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Turtle Name Generator

Are you getting a turtle? One of the first steps to getting a new pet is picking out some great turtle names! Good thing we’ve got hundreds of awesome ideas for you.

We’ve dug in and come up with some of the most popular turtle names for male and female turtles as well as some super cute, funny & cool name ideas.

We also can’t forget some of our favorite pop-culture turtle names… I mean would this even be a worthy article if we didn’t mention the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?

Click above to generate some names

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Top Turtle Names

First up are the top turtle names for both males and females (and some will work for any gender). These names are perfectly suited for your turtle pal.

Some of these are classic names and some are more contemporary. Some are pretty funny like Shelly or Leonardo.

Check out our favorite names:

Top Female Turtle Names

  1. Amber
  2. Ash
  3. Bella
  4. Daisy
  5. Dora
  6. Ember
  7. Fernie
  8. Ginger
  9. Harper
  10. Hazel
  11. Isla
  12. Kona
  13. Lola
  14. Lulu
  15. Luna
  16. Matilda
  17. Misty
  18. Myrtle
  19. Peach
  20. Pepper
  21. Piper
  22. Poppy
  23. Roxy
  24. Ruby
  25. Sammy
  26. Sandy
  27. Scout
  28. Shelby
  29. Shelly
  30. Willow
  31. Winnie

Top Male Turtle Names

  1. Brody
  2. Bruno
  3. Cody
  4. Copper
  5. Dexter
  6. Donatello
  7. Felix
  8. Finn
  9. Hunter
  10. Jax
  11. Koda
  12. Leonardo
  13. Louie
  14. Lucky
  15. Mack
  16. Michelangelo
  17. Pip
  18. Pokey
  19. Raphael
  20. Rex
  21. Robin
  22. Rocky
  23. Sammy
  24. Scooter
  25. Sheldon
  26. Tank
  27. Teddy
  28. Toby
  29. Yertle
  30. Zorro
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Cute Turtle Names

Some people see reptiles as slimy creatures, but honestly, we think turtles are pretty cute. How could you not love this slow moving, wise seeming creature?

This list of turtle names are super cute, some overly-so and some just have a nice ring to them. They might be perfect for your little buddy.

  • Abby
  • Alfie
  • Alpine
  • Angel
  • April
  • Archie
  • Arlo
  • Artie
  • Arizona
  • Autumn
  • Avery
  • Bailey
  • Barney
  • Becks
  • Bernie
  • Bertie
  • Boots
  • Brodie
  • Brownie
  • Bucky
  • Buttons
  • Carmel
  • Cece
  • Charlie
  • Chester
  • Chestnut
  • Cinnamon
  • Cookie
  • Copper
  • Cora
  • Cosmo
  • Digby
  • Earnest
  • Eddie
  • Edison
  • Elmo
  • Eva
  • Evelyn
  • Fergus
  • Ferris
  • Fifi
  • Fitz
  • Flippy
  • Fonzie
  • Foxy
  • Frankie
  • Franklin
  • Ginger
  • Goldie
  • Hazel
  • Henry
  • Hope
  • Iris
  • Ivy
  • Jade
  • Jasper
  • Juliet
  • Kit
  • Kitkat
  • Lily
  • Malcolm
  • Melvin
  • Miles
  • Moon
  • Monty
  • Newton
  • Nugget
  • Oscar
  • Oswald
  • Otis
  • Otto
  • Pearl
  • Penny
  • Pixel
  • Rascal
  • Red
  • Ridley
  • Rigby
  • Ripley
  • Rooney
  • Rose
  • Russell
  • Sandy
  • Scarlett
  • Sheldon
  • Skip
  • Spice
  • Swimmer
  • Tails
  • Toby
  • Tucker
  • Yuki
  • Zooey
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Funny Turtle Names

Our list of funny turtle names has a bunch of names related to one of the turtle’s most defining traits, their slowness. You could go with a slow name like Molasses, or flip it and go with Turbo (something a turtle is certainly not).

We’ve also got a handful of punny names and other ideas for your turtle. What’s your favorite funny name, or do you have any other great ideas?

  • Donnashello
  • Flash
  • Fuzzy
  • Grease Lightning
  • Likety Split
  • Mary Shelly
  • Molasses
  • Nitro
  • Peek-a-Boo
  • Sal Monella
  • Shelldon
  • Shelly
  • Slowpoke
  • Speedy
  • Stumpy
  • Thunderdome
  • Tortellini
  • Turbo
  • Turtle Recall
  • Turt Reynolds
  • Voldetort
  • Zippy
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Cool Turtle Names

Let’s face it, turtles are pretty cool creatures… so why shouldn’t they have a cool sounding name?

Here’s our list of the coolest names we could come up with. These ideas come from famous movies, heroes, athletes, musicians and more!

Which of these cool name ideas fits your turtle best?

  • Ace
  • Achilles
  • Alpine
  • Apollo
  • Archer
  • Atlas
  • Auroxa
  • Balboa
  • Boomer
  • Bowie
  • Bugsy
  • Bullseye
  • Chewie
  • Denver
  • Dre
  • Duke
  • Dutch
  • Ember
  • Ghost
  • Gizmo
  • Harley
  • Hendrix
  • Hercules
  • Hermes
  • Indie
  • Jazz
  • Kai
  • Kona
  • Loki
  • Mack
  • Marley
  • Maverick
  • Milan
  • Mystic
  • Oakley
  • Ozzy
  • Popeye
  • Prince
  • Rebel
  • Redford
  • Remy
  • Riley
  • Ringo
  • Rio
  • Romeo
  • Rowan
  • Royal
  • Rusty
  • Ryder
  • Sherlock
  • Sienna
  • Skye
  • Sly
  • Sonic
  • Snappy
  • Spark
  • Swiper
  • Sydney
  • Taco
  • Tank
  • Tex
  • Thor
  • Vixen
  • York
  • Zelda
  • Zorro
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Famous Turtle Names

When most people think of famous turtles, they may immediately think of the Ninja Turtles, but there are so many other great famous turtle names. The characters from Super Mario Bros are some of my favorites.

Here are some of our favorite turtle characters from a variety of shows, movies, literature, and video games.

  • Baby Shelby – Disney
  • Bentley – Sly Cooper
  • Bowser – Super Mario Bros
  • Cecil Turtle – Looney Tunes
  • Crush – Finding Nemo
  • Devan Shell – Jazz Jackrabbit
  • Dog – Taz-Mania
  • Donatello – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Filburt – Rocko’s Modern Life
  • Franklin – Franklin the Turtle
  • Gamera – movie
  • Ghido – Final Fantasy V
  • Gramps – The Rescuers
  • Grand Master Oogway – Kung Fu Panda
  • John – B.C., comic
  • Koopa Troopa – Super Mario Brothers
  • Lakitu – Super Mario Bros
  • Lenny Turteltaub – Bojack Horseman
  • Leonardo – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Mack – Yertle the Turtle
  • Maturin – The Dark Tower & It
  • Michaelangelo – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Mock Turtle – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  • Morla – The Neverending Story
  • Mudface – Doctor Dolittle
  • Peakaboo – Beanie Baby
  • Raphael – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Shelly – Sesame Street
  • Shen-zin Su – World of Warcraft
  • Slash – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Speed – The Swan Princess
  • Speedy – Beanie Baby
  • Squirtle – Pokemon
  • Tank – My Little Pony
  • Tardy Turtle – Greg the Bunny
  • The Lion Turtle – Avatar: The Last Airbender
  • Tiptup – Banjo Kazooie
  • Toby Turtle – Robin Hood
  • Tokka – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze
  • Tortimer – Animal Crossing
  • Tortoise – The Tortoise and the Hair
  • Tortoise John – Rango
  • Tuck – Wonder Pets
  • Unigame – Dragon Ball
  • Venus – Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation
  • Verne – Over the Hedge
  • Yertle – Yertle the Turtle

Final Thoughts

Did you find some awesome name ideas?

It’s a great idea to save a bunch of names that you like and then narrow them down until you have your favorite. Sometimes it’s just a feeling you get once you’ve got the right name.

How Do You Pick The Right Name?

Here’s an important question: how do you know if you’ve picked the right name for your turtle?

These tips can help narrow down your search:

  • Is it easy to say? Some names are great on paper but tough to pronounce in everyday life. Before you become set on a name, make sure it rolls off the tongue because after all, you’ll be saying it many times once the turtle joins your family!
  • Does it fit your turtle? Check to see if the name matches your turtle’s personality and appearance before committing to a name.
  • Say it out loud. Can you imagine saying the name out loud? If not, then it’s not the right choice. Move on and select something more appropriate.
  • And finally, trust your gut. Ask any new pet owner: when you find the right name, you’ll know it!