Hermit Crab Names

Updated on July 16, 2017

Hermit crabs can make a great pet. They are a much lower maintenance pet than a cat or dog, and unlike fish you can interact with them and don't need to worry about things such as the pH level in the water. Once the initial setup is out of the way, they're cheap to look after too!

Taking care of your new hermit crab

What do hermit crabs need?

Warmth: hermit crabs are sensitive to the cold.
Fresh water: for drinking. This should be changed regularly.
Salt water: for cleaning them. To clean them, put them in a very small amount of salt water. They should be able to climb out, which they will do almost immediately.

'Hermit Crab' Translated

For an unoriginal name that sounds original, why not translate the word hermit or the word crab into different languages? Play around with Google translate until you find a translation you like. I've translated it into some languages for you already, which you can find below

'Hermit' in Different Languages
'Crab' in Different Languages:
Eremita (Italian)
Granchio (Italian)
Ermitano (Spanish)
Cangrejo (Spanish)
Pertapa (Indonesian)
Krabba (Swedish)
Pustelnik (Polish)
Krebs (German)

Famous Crabs

If it strikes your fancy, you could name one of your crabs after a famous crab. I honestly couldn't think of very many- if you can think of others, leave a comment below!

  • Mr. Krabs from Spongebob Squarepants
  • Sebastian from the Little Mermaid
  • Cancer, after the star sign and constellation
  • Tamatoa, the giant crab from Moana
  • Ms. Krabapel (okay, she's not a crab in the literal sense of the word. But she's got the word 'crab' in her name and being Bart Simpson's teacher has made her very well known. And she's crabby. So she's on the list!)

Sea Themed Hermit Crab Names

Scrab (sea crab)

General Hermit Crab Names


Hermit Crab Name Ideas That Come From 'Hermit Crab'


Cute Hermit Crab Name Ideas



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      Sarah 2 days ago

      I liked the names Sushi, Salty and Squirt. Those are very good names that I think that I should mention to you!

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      Crabby 8 days ago

      Why not meshell (mishell)? Lol me shell

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      wade 3 weeks ago

      i like sea-more

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      maile 5 weeks ago

      Leonardo DaPinchi

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      jnvfdjkhndvcjh cjkzdkjkcvzkjvc 6 weeks ago

      i like molly

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      Blubbers 7 weeks ago

      Blubbers is an awesome name too

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      Gale 7 weeks ago

      Gale and grey are good names

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      Coral 2 months ago

      that is what i named my hermit crab

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      Shell by 2 months ago

      Love the name

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      My. Hermits-name skittles and Molly 2 months ago

      The Molly one help't me and I think of skittles

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      Hermit & me 2 months ago

      I love the name jaws, it's so cute, and the name of my new crab, my old ones are Gabby, pepper, and finally sea-more (I got from here as well)

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      sophia 3 months ago

      i have a hermit crab and it took off its shell and that was the only on left that he has.what should i do? P.S. my hermit crabs name is Abraham. his name was supossed to be Herman

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      Hermit crabs 3 months ago

      I had alot their names were Angie,Lea and spot they are dead tho but i have three hermit crabs left Angel,cole and ab

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      Hermit Crabs 3 months ago

      I have a crab, it's name is Cap. Jack Sparrow.

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      Fjgcvbhvxf 3 months ago

      I have one crab and its name is squeezy

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      Mckinzie caldwee 3 months ago

      I love the name sushi

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      Hermit crab lover 3 months ago

      I just got 2 hermit crabs today and there names are jabby and pinchy

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      Mr Karbs 3 months ago

      These name have help me name my hermit crab

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      DD 4 months ago

      Awesome names I am getting hermit crabs soon

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      Jnjajua 4 months ago

      Mine are called snippy and clipper. I could not think of many other names :D

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      Ivan 4 months ago

      Name your hermit cracken

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      123456 4 months ago

      I named mine Dobby, Winky, and Kreature, after house elves in Harry Potter. :)

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      123456 5 months ago

      Another name is hermie

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      lily 5 months ago

      need more names

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      mya 5 months ago

      pluto, tamatoa and pascall.

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      Brooke 5 months ago

      My crabs name is Claws! My friends name is Crabby!

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      Popp 5 months ago

      This was horrible!!

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      U don't need to know my name 5 months ago

      I named my crab pinchy-le

      And I also thought that pinchy is a good name

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      #❤crabs 5 months ago

      I'm naming mine harmony

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      Kenz 5 months ago

      I named my hermit crabs Señor Snuggles (Snuggs)

      And Señorita Cuddles (Rita)

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      Mr.Creeper 5 months ago

      my hermit crabs name is atom and my sisters hermit crab is named jasmine

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      Brian Newport 5 months ago

      I just got 2 yesterday I named mine big herm and my sister named hers pimp :D

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      Alice 5 months ago

      Great names

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      keiara hayes 7 years old 6 months ago

      I like the name pinchy

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      Annonamus 6 months ago

      I recently got a hermit crab and I named it joe and I am soon going to bet another and name it bill

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      Jenna 6 months ago

      I have 6 their names are cookies, cream,crackers,jade,pincher,and confetti

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      Valentine Graves 6 months ago

      I currently have two hermit crabs named Statler and Waldorf, after the crabby old guys from The Muppet Show. I had a number of them as a kid. One of my favorites was Maynard G. Krabbs, named for Bob Denver's character on 'The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis'.

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      Reyna_Maevi  6 months ago

      I love all of your names for hermit

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      Alex 6 months ago

      My crab's name is Rocky and my sisters crab's name is Aerial.

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      anonoms 6 months ago

      i'm getting a pet crab and id like to know if i should purchase more than one and if they can be in their own tank

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      Sophia 6 months ago

      I think a nice name is shelly

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      Bryan Shaffer 7 months ago

      How do you tell if your crab is a boy or a girl???

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      Mel 7 months ago

      Leonardo dePinchi

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      meggi 7 months ago

      herby, ali, jojo, arabella

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      Mr crab 7 months ago

      I love these name

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      sally 7 months ago

      i have a name Mr.crabbyPants and hermy

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      Hughes 7 months ago

      Try Karinkos as a name; it's Hera's crab from Greek Mythology.

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      haider 7 months ago

      how bout crab legs thats a good name no offense

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      Jgirl 8 months ago

      Im getting a hermit crab today and im naming it tamatoa or shiny

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      Hermit Crab Person!!! 8 months ago

      For a boy, Jax. For a girl, Jewel.

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      you don't need to know 8 months ago

      I think sand saw is a great name

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      you don't need to know 8 months ago

      there is no good names for mine!! I have a football hermit crab and a white curly shelled one so what is a good name for the 2

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      Gavin Smith 9 months ago

      My boy is named Flash

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      McCord 9 months ago

      If its a girl bb and if its a boy dax

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      kate 9 months ago

      they are so cute i want to get another one

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      Grace 10 months ago

      Sid is a wonderful name

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      Person 10 months ago

      I would add tidel to the list of names. That is what I named my hermit crab. As in tide-l.

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      Kristy Callan 10 months ago from Australia

      That's a great idea, thanks Natalia! Added Tamatoa to the list :)

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      natalia 10 months ago

      i think this is so cute and another idea is Tamatoa its the crab from


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      Cassidy 10 months ago

      Mine are named Big poppy, Meemaw,Horace, Joel, and Speedy

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      cherish 11 months ago

      i have one named hermie

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      MEEE 11 months ago

      Im naming mine Pistachio and Granchio... My little Chios

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      Ghila 11 months ago

      I heart crabs

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      CosmixFilm 2 years ago

      If it's a girl i'm naming mine Shellby but if it's a boy i'm naming it Bernie :D

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      Kirsten 2 years ago

      I have names Hermione, hermie potter and herm grid

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