If you’ve just welcomed a new tortoise in your life, you’ll need to give them a name. We’ve compiled 300+ of the best turtle names for you!
From clever puns to timeless classics, these names will make your pet feel even more special and loved. Whether you’re searching for a name that reflects their playful personality or an endearing one that will stay with them forever, our list has got you covered!
Take some time to browse through our suggestions and pick the perfect name for your shelled friend today.
Female turtle names
Choosing the perfect name for your pet turtle can be a daunting task. With so many options available, it’s best to pick something that captures the personality of your beloved pet. Here are the best name ideas for a girl turtle.
”To open” (Latin)
“Yellow wildflower” (English)
“Gift of God” (Greek)
“Green gemstone” (English)
Turtles are often green, and so is this beautiful gemstone.
Means ”turtle child” in Japanese.
Michelle sounds like there’s a “shell” in it, so this is a fitting name for a turtle.
“Who is like god” (French)
”Olive tree” (Latin)
“Red flower” (Latin)
A cute name for a red-eared slider.
This cute name is a pun about the turtle shell.
”Spirit of the wood” (Latin)
”Date palm” (Arabic)
”Star” (Sanskrit origin)
“To flourish” (Greek)
”Goddess” (Greek origin)
”Late summer” (Greek)
”Mighty in battle” (German)
“Follower of Christ” (Latin)
”Bringer of joy” (Latin)
”God of battle” (Scandinavian origin)
Male turtle name ideas
Whether you’re looking for something funny, classic, or unique, many great names fit every type of tortoise. To help make this process easier, we’ve compiled the best pet turtle names for boy tortoises.
A Hawaiian girl’s name that means “rejoice the sea”.
“Calm as still waters” (Hawaiian)
The Roman god of the sea.
Tortoise names that start with the letter T
Turtle pair names
Here are some matching name pairs for a tortoise couple or duo.
Alfa and Romeo
April and August
Bert and Bertha
Crush and Cupid
Dash and Ferrari
Donatello and Leonardo
Emma and Emmett
Fred and George
Ginger and Ruby
Jade and Jasper
Kiwi and Melon
Luke and Leia
Mars and Venus
Ninja and Rambo
Oliver and Olivia
Raphael and Michelangelo
Ron and Hermione
Sylvia and Sylvester
Taco and Tortilla
Tahiti and Tonga
Teeny and Tiny
Terra and Terrace
Tex and Mex
Thea and Theo
Thelma and Louise
Trinidad and Tobago
Yoda and Yolanda
Famous turtle names
A royal turtle advisor in the Sunny Beach realm in the video game Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage!
A royal advisor of Sunny Beach in Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage!
A female box turtle in Littlest Pet Shop: A World of Our Own.
Mario’s villain in the Super Mario video games.
A turtle character in Michael Ende’s fantasy novel Momo.
An animated character in Looney Tunes.
A sea turtle in the animated film Finding Nemo and the sequel.
Franklin the Turtle is an animated TV series based on the books of Paulette Bourgeoise.
The world’s oldest land animal, Seychelles giant tortoise Jonathan lives on Saint Helena island. His official birthday is December 4th, 1832.
A turtle-like kami (god) in Japanese mythology.
The turtle king in the Sunny Beach realm in Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage!
A female African spurred tortoise in Disney’s TheLion Guard.
A guardian turtle in Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series and the novel It.
A desert turtle and antagonist in the 2011 animated film Rango.
A character in Lewis Carroll’s novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Kung fu Grand Master in Kung Fu Panda.
A turtle prince of Sunny Beach in Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage!
A sea turtle that plays the drums in The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning.
Shelley the Turtle was a character on Sesame Street.
Crush’s son in Finding Nemo and its sequel.
A water turtle Pokémon.
A superhero character from DC Comics.
Rainbow Dash’s pet turtle in My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.
A mutant alligator snapping turtle. An enemy of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
A sea turtle in Dragon Ball. Literally means ”sea turtle” in Japanese.
A female mutant turtle in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
A box turtle in the 2006 animated film Over the Hedge.
A giant turtle in Hindu, Chinese, and Native American mythology that supports the world. Also known as the Cosmic Turtle.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle names and colors
I was obsessed with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles when I was around 8 years old. They were super popular in my childhood in the 90s. But I still had trouble remembering their unique colors! Even now, I couldn’t remember them.
Well, I did some research and refreshed my memory. So, here are the ninja turtle names and their mask colors:
How to choose a pet turtle name
The best inspiration for choosing a turtle name is your pet turtle itself. Think of your beloved pet’s color and markings. And, of course, consider your tortoise’s personality.
Picking the perfect name is still not easy. You may need to read through several lists like this one. Even if you didn’t find the perfect name yet, exploring tortoise names boosts your creativity. You may discover a cool moniker that inspires you to make up your own version.