204 Totally Awesome Pet Snail Names

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Snails are adorable little creatures that make fascinating pets. If well kept they will be active, inquisitive and even interactive with the whole family. A great pet deserves a cool and unique title, so we’ve put together the ultimate list of pet snail names. Helping you to pick the best name for your cute little friend.

Unisex Snail Names

If you can’t tell whether your snail is a boy or a girl, you aren’t alone! And honestly, it just doesn’t matter. A great way to name any snail is to use a word that doesn’t have ties to males or females.

  • Andy
  • Quinn
  • Alex
  • Bailey
  • Frankie
  • Nicky
  • Eddie
  • Riley
  • Paris
  • Kit
  • Leah
  • Jules
  • Vick
  • Sage
  • Morgan
  • Tony
  • Kelly
  • Jackie
  • Robyn
  • Ash
  • Cameron
  • Leslie
  • Drew
  • Billie
  • Casey
  • Blue
  • Chris

Another nice way to give your snail a unisex name is to use something that is not often considered a name. Like a landmark, location or even a feeling!

  • Sunny
  • Tower
  • River
  • Valley
  • Loch
  • Ocean
  • Denver
  • Mountain
  • Gorge
  • Abyss
  • Sea
  • Spire
  • Hall
  • Steeple
  • Track

Giant African Land Snail Names

Pet African Land Snails are super impressive. These huge snails have the real wow factor, and need a great big name to celebrate that. If your pet is a snail powerhouse, then why not use one of these fun ideas.

  • Titus
  • Hercules
  • Colossus
  • Giganto
  • Jumbo
  • Blimp
  • Tanker
  • Hagrid
  • Whopper
  • Bubba
  • Nitro
  • Atlas
  • Thunder
  • Apollo
  • Hulk
  • Boss
  • Mondo
  • Crags
  • Cliff
  • Olympia
  • Astro
  • Hefty
  • Bulk
  • Boomer
  • Dozer
  • Rocky
  • Venus
  • Axel
  • Adonis

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Cute Snail Names

Snails are the embodiment of cuteness. They are small, friendly and easy to interact with as long as you are gentle. These names are all designed to put a big smile on your face!

  • Buddy
  • Squirt
  • Smudge
  • Candy
  • Sweetie
  • Slimer
  • Drizzle
  • Rusty
  • Squish
  • Earth
  • Onyx
  • Tinker
  • Snickerdoodle
  • Twinky
  • Pixie
  • Gnome
  • Buttons
  • Tiny
  • Bliss
  • Sunny
  • Twinkle
  • Gleam
  • Trails
  • Bug
  • Beetle
  • Glimmer
  • Cupcake
  • Cheetoh

You can come up with cute unusual names by picking a simply sweet theme too. Like adorable animals!

  • Bunny
  • Piglet
  • Fawn
  • Turtle
  • Mouse
  • Hamster

Or something more traditional like by taking a look around a candy shop in your mind’s eye! Those traditional glass jars filled with bright colors and tasty treats. What could be more inspiring?

  • Bonbon
  • Pixie Stick
  • Liquorice
  • Gummy
  • Marshmallow

Speedy Snail Names

Words that mean fast make great ironic snail names. Those which don’t fit with your usual idea of how a snail should behave. After all, they are famous for being slow and steady. These words which mean quick, or have speedy associations like racing driver names, are a lovely fun way to name your snail.

  • Racer
  • Chase
  • Turbo
  • Dash
  • Zippy
  • Speedy
  • Swift
  • Bullet
  • Throttle
  • Whirl
  • Trigger
  • Pistol
  • Hasty
  • Flash
  • Sonic
  • Lightning
  • Arrow
  • Bolt
  • Dart
  • Rush
  • Danica (Patrick – NASCAR)
  • Kyle (Busch – NASCAR)
  • Dale (Earnhardt – NASCAR)
  • Cale (Yarborough – NASCAR)
  • Lewis (Hamilton – Formula 1)
  • Michael (Schumacher – Formula 1)
  • Nigel (Mansell – Formula 1)
  • Damon (Hill – Formula 1)

Slow and Steady

For a name that’s much more on the nose, why not choose something slow paced and chilled out. Pet snails have a lot of reasons to relax. They don’t even need to forage hard for their dinner, or worry about predators. These names embody the essence of chill.

  • Chill
  • Zen
  • Breezy
  • Mellow
  • Ploddy
  • Tiptoe
  • Dawdle
  • Ambler
  • Rambles
  • Dither
  • Turtle
  • Trip
  • Bumble
  • Blithers
  • Stumbler

Funny Snail Names

One funny way to name a snail is to use an ironic snail name like the speedy names we checked out earlier. But another way is to go wider in the search for ill fitting attributes. Like nodding your head to their lack of aggression, assertiveness or size. Picking a nail that sits in awkward opposition to your adorable little pet snail can actually help to emphasise their wonderful traits.

  • Shelly
  • Monster
  • Spikey
  • Rex
  • Ogre
  • Dino
  • Oracle
  • Gnasher
  • Jaws
  • Talon
  • Dread
  • Ripper
  • Nipper
  • Zombie
  • Tank
  • Juggernaut
  • Cactus
  • Killer
  • Shredder
  • Creep
  • Hannibal

Another funny way to name your snail is to use a word or item that is just totally random! Take a look around the kitchen for example. At the utensils or inside your cuboards:

  • Spatular
  • Fork
  • Spoon
  • Grater
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Ketchup
  • Mayo
  • Coffee
  • Kettle

Finding a random topic and making a big word map of random things you associate with it can be a great way to make a totally unique name. As well as come up with something that will have you and your friends giggling away. 

Cartoon Snail Names

Snails have great characters, and none are better known than the cartoon snails that grace our screens. These famous snail names could make a great title for your little buddy too.

  • Turbo (Turbo)
  • Burn (Turbo)
  • Whiplash (Turbo)
  • Smoove Move (Turbo)
  • Chet (Turbo)
  • Brian (The Magic Roundabout)
  • Ambroise (Brian’s name in the French version of The Magic Roundabout)
  • Gary (Spongebob)
  • Speedy (Timon and Pumba)

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Sneaky Snails

One of the most endearing things about snails is their shell. Not only does this bit of snaily hardwear allow you to easily and gently move them around without getting slimed, but it keeps them safe. A snail hiding in its shell evokes some pretty cool names too. Here are our top ideas for sneaky snails! Giving a nod to that awesome shell.

  • Ninja
  • Sneaker
  • Agent
  • Secrets
  • Mole
  • Snoop
  • Spook
  • Den
  • Hermit
  • Spy
  • Bandit
  • Patrol
  • Scout
  • Sleuth
  • Watcher
  • House
  • Tortoise
  • Shylo
  • Bungalow
  • Hide
  • Pocket

Naming Your Snail

Pet snail names are super fun to come up with because the possibilities are endless. You’re not going to teach your little buddy to come when he’s called or recognise her name, so it doesn’t need to be snappy or clear. It can be something with a meaning connected to you or your pet. Or just make you laugh! Whatever you choose, I’m sure your pet snail will love it as much as you do.

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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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