189 Inspiring Ball Python Names for Male and Female

If you ever want your ball python to crawl to you when called, you’ll obviously need to pick out a good name.

Jokes aside, it’s always a great idea to name your python (or any pet, for that matter). It’s a fun way to bond and enjoy your pet, it’ll help you with record-keeping, and it’ll even give you a chance to show off your personality to other people.

Read on and we’ll give you some great ideas.

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There isn’t really a “wrong” way to name your pet. We were kidding around before about calling your snake by name, but in actuality, your pet won’t care about his or her way at all. This is all about you.

But many keepers struggle to name their reptilian pets. After all, things like “Fido” and “Lassie” don’t exactly fit snakes, lizards or turtles. So, we’ll share 189 different examples and try to get your creative juices flowing by discussing some of the things you may want to think about when picking a name.

Female Ball Python Names

There are dozens of great names for female ball pythons! We share a few of our favorites below.

  1. Anita
  2. Arabelle
  3. Beauty
  4. Bella
  5. Betty
  6. Bindi
  7. Brandy
  8. Bristol
  9. Cassie
  10. Dharia
  11. Dolly
  12. Electra
  13. Elle
  14. Giselle
  15. Helen
  16. Holly
  17. Hope
  18. Iris
  19. Kara
  20. Kira
  21. Layla
  22. Leia
  23. Margo
  24. Marley
  25. Pearl
  26. Sienna
  27. Wynona
  28. Xena
  29. Zoe

Male Ball Python Names

Got a male ball python? Be sure to consider the ones below!

  1. Bruce
  2. Clyde
  3. Colt
  4. Devon
  5. Gordon
  6. Jackson
  7. Jasper
  8. Jax
  9. Lenny
  10. Leo
  11. Logan
  12. Luca
  13. Oliver
  14. Pascal
  15. Peter
  16. Pier
  17. Ramsey
  18. Randy
  19. Ricky
  20. Sly
  21. Troy
  22. Walter
  23. Wayne
  24. Wilbur
  25. Woody
  26. Ziggy

Colorful Ball Python Names

Even normal-looking ball pythons are beautiful serpents, but modern keepers have a kaleidoscope of colors to choose from. So, color-oriented names certainly deserve consideration.

  1. Amethyst
  2. Aqua / Aquamarine
  3. Azul
  4. Cherry
  5. Cyan
  6. Fuchsia
  7. Goldie
  8. Gray
  9. Indigo
  10. Inky
  11. Olive
  12. Onyx
  13. Peach
  14. Pink
  15. Rosie
  16. Scarlet
  17. Silver
  18. Verde
  19. Violet

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Mythical and Historic Ball Python Names

Snakes have played pivotal roles in several historical events, as well as many mythical tales. So, it’s only fitting that many keepers like to use names that are based around these personalities and characters.

  1. Alpha
  2. Apollo
  3. Athena
  4. Cleopatra
  5. Devil
  6. Diablo
  7. Dragon
  8. Eden
  9. Eve
  10. Gollum
  11. Hendrix
  12. Hera
  13. Hercules
  14. Hydra
  15. Jupiter
  16. Lucifer
  17. Mars
  18. Medusa
  19. Pegasus
  20. Spartacus
  21. Zena

Badass / Macho / Scary Ball Python Names

Even though most keepers know ball pythons are typically very docile, low-key snakes, they’re still very impressive animals. This means you may want to choose a relatively gruff name, so your pet gets the respect he deserves.

  1. Ace
  2. Apocalypse
  3. Banshee
  4. Beast
  5. Brutus
  6. Butch
  7. Captain
  8. Chief
  9. Danger
  10. Daredevil
  11. Diesel
  12. Evel Knievel
  13. Fang
  14. Gunner
  15. Harley
  16. Hulk
  17. Hunter
  18. Killer
  19. Magnum Bullet
  20. Monster
  21. Outlaw
  22. Rex
  23. Rocky
  24. Steel
  25. Titan

Geographical and Nature-Based Ball Python Names

Given that ball pythons are still “wild” animals, it’s a good idea to consider names that relate to neat places or things you’d find in nature. Personally, I’d recommend going with a relevant geographical name (I’d never name an African snake after a country in South America or Europe), but your pet won’t mind if you mix up the locations.

  1. Amazon
  2. Bengal
  3. Brazil
  4. China
  5. Cypress
  6. Dakota
  7. Florida
  8. Flower
  9. Gaia
  10. Georgia
  11. Hawthorn
  12. India
  13. Ivy
  14. Juniper
  15. Juno
  16. London
  17. Luna
  18. Mali
  19. Mulberry
  20. Myrtle
  21. Paris
  22. Raven
  23. Stormy
  24. Sydney
  25. Topaz
  26. Vegas
  27. Vienna
  28. Wren

Food-Related Ball Python Names

Have a ball python who loves to eat? Do you work in the culinary industry or just like to cook? If so, you should consider giving your pet a food-based name. Here are a few of our favorites:

  1. Avocado
  2. Banana
  3. Basil
  4. Burrito
  5. Cupcake
  6. Donut
  7. Ginger
  8. Guava
  9. Hamburger
  10. Mango
  11. Pesto
  12. Pickle
  13. Pringle
  14. Tequila Yucca
  15. Thyme
young ball python
Photo by Renee Grayson

Funny Ball Python Names

Many keepers like having a bit of fun when naming their snake. If this sounds like you, consider some of the funny, ironic and silly names below.

  1. Bam Bam
  2. Barney
  3. Buttercup
  4. Cactus
  5. Cosmo
  6. Cutie
  7. Dude
  8. Ghost
  9. Gremlin
  10. Gypsy
  11. Jagger
  12. Kitty
  13. Mickey
  14. Monty (Python)
  15. Nemo
  16. Nessie
  17. Piglet
  18. Precious
  19. Scales
  20. Slytherin
  21. Tank
  22. Toad
  23. Toto
  24. Vampire
  25. Yoda
  26. Yoshi

How to Choose a Good Name?

There aren’t any hard-and-fast rules about picking a ball python’s name; you can name your snake whatever you like. That said, we’d recommend thinking carefully about your personality, as well as your snake’s unique characteristics when making your choice.

For example, if you’re in culinary school, a food-related name seems like a no-brainer. Similarly, if you’re a history professor, or simply interested in the ancient world, you may find a mythical name is ideal.

Of course, if your snake has something truly unique about him – such as breath-taking colors or unusual pattern elements – you should consider basing his name around that. Perhaps “Ghost” for a hypomelanistic specimen or “Onyx” for an unusually dark specimen.

Ultimately, the most important thing is just that you pick a name you like. Your snake won’t mind one way or the other.

One final tip: Don’t ever name your snake something offensive. Even if you think it’s funny, you probably won’t find it amusing when you have to explain your snake’s name to your vet!

It’s Your Turn!

As you can see, there is no shortage of awesome ball python names for you to choose from. Just be sure to give yourself plenty of time to think about it, and don’t be afraid to get creative!

I’ve never come up with an especially awesome ball python name, but I did have a beautiful Sumatran blood python for many years with a fantastic name. As a bright orange, pointy-tailed snake, the name “Carrots” seemed appropriate. It became even more awesome when you consider her typical food source: rabbits.

Does your ball python have a particularly awesome name? We’d love to hear about it! Let us know what name you chose in the comments below, and don’t forget to share this article with your snake-keeping friends!

Ben Team

Ben Team

Ben is a life-long environmental educator who writes about the natural world. He’s kept and bred a diverse array of reptiles and amphibians over the last three decades, but he’s always been particularly fond of snakes in the genus Morelia and monitor lizards. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his beautiful wife and spoiled-rotten Rottweiler.

51 thoughts on “189 Inspiring Ball Python Names for Male and Female”

  1. I would like to keep my name to myself

    I was thinking a good name when I looked through them and something that caught my mind was Archie I think that is a good name for am milk snake, corn snake, king snake, or a ball python. I would recommend a ball python for people that need to save money or for a non biter Snake that is good for beginners or a 7 and older child that would want a pet snake. They can be good Companions And can take out places because they will just sit in you hand and be adorable. Thank you for reading my comment and make sure to do research if you are thinking of getting an adorable pet snake.

    1. Jennifer Newton

      My list of snake names for my babies
      Athena, Cyrus, Thor, Pandora, Venus, Loki, Ares, Apollo, Caesar, Lilith, Juno, Zeva, Trinity, Kilo, Ursula, Helena, Atticus (my son’s corn snake). Still trying to figure out a name for my male Candy

  2. I has a little boi I call Apollo. He is a ball python and het pastel. He has little aliens on him and he is adorable. The name I picked is cool for him too because he has this one spot on his back that like fades so it looks like the sun. He is also ticklish. If you are interested in the Greek world you’ll know Apollo is the sun god. Sorry for the long comment but my nope rope is so amazing I can’t stop hyping him up. If you made it to the end congrats and Apollo wants you to have a good day😁.

    1. I didnt see these names up there but here are some random names for your nope rope ..
      Shu shu
      If you made it to the end good jobe those are some random names tell me which one is your favorite I’m trying to name my baby rn😂😊

  3. can someone give me reasons to get a ball python I am trying to convince my parents into letting me get one? I am making a slide show of why we should get a snake. I have one dog in the house. I am 13 years old and I heard ball pythons are good with kids, I am the youngest in my house not including my dog. Anything I can use to convince them?

    1. Hey, Kayleigh!

      I remember (decades ago) trying to convince my parents to let me have a snake! So, I certainly sympathize with your situation.

      I’d recommend focusing on the educational aspects of getting a snake for a pet. In doing so, you’ll learn about biology, ecology, geography, physics and several other disciplines!

      Also, it may be worth noting that snakes are rather low-maintenance pets when compared to dogs. They’re also silent, they do not shed hair all over the place, and they are much cheaper to maintain than a dog.
      Best of luck!

    2. Some reasons are that they are quiet, only need to be fed once a week, and turn enclosure wont stink up quickly like some other pets like Guinea pigs. They are good beginner snakes and do not have a mean personality usually. They make snake cages that you can put a pin in in the screen on the top so the snake wont be able to escape. Also, you can offer to keep the snake in your room or somewhere your family may not see alot if they are scared of it. They are also pretty cheap snakes so if you can you can offer to pay for the snake which may make your parents realize that you are serious about this and it’s not just a phase. It’s also important to learn as much as you can to let them know you know what you are talking about. I hope this helped, I just recently got my first snake and I’m a little older than you. It took my mom a while to convince but after sitting her down and actually having a conversation with her, she eventually agreed. I got a corn snake and now she is kinda getting more attached to him.

    3. Hey I’m 13 now and I had a ball python when I was born they are great with kids. I’m actually getting one in a few days. Hopefully they already have gotten you a ball python.

          1. I’m also getting mine in a few months and thinking of getting a axanthic pied ball python. Thinking of the names Azul, Olive, or Onyx. I’m also 10 and can’t really decide.

    4. Hey, I also wanted a snake for a long time. My mother thought they were pretty gross but I finally convinced her by bringing her to a pet shop and they let her hold one. She was competently convinced and bought me a terrarium right away. I am getting a Butter Ghost ball python in a few days and I was thinking to name his Castle. I think if your mom saw a ball python is person and actually held one she will see how cute they are and let you have one.

      1. That’s basically what happened for me haha, my mom didn’t even want to think about living with a snake, now it’s her favorite member of the family

    5. I was the same way. The reason I a got mine to say yes was because I let them know that vet visits aren’t a usual thing, they aren’t as expensive as most animals, they are easy to care for, and MOST IMPORTANTLY you will keep it in your room away from everyone so that only you will enjoy it. Hope this helps:)

    6. My children are 4 and 2 and we have two ball pythons. They are amazing with them. They will crawl all over them and let them hold them however they want. And they are so fun to watch. Also tell your parents you only have to feed them once a week so that’s always a plus.

  4. I’m thinking towards valkirie or freyja from norse mythology its also because its a reminder of who came before her

  5. I recently adopted a 7 year old Volta Ball Python.. The name she came with is less than fitting of her so I want to rename her.. But I want something that fits both her personality and size.. She is very very sweet, but being a Volta she is huge.. She is 6ft in length and 4800 grams in weight.. I have 7 other ball pythons who I have chosen Gaelic names for.. But I was thinking something more Greek Mythology for her.. Suggestions would be appreciated..

  6. Schubert-The-Ball

    I have a few suggestions:
    Jistle Thin
    Noodel (new-dell)

  7. I was thinking about getting a ball python but idk what type I should get. if anyone has suggestions that would be great, thanks!

  8. hiii! im 12 and my parents are letting me get one if the school year goes good. some reasons are, they are easy to take care of, u only need to feed them 1nce or 2wice a week! they are sweet andd loving!!!

  9. I’m calling my ball python Sneb for now.. I got her just yesterday for my birthday. I might call her Pandora or Avocado :>

  10. I’m convincing my dad to get a Banana Ball Python and if I do get one and it’s a boy I’m going to name him Minion get it because they love bananas!!!

  11. Okay, I’ve been trying to convince my parents to get me a ball python for a while now. The problem isn’t fear of snakes or anything, (my mom actually LoVeS them) it’s just their long lifespan. I read that they live about twenty to thirty years! Now I’m PERFECTLY okay with the commitment, but my mom is worried that when I go off to college, I won’t be able to bring my snek with me and she’ll be stuck with it for thirty years. We’ve already been through this conversation so many times tho and I proposed that I could get one of my (many) cousins to snakesit. She is still fighting me though. And I KNOWWWW, I could just get a corn snek or a milk snek or some other snek that doesn’t live that long…but I feel like ball pythons are better (mostly because they are sooooo cute). Also, I don’t really know what I would name my snek if I ended up getting one. I’m thinking about the names Voodoo, Avocado, Pandora, Cleopatra, Leonardo, and Theodosia (imagine if I had three sneks all named Cleo, Leo and Theo! xD) I also would love suggestions on what snek morph to get, I’m considering the panda pied morph. And LAST, I would like advice for caring for sneks in general, I’m COMPLETELY inexperienced in this and have never owned an animal (besides golden retrievers) before. I haven’t been doing any research but I absolutely intend on doing so. I already have two dogs, Beamer and Bentley. I’m so sorry for the long comment, xD. I’m also turning thirteen in a few months and REALLY appreciate suggestions. Have a great day y’all!

    1. Hi Willow. I’m sorry to be the party pooper here, but I agree with your mom. It’s a huge commitment, and you have no idea how much your life will change in the years to come. For example, I left my country to travel the world, and still travelling after 10 years. If you had told me I was going to do that when I was in high school. I wouldn’t have believed you. Since I left, I committed not to have pets even if I really wanted to. Things like this can wait, and it’s better for everyone. The day you know that you’re settled, you can think again about it. Until then, we have a full series of articles on how to care for ball pythons 🙂

  12. I have an 8mth old Ball Python who was given to me and I love her dearly.
    At first I was calling her baby girl only for lack of a better name… until 2 days after I fed her for the first time since I had gotten her(about a week)
    I came into the living room turned on her light and she was on top of her water dish “glass surfing” and I wondered why she was acting all frantic..then I saw where she had gone to the bathroom during the night in the opposite corner but the paper towels were soaked in urine too.
    I told her goodness gracious it’s only natural and your acting like such a diva about your favorite area being soiled. That’s when I changed her name to “Diva”
    She dislikes light of any kind,hates her basking lamp and will stay in her hide unless it’s totally dark. As I said…such a Diva lol.

  13. i own one whos name is syth but ther ar 4 ball pythons all together one betty white(pure white baby) another syth (mine) aggresive one unnamed and leaf. then a 7 foot corn snake

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Ben is a life-long environmental educator who writes about the natural world. He’s kept and bred a diverse array of reptiles and amphibians over the last three decades, but he’s always been particularly fond of snakes in the genus Morelia and monitor lizards. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his beautiful wife and spoiled-rotten Rottweiler.