Frogs might not be the most popular pets out there, but if you’re the lucky owner of one you’ll know full well what great pets they make. They’re fun, get up to hilarious antics and their cute croaks are unfrogettable.
They’ve also served as inspiration for plenty of lovable characters on screen and in fiction throughout the decades, from goofy Kermit (The Muppets) to kindhearted Jeremy Fisher (The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher).
Here are over 130 toad-ally awesome pet frog names based on fiction, nature, mythology and more. Whether you’re looking for a chuckle-worthy name, or an adorable name that captures your froggo’s sweetness, you’re sure to find a ribbeting name on our list that feels right for your pet.
And yes, we know these puns are driving you hoppin’ mad – we promise we’ll cool it from now on (well, mostly!).
Top Frog Names
To get you started, we’ve compiled a collection of our all-time fave frog names, as well as some of the trendiest pet amphibian names this year.
If these names don’t strike your fancy though, don’t worry – there are plenty more to come.
Top Male Names
If you want a popular or classic name for your male frog, look no further – we’ve gathered them all here.
- Burt: Meaning bright.
- Finley: Meaning fair warrior; ideal name for a brave, light-colored frog.
- Gus: Meaning great, worthy.
- Hank: Meaning home ruler.
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- Otto: Meaning wealthy.
- Rufus: Meaning red, perfect moniker for a frog with red eyes.
Top Female Names
For those looking for a trendy or timeless name for their female pet frog, this list is full of perfect ideas.
- Clover: After four-leaf clover. If your lil hopper brings good fortune and happiness to your day-to-day life, show your gratitude by naming them clover.
- Cora: Meaning maiden.
- Ivy: Green in hue and symbolizes love and affection.
- Luna: Many frogs are nocturnal; they thrive under the moonlight. Name them Luna – meaning the moon – to pay homage to this trait.
- Ona: Meaning graceful.
- Tessa: Meaning harvester, harvest.
- Wanda: Frogs have been associated with witchcraft and magic for decades, so why not name your beautiful amphibian after Marvel’s equally beautiful witch, Wanda Maximoff?
- Willow: The name Willow is associated with freedom, making it the perfect moniker if you rescued your frog and gave them a new lease of life.
Unique Pet Frog Names
Every frog is special in their own way, but owning one is pretty unique in itself; the go-to pets are those that are warm-blooded and fluffy (we’re talking cats and dogs). Your new buddy is sure to grasp the attention of all your guests, so why not give them a name that’s just as attention-grabbing?
Here, you’ll find an array of unique frog names that you won’t come across anywhere else; we sincerely hop you enjoy these!
- Amphitrite: Sounds similar to Amphibian, and the goddess of the sea in Greek mythology.
- Bheki: From Sanskrit legend, a frog that symbolizes the sun.
- Dalfon: Meaning raindrop.
- Fauna: Roman goddess of nature and fertility.
- Groda: “Frog” in Swedish.
- Heket: Frog-like Egyptian water goddess. In Ancient Egypt, frogs were symbols of life and fertility.
- Kaeru: “Frog” in Japanese.
- Matsuo: After the Japanese poetMatsuo Bashō; his most famous haiku is about a frog!
- Rana: “Frog” in Italian.
- Talia: Meaning heaven’s dew.
- Tempest: Meaning stormy.
- Vibrato: Inspired by a frog’s croak!
Cute Frog Names
Sure – your amphibian might not be winning a beauty pageant any time soon, but it’s undeniable there’s a certain charm about them, from their adorable ribbits to their itty-bitty webbed feet.
- Dots: An adorable name for a frog with dot-like markings.
- Honey: For an extra-sweet froggo.
- Hopscotch: After the children’s game.
- Leo: Meaning lion.
- Lexi: Meaning defender of man.
- Lily: Frogs and lily pads go hand in hand.
- Matcha: The vibrant, powdered green tea beverage.
- Mochi: Japanese rice cake.
- Pepper: Fitting name for a brown-hued frog.
- Pesto: After the green pasta sauce.
- Suzie: Meaning lily.
Famous Frog Names
As we mentioned earlier, frogs appear time and time again in the spotlight, from books to the big screen, to even internet memes. There’s just something about them (likely their quirky appearance and unique traits!) we can’t help but be drawn to.
Here is a collection of the most famous froggie characters that have graced our books and screens. We recommend naming your pet after a character that shares their personality or looks.
- Aogaeru: After the greedy frog spirit in the anime movie Spirited Away.
- Dat Boi: The internet meme of a frog riding a unicycle.
- Froakie: After the frog-like water Pokèmon.
- Funderberker: Gregory’s pet frog in Over The Garden Wall, renowned for his ability to sing, talk and even play piano – an apt moniker for a frog with a flair for rhythm.
- Jamack: Classy suit-wearing green frog in Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts.
- Jeremy Fisher: The friendly frog from The Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher.
- Kermit: Undoubtedly the most iconic frog character, from The Muppets. Famous for his lovable, goofy nature.
- King Harold: From Shrek, the former king of Far Far Away. King Harold was a frog that got turned into a human. Eventually, he changed back to a frog.
- Michigan J. Frog: Name of the singing, top hat-wearing Looney Tunes frog character.
- Pepe: After the internet meme Pepe the Frog, originating from Matt Furie’s comic series, Boy’s Club.
- Prince Naveen: From Disney’s The Princess and the Frog.
- Princess Tiana: The lead protagonist from Disney’s The Princess and the Frog, renowned for her resilience and bravery.
- Sprig: After the adventure-loving, excitable frog in the series
Royal Pet Frog Names
You’re bound to be familiar with The Frog Prince; a folktale about a prince who gets turned into a frog. If your amphibian loves the finer things in life, and would look befitting in a gold crown, bestow them a royal pet name. You never know, they might actually be a prince (or princess) awaiting true love’s kiss!
If you’re interested in a noble pet frog name, make sure to also browse our famous frog names above; we include many fictional frog characters that are based on the frog prince tale, like Princess Tiana and King Harold.
- Caesar: After Julius Caesar, the Roman general.
- Elizabeth: After the queen of England.
- Hamlet: To croak or not to croak, that is the question!
- Hayk: Meaning ruler.
- Juno: Meaning heaven’s queen.
- Maximus: The greatest.
- Naruhito: After the emperor of Japan.
- Zeus: Ruler of gods in ancient Greek mythology – you can’t get more noble than that!
Hilarious Frog Names
At times, it can feel like frogs are actually comedians in disguise, not princes like the folktale claims. Whether from an unexpected tongue swat, a sudden hopping frenzy or a bellowing ribbit, your slimy companion is sure to make you croak with laughter.
The frog pet names below are just as hilarious. Be warned: we’ve also sprinkled in a fair amount of punny names!
- Aristoadle: Pun on Aristotle.
- Bilbo Froggins: Pun on Bilbo Baggins, from The Hobbit.
- Bulldozer: Perfect name for a bullfrog!
- Fluffy: The ultimate ironic name for an amphibian.
- Flyswatter: A funny name that also honors your frog’s profession.
- Freddo: After the frog chocolate bar.
- French Flies: Pun on French Fries.
- Hasselhop: Pun on David Hasselhoff.
- Hulk: After Marvel’s anti-hero; a fitting name for a macho-looking frog.
- Jabba the Hop: Pun on Jabba the Hutt, from Star Wars.
- Kappa: The frog-like amphibian from Japanese folklore – renowned for its impish personality.
- Kraken: After the legendary sea monster.
- Leonardo DiCroakio: Pun on Leonard DiCaprio.
- Lollihops: Pun on lollipop.
- McRibbit: Pun on McDonald’s.
- Nessie: After the mythological Loch Ness Monster.
- Sir Croak-A-Lot: Pun on Sir Lancelot.
- Slug: An apt name if your frog likes to live life in the (slimy) slow lane.
- T-Rex: Naming your tiny frog T-Rex will make for a great laugh.
- Yoda: From Star Wars.
Naming Your Lil Hopper
Naming your pet frog is a challenge that can feel as difficult as wading through a swamp – there’s just so many options to pick between. If you feel like the swamp is swallowing you up, think about your frog’s species, personality and looks. Considering these factors will truly help you cut down your options, leap out of the swamp, and come to a decision.
Oh, and make sure it’s also a name you won’t feel embarrassed to say aloud. Otherwise, a trip to the veterinarian may quickly become a contender for your top ten most embarrassing memories!