159+ Best Ball Python Names(2021)

Pet names are always hard to decide on especially for a pet that lives for as long as a ball python does.

Naming your ball python can be fun since they can be named after anything you can imagine: cities, foods, fictional characters, inanimate objects, and much more. 

There’s also the option to choose from different types of names like cute, funny, creative or bold. 

I’ve had ball pythons for over 7 years and right now there are about 70 ball pythons in the collection so I feel like a professional at finding the best names by now. 

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Cute Ball Python Names

The best type of names for any pet, including ball pythons, are cute names. You can’t go wrong with a cute pet name because they make you smile and they are timeless.

Cute ball python names are a perfect match for the cutest pet snake to have.

It’s also a good way to get people comfortable with your ball python. I mean…how can you be scared of a snake named Marshmallow. 

  • Bungee
  • Spaghetti
  • Booper
  • Squiggles
  • Slinky 
  • Zig Zag
  • Angel
  • Bubbles
  • Rosita
  • Buttercup
  • Sunflower
  • Minnie
  • Marshmallow

Another popular way to name your pet is to find a funny name.

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Funny Ball Python Names

Funny pet names are guaranteed to make you smile any time you say it and it makes for a great conversation starter. 

You can give your ball python a funny name that will have all your friends and family giggling every time you mention it. 

The great part of deciding on a funny name for your ball python is that the possibilities are endless. They can be funny sounding words, puns, or rhymes.

The funniest names are celebrity names with a ball python twist.

  • Ninja
  • Scaley Perry
  • Pencil
  • Boba
  • Noodle
  • Gizmo
  • Peanut
  • Cashew
  • Slither-ster Stalone
  • Viper 
  • Dart
  • Arrow
  • Branch
  • Nichol-hiss Cage

Designer Ball Python Names

Luxury brands are something that I am far removed from, but I still love to admire. Naming your ball python after luxury brand names can make you feel a little closer to luxury.

Try thinking of brands your favorite celebrity flaunts or even a brand you’ve seen on Keeping Up With The Kardashian.

These names need no explanation since these designer names say it all. 

Even if you don’t wear designer brands or even follow the latest luxury trends, at least you can feel closer to your favorite celebrity. 

The best part of naming your ball python after a designer is that their name will never go out of style. 

  • Gucci
  • Louis
  • Chanel
  • Versace
  • Dior
  • Tiffany 
  • Prada
  • Valentino
  • Cartier
  • YSL

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Popular Character Names

Naming your ball python after fictional characters is a great way to associate that characters personality with your ball python’s personality. 

Fictional character names are easy to remember and it gives you a chance to tell the backstory of how much you love that character. It’s a perfect choice if you’re a Marvel fan, Disney fan, fan of a TV series, or video game.

These names can come from cartoons, movies, books, anime, and so much more and it doesn’t even have to be snake related. Here are some examples:

  • Flick – Animal Crossing(lizard)
  • Sin/Sinner(Biblical)
  • Mara – Dr. Who
  • Basilisk – Harry Potter
  • Voldemort – Harry Potter
  • Nagini – Harry Potter
  • Slitherin – Harry Potter
  • Snape – Harry Potter
  • Kaa – The Jungle Book
  • Master Viper – Kung Fu Panda
  • Orochimaru – Naruto
  • Ekans – Pokemon
  • Arbok – Pokemon
  • Seviper – Pokemon
  • Dratini – Pokemon
  • Pietra – Sahara, Marvel
  • Vega – Street Fighter
  • Dahlsim – Street Fighter
  • Stitch – Disney

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Names for Different Ball Python Morphs

A fun way to name your ball python is based on its color or morph. Ball pythons have over 7,300 morphs, each with unique colors and patterns

Some morphs are fun to name as foods with similar colors like albino and popcorn. The resemblance of the two is spot-on. 

Naming your ball python based on its morph/color gives you infinite options, especially with foods and flower names. 

These names aren’t exclusive to any particular morph so these names could be used for any ball python no matter what genes they have.

Banana Ball Python Name Ideas

Banana ball pythons have the colors that a banana would have: yellow, browns, black spots and all. These names are perfect to go with their color and morph.

  • Pudding
  • Sunshine
  • Peel
  • Sunflower
  • Fruity
  • Froot Loop
  • Split
  • Pancake
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Albino Ball Python Name Ideas

Albino ball pythons lack all melanin and appear yellow and white. Their colors are perfectly matched to these names.

  • Butter
  • Popcorn
  • Lemon
  • Cintrine
  • Citrus
  • Tangerine

Blue-Eyed Leucistic(BEL) Ball Python Names

BEL ball pythons are all white(some have faint grey/purple patterns). This morph is unique since they lack all pigment and these names are a perfect match.

  • Moon
  • Luna
  • Icicle
  • Diamond
  • Pearl 
  • Snow

Spider Ball Python Name Ideas

  • Venom 
  • Widow
  • Webster
  • Crawler
  • Fang
  • Webber
  • Osborne
  • Peter Parker

Pied Ball Python Name Ideas

  • Coconut
  • Spot
  • Cow
  • Yoshi
  • Opal
  • Cupcake
  • Clown
  • Pennywise
  • Bozo
  • Fluffy
  • Ronald 
  • Krusty
  • Joker

Fire Ball Python Name Ideas

  • Draco
  • Drogo
  • Khaleesi
  • Fuego
  • Haku
  • Blaze 
  • Ember
  • Flame
  • Fireball 

Naming tips 

Choosing a name is hard when there are so many to choose from. Find a name that you won’t end up hating or get bored with in the future.

Remember, you don’t have to name your ball python right away. You can wait until you learn your ball python’s personality before naming it. This will give you an idea of what feels right.

If you have multiple ball pythons, you can stick with a theme by naming all of them after mythological creatures or gemstones or flowers.


  • Ace
  • Apple
  • Axel
  • Banger
  • Boomer
  • Bexley
  • Buddy
  • Bungee
  • Butterball 
  • Buzz
  • Cat
  • Carlie
  • Catcher
  • Charlie
  • Clueless
  • Coffee
  • Dash
  • Denali
  • Dixie


  • Eden
  • Elvis
  • Erwin
  • Gana
  • Gordo
  • Groot
  • Giant
  • Harley
  • Hatcher
  • Heaven
  • Hux
  • Jet
  • Kai
  • Kobe
  • Kona
  • Medusa
  • Midnight
  • Nippy


  • Oatmeal
  • Onyx
  • Passion
  • Peach
  • Pendulum 
  • Pixel
  • Ramen
  • Roper
  • Silky
  • Slim
  • Slither
  • Spike
  • Tentacool
  • Zen
  • Zelda
  • Zeus


Hopefully this list inspires you to find a ball python name that fits your snake and gives you the feeling that it’s just right for you and your pet.

This is only a tiny number of names to choose from. We have yet to dig into names based off of places like major cities, foreign countries, or your favorite place to travel.

There are also a ton of Roman and Greek gods that have beautiful and strong names that have meaning to them.

If you don’t like any names on this list, not to worry. This is just to give you inspiration and ideas on the name that fits perfectly with your ball python.