Best sloth names - A cute two toed sloth hanging upside down in a tree

Who doesn’t love sloths?

Explore our list of 165 best sloth names that will make you smile. From funny puns to cute monikers, these monikers will highlight the personality of your fuzzy friend. 

Whether you have a real-life sloth or an adorable stuffed animal, get ready to find the perfect name for your beloved companion!

Sloth facts

Sloths live in the tropical rainforests of South and Central America. They spend most of their time hanging from tree branches. Along with armadillos and anteaters, sloths belong to the Xenarthran mammal group.

When people think of sloths, the first thing that comes to mind is that they sleep a lot. We’ve come to think of the word “sloth” as the synonym of “lazy”.

However, the myth that sloths sleep all day is exactly that, a myth. Sloths only sleep for 8 to 10 hours per day. That’s not much longer than an average adult human sleeps each night!

People usually observe sloths in captivity, and animals behave differently in the wild. Captive sloths might be bored, so they sleep more. Also, they don’t have to worry about predators.

So sloths are far from the heaviest sleepers of the animal kingdom. That title goes for the koalas; they sleep up to 22 hours per day!

Three toed sloth sleeping in a tree

While sloths don’t sleep all day, the story about their inactivity is true. Sloths have extremely slow metabolisms. Because of that, they need a few calories each day. They don’t need to run around looking for food since they need so little.

That’s actually one reason why people think sloths spend all day sleeping. They might look like they’re asleep while they’re resting but awake.

Best sloth names

Whether you’re looking for cute baby sloth names or something fitting for a grown-up sloth, don’t miss this sloth names list. These are the top monikers for your cozy friend!

AmazonThe Amazon rainforest is a natural home to sloths.
ArborA unisex name of Latin origin that means ”tree”. A matching name for the tree-dwelling sloths!
CappuccinoThis name perfectly describes the sweet light-brown coat of sloths.
ChillYou’ll have a hard time finding an animal as chill as the sloth!
MochaA fitting name for a sloth with a dark brown coat.
RainWild sloths live in rainforests, so this unisex name is a proven favorite for any sloth!
SamA gender neutral-name that fits both boy and girl sloths.
ShilohA gender-neutral Hebrew name that means ”tranquil”. Shiloh the Sloth sounds so smooth and chill, doesn’t it?
SolMeans ”sun” in Spanish. A sunny unisex name for sloths!
TropicThis moniker celebrates the tropical origins of sloths.
WicketThe Ewok character in Star Wars.

Female sloth names

Sloth names come in all shapes and sizes, from classic monikers to more daring choices.

If you’re looking for a cute name for your beloved girl sloth, consider some of these options:

Asiza”Forest spirit” (African origin)
Cecilia”Blind” (Latin). This is a fitting name for sloths because while they’re not blind, they have poor eyesight.
CecropiaThe name of the favorite home tree of sloths, also known as the ”sloth tree”.
Celia”Heavenly” (Latin)
IlanaA Hebrew girl’s name that means ”tree”. This is a fitting name for sloths since they spend so much time in trees.
LanaA Hawaiian girl’s name meaning ”calm as still waters”. That definitely sounds like sloths!
Maya“Water” (Hebrew)
Miguela”Who resembles God” (Spanish)
MistyA beautiful female name that refers to the mist of the rainforests.
Olivia“Olive tree” (Latin origin)
Sadie“Princess” (Hebrew)
SallyMeans “princess” in Hebrew.
Samantha”God has heard” (Hebrew)
Seda”Forest voice” (Turkish)
Selena”The Moon” (Latin origin)
Selma“Peace” (German origin). This is a fitting name for a laid-back sloth.
Serena”Tranquil” (Latin)
Sofia”Wisdom” (Greek)
Sula”Little she-bear” (Hebrew)
Susan“Lily” (Hebrew origin)
Sylvana”From the forest” (Latin)
Sylvia“Spirit of the wood” (Latin)

Male sloth names

Baby sloth and parent sleeping

We’ve gathered the best boy sloth names from around the world, so you never have to worry about running out of ideas.

Bosco”Wood” (Italian origin)
Cecilio”Blind” (Latin origin). Sloths are known for their poor vision.
Celio”Heavenly” (Latin)
Chavez”Keys” (Spanish)
George“Farmer” (Greek origin)
João”God is gracious” (Portuguese)
Miguel”Who is like God” (Spanish origin)
Oliver“Olive tree” (Latin origin)
Rio”River” (Spanish). Sloths are known as tree-dwellers, but they’re also surprisingly good swimmers.
Salomon”Peace” (Hebrew). A fitting name for a chill sloth!
Salvador”Savior” (Spanish)
Samson“Sun” (Hebrew)
Santiago”Saint James” (Spanish)
Saul”Prayed for” (Hebrew)
Sebastian”From Sebastia ”(Greek)
Silvanus”Of the forest” (Latin)
Slade“From the valley” (English origin)
Sly“Wooded” (Latin origin)
SoloMeans ”alone”. Famous after Han Solo in Star Wars. This is a fitting moniker for sloths because they’re solitary animals.
Sylvester“Wood, forest” (Latin)

Famous sloth names

We’re listing famous sloth characters here, mostly from cartoon films:

BrookeA female ground sloth in Ice Age: Collision Course.
EuniceSid’s mother in Ice Age: Continental Drift.
Flash SlothmoreA male three-toed sloth in the animated film Zootopia.
FrancineSid’s ex-girlfriend in Ice Age: Collision Course.
GrannyA grandma ground sloth in the Ice Age movies.
JenniferA female ground sloth in Ice Age.
MarshallSid’s younger brother in Ice Age: Continental Drift.
MiltonSid’s father in Ice Age: Continental Drift.
Priscilla TripletoeA female three-toed sloth in Zootopia. Works at the Department of Mammal Vehicles.
RachelA female ground sloth in the movie Ice Age.
RoseA female ground sloth in Ice Age: The Meltdown.
SidAlso known as Sidney. A ground sloth in Ice Age. Ground sloths are a group of extinct sloths.
SnookA sloth in the kids’ series It’s a Big Big World.
Uncle FungusSid’s uncle in Ice Age: Continental Drift.

Stuffed animal sloth names

Stuffed animal sloth names - A cute sloth plush toy
  • Beans
  • Bonbon
  • Cotton
  • Cuddles
  • Cutie
  • Fluffy
  • Fudge
  • Fuzzy
  • Huggy
  • Mellow Yellow
  • Snuggles
  • Squishy
  • Sweetie
  • Teddy

Sloth Squishmallow names

Squishmallows is a brand of stuffed animals. The squishy and cuddly plush toys come in different species, including sloths!

These are the names of the official sloth Squishmallows:

AquaA turquoise or aqua-colored sloth. Belongs to the Adventure Squad.
BuzzA sprinkle-covered sloth Squishmallow. A member of the Mystery Squad.
GretchenA rainbow-colored sloth. Belongs to the Squishmallows Valentine Squad.
PatrickA purple tie-dye Squishmallow.
SadieA purple and pink tie-dye Squishmallow.
SharieA purple tie-dye sloth. A member of the Adventure Squad.
SimonSimon the Sloth is a light brown Squishmallow.
TaylorTaylor the tie-dye sloth is a colorful rainbow Squishmallow.

Pet sloth names

These are some cute name ideas for your pet sloth:

  • Biscuit
  • Bubbles
  • Cacao
  • Candy
  • Choco
  • Coco
  • Cosmo
  • Cupcake
  • Dulce
  • Lucky
  • Maple
  • Muffin
  • Nugget
  • Pinchy
  • Poncho
  • Scratchy
  • Smoothie
  • Snooze
  • Taco
  • Waffles
  • Walnut
  • Zipper
  • Zippy
  • Zoom

Funny sloth names

Funny sloth names - A three-toed sloth climbing in a tree
ChewbaccaThe famous Wookiee in Star Wars.
Ewok There’s no denying that sloths are as fluffy as the furry creatures in Star Wars!
SiestaThe laid-back sloths seem like they’re always having a siesta!
SlothicornA mythical creature that is said to be a mix of a unicorn and a sloth.
SlothifyA sloth pun inspired by the music streaming service Spotify.
SlothzillaAfter Godzilla.
SpeedyAn ironic name for a slow animal.
WookieeWookiees are much larger than sloths. Nevertheless, there’s something Wookiee-like about sloths with furry coats and long limbs!

Sloth names beginning with S

  • Sadie
  • Sage
  • Saint
  • Salem
  • Sam
  • Samba
  • Sammy
  • Samson
  • Santana
  • Sasha
  • Scott
  • Sean
  • Selah
  • Shadow
  • Shalom
  • Shea
  • Shelby
  • Sid
  • Sidney
  • Silky
  • Silva
  • Simon
  • Skyler
  • Sloane
  • Slyde
  • Snookie
  • Soleil
  • Solo
  • Spring
  • Sprinkles
  • Sugar
  • Sully
  • Sultan
  • Summer
  • Sunny
  • Sushi
  • Sylver
  • Sylvester
  • Sylvia

Two toed sloth names

Two toed sloth names - A two-toed sloth sleeping in a tree

Two-toed sloths are not as slow-moving as three-toed sloths. They’re also bigger than their three-toed cousins.

The two living species of two-toed sloths are Linnaeus’s two-toed sloth and Hoffmann’s two-toed sloth.

Two-toed sloths have two fingers in their forelimbs and three in their hindlimbs. If you want to emphasize the appearance of your two-toed sloth, names that mean two are fitting.

ChloeInspired by the two-toed sloth’s scientific name Choloepus.
Deuce”Two” (English)
Dos“Two” (Spanish)
DuoMeans “two” (Latin origin).
HoffmannA German boy’s name meaning “property manager”. Inspired by Hoffmann’s two-toed sloth.
LeapWhile sloths move only when necessary, sometimes you gotta take a leap of faith!
LinneaA Swedish girl’s name that means “lime tree”. Derived from the species name Linnaeus’s two-toed sloth.
TomA male name that means “twin” (Greek origin).
TwilaA female name meaning “woven with a double thread” (English origin).
TwixDerived from the word “twin”.

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