50+ Tortoise Names for Pet Tortoise

Tortoise Names
Photo by GianCarlo Greco

This article has been written to educate you on the various tortoise names and how to choose the right one for your pet tortoise.

Read on to find out more!

Girl Tortoise Names

More often than not, these Tortoise Names are tortoises people keep as pets. The female tortoise’s tail is typically longer and thicker than the male’s, so it can be a good way to tell them apart.

Females are also more likely to be active during daylight hours, while males are most active at night.

Female tortoises will lay eggs in clutches of 12-18 eggs every 3-5 years, which usually hatch between 115-150 days later.

  • Analiese
  • April
  • August
  • Blossom
  • Bronwyn
  • Buttercup
  • Cherry
  • Daisy
  • Dee
  • Delilah
  • Denise
  • Doris
  • Ellie-Mae
  • Georgina
  • Ginger
  • Goldie
  • Hilda
  • Hollie
  • Hope
  • Imogen
  • Ivy
  • Jade
  • Kenya
  • Kiwi
  • Lady Boxworthy
  • Lilian
  • Lily
  • Mariam
  • Maureen
  • Milly
  • Mindy
  • Minnie
  • Muriel
  • Myrtle
  • Nancy
  • Opal
  • Penny
  • Petunia
  • Poppy
  • Ruby
  • Sienna
  • Sugar
  • Spice
  • Tallulah
  • Tilly

Male Tortoise Names

There are many types of male tortoise names you didn’t know existed.  Some tortoise names that are masculine include:

  • Albert
  • Apollo
  • Atlas
  • Balboa
  • Barney
  • Beethoven
  • Bernard
  • Bert
  • Bob
  • Bobby
  • Bodhi
  • Bruno
  • Cecil
  • Charlie
  • Chester
  • Chip
  • Cobbles
  • Darwin
  • Dave
  • Dennis
  • Dozer
  • Duke
  • Edwyn
  • Ernie
  • Fergus
  • Frankie
  • George
  • Gerry
  • Hercules
  • Herman
  • Houdini
  • Humphrey
  • Hummer
  • Kenny
  • Malcolm
  • Melvin
  • Molasses
  • Mortimer
  • Mungo
  • Mustafa
  • Nelson
  • Nick
  • Oscar
  • Ozzy
  • Paulie
  • Peanut
  • Percy
  • Popeye
  • Rambo
  • Ronnie
  • Rufus
  • Samson
  • Spartacus
  • Spike
  • Stomper
  • Taco
  • Tarquin
  • Thaddeus 
  • Theodore
  • Thor
  • Tinker
  • Titan
  • Toby
  • Tonka
  • Victor
  • Winston

Funny Tortoise Names

Tortoises are all unique and special, just like their names. Here are a few tortoise names you may not have heard before that will surely make you smile:

  • Darth Maul
  • Harry the Herman
  • Herbert Sherbert
  • Kitkat
  • Little foot
  • Mr. Taco
  • Mr. Waffles
  • Mrs. Potato Head
  • Spud and Sprout
  • Mr. Humps
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Donnashello
  • Grease lightening
  • King George
  • Lady Bertha
  • Mr. Wigglesworth
  • Poptart
  • Sexy toes
  • Sir Hides-a-lot
  • Sir Lancelot
  • Thunderdome
  • Turtle neck
  • Turtle Recall
  • Turtleneck

Famous Tortoise Names

They found these tortoise names in the Harry Potter series, one of the four founders of Hogwarts is called Godric Gryffindor.

He was a famous medieval wizard, and his name is derived from an Old English word meaning golden-haired:

  • Esio Trot 
  • Dahl 
  • Ainsley and Dec
  • Bert and ErnieBonnie and Clyde
  • Mario Bros
  • Chip and Dale
  • Flash and Gordon
  • George Clooney
  • Hermoine
  • Harry Potter
  • Harry and Meghan
  • Indiana and Jones
  • Jasmine from Aladdin
  • Laurel and Hardy
  • Mercury
  • Patsy and Eddie
  • Pebbles and Bam Bam
  • Romeo and Juliette
  • Sherlock, Watson, and Moriarty.
  • Thelma and Louise.
  • Thomas Shelby
  • Tinkerbell
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Mork and Mindy

Gender Neutral

These reptiles can be categorized as terrestrial or arboreal, depending on whether they live in trees or on the ground.

Tortoise Names are derived from the French word torture, meaning to twist. Tortoises are also called Testudines, which means a shell in Latin.

The Testudines family includes turtles, tortoises, and terrapins. In addition, there are two types of tortoises- land and water.

Land tortoises are found throughout Africa, Asia, Australia, Madagascar, and Europe:

  • Cariad 
  • Crwban 
  • Esiotrot
  • Dandelion and Burdock
  • Flash
  • Fluffy
  • Freckles
  • Hinge and Bracket
  • Itsy and Bitsy
  • Mambo
  • Mortje 
  • Nubbin
  • Ramon
  • Rompy
  • Fleetfoot
  • Peanut
  • Shelly
  • Shimmer
  • Shine
  • Sixpence
  • Sparkles
  • Speedy
  • Stompy
  • Thunder and Lightening
  • Tic and Tak
  • Tiddles
  • Trigger
  • Truffle
  • Turbo
  • Twix
  • Zippy
  • Zoom

Exotic Direct tortoise names

The most popular Tortoise Names are leopard tortoises, excellent starter pets because they require less space.

They can live up to 70 years! Other tortoises, such as the red-footed, Spanish and greek, require more care. If you want a pet that will live a long time but require more care, these three might be for you:

  • Jose, Mourinho, and Quasi
  • Indie
  • Myrtle
  • Tortie
  • Raffi
  • Jose
  • Pistachio
  • Sheldon
  • Toby
  • Twinkle and Flash
  • Elizabeth
  • Floss
  • Kiwi
  • Bugsy and Bitsy
  • Bill
  • Tommy
  • Percy
  • Nelson
  • Stevie
  • Crispy
  • Spyro
  • Leggs, Ruby-May, and Pebbles
  • Tortellini
  • Rocky
  • Turnip and Cabbage
  • Titan
  • Billy
  • Kenny
  • Marley and Mollie
  • Petal and Dobby
  • Tommy

Conclusion

As you can see, many types of Tortoise Names have different characteristics. The ones I have listed are just a few examples. If you are thinking about getting a tortoise as a pet, research the different types to find one that will be the best for your lifestyle.

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