500+ Cool and Creative Fish Names for Goldfish and Bettas

Updated on June 30, 2019
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Layne is an animal lover and grew up in a household full of rescued critters. She is a registered veterinary technician.

500+ fun names for your pet fish.
500+ fun names for your pet fish. | Source

The Best Creative and Funny Names 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 (Girls and Boys)

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

Video: Types of Goldfish

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
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Creative 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
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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?
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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? | Source

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? | Source

Fun Names for Your Platy Fish

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 Names for Your Goldfish

Yeller
Zero
Zoo
Yellow
Zetta
Zoolander
Yip
Ziggy
Zora
Zander
Zinc
Zues
Zephyr
Zippy
Zuke
Zeppelin
Zoe
ZZ

Video: Platy Fish Tank

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      • Ellison Hartley profile image

        Ellison Hartley 

        8 months ago from Maryland, USA

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

      • Layne Holmes profile imageAUTHOR

        Layne Holmes 

        8 months ago from Bend, Oregon

        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 profile image

        Ellison Hartley 

        8 months ago from Maryland, USA

        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!

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