Bearded Dragon Names for a Male or Female

So, you’ve just introduced a new bearded dragon to your family and you’re struggling to find great bearded dragon names.

Naming a new pet is always a struggle. It’s a massive responsibility to give them a name that suits their personality.

But choosing a name doesn’t need to be stressful. We’ve created this guide to help you out.

Tip 1: What Type of Name Are You Looking For?

The first thing you need to decide is what type of name you’re looking for. Are you wanting names based on the appearance of your bearded dragon?

Do you want an ironic, humorous name? Do you want a name that is more suited to people to add to their personality?

Do you want an ironic, humorous name? Do you want a name that is more suited to people to add to their personality?

Ultimately, whether your bearded dragon is a male or female, you need to make sure the type of name suits them.

Tip 2: Working Out a Bearded Dragon’s Sex

It can be quite difficult to an untrained eye to tell if you have a male or a female bearded dragon. This can obviously be quite important when selecting names your bearded dragon.

You can check an in-depth guide on how to tell if you have a male or a female bearded dragon here. But keep reading for a quick explanation here.

You can tell the sex of your bearded dragon in one of three ways:

  • Check the Size of the Femoral Pores
  • Identify Hemipenal Bulges
  • Observing Behavior

The most reliable way to tell is from the femoral pores, on a male they are quite visible and on a female they are less easy to see.

Bearded Dragon Femoral Pores

If you are still not sure if you have a boy or a girl, then check out this guide here.

Tip 3: Consider Your Own Personal Interests

If you’re into reading, watching TV or like a particular genre of music, you’ll want your dragon’s name to reflect you. They’re part of your family after all, and they should be made to feel like it.

You want to get to know your bearded dragon and select names that reflect their personality.

For example, if your bearded dragon always looks grumpy, you should name them after a grumpy character in a book that you love.

Famous Names

There’s lots of scope for media-inspired names for a bearded dragon. There are dragons in lots of books and films to choose from.

You could also use the ‘bearded’ part of them to find inspiration. Perhaps name your beardie after a famous person with a beard. For example, Zeus or Abraham Lincoln.

So, what are the top media inspired names?

  • Draco
  • Toothless
  • Smaug

Names Based on Appearance

If you’ve purchased a morph or fancy bearded dragon you might want a name based on their appearance.

Dragons that aren’t the standard form can come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Why not celebrate your bearded dragon’s uniqueness by giving them a name to match?

  • Sandy
  • Titch
  • Tiny

Ironic Names

Ironic names come in a few different forms. You can give your bearded dragon a name that is completely opposite to their characteristics, Fluffy for example.

Going against the grain like this is really unique and cute. Ironic names such as this tend to suit most bearded dragons too if you look at their faces when making a decision.

Personally, I love giving pets ‘human names’. Bearded dragons are especially great for this.

Whatever name you give them, their faces will let you know if they disapprove anyway, so have fun with it. Why not try Kevin or Nigel for a male or Suzanne or Christine for a female?

You could even give them a name that’s generally used for a different type of pet.

Also, remember that your surname is also their surname.

So, if there is a funny first name that combines well with your surname, you could use that.

Unisex Names

If you’ve purchased a young bearded dragon, it might be more difficult to work out if they’re male or female straight away. You will need to wait until they reach sexual maturity to tell.

So in the meantime, what’re you going to do? You can’t just call them ‘it’.

Below are a few names that would do for either sex. This means that when you do eventually find out, you won’t need to change their name.

  • Typhoon
  • Cuddles
  • Twinkle
  • Jessie
  • Scooter
  • Smoky
  • Scratch
  • Peanut
  • Jaws
  • Scamper
  • Buggy

If you know that your bearded dragon is male, but you’re really struggling to get the right name for him, try out one of these:

  • Ricky
  • Blackbeard
  • Derek
  • Rango
  • Oliver
  • Ares
  • Spike
  • Hugo
  • Rex
  • Buddy
  • Magnum

But, if you’ve brought a new female into your family, you could use one of these names instead:

  • Elena
  • Diva
  • Kitty
  • Betty
  • Honey
  • Cassie
  • Emerald
  • Lizzie
  • Millie
  • Ruby
  • Jade

Fun Fact: Training a Beardie Their Name

It is possible to make your beardie come to you when you call their name. Bearded dragons get to know the sound of your voice due to your tone.

Not only is this a cool party trick but it can also help if you lose your beardie when you let them out of their tank. It could save their life!

You can find out how to train your bearded dragon here.


So there you have it, we’ve suggested some of the best bearded dragon names out there. Take your time and get to know your dragon.

Bearded dragons live for 10-15 years, so that’s how long you’ll be stuck with a name if you don’t like it. Test a few things out and pick the best one for your new best friend.

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  • About Matthew Cantell

    I was just 15 years of age when I first met a bearded dragon. It was at my friend's house and I instantly grew an immediate attraction to, what has now become, my favourite animal on the planet! Making fantastic pets for both children and adults alike, they each have their own personality and are certainly full of character. There are, though, some important things that we should all know when it comes to caring for these amazing animals!
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