Are you looking for a turtle name that can only be described as “turtally amazing”? When it comes to great names for turtles there are just too many good ones to choose from!
Turtles are recognized worldwide as one of the coolest, cutest and most perfect pets. Their unique shells, funny flippers, tiny tails and cute heads all give great inspiration for names.
If you have just adopted a pet turtle then you will be looking for a name that matches their fantastic features.
Coming up with great names is what we do, so read on for one that will knock you back onto your shell…
100 Of Our Favorite Pet Turtle Names
Turtles make great pets for experienced reptile keepers. They are really beautiful to look at, super fun to feed and exciting to watch swim around in their tank.
A pet like that deserves a name that is just as good.
The best turtle names are often the hardest to come up with, but we have done all the work for you. Whether you are searching for something unique, fun, or one that starts with a T, we have picked 100 names that are certainly worth shell-ebrating!
Girl Turtle Names
Your new pet could be a pretty Painted Turtle or a wonderful Wood Turtle. Either way there will be something about her charm, personality, and temperament that tells you she is deserving of great name.
Whether she leans more toward the shy side or is feisty we have names that are so good they would fit a shell-ebrity! Some of these names are strong and hard like a turtle shell, while others are softer like their underbelly…
Boy Turtle Names
Did you adopt a boyish Box Turtle or a manly Map Turtle into your home? We have the perfect turtle names for a boy with some zip, zeal and energy. Your handsome boy is a one of a kind prehistoric trooper, so give it a one of a kind name from our list of awesome boy turtle name ideas.
Cute Turtle Names
Funny Turtle Names
- Sulcatticus Finch
- Mary Shelly
- Turtle Recall
- Lickety Split
- Michael Shellps
- Mishell Obama
Famous Turtle Names
|Leonardo||after one of the turtles in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics|
|Squirt||from the movie Finding Nemo|
|Howard||in the TV show Razzle Dazzle|
|Morla||named after the turtle in the book The Neverending Story by Michael Ende|
|Thelma||after Aesop’s Fables|
|Crush||from the turtle in the movie Finding Nemo|
|Lion Turtle||the Last Airbender|
|Elvis||based on the turtle in the Swedish comic Elvis|
|Mudface||in the book Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting|
|Koopa Troopa||after the friendly turtle in the Mario video games|
|Baby Shelby||Mickey Mouse Works|
|Burt||TV show Danger Rangers|
|Mack||named after the turtle in the rebellious turtle in the book Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss|
|Mickael||after the turtle mascot Mickael the Turtle|
|Shelly||TV show Sesame Street|
|Turner||TV show Chucklewood Critters|
|Cecil Turtles||TV show Looney Tunes|
|Minn||in the book Minn of the Mississippi|
|Gallop||TV show Babar and the Adventures of Badou|
|Tippi||after the turtle from sketches in the show Saturday Night Live|
|Slash||from the franchise Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|
|Raphael||in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics|
|Bowser||after the evil king turtle in the Mario video games|
|Maturin||in the book It by Stephen King|
|Michelangelo||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics|
|Venus||TV show Ninja Turtles|
|Yertle||in the book Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss|
|Tuck||TV show Wonderpets|
|Sammy||in the movie A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures|
|Shelbow||movie The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning|
|Verne||movie Over the Hedge|
|Alfie||nin the book Esio Trot by Roald Dahl|
|Grand Master Oogway||after the turtle in the movie Kung Fu Panda|
|Snappy Sam||TV show The Comic Strip|
|Madge||TV show It’s a Big Big World|
|Speed||movie The Swan Princess|
|Donatello||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics|
|Terraspin||TV show Ben 10: Ultimate Alien|
|Toby||after the turtle in the movie Robin Hood|
Tips For Choosing Names For Turtles
If you are looking for a little more meaning to the name you give your turtle then researching its roots is important. A name like Horace means “man of time”. Seeing as turtles have been around since the Triassic period with Dinosaurs and they can live for decades, this would be a great choice!
We also known that pets don’t often just stay with one name. Nicknames are just as fun too.
When you are looking at different ideas think about nicknames too. The name Clementine from our cute names can be shortened to Clem, Clem.
Two syllable names work the best.
Researchers at the University of British Columbia found that pets who have two syllable names can recognize their name.
If training a turtle to recognize its name is not something that is important to you, don’t worry too much about syllable count. Instead focus on their traits and appearance.
You will need to think about what stands out about your turtle and pick names that match.
For example our funny turtle names category is a great place to look through if your turtle is a little silly. Names like Neck, Godzilla, or Turbo are great for a jokester!
Finally our best advice is to choose a name that you actually like.
If the name makes you happy, that is the perfect one.
We hope that one of the many wonderful turtle names in this article are exactly what you love. Make sure to leave us a comment and let us know your favorite!