60 Funny Fish Names

Updated on May 22, 2019

Swimming around in a fish bowl with a bunch of fun-colored gravel, a little castle to hide and sleep in, free food, and no work: that’s the life! The wonderful life of a fish, of course. Wouldn’t that life be so easy?

Fish are beautiful and come in many shapes, sizes, and colors. If you’ve ever stepped foot inside of an aquarium, then you are well aware of the beauty and variety that water beholds. It’s like a party of colors!

Okay, not all fish are pretty and colorful, but the majority of the ones that you will find in a pet store are! Having something nice and relaxing to look at is one of the many reasons people keep aquariums at home.

Additionally, there are pet fish that serve other purposes, such as the algae eaters, shrimp, and snails. They help keep algae under control, and although they cannot handle the entire job themselves, they do a great job, each handling certain types of algae.

Beta fish should be isolated from other fish. They aren't called Siamese fighting fish for no reason!
Beta fish should be isolated from other fish. They aren't called Siamese fighting fish for no reason! | Source

Pet Store Fishies

When you go to a pet store, you will run into freshwater and saltwater fish. You can have one or the other, and it’s important that you are ready to take on whichever type you decide on, and not get them mixed up!

Also, be sure to check compatibility if you plan on buying multiple fish, because fish, like siblings, can fight, sometimes to the point of fatality.

If you are aware of betta fish, then you probably know about their aggressive behavior towards other fish, including their own kind!

So, in other words, be sure to consult the pet store peeps about your choices before you buy them.


Why Have Fish?

Aside from the relaxing aspect of having fish, they are relatively low-maintenance. Yes, you need to keep their tanks clean and keep them fed, but you would also have to do that for any other animal. Here are a few things that are great about having fish:

  • No walking needed

  • No potty training

  • No worrying about them jumping on your guests

  • No allergies (unless you plan on eating them)

  • No loud noises

  • They don’t stink (unless the tank is severely neglected, of course)

  • Cheap to feed

  • They don’t need much space

Funny Fish Names

Now just because you don’t treat them like the typical pet, it doesn’t mean that they don’t need a name.

Cute or funny fish names are as important as dog names, even if they can’t hear you.

You don’t really plan on calling it “Fish” or “Fishy” forever, do you? I didn’t think so.

So, in case you were wondering what kind of fish names are out there, I’ve prepared a list of examples!

Here is a list of 60 funny fish names:

Girl Names


Boy Names

Pretty Boy

Cute Names

Rainbow Fin

Funny Names

Lil' SwimSwim
Cat Food

Choosing the Perfect Name

Now that you have some ideas about what to call a fish, it’s time for you to start looking into cute or funny names for your fish.

If you have multiple fish, especially of the same species, try to look for distinguishing features so that you can tell them apart. I know, it’s tough because the fish of the same kind definitely look alike!

But if you can recall the movie “Finding Nemo,” a good example of a distinguishable feature would be Nemo’s small fin. Sometimes the fish may have a chunk taken out of a fin, a small tear, a spot somewhere on the body, etc.

You’ll be able to tell the difference between your fish before you know it.

If you don’t decide on a name right away, the good thing is that the fish won’t have hurt feelings!

Funny Boy Fishing - Catches His First Fish!


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      6 weeks ago

      I like the name Ziggy! and I recommend the name Eli or shrimplet because I own pet shrimps!

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      The Fish Namer 

      5 months ago

      I just got 3 endler fish and will get a betta soon. I just now need a name for my last endler. didn't find a name here but the name Dinner was SO FUNNY. also, if you need more names, I named the betta River and the endlers Rainbow and Gypsy.

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      6 months ago

      amazing the feeling while falling down the stairs while reading Lil'Swim Swim was amazing

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      6 months ago

      amazing the way i read that when falling down the stairs was a dream come true

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      6 months ago

      Add the name bait

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      6 months ago

      You should add the name bait

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      8 months ago

      I have a fish named swim shady

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      Brooklyn Moriarty 

      8 months ago

      I have a fish that randomly passes out and bangs his head against the wall so I named him lil’swimswim don’t judge.

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      13 months ago

      Just named mine Ying & yang ones black ones white and my two shark fish puff daddy and swim shady LOL

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      Ya yeet 

      14 months ago

      Add Swim shady

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      16 months ago

      You should add the name freckles or Gwen or sunny

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      17 months ago

      Slim shady

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      17 months ago

      Master Betta

      Katherine Betta Jones

      swim Shady

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      18 months ago

      You people got to do the name thing for types of fish not just all of them.

      Heres your good coment because of your website you enspired me to get fish! :]

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      18 months ago

      I used titan and jaws thanks

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      19 months ago

      What should i name my fish please help

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      22 months ago

      I think maddy

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      22 months ago

      do i HAVE get my fish a buddy??

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      Betta owner 

      2 years ago

      Bettas DO NOT need to be kept alone! Please do your research before spreading false info. Male bettas should be kept apart, but they can share their space with so many other fish and shrimp and frogs........ it's not right to keep the poor fish alone. They need interaction with other creatures! Female bettas can live with other female bettas as well as everything else.

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      2 years ago

      I have two bettas, a boy and a girl. The male's name is Yingsheng,which I just came up with. And my little baby girl is named Pluviam, which is Latin for "rain".

      I used to have other bettas. Sammy, Pinky-Sky, and Ming Ming.

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      Fish owner 21 

      2 years ago

      I love Bubbles! Thanks!

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      The New Guy 

      2 years ago

      I've now found the perfect names for my fish: Koiyo, Puff-daddy, Confishious

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      3 years ago

      When me and my boyfriend need help finding a name for our 1st fish together .... Swimmerella Gilly brewer

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      3 years ago

      I will call my fish free after that video so cute

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      3 years ago

      Every name is so funny thx

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      3 years ago

      that was funny

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      3 years ago


      That was funny and cute

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      6 years ago from Orange, Texas

      Interesting and somewhat from a fish's point of view! Finding Nemo is one of my all time favorite movies. I have a couple of bala sharks that I'm almost certain are male and female by the way the act. I named them George and Gracie.


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