Top 300 Spider Names [2022 update]

In this post, we will help you choose the perfect name for your pet spider. The struggle is real – especially so if you are the new owner of a female tarantula that could live up to 30 years! How do you choose the best name for a male or female spider? It will depend on your personal taste, but you also need to consider your spider’s personality.

We’ve compiled the best and most popular pet spider names and also and pet tarantula names, cute and funny names, as well as name ideas for both female and male spiders. And as a bonus, some famous spider names in popular movies or books.

Without further ado, here is the list of the best spider names that arachnid lovers are using over the world.

50 Most Popular Pet Spider Names

To start with, here is a list of some of the 50 most popular spider names currently in use around the globe. They make great Tarantula names but can also be used for Jumping Spiders, Crab Spiders, and Huntsman Spiders:

  • Venom
  • Silkie
  • Aragaog
  • Fangs
  • Skittles
  • Parker
  • Goliath
  • Mars
  • Midnight
  • Andie
  • Quake
  • Rooney
  • Sunny
  • Vlad
  • Albus
  • Steve
  • Prowler
  • Velvet
  • Dusk
  • Socks
  • Spinner
  • Bitsy
  • Webster
  • Anansi
  • Arachne
  • Franklin
  • Moriarty
  • Cheryl
  • Aramina
  • Octavia
  • Marley
  • Ghost
  • Paco
  • Lars
  • Bob
  • Spidey
  • Hunter
  • Shade
  • Spike
  • Twitch
  • Rider
  • Kisses
  • Skyros
  • Rufus
  • Tobias
  • Iris
  • Zorro
  • Laser
  • Marshall
  • Bobby

50 Funny and Cute Pet Spider Names

If your newly-acquired pet tarantula has a more docile character, we have compiled for you 50 funny and cute spider names:

  • Snuggles
  • Cookie
  • Freckles
  • Giggles
  • Fergie
  • Noodles
  • Nugget
  • Cuddles
  • Coco
  • Happy
  • Pennie
  • Jolie
  • Pinky
  • Kiwi
  • Sofia
  • Jack
  • Max
  • Pepper
  • Jitters
  • Chewy
  • April
  • Doodle
  • Fluffy
  • Fuzzy
  • Boots
  • Tickles
  • Curly
  • Muffet
  • Skyler
  • Tarantulina
  • Lilu
  • Simba
  • Denver
  • Alfredo
  • Fuzzles
  • Legs
  • Muffin
  • Frida
  • Nacho
  • Patches
  • Scooter
  • Squiggly
  • Sherlock
  • Dezzie
  • Gertrude
  • Avic
  • Apricot
  • Eggnog
  • Guinness
  • Loki

50 Great Names For a Female Spider

Female spiders are known to live substantially longer than males and are more prized for that reason. They are also bigger and generally show a bit more character. Are you still trying to make up your mind? Here are 50 great female spider names for you to choose from:

  • Creepette
  • Charlotte
  • Princess
  • Spinderella
  • Clarice
  • Beauty
  • Rosebud
  • Sophie
  • Cleo
  • Gemma
  • Karol
  • Leslie
  • Matilda
  • Zoey
  • Hola
  • Lassie
  • Jennifer
  • Sapphire
  • Pandora
  • Pearl
  • Paloma
  • Blondie
  • Brownie
  • Lola
  • Queen
  • Molly
  • Shelby
  • Rihanna
  • Victoria
  • Alais
  • Petunia
  • Milus
  • Pippa
  • Ophelia
  • Bella
  • Venus
  • Twister
  • Willow
  • Zelda
  • Lexie
  • Ultima
  • Wanda
  • Gracy
  • Izaine
  • Audrey
  • Fifi
  • Custard
  • Ariana
  • Ursula
  • Missy

50 Cool Spider Names For a Male Spider

Now let’s check a selection of good names for a male spider, whether your pet is smart, slick, or dead lazy…

  • Boris
  • Donald
  • Peter Parker
  • Ash
  • Harlequin
  • Hannibal
  • Lucas
  • Harry
  • Cosmo
  • Edmund
  • Goliath
  • Joker
  • Logan
  • Quirk
  • Robin
  • Victor
  • Wesley
  • Bandit
  • Quentin
  • Charlie
  • Whisper
  • Godzilla
  • Brutus
  • Jet
  • Yoda
  • Onyx
  • Timmy
  • Fido
  • Buddy
  • Homer
  • Moby
  • Yang
  • Kermit
  • Jester
  • Shadow
  • Riddick
  • Zeus
  • Thor
  • Rocky
  • Rex
  • King
  • Yolo
  • Magnus
  • Owen
  • Fry
  • Ziggy
  • Ivan
  • Kong
  • Obi
  • Indiana

Good Spider Names for a Tarantula

When it comes to tarantulas, they are very different from other spiders in nature and temper. Actually, there exist over 800 species of tarantulas, and the difference between the Old world and New world tarantulas can be surprising. For example, the Chilean Rose and the Orange Baboon are two species that have completely different characters – one belongs to the docile species, while the other is known to be extremely aggressive.

We’ve compiled some of the best tarantula names in this list:

  • Wolf
  • Palpatine
  • Ultra
  • Screech
  • Cloud
  • Toby
  • Cooper
  • Spanky
  • Enkil
  • Cobalt
  • Bruce
  • Arizona
  • BlackJack
  • Marauder
  • Aladin
  • Carus
  • Caligula
  • Scorps
  • Marcus
  • Crushinator

Best Names for a Jumping Spider

Jumping spiders have become increasingly popular recently, especially since their amazing jumps were captured on camera. These small but swift spiders can jump up to 40 times their body length! Here is a list of the best spider names for this jumping breed:

  • Magnentius
  • Napoleon
  • Ringo
  • Poison
  • Grizzle
  • Storm
  • Quake
  • General Tsao
  • Ballista
  • Razor
  • Moco
  • Claws
  • Spanky
  • Link
  • Marcius
  • Yoshi
  • Fluffy
  • Klein
  • Riddick
  • Pinchy

Cool Spider Names For a Wolf Spider

Wolf spiders are not your usual beginner spider. They are robust and swift hunters that live alone and do not spin webs. For those of you who want to keep a wolf spider as a pet, here are some good names for the wolf breed:

  • Chuck
  • Licorice
  • Midnight
  • Fred
  • Barry
  • Belette
  • Smokey
  • Gunner
  • Friskie
  • Ronnie
  • Balbinus
  • Sonora
  • Einstein
  • Jumbe
  • Flint
  • Kobe
  • Hammer
  • Orkin
  • Kurt
  • Hadrius

Best Names For a Grass Spider

Grass spiders are pretty common in the U.S and Europe and are a great species to keep in a simple terrarium. They are easy to feed and reproduce, making them an excellent alternative spider to the more common pet tarantula. Here are some pet spider names that are a great option for a grass spider:

  • Aqua
  • Misty
  • Nicephorus
  • Scream
  • Aboo
  • Flame
  • Copper
  • Bert
  • Skully
  • Spectre
  • Lightning
  • Blur
  • Fleck
  • Shale
  • Oreo
  • Pirate
  • Sparky
  • Punk
  • Crash

Best Names For a Fishing Spider

Fishing spiders make great pet spiders that like to hunt near bodies of water, detecting their prey from the ripples it makes and running across the surface to catch it. They make interesting pet spiders to watch and study. Consider these spider names if you want to keep the Fishing Spider breed:

  • Leviathan
  • Rowdy
  • Hathor
  • Ras
  • Akasha
  • Stingy
  • Krull
  • Trajan
  • Chopper
  • Tank
  • Stark
  • Tanner
  • Lex
  • Swart
  • Kraken
  • Moe
  • Stabby
  • Wave
  • Prickle
  • Kirby

Bonus: Spider names in popular culture and fictions

If you want to give your spider a definite cultural reference to some of your favorite books, films, or TV shows, we’ve compiled from you the most famous spider names here.

  • Miss Spider from David Kirk’s children books
  • La Princesse, a 50-foot mechanical spider designed by the French performance act company La Machine
  • Kumonga, a mutated spider in Toho’s 1967 movie Son of Godzilla
  • Miss Arrow, one of Marvel characters
  • Boris the spider, a song written by The Who’s bass guitarist, John Entwistle.
  • Lucas the spider, an animated character created by Joshua Slice
  • Anansi, an Akan Folktale characater
  • Charlotte – from the children’s book Charlotte’s Web

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Eddie Chevrel

I am Eddie, animal journalist and founder of ThePetSavvy. I am passionate about exotic pets and I dedicate my time doing research, meeting, and interviewing people working with animals.

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