Pet Turtle and Tortoise Names

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Turtle and Tortoise Names

Pet turtles and tortoises are very popular among adults and children alike. The cute little bald head, the home they carry on their backs, and the slow and gentle actions they make for the simplest of tasks are entertaining and endearing to watch. But choosing a name for these little characters can sometimes be a challenge. Thankfully there are plenty of ideas from other turtle and tortoise owners to use to inspire you.

Check out this list of turtle and tortoise names to find the perfect one for your shelled friend. And if you've already named your turtle, find out if their name is on the list!

A

  • Addy
  • Adele
  • Aleksandr Nikolai
  • Alex
  • Alexis
  • Arnold
  • Art
  • Arthur
  • Artie
  • Ash
  • Asher
  • Ashley

B

  • Baby Precious
  • Baxter
  • Beans
  • Ben
  • Bert
  • Bertus
  • Big Mama
  • Billie
  • Bismark
  • Blastoise
  • Bob
  • Bobbie
  • Bobby
  • Bobert
  • Boggy
  • Bonnie
  • Brasen Lake
  • Bubba
  • Bubbles
  • Buddy

C

  • Cake
  • Cecile
  • Charlie
  • Checkers
  • Cheek
  • Cheese
  • Chelsea
  • Chizewer
  • Clancy
  • Clifford
  • Clyde
  • Crush
  • Cujo
  • Cup

D

E

  • Egbert
  • Einstein
  • Elmer
  • Ernesto

F

  • Felix
  • Fergie
  • Filbert
  • Fraidie Water
  • Frankie
  • Franklin (like the animated character from Franklin & Friends)
  • Fred
  • Freddy
  • Frog

G

  • George
  • Goofy
  • Gretta
  • Gus

H

  • Hailie
  • Herb
  • Herbert
  • Herbie
  • Honor
  • Honu (the Hawaiian name for green sea turtles)
  • Hunter X

I

  • Iberia
  • Iggy
  • Ione
  • Itty Bitty Angel
  • Ity Bity
  • Izzy

J

  • Jade Orkid
  • Jackpot
  • Janet
  • Jay
  • Jaydn Savannah
  • Jenna
  • Jessica
  • Jo
  • Joe
  • Joey
  • Joeyson
  • Jo Jo
  • Jose
  • Juliet
  • Julliet
  • Junior
  • Justice

K

  • Keegan Xavier
  • Kelly
  • Kenia
  • Knobby

L

  • Lady Treptova
  • Lancalot
  • Lancelot
  • Leo
  • Leonard
  • Leonardo (one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Lilly
  • Lil' Rocky
  • Little Girl
  • Lizzy
  • Lloyd in Water Banks (Lloyd for short)
  • Lucifer
  • Lucky Bug

M

  • Mary-Kate
  • Master Splinter
  • Mervin
  • Micah
  • Michaelangelo (one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Mickey
  • Milo
  • Mossimo (Moe-si-moe)
  • Mr. Frodo
  • Mr. Turtell
  • Mr. Tutles
  • Muchies
  • Mudge
  • Murtle
  • Murturtle
  • Myrtle
  • Mysty (short for Mystery)

N

  • Navi
  • Nemo
  • Neptune Brian
  • Nicole

O

  • Odie
  • Ohana
  • Ohno
  • Olivia
  • Ollie
  • Olly
  • Opa
  • Oscar
  • Oskar
  • Otis
  • Ozzy

P

  • Paris
  • Pastachio (Pazzaz for short)
  • Pat
  • Patit Tortue
  • Pebbles
  • Peek-a-boo
  • Peggy
  • Percy
  • Pete (short for Peterina)
  • Peterina
  • Pluto
  • Pogo
  • Pokey
  • Puck

R

  • Rainbow
  • Ranger Rick
  • Raph
  • Raphael (one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
  • Raven
  • RcCola
  • Reno
  • Rick
  • Ricky
  • Rockey
  • Rocky
  • Roma
  • Romeo
  • Rufus
  • Ryan

S

  • Sal Monella (Sal for short)
  • Samantha (Sam for short)
  • Sandy
  • Scooby
  • Scooter
  • Scout
  • Seamore
  • Sebastian
  • Shelby
  • Sheldon
  • Shell-Shocker
  • Shelly
  • Shilo
  • Silly Tilly Turtle
  • Snapper
  • Snappy
  • Sniper
  • Softy
  • Sparky
  • Sparticus
  • Speed
  • Speedy
  • Splinter
  • Spret
  • Squirt
  • Squirtle (like the Pokemon species)
  • Stretch
  • Stumpy
  • Susan
  • Sweetpea Rose
  • Swimmer

T

  • Tahoe
  • Tank
  • Taz
  • Terkeles
  • Terri
  • Terry
  • Testudo
  • Tim
  • Timmy
  • Tinkerbelle (Stinkie Tinkie for short)
  • Tiny Tim
  • Titana
  • Tito
  • Tonie
  • Tony
  • Tork
  • Tororo
  • Torque
  • Tortelli
  • Tortellini
  • Tortuga
  • Travis
  • Trojan
  • Turby
  • Turddy
  • Turdman
  • Turtle
  • Tyco
  • Tyrone
  • Tyson

V

  • Valencia (like the fruit)
  • Valentina Rayne
  • Victor
  • Victoria
  • Viola
  • Violet

W

  • Walter
  • Warturtle
  • Webster
  • Wesley
  • Will
  • William

Y

  • Yoda
  • Yo-Yo
  • Yurtle the Turtle (Yurtle for Short)


If you are still struggling to find that perfect name for your turtle or tortoise check out the alphabetical list of all exotic pet names as well as the names for pairs of animals.

It can take time to pick that perfect name so don't be discouraged if you don't like one right away. Get to know your turtle for awhile. Observe him, find out what his favorite food is, if he is active or shy. You'll think of a name or find one you like eventually.

Edited by Adrienne Kruzer, RVT