200+ Pet Turtle Names You’re Guaranteed to Love (Cute, Funny & More)

Coming up with the perfect name for your pet turtle can feel like an exciting yet daunting task.

I mean, what if you get it wrong? What then? Well, fortunately with this master names list, you won’t have to fret!

You see, we’ve included only the BEST of the best turtle names which will leave you with some serious contenders.

Whether you’re looking for something cute, funny, or creative, the following turtle names will surely leave you feeling confident in your choice.

In fact, these names are even suitable for other pets too (so if you’re a tortoise owner you’re in luck!).

And unlike other sites who regurgitate non-useful name suggestions, you will discover that our list ONLY contains the most practical male, female, and unisex turtle names.

Cute Turtle Names

Do you need a name that matches your turtle’s cute and adorable appearance? Consider the following name ideas below!

  • Colby
  • Nemo
  • Star
  • Puddles
  • Waddles
  • Ella
  • Squiggles
  • Flippers
  • Butters
  • Wiggles
  • Truffles
  • Meep
  • Wobbles
  • Bubbles
  • Smiles
  • Peep

Funny Turtle Names

Do you prefer a name that is more creative and possibly even punny? Yes?! Then check out the ideas below!

  • Tequila
  • Houdini
  • Speedy
  • Tortilla
  • Tumble
  • Crush
  • Cupid
  • Buddy
  • Cartman
  • Michael Shellps
  • Zoom
  • Aristurtle
  • Tortellini (or Turtalini)
  • Stretch
  • Snappy
  • Turbo
  • Lightning
  • Sonic
  • Mishell Obama
  • Flash
  • Bolt

Girl Turtle Names

Is your turtle a diva princess in a disguise? If so, consider the following female name suggestions!

  • Ripley
  • Matilda
  • Lulu
  • Ziggy
  • April
  • Stella
  • Peach
  • Trixie
  • Annabelle
  • Cleopatra
  • Marley
  • Reya
  • Dolly
  • Luna
  • Pumpkin
  • Shelby
  • Daisy
  • Sandy
  • Penelope
  • Shelly
  • Doris
  • Tina
  • Timina
  • Dora
  • Bella
  • Talula
  • Tonks
  • Trinity
  • Gamera

Boy Turtle Names

Are you the proud mother or father of a male turtle? If so, consider the following male turtle names!

  • Ahbo
  • Cooper
  • Webster
  • Franklin
  • Oliver
  • Leroy
  • Archy
  • Roschi
  • Rufus
  • Flapjack
  • Sheldon
  • Toby
  • Slick
  • Kenneth
  • Scooter
  • Merlin
  • Picasso
  • Kurt
  • Titus
  • Caesar
  • Vlad
  • Cosmo
  • Nacho
  • Spicy
  • Roshi
  • Archimedes
  • Dino
  • Skipper
  • Hank
  • Musk
  • Ponyo
  • Tyson
  • Humphrey
  • Reggie
  • Gibson
  • Bjork
  • Mills
  • Myrtle
  • Gimpy
  • Norbert
  • Cedric
  • Major
  • Gramps
  • Chubs
  • Juice
  • Finnegan
  • Zip
  • Frederick
  • Schlumps
  • Sanders
  • Hulk
  • Storm
  • Gunner
  • Truman
  • Mack
  • Luka
  • Casanova
  • Chance
  • Indy
  • Kai
  • Bentley
  • Hudson
  • Sherman
  • Moby
  • Murphy
  • Reece
  • Zack
  • Einstein
  • Nubs
  • Sasha
  • Tort
  • Maraschino
  • Snatch
  • Terry
  • Dwight
  • Ren
  • Tango
  • Herk
  • Michelangelo
  • Sunny
  • Squirtle
  • Ralph
  • Eddie
  • Giovanni
  • Bruno
  • Burt
  • Nugget
  • Napoleon
  • Crimson
  • Donatello
  • Beakers
  • Samwhise
  • Troy
  • Thad
  • Titan

Famous Turtle Names

Draw inspiration from famous turtles below who have paved the way for turtles everywhere! Perfect for your regal slider or any stoic Eastern Box Turtle, these names won’t disappoint. 

  • Bowser (Super Mario Bros)
  • Koopa Troopa (Super Mario Bros)
  • Godzilla
  • Morla (The Neverending Story)
  • Master Oogway (Kung Fu Panda)
  • Franklin (Franklin the Turtle)
  • Speed (The Swan Princess)
  • Crush and Squirt (Finding Nemo)
  • Mudface (Doctor Dolittle)
  • Yertle and Mack (Dr. Seuss books)
  • Skalman (Bamse)
  • Shen-zin Su (World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria)
  • Tiptup (Banjo Kazooie)
  • Carolina (Boule et Bill)
  • Shelly (Sesame Street)
  • Tardy (Greg the Bunny)
  • Tuck (Wonder Pets)
  • Lenny Turteltaub (Bojack Horseman)
  • Burt (Danger Rangers)
  • Shelbow (The Little Mermaid)
  • Sammy (A Turtle’s Tale)
  • Tamachan (Love Hina)
  • Verne (Over the Hedge)

Famous Cartoon Ninja Turtles Names

If you are looking for a turtle name to match one of the characters from the popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, check out the four below!

  • Raphael
  • Donatello
  • Leonardo
  • Michelangelo

Tips for Choosing the Best Turtle Name

  • Choose a name that matches your pet’s personality or appearance. Analyzing your pet’s appearance and behavior can help your brainstorming process and be a great jumping-off point.
  • Consider the type of name you want. Do you want something that is cute, funny, or unique, or do you prefer something more traditional?
  • Create a list of your favorite contenders and narrow down from there. As you research, jot down in a notepad the names that resonate with you the most to make deciding more convenient.
  • Consider getting the opinion of friends and family. The best turtle names are created from a group effort, so invite your friends and family in on the fun too!
  • Don’t rush. Choosing the perfect name takes time, so sleep on it and see how you feel about it in the morning.
  • Bookmark this page for later. 

Most of all? Have fun with it! If you’re not choosing a name at random, then you might as well enjoy the naming process, right?

No matter if you want to pay homage to the unique coloring of your pet’s protective shell OR their curious personality, you simply can’t go wrong.

At the end of the day, you can always switch their name to something else! 

Final Words on Tortoise Names

Choosing a turtle name may feel like a daunting task but don’t let the process overwhelm you.

Make choosing a name both easy and fun by using one of the many suggestions from our list. 

Don’t forget to check our best names for leopard geckos and the coolest snake names if you have other reptiles too. 

Did we miss any great name ideas? Let us know in the comment section below.


I’m Stacey, the owner of this website and lifelong reptile lover, caretaker, and educator. Here you will find everything from information on how to care for reptiles, to even how to give your reptiles the best fighting chances against a range of common reptile diseases and illnesses, and everything in between!

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