Hermit Crab Names

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Hermit crab names can be inspired by their characteristics, friendly nature or adorable personalities. Today we’re going to share a range of cute, cool, unique and funny names for pet, plushie or even wild hermit crabs! Inspired by hermit crabs, famous crab characters and a whole lot more.

Hermit Crabs reside on land, but they’re incredibly social creatures, which makes them a perfect family pet. And they make pretty cute soft toys too! While they might be an unusual family addition,it’s still super fun to name them.

Finding the Best Hermit Crab Names

Let’s dive into the best names for Hermit Crabs. You may recognize some of these from renowned TV shows, but we’ve also thrown in a few whimsical, cute, and traditional options to help give your pet their own identity.

Spend some time uncovering your pet’s personality to find the perfect name. Once you’ve narrowed down your top picks, say them aloud to see if you like how they sound. Hermit Crabs can live for up to 30 years, so you’ll want to be sure of their chosen name!

Top Hermit Crab Names

Since deciding on a forever name can be daunting, we’ve narrowed down our preferred names into a short list with a combination of cool, cute, female, male and other themes.

  • Herbert
  • Sammie
  • Captain Crab
  • Pearl
  • Diamond
  • Periwinkle
  • Harold
  • Crab Pants
  • James
  • Mr Snappy
  • Big Mac

Female Hermit Crab Names

Is your cute pet hermit crab a girl? Classic feminine names in a human style can be a great way to name her. Here are some names to call your female Hermit Crab.

  • Abby
  • Ellie
  • Molly
  • Hayley
  • Kirsty
  • Danielle
  • Lauren
  • Nicola
  • Karen
  • Barbara
  • Katie
  • Ashley
  • Angelia
  • Christina
  • Patricia
  • Emma
  • Emily
  • Abigail
  • Joanna
  • Zoe
  • Heidi
  • Coco
  • Gabby
  • Jade
  • Cassie
  • Molly
  • Charlotte
  • Olivia
  • Ava
  • Beyonce
  • Amelia
  • Isabella
  • Mia
  • Elisabeth
  • Camila
  • Harper
  • Scarlette
  • Chloe
  • Penelope
  • Avery
  • Victoria
  • Lily
  • Violet
  • Lucy
  • Natalie
  • Elena
  • Anna
  • Ruby
  • Gabrielle
  • Isabella
  • Taylor
  • Anastasia
  • Kehlani
  • Molly
  • Kimberly
  • Millie
  • London
  • Sadie
  • Hannah
  • Sarah
  • Madeline
  • Britney
  • Melanie
  • Julia
  • Rosie/Rose
  • Mary
  • Kylie
  • Jasmine
  • Georgia
  • Faith
  • Josie
  • Shelly
  • Sammie
  • Claudia
  • Ruby
  • Maria
  • Keisha
  • Angelica
  • Carolina

Male Hermit Crab Names

Do you have a male hermit crab pet or plushie? These adorable boy crab names range from the traditional to the modern. See whether you feel inspired by these male human names.

  • Crazy Joe (inspired by Shark Tale)
  • Arnold
  • Henry
  • Myles
  • Freddie
  • George
  • Herbert
  • Jamie
  • Daniel
  • Derek
  • David
  • Shaun
  • Graham
  • Blake
  • Simon
  • Gary
  • Lee
  • Benjamin
  • Liam
  • Noah
  • Oliver
  • William
  • Lucas
  • Jackson
  • Aiden
  • Jacob
  • John
  • Luke
  • Asher
  • Julian
  • Isaac
  • Vincent
  • Anthony
  • Hudson
  • Carter
  • Andrew
  • Nathan
  • Lewis
  • Miles
  • Cameron
  • Jack
  • Jeremiah
  • Robert
  • Jordan
  • Ian
  • Keith
  • Dominic
  • Wesley
  • Evan
  • Harrison
  • Jason
  • Kingston
  • Jensen
  • Max
  • Oscar
  • Timmy
  • Alex
  • Craig
  • Chris
  • Michael
  • Jordan
  • Charlie
  • Clifford
  • Cooper
  • Harold
  • Aaron
  • Vince
  • Toby
  • Nigel
  • Ronald
  • Bob
  • Brutus
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Cool Hermit Crab Names

Owning a Hermit Crab is cool, so your new pet deserves a name that reflects that. Since the word “cool” has a different meaning to everyone, we’ve included a spectrum of identities suitable for both genders.

  • Eugene H. Krabs (the famous crab from SpongeBob SquarePants)
  • Jams
  • Pearl
  • Squeezy
  • King of the Sea
  • Crabso
  • Blue
  • Swimmer
  • Hermit
  • Bling
  • Babe
  • Blinky
  • Captain Crab
  • Mr Snappy
  • Caribbean
  • Claw
  • Sea
  • Summer
  • Ocean
  • Wave
  • Diamond
  • Buddy
  • Hydra
  • Turf
  • Clips
  • Clawdia
  • Moe
  • Palm
  • Nicky
  • Peeky
  • Captain Hook
  • Bait
  • Dimma
  • Gritty
  • Ivory
  • Hermione
  • Herbert
  • Crabcake

Cute Hermit Crab Names

Hermit Crabs are adorable, so it’s only fair that you have a selection of cute names to complement their personality.

  • Coral
  • Scrab
  • Teensy
  • Sandy
  • Bubbles
  • Periwinkle
  • Mittens
  • Brucie
  • Oreo
  • Shina
  • Coconut
  • Twebble
  • Teal
  • Cuddly
  • Wavy
  • Water
  • Sharky
  • Pebble
  • Scuttle
  • Racer
  • Dory
  • Princess Peach

Funny Hermit Crab Names

Now it’s time to inject some fun and excitement with a list of names that will bring a smile to your face.

  • Grumpy
  • Seamore
  • Sushi
  • SeaBuiscuit
  • Donkey
  • Leonardo DaPinchy
  • Big Mac
  • Slow Joe
  • Gordon Ramsey
  • Sprinter
  • Legend
  • Zippy
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • Penny Pincher
  • Googly Eyes
  • Grouchy
  • Crab Pants
  • Lenny Crabitz
  • Nigel
  • Elvis
  • Snapper
  • Legs
  • Sebastian
  • Kermit
  • Poopsie
  • DaPinch
  • Rocky
  • Speedy
  • Fishy
  • Gill
  • Shell-by

Unique Hermit Crab Names

Owning a Hermit Crab is super unique, which is why it only seems fair that we explored some distinctive names. Some are whacky and some are inspired by the sea and food. Play a game and pick a name randomly or opt for love at first see.

  • Marshmellow
  • Mouthful
  • Rainbow
  • Puddle
  • Sideways
  • Churl
  • Sea Crab
  • Hermitty
  • Potato
  • PC Hermit
  • Water Hogger
  • Wave Hider
  • Chips
  • King/Queen
  • Nemo
  • Stinky
  • Hardball
  • Helmet
  • Motley
  • Shellfish
  • Mr Deep
  • Salty
  • Wave
  • Foam
  • Squirt
  • Spider
  • Mr Beach
  • Huffy
  • Nibler
  • Sulky
  • Home Boy/Girl
  • Shelly
  • Crusty
  • Copper
  • Dash
  • Cranky
  • Dillydally
  • Flash
  • Hungry
  • Snapter
  • Hermit The Crab
  • Pathfinder

Tough Hermit Crab Names

Don’t play it safe with these tough names to suit your Hermit Crab’s snappy attitude. Spoiler alert: a couple were inspired by fictional characters!

  • Tamatoa (a greedy, selfish crab from Moana)
  • Kraken
  • Hawthorne (a borderline criminal from Shermin’s Lagoon)
  • Hulk
  • Stabby
  • Sand Tank
  • Biter
  • Riptide
  • Jaws
  • Verge
  • Tubo
  • Detective
  • Gripper
  • Nippy
  • Rebel
  • Rover
  • Tuffy
  • Twearker
  • Hustler

Fun Facts About Hermit Crabs

Pets require love, and that all starts with carefully deciding a name that fits their persona. It can take time and research, which is why we wanted to take the hard work off of your shoulders so you have more time to spend with your pet.

If you’ve found the perfect name for your Hermit Crab from our list above, congratulations! You’ve successfully named your new family member. Let us know your chosen name in the comments.

Alternatively, if you have some additional ideas, feel free to share your suggestions to inspire other readers.

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