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The Best Axolotl Names To Consider For Your New Salamander

Are you looking at getting an Axolotl or have just taken one in? Not sure what to name them? Well, today we’ll be giving you a complete list of some of the best names for this particular pet.

I’ve broken the list up into both male and female names, but do check both as some are a little binary.

And at the end, I’ll be introducing some tips and tricks to come up with your own unique name for your Axolotl.

One that can be entirely personalized and that will set your salamander aside from the crowd.

So be sure to review the full list and keep reading.

Besides, they can live up to 15 years (more in some cases), so you are going to want to ensure you get this right!

Male Axolotl Names

Below are some of the best axolotl names for males:

  • Augustus
  • Axel
  • Axelrod
  • Axie
  • Archie
  • Austin
  • Antonio
  • Angelo
  • Adriel
  • Abraham
  • Albert
  • Alonso
  • Antoine,
  • Ajay
  • Anthony
  • Abe
  • Alphonso
  • Aldwin
  • Ainsley
  • Angelino
  • Bob
  • Bruce
  • Chester
  • Chuck
  • Dexter
  • Drake
  • Larry
  • Leonardo
  • Hubert 
  • Homer
  • Marlon
  • Marvin
  • Mitch
  • Jimbo
  • Ross
  • Spot
  • Trevor

Female Axolotl Names

Below are some of the best axolotl names for females:

  • Amelia
  • Ariana
  • Ariella
  • Alexa
  • Adele
  • Aura
  • Annette
  • Arabelle,
  • Adora
  • Angelina
  • Angie
  • Aguilera
  • Alice
  • Alzina
  • Agnus
  • Aluna
  • Andee
  • Amberly
  • Angil
  • Barbara
  • Crystal
  • Lottie
  • Hermione
  • Rey
  • Oprah
  • Ursula

Funny Names For An Axolotl

Below are some of the funniest names for axolotls, based on their features or unique characteristics:

  • Aquarius
  • Aragorn
  • Anastasia
  • Ann Chovy
  • Aquaman
  • Aquanette
  • Alladin
  • Alexander the Great
  • Algie
  • Gillian
  • Gill
  • Gummy
  • Happy Gillmore
  • Elrond 
  • Salem
  • Achiles
  • Aristotle
  • Bubbles
  • Finley
  • Nemo
  • Dory
  • Smiley
  • Met-Morpheus (my personal favorite!)
  • Mehico
  • Nibbler
  • Lancelotl
  • Poseiden 

How To Come Up With A Name For Your Axolotl

If you do not want to choose one from the list above, that’s fine too!

Below you will find some suggestions of how you can come up with your own unique name for your new pet.

Consider Their Features

Each axolotl is likely to have its own features.

Perhaps it was through an accident, a birth defect, or just something that makes them a little different.

Perhaps consider a name that focuses on that.

Or you could just name them after something quite general, like Gummy in reference to their short, unsharp teeth.

Consider Your Favorite Characters

Have a favorite character in a book or a movie?

Like the idea of naming your salamander after an iconic historic figure?

Well, there are a lot of options here!

You can even do a play on words to make it really stand out.

James Pond is a common one here, but why not get a little creative.

Funny or Serious?

Do you want to give your axolotl a serious, traditional name or go for something a little bizarre and entertaining?

Only you can decide but it’s worth considering at the very least.

And be mindful.

Axolotls live for up to 15 years so what may sound funny now may get old quickly.

And if you ever do go to the vet and you need to relay their name, will you be comfortable doing so?


For me, I like names that start with A.

It just makes sense to me. It has a ring to it.

Or go for something quite amusing.

Met-Morpheus – a play on metamorphosis which these salamanders do not go through.

Funny huh

But ultimately, it’s up to you.

And if you cant choose.

Just write your favorite down and pick one out of a hat!