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300+ Funny and Clever Fish Names

Sam knows from experience that no pet is as nonjudgmental as the fish in your tank. Here is a list of names for your beloved aquatics.

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To some people, fish are just nameless animals floating in a tank for entertainment, but you are better than that. Fish deserve entertainment, quality of life, and of course, a good name. Because you won’t be calling them very often (or at all), it’s okay to pick a longer name and get creative. Sometimes fish have first names, last names, and even middle names. Whatever you pick, make sure that you'll be happy and proud of it. It’s also important that the name fits the fish’s physical appearance and personality. I hope these funny and creative fish names will inspire you come up with your own ideas.

Without further ado, here is a comprehensive list of fish names for every swimmer in your tank.

The Most Popular Boy and Girl Fish Names

  1. Magikarp: Name of a classic Pokemon that later evolves into a dragon
  2. Sushi: A name dripping with irony... and maybe soy sauce
  3. Nemo: The young fish in the classic children's film Finding Nemo
  4. Delta: The fertile land where a river meets the ocean
  5. Dory: The main character in the children's film Finding Dory
  6. Bait: Another ironic name... Hopefully...
  7. Long John Silver: Pirate in the the classic story Treasure Island
  8. Neptune: Roman god of the sea
  9. Atlantis: Mythical city, swallowed by the sea
  10. Taco: Total power move
  11. Flipper: Name of a famous dolphin
  12. Nugget: Great name for a goldfish
  13. Salty: Like the oceans
  14. Bubbly: Cute name for a cute fish
  15. Aquaman: King of Atlantis, and by extension, of the seas
  16. Stew: Perfect for a fish on a Friday
  17. Goldie: Classic name for a goldfish
  18. Cici: Pronounced "SeaSea", it names the ocean twice!
  19. Ariel: Name of the Little Mermaid
  20. Rainbow: Great name for a colorful fish, and a reminder about sharing
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Punny Names for Pairs of Fish

  1. Tic and Tac
  2. Splish and Splash
  3. Ebb and Flow
  4. Han Solo and Chewbaca
  5. Phineas and Ferb
  6. Bonnie and Clyde
  7. Beyonce and Jay-Z
  8. Mary Kate and Ashley Ocean
  9. Aqua and Fina
  10. Sea and Weed
  11. High Tide and Low Tide
  12. Rocket and Man
  13. Oopsy and Daisy

Funny Fish Names

  1. Sushi
  2. Guppi Goldberg
  3. Ann Chovy
  4. James Pond (a.k.a. James Bond)
  5. Genghis Karp
  6. Phish Styx
  7. Uncle Salmon
  8. Salmon and Gillfunkel
  9. Gill Clinton
  10. Bill Nye the Science Fry
  11. Happy Gillmore
  12. Bubble Fett
  13. Tarter Sauce
  14. Swim Shady
  15. Swedish (after the candy Swedish Fish)
  16. Tuna Turner
  17. Marlin Monroe
  18. Mackerelmore
  19. Alpha Betta
  20. Nat Kingfish Cod
  21. Flounder
  22. Mr. Fish
  23. Sharkira
  24. Pescetarian
  25. Goldie Hawn
  26. Poop
  27. Floaty
  28. Tiny Fin
  29. Fish Fieri
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Clever Fish Names

Seaweed

Drake

Diver

Brook

Chester

Chupacabra

Squidward

Pinky

Pesqino

Skittles

Doc Ock

Eskimo

Wave

Yani

Igloo

Sir Francis Drake

Hulk

White Meat

Aye Matey

Killer

Tartar

Stream or Streamer

Mack

Magikarp

Splash

Chuck

Draco

Peg Leg

Peppermint

Aquarius

Pirate

Outa Water

Donald

Fire Engine

Plankton

Elmer

Lefty

Rush

Jose

Reef

Bob

Cantina

Lentil

Larry

Niagara

Bon Bon

Tin Tin

Viagra

Aegir (Old Norse god of the sea)

Gaston

Erie

Ethel Merman

Kermit

Mitch

Jacques Cousteau

Raphael

Tahoe

Manatee

Michelangelo

Pacific

Goldy

Donatello

Atlantic

Dusty

Leonardo

Mediterranean

Blue

Little Blue Fish

Import

Colin

Skull

Fried

Jack Frost

Crossbones

Tina

Fishboy

Bones

Tuna

Wavy

Heater

Sardine

Fishgirl

Heather

Finn

Speedy

Sharky

Rey

Goldschmidt

Dinner

Chow

Bubba

Jimbo

Caviar

Bubbles

Jumbo

Bermuda

Bandit

Elvis

Algae

Aqualad

Sebastian

Sputter

Ariel

Dexter

Misses Puff

Fishy

Angel

Lenny

Spike

Barbie

Jabberjaw

Jack Sparrow

Crystal

Oscar

Calypso

Barbara

Puckerface

Guppy

Barbra

Fish Sauce

Puggy

Babar

Featherweight

Buster

Beaver

Kiko

Kosher

Binky

Yellow Submarine

Coral

Baloney

Michael Phelps

Marina

Mayo

Chicken of the Tank

Hank

Roxy

Clementine

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Creative Fish Names

Athena

High Top

Shipwreck

Frankie

Sling

Scuba

Slushie

Annabelle

H20

Minnie

Linus

Squishy

Funky

Nessie

Genie

Homer

Francis

Skip

Shank

Toilet

Skipper

Bait

Ursula

Shrimp

Jaws

Wally

The Mountain

Geronimo

Wanda

Big Boy

Megaladon

Exxon Valdez

And Chips

Jesse

Scooby

Wasabi

Diva

Ferb

Barney

Sashimi

Raindrop

Plato

Unagi

Marlin

Ishmael

Barnacle

Marlon

Pequod

Soy Sauce

Crush

Melville

Chum

Bruce

Cruise

Hawk

Moby

Azul

Astro

Ceviche

Stick

Chip

Monty

Elmo

Famous Male Fish Names

  1. Michelangelo
  2. Elvis Fishley
  3. Phineas
  4. Ferb
  5. Johnny Dash
  6. Batman
  7. Gandalf
  8. Jack Sparrow
  9. Willy Wonka
  10. Joker
  11. Han Solo
  12. Skywalker
  13. Woody
  14. Yoda
  15. Brad Pitt
  16. Channing Tatum
  17. Stephen Curry
  18. Lebron Waves
  19. Johnny Depth
  20. Batman
  21. Ross
  22. Seinfeld
  23. Harry
  24. Bruce
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Famous Female Fish Names

  1. Wonder Woman
  2. Wanda
  3. Hermione
  4. Elsa
  5. Ariel
  6. Princess Leia
  7. Katniss
  8. Rey
  9. Lara Croft
  10. Dorothy
  11. Arya
  12. Sansa
  13. Daenerys
  14. Bella
  15. Rachel
  16. Sally
  17. Beyonce
  18. Kim
  19. Taylor
  20. JLo
  21. Angelina
  22. Oprah
  23. Reese
  24. Scarlet
  25. Meryl Stream

Betta Fish Names

  1. Aplha
  2. Betta White
  3. Draco
  4. Salsa
  5. Tsunami
  6. Captain
  7. Firefighter
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Goldfish Names

  1. Cheeto
  2. Pumpkin
  3. Amber
  4. Savannah
  5. Ginger

Tetra Names

  1. Neon
  2. Glowy
  3. Boring
  4. Diamond
  5. Sparkles

Guppy Names

  1. Lil’ Finsta
  2. Jewel
  3. Hydra
  4. Pearl
  5. Fancy Pants

Tiger Pleco Names

  1. Frosted Flakes
  2. Stripes
  3. Tony
  4. Tigger
  5. Roar
  6. Woodsy

Catfish Names

  1. Cory
  2. Black Panther
  3. Kitty
  4. Hook
  5. Dinner

How to Come Up With Names of Your Own

Physical Appearance: What does your fish look like? You can think of some really creative things associated with its color or its size. Is it red? Name it Fire Engine or Sriracha. Is it colorful? Name it Unicorn or Skittles. What if it's a fat fish? Name it Balloon or Blimp.

Personality: Fish have personalities too! Is your guy a fighter or a chill fish who just likes hanging out? If he or she is feisty, name them Fiesta or Ruckus. If the fish is calm, name it Pacific or Serenity. How about a fish that is really fast? Name it Rocket or Racer.

T.V. or Movie Characters: You can name your pet after a character on T.V. or the big screen that you really love. How about Indiana Jones or Rey from Star Wars? You can even think of a sports star you admire, such as LeBron James, Kevin Durant, or Lionel Messi. Think outside the box and you’ll be sure to find the perfect moniker.

Comments

Lexie on September 01, 2020:

Hi im looking to find 11 names for my nans baby fish so i just write them down and my nan is choosing some but bye xxx

By:Liyla's fun toys channel on August 26, 2020:

Well i got my fish just yesterday shes so butilful and her fins almost look like rainbow

Fishies on August 22, 2020:

Here are some ideas for pairs

Pepper and Pumpkin

Amber and Tiger

Jet and Bandit

Astro and Flash

Ace and Astro / Astra

Comet and Luna

Hope Y'all Enjoyed!

Avery on August 22, 2020:

Beyoncé yassssss I’m gonna name my fishie Beyoncé

Samantha on August 20, 2020:

i just got 6 new fish

one named Ozzy the other don't know yet

Adrian on August 02, 2020:

I personaly like the name cooper

gdcxbdggfgdgv on June 29, 2020:

this site was sooooo helpful! my favorite one were dinner, weed, and mr.fish

Caroline R. on June 28, 2020:

I’m naming one Stark and the other Iron. ((Marvel reference, lol don’t kill me-))

??? on June 19, 2020:

Do harley finn for a fish with different coloured eyes

Addison on June 13, 2020:

Have 2 new goldfish called Bubbles and nugget

Laney on June 04, 2020:

I have 4 fancy goldfish named: kelpy G.(shubunkin) , Swim shady, mega mind (both Orandas) and beyonkay (I don’t know the breed), I also have a tire track eel named: Ghini (short for Lamborghini) and I have two rainbow barbs: bob and Stuart. And I also have two freshwater shrimp named ketchup and mustard.

FishJess on June 03, 2020:

Fanta

Calypsos

Fountry on May 31, 2020:

Funky fish

Country fish

Ally on May 28, 2020:

I have three fish. Now named bubbles, pearl, and flipper.

Layla on May 17, 2020:

This name means black beauty this name is is most likely for a black girl fish

Beatrix on May 16, 2020:

this really helped when naming our guppies

b on May 05, 2020:

shoulda named em phineas and ferb

S on April 15, 2020:

Thanks got 2 black Molly's sushi and slushy

John gosbell on April 11, 2020:

Female name calypso Annabelle

Hunter on March 30, 2020:

Thank you I have named my guppy goldy

Rille on March 13, 2020:

Thanks now I have a name for my beta its crown

monica on March 09, 2020:

a little bit of monica in my life

twin finns on March 03, 2020:

I got two identical Goldfish and I think I'm gonna name them Phineas and Ferb or tweedle dum and tweedle dee

Rhonan on February 11, 2020:

i need help naming my Big-headed goldfish.

Autumn on February 04, 2020:

My fish just passed away today, his name was swim shady..

Luna on February 01, 2020:

Hi my fish name is Luna

FISH GOD on January 31, 2020:

FOR A GOLDFISH CHEWBACCA OR SUSHI

ZOMBIE CAT on January 23, 2020:

i got a new pleco fish today and im either thinking of magikarp,black panther,chevy,dodge,atlantis

. on December 30, 2019:

I got 3 fish at first, two mollies and a platie. My mollies were Sushi, and Luna and my platie is Crimson. Then sushi and Luna Died so I got a rainbow shark, a emrald bottom feeder, and a dwarf flame gourami. Rainbow shark is Leo, bottoms feeder is Jumbo(cause he’s so small) and I have yet to name my gourami! Crimson, Leo, jumbo, and the gourami get along perfect!

Ann chovy on December 08, 2019:

Ann chovy. That’s perfect

Unknown on December 06, 2019:

I rote down a whole of names and after did process of elimination

CJ on November 27, 2019:

Well I have 6 babies guppies and I don't know which one is wich after naming them. Lol :)

Your mom on November 21, 2019:

Imagine introducing your fish named "Weed"

Kayden on November 01, 2019:

I just got a betta fish for my birthday which is tomorrow and I can’t Think of a name it he is red and blue

Grace/Ocean on October 26, 2019:

i like Grace because it is cute and Ocean because it is cool

Killer on October 17, 2019:

Me and my friend love Black Panther

Abigail on October 13, 2019:

This was SO helpful! Thank you so much, now all my fish have cute names!

Jeff on October 10, 2019:

It’s a good name

Please help! on October 09, 2019:

I’m getting a new fish tomorrow I have no idea what to name it!

Troubled on October 01, 2019:

I am having heaps of trouble choosing can anyone help me? I am buying 2 fish and I have no idea what they will look like!

Joel on September 22, 2019:

Called my fish obie

Maddie on August 12, 2019:

I’m getting an adorable little gold fish and I have no idea what I want to call it I want the cutest name ever please help me

lovemesomecatfish on July 28, 2019:

this is so helpful, we found very successful names. thank you pethelpful, you saved my Monday!!

Reese on July 07, 2019:

I think bay bay is a good idea. I’m getting a fish tomorrow and I’m naming her bay bay.

Sophie on July 01, 2019:

Very good names.But I think u should add more names for for other breeds too like angel fish.Also best fish name site by far!

Annabeth on June 06, 2019:

Why isn't there Percy Jackson names?

Valerie on May 22, 2019:

Elvira be funny my new crowntail fish female beta

Lebron Waves on May 15, 2019:

Nice names. Lot of them had me laughing.

coby on April 12, 2019:

this is a good site but it needs a little more names your the best site out of all the ones Ive looked at l

Theresa on April 08, 2019:

I like how one of them is floate but to me I think it is a little mean

Fishopoly on April 01, 2019:

The names on this list are amazing.there is some weird ones though,like Bill Nye the science fry but other than that it’s amazing.i even came up with my own name for my fish.

THANK YOU!!!

dave 2 on March 25, 2019:

I Like fish fish good

Dave on March 17, 2019:

This was good. I like much good. Names for fish also good. Good good.

Ryan Vardoulis on March 07, 2019:

Gill Clinton had me laughing and I’m not a Democrat

Privacy on March 06, 2019:

Balloon bread: crunchy and easy to make!

Hailee on February 12, 2019:

Me too and they not bad names but some are not very good for a fish

Ana Hannum on December 02, 2018:

I love these names! They give me some ideas on what to name my fish! Thank you!