Dragonfly names - A pink dragonfly on green background

Do you have a new pet dragonfly? Or do you need a name for a dragonfly character in your upcoming novel? 

Dragonflies are one of the most fascinating creatures in the world. They are elegant and have a unique appearance that makes them stand out from other insects.

Now you need to pick the perfect name for your new friend. Here are 179 of the cutest dragonfly names to help you get started.

Dragonfly facts

Dragonflies can be found on every continent except Antarctica. They live near water sources, such as ponds, lakes, and streams. This is because their larvae need water to survive. Dragonflies are attracted to areas with lots of vegetation since this provides them with places to hide from predators.

Dragonflies spend most of their lives in larvae form and only live as adults for a few weeks, only long enough to mate and reproduce. The young larvae dragonflies are called nymphs.

There are over 7,000 species of dragonflies in the world.

Dragonflies always add a touch of beauty to their surroundings. These fascinating creatures deserve names that reflect their beauty.

Best pet dragonfly names

If you’ve been lucky enough to spot a dragonfly or two in your backyard, you might wonder what to call them. Here are some of the best names for these beautiful creatures. 

  • Ari
  • Avalar
  • Breeze
  • Brooke
  • Comet
  • Darcy
  • Dragon
  • Firefly
  • Flash
  • Glider
  • Harley
  • Lotus
  • Phoenix
  • River
  • Sky
  • Sparx
  • Willow
  • Wind
  • Zen

Cute dragonfly names 

Dragonflies are one of the most enchanting insects in the world. They come in a variety of colors and patterns, and they have a graceful, aerial flight. Plus, they’re helpful predators that eat harmful insects like mosquitoes.

  • Blinky
  • Bubbles
  • Coco
  • Dasher
  • Dotty
  • Honey
  • Kiwi
  • Meadow
  • Pixie
  • Spotty
  • Twinkles
  • Zappy

Girl dragonfly names

Dragonfly name ideas - 3 beautiful dragonflies above water

Here are some cute monikers for female dragonflies.

Adelina“Small winged one” (Latin)
AellaMeans “whirlwind” in Greek.
Ava“Like a bird” (Latin)
Cyra“Sun” (Persian)
Elvina“Elf-friend” (Old English)
FenA Chinese name that means “perfume” or “fragrance”.
Hayase“Waterfall” (Japanese)
KazemiMeans “wind water” in Japanese. This is a fitting name for dragonflies since they live near water and fly in the wind.
LunaMeans “moon” in Latin.
Mable“Lovable” (English)
Mei“Beautiful” (Chinese)
Phoebe“Bright” (Greek)
SummerThis beautiful name has a bittersweet meaning for dragonflies. An adult dragonfly only lives for one summer.
Xiu“Beautiful, elegant” (Chinese)
Zephyra“West wind” (Greek)

Boy dragonfly names 

A beautiful dragonfly outdoors

These are some of the best name ideas for male dragonflies.

Ajax“Eagle” (Greek)
Chang“Smooth” (Chinese)
Draco“Dragon” (Greek)
Icarus“The one who reaches the sky” (Greek)
Jin“Gold” (Chinese)
Ming“Shining bright” (Chinese)
Mizuto“Water sound” (Japanese)
Orion“Rising in the sky” (Greek)
Percy“Pierces the valley” (French)
Ralph“Wolf counsel” (English)
RyuMeans “dragon” in Japanese.
Wilbert“Bright will” (German)
Yoshi“Good luck” (Japanese)
ZephyrMeans “west wind” in Greek.

Funny dragonfly names 

FerrariThis name refers to the fact that dragonflies are among the fastest-flying insects. They can fly at 35 miles per hour.
KazooKazoo is a musical instrument with a buzzing sound. It reminds the sound that dragonflies make when they’re flying.
NymphadoraThis name is inspired by the Harry Potter character Nymphadora Tonks. It also refers to the fact that young dragonflies are called nymphs.
SnapdragonSnapdragon is a series of processors for mobile devices. But it also sounds like a dragonfly name, doesn’t it?
A beautiful red dragonfly on a flower

Spyro Enter the Dragonfly names

Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly is the fourth game in the Spyro series. Ripto, the villain of Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage, is back with a new evil plot to capture all dragonfly guardians of young dragons. The spell goes wrong. As a result, the dragonflies end up all over the Dragon Realms. Of course, Spyro gets assigned to collect them.

In the first Spyro game, Spyro had to rescue dragons. In Spyro 3: Year of the Dragon, he saved dragon eggs. All rescued dragons in these games had names. All 90 dragonflies in Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly have unique monikers too.

As some users on GameFAQ point out, some dragonfly names in the game are weird and random. With that being said, there are some fitting dragonfly names as well. I especially like the fact that there are many Japanese names; they’re an excellent match for dragonflies because of the meaning of these insects in Japanese culture.

  • Akira
  • Alex
  • Amie
  • Atsumi
  • Bonky
  • Bubbles
  • Cedric
  • Charlotte
  • Cinder
  • Cloudy
  • Clubtail
  • Coppertop
  • Cub
  • Cueburt
  • Daisy
  • Damsel
  • Dancer
  • Dawn
  • Dill
  • Doompa
  • Duckweed
  • Fiona
  • Flavie
  • Fluffy
  • Foamy
  • Gaku
  • Gary
  • Goose
  • Gori
  • Grayson
  • Holly
  • Homer
  • Howie
  • Iceboy
  • Jason
  • Jdubs
  • Jean Marc
  • Jeet
  • Jewelwing
  • Jingles
  • John
  • Jordan
  • Karen
  • Kenichi
  • Krishnamurti
  • Laurent
  • Lily
  • Margaret
  • Marta
  • Martin
  • Masa
  • Maverick
  • Micky
  • Mitch
  • Mitnick
  • Moony
  • Morpheus
  • Neo
  • Plato
  • Pliskin
  • Racket
  • Rashomon
  • Rick
  • Rickshaw
  • Roxie
  • Russell
  • Saji
  • Sandra
  • Savino
  • Scarlett
  • Scuttlebutt
  • Shadow
  • Shellac
  • Socrates
  • Steffi
  • Suzuki
  • Sylvia
  • Taka
  • Takehiro
  • Tashistation
  • Terral
  • Tetsu
  • Tim
  • Toons
  • Tweedle
  • Warren
  • Wonky
  • Yojimbo
  • Young
  • Zwan
Names for dragonflies - A closeup of dragonfly face

Choosing a dragonfly name

I hope this post has helped you find some awesome name ideas for dragonflies.

Do you need more inspiration? In Chinese and Japanese cultures, the dragonfly symbolizes good luck, happiness, and success. That’s why Chinese and Japanese names make good names for dragonflies. Dragon names might also give you some brilliant ideas for naming a dragonfly.

We have published many posts related to the topic that may help you get inspired. You might like our post on the best pet bee names.

Or check the list of the most beautiful butterfly names.

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