40 Pet Turtle Names

Updated on February 5, 2016
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If the Ninja Turtles are cool enough to have awesome names, then any pet turtle should have an awesome name! After all, you have a pet turtle because you know they’re as cool as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, right? Right.

Types of Turtles

Turtle or Tortoise? Tomato, tomotto? I think not! Most turtles are omnivores, live in water and have webbed feet to easily navigate their habitats while tortoises are herbivore land-dwellers that have rounded feet. Here, we will focus on the most common pet turtles.

  • Red Ear Slider Turtles: These are those turtles that are most common at a pet store, and they can grow up to 11 inches long! Their name obviously comes from the bright red in the ear area.

  • African Aquatic Sideneck Turtle: Another common pet turtle that can grow up to 8 inches in length. They are names after an interesting feature that is unique to them, their cute, little neck folds.

  • Painted Turtle: This is a rather colorful breed of turtle, hence the name “painted” turtle. Their colors are quite vibrant and they can grow up to 7 inches in length!

  • Ornate Wood Turtle: Although these turtles enjoy swimming, Unlike the other turtles who need more water than land, these need more land than water so that they can bask. They can grow up to 9 inches. If you’ve ever seen these turtles before, you’re aware of the beautiful, vibrant patterns on the shells!

  • Caspian Pond Turtle: This turtle can also grow up to 9 inches and require a decent amount of space for basking. They are a gorgeous mix of browns, red and yellows, and are also a pretty common turtle to have amongst turtle fans.

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Choosing a Terrific Name

Now that you are somewhat familiar with the different, common turtle breeds, it’s time to go over a few tips to come up with turtle names!

  • What kind of turtle do you have? Think about the features unique to your turtle.

  • If you have many turtles, give them names that will help you to tell which one is which.

  • What colors and patterns are on your turtle’s shell or skin? This can help you come up with a few if you pay close attention!

  • Does your turtle seem to enjoy the water or land more? Think wet or dry.

  • Think about famous turtle names: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Finding Nemo, A Turtle Tale, and so on.

  • Think about general turtle features: They live in a shell, move slowly on land but pretty fast in water, have webbed feet, and much more.

  • Consider common human names; they are members of the family, right?

Now when it comes to picking turtle names, anything really goes, but if you follow the tips above, it will probably make it a bit easier to come up with some suitable ones for your specific pet. Here’s a list of names to get you thinkin’:

Boy Turtle Names

 
 
Slider
Sluggy
Slick
Monster
Slimer
Mr. Turtle
Flip
Ninja
Sheldon
Bud

Girl Turtle Names

 
 
Shelby
Molasses
Myrtle
Lily
Yertle
Luna
Starla
Bertie
Shelly
Annabelle

Famous Turtle Names

 
 
Raphael
Squirt
Michelangelo
Squirtle
Donatello
Wartortle
Leonardo
Blastoise
Sammy
Crush

Funny Turtle Names

 
 
Pokey
Gunner
Gator
Tucker
Quickie
Shyman
Squeeze
Harry
Snapper
Speedy
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Enjoy Your Pet Turtle

Whether you already have your turtle or you are about to go to the pet store, every turtle should have a name just like you would name any other pet that you bring into your house. Turtles are a lot of fun to watch as they move about their little habitats and over time, you can really build up a loving relationship with them!

Although they may seem like a low maintenance kind of pet, they actually require quite a bit of work. You need to make sure that the home you provide them is the right temperature, you keep their tank or habitat nice and clean, you feed it the diet that it needs, and give them plenty of attention like you would any dog! Every pet needs a bit of TLC, just some need it in different ways than others.

Once you do have your turtle and a name picked out, keep a close on on it and be wary if you notice sabers or nunchucks! Turtle power!

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This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. It is not meant to substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, or formal and individualized advice from a veterinary medical professional. Animals exhibiting signs and symptoms of distress should be seen by a veterinarian immediately.

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        Sarah 

        4 days ago

        T-Rex

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        Marco maturo 

        8 days ago

        Name it bubble bee

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        Bob Jeff 

        2 weeks ago

        I think Carson is a great name for a turtle-boy or girl!

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        TURTLE LOVER 1231 

        3 weeks ago

        this is helpful!

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        sydney 

        8 weeks ago

        what shoult i name my turtle

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        2 months ago

        It is cool

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        Nana Hayford Asamoah Awuah 

        2 months ago

        I named my tortoise Ray-ray. I dont know if its a boy or a girl .

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        Adiba 

        3 months ago

        We can see if it is girl or boy with their tail girls tail is small and thick and boys tail is thin large and pointed

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        Aiden 

        3 months ago

        How do you know if it is a boy or a girl.Im naming my pet turtle flip because flip can flip any time he’s on his back!

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        Derpydino 

        3 months ago

        I'm doing this for mine craft help need more!!

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        Emily 

        3 months ago

        I really liked Sammy for my new turtle

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        Luca 

        3 months ago

        If its a girl luna if its a boy ................?

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        A Pearson 

        4 months ago

        I used this to name my Minecraft turtle

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        Random 

        4 months ago

        I called mine Tuttle but he just died today

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        Kayla 

        4 months ago

        This was helpful to me and my baby snapping turtle

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        Analise 

        4 months ago

        I think you should name your turtle Skylar

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        Aimahni 

        4 months ago

        I think luna was m my favorite for these picks but I'm picking Alex

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        Gianna 

        4 months ago

        My tortoise name is peta (like Peter but cuter)

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        Raegan 

        4 months ago

        I named my three Red Eared Sliders, Harry(Boy), Hermoine(Girl), and Ron(Girl). My Burmese Python's name is Professer(Girl) and my Crested Gecko's name is Norbert(Boy). And my Curly Coated Retriever's name is Fluffy(Boy). See a pattern? I like Harry Potter... A LOT

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        Jocelyn szepessy 

        5 months ago

        I think this is great I have a yellow eared slider and he's a BOY and he is about a year old and he likes to bite people and it hurts and I don't know what to do please help

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        Brayden 

        5 months ago

        My female turtle is named Luna and my male is Franklin

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        Iris 

        5 months ago

        I'm going to name mine clementine

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        Crystal 

        6 months ago

        I'm going to name

        mine Pepsi :)

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        Libby 

        6 months ago

        I’m going to name mine snappy

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        Aiden 

        6 months ago

        You know what Shelly.

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        Aiden 

        6 months ago

        I’m going to name my turtle Shelby!

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        Matt 

        7 months ago

        Isame inspired me to name my turtle Turt Cobain

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        Laci 

        7 months ago

        my turtles name is Paddles :)

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        Isame 

        7 months ago

        Better name

        =

        Turt Reynolds

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        weronika 

        7 months ago

        i got a name for a boy turtle 'Pico'

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        Lindsy 

        7 months ago

        Little turbo could be a good fit for humorous names

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        Skylar 

        7 months ago

        Ha! Speedy!

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        Tracy 

        7 months ago

        We have one at the nursing home I work at named Cornflake.

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        Anna 

        8 months ago

        I have 2 turtle they are amazing luckycharm and sammy my two babies

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        Daniyela Hensterston 

        8 months ago

        My turtles name is YahYah

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        yogithamosa@gmail.com 

        8 months ago

        i call it torti

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        Tessa 

        9 months ago

        My turtles name is bubbles and my other turtles name is nubs

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        Ariana Grande 

        9 months ago

        Rummy

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        Rachel 

        10 months ago

        I recommend Darwin as a boy turtle name!

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        harry 

        10 months ago

        my turtle is called coco and cosmo

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        max 

        10 months ago

        I currently have 8 tortoises and there names are ( bulldozer, Gucci, peaches,shell shocker, tulip, negrito , ebony, ivory .

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        Francisco Hernandez 

        10 months ago

        My to pets turtles names are Logan and lily

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        Emma 

        10 months ago

        Pickle is a really good names for female turtle.

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        Ace 

        10 months ago

        Chipper

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        michael 

        11 months ago

        Marshall is my pet penny turtle, he is called that because, Ma-shell.

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        bri 

        11 months ago

        mickey & skyler

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        Zara 

        11 months ago

        My to turtles called leafy and planty leafy is a girl and planty is a boy and they are so cute

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        Harley 

        11 months ago

        Harley

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        Sarah 

        11 months ago

        Barry and Allen!

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        Oliver 

        12 months ago

        my two pet turtles names are SHELBY and SLIDER. Shelby is a girl and Slider is a boy

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        Foxx 

        12 months ago

        My turtles name is tafiti

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        Adeel 

        12 months ago

        Helpful and easy to find a great name for my pet turtle

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        Luna 

        12 months ago

        This website is very help ful now my turtles name is Luna

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        anonymous. 

        12 months ago

        jimmy shimmy

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        Someone . 

        12 months ago

        Pete

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        brianna mendez 

        12 months ago

        my turles name is angelo

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        Chloe 

        13 months ago

        Turtles name is squirt and nickname is snapper

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        Madyson 

        13 months ago

        Dewy the turtle

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        Toni and holly 

        13 months ago

        Cosmo

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        Jaimee 

        13 months ago

        Good and very funny I love it

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        Heather 

        14 months ago

        cool, very helpful:):):)

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        DayDay 

        14 months ago

        Wurdle the turtle

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        Berdie 

        14 months ago

        Arizona is also a nice name

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        arielle 

        14 months ago

        i like the name potolemy

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        Maggie 

        15 months ago

        What about the name sumo? Or slowpoke?

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        Peyton 

        16 months ago

        Tummbe

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        April 

        16 months ago

        How about ironic names, like "Barry Allen" or "Sloth"?

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        Rose 

        17 months ago

        Because rose is a pretty name and. My turtle is a rose

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        skyfoster 

        17 months ago

        speedy is my new turtles name lol

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        Future Turtle Owner 

        18 months ago

        Hey, I have my list of names which include:

        -Yertle

        -Poseidon

        -Pebbles

        Thanks! I'm hoping to add more on different sites...

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        Kimberly 

        18 months ago

        I don't know what to name my 2 month old baby turtle

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        Turtle 

        18 months ago

        What if you don't know if your turtle is a girl or a boy?

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        Jordan 

        18 months ago

        These names are cute

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        TurtleFacts101 

        18 months ago

        Junior

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        Ell 

        19 months ago

        The names are good

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        Taylor 

        19 months ago

        I have a pet turtle and I named it Lily

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        Hi 

        19 months ago

        I named her Toppy

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        BJRP 

        19 months ago

        What about the name gladiator

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        Abigail wilson 

        20 months ago

        These r bad names they need good ones bad

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        TurtleLover 

        21 months ago

        My turtles name is Lucy but we don't know what breed of turtle Lucy is or gender

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        Yo 

        21 months ago

        Pebbles

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        TURTLE LOVER21 

        23 months ago

        what about scooter or napoleon

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        Anna 

        2 years ago

        How about the name "slo-moe?" You could shorten it to moe

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        poo 

        2 years ago

        lol so bad names

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        mr.wigggles 

        2 years ago

        or ms/mrs.wiggles

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        4 years ago from now on

        Cool turtle hubs! Like you I like to educate people about turtles too!

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