Best Pet Snail Names - A giant African land snail outdoors

Are you looking for the best pet snail names?

Naming a snail is not easy. Snail names are not all over the internet like dog names or other pet names.

Today, we’re listing 125+ best pet snail names. From famous to funny ideas, you’ll find inspiration for naming your slimy friend!

How to choose a name for your pet snail?

I’m a snail mom myself. I’ve had giant African land snails for over twenty years. At the moment, I have many snails. Nevertheless, each and every one of them has a name.

Of course, snails don’t learn their names. If you call your slimy friend by its name, it won’t crawl to you.

But that doesn’t matter. Snails are truly fascinating creatures. Each snail has a unique personality, and snails deserve individual names.

For some reason, I like to give my snails names that end with -bert. I’ve had many slimy friends with a name like that.

There’s one issue about naming snails. Snails are hermaphrodites, so should you give them boy or girl names?

I’ve mostly ignored that. Some of my snails have boy names, some have girl names, and the rest have unisex names. I only pay attention to how cute I think the name is.

Having hermaphrodite pets is actually handy. I don’t have to care about naming them based on their gender.

Best snail names

These are some of the best names for pet snails:

  • Albert
  • Baby
  • Bert
  • Blanca (Means โ€œwhiteโ€ in Spanish. This is a cute name for a white snail.)
  • Bob
  • Bubbles
  • Clover
  • Domino
  • Dora
  • Eggbert (You need to be careful with this name. I named one of my snails Eggbert, and s(he) constantly lays eggs.)
  • Einstein
  • Frodo
  • Gilbert
  • Gunnar
  • Herbert
  • Hilbert
  • Honey
  • Hubert
  • Hugo
  • Humbert
  • Jade
  • Jasper
  • Jelly
  • June
  • Juniper
  • Jupiter
  • Lily
  • Lola
  • Lucy
  • Ludo
  • Luna
  • Mable
  • Nemo
  • Norbert
  • Nova
  • Nyx
  • Orion
  • Pinky
  • Poppy
  • Ralph
  • Robert
  • Ruby
  • Shelly
  • Sirius
  • Teddy
  • Valdemar
  • Vanilla (This name is especially great for a white or albino snail.)
  • Wilbert
  • Yahtzee
A colorful snail crawling on green fruit

Baby snail names

MiniMini means small, so consider this name for a baby snail. Even giant African snails are tiny when they’re babies, though. It might be funny if you gave a baby snail a name that means small, and later it would grow big.
PiccoloPiccolo means small, so this name works for a tiny snail.

Cute snail names

  • Bubbles
  • Candy
  • Coco
  • Cookie
  • Dandelion
  • Fudge
  • Slimy
  • Squishy
  • Sticky
  • Sweetie

Funny snail names

These ironic snail names sound fast, which is funny because snails are slow in real life:

  • Dash
  • Express
  • Ferrari
  • Flash
  • Formula One
  • Jet
  • Rally
  • Rocket
  • Snappy
  • Sonic

Snail pun names

These are some funny pet snail names that are playful puns!

  • Calcifer
  • Calcius Malfoy
  • Shelldon
  • Shellock Holmes
  • Shelly
  • Slime Shady
  • Sliminator
  • Snailbert Einstein
  • Snailena Gomez
  • Snailor Moon
  • Snailor Swift
  • Snelliot

Giant African land snail names

Giant African land snail names - A giant African land snail outdoors

Do you want to give your giant African land snail a name that sounds big? These are some great name options that mean big:

  • Grant
  • Jumbo
  • Magnus
  • Max
  • Maximus
  • Titan

Unisex snail names

Names of fruits, sweets, and drinks make some cute gender-neutral snail names.

  • Cappuccino
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Cupcake
  • Fudge
  • Kiwi
  • Latte
  • Marmalade
  • Matcha
  • Melon
  • Mocha
  • Oreo
  • Pepper
  • Pumpkin
  • Sweet Potato

Famous snail names

These are some famous real and fictional snails:

Jeremy: Jeremy was a famous left-coiled garden snail. The snail had a rare genetic mutation that caused its shell to coil to the left. Jeremy was one in a million.

Cartoon snail names

GaryGary the Snail is a pet sea snail in SpongeBob.
LarryLarry the Snail is a bad-tempered sea snail in SpongeBob.
SpeedySpeedy the Snail is a talking and singing snail in Disney’s animated series Timon & Pumbaa.

Turbo snail names

Here are the names of the snails in the animated film Turbo. If you haven’t seen this movie yet, I highly recommend it! I guarantee you that watching Turbo will make you smile.

BurnBurn is one of the snail racers in the animated film Turbo.
ChetChet is the older brother of Turbo in the animated movie Turbo.
SkidmarkA snail character in the animated film Turbo.
Smoove MoveA snail racer in Turbo.
TheoTheo is also known as Turbo. Turbo is the protagonist in the animated film Turbo. He is a snail who dreams of being the world’s fastest racer.
TurboThe protagonist in Turbo.
WhiplashWhiplash is one of the racer snails in Turbo.
White ShadowWhite Shadow is one of the snail characters in the animated film Turbo.
A cute little snail outdoors with light in the background

Good snail names

  • Calypso
  • Cinnamon
  • Ditty
  • Gunther
  • Homer
  • Jewel
  • Lemon
  • Mortimer
  • Selena
  • Terra

Which name did you like the most? Do you know other snail names?

Please share your favorite snail name in the comment section below. Feel free to share the names of your pet snails as well!

Here are some other name ideas you might like:


  1. I will soon be a first time snail mom at 60! I’m playing with all kinds of names, but will not pick one until I have the sweet baby in front of me and can observe it for a bit. I wanted to share with you some of the names I came up with. Feel free to grab em:

    Olivia or Oliver
    Chica or Chico
    Selena…Greek for “The Moon”!
    Silas…Of or from the forest!
    Goo Nickname Goo Goo Slimey Pants…I have a Maggie Moo Bloodhound and a Minnie Moo tuxedo kitty! Silly…I know!
    Weezie or Weezer
    Pippie or Peppie
    Gumbo…..I would NEVER eat my snail though!
    Marmalade…to be continued!

    1. Congratulations! Thank you so much for these suggestions. I especially like Calypso, Ditty, Ziggie, and Boogie. I wish you all the best with your new baby snail! ๐ŸŒ

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