Insects make unusual pets, and finding a name for one can be challenging.
However, owning an insect as a pet offers unique opportunities to get creative and find a name worthy of your new family member.
When naming a male insect, first you need to make sure that the name you choose is suitable for an insect.
This is your opportunity to let the creativity flow, and make sure your new pet insect will know he’s loved. So whether you’re looking for an exotic name for your little critter or a name that’s more traditional, you can find plenty of great ideas for insect boy names here. (If you want a female pet insect name, check out our list of girl insect names.)
Below is a brief look into some possibilities that may assist you in naming your insect.
Let’s get started.
Sometimes Obvious Cues Are The Right Call
Don’t be afraid to use defining characteristics as inspiration when finding a name.
If you own a cricket, why not call him Hops or Hoppy. Or if you are into butterflies, a fun name might be Ali, because, well you know, “Floats like a butterfly”.
Naming your pet after an attribute they posses reflects the pet itself and makes it easy to understand why you chose the name. But what if you want to add a bit of mystery to the back story of the name you have chosen? Let’s explore this next.
Drawing Names From Personal Interests And Experience
Adding personal flare to your pets name gives you more of a connection to the animal.
This can be done in many ways. If you enjoy movies, video games, novels/comics or even collector cards, you might just find the answer you’re looking for right in front of you.
Famous Pet Insect Boy Names
Here are some famous names you might remember from various forms of entertainment that could be used to name insects specifically.
- JIMINY CRICKET – Pinocchio’s conscience in the childhood classic.
- MANTIS – Furious Five member, Kung Fu Panda.
- PSYCHO MANTIS – Villain in the popular video game Metal Gear Solid.
- EDGAR BUG – Main villain in the original Men In Black movie.
- HANZO HASASHI – real name of the character “Scorpion” from video game Mortal Kombat.
- DENNIS HOPPER – actor from the movie Speed
- VOLCARONA – Moth like Pokémon
- ARIADOS – Arachnid like Pokémon
Sports Themed Male Pet Insect Names
Perhaps you’re more of a sports fan. Plenty of athletes can inspire some great names that add a little punch. For example:
- ANDERSON “THE SPIDER” SILVA – UFC fighter
- STING – WCW Wrestler
- WICKET – From the sport coincidently called Cricket. Wickets are made up of three bars that a batsman tries to protect.
- BUGSY MOUGES – this one swaps the first initials of 90s NBA Star Mugsy Bouges.
Musical Themed Pet Insect Boy Names
Music is another interesting genre to draw from. There are plenty of ways to use word play, band names and song titles to come up with quirky names. Some might be:
- PAUL MC CARTNEY – why? Well he’s a Beatle.
- BUGGIE SMALLS – in place of rapper Biggie Smalls.
- STING – the singer this time, not the athlete.
- KLAUS MEINE – Lead singer of The Scorpions.
- CENTIPEDIDDY – Name for a centipede.
- 50 CENTIPEDE
- PHARRELL – this one is for pets who are particularly Happy.
Short descriptive names can also drive the point home. Is your insect fuzzy? Does it have long legs? Using visual cues can narrow things down to a simple definitive name.
As we’ve mentioned earlier, specific characteristics are fine to use to identify your pet.
Some common, and not so common ones are listed below.
Unique Male Pet Insect Names
- STICKS/TWIGS – Used to describe long, thin legs. May suit a spider or praying mantis.
- SCURRIES – For pets who are always on the move exploring and foraging.
- CHOMPS – For pets who are always hungry.
- LUCKY – For an animal you might have rescued.
- SKEWERS – Thailand is known for its fascinating street food. This includes scorpions, crickets and spiders, all served on a stick, or skewer if you will.
- CEE CEE – or CC, initials for Creepy Crawly.
- WI-SO – as in, why so many legs?
Boy Insect Names From A To Z
In this full list we round up 342 male names for insects.
Male Insect Names Starting with A
We here list 20 boy names for insects starting with a.
Male Insect Names Starting with B
We here list 29 boy names for insects starting with b.
Male Insect Names Starting with C
We here list 28 boy names for insects starting with c.
Male Insect Names Starting with D
We here list 14 boy names for insects starting with d.
Male Insect Names Starting with E
We here list 13 boy names for insects starting with e.
Male Insect Names Starting with F
We here list 9 boy names for insects starting with f.
Male Insect Names Starting with G
We here list 7 boy names for insects starting with g.
Male Insect Names Starting with H
We here list 13 boy names for insects starting with h.
Male Insect Names Starting with I
We here list 5 boy names for insects starting with i.
Male Insect Names Starting with J
We here list 18 boy names for insects starting with j.
Male Insect Names Starting with K
We here list 2 boy names for insects starting with k.
Male Insect Names Starting with L
We here list 13 boy names for insects starting with l.
Male Insect Names Starting with M
We here list 14 boy names for insects starting with m.
Male Insect Names Starting with N
We here list 12 boy names for insects starting with n.
Male Insect Names Starting with O
We here list 5 boy names for insects starting with o.
Male Insect Names Starting with P
We here list 18 boy names for insects starting with p.
Male Insect Names Starting with Q
We here list 1 boy names for insects starting with q.
Male Insect Names Starting with R
We here list 21 boy names for insects starting with r.
Male Insect Names Starting with S
We here list 32 boy names for insects starting with s.
Male Insect Names Starting with T
We here list 16 boy names for insects starting with t.
Male Insect Names Starting with U
We here list 2 boy names for insects starting with u.
Male Insect Names Starting with V
We here list 10 boy names for insects starting with v.
Male Insect Names Starting with W
We here list 40 boy names for insects starting with w.
This conclude our roundup list of popular names for male insects. If you still have problems picking a name you can try our pet name generator for insect names. If you are looking for female names for insects you can check out our list here.
Naming your pet should be a fun process. Inspiration can come from anywhere. You may be surprised what can stick out to you from seemingly no where. And if you stumble on something unique, all the better. You will have a great conversation starter and a cool tale attached to your pet.
Don’t be shy to think outside the box. After all, you have already decided to raise an insect instead of a dog or cat.
Now you just need the ideal name to add to an already interesting story.