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100+ Awesome and Fun Pet Turtle and Tortoise Names

Layne is an animal lover and grew up in a household full of rescued critters. She is a registered veterinary technician.

Popular Pet Turtle Names

Popular Pet Turtle Names

Great Name Ideas for a Pet Turtle or Tortoise

We're all familiar with the Teenage Mutant Ninja turtles, Squirtle, and sea turtles, and while these iconic characters and species offer some naming inspiration, there are a lot of names out there just waiting to be heard! Whether you have a male or female turtle, pick a name that means something special.

Tips for Choosing a Name

Here are some some leading questions to help guide you in your name selection:

  • What species of turtle do you have?
  • What does your turtle look like? Colors, patterns, behaviors?
  • What is your turtle's personality? Shy? Bold? Fast? Slow?

What Are the Most Popular Types of Pet Turtles?

Most common of all is the Red-Eared Slider, an aquatic turtle. It is very common throughout the U.S. and nonnative in some areas. They have the characteristic red stripe along the head. Other popular species include the African Aquatic Sideneck Turtle, Ornate Box Turtle, Wood Turtle, Painted Turtle, and the Russian Tortoise.

Is he an Echo?

Is he an Echo?

Cute Pet Turtle Names for Girls

Roxy

Lola

Kimmy

Blink

Pebble

Peony

Arrow

Aurora

Doodle

Flower

Roberta

Sammy

June

Cleo

Zoe

Dhalia

Dori

Birdie

Chica

Bam Bam

Bonnie

Rosie

Willow

Roo

Rio

Tierra

Coco

Cool Pet Turtle Names for Boys

Maximus

Scooter

Swimmy

Rooster

Chip

Beau

Ace

Echo

Racer

Tank

Apollo

Trix

Raptor

Rowdy

Randal

Jax

Joker

Captain

Rebel

Scout

Dude

Cody

Oliver

Clay

Ender

Danny

Texas

Dallas

Rider

Zeke

Funny Tortoise Names

Beast

Bruiser

Speedster

Champ

Speedy

Trasher

Dino

Thor

King

Wilma

Birdie

Princess

Ripley

Ninja

Warrior

Slider

Box

Crusher

Jaws

Wizard

Draco

Magic

Zippy

Shifter

Kiwi

Dragon

Saber

Orion

Falcon

Medusa

Skippy

Rabbit

Bon Bon

Kahlua

Cuddle

Missy

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Name Inspiration

NameTraitsMask Color

Leonardo

The brave leader; two swords. Named after Leonardo da Vinci

Blue Mask

Michelangelo (Mikey or Mike)

Goofy, surfer-type; carries nunchakus

Orange Mask

Donatello (Donnie or Don)

The scientists or genius; non-violent.

Purple Mask

Raphael (Raph)

The toughest; carries sai.

Red Mask

Pokemon Turtle Name Inspiration

NameType

Squirtle

Water

Wartortle

Water

Raichu

Electric

Abra

Psychic

Golem

Rock, Ground

Fun Facts About Turtles and Tortoises

One of my turtles, a Red-Eared Slider, is named Squirtle—he was only 1-inch in diameter when we got him, and now he's nearly 10 inches long and 20 years old! Turtles have an amazing lifespan. The green turtle, also know as the honu in Hawaiian, has been known to live upwards of 70-100 years!

Turtles have an incredible feature called the carapace—their shell. It works to protect their vital organs and is made up of chitin. They are known ectotherms (being reptiles) which means that their temperature is regulated by their environment. As for any pet, it's important that you meet your species' husbandry needs—reptiles especially require UV light daily!

Top 10 Pet Turtle Types/Species

© 2019 Layne Holmes

Comments

Kiwi on August 18, 2020:

Thank you soo much I think kiwi is a really cute name!

Casey Auer on August 05, 2020:

Turbo would be cool

Unknown on July 07, 2020:

I like the names Sheldon, Apollo, and Yertle

Pebbles on June 22, 2020:

I named my pet turtle pebbles

Potterhead95 on June 14, 2020:

I have a pet tortoise (not sure what species) named Tito.

Olivia on June 07, 2020:

They look so cute

Wolfie Angel on May 30, 2020:

I like squrtle

Joanna Jamison on May 12, 2020:

I like tortellini

brite army on April 26, 2020:

hi everybody

tamihka@hotmail.com on April 20, 2020:

Not really the best names but I did like some of them

Adalae on March 20, 2020:

I think splash

Layne Holmes (author) from Bend, Oregon on March 08, 2020:

Hi Alexa, I agree, Tubby is adorable

Alexa on March 02, 2020:

I think tubby is a really cute name!!

Layne Holmes (author) from Bend, Oregon on August 06, 2019:

Hannah and King, both of those names are awesome.

Hannah on August 03, 2019:

I want to name my turtle Shrek

King on July 27, 2019:

I got an pet turtle he's name is King

Layne Holmes (author) from Bend, Oregon on July 12, 2019:

I like that name Aqua! Fun

Aqua on July 12, 2019:

Aqua is a really cute name think about it

Pigmy Sheep on July 08, 2019:

Foamerina

Bleep on July 08, 2019:

Paddington Bear

Random on April 13, 2019:

Oogway from Kung fu panda