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

 
 
 
Starla
Shell-by
Shell-don
Shelly
Crabby
Salty
Scrab (sea crab)
Rocky
Anemone
Fish-ish
Jaws
Claws
Sushi
Sea-more
Sand
Sandy
Gill
Wave

General Hermit Crab Names

 
 
 
Bob
Bruce
Rover
Henry
Molly
Pincer
Scuttle
Bait
Bubbles
Kirby
Abby
Gabby

Hermit Crab Name Ideas That Come From 'Hermit Crab'

 
 
 
Hermit
Hermione
Hermann
Herbert
Crabby
Craberella

Cute Hermit Crab Name Ideas

 
 
 
Scuttle
Squirt
Squeezy
Poops
Pinchy
Jabby

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      Ella hermit 

      19 hours ago

      I am nameing mine Hermione

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      anonymous 

      2 days ago

      Plz add more cute crab names

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      John boss 

      3 days ago

      My hermit carbs names are shelby and leonard depincheo

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      Kylie lambert 

      4 days ago

      Hey guys

      My birthday is in a week and I am turning 10

      But my whole life I haven’t had a pet besides a fish and there are reasons for that.

      Anyways my dad is thinking about getting me a hermit crab for my birthday and since I already have 3 girls in the family and 1 boy. I want a boy hermit crab. And me and my dad agreed that it’s name should be Shell-don

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      Isabella 

      6 days ago

      I really personally like all of them I can not pick one I have a Hermit crab and it’s name is Hermit Hermi Hernandez

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      Hermit crab lover 

      11 days ago

      I like Shelly,pearl,jasmine and tide

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      Hermit Crab finder 

      13 days ago

      Oh my I love the names everyone has given their hermit crabs. I went to the beach for the first time and found a really nice shell checked it the best I could didnt see anything so I cleaned it off and put all my shell finding in a ziplock bag on Friday the next Tuesday I packed my bags put all my stuff in the trunk and headed home which took me 2 days and a night got home unloaded the car. I didnt unpack until Thursday found my shells and low and behold I have a live sea crab in my bag I couldn't believe it. I named him Leroy because I use to call my husband Leroy Johnson. So I have Leroy.

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      Princess 

      2 weeks ago

      To know if a hermit crab is a boy or a girl... u have to flip them over and let them naturally come out. Once they are out you check right under neath their legs and their will be dots... if their is one for it’s a boy. If their is two dots it’s a girl. I hope this helped u in finding out.

      I also have some... good names for u

      •Sugar

      •Salty

      • Lightening

      • Shelly

      • Baba

      • and Cutie

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      libthebomb 

      3 weeks ago

      OMG i love sushi moana and leonardo depinchi

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      fortnite 

      3 weeks ago

      i just got 2 hermit crabs last night but i don't know what to name them

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      3 weeks ago

      I think hermit the frog is a good name write yep! If you think so

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      Chris 

      4 weeks ago

      One of my hermit crabs names are clide

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      Acery 

      4 weeks ago

      Hermy

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      Alex 

      4 weeks ago

      Mine is pee wee hermit

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      Briley 

      6 weeks ago

      I have a hermit crab it's name is Hermie

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      shawn 

      7 weeks ago

      i dont know what to name my hermit crab

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      Katrina 

      2 months ago

      I am gonna name 2 crabs Skittles and Kirby, which i got from this site. thx

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      Kastyyy 

      2 months ago

      My crabs names are mango and sapphire

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      Bailey 

      3 months ago

      I named mine PIckles, pablo, tapioca, padro, and perry.

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      Kodabee1 

      3 months ago

      I choosed rover and Molly

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      SoSo 

      4 months ago

      I’ve had Speedy, Pearl, Hermie, and Crabbers ❤️

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      Julia 

      4 months ago

      Hermione , Harry and hagrid.

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      4 months ago

      What about Shellce like chellce

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      Hermit crab luver 

      4 months ago

      A name should be hector

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      pinchy 

      4 months ago

      its a good name

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      NAME 

      4 months ago

      I like shell-Donn, Sea-more, claws and Sebastian

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      Isabelle 

      5 months ago

      hello you should put the name midget

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      Melody DeBellis 

      6 months ago

      I like pinchy

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      Sarah 

      6 months 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 

      6 months ago

      Why not meshell (mishell)? Lol me shell

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      wade 

      6 months ago

      i like sea-more

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      maile 

      7 months ago

      Leonardo DaPinchi

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      jnvfdjkhndvcjh cjkzdkjkcvzkjvc 

      7 months ago

      i like molly

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      Blubbers 

      7 months ago

      Blubbers is an awesome name too

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      Gale 

      7 months ago

      Gale and grey are good names

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      Coral 

      8 months ago

      that is what i named my hermit crab

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      Shell by 

      8 months ago

      Love the name

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      My. Hermits-name skittles and Molly 

      8 months ago

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

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      Hermit & me 

      8 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 

      9 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 

      9 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 

      9 months ago

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

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      Fjgcvbhvxf 

      9 months ago

      I have one crab and its name is squeezy

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      Mckinzie caldwee 

      9 months ago

      I love the name sushi

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      Hermit crab lover 

      9 months ago

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

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      Mr Karbs 

      10 months ago

      These name have help me name my hermit crab

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      DD 

      10 months ago

      Awesome names I am getting hermit crabs soon

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      Jnjajua 

      10 months ago

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

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      Ivan 

      10 months ago

      Name your hermit cracken

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      123456 

      10 months ago

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

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      123456 

      11 months ago

      Another name is hermie

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      lily 

      11 months ago

      need more names

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      mya 

      11 months ago

      pluto, tamatoa and pascall.

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      Brooke 

      11 months ago

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

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      Popp 

      11 months ago

      This was horrible!!

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      U don't need to know my name 

      11 months ago

      I named my crab pinchy-le

      And I also thought that pinchy is a good name

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      #❤crabs 

      11 months ago

      I'm naming mine harmony

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      Kenz 

      11 months ago

      I named my hermit crabs Señor Snuggles (Snuggs)

      And Señorita Cuddles (Rita)

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      Mr.Creeper 

      11 months ago

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

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      Brian Newport 

      12 months ago

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

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      Alice 

      12 months ago

      Great names

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      keiara hayes 7 years old 

      12 months ago

      I like the name pinchy

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      Annonamus 

      12 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 

      12 months ago

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

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      Valentine Graves 

      12 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  

      12 months ago

      I love all of your names for hermit

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      Alex 

      12 months ago

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

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      anonoms 

      12 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 

      13 months ago

      I think a nice name is shelly

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      Bryan Shaffer 

      13 months ago

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

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      ddddd 

      13 months ago

      nice

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      Mel 

      13 months ago

      Leonardo dePinchi

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      meggi 

      13 months ago

      herby, ali, jojo, arabella

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      Mr crab 

      13 months ago

      I love these name

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      sally 

      13 months ago

      i have a name Mr.crabbyPants and hermy

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      Hughes 

      13 months ago

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

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      haider 

      14 months ago

      how bout crab legs thats a good name no offense

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      Jgirl 

      14 months ago

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

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      Hermit Crab Person!!! 

      14 months ago

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

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      you don't need to know 

      14 months ago

      I think sand saw is a great name

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      you don't need to know 

      14 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 

      15 months ago

      My boy is named Flash

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      McCord 

      15 months ago

      If its a girl bb and if its a boy dax

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      kate 

      15 months ago

      they are so cute i want to get another one

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      Grace 

      16 months ago

      Sid is a wonderful name

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      Person 

      16 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 

      16 months ago from Australia

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

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      natalia 

      16 months ago

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

      moana

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      Cassidy 

      17 months ago

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

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      cherish 

      17 months ago

      i have one named hermie

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      MEEE 

      17 months ago

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

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      Ghila 

      17 months ago

      I heart crabs

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      CosmixFilm 

      3 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 

      3 years ago

      I have names Hermione, hermie potter and herm grid

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