Best Pet Axolotl Names - A Cute Axolotl Underwater

Are you looking for axolotl names for your new pet? We’ve got you covered!

Naming an axolotl can be a difficult task. How to give such a unique pet the name that it deserves?

Let’s look at some of the top axolotl names for you to consider.

Axolotl as a pet

Axolotl is a fascinating and unique species of aquatic salamander that can regenerate its limbs, spinal cord, heart, and other organs. 

Axolotls come in a few different colors. They can be identified by the unique gills that protrude from their heads. Axolotls have a slimy coating that helps them to live in water. They are amphibians and can breathe both in and out of water. 

The axolotl has been a popular pet in Mexico for centuries. Its unique ability to regenerate lost body parts has made it a subject of scientific study for hundreds of years. The axolotl has also become popular in the United States and Europe. 

The axolotl has some nicknames in both English and Spanish. These names reflect the creature’s various features or habits. The most common name is “water monster,” which refers to the axolotl’s strange appearance and habit of living in the water. 

The best axolotl names

Axolotls have many cute names that reflect their unique characteristics. Some good axolotl names include Frodo, Buffy, Merlin, and Einstein

Axolotl owners should choose names that reflect their pet’s personality and character.

  • Ariel
  • Axel
  • Boba
  • Buddy
  • Buffy
  • Cricket
  • Dopey
  • Fizz
  • Frodo
  • Gizmo
  • Merlin
  • Mo
  • Nemo
  • Ponyo
  • Puff
  • Smudge
  • Tadpole
  • Tootsie
  • Twinkle
  • Yoda
  • Zack
  • Zucchini
  • Zuki
  • Zula

Cute pet axolotl names

These are some cute name ideas for your aquatic friend.

  • Axie
  • Baby
  • Bebe
  • Bubbles
  • Jelly
  • Mochi
  • Pebbles
  • Slippy
  • Smiley
  • Squishy
  • Ziggy
  • Zippy
Pink axolotl names - A leucistic axolotl underwater

Funny axolotl names

Are you looking for an axolotl name that adds fun to your day? Here are some ideas:

  • Einstein
  • Fuzzball
  • Glitter
  • Jumbo
  • Marmalade
  • Noodle
  • Pacman
  • Rascal
  • Slimy
  • Sparkles
  • Sponge
  • Turbo
  • Zaphod

Female axolotl names

Since axolotls live in water, aquatic names fit them perfectly. Many of these girl axolotl names are inspired by the sea and water.

AdriaIt means “sea” in Latin.
Anahita“Water goddess” (Persian)
Aqua“Water” (Latin)
AquamarineThe name of a gemstone.
CalypsoA Greek sea nymph.
DelfinaDolphin” (Greek)
Hydra“Water serpent” (Greek)
MeriMeans “sea” in Finnish.
Mizuko“Water child” in Japanese.
Namiko“Wave child” in Japanese.
Umi“Sea” in Japanese.

Male axolotl names

These are some cute name ideas for boy axolotls.

AhtiA water god in Finnish mythology.
Beck“Small stream” (English)
Carlow“Four-part lake” (Irish)
Cary“Pleasant stream” (Latin)
Hydro“Water” (Greek)
Kai“Sea” (Hawaiian)
Kano“God of the waters” (Japanese and African)
NeptuneGod of the sea in Roman mythology.
PoseidonA sea god in Greek myths.
Rio“River” (Spanish)
TritonThe son of Poseidon in Greek mythology.
Axolotl name - A cute pink axolotl

Gender neutral axolotl names

  • Algae
  • Blue
  • Flipper
  • Indigo
  • Kelpie
  • Lotus
  • Nori
  • Rain
  • Snorkel
  • Splashy
  • Sprinkle
  • Starfish

Japanese axolotl names

  • Kano
  • Mizuko
  • Mochi
  • Nami
  • Namiko
  • Nori
  • Noriko
  • Ponyo
  • Sakura
  • Umi
  • Umiko
  • Yoka

Unique axolotl names

  • Arugula
  • Chives
  • Kelpie
  • Meri
  • Peppermint
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme
  • Watercress

Pink or leucistic axolotl names

The leucistic axolotl is known for its pale pink skin. They may be shy and sensitive. That’s why Blush is one of the best names for a leucistic axolotl; it expresses both skyness and a light pink color.

  • Blush
  • Coral
  • Donda
  • Finn
  • Fiona
  • Luna
  • Mio
  • Pinky
  • Sakura
  • Vanilla

Yellow axolotl names

Yellow axolotl names - A cute yellow axolotl underwater

Names that are related to yellow or gold-colored things are optimal for yellow axolotls.

  • Amber
  • Banana
  • Biscuit
  • Caramel
  • Citrine
  • Cookie
  • Corn
  • Curry
  • Goldie
  • Honey
  • Honeydew
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Mango
  • Sandy
  • Sugar
  • Topaz

If you’re looking for a unique and mesmerizing pet, an axolotl might be a perfect choice!

Do you still need more inspiration for naming your axolotl?

For more amphibian names, see our list of the best frog names.

You might also like our post on the best pet snail names. Or try our article on the best turtle names.


    1. You’re right, those are missing from the list. But I just came up with a few girl axolotl names starting with B: Beta, Brooke (that’s actually a unisex name), Beatrix, Buffy, and Blanca.

    1. Here are some name ideas for an axolotl stuffed toy: Axie, Bubbles, Jelly, Mochi, Squishy, or Zippy! If it’s a big stuffed animal, then maybe Jumbo? A pink one could be Cherry or Pinky. Hope this helps!

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