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140 Lizard Names You’ll Love And Lizard Types

Lizard Facts and Names For Pet Lizards

Lizard Names with Meanings by Kidzable

More and more American families are acquiring pet lizards. Statistics show that four million people in the U.S. now own one of these exotic pets. There are many things to consider when purchasing pet lizards, from whether a lizard is the right pet for you to making sure you are going to be able to afford all the specialized equipment that lizards need to live.

When people or especially children see cute little pet lizards in shops and think how great it would be it to have one at home, they and their parents may not have thought about exactly what goes into owning pet lizards and whether one is the right choice for them or not. First of all, that tiny, cute lizard may only be a baby and when full grown could be three feet to six feet in length. Make sure you ask a lot of questions about what size he will become and how much room he will need as an adult.

While pet lizards can make fantastic pets for some people, they are not for everyone. If you or your family plan on keeping the lizard in a two-foot rectangular glass enclosure, make sure the species you are considering will have enough space. Make sure you will be able to provide the right food, and ask about what kind of lighting is necessary as some pet lizards require special and expensive UVA/UVB lighting equipment.

If you are expecting pet lizards to be cuddly, affectionate little pets, then you would probably be better off getting a puppy or a kitten. While some species are friendlier than others, many pet lizards prefer not to be touched at all. Most reptile pets are also nocturnal, meaning that they will be sleeping when you are awake and vice-versa.

Salmonella illnesses are common among reptiles and can make humans very sick as well. According to the Associated Press, eleven percent of all salmonella cases in children are from reptiles–lizards and turtles. For this reason, pet lizards are not recommended for anyone with children under the age of five.

There are several small pet lizards that make good choices for beginners. Among these are the Leopard Gecko, which is small and relatively easy to take care of. A 15-20 gallon tank is large enough for them and they do not require any special lighting. Bearded Dragon is the name of another popular lizard for first-timers. They grow to be approximately a foot long and are quite docile.

Whatever you decide to do when checking out pet lizards, don’t forget to consider how long the lizard might live. Many lizards live to be ten to twenty years old, and so require quite a commitment. If you thoroughly examine all that’s involved beforehand, you can make a good choice about buying your lizard. That way you can enjoy your new pet for a lifetime.

How many types of lizards are there in the World?

With 5000 different types of lizards in the world, you might think it hard to learn about all of them. However, the majority of lizards fall into groups (16 families) that can be identified by characteristics they have in common. Plus, all types of lizards have certain similarities. All lizards are cold blooded and have bodies that are covered with scales. Most types of lizards live in trees, along river banks, or in the desert. The only place on earth with no lizards is Antarctica. There are about thirty different types of lizards in the United States.

Most lizards have four legs, ears and a tail. Some lizards can actually let their tail drop off if they are threatened and the predator grabs onto their tail. Most types of lizards eat insects but there are a few that eat vegetables, fruits and other plants. All lizards have magnificent color vision and a well-developed sense of smell. One of their major ways of communicating with one another and detecting prey is through scent. Some types of lizards, such as chameleons can change their colors.

Lizards come in all sizes – the smallest is the Gecko which is only a few centimeters long and the largest is the Komodo Dragon which is three meters long. While most lizards are not enthused with being around or handled by human beings, the most they will do is bite, which for the most part is pretty harmless. A huge lizard like the Komodo Dragon will kill human beings.

Some types of lizards have only female offspring. Although most lizards do mate with male and female, there are around 30 types of lizards that reproduce without needing a male. All of these offspring are female, and in effect, clones of the mother lizard. Among those who reproduce in this way are the Whiptail Lizard that lives in the southwestern United States.

Among the types of lizards who lose their tails is the glass lizard. When a predator bites onto the tail it can snap off. Not only that it continues to wiggle for a while so the attacker thinks he still has something that is alive. During this time the glass lizard has time to escape. The glass lizard doesn’t miss his tail and in time he will grow a new smaller tail. Other types of lizards like Geckos and Skinks can lose their tails many times and every time a new one grows back.

Some of the more interesting types of lizards are the Anguids, who have no limbs and the California legless lizard. The Glass Lizard also has no limbs and is often mistakenly identified as a snake. Iguanas are very large lizards that can grow up to six feet long. They live mostly in the tropics of Central and South America but some types of lizards in this family also inhabit the Southwestern U.S. The most dangerous lizards are the Monitors, who are six feet long and eat birds, fish and any other animal they can catch. The Nile Monitor, the goanna of Australia, and the Komodo Dragon are in this family.

Lizard Names

KIDZABLE offers many lizard pet names to choose from when naming your new pet. You can choose lizard pet names by gender with their full meanings. For more name inspiration check out our spider names and turtle names as well.

lizard names

Male Lizard Names:

1.Lalor

Meaning: Leper
Origin: Irish

2. Nawkaw

Meaning: Wood (Winnebago)

Origin: Native American

3. Wulfhere

Meaning: Name of a king

Origin: Anglo-Saxon

4. Hargrove

Meaning: From the hare’s grove

Origin: English

5. Lludd

Meaning: Name of a king

Origin: Arthurian Legend

6. Ramiro

Meaning: Judicious

Origin: Spanish

7. Tyler

Meaning: Maker of tiles

Origin: English

8. Calder

Meaning: Rough waters.

Origin: Scottish

9. Mopsus

Meaning: A Seer

Origin: Greek

10. Sonny

Meaning: Son. A nickname and given name.

Origin: English

11. Bar

Meaning: Boar

Origin: Anglo-Saxon

12. Daylin

Meaning: Rhyming variant of Waylon – a historical blacksmith with supernatural powers.

Origin: English

13. Gervase

Meaning: Serves

Origin: English

14. Winchell

Meaning: Drawer of water

Origin: Anglo-Saxon

15. Tuckere

Meaning: Tucker of doth

Origin: English

16. Rishim

Meaning: Sage

Origin: Sanskrit

17. Douglass

Meaning: From the dark river. The Scottish Douglas clan had two historical branches: (Black Douglases and Red Douglases.) The lords of these clans figure in Sir Walter Scott’s novels.

Origin: Scottish

18. Sanderson

Meaning: Alexander’s son

Origin: English

19. Royan

Meaning: Red-haired: red.

Origin: Irish

20. Traigh

Meaning: Strand

Origin: Irish

21. Fenton

Meaning: From the farm on the fens

Origin: English

22. Scandy

Meaning: Boisterous

Origin: English

23. Keary

Meaning: Dark

Origin: Celtic

24. Nocturne

Meaning: Music evoking night

Origin: Gothic

25. Daryl

Meaning: Beloved, Dear

Origin: English

26. Helaku

Meaning: Full of sun

Origin: Native American

27. Raedwolf

Meaning: Red wolf

Origin: English

28. Patrick

Meaning: Patrician: noble. Romans society was divided into plebeians: (commoners) and patricians: (aristocrats). Saint Patrick – patron saint of Ireland.

Origin: Irish

29. Renton

Meaning: From the raven farm

Origin: English

30. Gurgalan

Meaning: A pagan king

Origin: Arthurian Legend

31. Kevin

Meaning: Gentle

Origin: Celtic

32. Sewati

Meaning: Curved bear claw (Miwok)

Origin: Native American

33. McCloud

Meaning: Son of the ugly man

Origin: Scottish

34. Erwin

Meaning: Friend of the sea

Origin: English

35. Yehuda

Meaning: Praised

Origin: Hebrew

36. Tirell

Meaning: Thunder ruler

Origin: English

37. Lavy

Meaning: Lion cub

Origin: Jewish

38. Hero

Meaning: Warrior, Defender

Origin: Greek

39. Alfred

Meaning: Name of a king

Origin: Anglo-Saxon

40. Jumbo

Meaning: Large

Origin: English

41. Adriano

Meaning: Dark: Variant of Adrian. From Adria.: The Adriatic sea region

Origin: Spanish

42. Wingate

Meaning: From the winding gate

Origin: English

43. Irvin

Meaning: White

Origin: Celtic

44. Senet

Meaning: Wise

Origin: French

45. Morrisey

Meaning: Son of More

Origin: English

46. Arlie

Meaning: From the hare’s meadow

Origin: English

47. Bevis

Meaning: From Beauvais

Origin: French

48. Langleah

Meaning: From the long meadow

Origin: English

49. Latimer

Meaning: Interprets Latin

Origin: French

50. Uri

Meaning: God is my light

Origin: Hebrew

51. Chris

Meaning: Abbreviation of Christopher and Christian.

Origin: English

52. Clyve

Meaning: Lives at the cliffs

Origin: English

53. Corlan

Meaning: Spear-bearer

Origin: Irish

54. Sheply

Meaning: From the sheep meadow

Origin: Anglo-Saxon

55. Ryons

Meaning: A Welsh king

Origin: Arthurian Legend

56. Bates

Meaning: Variant of Bartholomew often used as a surname.

Origin: English

57. Evarado

Meaning: Hardy, brave

Origin: Spanish

58. Amery

Meaning: Ridge, long hill

Origin: Irish

59. Jakeem

Meaning: Raised up

Origin: Arabic

60. Borak

Meaning: The lightning. Al Borak was the legenday magical horse that bore Muhammad from earth to the seventh heaven

Origin: Arabic

61. Alrick

Meaning: Rules all. The historical Gothic king who plundered Rome in A.D. 410.

Origin: German

62. Raedan

Meaning: Advises

Origin: Anglo-Saxon

63. Etu

Meaning: Sun

Origin: Native American

64. Rushe

Meaning: Red haired

Origin: French

65. Blase

Meaning: Lisp: stutter. Blaise Pascal was a brilliant seventeenth century child prodigy: mathematician: scientist and philosopher who invented the calculating machine and hydraulic press before dying at age thirty-nine.
Origin: French

66. Deaglan

Meaning: Name of a saint

Origin: Irish

67. Trennen

Meaning: Divides

Origin: German

68. Henwas

Meaning: Mythical brother of Henbeddestr

Origin: Celtic

69. Sruthan

Meaning: Poet

Origin: Irish

70. Benson

Meaning: Son of Benjamin

Origin: Hebrew

71. Yago

Meaning: Supplanter

Origin: Spanish

72. Ewyn

Meaning: Young

Origin: Celtic

73. Ranell

Meaning: Strong counselor. From the ancient personal name Ragnar.

Origin: English

74. Toukere

Meaning: Tucker of doth

Origin: English

75. Balmoral

Meaning: From the majestic village

Origin: Scottish

76. Parisch

Meaning: Lives near the church

Origin: English

77. Elim

Meaning: Oasis

Origin: Hebrew

78. Tag

Meaning: Handsome. Variant of Teague.

Origin: Irish

79. Gerrald

Meaning: Form of Gerald rules by the spear.

Origin: German

80. Frillard

Meaning: Frill-necked lizard, yellow with gold spots

Origin: Character in Animal Crossing

lizard names

Female Lizard Names:

1. Janea

Meaning: God is gracious

Origin: English

2. Zohra

Meaning: Venus or Evening Star

Origin: Arabic, Persian

3. Arub

Meaning: Loves her husband

Origin: Arabic

4. Erie

Meaning: From Ireland

Origin: Celtic

5. Roanne

Meaning: Rugged Land. Alternate Spelling: Rowann, Roann, Rowanne, Roanne.

Origin: Old English

6. Eileen

Meaning: Light Variant of Evelyn.

Origin: Irish

7. Lyndsey

Meaning: A lake: a place of linden trees.

Origin: English

8. Kecia

Meaning: Abbreviation of Lakeisha. Great joy.

Origin: English

9. Caitrin

Meaning: Variant of Katherine meaning pure

Origin: Irish

10. Edelina

Meaning: Spoils of war.

Origin: English

11. Shunnareh

Meaning: Pleasant

Origin: Arabic

12. Skyller

Meaning: Sky. Variant of Schuyler meaning scholar.

Origin: American

13. Amarissa

Meaning: Given by God

Origin: Hebrew

14. Battzion

Meaning: Daughter of Zion

Origin: Hebrew

15. Shawna

Meaning: Variant of Shaun.

Origin: Celtic

16. Alsatia

Meaning: From Alsace – a region in France.

Origin: English

17. Terilynn

Meaning: Abbreviation of Teresa which is a popular saint’s name of uncertain meaning.

Origin: English

18. Oota Dabun

Meaning: Day star (Algonquin)

Origin: Native American

19. Una

Meaning: One

Origin: English

20. Cenobia

Meaning: Spanish form of Zenobia born of Zeus

Origin: Spanish

21. Nocturne

Meaning: Music evoking night

Origin: Gothic

22. Elli

Meaning: Devoted to God

Origin: Hebrew

23. Lorene

Meaning: Variant of Laura or Lora referring to the laurel tree or sweet bay tree symbolic of honor and victory.

Origin: English

24. Meara

Meaning: Happy, Jolly or Jovial

Origin: Irish

25. Kimbra

Meaning: From the royal fortress meadow

Origin: English

26. Jollene

Meaning: A well-established compound of Jo-

Origin: English

27. Raychel

Meaning: Variant of Rachel.

Origin: American

28. Wenona

Meaning: Firstborn daughter

Origin: Native American

29. Kerianna

Meaning: Dusky – Dark

Origin: Irish

30. Sorcha

Meaning: Intelligent

Origin: Irish

31. Mystique

Meaning: Air of mystery

Origin: French

32. Edrea

Meaning: Powerful

Origin: Hebrew

33. Dyllan

Meaning: Born from waves

Origin: Welsh

34. Ethne

Meaning: Fire

Origin: Celtic

35. Selma

Meaning: Comely

Origin: Celtic

36. Eulalie

Meaning: Well – spoken

Origin: French

37. Aurear

Meaning: Gentle music

Origin: English

38. Felice

Meaning: Happy

Origin: Latin

39. Charlize

Meaning: Variant of Charles

Origin: German

40. Torrey

Meaning: Derived from Victoria triumphant

Origin: English

41. Michela

Meaning: Feminine of Michael gift from God.

Origin: French

42. Blaire

Meaning: Field of battle.

Origin: Scottish

43. Bailey

Meaning: Courtyard within castle walls: steward or public official. Surname or given name.

Origin: English

44. Laurenne

Meaning: From Laurentium: the place of the laurel trees: place of honor and victory. Feminine of Lawrence.

Origin: English

45. Gertrude

Meaning: From the protected farm

Origin: German

46. Adele

Meaning: Good humor: Of the nobility. Noble.

Origin: French

47. Anate

Meaning: A singer

Origin: Hebrew

48. Autumn

Meaning: Born in the fall: The fall season.

Origin: English

49. Raleigh

Meaning: Blessing to earth.

Origin: Old English

50. Armonie

Meaning: A Priceless Gift From The Heavens

Origin: Italian

51. Dania

Meaning: From Denmark. Also a feminine variant of Daniel God will judge.

Origin: English

52. Tristen

Meaning: Feminine of Tristan noisy – full of sorrows and/or a rhyming variant of Christa

Origin: English

53. Anuva

Meaning: A new beginning

Origin: Russian

54. Lynessa

Meaning: Variant of ancient Welsh given name. In Arthurian legend Lynette accompanied Sir Gareth on a knightly quest.

Origin: Arthurian Legend

55. Ida

Meaning: Thirsty

Origin: Irish

56. Aubree

Meaning: Rules with elf-wisdom.

Origin: English

57. Zemirah

Meaning: Joyous melody

Origin: Hebrew

58. Gaila

Meaning: Joyful. Abbreviation of Abigail. Gael is a term for descendants of the ancient Celts in Scotland: Ireland and the Isle of Man.

Origin: English

59. Edmunda

Meaning: Wealthy defender

Origin: Anglo-Saxon

60. Elia

Meaning: Jehovah is God

Origin: Hebrew

61. Ariana

Meaning: Silver

Origin: Welsh

62. Daryl

Meaning: Tenderly loved

Origin: Anglo-Saxon

63. Chiara

Meaning: Dark. Feminine of Ciaran.

Origin: Irish

64. Ellaine

Meaning: Shining light. Variant of Helen.

Origin: French

65. Kendal

Meaning: Royal valley referring to Kent in England.

Origin: English

66. Simone

Meaning: Loud

Origin: Hebrew

67. Eadlin

Meaning: Princess

Origin: Anglo-Saxon

68. Qeturah

Meaning: Incense

Origin: Hebrew

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