When you think of popular pets, snakes are not the first to spring to mind. They’re not cuddly, fuzzy, or conventionally thought of as cute. Some people are even afraid of them.
However, anyone interested in owning a snake (or who already owns one) knows that first of all, they are cute, and second of all, there are pros to owning this type of pet. They don’t cost that much to keep, they’re super quiet, and they don’t require anywhere near as much attention as other pets.
If you’ve recently adopted a pet snake — or are about to — then you’re going to need a name for it. How about a cute one? We have over two hundred cute names for you to choose from, and we’ve sorted them by theme to make it easier for you to find exactly what you’re looking for.
- Cute Snake Names That Will Make You Salivate
- Cute Snake Names Inspired by Flowers
- Gemstone-Inspired Snake Names
- Silly Snake Names
- Cute Snake Names for Females
- Cute Male Snake Names
- Adorable Unisex Names
- Snake Facts
- Snakes Are Cute, Too
Cute Snake Names That Will Make You Salivate
When it comes to naming animals, we humans seem to find nothing cuter than food-based names. We also tend to use food names as affectionate terms, like honey or pumpkin.
Therefore, if you’re looking to give your snake a name that is both cute and affectionate, a food name may be the perfect choice. Our favorite food names for snakes are Twizzler and Pretzel for obvious reasons.
- Cream Puff
Snakes are often compared to noodles for obvious reasons. Therefore, we decided to make a subcategory of food names dedicated to noodles. Thanks to a number of these noodles ending with “ie” sounds, they’re also pretty darn cute as names!
Cute Snake Names Inspired by Flowers
Flowers are beautiful, bright, and fragrant. Because of this, they often bring joy to any environment. Pets, including snakes, are much the same. Aside from being beautiful, flower names make for very cute monikers for pets. Check out these flower-inspired names for your snake.
- Cornflower (great for a corn snake!)
- Sweet Pea
Gemstone-Inspired Snake Names
As lovely as flowers are, they’re short-lived. If you’d rather name your snake after something both beautiful and everlasting, then what about a gemstone? Gemstones are often referred to as precious, which perfectly describes your pet. And, of course, many gemstones make for cute names!
Silly Snake Names
If you live for puns and jokes then you’re going to love these silly snake names. In our opinion, snakes have some of the best funny names out there thanks to meme culture. Danger Noodle, Caution Ramen, and Nope Rope are all names that are hilarious and cute at the same time.
- Caution Ramen
- Coca Cobra
- Danger Noodle
- David Hisselhoff
- Ebenezer Squeezer
- Hissy Elliot
- Hissy Fit
- Lemoney Snaket
- Monty Python
- Nope Rope
- Reese Slitherspoon
- Sir Hiss
- Sir Pent
- William Snakespeare
Cute Snake Names for Females
While themed names can be lots of fun, you may just be looking for something cute for a female snake. If themes aren’t your thing, then take a look at these cute names instead.
- Daisy Mae
- Lily Belle
Cute Male Snake Names
Is your scale-baby a male? In that case, check out these cute names for boy snakes. If you happen to find something you love but your snake is female, don’t be afraid to use the name anyway.
Adorable Unisex Names
This list includes names that will work for any snake regardless of its sex. Our personal favorites are Scrunchy, Squiggles, and Boops.
- Polka Dot
- Teddy Bear
Snakes are fascinating creatures and are certainly very different from common household pets like cats and dogs. Let’s see how much you know about snakes with these snake facts!
1. There Are 3,000 Species of Snakes
Of those 3,000 species, six hundred are venomous, but only 200 of those can harm humans. Snakes are found all over the world, absent only in New Zealand, Antarctica, Iceland, Ireland, and Greenland.
2. Snakes Can Unhinge Their Jaws
Snakes aren’t sitting around with a fork and knife cutting apart the meat they’re eating. Unlike many other animals, they’re unable to rip or tear food apart. Instead, they can swallow large prey whole by unhinging their jaws!
3. Some Snakes Can Fly
There are five species of snakes that can “fly,” although gliding would be a better term. These snakes live in rainforests in Indonesia and Western India. They are able to flatten their body enough to double their width, which allows them to glide gracefully through the air.
4. Snakes Use Their Tongues to Smell
Snakes have forked tongues, rather than noses, that allow them to smell. They also have bones in their lower jaws that can pick up the vibrations of scurrying animals on the ground.
5. Some Snakes Give Birth
Most of us know that snakes lay eggs. However, there are some species of snakes, like sea snakes, that give live birth just like humans and other mammals.
Snakes Are Cute, Too
Snakes are interesting pets to own. Though they aren’t the type of pet you can cuddle or interact with in terms of playing, they’re fascinating to watch. Of course, they can be held and their smooth bodies provide an unusual sensory experience compared to furry pets.
The internet is also starting to realize how cute snakes can be. We absolutely love seeing viral posts of adorable snakes in silly hats! Though not everyone thinks snakes are cute, we think they look totally boopable and deserve to have a name that reflects that.