The 140 Best Pet Turtle Names

May 12, 2022


The 140 Best Pet Turtle Names

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Do you have a new turtle that needs a name? Here is a list of male, female and unisex names to pick from.

Male Names

We hope you get the perfect name for your male turtle from our selection here:

  1. Boss– Good for a big, tough turtle.
  2. Bruiser– You should save this for a tough-looking turtle.
  3. Bruno– Tough names are good for snapping turtles and tortoises.
  4. Camo– Try this one for a trundle with brown and green markings.
  5. Casey Jones– This famous Ninja Turtles character is a good choice.
  6. Dale Earnhardt– You could be ironic and use a famousare care driver for your turtle’s name.
  7. Donatello– You could name your turtle after the smartest Ninja Turtle.
  8. Einstein– Or you could just name him after a smart guy.
  9. Frodo– This famous small person is a good pick for a small turtle.
  10. Globe– A nice choice forturtles with map-type markings.
  11. Godzilla– Name your turtle after the famous movie monster!
  12. Horace– This name rhymes with tortoise.
  13. Jeff Gordon– You could give your slow turtle a racer’s name for fun.
  14. King Henry– A distinguished name like this could give your turtle much-needed respect.
  15. King Tut– This is another regal name you might want for your turtle.
  16. Koopa– You may want to go with the Mario Bros character.
  17. Leonardo– Here is another good Ninja Turtle name for you to use.
  18. Lord Jefferson– Distinguished names are a good choice for turtles.
  19. Lumpy– A good way to describe your turtle’s shell.
  20. Michelangelo– You might want to pick the most fun Ninja Turtle.
  21. Monster– Give your turtle an imposing, dangerous name.
  22. Napoleon– Regal names of historical leaders make for good turtle names.
  23. Poptart– Have fun with your turtle’s name with this food choice.
  24. Raphael– The fiercest Ninja Turtle’s name is a good choice.
  25. Sammy– This common turtle name is a great option.
  26. Sheldon– have fun with this punny name that uses the word “shell” in it.
  27. Shell-head– Or just make the “shell” part front and center.
  28. Shredder– This Ninja Turtle Character is a great choice.
  29. Sir Hides-a-lot– Funny names like this with a distinguished air are just great.
  30. Sir Lancelot– Regal names are always good picks for serious turtles.
  31. Sir Wiggleston– This is another mashup of serious and funny.
  32. Splinter– The wise Ninja Turtle character may be a good name for your turtle
  33. Squirt-A nice option for short turtles.
  34. Thunderdome– The dome refers to your turtle’s shell and the thunder makes him sound imposing.
  35. Timmy– Here is another common turtle name that’s simply nice and normal.
  36. Tommy– “T” names are great choices for turtles.
  37. Tony– Here isanother common, winning “t” name to consider.
  38. Voltaire– A good pick for a wise-looking turtle.
  39. Washington– Famous people make for interesting turtle names.
  40. Yertle– This fun play on the word “turtle” is a cool choice as well.

Female Names

Try one of these for your adorable female turtle:

  1. April O’Neil– This Ninja Turtle character makes for a fun name.
  2. Backtrack– Good for turtles that like to walk backwards.
  3. Cameo– A good choice for camouflaged-colored turtles.
  4. Caroline– A nice simple name may be appropriate.
  5. Cherry– Ideal for red-eared sliders.
  6. Cleopatra– Regal names like this are a nice pick for turtles.
  7. Doris– Rhymes with tortoise.
  8. Dory– This very popular turtle name works for turtles too.
  9. Flower– You could give your sweet turtle a delicate name like this.
  10. Gamera– Or go with a more exotic, female name.
  11. Gloria– Why not choose a sweet, simple name like this?
  12. Lady Boxworth– A distinguished name for a box turtle.
  13. Lily– Feminine, delicate names are good for any girl turtle.
  14. Mary Shelly– This fun one uses a pun on “shell” to great effect.
  15. Mi-Shell– Another punny shell-themed name.
  16. Miss Shellington– And even more shell names with a bit of distinction here.
  17. Miss Turtle– Simple and yet distinguished.
  18. Missy– Lovable and respectable.
  19. Petunia– This is a good one for a delicate, feminine turtle.
  20. Pocahontas– You could name your turtle after the famous American princess.
  21. Queen Anne– Or you could choose a British royal for the name.
  22. Rosie– This is a good pick for a red-eared slider.
  23. Ruby– Another nice choice for red-eared sliders.
  24. Sapphire– And yet another great red-eared pick.
  25. Scarlett– A lovely name for a red-eared slider.
  26. Seraphina– We just love the exotic flavor and femininity of this name.
  27. Shelly– A simple name with a pun on “shell”.
  28. Shemilia– This is a more exotic name that has a hint of the word “shell” in it.
  29. Starla– This fun name is good for any female turtle.
  30. Sunny– If your turtle likes to sun herself, you may want this name.
  31. Talia– “T” names make good choices for turtles.
  32. Tammy– This is a great “t” name that’s very common.
  33. Tammyra– Here is a slightly different version of Tammy.
  34. Tart– You could go with a fun, whimsical “t” name.
  35. Thalia– This one is slightly more exotic and is a popular Russian name.
  36. Tiffany– A simple classic with that “t” name flavor that is ideal for turtles.
  37. Tina– Or you could go with the longer Tina Turner.
  38. Tricia– This one keeps it classy and keeps that “t” name theme.
  39. Trixie– For something slightly more fun with some edge to it, try this name.
  40. Zazie– Give your turtle a pizzazz-y name.

Unisex Names

These are names that work just as well for male turtles as they do for female ones:

  1. Crayola– Good for a colorful turtle.
  2. Crayon– If your turtle has a colorful shell, try this name.
  3. Doorstop– A fun name describing your turtle’s lack of movement and toughness.
  4. Flippy– This cute name is good for a fun-loving turtle.
  5. Greased Lightning– An ironic fast name for your slow turtle.
  6. Lickety Split– Another fast name that can be a lot of fun.
  7. Muddy– Good for mud turtles.
  8. Nibbles– A nice pick for any turtle, but especially for snapping turtles.
  9. Ninja– A short way to refer to Ninja Turtles.
  10. Nugget– Ideal for the smaller turtles.
  11. Peanut– Another good option for smaller turtles.
  12. Piggy– You may want a dirty name like this for a mud turtle.
  13. Pipsqueak– You can pick a name like this for a small turtle.
  14. Pokey– Describes your turtle’s slow pace.
  15. Raptor– A great pick for aggressive snapping turtles.
  16. Rex– Thisis another good snapping turtle name but a good pick for any kind of turtle.
  17. Rocky– Describes your turtle’s rough exterior.
  18. Roll– You may want a fun name like this that’s short and memorable.
  19. Sandy– A decent pick for a tortoise as these kinds of turtle like to spend time in the sand.
  20. Scooter– A popular turtle name that is ironic for plodding turtles.
  21. Scuttle– This is a little more accurate to how they move but still implies a speed they don’t have, so it’s kind of funny.
  22. Shell Shock– A funny name that you might want to consider for either male or female turtles.
  23. Slimy– Some turtles are definitely slimy and messy.
  24. Slowpoke– Describes your turtle’s pace perfectly.
  25. Snapper– Try this one for a fierce snapping turtle.
  26. Snippy– A good choice for snapping turtles.
  27. Speedy– Another ironic name for your slow turtle.
  28. Stinky– If you have a turtle for very long, you will see that this name is appropriate.
  29. Stone– A tough, strong name for your turtle.
  30. Tamale– A fun, “t” themed name for your turtle
  31. Tiny– Definitely good for smaller turtles, but it works as an ironic name for large turtles too.
  32. Tipsy– This fun “t” name will get some laughs.
  33. Tokyo– “T” place names are a good choice too.
  34. Tortellini– Another good tortoise name that’s a fun pun.
  35. Torti– A short form of tortoise you might want to use.
  36. Tortuga– This tropical name is ideal for tortoises.
  37. Tropicana– An exotic tropical name can be alot of fun.
  38. Truffle– You may wantto go with a funny name like this that is good for anykind of turtle.
  39. Tumbler– A rough name for a tough turtle.
  40. Turtle Recall– This punnyname is simply perfect.

Turtle Fruit and Vegetables Pet Names

  1. Cloudberry – Tasty orange fruit and that grows on the hills.
  2. Coconut – Lined with a lump of white edible meat, and containing a milky liquid.
  3. Cranberry – A little red acid berry used in cooking.
  4. Damson – The small tart fruit of a widely grown in Asia.
  5. Date – A dried grape.
  6. Dragonfruit – Having red skin covered with large scales and white or pink flesh containing small black seeds.
  7. Durian – An oval-shaped spiny fruit that contains a creamy pulp.
  8. Elderberry – A bluish to black or red color berry.
  9. Feijoa –  A green fruit that guavas.
  10. Goji berry – A bright red edible berry widely cultivated in China.
  11. Gooseberry – A round edible yellowish-green or reddish berry with a thin translucent hairy skin.
  12. Grape – A small and round with purple to pale green color fruit.
  13. Grewia asiatica – Also known as phalsa or falsa.
  14. Grapefruit – The most powerful fruit on earth and overpowers all veggies.
  15. Honeyberry – A fruit that sweet in taste.
  16. Jabuticaba – A Brazilian tree cultivated in warm regions for its edible usually purplish fruit.
  17. Jackfruit – A large, tropical, milky-juiced tree.
  18. Jambul – An evergreen tropical tree that bears a plum-like fruit.
  19. Japanese plum – Large sweet normally yellow to light red fruit.
  20. Jostaberry – Is a cross-breed of black currant and gooseberry.

Were you able to find a good name for your turtle? We sure hope so, and we hope you enjoy your new turtle.

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Kate Barrington is avid pet lover and adoring owner of three cats and one dog, her love for animals has led her to a successful career as a freelance writer specializing in pet care and nutrition. She has been writing about pet care and pet products since 2010
  1. Hannah

    How about Bowser for a name? I know he isn't a turtle(i think) but it would be a cool name

  2. Nici

    I was thinking for mushu as a good name! Or mama odie for a girl

    • Ron Harris

      My favourute name for a boy is Master Oogway

  3. sienna

    i named my turtle TINA TURTLE like tina turner

  4. Unknown

    I like Mushu for my turtle.But i love Sapphire for my turtle

  5. Georgia

    i luv that!! what should i name my turtle?

    • Ron Harris

      How about Leonardo? The mighty ninja warrior?

  6. Jennilyn Rich

    This is so cute! Should i name my turtle Messy, Zazzie or, Dory?

  7. Violet

    What about Oreo!

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