Scorpions' Exotic Pet Names

Emperor scorpion being held in hand

Across 1,500 distinct live in a range of settings around the world, including rainforests, deserts, woods, grasslands, and more. They do, however, favor warm tropical or subtropical climates. Scorpions, particularly emperor scorpions, are becoming increasingly popular as pets. They aren't easy to handle, but they are quiet, clean, and simple to maintain. They demand a six- to eight-year commitment due to their extended longevity.

Emperor scorpions are six inches long scorpions. They feature a large pair of pedipalps and are black (with green or brown tints) (claws). Although scorpions are generally gentle, handling them is not recommended. Emperor scorpions can coexist as long as they have adequate room and food; otherwise, they will battle to the death over food.

Scorpions are relatively inexpensive to buy and require very little maintenance; you can easily find them at pet shops, reptile shows and through dealers and breeders.


In comparison to other scorpion species, Emperor scorpions are not extremely deadly. However, all scorpions sting, and their sting has been compared to that of a bee because it is so unpleasant. Some people, including those who are stung by bees, may develop an allergic reaction to the venom.

Emperor scorpions are said to be more inclined to pinch you with their pedipalps, which can be uncomfortable. Handling pet scorpions is not suggested in any situation, not only because of the dangers, but also because scorpions are prone to become nervous if touched. If you need to handle the scorpion, use a pair of long-handled forceps with foam over the handles to pick it up by the stinging end.

Check out some unusual and fun scorpion names, including some Roman emperor names, to honor your emperor scorpion!


  • Aboo
  • Akasha
  • Aladin
  • Anubis
  • Apollo
  • Athena
  • Balbinus
  • Ballista
  • Basil
  • Basiliscus
  • Britannicus
  • Caligula
  • Caesar Augustus—the first Roman "Imperator," or emperor
  • Claws
  • Calocaerus
  • Candidianus
  • Caracalla
  • Carausius
  • Carinus
  • Carus
  • Censorinus
  • Claudius
  • Cleopatra
  • Constantine
  • Cupid


  • Dalmatius
  • Decentius
  • Deca
  • Decius
  • Diadumenianus
  • Didius Julianus
  • Diocletian
  • Dogo, which means "small" in Swahili
  • Domitia Longina
  • Domitian
  • Domitianus
  • L. Domitius Domitianus
  • Domnica
  • Enkil
  • Eusi, which means "black" in Swahili
  • Fluffy
  • General Tsao
  • Giftig, which means "poison" in African
  • Gypsie
  • Hathor
  • Herculies
  • Julius
  • Jumbe, which means "leader" in Swahili


  • King
  • Klein, which means "black" in African
  • Krull Dragonslayer
  • Leonardo
  • Licorice
  • Lucifer
  • Manson
  • Macrinus
  • Magnentius
  • Magnus
  • Magnus Maximus
  • Majorian
  • Manuel
  • Marcus
  • Marcus Aurelius
  • Mareades
  • Midnight Star
  • Mfalme, which means "king" in Swahili
  • Moco
  • Napoleon Bonaparte—declared himself Emperor of France in 1804
  • Nero
  • Nerva, Trajan, Hadrius, Antoninus Pius, and Marcus Aurelius—the "Five Good Emperors" who ruled in Rome
  • Nge, which means "scorpion" in Swahili
  • November
  • Nepotian
  • Nero
  • Nerva
  • Pescennius Niger
  • Nicephorus
  • Numerianus


  • Oddessy
  • Orkin
  • Pea
  • Pinchy
  • Poison Berry
  • Punkyfish
  • Queen
  • Riddick
  • Ringo
  • Scamper
  • Scorpo
  • Scorps
  • Snuggles
  • Spanky
  • Special Ed
  • Spike
  • Swart
  • Tater
  • Thor
  • Yoshi
  • Zorom

Also, check out the of all names, which includes some names for animal pairings.