an overweight bearded dragon
  • Tripod - If he is missing a leg
  • Fork - If the tongue is pronounced
  • Bugsy - If he has buggy eyes
  • Lucky - For a lizard that has been ill or in a bad fight and survived
  • Oscar the Grouch - For a lizard that looks grouchy or flares his beard a lot
  • Flare - For one that has a wide flare

Size

  • Tiny Tim
  • Moose
  • Half Pint
  • Lilliputian
  • Behemoth
  • Minikin
  • Mammoth
  • Titanic
  • Tank

Australian Names

There are many choices when it comes to Australian names for your bearded dragon. You could choose a famous Australian, a place of interest, cultural items or even an Aboriginal name.

  • Queensland
  • Ayers
  • Billabong
  • Boomerang
  • Melbourne
  • Wallaby
  • Nicole Kidman
  • Ngarrang - Aboriginal word for bearded dragon
  • Gan - Aboriginal word for reptile
  • Reef - After the Great Reef

Famous Lizard and Dragon Names

  • Godzilla
  • Sleestak - Reptile-like creatures from Land of the Lost
  • Devon and Cornwall - Two-headed dragon from Quest for Camelot
  • Mushu - From Disney's Mulan
  • Joanna - Rescuers Down Under
  • Bing - Angry Beavers
  • Gex - Character from the video game Gex
  • Norbert - Harry Potter
  • Puff - Puff the Magic Dragon

Famous People Who Wore Beards

Bearded dragon
  • Lincoln
  • Leonardo da Vinci
  • Chuck Norris
  • Sean Connery
  • Confucius
  • Frederick Douglass
  • Sigmund Freud
  • Ulysses S. Grant
  • Zeus - mythological
  • ZZ Top - Any member

More Naming Inspiration

If you haven't found a name yet that suits your fancy, you might want to consider some other categories and see what you can come up with. Some themes to look at might include:

  • Music
  • Favorite Foods
  • Gender
  • Famous Heroes
  • Famous Battles
  • Countries, States, Cities
  • Famous Scientists
  • Politicians
  • Cars
  • Holidays
  • Personal human names like Sarah or Mark

Don't Rush to Choose a Name

Bearded dragons can live to as long as 12 years. Take your time and choose a name you're going to love calling your pet for the next decade.

What Should I Name My Bearded Dragon?