Turtles are small creatures that are known to live or many years. Their average life expectancy is anywhere between 30 to 40 ears with larger specie possibly surviving or up to 80 years. For this reason, most people consider them ideal pets. This makes their naming an important time. Pet owners usually aim to give their pet turtles good names. The same applies to zookeepers. That being said, cute turtle names can be derived from cartoon and movie characters. Turtles can also be named after famous people and world leaders. A common practice is to name them based on their physical and personality traits. Names with great meanings also make for cute turtle names.
Cute Turtle Names
Cute turtle names generally include those considered as ideal for humans as well as other pets. An important aspect to be aware of when naming turtles is that the name should be memorable and relatable. It is also essential to ensure that it suits the personality or physical characteristics of the pet. The former is most important when large numbers of animals are involved as it will allow people to easily distinguish between different individuals. Here are some cute turtle names used by most pet owners.
Belle/Bella: a name that is given to a female turtle meaning beautiful.
Magoo: named after a famous cartoon character Mr Magoo. The character of the old man best describes the slowness of turtles.
Hardy/ Stoney: this name is inspired by the hard exterior of turtles.
George/ Benjamin: tough names are suitable for snappy turtles.
Shelly (for girls) and Shelton (for boys): the pun on the word ‘shell’ makes it a cute name for turtles.
Good Turtle Names
Good names are memorable, relatable and help pet owners to connect with the animals. This includes zookeepers. They also make it easy to distinguish between different individuals of the same species. As such, turtle names must allow for all the mentioned aspects. Good turtle names can be inspired by nature or famous cartoon characters. An important aspect to be aware of is that the best names are those inspired by the personality traits of the animal. Note that although turtles share a common temperate, they often have different personalities. Good turtle names can also be inspired by the physical traits of turtles. Below is a list of names that can be used or turtles.
Patience: the name is given to feminine turtles. It is inspired by their slow nature.
Medusa: from the Greek mythology of Medusa. Regal names are the most preferred and so are considered to be among good turtle names.
Luke/ Rex: short names are good as they are memorable.
Hitler/ Mussolini/ Napoleon: turtle can also be named after historical leaders.
Grey/ Browny: named according to the colour of the turtle.
Baby Turtle Names
Baby turtles are called hatchlings. The best baby turtle names are inspired by their general physical characteristics. This is because it is difficult to determine the personality of a baby turtle. Baby turtle names can also be selected according to the meaning of the name. A common practice is to make use of endearment terms when naming baby turtles. This is because terms of endearment are an effective way of showing affection. They allow people to connect and relate to their pet turtles. Here are some commonly used baby turtle names.
Sluggy/ Laggy: a name that describes the slow pace of turtles.
Rainbow: suitable for a colourful turtle.
Ferrari/ Sporty: ironic names for slow creatures.
Smallie: a name given to smaller turtles. It is also an ironic name for larger turtles.
Honeybun: endearment terms make for ideal baby turtle names.
- Gugu (Gugulethu)
Funny Turtle Names
Funny turtle names can either be inspired by their physical or personality traits. Puns on famous people’s names can also be funny names for turtles. The upside of using funny turtle names is that they are quite memorable and interesting. They are also easily relatable. The upside of using funny turtle names is that pet owners can come up with their own names instead of choosing from an already existing list of names. The following names make for great turtle names that are also funny.
Lightning/ Bolt/ Flash: ironic names inspired by the slow pace of the animal.
Mudpud: this name is given to mud turtles.
Simba: named after Simba, the lion king. This name is ironic yet suitable for a fierce, snapping turtle.
Tequila: beverages also make for funny turtle names.
Girl Turtle Names
Girl turtle names are simply referred to as turtles. Girls are normally given names considered as cute and famine. The same applies to female turtles. Names of female turtles can be taken from flowers, fruits and vegetables as well as general human names. Some names are given based on the colour and character of the turtle. Such names are considered among cute turtle names, thus are preferred. Girl turtle names include:
Rose/ Rosa: a perfect name for a beloved pet.
Zebelda: an Arabic name meaning flower or essence.
Queen Elizabeth: Royal names are among the most popular girl turtle names.
Dolly: named after the famous singer, Dolly Patton.
Miss Molly: a simple yet distinguished name for humans and pet alike, including turtles.
Boy Turtle Names
Boy turtles are called turtles. There is no special or specific name used for boy or girl turtles. It is natural for humans to give boy and girls different names. This practice applies to all animal species including turtles. Male turtles are often given names that are considered manly. Boy turtle names can be taken from famous characters or inspire by names of historical leaders such as Napoleon. Good boy turtle names are:
Milo/ Boomer: these are popular names for male pets thus make for perfect male turtle names.
Benjiro: the name means to enjoy peace. It is of Japanese origin.
Rajan: meaning king.
Rocky: inspired by their hard exterior.
Alden: turtles have a long life expectancy and are quite peaceful. For this reason, they are considered among wise species hence the name Alden which means wise one.
The following is a list of boy turtle names.
Pet Turtle Names
Pet turtles are often given fun names. They can be named after anything the owner finds appropriate. Examples of pet turtle names are Rooster, Cleo, Lightning and even Flower. The following are common pet turtle names and the rationale behind them.
Cupcake: they are loved by many people across the globe. As such, the word cupcake is normally used to show affection. It is also considered as an endearing term making it an ideal name for a beloved animal.
Muffin: desserts make the best names for turtles. As a matter of fact, a lot of endearment terms originate from desserts. For this reason, turtles can be named after people’s favourite desserts.
Missy: a lovable and respectable name for a pet turtle.
King/ Queenie: these fun and distinguished names are ideal for pet turtles.
Pet turtle names also include:
Famous Turtle Names
Famous turtle names are often taken from characters in popular TV shows and movies. Some are inspired by famous individuals. Famous turtle names are perfect for any kind of turtle. However, they are often given to pets. Turtle names inspired by famous characters or places include:
Cecil: inspired by Cecil the Turtle from Looney Tunes.
Sheldon Cooper: named after a popular television series.
Tequila: this popular drink is among the most famous pet names.
Master Oogway: a character in the popular movie, Kung Fu Panda.
Leonardo/ Donatello Raphael: inspired by characters in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Additional famous turtle names are:
- Pong Pagong
- Rob/ Robbie
What Should I Name My Snapping Turtle?
Some turtles are quite snappy. It is therefore cool to give them names that express this attribute. The benefit of naming turtles according to their personality traits is that such names are relatable. It is also easy to distinguish them from the herd preventing pet owners from confusing names of different turtles. Here are some names that pet owners can give to their snapping turtles:
Denzel/ Bruno: tough names are ideal for snapping turtles.
Ninja: named after the popular cartoon series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Thunder: a perfect name for aggressive snapping turtles.
Buddy: usually used for dogs but can also be used for turtles.
What Is A Small Turtle Called?
Small turtles take up less space which makes them ideal pets. Small turtles come in a variety of breeds which differ in size. Some of the world’s famous small turtles are map turtles including false map turtle, northern map turtle, and many others. Popular small turtles also include the diamondback terrapin, red-eared sliders, mud turtles, box turtles and musk turtles. Below is a list of small turtles and their characteristics.
Red-Eared Slider: their average size is 6 to 12 inches. Their life expectancy ranges from 20 to 40 years.
Map Turtles: average size is 5 to 12 inches and their life expectancy is also 20 to 40 years.
Painted Turtle: they are5 to 8 inches in size and have a life expectancy of approximately 30 to 40 years.
Musk Turtle: their adult size is 3 to 5 inches with a life expectancy of 30 to 50 years.
Mud Turtle: average size is also 3 to 5 inches and they have a life expectancy of 30 to 50 years.