How To Name Your Leopard Gecko? (70 Unique Ideas)

Naming your leopard gecko is an important process. A name can make all the difference in terms of how your gecko responds to you. In this post, we will explain why it’s important to find a leopard gecko name that connects with your gecko and provides an effective way for you to communicate with them. I will also share some popular leopard gecko names by female and male leopard geckos.

What’s in a name?

That leopard geckos respond to their names is not just a trick to get them to come out of hiding. A name can help you express your feelings and emotions towards your pet by creating a dialogue with them. It also helps you connect with them, as well as establish ownership over them. When you name your gecko, it is important to choose something that will capture the true essence of who they are–whether it be their personality, physical characteristics, or their behavior.

Things to consider before choosing a leopard gecko name

There are a couple of things you should think about before choosing a name for your gecko. First, keep in mind that once you name your pet, they will respond to it. This means that you may want to choose something that is simple and easy for them to understand. If you want a name that is more personal and can help express the personality of your gecko, then I recommend starting with their physical characteristics. For example, if your gecko has spots on its head that look like eyes, then the name “Spot” will be fitting.

Example of names based on physical characteristics

Below is a list of common leopard gecko names you can use to express your feelings and emotions towards your pet.

Spot–This is a good name if your gecko has spots on its head that look like eyes. It is also an appropriate name if they have spots on their body that look like other animals.

Squeaker–This is a good name for a leopard gecko who makes lots of noise when moving around or eating. Depending on the personality of your gecko, this can be an appropriate name for both genders.

Shiny–This is a good name for a leopard gecko that has beautiful, colorful patterns on its skin. You can also use it as the gender-specific name if you have both males and females of the species.

Freckles–This is a good name to use if your gecko has small spots on its skin that are very similar to freckles on human skin. This can be an appropriate name for both genders, but it works better than the gender-specific name.

Pebbles–This is a good name for a leopard gecko with large, smooth spots on its skin. This works well for both genders, but it is a more appropriate name for males.

Fluffy–This is a good name for female leopard geckos because they have fluffy skin. If you have only one female, it might be best to use this gender-specific name instead of the more generic “fluffy.”

There are many other names that you could use, such as “Safari,” “Jungle,” or “Tiger.” The point of having these names available to you is so that you can give your pet a unique nickname that will help to identify it as yours.

Names based on personality

Some geckos are friendly, while others are more laid back. You can use these personality traits to name your pet if you have multiple leopard geckos.

Playful–This is an excellent name for a leopard gecko that is playful, such as a male or female that is always on the go. You can also use this name for one of your male or female leopard geckos that likes to play around in the cage.

Sleeping Beauty–This is a good name for a leopard gecko that likes to sleep in its cage or burrow under its hideout at night. This works well for both genders and is an appropriate name for one of your male or female leopard geckos.

Fierce–This is a bold name for an aggressive, and territorial male leopard gecko.

Enthusiasto–This is a good name for a leopard gecko that is very enthusiastic, such as one that likes to climb or burrow in its cage. You can also use this name for one of your male or female leopard geckos.

Genteel–This is a good name for a leopard gecko that is very mild-mannered and gentle, such as one that does not like to fight. You can also use this name for one of your male or female leopard geckos.

Leaf Eater–This is a good name for a leopard gecko that likes to eat leaves or fruit from the plants in its cage. You can also use this name for one of your male or female leopard geckos.

Lovely–This is a cute name for a leopard gecko that is very loving, such as one that likes to be petted or held. You can also use this name for one of your male or female leopard geckos.

Fanny–This is a memorable name for a leopard gecko that is funny, such as one that loves to play around in its cage. You can also use this name for one of your male or female leopard geckos.

Prouds–This is a unique name for a leopard gecko that is proud and does not like to be touched by people. You can also use this name for one of your male or female leopard geckos.

Male leopard gecko names

Leo-This is a good name for a leopard gecko that is very strong, such as one that will bite or scratch you if you try to touch it. You can also use this name for one of your male leopard geckos.

Jazz-This is a superb name for a leopard gecko that is very vocal and active, such as one that likes to climb up things or play around in its cage.

Apollo-This is a good name for a leopard gecko that is very smart and curious.

Casper-This is a memorable name for a leopard gecko that likes to hide in its hammock or under its rocks.

Viper-This is a good name for a leopard gecko that is very active and likes to chase other animals or people around its cage.

Rocky-This is a masculine name for a leopard gecko that is strong and territorial.

Speedy-This is a good name for a leopard gecko that is quick and likes to run around in its cage.

Tiger-This is a unique name for a leopard gecko that is strong and moody.

Tickle-This is a cute name for a leopard gecko that likes to be tickled or nibbled by you.

Rascal-This is a memorable name for one of your leopard geckos that can be quite mischievous.

Pablo-This is a good name for your male leopard gecko that has lots of personality and likes to be the center of attention.

Female leopard gecko names

Winnie-This is a good name for a female leopard gecko that is friendly and likes to be petted.

Dolly-This is a superb name for a female leopard gecko that likes to be brushed and groomed.

Trixie-This is a unique name for a female leopard geckos that are very affectionate towards their owners.

Nala-This is an excellent name for your female leopard geckos that are very playful and loves to play hide and seek.

Lola-This is a good name for your female leopard geckos who enjoy being cuddled, groomed and pampered.

Bella-This is a superb name for your female leopard geckos that are very playful and devoted towards their owners.

Mia-This is a memorable name for your female leopard geckos, who are very playful and loves to play hide and seek.

Ella-This is a brilliant name for your female leopard geckos who enjoy being cuddled and pampered.

Baby names for leopard geckos

  1. Pumpkin
  2. Peaches
  3. Cherie
  4. Blossom
  5. Angel
  6. Coco
  7. Daisy
  8. Minnie
  9. Ginger
  10. Angel Baby
  11. Coco Angel
  12. Pea
  13. Dot

Names inspired from dinosaurs

  1. Allo
  2. Rex
  3. Raptors
  4. Tyran (Tyrannosaurus)
  5. Veloci (Velociraptors)
  6. Stego (Stegosaurus)
  7. Tricera (Triceratops)
  8. Pachy (Pachycephalosaurus)
  9. Deino (Deinonychus)
  10. Ovi (Oviraptor)
  11. Droma (Dromaeosauridae)

Japanese leopard gecko Name

  1. Kotatsu
  2. Judo
  3. Nao
  4. Kanji
  5. Ryu
  6. Norio
  7. Taro
  8. Subaru
  9. Akihito
  10. Akira
  11. Yasuto
  12. Shohei
  13. Shunsuke
  14. Shinya

Names inspired from movie character

  1. Dino
  2. Rollo
  3. Mulan
  4. Mowgli
  5. Kuzco
  6. Jack Sparrow
  7. Aladdin
  8. Hercules
  9. Eddie
  10. Dora
  11. Amazon
  12. Jumanzi

Conclusion

There you have it, some fantastic suggestions to name your leopard gecko. I hope you find this article helpful in choosing the perfect name for your leopard gecko.

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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.