Though not a conventional pet, caterpillars are still sought by many pet lovers for their irresistible cuteness and their vibrant appearance. The best part about having a pet caterpillar is that you get to closely observe their magnificent transformation while becoming a winged butterfly or moth.
What makes keeping a caterpillar as a pet even interesting is that they are easy to maintain, and all that you need to provide them are fresh leaves. They will quietly spend their time happily munching on the leaves.
Finding a caterpillar is easy, and it is easy to feed and maintain them. Well, the only trouble would be with finding a cute name for them, isn’t it?
Because it doesn’t matter whether it is a pet dog or a pet caterpillar, they become a part of your family the moment you decide to bring them home. Owing to which finding a name for your pet can be quite a daunting task.
But don’t worry, we have you covered. Here, we have compiled a list of 127 cute and funny pet caterpillars’ names.
Let’s get going!
10 Names for caterpillars – Inspired from cartoons
There have been many famous caterpillar characters in cartoons, and who doesn’t love cartoons? Don’t you think it is going to be fun giving your caterpillars the names of famous cartoon characters? If you have kids at home, trust me, they are going to love it.
Here goes the list of 10 names for your caterpillars that are inspired by cartoons.
1. Squeaks: Squeaks is a cartoon character who is a caterpillar in the cartoon “The Fox and the Hound”. In the cartoon, Squeaks is portrayed as a character who is struggling to keep himself safe from Dinky and Boomer, who was trying to eat him. In the end, squeaks transform into a beautiful butterfly and fly away.
2. Sperk: Sperk is a cartoon character who is a caterpillar in the cartoon series Lilo & Stitch. In the cartoon, Sperk is portrayed as the leader of a group of 3 friends. If you have a couple of caterpillars, you can name the one who you feel to be active Sperk!
3. Caterpillar: Caterpillar is a fictional character in the book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Sound like the perfect name for your caterpillar, huh?
4. Katy: Katy is the protagonist in the movie Katy Caterpillar. In the movie, Katy is portrayed as a caterpillar who decides to leave her home to explore the world around.
5. Hermie: Hermie is a green caterpillar who is almost on the verge of transforming into a butterfly. In the 2003 movie Hermie and friends, Hermie is portrayed as an adventurous caterpillar.
6. Wormie: Wormie is a cream-colored caterpillar and is portrayed as Hermie’s friend in the movie Hermie and friends. If you have two caterpillars, you can name one Hermie and the other Wormie.
7. Lowly: Though not a caterpillar, Lowly is a fictional worm character and the main character in the animated series The Busy World of Richard Scarry and Busytown Mysteries.
8. Scarry: Scarry is a fictional cartoon character who was a worm. He was one of the main characters of the animated movie The Busy World of Richard Scarry.
9. Yellow: Yellow is a happy little caterpillar, as portrayed in the animated movie series Larva. In the movie, yellow is known for his yellow-colored antenna.
10. Red: Res is a main character in the animated movie series Larva. In the movies, red is portrayed as a good friend of yellow. If you have a pair of caterpillars, you can name one yellow and the other red.
10 Funny caterpillar names
If you closely observe the life of a caterpillar, you can see that all that they do is eat. They keep eating for the most part of the day, and they seem to be the least bothered about anything else. Don’t you find it quite funny?
In this section, we have compiled a list of 10 funny names for your caterpillar.
1. Squishy: If you have held a caterpillar in your hand, you might know that they are extremely squishy. Quite a funny name for a caterpillar, huh?
2. Bug a boo: Caterpillars are cuddly beings. Don’t you thing Bug a boo can be a nice name for a caterpillar?
3. Fat Bob: Caterpillars gain a lot of weight within weeks, and Fat Bob seems like a nice name, isn’t it?
4. Ms. Fatty: It may seem like body shaming, but don’t worry, the caterpillar won’t mind being called Ms. Fatty.
5. Foody: As far as caterpillars are concerned, all they care about is food. Since they spend most of their life casually munching on leaves, Foody sounds an apt name for them!
6. Flash: There can’t be a better sarcastic name for a creature that moves at a snail’s pace.
7. Jellybean: Caterpillars are extremely soft, and when you hold them in your hand, it resembles a jelly so the name Jellybean!
8. Mr. Sponge: Considering how soft these caterpillars are, there can’t be a better name for them than Mr. Sponge. What do you think?
9. Dr. Strange: Well, your pet caterpillar isn’t anything less than a marvel superhero sorcerer and this name makes it kinda mysterious.
10 Boogieman: There are some people out there who are scared of caterpillars because of their squishy bodies! Hence the name Boogieman.
25 Good caterpillar names
When you bring a pet home, you would always want to give them the best of everything. The best food, the best enclosure and a really good name. In this section, we’ll show you 25 good names for your caterpillars.
- Mr. Yellow
22 Cute caterpillar names
In this section, we have compiled a nice list of 22 cute names for your caterpillar!
20 Pet caterpillar names
If you are having a tough time figuring out some good pet caterpillar names, we have you covered. Here, we have got a list of 20 pet caterpillar names for you.
- Goo Goo
20 Popular caterpillar names
If you are someone into history, this section is for you. Here, we have compiled a list of names from epics and mythology for your caterpillars.
20 Cool caterpillar names
In this section, we have compiled 20 cool names for your caterpillar.
- Mr. Wayne
Well, this was the collection of some cool and adorable names for pet caterpillars. I hope you’ve liked reading these names as much as I’ve enjoyed making this list.
If you did please let us know your favorite caterpillar name in the comment section. We’ll be glad to read them.