150+ Best Hermit Crab Names (Cute, Funny, and Cool Ideas)



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.

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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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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

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The following are adorable names that make it easier to form a bond with your new pet.

1. Blinky

2. Bubbles

3. Caribbean

4. Clips

5. Coral

6. Crabina

7. Crappy

8. Jabby

9. Little Creep

10. Mouthful

11. Neptune

12. Pearl

13. Pinchy

14. Poopsie

15. Recluse

16. Salty

17. Sand

18. Scuttle

19. Seabiscuit

20. Shelly

21. Squeezy

22. Squirt

23. Stabby

24. Sushi

25. Wave

Cool hermit crab names

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Giving your hermit crab a cool and badass name can make it feel like part of your family.

1. Bait

2. Bubba Gump

3. Captain Hook

4. Clawdia

5. Clipper

6. Crabina

7. Crabmeister

8. Digger

9. Hardball

10. Hardy

11. Helmet

12. Hermit

13. Kraken

14. Krusty

15. Motley

16. Packer

17. Pincher

18. Prickle

19. Scrab

20. Shelly

21. Sideways

22. Skittle

23. Snip

24. Spike

25. Stoney

26. Ziggy

Funny hermit crab names

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Choose a funny name for your hermit crab that’s sure to make your friends and family smile.

1. Backhoe

2. Backspace

3. Bait

4. Big Mac

5. Cantankerous

6. Cheeta

7. Claws McGraw

8. Crab Pants

9. Crabby Patty

10. Crabbette

11. Crabcake

12. Crusty

13. DaPinch

14. Donnashello

15. Doorstop

16. Groucho

17. Grumpy

18. Hard Top

19. Hermoine

20. Hidester

21. Houdini

22. Lenny Krabitz

23. Leonardo DaPinchy

24. Mr. Krabs

25. Peeves

26. Sir Pinchy

27. Snappy

Female hermit crab names

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The following are the best female hermit crab names.

1. Abby

2. Angelica

3. Arabella

4. Beatrice

5. Attie

6. Callie

7. Carolina

8. Cassie

9. Claudia

10. Coco

11. Constance

12. Darla

13. Dory

14. Emma

15. Fiona

16. Gabby

17. Gilly

18. Heidi

19. Jade

20. Kiwi

21. Marina

22. Molly

23. Sandy

24. Scarlet

25. Shelly

26. Starla

27. Sunny

28. Teeny Weeny

29. Terra

30. Zoe

Male hermit crab names

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The following are the best male hermit crab names.

1. Ace

2. Alex

3. Apollo

4. Arnold

5. Buddy

6. Burt

7. Buster

8. Dante

9. Duke

10. Harley

11. Homer

12. Jacques

13. Lincoln

14. Merlin

15. Melvin

16. Miles

17. Moe

18. Murphy

19. Nigel

20. Oliver

21. Orwell

22. Oscar

23. Pierre

24. Rufus

25. Sebastian

26. Theo

27. Toby

28. Tony

29. Wade

30. William

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