Exotic Pet Names That Start With the Letter L

African pygmy hedgehog being held
Close-up of an African pygmy hedgehog in person's hands. Getty Images/Joe Raedle

So you've got your pet, their food, cage, and toys but you can't pick a name? Never fear! Whether you have a sheep, bird, lizard or wolfdog, take a look at this long list of exotic pet names submitted by readers that start with the letter L. But don't feel like you have to pick one of these names if you don't like any. Get creative and make one up, or name your pet after a favorite character or person.

If all else fails, read through the other lists of exotic pet names and find one that best suits your pet.
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  • Lacey
  • Lacy
  • Lady
  • Lady Godiva
  • Lady Juniper Dragonfly Babbette Koko Hiers
  • Lady Macbeth
  • Lady Meaghan McTavish II
  • Lady Quinn
  • Lady Pryditor
  • Lady Sadie Bella of Nottingham
  • Lady Sierra Sea-Glowstar
  • Lady Treptova
  • LaFawnduh (from Napoleon Dynamite)
  • Laila
  • LaiLah
  • Lala
  • LaMans
  • Lamb Chops
  • Lambeau
  • Lamia
  • Lancalot
  • Lancer
  • Lane
  • Larry
  • Larson
  • Lasca
  • Laser
  • Lasher
  • Latasha
  • Latonka
  • Latoya
  • Latte
  • Laura
  • Laurel
  • Laurence
  • Lavern
  • Layla
  • Layton Jr.
  • LBC (Little Black Cat, Large Black Cat)
  • LD
  • Leapy
  • Leda
  • Lee Lee
  • Leena
  • Leevii
  • Lefty
  • Legolas
  • Lei
  • Leia
  • Leilani
  • Lela
  • Lemmiwinks
  • Lemon
  • Lemon Pepper
  • Lenny
  • Leo
  • Leonardo
  • Leonie
  • Leonox
  • Lerk
  • Leroy
  • Lestat
  • LeStat
  • LeVern
  • Levi (from the Bible or like the brand of jeans)
  • Lewis
  • Lex
  • Lex Luther (from Superman)
  • Lexi
  • Lexington
  • Lexiy
  • Lexus
  • Lexy
  • Lezzi
  • Liam
  • Libby
  • Libra (like the Zodiac sign)
  • Licorice (like the flavor or candy)
  • Liet
  • Lightening
  • Lightnin
  • Lightning
  • Lightning Bolt
  • Lil
  • Lil'
  • Lila
  • Lilah
  • Lil Bandit
  • Lil Bear
  • Lil' Billy
  • LilBit
  • Lil' Bit
  • Lil Bug
  • Lil' Chestnut
  • Lil'Dude
  • Lil G
  • Lillian (from The Rugrats)
  • Lillie
  • Lilith
  • Lilly
  • Lil' Man
  • Lil Miss
  • Lil Nose
  • Lilo
  • Lil Oscar
  • Lil' Rocky
  • Lily
  • Lily Ann
  • LilyMay
  • Lime
  • Lime Pie
  • Limo
  • Limpy
  • Linaly (pronounced Linn-al-E)
  • Linc
  • Lindy
  • Ling
  • Link
  • Linnea
  • Linny
  • Linus
  • Lioforce
  • Liptzer
  • Liquorice
  • Lisa
  • Lisa Simpson (fromt The Simpson's television show)
  • Lister
  • Lit'l Miss
  • Little Bear
  • Little Buddy
  • Little Bun
  • Little Debbie Snack Cake (like the popular snacks)
  • Little Dude
  • Little Fella
  • Little Foot
  • Littlefoot (like the dinosaur from the famous movies)
  • Little Gray
  • Little Gimpy NoFoot
  • Little Girl
  • Little Harry
  • Little Kim
  • Little Lou
  • Little Lucy Ball
  • Little Man
  • Little Miss Piggy
  • Little One
  • Little Rat
  • Little Rhodent
  • Little Squzzeser
  • Little Tyke
  • Little Who
  • Little @#%*$
  • Liv
  • Lizzie
  • Lizzy
  • Llama
  • Lloyd
  • Lloyd in Water Banks
  • Lloyd Wagner
  • Lobo
  • Lock
  • Lofa
  • Loki
  • Lokki
  • Lola
  • Lollie
  • Lomit
  • Long
  • Loogaroo
  • Loopie
  • Loquita
  • Lord Stanley
  • Loreali
  • Lorelai Gilmore (from the Gilmore Girls)
  • Lorenzo
  • Lorraine
  • Lorrie
  • Lottie
  • Lottie Da
  • Lotus
  • Louie
  • Louisa
  • Louise
  • Lovely
  • Lovey
  • L.S.D. (short for Lorenzo Saint Dubois)
  • LT
  • Lubell (pronounced Loo-bell)
  • Luce Donovan
  • Lucee (pronounced Lucy)
  • Lucifer
  • Lucifer Donovan
  • Lucille
  • Lucille Ball (from I Love Lucy)
  • Lucius
  • Luck
  • Luckie
  • Lucky
  • Lucky Bug
  • Lucky Jr.
  • Lucretia Borgia
  • Lucy
  • LucyBelle
  • Ludo
  • Lugs
  • Luigi (from the Mario Brothers)
  • Luka
  • Luke
  • Lulu
  • Lulucita
  • Lun
  • Luna
  • Lunar
  • Lunch
  • Luta Wakan
  • Luv
  • Lux
  • Luxor (like the place in Egypt and the casino in Las Vegas)
  • Lybris
  • Lycan
  • Lydia
  • Lyla
  • Lynn
  • Lynne
  • Lynx (like the wild cat)
  • Lyoco
  • Lyra
  • Lysander (pronounced "lie-san-dur")
  • Lysie (pronouncd "lie-see")

Sometimes you need to just give your pet a little bit of time before trying to name them. Personalities, favorite foods, toys, etc. will be discovered and those are all things that may help you think of a great name. If you are still struggling to find the perfect name for your new pet, be sure to check out the lists of names for pairs of animals, names that start with other letters, and names for specific species of animals. Or you can explore some of your favorite things for inspiration as well. Movies, television shows, actors, places, foods, artists, etc. are all great sources for pet names.

Edited by Adrienne Kruzer, RVT