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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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      123456 2 days ago

      Another name is hermie

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      lily 4 days ago

      need more names

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      mya 6 days ago

      pluto, tamatoa and pascall.

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      Brooke 9 days ago

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

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      Popp 10 days ago

      This was horrible!!

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      U don't need to know my name 2 weeks ago

      I named my crab pinchy-le

      And I also thought that pinchy is a good name

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      #❤crabs 2 weeks ago

      I'm naming mine harmony

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      Kenz 3 weeks ago

      I named my hermit crabs Señor Snuggles (Snuggs)

      And Señorita Cuddles (Rita)

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      Mr.Creeper 3 weeks ago

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

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      Brian Newport 4 weeks ago

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

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      Alice 4 weeks ago

      Great names

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      keiara hayes 7 years old 4 weeks ago

      I like the name pinchy

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      Annonamus 4 weeks 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 4 weeks ago

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

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      Valentine Graves 5 weeks 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  5 weeks ago

      I love all of your names for hermit

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      Alex 7 weeks ago

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

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      anonoms 7 weeks 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 8 weeks ago

      I think a nice name is shelly

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      Bryan Shaffer 2 months ago

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

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      ddddd 2 months ago

      nice

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      Mel 2 months ago

      Leonardo dePinchi

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      meggi 2 months ago

      herby, ali, jojo, arabella

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      Mr crab 2 months ago

      I love these name

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      sally 2 months ago

      i have a name Mr.crabbyPants and hermy

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      Hughes 2 months ago

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

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      haider 2 months ago

      how bout crab legs thats a good name no offense

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      Jgirl 3 months ago

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

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      Hermit Crab Person!!! 3 months ago

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

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      you don't need to know 3 months ago

      I think sand saw is a great name

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      you don't need to know 3 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 4 months ago

      My boy is named Flash

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      McCord 4 months ago

      If its a girl bb and if its a boy dax

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      kate 4 months ago

      they are so cute i want to get another one

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      Grace 5 months ago

      Sid is a wonderful name

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      Person 5 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 5 months ago from Australia

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

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      natalia 5 months ago

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

      moana

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      Cassidy 5 months ago

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

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      cherish 6 months ago

      i have one named hermie

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      MEEE 6 months ago

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

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      Ghila 6 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