193 Cute and Funny Octopus Names

Octopus Names

Many people take pleasure in having an octopus in their aquarium.  An octopus is a very intelligent animal who gets active only when there is something to explore around it. If you are willing to keep one as a pet, you will need a name for it. We have compiled the right names for your octopus.


Cute Octopus Names

Mr Octavius: Mr Octavius is a cute male given name which makes a cute octopus’ name.

Yog Sothoth: You can name your octopus Yog Sothoth. This name will have people searching your tank for some dangerous looking creature, only to see an innocent octopus; that is cute.

Gimley: Gimley is a cute name to give to your octopus, especially if she is a dwarf.

Adorabilis: You can name your tiny bodied and huge eyed octopus Adorabilis, from the term adorable. The name is just perfect for an adorable octopus.

Snake Rupert: Having an octopus is like having 8 snakes trying to eat a large round fruit. Naming your octopus, Snake Rupert is cute.

Squishy Face: An octopus is soft and cute, so, you can name her Squishy Face.

Lord Squidly: Lord Squidly will definitely sound cute on your octopus. A squid is a carnivorous marine having a mantle, eight arms and tentacles, therefore Lord Squidly makes a good name for your octopus.

We have suggested other cute octopus’ names for your pet.

  • Quiggly
  • Maya
  • Fiona
  • Octava
  • Paul
  • Stan
  • Billye
  • Bruce
  • Oswald
  • Octy
  • Alwin
  • Shelby
  • Mr Eight
  • Angel
  • Steve
  • Bella
  • Bic
  • Slinky
  • Metis
  • Shaggy

Funny Octopus Names

If you are thinking of naming your octopus something funny enough to make you laugh every time you think of your pet; here are funny octopus’ names.

Inkling: You can name your little octopus, Inkling. The name is perfect for an octopus, since it produces a dark pigment which looks like ink.

Squidnapper: Squidnapper is a name derived from the term kidnapper. An octopus has a tendency of seizing its prey like a kidnapper would.

Squidlet: An octopus is a squid, hence, the name Squidlet is perfect for a young octopus.

Cartridge: A cartridge is a vessel that contains ink, and since an octopus emits an ink like substance, naming her Cartridge would be funny.

Calamari: If an octopus reminds you of a delicious dish of calamari rings, then name her Calamari.

Mr Squiggles: You can name your octopus Mr Squiggles; a funny name which describes the way in which an octopus wriggles when turning.

You can select the right funny name for your octopus from the names below.

  • Squidchip
  • Squark
  • Mr Grabsalot
  • Olympus
  • Boogieman
  • Aquaman
  • Squilliam
  • Diddly
  • Sinead
  • Inkington
  • Saborsquid
  • Sir Inks-A-Lot
  • Ringo
  • Ozy
  • Scuba Doo

Good Octopus Names

Octopuses are not only weirdly cute but they are the most intelligent invertebrates on earth. Here are good names which will suit your octopus.

Ozy: You can name your octopus Ozy, the name of an intelligent octopus who has a record of opening a closed jar in less than a minute.

Mr Eight: An octopus has 8 arms which it uses to hold and control its prey, therefore, the name Mr Eight makes a good name for it.

Aquaman: You can name your octopus Aquaman. This name is derived from the term aqua, which refers to ‘water.’ The name Aquaman will suit your octopus since he stays in water.

Icy: Icy makes a good octopus name for a crystal coloured octopus.

Slithery: You can also name your octopus after its smooth movements; Slithery is a good octopus name.

Gunther: Gunther is a nice male given name which will suit your octopus.

Skipper: If you are a fan of the ‘Penguins of Madagascar,’ you can name your octopus Skipper, after the brave penguin leader.

If you still haven’t found the right name for your octopus, we have suggested other good octopus names for you.

  • Walter
  • Molly
  • Inky
  • Dr Octovus
  • Flash
  • Mr Strange
  • Ten-Tickles
  • Dj October
  • Scout
  • Knot
  • Oswald
  • Ocky
  • Slippy
  • Swimmer
  • Shoosh
  • Calypso
  • Bella
  • Jonah
  • Kai
  • Luna
  • Misty
  • Octrock

Octopus Nicknames

We have suggested interesting nicknames for your octopus below.

Smudge: An octopus produces ink, therefore, you can name her Smudge.

Spartacus: Spartacus is a great nickname for your octopus, especially if he is a giant.

Ten-Tickles: An octopus has a pair of tentacles which it uses to grab its prey and 8 arms which it uses to control it. Generally, that means it has ten arms, so Ten-Tickles is a good pun nickname.

Sir Inks-A-Lot: As mentioned before, an octopus emits ink, and if yours emits a lot of it, call him Sir Inks-A-Lot.

Miss Grabsalot: With its tentacles and multiple arms, an octopus is able to hold on to a number of things at once, so, name her Miss Grabsalot.

Scuba Doo: You can pun the name Scooby Doo and get Scuba Doo, a nice byname for your octopus. A scuba is an apparatus carried by a diver, which holds all the gases used to breath underwater. This name is a funny nickname, since an octopus needs no scuba to breath with.

Dora the Explorer: Name your octopus Dora the Explorer, after the Disney character with the same name. The name is just perfect because an octopus becomes active when it finds things to explore.

If you want more creative names for your octopus; we have compiled a list of nice nicknames you can give to your octopus.

  • Eight Legs
  • Flimsy
  • Blanket
  • Knot
  • Boyka
  • Lupin
  • Squishy
  • Ceph
  • Tentacle
  • Stretch
  • Inky
  • Floppy
  • Octavia
  • Okki
  • Oswald
  • Pacific

Baby Octopus Names

Baby octopuses can hardly be seen; they are the size of a peanut. Here are suggested names which will suit your baby octopus.

Peanut: As mentioned above, a baby octopus is the size of a peanut; you might as well name her that, Peanut.

Mr Invisible: A baby octopus is not anything like you would imagine him to be, he can hardly be seen. The name Mr Invisible, is an apt name to him.

Tinkerbell: You can name your baby octopus after the tiny light fairy who is a Disney character, Tinkerbell. The name is perfect for a crystal white and sparkly baby octopus.

Octy: Octy is short for octopus and it makes a good name for a baby octopus.

Here are names for your baby octopus.

  • Knot
  • Bleep
  • Squilliam Fancyson
  • Bic
  • Jinkies
  • Chip
  • Straw
  • Pepper
  • Coper
  • Koda
  • Grope
  • Itsy
  • Mr Smalls
  • Munchkin
  • Raksha
  • Tiny
  • Scout

Female Octopus Names

Not all octopuses are hermaphrodites. If you are sure your pet octopus is female, here are great names to consider.

Bella: An octopus is cute and the name Bella complements that cuteness. Bella means ‘beautiful.’

Daisy: Daisy is a good female octopus name derived from the dainty white and yellow flower.

Aisha: You can name your octopus Aisha, if she is very energetic this name will suit her. Aisha means ‘lively.’

June: June refers to a month and it also means ‘young.’ You can name your young female octopus June.

Granger: You can name your female octopus after the intelligent young witch who knows all the answers in the ’Harry Potter’ series. This name is apt for your octopus because octopuses are intelligent.

Molly: Molly is a good female octopus name. The name is inspired by the octopus who lived in the research labs of Norway.

Other names to select from are below.

  • Fiona
  • Skylar
  • Cindy
  • Queen
  • Kate
  • Shelby
  • Dillie
  • Candy
  • Anna
  • Bailey
  • Zoey
  • Olivia
  • Nola
  • Maya
  • Liz
  • Eva
  • Emily
  • Natalie

Male Octopus Names

If your octopus is male, here are good name which will suit him.

Squidward: Squidwarad is a good name to give to your male octopus. The name is inspired by the character in ‘SpongeBob Square Pants,’ who is bad tempered and cynical. You can name your unfriendly octopus after this character.

Dr Brand: This name is perfect for your male octopus as it complements his intelligence. It is inspired by a fictional character from ‘The Interstellar,’ who is depicted as a young intelligent mind.

Finn: You can name your octopus Finn, a good male given name meaning ‘white.’ The name will suit a white octopus.

Grant: The name Grant is perfect for a giant octopus, since it means ‘large.’

Quinn: You can name your octopus Quinn, meaning ‘intelligent.’ This name matches the octopus’s intelligence.

Inky: Inky is a good name to give to your male octopus. This name is apt since your octopus disposes ink like substances.

Rubin: Rubin is a Hebrew name which translates to ‘son,’ and it makes a good name for a young male octopus.

You can also consider the male names listed below.

  • Felix
  • Leon
  • Mike
  • Ace
  • Gus
  • Gatsby
  • Barclay
  • Fabian
  • Dexter
  • Pip
  • Otis
  • Alex
  • Mart
  • Kanei
  • Tucker
  • Rylie
  • Eddie
  • Aspen
  • Tank
  • James
  • Buzz
  • Barney
  • Rector
  • Ryan
  • Kylo
  • Spike
  • Freddy

Cool Octopus Names

If you are looking for a cool and lovely name for your octopus, have a look at the names discussed below.

Floppy Sea Spider: This is a cool name to give to your octopus. An octopus has many arms or legs just like a spider and it is very flexible too, so Floppy Sea Spider is an apt name.

Squiddly Doodles: Squiddly Doodles is a cool octopus name and it will suit your pet octopus.

Other cool names to consider are below.

  • Mr Leggy
  • Fuzzles
  • Spud
  • Boris
  • Yoda
  • Hugsie
  • Jinx
  • Redrum
  • Waffles
  • Sparky
  • Squitzy
  • Triton
  • Ocho
  • Boo
  • Buffy
  • Twinkle Toes
  • Octoman

Pet Octopus Names

We have suggested cute pet names which will suit your octopus.

Pumpkin: The term pumpkin is used to refer to someone or something sweet; you can name your cute faced pet octopus Pumpkin.

Smudge: Your octopus leaves a trail of ink wherever he goes, so the name Smudge will suit him.

Munchkin: When something is referred to as a Munchkin, that means it is cute and adorable. This name is a good pet name for your octopus.

Adorabilis: You can name your octopus Adorabilis, a name that matches her adorability and cuteness.

Splodge: The name Splodge means ‘a splash or smear,’ and it makes a good pet octopus name, since an octopus smears his ink all over.

Srumsquiddlyumptious: If you want a long, funny name for your octopus, this is it. The name is a combination of scrumptious and squiddly; the scrumptious for all the nice dishes an octopus makes and the squiddly referring to the octopus itself.

Here are more pet octopus names for you to consider.

  • Peaches
  • Autumn
  • Ember
  • Doofus
  • Zoom
  • Cheeto
  • Crusher
  • Blizzard
  • Dash
  • Larry
  • Cobalt
  • Dotty
  • Flotsam
  • Floater
  • Skittles
  • Patches

Giant Squid Names

If your octopus is giant sized, here are the perfect names for it.

  • The Dark Knight
  • Tornado
  • Breaker
  • Spike
  • Terminator
  • Lux
  • Power
  • Hannibal
  • Stormy
  • Stallion
  • Moose
  • Kong
  • Alpha
  • Jericho
  • Falcon
  • Dante
  • Porky
  • Deathspot

Octopus Facts

  • An octopus is venomous.
  • A female octopus (also known as a hen) can lay a 100 thousand eggs.
  • The octopus’ ink confuses, frightens or distracts the predator, interferes with the predator’s sense of smell or sight and it clouds the water to help give the octopus time to escape.
  • An octopus sees the same thing upside down as right-side up.
  • Octopuses don’t like the spotlight; they like to keep hidden away.
  • When hungry, an octopus will eat its own young octopi.