999+ Hermit Crab Names (Best, Funny & Cute Ideas)

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Pets don’t get more unique than hermit crabs. If you are tired of a cat or dog, get yourself a hermit crab pet. He/she will be unmatched fun to watch.

Hermit crabs have very unique mannerisms. For instance, they usually hide in their shells and wiggle their antennas before emerging from their shells. They are also low maintenance compared to typical pets.

So, once you get a hermit crab as a pet, you need to choose the best hermit crab names to call him/her.

Luckily, we’ve listed hundreds of names to choose from based on many factors from gender to cuteness, unique traits, popular culture, and more.

A great pet deserves a great name. Let’s dive in.

Hermit Crab Names Infographic

Some pet names match more perfectly than others. If you wish for names that are considered the best for hermit crabs for various reasons, consider our list of hermit crab ideas below;

Best Hermit Crab Names

  • Bait
  • Big Mac
  • Bob
  • Bubbles
  • Captain Crab
  • Chuck
  • Claude
  • Claudia
  • Claws
  • Crabby
  • Crabella
  • Crabette
  • Crab Pants
  • Crusty
  • Diamond
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • Gabby
  • Garry
  • Groucho
  • Harold
  • Heidi
  • Herbert
  • Herman
  • Hermie
  • Hermione
  • Hermit
  • Homer
  • James
  • Jet-Li
  • Jojo
  • Kermit
  • Kirby
  • Molly
  • Mr. Krabs
  • Mr Snappy
  • Mumpy
  • Pearl
  • Periwinkle
  • Pinchy
  • Poodle
  • Pustelnik
  • Roshel
  • Sammie
  • Sandy
  • Scrab
  • Sebastian
  • Shelby
  • Shell-by
  • Shelldon
  • Shelly
  • Shelsy
  • Snappy

Names For Female Hermit Crabs

If you get a female hermit crab, you’ll notice unique traits like dots on their walking legs (back pair). Once you ascertain you have a female crab, it’s time for a feminine name.

We’ve listed some feminine names below including popular female human names;

  1. Abigail
  2. Amelia
  3. Anastasia
  4. Angel
  5. Angelia
  6. Angelica
  7. Anna
  8. Aphrodite
  9. Ariel
  10. Ashley
  11. Attie
  12. Ava
  13. Avery
  14. Babe
  15. Baby
  16. Barbara
  17. Bee
  18. Bella
  19. Betty
  20. Beyonce
  21. Bindy
  22. Bitsy
  23. Bitty
  24. Blanche
  25. Blinky
  26. Blondie
  27. Blossom
  28. Britney
  29. Brittany
  30. Bubbles
  31. Buttecup
  32. Camila
  33. Carly
  34. Carolina
  35. Cassie
  36. Charlotte
  37. Cherry
  38. Chi
  39. Chloe
  40. Christina
  41. Christy
  42. Cisca
  43. Claudia
  44. Coco
  45. Cora
  46. Coral
  47. Crabina
  48. Crusty
  49. Cyana
  50. Danielle
  51. Daphne
  52. Dimma
  53. Dixie
  54. Dolly
  55. Elena
  56. Elisabeth
  57. Ellie
  58. Emily
  59. Emma
  60. Faith
  61. Felicia
  62. Fergie
  63. Floaty
  64. Gabby
  65. Gabrielle
  66. Georgia
  67. Gilly
  68. Ginny
  69. Goldie
  70. Gorgy
  71. Gracie
  72. Gritty
  73. Hannah
  74. Harper
  75. Hayley
  76. Heidi
  77. Helga
  78. Hermione
  79. Holly
  80. Home Girl
  81. Hydra
  82. Indy
  83. Iris
  84. Isabella
  85. Ivory
  86. Jade
  87. Jasmine
  88. Jenna
  89. Jenny
  90. Jess
  91. Jessica
  92. Joanna
  93. Josie
  94. Julia
  95. Karen
  96. Katie
  97. Kehlani
  98. Keisha
  99. Kelly
  100. Kelsie
  101. Kiki
  102. Kimberly
  103. Kinky
  104. Kirsty
  105. Krabba
  106. Krabbe
  107. Kylie
  108. Lauren
  109. Lexy
  110. Lily
  111. London
  112. Lucia
  113. Lucy
  114. Madeline
  115. Maggie
  116. Maria
  117. Marina
  118. Mary
  119. Maryanne
  120. Matilda
  121. Meenie
  122. Melanie
  123. Mia
  124. Migo
  125. Millie
  126. Mindy
  127. Mino
  128. Moana
  129. Moe
  130. Molly
  131. Munchy
  132. Nancy
  133. Natalie
  134. Nickie
  135. Nicola
  136. Niki
  137. Oceana
  138. Olivia
  139. Orange
  140. Palm
  141. Patricia
  142. Patty
  143. Pearl
  144. Pearly
  145. Peeka
  146. Peeky
  147. Penelope
  148. Penny
  149. Penny Pincher
  150. Pixie
  151. Pookie
  152. Princess
  153. Queen/Queenie
  154. Rainbow
  155. Rosie
  156. Rosie/Rose
  157. Ruby
  158. Sadie
  159. Saila
  160. Sally
  161. Sam
  162. Sammie
  163. Sandra
  164. Sarah
  165. Scarlet
  166. Scarlette
  167. Shelby
  168. Shelly
  169. Shina
  170. Shini
  171. Silver
  172. Sparkle
  173. Spongy
  174. Sunny
  175. Sunshine
  176. Swirly
  177. Taylor
  178. Tika
  179. Trish/Tricia
  180. Tweeny
  181. Ursula
  182. Victoria
  183. Violet
  184. Wanda
  185. Wavy
  186. Weeny
  187. Yolanda
  188. Zoe
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Names For Male Hermit Crabs

Male hermit crabs can be identified by their claws i.e., one is bigger than the other.

Choose any of the names below that represents masculinity in the pet and human world;

  1. Aaron
  2. Abe
  3. Aiden
  4. Alex
  5. Andrew
  6. Anthony
  7. Apollo
  8. Arnold
  9. Asher
  10. Bait
  11. Benjamin
  12. Blake
  13. Blaze
  14. Bling
  15. Blue
  16. Bob
  17. Bruce
  18. Brutus
  19. Bubba
  20. Buddy
  21. Burt
  22. Cameron
  23. Caribbean
  24. Carter
  25. Chance
  26. Charlie
  27. Chester
  28. Chris
  29. Chuck
  30. Claude
  31. Claw
  32. Clifford
  33. Clips
  34. Cobalt
  35. Coconut
  36. Cool
  37. Copper
  38. Corky
  39. Crabbie
  40. Crabcake
  41. Craig
  42. Crash
  43. Crazy Joe
  44. Crusher
  45. Crusty
  46. Daniel
  47. David
  48. Davy Jones
  49. Derek
  50. Diamond
  51. Dino
  52. Dominic
  53. Dudley
  54. Dylan
  55. Edward Scissorhands
  56. Elmo
  57. Elvis
  58. Evan
  59. Eyeball
  60. Fang
  61. Ferguson
  62. Fiddler
  63. Flounder
  64. Fred
  65. Freddie
  66. Gary
  67. George
  68. Godzilla
  69. Gold
  70. Graham
  71. Green
  72. Harold
  73. Harrison
  74. Harvey
  75. Henry
  76. Herbert
  77. Herman
  78. Hermie
  79. Hopper
  80. Hudson
  81. Hydra
  82. Ian
  83. Isaac
  84. Jack
  85. Jackson
  86. Jacob
  87. Jamie
  88. Jason
  89. Jaws
  90. Jensen
  91. Jeremiah
  92. John
  93. Jordan
  94. Julian
  95. Keith
  96. Kermit
  97. Kingston
  98. Lee
  99. Lewis
  100. Liam
  101. Lucas
  102. Luke
  103. Maverick
  104. Maxwell
  105. Michael
  106. Miles
  107. Moon
  108. Mr. Beach
  109. Mr. Claws
  110. Mr. Deep
  111. Mr. Hook
  112. Mr. Krabs
  113. Mr. Uglison
  114. Myles
  115. Nathan
  116. Navy
  117. Nigel
  118. Nipper
  119. Noah
  120. Ocean
  121. Odie
  122. Oliver
  123. Oreo
  124. Oscar
  125. Palm
  126. Pench
  127. Pip
  128. Prince
  129. Radar
  130. Raf
  131. Robert
  132. Ronald
  133. Rusty
  134. Sam
  135. Sammy
  136. Sand
  137. Scribbles
  138. Scuttle
  139. Seabiscuit
  140. Seaman
  141. Seamore/Seymour
  142. Sebastian
  143. Shade
  144. Shark
  145. Shaun
  146. Shelldon
  147. Shield
  148. Simon
  149. Snappy
  150. Speedy
  151. Spider
  152. Spike
  153. Surf
  154. Teal
  155. Tide
  156. Timmy
  157. Toby
  158. Tongs
  159. Tritan
  160. Twister
  161. Vince
  162. Vincent
  163. Water
  164. Wesley
  165. William
  166. Zorro

Unisex Names For Hermit Crabs

Do you want a gender-neutral name for your hermit crab?

If yes, we have some good unisex names below;

  1. Beach
  2. Bling
  3. Blue
  4. Blueberry
  5. Bounce
  6. Buttons
  7. Cancer
  8. Catfish
  9. Cheeto
  10. Coconut
  11. Crabby
  12. Dash
  13. Dazzle
  14. Dolphin
  15. Flash
  16. Gill
  17. Hustler
  18. July
  19. Lime
  20. Lookout
  21. Mole
  22. Ocean
  23. Oreo
  24. Pebbles
  25. Pinchy
  26. Prickle
  27. Puddle
  28. Red
  29. Ripple
  30. Salty
  31. Sandy
  32. Sashimi
  33. Scout
  34. Scrabbler
  35. Slasher
  36. Snappy
  37. Speedy
  38. Splash
  39. Sprinter
  40. Spy
  41. Sunny
  42. Sushi
  43. Teal
  44. Tristan
  45. Wave
  46. Zap

Cute Names For Hermit Crabs

Hermit crabs are already small and cute. Baby hermit crabs are way cuter. Their tiny size and mannerisms like extreme shyness makes them really adorable to have as pets.

If you get a male or female baby hermit crab, here are some of the cutest names to give him/her;

  1. Aquamarine
  2. Bob
  3. Brucie
  4. Bubbles
  5. Clawdia
  6. Coconut
  7. Coral
  8. Cuddly
  9. Dory
  10. Dwebble
  11. Dwibble
  12. Ellie
  13. Fred
  14. Groucho
  15. Henry
  16. Hermana
  17. Horace
  18. Huncho
  19. Jacques
  20. Jams
  21. Little Creeper
  22. Marshmallow
  23. Mimi,
  24. Mittens
  25. Moe
  26. Molly
  27. Mouthful
  28. Oreo
  29. Patchy
  30. Pearl
  31. Pebble
  32. Periwinkle
  33. Pincer
  34. Pinchy
  35. Poops
  36. Precious
  37. Princess Peach
  38. Puddle
  39. Q-T
  40. Racer
  41. Rainbow
  42. Rover
  43. Sandy
  44. Sashimi
  45. Scrab
  46. Scuttle
  47. Seychelles
  48. Sharky
  49. Shina
  50. Sideways
  51. Snippy
  52. Squeezy
  53. Squirt
  54. Starboy
  55. Sushi
  56. Teal
  57. Teensy
  58. Twebble
  59. Water
  60. Wavy
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Good Names For Hermit Crabs

Maybe you are just looking for any acceptable hermit crab name? You can consider the good names listed below;

  1. Adele
  2. Aflac
  3. Albert
  4. Angelica
  5. Annie
  6. April
  7. Attila the Hen
  8. Ava Chanel
  9. Bandit
  10. Beaker
  11. Beaky
  12. Beatrice
  13. Beethoven
  14. Benedict
  15. Billie Jean
  16. Birdie
  17. Black Beauty
  18. Blanche
  19. Blue
  20. Bongo
  21. Bread & Butter
  22. Buck Beak
  23. Buffalo Wings
  24. Bunny
  25. Burger
  26. Burrito
  27. Cammi
  28. Caribou
  29. Cheek Cheek
  30. Chicken Nugget
  31. Chipmunk Extra Toes
  32. Cinnamon
  33. Clairetta
  34. Clara
  35. Coco
  36. Colonel Sanders
  37. Colton
  38. Cookies
  39. Copper
  40. Cornbread Jones
  41. Cotton
  42. Cowie
  43. Crusty
  44. Cupcake
  45. Daliah
  46. Delta
  47. Divan
  48. Dixie
  49. Dolly
  50. Dory
  51. Dottie Kay
  52. Duck Duck
  53. Duke
  54. Dumpling
  55. Easter
  56. Edith
  57. Egger
  58. Egghead
  59. Eggy Sue
  60. Ella
  61. Eloise
  62. Emily
  63. Eugene
  64. Felicity
  65. Flash
  66. Fleeker
  67. Fluffy Butt
  68. Foghorn Leghorn
  69. Francine
  70. Franny
  71. French
  72. Geraldine
  73. Gertrude
  74. Ginger
  75. Gladys
  76. Goldiboks
  77. Grey
  78. Handsome
  79. Hardball
  80. Hardy
  81. Hay Hay
  82. Heddy
  83. Helmet
  84. Henneth Paltrow
  85. Henny Penny
  86. Henrietta
  87. Henry
  88. Hermit
  89. Homey
  90. Hoot
  91. Hope
  92. Iris
  93. Jolene
  94. Juan
  95. Jubilee
  96. Judy B Jones
  97. Junebug
  98. Junior
  99. Kate
  100. Katie Scarlet
  101. Ken
  102. Larry, Moe & Curly
  103. Lavender
  104. Layla
  105. Lay Verne
  106. Lemon
  107. Lil’ Peeper
  108. Lindsay Lo-hen
  109. Livean
  110. Liza
  111. Logan
  112. Lorettie
  113. Lucille
  114. Mabel
  115. Madison
  116. Mae
  117. Maisy & Daisy
  118. Maple
  119. Marigold
  120. Mary Poopins
  121. Matilda
  122. May
  123. Meatloaf
  124. Meena, Myna & Moe
  125. Meg
  126. Merecy
  127. Meryl Cheep
  128. Millie
  129. Miss Prissy
  130. Molly
  131. Motley
  132. Mrs. Hughes
  133. Muffin
  134. Nani
  135. Napoleon
  136. Netty
  137. Nutmeg
  138. Olive
  139. Olivia
  140. Omelette
  141. Oprah Henfrey
  142. Owlette
  143. Packer
  144. Parmesan
  145. Pattie
  146. Peach
  147. Peanuts
  148. Pearl
  149. Peggy
  150. Penguin, The
  151. Petite
  152. Phoenix
  153. Picket
  154. Pinecone
  155. Pokemon
  156. Polly
  157. Potpie
  158. Princess Lay-a
  159. Princess Leia
  160. Pumpkin
  161. Ranchero
  162. Reese & Puff
  163. Rene
  164. Rhonda
  165. Robin
  166. Robot Chicken
  167. Rooster Cogburn
  168. Rosey
  169. Rosie
  170. Ruffie
  171. Ruggles
  172. Ruth Layer-Hensberg
  173. Samantha
  174. Sand Piper
  175. Sassy
  176. Schnitzel
  177. Scramble
  178. Scuttle Bug
  179. Sesame
  180. Shadow
  181. Sheldon
  182. Shelly
  183. Skitters
  184. Smalls
  185. Snicker
  186. Snooki
  187. Sparkle
  188. Spike
  189. Strider
  190. Sugar
  191. Sunny
  192. Sunshine
  193. Susie Q
  194. Tamar
  195. Tandoori
  196. Teriyaki
  197. Terra
  198. Tetrazzini
  199. Tillie
  200. Tinkerbell
  201. Turkey
  202. Vera
  203. Veronica
  204. Vigorous
  205. Vinny
  206. Wickles
  207. Winifred
  208. Winny
  209. Winston
  210. Xana
  211. Yolko Ono
  212. Zazu
  213. Zippy

Funny Names For Hermit Crabs

Hermit crabs can exhibit very funny character traits. As mentioned below, they love hiding in their shells. They are also shy. Observing them can be a lot of fun. We have some fun and funny names you can consider below.

The names capture their unique personality and also include funny names, funny characters, wordplay, and more!

  1. Anemone
  2. Backhoe
  3. Backspace
  4. Bait
  5. Batman
  6. Biggie
  7. Big Mac
  8. Cantankerous
  9. Churl
  10. Clawdia
  11. Claws
  12. Crabby
  13. Crabcake
  14. Crab Pants
  15. DaPinch
  16. Donkey
  17. Edward Scissorhands
  18. Elvis
  19. Fish-ish
  20. Fishy
  21. Gill
  22. Googly Eyes
  23. Gordon Ramsey
  24. Groucho
  25. Grouchy
  26. Grumpy
  27. Hidester

Cool Names For Hermit Crabs

Hermit crabs are cool pets by any standards. The fact that they hide, take off at high speed, and exhibit other amazing traits makes them cool.

Below are some pet names symbolizing this coolness. We have cool names of some famous crabs, famous characters in Disney, cartoons, actors, and more.

Choose an ideal cool name that best resonates with you and your pet crab.

  1. Alladin
  2. Ariel
  3. Babe
  4. Bait
  5. Batman
  6. Beyonce
  7. Biter
  8. Bling
  9. Blinky
  10. Blue
  11. Boogie
  12. Bruce
  13. Bubba Gump
  14. Buddy
  15. Cancer
  16. Captain Ahab
  17. Captain Crab
  18. Captain Hook
  19. Caribbean
  20. Charmander
  21. Claw
  22. Clawdia
  23. Clips
  24. Crabcake
  25. Crabso
  26. Davie Jones
  27. Detective
  28. Diamond
  29. Dimma
  30. Dory
  31. Edward Scissorhands
  32. Elmo
  33. Elvis
  34. Eugene H. Krabs
  35. Gordon Ramsea
  36. Gripper
  37. Gritty
  38. Gus
  39. Hammer
  40. Hawthorne
  41. Herbert
  42. Hermione
  43. Hermit
  44. Homer
  45. Huffy
  46. Hulk
  47. Hustler
  48. Hydra
  49. Ivory
  50. Jabby
  51. Jack Sparrow
  52. Jams
  53. Jaq
  54. Jasmin
  55. Jaws
  56. JoJo Sea-wa
  57. Kermit
  58. Kiera
  59. King of the Sea
  60. Kvetch
  61. Legend
  62. Legs
  63. Lenny Crabitz
  64. Little Beiber
  65. Mickey
  66. Moe
  67. Mole
  68. Moody
  69. Mr. Krabs
  70. Mr. Limpett
  71. Mr Snappy
  72. Mumpish
  73. Nemo
  74. Neptune
  75. Nicky
  76. Nigel
  77. Nippy
  78. Ocean
  79. Oscar
  80. Palm
  81. Pearl
  82. Peeky
  83. Peeves
  84. Penny Pincher
  85. Pinocchio
  86. Pokémon
  87. Poops
  88. Poopsie
  89. Poseidon
  90. Prickle
  91. Princess Peach
  92. Quasimodo
  93. Rebel
  94. Recluse
  95. Riptide
  96. Rocky
  97. Ronald
  98. Rover
  99. Salty
  100. Sand-ra Dee
  101. Sand Tank
  102. Sandy
  103. Sashimi
  104. Scissors
  105. Scrab
  106. Sea
  107. Seabiscuit
  108. SeaBuiscuit
  109. Seamore
  110. Sebastian
  111. Shelby
  112. Shell-by
  113. Shell-don
  114. Shelldon
  115. Shellena Gomez
  116. Shelly
  117. Sides
  118. Slow Joe
  119. Snapper
  120. Snappy
  121. Speedy
  122. SpongeBob
  123. Sprinter
  124. Squeezy
  125. Squirtle
  126. Stabby
  127. Starla
  128. Sulky
  129. Summer
  130. Surly
  131. Sushi
  132. Swimmer
  133. Tamatoa
  134. Tetchy
  135. Tinkerbell
  136. Trumpy
  137. Tubo
  138. Tuffy
  139. Turf
  140. Twearker
  141. Verge
  142. Wave
  143. Zippy

Unique Names For Hermit Crabs

If you are that pet owner who wants your pet to stand out, we have some unique names for you to consider.

The names include unique human names, unique things, and more;

  1. Bashful
  2. Black
  3. Blinky
  4. Blue
  5. Brute
  6. Bubbles
  7. Captain Hook
  8. Checker
  9. Chewy
  10. Chips
  11. Churl
  12. Claws
  13. Clicker
  14. Clipper
  15. Coaster
  16. Coconut
  17. Copper
  18. Coral
  19. Crabby
  20. Crabette
  21. Crabina
  22. Crabmeister
  23. Cranky
  24. Criss, Crisscross
  25. Crusader
  26. Crusty
  27. Dagger
  28. Dash
  29. Digger
  30. Dillydally
  31. Flash
  32. Foam
  33. Gripper
  34. Groucho
  35. Gunner
  36. Hardball
  37. Helmet
  38. Herman
  39. Hermit The Crab
  40. Home Boy/Girl
  41. Huffy
  42. Hungry
  43. Hydra
  44. Inspector
  45. King
  46. Kirby
  47. Latty, Lattie
  48. Legs
  49. Long John
  50. Marshmellow
  51. Maverick
  52. Motley
  53. Mouthful
  54. Mr Beach
  55. Mr Deep
  56. Nemo
  57. Nibler
  58. Nipper
  59. Nippy
  60. Pathfinder
  61. PC Hermit
  62. Pincer
  63. Pincher
  64. Pinchy
  65. Poopsie
  66. Potato
  67. Puddle
  68. Rainbow
  69. Rebel
  70. Recluse
  71. Renegade
  72. Rimmy
  73. Rocky
  74. Rover
  75. Salty
  76. Sand-bender
  77. Scuttle
  78. Sea Crab
  79. Shellfish
  80. Shelly
  81. Sidewalker
  82. Sideways
  83. Sidewinder
  84. Skittle
  85. Snapper
  86. Snappy
  87. Snapter
  88. Snowy
  89. Spider
  90. Squaddie
  91. Squeezy
  92. Squirt
  93. Stinky
  94. Stoney
  95. Strawberry
  96. Sulky
  97. Teensy
  98. Topper
  99. Trickster
  100. Trooper
  101. Tuffy
  102. Tweaker
  103. Verge
  104. Water
  105. Water Hogger
  106. Wave
  107. Wave Hider

15 Sea-Inspired Hermit Crab Names

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Help Choosing The Perfect Name

If you don’t find the perfect hermit crab name above, you can proceed and look for more naming inspiration.

You can start by checking your crab’s unique physical traits and consider such traits as naming inspiration.

You can also name a pet based on suggestions from family and friends. Those who know your pet hermit crab can have some great names for you to consider.

Naming can also be based on wordplay. You can also convert some names into other languages to make them more unique. A pet name doesn’t have to be in English.

Another place you can find great names is from pop culture and tv shows. Do you have a favorite character from a tv series? This is another great place to look when brainstorming ideas for your pet crab.

Lastly, you can consider naming resources like blogoftom for new names in a fast and easy way. When all other avenues of naming fail, go to blogoftom for fresh naming suggestions.

Whichever name you choose for your hermit crab, ensure it is perfect since hermit crabs can live for decades. Since pet names hardly change, choose a name you/your pet can live with.

It also helps to test the name. You can be happy about a name but no one else may like it. While hermit crabs won’t respond to the name, your potential names need to be acceptable to other family members and/or friends that visit you and your pet.

Conclusion

There you go. We’ve compiled one of the most detailed names for hermit crabs ever.

This guide should have a name you wish to use on your pet. We have names for male hermit crabs, female hermit crabs, cool hermit crabs, and more.

Considering hermit crabs are exotic pets, you need to choose a name that matches their status as pets.

If you don’t get a good name from the above suggestions, you can use our naming inspiration tips above or simply go over to blogoftom for a quick and easy name suggestion.

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