Hermit Crab Names

Hermit crabs can make a great pet. They are a much lower maintenance pet than a cat or dog, and unlike fish you can interact with them and don't need to worry about things such as the pH level in the water. Once the initial setup is out of the way, they're cheap to look after too!

Taking care of your new hermit crab

What do hermit crabs need?

Warmth - hermit crabs are sensitive to the cold.
Fresh water - for drinking. This should be changed regularly.
Salt water- for cleaning them. To clean them, put them in a very small amount of salt water. They should be able to climb out, which they will do almost immediately.

'Hermit Crab' Translated

For an unoriginal name that sounds original, why not translate the word hermit or the word crab into different languages? Play around with Google translate until you find a translation you like. I've translated it into some languages for you already, which you can find below.


Crab in different languages:
Cangrejo (Spanish)

Granchio (Italian)

Krebs (German)

Kreeft (Dutch)

Cranc (Welsh)

Krabba (Swedish)

Kepiting (Indonesian)


Hermit in different languages:
ermitaƱo (Spanish)

Eremita (Italian)

Pustelnik (Polish)

Pertapa (Indonesian)


Famous Crabs

If it strikes your fancy, you could name one of your crabs after a famous crab. I honestly couldn't think of very many- if you can think of others, leave a comment below!
Mr. Krabs from Spongebob Squarepants

Sebastian from the Little Mermaid

Cancer after the star sign and constellation

Ms. Krabapel (okay, she's not a crab in the literal sense of the word. But she's got the word 'crab' in her name and being Bart Simpson's teacher has made her very well known. And she's crabby. So she's on the list!)

Sea themed hermit crab name ideas

Starla
Shelly
Shell-by
Shell-don
Crabby
Salty
Scrab (sea crab)
Rocky
Weed
Anemone
Fish-ish
Jaws
Claws
Sushi
Sea-more
Sand
Sandy
Gill

Hermit Crab Names

Bob
Bruce
Rover
Henry
Molly
Pincer
Scuttle
Bait
Bubbles
Kirby
Abby
Tabby
Gabby


Hermit crab name ideas that come from the words 'Hermit Crab'

Hermit
Hermione
Hermann
Herbert
Crabby
Craberella
Barc (Crab backwards)

Cute Hermit Crab Name Ideas

Swimmy

Squirt

Squeezy

Poops

Pinchy

Pinch

Jabby


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Comments 3 comments

Kirsten 20 months ago

I have names Hermione, hermie potter and herm grid


CosmixFilm 17 months ago

If it's a girl i'm naming mine Shellby but if it's a boy i'm naming it Bernie :D


Chrisbailey 2 months ago

I got one I need a middle name

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