90 Lion Names & Meanings
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Who doesn’t have a pet lion? They’re all the rage right now! Seriously though, lions are awesome animals and should not be underestimated.
I don’t recommend having one as a pet if you don’t have good experience and background working with big cats because you might become their next meal if you don’t know what you’re doing!
Tips for Naming a Lion
Like people, lions need names, too! Whether you’re a lion tamer for a circus, a zookeeper, a lion owner at home, or a proud, new owner to a stuffed lion, there are a plethora of names waiting to be given to your lion; it’s just a matter of finding the perfect one! Here are some tips:
- Features: Lions are big cats, with all of the cat-like features, just bigger. Keep their features in mind when thinking of lion names.
- Symbols: What do lions symbolize? These furrrocious cats symbolize strength, bravery, and power, so think about this when brainstorming.
- Africa: When people think of lions, they think of Africa because they’re native to the land. Using any names inspired by Africa, I’d be lyin’ if I said you could go wrong!
Finding the right name for your lion may take some time, but time is all you have as you will be saying this name for the rest of the lion’s life (or yours)! So take your sweet time to come up with a purrrfect name for that lion of yours.
Need a few ideas? Not a problem! I have compiled a list of some of the best lion names out there, so take a look and find the one that you need!
Males lions are an icon of strength and bravery, and their names should have that feel. Try one of these names to see if it is a good fit for your male lion.
Maybe you're looking for a great name for the Queen of the Jungle instead. Try these out lioness names; you might just find the perfect match!
Lions are cute, especially as cubs, so here are a few names that are suitable for those adorable, growing cubs that will be good going into their adult lion years as well.
Lion King Names
Okay, all of these are from The Lion King movies and book, and you likely know the names already! They’re good ones, though.
Since lions are native to Africa, it only makes sense to at least look at the African-inspired names!
Here’s a list of names that either mean “lion” or come from the word.
Fun Facts About Lions
For those who are here learning about lions, how about a few fun facts? There’s a lot to learn about lions!
- Lions are pack animals, which means they stick together in the wild and thrive better in a group. A group of lions is referred to as a “pride,” which usually consists of 15 or more lions.
- Lions sleep up to 20 hours per day. Typical cat!
- Lions can run up to 50 mph in short bursts.
- Female lions do the majority of the hunting while the males protect the group.
- Lions can roar so loud that you can hear it from 5 miles away!
- Male lions grow to be more than 400 pounds in their adult years!
- The heaviest lion ever recorded weighed in at a whopping 826 pounds!
- Lions live about 15 years in the wild but 25-30 years in captivity.
- Lions are the second largest species of cat. The tiger has one up on the lion.
Now that you are all book-smart about lions, do you think you’re ready to own one? If not, then you can always get a stuffed animal and pretend! Either way, you should have no trouble coming up with a name fit for a king, the King of the Jungle!
With all of these lion names, you probably found a few good ones that will suit your feline friend. Take time to find one that you truly love as much as you love that lion!
Kai on August 29, 2020:
I dont know what it means but still Its a good name
Leah ash fan on August 27, 2020:
Lyla is a good name
Emma barber on August 27, 2020:
What about lunu
HeyDuck on August 25, 2020:
I have to write a story for school and the main character is a lion so i think I'll name him Hunter.
Tacocat on August 11, 2020:
I think I might name my real lion cub( my dad is a zookeeper) I think I might name it Cubby, fluffy, or Hunter... maybe fang.
William Mark on July 31, 2020:
Aslan is Turkish for 'lion.' That's where C.S.Lewis got the name for his deity in The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. I didn't find this out til years after I read the series.
But it makes sense. God was often compared / contrasted in power / might /ferocity with lions and bulls. Lewis was a Theology professor.
Jay’storm the she-cat on July 11, 2020:
As a person who loves lions,i am trying to create a lion Pride from schleich(dont blame me,im just a kid!) and its not easy to find names. I havens found any good names for the lionesses here,but i think some fit for the males! I do have a nice name for ppl who want something special,even though its long and so,its ORIGINAL so,here it is,i use it for lionesses btw:
Its just a random Word that sounded good for a lioness so Why not? :D
Hope the person writing about a pride can use This name lol
Plus,WARRIORS ARE THE BEST xD
Have a good day!
Birchfeather warrior of Oakclan on June 18, 2020:
I am writing a lion pride story and this helped, btw @Hazelstar I LUV warrior cats
Em on June 10, 2020:
Work at zoo was helpful thanks
Liz on June 09, 2020:
This was really helpful and interesting!! You make things sound so alive!! Thanks for making this site!! I'm grateful and I'm DEFINITELY sure others appreciate your work!
HHII on June 02, 2020:
The only thing i needed help is names for my Oc's.Already got em names.
Nauvoo on May 22, 2020:
Guys I need you guys help me with nauvoo name meaning he is a African white lion his whole family are rogues
Furry Trash on May 15, 2020:
Is anyone else using this to name their fursona? Just me?
kiara on May 04, 2020:
my name is Kiara and its there
gamer on April 30, 2020:
leo and romeo are good names
Ariel Bingbong on April 29, 2020:
My name is one of them!
Anonymous writer on April 16, 2020:
Sam Piazza on April 16, 2020:
I love Simba a lot better
Anonymous on April 12, 2020:
Yeet on April 11, 2020:
What about blaze or Apollo
Hi on April 11, 2020:
I like nala
charlise on April 09, 2020:
i like nala and simba
Savannah on April 06, 2020:
The name Cabaro or Kirat. Those are my favs
:P on March 30, 2020:
These names are helping me a lot in my writing
kazi on March 30, 2020:
all of them got cute name
Ilovelions on March 24, 2020:
Cariba or Amaris. I have a cat named Cleo, so I guess that'd work, too.
Simba on March 21, 2020:
Beacuse it from lion king
sapphirewishes on March 10, 2020:
Hai, if you want any other animal names such as wolves, other types of cats, (maybe mythical creatures), or other kinds of mammals/hunters, you can visit my website. Bai, good luck.
kaygalaxykay on March 10, 2020:
I like the name Savanna. Try it on your website.
aliyah on March 06, 2020:
helloguy on February 27, 2020:
i need african female lion name
Banana toes on February 06, 2020:
I dont have a pet lion but me play roblox and need to choose name for lion on lions life
Jess on January 08, 2020:
What is a name for a lion
Anonymous on January 07, 2020:
What about (Lenny)the lion.
Hello on January 02, 2020:
Ava on January 01, 2020:
I do not have lion but I have a stuffy and I really wanted to name home so I came on here. I am still deciding on either fang or king
Hazelstar leader of Skyclan on December 12, 2019:
Your lion king names gave me an idea. You can use it if you want: Tama she's from the lion king too
April Angel on December 07, 2019:
I love the names I didn’t use a m r a as a name I used Amara
YASSSSsSsS QUEEN on November 17, 2019:
So I’m playing planet zoo right, well I had just got some lions a male and two females, And then I realized what type of names are ,Zooraia,Camila,and fernadio? So I came into your website and know I have, King, Queen, and nova.
Exiting news Nova is going to be having planet zoo lion cubs!!!
LLLLLIIIIIIOOOOOONNNNNNSSSSS on November 16, 2019:
I have one zoroko
Thyagaraj on November 12, 2019:
Madmane was so good
Cambridge on October 24, 2019:
We named one of our lions Tamu Sana ....meaning so sweet
Another lion we name Ya Kupendenza meaning Delightful
kimari means Gambit
milly green on October 07, 2019:
i need a name for a lion it has to be a bad name because he is a bad cat
imconfused102 on September 30, 2019:
Who one earth has a pet lion?
Ujwal on August 22, 2019:
What about madmane?
Rose on August 19, 2019:
I wasn’t naming my pet lion (I wish!)
But I was naming my lion character in a game but this really helped because so many of the others were Simba and Nala! Thx so much!
Amber King on August 10, 2019:
You forgot Kopa
Amber king on August 09, 2019:
I have my own name Amaraa
Me on July 19, 2019:
You forgot the best, Kovu
The lion fan on July 11, 2019:
#kiara you don't know lion king do you because simba falls in love with name then have kiara
lara on July 10, 2019:
what about zodiac
Ana on July 05, 2019:
What about ziyo
Cp on July 01, 2019:
What about Makeen?
Just call me George on June 08, 2019:
This is sweet I wanted to know some lion names
Kiara(yes that's my actual name) on June 04, 2019:
I forgot that in the Lion King the lion samba falls in love with is Kiara I think ;-;... Anyways, these names were really helpful to me because I have a online lion game and I was wondering what to name it!
Jay. on May 28, 2019:
I need some really cool names, tho.
IDK on May 20, 2019:
do you have any more names????(:
Erin on April 21, 2019:
Breezy on March 31, 2019:
I have toy lion figures and need a name for my new cub. The father is Leon( named after a cat I uses to have) and the mother is Sakura. I need a name for a male cub so please tell me your ideas.
LakshmiLokeshwarReddy on March 30, 2019:
Ewe want deferent names about lion
Wolfie on March 25, 2019:
Me and my friends keep making power points with animals and our names if we were that animal and this website has really helped. Thanks!!!
Uhhhyy on March 21, 2019:
Annoymous on March 13, 2019:
The perfect name name for a Lion is Cheetah. Just to get you confused.
Electric phoenix on January 19, 2019:
Simba is my labradors name !
Nya on January 01, 2019:
Simbas daughter is called Kiara
Eloise on December 25, 2018:
More names from lion king the movie and what is the baby lion that is the kings little boy what is the name
Simba on November 28, 2018:
As a Kenyan, I must add that I am dissapointed.
Rainbow lion on November 25, 2018:
Thanks really helps
Emily on November 08, 2018:
Is musaka an acceptable lion name ?
Aditi Jha/kuhu on September 14, 2018:
I totally love lions. I am a kid! I always wanted a chance to get a lions cub as a pet
Abigail on August 09, 2018:
What about aiaka?
Gracie on June 27, 2018:
What about Cecil...the poor lion that was hunted savagely not too long ago by a idiot in Africa?
Me, Myself And I on June 27, 2018:
How could you put Kula in the TLK names but not Kovu?
Briana on June 22, 2018:
Where's kovu in the lion king names? Cant forget kovu
Meow on May 25, 2018:
I love Lions!
Eden on May 07, 2018:
Nice job with the lion names it was very useful for roblox game called lion role play
ME_HUMAN on April 17, 2018:
I like words
Lilly on March 12, 2018:
I love the name Zahara rolls off the tounge don't you think?
Luna on February 20, 2018:
I like Luna
I_Am_A_Person on February 08, 2018:
Oh. so my name is also a name for a female lion. I'm nothing like a lion. I"m tiny and shy and sly and a fox wearing a human skin suit... wait what I didn't say anything.
Lexie_Lion_LoD on January 16, 2018:
love the names
Lion lover on December 17, 2017:
The names Kion, Loki, and Zues are totally awesome!
ŁäŁä on December 14, 2017:
Man I really like these names
Allison on August 30, 2017:
This is some cool names!
Hey person below on July 16, 2017:
V Yeah, but ORIGINAL names are good too
Perielice on July 09, 2017:
I think Simba and Nala are awesome names for lion cubs
Lisa on July 05, 2017:
I think King is quite a good name, my name is Savannah :3 lmao
LionStar on April 16, 2017:
I love this website and i have been waiting for a pet real lion but I guess Santa hasn't been keeping up but i got plenty of stuffed ones. For a female Lion I would suggest Siberia and for male Judah.
Bob on March 21, 2017:
Does anyone know how a lioness is found attractive? Or are they just all attractive if they are healthy? I know that male lions are found attractive based on the darker there mane is; but what about female? :o
Victoria Webster on January 27, 2017:
Wow.You got really into detail in this thing.I love all the names.
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Suzie from Carson City on April 27, 2016:
Tat...I see you are a lover of felines and I can appreciate that. I'm fond of them as well. You've done a wonderful job with this interesting page on Lions, name & meanings. Love it. Peace, Paula
TheWitchQueen on February 02, 2016:
For some Queens of the jungle I suggest
Delta, love it for strong, powerful, Royal lioness
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Girls mermaids names
The following are some of the most popular female merfolk names. You may have heard about the water-dwelling human-like creatures through myths and fairy-tales. The females are said to be calculatingly beautiful. Here are some of their names and meanings.
- Aaralyn: American - with song.
- Adamaris: Latin - noble of the sea.
- Amarine: French - aquamarine.
- Anahita: Indian - goddess of the waters.
- Amberly: American - ruler of the jewels. It has a french version Ambra or Ambre meaning jewel or gemstone.
- Ayumi: Japanese - a sweet fish.
- Calypso: Greek - she who hides, an island nymph, or a musical genre.
- Cadenza: Italian - musical term.
- Chantara: Thai- moon water.
- Cora: Greek - maiden. Its variation could be corinna.
- Coralin: Greece - from the coral of the sea.
- Coventina: Celtic - water goddess.
- Dooriya: England - the sea.
- Earwine: England - the friend of the sea.
- Ebba: English - flowing tide.
- Gracelynn: German - graceful as a waterfall.
- Iwalani: Hawaiian - royal seagull.
- Jennis: American - wild wave.
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- Kendra: English - water baby, or magical.
- Kenda: English- child of clear, or cool water.
- Kelsey: English - from the island of ships.
- Leimomi: Hawaiian - daughter of pearls.
- Leucothea: Greece - a sea nymph.
- Marella: Irish/Celtic - shining sea.
- Maressa: Latin American - of the sea.
- Maricia: Latin America - of the sea.
- Mariska: Hungary - stars of the sea, or bitterness.
- Marja: Scandinavia- sadness from the sea.
- Marnia: Latin America - maid of the sea.
- Meltem: Turkish - wind from the sea.
- Meryl: Celtic - bright sea.
- Moanna: American - ocean.
- Muriel: Celtic - shining sea.
- Nirveli: India- from the water.
- Pania: Maori - mythological sea maiden.
- Ronelle: English - powerful seas.
- Sarila: Turkey - water flood.
- Shasa: Africa - precious water.
- Undine: Latin America - of the waves.
- Yareli: Native American - water lady.
- Zenevieva: Slovakia - white wave.
Some of the most popular merfolk names are boy names. The sea creatures have both males and females. Parents to boys should feel encouraged that they too can find a unique name for their children. Consider the examples below.
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- Abijam: Israel - father of the sea.
- Aalton: Finnish - wave.
- Ambudhi: India - the sea.
- Arran: English and Scottish - a person who lives on an island.
- Atl: Aztec - water.
- Bardo: German/Aboriginal - water.
- Bradan: Irish- salmon.
- Cain: Welsh - clear water.
- Caldwell: English - cold water source.
- Ceolbeorht: England - seaman.
- Cid: Arabic/English - from a large island.
- Delmore: French - of the sea.
- Dillan:Welsh - son of the sea.
- Douglas: Scottish/English, - dark water.
- Ervin: Hungary - friend of the sea.
- Firth: Scotland- arm of the sea.
- Hotham: Israel - a seal.
- Hurley: Irish/Gaelic - sea tide.
- Irwin: English - sea friend, or sea lover.
- Kaikane: Hawaiian - masculine sea.
- Kaiholo: Hawaiian - moving sea.
- Katsumi: Japanese - win over the sea.
- Kelsey: English - from the island of ships.
- Kye: American, - ocean.
- Mar: Spanish - the sea.
- Marion: Hebrew - bitter, or from the sea.
- Merlin: England/Celtic/Welsh - by the sea, sea fortress.
- Merrik: English - meaning ruler of the sea.
- Morrissey: Irish - meaning choice of the sea.
- Murdoch: Irish/Scottish/Celtic - meaning seaman, protector of the sea.
- Murrough: Irish - fighter of the sea.
- Myrddin: Welsh- sea fort.
- Namazzi: Africa - water.
- Nen: Arabic/Egyptian - ancient waters.
- Pelagios: Greek - from the sea.
- Ponce: Latin - of the sea.
- Roka: Japan - white crest of the wave.
- Ronan: Irish - little seal.
- Saebeorht: English - glory at sea.
- Sachiel: Israel - angel of water.
- Seager: English - sea spear.
- Shui: Chinese - coming from water.
- Teddington: English - where the tide ends.
- Varun: India - lord of the sea.
- Zale: Greece - sea strength.
- Zulimar: Spanish - blue ocean.
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The best mermaid names are simple and unique. Your baby will grow to be revered and loved just because of her identity. If you are stranded and worried about a first name that captures people's attention, consider the examples above for a change.
Top dragon names to consider
Do you know of any famous dragons? If you are looking for a cute name that indicates power and strength, then these cool dragon names will be perfect. Consider the examples below and choose your favorite dragon name.
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Before we get into the different dragon names, and their meanings, you may want to look at the following list of the most famous ones. This answers the question, what is the most famous dragon? Some of the most popular ones are:
- Falkor the lucky dragon
- Lollipop dragon from Lollipop Dragon: The Magic Lollipop Adventure.
- St. George & The Dragon
- Saphira of the Inheritance Cycle series, Eragon
- Mushu, who is the funniest dragon ever to be created.
- Fin Fang Foom - a character of the long-gone age of monsters
- Draco from The Film Dragonheart.
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- Pete’s Dragon – Elliot
- Puff - The Magical Dragon
Apart from the list above, you have probably heard of ice dragon names and a few popular red dragon names. The following categorization lists several dragon names that are either neutral, male or female with their variants.
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Unisex/ neutral names
Some of the most famous dragon names are those you may consider neutral. They work for both males and females. They include:
- Drake: Mostly used for boys' but can work for any kid. It means one who has the power of snake and dragon
- Brantley: Refers to firebrand. Even though it works for any dragon, it is one of the best fire dragon names.
- Ryoko: It may mean a woman who is like the dragon, but can work for anyone.
- Arrow: Means dragon slayer.
- Tatsuya: Refers to the sign of the dragon, and has a Japanese origin.
- Pachua: Comes from the Hopi tribe and refers to the feathered water snake.
- Chance: It refers to luck or fortune.
- Aidan: Comes from the Irish, and means little fire.
- Blaze: Means fire breather
- Xiuhcoatl: Refers to the fire serpent or the weapon of destruction.
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Male dragon names
Apart from names that work specifically for both genders, there are those that are strictly male. They were used for male dragons. Mae dragons were fierce, fire-breathing creatures were no-nonsense creatures. They ranged from good to evil. They include:
- Apalala: Is the Hindi name for the water dragon.
- Apep: From the Egyptian. It could mean "to slither." According to myths, he is the evil giant snake or serpent dragon that was the enemy of the sun god.
- Apophis: Comes from the Greek form of Egyptian Apep, meaning"to slither."
- Askook: Originates from the native American Algonquin name referring to the"snake."
- Astarot: Refers to the Prince of Hell. It means the "leading one" or "the chief."
- Attor: This is an old English word that means gall poison venom. Its variant is Ator.
- Chua: Is native American name meaning snake.
- Coatl: Is Nahuatl name that means snake.
- Draco: Comes from Latin and Greek name, Drakon, which means dragon.
- Dracul: Is the Romanian name referring to a dragon or the devil.
- Drago: Is an Italian form of Latin Draco.
- Drake: Is the English surname that changed to a first name. It is said to have originated from the name Draca, which means snake or dragon. Other versions say its origin is from Middle English drake, which means male duck, while the third origin is from Old Norse Draki, meaning snake or monster.
- Drakon: Is the Greek name that means dragon.
- Ehecatl: Refers to the wind serpent.
- Fafnir: Is the Old Norse myth name of a dwarf who transformed into a dragon and is a symbol of greed. Its variant is Fraenere.
- Glaurung: In Tolkien's Middle-Earth, this is the name of the wingless, fire-breathing, trickster dragon known as "The Deceiver" and "Father of Dragons." He was slain by Túrin.
- Herensuge: It refers to a dragon in the Basque language.
- Iormungand: Variant form of Old Norse Jörmungandr which means, "giant pole." It is the name of the Midgard Serpent/ World Serpent, which encircles the earth below the ocean.
- Knucker: It is an old English legend name of a kind of serpentine. It is a winged water dragon that attacks with venom or constriction. It comes from the Anglo-Saxon word nicor, which refers to the water monster.
- Ladon: Who is the Greek god of dragons? Ladon is a Greek name that refers to a river god. It is the popular hundred-headed dragon whose responsibility was to guard the garden of the Hesperides. He was believed to be the cleansing of the river.
- Leviathan: Is an Anglicized form of Hebrew Livyathan, which means coiled, twisted in folds, and wreathed. The bible refers to it as a demonic water dragon. Its variant is Livyathan.
- Longwei: Is the Chinese name meaning dragon greatness.
- Nagendra: Is a Hindi name made of Sanskrit naga, a snake, and the name of the god Indra, hence "snake-Indra."
- Nidhogg/ Nidhoggr/ Nidhug: It refers to the dreaded striker. According to myths, it is a dragon or serpent who gnaws at the roots of the world tree Yggdrasill.
- Nilakanta: Is a Hindi name meaning blue-throated. Myths have it that this is a title belonging to the naga king Vasuki.
- Ophiuchus: It is a Greek name for the serpent bearer.
- Ormarr: Is an old Norse name made of the elements orm "serpent" and herr "army," thus making the "serpent army."
- Ormr: Refers to the dragon, serpent, or snake.
- Orochi: Is Japanese for a big snake. Myth indicates that it is an eight-forked serpent who demanded young girls sacrifices and was killed by the god-hero Susanoo.
- Pendragon: Is a Celtic name referring to the chief dragon.
- Pythagoras: Is a Greek name made of Pythios, which is a python and the word agora meaning market, thus creating the "python market."
- Pythios: It is also from the Greek. It comes to the word pythein, meaning "to rot." According to myth, this is the name of a serpent killed by Apollo near Delphi. The name then became one of his epithets. Its variant is Pythius.
- Quetzalcoatl: Is an Aztec Nahuatl name that means feathered serpent. Myth has it as the name of a god of the sky.
- Ryuu: Is a Japanese name meaning the dragon spirit.
- Samael: This has its origin from the Jewish culture. It traces its roots in the bible as it refers to a fallen archangel, who is also the angel of poison and death. He is also the accuser, the seducer, and the destroyer who is famously known as The Grim Reaper.
- Shesha: According to Hindi myth, this is the name of a naga king of serpents, who is one of the primal beings of creation. The name came from Sanskrit root shiş, which refers to "that which remains."
- Tatsuo: Has its origin in Japan, and it means dragon man, far-reaching man, or the imperial man.
- Tatsuya: It is a Japanese name meaning to be dragon-assertive.
- Tezcacoatl: It refers to the reflecting serpent king.
- Uruloki: This is the name of a sub-species of a wingless fire-breathing dragon, also known as the fire-drake. They appeared in Tolkien's Middle-Earth and were probably sired by Glaurung.
- Uther: The name may is a variant form of Arthur, which means bear-man.
- Vasuki: It is a Hindi myth name of a naga or serpent. He refers to a king with a gem on his head.
- Veles/ Volos: It is a variant form of Slavic Volos, which means ox. According to myth, this is the name of a god of the earth, underworld, dragons, cattle, magic, and trickery. He is an enemy of Perun and is described as being horned and serpentine.
- Viper: Serpent meaning to bear, to bring forth.
- Vritra: Hindi myth name of a dragon or serpent, that represents drought. It means the enveloper.
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Female dragon names
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Female dragons are not only fierce but also cute. You have probably come across some of the female dragon names. Visually, from artwork and paintings, one may assume that they are adorable. However, do not be mistaken as they are described to be some of the most vicious creatures that ever lived. Any parent would be proud of giving their little girls any of these names, especially as a nickname. They include:
- Adalinda: Originates from and refers to the noble serpent. Its variants include Adelind, Adelinda, Adelinde, Adelonda, Dalinda, and Aethelinda
- Amelinda: Also originates from a German name. It could mean the work serpent or weak worker.
- Annabelinda: Refers to an English compound name derived from composed of Latin Anna meaning favor or grace, and German Belinda, which is a beautiful serpent. It is a gracious, beautiful serpent.
- Belinda: Has its origins in the German word, Betlinde. It means the bright serpent or bright linden tree. Its variants include Bellinda, Belynda, and Bindy.
- Chumana: Is a Native American name that refers to a snake maiden.
- Chusi/ Coaxoch: Is the snake flower.
- Hydra: Is a Greek name derived from the word hydor, which means water. According to myths, it refers to one many-headed water dragon that was killed by Hercules.
- Linda: Is an English name that is derived from a Germanic Lindi, which means serpent. It could also come from the Spanish word meaning pretty. Its variant is Lindy, Linnie, Lynda, or Lyndi.
- Malinda: Variant spelling of English Melinda, or Mindy meaning either black/dark serpent or sweet serpent. It could be one of the best black dragon names you are looking for.
- Kaida: What name means dragon? This name refers to the little dragon. It is of Japanese origin. Kaida is a name that has been used by parents who are considering baby names for girls.
- Medousa: The famous Medousa comes from the Greek/Latin name that means guardian. It refers to the name of one of the three Gorgons who had snakes for hair and whose glance turned anyone who looked at them to stone. She was the only Gorgon who was mortal. Its variant is Medusa.
- Melusine: Is a German legend name of a fresh-water spirit believed to reside in sacred springs and rivers. It could mean wonder or sea-fog. It is depicted as being like a fish or serpent from the waist down.
- Shuman: It comes from the native American name meaning the rattlesnake handler.
- Tanis: Originates from the Greek form of Phoenician Tanith, which means the serpent lady.
- Tanit: Comes from the Phoenician myth name of a goddess of love, the moon, and the stars, possibly. It also means a serpent lady. Its variants are Tanith.
- Tiamat: It originates from Babylonia. It comes from Sumerian elements ti "life," and ama "mother," which means mother of life. According to the myth, this is the name of a primeval sea dragon goddess, that is the embodiment of Chaos, and mother of the first gods.
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56 Disney-Inspired Pet Names Perfect for Your Little Prince or Princess
We’re all a little obsessed with the wonderful world of Disney, and let’s be real, a lot of it has to do with the amazing character names the geniuses behind the brand come up with. So what better way to celebrate said obsession than by bestowing Disney names on our other obsession? We’d be hard-pressed to think of anything more perfect than marrying our love of Disney with the love we have for our pets.
And not all Disney names have to be as obvious as Cinderella or Prince Charming — we’ve found some names for your dog, cat, guinea pig or snake that are much more clever than that.
Disney-inspired male names
There are tons of great male names to be found in the world of Disney. Some of these are classic, and some are super modern, but they would all make an awesome name for your new pet.
- Arlo: Main dino character from The Good Dinosaur
- Baymax: Personal health care robot from Big Hero 6
- Bing Bong: Riley’s imaginary friend from Inside Out
- Bruno: A dog from Cinderella
- Carl: Main character from Up
- Chernabog: Gargoyle-like creature from Fantasia
- Cubby: A Lost Boy from Peter Pan
- Dash: Son of Mr. Incredible on The Incredibles
- Dug: Dog from Up who can talk because of a special collar
- Fergus: King from Brave
- Flubber: Title character from Flubber
- Goofy: Popular dog character from many works
- Grem: Character from Cars 2
- Grimsby: Prince Eric’s servant from The Little Mermaid
- Hopper: Mean grasshopper from A Bug’s Life
- Kevin: Flightless bird from Up
- King Louie: Orangutan from The Jungle Book
- Koda: Young bear from Brother Bear
- Major: Horse from Cinderella
- Mater: Also known as Tow Mater, comical character from the Cars franchise
- Mickey: The most famous mouse of all
- Nemo: Main fishy character from Finding Nemo
- Olaf: Friendly snowman from Frozen
- Pluto: Popular Disney pup
- Rolly: Dalmatian puppy from the 101 Dalmatians TV series
- Stitch: Koala-like alien from Lilo and Stitch
- Sully: James P. Sullivan is the main monster in Monsters, Inc.
- Zipper: Housefly from the Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers TV series
Disney-inspired female names
These girly names would be great for your new girl dog or cat (or fish).
- Ariel: Main character from The Little Mermaid
- Atta: Princess Atta (an ant) was in A Bug’s Life
- Bambi: Deer from Bambi, and yes, we know he’s a boy, but it’s a more common female name
- Belle: Princess from Beauty and the Beast
- Boo: Child mistakenly trapped in the monster world in Monsters, Inc.
- Clarabelle: Clarabelle Cow is a classic Disney character
- Dinah: Alice’s kitten from Alice in Wonderland
- Dory: Prominent female fish character from Finding Nemo and Finding Dory
- Dottie: Main character from Doc McStuffins
- Eve: Robot probe, officially named EVE, from WALL-E
- Gothel: Mother Gothel was Rapunzel’s “mom” who kidnapped her as an infant in Tangled
- Honey: Honey Lemon was one of Hiro’s friends in Big Hero 6
- Joy: Main character from Inside Out
- Judy: Judy Hopps was the protagonist in 2016’s Zootopia
- Kala: Adoptive mother of Tarzan
- Lady: Title character from Lady and the Tramp
- Lilo: Main character from Lilo and Stitch
- Merryweather: One of the three good fairies from Sleeping Beauty
- Minnie: The famous Minnie Mouse, of course
- Mittens: Stray cat befriended by Bolt
- Mrs. Potts: In Beauty and the Beast, the castle’s head housekeeper was transformed into a teapot
- Nala: Simba’s friend and later, wife, from The Lion King
- Pom-Pom: Cat from Cinderella II
- Sally: Sally Finklestein was a rag doll monster in The Nightmare Before Christmas
- Tiana: Princess from The Princess and the Frog
- Tiger Lily: Friend of Peter Pan
- Ursula: Sea witch from The Little Mermaid
- Vanellope: From Wreck-It Ralph
Originally published May 2016. Updated July 2017.