Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Abana

Constant, Evelasting

Hebrew

Abby

Father of exaltation

Hebrew

Acadia

Place of plenty

French

Addy

Noble; noble; son of Adam; noble kind

German

Ahava

Friendship

Hebrew

Alara
Alice

Of nobility

German

Allie

Shortened Al- name form

English

Aquata

Water

Latin

Ardine

“She who satisfies,” from the Greek ardein, to water, as a plant, or to quench.

Aria

Vocal solo

English

Ariel

Lion of God

Hebrew

Aruna

Crystalline reddish-brown

Indian (Sanskrit)

Attina

Wise

Greek

Aubrey

Elf ruler

English

Ava

To live

Latin

Avery

Elf counsel

English

Bella

Beautiful one

Italian

Bette

God's promise; God is my oath

Hebrew

Brigid

Exalted one

Gaelic

Cali

Beautiful one

Greek

Cersei

Bird

Greek

Chelle

Chalk landing place; who resembles God?

Hebrew

Chloe

Green sprout

Greek

Cleo

“The celebrated one,” from the Greek kleo, make known or famous.

Greek

Cookie

Sweet Biscuit

English

Dagmar

Glorious, day's glory

Scandinavian

Daisy

Daisy flower

English

Delilah

Delicate

Hebrew

Dollie

Gift of God

Greek

Echo

Reflected sound

Latin

Electra

Shining, bright, radiant

Greek

Ellie

Shortened form of El- names

English

Elodie

Marsh flower

Greek

Emma

Whole or universal

German

Emmy

Rival

German

Enya

Kernel

Irish

Eunice

Good victory

Greek

Flori

Flower; flowering, in bloom

Latin

Gamera

Turtle

Japanese

Ganga
Genesis

The beginning

Greek

Gigi

Farmer

French

Gracie

Graceful

English

Greenley
Hadley

Heather meadow

English

Harmony

Perfect unity

English

Hazel

Hazelnut tree

English

Hedy

Delightful, sweet; my echo

Hebrew

Hydra

Water serpent

Greek

Hypatia

Highest

Greek

Ilayda

Water fairy

Turkish

Indigo

Blue-purple color

English

Isla

Island

Scottish

Ivy

Ivy plant

English

Izzy

God's promise

Hebrew

Jade

Precious stone

English

Jessie

He sees

Hebrew

Joanie

God is gracious

Hebrew

Josie

God will increase

English

Junie
Juno

Queen of heaven

Latin

Jurnee

To travel from one place to another

English

Khloe

Green sprout

Greek

Kinsley

King’s clearing

English

Kissie

Cassia tree

Hebrew

Kizzy

Hebrew

Lara

Protection

Latin

Lashell
Lethia

Forgetfulness

Greek

Lily

Lily flower

English

Lizzy

God's promise; God is my oath

Hebrew

Lollie

The bay, or laurel plant

Latin

Lori

“The lazy one,” in allusion to the loris, a slow-moving nocturnal lemur, from the Flemish lorrias.

Modern

Lucy

Of the light

English

Lulu

Precious; pearl; calm, peaceful, protected

Latin

Madison

Son of Maud

English

Mally

Sweet

Latin

Mari

Sea of bitterness

Welsh

Marshella

Dedicated to Mars

Latin

Marshelle
Mayla
Meshell
Michelle

Who is like God?

French

Midori

Green

Japanese

Mignon

Cute

French

Mimi

A diminutive form of Miriam and, through the French, of Wilhelmina.

French

Mina

Love

German

Missy
Mollie

Star of the sea

Latin

Naomi

Pleasant one

Hebrew

Natalie

Christmas Day

French

Nelly

A diminutive form of Helen.

Greek

Nerina

Sea nymph

Greek

Nerissa

Black-haired

Italian

Nessie

Greek

Nichelle

American

Nike

Victory

Greek

Nishelle

American

Nix

Night

Greek

Nova

New

Latin

Olive

Olive tree

English

Olivia

Olive tree

Latin

Ophelia

Help

Greek

Orva

Special friend

English

Patience

Enduring, forebearing

English

Pearl

Pearl

Latin

Penelope

Weaver

Greek

Polly

A diminutive form or nickname for Mary.

Latin

Poppy

“The milk of happiness,” from the Latin papaver, the name of a plant having thick, milky juice, on the basis of papa, thick milk.

Latin

Queen

Queen

English

Quintessa

Fifth

Latin

Rashell

Ewe, female sheep

Hebrew

Remi

Rower

French

Richelle

American

River

Flowing body of water

English

Rochelle

Little rock; rest

Italian

Ruby

Red gemstone

English

Ruth

Friend

Hebrew

Sadie

Princess

Hebrew

Saga
Saki

Blossom, Hope

Japanese

Sally

“The princess,” a diminutive form of Sarah.

Hebrew

Scout

To listen

French

Selkie

Seal folk

Celtic

Sheila

Blind

Latin

Shelby

Willow grove

English

Shell
Shella

Blind

Irish

Shelley

Sloped meadow

English

Shellie

Ewe, female sheep; sloped meadow

Hebrew

Shelsey
Sheltah

“The sheltered one,” from the Middle English scheltrum, a defense of inter locked shields.

English

Sirena

Enchanter

Greek

Starla

Star

Persian

Stella

Celestial star

Latin

Sunny

Sunshine; happy, cheerful temperament

English

Tabitha

Gazelle

Aramaic

Taki

Falling water

Japanese

Talitha

Little girl

Aramaic

Tallula

Leaping water

Native American

Tapa

Antelope Water

Native American

Temperance

Moderation

English

Teresa

Late summer

Greek

Thalassa

Sea, ocean

Greek

Torrance

Form of Terence

English

Tula

Leaping water

Spanish

Uira

Water lady; small butterfly

Arabic

Undina

Little wave

Latin

Unity

Oneness

English

Ursa

Little she-bear

Scandinavian

Velma

A variant form of Wilhelmina.

German

Venus

Love

Latin

Verda

Faith; truth; green; spring green

Spanish

Veronica

True image

Latin

Vichelle
Wilhelmina

Will helmet, protection

German

Xava

The New House

American

Xenia

Guest, stranger

Greek

Xylia

Woodland; wood-dweller

Greek

Yamuna
Yara

Water lady; small butterfly

Arabic

Zadie

Prosperous, fortunate

Arabic

Zara

Blooming flower

English

Zena

Guest, stranger; life of Zeus; belonging to Zeus

Russian

Zoe

Life

Greek

Congratulations on your new shelled friend. We’ve wrangled up some epic girl turtle names for your consideration. Hopefully, one will be the perfect fit for your new pet.

Cute girl turtle names are perennial favorites, particularly those inspired by characters like Ariel. This mermaid moniker for sure fits a water turtle. There’s also Venus from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or Gamera for a scary-cute vibe, as in the Japanese monster character. Other favorite cute girl turtle names resemble the real-life Top 10 list of baby girls, including contenders like Olivia, Ava, and Emma.

Some pet parents prefer funny girl turtle names. These typically contain a reference to shells, like Michelle or Rochelle. You could also use Shelly. For a unique twist on the trend, see Lori. Meaning “the lazy one,” she’s related to the loris, a slow-moving mammal.

Water gods make good girl turtle names too. A unique choice, they pack the might of mythology. Among them, there’s Saga, the Norse goddess of wisdom who lived near water, as well as Aruna, who was the Hittite god of the sea. Ganga is the goddess of the Ganges River, while Yamuna is the goddess of the Yamuna River. You could also opt for mythological water creatures, such as Selkie, Nix, and Nessie.

If you’re looking for unique girl turtle names, see Mally, meaning “sweet.” You might also like Ahava, meaning “friendship.” Patience pays homage to a turtle’s legendary patience, while Abana’s meaning of “constant” recognizes the species’ determination in the proverbial Turtle and the Hare race.

Turning to meanings is a great way to find girl turtle names that fit your pet’s personality or look. Felicity means “happiness,” for instance. Mignon means “cute,” and Midori means “green.”

Browse the rest of our girl turtle names and see which might work for your new turtle buddy.