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400+ Names for Turtles

By Mariana Castanheira, Licensed vet. Updated: March 5, 2020
400+ Names for Turtles

Turtles are pets that usually don't interact excessively with the people who adopt them, but their adorable appearance is irresistable. Because we won't often have to call their name, like you would with a dog, we have the freedom to choose longer and more creative names.

If we give them phonetically appropriate names, give them treats, and maintain patience, perhaps our turtle will approach us confidently to claim their food.

In this article form AnimalWised, we will suggest different names for male, female and unisex turtles. Pick your favorite for your new friend!

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Male turtles

For male turtles, we have chosen names which depict great speed and power (for comedic effect) and some are simply just amusing, short and fun. Let us know your opinion! We'd love your suggestions in the comments section too.

  • Ace
  • Apollo
  • Archie
  • Axe
  • Bailey
  • Bandit
  • Baxter
  • Bear
  • Beau
  • Benji
  • Benny
  • Bentley
  • Blue / Blu
  • Boomer
  • Brody
  • Bruce
  • Bruno
  • Brutus
  • Buddy
  • Buster
  • Cash
  • Chance
  • Charlie
  • Chase
  • Chewy
  • Chico
  • Coco
  • Cody
  • Cooper
  • Copper
  • Cuckoo
  • Dexter
  • Diesel
  • Dodo
  • Donatello
  • Druid
  • Duke
  • Finn
  • Frankie
  • George
  • Gizmo
  • Gonzales
  • Gunnar
  • Gus
  • Hank
  • Harley
  • Henry
  • Herbie
  • Hunter
  • Jack
  • Jackson
  • Jake
  • Jalapeno
  • Jasper
  • Jax
  • Joey
  • Judas
  • King
  • Kobe
  • Koda
  • Leo
  • Loki
  • Louie
  • Lucky
  • Luke
  • Mac
  • Marley
  • Maverick
  • Milo
  • Moose
  • Murphy
  • Ninja
  • Oakley
  • Odin
  • Oliver
  • Ollie
  • Oreo
  • Oscar
  • Otis
  • Peanut
  • Popeye
  • Prince
  • Ranger
  • Remi / Remy
  • Rex
  • Riley
  • Road Runner
  • Rocco
  • Rocky
  • Romeo
  • Roscoe
  • Rudy
  • Rusty
  • Sam
  • Sammy
  • Samson
  • Samson
  • Scout
  • Shadow
  • Sherlock
  • Simba
  • Tank
  • Teddy
  • Tenor
  • Theo
  • Thor
  • Toby
  • Tucker
  • Tyrion
  • Tyson
  • Usain
  • Walker
  • Walter
  • Winston
  • Zeke
  • Zeus
  • Ziggy
400+ Names for Turtles - Male turtles

Female turtles

For female turtles we have followed pretty much the same criteria as for males. Get creative:

  • Abby
  • Anastasia
  • Angel
  • Annie
  • Arya
  • Aspen
  • Athena
  • Ava
  • Baby
  • Bailey
  • Bella
  • Belle
  • Bertie
  • Bonnie
  • Brenda
  • Callie
  • Cersei
  • Charlie
  • Charlotte
  • Chloe
  • Cleo
  • Cleopatra
  • Coco
  • Cookie
  • Daisy
  • Dakota
  • Delilah
  • Diamond
  • Dixie
  • Dory
  • (Earth) quake
  • Ella
  • Ellie
  • Emma
  • Fiona
  • Frankie
  • Georgia
  • Gigi
  • Ginger
  • Grace
  • Gracie
  • Harley
  • Harper
  • Hazel
  • Holly
  • Honey
  • Ivy
  • Izzy
  • Jasmine
  • Josie
  • Koda
  • Kona
  • Lady
  • Layla
  • Leia
  • Lexi
  • Lily
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Lola
  • Lucy
  • Lulu
  • Luna
  • Macy
  • Maddie
  • Maggie
  • Marley
  • Maya
  • Mia
  • Mila
  • Millie
  • Minnie
  • Missy
  • Mocha
  • Molly
  • Mortgage
  • Myrtle
  • Nala
  • Nina
  • Nova
  • Olive
  • Oprah
  • Paisley
  • Peanut
  • Pearl
  • Penelope
  • Penny
  • Pepper
  • Phoebe
  • Piper
  • Poppy
  • Princess
  • Remi
  • Riley
  • Rosie
  • Roxy
  • Ruby
  • Sadie
  • Sandy
  • Sasha
  • Sassy
  • Scout
  • Sensible
  • Shadow
  • Shelby
  • Shelby
  • Shelley
  • Skye
  • Sophie
  • Stella
  • Sugar
  • Tabitha
  • Trixie
  • Willow
  • Winnie
  • Xena
  • Zoe
  • Zoelle
400+ Names for Turtles - Female turtles

Unisex names for turtles

In many occasions we do not know the sex of our turtle and we need an ambivalent name that fits well for both genders. Here are some ideas:

  • Adrian
  • Alaska
  • Alex
  • Andy
  • Angel
  • Ash
  • Aspen
  • Avery
  • Babe
  • Bailey
  • Bandit
  • Bear
  • Beasley
  • Bentley
  • Berkeley
  • Billy /Billie
  • Bingo
  • Biscuit
  • Blaine
  • Blue
  • Bolt
  • Boomer
  • Boo
  • Brownie
  • Butters
  • Butterscotch
  • Button
  • Charlie
  • Cherrio
  • Chevy
  • Chewie
  • Chocolate
  • Chunk
  • Ciao
  • Coco
  • Colby
  • Corky
  • Cruise(r)
  • Cuddles
  • Cupid
  • Dakota
  • Domino
  • Dot
  • Dynamite
  • Echo
  • Elf
  • Emery
  • Espresso
  • Fluffy
  • Frankie (Franky)
  • Freckles
  • Frisky
  • Frosty
  • Fuzzy
  • Gizmo
  • Gouda
  • Gray
  • Happy
  • Harley
  • Harper
  • Hayden
  • Hershey
  • Ivory
  • Jamie
  • Java
  • Jazz
  • Jordy (Jordi)
  • Jules
  • Kai
  • Kennedy
  • Kibbles
  • Kit
  • Laika
  • Link
  • Lucky
  • Maple
  • Mica
  • Morgan
  • Muffin
  • Munchkin
  • Nacho
  • Ninja
  • Nova
  • Nugget
  • Oakley
  • Onyx
  • Oreo
  • Patches
  • Paws
  • Payton
  • Peanut
  • Pebbles
  • Pepper
  • Phoenix
  • Pinky
  • Pistachio
  • Pixel
  • Pooch
  • Pookie
  • Puffin
  • Puffy
  • Pumpkin
  • Quinn
  • Raisin
  • Raphael
  • Rascal
  • Rebel
  • Reese
  • Riley
  • River
  • Robin
  • Rory
  • Runt
  • Sage
  • Sam
  • Sandy
  • Scout
  • Scrappy
  • Shadow
  • Shaggy
  • Shell Shock
  • Shredder
  • Sidney
  • Sky
  • Skylar
  • Snapper
  • Snappy
  • Snickers
  • Snowball
  • Snowy
  • Socks
  • Sparrow
  • Speedy
  • Spot
  • Squat
  • Squirt
  • Squirtle
  • Sting
  • Stinky
  • Storm
  • Sunny
  • Taylor
  • The Mountain
  • Tortellini
  • Twilight
  • Twix
  • Waffles
  • Wags
  • Woof
  • Wooly
  • Zen
400+ Names for Turtles - Unisex names for turtles

Funny turtle names

Sometimes we're looking for more silly and fun names. So ¡f you're looking for funny, sarcastic or comedic names for your turtle, here are some ideas:

  • Awkward (turtle)
  • Beast
  • Birdie
  • Bowser
  • Box
  • Bruiser
  • Champ
  • Cheetah
  • Chubs
  • Crusher
  • Dino
  • Donatello
  • Draco
  • Dragon
  • Dribble
  • Falcon
  • Flash
  • Golem
  • Hardtop
  • Hatch
  • Helmet
  • Jaws
  • Jeff
  • King
  • Kiwi
  • Leonardo
  • Magic
  • Mary Shelly
  • Medusa
  • Michelangelo (Mikey)
  • Ninja
  • Olive
  • Peanut
  • Princess
  • Rabbit
  • Raphael
  • Ripley
  • Saber
  • Shelbert
  • Shelldon
  • Shell Shocked
  • Shelly
  • Slider
  • Slowpoke
  • Snappy
  • Speedy
  • Squirt
  • Squirtle
  • Storm
  • Tank
  • Thor
  • Tipsy
  • Tortellini
  • Tough nut
  • Turbo
  • Turtleneck
  • Voldetort
  • Wartortle
  • Wizard
  • Woof
  • Yertle
  • Zippy
  • Zoom

Cartoon pet turtle names

For those of you that noticed the names of the Ninja Turtles or some water Pokemon in the section above, perhaps you're looking for a fun cartoon name for your pet turtle. This list not only includes cartoons, but also videogames, shows, movies and comics.

  • Alfie (Roald Dahl’s Essio Trot)
  • Baby Shelby (Mickey Mouse)

  • Bently (Sly Cooper)

  • Blastoise (Pokemon)

  • Bowser (Super Mario Bros.)

  • Bowser Jr. (Super Mario Bros.)

  • Chewtle (Pokemon)

  • Churchy LaFEmme (Pogo, American comic)

  • Clothahumo (Alan D. Foster’s Spellsinger)

  • Coco Jumbo (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind)

  • Crush (Finding Nemo)

  • Crush (Finding Nemo)

  • Devan Shell (Jazz Jackrabbit)

  • Dog (Taz-mania)

  • Donatello (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

  • Franklin (Canadian television series)

  • Ghido (Final Fantasy V)

  • Giant (The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask)

  • Gramps (The Rescuers)

  • Hun (Turtles Forever)

  • Kamel (Super Mario Bros. 3)

  • Koopa (Mario Brothers games)

  • Koopalings (Super Mario Bros.)

  • Koopa Troopa (Super Mario Bros.)

  • Kooper (Paper Mario)

  • Koops (Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door)

  • Lakito (Super Mario Bros.)

  • Leonardo (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

  • Lion (Acatar: THe LAst Airbender)

  • Master Oogway (Kung Fu Panda)

  • Michelangelo (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

  • Mock Turtle (Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland)

  • Mudface (Hugh Lofting’s Doctor Dolittle)

  • Raphael (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

  • Shelbow (The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning)

  • Shelly (Sesame Street)

  • Shen-zin Su (World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria)

  • Slash (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle)

  • Slowbro (Pokemon)

  • Speed (The Swan Princess)

  • Squirt (Finding Nemo)

  • Squirtle (Pokemon)

  • Squirtle (Pokemon)

  • Super-Turtle (D.C Comics)

  • Tank (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)

  • Tardy Turtle (Greg the Bunny)

  • Terraspin (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)

  • Terrific Whatzi (D.C Comics)

  • Tim Turtle (Lionel’s Kingdom, Brazilian comic)

  • Tippi Turtle (Saturday Night Live)

  • Tipup (Banjo Kazooie)

  • Tirtouga (Pokemon)

  • Toby Tortoise (The Tortoise and the Hare)

  • Toby Turtle (Robin Hood)

  • Tokka (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II)

  • Tortoise John (Rango)

  • Toto (Harry & Toto)

  • Totodile (Pokemon)

  • Tuck (Wonder Pets)

  • Umigame (Dragon Ball)

  • Valluta (RuneScape)

  • Venus (Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation)

  • Wartortle (Pokemon)

  • Wartotle (Pokemon)

  • Yertle (Dr. Seuss)

  • Yertle (Dr.Seuss’s Yertle the Turtle)

Tortoises

Land turtles (tortoises) interact somewhat more than freshwater turtles. Although both appreciate and recognize the strange being that feeds them, tortoises have a more vivacious temperament than their aquatic counterparts.

When choosing a name, if the turtle is young, make sure to choose a name that will match them when they are older - it must be suitable for them during many, many years.

400+ Names for Turtles - Tortoises

Freshwater turtles

Freshwater turtles interact very little with humans. Only the being that feeds them on a daily basis sparks some kind of interest in them. Freshwater turtles are flatter and have more hydrodynamic contours than their terrestrial counterparts.

400+ Names for Turtles - Freshwater turtles

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Rating:
mya
how about:
Turbo
Slow Mo
Stop Motion
Speed bumb
Administrador AnimalWised
Hi Mya,

These are great suggestions, thank you!
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Elly Grace
may I introduce the names...
kiwi
twix
pickles
yertle
you're welcome :)
Administrador AnimalWised
Thank you, Elly, always feel free!
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Becky
I have a Male Redfoot and I named him after my little sister Fred. Then I have a Female Herman's tortoise and I liked the name Frank.( Not Frankie) Can you tell me how does a tortoise learn to climb chicken wire? My female does this.
Administrador AnimalWised
Hi Becky,

This answer may sound like a joke, but it's also accurate. How do turtles learn to climb chicken wire? Slowly! We might not think of turtles as being very nimble or acrobatic, but it is not uncommon for turtles to climb chain fences. They may move slow, but they have the strength to hold their own body weight. If a snapping turtle can snap a branch with its mouth, it shows they have strength in there somewhere.

However, their limbs are not very agile. This means they will only be able to climb certain structures and they may not be able to do this very well. Going over the top of the fence, however, might be even more difficult. This is because the length of their bodies and the distance between their front and hind legs makes it difficult to pivot over a sharp point. We imagine it would be near impossible for them to climb over a flat wall surface.
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naomi
hey i think midnight is a good name!!!
Administrador AnimalWised
Hi Naomi,

Thank you for sharing your suggestion, we appreciate it!
Torpe.
Thorpe means clumsy or weird in Spanish
Administrador AnimalWised
Hi,

Torpe is a great name for a turtle, thanks for the suggestion!
Blondelox
How about Pedro from Napoleon Dynamite?
Administrador AnimalWised
Hi Blondelox,

We love that movie and love that name, good call!
Savy B
I think another good turtle name is Torque
Administrador AnimalWised
Torque the turtle, we love it!

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