Sloth Names – Super Ideas For Splendid Sloths

cute pet sloth clinging to a branch

Sloth names don’t have to be slow and steady, they can be cool, unique and trending too! A pet sloth would be amazing. They seem to have all the traits, behaviors and characteristics of an ideal apartment pet. It’s a shame that the reality doesn’t actually match up to the fantasy! But that doesn’t mean we don’t need some seriously cute baby sloth names sometimes. Whether you are naming your sloth plushies, a Pokemon or Squishmallow sloth, another pet with a sloth inspired name, or you’re a sloth zoo keeper, we’ve got the perfect sloth names for you.

There are two types of sloth, the two toed sloth and the three toed sloth. They are both totally cute, though differ a bit in terms of size, weight and the length of their arms too! Whatever your baby sloth is like, you could name them after the sloth from Zootopia (Flash) or Ice Age (Sid), or you’ll find lots more good names for a pet sloth in these sloth names lists.

Deciding What To Name Your Sloth

The first time I ever saw a sloth was at the local zoo, and it was a pretty amazing sight. Slowly moving towards the keeper to have some lunch. Each time it was handed some fruit, the little monkeys it lived with stole it from her! The keeper was hanging around just to make sure this slow moving creature got to eat something with those cheeky monkeys around! I fell in love that day with their cute expressions, and even sweeter attitude.

Your new sloth might not be a pet or zoo buddy like that sweetie pie, but naming them still matters. Names are important, even when the name you are choosing is for a toy. They give an identity to the person, pet or object that helps you to bond with them and shows their status in your life to others too.

Male Sloth Names

Human boys’ names can be a great way to name your pet sloth too. Whether you are into modern or traditional names, these names will all suit an adorable male sloth very well.

  • Noah
  • Oliver
  • Archie
  • Alfie
  • Wilbur
  • Tony
  • Daniel
  • Jerry
  • Geoff
  • Harry
  • Jack
  • Henry
  • Charlie
  • Toby
  • Jonah
  • Alex
  • Bertie
  • Kenny
  • Roger
  • Simon
  • Carlo
  • Paulie
  • Don
  • Keith

Female Sloth Names

There are so many lovely girls’ names out there, and they make great sloth names too. Whether you want something eccentric or every day, there are wonderful baby girl names that would fit a female sloth beautifully.

  • Bonnie
  • Karla
  • Agatha
  • Nancy
  • Juno
  • Kris
  • Laura
  • Valerie
  • Torie
  • Lottie
  • Donna
  • Lyla
  • Olivia
  • Florence
  • Freya
  • Briony
  • Izzy
  • Tilly
  • Lily
  • Chloe
  • Clara
  • Suzie
  • Jade
  • Zoe

Sloth Squishmallow Names

Squishmallows are huggable, squeezable and totally loveable. You’ve never seen my daughter do a happier dance than when she sees one at the mall. And the sloth Squishmallow might just be the sweetest of them all. Here are some adorable sloth names that you might like to give your cuddly new friend.

  • Bubbles
  • Flossy
  • Smooch
  • Socks
  • Boogie
  • Oodles
  • Tacco
  • Echo
  • Gummy
  • Cupcake
  • Waffles
  • Muffin
  • Crumpet
  • Squeaker
  • Puck
  • Flopsy
  • Cuddles
  • Huggle
  • Puddles
  • Romper
  • Buzz
  • Floppy
  • Bobby
  • Zipper
  • Biscuit
  • Cotton
  • Candy

Two Toed Sloth Names

Toe toed sloths have the scientific name Choloepus. Although a bit of a mouthful to use as their actual name, you could get inspired from it thinking of similar names. Like Chloe, for instance! Bigger and heavier than the three toed sloth, some of these naming ideas are based around their slightly beefier build.

  • Duo
  • Twain
  • Tuppence
  • Tip Toe
  • Tippy
  • Pinch
  • Star
  • Titus
  • Stomper
  • Midnight
  • Tank
  • Bulk
  • Steer
  • Thor
  • Bull
  • Cosmos
  • Juggernaut
  • Stag
  • Chunky
  • Huggy
  • Jumbo
  • Coach
  • Boss
  • Captain
  • Commander
  • Chief

Three Toed Sloth Names

The scientific name for a three toed sloth is Bradypus. Which actually could make a pretty cool name for a pet or toy slow too! Smaller and lighter than the equally adorable two toed sloth, some of these names are inspired by their more diminutive features.

  • Trio
  • Trinity
  • Trichelle
  • Tiny
  • Beetle
  • Pippin
  • Flipper
  • Skinny
  • Bug
  • Beano
  • Bitty
  • Popcorn
  • Titch
  • Fingers
  • Pint
  • Fidget
  • Buttons
  • Pixie
  • Dandy
  • Monkey
  • Dinky
  • Elf

Cute Names For Sloths

Good names for stuffed sloths simply have to be cute. They are the sweetest creatures, and when squished up into toy form, well, all bets are off. If you have the cutest sloth in the world to name, one of these ideas might just work for you.

  • Sweetie
  • Fluffy
  • Cutie
  • Cuddles
  • Snuggles
  • Fudge
  • Buddy
  • Chips
  • Banjo
  • Boots
  • Cookie
  • Honey
  • Snickers
  • Doodle
  • Cooper
  • Diamond
  • Sprinkles
  • Minnie
  • Meadow
  • Twist
  • Bon Bon
  • Dinky
  • Twix
  • Lala

Funny Sloth Names

A fun way to name a sloth can be with sloth puns, or you could choose a name that just really doesn’t fit with their features or attitude. My favorite funny way to name sloths is to use words that make you laugh when you associate them with your slow new friend.

  • Speedy
  • Racer
  • Chase
  • Gunner
  • Marathon
  • Sprinter
  • Swift
  • Rapids
  • Nimble
  • Sporty
  • Flash
  • Dash
  • Streak
  • Snappy
  • Nippy
  • Pronto
  • Bolt
  • Electro
  • Volt
  • Bullet
  • Cowboy
  • Twitch

Naming Your Sloth

Picking the perfect name for anyone or anything can be a challenge. When you’ve chosen the right name, say it out loud five times. If it still feels like the best choice, then your job is done!

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Lucy has a degree in Psychology and a lifelong obsession with animals. She shares her home with a variety of mammals, fish, amphibians, invertebrates and reptiles. Lucy is a member of the British Herpetological Society, and enjoys immersing herself in all the latest scientific studies. She has also bred and raised a variety of animals, and has a special interest in promoting great health and compatible personalities in our pets.


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