93 Best Pet Rock Names (Curated & Ranked) + Generator

Pet rock with a bow tie and google eyes

Pet rocks have probably been around for hundreds of years, but rocks weren’t sold as pets until the 1970s when an advertising executive decided to start selling smooth stones from Mexico.[1]

The creator of the pet rock was inspired by hearing his friends complain about the stress of caring for other pets like dogs and cats.

Eventually, he sold over a million pet rocks![1] His product was discontinued but has since been reintroduced, and people also gather their own pet rocks from nature today.

Below, we list more than 90 pet rock name ideas, plus tips to help you choose the perfect name.

Pet Rock Names

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    Rocky

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    Dwayne

    after Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

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    Pebbles

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    Ariana Granite

    a play on Ariana Grande

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    Skipper

    after “skipping rocks”

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    Rocco

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    Sylvester the Stone

    play on “Sylvester Stallone”

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    Rockwell

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    Brock

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    Graveler

    after the rock-type Pokemon

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    Beatle

    after the rock band

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    Flint

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    Ruby

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    Rocket

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    Stakataka

    after the rock-type Pokemon

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    Mr. Stone

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    Pietra

    Italian for stone

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    Freddie

    after Freddie Mercury, the singer of the iconic rock band Queen

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    Uku

    after the singing volcano in the Pixar short film “Lava”

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    Mr. Clean

    a play on the phrase “clean slate”

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    Opal

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    Ramon the Stone

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    Elvis

    after the rock-and-roll hitmaker Elvis Presley

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    Candy

    after rock candy

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    Batu

    Indonesian for “stone”

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    Chris Rock

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    Stoney

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    Hudson

    after the classic Hollywood actor Rock Hudson

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    Fred Flintstone

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    Steve

    after the wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    Rubble

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    The Thing

    after the rock-like character from “Fantastic Four”

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    Bryce

    after Bryce Canyon

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    Slater

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    Olive

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    Rockford

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    Piedra

    Spanish for stone or rock

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    Buddy

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    Jacques the Rock

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    Emma Stone

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    Tyrone

    rhymes with “stone”

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    Marble

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    Iggy

    could be short for “igneous”

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    Regirock

    after the rock-type Pokemon

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    Simone

    rhymes with “stone”

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    Onix

    after the rock-type Pokemon

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    Jimi

    after the rock star Jimi Hendrix

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    Craggy

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    Joan

    rhymes with “stone”

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    Tuff

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    Steen

    Dutch for stone

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    Roca

    Spanish for rock

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    Stenet

    Danish for “rocky”

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    Rockley

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    Cary Granite

    a play on “Cary Grant”

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    Siouxsie

    after Siouxsie Sioux, the influential British rock singer

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    Rocklin

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    Creag

    Scots Gaelic for rock

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    Stein

    German for stone or rock

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    Moe

    after the Moeraki Boulders in New Zealand

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    Geodude

    after the rock-type Pokemon

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    Pride

    after Pride Rock from “The Lion King”

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    Stonjourner

    after the rock-type Pokemon

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    Beacon

    after Beacon Rock in Washington

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    Gigalith

    after the rock-type Pokemon

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    Roccia

    Italian for rock

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    Kaya

    Turkish for “rock”

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    Minnie

    short for “mineral”

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    Topaz

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    Balboa

    after Rocky Balboa

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    Rollie

    inspired by “Rolling Stone”

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    Sugar

    after Sugarloaf Mountain in Brazil

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    Zuma

    after Zuma Rock in Nigeria

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    Ignatious

    a play on “igneous”

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    Chester

    after the rock singer Chester Bennington of Linkin Park

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    Axl

    after Axl Rose, the lead singer of Guns N’ Roses

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    Hayley

    after Hayley Williams, singer of the rock band Paramore

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    Gigi

    could be short for “geode”

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    Sloane

    rhymes with “stone”

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    Lazy

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    Enroll

    introduced as “my pet rock, Enroll” (which sounds like “rock and roll”)

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    Springsteen

    after the rock star of the same name

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    Meteora

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    Bono

    after the singer of the rock band U2

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    Buster Keaton

    after the famously stone-faced classic Hollywood actor

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    Apata

    Yoruba for “rock”

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    Idwala

    Zulu for “rock”

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    Eartha

    after Eartha Kitt

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    Grohl

    after Nirvana and Foo Fighters rock musician Dave Grohl

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    Locke

    after the “Lost” character; rhymes with “rock”

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    Morro

    after Morro Rock in California

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    Citrine

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    Solrock

    after the rock-type Pokemon

Pet Rock Name Generator

How to Choose the Perfect Pet Rock Name

Use these tips to help you narrow down your name options and find the perfect fit for your pet rock:

  • First, decide what type of name you want. Before making a list of your favorite options, deciding on the type of name you want will make it easier to eliminate names that don’t fit your taste. For example, if you don’t find puns funny, you might want to choose a human-like name or a word meaning “rock” or “stone” from another language instead.
  • Think about whether you’ll have more than one pet rock. If you already have multiple rocks or plan to get more, you might want to choose a theme that will allow you to easily find more than one name. For example, you could name your first rock after a Marvel superhero, leaving you the option to choose superhero names for other rocks, too.
  • Test out a few different names. There’s no time limit for naming your pet rock! If you’re having trouble after narrowing your list down to a few options, try alternating between them for a few hours or days and see which one sticks.

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