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Names For Your Pet Fish: 300+ Of The Best Funny, Cute & Cool Names

Written by Melanie

May 5, 2021

300+ Names For Your Pet Fish

Now that you’ve finished building your aquarium, it’s time to give names to your pet fish. 

It’s unlikely that they’ll respond to their names; but, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t satisfy the urge to name your new scally friend. 

Most of the time, you’ll have to tap the glass on the fish tank to call them rather than using their names. 

We got these names from characters in movies, books, and most of them are just puns.

They are some of our best and we hope aquarium owners (like you) will have fun picking a name for your pet fish.

The Best Male Fish Names

  1. Nemo (for a clownfish, of course)
  2. Captain
  3. Bubba
  4. Moby
  5. Jack
  6. Squirt
  7. Shadow
  8. Bruce
  9. Blue
  10. Bubbles
  11. Finley
  12. Larry
  13. Don Lino
  14. Otto

Girly Pet Fish Names

  1. Crystal
  2. Angel (ideal for angelfish)
  3. Coral
  4. Penny
  5. Ariel
  6. Nessie (for a large fish species)
  7. Goldie
  8. Jewel
  9. Dory
  10. Minnie
  11. Ariel: from the Little Mermaid
  12. Cleo
  13. Swimmy
  14. Wanda
  15. Rainbow Fish

Cool Names For Your Pet Fish

  1. Neptune
  2. Waves
  3. Algae
  4. Ripley (or Riptide)
  5. Hydra
  6. Romeo
  7. Caspian
  8. Morgan
  9. Great White
  10. Marina
  11. Kai (Hawaiian for ‘ocean’)
  12. Genevieve
  13. Drake
  14. Calypso
  15. Hunter
  16. Hammerhead
  17. Dexter
  18. Kraken
  19. Magnolia (Maggie)
  20. Bayou
  21. Orion
  22. Moorea
  23. Astra
  24. Tallulah
  25. Ursula
  26. Comet
  27. Veiltail (one of the most common types of fish tails)
  28. Crimson
  29. Tidal Wave
  30. Johnson
  31. Grouper
  32. Misty
  33. Batman
  34. Orca
  35. Fiona
  36. Murphy
  37. Mahi-Mahi
  38. Glimmer
  39. Casper
  40. Cordelia
  41. Leviathan
  42. Xena
  43. Jupiter
  44. Kaiyo (Japanese for ‘ocean’)
  45. Draco
  46. Fabian
  47. Diva
  48. Jonah
  49. Starlight
  50. Jacques
  51. Leilani
  52. Bruce (the shark from Finding Nemo)
  53. River
  54. Brook or Brooke
  55. Sebastian
  56. Selkie (after the Irish legend)
  57. Moana
  58. Isabella (or Bella)
  59. Tsunami
  60. Cayman
  61. Plankton
  62. Penelope
  63. Sydney
  64. Luna
  65. Delta
  66. Blue
  67. Buffy
  68. Haven
  69. Zeus
  70. Electra
  71. Aldo
  72. Poseidon
  73. Azure
  74. Sam
  75. Henry
  76. Celeste
  77. Ajax
  78. Beau
  79. Juliet
  80. Aqua
  81. Ella
  82. Jasper
  83. Bahari
  84. Babel
  85. Ace
  86. Einstein
  87. Brizo (Greek goddess of sailors)
  88. Silver
  89. Diana (Roman goddess of the moon)
  90. Elsa
  91. Whale
  92. Tetra
  93. Oscar

Cute Names For Your Pet Fish

  1. Kiko
  2. Wavy
  3. Spot
  4. Cleo
  5. Lenny
  6. Flounder
  7. Spike
  8. Angie
  9. Rocky
  10. Marble
  11. Swimmer
  12. Bubba
  13. Skippy
  14. Freckles (great for a spotted fish)
  15. Rex
  16. Surfer
  17. Gracie
  18. Finn
  19. Houdini
  20. Popcorn
  21. Annie
  22. Lucky
  23. Gordon or Gordy
  24. Baby
  25. Sassy
  26. Louie
  27. Ziggy
  28. Flower
  29. George
  30. Coco
  31. Sprite
  32. Flash
  33. Paulie
  34. Sandy
  35. Cookie
  36. Otter
  37. Salty
  38. Astro
  39. Billie
  40. Guppy
  41. Quimby
  42. Dobby
  43. Ollie
  44. Bingo
  45. Roxy
  46. Beluga (the ultimate name for a white fish)
  47. Sammy
  48. Flipper
  49. Toby
  50. Snapper

Funny Pun Names for Your Pet Fish

These silly names for your pet fish are perfect for your scaly friend.

  1. Sushi
  2. Pip
  3. Marlin Brando
  4. Captain Jack
  5. Gill-bert
  6. Sashimi
  7. Jetsam (a pair with Flotsam)
  8. Mackerel
  9. Outta Tuna
  10. Shelly
  11. Betta White
  12. Harley Finn
  13. Small Fry
  14. Squish
  15. Gilligan
  16. Swedish
  17. Foamy
  18. Cherry
  19. Captain Hook
  20. Mr. Limpet
  21. Amazon
  22. Eddy (as in the water currents)
  23. Yacht or Li’l Yachty
  24. Bob
  25. Lake Skywalker
  26. Jabberjaw
  27. Nibbles
  28. Mrs. Puff
  29. Suds
  30. Bubbly
  31. Chips
  32. Alpha Betta
  33. Champagne
  34. Captain Morgan
  35. Betta Midler
  36. Atlantis
  37. Fish N’ Chips
  38. BigFish
  39. Mr. Bubbles
  40. Fish
  41. Goldie
  42. Finley
  43. Algae
  44. Bubbles
  45. Kraken
  46. Alpha
  47. Hydra
  48. Pacific
  49. Fishy
  50. Mahi Mahi
  51. Tetra
  52. Flip
  53. Bait
  54. Calypso
  55. Atlantic
  56. Mr. Nibbles
  57. Mrs. Puff
  58. Flash
  59. General Finn
  60. Sushi
  61. Angel
  62. Jetsam
  63. Bubbly
  64. Algae B Eater
  65. Jaques Cousteau
  66. Jonah
  67. Flotsam
  68. Fin
  69. Walleye
  70. Squidward
  71. Spongebob
  72. Poseidon: god of the seas
  73. Sebastian: like the crab from Little Mermaid

Names for An Orange Fish

  1. Simba
  2. Tangerine
  3. Foxy
  4. Mango
  5. Sunny
  6. Satsuma
  7. Orange Crush
  8. Tiger or Tigress
  9. Topaz
  10. Carmen
  11. Penny
  12. Butterscotch
  13. Carrot
  14. Blaze
  15. Mac (and Cheese)
  16. Copper
  17. Shimmer
  18. Sundance
  19. Clementine
  20. Pumpkin (name the next fish ‘Pie’)
  21. Rosie
  22. Dorothy (the goldfish in Elmo’s World)
  23. Nala
  24. Sunshine
  25. Cheeto
  26. Flame
  27. Peaches
  28. Ginger
  29. Lemon
  30. Caramel
  31. Sherbet
  32. Fanta
  33. Rusty
  34. Ember
  35. Amber

Some Thoughts on Names For Your Pet Fish

There you go! 300 and something names for your pet fish.

For more ideas of names for your pet fish, you can search your fish’s scientific name and use it to come up with cool names. For example, Zebra danios or Zebrafish are Danio rerio, so you can call your fish Danio, Zebra, Rerio or DR; something like that.

Just remember that fish have a relatively short lifespan. So, if you name your fish after a loved one, you’ll be in for some sadness when the time comes for it to go. 

There are countless names you can give your pet fish. When you can, give them a unique name of their own.

Also Read: 34 One of a Kind Low Maintenance Pets (That are Easy To Take Care Of)

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