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500+ Great Name Ideas for Pet Fish

Layne is an animal lover and grew up in a household full of rescued critters. She is a registered veterinary technician.

500+ fun name ideas for your pet fish.

500+ fun name ideas for your pet fish.

Creative, Cool, and Funny Name Ideas for Pet Fish

Are you the proud caretaker of a pet fish? Congratulations! Perhaps you got the tank all set up and you are now looking for that perfect name . . . look no further! Here are 500+ traditional, creative, and unique names to choose from. From modern names like Pax, to traditional names like Cash, you'll find that perfect name for your new goldfish, betta, guppy, and platy. These names work for girl or boy pet fish. Happy searching!

Unique Names for Pet Fish (Boy or Girl)

Aaliyah

Astrid

Beau

Bonkers

Ace

Atlantis

Belly

Bonnie

Acer

Atlas

Beluga

Boo

Ale

Ava

Ben

Boone

Alice

Avis

Billy

Bozeman

Amy

Axle

Binky

Bumble

Andy

B.B.

Blooper

Bunny

Aries

Bam Bam

Blue

Burt

Arya

Bandit

Bo

Can Can

Ash

Barney

Bob

Candace

Asher

Beans

Bon Bon

Candy

Different Types of Goldfish Explain

Fun Names for Your Goldfish

Cash

Cookie

Deedee

Dre

Cassidy

Cora

Dig

Eaze

Cat

Coral

Dill

Ebb

Celery

Cougar

Dinky

Edward

Chloe

Creme Puff

Dobby

Eek

Cleo

Cross

Dog

Eleanor

Cleopatra

Crux

Donner

Elf

Coda

Cruz

Doodle

Elle

Cola

Cujo

Dot

Ellen

Comet

Dancer

Dragon

Elsey

Conner

Dax

Dreamer

Elliot

Is your pet fish a Bam Bam?

Is your pet fish a Bam Bam?

Cool Names for Your Betta Fish

Elva

Filbert

Flyer

Frizz

Ender

Fin

Fonda

Frozen

Enya

Fish

Francis

Gander

Ernie

Flame

Frankie

Gary

Erie

Flicka

Franklin

Geo

Esse

Flicker

Franny

George

Etta

Flip

Freddy

Gidget

Evan

Flint

Frida

Gigi

Evangeline

Flo

Frisco

Gill

Eve

Floss

Fritz

Gilligan

Evie

Flute

Fritter

Gilly

Popular Names for Tropical Fish

Gladice

Halsey

Honey

Irving

Glide

Ham

Hulk

Izzy

Glue

Hank

Huxley

Jack

Golden

Hansen

Idle

Jagger

Goo

Harriet

Iggy

Jam

Goose

Harris

Igore

James

Grady

Havannah

Inder

Jamie

Green

Heidi

Ink

Janga

Gunther

Helen

Irena

Jello

Hal

Hilbert

Irene

Jelly

Haley

Holt

Irma

Jenny

Is your goldfish a Boone?

Is your goldfish a Boone?

Unusual Names for Goldfish

Jesus

Joker

Julie

Koi

Jewel

Jonah

Justice

Koko

Jiggle

Jordan

Karen

Kona

Jill

Jose

Karena

KoolAid

Jimmy

Josh

Kiki

Kreme

Jingle

Joshua

Killer

Krill

Jinx

Joy

Kilt

Kris

Jossy

Juice

Killian

Lace

Joe

June

Kitty

Lana

Johnny

Juju

Klein

Lance

Jojo

Julia

Koda

Lara

Fun Names for Betta Fish

Larry

Lola

Lucky

Maggie

Larse

Lolly

Ludwick

Magic

Lee

Lonestar

Luke

Mai Tai

Leo

Loo

Lulu

Maker

Licorice

Loraine

Lu

Mama

Lily

Lorde

Luna

Manta

Linda

Lori

Lux

Maria

Lin

Lorraine

Mable

Marley

Lint

Love

Maddie

Marlin

Loco

Luca

Mace

Mars

Loka

Luck

Mae

Martha

Is your white goldfish a Jewel?

Is your white goldfish a Jewel?

Memorable Names for Your Pet Fish

Marvin

Melody

Mochi

Neo

Marylin

Meme

Moe

Nina

May

Mere

Money

Nonie

Match

Meru

Moo

O.G.

Maverick

Miles

Moose

Oak

Maverix

Milly

Mouse

Olive

Max

Milo

Naan

Olivia

Maybe

Miracle

Nadeine

Ollie

Mayden

Missy

Nas

Om

Mel

Mit

Nathan

Orange

Melly

Mocha

Necko

Ore

Cool Names for Your Goldfish

Oreo

Pancho

Penny

Poke

Orinda

Panda

Peony

Prim

Orion

Papa

Perris

Prince

Oso

Paris

Peso

Puka

Otis

Parmesan

Pez

Q

Oval

Parsley

Pickle

Quicksilver

Oz

Paul

Pilar

Quicky

Pacman

Paula

Pinto

Quin

Paddle

Pavo

Pip

Quincey

Pajama

Pax

Pisces

Quilt

Pam

Pegasus

Poi

Racer

Is your betta fish a Meru?

Is your betta fish a Meru?

Special Names for Your Tropical Fish

Racoon

Reverb

Romie

Rumor

Rafferty

Rex

Ron

Ryan

Raja

Rhonda

Roo

Sabrina

Randal

Ringer

Rookie

Samin

Randy

Ripley

Rover

Safari

Raven

Ripple

Roxie

Sahara

Ray

River

Roy

Salina

Raz

Rob

Royal

Sally

Reality

Robo

Ruby

Saloon

Red

Robot

Ruffle

Samsara

Renee

Roe

Ruler

Sandy

Traditional Names for Your Freshwater Fish

Sasha

Shasta

Sole

Sultan

Sassy

Shea

Song

Sushi

Saul

Silver

Sourpatch

Suzie

Savannah

Skittle

Sox

Swimmer

Sax

Snake

Splendid

T-Rex

Scorpio

Snickers

Spring

Tahoe

Sender

Snooze

Stan

Taj

Serena

Snowball

Sticker

Tandem

Serenade

Sockeye

Story

Tank

Serenity

Soda

Sue

Tanner

Shack

Sofa

Sugar

Tassajara

Is your betta fish a Scorpio?

Is your betta fish a Scorpio?

Fun Names for Your Platy

Taurus

Tinder

Tucker

Vince

Tate

Tinker

Tux

Vinny

Tea

Tonka

Tyler

Viola

Ted

Tonya

Val

Violet

Teddy

Toots

Valley

Violeta

Terror

Torrance

Van

Virgo

Theo

Trick

Vanity

Vitas

Tiffany

Trilogy

Vader

Vitty

Tika

Truck

Venus

Vivi

Tilly

Tuba

Verde

Volley

Tim

Tubular

Victor

Wilber

More Unique Name Ideas

Yeller

Zero

Zoo

Yellow

Zetta

Zoolander

Yip

Ziggy

Zora

Zander

Zinc

Zues

Zephyr

Zippy

Zuke

Zeppelin

Zoe

ZZ

Cool Platy Fish Tank Setup

© 2018 Layne Holmes

Comments

Ellison Hartley from Maryland, USA on December 30, 2018:

Someone else suggested Betta fish to me also, maybe I will try one of those next!

Layne Holmes (author) from Bend, Oregon on December 29, 2018:

Hi Ellison, glad you are liking the naming articles! Fish indeed can be hard to keep. I've had some success with goldfish living for quite a few years . . . they can get quite big. Usually, we let the water sit out overnight, had a small air pump, and kept the tank at a steady temp out of the sun. Betta fish are pretty hardy too. Best of luck!

Ellison Hartley from Maryland, USA on December 29, 2018:

This is such a fun article! Unfortunately, I have tried multiple times to have a fish tank, and for whatever reason I cannot seem to keep fish alive. Bad water I guess? All I know is if I ever try and get a fish again I will use some of these names!