February 26, 2020

200+ Dragon Names from Countries, Regions & Movies

An interesting point to be noted here is that there is a distinction between female and male dragon names. Additionally, dragon names vary according to their type. Yes! You read it right. There are different types of dragons, and their names are given accordingly.

List of Dragon Names

For easy reference and quick lookup, we have enlisted some of the most popular dragon names irrespective of their types below. These names are mostly derived from religious texts, mythologies, legends, and folk stories of the world.

Dragon Names by Country/Region

Dragon NamesCountry/Region
Al TinninArabian
AbzuBabylon
AmaruInca
AzhdahaPersia
Azure DragonChina
Aido WedoBenin
BahamutArabia
BakunawaPhilippines
BollaAlbania
BalaurRomania
BheithirScotland
BoitatáBrazil
CocaPortugal
DrukTibet
DreqAlbania
DracCatalan
DrákōnGreece
Ejderha or EvrenTurkey
ErenkylTurkey
FalakArabia
FeydragonEngland
GyoKorea
IkuchiLevant
ImoogiKorea
IlluyakaTurkey
KukulkanMexico
KnuckerEngland
KulshedraAlbania
KurSumer
KanlaonPhilippines
LóngChina
LeviathanLevant
LahoPhilippines
LongwittonEngland
LindwormGermany, Iceland, Scandinavia
MardukBabylon
MušḫuššuBabylon
NāgaIndia
NogoIndonesia, Malaysia
NeakCambodia
OlimawPhilippines
OrochiJapan
OuroborosEgypt
PakhangbaIndia
Piasa BirdNative America
QuetzalcoatlCentral Mexico
Q'uq'umatzMexico
RyūJapan
RồngVietnam
SlibinasLithuania
SárkányHungary
St. Leonard's Forest DragonEngland
TiamatBabylon
TatsuJapan
TarasqueFrance
ThevetatNorth American
Teju JaguaParaguay
VishapArmenia
VritraIndia
Věri ŞělenTurkey
Wawel DragonRomania
Worm Hill DragonEngland
WyrmEngland
WyvernEngland
XiuhcoatlCentral Mexico
YamLevant
YongKorea
YilbegänSiberia
Y Ddraig GochWales
ZahhakPersia
ZomokHungary
ZburatorRomania
ZmeySlavs
ZilantTatarstan

Dragon Names by Movies

Dragon NamesMovies
Adelaid SmiteGeorge and the Dragon
AlinaBeyond Sherwood Forest
ArmanOn - drakon
Aroara Dragons: Fire and Ice
The Metal Ages
Bahamut SINFinal Fantasy VII Advent Children
BardBaby Shakespeare
Beowulf's sonBeowulf
BioDragon Fighter
BirdyEvolution
BorisElmer's Adventure: My Father's Dragon
BryaghThe Flight of Dragons
CondorEwoks: The Battle for Endor
CornwallQuest for Camelot
DagahraRebirth of Mothra II
DarksmokeAdventures of a Teenage Dragon Slayer
DevonQuest for Camelot
DexterThe Dragon That Wasn't (Or Was He?)
DiavalMaleficent
DororoKeroro Gunso the Super Movie 4: Gekishin Dragon Warriors
DracoDragonheart
DragonstormTransformers: The Last Knight
EborsiskWillow
ElliotPete's Dragon
ElliottPete's Dragon
Emperor HanThe Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
Eustace ScrubbThe Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
FafnirDie Nibelungen
GenieAladdin
Ginko-Who-SoarsDolittle
Good ImoogiD-War
GorbashThe Flight of Dragons
GorynychIlya Muromets
GwythaintsThe Black Cauldron
HakuSpirited Away
HectorLilly the Witch: The Dragon and the Magic Book
HermanThe Tale of Tillie's Dragon
HugoBarbie as Rapunzel
Hungarian HorntailHarry Potter
HydraHercules
JabberwockyAlice in Wonderland
John JohnDragones: destino de fuego
JozoBrave Story
KeroroKeroro Gunso the Super Movie 4: Gekishin Dragon Warriors
King GhidorahGodzilla Series
Liu KangMortal Kombat: Annihilation
Lollipop DragonSVE
Lord MalissHappily Ever After
LudmillaBartok the Magnificent
Madam MimThe Sword in the Stone
MaleficentDescendants
MaleficentSleeping Beauty
MandaAtragon
MarinaDragones: destino de fuego
MatchesScooby-Doo and the Ghoul School
MōryōNaruto Shippuden the Movie
MushuMulan
Norbert Norwegian RidgebackHarry Potter
OllyStanley's Dragon
OrochiLegend of the Millennium Dragon
OrochimaruThe Magic Serpent
PendragonJack the Giant Killer (1962 film)
PenelopeBarbie as Rapunzel
Po's chiKung Fu Panda 3
PuffPuff the Magic Dragon
PuffyTom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon
Queen NarissaEnchanted
QuetzalcoatlQ
QuillDragon Storm
ReluctantThe Reluctant Dragon
ReptilicusReptilicus
SaphiraEragon
ScalesSintel
ShenronDragonball Evolution
ShernomoreThe Stolen Princess
ShruikanEragon
SlyderBarbie & the Diamond Castle
SmaugThe Hobbit
SmaugThe Hobbit
SmrgolThe Flight of Dragons
SpikeMy Little Pony: The Movie
Targon Dragons: Fire and Ice
The Metal Ages
TaroThe 7th Voyage of Sinbad
TatsuTaro the Dragon Boy
TherruTales from Earthsea
Thoron Dragons: Fire and Ice
The Metal Ages
Thurdigree BurnsCasper's Scare School
ToothlessHow to Train Your Dragon
Ukrainian IronbellyHarry Potter
VildrokDragones: destino de fuego
WhimseyMy Little Pony: Twinkle Wish Adventure
World GobblerDragon Hunters
Zmey GorynychDobrynya Nikitich and Zmey Gorynych

The list compiled above consists of both male and female dragon names. Female dragons have a legacy and fan base of their own throughout media and cultural folklore. Irrespective of their gender, dragons are regarded as power beasts, which either help people win wars or cause chaos in their lives and need to be slain by the ‘chosen one.’

Regardless of their genders and cultural interpretations, the dragon remains mysterious, daunting, and majestic to many people worldwide. Dragon lovers go to lengths in designing the cover, graphics, and art about them.

History of Dragon Names

Dragons are mythical creatures that have been part of world literature and folklore for a long period. Characterized by their strength and power, dragons in history and culture represent beasts, which are masters of earthly, aerial, fire, water, and ice-related battle skills. Combine all of these with their magical powers, and it adds so much aura to their mysterious demeanor.

Dragon History

Dragons are perceived differently across various cultures and religious streams. Each culture and religion perceives dragons according to their beliefs. For example, dragons are depicted as evil beasts in Christian texts and symbolize chaos and turmoil. On the other hand, many spiritual schools of thought and Eastern cultures perceive them as wise and holy deities.

These differences lie not only in perception but also in the physical portrayal of these mighty beasts. This contrast can be categorized according to Eastern and Western cultures. Dragons in Eastern Cultures are wingless and highly intelligent creatures that may breathe fire or ice, whereas dragons in Western cultures have wings and breath fire only.

In real life, oftentimes people refer to a person as ‘Dragon’ because of their ability to overcome challenges in life and self conquering skills. Similarly, the phrase ‘to awaken the dragon within’ signifies waking up or sharpening of one’s intellectual abilities to overcome obstacles and hardships in life. Thus it is safe to conclude that dragons symbolize and signify moral character, physical strength, the actualization of intellectual abilities, wisdom and mysterious powers regardless of the culture they belong to.

The concept of dragons, either aiding the humans in a noble cause or acting as the aides of villains and then being slain by their chosen slayers, found its way to Hollywood and cinema across the globe too. Some of the most famous cinematic adaptions of dragons in both evil and noble avatars have been explored in the next section alongside their names.

Cinematic Adoption & Literary Portrayal of Dragon Names

Throughout literary and cinematic history, dragons have been given some of the most interesting names. How these names are conceived, or the criteria of applying them on a particular dragon remain unspecified. Nevertheless, let’s take a look at some of the most popular and interesting cinematic dragon names of all times.

Dragons in Movies

Let’s begin exploring dragon names with the most popular dragons of television. The 3 dragons portrayed as Daenerys’s children in the famous television show, Game of Thrones, were named Dragon, Rhaegal, and Viserion. All three of them could initially breathe fire but later breathed ice and eventually died. Daenerys’s dragons symbolized her courage, strength, and power she gained over time.

Other cinematic dragon names include Night Fury from the 2010 animated kids’ movie How to Train Your Dragon. The movie shows how the lead character, Hiccup, adopts and bonds with his dragon pet defying his tribe’s cultural norms, which require him to kill a dragon to step into manhood. Hiccup, on the contrary, not only saves Night Fury from other Vikings instead of trains it to fight the ones who refuse to give up killing dragons for a sport.

In addition to the already mentioned, dragon characters such as Falcor (The Never Ending Story, 1984), Smaug (The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, 2013), Mushu (Mulan, 1998) and Eragon are some of the most famous and memorable cinematic dragon names of all times.

The famous music band ‘Imagine Dragons’ have their name inspired by dragons, and various anime mangas and video games such as ‘Dragon Ball Z’ etc also have names inspired by these mighty and majestic beasts.

A very interesting interpretation of dragons as powerful entities in Western cultures includes them as being greedy. Despite the power they possess, dragons are shown as greedy hoarders of treasures of the world unless they are killed, and the human race is freed from their vices. Dragons have been given interesting names stemming from mythology or religious texts. Some of these names have mentioned in the section below.

FAQs

How many types of Dragons names are there?

There are 20+ types of dragons mentioned in the literature, folklore, legends and cinematic adaptions worldwide. Some of the types include bearded dragons, thunder dragons, earth dragons, fire dragons, ice dragons, sea serpents, hybrid dragons, the already mentioned Eastern and Western cultural dragons, and Dragonite.

What type of dragon name is the most powerful?

Thunder dragons are considered to be the most powerful.

What are some of the dragon names mentioned in world mythology?

Bahamut (Arabian Legendary dragon), Azure (Chinese Dragon), Druk (Bhutanese Dragon), Jawzahr (Persian Dragon), Yamata no Orochi (Japnese Dragon) and Fafnir (Norse Dragon) are some of the countless mythological dragon names.


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