Turtles can live up to 100 years, so the best turtle names have to last a lifetime.
Choosing can be quite a lot of pressure! But we’re here to help make it easier.
Let’s get started with some of our favorites.
Top 100 Turtle Names
These are our 100 top choices:
Have you just become the happy owner of a cute little turtle?
Turtles make wonderful and entertaining pets, and those who know and spend time with them usually come to see that these shelled reptiles have unique, fun, and totally quirky personalities all their own.
So, along with our sincere congratulations, we want to offer you some help in naming your brand new turtle companion.
But before we get started with some of the best names for turtles, let’s talk a little bit about your new turtle, his level of intelligence, and what you can expect when it comes to your turtle learning his name.
Choosing Turtle Names
There are hundreds of species of turtle in the world, but you know yours is the most special, right? Whether you have just gotten your hands on a box turtle or a Red Eared Slider, or any of the popular pet turtles in between, we can bet you are pretty psyched.
But is your turtle just as psyched to be coming home with you?
Actually, the more scientists study our shelled counterparts, the more they come to realize that these little guys are actually pretty clever and do enjoy being around their human families.
In fact, turtles can become attached to their owners and, like dogs and cats, are highly food motivated!
Can Turtles Learn Their Names?
So, does that mean your turtle can learn his name?
The jury is still out on whether or not a turtle has the brain power to wrap his head around the sound of his name, but some turtle enthusiasts insist their intelligent turtles have learned to come when called.
How do they recommend you go about attempting to train your turtle to come when you call him?
Why food motivation of course! Turtles love tomatoes and lettuce, and basically all things veggie. If you have the time and patience, you can go ahead and find out just how intelligent your new little family member is.
How To Do It
Try offering him treats around the same time every day and when you enter the room or go near his tank, say his name and give him his favorite food.
After a while, your turtle just may surprise you with his response!
But before you begin trying to teach your turtle his name, you must first have a name to teach him!
Let’s delve into some more categories, and find the best turtle names in each.
Female Turtle Names
For those turtle owners interested in a girly sounding turtle name, this is the list you’ve been looking for.
Below we have twenty-five feminine sounding turtle names for that female (or male) turtle in your life.
Male Turtle Names
Is your turtle a male turtle? Or perhaps you are just looking for strong sounding names to give your tortious regardless of his or her gender.
No matter what gender or reason you are looking for male names, you asked and we delivered! Take a look at some of the best male turtle names we could come up with!
Cool Turtle Names
Turtles are just cool, okay? There is no debate. From their habitat to their shell, to their totally cold-blooded interior, these swagtastic shell-dwellers deserve the coolest, hippest, most fly turtle names.
And boy do we have them for you! See below for some of the coolest names for turtles in existence!
Cute Turtle Names
Your turtle may not be a tiny ball of fluff but that doesn’t mean it isn’t literally the cutest thing you’ve ever seen in your life.
Those cute little arms and legs, that adorable tail, and the way he pokes his head in and out of his shell has you swooning.
So, for that turtle who is all about the cute factor, here are twenty five adorable turtle names.
|Madam Niblet||Gum Drop|
Funny Turtle Names
There are tons of funny puns when it comes to turtles. These guys have been the butt of jokes for decades now, and while that may or may not be fair, it has made for a fabulous list of funny turtle names.
Get ready to laugh because these witty and funny names below are way too funny and incredibly perfect for the comedian in all of us.
|Tic Tac Turtle||Speedy Gonzolas|
|Madam Shell||Miss Tortington|
|Mr. Waddles||Sir Tort|
|The Flash||Boxer Boy|
Unique Turtle Names
There is a reason you chose the turtle you chose. Something about him must have been calling your name.
And since he stood out and is clearly the most unique turtle of all, we suspect you will love this list of totally unique and one-of-a-kind turtle names.
See for yourself.
Tough Turtle Names
Turtles can be tough cookies. Trust us.
Have you ever seen a turtle devour a piece of lettuce? Merciless, we tell you! Pure cruelty! So, for that tough turtle on your hands, we’ve compiled a list of totally tough sounding turtle names.
Fun Facts About Turtle Names
Did you know that turtles have decent memories and can come to recognize their owners? They may even have a favorite owner based on the owner who feeds them most often and gives them the most goodies.
So this basically means that a turtle’s love can be bought. You’re welcome.
Also, turtles are notorious beggars! They will beg for food even when they are not hungry and it is easy to overfeed a turtle, so be careful of how much yummy treats you are offering when you are trying to buy your turtle’s affection.
And of course, you probably already know that turtles are reptiles, but did you know that there are over 356 different species of turtles round the world?
Of those 356 species, only a few of them are popular pets.
Some of the most common species of pet turtles include the Painted Turtle, the Red-Eared Slider, the Wood Turtle, the Eastern Box Turtle, the Greek Tortoise, and the Map Turtle.
And as we mentioned above, with patience and time, you can train your turtle. In fact, one ambitious doctor was able to teach her red-footed Tortoise Moses to yawn!
What species of turtle do you have? Tell us below in the comment section!
- Anna Wilkinson, Sacha Coward, Geoffrey Hall, Visual and Response-Based Navigation in the Tortoise (Geochelone Carbonaria)
- Kunstner, Karin, Social Learning in the Red-Footed Tortoise (Geochelone Carbonaria)
- H.H. Newman, The Habits of Certain Tortoises, Zoological Laboratory of the University of Michigan.