40 Pet Turtle Names

Updated on May 30, 2019
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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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      kaylee 

      5 weeks ago

      i have a female red eared slider and i have no clue what i should name her. please give me ideas. please and thank you

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      Fiona 

      7 weeks ago

      We just got a turtle, and named it Bubbles! The kids love the power puffs... so it just stuck

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      8 weeks ago

      Maybe shelly?

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      Sharkie 

      2 months ago

      I don't know were I got it from but I like it

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      Mr turtle 

      2 months ago

      I named my turtle gunner

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      Marie 

      2 months ago

      My turtles name is Koopa, we thought it was clever then found out it was a girl (we found her as a baby near death). Needless to say she's stuck with the name, oops. Koopa Pasqual to be exact.

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      Rudraksh Thaokar 

      2 months ago

      I named a very

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      Turtle Lover 

      2 months ago

      I just got a turtle and named her Stella as her first name and Luna for her middle/last name. Stella meaning STAR and Luna meaning MOON. Some other names are Emerald, Pearl, or Winter.

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      Turtle owner 

      2 months ago

      I named my turtle luna and found her name on this site, getting another turtle soon naming her star and other possible names are the names of the Greek gods and goddesses, Athena, Poseidon, Zeus, Hera, ect.

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      Paisley 

      3 months ago

      My turtle name is myrtle and I like it and bye the way she is pink!

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      D Womack 

      3 months ago

      My turtle has a flat area on his rear shell from being squished at a very young age. His name is pancake. He is nut-so for dandelions, almost agressive. Very quiet .

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      Anomous 

      3 months ago

      I named my turtle Myshell get it

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      you will never know my name 

      3 months ago

      I like the name gator for when i GET MY TURTLE

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      jake 

      3 months ago

      my turtle is small , cute and i don`t know what to call him?

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      Anonymous 

      3 months ago

      I'm thinking of Dude or Relax. My turtle is funny and crazy.

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      Anonymous 

      3 months ago

      They are cool names, but not ones I like.

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      Jim 

      4 months ago

      I’m very happy that Sarah is doing amazing with pooing in her tanko he I’d vry sooperli cut

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      Chloe 

      4 months ago

      This was helpful but I didn't find a good name I got a redroot turtle and I couldn't find a suitable name

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      Chloe 

      4 months ago

      I named my Turtle Speedy he is fast and famous and he is 0 years and he is tiny but i still love him so much

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      Best turtle lover 

      5 months ago

      My turtle is a girl but I don't know what to name her

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      coco 

      5 months ago

      [gee-air-mo] is what I am going to name turtle

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      Khushi 

      5 months ago

      I like turtel .They are very cute

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      Carla sumner 

      6 months ago

      Touche` Turtle... Always catch my self saying "Touche` Away" lol from the old cartoon. Also a few ideas are, 'Row, Sailer, Captain,Splash, Dash, Fisher, Sharky, FlipFlops,flipper,Jaws, Coral,waddles,Flash,Sandy, Waves,Sufer, Mr T, Sushi,Fang, Viper,

      Scooby Doo, SpongeBob, Dory, pirate loch-ness, ect

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      Me 

      6 months ago

      Girl: Shelley

      Boy: Blochy

      Any gender: Herby

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      Animal Lover 

      6 months ago

      I don't know... If my turtle's a girl, she'll be Shelby, Taffy, or Pepsi. If my turtle's a boy, he'll be Gladiator, Poseidon, or Turbo. Here's a list of boy turtle names: Scooter, Napoleon, Gladiator, Poseidon, Barry Allen, The Flash, Cosmo, Darwin, Turbo, Harry Potter, T-rex, Squirtle, and Rafael. Girl names are Shelby (don't take that one, that's MINE), Taffy, Lilly, Coco, Charm, Pepsi, Hermione Granger, Ray-ray, Candy, Molasses, Annabelle, Merttle, and Starla. By the way, most of these are from this site... They're my favorites.

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      Human 

      7 months ago

      I just got a male and female baby turtle and sadly the male died...so i named my new male turtle Squirtle after my favourite pokemon and my bro called the female Candy

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      Saima 

      8 months ago

      My turtle is female and male also

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      Aiden 

      8 months ago

      Shelly is what I will name my turtle.Its a Female.

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      BOWDOWN 

      9 months ago

      Quickie and down i think they were trying to say something

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      Mr Shelington 

      10 months ago

      Hahaha great turtle name

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      Sarah 

      10 months ago

      T-Rex

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      Marco maturo 

      10 months ago

      Name it bubble bee

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      Bob Jeff 

      10 months ago

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

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      TURTLE LOVER 1231 

      11 months ago

      this is helpful!

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      sydney 

      12 months ago

      what shoult i name my turtle

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      12 months ago

      It is cool

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      Nana Hayford Asamoah Awuah 

      12 months ago

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

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      Adiba 

      13 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 

      13 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 

      13 months ago

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

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      Emily 

      13 months ago

      I really liked Sammy for my new turtle

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      Luca 

      13 months ago

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

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      A Pearson 

      14 months ago

      I used this to name my Minecraft turtle

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      Random 

      14 months ago

      I called mine Tuttle but he just died today

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      Kayla 

      14 months ago

      This was helpful to me and my baby snapping turtle

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      Analise 

      14 months ago

      I think you should name your turtle Skylar

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      Aimahni 

      14 months ago

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

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      Gianna 

      15 months ago

      My tortoise name is peta (like Peter but cuter)

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      Raegan 

      15 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 

      15 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 

      15 months ago

      My female turtle is named Luna and my male is Franklin

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      Iris 

      15 months ago

      I'm going to name mine clementine

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      Crystal 

      16 months ago

      I'm going to name

      mine Pepsi :)

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      Libby 

      16 months ago

      I’m going to name mine snappy

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      Aiden 

      16 months ago

      You know what Shelly.

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      Aiden 

      17 months ago

      I’m going to name my turtle Shelby!

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      Matt 

      17 months ago

      Isame inspired me to name my turtle Turt Cobain

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      Laci 

      17 months ago

      my turtles name is Paddles :)

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      Isame 

      17 months ago

      Better name

      =

      Turt Reynolds

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      weronika 

      17 months ago

      i got a name for a boy turtle 'Pico'

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      Lindsy 

      17 months ago

      Little turbo could be a good fit for humorous names

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      Skylar 

      17 months ago

      Ha! Speedy!

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      Tracy 

      18 months ago

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

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      Anna 

      18 months ago

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

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      Daniyela Hensterston 

      18 months ago

      My turtles name is YahYah

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      yogithamosa@gmail.com 

      19 months ago

      i call it torti

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      Tessa 

      19 months ago

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

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      Ariana Grande 

      19 months ago

      Rummy

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      Rachel 

      20 months ago

      I recommend Darwin as a boy turtle name!

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      harry 

      20 months ago

      my turtle is called coco and cosmo

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      max 

      20 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 

      20 months ago

      My to pets turtles names are Logan and lily

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      Emma 

      21 months ago

      Pickle is a really good names for female turtle.

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      Ace 

      21 months ago

      Chipper

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      michael 

      21 months ago

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

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      bri 

      21 months ago

      mickey & skyler

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      Zara 

      21 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 

      21 months ago

      Harley

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      Sarah 

      22 months ago

      Barry and Allen!

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      Oliver 

      22 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 

      22 months ago

      My turtles name is tafiti

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      Adeel 

      22 months ago

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

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      Luna 

      22 months ago

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

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      anonymous. 

      22 months ago

      jimmy shimmy

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      Someone . 

      23 months ago

      Pete

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      brianna mendez 

      23 months ago

      my turles name is angelo

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      Chloe 

      23 months ago

      Turtles name is squirt and nickname is snapper

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      Madyson 

      23 months ago

      Dewy the turtle

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      Toni and holly 

      24 months ago

      Cosmo

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      Jaimee 

      24 months ago

      Good and very funny I love it

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      Heather 

      24 months ago

      cool, very helpful:):):)

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      DayDay 

      2 years ago

      Wurdle the turtle

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      Berdie 

      2 years ago

      Arizona is also a nice name

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      arielle 

      2 years ago

      i like the name potolemy

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      Maggie 

      2 years ago

      What about the name sumo? Or slowpoke?

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      Peyton 

      2 years ago

      Tummbe

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      April 

      2 years ago

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

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      Rose 

      2 years ago

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

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      skyfoster 

      2 years ago

      speedy is my new turtles name lol

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      Future Turtle Owner 

      2 years 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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