Hermit crabs are a fantastic pet for kids, teens, and even adults. A fun alternative to furry pets that may cause allergies, they are a nice addition to any family. As soon as you’ve picked out the perfect crab, they’ll need the perfect name. If you feel stumped, we have plenty of ideas for you. These names are great for any pet crab you keep in a home tank or aquarium. It includes funny names, name ideas from pop culture, and regular names perfect for your pet. If you want to brainstorm your own name ideas, learn how in the last section of this article.
Best Names for Hermit Crabs
These lists contain tons of names perfect for your pet hermit crabs. Pick one of these for your new pet or use them as inspiration to come up with your own name idea.
Female Hermit Crab Names
These name ideas are perfect for any girl crabs.
- Penny Pincher
Name Ideas for Male Hermit Crabs
Try out one of these interesting name ideas for boy crabs.
- Davy Jones
- Edward Scissorhands
Unisex Names for Hermit Crabs
These names work great for boy or girl crabs.
How to Brainstorm Hermit Crab Names
Want to come up with your own creative or funny hermit crab names? Grab some paper and your family members and follow these steps.
Have everyone take a piece of paper and a pen. Everyone should write down any name ideas they come up with, even if they seem silly. If you need some help coming up with some names, use our list of hermit crab names or use your own life for inspiration. Think about:
Your favorite movies, books, comics, and TV shows – Write down the name of your favorite characters from media you enjoy.
Nature – Let nature inspire you. Think of ocean or beach related names. Think of your favorite plants or flowers or even your favorite foods. Maybe there’s an animal that reminds your of your new hermit crab.
Personality – If you’ve had a chance to spend time with your pet, some aspect of their personality might inspire a new name.
Take your list of names and cross off any you don’t like. Keep narrowing it down until you only have one or two left. If you’re deciding on a name as a family, have everyone propose their favorite name. If you can’t agree, have everyone vote. Congrats on your newly named hermit crab!