30 Names That Mean Snake From Around The World

The snake holds the symbol of immense strength, eternity, rebirth, transformation and power.
Share
Tweet

If you are searching for names meaning snake as your baby names, here is a list of mythical snake names to pick from.

A snake symbolizes and signifies the image of fertility or creative life, immortality, and healing. Our examples of male names that mean snake and girl names that mean snake will help you to choose from them for your baby, who will grow up to be strong, clever and solid.

Snakes or the serpents are believed to be the guardians of the sacred places and temples since sanctuaries. This association might be grounded in the perception that when threatened or attacked, a few snakes, (for example, rattlesnakes or cobras) habitually hold and safeguard their ground, first turning to show to scare their opponents and afterward battling, instead of retreating. This is the reason they are called the natural guardians of the treasures and temples.  

Snake names are also very popular in mythical movies and television shows where serpents are important characters. So, if you are looking for some unique inspiration for name ideas for your child or your character, then keep on reading.

You can also see our articles on names that mean dragon and snake names for more inspiration, right here on Kidadl.

Names That Mean Snake For Girls

Names meaning snake are revered in different cultures.

Finding snake names for our babies can be quite an arduous task. We've tried to make it easier with our rundown (or a list) of both baby boy and baby girl names meaning snake. Some names meaning snake are Nagai, Donelle, Lindie, Ahiratha, and Manidhar. We hope that you will find the one that suits the best for your charming baby.

1. Belinda (Old Germanic origin) means "bight serpent or snake". This name for a girl is one of the popular names meaning snake. It is also the name of a singer Belinda Carlisle.

2. Chu'mana (Native American origin) means "snake maiden". This Native American serpent girl name is one of the most beautiful name.  

3. Donelle (Old English origin) means "snake". The girl name meaning is one who has the power of snake and serpent.

4. Egle (Lithuanian origin) meaning "A maiden who married a grass or a water snake". It's a cute and short name for a girl.

5. Havu (German origin) means "snake". The name for a serpent girl is one of the rarest to be heard as baby names.

6. Lindie (German origin) means "snake". Lindie is such a sweet girl name. Famous name bearer: Musical artist Lindie Lila.

7. Lynda (Old German origin) means "snake",  or "lime tree". The name also denotes beautiful, cute and pretty, perfect for a sweet girl.

8. Nagini (Indian origin) meaning "snake". The serpent name is one of the characters in the movie series 'Harry Potter'.

9.  Nathaira (Scottish origin) means "a water snake".  This girl name is simple and gorgeous.

10. Nathara (Scottish origin) meaning "snake". The name meaning is one who holds the ability and power of serpents.

11. Sarff (Welsh origin) means "snake".  The girl with this name is dynamic and versatile.

12. Shuman (Native American origin) means "Rattlesnake handler". The name is rarely heard for a girl but we like it.  

Names That Mean Snake For Boys

There are so many amazing serpent inspired names from around the world, there are English, German, and Native American names, among many others. Get creative!

Everyone wants their boy to be strong, competent, and fearless. And if you are looking for some unique and rare names that means snake for your boy, then you are on the right track. Some of the unique baby names meaning snake are Donelle,  Drake, Chua, and Coatl.

13. Ahiratha (Indian origin) means "having a snake". The name denotes the symbol of strength and power.

14. Askook (Native American origin) means "snake". This Native American boy name denotes excellent strength. Another variation of this name is used as Ashoka. Famous name bearer: King Ashoka, the emperor of the Maurya Dynasty.

15. Chu'a (Native American origin) means "snake". The Native American name Chu's is a typical boy name meaning snake.

16. Dipili (German origin) means "green snake". This serpent boy name shows perfect ability to understand.

17. Drake (Old English origin) means "snake", or "a dragon". Drake is one of the most common chosen baby names. It is also  the name of Canadian rapper Drake.

18. Draco (Ancient Greek origin) meaning  "snake", or "a dragon".  The name represents a dragon in Greek mythology.

19. Fani (French origin) means "snake", or 'hood of snake". The name is also for a cyclone 'Fani', pronounced as 'Foni' and it was suggested by Bangladesh.

20. Manidhar (Indian origin) means "a mythical snake". The name also means a mythical snake with a jewel in its hood.

21. Nagarjun (Indian origin) means "best among the snakes". The name for a boy refers to one of the best among others. It is also the name of famous Indian actor Nagarjun.

22. Nagendra (Indian Origin) meaning "lord of snakes". One of the other meanings of the name is elephant. The name was derived by adding the word Nag with the name of the Hindu God Indra.

23. Nathair (Scottish origin) means "snake". Boys that are names Nathair possess the intelligence and longevity of the snake.

24. Ophiuchus (Greek and Latin origin) meaning "serpent bearer". This name belongs to the arrangement of stars at the equator. It also shows the god of medicine, Asklepios, with a snake.

25. Ormr (Old Norse origin) means "snake", "serpent", or "a dragon". The Old Norse name is one of the unique baby names meaning serpent.

26. Phani (Indian origin) means "snake". The person with the name Phani is mainly Hindu by religion.

27. Sheshdhar (Indian origin) means "one who holds snake". In Indian mythology, it is believed that the name spelled Sheshdhar represents Lord Shiva, who holds the snake on his "shesh", i.e. on his head.

28. Vasuki (Sanskrit origin) means "King of the serpents". The name is a famous snake in Hindu mythology.

Gender Neutral Names That Mean Snake

Many parents take time to ensure that their child gets an opportunity to live their lives the way they want. So, to help you select some gender neutral names we have compiled this list though really most of the names on this list can be used for any gender.

29. Coatl (Nahuatl origin) means "snake".  This gender neutral name is also one of the day signs in the Aztec Calendar.

30. Nyoka (Swahili origin) means "snake". The gender neutral name was more in the highlight after it was named for a fictional character in the Edgar Rice Burroughs' novel 'Nyoka the Jungle Girl'.

Kidadl has lots of great baby names articles to inspire you. If you liked our suggestions for names that mean snake then why not take a look at our ultimate guide to 'Game Of Thrones' dragons or famous sword names.

Disclaimer

Disclaimer

At Kidadl we pride ourselves on offering families original ideas to make the most of time spent together at home or out and about, wherever you are in the world. We strive to recommend the very best things that are suggested by our community and are things we would do ourselves - our aim is to be the trusted friend to parents.

We try our very best, but cannot guarantee perfection. We will always aim to give you accurate information at the date of publication - however, information does change, so it’s important you do your own research, double-check and make the decision that is right for your family.

Kidadl provides inspiration to entertain and educate your children. We recognise that not all activities and ideas are appropriate and suitable for all children and families or in all circumstances. Our recommended activities are based on age but these are a guide. We recommend that these ideas are used as inspiration, that ideas are undertaken with appropriate adult supervision, and that each adult uses their own discretion and knowledge of their children to consider the safety and suitability.

Kidadl cannot accept liability for the execution of these ideas, and parental supervision is advised at all times, as safety is paramount. Anyone using the information provided by Kidadl does so at their own risk and we can not accept liability if things go wrong.

Sponsorship & Advertising Policy

Kidadl is independent and to make our service free to you the reader we are supported by advertising.

We hope you love our recommendations for products and services! What we suggest is selected independently by the Kidadl team. If you purchase using the buy now button we may earn a small commission. This does not influence our choices. Please note: prices are correct and items are available at the time the article was published.

Kidadl has a number of affiliate partners that we work with including Amazon. Please note that Kidadl is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.

We also link to other websites, but are not responsible for their content.

Read our Sponsorship & Advertising Policy
Get The Kidadl Newsletter

1,000 of inspirational ideas direct to your inbox for things to do with your kids.

Thank you! Your newsletter will be with you soon.
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
No items found.