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Hermit Crab Names

Updated on March 14, 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

 
 
 
Swimmy
Squirt
Squeezy
Poops
Pinchy
Jabby

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      Kirsten 2 years ago

      I have names Hermione, hermie potter and herm grid

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      CosmixFilm 23 months 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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      Ghila 3 months ago

      I heart crabs

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      MEEE 3 months ago

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

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      cherish 3 months ago

      i have one named hermie

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      Cassidy 3 months ago

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

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      natalia 2 months ago

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

      moana

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      Kristy Callan 2 months ago from Australia

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

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      Person 2 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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      Grace 2 months ago

      Sid is a wonderful name

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      kate 2 months ago

      they are so cute i want to get another one

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      McCord 6 weeks ago

      If its a girl bb and if its a boy dax

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      Gavin Smith 5 weeks ago

      My boy is named Flash

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      you don't need to know 4 weeks 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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      you don't need to know 4 weeks ago

      I think sand saw is a great name

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      Hermit Crab Person!!! 2 weeks ago

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

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      Jgirl 2 weeks ago

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

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      haider 5 days ago

      how bout crab legs thats a good name no offense

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      Pizza 44 hours ago

      Love these names tysm bc im getting a crab

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      Hughes 25 hours ago

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

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      sally 2 hours ago

      i have a name Mr.crabbyPants and hermy

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