How To Name Your Iguana? (70 Unique Ideas)

Before you get your new Iguana, it’s important to consider the different names available and what impact they’ll have on your future pet. Most people know the importance of a name in popularity in social media. Not only is it fun to pick a name that fits your iguana, but it’s also beneficial to how they interact with people. That is why I wrote this article to help you pick an appropriate name for your iguana.

Why is naming your iguana important?

Engaging with your pet– naming a pet is an important process. It’s not only beneficial to the pet, but it also helps the owner bond with their new friend. Here’s why naming your iguana is important. As you already know, iguanas are very social animals and forming bonds with other iguanas or even people is of the utmost importance to them. The way they communicate is through body language, sights and sounds; however, in order to understand them, have a name for each of these things. Calling out their names will help them recognize you and can be useful in several ways.

Social media popularity– Not only is naming a great way to engage with your pet, but it can also provide you with the opportunity to get your social media followers involved as well. Everyone loves social media. You may want to share pictures of your iguana with your friends on Facebook or Instagram. If you need to tag your pet in a post, having an appropriate name will help others know which is which. When you name your iguana, ask friends and family members for their suggestions. Then, use social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to get the word out about your lizard’s new name. Ask people to vote on their favorite name and share it with others who are interested in lizards as well.

Ease of training– Naming your iguana will also be helpful when it comes to training and understanding the sounds they make (they normally won’t make any). For instance, if you want to train your iguana to come when called, it will be easier if you can tell which one is which. You can also use this to differentiate between the different iguanas in your collection.

Identification– Naming your iguana will help with identification purposes as well. If you have multiple lizards or even just one, you can tell them apart by their names. This will also help you remember the names if they get lost or die.

How to choose the name of iguana?

How to pick the right name for your pet? It is something that can be easily overlooked. You do not have to come up with a long list of names. Consider these main points while picking one:

1) Pick a name that is easy enough to say so that you will call it without mistake.

2) Try to avoid using names that refer to the color of the iguana or its size because this could cause confusion between each other.

3) Make sure the name you pick is unique and memorable.

4) Consider considering the gender of the reptile when coming up with a name for it as well. The male iguanas can be more aggressive than female ones and bite more often than female ones. Therefore, if you have a male iguana, make sure the name you pick is not too aggressive.

5) Consider the size of the reptile when coming up with a name for it as well. If you have a small iguana, you might not use names that are too long.

6) Do not use names that are too similar to the name of another pet in your home or else you will get mixed up between them by mistake. For example, if your pet is a female iguana and her name is “Iguana, ” then do not call her”Iguana “ or”Iguana “. Instead, use some other unique name like “Iggy” or “Iggy-G”. This will prevent confusion between each other.

Male iguana names examples

Toby– This is my favorite male iguana name. It’s very cute and still a nice, powerful name. It’s also one of the more popular names for an iguana because it sounds great with almost any other name, too. Example: Toby Bluebell.

Manny– Although this name is more popular with males in human culture, it still works great for an iguana. I like this name because it’s short and easy to say and has tons of different nicknames that you can use depending on the mood you’re in. Example: Manny Bluebell.

Bertrum– This is another one of my favorites for a male iguana. It’s very sharp and crisp, but without being too harsh or edgy. It also rolls right off the tongue, which makes saying it fun! Example: Bertrum Rodbell.

Moe– I really love this name because it’s so strong and masculine while still being very dynamic, fun and full of life. If you’re looking for a sound name, that’s not too aggressive or edgy, this is it! Example: Moe Bluebell.

Kenny– This is a glorious name for an iguana because it’s unique and sounds great with almost any other name. It’s also one of the more popular names for an iguana because it sounds great with almost any other name, too.

Lucky– This is another one of my favorites for a male iguana. It’s unique and sharp, but without being too harsh or edgy. It also rolls right off the tongue, which makes saying it fun!

Arturo–(ahr-TOH-roh) is a Spanish boy’s name meaning “strong as a bear”

Avilio–(ah-veel-ee-oh) is an Italian boy’s name meaning “green”

Baxter–means “brave guardian” in Old English

Benicio–(behn-EE-so) is a Spanish boy’s name meaning “blessed” and “blessed by God”

Bertram–(BER-tram) is a German boy’s name meaning “strong as a bear”

Bison–(bee-SON) is an English boy’s name meaning “bison” or “buffalo”

Borzoi–(borz-oh-ee) is a Russian boy’s name meaning “fox”. It also means “fox”. It is also the name of a breed of dog. It was also the name of a Soviet fighter jet.

Buddy–(BUH-dee) is a boy’s name meaning “friend” in English. It is also the name of a breed of dog. It is also the name of a cartoon character.

Cadillac–means “from Cadillac” in French

Casper–means “from Casper” in German and Dutch

Chico–(kee-koh) is an Italian boy’s name meaning “little one” or “young one”. It can also mean “young goat”.

Ajax–A type of lizard found in Australia. You can also use this name for other reptiles and amphibians.

Bolt–The fastest of all lizards. This name is also appropriate for dog breeds.

Calix – The Latin word for goblet or cup. This name is appropriate for any reptile or amphibian that has distinct patterns on its skin resembling a cup or goblet.

Chester–means “from Chester” in English. It is also the name of a city in England.

Chico–(kee-koh) is an Italian boy’s name meaning “little one” or “young one”. It can also mean “young goat”.

Ravi–(ruh-vee) means “the sun” in Sanskrit.

Rex–(reex) means “king” in Latin and Greek.

Riley–(ri-lee) means “son of the king” in Old English.

River–(ri-ver) means “a person who lives by the river” in Old English and Middle English.

Rocky–(rock-ee) means “a rocky place” in Latin and Greek.

Roland–(roh-lun) means “famous warrior” in Old English and German.

Sebastian–because this is an all-around glorious name for any pet or person. It is short, sweet, and memorable; exactly what you want in an iguana name!

Gustavo–this sounds very handsome and charming, yet not too flashy like some other exotic names might sound. It’s perfect for a little guy!

Elvis–because your little guy deserves the best! An excellent choice for those who are looking for something out of the ordinary with a touch of class.

Tom Jones–another great choice that has class but isn’t common.

Female iguana names examples

Alma–(al-muh) is a Latin word meaning “peace” or “hope”. It is also the name of a city in Spain.

Ana–(uh-nuh) is a Spanish and Portuguese girl’s name meaning “princess”. It can also mean “little bird”. It is also the name of an African country.

Aurora–(or-oh-ruh) means “dawn” in Latin.

Bella–(BELL-uh) means “beautiful” in Italian and Spanish. This name is appropriate for any gorgeous looking iguana.

Bethany–(bay-thuh-nee) means “house of the Lord” in Hebrew. This name is appropriate for any iguana that shows leadership.

Carmen–(kar-mehn) is a Spanish girl’s name meaning “beautiful song”. It can also mean “little bird”. It is also the name of an African country.

Cindy–(see-nee) is a French and English girl’s name meaning “little bird”. It is also the name of an African country.

Daria–(dah-ree-uh) means “beautiful” in Russian and Polish.

Erika–(eh-ree-kuh) means “noble” in German and Scandinavian languages.

Evelyn– (eveh-lee-in) means “life” in Hebrew.

Gina– (jee-nuh) means “girl” in Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.

Hannah–(hahn-uhn) means “grace” in Hebrew and Aramaic. This name is appropriate for any iguana that is docile.

Helen–(heh-lee-in) means “light” in Greek and Latin. This name is appropriate for any iguana that is skinny.

Iris–(ee-ree-zuh) means “rainbow” in Greek. This name is appropriate for any iguana with distinct patterns on its skin resembling a rainbow.

Jade– (juh-dee) means “precious” in Chinese, Japanese and Korean. This name is appropriate for any rare iguana.

Karen– (kahr-in) means “pure” in Hebrew and Aramaic.

Kathryn– (kah-thruhn) means “pure” in Greek.

Kayla–(kuh-yuh) means “pure” in Hebrew and Aramaic.

Kylie–(kylee) means “pure” in Greek, Latin and Sanskrit.

Lily–(lee-ee) means “flower” in Greek, Latin and Sanskrit.

Loretta–(lo-ret-tuh) means “little ruler” in Latin. This name is appropriate for any iguana that shows strong leadership.

Lydia–(ly-dee) means “pure” in Greek, Latin and Sanskrit.

Mackenzie–(muh-kuhn-zee) means “son of Kenneth” in Scottish Gaelic and Celtic languages.

Maggie–(muhg-uh) means “pure” in Gaelic, Irish and Scottish.

Molly–(muh-lee) means “pure” in Greek, Latin and Sanskrit.

Natalie–(nee-ah-tah) means “pure” in Greek, Latin and Sanskrit. This name is appropriate for any iguana that has unique patterns on its skin.

Nathaniel–(nuh-thuh-nee-uhl) means “God is gracious” in Hebrew.

Nina–(nee-ah) means “pure” in Greek, Latin and Sanskrit.

Olivia–(oh-lee-vuh) means “olive tree” in Latin and Greek.

Otto–(oh-tuh) means “noble” in German, Latin and Greek.

Pablo–(puh-bloh) means “bold” in Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.

Pamela–(puh-muh-lah) means “pure” in Greek, Latin and Sanskrit.

Penny–(pee-nee) means “money” in English and Greek.

Perry–(per-ee) means “pear tree” in Latin and Greek.

Philip–(feel-ee-uhp) means “lover of horses” in Greek, Latin and German.

Piper–(pee-purr) means “pepper” in Latin and Greek.

Pippin–(pee-pin) means “apple tree” in Old English.

Pluto–(ploo-tuh) means “hidden” in Greek, Latin and Sanskrit.

Pomona–(puh-moh-nuh) means “fruit” in Latin and Greek.

Poseidon–(poh-see-dee-un) means “the god of the sea” in Greek and Latin.

Posey–(poh-zee) means “a person who lives in a hut” in Old English and Middle English.

Punch–(punch) means “a punch” in English. Suitable for aggressive iguana.

Quetzalcoatl–(keh-tuh-koh-atl) means “feathered serpent” in Nahuatl and Spanish.

Rajah–(raj-uh) means “king” in Sanskrit and Malayalam.

Raptor–(rap-tor) means “one who seizes” in Latin and Greek.

Funny iguana names

Tiny– This is a good name for tiny iguanas like Young Iguanas.

Scratchy– A scratchy pet is only perfect if it has claws, but that’s not the case with most pet Iguanas.

Lazy– Who doesn’t love a lazy pet? Definitely good for an older Iguana that loves to sit on a nice chair or couch.

Chubby– This could be used to call any obese iguana, as they have little muscle tone and also get chubby fast.

Weirdo– If your Iguana does something weird, then you can call it weirdo! Don’t do this too often, though, because it hurts the pet’s feelings.

Evil– This is the best name for an aggressive iguana or one that looks evil, like the One Horned Iguana.

Sneaky– You can use this for any sneaky Iguana out there to avoid fights.

Munchkin– It is best used for baby Iguanas that are tiny and cute. They grow up to be big, so don’t overuse this name.

Hairy– This is a good name for any Hairy Iguana, but don’t use it too much because it gets annoying.

Sassy- This is a good name for any Iguana that is sassy and doesn’t like to be touched. It also works well for a pet that doesn’t like to be held.

Scary– A scary iguana looks like one iguana from the movie “The Croods”. It’s not very common, but it’s still a good idea if you have one of those Iguanas.

Grouchy– You can use this for any iguana that is grouchy and hates being touched. It’s also a good name if you want to avoid fights.

Dirty- This is a good name for any Iguana that is dirty.

Puffy– This is a good name for any Iguana that is puffy and likes to be touched.

Slimy– This is a good name for any Iguana that is slimy.

Conclusions

There you go, some unique and memorable name suggestions for your iguana. If you like any of these names, then you should use them for your pet iguana. I hope this article helped you find a good name for your pet iguana. If you have questions about Iguana’s names, then please leave a comment and I will be happy to help you out.

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Dr Harunur Rashid (Harun) is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine who has five years of experience in large pet animal medicine. He worked as a livestock officer for two years in an NGO, and since then he has been practicing pet animals medicine privately. He holds an MS in Pharmacology from Bangladesh Agricultural University and a DVM from the same institution.