Dinosaur Names You Can Use for a Pet

Great Dinosaur Names

Dinosaur names are very interesting and some of them do really well for some pet types. The lists I’ll be giving you below are of over 100 dinosaur names you can use for your pet, to make it stand out. The rest of the article will also have some tips you can use when picking out the perfect dino name for your pet depending on its character. You will get some ideas of real-life paleontologist-approved dinosaur names, dino-themed names, as well as cute and famous tv dinosaur nicknames. You will basically get a list of every type of dinosaur you might have heard of.

The Best 19 Dinosaur Names for Pets

I’ll first go over the list of the 19 dinosaur names for pets I like the most. You might recognize some of the names as coming from games, movies, or TV shows. There are also some that are simply based on the scientific name that a certain dinosaur type has received.

  • Arlo
  • Barney
  • Bowser
  • Bronty
  • Dino
  • DinoMighty
  • Dippy
  • Dorothy
  • Godzilla
  • Grimlock
  • Gronk
  • Horacio
  • Iggie
  • Reptar
  • Rex
  • Spike
  • Steggie
  • Sue
  • Yoshi

Some Cool Pet Dinosaur Names

Dinosaurs are very cool, and you can’t deny this. If you think that your pet is so awesome that it really deserves the name of a cool dinosaur, then check out the names from the list below.

You might also like my articles on pet names of the year, names for pairs of pets, or great mustang horse names.

  1. Big Al
  2. Chomp
  3. Claw
  4. Crackers
  5. Dino Lord
  6. Elvis
  7. Fossil
  8. Max
  9. Megalith
  10. Raptor Zord*
  11. Roar
  12. Scar
  13. Snappy
  14. Spike-a-saurus
  15. Stegmutt
  16. Stego Zord*
  17. The King
  18. Titano Zord*
  19. Trike
  20. Zeg
  21. Zippo

Cute Dinosaur Names for Pets

If you have an adorable pet but still think that it might be appropriate to give it a dinosaur name, then go over this list of very cute puns and dino-related nicknames, which are perfect for lovable pets.

  • Barry
  • Brontosnorous
  • Bronty
  • CompsogNathan
  • Compy
  • Cute-a-saurus
  • Don
  • Eddie (coming from Edmontosaurus)
  • Feathers
  • Fluffasaur
  • Frill
  • Gertie
  • Little Liz
  • Paris-sauralophus
  • Rexie
  • Speedy
  • Spiny
  • Sweetiesaur
  • Tinydon
  • Toothless

The Real, Scientific Dinosaur Names, for Weirder Pet Owners

Dinosaur Pet NamesDo you have a pet that seems very clever? Is it the type of pet you really have to take seriously? Then you might consider that a proper name for it would be the real, scientific name of a dinosaur. Or if you want to keep things even cooler, just give the pet an English translation of the dino name.

  1. Velociraptor
  2. Tyrannosaurus Rex
  3. Triceratops
  4. Stegosaurus
  5. Spinosaurus
  6. Pterodactyl (Winged Fingers)
  7. Protoceratops
  8. Oviraptor (Egg Thief)
  9. Mamenchisaurus
  10. Maiasaura (Good Mother Lizard)
  11. Iguanadon
  12. Gigantosaurus
  13. Gallimimus (Chicken Mimic)
  14. Diplodocus
  15. Camarasaurus
  16. Brontosaurus (Thunder Lizard)
  17. Brachiosaurus
  18. Baryonyx (Heavy Claw)
  19. Barosaurus
  20. Apatosaurus
  21. Anatotitan
  22. Albertosaurus (Deceptive Lizard)

Dinosaur Names from Classic Kids’ TV

Are you the type of person that doesn’t like formal, serious names? Then let’s shift our attention to the more nostalgic world of Children’s TV, where you can actually find some very cool dinosaurs. Some of them might even revive some old memories of yours. Here is what I could find from three of the most known kid’s TV companies.

From Disney, the very popular classic by Jim Henson, ‘Dinosaurs’:

  1. Charlene
  2. Earl
  3. Ethel
  4. Mr. Lizard
  5. Richfield
  6. Robbie
  7. Sinclair
  8. The Baby

Let’s see some of the dino names from a more up-to-date TV show for kids, the ‘Dinotrux’ robo-dino series.

  • Click-clack
  • Dozer
  • D-structs
  • Reptool
  • Revvit
  • Scraptor
  • Skya
  • Ton-ton
  • Ty

What about the dino names from the animated film series ‘The Land Before Time’?

  1. Cera
  2. Chompy
  3. Duckie
  4. Littlefoot
  5. Longneck
  6. Petrie
  7. Sharptooth

Names from the Jurassic World movie

Are you looking for dino names that sound a little more mature for your pet? Then what about dinosaur names you can get from movies? Or you can also pick a name of a famous director, actor, or even movie character from a famous movie with dinosaurs.

You can find quite a few options in the Jurassic Park/World movie franchise:

  • Alan
  • Attenborough
  • Blue
  • Bryce
  • Bumpy
  • Charlie
  • Chris
  • Crichton
  • Darius
  • Delta
  • Echo
  • Ellie
  • Hammond
  • Indominus
  • Indoraptor
  • Jeff
  • Laura
  • Macy
  • Malcolm
  • Owen
  • Pete
  • Sam
  • Spielberg
  • Tea
  • Vince

Or you might have a different dinosaur movie you like more. Try to watch it again and remember some of the names of the leading characters. Who knows? Maybe one of them will be perfect for your pet.

Real-Life Dinosaur Celebrities

Some people give their pet the name of a dinosaur straight up. But why not be a little more subtle when picking out a name? The names below are related to real celebrities in the dinosaur world. You will have examples of paleontologists that are behind some very amazing discoveries, but also presenters that made it so that kids love the prehistoric. All of them have their individual places in dinosaur history.

The list also contains the reason behind them becoming famous. Take a look and see if any one of them is appropriate for your pet.

Andy Day He presented the show ‘Andy’s Dinosaur Adventures’
Barnum Brown he discovered the T-Rex dinosaur
Benjamin W Hawkins was the one to make the first dinosaur models
Elizabeth Philpott Victorian paleontologist
Jack Horner he was behind the discovery of the Maiasaurus’ nesting grounds
Jack McIntosh one of the leading sauropod experts
Joan Wiffen the first individual that found dinosaurs in New Zealand
Karen Chin studied the first fossilized T-Rex dung
Lawrence Lambe Canada’s first dino finds
Luis Alvarez behind the meteorite theory of dinosaur mass extinction
Mary Anning a Victorian  expert in fossils
Nigel Marven he was the presenter of the ‘Prehistoric Park’
Othniel Marsh named Triceratops and Stegosaurus
Patricia Vicker-Rich one of the leading Australian paleontologists
Richard Owen was the one that invented the name ‘dinosaur’
Roy C Andrews he was behind the discovery of the Velociraptor
Ruth Mason he discovered thousands of fossils
Stephen Fry He narrated the ‘March of the Dinosaurs’
Sue Hendrickson he found a T-Rex skeleton in South Dakota
William Buckland he was behind the discovery of Megalosaurus
William Parker Foulke he was the one to discover the first American dinosaur skeleton
Zhao Xijin he named 17 dinosaur families and species

Finding The Best Dinosaur Name

When picking the best dinosaur pet name you can pick from a very wide range of different sources. From celebrity Victorian fossil searchers to names that reflect the looks of the dinosaurs, from real-life dino bones to fictional or cartoon dinosaurs, the possibilities are endless.

I hope the lists above will give you some ideas for great names for your pet. Don’t forget to go for one that is related to dinosaurs, while still reflecting the personality and looks of your pet, at least to some degree.

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