100 Dragon Names (Including Ice & Fire, Fictional & Famous) (2023)

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The stuff of folklore and legend, these mythical, magical creatures have inspired us for centuries. If you're looking to name your little one after dragons, you'll love our list of dragon-themed names.

Dragons have enchanted us for centuries and myths about dragons are common in cultures around the world. Think of dragons, and we imagine magic and adventure. As a child, dragons enthralled me… My dad had an extensive model dragon collection which I loved to look at.

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Dragons are universal, though in different cultures they take on different appearances. Dragon folklore exists in Chinese, Norwegian, English, Welsh, Japanese, Vietnamese, Eastern European, and Greek cultures, to name a few!

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While dragons look different depending on where across the world each legend comes from, they still have many things in common. Anthropologists think that myths about dragons surfaced when ancient people found dinosaur skeletons and tried to make sense of what they saw. After all, no animals on earth looked anything like the bones they dug up.

We’ve compiled a list of names from various cultures tied to dragon mythology, history, and pop culture. While some of these unique names may be a bit obscure to use for your little one, it is fascinating to see how widespread dragon influence is. This list brings together unique names from all over the world.

And who knows, maybe somewhere on this list, you will find the perfect baby name for your little girl or boy. We hope you do!

Dragon Girl Names

  1. Adalinda - Old High German. Dragon princess. We love the fiery yet feminine feel this name has.
  2. Anastasia - Greek. Resurrection. A Dragonborn name from Dungeons & Dragons.
  3. Belinda - German. Bright serpent.
  4. Chumana - Native American/Hopi. Snake maiden.
  5. Chusi - Native American/Hopi. Snake flower.
  6. Dalinda - English. Noble serpent.
  7. Hydra - Greek. The 100-headed water dragon that Hercules slays.
  8. Kaida - Japanese. Little dragon.
  9. Kaliyah - Hindi. Killer of the multi-headed serpent.
  10. Kayda - Japanese. Looks like a little dragon.
  11. Khaleesi - Fictional name. This name is from the hit series Game of Thrones. Khaleesi means Mother of Dragons.
  12. Malinda - English. Black or dark serpent.
  13. Medus - Latin. The Gorgon who had snakes instead of hair. She was known for her beauty until she was cursed.
  14. Melusine - German. A freshwater spirit who appeared as a serpent from the waist down.
  15. Ryoko - Japanese. This name means she who is like a dragon.
  16. Tanis - Greek. Serpent lady.
  17. Tiamat - Babylonian. Tiamat was a dragon goddess who would create chaos.
  18. Wyvern - Anglo-Saxon. A wyvern is a two-legged or bipedal dragon famous in European folklore.
  19. Vyara - Bulgarian. Faith or belief.
  20. Zafira - Arabic. Success. A Dragonborn name from Dungeons & Dragons.

Dragon Boy Names

  1. Apalala - Hindi. Apalala is the water dragon from Buddhist mythology.
  2. Apep - Egyptian. The name of a giant evil serpent. Apep means to slither.
  3. Attor - Old English. Poison or venom.
  4. Cadmus - Greek. Dragon teeth.
  5. Chua - Native American/Hopi. Snake.
  6. Dracul - Romanian. Dragon or devil.
  7. Drago - Italian. A version of the Latin name Draco for dragon.
  8. Drake - English. Dragon.
  9. Fraener - Old Norse. The story goes, he was a dwarf who was turned into a dragon.
  10. George - Greek. The name George means farmer. But Saint George is known in British history as a legendary knight who slew dragons.
  11. Longwei - Chinese. Dragon greatness.
  12. Nithe - Old Norse. Dragon or serpent.
  13. Ormr - Old Norse. Dragon, serpent, or snake.
  14. Quetzalcoatl - Aztec. Feathered serpent. He was one of the Aztec sky gods.
  15. Ryuu - Japanese. Dragon.
  16. Shesha - Sanskrit. King of the serpents.
  17. Slayer - English. One who kills. We often think of knights who valiantly slay dragons.
  18. Tatsuya - Japanese. Tatsuya means the accomplished one, and the name is linked to the Japanese sign of the dragon.
  19. Veles - Slavic. The god of the underworld as well as dragons and trickery. He often appeared in a serpent form.
  20. Viper - Latin. King of snakes.

Gender-Neutral Dragon Names

  1. Arrow - English. A projectile from a bow. Dragonslayer arrows are potent tools in the video game Dark Souls.
  2. Azar - Hebrew. Flame.
  3. Blaze - Latin. Fire.
  4. Boruta - Polish. To fight. The Boruta are from Slavic mythology and were said to protect the animals and the plants of the forest. When Christianity came to eastern Europe, the Boruta were named demons.
  5. Brande - Czech. This unisex name means a dweller of a burned clearing.
  6. Chance - English. Good fortune.
  7. Danbala - Haitian. Sky god.
  8. Devlin - Irish. Unlucky. Traditionally on lists for baby boy names, we think this one could work for a baby girl too.
  9. Ember - French. Spark. Burning low.
  10. Iseul - Korean. Morning dew or morning born.
  11. Kenna - English. Born of fire.
  12. Kirin - Sanskrit. Ray of light.
  13. Knucker - Old English. This name is used in Beowulf to describe a water dragon. Knucker is probably not a name we’ll see trending on any lists, but we think it could be cute for boys and girls (or maybe the pet dog!).
  14. Orochi - Japanese. An eight-headed serpent from Japanese lore.
  15. Pachua - Native American/Hopi. This name means feathered water snake.
  16. Scylla - Greek. A mythological sea serpent.
  17. Shenron - Japanese. Dragon god. A character from Dragon Ball.
  18. Syrax - Irish. A dragon from the book Of Ice and Fire.
  19. Sol - Spanish. Sun. The perfect name for a fire-breathing baby!
  20. Valryon - Latin. Strength and health. A dragon once owned by the Targaryen family in Game of Thrones.

Fictional & Famous Dragon Names

  1. Arman - Arabic. Male. The ultimate goal or greatest desire. Arman is a human/dragon character from the film He’s a Dragon.
  2. Arya - Persian. Female. Friend or faithful. Arya is the princess in the book Eragon.
  3. Daenerys - Fictional name. Female. This name is from the series Game of Thrones. Daenerys is the Mother of Dragons.
  4. Diaval - English/Irish. Male. Devil. The name is used in the Disney film Maleficent.
  5. Draco - Greek. Male. Dragon. Draco Malfoy is the boy we love to hate in the Harry Potter Series.
  6. Elliot - English. Male. The Lord is my God. Elliot is a variation of the Hebrew name Elijah. Elliot is the delightful dragon in the classic Disney film Pete’s Dragon.
  7. Errol - Scottish. Male. Wandering. Errol is a swamp dragon in the book Guards! Guards!
  8. Eragon - Fictional name. Eragon is the protagonist in the book of the same name about a teenager who finds a dragon egg.
  9. Eustace - Greek. Male. Fruitful or productive. Eustace was a dragon from the Chronicles of Narnia series.
  10. Falkor - Norse. Male. Guardian of the people. Falkor is the dragon from the classic movie The Never Ending Story, he is considered the dragon of luck.
  11. Figment - Latin. Male. Imagination. Figment is the mischievous purple dragon who has become a mascot for Epcot at Disney World in Florida.
  12. Haku - Japanese. Master or overlord. Haku is the name of the river guardian who also takes the form of a dragon in the anime film Spirited Away.
  13. Ladon - Greek. Male. Ladon was the hydra or the one-hundred-headed dragon in Greek mythology.
  14. Maleficent - Latin/English. Female. Harmful or evil. Maleficent is the evil sorceress who turns herself into a dragon in Disney’s Sleeping Beauty.
  15. Mushu - Chinese. Male. Fearless, loyal, and intelligent. Mushu is the name of the dragon sidekick in Mulan.
  16. Pendragon - English. Male. Pendragon comes from the Arthurian legend tales. It means head dragon or chief dragon.
  17. Rhaegal - Fictional name. Male. Rhaegal is a dragon from the series Game of Thrones.
  18. Saphira - English. Saphira is a take on the name Sapphire which means blue gemstone. She is a central character in Eragon.
  19. Thorn - Old English. Thorn brush. Thorn is a dragon from the series Dragonvale World.
  20. Vritra - Hindu. Male. Vritra is a dragon demon that is the personification of drought and adversary.

Ice Dragon & Fire Dragon Names

  1. Aiden - Irish. Male. Little spark or little fire. Aiden comes from Aodh, the Celtic god of fire.
  2. Aine - Irish. Female. Bright and fiery.
  3. Alev - Turkish. Male. Fire.
  4. Alina - Slavic. Female. Bright and beautiful.
  5. Brenna - Celtic. Female. Blazing light.
  6. Brenton - Old English. Unisex. Fire or flame.
  7. Edna - Hebrew. Female. Fiery red.
  8. Eirwen - Welsh. Female. Blessed name. A dragon name that is used in Game of Thrones.
  9. Egan - Irish. Male. Little fire.
  10. Idris - Hindi. Fiery.
  11. Kai - Scottish. Male. Fire.
  12. Katla - Icelandic. Female. Katla is a dragon from the children’s book The Brothers Lionheart. It is also the name of a volcano in Iceland.
  13. Kimba - Aboriginal. Female. Bush fire.
  14. Lumi - Finnish. Female. Snow. Lumi is a character from Dragonvale.
  15. Nieves - Spanish. Female. Snow.
  16. Nuri - Hebrew. Female. My fire. Nuri is the Dragon Queen from the video game series Dragon Rage.
  17. Orinda - Anglo-Saxon. Fire serpent.
  18. Reese - Welsh. Unisex. Born of fire. Ardent.
  19. Tanwen - Welsh. Female. White fire.
  20. Tyson - French. Unisex. Fiery tempered or high-spirited.

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