Coming up with good turtle names is a lot of fun. There’s something about these little reptiles that makes a wide variety of different names fit!
You can go with something cute, funny, or a bit more standard. There’s really no wrong choice!
To help inspire you during the naming process, we put together this list of the best turtle names we could think of. We hope you enjoy it and walk away with some great ideas for your pet.
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Cute Turtle Names
Cute turtle names are very popular among owners. These are very adorable creatures, so having a name that fits is a no-brainer!
There’s something about giving your pet turtle a cute name that really adds to the experience. Seeing these little reptiles happily move around their enclosure gets even more fun!
Here are our favorite cute turtle names for you to consider:
Funny Turtle Names
Funny turtle names also fit really well with these reptiles. Their shells and unique behavior gives them a little bit of a silly quality.
If you prefer to get a bit of a chuckle when mentioning the name of your turtle, give these names a shot. Some of them are classics, but we tried to include a few uncommon ones as well!
|Caveman||Rotten Robbie||Sir Hides-a-lot|
|Michael Shellps||Turtle Recall||Squeeze|
|Lickety Split||Lightning McQueen||Harry|
|Sir Tort||Miss Tortington||Bruce|
|Tequila||Houdini||Tic Tac Turtle|
Famous Turtle Names
There are a surprising number of famous names that you can use for inspiration when coming up with a name for your turtle. A lot of these names came from fictional characters, but a few were inspired by real life.
|Toby the Turtle||Burt||Br’er Turtle|
Female Turtle Names
If you have a female turtle and want to go with a gender-specific name, this section will help make that process easy. A lot of the girl turtle names are very cute and we know plenty of owners who have gone with one of the names listed below.
|Shelly||Ruby||Shelly T. Turtle|
Male Turtle Names
If you’re looking for a male turtle name that fits your little pet, this section is for you. We’ve actually used a couple from this list ourselves and had a lot of fun putting it together.
It doesn’t matter what kind of species you have, the options below are all great!
|Cosmo||Sasha||John the Turtle|
Cartoon Turtle Names
For cartoon turtle names, the obvious choice was to find some good ones from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This is pretty much THE turtle cartoon, so the choices below are all pulled from the classic comic.
A lot of these have been used by other owners before, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t good turtle names!
|Leonardo||Venus de Milo||Hamato|
How To Pick A Good Turtle Name
Picking a good turtle name is really a process of creativity more than anything else. Unlike a lot of other pet reptiles, there’s an element of consistency when it comes to the personality of a turtle.
Sure, some are more feisty and active than others, and each will have their own specific quirks. But as a whole, there’s not as much variance in personality as you see with other pets.
This means the name you settle on might not be an obvious one.
Depending on the species of turtle you have, there might be a physical feature that stands out and influences your name. This can make the naming process easy, and you obviously don’t have to feel confined to our list.
At the end of the day, the most important thing you can do is make sure you have fun with the naming process. Don’t feel rushed or obligated to pick something “perfect” (which can be stressful).
We recommend using our list of turtle names as inspiration and going from there. If you see one you like, use it! But it might also just lead you on the path to another fun name that strikes your fancy.
Remember, choosing a good name can make the ownership process more fun. Finding a name that you like will bring a smile to your face long after you’ve gotten your pet turtle. It’s all part of the joy of owning one of these adorable creatures!
We hope you had a good time looking through our list of the best turtle names. We had a lot of fun putting this together and will definitely be referencing these the next time we get a new turtle!
If you have any other good turtle names that you think we should add to this list feel free to send them over! There’s no way we could ever hope to include all of them, so any extra help is always appreciated.