Bearded Dragon Names – Awesome Ideas For Naming Your Dragon

bearded dragon names

Bearded dragon names should celebrate how affectionate, interactive and beautiful these pet reptiles are. Today we’ll share hundreds of good bearded dragon names. Inspired by trending topics, cool lizard facts and characteristics. Bearded dragons are the most popular pet reptile for a reason. They are chilled out, curious and happy to be handled. They also come in loads of cool morphs! So whether you’ve got a hypo orange bearded dragon, a leatherback or even a translucent or paradox, we’ve got the perfect bearded dragon names for you.

I’ll also share what I called my own rescue pet bearded dragon, and how we chose his rather unusual name!


It’s possible when you bring home your baby beardy that you won’t know if it’s a boy or a girl. And that’s okay, as long as you aren’t planning on breeding baby bearded dragons it really doesn’t matter!

Naming Your Dragon

Deciding what to name a bearded dragon can be tricky. After all, you are hopefully going to get to spend years living with your choice, and using it every day. When I named my little guy it took several days of debate before the right choice fell into our laps.

Fortunately, bearded dragon name ideas can come from anywhere. As most owners don’t teach their scaly friends to come when called, you don’t need to be constrained in the way you can with cats and dogs.

There is a massive world of ideas open to you, from short and sweet to long and unusual. Unique bearded dragon names can come from anywhere, and we’ve put some of our top choices together for you here.

Female Bearded Dragon Names

Girl bearded dragon names can be as feminine or funky as you like! If you are going for a traditional human style name, then why not pick one with a connection to your beardie’s Australian routes? Or maybe you just want a nice traditional girls’ name with a bit of a dragon twist?

  • Evie
  • Luna
  • Torie
  • Venue
  • Greta
  • Lottie
  • Sydney
  • Willow
  • Dollie
  • Chloe
  • Callie
  • Amy
  • Pixie
  • Florie
  • Gracie
  • Gypsy
  • Talia
  • Clara
  • Mel
  • Sheila
  • Trish
  • Minnie
  • Flick

Male Bearded Dragon Names

Boy bearded dragon names can be traditional human names too, especially those with a dragon-ish twist.

  • Arlo
  • Striker
  • Rocky
  • Noah
  • Brandon
  • Finn
  • Gizmo
  • Brick
  • Ozzy
  • Bailey
  • Slate
  • Charlie
  • Bodie
  • Chip
  • Cooper
  • Brynn
  • Teddy
  • Cosmo
  • Arnie
  • Ryder
  • Tanner
  • Thomas
  • Riley
  • Archie
  • Taylor

Unisex Bearded Dragon Names

Good male bearded dragon names don’t have to be specifically geared towards the boys, of course! Lizards are notoriously hard to sex. Many owners go there entire lizard’s life without being 100% sure whether they are a boy or a girl. And let’s face it, for most of us it really doesn’t matter either way.

Bearded dragons are usually solitary creatures, although there are a few cases where a pair of females can be carefully kept together. So unless you are deliberately intending to breed them you don’t actually need to know whether they are male or female. So go nuts. Make whatever choice works for you, your beardie will be just as happy as a Zigar The Great as he will as a Matilda.

  • Phoenix
  • Trigger
  • Myth
  • Owl
  • Wave
  • Trick
  • Enigma
  • Crush
  • Sparrow
  • Zap
orange bearded dragon

Cute Bearded Dragon Names

Our rescued beardie came home as a full size adult. But most owners pick up their new reptiles as infants, and when it comes to baby bearded dragon names you normally want to have something as sweet as their tiny toes. Here are some seriously adorable bearded dragon names for you to try on for size.

  • Baby
  • Cutie
  • Sweetie
  • Pickle
  • Cherry
  • Angel
  • Boo
  • Noodle
  • Tweak
  • Wriggles
  • Scuttle
  • Clawde
  • Scalie
  • Twitches
  • Lizzie
  • Cherub
  • Licks
  • Skittles

Funny Bearded Dragon Names

When I decided to adopt our beardie, I showed a picture of him to my sister on my phone. After an appropriate few moments of awwwws and coos, she had a very good question. “Why is it called a bearded dragon? It doesn’t have a beard. And let’s face it, it’s not exactly a dragon”.

While he isn’t really a dragon, you can see why they got the name. But the bearded issue is much more clear, but only when you catch them in the right environment. Because a bearded dragon’s beard appears when he’s angry, upset or stressed.

Put a full grown male beardie in front of another adult male’s tank, then watch and wait for a few moments. As soon as they notice each other, you’ll see those beards appear. A dark patch underneath the chin, where the skin will turn almost black.

So given that your bearded dragon really can have a bearded on occasion, then surely a good way to give him an amusing name can be by celebrating this funny characteristic

red bearded dragon

Beardie Bearded Dragon Names

  • Bristles
  • Bushy
  • Dumbledore
  • Gandalf
  • Grizzle
  • Merlin
  • Pirate
  • Black Beard
  • Blue Beard
  • Red Beard
  • Rincewind
  • Stubble
  • Wizard
  • Wolverine

Cool Bearded Dragon Names

Bearded dragons are the epitome of a cool pet. So why not give them a cool name to match?

  • Ace
  • Harley
  • Scales
  • Dart
  • Axel
  • Knuckles
  • Storm
  • Spike
  • Clay
  • Dino
  • Zilla
  • Wing
  • Blaze
  • Castle
  • Champ
  • Leather
  • Slink
  • Buddy
  • Dozer
  • Chase

Of course, another cool way to name your bearded dragon is to get inspired by his or her gorgeous coloration.

Green Bearded Dragon Names

Did you know that bearded dragons come in an amazing range of colors and shades. From brightest red to so pale that they are almost white, some beardie morphs really do stand out. So why not give your dragon a name that matches his hue? Here are some great green bearded dragon names:

  • Valley
  • Emerald
  • Fern
  • Tizer
  • Safe
  • Everest
  • Forest
  • Spring
  • Pear drop
  • Gator
  • Nymph
  • Gem
  • Ivy
  • Lime

Red Bearded Dragon Names

  • Royal
  • Scarlet
  • Ember
  • Shimmer
  • Berry
  • Chilli
  • Raspberry
  • Strawberry
  • Carmine
  • Rufus
  • Flame
  • Sunburst
  • Rouge
  • Ruby
  • Rusty

Orange Bearded Dragon Names

Orange bearded dragons are very striking with their sun kissed skin.

Here are some great names for this standout shade.

  • Amber
  • Honey
  • Tiger
  • Cider
  • Goldie
  • Leo
  • Gila
  • Carrot
  • Sandy
  • Flare
  • Pumpkin
  • Apricot
  • Citrus
  • Ginger
  • Nala
  • Sunny
  • Umber

Best Bearded Dragon Names

The best bearded dragon names are the ones that work for you and your family.

After several days of bouncing ideas around, we settled on a name that works perfectly for our little lizard. And it came completely out of nowhere, from the mouth of my young daughter. It’s slightly off the wall, but it really works.

So I am delighted to introduce, Ray:

What did you name your bearded dragon? Why not let us know in the comments section below!

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