Spider names can be inspired by their crazy characteristics. Web spinning, long distance jumping, eight legged legends, there is so much to be impressed by when it comes to the spindly pet spider. Although spiders are often considered insects, these are arachnids, closely related to scorpions. Spiders are an incredible and important part of our healthy ecosystem. They also make unique pets, which need pretty cool spider names. Today we’ll share awesome ideas for pet spider names, from jumping spiders to tarantulas!
Naming Your Pet Spiders
Spiders are considered one of the most beneficial critters on our planet thanks to their propensity for keeping a variety of insect pests under control. There are thousands of species of spiders throughout the world, and they are prevalent in almost every continent except for Antarctica.
The most common arachnid pet is the tarantula. There are over 1,000 tarantulas worldwide, and these spiders group several spiders in the family Theraphosidae. In this group is the Goliath Tarantula, which is considered the world’s biggest arachnid.
When it comes to keeping tarantulas as pets, the most popular types are the Mexican, red-kneed tarantula and the Chinese rose tarantula. As pets, tarantulas are docile, low-maintenance, and even responsive to human handling.
Female Spider Names
Girl tarantulas can live up to 25 years in captivity! They are generally larger than male tarantulas and may even have a stockier body.
Many spider enthusiasts may prefer to keep a female tarantula over a male due to their wider variety of pattern and color types. Female tarantulas are also considered more extraordinary than their male counterparts thanks to their more impressive size. Here are some of our favorite female names perfect for your creepy, crawly fem fatal.
- La Princess
- Miss Spider
- Miss Fangs
- Madam Ocho
Male Spider Names
Boys don’t live nearly as long as their female counterparts, but they can be just as unique and interesting to raise. On average, a male tarantula can live up to eight years in captivity. They are also described as more skittish than female tarantulas and may not respond to human handling as well.
When startled, male tarantulas are more likely to hide. Their enclosure should be quiet and secure and offer them a place to hide away. Do you have a male tarantula? Look at these crazy cool male spider names.
- Eight Ball
- Mr. Fang
Unique Spider Names
There are quite a few unique pets, but is there any as unique as a spider? If you’re curious enough to want to raise a spider as a companion, you’re probably also somewhat of a trend setter. Spiders are stand-alone companions, and you deserve a stand-alone name. Here are some of our 25 favorite spider names for that one-of-a-kind spider of yours.
- Madam Octa
Funny Spider Names
Humor is good for the soul, and it may be very good for any spider owner who is feeling a bit of anxiety about raising an eight-legged companion. If a member of your family is nervous about your new pet, a funny name can help them to feel less worried too. There are countless puns you can use as inspiration when it comes to naming your pet spider. Keep it lighthearted with these 25 funny names below!
- Venom Machine
- Daddy Long Legs
- Itsy Bitsy
- Mr. Webs
- Fuzzy Wuzzy
- Ms. Webs
- Miss Muffet
- Eighty Eight
Cute Spider Names
Ignore the haters. We know spiders are seriously cute. Jumping spiders have an almost dancing way of walking. Tarantulas have fine hairs all over their body that make them appear furry. And even if you have a spider that you don’t find especially precious, you can still pick one of the below cute sounding spider names for a spider that has a face maybe only a mother could love.
Tough Spider Names
Though small, spiders have a mighty presence. They are often associated with all things dark, creepy, gloomy, or wicked. In truth, spiders are relatively docile and would prefer to hide away from people than to harm them.
Still, spiders can emit a “tough” exterior. If you’re interested in raising a spider, you might have a bit of a tough edge. This list could be perfect for anyone looking to show off their tough spider with a tough moniker.
- Black Widow
- Lady Killer
Smart Spider Names
Is your spider an eight-legged Poindexter? Spiders are pretty clever, with recent studies finding they are actually smarter than most of us realize. Some species can manipulate their prey based on habits of the certain species, and many are capable of problem solving or premeditating certain decisions. For that little spider genius of yours, here are some genius spider names.
Cool Spider Names
Finally, we have some wicked cool spider names perfect for the spider that’s totally low key, super chill, and all things legit. Here are 25 of our favorite cool kid spider names.
- Lady Grey
So, what do you think about our above list of spider names? Did one of them fit your unique spider? Tell us what you think about our choice of 100 spider names in the comment section below.
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