100 Turtle and Tortoise Names for Pets

Names for Pet Turtles and Tortoises

If your pet or has distinctive markings, traits, or motions, naming it may be simple. If nothing sticks out, though, it may be difficult to come up with a suitable name for your hard-shelled pal. Here are 100 names for your reptile slowpoke to choose from, ranging from amusing names to popular fictional allusions.

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Top Names and Facts About Pet Turtles

Top Turtle or Tortoise Names

  • Donatello
  • Flippy
  • Leonardo
  • Mack
  • Michelangelo
  • Mock Turtle
  • Pokey
  • Rafael
  • Shelly
  • Snappy
  • Squirt
  • Tank
  • Turbo
  • Yertle
  • Zippy

Tips for Naming Your Turtle or Tortoise

Turtles and tortoises are long-lived creatures, with most water turtles living up to 40 years and bigger tortoises living up to 100. Choose a name that will stand the test of time for such a long-lived beast. Consider seeing a veterinarian or informing friends and relatives about the situation. Do you shudder when you hear the name or do you grin when you hear it? The shell of your pet or its particular characteristics might also help you come up with a name for it. You may come up with names depending on the turtle's sex or use renowned turtles like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or "Dr. Seuss" as inspiration.

Girl Turtle or Tortoise Names

If you have a female turtle or tortoise, and you want to give your pet a name fit for a lady; take a look at some suitable female titles.

  • April
  • August
  • Bertie
  • Cherry
  • Ginger
  • Goldie
  • Holly
  • Ivy
  • Jade
  • Kenya
  • Kiwi
  • Lady Boxworthy
  • Lily
  • Myrtle
  • Molasses
  • Opal
  • Penny
  • Ruby
  • Sienna
  • Tammy

Boy Turtle or Tortoise Names

Masculine names for turtles or tortoises reflect the animal's tough exterior and strong, steadfast behavior. It's not surprising that some gods from Greek mythology crept into this story list.

  • Achilles
  • Apollo
  • Atlas
  • Balboa
  • Baldwin
  • Bruno
  • Duke
  • Fergus
  • Hercules
  • Hermes
  • Malcolm
  • Melvin
  • Mustafa
  • Oscar
  • Ozzy
  • Popeye
  • Paulie
  • Romeo
  • Rufus
  • Taco

Unique Turtle or Tortoise Names

The first things that spring to mind when thinking about the traits that distinguish turtles and tortoises are their slower pace and their shells. Others slide into the water and swim with flippers, while others scoot around and bump into stuff. All of these characteristics have led to the creation of distinctive names for these amazing cold-blooded species.

  • Bulldozer
  • Flippy
  • Hard Top
  • Pokey
  • Red
  • Rosy
  • Scooter
  • Shell-Shocker
  • Shelly
  • Shyman
  • Slider
  • Slow Poke
  • Snapper
  • Snappy
  • Stretch
  • Stumpy
  • Swimmer
  • Tank
  • Tonka
  • Tucker

Funny Turtle or Tortoise Names

Some pet owners like putting a humorous spin on their dogs' names. Take a look at a few names that make fun of its slower behavior, like calling it Speedy, or some names that get witty with puns about its shell.

  • Donnashello
  • Grease Lightning
  • Lickety Split
  • Mary Shelly
  • Nitro
  • Peek-a-Boo
  • Poptart
  • Rocky
  • Shelby
  • Sheldon
  • Shelly
  • Sir Hides-a-Lot
  • Speedy
  • The Flash
  • Thunderdome
  • Tortellini
  • Turbo
  • Turtleneck
  • Turtle Recall
  • Zippy
  • Zoom

Names From History and Fiction

Naturalist Charles Darwin's first Galapagos tortoises were named "Tom," "Dick," and "Harry," and these names are appropriate for a trio of turtles. If you have four turtles, the ever-popular "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" quartet may be a natural fit. There are countless references you may pull from, ranging from Godzilla and Pokemon to "Dr. Seuss" and "Finding Nemo."

  • Br'er Turtle
  • Churchy LeFemme
  • Crush
  • Donatello
  • Franklin
  • Fudukazi
  • Gamera
  • Leonardo
  • Mack
  • Michelangelo
  • Mock Turtle
  • Mudface
  • Raphael
  • Squirt
  • Squirtle
  • Toby the Turtle
  • Tom, Dick, and Harry
  • Tortura
  • Verne
  • Yertle

A to Z Turtle and Tortoise Names

AB

  • Achilles
  • April
  • Apollo
  • Atlas
  • August
  • Balboa
  • Baldwin
  • Bertie
  • Br'er Turtle
  • Bruno
  • Bulldozer

CG

  • Cherry
  • Churchy LaFemme
  • Crush
  • Donatello
  • Donnashello
  • Duke
  • Fergus
  • Flippy
  • Franklin
  • Fudukazi
  • Gamera
  • Ginger
  • Goldie
  • Grease Lightning

HL

  • Hard Top
  • Hermes
  • Hercules
  • Holly
  • Ivy
  • Jade
  • Kenya
  • Kiwi
  • Lady Boxworthy
  • Leonardo
  • Lickety Split
  • Lily

MO

  • Mack
  • Malcolm
  • Mary Shelly
  • Melvin
  • Michelangelo
  • Mock Turtle
  • Mudface
  • Mustafa
  • Myrtle
  • Molasses
  • Nitro
  • Opal
  • Oscar
  • Ozzy

PR

  • Peek-a-Boo
  • Popeye
  • Pokey
  • Poptart
  • Paulie
  • Penny
  • Raphael
  • Red
  • Rocky
  • Romeo
  • Rosy
  • Ruby
  • Rufus

S

  • Scooter
  • Shelby
  • Sheldon
  • Shell-Shocker
  • Shelly
  • Shyman
  • Sienna
  • Sir Hides-a-Lot
  • Slider
  • Slow Poke
  • Snapper
  • Snappy
  • Speedy
  • Squirt
  • Squirtle
  • Stretch
  • Stumpy
  • Swimmer

T

  • Taco
  • Tammy
  • Tank
  • The Flash
  • Thunderdome
  • Toby the Turtle
  • Tom, Dick, and Harry
  • Tonka
  • Tortellini
  • Tortura
  • Tucker
  • Turbo
  • Turtleneck
  • Turtle Recall

VZ

  • Verne
  • Yertle
  • Zippy
  • Zoom

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