Hermit crabs can make great family pets and are easy to look after. Read the best hermit crab names that are cute, funny, and creative.
While there are over 800 species of hermit crabs, most are ocean dwellers. A dozen species, called land hermit crabs, are kept as pets.
Hermit crabs are social creatures and prefer to live in large groups. They can also make rewarding pets for those who are willing to put in the effort to care for them.
Below are hundreds of adorable hermit crab names to help you find the perfect name for your new friend.
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Popular hermit crab names
Check out the most popular hermit crab names to help you get started.
Abby: A Hebrew name meaning “a father’s joy”
Bait: Get an easy chuckle with this pun referring to hermit crabs being used as fishing bait.
Bob: An easy-going name for a laid-back hermit crab.
Bruce: A French name meaning “from the brushwood thicket.”
Clawdia: Puns for the common name Claudia makes for a funny hermit crab name.
Claws: A funny name for an animal that’s known for its claws.
Coco: A girl’s name of French origin, translating “cocoa.”
Crabby: A simple, memorable, and relatable name.
Edward Scissorhands: Inspired by the movie Edward Scissorhands about an artificial man who has scissors for hands.
Gabby: Short for Gabrielle, a French name meaning “God is my strength.”
Henry: A German name meaning “house ruler,” fitting for a new pet.
Hermie: An Old German name meaning “soldier.”
Hermosa: A Spanish name meaning “beautiful.”
Kermit: A Scottish name and a tribute to Kermit the Frog, the muppet character from the TV series Sesame Street.
Kirby: A gender-neutral English name meaning “church settlement.”
Krabby: A cute pun name for a hermit crab that keeps to itself.
Leggy: Crabs have 10 legs, making this a fitting option.
Molly: An Irish name meaning “star of the sea.”
Mr. Pinchy: A cute name for a hermit crab that’s quick to pinch.
Pincer: A funny name referring to a metal tool with blunt concave jaws.
Sebastian: Based on the character of the crab in The Little Mermaid.
Seashell: A fitting name for a hermit crab with a beautiful shell.
Sandy: A cute name meaning “man’s defender” in Greek mythology.
Shelly: A cute name for your new friend’s shell.
Shell-by: A pun name for Shelby, perfect for a hermit crab that prefers to comforts of its shell.
Shell-don: Known for their shells, this is a distinguished and fun name.
Snappy: Inspired by the hermit crab character in Disney’s animated series, Snappy the Hermit Crab
Cute hermit crab names
The following are adorable names that make it easier to form a bond with your new pet.
9. Little Creep
Cool hermit crab names
Giving your hermit crab a cool and badass name can make it feel like part of your family.
2. Bubba Gump
3. Captain Hook
Funny hermit crab names
Choose a funny name for your hermit crab that’s sure to make your friends and family smile.
4. Big Mac
7. Claws McGraw
8. Crab Pants
9. Crabby Patty
18. Hard Top
22. Lenny Krabitz
23. Leonardo DaPinchy
24. Mr. Krabs
26. Sir Pinchy
Female hermit crab names
The following are the best female hermit crab names.
28. Teeny Weeny
Male hermit crab names
The following are the best male hermit crab names.
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